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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cowboy Heat: Western Romance for Women ~ by Delilah Devlin, Randi Alexander, Shoshanna Evers, Sabrina York ~ Review

When I seen the lineup for Cowboy Heat, I knew it was a book that I must read! This is a great lineup of authors who are very talented. Each story contained great characters and scenes that were oh wow, steamy! I love a book about cowboys and this book contains fourteen stories awesome stories about fourteen HOT cowboys. What more could a girl ask for?

There are many great stories included and it would be really hard to choose a favorite. Some of my favorite authors that are included in this anthology. Randi Alexander has a great story about a couple that has both been through a lot. They just might be what each other is looking for. I really liked this story.

Sabrina York has a story titled A Cowboy for Delilah. The title was enough to interest me. The story was even better!

There were several authors that I had not had the opportunity to read yet and I know now that I certainly would love to read more of their work. I don't think their was an author in this anthology that I would not love to read more of! 

There are so many great stories I could go on and on about all of them, however I think I will just let you grab your own copy and read each of these steaming hot stories for yourself. Each story is just right for a quick read before bed, or while you are waiting for an appointment. I have to say that a few of them I would love to find out more about the characters in a few of the stories. 

If you enjoy steaming hot stories, about extremely hot cowboys and the women that love them, then I think you will really enjoy this anthology. 

I was given the opportunity to read this book so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you on Cowboy Heat.

Stay by Jennifer Silverwood ~ Release Day Blitz ~ GLITERARY GIRL MEDIA

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4Word Press is releasing it's first title

Stay

by Jennifer Silverwood

AVAILABLE Tuesday APRIL 29, 2014

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Rona believes love is nothing more than a myth, a tale for little girls. Until the immortal ruler of the seas appears from thin air and she is swept into a dark and dangerous affair; turning myth into a dark reality.
Ordained a savior of true love, Rona realizes that love is just an illusion as grandiose as magic and after two-thousand years she is ready to give up. Until the night she is seen by a human, deep in the underbelly of the city that never sleeps. She recognizes him instantly, a lost love. Trouble is, he has no memory of her. 
Tasked with saving this man's relationship with another woman, Rona must to learn what it means to be human all over again when past and present come full circle.  
Does love transcend time or will Rona be forced to roam the earth alone, forever? 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Everyone has to begin somewhere. I began my journey to becoming an author long before I published anything. Storytelling was something I did every night before bed with my father. We would create such wonderful tales together, far better than anything in books. It sprung from our imaginations. My mother ingrained a love for the written world early on. Then my grandpa gave me his first type writer when I was in elementary school. You can guess the rest.
But it was many years later, after dabbling in all the arts, that I realized writing was my greatest passion. I grew up on the far outskirts of the Metroplex of Texas, a busy world of cities within cities. It’s easy to get lost in a place like this. Some might argue that Dallas is the “New York” of the south and I might agree. Rather than worry about being a little fish in a big pond, however, I made up my mind long ago to follow my dreams. The funny thing about dreams is they have a tendency to come to life in unexpected ways.
My best friends were my twin next door neighbors. (Inspiration for the three main ladies in Silver Hollow) We made up our own little book club, complete with readings and brainstorming sessions. I loved reading to them and they loved “the story,” as we dubbed whatever project we were working on. As we grew up and went on to different careers and schools, and I tried three different universities. Needless to say, college didn’t pan out well for me. So I did the next sensible thing and decided to write “for real.”
By day I am personal assistant and simple childcare worker at the local Learning Center for preschoolers. But by night, I moonlight as an independently published author of Young/New Adult and fantasy novels. My hope is that you enjoy my books and are encouraged to follow your dreams as well.

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All Things Returned By Ute Carbone ~ Bridging the Gap Promotions Blog Tour ~Giveaway

All Things Returned
By Ute Carbone
Anton & Lenora Book 3

Giveaway
Ute is giving away 2 copies of books 1 and 2 in this series, Sweet Lenora and To The Wind. Please use the RaffleCopter below to enter. 












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BLURB: 

San Francisco
Anton and Lenora Boudreaux have settled into an idyllic cottage overlooking San Francisco Bay. They’ve left trouble behind them and found happily ever after—family, friends, and a business that has every expectation of being successful. Until the Willow sails into port.
The captain of Willow, Jacob Lowell, is privy to secrets that threaten Lenora’s reputation and Anton’s life. When Anton sails to Seattle on a business enterprise, Jacob tries to blackmail Lenora, threatening to expose all he knows and forcing her to make decisions that will test her love of Anton and her life with him. 
All Things Returned is the third book in the Anton and Lenora historical novella series. 

Historical Romance Women’s Fiction
66 pages

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About the Author:


Ute (who pronounces her name Oooh-tah) Carbone is an award winning author of women’s fiction, comedy, and romance. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, where she spends her days walking, eating chocolate and dreaming up stories.





