Monday, August 29, 2016

Grand Finale Blitz : Carousel Nights by Amie Denman (Harlequin Heartwarming)



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Book Tour Grand Finalefor

Carousel Nights
By Amie Denman


We hope you enjoyed some amusement park magic and learning more about June and Mel's story. 





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Launch - The Starlight Point Stories



When I was a college student, I escaped textbooks and spent my summer days working at an amusement park. My experience four summers in a row became the inspiration for Starlight Point Stories published by Harlequin Heartwarming.


I Am A Reader - Summer Love



Have you ever fallen in love in the summer? I fall in love with summer every year, but I actually fell in love during summer when I worked at a seasonal resort and amusement park much like the fictional Starlight Point in my Harlequin Heartwarming series. In case you’re one of those people who likes to skip to the happy ending, I’ll let you off the hook right now. I’m still in love with the same man more than twenty years later.


Wishful Endings - Excerpt



Mel felt the air change the moment her gaze swung to him. He wasn’t foolish enough to think she brightened because of any reason except one: he was key to getting things done around Starlight Point. And she had a project in mind.


Hardcover Feedback - Review



"All in all, this was a great read. Perfect for a day at the beach, relaxing by the pool, or anytime really. I definitely recommend the book to any fan of contemporary romantic fiction."






Katie's Clean Book Collection - Sisters



If you have siblings, you know how much they contribute to shaping you as a person. I have three sisters with whom I’ve always been close, and I know that they have influenced me—almost always in a good way! The four of us even have a vague pact to end up in a bungalow in Key West together someday to raise a margarita glass to our gray hairs. My Starlight Point series focuses on romance, of course, but the relationship between the three siblings who inherit an amusement park is also close to my heart.


underneath the covers - Excerpt





"Mel’s familiar scent—Dial soap mixed with a little bit of sweat and motor oil—tingled her senses even with a hundred other distractions. Of course he was hard to ignore. He was standing so close their clothing touched."


Book Lover in Florida - Excerpt



Having a good partner made a difference the size of the peninsula Starlight Point sat on. June was light and graceful, her love for the movement clear in every step and sway. Leading her as a dance partner was like being behind the wheel of a Ferrari. The only way he could go wrong was if he lost control.


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Harlie's Books - Review



"All that makes for a great story. June and Mel were getting a second chance at love but some really big decisions needed to be made? Did I have my doubts? Nope, I knew that Ms. Denman wouldn’t do that to me. 😉 She wrote a heartwarming book that had the characters, emotional depth, and an amusement park. And dancing. 🙂"


Reading Is My SuperPower - Review



"Carousel Nights is fun and sweet and swoonworthy with some really great kisses and a really great setting. The chemistry between Mel and June is one that comes from years of knowing each other, from years of being in love, and yet it feels new and electric. The tension of running an amusement park – the crackle of the radio signaling another breakdown or emergency – keeps the action high and the pace steady."


Christy's Cozy Corners - Review



"I love this story and these characters! There is so much life in this book. The romance develops quickly but not in an unrealistic way since June and Mel have known each other forever. You will love reading this story! It is so sweet and heartwarming. I highly recommend it!"


With Love for Books - Review



"Amie Denman has chosen a fantastic setting for her series. She brings Starlight Point to life with vivid descriptions of the park itself and the plans to make it successful again. I fell in love with the place straight away. Amie Denman's writing flows easily and it was fun to read about the rides and everyone's response to them. It feels like the main characters really belong in the amusement park, which is something I loved about Carousel Nights. I also liked the sweet romance very much and highly recommend this lovely book."


Bookworm Lisa - Starlight Point Amusement Park







In Carousel Nights, you’ll meet June Hamilton. She shares ownership of the family amusement park Starlight Point with her brother and her sister. Only twenty-five, she does not plan to settle in and devote her life to roller coasters, cotton candy, and the beach resort. She wants to keep dancing on Broadway, but she comes home for the summer to lend her talent to the live shows at Starlight Point.


Thoughts of a Blonde - Review



"5 STARS! Feels like a homecoming when you read a book that portrays such a sweet reunion!"


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Carousel Nights (Starlight Point Stories)Carousel Nights
(Starlight Point Stories #2)

by Amie Denman
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
August 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming


Every first love deserves a second chance



June Hamilton left home to pursue her dream of dancing on Broadway. Seven years later, she has one regret: Mel Preston, her teenage crush and onetime summer love. Now a single dad and the head of maintenance at Starlight Point, her family's amusement park, Mel's easy smile still makes her heart beat in triple time. But June came home with a plan. She would spend the summer revitalizing the park's aging theaters, then make a graceful exit back to the big city. Until Mel and his young son start making a powerful claim on her emotions, and June faces an impossible decision…


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Other Books in the Series


Under the BoardwalkUnder the Boardwalk
(Starlight Point Stories #2)

by Amie Denman
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
January 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Everyone's counting on him

With the sudden death of his father, Jack Hamilton finds himself running the family amusement park, Starlight Point. His first job? Balance the books, and that means raising the rent for vendors like baker Augusta Murphy.

