Friday, November 28, 2014

Moonlight In Winter by Samantha Chase $100 Book Blitz!

Today I'm pleased to share with you The Moonlight in Winter Book Blitz, organized by Xpresso Book Tours which includes, not one but two giveaways plus an awesome excerpt from the book. :)

About the Book
Moonlight in Winter Park by Samantha Chase
Publication date: November 24th 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

“Moonlight in Winter Park” – A modern-day Beauty and the Beast style Christmas.

All Hope Cooper needed this year was to have the kind of Christmas her family always cherished. But with her parents gone and her only brother having to work, it doesn’t look like it’s going to work out for her. There’s nothing she can do about her parents, but she most certainly can voice her annoyance at her brother’s boss for making him work out of town all through the holidays.

Beckett James hates the holidays and everything that goes with them. They were important at one time, but now the only thing that mattered was his company and it’s continued growth and anyone who worked for him better feel the same way. If not, then they could find employment elsewhere and good riddance. With a major expansion deal on the line, Beckett needs to focus. What he doesn’t need is Hope to come barging into his mountain retreat demanding that her brother come home immediately due to an emergency.

Suddenly it’s two alone in a snowstorm. Two alone for Christmas. And two alone to fight an attraction that had been there all along. Hope soon begins to realize she may have misjudged Beckett while he comes to see that there really is something special and magical about Christmas. But once they leave their private winter wonderland and return to their normal lives, will the magic still be there?

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Cranberry Bluff $50 Book Blast

I'm pleased to participate in and share with you The Cranberry Bluff Book Blast Organized by I'm A Reader, Not A Writer.

Cranberry Bluff
Cranberry Bluff by Deborah Garner

Molly Elliott's quiet life in Tallahassee, Florida, is disrupted when routine errands land her in the wrong place at the wrong time: the middle of a bank robbery. Accused and cleared of the crime, she flees both media attention and mysterious, threatening notes, to move across the country to Cranberry Cove, where she has inherited her Aunt Maggie's bed and breakfast on the Northern California coast. Her new beginning is peaceful - that is, until five guests show up at the inn for a weekend, each with a hidden agenda.

Mix together one blushing honeymoon couple, one flamboyant boutique owner, a deadpan traveling salesman, and a charmingly handsome novelist, and there’s more than scones cooking at Cranberry Cottage Bed and Breakfast. As true motives become apparent, will Molly's past come back to haunt her or will she finally be able to leave it behind?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Christmas Actually Grand Finale Blitz!

A themed tour through Prism Book Tours.

It's the MISTLETOE KISSES TOUR Grand Finale for
Christmas, Actually
By Anna Adams, Anna J. Stewart, and Melinda Curtis
Three Harlequin Heartwarming novellas, where a sweet kiss takes place under the mistletoe.

Did you miss any of the excerpts, guest post, or reviews on the tour?
Feel free to go back and check out all the stops now!

Launch - Intro to the Collection
Christmas, Actually – three holiday stories about three siblings living in Christmas Town, Maine, where tradition has it that a kiss on Christmas Eve in the town square gazebo will lead to wedding bells in the new year!

Christy's Cozy Corners - An Interview with Anna Adams
How was it decided that the story would take place in Christmas Town, Maine?

We were looking for a setting that spoke of the holidays, and I’d lived in Maine in a town that decorated the green for Christmas. I described it, and someone suggested Christmas Town as a name for our fictional village.

Coffee Books & Art - Excerpt
Snowflakes hit the windshield and splayed into star shapes while Bing Crosby crooned his dreams of a white Christmas. Sophie Palmer tried to sing along, but her mind was already racing up the icy interstate to Christmas Town, Maine, where the father of her unborn child now lived.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Save A Horse, Read A Cowboy Event & Giveaway!


Jessie Evans' DIAMONDS AND DUST releases today and we're celebrating by honoring some of our favorite cowboys! We've got a great giveaway from a ton of authors - check out the details below!

