Thursday, April 17, 2014

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Tea and Primroses by Tess Thompson

Publisher: Booktrope
Series: Legley Bay Collection
Format Read: e-book
Source: from publisher in exchange for honest review
Release Date: February 16, 2014
Buying Links: Amazon* | Book Depository*Barnes & Noble
* affiliate links; the blog receives a small commission from purchases made through these links.

Blurb from goodreads:

Nothing is as it seemed in calm, quaint Legley Bay.

Famous novelist Constance Mansfield lived a seemingly straightforward – if private – and somewhat predictable life. Friends, beloved daughter Sutton, a beautiful home, and all the success an author could wish for. A perfect life….but was it?

When a hit and run accident suddenly takes her mother’s life, Sutton finds hidden secrets with her heartbreak. Emotional walls she assumed Constance had built to protect her privacy may have been to protect something – or someone – else entirely. Family and friends return home for support, including her own lost-love, Declan. He’s the first thing she craves to help her cope with her loss and the questions she’s left with, but he’s also the last person she wants to see. Will he be able to put down roots at last?

Can the loss of true love be the making of a life, or is it destined to be the undoing of everything? When money, power and love combine across time, anything is possible.

Cat Thursday - To Bleach or Not to Bleach?

 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.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bea Reviews Magic and Murder Among the Dwarves by Erik Bundy

Publisher: Untold Press
Format Read: Kindle book
Source: publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: March 15, 2014
Buying Links: Amazon*Barnes & Noble
* affiliate links; the blog receives a small commission from purchases made through these links.

Blurb from goodreads:

Amanda is used to living a life that is less than ordinary. Haunted nightly by her late husband, she is a psychic living next door to a colony of dwarves. Despite males normally taking on the task, the colony’s females ask her to find a lost baby for them, and then hire her to tell them who strangled their midwife with a diaper and cut out her gossiping tongue.

She’s thrilled at the honor, but Amanda must learn to tame her own unruly psychic power. The shadowy side of her gift raises a demon that attacks her, stalks her, and slashes her hand. When she feels something live wriggle in her wound, she knows no one can fight her battle for her. She must face her demon alone.

The town’s sheriff asks Amanda to help him solve the disappearance of a missing teenage girl. Her involvement in this case brings a predator into her life, an enemy who allies himself with her demon. To make matters worse, the midwife’s murderer comes after her, too. Amanda, though, has no intention of becoming anyone’s victim.

Death is no longer her worst possible fate.

Interview with Tessa Bailey & A Giveaway!

Welcome to my stop on the tour for Unfixable, a new romance by Tessa Bailey. Tessa lives in the crazy, loud, overcrowded borough of Brooklyn, New York with her husband and young daughter. She loves it here. The city is a constant source of inspiration, which is why she's decided to set her most recent books in the Line of Duty Series there. When she isn't writing or reading romance, Tessa enjoys a good argument and thirty-minute recipes.

 She moved to New York when she was eighteen, the day after she graduated high school. Threw her suitcase in the back of a Chevrolet Cavalier and drove across the country to find her adventure. She's still finding it, little by little.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CarolKat Reviews Gargoyle: Three Enchanting Romance Novellas

Publisher: SB Group
Format Read: ebook
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: July 10, 2013
Buying Links: Amazon* | Book Depository* | ARe* | Barnes & Noble
* affiliate links; the blog receives a small commission from purchases made through these links.

Blurb from goodreads:

The mysterious lives of gargoyles.
They don't just hang out on buildings.
They right wrongs. They wreak havoc.
And they change the lives of unsuspecting people who never see them coming.

The hero...
Craig knows that Bea is in trouble. But Craig can't do anything about it--because he's a garden gargoyle and Bea can't hear his warnings. When unexpected visitors arrive to help, Craig finds the power he had all along. Now the neighborhood will never be the same.

The touchstone...
When a thunderstorm transports software expert Rose Waldman to thirteenth century France, she meets hunky stonemason Julien, who is secretly creating a gargoyle in defiance of his master mason. Can independent gadget loving Rose trust her life and heart to Julien, and can she really never go home again?

And the freak just trying to get along...
Sentenced to burn at the stake for sorcery, Merofled volunteers to help jaded warrior Alaric kill a gargoyle that threatens her village. But Merofled soon discovers the gargoyle is not a monster at all. It's a misfit just like her. Can she persuade Alaric to spare the gargoyle-and herself?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Quote-Tastic #42 Alien Sex Probe and Diaper Clad Man-babies

Join us every Monday and share a favorite quote that's grabbed you for one reason or another. Everyone's welcome to join in - authors, bloggers, readers. The more the merrier! Just grab the button and put up your post :) Don't have a blog? No worries, just leave your favorites in the comment section.  Quote-tastic is hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup.

One of my fave authors is Jodi Redford. She writes steamy, fun romances and is a blast to chat with in Twitter and facebook. This quote is from her most recent book, "Sweet Sizzle: A Red Hot Valentine Story".  In the first quote, Rory is not a fan of Valentine's Day but she's out delivering baked goods for the holiday. She's talking in the phone to her partner and friend, Hailey. In the second quote, she's at the fire station talking to two fire fighters, Ben her ex and a new fighter Michael.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Book Share #84

 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, Bought Borrowed and Bagged, hosted by TalkSupe, and Library Loot co-hosted by The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief. All of these memes give book bloggers the chance to share print and digital books they've received, and the posts and events at their blogs.

I took some time off last week to go see my dad. He's sliding downhill but rallied while I was there and seemed happy to see me. He has Alzheimers, among other health problems, so his recognizing me is a big deal. The week ended with my birthday and I'm doing a giveaway to celebrate; be sure to enter.