Gus won't accept the new contract…not without a fight. She rallies the other vendors and sets out to negotiate with Jack. At least, she tries. How do you play hardball with a man who's charming and kind and still grieving? Gus needs to figure it out fast, because the closer she gets to Jack, the more she risks losing everything.



Amie Denman lives in Ohio with her husband, sons, cats, and dog. When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys walking and playing outside. Born with an overdeveloped sense of curiosity, she's been known to chase fire trucks on her bicycle just to see what's going on. Amie believes that everything is fun: especially roller coasters, wedding cake, and falling in love.


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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Post #28



Lost track of my numbers so starting over in 2016.



This Last Week @ Books, Books The Magical Fruit
Week of August 22 – August 28, 2016
Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - Scars & Souvenirs (Out now!) by Rocky Rochford
Release Day Blitz (InkSlinger PR): WAIT by AL Jackson
Release Day Blitz (InkSlinger PR): UN-SHATTERING LUCY by Terri Anne Browning
Guest Post (Reading Addiction Blog Tours) : Who's New by Cindi Helms
Release Day Launch (InkSlinger PR): PIRATE by Eve Langlais
Feature Blitz (InkSlinger PR): The Cold Justice series by Toni Anderson
Stacking the Shelves #54
Sunday Post #28
Book Blitz/#Giveaway (YA Bound) : Daring the Bad Boy by Monica Murphy
08/24 - Sales Blitz (InkSlinger PR): J.T. Geissinger's Bad Habit series
08/26 - Excerpt Reveal (InkSlinger PR): THE BACHELOR AUCTION by Rachel Van Dyken
08/26 - Social Media Blitz - Cover Reveal (InkSlinger PR): AFTER LOVING YOU by Ashelyn Drake

Next Week @ Books, Books The Magical Fruit
Week of August 29 – September 4, 2016
Release Blitz (InkSlinger PR): STRIPPED DOWN by Emma Hart
*08/30 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - Love & Grace Release Blitz by Amber Garcia
*08/30 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - NEW fantasy book! #KidLitPower by Donna Galanti
*08/30 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - 5 Day Free Book Promo by Johannes Jacobs
08/30 - Release Day Blitz (InkSlinger PR): TELL ME A TRUTH by Tamara Lush
08/31 - Cover Reveal (InkSlinger PR): The Fix-Up by Kendall Ryan
09/01 - Cover Reveal (InkSlinger PR): Made For You by Kelly Elliott
Booknificent Thursday
Library Loot
Monday Mailbox
Saturday Situation
Stacking the Shelves
Sunday Post

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Always looking for new ones – any suggestions?


Books Reviewed
Meet the Denver Broncos by Zack Burgess
Book Review: Cuba by Planet Collection
Book Review: Estonia: Picture Book by Planet Collection
Book Review: Germany: Picture Book by Planet Collection
Book Review: Let's Go, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert

Coming soon

September
09/05 - Cover Reveal (InkSlinger PR): REFUSE TO REIGN by Constance Phillips
09/05 - Release Day Blitz (InkSlinger PR): UNTHINKABLE by Nina Croft
*09/06 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - Biker Chicks volume 2 is here! by Biker Chicks Author Collective
09/06 - Excerpt (Reading Addiction Blog Tours) : First Circle Club by Alex Siegel
09/07 - Cover Reveal (InkSlinger PR): MORE THAN EXIST by Bethany Lopez
09/08 - Cover Reveal (InkSlinger PR): Royally Matched by Emma Chase
*09/11 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - 1,000 LIKES Celebration by Cheree Castellanos PA
*09/12 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - A Crymsyn Hart eBook Offer! by Seventh Star Press
09/12 - Release Blitz (InkSlinger PR): WELL HUNG by Lauren Blakely
09/13 - Release Day Launch (InkSlinger PR): ENTRAPMENT by Aleatha Romig
09/14 - Teaser Blitz (InkSlinger PR): HOOKED by Brenda Rothert
09/20 - Release Day Blast (InkSlinger PR): A PLAYER FOR A PRINCESS by Tia Louise
*09/22 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - Tim Tebow - SHAKEN Book Launch by Tim Tebow

Stacking The Shelves #54





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Friday, August 26, 2016

Feature Blitz : The Cold Justice series by Toni Anderson



If you love romantic suspense or if you're a Criminal Minds junkie, you have got to get your hands on Toni Anderson's Cold Justice series! Both incredibly sexy and suspenseful, this series is a must-read. Find out about the fifth book in this stand-a-lone series, COLD IN THE SHADOWS, below!


