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Friday, October 12, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Quick Fall by Michelle Dayton (Review + Giveaway)

Justin Tracy, the perennial life of the party, is used to being teased by his friends about his success with the ladies. Not that he’ll ever get serious with one. Why should he? His life is absolutely perfect the way it is. But at his brother’s bachelor party, a drunken bet about his womanizing skill gets a little out of control. Before he knows it, his friends have invited his new tenant – a woman he’s never even met – to go to his brother’s wedding with him.

Single mom Maddy Trainor has just moved back to Chicago, ready to reclaim her life and conquer the city. Maddy’s determined to get her new business off the ground and build a happy home for her son, Teddy. She didn’t expect a gorgeous landlord, but ogling Justin Tracy is definitely a bonus to her new apartment.

Justin intends to apologize to Maddy for the out-of-the-blue wedding invitation and get gone, but his new neighbor turns out to be funny, whip-smart, and sexy as hell. Why not take her to the wedding for real? Just as friends, of course. To Maddy, the wedding – one night of champagne and dancing with a self-admitted Peter Pan – sounds like amazing no-strings fun. But the sparks that blaze between the two of them can’t be contained to one night. And two people who think they have life figured out are about to realize they know nothing about love …
Quick Fall
Tracy Brothers #2
Michelle Dayton
Pub Date: 10/8/18
Rating: 5/5
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Michelle Dayton is an expert at writing sweet romances with enough spice to heat up your reading! Quick Fall jumps in with Jen and Garrett preparing for marriage and Justin Tracy needs a date for their wedding. Enter Maddy Trainor, the new tenant and single mom not looking for a serious relationship. Attending the wedding as friends turns into a beautiful friendship and maybe, just maybe, the start of something even more wonderful.

I loved this story and think it's an amazing follow up to Fast Ride! Jen and Garrett were awesome but Maddy and Justin's story is on a different scale. Justin is the single guy, always the life of the party, but surprisingly full of layers. He didn't even bat an eye at the fact that Maddy's a single mom even knowing that attaching himself to her child could pose problems in the future if he decided to distance himself. I wondered how that aspect of the story would play out, but of course Michelle Dayton provided a nice little resolution. Justin's character surprised me, no doubt, but Maddy's even more so. I wasn't expecting her to be so chill about his commitment avoidance, but it was also nice that she wasn't obsessive or insecure about their relationship. She could stand on her own, but knew the value of trust and love.

I didn't feel the emotional aspect of the story was quite as heavy as in Fast Ride, but there wasn't really that much detail about Justin's past. It was glossed over quite a bit until the end, but by that point it was obvious where the story was headed so it didn't seem as monumental. The relationship building in this story was awesome. Between Justin and Maddy and Justin and Teddy I really enjoyed seeing them interact and bring the sweet, or sexy, to the table. Quick Fall is definitely a win so don't miss out on another great Tracy Brothers story!
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There are only three things Michelle Dayton loves more than sexy and suspenseful novels: her family, the city of Chicago, and Mr. Darcy. Michelle dreams of a year of world travel – as long as the trip would include weeks and weeks of beach time. As a bourbon lover and unabashed wine snob, Michelle thinks heaven is discussing a good book over an adult beverage
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Humorous Paranormal Romance: Memoirs of a Dragon Hunter (Review)

Dragon Hunter Wanted: Sword supplied. No experience necessary. 

One moment, I was a normal (if somewhat germaphobic) math teacher getting ready for summer vacation. Then my sister died in a pile of black ash, leaving me with a sword... and her destiny as dragon hunter. It turns out there's a whole other world out there filled with demons, dragons, and spirits. Now my job is to protect mortals - and I haven't got a clue what I'm doing. 

Then there's tattooed hotness Ian Iskander. Part dragon hunter and part demon, Ian's got some seriously creepy business associates and keeps trying to steal my sword. So why do we keep getting lost in hungry, crazy-hot kisses? Ian is the only person who can help me figure out who - and what - I am. But trusting a half-demon is dangerous... because when you play with dragon fire, someone always gets burned. 
Memoirs of a Dragon Hunter
Dragon Hunter #1
Katie MacAlister
Pub Date: 8/28/18
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: 4/5
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Memoirs of a Dragon Hunter is the hilarious opening to Katie MacAlister's brand new paranormal romance series. Veronica is an outrageously cute and quirky character who becomes a dragon hunter by chance.

