Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Release Day ~ The Marriage Charm by Linda Lael Miller

The women of Bliss County have a pact—to find husbands. The right husbands.

One already has: Hadleigh Stevens, who married rancher Tripp Galloway a few months ago. Now Melody Nolan thinks it's her turn. Melody has recently found success as a jewelry designer, and her work is the focus of her life. She's not exactly unhappy, but she wants more. She's always been attracted to Spence Hogan, the local chief of police, but she's convinced that Spence, a notorious charmer, isn't what you'd call husband material.

Spence is a good cop who isn't scared of anything—except love. And he's done everything he can to preserve his reputation as a womanizer—a reputation that keeps marriage-minded women, including Melody, at bay. And yet…there's something about Melody he can't forget. Something his heart can't ignore.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22324053-the-marriage-charm?from_search=true

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0373778929/http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-marriage-charm-linda-lael-miller/1119611902

Celebrating Four Years Stuck In Books ~ 1/27/15


 As we continue our celebration, we have another great giveaway for you!

YA paranormal

International


From the author of the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series, the start to a captivating and haunting teen trilogy about three girls who become entangled with an enigmatic boy;a boy who believes he is a saint. What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them?
Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18746504-fall-from-india-place?from_search=true

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0451469402/http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fall-from-india-place-samantha-young/1117393522?ean=9780451469403&itm=1&usri=9780451469403&cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-GwEz7vxblVU-_-10:1&r=1,%201



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Teaser Tuesday ~ 1/27/15

This is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.


To participate you:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!




The Bad Boy Is Back

Evan Downey needs a new beginning. Since the death of his wife five years ago, the brilliant tattoo artist has shut himself away in a prison of grief that not even his work can break him out of-and what's worse, Evan knows his son Lyon is bearing the brunt of his seclusion. Moving back to the lake town of Evergreen Cove where he spent his childhood summers is his last chance for a fresh start.

Charlotte Harris knows she owes it to her best friend's memory to help Evan and his son find their way again, but she can't stop her traitorous heart from skipping a beat every time she looks into Evan's mesmerizing eyes. Charlotte is determined to stay strictly in the Friend Zone-until a mind-blowing night knocks that plan by the wayside. Now, if they're brave enough to let it, Charlotte and Evan might just find a love capable of healing their broken hearts . . .

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22046574-bringing-home-the-bad-boy

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1455531480/http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bringing-home-the-bad-boy-jessica-lemmon/1119439688

 Available today from Forever

Teaser...


A few steps on the wooden dock, Evan opened his mouth to get Lyon's attention when the blonde turned her head.  His tongue stuck to the roof of his mouth for a second as his eyes traveled down her body and back up in disbelief.

Charlie?

She beamed up at him, squinting behind big, round sunglasses.  "Hey."  (Kindle location 418)

 



A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Timesbestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!

Releases May 5th!




Teaser...


They watched me, too closely to be casual. Tamlin straightened a bit and said, "You look...better than before." 
Was that a compliment? I could have sworn Lucien gave Tamlin an encouraging nod.  
"And your hair is...clean."

I find Tamlin's attempt at compliments amusing. I also just really, really, REALLY enjoy Tamlin. And Lucien's name. (Also Lucien a bit.) 


Those are our teasers for this week! What do you think? Do you have a teaser to share? Leave us a comment!


Monday, January 26, 2015

Three Brothers by Nicole Williams ~ Review




I grew up with three brothers. They weren’t tied to me by blood, but our connection went beyond genetics or bearing the same last name. Our connection was forged the summer I turned thirteen, the summer my mom ended her life and left me in the custody of John Armstrong, a man I’d never met. Packing all I owned in a couple of boxes, I left the familiarity of the big city and headed west to Red Mountain Ranch, set in a lonely valley outside of Jackson Hole.

Nothing was as it seemed at Red Mountain—it didn’t take long for me to figure that out. John was kind to me but distant, as if he was afraid to let anyone get too close. His three teenage sons had their own devices for keeping love as far away as they could. The eldest distracted himself with cheap relationships that had a shelf-life of one night. The middle son threw himself into the rigor of running a ranch, and the third wielded cruelty and mind-games in his quest to keep people from getting close.

Time has gone by, and I’ve spent those years trying to forget the brother I’d fallen for—the biggest mistake of my life.

Finally, I’ve moved on. Finally, I’m back. But what I didn’t realize was that running away from the wrong brother meant I’d also run away from the right one. The one who’d been there for me all along, waiting in his brother’s shadow for the day I either would or could move on.

But a decade is a long time to wait. Has the brother I should have chosen all of those years ago moved on too? Am I about to discover that my biggest mistake wasn’t falling in love with the wrong brother, but failing to return the love of the right one sooner?

Does unrequited love have an expiration date?

I’m about to find out.

Author’s Note: This book is a “sweet” romance that isn’t overly sexy. Fans of Lost & Found will be interested in Three Brothers.




Review...

This book is an emotional journey for one girl who has been so effected by one family.  It was clear her relationship with Conn was toxic.  His cruel comments and hurtful actions both in the past and during the book are hard to understand.  I'm not sure I ever understood why he was so messed up.  It was hinted at but I so wished to understand him better.  But his personality had me cheering for Chance.