ColdintheShadows_ToniAnderson_FINALAbout COLD IN THE SHADOWS

2016 Booksellers' Best Awards Finalist in Romantic Suspense.

CIA Officer Patrick Killion is on a secret mission to hunt down the ruthless female assassin hired to kill the Vice President of the United States. The trail leads him to the Colombian rainforest and an earnest biologist, Audrey Lockhart, whose work on poison dart frogs gives her access to one of the deadliest substances on earth—the same substance used to murder the VP.

When Audrey is attacked by the local drug cartel, Killion steps in and hustles her out of harm’s way, determined to find out what she knows. His interrogation skills falter somewhere between saving her life and nursing her back to health as he realizes she’s innocent, and he ends up falling for her. Audrey has a hard time overlooking the fact that Killion kidnapped her, but if she wants to get her life back and track down the bad guys, she has to trust him. Then someone changes the rules of their cat and mouse game and now they’re the ones being hunted—by a cold-blooded killer who is much closer than they think.

Add COLD IN THE SHADOWS to your Goodreads list here!

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Read an excerpt from COLD IN THE SHADOWS:

According to Patrick Killion’s favorite data analyst at the Agency, he was a half-inch short of being the perfect romance hero. As long as the inch she was talking about was his height and not his dick, he didn’t give a rat’s ass.

Today, at a measly five foot eleven and a half inches, he towered above the locals. His height, combined with his sun-bleached blond hair, meant he definitely did not blend in with the Colombian population. He didn’t bother to try.

The CIA dealt in threat assessment and probability levels, manipulation and human intel. Lockhart’s appearance, expertise, hidden Cayman Island bank account, and the fact she was in the right place at the right time for Vice President Ted Burger’s murder, made her his number one suspect. So, despite FBI ASAC Lincoln Frazer telling him to back off yesterday, he was still following her. He couldn’t walk away.

Last night he’d shaken the tree to see what fell out.

He ignored the twinge to his conscience. He’d been a little rough. He hadn’t wanted to risk her getting the drop on him. He had given her a get-out-of-jail-free pass and probably saved her life—that should count for something.

Except she hadn’t behaved as she should have. She hadn’t called her employer. She hadn’t grabbed a bag and run. Instead she’d reported the assault to the local cops and had gone in to work today. Maybe she’d been busy destroying evidence or delaying until the last possible moment before she made a mad dash for some small private airfield. Maybe she was overconfident about her abilities. Or maybe she was innocent.

It was the last “maybe” that bothered him.

As he stood in line for a ticket to the ecological park, a pretty redhead in a strappy top and high-heels eyed his neon orange T-shirt and red plaid shorts with a distasteful grimace. He’d committed a class-A felony and the fashion police were about to convict.

“Airline lost my luggage.” Killion raised his palms in a pitiful shrug, putting enough misery into his travel-worn appearance that the woman’s expression immediately shifted from disgust to empathy.

“That blows. How long ago?”

“Two days now. They swear they’ll get it to me sometime today—”

She gave a disbelieving snort. “Yeah, they once lost my luggage on a trip to Mexico and by the time it arrived I was getting on the plane home. Worse, they refused to reimburse all the clothes I needed to buy…”

Off she went, and he was in. Phase one of this mission accomplished. He walked into the conservatory as part of a group of American tourists, rather than as a single white guy traveling alone. They milled loosely about, looking at Lepidoptera specimens that fluttered about like giant-sized pieces of confetti.

A family of seven—five women who all looked like they’d rather be at the mall, an older man, and a teen who read every piece of information like he was cramming for a test. Killion stayed close to the stacked redhead because he looked like the kind of guy who’d stay close to a stacked redhead, but he also chatted to the others in the group, gleaning information. They were down from Florida, visiting family over Christmas. The Americans had arrived in a large minivan with an armed driver, but the driver stayed with the vehicle so they weren’t too worried about security. In this country, staying in one spot for any length of time meant you attracted attention—and not the, “Oh my, don’t you have pretty eyes” kind of attention.

It wasn’t a good thing.

Hot sun bore down on the forest canopy that shaded the ecological park. The small interpretive center affiliated with the Amazon Research Institute attracted local schools as well as the occasional tourist, but it was Monday, January 5 and schools were closed until after Epiphany. The place was deserted except for this little band of intrepid explorers. The ground steamed and sweat beaded on his skin as his adopted people wandered slowly from enclosure to enclosure. A rivulet of perspiration soaked into his shirt.

A huge yellow butterfly drifted over his head and landed on a piece of cut fruit on the feeder tray. The redhead barely contained her squeal of excitement and took twenty pictures with her little point-and-shoot. Killion’s point-and-shoot dug into his spine and held fourteen rounds. Their group finally headed into the amphibian enclosure where decaying damp earth mixed with traces of ammonia, and the musk of rotten leaves.

