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Monday, November 2, 2015

Blog Tour - This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp | Spreading the Word & ARC/chalk board with chalk Giveaway

Today I'm showing off Marieke Nijkamp's "This Is Where It Ends!!"

ALSO -- Be sure to check out Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post to be able to sign up for this blog stop's GIVEAWAY!! [Blog Tour & Giveaway will run from October 27 - November 4, 2015]





"This Is Where It Ends"
by Marieke Nijkamp

Author's Book Description :
    10:00 a.m.
    The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

    10:02 a.m.
    The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

    10:03 a.m.
    The auditorium doors won’t open.

    10:05 a.m.
    Someone starts shooting.

    Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.


    "This Is Where It Ends" is a contemporary young adult novel, to be published by Sourcebooks Fire on January 5, 2016. Also available in audio CD and MP3 from Brilliance Audio.

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (e-Book) | Amazon (Hardcover) | Amazon (MP3 CD) | IndieBound (Hardcover) | IndieBound (MP3 CD)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **





About the Author :

Marieke Nijkamp is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies, and wants to grow up to be a time traveler. Her debut young adult novel "This Is Where It Ends" will be published by Sourcebooks Fire on January 5, 2016.








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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Spreading the Word: CASABLANCA FREE ROMANCE READS from Sourcebooks Casablanca

Did you know that Sourcebooks Casablanca started a fun new project back in April 2015 called CASABLANCA FREE ROMANCE READS?? Well they did! Casablanca Free Romance Reads is a FREE daily newsletter email, where Sourcebooks Casablanca serializes some of their best books so you get a snippet of the story each day in your inbox. Basically from beginning to end you get to read a FREE BOOK! And beginning SOON (December 7th 2015) they will be starting a new book for their daily emails. From contemporary romance to historical and even romantic suspense, Casablanca will be serializing all kinds of romance stories for you to enjoy!

-- CLICK HERE to sign up for Casablanca Free Romance Reads --

So like I said, starting on December 7th they will be serializing a prequel novella to a highly anticipated romantic suspense series that’s coming out in 2016 by debut author Katie Ruggle. The novella, "On His Watch," doesn’t come out until January, but if you sign up for the email you can read it before it’s released! Then after "On His Watch" is finished, they move on to another great title.

Now this is very important : In order to start getting the emails from the very beginning of "On His Watch," you need to sign up before 5:00 pm CT on Friday (12/04/15). That way you will be in their system so you can start digging in when the first email arrives in your inbox bright and early on Monday morning.

Below is more about "On His Watch" and here is the link to sign up for Free Romance Reads: http://eepurl.com/bvOR45




"On His Watch"
[Search & Rescue Series, Book 0.5] by Katie Ruggle

Author's Book Description :
    "On His Watch" is the pulse-pounding prequel to the riveting Search & Rescue series by Katie Ruggle.

    In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder…


    Ice rescue diver Derek Warner never meant to be a hero. But when two little girls go missing, he’s the first in line to bring them home—even if that means scouring the wilderness with the woman he once loved and lost, Artemis Rey.

    Artemis has never stopped wanting Derek. Now, racing to find the girls before it’s too late, minutes turn to hours. Night falls. Old flames rekindle. And a danger grows in the darkest wilderness that may be more than even the Search and Rescue brotherhood can hope to face…

    Search and Rescue Series :
    "On His Watch" (novella) | "Hold Your Breath" | "Fan the Flames" | "Gone too Deep" | "In Safe Hands"

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Made the Grade: Burnt Boot, Texas Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 352; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1015 KB | Expected Release Date: January 6, 2015 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Trouble with Texas Cowboys" [Burnt Boot, Texas Series, Book 2] by Carolyn Brown

Authors' Book Description : Can a girl ever have too many cowboys?

No sooner does pint-sized spitfire Jill Cleary set foot on Fiddle Creek Ranch than she finds herself in the middle of a hundred-year-old feud. Quaid Brennan and Tyrell Gallagher are both tall, handsome, and rich...and both are courting Jill to within an inch of her life. She's doing her best to give these feuding ranchers equal time-too bad it's dark-eyed Sawyer O'Donnell who makes her blood boil and her hormones hum...

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! Two people are thrown together not knowing that it’ll be the best thing that had ever happened to them...

This novel wasn’t what I expected, since per the book description, I thought there would be more animosity between Sawyer & Jillian (Jill) than there really was. Yet, I really liked how they seem to quickly grow their relationship into something where they can stick up for one another without question and, through it all, it makes them fall in love even when they are trying to avoid a relationships at all costs. These two had an instant connection that was hard not to enjoy, especially as you read about them growing closer while maneuvering around the feuding mess that is on both sides of Jill’s family ranch.