Books and Stories by Ute Carbone:

Blueberry Truth
The P-Town Queen
Afterglow
Searching for Superman
The Lilac Hour
To The Wind
Dancing in the White Room


For more about Ute and her books, Please Visit:
Web page:  http://www.utecarbone.com/
Blog: http://ute-carbone.blogspot.com/
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

THE COWBOY IMPORTS A BRIDE by Cora Seton ~ Goddess Fish Promotions Super Book Blast ~ Giveaway


THE COWBOY IMPORTS A BRIDE
by Cora Seton


Cora will award a $100 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Please leave a comment below along with your email address. To increase your chances of winning visit the other tour stops. You may find those locations here...   http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2014/03/sbb-cowboys-of-chance-creek-by-cora.html


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Rob Matheson's a fighter. Flattening enemies with his fists or with his legendary practical jokes, he's a tough enemy, and a troublesome friend. But Rob doesn't know how much longer he can keep up the act. As his buddies get married one by one, he's left with his lonely life - and the sinking feeling he lost more than his dreams when he traded them for a thick skin. Now Rob's father has issued a challenge - he'll give 200 acres of prime Montana ranchland to the first of his four sons to wed. No conditions, no meddling. Could this be a chance to become the man he really wants to be?

Morgan Tate's worked for years to climb the ladder to a top job at Cassidy Wineries, but Duncan Cassidy, the boss' son, always stands in her way. Now he's issued an ultimatum; marry him or he'll make sure she never works in the wine industry again. Morgan wants marriage - and a family - but not with Duncan. A certain cowboy in Chance Creek, Montana, has stolen her heart.

When Rob offers Morgan a proposition - marry him and split the land - they both find themselves with an ethical dilemma. They don't know each other well enough to wed, but they can't lie about their intentions before God and man, either.

Now they've got sixty days to fall in love, and a passel of family and friends determined to keep them apart. The victims of Rob's previous jokes are lining up to get their revenge, and Morgan's half-sister, Claire, is stirring up their mother's past.

Will it take the biggest practical joke of all to convince the world - and themselves - that they're truly meant to be man and wife?

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“It isn't a joke,” he said softly. “I want a chance to change. To be the man I know I can be. I wish I could say that I love you, that I want to spend every waking moment of my life with you, and ask you to marry me for real. I think I will be able to say that to you someday soon. I think…really soon.” He swallowed hard at the very thought. “But we've known each other for so short a time, I can't say it yet. I'm sorry.” He got to his knees again, ready to stand up and head right back out the door. He never should have said anything to Morgan. Now he'd probably blown his chance with the only woman he thought he could fall in love with someday.

“I understand,” Morgan said calmly, freezing him in place. “I appreciate how honest you've been. Sit down again for a minute. Can I tell you what I want?” 

He sat down, wrapped his arms around his knees and waited, his heart pounding at what she might say. This was by far the strangest conversation he'd ever had. The most liberating, too. “Definitely.”

“I want three things and I'll do just about anything to get them.” She looked him straight in the eye, though he had a feeling it was hard for her to do so. “First, I want a winery—which means I need a vineyard.” She held up one finger. “Second, I have some money saved up, but even if I had some land, I'd still need about twenty-thousand dollars more to buy rootstock and get it started.” Another finger. “And third…”

“Third…?” Rob held his breath.

“I want a baby.”

Heat blossomed inside him the moment his brain processed the concept of making a baby with Morgan. Images of her in his bed, writhing beneath him, gazing at him as he joined with her, clouded his head until he couldn't think straight. Morgan wasn't saying no to his proposal. In fact, maybe she was saying… “A baby with me?” 


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Cora Seton loves cowboys, country life, gardening, bike-riding, and lazing around with a good book. Mother of four, wife to a computer programmer/eco-farmer, she ditched her California lifestyle nine years ago and moved to a remote logging town in northwestern British Columbia.

Like the characters in her novels, Cora enjoys old-fashioned pursuits and modern technology, spending mornings transforming a neglected one-acre lot into a paradise of orchards, berry bushes and market gardens, and afternoons writing the latest Chance Creek romance novel on her iPad mini. Visit www.coraseton.com to read about new releases, contests and other cool events!


Blog: www.coraseton.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/coraseton
Twitter: www.twitter.com/coraseton

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Monday, April 21, 2014

FAR GONE by Laura Griffin ~ Guest Post ~ GIVEAWAY


FAR GONE
 by Laura Griffin


Laura is giving away a signed copy of her new book FAR GONE. Leave a comment for a chance to win!

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I am so honored to have Laura Griffin Stop by today. She is here to talk to us about Far Gone, which is a WONDERFUL story. You may find my review here. Welcome Laura, I'm so happy to have you here today!