So I thought this release day post was really cool, because in honor of the release of Diamonds & Dust by Jessie Evans, bloggers participating have been asked to talk about their favorite cowboys. Now anyone that knows me will know that I have what I would like to call an eclectic personality, meaning I don't really pick favorites of anything.  With so many options out there in cowboys, in books and movies and music why would I want to settle my obsessions with just one?  So I thought instead I'd talk about my life-long cowboy fetish.  

I can't remember a time in my life where I didn't love cowboys.  My parents were big western fans so more often than not if the tv was on a cowboy was crossing the screen.  The most iconic and memorable of which I'd have to say was of course John Wayne.  I don't think anyone can think of television and movie cowboys without the name John Wayne crossing their minds.  And if they can then their old western movie education is sorely lacking and they should be sat down in front of an old John Wayne film immediately.  

Now this wasn't where the Western obsession ended in my household because my Dad's favorite writer was none other than the iconic Louis L'Amour who was actually the first writer of cowboy stories who I read.  

Lots of people who don't read Westerns have the wrong idea about Louie, they think slow paced, lots of description, fairly boring or written for men.  So NOT TRUE!  Sure the classic western appeals to more men than women but while I can't say I'm a traditional western fan,  I haven't ever read a Louie novel that I didn't like.  Now my Dad was one of those readers who bought books wherever rummage sales, bookstores, flea markets, read them and passed them on, except with his Louie's he always kept those and when he passed, they passed to me. And while I did share some with my Uncle after I found the Sackett series in a five volume hardcover, I still have a lot of them.  Since I'm sort of a hardcover stickler, they're actually some of the few paperbacks in my physical book collection.  Most of the time unless it's signed, if I can't get it in hardcover, I buy it in ebook.  

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Very Grey Christmas Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway!

I'm really excited to be participating in the A Very Grey Christmas by T. A. Foster Blog Tour, organized by InkSlingerPR. I've got the pleasure of sharing an except from the book and a giveaway as a part of the tour.

About the Book

I was getting ready to spend the single most important holiday of the year alone. Completely and utterly alone.
That meant he wouldn’t be there Christmas Eve. No making Christmas cookies, or listening to my dad sing off-key while my mom bustled around wrapping last-minute gifts. No decorating the tree. No midnight Christmas kiss.
No waking up in Grey’s arms. We were actually going to spend our very first Christmas in different states.
That was until Grey gave me the most unexpected gift of my life.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

How A Star Falls by Amber Stokes $50 Book Blast!

How a Star Falls by Amber Stokes

How a Star Falls
How does a star fall? 

Quickly. Completely. Unexpectedly.

Derrick Knolane escapes to Trinidad Head most evenings, avoiding his apartment and planning for the day he'll break free of Humboldt County. Working in a music store might be fine for a while, but it's far from the goal he had in mind when he got his college degree. Not to mention the fact that his roommate is a jerk and his family won't stop trying to run his life.

Then Brielle falls into his world.

She claims to be a star. Not from Hollywood, but from heaven. He thinks she's crazy. Certainly delusional. Yet, he can't just leave her alone on the cliffs. So he takes her home.

And his whole world falls apart.

A heartfelt and fanciful contemporary romance novella, How a Star Falls explores the uncertain season of new adulthood and shows that sometimes the worst inconveniences make for the best miracles of all.  

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Compelling Reads Tour @ Quail Ridge Books, Nov 1

So I'm way behind on posting, but it's because of this AMAZING tour stop.  Seven authors and we brought along four kids I don't think it's any surprise that we took A LOT of photos.  I mean I always take a lot of photos as these events, I'm not a natural photographer and I expect a lot of my photos to be out of focus and my husband has of late picked up my habits of taking tons of photos with the expectations that many will not turn out.  At this event between us we took over 800 photos.  Now my camera does this wonderful thing with indoor lighting, it makes everything look yellow.  So every photo that I take indoors has to be taken into my photo-editor and the color balance adjusted or everyone looks like they have jaundice and dental issues which isn't the case for most of the people I photograph and it definitely isn't the case with the awesome authors we saw as a part of The Compelling Reads Tour.  Now a lot of the photos I took were as expected out of focus and many of them were of the children so I don't have quite 800 to share with you today, but I do have a lot and I'll do my best to talk about the great tour stop but I really should have done my write up before I started the photos because my memory for details is awful.  I don't believe I will possibly do this event justice and describe to you just how wonderful it was to meet these authors.