With the way the feud was described and with how the lead up to who the next books in this series will contain it’ll be interesting to see where everything and everyone will end up!

I recommend this novel and series to those who like contemporary cowboy romances!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Alibris (Paperback) : Cowboy Boots for Christmas: (Cowboy Not Included) | Alibris (Paperback) : The Trouble with Texas Cowboys


My Previous Guest Post(s) by this Author : Three Cowboys Means One Too Many... - January 2015

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Just a Cowboy and His Baby | How to Marry a Cowboy

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Teaser Tuesdays: Just a Cowboy and His Baby | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013 | Texas Cowboy Blog Tour Featuring Carolyn Brown & Linda Broday | Guest Post, Spreading the Word & Sourcebooks Casablanca Western Romance Bundle Giveaway | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015

Book Teaser(s) :
"Holy shit!" Jill said. "What's going on?"
"News travels fast in a small town. They know you have arrived, and they're going to swamp you with dates," he said.
"But why?"
"Fiddle Creek, and you're a damn fine-lookin' woman."
"But why you?"
"They just want to get rid of the treat. If one of those women can snag me, then that's one cowboy out of their way," he said.
"You sure about that?"
A heavy knock landed on the door.
"I bet you dollars to cow patties that's a Gallagher wanting to take you to Sunday dinner," he said.
She grimaced. "Maybe it's for you."
"If it is, tell the woman I've got the plague." ~ within Chapter 1
"Where's my rose? Did you put it in water?"
He pointed to the kitchen table. "Yes, ma'am. I aim to please."
She gasped. "Sawyer O'Donnell!"
"You said to put it in water. I did that, didn't I?"
There is sat, crammed down into a Mason jar, blossom on the bottom, the stem sticking up in the air with the paper still around it. "You got to admit, it looks fine for a rose. If it had been a daisy, it would be right-side up. Now it will be drowned by morning, and you can toss it over the pasture fence without feeling guilty." ~ within Chapter 7
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Carolyn, then please check out her website.

Feasted On: Bachelors of Battle Creek Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 416; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1473 KB | Expected Release Date: January 6, 2015 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"Texas Mail Order Bride" [Bachelors of Battle Creek Series, Book 1] by Linda Broday

Author's Book Description : “So Beautiful. You make it impossible to think.” He pulled her against him and found her mouth. “You don’t know how long I’ve waited to do this.”

When he let her up for air, she whispered as though she couldn’t trust her voice, “Is this another Texas custom?”

“Absolutely,” he growled. “Welcome to Texas.”


Rancher Cooper Thorne thinks his life is finally on an even keel–until Delta Dandridge steps off the stagecoach, claiming she’s his mail order bride. Brash and quick-witted, the meddling Southern Belle is everything Cooper thought he never wanted…and everything his heart is telling him he needs.

But Cooper swore long ago that he’d never marry, and he aims to keep his word…especially now that the demons from his past have returned to threaten everything–and everyone–he holds dear.


My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! Thrown together based on false promises, two lost souls find their lives turned upside-down, but is it all for the better? Sure, that is if they’re both willing to let their past and their secrets go for good.

With Delta & Cooper's bickering, their magnetic attraction to one another, and Cooper's "band of brothers," this novel reminded me of Ms. Connealy's "Swept Away." Not because of the plots, as they are pretty different---and I do recommend reading both novels---but because of their characters, as big-hearted Delta reminded me of Ruthy, leader Cooper reminded me of Luke and Jenny's husband situation reminded me of Glynna. While Ms. Broday's novel is different, noticing the similarities put a smile on my face.

Yet even though I liked seeing Cooper & Delta together, and watching them deal with their attraction, it was Delta herself and how she embraced the town she recently moved to, that made me fall for this novel. I liked seeing how Delta was able to make a new start for herself and how she went about to help the town in big and small ways wherever she could. It was very sweet. Then throw in Cooper's past and this novel turned into one action-packed western romantic thriller that you never knew where it would take you next.

I'm interested to read about Rand & Brett (Cooper's brothers) to see who will stop them from their bachelor ways.

I highly recommend this novel to those looking for a historical western romance that will keep you on your toes.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Alibris (Paperback) : Texas Mail Order Bride | Kobo (e-Book) : Texas Mail Order Bride


My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Texas Cowboy Blog Tour Featuring Carolyn Brown & Linda Broday | Guest Post, Spreading the Word & Sourcebooks Casablanca Western Romance Bundle Giveaway

Author's Novel Extras : Texas Mail Order Bride - Overview & Excerpt | Pinterest: Texas Mail Order Bride | Home and Family PLUS A GIVEAWAY! | Reticules…er Handbags: A Woman’s Necessity

Author's Series Extras : Twice a Texas Bride - Overview & Excerpt | Pinterest: Twice a Texas Bride | Happy Thanksgiving! | Introducing The Bachelors of Battle Creek!

