Friday, February 23, 2018

REVIEW TOUR - EULOGY by Rachel Van Dyken

Eulogy by Rachel Van Dyken Publication Date: February 20th, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance



All is lost.
I don't recognize myself in the mirror anymore.
My thoughts are filled with hatred and dripping with rage.
I've lost my soul.
She took it to the depths of Hell with her and haunts me with images of what could have been.
Sixty lives are mine to take.
Sixty lives stand in the way of my vengeance.
Sixty lives plus one more.
When the last drop of blood falls — mine will be spilled.
Only one person stands in the way.
She doesn't realize I'll kill her too.
I don't own a heart.
And even if I did — I wouldn't fall prey to its lies again.
I am Chase Abandonato.
Heir to a legacy of betrayal.
And I will kill them all.
Even if it means pointing the gun at myself.
A life for a life.
A soul for a soul.
Now I lay me down to sleep… I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Blood in. No out.



Review by Kelly:

One of the hottest, most soul-crushing, darkest mafia romances I've ever had the pleasure of devouring. Chase is lost. The man we knew and loved has expired and in his place is raw rage encased in a plot for revenge. There's no hope, no light. She thinks she can be the reason, the change. She thinks too much. Or does she? Cracks begin to appear in my hardened shell, pieces start to break. I have nothing left to live for yet she makes me feel. Her innocence stirs my soul. No! I have to keep going. Nothing can bring me back. Revenge will be my only salvation. Blood in. No out. 

"Sometimes the person you'd take a bullet for is the person behind the trigger. "


-Taylor Swift

Meet the Author:

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Coming Soon: The Dandelion by Michelle Leighton!

The Dandelion by Michelle Leighton

At thirty-five, Abigail Simmons has mastered only one thing—running. When tragedy strikes, she runs. This time her urge to flee brings Abi back to her hometown, where she hopes she can find the peace she’s always searched for. That hope is dashed when Abi’s ex, Sam Forrester, bumps his way back into her life.

Sam has flourished in ways Abi hasn’t. From the outside, he has it all—a successful medical practice, a beautiful daughter, and a charming wife.

Who is dying.

Sara Forrester is dying and her final wish is for Sam to find love again so she can meet the woman who will finish raising her daughter and grow old with her husband. Abi seems like the perfect fit, but what Sara doesn’t know is that Abi has a secret, a secret no one could guess.

And it’s a deal breaker.  

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About Michelle Leighton

With sales nearing the two million mark, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and internationally bestselling author M. Leighton is now turning her pen toward another side of relationships with her work as Michelle Leighton. From her upcoming emotionally charged story, The Dandelion, to her domestic noir entitled Strings, Michelle’s stories are sure to bring all the depth you’ve come to expect from M. Leighton with a new edge that will have you quickly turning page after page.


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The Copper Smith Farmhouse


Gigi has just uprooted her whole world to start a new life. The unexpected gift of a farmhouse in small-town Montana is just what she and her daughter need to escape big-city loneliness. The last thing she needs is attitude from the town’s sheriff, the most perfectly attractive and ruggedly handsome man she’s ever laid eyes on―and a complete jerk.  Jess knows all about women like Gigi. Beautiful. Sexy. Scheming. She’s stolen his sanctuary, the farmhouse that should have been his. But along with a face full of freckles, she’s got a sharp wit and a backbone of steel―something he doesn’t discover until after making a complete fool of himself. If he can earn back her trust and win her heart, he might just find the home he’s always needed.

Review by Heather Mc.:

Gigi and her daughter Rowen inherit The Copper Smith Farmhouse in Prescott Montana from her elderly friend Ben.  Ben left Prescott after his wife passed never to return, however, he kept his farmhouse and he left Jesse (Brick) to take care of and maintain the house in his absence.  You see Ben took Jesse under his wing as a child when he had a hard home life, he taught him, he helped him, he cared for him like a father and it was very hard on Jesse when Ben left but he understood.  He always LOVED the farmhouse and his heart was broken when he found that Ben left the house to Gigi and Rowen.  He thought the worst of Gigi and was not very welcoming.  Gigi was struggling because she didn’t understand his hostility when Ben said he was an amazing man and everyone in town loved the Sheriff.

Slowly but surely Jesse learns the truth and sets out to make things right.  Now starts a love affair that is sweet and fun and exciting.  Not only between Jesse and his Georgia but also Jesse and Rowen, his “Little Bit”, watching him with her was adorable.  Their initial happiness is short-lived.  There is danger in Prescott, Jesse needs to find out what is happening and who is bringing all of the drugs in.  Who is stealing from the towns people, who is threatening the serenity they all know and love.

I have to say that I started this series out of order and it was fine, however, you NEED to read them all, just because they are all awesome.  Devney Perry makes you feel like you are there, she endears her characters, even when they are being jerks.  She makes you feel and she makes you see and you feel like you know them.  While I will admit this is not my favorite of the series I still feel this is a 5 star read, all are.  Please do yourself a favor and pick up the Jamison Valley Series you will thank me.

One Lucky Cowboy by Carolyn Brown


Jane Day is on the run from a former fiancĂ© who's out to kill her. In Wichita Falls, Texas, she meets Nellie Luckadeau, a spitfire of an old lady who desperately needs someone to work on her ranch. But Nellie's drop-dead gorgeous grandson "Lucky Slade" is sure he can spot a con artist a mile away. He's determined not to let some upstart like Jane fleece his granny.  When his signature intimidation methods don't convince Jane to leave, he pours on the charm to make her spill what she's up to. She's happy to play along, but she's not going to let this hot, hostile cowboy run her off his land when all she needs is a lucky break...

