This morning I have an interview with Monica Murphy, as well as a copy of Owning Violet to give away!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Monica Murphy] Wife, mom, workaholic, dedicated
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Owning Violet? Read more
This morning I have an excerpt and giveaway for Running Hot by Helenkay Dimon. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!
Ward Bennett jerked back into consciousness. One shift and he nearly wrenched his shoulder out of its socket. He didn’t need to see the plastic zip tie to know that’s what dug into his wrists and bound them behind his back.
Moving his ankle, he didn’t meet any resistance. The person who shackled him made a pretty big miscalculation. As if he needed his hands to escape. Any idiot could break a zip tie. But first he had to figure out how he got in this position and why.
That must have been one hell of a date. It was a fucking shame he couldn’t remember one minute of it. Read more
May Contain Spoilers
This is the first novel by Alice Clayton that I’ve read. I have been avoiding reading her, because I’m getting tired of New Adult in general, but when I saw in the blurb that protagonist Chloe runs a pit bull rescue, I couldn’t start reading this fast enough. I was expecting a spicier romp, but Mai Tai’d Up turned out to be a sweet friends to lovers story, with a great sense of humor, a heroine who won’t settle for the easy way out, and a lot of dogs. Oh, there’s also a couple of very hot smexy times near the end of the book. Read more
Please welcome Cynthia Sax to the virtual offices this morning!
Cynthia Sax Asks “What Is Love?”
Before I fell in love at first sight with the dear wonderful (now) hubby, I didn’t know what romantic love was. I didn’t truly believe in it and I certainly didn’t believe in love at first sight. Read more
Today I have an excerpt and giveaway for Jennifer Dawson’s The Winner Takes It All – enjoy!
The Winner Takes It All: Something New # 2
By: Jennifer Dawson
Releasing December 2nd, 2014
Zebra / Kensington
For two stubborn people…
Corporate mogul Shane Donovan sees the ultra-cool, collected Cecilia Riley as an ice queen—even if he can’t deny that, on the surface, she’s a work of perfection his body can’t ignore. Forced to spend two weeks in the same house for his sister’s upcoming wedding, Shane senses that deep down Cecilia mirrors his need. And he’s determined to draw her into a sexy game that will melt away her reserve… Read more
This is the my first Sarah MacLean, and I have to admit that I was attracted by the cover first and foremost. While I thought things got off to a slow start, I become wrapped up in the plot and had a hard time putting it down. I really enjoyed the protagonists, and found that they complemented each other perfectly. Both of them have secrets to protect, and they will do anything to ensure that their skeletons remain locked in a closet, out of sight. Duncan, while wealthy beyond his dreams and the owner of several influential newspapers, is being blackmailed by the one person who knows of his past. Georgiana, ruined at 16 and now the single mother of a precocious 9 year old, burns with rage at the society that shunned her, and how dismisses her daughter Caroline as so much trash. Read more
Please give Maggie McGinnis a warm welcome as she shares what she loves about Christmas!
My Top 5 Favorite Things about Christmas by Maggie McGinnis
Thanks so much for hosting me today! I’m so excited to celebrate the release of A Cowboy’s Christmas Promise with you! Read more
May Contain Spoilers
I decided to read A Cowboy’s Christmas Promise because both protagonists are veterinarians. Hayley is a big city vet, tending to pampered show cats, while Daniel is a large animal vet in rural Montana. Hayley really wanted to be an equine vet, but obligations to her uncle changed her focus to small animals instead. One of the things I enjoyed about the book was Hayley’s enthusiasm for Daniel’s line of work. He’s an overworked vet, the only animal caregiver for hundreds of miles. Even though he has two young daughters, he finds solace in his busy workload. Since the death of his wife, he’s been trying to cope with his grief and be a loving father, but there are times when he’s overwhelmed juggling his work and home schedules. Read more