The event stop was hosted at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, North Carolina which was a very nice Indie Store that hosts many Author Events.  I had this great picture from the drive to the signing but it didn't turn out and I really wish I could have shared it even though it was totally unrelated because we followed this person in one of those civilian wanna-be military style vehicles and the stickers on the back about being the Zombie Patrol which I thought was super funny.  And I thought it was just a good sign for the day as weird as that might be.  I thought it was cool and deserved to be mentioned.

The Quail Ridge Books stop of The Compelling Reads Tour, organized by Martina Boone, included authors Martina Boone, Claudia Gray, Beth Revis, Kimberley Griffiths Little, S. E. Green, Meagan Spooner and Megan Shepherd.  So there was a ton of talent inside that store all at once which was really awesome.  A tour stop as big as that one requires a lot of set up and being camera happy that day I took a few photos of that set up.

Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them. 

She's the founder of, a Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and, a site devoted to encouraging literacy and all this YA Series.

 From her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, children, and Auggie the wonder dog, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she'd love to visit. When she isn't writing, she's addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it. 

If you like romance dripping with mystery, mayhem, Spanish moss, and a bit of magic, she hopes you'll look forward to meeting Barrie, Eight, Cassie, Pru, Seven and the other characters of Watson Island. 

You can find Martina online at her website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Amazon.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Exchange of Fire Book Blast!

Today we're having a book blast for Exchange of Fire by P.A. DePaul. I'm super excited about this blast. We'll be revealing a deleted scene from Exchange of Fire and it's on sale right now as well!! Enjoy and make sure you enter P.A.'s giveaway!!

Deleted Scene: Introduction from the Author: 

Exchange of Fire’s gone through quite a few changes since I typed the first draft. Some of them major. This scene was one of the first ones to be changed. As I wrote it, the story line started shifting to be more about Cappy and his wound then about an assassin coming after Wraith by invading Grady’s home. Not good and too much time was being wasted trying to bring it back on track. As I brainstormed, I realized this scene could be so much more suspenseful and really dive into both Grady and Wraith’s personal storylines if I didn’t include Cappy and shifted Mars outside, trying to pick them off. Ultimately, this one scene developed into multiple chapters of high action and personal suspense (Chapters 39-41 to be exact). Hope you enjoy a peek at an earlier version!  

Exclusive Alternative Scene: 

Grady crouched and squeezed off two shots down the hall to give Cappy a chance to find cover. Suddenly, the C.O. gripped his left side, toppled over, and pull himself behind the couch, leaving behind a grisly trail of blood.


Grady whipped his head over to make sure Sandra was still with him. She wasn’t. Sonofabitch. He peered around the edge of the fireplace acting as a patrician between the living and dining rooms, and his heart stopped. She crept along the perimeter of the room, ducking behind chairs toward Cappy. Her whole body was silhouetted by the light coming in from the floor-to-ceiling windows that comprised the back wall of the living room. She was a Goddamn moving target.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Spell for Sophia by Ariella Moon $50 Book Blast!

About The Book

Sophia Perez-Hidalgo’s survival depends upon her mastering magic and the supernatural before her lawless parents and their vengeful boss catch up to her. How far must she flee to escape them forever? Sophia runs until she’s out of stolen money, then…Fate delivers her into the arms of Louisiana teen Shiloh Breaux Martine, and his grand-mère, a voodoo priestess living deep in the bayou.

