Tuesday, October 18, 2016

{Review} {Giveaway} Mistletoe Games (Play by Play #6.5, 8.5. 10.5) by Jaci Burton

About The Book

Mistletoe Games by Jaci Burton

Series:  (Play by Play #6.5, 8.5, 10.5)
Publication Date: October 18th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance Anthology


No one brings the sexy out in sports like Jaci Burton, the author of the New York Times bestselling Play-by-Play novels. Now, she puts together a holiday hat trick with three novellas featuring the hottest sports around: baseball, hockey, and surfing—because hard bodies are always in season...

Holiday Games 

For the high-achieving Elizabeth and her husband, baseball player Gavin Riley, failure is not an option. So when it comes to making a baby, they’re not about to let any holiday distractions get in the way of their necessary pleasures...

Holiday on Ice 

It’s the season for giving and superstar hockey player Patrick “Trick” Niemeyer is ready to give dancer Stella Slovinski his heart wrapped up in bow. But he’ll have to melt the ice surrounding her heart to keep her from walking away...

Hot Holiday Nights 

Christmas in Hawaii brings sports agent Tori Baldwin two presents: a young surfer at the top of his game and his business manager. But this hot threesome has to decide if the romantic wave they’ve caught is nothing more than a vacation fling, or the kind of love that could change their lives forever...


Jaci Burton’s writing is emotional. She is not afraid of putting her characters through hell. However, she gave the characters a early Christmas present, kept things light, and made it about the celebration of family and friends. It was amazing to witness the relationships that have development since the inception of the Play-by-Play series. 

This will make the perfect gift for a contemporary reader in your life.

Review Copy Provided By: Publisher

This ebook was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.


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Saturday, October 15, 2016

{Spotlight} Candy Houses (Grimm's Circle #1) by J.C. Daniels Book Blast (re-release)

Candy Houses 
(Grimm's Circle #1)
by J.C. Daniels


Think you know fairy tales? Guess again.

It’s been hundreds of years since Greta’s so-called story came to an end and it didn’t end with a happily ever after then. Why should she expect it to be any different now?

She’s a Grimm—a special kind of guardian angel and official ass-kicker in the paranormal world. Between trying to stay alive, training new Grimm and dealing with demons, romance is hard to come by. Then there’s the fact that there’s only been one man ever who really made her heart race.

And he’s been out of her life for a long, long time…

But now he’s back and just in time.

Greta needs Rip’s help.

There’s an unexpected threat to their world, a betrayal none of them saw coming.

Working together is the last thing they want, but it just might be their only chance.

A fairy tale best suited for grown-ups…don’t say you weren’t warned.

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About The Author

J.C. Daniels is the alter ego of author Shiloh Walker and was created basically because Shiloh writes like a hyperactive bunny and an intervention was necessary.  J.C. is the intervention.  The name… J.C. Daniels is a play off of the three people who pretty much run Shiloh’s life.

Professional Bio
J.C./Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more…ah…serious works of fiction. She loves reading and writing just about every kind of romance. Once upon a time she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest.  She writes urban fantasy, romantic suspense and paranormal romance, among other things.

You can learn more and connect with JC at

Friday, September 30, 2016

{Review} {Giveaway} Not Quite Perfect (Not Quite #5) by Catherine Bybee

About The Book

Not Quite Perfect

Series: Not Quite, #5

Publication Date: 9/20/16
Publisher: Montlake

Genres: Contemporary


New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee delivers the fifth heartwarming, flirty novel in the wildly popular Not Quite series.

Mary Kildare knows how to read people. It’s both why she makes a great therapist and why she refuses to trust the average bachelor. Staying fiercely independent has been her primary relationship strategy—until wealthy playboy pilot (and commitmentphobe) Glen Fairchild reappears in her life. After a yearlong teasing tug-of-war, Mary and Glen test the waters of attraction, only to find that their physical chemistry runs deeper than flirtation.

At first, a bicoastal romance suits them both—especially since Glen can swoop in and whisk Mary away on one of his company’s planes. But no matter how close they get, they’re still three thousand miles apart. And when Mary’s life is threatened, Glen realizes the one luxury he doesn’t have is time. Can he close the distance between them before it’s too late?


I was floating in the pool, reading the chapter about Glen and Mary's first date, and had a flashback of the first time Jack met Jessie in Not Quite Dating - reminded me why I've enjoyed the entire series. I love how the author can put you in the scene, so you can see for yourself why the unlikely couple will have a HEA. Add in those intricate details that Bybee's loves to incorporate and you are left with a realistic romance you can't wait to escape into.

Review Copy Provided By: Author

This ebook was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.



New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her two teenage sons in Southern California. 



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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

{COVER REVEAL} With Ties that Bind

With Ties that Bind: A Broken Bonds Novel, Book Two

Trisha Wolfe

Publication date: October 11th 2016

Genres: Adult, Romance, Thriller

A new threat has descended upon Arlington, and lead medial examiner Avery Johnson is in its sights, being targeted by the city’s latest serial killing menace known to the public as the Alpha Killer.

Whether urban legend or reality, the Alpha feeds into the media craze, orchestrating a killing spree to stamp out all rivals. And when Avery’s tangled web of deception pulls her further into to Alpha’s sadistic game, there’s only one thing she fears more: losing Quinn. With just as many secrets to guard as the elusive crime lord, Avery’s time is running out to reveal the truth to Quinn, the stubborn, by-the-book detective bent on protecting her at all costs.

