Friday, January 19, 2018

Bayside Passions by Melissa Foster- Spotlight for the Beck Valley Tour w/ Giveaway

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**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

About the book 
Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod.

BAYSIDE SUMMERS is a series of standalone steamy romance novels featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're fun, flirty, flawed, deeply emotional, always passionate, and easy to relate to.

When Emery Andrews's best friend, Desiree, moves away, falls in love, and opens a an inn all in one summer, she feels her absence like a missing limb. Until she visits over the holidays and meets sinfully hot Dean Masters, who's as easy on the eyes as he is to talk to. After returning home, what starts as a flurry of late-night flirtations quickly turns into a deep connection and unexpected friendship. Now, months later, Desiree offers Emery a job teaching yoga at the inn. Adventurous Emery jumps at the chance and heads for Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to reunite with her BFF and her new close friend, Dean.

After months of sharing their lives, and their secrets, over video chats and phone calls, Dean's ready to move things to the next level. The fact that Emery seems oblivious to the sparks between them and has recently put her foot down about dating friends just means he'll have to bide his time.

When Emery finds a naked man in her kitchen the first morning she's there, Dean doesn't hesitate to move her into his guest room. Maybe now Emery will see what's right before her eyes--although that guy she's got a date with might be a problem.

About the series 
All BAYSIDE SUMMERS books can be read as standalone novels or as part of the series:
Bayside Desires Book 1
Bayside Passions
Bayside Heat (available for pre-order)
Bayside Escape

*** Bayside Summers is part of the Love in Bloom romance collection by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Visit Melissa's website for family trees, series checklists, and more.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Got A Gift Card-What To Buy

Thank you to Goddess Fish Promo's.   I received a gift card! 
And now which book by my favorite author should I buy?

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Night Shift by Carey Decevito-Review-Buoni Amici Tour w/Giveaway

About the book 
A serial killer…
A past that haunts no matter how much the distance…
Which one will strike first?
Eighteen deaths over eight years has left Shane Peters itching to find his mark. The death that started it all ensured his obsession with the murderer who had turned his life into a living hell, leaving him to raise a newborn daughter on his own.
Starting over wasn’t the easiest thing, but Emberlyn Roth had managed by shear grit and the skin of her teeth. It’s too bad one can’t outrun their past.
A protector of the wronged, Shane is torn between his duty as a detective for the Jacksonville PD and a quest to find himself some peace. Red tape binds his capabilities and moonlighting as an investigator for Nightshade Securities has him feeling stretched thin. Late nights on the streets and his sense of duty keeps him from being the father he wants to be. Throw onto his already rickety house of cards, an attraction to the mysterious Emberlyn, the lead he’s got on the murderer he’s been hunting for nearly a decade, and threats his woman is receiving by an unsavory character from her past, and he’s seriously tempted to take Dalton Kipper’s offer to join his team in a permanent basis.
Rules have a place, but when you’re faced with losing the one that means most to you, lines can become blurred. With the fate of his family’s future hanging in the balance, he’s ready to risk it all.
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The moment I walked over the threshold, I knew a clusterfuck of epic proportion awaited me.Blood was everywhere. Spatter by the front door, smears over the walls, and droplets leading to where I knew the victim would ultimately be laying in a pool of her life’s essence.Forensics was going to have a field day with this one.Just like with the other fifteen.Donning the protective gear the lead officer had ordered me to change into before entering the scene, I made my way toward the back of the house.Carefully avoiding one evidence marker after another, I entered the master bedroom. The grizzly sight of Victoria Spark’s mutilated body, lying face up on the bed, greeted me. The standard ligatures on her wrists and ankles proved that she’d been restrained and alive through most of her torture; the killer leaving her to die in excruciating pain from her wounds and ultimately, blood loss.The scent of copper on the air thickened as I made my final approach, slipping my hands into a pair of plastic gloves. I was looking for something I knew was meant for me.Setting my evidence kit down beside the bed, I bent toward the body in search of my next clue.The sickening crack of the victim’s jaw set my stomach to roiling as I pulled her mouth open, locating the three pieces I had come to expect after so many years of chasing this perp. Letting go of the victim, I grasped my digital camera and photographed my findings. Setting the camera down, I whipped out the small evidence bag from my kit and opened it, manning my tweezers.Fishing the objects out one by one, I dropped them in the bag, then photographed them again. Fragments of a photograph were what this sicko leaves. Camera in hand, I shot a few frames of the room, as well as the rest of the premises. The team would have their own photos, but I liked being thorough with my investigations, thus preferred gathering my own shots, comparing them with the others’.Closing up my kit, I stood to take my leave.Fucking sadistic bastard and his games.It pissed me off that he was always one step ahead of me.

And I thought
I admit it.  I am a cover junkie and this one 'got me'.  I was expecting sizzle and that's exactly what I got.  Some sizzle and a sweet romance.  Combined with a thriller that kept me turning the pages.
I can easily say that Night Shift is a 5+ star page turner. 

The characters are charming and delightful, hot (Shane and his co-workers) and just a little bit stubborn and opionated. 

