Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Fighting Dirty by JC Valentine-Indie Sage Book Tour

I have not read this book.
Although I was on the tour to review I have had 
technical difficulties with Kindle and have not been able to read the book.  I'll be posting a review when I am able to receive the book.
About the book 

Fighting Dirty

by J.C. Valentine
Blind Jacks MC, #2
Publication Date: February 22, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, MC Romance, Biker
What happens when an outlaw biker’s obsession puts him between a beautiful nurse and her vicious stalker?
When a brutal attack sent him rolling into a beautiful nurse’s life on a gurney, the chance encounter seemed like a dream come true. She patched him up and gave him a reason to believe in love again, shining light into his dark and dangerous world.
There’s only one problem… She’s on the run from a violent past that’s about to catch up with her in the form of an ex-husband who’s used to getting what he wants, no matter what stands in his way. It might get him killed, but Ryder’s never backed down from a fight, and this is one he’s determined to win.
Starting over isn’t easy. Years of learning new towns, new people, and new jobs have left Tiffany tired, lonely, and ready to give up. Until a hot, sexy, bad-boy biker barreled into her life and she fell…hard. Latching onto the over-protective biker seemed like a good way to escape her daunting past, but life is never that simple.
Club life isn’t what Tiffany imagined it to be, and she soon realizes that her hot new man has a long and wild history that may be more than she bargained for. Between the women and rumors of violence, she finds herself caught between a psychotic ex bent on her destruction and the man who isn’t what she thought him to be. When things quickly begin to unravel, Tiffany doesn’t know who to trust or where to turn.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Marquis And I-Goddess Fish Promo Book Blast

About the book (provided by Goddess Fish Promo)
Trouble is no match for a lady of the extended Worthington family—except when it comes in the form of a most irresistible gentleman . . .

Lady Charlotte Carpenter’s brother-in-law has put an infamous brothel owner out of business—yet it is Charlotte who suffers the consequences. Abducted by thugs and held at an inn, she is plotting her escape when she’s suddenly rescued by a dashing gentleman. Only afterward does she realize she’s seen him before—with two courtesans! Unwilling to tarry with such a man, Charlotte makes her second escape. But it is too late to repair her reputation . . .

A known gossip has spied Charlotte’s movements, and his report is speeding through the rumor mill. Soon, everyone knows that Charlotte spent the night with Constantine, Marquis of Kenilworth. And everyone agrees the only answer is marriage—including Constantine himself, his overjoyed mother—and his mistress! But Charlotte’s abductors aren’t finished with her yet. Now Constantine will do anything to protect the spirited woman he loves and win her heart . . .

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“I have come to see Lady Charlotte.”

“Follow me, my lord. The family is in the garden for the wedding.”


To the best of his knowledge, Charlotte was the only young lady of marriageable age not already wed. Had Harrington returned with a special license? He could go to the devil it he had. He could not have her. Charlotte was Con’s, and it was about time she knew it. “I can find my way.”

“As you wish, my lord. Go straight down the corridor.”

“Thank you.”

He must put an end to this wedding before it was too late. Rushing down the corridor, he looked to his right, and spied open French windows in a parlor. A large group of people were gathered just beyond the terrace.

Con prayed he was in time to stop her. Halt the wedding. Hell, what sort of man asks permission of his father to marry someone like Charlotte? Not one she needs.

The Fates had given her to him and no one was going to take her away. Even if the time to object had passed, he would make himself known. She was his.

Dashing through the room, he arrived in the garden in time to hear Worthington say, “If there is anyone who objects to this wedding, speak now or forever hold your peace.”

Worthington? Con almost skidded to a stop.

And I thought
It has been a very long time since I have read a Historical Romance.  
This one caught my eye.  The synopsis sounded like it would be a great read.  
I was surprised at the subject/plot beyond the romance.  It was an interesting read and enjoyable at the same time.
 I was not disappointed.  I would like to go back and read more of this series.
Although I came in at book 4 I was not lost with the story.
The main characters are likeable and there are some sub characters that add to the story.  
The Marquis and I was much better than I expected.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Murder Is A Dirty Business-Book Review- Great Escapes Tour/Giveaway