Welcome to the jungle.

His new friend grabbed his arm, pointed. “Aren’t they cute!” A minuscule, neon-yellow frog was stuck on the side of a glass tank.

“They may look cute”—said a familiar voice with just the barest hint of a Kentucky twang—“but one golden poison dart frog contains enough toxin to kill ten-to-twenty grown men.” Dr. Lockhart wore spectacles on a string around her neck and reminded him of the class nerd—the one all the guys had secretly lusted after but had been too intimidated to ask out on a date. The professor had unusual violet-blue eyes that showed clear signs of a sleepless night. He would have felt guilty, but more than one person had told him he was a heartless bastard who didn’t have a conscience. A sociopath by any other name.

He didn’t give a shit, so they were probably right. Hell, she should be thanking him. Being tied up and threatened sure beat the hell out of a trip to a Black Camp or a lifetime in prison—and those were the more civilized options.

Audrey Lockhart wore ubiquitous jeans over Birkenstocks and a tight white tank top that molded her breasts in a way that left little to Killion’s undeniably vivid imagination, all topped off with a thin purple shirt that she left open. She wasn’t carrying a weapon—unless she had a frog in her pocket. “I’m Dr. Lockhart, I study anurans and my specialty is the familyDendrobatidae—poison dart frogs.”

For all intents and purposes she appeared to be exactly what she said. A scientist, dedicated to her research. He rarely trusted appearances. That’s what data analysts, surveillance, and background checks were for—not to mention interrogation.

“I thought captive ones weren’t poisonous?” Killion pointed to a little guy about an inch long that was sitting at a precarious angle on a large green leaf. The creatures didn’t look real—they looked like miniature plastic toys. They certainly didn’t look like the deadliest creatures on the planet. He placed his hand lightly on the redhead’s back, and she sank against him, proving her taste in men was as terrible as his taste in clothes.

The professor’s eyes ran over him and his new squeeze, then away, dismissing him as just another tourist.

She didn’t recognize him from last night. There was no obvious guile in her gaze. No deception.

“You’re right in that individuals bred in captivity have no toxicity, but these specimens were pulled straight from the nearby rainforest where they are endemic and, trust me, you wouldn’t survive a close encounter.” Her voice was husky, sexy enough to raise his awareness of her as a female rather than a target.

He’d always had a thing for voices. And nerds.

She continued, growing more serious, “It takes years for them to lose their toxicity, and even touching a paper-towel that has been in contact with the skin of these particular individuals can kill you. They are extremely dangerous.”

“Death by frog.” His smirk didn’t reach his eyes. “Bet that ain’t pretty.”

The redhead laughed. The professor did not.

“We’re very careful how we handle them.” She looked stern now, like she was the teacher and he was the naughty schoolboy. And there was his vivid imagination going nuts again.

“Have you ever seen someone die after touching one?” asked his new friend.

“Thankfully, no.” The professor’s gaze was open and sincere.

What did he expect? Skull and crossbones instead of pupils? He’d been with the Company long enough to spot an operative with one quick glance, but this woman was an enigma. Either she was an incredible actress, or he was way off base in his assessment of the facts. Hell, maybe she was just another enviro-nut trying to save the planet—or, in this case, frogs.

“Do they taste like chicken?” he joked.

Those violet-blue eyes flashed. “I don’t know,” she bit out. “Would you like to try one?”

Ouch.

Her fiery response was hot as hell, but obviously she didn’t appreciate his sense of humor—he’d been told it was an acquired taste. He didn’t look away, instead used the opportunity to study her carefully. Her gaze was determined, but he could see fear at the edges—from the scare he gave her last night? Or did she live in constant fear, waiting for her time between the crosshairs? He didn’t figure being an assassin was particularly good for your long-term health. Someone, somewhere was always trying to tie up loose ends.

The information he had on Lockhart was solid, but facts didn’t necessarily add up to truth—something he’d learned during his time in Iraq. He needed to dig deeper, get closer. But didn’t dare tip her off. Hence his little tourist trip today. Like Lockhart with her frogs, he wanted to study her in her natural environment.

“Aren’t you scared, working with them?” His new friend asked in a voice that was as thin and high as her heels. “I mean, what if one hopped on you?”

“I’m more scared of people than I am of frogs.” Sadness touched one side of the biologist’s stern mouth.

Join the club, sister.

“I’d be terrified.” The woman shuddered beneath his palm and relaxed back into him. He removed his hand. God, he hated using people, and yet he was so fucking good at it.

“What d’you feed ’em?” He searched for questions a normal tourist would ask, rather than “do you stay and watch your targets die, or do you take off early to avoid traffic?”

