Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Good Mistress II-The Wedding by Amarie Avant-Book Blast PB Tours

 

THE GOOD MISTRESS II: The Wedding: A BWWM Billionaire Romance What would you do if you found your happily ever after, but the world was hellbent on keeping you from it? Somalian native, Mila Ali, endured two broken engagements. She never seemed to be destined for true love until billionaire Blake Baldwin came storming into her life. With a trail of heartache in the past, a dead fiancĂ© and family drama to last a lifetime, she’s at a crossroads when it comes to saying “I Do.” Now, Mila has become everything to Blake. His queen. His world. Blake is determined to make her his wife and wipe away all the pain of her past. Even if that means he has to bribe, lie or kill. He will give her a happily ever after at any costs. If you haven't meet the hot alpha, Blake Baldwin, or you need a reminder of Blake's unconditional love for the woman who holds his heart, mind, and soul, then you're in luck. This book also includes The Good Mistress Book 1. So, read it for the first time, second or maybe even third,
before diving into The Wedding ;)




 


Mother of two. Wife of one alpha. And alpha to his alpha.
Lover of thrills and enticingly sexy chills. Amarie attended Azusa Pacific University graduate program. She has received two Bachelors and a Masters in Counseling. Beware anytime you open an
 Amarie  Avant novel: It is is not your ordinary love story... 
   


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Monday, May 21, 2018

Dead As A Doornail by Tonya Kappes-Great Escapes Tours-Character Guest Post


About the book 
Beauty is skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone. And doesn’t our Sheriff Kenni Lowry know that? Well, she knows a lot of things.
Lucy Lowell takes great pride in writing negative reviews in the local newspaper for anything that does not go her way. When Lucy is found dead, it appears to be from natural causes.
But Sheriff Kenni Lowry knows there is more to it because the ghost of her grandfather, the ex-sheriff, is standing over the body.
His presence can only mean one thing: Murder!
Since Kenni’s relationship with Deputy Finn Vincent has heated up, Kenni is having trouble conducting the investigation without Finn questioning her every move.
Can Kenni unravel the mystery on her own or will she have to tell Finn the real reason she knows it was murder—the ghost of her poppa?
It’s blowin’ up a storm and only Kenni knows how it’ll end.
Guest post 
Tonya Kappes is making Mississippi Sweet Tea to match her new southern mystery, Dead As A Doornail. 

If you are coming to Cottonwood, Kentucky, you have to stop and have a sweet ice tea from Cowboy’s Catfish. Bartley Fry not only makes the best fried fish ‘n’ chips this side of the Mississippi, he brews the sweetest ice tea that will have you craving it and send you back 3/4 to get more!
He might get mad as a wet hen when he finds out that I gave the recipe, so I’m figuring y’all are going to keep it a secret. 

So here we go...

Ingredients:
Four large cold ice tea bags
One cup of water
¾ cup of sugar
Combine the water and sugar for a mixture and set aside.

Directions:
Bring three quarts of cold water to a boil. Remove it from the heat and emerge the entire four large cold ice tea bags. Let them steep for about five minutes.  Then you add that water and sugar mixture. Stir real good. Fill you up a mason jar full of ice cubes and pour the tea right over it. Enjoy with a lemon garnish or sprig of mint. I like mine plain, but we all got different tastes. 

You especially want to make this homemade sweet tea while reading DEAD AS A DOORNAIL. Y’all will be on the edge of your seat wondering who killed Lucy Lowell and your mouth is going to go dry with anticipation. Plus it gives you a sweet, treat straight out of Cottonwood.

Enjoy!

Kenni Lowry, Sheriff of Cottonwood


And others are saying 
If you enjoy well written Southern cozies that feature a strong female lead that has the law backing her then you really have to try this book/series.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
Tonya Kappes has a knack for knowing what her fans like—a small-town atmosphere, quirky characters, and light mystery that will keep them guessing until the end. The bottom line is she’s delivered again with this Kenni Lowry mystery.
~Mysteries With Character
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The Girl Of His Dreams by Janet Nissenson

Title: The Girl Of His Dreams
Author: Janet Nissenson
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat
Don't tell mama
About the book 
He was convinced he’d be a bachelor for life. And then he met the girl of his dreams.
Jordan Reeves has fully embraced the carefree, uncomplicated bachelor life, figuring that the poor example he’d been provided by his parents of so-called marital bliss was reason enough to remain single. He’s more than content to date one woman after another and never even consider settling down, especially since the only female who’s ever seriously caught his attention belongs to another man.But during a vacation in Hawaii, Jordan unexpectedly meets a woman who could very easily change his mind about the joys of bachelorhood. Aubrey Larson is young, gorgeous, fun-loving, and has a wicked sense of humor to match his own. She’s also a dead ringer for the woman Jordan’s had an admitted crush on for the past few years, enough to be mistaken for her twin.Aubrey recognizes the handsome Doctor Reeves as a player of epic proportions the first time they meet, but even her usual disdain for that type of male can’t diminish the overwhelming attraction she feels for him. But as their relationship deepens, Aubrey has no idea that becoming involved with Jordan will lead to a startling discovery about her own past, and cause her to question his true feelings for her.

