The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.
This weekend marked the first horse show of the season. Typical of a Michigan spring, the weather did not cooperate. Lows in the 30s, highs in the mid 50s. It was soooooo cold in the morning! I opted to dress at the hotel instead of in the changing room at the fairgrounds because the thought of shedding layers in the freezing barn aisle just did not agree with me. Read more
A Pocket Star EBook
Kentucky Derb-E Treat!
The Aspen Valley Series:
To gear up for the Derby, and to celebrate the start of the horse show season, I have a giveaway for Colette Auclair’s Aspen Valley series, thanks to Pocket Books! I loved Thrown, so I’m excited to share this giveaway with you!
The Kentucky Derby is just one week away and we are giving away promo codes for the EBooks Thrown, Jumped, and Branded in Colette Auclair’s award-winning Aspen Valley series!
THROWN (December 2013; $5.99) is the first book in The Aspen Valley Series. Professional horse trainer Amanda Vogel dreams of riding jumpers in the Olympics, but after seeing her best friend die in a riding accident, she’s so traumatized she can’t compete. Broke and desperate, she takes a summer job in Aspen teaching some big-shot widowed movie star’s spoiled daughters to ride—and braces herself for three miserable months. But the movie star is funny, down-to-earth, and gorgeous—and his spoiled daughters are just desperate for a mother figure. By Labor Day, she has to choose between capturing a gold medal…and the man who has captured her heart. Read more
[Manga Maniac Café] Good morning, Rachelle! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Rachelle Dekker] Curious, goofy, free-spirited, and fearful (I hide the last one well, but I’m working on it).
[Manga Maniac Café] Can you tell us a little about The Choosing?
[Rachelle Dekker] The Choosing is a story about identity. Carrington Hale is a girl that lives in a society where worth is based on your ability to be picked as a bride. We find Carrington at the beginning of the story having failed to be picked and the turmoil that follows. Is a person’s worth based on the titles and roles society places on them, or can they discover their true worth, given to them by their Father. That is the journey Carrington will go on.
[Manga Maniac Café] Can you share your favorite scene? Read more
May Contain Spoilers
Mine Tonight is the second book in The Blue Dynasty series that’s I’ve read. This didn’t revolve around football, but instead delved into the background details behind Alessandro Franco’s illegal gambling ring, as well as his despicable actions against his son, star NFL player Santino Franco. When all is said and done, Mine Tonight is about two wounded souls who were both betrayed by the very people that should have protected them: their parents. Read more
Courtney Summers dropped by the virtual offices for a chat, and she brought along a copy of her latest, All the Rage, for you to win!
What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
It’s rare I leave home without my iPod Shuffle, when I think about it. I like having the option of listening to music close by.
If you could trade places with anyone for just one day, who would you be?
Do fictional characters count? I’m going to pick a fictional character. I think it would neat to be Chell, from the Portal video games, testing with GLaDOS all day. Provided it didn’t kill me. Read more
May Contain Spoilers
I checked out The Sheik and the Bought Bride because the original novel was written by Susan Mallery, without realizing that it was illustrated by Takako Hashimoto, the same artist who worked on A Mediterranean Marriage, my review from last Friday. I love her artwork! Her illustrations are delicate and airy, and the exotic village in El Deharia was brought vividly to life, both through background details and Victoria’s wardrobe. Her clothing was beautifully rendered and I loved seeing all of her costume changes. Read more
May Contain Spoilers
Wow! Some times you strike gold when randomly checking books out of the library. I didn’t even read the blurb for A Wife in Wyoming. I just saw the cover, which I find very appealing, and clicked Borrow. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. I’ve been reading Harlequin American Romances forever, and I’ve never noticed Lynnette Kent before, but I enjoyed this so much that I immediately glommed onto her expansive backlist. Thank goodness for Scribd! Read more
This morning I have an excerpt and giveaway for TJ Kline’s Heart’s Desire. Check it out!
Healing Harts # 1
By: T.J. Kline
Releasing April 28th, 2015
TJ KLINE’s brand new Healing Hart’s series kicks off with HEART’S DESIRE
If you could have anything, do anything… what would it be?
Jessie Hart has a soft spot for healing the broken, especially horses and children, but her business is failing and bankruptcy is looming. The one man who can save Heart Fire Ranch is the last man she wants to take advice from – financial expert Nathan Kerrington – the same man who broke her heart eight years ago. Read more