Author Book Trailer :

Book Teaser(s) :
"My dear Mr. Thorne, you're absolutely determined to think the worst of me. I assure you, I try to never say anything I must retract later."
"Look, Miss Dandridge, why don't we start over? We'll be running into each other on occasion. No reason why our hackles should rise every time we cross paths."
"Hackles! I do declare. Your neck may have hackles, but I guarantee that mine does not."
"No, ma'am. I can certainly see that." He was hard-pressed to keep from grinning. "I simply meant we should try to get along."
"I suppose," she murmured slowly. "Just so we can be civil to each other. I don't want you to get the idea that I harbor any untoward ideas about love and marriage, though."
He crooked an eyebrow. "What does that mean?"
"Just because you don't like women---"
"Hey, wait a cotton-pinkin' minute. I never said I don't like women. I love 'em. For your information, I've kissed more than my share. Just don't intend to be married to one."
Delta put her hands on her hips. "Well, don't get any ideas about kissing me."
"You don't have to fret about that." He glared. "Is this your way of burying the hatchet?"
"No, it's yours. Hackles indeed. I'm not a dog." ~ within Chapter 6
"Now why is it that you can refer to my brother as Rand yet you call me Mr. Thorne?"
"You and I are still trying out this friendship thing."
"And?"
Delta couldn't help smiling. She liked keeping the man who seemed so sure of everything off-kilter. It was probably a place he hadn't been very often.
"Haven't decided. After all, you wanted to run the other way when we first met, if I recall."
"Like I said, I'm a donkey's rear end."
"Your words, Mr. Thorne, not mine."
"Can't you consider calling me Cooper? Mr. Thorne sounds like a doddering old fool with half his teeth missing."
"I'll give it some thought." ~ within Chapter 11
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Linda, then please check out her website.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What was I thinking?: Shadowlands Series, Book 2

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 560 KB | Release Date: May 2012 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: Amazon.com

"Kiss of the Goblin Prince" [Shadowlands Series, Book 2] by Shona Husk

What was I thinking? : I liked the cover and because of previous book ratings I've given, Amazon.com kept recommending that I'd like this novel too. However, what made me finally purchase it was when Sourcebooks was doing their 2012/2013 Twelve Days After Christmas Sale; it was a part of their "ten paranormal romances" part.

Author's Book Description : The Man of Her Dreams

He is like a prince in a fairy tale: tall, outrageously handsome, and way too dark for her own good. Amanda has been hurt before, though. And with her daughter's illness, the last thing she needs right now is a man. But the power of Dai King is hard to resist. And when he threads his hands through her hair and pulls her in for a kiss, there is no denying it feels achingly right.

In a Land of Nightmares

After being trapped in the Shadowlands for centuries with the goblin horde a constant threat, Dai revels in his newfound freedom back in the human realm. But even with the centuries of magic he's accumulated, he still doesn't know how to heal Amanda's daughter—and it breaks his heart. Yet for the woman he loves, he'd risk anything...including a return to the Shadowlands.

My Book Review : 1 out of 5 stars. Can a man who has lived over two thousand years in a world that was stealing/corrupting his soul be able to live as a human again, even while the odds are stacked against him?

I had such high hopes for this novel, and I do hope that whoever decides on reading it will enjoy it tons more then I did. However, from the very beginning the novel dragged everything out, so much so that by the time I got to Chapter 8, I could not read a bit more. Not even to skim through the last chapters to see how Amanda and Dai end up together. =0/ *sigh*

Therefore, I don't recommend it unless you have read book 1 in this series and enjoyed it. Good luck to those that do decide on reading this one.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Kissing Phoenix

Author's Novel Extras : Excerpt | Writing Romance | Good News Day! | Feature book: Kiss of the Goblin Prince | A Bite Of... Kiss of the Goblin Prince

Author's Series Extras : About this Series | Without an ending there is no beginning | Magic Thursday Giveaway- Shona Husk: Good Things Come in Threes | Winter Solstice | Magic Thursday-The Goblin King | Darklight On...Shona Husk | Feature book: The Goblin King | Safety tips for Winter Solstice | From the Bookshelf...The Shadowlands Trilogy | The Next Big Thing | Magic Thursday: Location, location, location