Breaux knows Sophia is trouble — but he’ll travel through time, battle zombies, and risk his bright future to protect her. While Ainslie, best friend extraordinaire, will jeopardize her sanity to find and aid Sophia. When friendship, magic, and love are not enough, Sophia will have to save herself. But first, she must believe she’s worth saving. Sometimes the worst scars are the ones you cannot see.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune Book Blitz!

Tiffany Daune in conjunction with Xpresso Book Tours would like to present a Book Blitz in honor of the novel Coral & Bone.

Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune 
Publication date: July 7th 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
ISBN: 9780993653704

Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, but now that she is back in Rockaway Beach, where she watched her father drown, the flames have become impossible to tame.

Halen is trying to hold on, but when she is thrust into a mysterious new world, the underwater realm of Elosia, she unravels the secrets of her past and can’t help but ignite. As she explores Elosia, she realizes her life has been a lie. And when those who have deceived her come to her for help, Halen must choose—walk away or unleash the magick that could destroy them all.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hart Attack Release Day Blitz


We're so thrilled for the release of HART ATTACK by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cristin Harber! Roman and Beth's sexy and explosive story is not to be missed!

CristinHarber_HartAttack_1400px  About HART ATTACK

Outside of Titan Group, there are few people that Roman Hart would die for. He’s a soldier, a protector, and he’s haunted that one of the people he should’ve been able to protect didn’t let him. That was years ago, and now a hardened heart and a cocky attitude are his impenetrable shields, until one woman—one challenge—drives him to distraction.

On the outside, Beth Tourne has it all. Luxury car, gorgeous condo, and a job partying with the rich and famous. It’s a plush CIA cover, but she wants more. Anything for an adrenaline rush that can override her guilty numbness and let her forget the tragedy she never saw coming. 

Their scars make them perfect operatives. Their mirrored pasts give them deep, wounded reasons to stay alone. But the more they ignore the tension, the more vulnerable they become. Survival means trust. In one another, behind closed doors, and on the job. The only way they’re making it out alive is if they find peace while waging a war.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Reluctant Prince by Dani-Lyn Alexander $10 Book Blitz!

Reluctant Prince (Kingdom of Cymmera #1)
Release Date: 11/03/14
Kensington Books/Lyrical Press

Summary from Goodreads:
Betrayal lies cloaked in shadow.

Seventeen year old Ryleigh Donnovan is certain her life is cursed. Nothing ever goes smoothly, and her first job interview is no exception. An earthquake rocks the building, sending Ryleigh on a frantic search for her younger sister, a search which lands her in the hospital. Terrified they’ll push her for answers she can’t afford to give, Ryleigh flees with a mysterious stranger.

Jackson Maynard is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer, a warrior for the Kingdom of Cymmera, but first he must pass one more test. When he fails to acquire the human girl the prophet has chosen, he’s forced to stand trial for treason. Banished from his realm, he seeks out the girl from the vision, Ryleigh Donnovan, and together they embark on a journey to save his dying kingdom.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Flurry by Tony Bertauski $25 Release Day Blitz