The death of her younger half-sister throws her unprepared into a world full of monsters and organizations working against each other for more power. Her new neighbor, Ian, tutors her on the finer points of being a dragon hunter while she tries to decipher Helen's mission for her. Even though her life has just been turned upside down, and any kind of change or disorder normally disagrees with her, Veronica toughens up and embraces the chance to fight evil. I loved how kick butt she wanted to be even before she knew what was truly at stake. The story is as action packed as it is comedic, though I was a little disappointed that there's no dragon shifting involved. Dragon hunters in this world have dual natures, part demon and part dragon, and hunt demons. They have a very unique situation that was interesting to learn about. I loved that the world MacAlister created is fresh and full of supernatural groups with crazy names and fanatic members.

Memoirs of a Dragon Hunter is probably the funniest paranormal romance I've ever read. It's not just the quirky characters, but the style of writing that leads readers into the most insane conversations and unexpected events. I'd say it's the perfect balance of fun, romantic, and action-packed! I'd highly recommend diving in for an engaging read!
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A Paranormal Anthology: In The Mood Fur Love (Review)

Three hot stories about sexy shifters from a trio of today's hottest paranormal romance authors, headlined by bestselling authors Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden!
Bearing His Touch by Eve Langlais
When Becka manages to escape her kidnapper, she finds herself asking help of the man with the nice brown eyes. Stavros can’t say no, not when he knows Becka is his mate, but he does have one dilemma when it comes to claiming her. He'll have to find a way for her to bear his touch.
Fake Mated to the Wolf by Milly Taiden
Looking for a mate to bring to a party? Wedding? Holiday gathering? Mates Fur Hire is right for you? But what happens when your fake mate ends up being your real one, from New York Times bestselling author Milly Taiden!

The Witch, The Werewolf and The Waitress by Kate Baxter
For centuries, Lowman, Idaho has been Ellie Curtis's prison. A vengeful witch cursed her with immortality and locked her within the confines of Lowman's borders, sealing Ellie off from most of civilization for eternity. She's learned to make the most of it. But when she meets a cocky werewolf who's part of the elite supernatural law enforcement group, all bets are off...
Colin instantly knew that Ellie was his mate, but when he discovers her secret, he's determined to help set her free. But in doing so, he might just lose the one thing he knows he can't live without... 
In the Mood Fur Love
Fur #2
Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden, Kate Baxter
St. Martin's Press
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: 4/5
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In the Mood Fur Love is a collection of novella length paranormal romances from bestselling authors Eve Langais, Milly Taiden, and Kate Baxter. Each story focuses on mated pairs finding their one true love while facing personal trials or danger. I love the idea that in these romances a HEA comes from the most unexpected circumstances. If you'd love a quick walk on the wild side, then this anthology is just for you!

Bearing His Touch  - Eve Langlais (5/5)
This is the cute read of the stories! Stavros is a humorous bear that finds his fated mate bloodied and bruised and hiding in a dirty alley. One touch and he's determined to save her from whoever is hunting her. Becka may have been held prisoner for two months but she wasn't afraid to fight for her freedom. She was more concerned about putting innocent people in danger, even if those innocent people were actually a clan of bears. I loved her attitude which contrasted with Stavros because she was so pragmatic to his fearless confidence. Bearing His Touch is the fun and humorous opening to the compilation!

Fake Mated to the Wolf - Milly Taiden (3/5)
I wasn't crazy about this story and out of the three it was my least favorite. It was interesting, but a little confusing in the beginning. I felt like I was dropped in the middle of a bigger story because all the characters seemed to know each other and there were a lot of pointed references to established friendships. Shawna was a little prideful, but her compassion for those in trouble made her a perfect match for Hawke, who also looked out for those in need on a grander scale. Even for a novella the story felt rushed.

The Witch, the Werewolf, and the Waitress - Kate Baxter (4/5)
The closing story of the novel has classic paranormal romance written all over it! Colin and Ellie don't have the greatest meeting, but once Colin's wolf recognizes her as his mate all bets are off. Ellie has been cursed by a witch and doomed to live forever in Lowman, Idaho, unable to age or die. But once Colin learns of her fate, he'll do anything to help her. I love that in order to save her they go off on a quest of sorts. There's danger all for just the possibility that they'll be able to break the curse. Even if Colin can help Ellie he still has to worry about his position in the pack. All in all, this was definitely a well-rounded romance!
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Sunday, October 7, 2018

BLOG TOUR: The Royal Runaway (Review + Excerpt)

For fans of The Princess Diaries and The Royal We comes a fun and daring novel about a modern-day princess who teams up with a spy to find out what happened to the fiancé who left her at the altar—and who just might get her own fairytale in the process.