And I thought 
I loved this story.  It was a sweet romance.  But it sure did sizzle. 
This book is for mature audiences.  With that said let's get into it!

The story was great.  Jordan our main man is beginning to 'grow up' and re-thinking his bachelor wild ways.   And get over a slightly 
broken heart.  So a trip to Hawaii is on the agenda.  

But instead of finding the 2 week romance he is expecting he 
finds the perfect woman The Girl Of His Dreams!  

Jordan is a great guy.  He is honest and hardworking.  Just a great guy.  He's the kind of guy you want to bring home to mama.  Even though his bachelor days have left him quite experienced. 

Aubrey The Girl Of His Dreams is sweet.  She has a fun personality. But she's a little down on herself and feels like 
she isn't quite 'good enough'.  

There's a little bit of a twist to the story that I won't share 
you'll have to read it on your own.  

If you love a good romance with some sizzle you'll love be
very happy with The Girl Of His Dreams.


 I received a complimentary copy. 
This review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads.

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The Last April-by Belinda Kroll-Spotlight-PB Tours



About the book 
Spontaneous, fifteen-year-old Gretchen vows to help heal the nation from the recently ended Civil War. On the morning of President Lincoln’s death, Gretchen finds an amnesiac Confederate in her garden and believes this is her chance for civic goodwill.
But reconciliation is not as simple as Gretchen assumed. When her mother returns from the market with news that a Confederate murdered the president, Gretchen wonders if she caught the killer. Tensions between her aunt and mother rise as Gretchen nurses her Confederate prisoner, revealing secrets from their past that make Gretchen question everything she knows about loyalty, honor, and trust.
The Last April is an entertaining, thoughtful novella of Ohio after the Civil War, meant to encourage readers to reflect on themes of fear and hope in uncertain political times.
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Dead As A Doornail by Tonya Kappes-Great Escapes Tour- Guest Post




Guest post 
Tonya Kappes is making Mississippi Sweet Tea to match her new southern mystery, Dead As A Doornail. 

If you are coming to Cottonwood, Kentucky, you have to stop and have a sweet ice tea from Cowboy’s Catfish. Bartley Fry not only makes the best fried fish ‘n’ chips this side of the Mississippi, he brews the sweetest ice tea that will have you craving it and send you back 3/4 to get more!
He might get mad as a wet hen when he finds out that I gave the recipe, so I’m figuring y’all are going to keep it a secret. 

So here we go...

Ingredients:
Four large cold ice tea bags
One cup of water
¾ cup of sugar
Combine the water and sugar for a mixture and set aside.

Directions:
Bring three quarts of cold water to a boil. Remove it from the heat and emerge the entire four large cold ice tea bags. Let them steep for about five minutes.  Then you add that water and sugar mixture. Stir real good. Fill you up a mason jar full of ice cubes and pour the tea right over it. Enjoy with a lemon garnish or sprig of mint. I like mine plain, but we all got different tastes. 

You especially want to make this homemade sweet tea while reading DEAD AS A DOORNAIL. Y’all will be on the edge of your seat wondering who killed Lucy Lowell and your mouth is going to go dry with anticipation. Plus it gives you a sweet, treat straight out of Cottonwood.

Enjoy!


Kenni Lowry, Sheriff of Cottonwood

About the book 

Beauty is skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone. And doesn’t our Sheriff Kenni Lowry know that? Well, she knows a lot of things.
Lucy Lowell takes great pride in writing negative reviews in the local newspaper for anything that does not go her way. When Lucy is found dead, it appears to be from natural causes.
But Sheriff Kenni Lowry knows there is more to it because the ghost of her grandfather, the ex-sheriff, is standing over the body.
His presence can only mean one thing: Murder!
Since Kenni’s relationship with Deputy Finn Vincent has heated up, Kenni is having trouble conducting the investigation without Finn questioning her every move.
Can Kenni unravel the mystery on her own or will she have to tell Finn the real reason she knows it was murder—the ghost of her poppa?
It’s blowin’ up a storm and only Kenni knows how it’ll end.
About the series
Visit the authors website for a fun time.  You can visit the town meet the characters and tour some of the locations.  You'll find 
more recipes and an interactive scavenger hunt.  Click here