When Jane can’t sleep the night before her wedding it was divine intervention that stopped her from making the biggest mistake of her life and saved her life in the process.  She could never have known where she would land would bring her to her home, her real home.

When Slade saw the new maid his Grandmother hired he immediately knew something was wrong, he thought she was for sure a con artist.  Can Jane make Slade see that she isn’t, does she even want too?  Slade and Jane’s relationship from the very beginning was tumultuous, it was a hate/hate/maybe like/hate/hate/like to love relationship.  Jane was a good character who at times could be strong, independent, caring but also immature little girl.  Slade was a strong, stubborn, caring but also could be an immature boy.

REVIEW by Heather Mc:

I struggle with this review because I do not want to give away any spoilers and I also don’t want to sound like I did not enjoy the book because I did.  What I typically not like in a book worked in One Lucky Cowboy and what I typically like would have taken away from storyline of the book.  The only thing I would have changed is at time it seemed angst was simply there to create angst where it wasn’t needed.  Kind of a 1 step forward 2 steps back situation, if that was tamed down a bit I would easily give the book 4.5 stars.  With that and some inconsistencies within the book I have to say it is a 3.5 star read but the storyline was a 4.5 star read.  I definitely think it is worth a read and I hope you enjoy as much as I did.

The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah


Alaska, 1974.

Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed.

For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival.

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. 
Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown.

At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the Allbrights’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources. 

But as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own. In the wild, there is no one to save them but themselves. 

Review by Heather Mc:

The Great Alone is not the typical genre I would read, however, the synopsis drew me in and as I began to read it drew me in more and more hook line and sinker.  I was to enthralled in the beginning I couldn’t put it down.  

Ernt Albright needs an escape from his demons, he is haunted and he needs to find peace.  Cora is Ernt’s wife and she will do anything for her husband, including blindly following him to the ends of the earth to allow him to find the peace he needs after his return from War.  Ernt, Cora and Leni, their daughter move to the wilderness of Alaska and start their new life.  They have to learn to live off of the land and prepare for the long winters.   They must know how to protect themselves from the wildlife that surrounds them.  

Leni makes friends in the town and Cora is trying to keep their family together while Ernt alienates everyone.  When winter hits the book changes and where there was some hope and some bad times as it goes on the bad times just keep on coming.

People read books for many reasons and I don’t need a book to be all hearts and flowers and feel good but there is a very, very fine line of sadness and utter despair and when you read and keep on reading and there just is NOTHING that gives some light to the people you have become so invested in it becomes very hard to keep reading for me.  What I will say is that the book was amazing in the fact that it was so real.  You felt the trials and tribulations as they did.  You felt for Ernt but you really felt for Cora and Leni and you felt their love for Ernt but also their despair, you felt their devotion to Ernt.

I can say you will need some tissues, I am not a crier and I cried, you cannot really read this and not have some strong emotions.  4 stars.

New Release - Return to Us by Christy Pastore

Title: Return to Us
Series: The Harbour #3
Author: Christy Pastore
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2018


I married the man of every woman’s dreams.
My husband is the leading man in their filthy fantasies. I know because they’ve told me.
Matthew Barber is Tinsel Town’s most sought-after movie star and I’m the girl next door. Tinley Atkinson, the former child star with an Ivy League education, and the daughter of a deceased Broadway legend.
Three short years later, it’s all crashing down.
We were the quintessential celebrity couple—Mattley, Hollywood’s Heartthrob and America’s Sweetheart.
We fell in love, and the whole world watched as our fairytale romance unfolded between the pages of glossy magazine spreads and candid moments splashed online.
The public is fascinated with the rumors swirling around us—I’m the jilted wife and he’s the no-good cheater. I’m infertile and years of drug abuse is to blame. He wants kids and I would rather have a career.
He’s the love of my life.
What am I going to do about that?
Marriage is tough and it’s even tougher in Hollywood, I’m ready to fight . . .
For me.
For him.
For us.


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Christy Pastore lives in the Midwest with her husband, their springer spaniel, Bailey, and their crazy cool cat, Boomer. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising and Marketing. Writing has always been a part of her life. Her first writing gig was for a celebrity entertainment website. Later she went on to create her own blogazine and media company combining her love of writing with fashion and marketing.

When's she not writing flirty and dirty books or updating her celebrity fashion blog, she loves shopping online, binge watching her favorite shows and daydreaming.

She believes books, especially love stories are an escape from the real world.

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Bold Heroine's – Swoony Hero's with a Naughty Side— Guilty Pleasure Reads and TV Shows – Designer Handbags – Men In Suits – Black and White Photos— Sexy Accents— Snow— Pinterest – Twitter – Instagram— Wine— Champagne— Soy Latte's – Gummi Bears— Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches – Pickles—Popcorn— Sparkling Water— Eye Cream— Pedicures— Traveling— 80's Music— Musicals— Movie Trailers – Celebrity Red Carpet Interviews – Award Shows – Making Lists.


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Lauren Harper wanted four things.
And to annihilate Roman Pierce.
Sure, he was a smooth, smart and sexy attorney who made the senior partners at their law firm cream their pants. But he was also an annoying cocky jerk who she’d been competing with since they had both been hired over a year ago.
And Lauren didn’t care how amazing his smile was or how hot his body was underneath that suit—the firm-sponsored fun run had a lot to answer for—he was a ruthless, ambitious prick who would stop at nothing to climb the corporate ladder. He’d even climb over her given half the chance. Sadly, she’d probably enjoy that.
That wasn’t what she was supposed to be thinking.
She did not want him climbing over or under her, or doing anything else to her.
He was the enemy. Destroying him was the only option.
Wiping that smug, beautiful grin off his gorgeous, obnoxious face, a bonus.
Now, if she could just keep her objective in check and obliterate him before he did the same to her.