Monday, October 14, 2019

SPOOKTACULAR GIVEAWAY HOP!


Welcome to the
SPOOKTACULAR GIVEAWAY HOP
Hosted by Bookhounds.

I love everything about this time of year. The landscape color changing, the cooler air, the smell and taste of pumpkin everything, and the feel of Halloween on the horizon. Haunting music, spooky decorations, and carving pumpkins are just a few of the joys in October. Another joy is reading! Horror, paranormal, urban fantasy... it doesn't matter. As long as it has that "otherworldy" vibe, I'm down for reading it.

Have you read "The Hollows" series by Kim Harrison? It's one of my all-time favorite paranormal series, ever! Witches, vampires, elves, demons, fairies, and more, more, more! I LOVE all things "The Hollows". Phenomenal writing, superb world-building and the characters ... WOW! Rachel, Trent, Al, Ivy, Jinks and a whole host of other characters introduced in this series will stick with you for a long time. And, there's more than just the main novels in this series. The author has a couple of novellas, a graphic novel, and a dedicated book that takes an intriguing look inside the Hollows world that will delight any fan.

We the readers thought the series had ended - and what an epic last book it was! The Witch With No Name, book 13 in the series, was the series conclusion ... or so we thought. It was announced not too long ago, that the author has picked the series back up and we'll be getting another release June of next year!! SOOOO happy about this. I wasn't ready to say goodbye.

Here's a link to Goodreads for the entire list of books in the series:

Also, Kim Harrison is having a read-along on Goodreads, starting with book one and going all the way to the end - up until the release of the next book, American Demon, that will be published next year. Check it out and join the discussion here:

If you haven't read the books, and you love paranormal/urban fantasy, you should. They are wonderful. Which leads us to this giveaway...

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In this giveaway, I'm offering up:
* One SIGNED HARDBACK - The Witch With No Name (The Hollows #13) by Kim Harrison
* A few bookmarks and swag items from my Bookworm Box

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To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Make sure to visit the other blogs in the LINKY at the bottom for more chances to win other great prizes.

Thank you for being a part of my blog.

GOOD LUCK!
And happy hopping!




Friday, September 27, 2019

BLOG TOUR with BOOK REVIEW - PARK AVENUE PLAYER by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward is NOW AVAILABLE!


PARK AVENUE PLAYER IS LIVE!

A Standalone Contemporary Romance
New York Times Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

"... drama, romance, a push-pull that will give you all the feels, sexy and hot chemistry, intrigue and ... a bit of a twist." - Craves the Angst

TITLE: Park Avenue Player
SERIES: Standalone
AUTHOR: Vi Keeland/Penelope Ward
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2019
PAGES: Approx. 300

COPY PROVIDED BY: Authors
MY GOODREADS REVIEW LINK
RATING: 4 Stars!
CLIFFHANGER: No.

BOOK BLURB:
It started out like any normal day.  

Then the fender bender happened.  

The guy I collided with drove an expensive car and was drop-dead gorgeous.  Too bad he was also a total jerk.  We argued over whose fault it was and any other thing that came out of his condescending mouth.
 
Eventually, the police came and we went our separate ways.  The insurance companies would have to figure things out.  I had a job interview to get to anyway—one I was excited about.  

Though that excitement changed to disappointment the moment the person interviewing me walked in.  The guy from the accident. 

Whoops!

Yeah, so I didn’t get the position.

The problem was, I really wanted it. No, I needed it. Anything to get me out of my current career and back into working with kids.

So, even though Hollis LaCroix was as intimidating as he was devastatingly handsome, I went back to see him and begged for a chance. 

To my surprise, he gave me a shot taking care of his troubled niece.

At least my attraction to him wouldn’t be able to go anywhere. I wasn’t about to jeopardize my job or the strong bond Hailey and I formed.  

But resisting the magnetic pull between us wasn’t that simple. (Then there was our little underwear game—don’t ask.)

We continued to flirt without crossing the line—until it finally happened.  

This is the part of the story where we fall in love and live happily ever after, right?

Well, life has a way of throwing some major curveballs.

Ours was one I didn’t see coming.


REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. 


4 Stars!

The Review:
This book.... was just full of surprises. In a good way. Without giving to much away, I will say that as much as I enjoyed it and couldn’t get enough of it, there were some parts that were hard to get on board with. It made me think. It made me question things and made me wonder how I would have reacted if I were in the character's situations.

