Thursday, July 2, 2015

Blog tour:Last Chance Hero by Hope Ramsay Giveaway Print books


Description

Ross Gardiner has had his fill of difficult relationships. Returning to Last Chance after a rough divorce, the town's handsome new fire chief just wants safety and stability-a tall order given his dangerous job and the way he has the attention of all the single women in town. All except Sabina Grey, the girl who stole his heart when they were teenagers.

Sabina knows a lot about playing it safe. Always the good girl, she's now responsible for her antiques store and caring for her sister. But having Ross in town brings back the memory of one carefree summer night when she threw caution to the wind-and almost destroyed her family. Now that they are both older and wiser, will the spark still be there, even though they've both been burned?

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About Hope Ramsay:
Hope Ramsay grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you'll find in Last Chance, South Carolina. She's a two-time finalist in the Golden Heart and is married to a good ol' Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her heroes. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia, where you can often find her on the back deck, picking on her thirty-five-year-old Martin guitar. 
My review:  Last Chance Hero by Hope Ramsay

4 STARS

I liked Last Chance Hero, but wonder how Ross Gardiner got himself in that situation.  He wanted to date Sabina Grey since they were in school together.  He tried again when he moved into town after his divorce.  Now he is engaged to Lucy Grey, Sabina 's younger sister.  He still thinks too much about Sabina.

Sabina Grey owns her own business and is on town committees.  She sacrificed a lot for Lucy.  She made a lot of mistakes in school but she has changed always helping with one thing or another.

Ross is the fire chief the only paid fireman in town.  He has been dating Lucy for along time.

Miriam came into Sabina's shop and told her after her sister is married her soul mate will come to town.  So everyone wants Lucy and Ross to finally get married.  Lucy is not in a hurry. She has a list she wants done before marriage.

Ross buys a house to meet one of Lucy's item and it burns down.  Now they are both suspects.

This has lots of drama, small town community, one love scene, with characters you want to see happy.  You know where the story is going to end up but the journey keeps you guessing.

I like Hope Ramsay's writing style.  It is easy to get into the story and care about what is happening.
I would read more of her books.

I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Forever Grand Central publishing.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Last Chance.


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About LAST CHANCE HERO:
Ross Gardiner has had his fill of difficult relationships. Returning to Last Chance after a rough divorce, the town's handsome new fire chief just wants safety and stability-a tall order given his dangerous job and the way he has the attention of all the single women in town. All except Sabina Grey, the girl who stole his heart when they were teenagers. Sabina knows a lot about playing it safe. Always the good girl, she's now responsible for her antiques store and caring for her sister. But having Ross in town brings back the memory of one carefree summer night when she threw caution to the wind-and almost destroyed her family. Now that they are both older and wiser, will the spark still be there, even though they've both been burned?


About Hope Ramsay:
Hope Ramsay grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you'll find in Last Chance, South Carolina. She's a two-time finalist in the Golden Heart and is married to a good ol' Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her heroes. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia, where you can often find her on the back deck, picking on her thirty-five-year-old Martin guitar. 


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Blog Tour: THE SHEIK’S RUBY by Jennifer Moore Giveaway $ 25 Amazon GC or Paypal cash


The Sheik's Ruby by Jennifer Moore looks like a good book to read. I know that I have put it on my To read pile. I have enjoyed reading Jennifer Moore's other books. Come check it out and enter to win $ 25 Amazon GC or Paypal cash. I know I could use either one. What would I choose? Tough one. I know the Amazon GC so I can get this book. How about you?



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sheiksThe Sheik's Ruby by Whitney Award Winning Author Jennifer Moore

Shelby wants to break away from the mold of her small town and make a name for herself in the big-city journalism world. While skiing, she meets mysterious stranger Hakim who is actually the prince of the Middle Eastern kingdom of Khali-dar. When his enemies learn of Hakim’s connection to an American girl, they target Shelby. Fleeing to the safety of Khali-dar, Shelby falls deeper in love not only with the prince, but with his country. As she struggles to survive terrorist attacks, withstand the Sheik’s prejudice, and find her place in a world she doesn’t understand, she must choose which life she is willing to sacrifice—the comfortable one she has worked so hard to create, or the one with the man she loves.

