Sep 302016
 

Odd Romantic Gestures That Will Melt Your Heart
By Jannine Gallant

Thanks for having me on your blog today! Wilde One is the first book in my new romantic suspense series, Born To Be Wilde. I’m excited to share a little about it with everyone because out of the eighteen books I’ve written, this one was probably the most fun. I had to ask myself why, and one of the answers was my hero. Griff is real. He has quirks that are relatable. He’s always hungry and eats constantly. Such a guy… He speaks first and thinks later. He’s a man’s man. But he’s also sexy and funny and tries really hard. However, when it comes to what women expect, he’s pretty darn clueless.

Here’s an example of Griff, figuring it out a little too late…

He wiped perspiration off his brow with the back of his hand. Ainslee had accused him of treating her like a cheap hook-up. He certainly hadn’t thought of her that way. The woman was pure class with an innocent air and a go get ’em attitude. Her independent spirit was a huge turn-on. So when she’d started talking about arranging her life around his plans… Another deep sigh stirred the hot, moist air. He’d overreacted. Hell, in his mind, he’d turned a casual comment on her part into a signed proclamation of intent. If he went in for a colonoscopy right now, the only thing the doctor would find up there was his head, complete with his foot in his mouth.

 

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Sep 302016
 

Wilde One by Jannine Gallant
Series: Born to Be Wild (# 1)
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Pages: 262
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

When Griff Wilde receives a letter from a dead man sending him on a race to find a mysterious treasure, he’s not worried about the competition. After all, salvaging sunken treasure is what he was born to do. But the riddles leading to the clues are a little trickier than he anticipated . . .

Ainslee Fontaine is ready for a change. A cross-country scavenger hunt sounds like a piece of cake after teaching in New York City. How hard could it be? For starters, travelling alone seems to have its hidden dangers, like real-life treasure hunters who ignite her deepest passions. But there’s still a hidden prize to find—unless someone stops them by any means necessary . . .

 

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Sep 292016
 

The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay  # 2)
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 384
Source: Book provided by Edelweiss for review

 

 

If she has her way . . .

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .

He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work . . .

 

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Sep 292016
 

Love’s New Beginning by Dorothy Wiley
Series:  Wilderness Hearts Romance (# 1)
Release Date:  September 2016
Publisher: self published
Pages: 356
Source: book provided by author for review

 

 

Loss took everything, love gave him even more.

It’s 1800 Philadelphia, and the city cowers before a mysterious killer—Yellow Fever. Daniel Armitage and his family are respected members of Philadelphia society. But their status cannot save Daniel’s loved ones. His entire family succumbs to the horrifying disease. His mother’s startling deathbed confession, shakes Daniel to his soul. Another man is really his father. His search for his real father takes him to Kentucky—the edge of the frontier. Seeking a father with a different last name, he is now considered an illegitimate bastard and is scorned by everyone, even himself. Except for the people who matter the most—his true father Daniel “Bear” MacKay and Ann Byrd. Captivated by her beauty and fierce independence, Daniel seeks to court Ann but her father won’t allow her near a man born out of wedlock. The humiliation of illegitimacy subjects Daniel to social and legal discrimination. And ruthless, back-stabbing Charles Snyder is obsessed with having Ann for himself. Snyder terrorizes Daniel’s new family and the entire town. Bear’s act of unequivocal love grants Daniel a chance for happiness. But only Ann’s courage can save it.

 

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Sep 292016
 

Like a Bee to Honey by Jennifer Beckstrand
Series: The Honeybee Sisters
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Publisher: Zebra
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Affectionately dubbed The Honeybee Sisters in their Wisconsin Amish community, the three Christner girls are devoted beekeepers who are coming-of-age—and discovering the sweet surprise of love…

Shy, skittish Rose Christner is more comfortable tending to the beehives on the family farm and keeping her aunt’s unruly cats in line than attending social gatherings with the rest of the die youngie. A childhood trauma and secret shame keep her heart under lock and key, and Rose just can’t accept the sweet attention she’s receiving from a handsome neighbor. But the more she shies away from Josiah Yoder, the more their families sneakily plot to bring them together. And when a vandal who’s been plaguing the Honeybee Farm starts targeting Rose, Josiah’s steadfast protection—and patience—just may lead her into his waiting arms…

 

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Sep 282016
 

Jen: Today we welcome Paula Quinn to Romancing the Book. Paula, will you share a short bio with us?
Paula: I live in the beautiful city of New York with my three amazing offspring, a pack of six very protective little Chihuahuas, three small, very entitled parrots, two rabbits, and an occasional lizard. It’s a full house where love and grace abound.