Thanks for inviting me to visit! 
It’s been an exciting time with the release of my first hardcover book, FAR GONE. Holding the book in my hands for the first time was a joyful moment! 
FAR GONE is the story of Andrea Finch, an Austin homicide detective who is on leave from her job when she gets a distress call from her younger brother in West Texas. She wants to ignore his plea for cash, but she thinks something is very wrong so she goes out to investigate. She soon meets FBI agent Jon North, who is working undercover to solve a murder that may be part of a broader plot... and he believes Andrea’s brother is involved.
The new book is a bit different from the Tracers series I have been writing lately.  Both the main characters, Andrea and Jon, are new. But readers of the Tracers series will recognize a few familiar Tracers who play a role in the forensic aspects of the investigation. It was fun to weave some of my favorite characters from previous books into the story.
Writing FAR GONE was an adventure because I got to meet and interview all sorts of law enforcement people, from cops to FBI agents. I had fun writing the action scenes in the story, but I also enjoyed the romance between Jon and Andrea. From the very beginning, Andrea doesn’t trust Jon because she knows he’s investigating her brother... and yet she feels drawn to him anyway. I liked watching their romance unfold along with the mystery. I hope you will, too!
I’m giving away a signed copy of the book, so leave a comment if you’d like a chance to win!

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Griffin started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of romantic suspense. The author of twelve novels, she has won numerous awards, including a 2012 RITA Award for Scorched and a 2010 RITA Award for Whisper of Warning.  Laura lives in Austin, Texas. Find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LauraGriffinAuthor or visit www.lauragriffin.com.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Belong To You (Riding Tall #10) by Cheyenne McCray ~ Review ~

I have had the wonderful opportunity to read quite a few books by the talented Cheyenne McCray now. I have enjoyed each book and found each one to be a real page turner. Belong To You I found not only to be a real page turner full of suspense but also a tear jerker in places. 

I felt an instant connection to Anna Batista. She is just one really wholesome family girl, living to help take care of her family. She loves her Aunt, Uncle, and little cousins and is so pleased that they are all together. 

She attends a debate with her best friend. Her best friend's brother (a jerk if I may add) is debating the current sheriff (a real good guy). Anna meets Sheriff Mike McBride and there is an instant connection between these two. After much personal debate Anna decides to meet Mike for drinks and the connection grows deeper. 

However when the jerk Chad finds out about this blooming relationship he adds some major drama to the situation that makes me like the jerk even less. I won't tell you too much about this because it is a major part of the storyline.  However this does lead to some major tension between Anna and Mike and also leads to some very serious tear jerker moments. 

I really enjoyed this story, It didn't take me very long at all to read. There is plenty of drama, a few steamy scenes, and some really sweet family moments. On the whole I just really enjoyed this story. 

I know I will be looking forward to reading more of  Cheyenne McCray's work. It doesn't seem to matter what genre she writes in, she writes one really awesome storyline that totally keeps me entertained. I have really enjoyed this Riding Tall series and I look forward to reading more of these books as well. Honestly I'm looking forward to reading what ever Ms. McCray has out next as well.

I was given the opportunity to read this book so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you on Belong To You.

Stealing Fire by Susan Sloate ~ Review ~

I hosted a blog tour for Stealing Fire by Susan Sloate a few months ago. The more I read about Stealing Fire during the tour the more I just had to read this book. It just sounded like a really awesome story and let me tell you I really was not disappointed at all. I really enjoyed this book. I found myself not being able to set it down. I just could not wait to see what was going to happen next or how in the world this wonderful couple was ever going to find their way together. 

Amanda Harary is trying to get a break in the musical business, however it's just not happening for her. So she is currently working at a hotel. She gets to met and talk to lots of interesting people and she is great at fixing any problem that may arise for their clients. When she meets Beau Kellogg, her life changes. She feels like she has met a real celebrity because she listened to the songs he wrote when she was a child. They were some of her very favorite. 

I love how these two make a connection over the phone without meeting for quite a while. I love that Beau gives Amanda confidence and I love that Amanda gives Beau the peace and tranquility that he needs to be creative again. 

There were so many things I truly enjoyed about this story. Their may be an age difference between these two but as I always say age is just a number. Does it really matter when you have found the love of your life? These two have a LOT of things that get in their way of being together. My heart broke for each of them many times through out the story. At one point I found myself with tears in my eyes saying to myself "please tell me this is not how this wonderful story is going to play out". It wasn't, the ending was not quite what I was expecting but I hope that it is leading where I think it was. 

This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by Susan Sloate, however I did host several tours for her books. They all sound great and I would love to read more of her work. I found her voice to be one that I truly enjoyed reading. So I know I will be stalking blog tours to host Susan again when ever she has another tour and I'll be looking forward to reading what ever she has out. 

I was given the opportunity to read this book so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you on Stealing Fire.