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“Does your father know you’re asking me?”
Hakim gazed over her shoulder and took a deep breath. “He knows.”
“But he doesn’t want me to come, right?”
“I will bring a companion of my choice tomorrow.” He locked his gaze onto Shelby’s and leaned toward her. “You are my choice. Will you please come?”
The Sheik apparently doesn’t buy into the whole “guests are gifts from Allah” idea. “Of course, I would love to come.” She smiled, but knew it didn’t appear convincing. She hated feeling like she was the source of their discord.
“You are nervous. Please do not feel uncomfortable.”
“I’m worried I’ll say or do something stupid.” She winced. “I’m not exactly a refined debutante who knows how to act in formal situations. I don’t want to embarrass you, Hakim.”
“I do not want you to be a refined debutante. I have spent enough time with those people to know they are not what I want.”Hakim maneuvered his horse until he faced Shelby and their legs were nearly touching. He leaned closer, his gaze earnest. “What I want is you, Shelby Jo.” He cupped her cheek in his hand.
Shelby felt her heart flutter and her nerve endings tingle as she lost herself in the deep brown pools of his eyes.
His thumb stroked her skin, leaving a trail of heat in its wake. He slid his hand into her hair and drew her closer, his lips covering hers.
When she drew away, Shelby inhaled deeply and grinned. “Hearing you put it that way, how could I possibly refuse?”

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Praise for Sheik's Ruby

“What a fun read! THE SHEIK’S RUBY is a fabulous Cinderella story with both ancient and modern tones you don’t want to miss.”
~Josi Kilpack

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“THE SHEIK’S RUBY is a perfect blend of romance and adventure, set in locales both familiar and exotic. When I finished, I wanted to start over and enjoy it again.
~Nancy Allen

 

JenniferAuthor Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that is anything but romantic. She suffers from an unhealthy addiction to 18th and 19th century military history and literature. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was on board a frigate during the Age of Sail.


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Also by Jennifer Moore: Becoming Lady Lockwood (2014 Whitney Award Winner), Lady Emma's Campaign & Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince.


 

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A Lawman's Justice by Delores Fossen

Description

Don't miss the gripping conclusion of USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen's Sweetwater Ranch miniseries

The tip that sends FBI Special Agent Seth Calder to an abandoned warehouse in search of exonerating evidence brings him face-to-face with a familiar adversary. Thorn-in-his-side journalist Shelby Braddock is on her own search for the truth about a decades-old crime. Until they stumble on a crime scene…and end up fighting for their lives. Now, their only hope of survival is to work together. But something even more dangerous is drawing Seth closer to the gorgeous brunette. As he gives in to a passion so strong it can erase the sins of the past, he must evade a relentless killer…and confront a shocking revelation no one could have predicted.
  • Series: Sweetwater Ranch (Book 1581)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin (July 21, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373698488
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373698486

My review: A Lawman's Justice by Delores Fossen

5 stars

I liked this book to end the series on.  It was exciting, suspenseful, lots of suspects and it had some twists I did not see coming.  My questions were all answered. One short love scene, violence but not graphic, loved the plot.

Major plot of all six books was dealing with the murder of Whitt  Braddock 23 years ago.  He disappeared from his hunting cabin leaving lots of blood.  Later bone fragments were found in the area of his.  Whitt left behind 3 children and a wife.

Jewell O'Neal was arrested for it.  She left  the area at the same time leaving her DNA in the cabin.  She also left her husband and three sons behind taking her twin daughters with her.  Rumor had her having an affair with Whitt.  She came back when charges were filed against her.

Shelby Braddock is an invesigative reporter.  She has fought to have her father's cold case open.  She was the baby and closest to her father.

Seth Calder is an FBI Agent and a stepson to Jewell.  He believes her innocent.  She is the only mother he remembers.

Seth and Shelby were both found themselves in a warehouse following an anonymous calls.  They found a body with a mask of Whitt on his face.  Then they were attacked.  Someone wants them dead.
The only thing in common is the trial of Jewell but they are on opposite sides of it.

This is full of action, drama and mystery.  It is a exciting conclusion to the story. No disappointment about how it ended.

I like Delores Fossen books.  I will continue to look for books from her.

I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Harlequin and in return I agreed to give a honest review of A Lawman's Justice.

 

The Cactus Creek Challenge by Erica Vetsch


Description

Anything he can do, I can do better. At least that was what Cassie Bucknell thought before she pinned on Ben Wilder's badge and took to patrolling the streets of Cactus Creek, Texas. Cassie has been in love with Ben since primer school, but Ben treats her like a little sister. When they are picked to swap jobs for a month as part of the annual Cactus Creek Challenge in their Texas hometown, the schoolhouse is thrown into an uproar, the jail becomes a temporary bank vault, and Cassie and Ben square off in a battle of wills that becomes a battle for their hearts.


