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BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde A cozy space for talking about books.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cat Thursday - A Temporary Truce

 Welcome to the weekly meme hosted by The True Book Addict that celebrates cats; their foibles and humorousness and the joy they bring. You can join in by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you made or came across, cat art or share with us pics of your own felines, then post your link up at The True Book Addict.

I walked into my bedroom and found both boys on my bed, though not too close to each other. :D Goof's eyes are glowing demonically thanks to the flash. He looks positively evil. :P And yes, those are my clothes for the day laid out on my unmade bed. :D


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Touched by the Sandman by Beverly Ovalle - EXCERPT And GIVEAWAY


I 'met' Beverly through a blogger group I belong to and invited her to be a guest at the Nook. Today she has an excerpt and giveaway of an erotic paranormal. On Friday she'll be back with an excerpt and giveaway of a contemporary military romance. Grab a seat and a drink, ignore the 2+ feet of snow outside, and enjoy! 

Beverly Ovalle lives in Wisconsin with her husband Edmond of 25 years and two Chinese Water Dragons. Having her own Dragons is expected as she is dragon crazy and anyone that walks in her house can tell. Her son Nicholas visits when he is on leave from the Marines. Her daughter Susannah visits from time to time to make sure us ‘old’ folks are alive and kicking.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

INTERVIEW And GIVEAWAY: Never Trust A Cowboy by Kathleen Eagle

Today I have romance author Kathleen Eagle visiting, answering some questions. At the end of the post, I'm giving away a paperback copy of her new book, "Never Trust A Cowboy".

Kathleen Eagle published her first book, a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award winner, with Silhouette Books in 1984. Since then she has published more than 40 books, including historical and contemporary, series and single title, earning her nearly every award in the industry. Her books have consistently appeared on regional and national bestseller lists, including the USA Today list and the New York Times extended bestseller list.

EXCERPT & GC GIVEAWAY: In For The Kill by Shannon McKenna

Shannon McKenna is the NYT bestselling author of over ten action packed, turbocharged romantic thrillers, among which are the stories of the wildly popular McCloud series. She loves tough and heroic alpha males, heroines with the brains and guts to match them, villains who challenge them to their utmost, adventure, scorching sensuality, and most of all, the redemptive power of true love. Since she was small she has loved abandoning herself to the magic of a good book, and her fond childhood fantasy was that writing would be just like that, but with the added benefit of being able to take credit for the story at the end. Alas, the alchemy of writing turned out to be messier than she'd ever dreamed. But what the hell, she loves it anyway, and hopes that readers enjoy the results of her alchemical experiments. She loves to hear from her readers. Contact her at her website,, or join the newsletter by signing up here:

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Bea Reviews Gone to Her Grave by Melinda Leigh & Her Grave Secrets by Kendra Elliot

Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Rogue River #2
Format Read: eGalley
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Buying Links: Amazon*  
* affiliate links; the blog receives a small commission from purchases made through these links.

Blurb from goodreads:

In Solitude, Oregon, everyone has secrets…and some will kill to keep them.

When she believes a teen is falsely accused of drug dealing, social worker Carly Taylor takes on a high-risk case and her estranged husband—the detective in charge of the investigation—to prove the boy innocent. A deadly new designer drug has taken hold of her small rural hometown of Solitude, Oregon, and Carly is determined to find the real dealer and clear the teen’s name. But the deeper she digs into the case, the more danger she unearths, until someone decides it’s time for Carly to move on…permanently.

Investigator Seth Harding knows he can’t stop his wife when she has a child to protect. But he risks any chance of reconciliation with Carly if he can’t learn to accept her dangerous job. When a drug dealer decides Carly is getting too close, will Seth lose her altogether?

A pulse-pounding Rogue River novella, Gone to Her Grave is the second exciting addition to the new romantic suspense series from Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot.

Quote-Tastic: Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper

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"Better Homes and Hauntings" was a disappointing book but it had some humorous moments. After being awoken in the middle of the night by screams, a group of workers, including our heroine, find themselves at loose ends. This little bit made me laugh.

Nina looked up at Deacon. "What are we going to do now?"
Deacon only shook his head. "I have no idea."
Jake adjusted the basketball shorts he wore as pajamas. "Well, I'm wide awake. Being jolted into consciousness by bloodcurdling screams will do that."
Dotty ran her fingers through her hair and gave a forced, cheerful smile. "We're playing Vodka Pursuit!" Nina asked, "What is Vodka Pursuit?"
"It's like Trivial Pursuit, only with more vodka. It will cheer everybody up, trust me. It will help." Dotty jumped off the bed and went scampering down the hall, yelling for Stolichnaya and pie pieces.
Jake glanced at the clock, which read 12:42."This is not going to end well."

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Book Share #125

 I'm participating in The Sunday Post, hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer; Showcase Sunday hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea; Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews; and Bought Borrowed and Bagged, hosted by TalkSupe. All of these memes are about sharing the print and digital books received and/or posts and events on the blog.

Winter came back - snow, ice, freezing rain. I have consumed a lot of cocoa and engaged in many snuggles with the cats. It's looking more and more as if Claude will go from Boarder Cat to Resident Cat but officially he's still boarding. He's become such a love and good snuggler. I've been doing more binge watching on NetFlix and I just finished Bomb Girls. I've gone through Bletchley Circle, 3 seasons of Murdoch Mysteries (that's all NetFlix has), and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. I tried Inspector Morse but it didn't hold my interest. Any other suggestions for me?