Popular Post

Review ~ Hope Burns (Hope #3) by Jaci Burton

By : Heather Coulter
A novel of small-town hearts and big dreams...

Molly Burnett dreads returning to her hometown of Hope for her sister’s wedding, especially knowing she’ll have to endure a weekend with the oneman she never wants to see again. It’s only a couple of days, so Molly will try to forget her painful past with high school sweetheart Carter Richards. Because despite the bitter memories, she still can’t forget what they once meant to each other.

But when Molly is forced to extend her stay, Carter sees this as his second chance to do things right, to start over again with the only woman he’s ever loved. This time, he isn’t going to let Molly run. Together they’re going to confront the past and put it behind them, and hope for a future as bright as the flame that still burns hot between them.

Molly Burnett left Hope, OK shortly after her high school relationship with Carter Richards ended abruptly -- 12 years ago. She lives nomad lifestyle; often relocating. She has not once returned to her hometown, even for a short visit, until now.  However, this weekend’s visit is unavoidable. Her sister, Emma Burnett, is getting married to Luke McCormack.

Carter knew Molly would be returning for the Burnett/McCormack wedding, but he is caught completely off-guard by the feelings that still exist between them.  I especially enjoyed the maturity of Carter’s character. The story gains momentum once he makes the decision to mend the riff and create a future with Molly.

All the elements of small-town life are incorporated into a familiar temperament. The author successfully navigated the intricates of a realistic second chance romantic courtship. As a long-time fan of Jaci Burton's writing style, I recommend this to contemporary romance fans.


Looking forward to reading Love After All featuring Chelsea Gardner and Bash Palmer.
Disclosure: This book was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

Spotlight: Hopes Toy Chest 7 ~ Cover Reveal: Destiny's Wish by Marissa Dobson

By : Heather Coulter

Hope's Toy Chest, the first book in the Cedar Grove Medical series, is now out for pre-order. The pre-order price is discounted to only $0.99. 
 
Hopes-Toy-Chest2Blurb: At thirty-one, Kingsley Mathews has been named the head of the pediatric oncology department at one of the best children’s hospitals in the country—Ceder Grove Children’s Hospital. His life is dedicated to his patients—until one Christmas when he learns there’s more than his work. Chelsea Waters lost her daughter two years ago on Christmas Day to a rare form of childhood cancer. Her career was over, then her marriage. Now all she has left is Hope’s Toy Chest. The toy drive she started in the memory of her daughter has become her everything. When she ends up flat on her back in a pile of snow, she begins to wonder if there’s room in her heart for anything more. Could the doctor who worked so feverishly to save her daughter bring the meaning of Christmas back into her heart? 

 Buy Links: 

Sunshine Press ~ Kindle ~ Nook ~ Smashwords ~ All Romance Ebooks ~ Kobo
Print: Sunshine Press ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble
Ceder Grove Print Books

Cover Reveal: Destiny's Wish - Book Two 
DestinysWish
Single mother Nora Horton has the weight of the world on her shoulders. After her husband died while serving his country, she was left alone to raise their beautiful daughter, Destiny. She was able to pick up the pieces and move on for her daughter, but when Destiny’s cancer returns, Nora isn’t sure she can handle it any longer. She’s not certain she can be strong for her daughter when she’s falling apart inside. Doctor Brian West is a pediatric cardiologist at Cedar Grove Children’s Hospital and has seen many sick children during his years there. He’s always been able to do his job without letting it get to him because he knows that if he’s distracted for even a minute, someone could die because of him. When he stumbles upon Nora, the recognition is instant and he can’t distance himself from her or her sick little girl, especially not when the little girl tells him her wish. A sick child’s dying wish isn’t meant for her mother’s ears this time...because she wants her mother to have someone to love. Release Date: February 3, 2015

Spotlight + Giveaway ~ The Corpse Who Walked in the Door by Jackie King

By : Heather Coulter

The Corpse Who Walked in the Door

by Jackie King

on Tour September 2014





Book Details:


Genre: Cozy Mystery
Published by: Deadly Niche Press
Publication Date: June 2014
Number of Pages: 206
ISBN: 978-162016-112-8
Purchase Links:

Synopsis:

Former society wife Grace Cassidy is learning to live on the minimum wage she earns as a bed & breakfast inn-sitter. Grace finds her cat’s bloody paw prints leading away from a bathtub and wants to run for her life. But she can’t. Her 19-year-old son is accused of pushing his pregnant girlfriend down a flight of concrete steps and she won’t abandon him.


Read an excerpt:

Blood colored paw prints trailed from the white tile bathroom onto the faux Oriental rug in the bedroom where Grace stood. The cat-feet marks immobilized Grace. She closed her eyes and prayed that she had been claimed by stress-induced insanity, that there were no dark-red blots before her eyes, but a hallucination. A nice long rest in a mental hospital didn’t sound too bad. Anything except another dead body in this inn where she worked.

Author Bio:

Jackie King loves books, writing tall tales, and murdering the people she dislikes on paper. Her latest mystery The Corpse Who Walked in the Door is available in ebook format. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, Oklahoma Writers Federation, and Tulsa NightWriters.

