Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hometown Cowboy Release Day


Today we are celebrating the release of HOMETOWN COWBOY by Sara Richardson. This is the first book in her brand new series, Rocky Mountain Riders. You can buy it now and pre-order the next book in the series, Comeback Cowboy!

The Supernatural Pet Sitter by Diane Moat - Cover Reveal

Monday, February 27, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Lately I've been in a state of wanting to read but also wondering what else I could be doing. It's in no way a slump, it's more along the lines of, I don't know, not being captivated enough by my books?
Although that's hardly an excuse, in the past I've had no trouble putting down books that I would gladly devour in one sitting.
So maybe I'm just distracted. As I probably should since I'm in a too comfortable state of procrastination.

Sprinkled with Love by Jennifer Faye - Excerpt + Giveaway

Sprinkled with Love by Jennifer Faye What does one do with a matchmaking cat named Romeo? Spirited and beautiful, Jillian Parker is one of Marietta’s newest business owners. Still, her mother worries about Jillian’s bare ring finger. So in order to give her mother something else to fuss over, Jillian adopts a cat named Romeo. He turns out to be anything but a docile lap cat. One snowy night, Romeo makes a break for it. With Jillian right on his heels, they have a near miss with a passing pickup driven by Avery Wainwright, one of Jillian’s closest friends. A rodeo accident has the sexy cowboy returning home to recuperate, and he’s not happy about it. So when Avery finds himself lassoed into the Bachelor Bake-Off, he turns to the one person who has always helped him out—Jillian. But will teaching him to take chances outside of the show ring have them both discovering that their feelings for each other run much deeper than they ever imagined?

Friday, February 24, 2017

February Write On Review A Thon

Write On Review-a-Thon
The Write On Review-a-Thon is a challenge hosted by Book Bumblings. From Friday through Sunday, we all band together and write as many reviews as possible. It’s a weekend for you to either catch up on reviews or get ahead on upcoming ones. It doesn’t matter if you write one review or 10 – if you write a review, you’re in. Join this month’s challenge here.

The next review-a-thon will be this Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26.

As of now it seems I have all the books I have to reviews in control and set and really I all I have to do is write reviews that are waiting.
Sometimes easier said than done. It has been so hard for me to write lately. I'll start then have no clue where I was going with it, or decide that I can think better if I write it out in a notebook. Nope.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Song(s) of the Moment 2/21

Songs of the Moment is a bi-monthly feature I started where I pick a song that represents the week, day or month; that fits with a moment I recently had. Or that's been on repeat.

"That represents a moment I recently had." It's kind of sad when you realize it's been too long since you've had a "moment." At least one worth attaching a song to.

I've got another random munch of "stuck in my head" songs this week.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Splash of Lady Harriett by Rachael Anderson - Cover Reveal + Giveaway

Coming August 2017 from USA Today bestselling author Rachael Anderson
The Splash of Lady Harriett
When wills clash and hearts collide, who will come away victorious?

Friday, February 17, 2017

A List of Cages by Robin Roe - Book Review

25613472A List of Cages by Robin Roe
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Published January 10th 2017 by Disney-Hyperion

When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he's got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn't easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can't complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian--the foster brother he hasn't seen in five years.

Adam is ecstatic to be reunited. At first, Julian seems like the boy he once knew. He's still kind hearted. He still writes stories and loves picture books meant for little kids. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what's really going on inside his house. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Once Upon a Valentine - Release Day


Get your hands on ONCE UPON A VALENTINE, an anthology featuring brand new stories from some of your favorite paranormal and contemporary romance authors! Get your hands on it for just .99c - 100% of earned royalties go directly to the American Society of Autism. Find out more below! 

Monday, February 13, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Apparently I have not done an It's Monday post since the end of November. My excuse for the last month was that I did read-a-thon posts saying what I was reading instead. As for December, let's say holidays and  know that that's not entirely true.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Song of the Moment [2/7]

Songs of the Moment is a bi-monthly feature I started where I pick a song that represents the week, day or month; that fits with a moment I recently had. Or that's been on repeat.