“Ants, beetles, some plant material. We go out and forage in the jungle for fresh food every few days,” the professor told him.

“You go into the rainforest alone? Aren’t you scared of being kidnapped?” he asked.

K&R was a lucrative business throughout South and Central America, as well as many Middle-Eastern countries. One of his best friends was a former SAS soldier who worked full-time as a negotiator for the families of kidnap victims. This was prime territory for those who liked to extort a little extra pocket money with relatively low investment, so why was Dr. Lockhart immune? Were the local bad guys more scared of her than she was of them? Was she connected in some way? None of his sources had any information on the professor that he hadn’t already gleaned for himself.

“I don’t go into the jungle alone.” Lockhart’s gaze skewered him, seriously questioning his intellect—he got that a lot. “I’m extremely careful, obviously, but it’s no more dangerous here than in some parts of the States. I’ve never had any trouble in the rainforest.”

She’d experienced trouble somewhere though and not just his visit last night—he could see the echo of experience in her eyes. Men like him exploited weakness like that.

“You studied these things for long?” He sought to distract her from her memories.

She made direct eye contact this time in a way that told him she didn’t like him very much. Ignoring his question, she checked her watch and called out to the others to begin her demonstration. Four o’clock on the dot.

 

 

About Toni Anderson

New York Times and USA Today international bestselling author, Toni Anderson, writes dark, gritty Romantic Suspense novels that have hit #1 in Barnes & Noble's Nook store, the Top 10 in Amazon and Kobo stores, and the Top 50 in iBooks. Her novels have won many awards. A former Marine Biologist from Britain, she inexplicably ended up in the geographical center of North America, about as far from the ocean as it is possible to get. She now lives in the Canadian prairies with her Irish husband and two children and spends most of her time complaining about the weather.

Toni has no explanation for her oft-times dark imagination, and only hopes the romance makes up for it. She's addicted to reading, dogs, tea, and chocolate.

If you want to know when Toni's next book will be out, visit her website (http://www.toniandersonauthor.com) and sign up for her newsletter. If you want to read other fascinating stories about life in a city that, during winter, is sometimes colder than Mars, friend her on Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/toniannanderson).

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Release Day Launch/#Giveaway: PIRATE by Eve Langlais





Today we have the blog tour for Pirate by Eve Langlais! Grab your copy of this new scifi today!

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About Pirate:

Pirate

A Galactic Adventure – with a sassy ship – and aliens!

 

Earth: a space pirate’s dream when it comes to booty, but not a good place to Earth: a space pirate’s dream when it comes to booty, but not a good place to hide when bounty hunters come looking. Pulling up stakes means Rafe must leave his vintage trailer behind, but in the process, he acquires a passenger, a mouthy female who seems to think she’s calling the shots. She’ll soon learn who’s the captain.

And it isn’t Annabelle, his bossy ship.

Travel the galaxy with this gypsy pirate as he looks for treasure–and finds trouble instead. The universe might be out to get him, but he’s not giving in without a fight.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

“What were you doing on Earth?”

He stuck to the most obvious reason, the one he’d cultivated as a cover. “I was on your planet because I needed some rare goods. Given that Earth is out of the way and bound with restrictions on tampering with a developing species, any type of goods from your world fetch a high price at market.”

“So you’re in the import/export business? Funny, I would not have pegged you as a businessman.”

“Don’t say that.” He recoiled at the very idea. The horror. Him, dressed in a suit and tie, his clothing perfectly pressed? He couldn’t help but laugh. He gestured to his body. “Do I look like a businessman?”

“No, but then again, you also didn’t look like a guy who was hiding a spaceship under his house,” she retorted.

“Good point. But I will note that there are more spaceships hiding on your planet than you might imagine.”

“All that superior technology and you can’t help but crash land? And they say women are bad drivers.” The tilt of her lips let him know she teased.

“Where I come from, the women don’t drive at all.”

“Why am I not surprised to hear that?”

“There are reasons we do the things we do.” She would soon learn the universe was a harsh place, especially for females. Better if she began the process now of accepting her new status in life.

“Having a little pinky between your legs doesn’t give you the right to dictate.”

“Little? Lying isn’t attractive, wench. We both know I’m more than adequately endowed.”

To his surprise, she agreed. “Fine. You’re hung, which probably explains why you’re so stupid at times. All that blood loss.”