Emberlyne has been through a rough time. She's a big girl and wants to stand on her own. 

Shane is a widower struggling with working way too much while trying to raise his darling daughter Lana Rose with the help of his wonderful mom.  Mom is wise and dedicated to helping her son and grand daughter. 

While Shane and Emberlyne become friends and then step over into a relationship Shane struggles with catching a serial killer 
that ends up connecting with Emberlyne's ex to reck all kind of 

Night Shift is a page turner that kept me turning the pages and forgetting about the 'real' world.  

There were some sub-characters that immediately caught my attention and I was delighted to see that Devolin and Dalton are the main characters in Book 1 of this series.  

I am looking forward to reading Night Break 1 in the series. 

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Pre-Meditated Murder-Book Review-A Great Escapes Tour/Giveaway

About the book 
Yoga instructor Kate Davidson is ready to marry her boyfriend Michael, so she’s disappointed when a special dinner doesn’t end with a proposal. But disappointment turns to dismay and outrage as she learns the real problem: Michael is already married and his green card-seeking wife is blackmailing him.
When his wife’s body is found—by Kate and her dog, no less—Michael is strangely unable to remember where he was the night she died. Since Michael has no alibi, Kate steps up to uncover what happened. What she walks into is a tangled web of deceit, obsession, and immigration fraud . . . with Michael trapped in the middle.
And others are saying
These characters are realistic, fun, smart, determined and very centered most of the time. I love the role Bella plays in each mystery.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
Starting and ending with romantic surprises, this yoga-centric novel takes the reader to unexplored locations on a roller coaster emotional run.
~Laura’s Interests

PRE-MEDITATED MURDER is a compelling read. Expectations of love are challenged and explored in this multilayered mystery.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
And I thought
Well here's what I thought...admittedly I am jumping in at book 5 Kate is dating this dude and it's getting serious.  They are living together that's kind of serious.
 At least she thinks he's going to propose.
But he doesn't because he's already married and he didn't have the
_____ to tell her. 
And then she goes to visit the real wife to try to get her to let him 
out of the marriage. 
And then the real wife is found dead. 
Well that's just nuts to me.  But that's just me. 
And well let me just get all this out at once and then we will move 
on...some others said the characters are realistic.  
In what universe are we talking about? 
Yes.  I did like Kate and her bestie Renee and her husband but I was just thrown with the whole Michael situation.
Making me want to read the first 4 to get a little more back story. 
Maybe I would have liked it better if I had read the previous books.  
So, if given the chance I would read the others just to see what's up.

If your a fan of Cozy Mystery's you might check the other reviews and give this one a chance.  

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Cover Reveal-Redeeming Lottie by Milissa Ellen-An Indie Sage PR tour

Reveal: Redeeming Lottie by Melissa Ellen
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About the book 

Redeeming Lottie

by Melissa Ellen
Publication Date: February 1, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Things I never planned on happening in my life: Getting married, being a mother to a house full of kids, and returning to my small hometown of Billingsley, Texas.
I especially never planned on seeing Tucker Monroe again.
Sexy smile. Country charm.
A man and a life I left behind for a reason.
The only plan I had for myself was my career.
A buyer for one of the largest high end department stores was the only commitment I had time for. The only one I was willing to make.
Now, being left with no choice but to return to Billingsley, I’m finding it hard to remember why I left in the first place. Because all that’s on my mind is Tucker.
He is just as sexy. Just as charming.
Just as dangerous as he used to be…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Release Day Blitz-Star Struck by Sariah Wilson-Buoni Amici Press Tour

About the book 
With one uncharacteristically sassy tweet to her longtime celebrity crush, Zoe Miller’s life turns upside down. Ultrahot A-lister Chase Covington doesn’t just respond to Zoe’s tweet, he does the unthinkable: he messages Zoe directly. Now she must decide between walking away or meeting her crush in person.
Chase knows better than to trust anyone from the Internet, but Zoe’s saucy challenge has totally caught his interest—and her girl-next-door personality is keeping it. He’s been burned enough to know he needs to keep his heart close. But his feelings for Zoe might be a lot more than just an online flirtation. He just has to convince her…
When the press gets wind of Zoe and Chase’s secret relationship, their romance turns into tabloid headlines. Will they be able to hold on to their Hollywood love story?
And I thought
I don't know where to start.  Except to say 5+ stars!  I really didn't know what to expect.  
Contemporary Romance? Now a-days you might not be sure just what that means. 
My applause goes to Sariah Wilson for giving us a wonderfully 
sweet and very clean romance!
This story kept me turning the pages and not wanting to put it down.  
Zoe is a delight.  Her family mainly her much younger siblings are charming and delightful as well.  Especially the youngest that 
fall's for Chase who she calls Cheese!  All the siblings names start with Z.  A little confusing.  Zoe's back ground is Amish.  
This isn't an Amish story.
Zoe's grandparents left the Amish and moved to California.