  • ISBN9781630589271
  • Price13.99
  • CurrencyUSD
  • EditionPaperback

  • My review: The Cactus Creek Challenge by Erica Vetsch

    4 STARS
    This is a cute story.  It is funny, clean, likeable characters and situations. It is also stinky, well the outhouse scene is.  I am glad I was not there for that scene. But I would love to have been there for the rest of the book.
    The Cactus Creek challenge is usually two people exchanging jobs for a month and the town votes who the winner is and the money raised by the votes gets the money for there charity.  This year they have added the contest to four people and after the people's name has been chosen a twist too the contest.  The women and men will change job with each other.
    School teacher Cassie Bucknell gets to change job with Sheriff Ben Wilder.  Cassie has been in love with Ben for years, but he thinks she is still young 16.
    No way does Ben think that Cassie can do his job.  He is not happy with his father talking him into entering the challenge.  Cassie is determined to be the Sheriff for the month and show Ben she is grown up.
    Jenny Hart is a widow with a young daughter she has opened up a bakery.  Cassie talked her into entering with her.  She is picked to change jobs with Carl Gustafson livery stable owner.
    Carl is a widower who never plans to remarry him.  He can only bake biscuits.  He does not think Jenny could take care of the animals and thinks selling bakery items will be easy.
    The children were great fun characters.  They made me smile, laugh and cheer for them.
    Cactus Creek, Texas March, 1888 is the setting for this story
    I enjoyed reading this book and loved the ending.  Though it was sad to come to the ending.  I would love to visit Cactus Creek again.
    I have liked the few stories that I have read by Erica Vetsch and will continue to look for her books in the future.
    I was given this ebook to read by Net galley and Barbour Publishing, Inc.    

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

    Chatterbox :Surrendering to the Sheriff (Sweetwater Ranch #7) by Delores Fossen




    "Drop the gun, Sheriff."
    Surrendering to the Sheriff (Sweetwater Ranch #7)Discovering Kendall O'Neal being held at gunpoint at his ranch isn't the homecoming sheriff Aiden Braddock expects. And now Kendall's captors are demanding he destroy evidence in an upcoming trial in exchange for the Texas attorney's life…
    And the life of their unborn baby.
    Three months ago, Aiden and Kendall gave in to their long-simmering attraction. Now, with a child on the way, the stakes have shot sky-high. But even after he pulls off a daring rescue, Kendall isn't safe. Before long, they find temporary haven in each other's arms—which could be even more dangerous than facing down a killer.
    • Series: Sweetwater Ranch (Book 1575)
    • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
    • Publisher: Harlequin (June 16, 2015)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0373698429
    • ISBN-13: 978-0373698424
    My review:  Surrendering to the Sheriff (Sweetwater Ranch #7) by Delores  Fossen

    4 STARS

    I have read most of this series and this answers some questions but still leaves the big question unanswered. Surrendering to the Sheriff is jam packed with suspense, action, mystery.  You are kept guessing what is going on and who is behind it.  Every time you think they will get the answers something else happens to muddy the water and keep you glued to the story to find out.

    Sheriff  Aiden Braddock comes home and realizes something is not right.  He finds Kendall O'Neal on his front room floor with two masked gunmen threatening to shoot her if the Sheriff does not take there phone and video himself destroying evidence in a case.

    Aiden wonders if Kendall part of a setup.  The evidence is proof of his father murder 23 years ago and will be used against Kendall's half sister Jewell's trial.  Aiden tries to pull off that he does not care for Kendall and her family.  The bad guys know something Aiden doesn't.  Kendall is pregnant with his baby.

    Kendall is a lawyer.  Her half sister raised her and is now in jail waiting trial.  Kendall has liked Aiden since there first kiss right before he knew his dad was murdered.  After a night of both drinking hard they had a one night stand.

    I know I am going to read the next book of the series by Delores Fossen.  I want the answers to all the questions.

    I was given this book to read by Chatterbox for free.  In return I agreed to tell people what I thought of Surrendering to the Sheriff A Harlequin Intrigue novel.


    Redemption Bay by RaeAnne Thayne (Haven Point #2)


    Description

    New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne brings you back to Haven Point—a place made for second chances…

    McKenzie Shaw would do anything for her hometown of Haven Point. It may be small, but it's never let her down…unlike gorgeous, infuriating Ben Kilpatrick. He was her childhood hero until he closed his family's factory, leaving the town's economy in shambles. Now his tech firm is considering opening a local facility. For Haven Point's sake, McKenzie has to grit her teeth and play nice.