About the book 
When Cece Cavanaugh’s husband empties their joint bank account, steals her designer luggage, and runs off with a younger woman, Cece must decide whether to ask her manipulative mother-in-law for a handout or get a job. Choosing the easier path, Cece lands a job cleaning a crime scene where a high school coach was murdered. When his wife is implicated—a young woman Cece practically raised—Cece finds herself mopping floors, balancing an empty checkbook, and ferreting out a killer.
Amid all this messy business, Cece bumps heads with a handsome detective. She tries to ignore her growing attraction to the detective, but he gives new meaning to the term “hot flash.”
After she stumbles onto a clue that could vindicate her friend, her elation turns to panic when she haphazardly confronts the killer. Through the danger and romance, Cece discovers self-reliance and inner strength.
And that crime—at least, someone else’s—does pay the bills.
And others are saying 
Cece is one of my new heroines. Proof that women don’t have to sit in rocking chairs, knit little things and pet their cats after reaching a certain age. They can start over – in life, in business, in love. They can surprise the heebie jeebies out of themselves and the people around them.
~Back Porchervations

And I thought
I always really enjoy it when I get into the beginning of a new series!  It is refreshing meeting all the characters from the beginning!

Murder Is A Dirty Business is chock full of fun characters that I expect will likely be a big part of this series.  

Cece the main character just gets to you.  I don't think I could have handled all the drama layed on her by the cheating husband 
with near as much elegance and style.  Cece can keep her mouth shut when need be.  And steps up to the plate to provide for 
her family when her double crossing cheating husband decides to run off to Rio. 

And then the jerk comes back when Cece has a little trouble with a hit and run driver and decides he wants to 'man up'.  

Thankfully Cece has had plenty of time in his absence to put on her 'Big Girl' pants and she shuts him down and out of her life!

Cece steps up to the plate gets a job and then realizes that the business woman in her just 'oozes out'.  She manages clients and a boss that throws her to the wolves w/o a lot of preparation.  Fletcher the owner of Bonafide CSC has a funny way of helping 
his new employee but turns out to be a good boss.  

With all that Cece has to handle in her personal life the murder 
of her daughters good friends husband ends up taking priority when Kim her daughters best friend becomes a person of interest.  
 Cece again steps up to the plate and ferrets out the real bad guy (?).  

All the while annoying the pants off the handsome and hot 
detective.  Detective Adler ends up putting in his two sense and letting the apprehensive Cece know in no uncertain terms he's interested, available and waiting.  And leaves the door open for the reader to see more of the 'simmer' in the next installment. 

And, so this reader is waiting somewhat patiently for the next installment!  

Admittedly I have say once again.  I was not taken by the cover. 
If your a cover junkie like me.  Ignore your first impression and 
buy it anyway.   I promise you will have a hard time putting this 
one down!  

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Character Interview
Hello Cece.  Welcome to the blog!  I am so glad you felt like stopping in for a visit after all drama of the last few weeks! Thanks! I am so glad to sit down and rest. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. I’m not normally a big one for drama or calling attention to myself, so it’s been a rough ride for sure. I’m hoping things will settle down, but who knows. I know I don’t want to settle for status quo anymore. I may have to be the one shaking things up. You know they say, the best is yet to come. Hang on and let’s see.

Have you ever visited a blog before? I have. In the past, before you-know-who, did you-know-what, I visited foodie blogs to find new recipes for my family, travel blogs to find new destinations for vacation, and even a party-planning blog to help me plan better parties. Now, I’m visiting parenting blogs to find out how to cope with teenage angst, cleaning blogs to help me identify ways to… well, clean. Oh, and there’s the how to cope with hot flash blog that I frequently visit. Short of strapping a fan to my arm, I’m open to suggestions on how to deal with my frequent “power surges.”

Before we start chatting can I offer you a sweet tea or soda (Dr. Pepper or Coke)? As a certified mid-westerner, I am devoted to iced tea with a natural sugar alternative, but I have southern roots on my Grandpa Earl’s side of the family. When I can get an honest-to-goodness real sweet tea (not the stuff with sugar stirred in), count me in. I’ll have to work extra hard tomorrow. I’ve gained 5 lbs. since the Willow debacle started.

 I hope your feeling o.k.  How is that bump on your head? Thanks so much for asking. I’m feeling much better. It left a goose-egg for a while, but I’m back to normal. Or normal for me anyway.

My goodness things have sure been a bit crazy for you haven’t they? I’ll say. And I thought those planning committee meetings were stressful. Just shows you to never let yourself get complacent, because when you do life has a way of twirling your tail in a completely different direction. Believe me, I feel like I’ve been spun 360 degrees on a major highway with tractor-trailers coming at me from every direction.

I can’t even imagine you’ve kept it all together with so much going on! Isn’t that the truth? I’ve fallen apart more than once, but between Jessie and Angie they help keep me centered.

I am so glad you’ve had Angie helping you out in her little behind the scenes way. Well, some of her help, I could do without, if you now what I mean. She can be a bit pushy. Now, I’m not talking behind her back, because I tell her that all the time. But she really is a great. I am fortunate to have her as my best friend and my neighbor. It’s doesn’t get any better. Plus, she keeps my fridge clean by eating my leftovers.