Princess Theodora Isabella Victoria of Drieden of the Royal House Laurent is so over this princess thing.

After her fiancé jilted her on their wedding day, she’s finally back home after spending four months in exile—aka it’s back to press conferences, public appearances, and putting on a show for the Driedish nation as the perfect princess they expect her to be. But Thea’s sick of duty. After all, that’s what got her into this mess in the first place.

So when she sneaks out of the palace and meets a sexy Scot named Nick in a local bar, she relishes the chance to be a normal woman for a change. But just as she thinks she’s found her Prince Charming for the night, he reveals his intentions are less than honorable: he’s the brother of her former fiancé, a British spy, and he’s not above blackmail. As Thea reluctantly joins forces with Nick to find out what happened the day her fiancé disappeared, together they discover a secret that could destroy a centuries-old monarchy and change life as they know it.

Funny, fast-paced, and full of more twists and turns than the castle Thea lives in, The Royal Runaway is a fresh romantic comedy that will leave you cheering for the modern-day royal who chucks the rulebook aside to create her own happily-ever-after.
The Royal Runaway
Lindsay Emory
Pub Date: 10/9/18
Gallery Books
Rating: 3/5
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Lindsay Emory invites readers to the country of Drieden where Princess Theodora Isabella Victoria's world is rocked when she's left at the altar. After four months in isolation after the disaster it's time to get back to work. An encounter with a mysterious man, who turns out to be not only a spy but her erstwhile fiancee's 'dead' brother, sends Thea off on a mission to find the truth. Why did Christian decide to not show up for their wedding? Was it planned or did something terrible happen to him?

The Royal Runaway is a romantic comedy with a mix of danger and mystery. Princess Thea teams up with British spy, Nick, in order to find the truth about Christian's disappearance. While at first seeming more hindrance than help, Thea learns to look beyond the humiliation of her thwarted wedding. The future of the monarchy is in danger as one determined politician calls for democracy. Thea has to choose between her duty to reassure the people that the monarchy is still going strong, or giving it all up for the chance to be a normal person without the pressure of ruling a kingdom.

Thea's character didn't really solidify into a strong voice until the end. I like that she gets her act together and starts looking at the big picture, but it seems like she should've been prepared to rule in case of her grandmother's or father's death since she's so close to the top of the line of succession. Her switch from gullible and floundering to confident 'I've got this' was quite sudden and obviously for the sake of the story's conclusion.