It seemed so clear that Chance loved Scout.  His tender care for her showed his feeling completely.  Everyone teases him that he's perfect and I'm thinking that's true.  He holds the family, the ranch and especially Scout together.

I adore Chase.  He's sweet and suffering.  I wish there as a happy for that boy.  But at least he found Wolf.  Loved that little fir ball and how he attached himself to Chase.  I loved John too.  I hurt for him.  He had so much pain in his life.  But his sons were great men and that spoke so much to him.

The story was different.  A curse, some tense emotions, a secret and a sweet romance make up this one.  It does move slower than some books but it fit the cowboy feel of the book and the need to fix emotional wounds.  I enjoyed that the romance was not the story so much as the healing, the revealing and the recover.  It felt real for that reason.

It has the same feel of this authors Lost & Found series.  It's a sweet story that leaves the sexy behind closed doors.  I enjoyed that.


              

About the Author...


I’m the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the CRASH series (HarperTeen, S&S UK), LOST & FOUND series, UP IN FLAMES (S&S UK), The EDEN TRILOGY, and a handful of others. I write stories about everyday kinds of people who find themselves in extraordinary kinds of situations. I tell love stories with happy endings because I believe in making the world a better place, and that’s one tiny way I can make it so. I’m one of those people who still believe in true love and soul mates, and would rather keep my head in the clouds any day over having my feet firmly on the ground.

Celebrating Four Years Stuck In Books ~ 1/26/15


 As we continue our celebration, we have another great giveaway for you!

SIGNED ARC

US


From the author of the Birthmarked trilogy comes a fast-paced, psychologically thrilling novel about what happens when your dreams are not your own.

The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success:  every moment of the students' lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students' schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school. What's worse is, she starts to notice that the edges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding—and what it truly means to dream there.



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18746504-fall-from-india-place?from_search=true

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0451469402/http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fall-from-india-place-samantha-young/1117393522?ean=9780451469403&itm=1&usri=9780451469403&cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-GwEz7vxblVU-_-10:1&r=1,%201



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~Now Available ~

We're celebrating the release of BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION by Jamie McGuire!


Title: Beautiful Redemption
Author: Jamie McGuire
Release date: January 26, 2014
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If A Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever. But what if he didn't love you, first?

No-nonsense Liis Lindy is an agent of the FBI. Deciding she is married only to her job, she breaks off her engagement and transfers from Chicago to the field office in San Diego. She loves her desk. She is committed to her laptop. She dreams of promotions and shaking hands with the director after cracking an impossible case.

Special Agent in Charge Thomas Maddox is arrogant, unforgiving, and ruthless. He is tasked with putting away some of the world’s toughest criminals, and he is one of the best the Bureau has to offer. Though, as many lives as he’s saved, there is one that is beyond his reach. Younger brother Travis is faced with prison time for his involvement in a basement fire that killed dozens of college students, and the media want a conviction. Travis’s only savior is his unusual tie to the mob. In a deal that will spare his brother, Thomas has agreed to recruit Travis into the FBI.

Liis is stubborn, defiant, and yet somehow softens Thomas’s rough edges, making her the perfect agent to accompany him to the ceremony. Posing as a couple, they must travel to Travis & Abby’s beach vow renewal and give him the news, but when the pretending ends, she finds herself wondering if they were pretending at all.

In the second installment of the Maddox Brothers books, experience firsthand the mysterious world of the elusive Thomas Maddox, and how good love can be when you’re not the first, but the last.

TEASERS

“Me, too. I’m … Thomas, by the way,” he said softly. He rolled over and relaxed beside me, his head propped by his hand. Instead of getting dressed, he looked as if he were ready for conversation.
I pressed my lips together. “I’m,” Do it. Do it or you’ll just be kicking yourself later. “…emotionally unavailable.”


***
“I live in Midtown,” I said, wondering if I would see my neighbor again.
She grinned. “Me, too. A lot of us do. We can drown your sorrows together.”

“I don’t have sorrows. Just memories. They’ll go away on their own.”
***
He narrowed his eyes. “Are you insubordinate, Agent Lindy? Is that why you were sent here, to be under my command?”
“You requested me, remember?”
“I didn’t request you. I requested the best language expert we had.”
“That would be me, sir.”



About the Author:
Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with international bestseller, Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel Walking Disaster debuted at #1 on the New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She has also written apocalyptic thriller Red Hill, a novella titled A Beautiful Wedding, and the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy.

Jamie lives on a ranch just outside Enid, OK with husband Jeff and their three children. They share their 30 acres with cattle, six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.

Find Jamie at www.jamiemcguire.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Celebrating Four Years Stuck In Books ~ 1/25/15


 As we continue our celebration, we have another great giveaway for you!

ARC


In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever.

Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily.

Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town's most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept "separate but equal."

Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and how they really feel about one another.

Boldly realistic and emotionally compelling, Lies We Tell Ourselves is a brave and stunning novel about finding truth amid the lies, and finding your voice even when others are determined to silence it.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18746504-fall-from-india-place?from_search=true

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0451469402/http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fall-from-india-place-samantha-young/1117393522?ean=9780451469403&itm=1&usri=9780451469403&cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-GwEz7vxblVU-_-10:1&r=1,%201



 Giveaway...

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