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Blitz & Giveaway: Man Down by Kate Meader

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Man Down Kate Meader (Rookie Rebels #3) Publication date: July 28th 2020 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Gunnar Bond is broken. Three years ago, he lived through the car crash that took his wife and twins away from him—though “lived” barely describes his current state. Giving up professional hockey, going off grid, and drinking himself into oblivion are his coping mechanisms. Another is texting his dead wife about his days without her. Therapeutic? Doubtful. Crazy? Definitely. But those messages into the ether are virtually the only thing stopping him from spiraling to even darker places. Until someone texts back . . . Sadie Yates is losing it. Suddenly guardian to a little sister she doesn’t know and a misbehaving hound she’d rather not know at all, she’s had to upend her (sort of) glamorous life in LA and move back to Chicago. The nanny has quit, the money’s running out, and her job is on the line. The last thing she needs is her sister’s hockey camp counselor, a ju

Feature Friday

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This year we are doing something a little different for our Friday posts. Here's the  link  to learn more. Make sure to also visit  Cyndi @ Born to Read Books  she too does this post. This week we are doing #forever this one is a little different. I'm going to share with you something that took me #forever to do in the book world.  That's right that's what I've been doing since we've started social distancing from others. I'm a huge book hoarder and have so many issues getting rid of anything I've read. Now don't get me wrong mine are all boxed up and neat but I still have a shit ton of them. I decided to finally do our basement so I have to get rid of some of the books I have. I will still keep certain authors and those books that really touched me. Plus I'd never get rid of a signed copy. I love those.  Since I do have issues getting rid of them I've had to work myself up to it and have a glass of wine or two before I could do it. But I hav

Book Club Thursday: Free Day

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Welcome back to #BookClubThursday! Free Day!  So for today we are doing a free day and I thought what fun, another review of a Christmas story. I have to do as much Christma in July as I can since I have to now wait for true Christmas to happen. I'm like a little kid when it comes to the holidays! So I thought I'd review another Christmas story by a favorite author of mine, Jenifer Ashley. Dylan Morrissey forgoes the Shifters’ traditional Yule celebration, to his family’s dismay. Instead, he joins Ben at the haunted house in New Orleans, planning to meet with potential, if dangerous, allies in the Shifters’ constant struggle for freedom. But the sentient house has other ideas. Dylan wakes up—or rather doesn’t—unable to move or speak, and is taken on a journey to the past, present, and future. Ben, Zander, and Tiger are his guides, but is what they are showing him truth? This one is a true treat to read. I enjoyed it so much and the way the author wrote it was just perfect. It&#

Whatcha Reading?

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I was just wondering...

Series Cover Reveal: Beneath the Darkness by Cheryl Sloan

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Today we have the gorgeous reveal for Cheryl Sloan’s BENEATH THE DARKNESS series, designed by Hang Le! Check it out and be sure to sign up for Cheryl’s newsletter for release updates!  Title: Captivated by the Light  Release Date: August 18th  About Captivated by the Light:  Determined to live life on her terms, Jenna Lachlan focused her energy on growing her business all the while flying under the radar, but fate had other plans. Insert the sexy, assertive, and captivating Cameron Rijker into the fold, and the stakes just got higher. He pushed her buttons, decimated her comfort zone, and made her yearn for a life she long since vowed wasn't in the cards. Their attraction was immediate, their chemistry undeniable, and their connection unparalleled. However, beneath the surface remained a secret so big that Jenna would go to any lengths to keep hidden no matter the cost. The only downside to anonymity was that you could never fully trust anyone but yourself.  Sign up for release u

New Book Releases

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There are always so many wonderful books to buy each week. All of us are looking to buy different ones so this is the ones that I would like to buy or will be buying. I will also be throwing some in that I've read in ARC form that I think you'd like. On sale 7/28/20 Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble On sale 7/28/20 Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble On sale 7/28/20 Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble What's on your list for 7/28/20?