Catch Up With Jackie:



a Rafflecopter giveaway


 

Review: Lay It Down (Desert Dogs #1) by Cara McKenna

By : Heather Coulter

Backbreaking days, wild nights, and the hard hum of steel between your thighs...

That’s a life well lived, according to the Desert Dogs—four friends who call Fortuity, Nevada, their badlands home.

Vince Grossier is the self-crowned outlaw king around here. But when Fortuity’s slick new mayor invites a casino development to town, greed isn’t far behind—and it claims Vince’s good friend as its first casualty. With the law turning a blind eye to the mysterious death, Vince must seek his own brand of justice. The pretty photographer hired by the developers might be the key to uncovering the truth. And she’s a temptation too good to pass up.

Finally free of a controlling ex, Kim Paget’s not looking to be taken for a ride—not on the back of some tattooed roughneck’s bike and definitely not in his bed. But when she uncovers evidence supporting Vince’s suspicions of murder, Kim must entrust her safety to a man whose body threatens danger of a whole different kind.
Going into this book I assumed it was going to be about a motorcycle club and was surprised to find out that it wasn’t. Although it seems like the future books in the series will be moving into that direction. Vince is a tatted, motorcycle riding, womanizing, bad boy all rolled up in one package. One of his best friends Alex just committed suicide but a gut feeling is telling Vince that it was murder. Nobody believes him and he knows that it sounds crazy but he just wants answers.

Kim is in town as a freelance photographer working for the company that is building the new casino coming to town. She just ended things with her fiancé and is looking for a distraction, which is where Vince comes in.

“You’re coming off kinda bipolar, Vince. I can’t tell if you’re trying to get in my pants or run me out of town on a rail.”

“Me neither, but it’s turning me on. How about you?”

Kim gets mixed up in the mystery of what really happened to Alex and if the new casino has anything to do with. Of course she and Vince have their fun to along the way. I really liked that Kim’s character wasn’t a helpless innocent girl and was more real than a lot of women are written these days. And behind his tough exterior Vince is definitely a big softie looking to settle down, even if he doesn’t know it.

I really enjoyed the added mystery to this novel and will definitely be continuing on with the series. I am definitely interested in reading more about the other Desert Dogs, especially Casey.
Disclosure: This book was provided to BBMoreB free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own
Alexandria

Review: Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

By : Heather Coulter
Okay, I admit it…I didn’t do it.

Yet.

This is normal, right? I mean, just because everyone I know has talked like they’ve already done it doesn’t mean that they’re telling the truth…right?

It’s not like I’m asking for that much. I don’t need the perfect guy. I don’t need candlelight or roses. Honestly, I don’t even need a real bed.

The guys I know complain that girls are always looking for Mr. Right—do I have to wear a sign that says I’m only looking for Mr. Right Now?

Sooooo…anyone out there want sex? Anyone? Hello? Just for fun?

I am not going to die a virgin. One way or another I am going to make this happen.

Hey, what have I got to lose? Besides the obvious.
I really don’t like writing bad reviews. I know how much time and effort goes into writing but unfortunately I really struggled through this book. The main character, Ellie, was so naïve and dumb. It almost felt like that her virginity was used to define her as a character like it was a stereotype. And with someone being so obsessed with losing her virginity you would think that she would be more knowledgeable on the subject.

Maybe I took the book too literally and it was supposed to be more of a satire which I could definitely see but not sure if that is how the book was written. All of the other characters were so pretentious that I wanted to just throw the book across the room. Honestly reading this book gave me a headache and it was super annoying.

All in all I would not recommend this book at all.
Disclosure: This book was provided to BBMoreB free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own
Alexandria

Spotlight + Giveaway ~ Truth or Dare by Mira Lyn Kelly

By : Heather Coulter

TRUTH OR DARE—September 16th!

In a deliciously sexy twist on the classic game, USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly proves that when playing truth or dare—always choose dare.

After her one attempt at commitment ends with the discovery that her fiancé already has a wife and kid, Maggie Lawson vows that the only people she’ll love ’til death do they part will be her friends. Unfortunately that means Maggie letting her bestie rope her into a year-long dating dare: score a new date each month or pay a penalty. Seems doable—until Maggie’s date stands her up, leaving only one option: the sexy stud who just moved in upstairs. The problem? He and Maggie can’t stop fighting—and that’s just the beginning.

His name is Tyler Daniels and the last thing he needs is his neighbor distracting him with her girl-next-door smile and sharp tongue. Tyler’s in Chicago for one reason: to woo back his selfish ex in order to reclaim the child he once thought was his—and that means keeping Maggie out of his bed. A tall order, since Maggie has become a bigger temptation than he ever expected to face. But before they can even consider leaving the past behind, Maggie and Tyler must accept a brand-new dare: real, forever love.


