Cover Shot! Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis

Cover Shot! is a regular feature here at the Café. I love discovering new covers, and when I find them, I like to share. More than anything else, I am consumed with the mystery that each new discovery represents. There is an allure to a beautiful cover. Will the story contained under the pages live up to promise of the gorgeous cover art?

I am a book behind in the Animal Magnetism series, and that’s I something I need to rectify before Rescue My Heart hits stores in October.  I enjoyed the first book in Jill Shalvis’ fun series, so I am looking forward to Book 3.  I love the cover, and second chances is my favorite romance trope. 



Animal Magnetism, Book Three (Adam’s story!)

After a tragic stint in the National Guards, Adam Connelly returns to Idaho and to Belle Haven, the animal shelter he owns with his brothers. All Adam wants is to be alone. Then he opens the door to the past—the woman whose heart he once broke. Still gorgeous, still tough-as-nails, but this time, unusually vulnerable.

Holly learned the hard way to never depend on a man for anything. Now, of all men, it’s the last one she wants to see, and the only one she needs. Her father has gone missing in the Bitterroot Mountains and she could use someone with tracking skills to help find him.

For Holly and Adam, each with their ghosts, a trek this desperate, this unpredictable, and this intimate, will have its share of risks—including opening their hearts one more time.


In stores October 2012

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The Sunday Post–June 3rd Edition with Extra Caffeine

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.

I don’t have anything as exciting as the twins to chat about this week.  That’s a good thing, because my life has been hectic enough the last few weeks, so it was nice to have a relatively quiet week.  Friday was a bit challenging, but I survived it mostly unscathed.  We had a couple mechanical failures that brought on big headaches, and of course my blog host choose that day to go on the fritz, too.  Ugh.

I mentioned last week that I had purchased a Mr Coffee Single Cup brewer.  My Keurig sprang a leak after several years of faithful service, so I needed a new coffee maker.  I just can’t get going in the morning without a cup or ten of the stuff.  I wanted another Keurig, but they are so expensive, and since funds are a little tight right now, I opted for one of these:

I usually purchase my small appliances from Amazon, but because I needed it right away or I thought I would surely perish, I forced Dean to race up to Target with me to stock up on some supplies in addition to the coffee maker.  I decided on this model because I could still use my small basket filters and use ground coffee, which is less expensive (and tastier) than the K-Cups.  While I do enjoy using K-Cups, they are usually a holiday splurge for me, and are of the seasonal variety.  Pumpkin Spice is my favorite, and I usually go a little nuts once they are back in stock online. Yum!

I like this brewer overall, though I do miss the reservoir of heated water and the instant brew time of the Keurig.  This maker has to heat the water after you press the brew button, and it takes about 2 minutes for that piping hot mug of caffeine.  The hopper holds enough water for 4 small or 2 mug sized cups of coffee, so I have to refill it more often.  It’s simple to set up and operate, and I do like the smaller footprint on my counter.  Space is always at a premium in my kitchen, and the old Keurig was a beast!  I recommend this brewer if you want a cheaper alternative to the Keurig single cup brewers.

Do you have a favorite morning beverage to get you moving and pumped up for the day? 

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New Arrivals at the Café:

While He Was Gone by Karen Schreck

Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova

Kingdom of the Serpent: Destroyer of Worlds by Mark Chadbourn

The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson



Wyatt: Return of the Cowboy by Cathy McDavid

Blades of Winter by G. T. Almasi

Can’t Hurry Love by Molly O’Keefe

Bet on a Cowboy by Julie Benson

Wrangled by B J Daniels

Blazing Midsummer Nights by Leslie Kelly

Redemption of a Hollywood Starlet by Kimberly Lang

Burn Mark by Laura Powell

Tempest Unleashed by Tracey Deebs

Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill

Anna Dressed in Blood by  Kendare Blake (2.99 for the Kindle!)

Claws by Mike Grinti


Time for Kids: Big Book of What?

Body & Soul by Stacey Kade

A great big thanks to the publishers for their continued support!

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