Overall, I do like that finding her voice and making solid plans for the future of her people gave Thea confidence to act on her own. I would've been mad if the novel ended any other way than it did! The Royal Runaway is definitely for fans of Sophie Kinsella or Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries series!
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Later, I would look back on this moment and wonder why I hadn’t simply popped the sleeping pill and crawled back into my gilded four-poster bed, the same one that my grandmother and great-grandmother had slept in before their ascendancies to the throne.
I’ll never know what made me change into street clothes, pull my hair into a bun, and slip on running shoes. But that’s exactly what I did. 
I knew the covert ways out of the palace like the back of my hand. Part of it was due to a natural gift for observation and investigation; part of it was thanks to my formal education. It had been impressed on me by my tutors, secretaries, and Big Gran herself that a good princess should learn everything about her country.
That included secret ways out of the palace. This wasn’t the first time I’d slipped out undetected. That had been when I was a teenager, a university student. There were things I’d wanted to do, places I’d wanted to go, people I’d wanted to see without my official security detail getting involved. For years, it hadn’t been a problem. Drieden is a small country and the monarchy can still be informal if it wishes. My uncle John, the Duke of Falender, works as a banker in the financial district. My brother serves in the armed forces. Until my engagement, I produced documentary films. With a discreet and small security presence, my family has been able to keep up the pretense that we’re normal folk who just happen to live in that big old house on the hill.
With my recent notoriety, though, and my resulting cloistering in the palace and assorted hideaways, I hadn’t been outside royal boundaries in over three months.
And sometimes a girl just needed a change of scenery.
My feet flew over the carpet, down the southwest stairwell, across the landing, into the upper gallery through a service entrance, then down another set of stairs that led into the herb garden, which was next to the kitchens with their loading dock and abandoned at this time of night.
Just like that, I was outside in a small courtyard. There was a guardhouse at the bottom of the cobblestone drive, but I pulled up the hood of my jacket and hopped into a nearby white Fiat with plates that matched the keys I had snagged from the loading dock bay.
The gates opened swiftly (as they should for an official palace vehicle) and I drove two hundred meters and . . .
I had no idea where I was going.
To the lights?
Because the lights were pretty?
Was I insane?
Probably. Now I was talking to myself. Just like Prince Karl the Holy when he believed a trout told him to invade France.
My foot pressed the gas pedal, indicating that I was, in fact, insane. Sleep deprivation had sucked all the common sense out of my head.
But I kept driving. Instinct and a memory pulled me forward.
There had been a night, two years ago, right after I had started dating Christian. I had gotten a call from him; he had flown to Drieden to surprise me. “Come see me,” he had urged. He had given me the name of a bar where I was to meet him in an hour. And like tonight, I had managed to slip out of the palace completely undetected.
Romantic, right?
Without being aware of my destination, I now suddenly found myself parked outside that same bar. It seemed just as I remembered it. A cocktail lounge in the theater district, its raucous crowd was decidedly different from the posh, upper-crust circle Christian usually ran with. As soon as I walked into the disorienting mix of shadow and neon, I remembered that I hadn’t brought any money or identification. Another sign of my deteriorating mental state. Still, I took a seat at a table covered with chipped red paint. After all, the point of this excursion wasn’t to drink. If I’d wanted to get drunk, the palace had vast cellars full of very expensive spirits at my disposal. If I’d wanted to lose myself, I would have just taken the damn sleeping pill.
The point of this trip was . . .
I had no idea.
Now I closed my eyes.
I saw Christian, as he was the night I met him here. His longish blond hair curled around his collar. His skin still tan from the ski season. Was this what I wanted? To see Christian again? Was that why I came here?
“Excuse me. Is this seat taken?”

A deep voice. A Scottish accent. Christian?


Lindsay Emory began her career as a lawyer but now writes romantic suspense, mysteries, and romantic comedy. She hosts a popular podcast Women with Books about genre fiction written by and for women. Lindsay lives in North Texas with two big dogs and her romance hero, drinking gimlets and raising two STEM warrior princesses.
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Friday, October 5, 2018

Find Your Next Read and Fall Into A Romantic Mystery!

With the temperature dropping and leaves turning colors, it’s time to get ready for the cool days of fall. And what better way to prepare for the long nights ahead than to download a great whodunit novel with a dash (or heaping helping) of romance. Below we have crafted a quiz to help you find your next great read, but be warned, the titles all have mysteries that need to be solved and villains that must be brought to justice. So grab a thick blanket, a cup of hot cocoa, and answer the following questions to discover which romantic mystery you will want to “fall” into next. 

1. Where is your perfect romantic mystery set? 

a) In “small town USA”. The everyday setting makes the violent crimes all the more shocking. 

b) The rolling hills of Texas where there are lots of places to hide.

c) In a historic mansion near the choppy waters of Virginia, giving the story a Gothic feel.

2. I want to read about a heroine who is … 

a) hundred percent devoted to her family yet balanced enough to find success in her chosen career. 

b) … intelligent and diligent, with a pressing drive to help others. 

c) … currently in mourning after losing a loved one, but strong enough to take on any challenge.

3. Is your heroine in peril? 

a) She may face down a bad guy (or two), but thankfully her significant other is always there to guard her with his life. 

b) In my fictional world nobody is safe. NOBODY! 

c) The heroine doesn’t face physical danger, but her emotions take a severe beating as she learns terrible secrets from the past. 

4. When your heroine needs backup, who is she going to call? 

a) Her BF who just happens to be a private investigator that solves crimes for a living. 

b) A steely-eyed Texas Ranger who is known for delivering justice.

c) The town leader who is a successful businessman and pillar of the community. 

5. My ideal hero is....

a) ...totally and completely devoted to supporting his woman. 

b) ...dependable and incredibly strong, however, he has suffered a loss and every once in a while his vulnerability shows through. 

c) ...steadfast, principled, and dedicated to his community. 