This week I have two songs stuck in my head and one that I always listen to along with one of them.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Wanted by Betsy Schow - Book Review

29201137Wanted by Betsy Schow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
February 7th 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire

In the sequel to Spelled, can Robin Hood's daughter, Rexi, stop the Wicked Witch from finding Excalibur?

Fairy-Tale Survival Rule No. 52:
No matter how difficult the obstacles or all-powerful the evil villain, one can rest assured that the hero of the story never dies. The sidekicks though...they should be worried.

Rexi Hood is proud to be an outlaw. After all, she's the daughter of the infamous Robin Hood. But sidekick? Accomplice? Sorry, that wasn't in her story description. Yeah, she and Princess Dorthea of Emerald have been inseparable since they teamed up to fight the wickedest witch. But if Rexi doesn't figure out how to break the curse that binds them, forget being overshadowed by the spirited princess, Rexi's going to become a Forgotten, wiped from the pages of Story and reduced to a puddle of ink.
Not happening. No way in Spell.
Rexi's plan? Steal the sword Excalibur and use its magic to write her own tale. But Gwenevere has opened a new Academy of Villains in Camelot and danger lurks behind every plot twist. And you know how it goes in Story: keep your friends close and your enemies closer...

Friday, February 3, 2017

Hollywood at Play: Celebrating Celebrity and Simpler Times - Book Review

30772754Hollywood at Play: Celebrating Celebrity and Simpler Times by Stephen X. Sylvester
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
February 1st 2017 by Lyons Press
Fans from around the world continue to be fascinated by classic-era Hollywood (1925-1960) and its larger-than-life stars. Nostalgia for this simpler, more glamorous time offers a safe and temporary escape from our complex lives.
The authors capture this era with in Hollywood at Play, featuring unique and rarely seen images of such legendary stars as Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Judy Garland, W.C. Fields, and Tyrone Power enjoying fun and relaxation outside of their studios. Hollywood at Play presents iconic images of the classic stars taking time out from the demands of celebrity to enjoy dancing, bike-riding, roller skating, bowling, and playing tennis; diversions offering a chance to relax and be themselves.
This delightful and unique book will appeal to classic movie fans, and enthusiasts of celebrity, fashion, and Hollywood history. The photos contained in Hollywood at Play come from the collection of Eddie Brandt s Saturday Matinee, Hollywood s first and oldest family-owned photo archive. From the 800,000 images available in their collection the authors have chosen over 200 fascinating and rare photos to include in this book. Among the photos are eight rare photos of a young Marilyn Monroe at play; Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland frolicking at a pool party; Steve McQueen and James Garner astride McQueen s iconic motorcycle between takes of The Great Escape; Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee out on the town; Sammy Davis Jr. hamming it up with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra; and many others."

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Plan Cee by Hilary Grossman - Cover Reveal + Giveaway

Plan Cee by Hilary Grossman
About the Book

Would you abandon your present for a second chance at your past?

Cecelia Reynolds has spent most of her life trying to forget the commitment-phobic man who broke her heart. It wasn’t easy, but eventually she did it, or so she thought…

As Cecelia and her husband gather for a friend’s wedding, her perfect world is thrown into complete turmoil. Even though it’s been twenty years since she last laid eyes on Keith Emerson, all it takes is one glance for her to feel emotions she thought were long gone. When Keith ends up officiating the ceremony, she quickly realizes his message of love is directed at her, not the happy couple. But can she believe him?

We live our entire lives thinking we know ourselves. But do we ever really?

As secrets and lies cause Cecelia’s world to spin completely out of control, she is forced to seek advice from the most unlikely ally. In the process, she must confront the demons of her past and the events that shaped her into the woman she is now. Will she finally learn the real meaning of love, friendship, and family?

While this book is a sequel to Plan Bea, it also reads as a standalone.