Tuesday, September 2, 2014

[Pat's Review]: "Guernsey Retreat"

Guernsey Retreat by Anne Allen
Publisher: Sarnia Press (July 28, 2014)
Series: The Guernsey Novels, 3
Genre: Mystery/Romance

The latest page-turner offering mystery and romance from the Award-Winning Author of Dangerous Waters 

Two violent deaths. Separated by time, but with a fatal connection… 

A man loses his father. A young woman loses her mother. Both in tragic circumstances that lead, when they meet, to surprising revelations from the past. 
Louisa needs to find the father she has never known, to warn him of possible danger - for them both. Her search takes her from England to Guernsey. Malcolm's journey is more tortuous: conceived in Guernsey, he travels to Canada as a baby with his bereaved mother. Many years later he arrives in India, and from here he is led back to Guernsey to open a health centre at La Folie. This was his father's home, where Malcolm was conceived, but never lived and where his father was killed at the start of the Second World War. 
At the heart of the two deaths lie stolen jewels. Valuable enough to kill for. Twice. 
Finding her father brings Louisa more than she bargains for, and her life is transformed, while Malcolm learns that life is, after all, for sharing…



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Monday, September 1, 2014

[Pat's Review]: "Heir to Scandal"

Heir to Scandal by Andrea Laurence
Publisher: Harlequin (September 2, 2014)
Series: Secrets of Eden, 3
Genre: Category Romance -- Contemporary

"Yes, you have a son."

The past is about to catch up with Congressman Xander Langston...in more ways than one. While his reelection campaign is in full swing, unidentified remains surface on his family's farm and scandal ensues. Yet when he returns home, it's his reunion with Rose Pierce that's consuming all his waking thoughts.

His high school sweetheart has blossomed into a radiant beauty. The thrill of first love that Xander had once dismissed is proving to be a more enduring proposition. But Rose has a secret, too--will it put a stop to their second chance and derail his career for good?(



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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Weekly Recap (30)



Every Sunday afternoon, I will post a "Weekly Recap" of everything that went up on the blog in the previous week. Reviews, guest posts giveaway, etc. This will provide quick access to anything you may have missed. I hope you enjoy!


August 25th - 31st:

Lusting for Covers (192)



Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.

This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ's Book Palace.

To view complete instructions on how to participate, as well as grab the HTML code for the graphic, see this page first!



Once you are ready to join the fun,

please fill out Mister Linky below with

your name/blog name and the direct

link to your Lusting for Covers for this

week!







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Saturday, August 30, 2014

[Kame's ARC Review]: "Take Down"

Take Down by Mallery Malone
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (September 2, 2014)
Series: Billionaire's Club: New Orleans, 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Powerful. Dominant, Unforgettable. He commands submission at all costs.

Cage fighter, Gabriel Devereaux, a man of barely leashed power, is known as the Bayou Beast.

There is one woman he will do anything , pay any amount to possess.

Karina Armistead, has come a long way from the innocent girl Gabriel used to know. An internationally known singer, she can have anything she wants. But everything tells her that getting involved with the Bayou Beast may leave her wrecked beyond repair.

Little does Karina Armistead know, but Gabriel has decided that she will be his.

He will destroy anything or anyone who stands in his way.



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Reviews of Malone's Previous Books:

Knock Out (#1) -- Kame
Power Play (#2) -- Kame


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Friday, August 29, 2014

[Blog Tour Spotlight]: "Evernight" + Giveaway!


WELCOME TO THE BLOG, KRISTEN! :) 




Kristen Callihan is a child of the eighties, which means she's worn neon skirts, black lace gloves, and combat boots (although never all at once) and can quote John Hughes movies with the best of them. A lifelong daydreamer, she finally realized that the characters in her head needed a proper home and thus hit the keyboard. She believes that falling in love is one of the headiest experiences a person can have, so naturally she writes romance. Her love of superheroes, action movies, and history led her to write historical paranormals. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area and, when not writing, looks after two children, one husband, and a dog - the fish can fend for themselves.




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Evernight by Kristen Callihan
Publisher: Forever (August 26, 2014)
Series: The Darkest London, 5
Genre: Paranormal/Steam Punk Romance

Once the night comes . . .

Will Thorne is living a nightmare, his sanity slowly being drained away by a force he can't control. His talents have made him the perfect assassin for hire. But as he loses his grip on reality, there is no calming him—until he finds his next target: the mysterious Holly Evernight.

Love must cast aside the shadows . . .

Holly cannot fathom who would put a contract on her life, yet the moment she touches Will, the connection between them is elemental, undeniable—and she's the only one who can tame his bouts of madness. But other assassins are coming for Holly. Will must transform from killer to protector and find the man who wants Holly dead . . . or his only chance for redemption will be lost.



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Reviews of Callihan's Previous Books:

Shadowdance (#4) -- TBQ

Thursday, August 28, 2014

[Kame's Review]: "Bring the Heat"

Bring the Heat by Katie Rose
Publisher: Loveswept (August 26, 2014)
Series: The Boys of Summer, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance

In Katie Rose’s irresistible battle of wits, a case of mistaken identity lands a female fan in bed with a sexy superstar—and in major-league trouble.

House-sitting for a rich and famous friend has its perks, and Darcy Hamel isn’t shy about enjoying them. Especially when it means scoring a ticket to an exclusive fashion show hosted by the New Jersey Sonics. An avid baseball fan, Darcy has always dreamed of meeting the team—especially the starting pitcher whose body is as hot as his fastball. But there’s a catch. The gala is by invitation only. To get behind the velvet rope, mild-mannered Darcy will have to pose as party girl Lydia Logan.

Schmoozing is one of the downsides of fame, but Chase Westbrook knows how to liven up even the dullest event. And nothing spices a night up more than a beautiful socialite with a naughty reputation. What Chase doesn’t expect is a hint of sweetness beneath her sultry fa├žade. Flirtation turns to seduction and leaves him aching for more. Chase just doesn’t know who the real Lydia is: the spoiled tease crying foul over some missing diamonds or the alluring woman making a play for his heart.



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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

[Blog Tour Spotlight]: "Once More, My Darling Rogue" + Giveaway!


WELCOME TO THE BLOG, LORRAINE! :) 




LORRAINE HEATH always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals and computer code, but something was always missing. After reading a romance novel, she not only became hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She’s been writing about them ever since. Her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including RWA’s RITA® and a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Her novels have appeared on the USA Today and New York Times best-seller lists.




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Once More, My Darling Rogue by Lorraine Heath
Publisher: Avon (August 26, 2014)
Series: Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James, 2
Genre: Historical Romance

They are England’s most eligible bachelors, with the most scandalous reputations. But for the right woman, even an unrepentant rogue may mend his ways…

Born to the street but raised within the aristocracy, Drake Darling can’t escape his sordid beginnings. Not when Lady Ophelia Lyttleton snubs him at every turn, a constant reminder he’s not truly one of them. But after rescuing her from a mysterious drowning he realizes she doesn’t remember who she is. With plans to bring her to heel, he insists she’s his housekeeper—never expecting to fall for the charming beauty.

While Ophelia might not recall her life before Drake, she has little doubt she belongs with him. The desire she feels for her dark, brooding employer can’t be denied, regardless of consequences. So when her memory returns, she is devastated by the depth of his betrayal. Now Drake must risk everything to prove she can trust this rogue with her heart once more.



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Reviews of Heath's Previous Books:

Deck the Halls with Love (#2.5) -- TBQ

Passions of a Wicked Earl (#1) -- TBQ

When the Duke Was Wicked (#1) -- TBQ