Friday, 8 July 2016

Cover Reveal: I See You by Molly McAdams

I SEE YOU by Molly McAdams
On-Sale: 11/1/2016 | ISBN: 9780062442666

Futures are uncertain, unpredictable-like ink spilled across the purest surface. Nearly imperceptible ripples move and flow until a unique stain is formed. The ink is permanently embedded in the surface…

During one wild night in college, Jentry Michaels is a tidal wave of ink that brands Aurora Wilde's soul. An unparalleled stain she can't forget despite the many months that have passed-and despite the distraction she'd hoped she would find in her new relationship with Declan, the charmer who captured her heart soon after. Jentry has irrevocably touched her soul, and he is intertwined in her present and future in ways she never fathomed. Now Aurora is faced with keeping that night hidden though it feels as if the ink has indelibly etched their story across her skin.

When Declan is confronted with his own personal demons, Aurora must decide if she will continue to hold tight to their relationship and a safe, reliable future with him, or if she will turn to Jentry-the guy she can't forget no matter how hard she tries…

Molly McAdams grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband, daughter, and fur babies. Her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes.

New Release & Review: The Promise: A Story Of The Quake by A.B. Michaels

The Promise: A Story of The Quake
A Sinner’s Grove Novella
By: A.B. Michaels
Released June 24th, 2016
Red Trumpet Press


April 18, 1906. A massive earthquake has decimated much of San Francisco, leaving thousands without food, water or shelter. Patrolling the streets to help those in need, Army corporal Ben Tilson meets a young woman named Charlotte who touches his heart, making him think of a future with her in it. In the heat of the moment he makes a promise to her family that even he realizes will be almost impossible to keep.

Because on the heels of the earthquake, a much worse disaster looms: a fire that threatens to consume everything and everyone in its path.

It will take everything Ben’s got to make it back to the woman he loves—and even that may not be enough.

The Promise, a stand-alone novella, is the latest offering from A.B. Michaels’ multi-genre series “Sinner’s Grove.”

Link to Follow Tour: HERE


Part of the Sinner's Grove series, The Promise is a heart-warming tale of love and hope set against the devastating earthquake in San Francisco in 1906. 

Charlotte 'Charlie' Lindemann is in San Francisco with her young sister 'Berry' Beryl. They are staying with their widowed aunt Marget, who's health and mobility has suffered since the death of her husband and son. Away from home, it's a time of reflection for eighteen year old Charlie. Her sweetheart Richard Klausen wants to announce their engagement but she's not so sure of how she feels about the man she's known most of her life. The quake changes everything when amid the chaos, she sees a soldier who's kindness and looks take her breath away. 

Benjamin 'Ben' Tilson left his homestead in Oregon to become become a soldier. Now aged twenty-three he's only five months away from civilian life again. The only thing he knows about his future is that he wont be working on the farm. After a night out resulting in a fight, he and a friend miss the last ferry back to their company's barracks, so bed down in the Army stables. The noise of spooked horses awakens them near dawn and alerts them to what is about to happen. Earthquake. The ensuing mayhem brings Ben face to face with a young woman who's looks literally take his breath away. With a promise to fulfil, he doesn't know if he will ever see her again, but determination, despite the desperate time spurs him on. 

"Why did he ask if I was the one?" 
"Because you are," she said "You are the one." 

A beautiful love story interwoven with fascinating historical facts, the author creates vivid imagery with words that transported me back in time, bringing the story to life. This is the first book I have read by this author although I am aware of the other books in this series. I own two and now I need to bring them to the top of my TBR list because The Promise has reminded me why I was drawn to this multi-genre series in the first place. The writing is sublime, the protagonists are strong, showing depth of their character during a time of adversity. Yet, the story is bursting with hope which develops into an overwhelming sense of love conquers all

Lastly, as a keen cook and baker, any novel that mentions food and then adds recipes at the end deserves an extra star. 