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Picked Off by Linda Lovely-Great Escapes Tour-Review


About the book 
It’s been seven months since Brie Hooker, a vegan, moved to Udderly Kidding Dairy to live with her feisty Aunt Eva, a confirmed carnivore.
But tonight there’ll be no family feud over dinner entrees.
Udderly’s hosting a campaign fundraiser for Eva’s best friend, who hopes to be South Carolina’s next governor. The candidate’s son, a pro quarterback, is flying home for the wingding. And Brie’s eager to get a close-up view of the cute tush she’s admired on TV, even though she’s reluctantly sworn off even more tempting local beefcake.
The campaign fundraiser promises to be a huge success until a pitchfork attack turns the goat farm into a crime scene—again.
To protect her friends, Brie puts her sleuthing skills to work. Will she live long enough to find out who’s behind a vicious assault, a kidnapping, blackmail, and murder?
And others are saying 
This story was full of fun, revenge, murder and a little betrayal. The author did a good job of keeping you guessing until the end.
~A. Holland Reads
The story twists and tangles . . . The action moves forward at a terse, tense, quick pace. . . I can’t wait to see where they all go from here.
~Laura’s Interests
With its rural South Carolina setting, a goat farm (400, to be exact), and quirky characters, Picked Off is a fun cozy mystery.
~The Power of Words
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and she created a farm setting that was teeming with some incredible animals, especially one special mule.
~MJB Reviewers
And I thought 
Goodness did she leave any crime out?  Assault, Kidnapping, Blackmail and murder?  We have all. Along with the twists and turns.  A fast paced story making this a fast page turning read. 

I enjoyed the location.  Give me a few animals.  Some fun and quirky characters and for me that is the makings of a very good
Cozy Mystery.  

Although I am not a fan goats (been around a few in my day) but
Linda Lovely almost makes me change my mind.  She includes a few that add some fun and charm to the mix.  

Picked Off is book 2 in the series but it is written as a stand alone.
It was a great #2 leaving me waiting and wanting more.  

This one I would have considered picking up just for the cover.  
Horses, Mules and Mini Donkeys are my love.  I would have been itchin' to turn the pages to see how they might play into the story. 

Pickd Off was a great Cozy Read.

I received a complimentary copy.
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Friday, May 18, 2018

Hitting it by Kathy Lyons-Book Review-Pure Textuality Tour


About the book 
Making it to the Major Leagues is all rookie ballplayer, Rob Lee, has ever dreamed of. But now, he’s a little overwhelmed with his new celebrity status. Everyone wants a piece of the new heavy hitter for the Indianapolis Bobcats. Still, he’s worked hard for it, and he doesn’t have many regrets. Although there is one…
If journalist Heidi Wong wants to keep her job, she needs to come up with a story—fast! That’s why she tells her boss that she knows the Bobcat’s reclusive new slugger, Rob Lee. And she does…in the Biblical sense. During Spring Break three years ago, she and Rob shared a torrid night on the beach. And she’s wanted him again ever since.
But everyone knows reporters and athletes don’t mix. Rob’s contract doesn’t allow him to talk to the press, and her job depends on it. Which is driving them both just a little crazy…
And I thought
Loved it.  The characters were charming.  Even the a bit crazy best friend that sets the stage for the whole brief encounter meeting on 
Spring Break.
Heidi and Rob and their friends are all in college and off for a few 
days of fun in the sun. 
When Heidi is cajoled into entering a wet t-shirt contest she is 
spotted by Rob and the rest is almost history!
When Rob asks Heidi out her best friend Sam that caused all the trouble in the first place makes Rob show her his i.d. so she 
could take a photo.  Loved the scene.
Rob and Heidi quickly become interested in each other and 
end up in Heidi's hotel room.
Doors are left open for the reader.  Mama would hate it but
the jazzy grandma would have enjoyed it! 
Yes there are several love scenes.  
But the encounter is brief when everyone has to return to school and real life.

3 years later Rob has met his goal and made it to the major league.  
Heidi is struggling with her goal of becoming a reporter and ends up getting layed off.  Not before she manages to talk her boss into letting her interview Rob.  

Which she finds out is easier said than done.  Oh Rob is all for 
it in fact he couldn't be happier.  As soon as the two meet the 
sizzle erupts and the smoldering sparks are set a blaze.  

A little bit of drama must happen before the two can actually end up with a happily every after.   

The ball club won't allow the interview.  The owners daughter has her sites set on Rob.   

Just enough outside interference to keep the reader cheering for Rob and Heidi.

I loved Hitting it and I look forward to reading much more from 
Kathy Lyons.

I received a complimentary copy.
This review will appear on retail sites. 
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