I loved it! But I questioned it.

Here’s why...

Hollis LaCroix and Elodie Atlier meet in a fun meet/greet when they have a fender bender and both try to blame the other one for the accident. As it turns out, Elodie is one of the applicants Hollis was supposed to interview to care for his niece. I loved this introduction. Right off, you can tell the interest is there, but Hollis is the scorned player who has no interest in romantic entanglements and Elodie is the spunky, charismatic heroine who challenges everything he thought he knew or wanted.

The story was great. The characters easy to fall for. And as these authors always do, they give us drama, romance, a push-pull that will give you all the feels, sexy and hot chemistry, intrigue and ... a bit of a twist. Park Avenue Player had all that and more. I really enjoyed this read.

Now here’s the “but”... But I also found parts of it hard to understand. I’m the kind of reader who likes my romances to have hardships and drama and stubborn heroes and heroines who delve into the lust but try really hard to resist the pull to love.. BUT, at the end of it all, I want that distinct and clear path to the falling in love parts and the happily ever after parts. I don’t want past relationships to hinder what the future holds. Or to linger and fill holes that might be left from broken hearts or misunderstandings. I know. That’s not reality and real life is messy and complicated. This book sits firmly in the messy and complicated section. Which is good, but it left a weird feeling behind when I was done. I enjoyed the twist, but the twist and the feelings surrounding it by the main characters were hard for me to let go of.

As for the story itself, there’s an ex, childhood flashbacks, unexpected entanglements, a cranky bird, a charming and amusing niece and great, supporting sub-characters.

This book is totally worth reading, especially if you are a fan of these authors. They always give us creative, fun and exciting stories with a wonderful romance. This one is definitely one of those kinds of reads. As I said, it left me questioning a lot of things, but isn’t that what a good book does? Leaves you thinking about it long after you’ve finished it?


PURCHASE LINKS:
     Amazon print ➜ https://fave.co/2ZjnGpE
Amazon E-book ➜ https://fave.co/2NurkHL

Sign up for Penelope & Vi’s mailing list now and be the first one notified when it goes live!  ➜ https://www.subscribepage.com/2FreeBooks


ABOUT THE AUTHORS...

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author.   With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

VI’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Facebook Fan Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ViKeelandFanGroup/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/vi.keeland
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Vi-Keeland/435952616513958

Website:
http://www.vikeeland.com

Twitter:
@vikeeland
https://twitter.com/ViKeeland

Instagram:
@Vi_Keeland
http://instagram.com/Vi_Keeland/

Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6887119.Vi_Keeland
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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism. 

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

PENELOPE’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: 

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/penelopewardauthor

Facebook Private Fan Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PenelopesPeeps/

Instagram:
@penelopewardauthor
http://instagram.com/PenelopeWardAuthor/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/PenelopeAuthor

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

COVER REVEAL - #FATE (Gear Shark #6) by Cambria Hebert is coming soon!


Title: #Fate
Series: GearShark #6 (needs to be read in order)
Author: Cambria Hebert
Genre: male/male romance
Release date: November 4, 2019 (pre-order now!)


BOOK BLURB:

What’s meant to be will always find a way.

Perfection isn’t an illusion.
I met it, held it in my hands.
But then it slipped right through.

Perfection isn’t an illusion.
It’s elusive, cleverly evasive, and, in many ways, a horrible tease.

I’m not a man to be toyed with.
Quiet, thoughtful, and even sometimes careful,
but never someone to taunt.
Even the most controlled men have a breaking point.
I just met mine.

Why mess with perfection?
You don’t.
Unless perfection messes with you.


Pre-order Now:


ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. 

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house). 

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her website: http://www.cambriahebert.com.

Email: cambriahebert@rocketmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cambriahebertbooks/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cambriahebert
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cambriahebert/
Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/cambriahebert/pins/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5298677.Cambria_Hebert

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

EXCERPT REVEAL - PARK AVENUE PLAYER by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland is almost here!


Park Avenue Player
Release date: 9/23/2019
A Contemporary Romance Novel
New York Times Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland


:: Book Excerpt from PARK AVENUE PLAYER ::
by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
Copyright © 2019
By Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

“Would you like something to drink, Hollis?”

“No, thank you.”

He looked completely uncomfortable standing in my kitchen, so of course, I needed to make it worse. I tilted my head. “Did you touch any?”

