Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Wishlist Wednesday


*Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that is on your bookish wishlist*

THE BOOK OF LIVING SECRETS by Madeleine Roux

Publisher
Quill Tree Books
Release Date: March 1, 2022 
Pages: 400

THE STORY:

Perfect for fans of The Hazel Wood, this genre-bending page-turner from New York Times bestselling author Madeleine Roux follows two girls who transport themselves into the world of their favorite book only to encounter the sinister alternate reality that awaits them.
No matter how different best friends Adelle and Connie are, one thing they’ve always had in common is their love of a little-known gothic romance novel called Moira. So when the girls are tempted by a mysterious stranger to enter the world of the book, they hardly suspect it will work. But suddenly they are in the world of Moira, living among characters they’ve obsessed about for years.
Except…all is not how they remembered it. The world has been turned upside down: The lavish balls and star-crossed love affairs are now interlaced with unspeakable horrors. The girls realize that something dark is lurking behind their foray into fiction—and they will have to rewrite their own arcs if they hope to escape this nightmare with their lives. 
LINK: Goodreads


MEET THE AUTHOR


New York Times Bestselling Author of the ASYLUM series, Allison Hewitt Is Trapped, Sadie Walker Is Stranded and the upcoming House of Furies series.

MADELEINE ROUX received her BA in Creative Writing and Acting from Beloit College in 2008. In the spring of 2009, Madeleine completed an Honors Term at Beloit College, proposing, writing and presenting a full-length historical fiction novel. Shortly after, she began the experimental fiction blog Allison Hewitt Is Trapped. Allison Hewitt Is Trapped quickly spread throughout the blogosphere, bringing a unique serial fiction experience to readers.

Born in Minnesota, she now lives and works in Seattle, Washington. 

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Monday, December 27, 2021

BLOG TOUR - Harlequin Series Winter 2021-2022 INVESTIGATOR Blog Tour: His to Defend by Sharon C. Cooper

      

Hiya, Booknerds! I was lucky enough to be selected to be a host for the Harlequin Series Winter 2021-2022 INVESTIGATOR Blog TourAs such, I will give you some details about the interesting books as well as their lovely authors. 

And you also get a BOOKISH BONUS: 

*A delightful morsels of excerpts can be found below*

ABOUT THE BOOKS:





HIS TO DEFEND by Sharon C. Cooper 

Publisher: 
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 28, 2021
Genre: Adult Romance
Pages
288

THE STORY:
A romantic reunion…threatened by their past. Amina Kelly broke Sergeant Maxwell Layton's heart when she married his best friend. But the detective never forgot her…or the sizzling attraction they never acted on. Years later, while Maxwell and Amina work together to find her ex's killer, Maxwell finds his desire for the nurse stronger than ever. As he puts his life on the line to keep Amina safe, Maxwell realizes that the greatest risk of all might be to his heart. 
BUY LINKS:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble 
EXCERPT:  Amazon







EXCERPT:

“Do you think the break-in is connected to the mugging?” Amina asked.

Maxwell’s eyebrows shot up. If he didn’t know better, he would’ve thought she was a mind reader. Earlier, when he considered the two incidences might’ve been connected, he hadn’t planned to say anything to her just yet. But in case they were, he needed to do some digging. What he didn’t want to do was scare her, but he also wanted her to be on alert.

“Yes,” he said honestly. “It’s too much of a coincidence. I’m even wondering if that botched mugging wasn’t an attempted kidnapping.”

Her hand went to her chest. “If you’re trying to scare me, it’s working.”

“Sweetheart, the last thing I want to do is scare you, but something is going on. Until we figure out what, I think you should stay here. In the meantime, can you think of anything you have that someone might want? A family heirloom? Gold? Bonds? A limited-edition book? Anything?”

“No, nothing like that. I have a pair of diamond earrings that my parents gave me when I graduated from high school.”

“I might be way off with this next question, but I have to ask. Do you have anything of Jeremy’s?”

She frowned. “Not that I can think of—why?”

“I don’t know. I might be way off, but I wonder if any of this has to do with his murder?” Maxwell wiped his hands and grabbed his cell phone off the counter. About a half an hour ago, Danny had texted him a still shot of the suspect.