Book Teaser(s) :
“Do you need a lift?” The words were out so fast her brain didn’t have time to register or approve them. What would spending more time with him achieve?
Maybe he’d answer some more of her questions. The long hair and hard, dark blue eyes were at odds. Then there was the travel. He’d studied languages where they were spoken, not from textbooks. Lived life on the edge in places sensible people steered clear of. She could only imagine the freedom of packing everything into one bag and taking off for somewhere on a whim.
“I’m only going into the city. I can catch the train.”
“The train? Eliza won’t let you drive her car?”
“Can’t drive a manual,” he said with a hint of a curve on his lips.
She bit back the grin that wanted to form and returned a polite smile instead. He could translate obscure languages, yet he couldn’t handle a stick shift. ~ within Chapter 4
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Shona, then please check out her website.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Spreading the Word: Bachelors of Battle Creek Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 418; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1681 KB | Expected Release Date: May 5, 2015 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"Twice a Texas Bride" [Bachelors of Battle Creek Series, Book 2] by Linda Broday

Authors' Book Description : Scars of the past run deep inside former saloon owner Rand Sinclair, leaving jagged pain and two certainties. He’ll never fall in love again. Never marry.

He finally has the ranch and land he’s dreamed of owning and that’s enough. But when he finds a woman and little boy hiding in one of his outbuildings in the bitter cold, he can’t turn his back. He offers her a safe haven and the warmth of his fire.

Callie Quinn is on the run from a killer outlaw who has vowed to see her dead and take the boy. Slowly, Rand uncovers her secrets and realizes the only way to keep her safe is to push all his chips to the center of the table.

He risks everything…his name…and his heart…for the woman who’s awakened a fierce hunger for love.

Locked in a desperate battle to rid themselves of the outlaw’s special brand of terror, Rand reaches deep inside for every weapon in his arsenal.

Whoever wanted to harm her would have to go through him.

…And he’d go through hell for her.

My Book Review : DNF. Okay, while I LOVED "Texas Mail Order Bride" I struggled with this novel. It wasn't because I didn't like the characters or the setting because I tremendously did. It was because once I put the book down to deal with everyday life, I never felt the urge to get back to it and read more. I wasn't hooked and so I gave up around 30% of the way into it.

Nevertheless, because I LOVED "Texas Mail Order Bride" (Book 1 of this series) so much I still do recommend this novel to those who have read book 1, since you get updated all a bunch of previous characters and submerged into new ones ... you may just be hooked more than I was.

Good luck!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Paperback) USD : Texas Mail Order Bride (Book 1) | Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Paperback) USD : Forever His Texas Bride (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Texas Mail Order Bride (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Forever His Texas Bride (Book 3) | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Texas Mail Order Bride (Book 1) | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Forever His Texas Bride (Book 3)


Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Paperback) USD : Twice a Texas Bride (Book 2)
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Kobo (e-Book) USD : Twice a Texas Bride (Book 2)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Twice a Texas Bride (Book 2)

Amazon (Paperback) USD : Twice a Texas Bride (Book 2)
Twice a Texas Bride
Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Twice a Texas Bride (Book 2)
Twice a Texas Bride
Barnes & Noble (Paperback) USD : Twice a Texas Bride (Book 2)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Bachelors of Battle Creek Series

Amazon (Paperbacks) USD : Bachelors of Battle Creek Series

Kobo (e-Book) USD : Bachelors of Battle Creek Series

My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : December 2015

My Previous Guest Post(s) by this Author : Texas Cowboy Blog Tour Featuring Carolyn Brown and Linda Broday - January 2015

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Texas Cowboy Blog Tour Featuring Carolyn Brown & Linda Broday | Guest Post, Spreading the Word & Sourcebooks Casablanca Western Romance Bundle Giveaway | Blog Tour - Forever His Texas Bride by Linda Broday | Single “Quick Draw” Q&A, Spreading the Word & ARC Giveaway | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016


Author's Novel Extras : Twice a Texas Bride - Overview & Excerpt | Pinterest: Twice a Texas Bride | SET ‘EM UP, JOE! | Clothes For Your Walls | Animals as Characters


Author's Series Extras : Texas Mail Order Bride - Overview & Excerpt | Forever His Texas Bride - Overview & Excerpt | Pinterest: Texas Mail Order Bride | Pinterest: Texas Mail Order Bride | Home and Family PLUS A GIVEAWAY! | Reticules…er Handbags: A Woman’s Necessity | Happy Thanksgiving! | Introducing The Bachelors of Battle Creek!

Author Book Trailer :

Book Teaser(s) :
He was going to be the only white man with an Indian tepee on his ranch. How had this sorry state of affairs come to pass? But he wouldn't say no. It meant too much to Brett and Toby. ~ within Chapter 6

Book Preview(s) :
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Linda, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Blog Tour - Sweet Southern Bad Boy by Michele Summers | Interview, Spreading the Word, & Novel Giveaway

Today I'm showing off Michele Summers' "Sweet Southern Bad Boy," which is her recently released novel, the THIRD novel in her Harmony Homecomings Series, and the novel I recently interviewed her about!

