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Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: The Honorable Officer by Philippa Lodge

Friday, April 29, 2016

I'm hosting a promo, today, on Philippa Lodge's historical romance, The Honorable Officer (Châteaux and Shadows #2), as a part of the ongoing blurb blitz tour. Also find an excerpt for your enjoyment.

Philippa Lodge will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
The Honorable Officer
Philippa Lodge
(Châteaux and Shadows #2)
Published: April 6, 2016 by The Wild Rose Press
France, 1668

Hélène de Bonnefoi’s spirit has been squashed by the ever-critical aunt and uncle who raised her. Serving as nanny and stand-in mother to her cousin’s child has saved her from the convent, especially after her cousin’s death. When suspicious accidents threaten the toddler, Hélène overcomes her near-blindness to seek the help of the child's father, a colonel in Louis XIV’s army.

Jean-Louis, Colonel de Cantière, has spent his life proving his worth, integrity, and honor, first to his family and now in the army. When his daughter’s caretaker appears in his camp during a siege, claiming someone is trying to kill the girl, his loyalties are sorely tested.

Hélène must convince Jean-Louis the threat is real. But the true danger is to the heart of a shy young woman who has always loved her cousin’s husband from afar and to the colonel’s desire to resist complicated emotions.

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Release Day Blitz: Sovereign by Celia Aaron

Thursday, April 28, 2016

I'm hosting a promo, today, on Celia Aaron's newly released dark romance, Sovereign (Acquisition #3), as a part of the ongoing release day blitz. Also find an excerpt and teasers for your enjoyment.
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Celia Aaron
(Acquisition #3)
Published: April 28, 2016

The Acquisition has ruled my life, ruled my every waking moment since Sinclair Vinemont first showed up at my house offering an infernal bargain to save my father’s life. Now I know the stakes. 

The charade is at an end, and Sinclair has far more to lose than I ever did. But this knowledge hasn’t strengthened me. Instead, each revelation breaks me down until nothing is left but my fight and my rage. As I struggle to survive, only one question remains. 

How far will I go to save those I love and burn the Acquisition to the ground?

Full disclosure: This book is a DARK romance with elements of BDSM, slavery, violence, and super-hot sex. It is the last of the Acquisition trilogy, no cliffhanger. If you're good with these caveats, enjoy!

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Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Kept from You by Nashoda Rose

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Today, we're revealing the cover for Nashoda Rose's upcoming erotic romance, Kept from You (Tear Asunder #4). Check it out!! The giveaway includes a signed copy of Shattered by You (Open Internationally) or a $10 Amazon GC, so don't forget to enter via rafflecopter below!!!
Kept From You (Tear Asunder #4) by Nashoda Rose
Kept From You (Tear Asunder #4) by Nashoda Rose
Kept from You
Nashoda Rose 
(Tear Asunder #4)
Expected Publication: December, 2016
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Cover photo: Copyright © 2016 Wander Aguiar Photography (http://www.wanderbookclub.com)
Model: Nick Bennett (https://www.facebook.com/nickbennett6/)
Cover design by Kari Ayasha, Cover to Cover Designs

Depending on the Doctor by Margaret Madigan

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Depending on the Doctor 
Nevada Bounty #2

Margaret Madigan
Historical Romance/Western
Published in 2016

H/h - Emmett Wilder/Lydia Templeton
Setting: Nevada, 1872.

Read in April, 2016.
My rating:

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Depending on the Doctor by Margaret Madigan is the second in her western historical romance series, Nevada Bounty. I’ve recently rediscovered my love for western historical and been checking out new authors regularly. This series was a part of that quest. I liked the first book quite a bit because, if you talk about action and adventures, it had plenty. Unfortunately, this new installment wasn’t quite up to my expectation.

Why I said expectation is because Lydia, the h, was the one out of 4 lead women of this series, whose story I was looking forward to the most. Nevada Bounty is based on the stories of Beth, Lydia, Daisy and Nellie. Beth, previously a gambler’s widow, had given other social ‘misfits’ a home because she could connect with them due to her negative reputation. She herself was a gambler when Frank was alive, something that never died down in this small town. Beth is the bold one who’d get into any situation head first, sometimes without even thinking it through. Lydia, the shy and bookish one, always tends to stay within herself. She loves to cook and quite protective of her little family. Daisy is a former prostitute who is trying to mend her ways for a better living. She’s the most flirtatious of the bunch, but that’s only a leftover, harmless trait of her former profession. Nelly is a Native American woman who was raped by a white man, which left a deep scar within her soul. Her only healing balm is her little boy, born after that incident. She seems to be the wisest, though she also tends to keep to herself.

