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Christmas Naturally Book Tour & Giveaway

    Christmas Naturally A Collection of Small-Town, Heartwarming, HEA Christmas Romances with stories by Joanne Jaytanie, Jacquolyn McMurray, Grace Augustine, Lexa Fisher Seven unforgettable hometown holiday stories brimming with heartwarming heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, new and old traditions that sparkle like tinsel in this peppermint-kissed Christmas boxset. Christmas Reflections by Joanne Jaytanie She’s come home to open her own business. He’s on the quest to advance his career. Neither will achieve their goals if they refuse to work together. Juliet is a hometown girl, and Colton is a big city guy. Will he squash her dream of turning the 100-year old Christmas tree farm into a year-round destination? Or risk his career by revealing a family secret that could save Forever Christmas tree farm. Christmas Ivy by Joanne Jaytanie She’s a survivor. He’s a bone-weary surgeon. Can this damaged artistic soul and frazzled do-gooder find serenity together in a small town? Ivy’s struggled to

I Need A Goon I Can Run To

I Need A Goon I Can Run To by Dymond Taylor Synopsis -  Life was hard for Q, way before he ever had an identity. Born into the sex trafficking world, Q had his fair share of drugs forced into his tiny fetal body. Only days old, he was sold and from there, his future was uncertain. By chance encounter, he was reunited with his father. It was a happy moment for them both. However, their happy reunion would be short lived. Suffering from bipolar 1 disorder and the stress of his childhood, Q is a walking time bomb. During an attempt to escape her abusive boyfriend, Carry and her daughter winds up in his backyard. The last place anyone wants to be if they knew of the disturbed soul on the other side of those walls. Book Review - Dymond Taylor definitely got me with this one. I felt that old special something like I did when I first read about Fire . I was invested from the moment Q was caught "playing" in the shed with his best friend. He's complicated and extremely flawed,

Blood & Whiskey Series

Blood & Whiskey by Christopher G. Metcalf Synopsis -  Donegan O'Kelly has a hard life in the Irish ghetto in Stones Gate, Michigan. He has worked to get out and into a violent bootlegging operation run by Donal O' Malley of the Badgers. If he had never killed the gangster he loaned money to, he would have been a respected member of The Badgers. Donegan killed Seamus and with that single act, and started a war between the Italians and the Irish which threatens to destroy the city. Without divine intervention, he will see the bottom of Stones Lake and swim with the fishes. People will die, the only question is who? Series Review  -  This series opened with action. It gave me all the feels of a good mafia tale. I appreciated the fact that the writer did his research to ensure that the speech, neighborhoods, etc were true to the Prohibition era and the two warring cultures in the series.  Donegan let is pride get him and the Badgers into a war that

The Book of Eve

The Book of Eve by Julia Blake Synopsis -  My name is Eve But that is not my real name; rather it is the one given to me by Annaliese when she made me a part of her golden world. It was all I had ever longed for – a life of easy luxury and glamorous intentions – with beautiful people for my friends. Yet even the best party must eventually end, and this one ended in a storm of tragedy and bitter betrayal. Overnight, my perfect life was exposed for the lie that it was… and so, I ran, as far and as fast as I could. Now an irresistible urge is summoning me back from my lonely exile, to attend one last party - Annaliese’s farewell bash. Maybe I will find the resolution I seek, or maybe I will only find more heartbreak and deceit. And always the same question will beg to be answered: Should some secrets go to the grave? Book Review - Calgon didn't take me away, but Julia Blake did. This was my first read by Blake and I can't say that I was surprised that I would enj

The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas Book Blitz & Giveaway

  The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas by Jodi Thomas, Sharla Lovelace, and Scarlett Dunn   Genre: Romance / Adventure / Anthology Publisher: Kensington Books Date of Publication: October 27, 2020 Number of Pages: 336 pages   Scroll down for Giveaway!   The Lone Star State doesn't have to be lonely during Christmas time!  Legendary author Jodi Thomas headlines a new holiday-themed Western historical romance collection featuring three Texas-set stories of romance and adventure.  The Civil War is over, Christmas is coming—and it's time for three rugged cowboys to hang-up their spurs and settle down. These authors combine their talents and excel at creating atmosphere and complex characters which infuse these stories with Texas history and evoke the grandeur of a bygone era and the indomitable pioneer spirit of the region.  Prepare to be swept off your feet by these heroic cowboys who will stop at nothing to make sure this Christmas is one to remember.