    What could a town filled with painful memories ever offer Ben? Yet seeing the town through the eyes of McKenzie—its fiery young mayor—he suddenly has his answer. If only he can resolve the animosity crackling between them, Ben may have found the place where he can build ties and find healing…a place where love arrives when it's least expected

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (June 30, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373785062
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373785063
  • My review: Redemption Bay by RaeAnne Thayne           (Haven Point #2)
    4 STARS
    I love this series.  This is the second book in Haven Point.  It is full of drama, small town with wonderful characters that help each other through there trials.  Clean read too.
    McKenzie Shaw is Mayor of Haven Point.  She even owns her own business a flower and gift store.  She loves her town and resents Ben Kilpatrick for ruining her town.
    Ben Kilpatrick has been forced to come back to Haven Point.  His boss wants him to see if Haven Point would be a good place to open a new plant there.
    I liked how the community came out to help each other in many ways.   They have been struggling to survive since Ben closed the boat yard business.
    Haven Point Idaho sits on a lake with the Redemption mountains in the background.
    I was excited to read another book  about life in Haven Point.  I hope more books that deal with Haven Point.
    I was given this ebook from Net Galley and Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give honest review of Redemption Bay.

    Friday, June 26, 2015

    Blog Tour: Cupcakery: Party-Perfect Cupcakes in a Flash by Toni Miller Big Giveaway

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    About the book:
    Blog Tour: ‘Cupcakery: Party-Perfect Cupcakes in a Flash’There is nothing quite like a row of pretty little cupcakes lined up in a bakery display case. Who can resist so many fun flavors and adorable sprinkles?
    Now you can skip the trip and the cost of bakery-style cupcakes and learn how to make them right in your own home, starting from a cake mix! Anybody can follow these easy recipes and create these adorable designs. And with so many unique flavors, you’ll want to try them all.
    • Blueberry-Stuffed French Toast
    • Monster Cookie Dough
    • Root Beer Float
    • Chocolate Caramel Irish Cream
    • Blue Velvet Coconut
    • Mocha Peppermint Crunch
    These delectable and delightfully adorable cupcakes look and taste so amazing your friends and family won t believe you made them yourself and from a mix!


    About the author:
    Toni’s sweet adventure began with her love for parties and creative knack. What started as a hobby of self-taught home cake baking and decorating quickly grew into a successful baking blog and a love for all things adorable sweet. Her work can be found on many websites and publications around the world, including Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Today, Yahoo!, and more.

                                                         
    My review:  Cupcakery: Party-Perfect Cupcakes in a Flash by Toni Miller

    5 STARS

    I love all the ideas and pictures in this book.  I want to eat them now. Too hot to bake right now.
    The first part of the book teaches you lots of tricks to make better cupcakes even from mixes.  I can see where in the past I made mistakes and what I was doing wrong.

    She has the tools she likes and why. Where she buys certain things  or what type of stores to look for the items.  What ingredients that she likes to use quality brands and why she stays away from store brands on certain items.

    These cupcakes are so creative.  With different flavor combinations, for different themes.  She tells you different ways you can display them, different ways she wraps them to go. There is so much information all through the book to help you make your cupcakes a thing of art.

    She takes regular cake mixes and adds things to them to flavor, too add moisture, color to make them special and easier.

    I can't decide which cupcakes I want to make first.  I never thought of myself being able to add things in the center.  Too be so creative with cupcakes.

    This book would make a great present for a wedding shower gift, college or for young mothers.  So many different occasions for those who like to be creative or for those who want to learn to be more creative. 

    I was given Cupcakery from Cedar Fort Publisher and in return agreed to give a honest review and be part of its blog tour.   






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    June 15: The Marshmallow Studio
    June 16: Giggles Galore • Design Eat Repeat
    June 17: The Domestic Rebel • Love The Day
    June 18: printabelle • LilaLoa • Lynlee’s
    June 19: The Partiologist
    June 20: Inklings & Notions • Munchkin Munchies
    June 21: Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
    June 22: readalot • Sugar Kissed
    June 23: The Author’s Hideaway • JavaCupcake
    June 24: Love From The Oven
    June 25: Seeking Sanctuary at World’s End • Creative Juice 
    June 26: Reidhead Random-ness • Grandbaby Cakes
    June 27: Wishful Endings
    June 28: Lindsay Ann Bakes
    June 29: Katie’s Clean Book Collection • Hungry Happenings
    June 30: Fire and Ice • Baking a Moment