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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Incriminating Evidence by Rachel Grant

Isabel Dawson plans a couple months stint as an archeologist in the wilderness of Alaska.  She stays longer than planned when she has contact with the restricted area her brother mysteriously died at.  She wants to find out what really happened.
Instead she finds a man beat and left for dead.Incriminating Evidence
Alec Ravissant is saved by this beautiful woman, or did she assault him and try to cover it up when he didn't die?  He may have to rough her up to find out because he doesn't remember the attack.
What is she doing in a restricted area?  He owns this property, and he's running for the senate office in Maryland.  Time to think before acting.
It's really a conundrum when enemies are attracted.
Each flutter of the heart breaks their walls down and it's possible that he can help her find and answer for her brother's death.  It might be advantageous for a senator to have a wife.
If only they stay alive to find out.
Exciting read and great for a snowy day!

Enjoy your read!
Dawn

 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Wild Ride, Julie Ann Walker

Despite the cold, brutal winter, I've manage to stay hot hot hot! Well, the book I'm reading is hot hot hot! Wild Ride by Julie Ann Walker is the 9th book of the series A Black Knights Inc. After this one, I'm going back and starting from the beginning. These boys are too delicious.


A USA Today Bestseller!
"This razor-sharp, sensual, and intriguing tale will get hearts pounding"-Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review
The hero we've all been waiting for...
Ethan "Ozzie" Sykes
Former Navy SEAL
Underground operator for Black Knights Inc., the covert government defense firm disguised as a custom motorcycle shop
In a black-on-black international mission that went seriously sideways, Ozzie was badly injured―now he's stuck at BKI headquarters in Chicago, champing at the bit to get out into the field again. To his disgust, he's tasked with distracting Chicago Tribune ace reporter Samantha Tate, who's been trying to dig up the dirt on BKI for years. Turns out Samantha's beauty, intelligence and sense of humor are a seriously big distraction, and Ozzie's losing his desire to keep her at bay.
Ozzie's tired of hiding, and Samantha may be the best-and worst―person to share his secrets with...

Check it out on Amazon! Or your favorite retailer.

See you next month!
Nicolette Pierce

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

2019 Glendale Chocolate Affaire



Hello, gentle readers!
It’s February in Arizona. I hate to “rub it in” to those in the country suffering with the Polar Vortex, but the weather here has been lovely (it is, after all, one of the reasons we deal with devastating heat in the summer…the winters are sublime). Even when it’s rainy, like today, it’s still lovely.
So many events on the horizon in our lovely state and something for everyone. If you like golf, the Phoenix Open has been here. Food? The Street Eats Food Truck Festival, which I hear is fantastic (I haven’t been there yet, but plan to go). Baseball? The Cactus League Spring Training starts February 21. Horses? The Wickenburg Gold Rush Days and Rodeo, which is right up my alley (I love horses!).
And my personal favorite – the Glendale Chocolate Affaire, this coming weekend (February 9 & 10). Once again, I will be there as one of the authors signing books. Kayce Lassiter will be there, too!  
If you have a chance, come down and see us. You won’t regret it. After all, where else can you go for chocolate and romance (or whatever genre suits your fancy)?       

Until next time, remember to spread kindness wherever you go.

Marie

Sunday, February 3, 2019

AN EARL OF HER OWN by Heather Boyd and a Chance at a Print Book!

