Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Waiting On Wednesday ~ 9/30/20


This is our version of Waiting on Wednesday but with more cuddles, books we can't wait to cuddle for various reasons.

What are we waiting on this week?  THIS!


There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I’m coming for you…

Reborn to serve, I have never once questioned Death’s directives. Until my mission leads me to a Halfling who stirs things within me that I’ve never felt before. Sorcha’s past intrigues me, but not as much as the gorgeous and stubborn Halfling herself. Though the Others are no more, our enemies still lurk around every corner. I can feel it. But for her, I will battle whatever comes my way—be it present dangers or ghosts of the past. 


Available November 16th 

Why am I waiting?  I have really enjoyed this world through 3 different series'.  I have such hope for one particular reaper.  It may be too soon for his book but a girl can hope.  Have you read this series or one of the spin offs?

What about you?  Have a book your waiting for?  Leave us a comment.










Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Stuck In Books Featured Releases & Giveaway

 


From Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers...



Perfect for fans of Dragons Love Tacos and Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great, this wildly funny and imaginative picture book celebrates the value of differences as a grumpy goblin gets to know his new unicorn neighbors.

It’s an undeniable fact that unicorns are the worst!

Magic is serious business, but all unicorns do is frolic around, have tea parties, and leave glitter all over the place! They’re nothing like goblins—practical and hard-working, who can put magic to good use! Unicorns aren’t helpful at all.

Or are they?




This is such a cute story.  I read it to my grandsons and they were both watching the pictures with complete attention.  It's a story about an elf who's not a fan of the unicorn neighbors.  All that glitter.  What good were they?  Until the dragon shows up and the elf discovers that the pointy horn on a unicorn is perfect for getting rid of the dragon.  The unicorns turn into the best neighbors ever.  It's a sweet story and my grandsons loved it.


From Avon books...


Desire knows no reason...
When Lady Delilah Chambers finds herself stranded at a country inn on a rain-swept evening, she’s forced to fend off a group of ruffians with the help of a handsome gentleman. Irresistibly drawn to each other, Leela and the stranger spend one reckless night in each others’ arms—and then go their separate ways. But the very next day Leela receives the shock of her life when she meets the duke who is set on wedding her beloved stepdaughter.

When it finds two destined hearts...

One night isn’t enough with a woman as fierce, fiery, and brilliant as Leela. Elliot Townsend, Duke of Huntington, cannot believe his good fortune when their chance encounter leads to an unforgettable evening of passion. Yet Hunt’s luck runs out when he is introduced to his prospective mother-in-law. Dowagers aren’t supposed to look like this...

Leela and Hunt are determined to keep each other at arm’s length, which should be easy enough for two intelligent adults with reputations to uphold. The problem is all logic is lost when it comes to a passion that refuses to be ignored.




For almost a century, Ildaria Garcia has been on the run, a trouble magnet with a knack for taking down bad guys. Lately, her vigilante tendencies have drawn unwelcome attention to her fellow Immortals. Forced to relocate, Ildaria is supposed to lay low in a new town. Instead, she quickly entangles herself with six and a half feet of muscular, tattooed trouble.

Joshua James Simpson Guiscard, aka G.G., knows a lot about Immortals—enough to make him wary. Yet from the moment Ildaria walks into his club, he feels desire stronger than anything he’s known. Accepting the fact that they might be life mates is disconcerting. But when her past catches up to them, G.G. faces a choice—confront his demons at last, or lose a passion that’s hot as hell.


From Sourcebook Casablanca...



Meet the shifters of the Red Wolf pack...

Close quarters make for a cozy Christmas...


As Christmas approaches, red wolf shifter Brooke Cerise unexpectedly inherits an antique shop in Portland, Oregon. But when a missing reindeer calf turns up on her property, she becomes embroiled in a kidnapping case and the primary suspect of far-too-intriguing shifter Detective Josh Wilding.

Josh doesn't intend to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, but Brooke gets under his skin from the moment they meet, and he can't help his instinct to protect her. These red wolves are both on the hunt for love, but there's a mystery to solve before they can enjoy their holiday happy-ever-after.

