May Contain Spoilers
I haven’t read a historical romance featuring Native American protagonists in a long time, so I snapped this up from the library. When I was younger, I used to eat these up. Ride the Wind, Nakoa’s Woman, Only Earth and Sky Last Forever – if it featured Native Americans, it ended up on my wish list. There were so many of them published in the 80s and 90s, and then – nothing! Regencies took over, I read more fantasy and comic books, and that was the end of that reading phase of my life. Read more
May Contain Spoilers
Once a week or so, I search through the Harlequin manga for the .99 titles. I purchased A Game of Chance because it was written by Linda Howard and it is part of the Mackenzie Family series. I was very disappointed with it; the adaptation from novel to comic did not work for me. I felt that the story was way too complicated for the allotted pages, and I never got a sense of who the characters were. Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Lena! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Lena Diaz] Snarky, introverted, funny, moody, nerdy.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[Lena Diaz] Clothes!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.
[Lena Diaz] A miniature dog-house with Snoopy on top, typing on a type-writer.
A miniature dead body with a feather pen sticking out of its chest (hey, romantic suspense writer.)
A gold stapler that has “Keep it Together “ engraved on the side. Read more
This morning I have an excerpt and giveaway for Summer at the Shore by VK Sykes!
Summer at the Shore
Seashell Bay # 2
By: V.K. Sykes
Releasing June 30, 2015
Grand Central: Forever
JUST A SUMMER FLING?
Morgan Merrifield sacrificed her teaching career to try to save her family’s bed-and-breakfast and care for her younger sister. She can’t let herself get distracted by Ryan Butler. After all, the rugged ex-Special Forces soldier is only in Seashell Bay for the summer. But her longtime crush soon flares into real desire-and with one irresistible kiss, she’s swept away. Read more
This morning I have an excerpt and giveaway for Opening Up by Lauren Dane.
OPENING UP by Lauren Dane (June 16, 2015; Forever Trade Paperback; Ink & Chrome Book #1)
The men of Twisted Steel are great with their hands. And they’re not afraid to get dirty.
Asa Barrons is never lonely for long. Co-owner of the Twisted Steel custom motorcycle shop, he works hard and plays harder. But he never allows his after-hours affairs to interfere with business-until he meets racing royalty PJ Colman. While the blue-eyed blonde is all princess on the outside, on the inside Asa can see that this woman is ready to take a walk on the wild side. Read more
PJ knows trouble when she sees it, and Asa is the complete package: fast bike, killer ink, and a sinfully sexy smile that has her imagining things nice girls never do. She talks her way onto the Twisted Steel team to prove her painting skill, and soon learns that Asa is eager to show off some skills of his own.
Coming Soon to Your E-Reader…..
The Highly Anticipated conclusion
of the Chasing Fire Series
Chasing Fire #3
Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers
Releasing October 21st, 2015
As the heart-pounding Chasing Fire trilogy concludes, a dangerous entanglement leaves Hudson and Allie wondering how much they’re willing to risk for the love they can’t live without…
There’s almost nothing Alessandra Sinclair wouldn’t do for Hudson Chase. He was her first love, and she’s determined that he’ll be her last. But when the terrible truth Hudson has been hiding comes to light, Allie finds herself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a man from her past who’s determined to use what he knows to ruin Hudson. Now, the only way to save the man she loves may be to lose him forever… Read more
This morning I have an excerpt and giveaway for A Good Rogue is Hard to Find. Enjoy!
A Good Rogue is Hard to Find
The Lords of Worth # 2
By: Kelly Bowen
Released April 28th, 2015
HE THOUGHT HE’D SEEN IT ALL . . .
The rogue’s life has been good to William Somerhall: He has his fortune, his racehorses, and his freedom. Then he moves in with his mother. It seems the eccentric Dowager Duchess of Worth has been barely skirting social disaster-assisted by one Miss Jenna Hughes, who is far too bright and beautiful to be wasting her youth as a paid companion. Now home to keep his mother from ruin, William intends to learn what’s afoot by keeping his friends close – and the tempting Miss Hughes closer still. . . .
UNTIL HE MEETS HER Read more
I have an excerpt and giveaway for Sharon Sala’s latest release I’ll Stand by You. Check it out!
Title: I’ll Stand By You
Author: Sharon Sala
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Contemporary Romance
No one is alone
Dori Grant is no stranger to hardship. As a young single mother in the gossip-fueled town of Blessings, Georgia, she’s weathered the storm of small-town disapproval most of her life. But when Dori loses everything within the span of an evening, she realizes she has no choice but to turn to her neighbors. Read more