An Earl Of Her Own
Saints and Sinners series (Book 3)
By Heather Boyd
Heather is giving away a print edition of The Duke and I and A Gentleman’s Vow during the tour. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember there is a chance to enter everyday so be sure to follow the Blog Tour. You may find the tour schedule and locations here https://goo.gl/qw8v5J About An Earl Of Her Own:
Marriage is about finding that special someone you want to annoy for the rest of your life! Rebecca Warner’s devotion to her family is the perfect distraction from the loneliness of widowhood. Not that she’d ever admit a need for someone special in her life after her husband’s betrayal. With the responsibility of arranging her sister’s wedding falling into her lap, Rebecca has no time for a certain maddening earl bent on seducing her—until he proves her most ardent ally. For Adam Croft, Earl of Rafferty, what began as an amusing pursuit—shocking Rebecca Warner—becomes something deeper when he recognizes how perfect a wife and mother she would make. Adam’s keenly aware of his loneliness…and that his habit to curb it with drink lost him Becca’s respect. He’ll happily change his ways to win her approval, but what more can he do to win her love? Release Date: FEBRUARY 12, 2019 Length: approx. 300 pages Heat: steamy regency romance Digital ISBN: 978-1-925239-51-5 Print ISBN: 978-1-925239-52-2 ASIN: B07KGLD7RB AppleBooks ID: 1437218392  Book Links:
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Excerpt: “You are hurt, worse than you want to say,” Rebecca Warner whispered. Her soft green eyes were filled with real concern, something Adam had never expected to see on her face. “Well, that is disappointing.” “Disappointing?” Rebecca immediately began searching through his hair for the wound, and he chose to imagine it a sensual caress until she spoke again. “You have a gash to your head that has bled. Dear God, you could have died.” “Always looking on the bright side,” he murmured, and then noticed how close the lady was to his body. He inhaled slowly, delighted in this unexpectedly rare treat. Mrs. Warner had never been the friendliest sort. “You smell nice.” “Really, Rafferty,” she chided. She suddenly slipped her hand inside his coat, rummaged in his pockets and began to dab at his head with the handkerchief she found there. “This is hardly the time to worry about my perfume.” “As you say, I could have been killed. Seems like an appropriate time for noticing the little things in life that please me.” He felt pain and hissed. Eager for a distraction, he dropped his gaze to her shoulder—now bare of the shawl, which had fallen away unnoticed by the lady. The respectable garment Rebecca had worn to church, so stylish and modest, was less so now thanks to the accident. The struggle out of the carriage seemed to have ripped the seam apart, and her pale skin looked very soft and inviting. He curled his fingers into the skirt of her gown and held it. “Lovely.” She drew back to peer into his eyes again, and then she glanced down at his fist. “What are you doing?” What was he doing? Adam had no idea, but he wasn’t of a mind to stop.
Saints and Sinners series: Book 1: The Duke and I (Nicolas and Gillian) - https://amzn.to/2BcVp6T
Book 2: A Gentleman’s Vow (Gideon and Jessica) - https://amzn.to/2G7mP2e
Book 3: An Earl of Her Own (Adam and Rebecca) - https://amzn.to/2G8eKu2
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About the Author:
Determined to escape the Aussie sun on a scorching camping holiday, Heather picked up a pen and notebook from a corner store and started writing her very first novel—Chills. Eight years later, she is the author of over thirty romances and publisher of several anthologies too. Addicted to all things tech (never again will Heather write a novel longhand) and fascinated by English society of the early 1800’s, Heather spends her days getting her characters in and out of trouble and into bed together (if they make it that far). She lives on the edge of beautiful Lake Macquarie, Australia with her trio of mischievous rogues (husband and two sons) along with one rescued cat whose only interest in her career is that it provides him with food on demand. You can find details of Heather's work at www.heather-boyd.com
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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Veronica Reviews: COWBOY'S BREAK (Poker Flat #4) by Lexi Post

Cowboy's Break 
(Poker Flat Series #4)

by Lexi Post

5 Stars

“I can be whatever kind of man you need me to be if…” He paused, noticing the sudden intake of breath through her lips. He reached around her and snagged another cookie. “I can have another.” 

Rachel Henderson has always put her family’s ranch and needs before her own. Struggling with the death of her parents and her sister’s drug addiction, she ends a relationship with the love of her life, Vince Gallagher.

Seven years have passed since Rachel Henderson broke his heart. When Vince finds out she needs help with finding out who is stealing funds from her ranch, he is determined to use his past police detective skills to find the thief, as well as discover the truth as to why Rachel ended their love affair.

They say if you love something set it free…Will the time apart keep the wedge between Rachel and Vince, or will their souls recognize that they are two halves of the same whole.

Lexi Post has built a fast paced romantic mystery within a few short pages! Highly recommend this novella!
 

Sharing what I love, 
Veronica

2018 Science Fiction Romance Galaxy Awards

2018 SFR Galaxy Awards Complete List
Round 1 – Jo Jones – posted at 10 AM Eastern Standard Time USA
Best Dreams to Nightmare Plot
An Alien Exchange by Keri Kruspe

Best Use of World Building and Back Story to Jumpstart a Plot
Breakaway by Michelle Diener

Best Improvement After Rewriting
Warleader by Susan Grant


Round 2 – Riley Moreland – posted at 11 AM Eastern Standard Time USA
Potent Post-War Setting Award
Aftermath (Hathe, #3) by Mary Brock Jones

Best Steampunk Transport
Raven, Fire and Ice (Touch of Truth, #1) by Nita Round

Arcane History Award
Infinity (Horizon, #2) by Tabitha Lord

Arachnophobia Award for Creepiest Villain
Lost Valyr (Project Enterprise, #7) by Pauline Baird Jones