She must be a really good friend!  How long have you known each other? Honestly, I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know Angie. We grew up together, went to the same school, got our training bras the same day, had crushes on all the same boys, except Phillip. Angie always despised Phillip. Turns out she had him pegged right from the start. It took me a little longer—like 30 years. Oy vey!

 Boy it was timely her slipping that newspaper on your windshield.  Just in time to land a great paying job!  Wasn’t that a turn of good fortune. In retrospect, maybe alligator wrestling or aerial trapeze artist would have been less dangerous. Just kidding! Angie always looks out for me.

 You seem to be working things out with Fletcher.  Are you beginning to figure out this whole new experience of being a working single mom? Stay tuned on the Fletcher front. He’s not too happy about the pepper spray. Michelle has calmed down a bit, but it doesn’t take much to get her out of sorts. I think it’s all that hormony-stuff that teenage girls experience. And it doesn’t help that I’m going through some hormony-stuff as well. I’m starting to get the bills under control. If I can just get Phillip to come around about making the mortgage whole. I do have a bit of leverage in that department.  If his mother finds out, she’ll make his life miserable. No one besmirches the Cavanaugh name, not even her heir-apparent.

Speaking of single mom I know things are ‘hairy’ with Michelle.  Any new hair color lately?  No, thank goodness. I don’t know what that child was thinking. Apparently, she wasn’t. She’s got beautiful hair and to do that was just unfathomable. She’s lucky it came out, because I would have shaved her head bald.

Jessica has been such a help to you hasn’t she?   Yes, she’s my rock. 

You must be so proud of her for stepping in and helping with her younger sister with all the mess with Kim and the police investigating everyone. I’m proud of both my daughters, and there have been times when Jess was a challenge, just like Michelle. Fortunately, she grew out of it and into a beautiful, mature woman. I have hopes that will work for Michelle, too. Jess is like me, logical and feet planted firmly on the ground. I suppose that works in her favor as a nurse. I was pleased that she took the lead and showed me how to keep my books, so I didn’t wind up in legal trouble. That would have been a nightmare.

You’ve done such a great job of stepping into your new role.  I sure do hope the new job goes well and things settle down in town for a while.  Oh, me too. Wickford is such a great community, aside of that one murder. I’ve got my hands full at Hunter Springs. And truly, I do not want to see anymore untimely deaths in my hometown.

Somehow I have a feeling though peace and quiet might be short lived!  Have things settled down for you? I’m slowly starting to find my new normal. But with a teen in the house, a soon-to-be-ex constantly showing up, and a best friend who is bound and determined to fix my love life, I don’t know if that’s possible. Stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping in.  I can’t wait to chat again.  Maybe you’ll have some news to share.  Everyone can sure see that little twinkle in your eye when Alder is around! {Cough! Cough!} Sorry, didn’t mean to lose my tea like that. What? Twinkle? You must have me mistaken for someone else. {cough, cough} I’m keeping my distance, because it is so hard to concentrate when he is around. I mean, the blue eyes, moustache, and five-o’clock shadow. Where was I? Oh, no we’ll leave that discussion for another time. I am not interested. Okay, a little. But with the investigation wrapped up, I’m sure I won’t have any reason to contact him. But then there’s always Angie and her way of nosing into my love life. We’ll see. Thanks for having me and until we meet again, stay classy, sassy, and kickassy. 
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Rock King by Tara Leigh-Book Review-Buoni Amici Press Tour

About the book (provided by Buoni Amici Press)
Fans of Kristen Callihan and Kylie Scott will scream for this sizzling bad boy rock star romance!
I’m not who you think I am.
Shane Hawthorne has it all. At least, that’s what the headlines say about me. I have millions of fans, awards, more money – and women – than I know what to do with. But what you don’t see is the wreckage I’ve caused. The memories and pain I can’t escape, even when I pour them into music and spin them into gold.
I tried to forget. To lose myself in booze and groupies. It didn’t work. It hurt me and – worse – it hurt my band. That’s the last thing I want to do, so I’m cleaning up my act… starting with Delaney Fraser.
Gorgeous, smart, drama-free, and even nice – Delaney is the perfect “girlfriend.” When I’m with her I don’t have to pretend. It’s like she sees the real me. And I can see a future with her. But that’s dangerous. Because the truth is, Shane Hawthorne doesn’t actually exist. He’s a shield to hide who I really am. Fraud. Runaway. Addict. Murderer.
And it’s impossible to love a lie, right?
The Nothing but Trouble series:
Rock King
Rock Legend
Rock Rebel
And I thought 
Something told me I would love this book.  Maybe it was the cover.  Maybe it was the description.  Maybe it was both. 