ALSO -- Be sure to check out the Gleam contest at the bottom of this post to be able to sign up for this blog tour's GIVEAWAY!! [Promotion for this post and its Giveaway will run from December 5 - 26, 2016]



My Q&A with Michele Summers :

Jess : What sparked the idea for "Sweet Southern Bad Boy?"

Michele : I think it first started with the kids, because I’d been dealing a lot with my own active kids and my sister’s five boys. And I thought it’d be funny to see how two people with no children handle the situation.

Jess : Which of your characters would you invite or not invite to dinner?

Michele : I’d most likely invite Bertie from "Find My Way Home" to dinner because we’re both interior designers and collector of great shoes; we’d have lots to talk about. And I like her eclectic style…reminds me a lot of me! 😉 And I’d probably not invite Lucy from "Not So New In Town" because she’d get me in tons of trouble eating junk food! I wouldn’t be able to resist Cheetos and M&M’s, some of her favorites.

Jess : Which comes first for me the character’s story or the idea for the novel?

Michele : Hmmm, I think character’s story comes first. Some wacky idea will hit me about a personality quirk or a “what if” scenario and I’ll run with it and build a story around that character.

Jess : Are there any differences and/or similarities between Vance from "Sweet Southern Bad Boy" and Brogan from "Not So New In Town?"

Michele : Both are very competitive and athletic. Both have strong personalities and both played high school football together and remained close friends. Brogan was a nicer more approachable guy in high school whereas Vance was a bit on the wild side. And Brogan figured out a way to make a living with his healthy lifestyle while Vance became a writer to right some wrongs from his past.

Jess : Favorite part to write in a novel...

Michele : Hands down: the dialogue. I love to write the banter between the Hero and the Heroine or even between the best friends. If it were up to me, my books would be nothing but running dialogue with no reference to setting, time or place.

Jess : Favorite secondary characters...

Michele : My top two favorite secondary characters are Dottie Duncan, the meddling wealthy owner of the Toot-N-Tell, because she’s always butting in everyone’s business with her no-nonsense approach. She tells it like it is. And then I’d have to say Clancy Perry, the redneck tree trimmer who’s always trying to horn in and steal the heroines out from under the heroes’ noses. He was just so darn fun to write.

Jess : How many books have you written?

Michele : I’ve written four books and have to say SSBB is my all-time favorite. I still think about Vance and Katie. I loved their chemistry and the situation of taking care of those kids. They tugged at my heartstrings and made me laugh at the same time.

Jess : And other projects in the works?

Michele : Yes, I’m working on a fun series set in Miami where I lived for over 20 years. It’s centered around three brothers, all athletes in different stages of their careers and how they find love in women who are basically their complete opposites.

Jess : Favorite aspect of the holidays:

Michele : My favorite part of the holidays is time off. I love the few days before and after when everything is already prepared…or not, where we all sit around and enjoy each other’s company. Time off from work and obligations. It’s the only time I actually slow down and rest.

Jess : Cartoon character that represents your personal philosophy?

Michele : Okay, I’m not sure if this counts, but I’d have to say Belle from Beauty and the Beast, because it’s my favorite Disney fairy tale and because she was smart and did the right thing. And she ended up with the prince in the end! Perfect.

Jess : If someone wrote a biography about me, what would the title be?

Michele : "Finding Humor…amongst the crazies!"



"Sweet Southern Bad Boy"
[Harmony Homecomings Series, Book 3] by Michele Summers

Author's Book Description :
    Katie McKnight loves her job. Not really. But Katie loves her dad and this job means everything to him. Which is why she's scouting for the perfect house to film a mini-series…and that house happens to be in Harmony, NC. Now if only Katie can convince the grouchy, disheveled but totally hunky owner his home is perfect for the next teen craze, she’ll be in business.

    Bestselling author, Vance Kerner has lost his mind along with his loafers and the notes to his next novel, under dirty dishes in his kitchen. Since babysitting his brother’s three kids, he hasn’t found a moments peace. So when California Katie knocks on his door, Vance doesn’t ask questions. He simply yanks her inside and puts her in charge.

    Katie agrees to babysit, if Vance allows the film crew access to his property. Vance agrees to keep an open mind as long as he gets the peace he needs to write.

    But having Katie underfoot is anything but peaceful. And Vance is finding less and less time to write and more and more time to watch Katie weave a lovely spell on all the Kerners...especially him.

    Can these two opposites find a common ground and the love they both deserve?

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (Kindle) USD | Amazon (Paperback) USD | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD | Barnes & Noble (Paperback) USD | Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Paperback) USD

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads & LibraryThing! **





About the Author :

Michele Summers writes smart romances with spunky heroines, hunky heroes and wacky characters, with sigh-worthy emotion and a satisfying happily ever after. She never tires of creating fictional towns with lovable but flawed characters. When not writing, Michele loves her career as an interior designer and works with clients in NC and Miami where she lived for over 20 years. These days she stays busy herding her college freshman and high school sophomore and spends a lot of time watching them compete in tennis.