“What?”

“My panties. Did you touch any while you were in the bathroom?”

He tugged at the collar of his polo and looked down the hall. “Where did she go? We need to get back on the road.”

Oh my God!

I’d been kidding around. But…holy shit…he had! I covered my mouth and cracked up. “You did, didn’t you! You perv!”

Hollis walked down the hall. “Hailey…let’s get going.”

I couldn’t get the smile off my face. Something about the thought of Hollis touching my underwear amused the hell out of me. I wished Hailey wasn’t around so I could ask him if he’d smelled them, too. That thought actually made me snort.

Hollis came back to the kitchen. His face was stern. “We’ll see you on Monday.”

I walked them to the door. Hailey surprised me with a hug. “Your art stuff is awesome.”

“Thank you, sweetheart.”

I grinned at Hollis, who was impatiently holding the door open for his niece. “Your uncle thinks my stuff is awesome, too.”



BOOK BLURB:

It started out like any normal day.  

Then the fender bender happened.  

The guy I collided with drove an expensive car and was drop-dead gorgeous.  Too bad he was also a total jerk.  We argued over whose fault it was and any other thing that came out of his condescending mouth.

Eventually, the police came and we went our separate ways.  The insurance companies would have to figure things out.  I had a job interview to get to anyway—one I was excited about.  

Though that excitement changed to disappointment the moment the person interviewing me walked in.  The guy from the accident. 

Whoops!

Yeah, so I didn’t get the position.

The problem was, I really wanted it. No, I needed it. Anything to get me out of my current career and back into working with kids.

So, even though Hollis LaCroix was as intimidating as he was devastatingly handsome, I went back to see him and begged for a chance. 

To my surprise, he gave me a shot taking care of his troubled niece.

At least my attraction to him wouldn’t be able to go anywhere. I wasn’t about to jeopardize my job or the strong bond Hailey and I formed.  

But resisting the magnetic pull between us wasn’t that simple. (Then there was our little underwear game—don’t ask.)

We continued to flirt without crossing the line—until it finally happened.  

This is the part of the story where we fall in love and live happily ever after, right?

Well, life has a way of throwing some major curveballs.

Ours was one I didn’t see coming.

:: PRE-ORDER LINKS ::
     Amazon print ➜ https://fave.co/2ZjnGpE

Sign up for Penelope & Vi’s mailing list now and be the first one notified when it goes live!  ➜ https://www.subscribepage.com/2FreeBooks



ABOUT THE AUTHORS...

PENELOPE WARD:
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism. 

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

PENELOPE’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: 

Facebook:

Facebook Private Fan Group:

Instagram:
@penelopewardauthor 

Twitter:



VI KEELAND:
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author.   With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
VI’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Facebook Fan Group:

Facebook:

Website:

Twitter:
@vikeeland 

Instagram:
@Vi_Keeland

Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6887119.Vi_Keeland


Blogger note... I'm currently reading PARK AVENUE PLAYER and trust me, you'll want to get this as soon as it's released. Make sure to add it to you "to be read" list. Soooo good!
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Friday, September 13, 2019

COVER REVEAL - PERVADE DUET by Vanessa Fewings is AVAILABLE NOW with a LIMITED TIME SALE!


Duet Title: Pervade: The Duet
Author: Vanessa Fewings
Release: September 10, 2019
Genre: Romance/Erotic/Suspense

!! Get this amazing duet now while it's on sale !!
See below for details...


BOOK BLURB:
Experience the PERVADE DUET, a scorching ménage a trois romance encompassing two unforgettable novels from USA Today Bestselling Author Vanessa Fewings.  


PERVADE LONDON
A woman's first ménage à trois romance with two mysterious British men with untold influence. Their love fuels the power that pervades London.

From an early age, Emily lived for the violin.

Practices were a joy. Recitals were a celebration. She only felt truly alive when the meticulously crafted, finely tuned, string instrument was in her firm grasp.

You could say that Emily lived for the violin, and that it was her true love. You would have been right...

...but that all changed the day she met Xander Rothschild.

Emily Rampling thought she understood the nature of power.

But she didn't know the unexpected forms power could take, bending and adapting to suit its needs. She wasn't aware of the ways power could infiltrate unnoticed into the highest echelons of government, soaking the most hallowed chambers with its influence.