About Eve Langlais:

~ New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Hello, my name is Eve and I am a Canadian author who loves to write hot romance, usually with hot shifters, cyborgs or aliens. I should warn you that I possess a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. I love to write, and while I don't always know what my mind is going to come up with next, I can promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because I love a happily ever after. Thanks so much for coming by and checking me out. If you'd like to know more, read some excerpts or find out what's coming next, then please visit me at http://www.EveLanglais.com Or sign up for my new release email list at http://www.evelanglais.com/newrelease Happy reading! Eve Langlais

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August 26th

blissfully bookerized Excerpt

Reese's Reviews Excerpt

Socially Awkward Book Nerd Excerpt

Barbara Book Reviews Excerpt

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August 27th

Nerdy Dirty & Flirty Excerpt

Milky Way of Books Excerpt

Evermore Books Excerpt

Deluged with Books Cafe Excerpt

I Smell Sheep Guest Post

August 28th

The Silver Dagger Scriptorium Excerpt

DazzledbyBooks Excerpt

Aria Kane Excerpt

AReCafe Playlist

Rabid Reads Excerpt

August 29th

Aly's Miscellany Playlist

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Typical Distractions Excerpt

Paranormal Book Boyfriends Excerpt

Danielle's Domain Excerpt

August 30th

Queens of the darkside Excerpt

The Book Tree Excerpt

Have Words Will Scribble Excerpt

Adria's Romance Reviews Guest Post

Rock Out With Sweet Reads Excerpt

August 31st

Evermore Books Excerpt

Alpha Book Club Excerpt

My Nook, Books & More Excerpt

Penny for My Thoughts Guest Post

Escape Inside the Pages Excerpt

September 1st

Angel's Guilty Pleasures Excerpt

Adventures in Writing Excerpt

G & T's Indie Café Excerpt

Booklover Sue Dreamcast

Have Words Will Scribble Excerpt

Books 2 Blog Excerpt

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Book Review: Let's Go, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert






Title: Let’s Go Dear Dragon
Author: Margaret Hillert
Publisher: Norwood House Press
ISBN: 1603578870 (ISBN13: 9781603578875)
Release Date: July 15th 2016
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s
Format: Paperback
Source: NetGalley

GoodReads: A boy and his pet dragon celebrate the Fourth of July by going to the beach, having a picnic, and watching fireworks. Now re-illustrated with a fresh and modern look, these timeless beginning readers foster independent reading and comprehension.

Mine: Dear Dragon goes in a trip to the beach and oh the fun they have – sandcastles, swimming and fireworks. What a wonderful book to have children reading during the summer months. The new look is a nice plus


*I received a free ARC of from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*


Reading Challenges:
2016 Reading Challenge (GoodReads)
2016 I Love Picture Books (Bea's Book Nook)
Let's Turn Pages Challenge (GoodReads - 2015 and 2016 Reading Challenge)
2016 What an Animal Reading Challenge IX (Socrates Book Reviews
2016 Pages Read ( The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
2016 New Release Challenge (Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My! and (un)Conventional Bookviews)

Book Blitz/#Giveaway (YA Bound) : Daring the Bad Boy by Monica Murphy




Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Book Review: Germany: Picture Book by Planet Collection






Title: Germany: Picture Book
Author: Planet Collection
Publisher: Planet Collection
ISBN: B00915ZEEW
Release Date: August 21 , 2012
Pages: 15
Genre: Children’s
Format: ebook
Source: Kindle

Kindle: As a part of the Planet Collection, "GERMANY" offers facts, descriptions and thought inspiring questions alongside amazing photographs of Germany.


Mine: Germany is the 2nd largest beer consumer (Ireland #1). Germany shares borders with 9 other countries. 5th biggest country in the world.

Reading Challenges:
2016 Pages Read ( The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
2016 Reading Challenge (GoodReads)
2016 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book)
Fun In the Sun Reading Challenge (Whole Latte Books)
Bookshelf Love (Poetree)
2016 I Love Picture Books (Bea's Book Nook)
Summer Coyer (Fantasy is More Fun, Because Reading is better than real life, Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!)
Let's Turn Pages Challenge (GoodReads - 2015 and 2016 Reading Challenge)

Book Review: Estonia: Picture Book by Planet Collection






Title: Estonia : Picture Books
Author: Planet Collection
Publisher: Planet Collection
ISBN: B00A0V4SKW
Release Date: November 1st 2012
Pages: 17
Genre: Children’s
Format: ebook
Source: Kindle

Kindle: As a part of the updated Planet Collection, "ESTONIA" offers facts, descriptions and thought inspiring questions alongside amazing photographs of Estonia.