Zoe and her best friend Lexie have crushed on Chase since they were teenagers.  
They get the chance to meet him but Zoe already has a connection because they've hooked up on twitter. 
As soon as the two meet in person the sparks fly.  Or maybe simmer. 

They are immediately attracted to each other.  

Chase begins to think of ways to see Zoe even hiring her as his 
personal assistant when his normal assistant is out of commission for a few days because Zoe drops a bowling ball on his toe! 

As the story progresses the reader is swept along on a romantic 

I hate to repeat myself but it is just sweet.  Chase is a seasoned actor but he is a sweet and compassionate individual.  

Of course almost to the end there is a bit of conflict but happily it is all straightened out in time for a happy ending. 

I loved Star Struck and look forward to reading many more book
by Sariah Wilson

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Unbridled Murder-Book Review-A Great Escapes Tour & Giveaway

Unbridled Murder (A Carson Stables Mystery) 
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Kensington (December 26, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496714084
About the book 
After horse trainer and rancher Annie Carson visits a feedlot in eastern Washington, she is determined to save as many horses from slaughter as possible before hightailing it back home—until she discovers the sleazy owner seemingly trampled in his corral. With the fate of the feedlot herd in her hands, Annie must navigate unfamiliar territory while trying to track down a killer and solve an increasingly tangled mystery. But unfortunately for Annie, returning to the Olympic Peninsula alive will be trickier than she ever imagined.

And others are saying
The author has created a marvelous character in Annie, and a passion for readers to dig their spurs into.
~Bibliophile Reviews
An engaging story with likable and interesting characters, a (mostly) realistic mystery, a strong setting and intriguing topic, sweet romance, and lots of horse time added up to an enjoyable and educational story.
~Bea’s Book Nook
This is a book that is easy to become emotionally attached to until you are unable to put the book down because you have to know how it ends. If you are a fan of animal cozy mysteries you so have to try this book.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
. . . this series just keeps getting better and better. A definite do not miss!
~The Montana Bookaholic
And I thought
In some ways this was an easy one for me.  In more ways it was hard. 
The whole plot of the horses going to feedlots just hit me where it hurts. 
I was super excited for the chance to read this Cozy since it was about horses. 
I loved getting to know the characters. 
The story was emotional for me but I loved it anyway!  I loved that Annie was such an advocate for the horses.  I could relate to her.  
Unbridled Murder is book 3 in the series but it is written as a stand alone. 
The cover may take you back to Trixie Belden (it did me) or the latter horse series books.  It is an adult version and worthy the read.

I enjoyed Unbrideled Murder and look forward to reading more in the series. 

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Book Review-Sanctuary Of Lies-A Goddess Fish Promo Tour w/Giveaway

About the book 
There are 4.7 billion searchable sites make up 10% of the web, the other 90% is dedicated to the "Dark web". Within that environment there is a thriving economy where everything is for sale: Sex, Armies and Code for hire. Well-known companies buy and sell for governments and NGO’s (non-governmental organizations). They appear as a benign legal boutique companies and consultants, but their true purpose is to be the middlemen/cyber lynchpin for these illicit goods and services.​

ISABELLA NUNEZ owns a computer firm in Brooklyn with her lover JACOB COSTA. Accepting her infertility they have a blue nose pit bull called Justice as their “child” and live simple lives as techy nerds. Isabella’s idyllic life is shattered when several days after her lover’s ex-wife, SIMONE JOHNS, reported death, Simone sends Jacob an email to come save their child, he didn’t know they had.

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Thursday 6:00 a.m, Orlando at Sanctuary

“Digging graves in a golf course is not as easy as it looks’ thought John Kooma. He stood up as the cool Florida morning wind dried the sweat from his soaked work shirt. A pair of chipmunks stopped a foot away and then turned and ran away. He should be use to it by now. It wasn’t like this was the first body he’d put here.

Watching the chipmunks retreat he thought ‘Look at that even animals have enough sense not to be nosy.’  John reached into his back pocket and pulled out a bottle of spring water. After taking a large gulp from the bottle he wiped his mouth and looked at the grave in front of him.

“It sure was a shame she had to go. At least she won’t be alone. I’ve buried the other five in this same area so you all can talk to each other if you need to. I think being nosy is a sin, so you might not be making it to the Lord any time so but. you’ll have each other.”

John looked at the other new grass plugs in the area.  He was a tidy man.  He always cleaned up after himself. After picking up his shovel, he continued to even the ground. Then, just like so many before her, he put the grass plugs over them. When he was done he noticed he hadn’t brought the water cans, so he just emptied his bottle of water over her plot. It wasn’t enough water but he knew he’d be back, there were always nosy people.

And I thought 
Looking like a great start to a new series.  Sanctuary of Lies
is full of suspense, and action.  

A fast paced ride that will keep you turning the pages to the end. 
Although it is fast past I found it to be a bit of a slow read for me because it took a bit of real concentrating to keep up with what was going on.  

I enjoyed the chance to read Sanctuary of Lies and look forward to the remaining part of the series. 

I received a complimentary copy from Goddess Fish Promotions
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