Spend every Christmas with an unforgettable shifter hero


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The Duplicate Bride by Ginny Baird ~ Now Available & Excerpt

 

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Title: The Duplicate Bride

Author: Ginny Baird

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About The Duplicate Bride:

Saying “I do” has never been this much fun in this charming new romance from New York Times bestselling author Ginny Baird.   Hope Webb can’t believe her twin sister, Jackie, is begging her to swap places and play fiancée at Jackie’s pre-wedding festivities. Sure, it’s only a business-deal sort of marriage, but Hope is a carb-loving teacher who enjoys curling up with a good book. Jackie is a workaholic whose idea of a good time is a brisk five-mile run at the crack of dawn. The two sisters couldn’t be more opposite.   Now Hope is stuck in the middle of a warm, tight-knit family she can’t help but adore and a groom who turns out to be entirely wonderful...for her.   Hotel magnate Brent Albright knows something is off about his fiancée, but he doesn’t care. Gone is the driven woman with similar career goals, and in her place is someone warm and funny who not only charms his family but him as well. She’s doing everything she can to avoid him, but that’s probably just nerves. Two people about to wed couldn’t know each other less.   Now Brent is determined to woo his fiancée, for real this time, because the more he gets to know her, the more his sweet fiancée turns out to be entirely wonderful...for him.   And that’s when things start to get really complicated...    

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Elsa gave a short laugh, trying to downplay the situation. “Believe it or not, Margaret here thought you’d prioritize that wedding over this one.” She rolled her eyes like the idea was absurd, and Hope wanted to melt through the floor.

Jackie needed to show up and fix this.

“Now we know that’s not true, hmm?” Elsa grinned at Hope. “Here you are!”

There she is.” A dark-haired guy in a black polo shirt and khakis ambled down the drive.

Hope nearly swallowed her tongue. Brent Albright was gorgeous as a teen, but as a man? She couldn’t breathe. In addition to the rugged-yet-refined-man thing he now had going, he walked with an easy stride that implied he was in command of his completely flawless body.

His smile, though...that’s what stole her breath away.

“Hello, sweetheart,” he said, gently nudging past Grandmother Margaret.

Hope’s breath hitched when she saw his unbelievably hot mouth dropping down toward hers. Wait. Was he going to kiss her?

“Brent!” she gasped, abruptly turning away. She could not kiss her sister’s fiancé.

No matter how exciting that had momentarily seemed.

He stumbled forward, his lips landing awkwardly on her cheek while his hands grasped her shoulders. Hope’s world turned upside down, and her heart thundered as the pressure of his kiss lingered, his scent washing over her. He smelled like sand and sea and pine...and she had to resist wrapping her arms around his neck and yanking him into the car. She broke into a sweat. This is not happening. I am not attracted to Jackie’s future husband! This was so incredibly twisted.

Not as twisted as Brent thinking she was Jackie, though. Shouldn’t he have some gut-level instinct about the woman he loved and was about to marry? “Sorry about the display.” His whisper tickled her ear, and tingles raced down her spine.

Not good. Not good at all.

He shot a glance over his shoulder, meant for only her, and Hope got his meaning. They were playing the loving couple for his grandmother’s benefit. But why was it an act anyway?

She had to tell them she wasn’t Jackie now. Now, before it was too late. Her sister must not have gotten in touch with Brent, but Hope could explain things.

“In truth, I’m...er, not...” She tried to speak, but she got caught up in Brent’s heady stare. He had very dark eyes, maybe the darkest she’d ever seen. And, ooh, how they sparkled in the sunshine. “What I mean is...”

Desperate to regain her footing, she wrenched herself free of Brent’s gaze and turned to Elsa, who sat beside her in the passenger seat.

Brent’s mom’s immediate acceptance of her—no, Jackie—made her heart pound harder.

Elsa was trying so hard to be warm and welcoming, despite that fact that Hope had nearly flattened her in the driveway like a blueberry pancake.

Hope was at a total loss over what to do.

She’d told Jackie that this was impossible.

That she would no way in a million years impersonate her.

It was unethical and wrong.

And yet, she’d been helplessly cornered and suddenly had nowhere to turn...