Mine: The capital of Tallinn is the oldest capital city in Northern Europe and has been designated an USNESCO World Heritage Site. 10 species of woodpeckers can be found here. The Kurula National Park which is a protected area with many of the countries wildlife species

Reading Challenges:
2016 Pages Read ( The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
2016 Reading Challenge (GoodReads)
2016 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book)
Fun In the Sun Reading Challenge (Whole Latte Books)
Bookshelf Love (Poetree)
2016 I Love Picture Books (Bea's Book Nook)
Summer Coyer (Fantasy is More Fun, Because Reading is better than real life, Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!)
Let's Turn Pages Challenge (GoodReads - 2015 and 2016 Reading Challenge)

Book Review: Cuba by Planet Collection





Title: Cuba (Educational Children's Books Collection) - Level 2 (Planet Collection)
Author: Planet Collection
Publisher: Planet Collection
ISBN: B009GVO3R0
Release Date: September 25th 2012
Pages: 17
Genre: Children’s
Format: ebook
Source: Kindle

Kindle: As a part of the updated Planet Collection, "CUBA" offers facts, descriptions and thought inspiring questions alongside amazing photographs of Cuba.

Mine: With 300 natural beaches – it seems like it would be a wonderful place to visit (yeah now we can). 70% of the countries production of products are the Plantain and Bananas. It’s one of the few places that have the Pygmy Owl and the Cuban crocodile (endangered animal)

Reading Challenges:
2016 Pages Read ( The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
2016 Reading Challenge (GoodReads)
2016 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book)
Fun In the Sun Reading Challenge (Whole Latte Books)
Bookshelf Love (Poetree)
2016 I Love Picture Books (Bea's Book Nook)
Summer Coyer (Fantasy is More Fun, Because Reading is better than real life, Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!)
Let's Turn Pages Challenge (GoodReads - 2015 and 2016 Reading Challenge)

Book Review: Meet the Denver Broncos by Zack Burgess








Title: Meet the Denver Broncos
Author: Zack Burgess
Publisher: Norwood House Press
ISBN: 1599537532 (ISBN13: 9781599537535)
Release Date: July 15th 2016
Pages: 24
Genre: Children’s
Format: Hardback
Source: NetGalley

GoodReads: An introduction to the Denver Broncos professional football team. Includes information about the team's history, stadium, star players, and uniforms. Features include: a true/false quiz, photos, vintage trading cards reproductions, maps, and records. Table of Contents, glossary, additional resources and index


Mine: It was fun to what facts they could tell you about the Denver Broncos, one of the the teams that has won back-to-back Super Bowls. It highlights some of the more popular and special players – Shannon Sharpe, John Elway and Craig Morton. There was trivia, photos of trading cards, a short quiz - how well do you know the Broncos. This is a great book for young fans to learn more.


*I received a free ARC of from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*


Reading Challenges:
2016 Pages Read ( The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
Let's Turn Pages Challenge (GoodReads - 2015 and 2016 Reading Challenge)
2016 Reading Challenge (GoodReads)
Fun In the Sun Reading Challenge (Whole Latte Books)
2016 New Release Challenge (Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My! and (un)Conventional Bookviews)
2016 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book)
2016 NetGalley Reading Challenge (Fictively)




Release Day Blitz : UN-SHATTERING LUCY by Terri Anne Browning




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Today we are sharing the release of UN-SHATTERING LUCY by Terri Anne Browning. This is a contemporary novella and the fourth, and final, book in the Lucy & Harris series! Check out the purchase links below, and links for the previous books in the series.

 

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The conclusion to USA Today Terri Anne Browning’s The Lucy & Harris Novella Series.

Shattered.

That was how Lucy Thornton felt in the aftermath of her breakup with Harris Cutter. Her family thought the best thing for her to do was to put the length of the country between her and Harris.

Reluctantly, she went.

The second Harris sets eyes on Lucy again, he knows she hasn’t moved on any more than he has. Realizing that he screwed up, he sets out to prove that they belong together. But the road to un-shattering Lucy is longer and darker than he ever could have imagined.

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Catching Lucy (Lucy & Harris, #1)

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Craving Lucy (Lucy & Harris #2)

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Rocking Kin (Lucy & Harris, #3)

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Terri Anne Browning is the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Rocker...Series. She started writing her own novellas at the age of sixteen, forcing her sister to be her one woman fan club. Now she has a few more readers and a lot more passion for writing. Being dyslexic, she never thought a career in writing would be possible, yet she has been on best selling lists multiple times since 2013. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie published book. The Rocker Who Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The Rocker... series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon's Wings. The Rocker... Series has since expanded to OtherWorld with Axton Cage and his band members. Other books by Terri Anne include the Angel's Halo MC Series as well as The Lucy & Harris Novella Series. Terri Anne lives in Virginia with her husband, their three demons---err, children--and a loveable Olde English Bulldog named Link.

 

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Guest Post : Who's New by Cindi Helms












Children’s Book / Picture Story Book
Date Published: April 14, 2016


Birdie and his friends are back! All of Birdie's friends in the town of Ponderville are in for a treat. Someone new is moving to Ponderville! In this second picture book by Cindy Helms, everyone is curious to see who could possibly be their new neighbor. Part mystery and part matching game, Birdie and his friends track down and reveal “Who's New” with intriguing shapes leading the way. How well the newcomer will fit in? Will Ponderville be welcoming?



