Nov 26
Cover Reveal: Stacey Kennedy’s Witches Be Burned

Cover Reveal: Stacey Kennedy’s Witches Be Burned

Stacey Kennedy fans! Mark your calendars for May 5th when the second book in the Magic & Mayhem series, Witches Be Burned will be released. In the meantime I have a cover reveal. * * * Title: Witches Be Burned Author: Stacey Kennedy Series: Magic & Mayhem #2 Anticipated Publication date: May 05, 2015 Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Publisher: Loveswept Synopsis: Nexi Jones has lost her family, she’s been stripped of her guardian duties, and she’s still learning the ins and outs of white magic. At least she has Kyden, the smoldering hot elite guardian who’s been there for her every step of the way. But just as Nexi completes her training, tragedy strikes the Otherworld when a fellow guardian is murdered by a group of rogue vampires. Ready or… Read more »

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Nov 25
Excerpt: Elizabeth Boyle’s The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane + Giveaway

Excerpt: Elizabeth Boyle’s The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane + Giveaway

I have an excerpt of Elizabeth Boyle’s The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane as part of the blog tour. I’ve always enjoyed her books and I can’t wait to sit down to read this one. Synopsis: She has no desire for love… As she arrives in Mayfair, Louisa Tempest is horrified when her incorrigible cat bolts from the carriage and dashes into a neighbor’s house, where she comes face-to-face with the reclusive Viscount Wakefield. But even more dismaying than his foul temper is the disarray in which she finds his home. Convinced his demeanor would improve if his household were in order, Louisa resolves to put everything to rights. …until she meets the viscount who lives down the lane. Much to his chagrin, Wakefield finds it impossible to keep… Read more »

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Nov 24
Books Ahoy!: Steven Montano

Books Ahoy!: Steven Montano

Books Ahoy! is a feature inspired by Entertainment Weekly‘s “Books of My Life” column. I wanted to go beyond the interview and ask authors (and even readers) about their favorite books. Reading is a personal, but shared experience and what a great way to know someone by asking them about the books that shaped their life. No author or reader was forced to walk the plank. I’m thrilled to welcome Steven Montano back to Lit, etc! The final book in his Skullborn trilogy, The Black Tower is now available! To celebrate his blog tour, Steven and I talked about his favorite books. Q. Your favorite childhood book? Escape from Warsaw, by Ian Serrailler, a novel about several children escaping the blitzkrieg. It was the first book I can recall that… Read more »

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Nov 21
Cover Reveal: Noelle August’s Rebound

Cover Reveal: Noelle August’s Rebound

Lorin Oberweger and Veronica Rossi are back! Rebound is the second book in the Boomerang series they co-wrote. A lot of people really enjoyed the first book, Boomerang and sadly it’s still sitting in my TBR pile. Hopefully I’ll get around to it soon. If you’ve read it, what did you think and are you looking forward to Rebound? In the meantime, here’s the cover to Rebound! * * * Title:Rebound Author: Noelle August Publication date: February 10, 2015 Series: Boomerang #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance (New Adult) Synopsis: Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of the heap in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and knocks the tech wunderkind down, throwing his… Read more »

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Nov 21
Blog Tour: Review-Victoria Alexander’s The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Victoria Alexander’s The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding + Giveaway

I’ve read a few of Victoria Alexander’s books in the past and I’m always annoyed with myself for not keeping up with her. She’s definitely an author I’ve enjoyed and when the opportunity came to take part in the blog tour for The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding I knew I couldn’t pass up the chance. Even though it’s the fourth book in the series you can easily pick this up and is very much a standalone novel. We have really good character development and have a wide array of characters that play a vital role. Our main characters are Jackson Quincy Graham Channing and Lady Theodosia “Teddy” Winslow. I adored Jackson! I felt bad for his upbringing in terms of a shocking secret which I won’t… Read more »

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Nov 18
Excerpt: Gwen Jones’ The Laws of Seduction

Excerpt: Gwen Jones’ The Laws of Seduction

I have an exclusive excerpt for Gwen Jones’ newest release, The Laws of Seduction. It’s the third in her French Kiss series and I have the first two books sitting in my TBR pile, but I’m dying to read them! Synopsis:When Rex Renaud, the COO of Mercier Shipping, is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit, he knows he’ll need a miracle to clear his name … and sassy lawyer Charlotte Andreko is the perfect woman for the job. Charlotte has built her career defending pro bono clients against womanizers like Rex Renaud, and she’d much rather let him sweat it out in a jail cell than defend him in court. Yet Rex swears he’s been set up, and when he offers her a shocking sum of money in exchange… Read more »