Maxwell held up his phone to her. “Do you recognize this guy?”

Amina stared at the photo for a few minutes. The quality wasn’t great, and much of the man’s face was hard to make out, but she might know him.

She eventually shook her head. “He doesn’t look familiar. Should I know him? Who is he?”

“The suspected killer.”


ABOUT THE AUTHORS:


HIS TO DEFEND: USA Today bestselling author Sharon C. Cooper loves anything that involves romance with a happily-ever-after, whether in books, movies or real life. She writes contemporary romance, as well as romantic suspense and enjoys rainy days, carpet picnics, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. When Sharon is not writing or working, she’s hanging out with her amazing husband. To read more about Sharon, visit www.sharoncooper.net.


Happy Reading!

Monday, December 20, 2021

BLOG TOUR - Harlequin Series Winter 2021-2022 INVESTIGATOR Blog Tour Titles

     

Hiya, Booknerds! I was lucky enough to be selected to be a host for the Harlequin Series Winter 2021-2022 INVESTIGATOR Blog TourAs such, I will give you some details about the interesting books as well as their lovely authors. 

And you also get a BOOKISH BONUS: 

*A delightful morsels of excerpts can be found below*

ABOUT THE BOOKS:



LITTLE GIRL GONE by Amanda Stevens  

Publisher: 
Harlequin Desire
Release Date: December 28, 2021
Genre: Adult Romance
Pages
256

THE STORY:
Nothing matters more to her when a child's life is at stake. Special agent Thea Lamb returns to her hometown to search for a child whose disappearance echoes a twenty-eight-year-old cold case—her twin sister's abduction. Working with her former partner, Jake Stillwell, Thea must overcome the pain, doubt and guilt that have tormented her for years and denied her a meaningful relationship. For both Thea and Jake, the job always came first…until now. 

BUY LINKS:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Harlequin.com
EXCERPT:  Amazon 





AN OPERATIVE'S LAST STAND by Juno Rushdan 

Publisher: 
Harlequin Intrigue
Release Date: January 25, 2021
Genre: Adult Romance
Pages
224

THE STORY:
A kill squad is closing in…now this team leader must risk everything for answers. Barely escaping CIA mercenaries, ex-agent Hunter Wright is after the person he thinks targeted his ops team, Topaz, for treason. Deputy director Kelly Russell is still the one woman he can't resist, but she believes Hunter went rogue. Now she's his only shot at getting the answers they need. Can they trust each other enough to save Topaz—and each other?
BUY LINKS:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Harlequin.com
EXCERPT:  Amazon







UNDERCOVER K-9 COWBOY by Addison Fox 

Publisher: 
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 25, 2021
Genre: Adult Romance
Pages
224

THE STORY:
A by-the-book Fed goes rogue for justice. To stop the drug epidemic ravaging Midnight Pass, FBI agent Ryder Durant reluctantly takes matters into his own hands. Poised to set a trap at Reynolds Station, he has to contend with Arden Reynolds—who prefers Ryder's K-9 to the Fed protecting her family. As Ryder and Arden spar, embers spring into flame. And those flames are as dangerous as the crime ring lurking too close to home…
BUY LINKS:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Harlequin.com
EXCERPT:  Amazon






HIS TO DEFEND by Sharon C. Cooper 

Publisher: 
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 28, 2021
Genre: Adult Romance
Pages
288

THE STORY:
A romantic reunion…threatened by their past. Amina Kelly broke Sergeant Maxwell Layton's heart when she married his best friend. But the detective never forgot her…or the sizzling attraction they never acted on. Years later, while Maxwell and Amina work together to find her ex's killer, Maxwell finds his desire for the nurse stronger than ever. As he puts his life on the line to keep Amina safe, Maxwell realizes that the greatest risk of all might be to his heart. 
BUY LINKS:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble 
EXCERPT:  Amazon





BURIED COLD CASE SECRETS by Sami A. Abrams 

Publisher: 
Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: December 28, 2021
Genre: Adult Romance
Pages
288