She didn't realize the methods in which power could weave an invisible fabric that manipulated society with hidden secrets and unannounced agendas.

In fact, Emily Rampling didn't understand anything at all about the nature of power.

But she was about to find out.

About the ways power could pulse.

About the ways power could penetrate.

About the ways power could PERVADE.


PERVADE MONTEGO BAY
For every patch of sun, there's a pool of shadows. For every stretch of paradise, there's a stain of secrets.

Montego Bay offers everything the heart desires...and the soul fears.
Emily Rampling once again finds herself in the throes of unforgettable passion and irresistible power as she dives deeper into the love of two men and the dangerous world they inhabit. James Ballad and Xavier Rothschild are not yet done with Emily. Not by a long shot.

But somewhere on the island of his birth, James is hiding something, a personal secret he seems to be guarding with his life. Emily becomes obsessed with finding out the truth, but the discovery that awaits her is something she couldn't have foreseen.

Pervade Montego Bay is book two in the romance duet by USA Today Bestselling Author Vanessa Fewings, the follow-up to the acclaimed Pervade London. Experience a ménage à trois romance that unfolds from clear, warm waters to lush, rolling mountains.

Sip the rum. Taste the ecstasy. See you in paradise.


Buy Links (Special price limited time)
Own BOTH BOOKS in this DUET for only $4.99!
Sale Price is LIMITED TIME ONLY.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

Vanessa Fewings is a USA TODAY bestselling author. Her latest series is The Icon Trilogy, a romantic suspense about Zara Leighton, London’s most brilliant art investigator on the hunt for the notorious thief known as Icon.

Vanessa’s previous novels include the bestselling Enthrall Sessions, a romance series spanning eight books about a woman who gets swept up into Enthrall, L.A.’s premier club that caters to the secret desires of the elite.

Readers can also listen to Vanessa as she hosts the weekly podcast The Romance Show, a captivating podcast featuring authors and industry professionals in the romance genre.

Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus and the USA.

Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides on the East Coast with her husband.

Vanessa can be found on her Facebook Fan Page and in The Romance Lounge, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Goodreads. She enjoys connecting with fans all around the world.

Social Media Links:
The Romance Lounge Reader Group: http://bit.ly/2DzQFv8
The Romance Show Podcast: http://bit.ly/2E279fE


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Thursday, August 22, 2019

COVER REVEAL - PARK AVENUE PLAYER by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland is coming soon!


Park Avenue Player 
Release date September 23, 2019
 A Standalone Contemporary Romance
New York Times Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

COVER CREDITS:
Photographer: Hudson Taylor
Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA designs


BOOK BLURB:

It started out like any normal day. 

Then the fender bender happened. 

The guy I collided with drove an expensive car and was drop-dead gorgeous.  Too bad he was also a total jerk.  We argued over whose fault it was and any other thing that came out of his condescending mouth.

Eventually, the police came and we went our separate ways.  The insurance companies would have to figure things out.  I had a job interview to get to anyway—one I was excited about. 

Though that excitement changed to disappointment the moment the person interviewing me walked in.  The guy from the accident.

Whoops!

Yeah, so I didn’t get the position.

The problem was, I really wanted it. No, I needed it. Anything to get me out of my current career and back into working with kids.

So, even though Hollis LaCroix was as intimidating as he was devastatingly handsome, I went back to see him and begged for a chance.

To my surprise, he gave me a shot taking care of his troubled niece.

At least my attraction to him wouldn’t be able to go anywhere. I wasn’t about to jeopardize my job or the strong bond Hailey and I formed. 

But resisting the magnetic pull between us wasn’t that simple. (Then there was our little underwear game—don’t ask.)

We continued to flirt without crossing the line—until it finally happened. 

This is the part of the story where we fall in love and live happily ever after, right?

Well, life has a way of throwing some major curveballs.

Ours was one I didn’t see coming.


PREOREDER/PURCHASE LINKS:
Amazon print ➜ https://fave.co/2ZjnGpE
  
Sign up for Penelope & Vi’s mailing list now and be the first one notified


ABOUT THE AUTHORS...

PENELOPE WARD:
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Facebook

Facebook Private Fan Group:

Instagram
@penelopewardauthor

Twitter
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VI KEELAND
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: 
Facebook Fan Group:

Facebook

Website

Twitter
@vikeeland

Instagram
@Vi_Keeland

Goodreads
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