We're celebrating the RELEASE of
Flury: Journey of a Snowman
By Tony Bertauski

An Introduction to Flury

     Frosty had a magic hat.
     There was no explanation, just a special hat that turned a pile of snow into a walking, talking best friend. Flury is more than that. And doesn’t smoke.
     Born on the North Pole, Flury was created by an ancient race of elven that evolved during the Ice Age and continues to live in the polar ice today. Technologically advanced, they sustain themselves with innovation and wisdom. But even the most peaceful settlements encounter danger, such as polar bears. That’s why they invented abominables.
     What we call snowmen.
     The life of an abominable doesn’t magically spring from a top hat. The heart of an abominable is a metal orb—an intricately carved sphere that generates an electromagnetic field and builds a body of snow around it. Abominables are intimidating and selfless. They run, they fly. Above all else, they protect.
     In the late 1800s, Malcolm Toye was part of an arctic voyage that ended in disaster. The survivors of the expedition never saw him again. Malcolm had wandered into the snowy landscape to be saved by a patrolling abominable he would come to know as Flury.
     His rescue, however, became more of a curse than a blessing when the elven refused to allow him safe passage back home, insisting they remain secret from humanity. Malcolm was destined to live out his days among the elven, pining for home.
     Longing for his wife.
     Malcolm escaped by stealing the metal orb of Flury. Quietly, he arrived back in the United States to settle down and resume a normal life. But there was nothing normal about it. As the years went by, his estate becomes shrouded in mystery and rumors.
     A hundred years will go by before the mystery is solved.
     Oliver Toye, a teenage type 1 diabetic, will discover the magic hidden on his grandmother’s property. He’ll read about Malcolm Toye’s journey when he finds a set of leather bound journals. He’ll see the snowman trapped on the property, and the other things that haunt the forest. Most importantly, he’ll uncover Malcolm Toye’s master plan to harm others. And why he wants to.
     Flury will come to Oliver’s rescue more than once.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Y'All Fest 2014 Crowd Album

So I didn't get to go to this, but I wouldn't create a blog about Bookish Events if I didn't think hearing about them and seeing photos of them was awesome!  Anyway I saw this post to the Crowd Album (which has to be like the coolest thing ever imo) on Kami Garcia's Facebook Page.

For those of us who didn't get to go this year.  (I am so going next year because my husband promised to take vacation so that we could.) it's a great way to check out how much fun everyone had and be jealous :)  Anyway I think it's awesome so check it out.
If you attended Y'All Fest this year and would like to do a post with your photos and a write of up your experience contact me @  I'd love to have you do a guest post.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Gauge by Cara Nelson $10 Book Blitz!

Release Date: November 2014
New Adult/ 17+

Summary fron Goodreads:
Gauge Bronson has a simple rule: never mix business with pleasure. As the lead singer and guitarist of Provocative, he has his fair share of girls throwing themselves at him, but he refuses to get involved with clingy groupies or women he works with. When beautiful, beguiling Brynn joins the tour, though, he can’t deny there’s something about her he finds irresistible. It’s been a long time since a woman didn’t fawn over him. He’ll have to keep his appetite in check and keep her at a distance if he’s going to remember that she’s off limits.

Aspiring journalist Brynn Morgan has been given the chance of a lifetime to interview a rock band for a new magazine and launch her career. When she learns her assignment is the band Provocative, whose music she’s never liked, any disappointment is overshadowed by her excitement and determination to write a killer story. Plus, the fact that she’s not a fan will make it that much easier to keep things professional. One look at Gauge, though, and she feels an instant attraction to the cocky, tattooed rocker. But despite the sparks flying between them, she’s got a job to do.

As Brynn heads out on a world tour with the band and tries to get them to spill their secrets, the sizzling chemistry between her and Gauge becomes harder and harder to ignore…

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

LUCK ON THE LINE by Zoraida Cordova Release Day Celebration BOOK BLAST

To announce the release of of her brand new adult novel Luck on The Line author Zoraida Cordova has paired with Me, My Shelf and I Tours to bring you a release day celebration book blast!

About the Book

Luck on the Line
On The Verge #1
Author: Zoraida Cordova
Release Date: Nov 11th 2014
Publisher: Diversion Books
Genre: New Adult

To turn her life around, she’ll have to stand the heat. To fulfill his dreams, he’ll have to get Lucky.

Despite her name, Lucky Pierce has always felt a little cursed. Refusing to settle for less or settle down, she changes jobs as often as she changes boyfriends. When her celebrity chef mother challenges her to finish something, Lucky agrees to help her launch Boston’s next hot restaurant, The Star. Even if it means working with the infuriating, egotistical, and undeniably sexy head chef.

