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Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: All This Time by Mel Henry

Friday, February 05, 2016

Today, I'm hosting a promo on Mel Henry's contemporary romance, All This Time (Time After Time #3), as a part of today's release day blitz. Also find an excerpt and teasers for your enjoyment. The giveaway includes a $10 Amazon GC, so don't forget to enter via rafflecopter below!
All This Time
Mel Henry
(Time After Time #3)
Publication: February 5, 2016
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28362712-all-this-time
Amicable could easily define Carly Cooper, so it’s only fitting that it should describe her divorce from detective Trey Foster, too. Between two career-driven people, marriage can be hard enough, but combined with fertility issues and constant loss, it just became too much for them to bear.

While sorting out her feelings about her broken marriage and seemingly broken body, she decides to move in with her lifelong best friend, Alejandro Cruz. Alex has been with Carly through all her triumphs as well as her low points, including the break-up with her first love, Josh McCarthy, whom Alex is still friends with.

Carly just wants to get to a point where she can get closure from all her relationships so she can succeed at one – just one that she can keep forever. Determined to help her do that, Alex invites Josh to their house for a “besties” get together weekend. Good food, good wine, and good conversation.

Fortunately for the three of them, closure is exactly what they all get, and for the first time in their lives, they can move forward. After all, Josh has really exciting news that he wants to share with his best friends: South Station Boyz are reuniting. With a new album, new videos, and even a new tour on the horizon, they invite Carly and Alejandro to join them and the Trainwreckz, the tongue-in-cheek nickname for their fans, on this crazy journey.

While trying to prove her closure to herself and others, she becomes quite enthralled with handsome group member (and band mate of Josh), Dave Butler. He returns the interest and sparks fly. Then, one unplanned, reckless night (something that goes against Carly’s very own DNA) in Miami derails all her hard work, possibly throwing everything into the wind. As she tries to sort it out, she also battles to not lose the people she loves. Can what she’s done while under one drunken indulgence ruin everything she’s worked so hard to fix after all this time?

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Sisters of The Confederacy by Lauraine Snelling

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Sisters of The Confederacy
A Secret Refuge #2

Lauraine Snelling
Historical/Christian Romance
Published in 2000

H/h - Jesselyn Highwood/Wolf Torstead
Setting: Missouri, 1863.

Read in January, 2016.
My rating:

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I had a difficult time finishing Sisters of the Confederacy; not because it was badly written but because of the subject matter which became rather monotonous along the way. And without any romance to smooth things over........ *sigh* But that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it. I got hooked in Lauraine Snelling's A Secret Refuge series when I accidentally stumbled upon book 1, Daughter of Twin Oaks, which is now a freebie. The story narrates the arduous journey of Jesselyn Highwood, from her home Twin Oaks to different parts of Civil war-torn America, in search of safer grounds.

In book 1, Jesselyn, masquerading as a boy, was journeying with 3 of her freedmen, a freedwoman and her youngest brother, barely 3 yrs. old Thaddeus. Being the eldest daughter of plantation owner Joshua Highwood, who died of war injury, left Jesselyn with loads of responsibility on her 18yrs. old shoulders. Her mother Miriam had already passed away giving birth to Thaddeus some times before that. The wretched war took Adam, her eldest brother, the next Zachary being MIA for sometimes. Their biggest pride and joy were the thoroughbreds they reared in their stud farm, for which Twin Oaks was famous in the area. Joshua wanted his horses safe from the marauding army and Jesselyn had to take them somewhere safer, far away from Twin Oaks.

Promo Spotlight and Giveaway: Compassion by Xavier Neal

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

I'm hosting a promo spotlight, today, on Xavier Neal's latest, a contemporary romance titled Compassion, as a part of the on going VBT. Also find some teasers for your enjoyment. The giveaway includes a $20 Amazon GC, don't forget to enter via rafflecopter below! Note that Compassion is currently only .99c and free on Kindle Unlimited!!
Compassion
Xavier Neal
Published: January 29, 2016
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3840999-punya-reviews#

How far will compassion take them?

Jaye Jenkins is dealing with the death of her fiancé, an overbearing mother and an awkward social existence when a green eyed stranger stumbles into her life. For some reason she can't stop thinking about the mysterious man she knows she has no right to be fantasizing about.

Suddenly an uncontrollable situation occurs, and in a single moment, one simple act of kindness changes everything.

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Release Day Blitz: PS... You're Mine by Alexa Riley

Monday, February 01, 2016

Today, as the first tour for February, I'm hosting a promo on Alexa Riley's latest, PS... You're Mine, as a part of the ongoing release day blitz. Also find some teasers for your enjoyment. Note that PS... You're Mine is only .99c right now and free on Kindle Unlimited!!

(Psst, I love the cover. Gorgeous! :D)
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PS... You're Mine
Alexa Riley
Published: February 1, 2016
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Katie Lovely signs up her class for a project, writing letters to Marines serving overseas, but a calculation error means she has to participate along with the class.

She isn’t prepared for what happens after she gets the first letter.

Sergeant Major Mark Gunner is serving his last tour and looking forward to getting out of the Marines. When he gets a letter that captures his heart, everything suddenly changes.

Their worlds connect and letters flow, creating a love unlike any other.

But when their time is up and the letters stop, will his claim remain?

Warning: This is a super quick, sweet, and dirty read with a small Valentine twist. *whispers* Don’t worry, it’s a happily ever after! 


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