But indeed I really, really enjoyed this love story.  
Rock King was much more than a simple contemporary romance.
Rock King was filled with love and romance.  
Rock King was filled with passion.
Rock King was filled with ?'s, lies and betrayal.

This was a page turner.  Expect to read this book in a few hours or a day.  Give yourself some time to enjoy this story.  It is worth it.

The characters and their stories draw you in and keep you turning the pages.  

From Piper the girl from Delaney's high school  (they weren't really friends).  To Travis 'the fixer'.  To Gavin Shane's brother.
Each of the characters are a part of the story and make the story come alive from their own background roles. 

And then there is Delaney and Shane.  They each have a past and their own stories.  

Delaney stumbles into meeting Shane and wants to run. 

Shane takes one look at Delaney and is smitten.  But he doesn't realize it.  He thinks he's just 'in lust'. 

Shane and Delaney are great characters.  I was rooting for both of them.  They each had past issues that had caused them to evolve into who they are.  They had to figure out how to 'get past' the past and move on.  

And they did.  This was a fun and actually sweet romance.  There are a few bedroom scenes that are written very tastefully.  Grand ma may blush a little. 

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The author ended the book with the following . . . 
Rock King deals with substance abuse.  Shane Hawthrone
may have conquered his addiction with the help of hired girlfriends, but in real life, the struggle is likely much more 
difficult and can feel overwhelming.  
There are resources out there to help.  Alcoholics Anonymous,
Narcotics Anonymous, and Sex Addicts Anonymous, like I mention in the book.   You can also speak to a parent, a trusted friend, or a religious counselor. There are rehab centers, both residential and outpatient.  Support groups and online communities.  
Even when it feels as if the entire world is conspiring against you,
please take that leap of faith and try again.  
Your are not alone, and your life matters.  
All my love 

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Paws & Predicaments by Bethany Blake-Great Escapes Tour w/ giveaway- My Review

Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Kensington (February 27, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496707420
Digital ASIN: B071SK3VF9
About the book 
The Tail Waggin’ Winterfest is the highlight of the season in the famously pet-friendly Pocono Mountains town of Sylvan Creek. But despite attractions like an ice sculpture display, a dogsled race, and gourmet hot chocolate, Daphne Templeton finds herself annoyed by TV producer Lauren Savidge, who’s filming the festivities. She’s critical, controlling, and as chilly as the January air. Daphne would like to tell her to go jump in a lake—and as a matter of fact, that’s exactly what they’re both going to do . . .
It’s the first-ever polar bear plunge in Lake Wallapawakee, and Daphne and Lauren are among the eighty or so people who charge into the frigid water to raise funds for animals in need. Daphne makes it back to shore—with the help of a mysterious St. Bernard—but Lauren is dragged out stone cold dead. Now, with her trusty basset hound Socrates at her side, Daphne intends to assist Detective Jonathan Black in his investigation—whether he wants her to or not . . .
Includes recipes for homemade pet treats!
And I thought 
Returning to the town of Sylvan Creek might just be a hazard. 
As much as the towns folks and political leaders want to get 
Sylvan Creek on the map it's the crimes that keep happening that tend to get it noticed.  That and the wonderful pet-friendly environment. 
When Sylvan Creek is chosen for a new pet-themed reality series everyone is excited.  
But the fun stops suddenly when one of the t.v. crew dies in an
accident (?)  that turns out not to be accidental. 

At the same time Daphne almost drowns and is saved by none other than Detective Black.  Just sayin' I am rootin' for Black

Things get 'dicey' when Black realizes is ex might just be a suspect he has to remove himself from the investigation.  Which is easier said than done. 

All the while a new suitor has set his eyes on Daphne and tries to win her over with wining and dining and flowers.  

There is a myriad of suspects or at least persons of interest. 
From the assistant Joy who gets promoted when the t.v. producer Lauren gets clobbered and dies in the freezing town lake. 
Then of course there is Blacks ex who is seems to leave her water bottles laying around at crime scenes. 
Then there is the town recluse who 'knows something' but isn't 
fessing up.  I suspected that once Daphne figured out what was going own and convinced him to 'tell all'  he would get 'offed' before he could implicate the real criminal.  But he manages
to make it out alive and spills a few beans.  

Pasw & Predicaments is book 3 in a fun and entertaining series. 
I had the opportunity to read book 2 Death By Chocolate Lab
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