James loves being known as Boston’s hottest bad boy in the kitchen, but if he wants to build a reputation as a serious chef, he has to make this restaurant work and keep his scandalous past out of the headlines. Getting involved with his boss’s spoiled, sharp-tongued daughter is definitely not on the menu.

As the launch of The Star looms and the tension and chemistry heat up in the kitchen, they’re going to need more than a little luck to keep everything from boiling over.

Buy it as an eBook for only $4.99!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Creed $20 Book Blast!

In order to promote the November Release of their new book, authors Lindsay Currie & Trisha Leaver have paired with Me, My Shelf & I Tours to announce Creed, a Young Adult Psychological Thriller from Flux Books and to celebrate with a $20 Book Blast!


By: Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie
Release date: November 8, 2014
Publisher: Flux
Genre: Young Adult psychological horror
ISBN: 0738740802

Three went in. Three came out. None even a shadow of who they once were.

When their car breaks down, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and his brother Mike walk through a winter storm to take refuge in a nearby town called Purity Springs. When they arrive, the emergency sirens are blaring and the small farming town seems abandoned. With no other shelter, they spend the night in an empty house.

But they soon discover that not everything in Purity Springs is as it seems. When the town's inhabitants suddenly appear the next morning, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves at the mercy of the charismatic leader, Elijah Hawkins, who plans to make Dee his new wife. Elijah's son, Joseph, offers to help them escape . . . but the price of his help may be more than Dee and her friends can bear.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Soul Ajar $50 Book Blast!

The Soul Ajar

The Soul Ajar by Kiana Davenport

From bestselling Hawaiian author, Kiana Davenport, comes 'The Soul Ajar,' a riveting political thriller and love story. Set primarily in contemporary Russia and the United States, here is a novel that brilliantly knits together four seemingly unconnected lives: Adam, a CIA intelligence operative who suffers from albinism, and searches for the Russian assassin who killed his mother, an act he witnessed as a child; Lily, a young Hawaiian-Chinese journalist who falls in love with him; Bazil, an Indian intelligence operative from Mumbai who befriends Adam; and Zahira, a beautiful Afghani girl mutilated by the Taliban. In this searing and multi-faceted novel, Davenport reveals the paths these characters travel as their lives become intertwined in a haunting and timeless story of the love that binds humans together, and the wars that continue to tear us apart.


“A great story written in beautiful prose. It’s been a long time since I cried while reading a novel. Davenport is a brilliant writer.” -- The Huffington Post 

“A powerful story about love and war. Davenport is ingenious in the way she writes. A novel you are unlikely to ever forget.” -- Book Reporter 

“A powerful and moving experience.” -- The Washington Post 

“A lush, ambitious novel that offers a fascinating glimpse into the beauty and contradictions of Native Hawaiian culture.” -- Publishers Weekly 

“Davenport mines the depths of emotion…Readers who enjoy a Doctor Zhivago-like saga will appreciate the broad scope of this novel.” -- Library Journal 

“Deeply moving. She possesses the qualities all great writers have, compassion for their subjects. You can’t read Kiana Davenport without being transformed.” -- Alice Walker 

“Incredible. Haunting. A powerful tale of love and loss.” -- Booklist (starred review) 

“What separates ‘Song of the Exile’ from popular novels is its intensity of feeling, its sensuous detail on every page, its dedication to a level of writing few bestsellers possess.” -- Norman Mailer 

 “Great storytelling! An epic feminine saga…Davenport’s prose is sharp and shining as a sword. Yet her sense of poetry and love of nature permeate each line.” -- Isabel Allende 

“Torrid, yet intelligent. Compares with the fiction of Toni Morrison.” -- Glamour “A giant, image-fevered, luxuriant saga of a Hawaiian family…powerful, memorable, intoxicating!” -- Kirkus Reviews  

Goodreads Book Giveaway

THE SOUL AJAR,  A Love Story by Kiana Davenport


by Kiana Davenport

Giveaway ends December 01, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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