As a lead takes the ACPD task force deep into the bowels of a corrupt law firm, the discovery of a vast criminal network with far-reaching connections threatens to unmask many players. How deep does the corruption go? How far does the Alpha’s reach extend? While the team races to catch a killer, Detective Quinn is faced with an impossible choice. Will he betray the woman he’s fallen for, or seek his own vengeance outside of the law?
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Author Bio:

From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself.

For more information on Trisha Wolfe and her works, please visit: www.TrishaWolfe.com

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

{Review} Don't Let Go (Hope #5) by Jaci Burton

About The Book

Don't Let Go

Series: Hope, #6

Publication Date: July 26th 2016
Publisher: Jove

Genres: Contemporary


In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Love After All and the Play-By-Play novels, running from the past isn’t nearly as satisfying as facing the future…

Brady Conners is hardly the settling type, but when tragedy strikes in his family, he has no choice but to return home to Hope, Oklahoma. Setting up shop to work on custom motorcycles and pass the time, Brady has no intention of letting anyone get close—until he meets Megan.

Pastry shop owner Megan Lee is drawn to quiet, brooding Brady. Their connection is undeniable, and it quickly develops from physical attraction into something much stronger. But with Brady putting up barriers, Megan is afraid to truly open her heart—unless she can convince him to let go of the past…


Recommended Hot Summer Read!

Don't miss this one...
There was so much I enjoyed about Don't Let Go.

Lucky for us readers the small town of Hope is overflowing with an oddball assortment of characters - just waiting for inspiration to strike - and love to happen. Brady and Megan are very different individuals which, oddly, makes them an even more awesome couple. As expected, we get to spend time with previous characters, get updates.

FYI: I wanted the pup's name to be Strudel - and have decided our next furry addition will be named just that...since it is probably too late to get Ms. Burton to change her mind. 

Review Copy Provided By: Publisher

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.


This Easy Apple Strudel recipe is a fast recipe that is a perfect compliment to the story! I made it and then topped it with my favorite topping a buttery, sweet crumb mix. I served it warm with coffee. 

**Neither is my recipe, but both links will take you to Pinterest, with the details.

Pictures of my Sweet Pup 


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

{Spotlight}{Giveaway} Torn (LOST, #4) by Cynthia Eden

About The Book

Torn by Cynthia Eden

Series: LOST, #4

Publication Date: May 31, 2016
Publisher: Avon

Genres: Contemporary, Suspense


In New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden’s latest novel featuring the Last Option Search Team (LOST), one agent’s investigation entices a killer into making her his prey.


Forensic anthropologist Victoria Palmer has always been better with the dead than the living. Shutting down her emotions, she lets few people in. But then Victoria’s latest investigation takes her and agent Wade Monroe to Savannah, Georgia. Handsome, dangerous, and more than ready to play dirty on any case, Wade weakens Victoria’s aloofness with just one glance.

. . . LOVERS

Wade knows their recent cases have pushed Victoria beyond her limits. But her skills are crucial to finding a college student who went missing five years ago. Victoria is able to determine she was murdered, and that the killer is still on the loose.

And when the vicious murderer targets Victoria, Wade must do everything in his power to protect her . . . because he refuses to let a woman he loves be torn from him . . . again.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

{Review} Now That I've Found You (The Sullivans #15) by Bella Andre

About The Book

Now That I've Found You

Series: Sullivans, #15

Publication Date: March 29th 2016
Publisher: Avon

Genres: Contemporary


Millions of readers have fallen in love with the San Francisco and Seattle Sullivans. Now get ready to fall head over heels for the New York Sullivans!

World-renowned artist Drake Sullivan doesn't paint women. Ever. Not when he knows all too well just how destructive painter/muse relationships can be. But on the day Rosa Bouchard walks onto the cliffs outside his Montauk cottage, Drake is so captivated that he can't stop himself from bringing her to life on canvas.

Shocked and horrified by the nude photos of her that have just hit the Internet, reality TV star Rosa's every instinct is to run from her Miami home and hide. After driving all night, she ends up in Montauk, New York, where she doesn't know a soul and plans to lie low until she can figure out how to deal with the media firestorm--and her own mother, who seems all too happy to sell out Rosa's happiness for more fame, more fans, and more money. The very last thing Rosa expects is to find, and to fall for, a sinfully sexy man like Drake Sullivan.

Drake has never felt this way about anything he's painted...and he's definitely never felt this way about a woman. When they kiss, everything but sweet, breathless desire melts away. But can he convince Rosa to trust--and to love--again after such a devastating betrayal? 


Over a year has passed since I read the final Seattle Sullivan story, All I Ever Need Is You. I have desperately missed the Sullivans. 

The youngest of four children Drake Sullivan is a painter, as was his father, with one drastic difference - the subject. He refuses to paint women, due to the fear of the past. Until a rainy day when he sees a woman on the cliffs outside his Montauk cottage. His long lost muse flares with inspiration.

I liked the ways readers were given insight into Rosa, she is revealed through Drake - his vision of her. She is a simple character, whose growth is enormaous. 

Bella Andre has delivered another rich and complex extension to Sullivan family tree - more please. 

Review Copy Provided By: GoodReads

This ebook was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

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