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Light My Fire by Kristina Knight with Giveaway

Light My Fire by Kristina Knight with Giveaway

Welcome to my stop for Light My Fire, a new contemporary romance release from Kristina Knight published by eHarlequin.  Please be sure to check the other tour stops where you will find exclusive excerpts, and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where one lucky winner will get a $5 Amazon or Barnes gift card and 1 eBook title from Kristina’s backlist (does NOT include Light My Fire) .

Book Review:

What an utterly adorable story!  Taking the friends to lovers scenario, and giving us a clear glimpse into the possible pitfalls and worries of the situation, Kristina Knight gives us two characters to enjoy and cheer for.

Lily is Hollywood elite: daughter of a successful producer and an actress in her own right, she grew up in Malibu with everything one could ask for: parents who were involved and driven, a twin brother to protect her and keep her safe, and the brains, drive and determination to make plans and stick to them.  Read more

AudioBook Review Rusty Nailed: Cocktail #2 by Alice Clayton

AudioBook Review Rusty Nailed: Cocktail #2 by Alice Clayton

AudioBook Review

 

In my first introduction to the work of Alice Clayton, I jumped into Rusty Nailed hearing many good things about the first book.  Understanding that the characters were already developed, and this is continuing their story, I enjoyed the trajectory and portrayals of the characters.  While most of the humor, for me, was more in the ability to relate to the situations and issues, rather than a true laugh out loud moment, this helped keep moving the story forward and added a lightness to what was, at times, a rather stressful and trying situation. Read more

Wicked Nights: Men of Discovery Island #2 by Anne Marsh with Excerpt and Giveaway

Wicked Nights: Men of Discovery Island #2 by Anne Marsh with Excerpt and Giveaway

Good morning and welcome to my stop for the latest release from Anne Marsh:  Wicked Nights, book 2 in her Navy Rescue Swimmer Trilogy.  Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, read on for an excerpt, and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a $25 amazon gift card from Anne Marsh.

Book Review:

Some friendly and not always friendly banter and competition form the basis for this story.  Piper and Cal are cleverly drawn, both with their own issues and things to prove.  They had met one another as children, and now, years later they are renewing their friendship as adults, but it still carries that boys vs. girls tension that is familiar from elementary school playgrounds.  Now all grown up, they have both started to build their lives and careers, Cal after his hitch with the Navy, and Piper’s making a success of her dive business after success in the competition venue. Read more

AudioBook Review How to Steal a Dragon’s Sword: How to Train Your Dragon #9 by Cressida Cowell

AudioBook Review How to Steal a Dragon’s Sword: How to Train Your Dragon #9 by Cressida Cowell

AudioBook Review:

Coming to the end of this lovely series, I certainly will miss it. Fortunately, although there are currently just 10 titles produced in Audio, I have been told that book 11 (to wrap up the series) is slated to go into production in the spring of 2015.  So I don’t yet have to say goodbye to this clever fantasy.

By this installment of the series, you will have needed to follow along, too many ongoing situations and unresolved issues come to a climax, and without the information from the earlier titles, you will be hopelessly lost.  Read more

AudioBook Review How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel: How to Train Your Dragon #10 by Cressida Cowell

AudioBook Review How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel: How to Train Your Dragon #10 by Cressida Cowell

AudioBook Review

The tales from Hiccup Horrendous Haddock are coming to an end, and Cowell manages to acknowledge readers (now grown) who have followed from the start with a slightly darker tale, a bit sadder, very emotional, and gives us the next-to-last story in Hiccup’s tale.

The Dragons are rebelling, dramatically so, and Snotlout is the new King of the Hairy Hooligans, and in keeping with his personality, not a great one.  Hiccup is still quietly being the hero, and all of the characters that are so familiar to us are tested, and we get more from Valhallarama and learn about Fishlegs’ family as we muddle through the tension, the sad moments and the dark themes.  Read more

The Wedding Vow, Save the Date # 2: A Billionaire’s Demand by Cara Connelly with Giveaway

The Wedding Vow, Save the Date # 2: A Billionaire’s Demand by Cara Connelly with Giveaway

Welcome to my stop for Cara Connelly’s new release The Wedding Vow, book 2 in her Save the Date romance series.  Please be sure to check out the other tour stops and don’t forget to check out this excerpt and then enter the tour wide giveaway where you could win a Print Copy of THE WEDDING FAVOR and Another Prize TBD  from Cara Connelly.

Book Review:

I read the series “prequel” and found the writing smooth and polished, and characters easy to relate to.  It was a good book, but Connelly exceeded my expectations in this book.  The second full length, and third overall in this series, Connelly mixes a bit of mystery, secrets, horrible childhoods and take-no-prisoners characters to bring a story that kept me up WAY past my bedtime reading until I reached the end. It has been a VERY long time since I read until 2 or 3 in the morning, simply because I couldn’t bear to put a book down.

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AudioBook Review A Reason to Stay: Oak Hollow #1 by June Stevens

AudioBook Review A Reason to Stay: Oak Hollow #1 by June Stevens

AudioBook Review:

A quick and steamy read that brings us into the story of Jake and Ellie at a point of change.  These best friends each hold a torch for one another, but for their own reasons, they haven’t acted on it.  June Stevens sets the story and gives us the characters fully formed and set which speeds up the action and lead-time to steam. Read more

AudioBook Review: The Accidental Domme by Jim Lyon

AudioBook Review: The Accidental Domme by Jim Lyon

AudioBook Review

Most of the BDSM themed stories that I have encountered are from the sub point of view, with little to no input from the Dom and their interior monologue, so I was instantly intrigued with this new perspective and adding the Femdom storyline made it hard to pass up.

From inception to conclusion, Lyons presents several scenarios that are common and less so, with some insets from Wendy as she discovers a side of life she was heretofore unfamiliar.  As a personal trainer, Wendy already has the experience of being in charge, so her transitioning wasn’t that out of the box for me, even if it started on a strange note as a key holder. Read more

Crossing the Line: Paris Homicide #2 by Frédérique Molay with Excerpt and Giveaway

Crossing the Line: Paris Homicide #2 by Frédérique Molay with Excerpt and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop for Crossing the Line, book 2 Frédérique Molay’s Paris  Homocide procedural series, translated from the original French by Anne Trager. Please be sure to check the other tour stops, read the excerpt here and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could be one of the winners of   5 copies Print (US Only) or 5 digital copies (International) of Crossing the Line by Frédérique Molay.

Book Review

Nico Sirsky is back and hits the ground running (literally and figuratively) after his protracted leave while recovering from a gunshot.  A touch restless and ready to reclaim his position in the Chief’s office at the Parisian headquarters.  Life is better now than it was in our first encounter, his relationship with his ex-wife is settled, and his teenaged son is now living with him full-time, giving him a sense of family and connection to the boy that he worried was damaged irreparably during the divorce. Read more

AudioBook Review One Mountain Away: Goddesses Anonymous #1 by Emilie Richards

AudioBook Review:

Back again (and out of order) with another title from Emilie Richards.  I’ve had this audiobook review marinating for a while now, as there is so much going on in the story, and I’m still not completely settled on all of the elements.

Most certainly, this story focuses on relationships and the extent to which one will go to adjust, support, learn and grow simply by being present, or being put into a situation that shakes your own self-perception.  While this story is presumably about Charlotte and her struggles, we get to meet several other women who are important to this and future stories, and we see their interactions and supportive friendships that highlight the tone and message of this series. Read more