Cover Reveal: Band of Sisters by Lauren Willig

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Band of Sisters Lauren Willig March 2, 2021 Pre-Order here A group of young women from Smith College risk their lives in France at the height of World War I in this sweeping novel based on a true story—a skillful blend of Call the Midwife and The Alice Network—from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig. A scholarship girl from Brooklyn, Kate Moran thought she found a place among Smith’s Mayflower descendants, only to have her illusions dashed the summer after graduation. When charismatic alumna Betsy Rutherford delivers a rousing speech at the Smith College Club in April of 1917, looking for volunteers to help French civilians decimated by the German war machine, Kate is too busy earning her living to even think of taking up the call. But when her former best friend Emmeline Van Alden reaches out and begs her to take the place of a girl who had to drop out, Kate reluctantly agrees to join the new Smith College Relief Unit. Four months later, Kate and seventeen other Smithies,

Review: Paradise Cove by Jenny Holiday

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Dr. Nora Walsh has just been dumped in spectacular fashion, making it the perfect time for a major life change. She figures taking over the medical practice in tiny Matchmaker Bay for a couple of years will help her get over her broken heart, and then she can head back to the big city. But when the first man she sees looks like a superhero god, she wonders if maybe there's something to small-town living after all. Jake Ramsey also has a broken heart -- one he never expects to heal. He doesn't need people anyway and is content hiding out in his secluded cottage on the beach. But after helping Nora with a medical emergency, he finds himself opening up to the witty, warmhearted doctor. Soon the local matchmakers are working overtime to pair them off, and Jake begins to wonder if his campaign to get Nora to stay is for the town or because he can't bear the thought of her leaving. It's been a bit since I've read a book by Jenny Holiday. I can say that the ones that I did

Spotlight Sunday

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This year we will be doing covers that match a theme we've picked for that month. Here's a  link  to see what we'll be doing this year.  For July I'm doing #Christmas How could I have not shared this cover for our last Christmas cover? It's a great story too! 

Review: Come Home to Deep River by Jackie Ashenden

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Deep River, Alaska boasts a fiercely independent though small population. The people who live here love it, and they don't much care what anyone else thinks. Until the day Silas Quinn comes back and tells them an oil reserve has been found below the town and now it's neighbor vs. neighbor. Some want to take the money and run, while others want to tell the oil company to put its rigs where the sun don't shine. Hope Dawson never expected to leave Deep River. Her mom needs her. Her grandfather died and left her the local hangout to run. Her dreams of college and adventure died long ago. Until Silas comes back to town, holding the key to set her free. But freedom means she loses him again, and he's the one she's really always wanted. Jackie Ashenden is a new author to me. I've never read her before. I always love trying new authors and small-town romances are some of my favorites. So finding someone new is always a thrill for me.  What really drew me to the book was

Feature Friday

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This year we are doing something a little different for our Friday posts. Here's the  link  to learn more. Make sure to also visit  Cyndi @ Born to Read Books  she too does this post. This week it's about #furries This is so good. It's been out for a bit but I haven't yet reviewed it. I will soon though. A great spin on a classic Christmas story. 

Book Club Thursday: Reading Challenge 2020

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Welcome back to #BookClubThursday!  Reading Challenge 2020 Clearing Off the Book Shelves  An author whose books you are +2 behind on  Read any new to you author  Any series you are +2 behind on  Start a new series  Read a book you’ve had for six months or less  Read a book you’ve had for over a year  Read a book you’ve had for over five years  Read a book you keep meaning to read  READER’S CHOICE  Anything Goes  Just Because  Double Dip  Recommended by  Re-read  Second Chance previous read author  Try again (a book you one gave up on)  I really tried, but…  COVERS  Cover you don’t like  Mismatch (the cover doesn’t fit book)  Trifecta (cover, title & book theme =perfection)  Animals  Nature  Single Person  Objects  Body Parts (head only, torso only, etc )  I picked this challenge to do: Trifecta (cover, title & book theme =perfection)  The Mackenzies gather for a clan Christmas and Hogmanay in Scotland. In the chaos of preparations for the celebration--the first of Hart and Elea