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Cindy Helms is an artist based out of Centennial, CO. She has two sons and two cats. She loves road trips, camping, and being around friends.

Contact Information
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1Uz0TN4
Web: http://www.cindyhelms.com


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Release Day Blitz /#Giveaway: WAIT by AL Jackson




 

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ALJackson-WaitBookCover5x8_BW_HIGHFrom NYT & USA Today bestselling author comes a new Bleeding Stars stand-alone novel…

She is his strength and he is her weakness. And this time he won’t let her go.

 

Edie Evans is gorgeous.

Sexy.

Kind.

She’s also the definition of off-limits.

But that didn't stop me from sneaking into her room to comfort her at night.

But guys like me? We destroy everything, so it should have been no surprise when I destroyed us, too.

The night I sent her running, I thought I’d never see her again.

Until I saw her standing like a vision in the crowd.

 

Austin Stone is dangerous.

Alluring.

Tempting.

He broke my heart and I refused to give him the chance to do it again.

It’s been years since I’ve seen him, and now I can’t do anything but stare at the gorgeous, tattooed man playing onstage. I should run. I know I should. But like a fool, I run straight back to him.

Our desire is overpowering.
Our need unrelenting.

She is my hope.
He is my weakness.

We should have known a passion this intense would burn us right into the ground.

 

 

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"Meaningful. Mesmerizing. Magnificent...5 but should be 10 beautiful, broken, brilliant, and imperfectly perfect stars .” Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog

"A beautifully written story about broken hearts and unshakable longing, about second chances and third chances and a whispered hope for a happily ever after. Intensely felt on every level, Edie and Austin’s story will own you." Vilma, Vilma’s Book Blog

“Beautiful. Sexy. Dripping with tenderness. I felt the emotion in this story all the way to my toes.” Mia Sheridan, NYT Bestselling Author

“6 Stars - ‪Wait is equally devastating and beautiful! A.L. Jackson has a way of pouring words onto a page that makes you crave every piece of a story.” Molly McAdams, NYT Bestselling Author

 

 



 

“Shit,” I hissed, bracing myself against the spray of the icy shards pelting from the shower head.

I sucked in a breath, released it between clenched teeth, and forced myself fully under it.

Head dropped and chest heaving as rivers of ice-cold water slicked down my shoulders and back.

But it did nothing to lessen the need. Gave me no sanity or pacification.

Because all I could think about was the girl on the other side of the door.

My girl.

In my bed.

Wearing just her panties and my shirt.

An angel I wanted to dirty.

I always had.

Love was messy like that.

All of my restraint scattered. I gripped my cock. Squeezed the base. My mouth dropped open at the pressure of my hand against my rigid length.

A fool thinking it might be enough.

Shit.

God, I was a bastard, but there was nothing I could do before I was giving in, leaning forward and bracketing my forearm above my head to hold my weight.

Water pounded down on my head and back while I pounded my fist against my dick.

Trying to keep silent when all I wanted was to moan, teeth digging into my bottom lip as I pictured the girl spread out for me.

My breaths were coming short.

Panted and hard.

I gave into imagining the sounds she would make when I finally got to bury myself in her body.

A soft, soft gasp.

I slowed, trying to convince myself that throaty sound was all in my mind.

Just another part of this fantasy.

Until I heard the small thump against the wall.

Shit.

I mashed my eyes closed, like it might hide me.

Conceal the depravity of my actions after I’d just been comforting her hours before.

Heart thrashing, I turned and moved far enough to peek out the small section where the fabric shower curtain hadn’t been drawn fully closed.

It was just a little sliver that left me exposed.

But it was enough. When I peered out, I was looking right at my girl pressed up against the wall.

She stared right back at me.

And I wanted to be horrified, my mind scrambling to conjure every weak apology I could summon. Ready to fucking grovel to keep her from turning and running once again.

Because that’s exactly what I expected her to do.

But her expression…her expression clutched me in the center of the chest and sent what little brain function I had left stampeding south.

Red, lush lips were parted, her hand pressed to her hollow of her throat, pupils dilated so big that her hooded, cerulean eyes appeared black. Needy breaths were coming at me from that sweet mouth like a goddamned freight train.

Desire swelled in the confines of the too-tight room.

Alive.

She pressed deeper into the wall as if it might support her weakened knees. Head rocked back. Thighs squeezing together.

Motherfuck.

My hand shot to the shower wall to steady myself. “Warning you, Edie, you need to get out of here. Right now.”

 

 

 

 

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aljacksonphotoA.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, as well as the newest BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for the next installments, WAIT and STAY, coming in 2016.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #53





Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

Books Received

GoodReads Contest Wins


Books Downloaded
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