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Book Spotlight and Giveaway: A Lady Never Lies by Stephanie Burkhart

A Lady Never Lies
by Stephanie Burkhart



Jocelyn Dunkirk is not your typical Victorian lady. She dresses in leather, wears goggles and is not afraid to get a little grease under her fingernails. Gentlemen avoid her like a dirty rivet.

Richard Windsor, the Prince of Wales, travels through time to claim Jocelyn's heart, but if it isn't one challenge, it's another. He determines to be a constant, steady presence in her life, hoping to prove he'd make a worthy husband.

Jocelyn's facing a bucket full of problems. The Prime Minister wants her to assist in ending a coal strike before it cripples the nation while her father attempts to recover from a serious injury. Will Jocelyn's dedication to her country and family ruin the one chance she has at love?

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Jocelyn fro…

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Blue Midnight by Tess Thompson

BLUE MIDNIGHT by Tess Thompson


 BLURB: “If you change your mind, here’s this.” Finn Lanigan kissed a young Blythe Heywood one last time under a star-scattered Idaho sky. It was the last kiss that ever weakened her knees, the last sky she noticed for over a dozen years. Then she left, returning to her fiancĂ©, the wedding she’d committed to, and the secure life she’d yearned for since she was a little girl. Thirteen years later, her husband leaves Blythe for his young associate. Devastated, she’s unable to imagine the next chapter of her life as she packs her family’s belongings to move across town.

Unexpectedly, she finds the forgotten slip of paper bearing Finn’s phone number in the back of a drawer. Hadn’t she tossed it years before as a newlywed, when she vowed to be the perfect wife and mother? Apparently not. Here it remained. Her road not taken. Facing three weeks without her young daughters, Blythe sets out to find the man she left behind so long ago. Wit…

Author Interview/Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Wrath of the Highlander by Sky Purington

The Simple Things in Life Interview

1. What made you want to be a writer?
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I won New Hampshire’s Young Author award in second grade. I fell in love with stringing words together to create stories. So I suppose in the beginning it was a mad addition to words themselves. 
2. Who is your favorite author?
I have so many favorites but a few at the top of the list include Lisa Kleypas and Christine Feehan.
3. What is the name of the last book you read
Actually, it was a read-over of my upcoming release, Faith of the Highlander, book four in the MacLomain Series- Next Generation. Having written four novels already this year with one more coming before the end of 2014, I haven’t had a chance to read much of anything else.
4. Tell us about yourself in 3 words?
Planner. Creative. Determined.
5. What is your favorite activity?
Writing! By far. If one can consider such an activity. ;-)
6. If your book could be made into a movie? Which…

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Secrets of a Heart by Samantha Garman

Secrets of a Heart
by Samantha Garman



London, 1815. At the age of nineteen, Blaine Whitmore loses everything dear to him in a brutal assault on his family line. Left with nothing, he finds himself aboard a merchant ship sailing far from home. Years pass as a boy becomes a man, and yet no amount of time or distance will help Blaine forget all that he has lost. After ten years sailing the high seas, he is finally ready to restore the Whitmore name.

Felicity Canton is as lovely as she is penniless, and has been left to care for her three sisters while attempting to maintain a crumbling estate. With no hope for escape from her predicament, she is resigned to a peasant’s fate. She never anticipates attracting the attention of her wealthy and mysterious new neighbor, nor does she expect him to be her savior.

As Blaine searches for truth and doles out vengeance, he becomes increasingly captivated and distracted by Felicity’s beauty and inner strength. Does he dare confi…

Book Spotlight: A Bite in Time with Viki Lyn& Vina Grey

A Bite in Time
by Viki Lyn & Vina Grey



A dangerous secret, a vampire, plus one sexy cop is a recipe for trouble.

JOHN REEDER has accepted his love for VINCENT KAMATEROS, but he doesn’t know his lover is a vampire. When aderanged vampire targets Vincent, John has to deal with uncovered secrets that blow his life apart.

Will Vincent reveal his true nature to protect the cop who has come to mean more than his own life? In doing so, he might ruin his only chance for a ‘happy ever after’ with John.

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“Euro for your thoughts?” Vincent teased as he kissed John’s neck.

“Maybe a dollar. At least I can spend it at home.” John touched Vincent’s face. “I wish we had another day, that’s all.”

Vincent kissed him and John’s cock nudged forward.

John pulled away. “We better get going. Shower first.”

“Good idea.” Vincent charming smile hinted of mischief.

Warmth spread across Joh…

Buying Gift Cards at Safeway Can Save You Money. 3 Days Only (8/16-8/19)

The holidays will be upon us before we know it, take advantage of this 3 day deal to get a head start on your holiday shopping. This is defiantly a great deal. I would get a Fandango gift card for my daughter the movie buff, Cold Stone for by BFF, and Xbox for my at home gamer. That is three gifts knocked off the list. I also might get one for myself noting like IHOP French Toast my favorite. Which ones would you choose post your comments and share to be entered into the $25 Amazon gift card.

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Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Traitor's Legacy by Beth Trissel

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Beth will be awarding a $35 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via the rafflecopter at the end of this post.

1781. On opposite sides of the War of Independence, British Captain Jacob Vaughan and Claire Monroe find themselves thrust together by chance and expediency.

Captain Vaughan comes to a stately North Carolina manor to catch a spy. Instead, he finds himself in bedlam: the head of the household is an old man ravaged by madness, the one sane male of the family is the very man he is hunting, and the household is overseen by his beguiling sister Claire.