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Sep 282016
 

A Highlander’s Christmas Kiss by Paula Quinn
Series: The MacGregors: Highland Heirs (# 5)
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Pages: 342
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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A STRANGER’S SMILE

Christmas may be coming to Linavar, but Temperance Menzie is far from joyful. Grief-stricken over the death of her father at the hands of the Black Riders, she almost didn’t see the wounded stranger in the woods. And now she’s determined to give this braw, brooding Highlander the help she couldn’t give her father. But there’s a secret lurking in the depths of his blue-gray eyes. And Temperance won’t rest until she uncovers it . . .

A LOVER’S KISS

A killer for hire. It’s the last thing Cailean Grant ever thought he’d become, but being part of the Black Riders was his only way to survive. Now, his guilt grows day by day, along with his desire for the beautiful, brave lass nursing him back to health. As Christmas, the season of miracles, draws near and the truth of his identity threatens to come out, Cailean must risk the only thing he has left to lose-his heart.

 

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Sep 272016
 

I love and admire singer songwriters, and even tried to be one in my youth.  But I soon discovered that I lacked the talent required to tell a story or express an emotion in 300 words or less (in rhyme).  So for my 80,000 word stories, I turn to singer songwriters whenever I need to dig down deep into a story’s emotional core.  

Creating a playlist is usually the first thing I do, even before I plot a book.  I literally find the story I want to tell by listening to a group of songs that have deep meaning to me.  

A Christmas Bride, is a holiday story, but there are no Christmas songs on my playlist.  I don’t need carols to get in a Christmassy mood, but I do need a bunch of songs to help me focus on my characters, and on the love story that unfolds between them.  

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Sep 272016
 

A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay
Series:  Chapel of Love (# 1)
Release Date:  September 27, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Pages:  336
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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A season of hope . . .
‘Tis the season in Shenandoah Falls and the first time Willow Peterson has been home in years. But she’s determined to fulfill the wishes of her recently deceased best friend and restore Eagle Hill Manor to its former glory-all in time to host the perfect holiday wedding. She just has to get the owner of the historic inn to hire her. Unfortunately, that means dealing with Scrooge himself…

After the death of his wife, David Lyndon has a bah-humbug approach to Christmas. But as December counts down and the wedding planning is in full swing, it’s harder and harder to stay immune to the charms of Willow, especially when he sees how much joy she brings his eight-year-old daughter. After a simple kiss under the mistletoe turns into something more, David is hoping he can turn the magic of the holiday season into the love of a lifetime.

 

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Sep 272016
 

RTBProduct

Earbuds with Microphone,Tangle Free Noise Isolating Stereo
Manufacturer:  Kangya
Size / Weight: 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.6 inches / 1.5 oz
Source: product provided by the manufacturer for review

  • Earbuds with Microphone:high grade quality in ear earphones with stereo CD sound and super bass;quality guaranteed microphone with noise reduction technology makes sure the clear call and voice;
  • Corded headset with remote in line control: one button design easy to use, allows hands-free answer and end calls ;In-line remote control with Play/Pause, Hands-Free Calling,select Next music function
  • Comfortable wearing:Soft silicon earbuds comfortable to wear and does not hurt your ears even long time wearing, providing the 100% audition experience to you
  • Using 3.5 high grade gold plated pins,ensuring the signal transmission without distrotion;
  • Ideal for All Apple Devices | Androids Smartphone | Windows Phone | MP3/MP4 Player | Portable Musics Player

 

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