Buy this eBook from: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Books-A-Million | eBooks.com | Google Play | iBooks | Kobo



from Truth or Dare
“Tyler’s Kiss”

“Wow, that was— I didn’t really— But I should have—” Maggie stammered breathlessly, trying to force herself to let Tyler go. Step away and put the distance they needed back between them. Only with their eyes locked, breath mingling in the chilled night air, and the kiss she should have known better than to ask for still fresh on her lips, the most she could manage was flexing her fingers enough so her hands were free to coast down the thick column of his neck, over the front of his coat, and when the temptation was too great, back up again.

She didn’t want to let him go—didn’t want their moment to end.

“With your other dates,” Tyler began slowly, his eyes squinting closed. “Do you ever let them kiss you more than once?”

She wanted to laugh, because the idea of willingly letting any of those other guys back at her mouth was beyond ludicrous, something she ought to have had some smart quip about—only in that moment nothing seemed funny.

This was the end.

Forcing a shaky breath, she shook her head. “No. Never.”

Tyler nodded, his eyes dark and unsettled. “Good.”

His jaw set as though he were getting his head back into the right place. The place where they moved on from a kiss the intensity of which she couldn’t remember experiencing before and, putting it behind them, went forward as friends.

Like she wanted.

Deep down, she knew it was true, even if it didn’t feel that way right then.

The hand at her hip tensed. And when she looked back into Tyler’s eyes, she saw the dying embers of a conflict she hadn’t realized he was fighting. A conflict she didn’t fully understand until the divide between them closed again. Tyler’s lips came down on hers, hard, and then he was holding her so tight, and her hands were in his hair again, pulling him closer as he bowed her back, devouring her mouth like he was starved for the kiss he’d just had. Groaning against her when she met his hunger with the equal of her own.

Her back hit the door and everything inside her went hot and liquid, needy and intense. Any shred of control or restraint tore free of her grasp, violently stripping her thoughts of reason and rules. Because all she wanted was this.

Tyler.

Reminding her of everything she’d forgotten.

Teaching her things she hadn’t even known.

Waking the places within her that had been numb for so long, they burned coming back to life.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Spotlight + Giveaway ~ Counterfeit by Scott Miller

By : Heather Coulter

Counterfeit

by Scott Miller

on Tour September 2014




Book Details:


Genre: Suspense, Crime Fiction
Published by: Blank Slate Press
Publication Date: Oct 2013
Number of Pages: 248
ISBN: 978-0985007119
Purchase Links:

Kudos:

Counterfeit placed third in the 2013 Walter Williams major work award for Missouri writers!

Synopsis:

What if a man with the talent and patience to create perfect, undetectable copies of US hundred bills carries out his plan? Has a crime even been committed? What if he never spend a dime of the money on himself?

The last person social worker Mitch Adams wants to hear from is St. Louis Homicide Detective JoJo Baker, a man with whom Mitch shares a tangled past. Baker wants Mitch to see Lonnie Washington, a disabled African-American arrested for counterfeiting and armed robbery, believed to be suicidal while he sits in jail awaiting trial. The evidence points to an open and shut case, but Baker insists it's not so black and white. Reluctantly, Mitch agrees and discovers there is more to the story--more than enough to get them both killed. At first Lonnie won't cooperate, but as he begins to open up, Mitch comes to believe that the true criminal may not be the man behind bars, but the prosecutor who put him there--a man with far-reaching political ambitions, the approval of the public, and his very own Secret Service detail. With millions in perfect fake $100 bills up for grabs, Mitch's life hinges on the word of a counterfeiter, the greed of a prosecutor, and his refusal to go down without a fight.


Read an excerpt:

Rain dripped from the concrete fangs of two massive lions standing guard at the Gateway City Jail. I hurried up the steps between the imposing Doric columns. What a dinosaur. The new county jail is a spa compared to this.

After getting through the metal detector screening line, I walked down a cold, shadowy hallway that smelled of old building, institutional cleaning fluids, and stale city air. Dust motes shone and drifted like dying fireflies in the slivers of light slanting through the high, narrow windows. The closer I came to the visitation area for the special lock-down unit, the smell changed to fear and the windows disappeared.

This is the end of the line.

Last year I was nearly an inmate here.


Author Bio:


A licensed clinical social worker, Scott L. Miller earned his Master's in Social Work from St. Louis University and has worked with adults, children and the elderly in state and private hospitals in St. Louis city and county. Long fascinated by the workings of the human brain, he quit writing exceptionally bad poetry and studied fiction writing under the late John Gardner and later at Washington University. His first Mitch Adams novel, The Interrogation Chair, was self-published in May 2011, has been rewritten and is due for re-release by Blank Slate Press in October 2014 under the title Interrogation. Counterfeit is the second in this series, but is a stand-alone work. Counterfeit recently took third place in the Walter Williams major work award contest at the 99th Missouri Writer's Guild workshop for Missouri's published authors. Miller is currently working on his third Mitch Adams novel, working title The Virtual Suicide Machine, which is slated for release in 2015 by Blank Slate Press.

Catch Up With the Author:




a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway

Visit Partners in Crime to see more great books!

- Copyright © Books Books & More Books - Date A Live - Powered by Blogger - Designed by Johanes Djogan -