Torn between duty, love, and allegiances, yearning desperately for peace, will Captain Vaughan and Claire Monroe forge a peace of their own against the vagaries of war and the betrayal of false friends?

Now enjoy an excerpt:

She fixed those wonderful eyes on him, more lethal than a backwoods rifleman. “Shall I lead the way, Captain?”


Getting ready for the school year.

You know that the summer is coming to a close when you see all the back to school sales ad's up. So you can plan your steps of action to make this a stress free back to school year. You can check your school's website to get your school supply list and start from there. I keep an on-going supply of school supplies check there to see what you may already have. Below are some back to school steps:

Get your school supply list from the school or the website.Check your school supply list  in comparison to your supply bag to see if you already have the items.Check the store ad's each week.Have kids try on clothes to see what you need for the new school year.Have a family meeting to go over rules for the new school year.
This are just a few tips to make your school year a little easier.

Author Interview and Book Spotlight: The Lycan Hunter by Kelsey Jordan

1. What made you want to be a writer?

I started writing poetry in my teens as a form of meditation. I don’t think I actively sought out being a writer until I met my husband who paints and showed me it was okay to embrace the less practical lifestyle of an artist.

2. Who is your favorite author?

I find it hard to pick a single artist as a favorite because I like so many for different reasons. My top three would be G.A. Aiken (Dragon Kin series), Karen Marie Moning (Fever series) and J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

3. What is the name of the last book you read?

Down with Cupid by Melissa Blue

4. Tell us about yourself in 3 words?

I am: goofy, creative, and curious.

5. What is your favorite activity?

I’m pretty boring. I like to read and take naps. I may have been a cat in my past life.

6. If your book could be made into a movie? Which actors would you have play the main two characters?

I’ve actually never given this question any thought. If I had to choose, I think I’d want some …

Author Interview: The Necromancer's Betrayal Mimi Sebastian

1. What made you want to be a writer?

The stories rolling around in my head wouldn't stop, stories I wanted to read  so I finally decided to try my hand at the writing thing although I have always written, from poetry, journals, and even starting but never finishing stories.

2. Who is your favorite author?

Probably Ray Bradbury. It’s hard to decide, but he’s such a brilliant writer.

3. What is the name of the last book you read?

Cabal by Clive Barker. It’s the book from which his movie Nightbreed was based. A good, underrated horror movie.

4. Tell us about yourself in 3 words?

Overly introspective Fangirl.

5. What is your favorite activity?

Going to the zoo with my six-year old son.

6. If your book could be made into a movie? Which actors would you have play the main two characters?

Rachel McAdams for Ruby and Henry Cavill for Ewan, because he is Superman after all.

7. Who is your favorite character in your book?

No fair! Right now, it’s Lysander, the vampire, but tomorrow it wil…

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Unexpectedly Mated by Milly Taiden

Unexpectedly Mated

After years of lusting over Jake Wolfe, Nicole finally got a taste of the dirty-talking bad boy. During the scenting ceremony, he showed her how explosive things can be between them. But Nicole doesn’t do love. She doesn’t even know what love is. So how can she know if a relationship with Jake would be the right path to take?

Jake Wolfe wants Nic more than his next breath. She’s curvy, mouthy and so hot his blood boils just thinking of her. But Nic’s been keeping him at a distance. And Jake is tired of her games. One fateful trip to Sin City and all bets are off.

After a fun night of drinking, Nic wakes up married to Jake and with a second shifter wanting her for himself. She'll have to finally face the feelings she has or shut them out forever. Their newly formed bond will either allow her to open her heart to love or leave Jake without a mate to call his own.

My Review
I want to start by saying the is a great series read. But can he read as a stand alone. The…

Summer Nails

Here is an update on some of my summer nails. Have you been painting your nails this summer?

Post of pictures of your summer nails.

Release Blitz: Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger

FINALLY!! The release of Shadow Hunter has come...if you haven't read those prequel to the EXECUTION UNDERGROUND...NOW is the time for ONLY $0.99 cents! Shadow Hunter (Execution Underground 0.5)by Kait BallengerRelease date: August 4, 2014Blurb:
See where it all began in this exciting prequel to The Execution Underground, Kait Ballenger’s sexy paranormal series about the men who hunt evil and the women who love them.
Vampire hunter Damon Brock’s first assignment with the Execution Underground is Rochester, New York. But he isn’t the only hunter in town gunning for vamp blood. Tiffany Solow is ruthless when it comes to slaying the monsters that destroyed her family—and she works solo.
 But when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf, the line between good and evil blurs as they must decide between their lifelong beliefs…and their newfound desires.
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Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: Silver Wolf Clan by Tera Shanley

1. What made you want to be a writer?

I started out as a song writer, but my love of reading made me want to try writing novels.

2. Who is your favorite author?

Patricia Briggs. She writes seriously good shifter romances.

3. What is the name of the last book you read?

I just finished the first book in the Wolf Within series by Amy Lee Burgess, called Beneath the Skin. Loved her take on werewolves and the world she created.

4. Tell us about yourself in 3 words?

Loyal, hard-working, caring

5. What is your favorite activity?

Besides writing, it would have to be anything outside. Fishing, hiking, camping – if it’s done outside, I probably love it.

6. If your book could be made into a movie? Which actors would you have play the main two characters?

Charlie Hunnam for Grey, and Megan Fox for Morgan. Whoa that was a lot easier than I thought it would be, haha. Yep, love them.

7. Who is your favorite character in your book?

Wolf. He’s Grey’s animal inside and is a separate personality and I …