A Paradox of Fates

A Paradox of Fates by Rebecca Hefner Synopsis -  One woman bred to save the world… Dr. Elaine “Lainey” Randolph was born with one sole purpose: to prevent the past. With her brilliant mind and unwavering spirit, she works tirelessly to solve the equations that will finally unlock the mystery of time travel. Then, she will leave the post-apocalyptic future her grandfather created and travel back in time to prevent his calamitous actions. When handsome military captain Hunter Rhodes appears at Lainey’s remote scientific hub, he offers her protection. But there are strings attached to the mysterious soldier’s proffer, and Lainey finds herself wary of the man who stokes unwelcome longing and desire in her unemotional heart. For Lainey is a scientist, obdurate and dispassionate toward the notion of romantic love. As Lainey’s band of ragtag scientists and loyal soldiers endeavor to escape the dystopian future, the evil New Establishment threatens to destroy them

Found Love in a Rider

Found Love in a Rider   by Monica Walters Synopsis -  Malachi Henderson isn’t a stranger to hard work or the country. However, trying to get his life on track from his self-destructive past has taken time. Finally embarking upon what he really wants in the rodeo arena while receiving help from the best to do it, he realizes some things in his love life have to change as well. In the midst of those changes, he meets the woman that he feels he’s supposed to do life with. Before even getting to know her, he believes they are meant to be. Convincing Danica of that seems to be a slight task, though. With the help of a loving family, his career is on track, but what will it mean without someone to share it with?.  Danica Collier is in love with love. She’s fascinated by everything it encompasses, which is why she’s confused as to why it eludes her. As a Senior in college, she’s preparing to enter her career field and feels a relationship with the right man would

Monday's Not Coming

Monday's Not Coming   by Tiffany D. Jackson Synopsis -  Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable - more sisters than friends. So when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried. When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday wouldn’t just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone. Not after last year’s rumors and not with her grades on the line. Now, Claudia needs her best - and only - friend more than ever. But Monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday’s sister April is even less help. As Claudia digs deeper into her friend’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last Book Review  Monday is missing and the only person who seems to care is her friend Claudia. This story takes us through Claudia's journey to find her friend and still live the life of a "no

What Happens in this House Stays in this House

What Happens in this House Stays in this House   by Lady Lissa Synopsis -  Everyone has heard the saying at least once in their life, "What happens in this house stays in this house". Imagine being raised in a household and hearing those words over and over again. Raymond Kramer has anger issues but having grown up in a house where his parents drilled the same motto in his head when he was younger. How Raymond dealt with his kids proves to be a bit more drastic than other parents, but he saw nothing wrong with it. Having his kids fear him was more important than their love or respect. The Kramer kids are just trying to do what other kids do… have sleepovers, play football, talk on the phone. But their parents are not having it. No dating. No phone. No computer. No fun. When push comes to shove and the kids start doing their own thing, it proves to be more than they bargained for. Sneaking out of the house is a definite no no, but Unique is in love and does it an

The Trouble Consultants Series: Havoc & Mayhem and Major Havoc

                                  The Trouble Consultants Series by  Derrick A. Bonner Synopsis - Once upon a time in Brooklyn, there was a man you could go to if you were in trouble and needed help. He'd listen to your story and make a judgment. If he thought you were wrong, you were out on your ass. But, if he thought you were wronged then you never had a better friend. The year is 1988. Ronald Reagan is president. The music of the urban streets known as Rap has proven to be more than just the passing fad it was brushed off as. Everyone dressed fresh, is sick with Pac Man fever and Brooklyn is in a state of emergency due to a new wave drug called 'crack', which is turning people into addicts at an alarming rate. Enter Tommy Strong a smooth-talking, rough-riding, flyy-guy who reaffirms action in and out of any woman's bed or against any dude's head. Known as Havoc on the mean streets of the borough that's thorough, Brooklyn, he leases himself out a

Craving an Atlanta Dopeboy This Christmas

Craving an Atlanta Dopeboy This Christmas by Uniquely Lashay Synopsis -  Qulera Black has been singing in her own key as long as she can remember. She isn’t your average chick, and has the type of beauty no man can resist. Better known as a plus-sized China Doll, her voluptuous curves are in all the right places, but behind her perfect smile, cornbread fed fatty, confidence, and a positively matching aura, lies who she truly is—a woman who came up in the trenches of the hood. She’s strong, fearless, independent, gutter, and above all, loyal. The only thing that ever gave her loyalty back, was her music. Christmas is here, and it may not bring Qulera cheer, as it’s haunted her since she was a young girl. She gave up hope that she could have the Christmas she always deserved, especially after her life starts spinning out of control. Book Review - The story moved very quickly. The relationship between Sleepy and Chyna was in play prior to the beginning of th