THE STORY:
Recovering her missing memories could be the key to solving a murder. Searching for her best friend’s remains could help forensic anthropologist Melanie Hutton regain her memories of when they were both kidnapped—unless the killer gets to Melanie first. For her safety, Melanie must rely on Detective Jason Cooper, who still blames her for his sister’s death. Can Jason set the past aside to solve the cold-case murder…and shield Melanie from the same fate?
BUY LINKS:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Harlequin.com
EXCERPT:  Amazon






CHRISTMAS VENDETTA by Valerie Hansen 

Publisher: 
Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: November 30, 2021
Genre: Adult Romance
Pages
224

THE STORY:
Is she a mistaken target…or next on an enemy’s hit list? Sandy Lynn Forrester's Christmas holiday takes a terrifying turn when someone breaks into her home and attacks her roommate…thinking it's her. But no one believes that an imprisoned man from Sandy Lynn's past is behind the attacks—except for her high school heartbreak, ex-cop Clay Danforth. Can she trust Clay to keep her safe in the Ozark wilderness long enough to stop a ruthless criminal’s vengeance?
BUY LINKS:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Harlequin.com
EXCERPT:  Amazon

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

LITTLE GIRL GONE: About AMANDA STEVENS: Amanda Stevens is an award-winning author of over fifty novels. Born and raised in the rural south, she now resides in Houston, Texas.

AN OPERATIVE'S LAST STANDJuno Rushdan draws from real-life inspiration as a former U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer to craft sizzling romantic thrillers. However, you won’t find any classified leaks here. Her stories are pure fiction about kick-ass heroes and strong heroines fighting for their lives as well as their happily-ever-after.


UNDERCOVER K-9 COWBOYAddison Fox is a lifelong romance reader, addicted to happy-ever-afters. She loves writing about romance as much as reading it. Addison lives in New York with an apartment full of books, a laptop that’s rarely out of sight and a wily beagle who keeps her running. You can find her at www.addisonfox.com, facebook.com/addisonfoxauthor or on Twitter (@addisonfox).

HIS TO DEFEND: USA Today bestselling author Sharon C. Cooper loves anything that involves romance with a happily-ever-after, whether in books, movies or real life. She writes contemporary romance, as well as romantic suspense and enjoys rainy days, carpet picnics, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. When Sharon is not writing or working, she’s hanging out with her amazing husband. To read more about Sharon, visit www.sharoncooper.net.

BURIED COLD CASE SECRETSTwo-time Genesis winner Sami A. Abrams and her husband live in Northern California, but she’ll always be a Kansas girl at heart. She enjoys visiting her two grown children and spoiling their sweet fur babies. Most evenings, if Sami’s not watching sports, you’ll find her engrossed in a romantic suspense novel. She thinks a crime plus a little romance is the recipe for a great story. Visit her at http://www.samiaabrams.com. 

CHRISTMAS VENDETTAValerie Hansen resides in the rural Ozarks where she writes the books of her heart, primarily for Love Inspired Romance and Suspense. She is married to her childhood sweetheart and has worked as a teacher's-aide, EMT, fire dept. dispatcher, dog breeder, commercial artist, dulcimer builder, Veterinarian's asst., 4-H leader, Sunday School teacher, antique restorer and certified Storm Spotter, etc. See ValerieHansen.com for more!

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Wishlist Wednesday

*Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that is on your bookish wishlist*

THE UNDEAD TRUTH OF US by Britney S. Lewis

PublisherDisney-Hyperion
Release Date: August 9, 2022 
Pages: 368

THE STORY:

Death was everywhere. They all stared at me, bumping into one another and slowly coming forward.
Sixteen-year-old Zharie Young is absolutely certain her mother morphed into a zombie before her untimely death, but she can't seem to figure out why. Why her mother died, why her aunt doesn't want her around, why all her dreams seem suddenly, hopelessly out of reach. And why, ever since that day, she's been seeing zombies everywhere.
Then Bo moves into her apartment building―tall, skateboard in hand, freckles like stars, and an undeniable charm. Z wants nothing to do with him, but when he transforms into a half zombie right before her eyes, something feels different. He contradicts everything she thought she knew about monsters, and she can't help but wonder if getting to know him might unlock the answers to her mother's death.
As Zharie sifts through what's real and what's magic, she discovers a new truth about the world: Love can literally change you―for good or for dead.
In this surrealist journey of grief, fear, and hope, Britney S. Lewis's debut novel explores love, zombies, and everything in between in an intoxicating amalgam of the real and the fantastic. (less)
LINK: Goodreads


MEET THE AUTHOR

Britney Lewis is an author of young adult fiction, currently working on her debut novel. She has a B.A. in corporate communications with an emphasis in business and art. She strongly supports We Need Diverse Books, and she’s an avid follower of #DVpit and #BVM. 