Presently she resides in NC where she grew up with her family, but still misses sunny South Florida, swaying palm trees and wearing open-toed shoes…everyday!


My Previous Guest Post(s) by this Author : "Sweet Southern Bad Boy" is now casting actors for the main couple - November 2016

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Not So New In Town

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Second Sentence Saturday: Not So New In Town | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | Sweet Southern Bad Boy by Michele Summers | Spreading the Word & Halloween Weekend Novel Giveaway | Giveaway Winner of Our "Sweet Southern Bad Boy" Preorder Giveaway | Blog Tour - Sweet Southern Bad Boy by Michele Summers | Casting Call Spotlight, Spreading the Word, & Novel Giveaway




Book Teaser :





Giveaway!! :
Sweet Southern Bad Boy Print Copy Giveaway

Soo .... COMMENT on this post!! And you could WIN!! =0)



Find Michele Summers :

This post and teaser were put together by myself (From Me to You ... Video, Photography & Book Reviews), please contact me if you'd like your own Author Interview post and/or teaser, while the tour and giveaway is through Sourcebooks Casablanca.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Made the Grade: Cowboy Heaven Series, Book 0.5

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 398 KB | Expected Release Date: February 3, 2015 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"Cowboy Delight" [Cowboy Heaven Series, Book 0.5] by Cheryl Brooks (aka Samantha R. Michaels)

Authors' Book Description : Stranded on a Texas highway while traveling to meet her fiancĂ©’s parents, beautiful pharmaceutical sales rep Lauren Allen accepts a ride from handsome widower Steve Williams. When stormy weather forces them to spend the night at his ranch, sexual attraction ignites, and Lauren becomes convinced she is engaged to the wrong man.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. Lauren is driving through Texas (by herself) on her way to meet her future-in-laws when her car breaks down. From that point on one calamity or another gets in the way of Lauren getting to her destination. During that time, Lauren meets Steven, which makes her question what she truly wants for her own future.

I wasn't disappointed with this novel but I didn't love it either. For one, while I enjoyed the quickly growing relationship between Steven & Lauren, along with their many erotic scenes, it was hard to get around the fact that she was cheating on her fiancé, even if she felt that her fiancé was a bad choice for her. Second, while I understand it is a novella and I expected it to be short, I found the ending to be too rushed and full of things that didn't completely matter. Nevertheless, overall, I found it kinda cute.

I would recommend it only to those who are fans of Ms. Brooks or like reading strong erotic romances!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : Cowboy Heaven (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : Cowboy Heaven (Book 1)


My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Slave | Outcast | Stud | Virgin | Wildcat | Rebel

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : End of the year 2010 Update | "Waiting On" Wednesday: Stud | Liebster Blog Award - 2013 | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013 | Teaser Tuesdays: Wildcat | The Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2013 | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2014 | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015 | Blog Tour - Cowboy Heaven by Cheryl Brooks | Spreading the Word & Novel Giveaways

Author's Series Extras : Pinterest: Cowboy Heaven | Cowboy Heaven Launch Party and Giveaway!

Book Teaser(s) :
“That’s just a coincidence. I bet he’d be haulin’ ass down here if he knew you needed him. Aside from that, you could’ve gotten a ride to Houston with any of those guys in the diner.”
“Yeah, right,” I snorted. “A ride and what else? No, thank you. I don’t need that kind of help.”
A frown furrowed his brow as he aimed his startling blue eyes in my direction. “Then why did you agree to ride with me? I’m no different from the rest of them.”
I had to swallow before I could answer. Drooling over a man can be inconvenient at times. “Kate didn’t seem to think so. In fact, she vouched for your character in glowing terms.”
I hadn’t seen a man blush since high school.
Avoiding my gaze, he checked his side mirror. “Yeah, well, don’t believe everything you hear. You never know what it’ll take to make a guy snap.”
“Snap?” I chuckled. “Are you that irritated with me already?”
“Irritated isn’t the word I would choose.” He stared at the road ahead, practically growling out the words. ~ within Chapter 2
Add considerate to his list of qualities.
If you could call a man plotting to steal another man’s fiancĂ©e out from under him considerate. ~ within Chapter 4
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Cheryl, then please check out her website.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Idolizing In: Dead in the City Series, Book 4

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 322; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1227 KB | Expected Release Date: January 5, 2016 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire" [Dead in the City Series, Book 4] by Sara Humphreys

Author's Book Description : “Sara Humphreys combines vampire and cowboy into a devastatingly sexy hero! "The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire" is a compelling, pulse-pounding, titillating adventure that grabs you from the first page, tosses you down, and steals your breath. Humphreys is a must-read in the paranormal genre!”–NYT Bestselling Author, Rebecca Zanetti

Beloved author Sara Humphreys’ acclaimed paranormal romance series continues with sweltering attraction between two vampires who have all the time in the world to satisfy their desires..