6. When sitting down to read a mystery, the crimes should be… 

a) … studied in a clinical, professional manner.

b) … frequent and terrifying! I want something that keeps me up at night. 

c) … in the past. I like trying to figure out who the bad guy is instead of focusing on violence. 

7. When the last page of the book is read, I want to feel... 

a) … that second chances are not only real, but they can be incredibly joyous.

b) … a sense of deep satisfaction that justice has been found and order restored. 

c) … tremendous hope and optimism for the future. 


If you choose mostly As … then get ready to follow dedicated defense attorney Morgan Dane as she takes on her next case in Melinda Leigh’s What I’ve Done

Morgan has been hired to defend Haley Powell after the young woman wakes up in a pool of the victim’s blood. And while Haley has no memory of the night and no alibi, Morgan is sure that there is more to this crime than a simple case of murder. With the help of her private investigator boyfriend Lance Kruger, Morgan inches towards answers all the while dodging threats meant to keep her silent. 

Purchase What I’ve Done by Melinda Leigh Here >> 

If you choose mostly Bs … then the lightning fast twists and turns of Mary Burton’s romantic suspense novel Cut and Run is just right for you. 

Medical examiner Faith McIntyre is used to investigating grizzly crime scenes, yet she is totally unprepared when faced with a barely-alive victim that looks EXACTLY like her. With no answers and nowhere else to turn, Faith teams up with her colleague-with-benefits Texas Ranger Mitchell Hayden. Together they discover decades old crime scenes, as well as new victims of a serial killer. 

Preorder Cut and Run by Mary Burton Here >> 

If you choose mostly Cs … then get ready to be transported to the windswept beaches where Mary Ellen Taylor sets her next release Winter Cottage

When heroine Lucy Kincaid loses her mother, she receives an unexpected inheritance—a lonely old estate big enough to hold the secrets of Lucy’s family. Why did her mother never mention the mansion or the sea swept town of Cape Hudson? Who is Lucy’s father? And why is there a (literal) skeleton on Lucy’s property? With more questions than answers, Lucy turns to handsome local Hank Garrison only to find he has a motive for wanting the Winter Cottage all to himself…

Preorder Winter Cottage by Mary Ellen Taylor Here >>  


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Morgan Dane Returns in What I've Done (Review)

Morgan Dane’s new client has blood on her hands—and no recollection of what happened—as the #1 Amazon Charts bestselling series continues.

Haley Powell wakes up covered in blood, with no memory of the night before. When she sees a man lying in the backyard, stabbed to death, she has only one terrified thought: What have I done?

Agreeing to take the case as a favor to her PI friend Lincoln Sharp, Morgan must scale a mountain of damning circumstantial and forensic evidence to prove her client innocent. Haley couldn’t appear more guilty: her bloodstained fingerprints are on the murder weapon, and she has no alibi. But Morgan can’t shake the feeling that this shocked young woman has been framed.

Someone out there is hell-bent on sabotaging her defense, targeting Morgan, her partner, and especially Haley. Someone who will stop at nothing—and whose next move will be deadly.
What I've Done
Morgan Dane #4
Melinda Leigh
Pub Date: 9/18/18
Montlake Romance
Rating: 5/5
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Everyone's favorite defense attorney is back in another romantic mystery from Melinda Leigh. In What I've Done, Morgan Dane is once again tasked with the impossible. Her new client is arrested for murder with no memory of the night she spent with the victim. The prosecution is piling up evidence, so with the help of PIs Lincoln Sharp and Lance Kruger Morgan has to find the truth before it's too late.

After the shocking outcome of Bones Don't Lie, I wondered how this series would continue. What I've Done is just as compelling a mystery as the previous story and even ends with a surprise. What I appreciated about this story is that there were so many possibilities to explain what happened the night Haley went home with Noah and woke up covered in blood. It seemed like the only reasonable explanation had to be something out of the box and complicated, but the truth will make you wonder how you missed it.

Morgan has come along way from the grieving widow of Say You're Sorry. Her heart has healed and made room for a love she never thought she'd find again. Lance has even shown growth in his character, but one things remains true: he will protect Morgan at every turn. I love how their relationship has blossomed even under the stress of investigation and danger. Morgan's determination to make sure her clients are protected from injustice is only part of why I keep coming back to this series. I'm so eager for the next chapter in her story and the next compelling mystery from Melinda Leigh!
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