When Britney isn’t daydreaming about new stories, she can be found binge-watching TV shows with her fiancĂ© and her pup or practicing West Coast Swing. She lives in Kansas City. 



Want to see my entire Wishlist? Check it out on Amazon: Bookish Wishlist

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Monday, December 13, 2021

BLOG TOUR - Harlequin Series Winter 2021 GLAMOROUS Blog Tour: The Bad Boy Experiment by Reese Ryan

      


Hiya, Booknerds! I was lucky enough to be selected to be a host for the Harlequin Series Winter 2021 GLAMOROUS Blog TourAs such, I will give you some details about the interesting books as well as their lovely authors. 

And you also get a BOOKISH BONUS: 

*A delightful morsel of an excerpt can be found below*

ABOUT THE BOOK:



THE BAD BOY EXPERIMENT by Reese Ryan

Publisher: 
Harlequin Desire
Release Date: December 28, 2021
Genre: Adult Romance
Pages
224

THE STORY:
A steamy fling with an old crush who doesn’t do commitment? What was she thinking! Find out in the conclusion to Reese Ryan’s Bourbon Brothers series. What happens when you say yes to a bad boy? Even if divorcĂ©e Renee Lockwood were willing to give love a second chance, she wouldn’t choose Cole Abbott. The sexy, successful real estate developer doesn’t do commitment. But he’s perfect for a no-strings fling—exactly what Ren needs now that she’s moved back home to raise her son. Mind-blowing pleasure with the man she once crushed on is harder to quit than Ren expected. Impossible, in fact. Is time running out before the bad boy bolts…or will the results of her experiment surprise her? 
BUY LINKS:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Harlequin.com

EXCERPT:  Amazon

EXCERPT:

Renee turned and started down the stairs. Suddenly, the door swung open, taking her by surprise. She missed a step, tripping but catching herself on the banister before she face-planted in the gravel.

Graceful, Renee. You’re a regular Misty Copeland.

“Ren?” Cole hurried down the stairs. “Are you okay?”

“Yeah, I’m fine. I thought maybe you’d… I don’t know.” She shrugged. “Changed your mind.”

She was flustered and rambling like a fool. Yep, this was definitely a bad idea.

Stop talking and make a graceful exit, if that’s even possible at this point.

“Not a chance, sweetheart.” Cole extended a hand. “C’mon inside.”

Renee swallowed hard, her hand trembling as she placed it inside his.

Don’t chicken out now.

Cole led her into the kitchen. Like hers, it was outdated. It reminded her of her Aunt Bea standing at the old stove making fried corn or her famous chicken and dumplings—the first thing Ren had ever learned to cook.

“Still feels weird being here, huh?” Cole’s voice shook her from her temporary daze.

“Very.”

They entered the living room where an exercise mat and weights were on the floor.

“You were working out. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have disturbed you.” Ren glanced at the equipment. “I know it’s really late and—”

“Renee…” Cole drew her closer, pulling her attention back to him. His gaze was soft and warm as he stroked her cheek. “It’s okay. We both know why you came here.” He managed to say the words without sounding cocky. “But I need to hear it from you. Tell me exactly what you want from me.”

Ren’s head was spinning. No one had ever asked her that. Not in a relationship or her career. And now that he had, she wasn’t quite sure what to say.

So instead, she clutched Cole’s white Abbott Construction & Development T-shirt, pulled him closer and pressed her lips to his.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

THE BAD BOY EXPERIMENT : Reese Ryan writes sexy, contemporary romance featuring a diverse cast of complex characters. She presents her characters with family and career drama, challenging love interests and life-changing secrets while treating readers to emotional love stories with unexpected twists. Past president of her local RWA chapter and a panelist at the 2017 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Reese is an advocate of the romance genre and diversity in fiction. Visit her online at ReeseRyan.com.


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