***arc generously received courtesy of the author via Tasty Book Tours***

I was rolling out a pie crust, thinking about how Richard and I were going to break the news of our broken engagement to my father, when a man entered the kitchen. I looked up and thought perhaps I was imagining things. The stranger was tall and dark, with a full but neatly trimmed beard and mustache. He was wearing a light flannel shirt and dungarees and held a felt hat in his hand. His eyes were . . . they were Ben’s eyes. I stopped what I was doing, caught my breath, and immediately reached to check my hair, forgetting that my hands were covered in flour.
Miss Lindemann?” he asked in that same calm, comforting voice I remembered.
Corporal Tilson?” At once I realized I must look a fright, with my hair coming out of its coil and my apron covered with flour dust and spatterings of dough. My heart was dancing in my breast and I tried to settle down by breathing slowly.
He walked toward me, wearing a slight smile and gazing at me with those beautiful gray eyes. I was caught by them, like a most willing prey.
You’re . . . you’re not in uniform,” I managed to say.
He looked down at his shirt, as if he’d forgotten he was wearing anything at all. “I’m on leave,” he said. He held his hands out and grinned. “This is the real me, I guess.”
I couldn’t help myself, I grinned back and held out my own arms. “And this is the real me, too.”
We both laughed, and if you asked me what the sensation was that arced between us in that moment, I’d tell you it was joy. Pure and simple joy.
But all too soon I remembered he wasn’t mine to feel joyful about. He belonged to another. I tried to put us back on more formal footing.
You’ve come a long way,” I said. “I trust it’s because of your promise to Berry.”
He nodded. “Among other things, yes. I said I would be back, and here I am.”
I know Berry will understand about not finding the doll,” I said, attempting to reassure him. “But I’m very glad you came. She was so hoping to see you again.”
He looked at me, his eyes growing more intense. As he stepped closer, he asked, “Were you hoping to see me?”

I could feel the blush starting at the base of my neck and working its way up. If he only knew how much I’d hoped.

Born and raised in northern California, A.B. Michaels holds master's degrees in history and broadcasting, and worked for many years in the public relations and marketing fields. An avid quilter and bocce player, she currently lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband and two furry "sons" who don't seem to realize they're just dogs

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Cover Reveal: Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward


A Standalone Contemporary Romance Novel


New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
Penelope Ward

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, r.b.a designs
Cover Model: James Joseph Pulido
Cover Photography: Cory Stierley

Release Date: August 15th, 2016

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From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a sexy new STANDALONE novel.

After getting dumped, the last thing I needed was to move next door to someone who reminded me of my ex-boyfriend, Elec.

Damien was a hotter version of my ex.

The neighbor I’d dubbed “Angry Artist” also had two massive dogs that kept me up with their barking.

He wanted nothing to do with me. Or so I thought until one night I heard laughter coming through an apparent hole in my bedroom wall.

Damien had been listening to all of my phone sessions with my therapist.

The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities.

We got to talking.

He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup.

He became a good friend, but Damien made it clear that he couldn’t be anything more.

Problem was, I was falling hard for him anyway. And as much as he pushed me away, I knew he felt the same…because his heartbeat didn’t lie.

I thought my heart had been broken by Elec, but it was alive and beating harder than ever for Damien.

I just hoped he wouldn’t shatter it for good.

Author's note – Neighbor Dearest is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.


Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Sins of Sevin:

Stepbrother Dearest:

Jake Undone (Jake #1):

My Skylar

Jake Understood (Jake #2):


New Release: The Ones That Got Away by Suanne Laqueur

Plenty of fish in the sea. But none like the ones that got away. 

Author Suanne Laqueur gives her readers an intimate, guided tour of the award-winning novel, The Man I Love. From the embryonic chapters written over twenty years ago to scenes cut from the final draft, you’ll witness the crafting of an emotional journey and the evolution of the beloved characters within The Fish Tales. 

Includes never-before-seen material and an excerpt from Laqueur’s next novel, An Exaltation of Larks.