Sunday, February 1, 2015

Lusting for Covers (214)



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!





Here's my candidate for the week:

Friday, January 30, 2015

#FitReaders: Weekly Check-In





A new year, new goals. And this year I'm participating in FitReaders to help get in shape. 

#FitReaders is hosted by Geeky Bloggers Book Blog  and That’s What I’m Talking About. Interested in joining? Find out more HERE


[Kame's ARC Review]: "Worth the Risk"

Worth the Risk by Claudia Connor
Publisher: Loveswept (February 3, 2015)
Series: The McKinney Brothers, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

When a McKinney brother falls in love, powerful emotion and overwhelming desire are never far behind.

Two hearts locked away . . . Hannah Walker spends her days coaching children through injury and trauma, one therapeutic horseback ride at a time. She knows all too well how violence can change a child and leave scars that never heal. It’s easy for her to relate to the kids; what isn’t easy is the thought of facing her own harrowing past.

Millionaire playboy Stephen McKinney could use a little coaching himself. Five years ago he encountered his most horrible nightmare—and the nightmare won. No matter what he achieves, nothing can make up for that awful night . . . or so he believes.

Both desperate for a second chance . . . Stephen is used to getting what he wants. And he wants Hannah. So when she turns him down, he’s intrigued. What he doesn’t know is that her secrets will lead him to a place he never wanted to go again . . . to a side of himself he’s tried to forget . . . a side that would scare Hannah away from ever loving him. Now his only chance to win her trust is to bare his soul, risking everything he tried so hard to protect.



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Kame's Review:

Thursday, January 29, 2015

January Royal Picks + Giveaway!



We're starting a new post each month that will highlight our favorite reads -- Royal Picks!

As you may have noticed, any reviews that are Royal Picks will be labeled as such, with our stamp of approval on the cover. Then, the last Thursday of each month, I'll do a round-up post with all of our picks (both the ones reviewed and the ones that we simple read and gave a high rating to). 

The best part? Each month I'll offer TWO lucky winners their choice of one of our Royal Picks! Details below!


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Book Deals (39)




I'm doing it a bit different with this post, since I put it together last minute. Just Amazon links and titles, nothing else. Sorry! 

Next time, I'll do the full info and covers. For now, happy shopping!

[Pat's Review]: "Beyond Limits"

Beyond Limits by Laura Griffin
Publisher: Pocket Books (January 27, 2015)
Series: Tracers, 8
Genre: Romantic Suspense

An FBI agent and a Navy SEAL race against time in New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin’s newest Tracers novel. “Griffin delivers the goods!” (Publishers Weekly)

FBI agent Elizabeth LeBlanc is still caught in the aftermath of her last big case when she runs into the one man from her past who is sure to rock her equilibrium even more. Navy SEAL Derek Vaughn is back home from a harrowing rescue mission in which he found evidence of a secret terror cell on US soil. Elizabeth knows he’ll do anything to unravel the plot—including seducing her for information. And despite the risks involved, she’s tempted to let him. Together with the forensics experts at the Delphi Center, Derek and Elizabeth are closing in on the truth, but it may not be fast enough to avert a devastating attack…

Following in the bestselling tradition of the Tracers series, including Exposed, Scorched, and Twisted, Beyond Limits pulls out all the stops with Griffin’s most gripping thriller yet. 



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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pat's Review: "Fire Me Up" + Excerpt!

Fire Me Up by Kimberly Kincaid
Publisher: Zebra Books (January 27, 2015)
Series: Pine Mountain, 4
Genre: Contemporary Romance

If You Can’t Stand The Heat…

Teagan O’Malley can handle a crisis. She’s a paramedic, it’s her job. But she never expected to land in the kitchen of her father’s pub, with no notice, no cash, and no room for error. The kitchen is not her favorite place. Lucky for her, she just scraped a bad-boy chef off the pavement after a motorcycle accident—and something about him says he can turn up the heat in more ways than one.

Adrian Holt has had a rough few years, and he’s not eager to get tangled up in anything more complicated than a good risotto. But with a broken arm and a head full of bad memories, he needs a challenge to keep him sane. Teagan’s dare-me attitude and smoldering mess of a bar are just what the doctor ordered. And the two of them together might cook up some even better medicine…



Where to Buy*:
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Reviews of Kincaids's Previous Novels:

Outside the Lines (#3) -- Pat
Pushing the Lines (#4) -- Pat

Gimme Some Sugar (#2) -- Kame + Pat
Stirring Up Trouble (#3) -- Kame


Pat's Review:

Spotlight: "Sweet Surprise" + Excerpt!



WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG, CANDIS! :) 






Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She's experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to scooping up road apples left by her daughter's rodeo queening horse to working as a graphic designer. Only one thing has remained constant: Candis' passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after. Though her stories are set in small towns, Candis' wish is to give each of her characters a great big memorable love story rich with quirky characters, tons of fun, and a happy ending.






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Sweet Surprise by Candis Terry
Publisher: Avon (January 27, 2015)
Series: Sweet, Texas (#4)
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Playing naughty or nice...

Fiona Wilder knows all about falling in lust. Love? That's another story. Determined not to repeat past mistakes, the single mom and cupcake shop owner is focused on walking the straight and narrow. But trouble has a way of finding her. And this time it comes in the form of a smoking hot firefighter who knows all the delicious ways to ignite her bad-girl fuse.

Can lead to heartbreak...

Firefighter Mike Halsey learned long ago that playing with fire just gets you burned. He's put his demons behind him, and if there's one line he won't cross, it's getting involved with his best friend's ex. But when fate throws him in the path of the beautiful, strong, and off-limits Fiona, will he be able to fight their attraction? Or will he willingly go down in flames?

Or a sweet surprise!



Where to Buy*:
Amazon | Kindle | BN | NOOK | ARe
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Reviews of Terry's Previous Novels:

Anything But Sweet (#1) -- TBQ
Something Sweeter (#2) -- TBQ