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Her Safe Harbor by Holly Bush

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Today, I'm hosting this promo on Holly Bush's historical romance, Her Safe Harbor (Crawford Family #3), as a part of the ongoing blurb blitz tour. Also find an excerpt for your enjoyment.

Holly Bush will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
Her Safe Harbor
Holly Bush
(Crawford Family #3)
Published: March 10, 2016

1893 . . . Jennifer Crawford, the peacekeeper in a well-to-do Boston family rife with anger, deceit, and even treachery,  was born to solve mathematical mysteries at a time when women are only beginning to venture from home and into the world of commerce and politics. Beautiful and shy, she struggles to find the courage to face a scheming mother and guide a father denying their familial dysfunction, hesitant to traverse the volatile economics banks are facing at the turn of the twentieth century. But danger threatens when she discovers the crimes of an abusive man determined to make Jennifer his own.

Zebidiah Moran, chief of staff for a new senator in Washington, is determined to uncover the lovely Jennifer’s secrets and guard her from danger. But will his sacrifices be enough to keep her safe?

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Promo Spotlight and Giveaway: Clash by C.A. Harms

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I'm hosting a promo spotlight, today, on C.A. Harm's new adult romance, Clash, as a part of the ongoing VBT. Also find an excerpt and some teasers for your enjoyment. The giveaway includes a $10 Amazon GC, so don't forget to enter via rafflecopter below!
C.A. Harms
Published: April 12, 2016 by Limitless Publishing
It was time to fight back.

Time to live.

Too much of my life had already been taken from me by a man that should have protected me. At the hands of pure evil I have lived in fear. When most young women were learning to love, I was fighting to live.

I had broken free of the hate.

Finally getting the chance to feel what real love was, but with all good things, bad times seem to follow. At least for me it does. My name is Payton Walters and I refused to allow them anymore of my freedom.

I will not fall…

Not this time.

Release Blitz and Giveaway: Didn't I Warn You? by Amber Bardan

Monday, April 18, 2016

I'm hosting a promo, today, on Amber Bardan's dark thriller, Didn't I Warn You? (Bad for You #1), as a part of the ongoing release blitz. Also find an excerpt and teasers for your enjoyment. The giveaway includes a grand prize of $25 Amazon GC and for 3 runners up, three paperback copies of Didn't I Warn You (US/CA/AU ONLY), so don't forget to enter via rafflecopter below!
Didn't I Warn You
Amber Bardan
(Bad for You #1)
Published: April 18, 2016 by Carina Press
Not everything dangerous is bad.

From the moment Angelina laid eyes on him, she fell into a fantasy. Mysterious, foreign, gorgeous, Haithem offered her what she needed most—a chance to feel again.

But Haithem is much more than he appears to be. He lives in a world of danger where everything comes at a price.

For Angelina, that price is her future.

He's made sure the life she's left behind is in tatters. Made her family believe she's dead. Still, he talks about protecting her, about keeping her safe, but she can't distinguish his truth from his lies. She can't separate her pleasure from his betrayal.

Haithem warned her. He told her he'd make her heart race, her body come alive and her most primal needs rush to the surface. His for the taking.

He didn't say she'd come to love the devil who's destroying her, even as he keeps her prisoner.

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What Happens Under the Mistletoe... Anthology

Saturday, April 16, 2016

What Happens Under the Mistletoe (anthology)

Sabrina Jeffries
Karen Hawkins
Candace Camp
Meredith Duran

Historical Romance
Published in 2015

Read in April, 2016.
My rating:

                                                    [spoiler alert]

This review and rating (3 stars) is solely based on Sabrina Jeffries’ “The Heiress and the Hothead”. Rating may change if/when I read the other stories.

“The Heiress and the Hothead”
H/h - Lord Stephen Corry/Amanda Keane
Setting: England, 1829.

I had no idea that a novella of Sabrina Jeffries’ latest series, the Sinful Suitors, was published in the Christmas-y anthology What Happens Under the Mistletoe. So after I finished book 2, which was published very recently, I had look it up and check out Amanda’s story “The Heiress and the Hothead”. Unfortunately, it didn’t float my boat as I had hoped it would. :(

I won’t go into the introduction to the series. Please find my reviews of book 1, The Art of Sinning or book 2, The Study of Seduction, where I’ve discussed it in detail. By way of introduction, I’ll only add the following. Amanda, the h of this series, was first introduced in book 1 as the American artist Jeremy Keane’s sister. Jeremy is the H of book 1, who has been travelling the world to pursue his study on arts and paintings of various kinds for a long time. Amanda was left in America with her widowed mother to run the family business of several mills (I’m still not sure of the exact details yet), all on her own. Jeremy had no interest in these things, but Amanda couldn’t just leave things that way. She had to take control.

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