Favorite Dog Hero
Not Fade Away (Interstellar Rescue, #4) by Donna S. Frelick


Round 3 – Heather Massey – posted at 12 PM Eastern Standard Time USA
Hottest Queer Sci-Fi Romance in a Superhero Universe
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow by Greg Berlanti, Executive Producer


Round 4 – Lee Koven – posted at 1 PM Eastern Standard Time USA
Most Intriguing Society
A Treason of Truths by Ada Harper

Most Unusual Heroine
Delta V by Elsa Jade

Best Mobile Phone Replacement
Implanted by Lauren C. Teffeau

Best Serial
Queen’s Gambit by Jessie Mihalik

Best Bodyguard’s Buddy
The Protector Series
(Dangerous Promise, Wicked Attraction, Forbidden Stranger) by Megan Hart


Round 5 – Marlene Harris – posted at 2 PM Eastern Standard Time USA
Home Again Award (Dance with the One that Brung Ya)
Edge of Eon by Anna Hackett

Firefly Redux Award
Entropy by Jess Anastasi

Meow It Again Sam Award
Pets in Space 3: Embrace the Passion by S. E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Carol Van Natta, Alexis Glynn Latner, Tiffany Roberts, E. D. Walker, JC Hay, Kyndra Hatch

Shoulda Been a Contender Award
Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet


Round 6 – Chris Stock – posted at 3 PM Eastern Standard Time USA
Short, Sweet and Fiesty Award
A Darkside Interlude: Darkstar Mercenaries 0.5 by Anna Carven

Best Similar But Different Out of Africa Award
Rage (Alien Breed 1-English Edition) by Melody Adams
(Translated by Sylvia Corbisiero)

Best Out-of-Space Cop Award-Despite-the-Title
Beauty’s Alien Beast by Linda Mooney

Best Start of a New Series and Kidnapping Scene
Edge of Eon (Eon Warriors 1) by Anna Hackett

Best Continuation of an Anthology that Makes You Feel Good
Pets in Space 3: Embrace the Passion by S E Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Carol Van Natta, Alexis Glynn Latner, Tiffany Roberts, E. D. Walker, JC Hay, Kyndra Hatch


Round 7 – KJ Van Houten – posted at 4 PM Eastern Standard Time USA
Alpha Award: Best New Series
Edge of Eon by Anna Hackett

Omega Award: Best End-of-Series
Hunted by the Cyborg (Book 6 Cy-Ops Series) by Cara Bristol

Phoenix Award: Best Resurrected Series
Warleader by Susan Grant

Little Green Men Award
Collision by Lea Kirk

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Books with Multiple Awards in 2018
Edge of Eon by Anna Hackett
Home Again Award (Dance with the One that Brung Ya) (presented by Marlene Harris)
Best Start of a New Series and Kidnapping Scene (presented by Chris Stock)
Alpha Award: Best New Series (presented by KJ Van Houten)

Warleader by Susan Grant
Best Improvement After Rewriting (presented by Jo Jones)
Phoenix Award: Best Resurrected Series (presented by KJ Van Houten)

Pets in Space 3: Embrace the Passion by S E Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Carol Van Natta, Alexis Glynn Latner, Tiffany Roberts, E. D. Walker, JC Hay, Kyndra Hatch
Meow It Again Sam Award (presented by Marlene Harris)
Best Continuation of an Anthology that Makes You Feel Good (presented by Chris Stock)

Authors with Awards for More Than One Book in 2018
Anna Hackett
Edge of Eon – Home Again Award (Dance with the One that Brung Ya) (presented by Marlene Harris)
Edge of Eon – Best Start of a New Series and Kidnapping Scene (presented by Chris Stock)
Edge of Eon – Alpha Award: Best New Series (presented by KJ Van Houten)
Pets in Space 3: Embrace the Passion – Meow It Again Sam Award (presented by Marlene Harris)
Pets in Space 3: Embrace the Passion – Best Continuation of an Anthology that Makes You Feel Good (presented by Chris Stock)

Pauline Baird Jones
Lost Valyr – Arachnophobia Award for Creepiest Villain (presented by Riley Moreland)
Pets in Space 3: Embrace the Passion – Meow It Again Sam Award (presented by Marlene Harris)
Pets in Space 3: Embrace the Passion – Best Continuation of an Anthology that Makes You Feel Good (presented by Chris Stock)