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Nov 17
Books Ahoy!: Charlee Fam

Books Ahoy!: Charlee Fam

Books Ahoy! is a feature inspired by Entertainment Weekly‘s “Books of My Life” column. I wanted to go beyond the interview and ask authors (and even readers) about their favorite books. Reading is a personal, but shared experience and what a great way to know someone by asking them about the books that shaped their life. No author or reader was forced to walk the plank. I’m thrilled to welcome Charlee Fam to Lit, etc! Her debut, Last Train to Babylon was such an emotional rollercoaster! I really enjoyed it and you can read my review here. To celebrate her blog tour, Charlee and I talked about her favorite books. Q. Your favorite childhood book? Are You There God It’s Me, Margaret and Otherwise Known as Sheila The Great by… Read more »

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Nov 17
Blog Tour: Review-Charlee Fam’s Last Train to Babylon + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Charlee Fam’s Last Train to Babylon + Giveaway

I’m always a bit unsure about books where suicide is part of the plot because it can be a wonderful read or just an emotional drain where you can’t get out of an emotional funk. I really enjoyed Charlee Fam’s Last Train to Babylon and am really glad I was able to participate in the blog tour. We have good character development. Our main character is Aubrey Glass and she’s your typical adult, fresh out of university, and is struggling with everyday life. She reluctantly goes home where she has to come face to face with her teenage past. We have several secondary characters that play a vital role including Rachel, Aubrey’s childhood best friend. While we don’t get to spend much time with Rachel in terms of the present,… Read more »

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Nov 13
Book Review: Gretchen Archer’s Double Strike

Book Review: Gretchen Archer’s Double Strike

Super sleuth, Davis Way is back and this time she’s in a lot of trouble! Gretchen Archer’s Double Strike is the third book in the Davis Way series and if you haven’t read the first two, it’s not necessary to do so in order to enjoy Double Strike. Although I do recommend reading them just so you’ll be familiar with key characters and Davis’ quirks. We have really good character development despite this being the third book in the series, Archer continues to provide character development. I was actually surprised at how much Bianca Sanders has grown with the series and I love seeing her interactions with Davis. Overall, key characters are showing great character growth including Jeremy (aka No Hair) and Fantasy. I’ve made no secret of my love… Read more »

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Nov 10
Blog Tour: Review-Lauren Layne’s Made For You + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Lauren Layne’s Made For You + Giveaway

I enjoyed Lauren Layne’s Only With You and when I found out Brynn was getting her own book, I knew I had to have it and as soon as it was possible. When the opportunity came to participate in the blog tour, I couldn’t pass up the chance! I’m so glad I was able to participate because it was perfect! If you haven’t the first in the series, Only With You, it’s not necessary to do so in order to enjoy Made For You since Layne expands a few key scenes from Only With You and you aren’t missing much. We have really good character development. Brynn Dalton is an orthodontist and likes to make lists. In fact, she’s the queen of list making and when we find out why… Read more »

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Nov 10
Excerpt: Lauren Layne’s Made For You

Excerpt: Lauren Layne’s Made For You

As part of the blog tour, I have an excerpt of Lauren Layne’s Made For You. Enjoy! Synopsis: Will Thatcher is exactly the type of sexy playboy good girls like Brynn have always avoided. And yet there was still something about him she just couldn’t resist. When Will moved across the country three years ago, Brynn vowed it was time to put him behind her. She never thought Will might have other plans . . . Back in town, Will intends to get what he’s always wanted-gorgeous, unforgettable Brynn. For years, he tormented the untouchable ice princess in a desperate bid for her attention. Now he has a new plan, and he’ll do anything to rewrite their stormy past. This time, he’s out to show Brynn that the imperfect man… Read more »

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Nov 08
One Liners: C.S. Lewis’ The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

One Liners: C.S. Lewis’ The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

One Liners is a weekly feature where we look at a novel’s first line as if it were a pick up line. We’ve all heard the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The first line in a book is equally important as the last since it sets the tone and often will either make an impression or not. Let’s face it, it’s a little like dating. Will that guy with the cheesy pick up line score a number or not? So, I began to think…if the first line in a book was a pick up line, would you give it your number, agree to a date, let it buy you a drink, or do you walk away? Today’s book is C.S. Lewis’ The Voyage… Read more »

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