He wants eternity?
Dakota Shelton is a vampire cowboy with a penchant for cinnamon lollipops and Johnny Cash. Though highy skilled and deadly dangerous to his enemies, he’s still a Texas good ol’ boy at heart. And he has that heart set on wooing Trixie LaRoux-the most badass punk rock chick in town-the old-fashioned way.

Over her undead body…
Trixie is tough as nails and sharp as a silver stake-the last thing she wants is a man to sit on a porch and not grow old with. So it’ll take going to hell and back fighting a new threat to vampires before she admits Dakota’s courtship makes her blood hum. Turns out chivalry’s not dead after all.

Dead in the City series:
"Tall, Dark and Vampire" (Book 1)
"Vampire Trouble" (Book 2)
"Vampires Never Cry Wolf" (Book 3)
"The Good, the Bad and the Vampire" (Book 4)

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! Trixie (Trix) loves being a vampire, being one has changed her life for the better but even after thirty years without her humanity, she still struggles with leaving her daughter behind. Therefore, at least once a week, she watches over her daughter in hopes of making sure she is okay and protecting her from anything bad that might come her way. Nevertheless, Trixie isn’t prepared for the gargoyles that force themselves into her daughter’s life and she’ll do anything it takes to protect her, even if that means transforming her daughter into a vampire as well, something she never wanted to happen. With a slow drawling cowboy vampire (Dakota) to help her keep her family together and hunt down the ones who destroyed her daughter’s life everything might be okay, that is until lies from their pasts are revealed. Now both Dakota & Trixie’s futures are the line … will they be able to right old wrongs before it’s all too late?

This fast-paced suspenseful paranormal romance is one that kept me wanting to read more! Ms. Humphreys’ writes a spectacular tale full of heart and heroism. Written in a way that the reader doesn’t need to follow the series yet made you fall in love with all of the characters, you’re bound to be entertained!

I loved the odd combo of Trixie and Dakota together. With her being a punk rock chick and him being a “good ole boy” cowboy it was interesting and charming to see how put up with being bloodmates. Yet as the reader finds Trixie and Dakota were destined to be together from day one, because of their surprising shared past adventures. They were such a sweet couple. I couldn’t get enough of them, loved how they came together, and wanted to read more! In truth, they intrigued me into this series. I hope it will be continued, as I want updates on them and the other members of Trixie’s coven!

I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those who are fans of Ms. Humphreys and/or to those looking for a uniquely delightful vampire paranormal romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : Tall, Dark, and Vampire (Book 1) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Vampire Trouble (Book 2) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Vampires Never Cry Wolf (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) : Tall, Dark, and Vampire (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) : Vampire Trouble (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) : Vampires Never Cry Wolf (Book 3)


IndieBound (Paperback) : The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire (Book 4)

Amazon (Kindle) : The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire (Book 4)

Amazon (Paperback) : The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire (Book 4)

Amazon (Kindle) : Dead in the City Series
Amazon (Paperbacks) : Dead in the City Series

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Untouched | Undenied

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013



Author's Novel Extras : The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire - Overview & Excerpt

It's #TeaserTuesday. Here's a snippet from THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE VAMPIRE. (Links in the comments)

Posted by Author Sara Humphreys on Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Author's Series Extras : Ms. Humphreys' Blog: Dead in the City Series | Tall, Dark, and Vampire - Overview & Excerpt | Vampire Trouble - Overview & Excerpt | Vampires Never Cry Wolf - Overview & Excerpt


Book Teaser(s) :
"Well, smack my ass and call me Sally."
The deep Texas drawl echoed around her, stopping Trixie dead in her tracks. A shiver of lust whispered beneath her skin as it usually did when he was nearby, but she swiftly shoved it aside.
"Okay, Sally." Trixie rolled her shoulder and fought the buzz of attraction. "But you can smack your own ass." ~ within Chapter 1

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE VAMPIRE by Author Sara Humphreys -- Read my #bookreview here:...

Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Book Preview(s) :
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Sara, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Feasted On: A Royal Pain by Megan Mulry

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 338; Kindle Edition - File Size: 647 KB | Expected Release Date: November 1, 2012 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark | Obtained: NetGalley

"A Royal Pain" by Megan Mulry

My Book Summary : Bronte has had a difficult relationship with her father a majority of her life, and that has colored all of her relationships with men since she's been old enough to date. Years later she meets a man, aka Mr. Texas, who seems to be everything that she's looking for and who also is someone her father would dread her being with (which is just an added bonus). However, after she moves to Chicago to be closer to him Bronte finds that Mr. Texas changes because of the closeness therefore they brakes things off which leaves her feeling like her life has fallen apart.

Once she gets her life the way she wants it again, and starts making a name for herself in the advertising world in Chicago, she meets Max. He's a smart, hot British man from England who just happens to live in Chicago for only a few more months while he finishes up his PhD in economics at the University of Chicago. In addition, he's the perfect Transitional Man (TM) because of how long he's going to be around. So, they have eight weeks of fun, getting to know each other, and to be together then they plan to just part as friends. However, that's not exactly how it goes...

Max only agreed for Bronte's sake to be a TM but never had a plan to follow it through once the eight weeks were over, he believed that he could convince her to move to England with him or at least be in a relationship with her still. Nevertheless, as the time ticks down for Max to go a tragedy strikes his family a few days before he planned to leave, which leaves Max with no more time to change her mind making it so he has to leave her in Chicago on bad terms.

Then after Max is gone Bronte finds out a big secret, that Max never shared with her .... he's a Royal Duke!! Shocked and saddened by the way they left things Bronte tries to move on with her life but finds it harder than ever. However, Max still plans to keep Bronte and him together, if only he can convince her and relieve all of her worries about the challenges--and opportunities--of becoming a royal, while dealing with the quirkiness of his family and with the wrath of a bitter Duchess.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! This novel is about finding the right person and keeping them no matter what cost or challenges! It's what I would call a bumpy novel because of how many good things and bad things happen to Bronte throughout this novel. I enjoyed reading about Max and Bronte's relationship, as they seem to suit each other so well!! Also, one thing I was very thankful for was to see how fast this story flows because every time that Bronte had "a freak out" about something going on it didn't last long and didn't give her time to ruin any part of her life or her relationship with Max. Plus, the witty humor throughout this novel was one of the best things to read!

The only thing I was surprised about was the build up about Max's family--especially his mother--and how much it fell short. I only say this because it really makes you think there is going to be a big argument between some of the characters but it never comes. It kind of made me want a fight in the end, even though I am happy with how things with Max's family turned out. I say that, mostly because, it felt to me that everything with Bronte's family--her dislike for her father and why her relationship with her mother is the way it is--wraps up by the end of the novel, and I just didn't feel like it wrapped up for Max's side.

Anyway ... I just hope there will be more of those to in the upcoming novels to find out what happens from there for them. =0)

With that being said, I was infatuated with this novel and I cannot wait to see where this series will go!! I'm so happy Ms. Mulry has already marked on her website that book 2 in this series, "Earl Meets Girl," is going to be about Devon (Max's younger brother) and Sarah (a shoe designer and one of Bronte's best friends)!!

I recommend this novel and series to anyone who wants to read a contemporary romance with a historical feel to it!

Author's Novel Extras : On Perseverance | My Summer Vacation | The Recent Pleasantness | Around the Blog-O-Sphere

Book Teaser(s) :
"Hey, Mom, that's my other line. I have to go. I'll see you this weekend."
It wasn't really the other line, but her friend April's desk was close enough that Bronte could give her the now-familiar rotational hand gesture for make-your-phone-ring-really-loud-right-now-so-I-can-get-off-the-damn-phone.
Apparently, that's what mothers were for, right? To make you question (to death) every (goddamned) decision you ever made in an effort to save you from going to all the trouble of making a complete ass of yourself. Or maybe it was just enlightened self-interest on the part of mothers everywhere to save them the hassle of having to pick you up and scrap you off and listen to all the heartache (again) when "the one" turned out to be "that piece of shit" and you were left without that perfectly good job, without that perfectly good, rent-controlled apartment, and (patently) without that boyfriend. ~ within Chapter 2
Much as Ralph Lauren's original ad campaign had offered ready access to the elevated world of polo players and Palm Beach playboys, so Bronte's "Britishness" campaign would do for Mowbray: it would allow the common man to own a tangible piece of the elite.
The irony was not lost on Bronte that the entire campaign served as a microcosm for her relationship with Max. In fact, when she finally pierced the veil that was James Mowbray's outer office and convinced him that it was in his best interest to hear her pitch, she was tempted to ask him if he knew one Maxwell Fitzwilliam-Heyworth. But then she thought she would have sounded like one of those idiotic people who, upon meeting someone from Arkansas, says, "Oh! I know someone from Arkansas!"
Ridiculous.
And what if he did know him? What was the punch line? "Oh, this one time, in Chicago, he and I used a hundred-pack of condoms in record time."
Bronte thought not. ~ within Chapter 8
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Megan, then please check out her website.

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