About Ginny Baird:

 
  New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ginny Baird writes sweet contemporary romance with a dash of humor and a whole lot of heart. She's published more than twenty-five novels and novellas, both with traditional presses and independently, and has several exciting projects in the works. When she’s not writing, Ginny enjoys cooking, walking, and spending time with her family.  

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Teaser Tuesday ~ 9/29/20


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



To participate you:
* Grab your current read
* 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!






From Sourcebook Casablanca...



Meet the shifters of the Red Wolf pack...

Close quarters make for a cozy Christmas...


As Christmas approaches, red wolf shifter Brooke Cerise unexpectedly inherits an antique shop in Portland, Oregon. But when a missing reindeer calf turns up on her property, she becomes embroiled in a kidnapping case and the primary suspect of far-too-intriguing shifter Detective Josh Wilding.

Josh doesn't intend to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, but Brooke gets under his skin from the moment they meet, and he can't help his instinct to protect her. These red wolves are both on the hunt for love, but there's a mystery to solve before they can enjoy their holiday happy-ever-after.

Spend every Christmas with an unforgettable shifter hero


Now Available from Sourcebook Casablanca


Teaser...


"You know, when you're like this, it's because you're interested in the woman but you don't want to show that you are.  How many years are going to go by before you give another she-wolf a chance?"  (Kindle location 493)

Hehe.  Doesn't look like Josh stands a chance.  

Have you read this author?


That's our teaser this week.  What about you?  Have a teaser?  Leave us a comment.




Monday, September 28, 2020

Angelbound Quasi Redux by Christina Bauer ~ Excerpt & Giveaway

 

Quasi Redux
Christina Bauer
(Angelbound Origins, #8)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: September 29th 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

“Myla is a magnificent heroine, fierce and outspoken, hilarious and mischievous … And did I mention that her demon tail is sentient? Best. Sidekick. Ever.” – The Nocturnal Library

Myla Lewis has her life back. Wife. Mother. Queen. Great Scala. Queen of the Thrax. Yay! Then one day, Myla runs across a supernatural waterfall that makes her igni screech like crazy. Our heroine speaks the fateful words, “Some days, I wish I weren’t the Great Scala.”

The waterfall grants her wish.

A moment later, Myla is back at Purgatory High. No husband. No child. No powers beyond her old quasi days. And without Myla around as the Great Scala, all quasis now live under Armageddon’s rule. That sucks. Hard. So Myla sneaks into Antrum—she simply must find Lincoln and figure this out. Once she arrives, two problems arise.

First, her husband doesn’t know her. At all.

Second, Lincoln is married to someone else.

Fuuuuuuu…

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Excerpt

QUASI REDUX Selection - Junk Punch

  

I step past the trio of thrax guards writhing on the ground.

Meh. They’ll live. Plus, it serves them right for trying to tackle me.

My best friend, Cissy, stares at the same scene. “This isn’t right,” she snaps. “Before you said and I quote, when we break into Antrum, there will be no fighting.”

“True, but that wasn’t a real battle. I just tripped those guards by mistake.”

Cissy rolls her eyes. “Myla, you punched that guy in the nuts.”

I give an eye roll right back. “Same difference. He’s down, isn’t he?”

Cissy shoots another nervous look at the guards, who remain passed out on the ground. Except for the junk-punch guy. He’s awake, just not moving yet.

Cissy narrows her eyes. “And why are we here again?”

“Because at this time of day, Lincoln will be training the young lords. I can catch up with him, easy peasy.”

Cissy nibbles her thumbnail. “And he’s your husband.”

“In another reality, yeah.”

“But he won’t know you here.”

“No.” My tail arcs over my shoulder. The arrowhead end points right at my face. I’ve seen this move before. “I know, bud. Cis is acting strangely.” I refocus on my friend. “I feel like we’ve covered all this before. Why do you keep asking the same questions?”

Cissy shifts her weight from foot to foot. “Just give me the plan one more time.”

“I’ll talk to my guy and all our troubles will end.” Cissy still looks skeptical, so I continue. “Lincoln is a rock. I haven’t changed; he hasn’t changed. Sure, there’s probably some spell on his memories and—just like you—he won’t know me right away.”

“I don’t remember you at all.”

“Doesn’t matter. Once I explain things, Lincoln will believe me. Then together, we’ll fix this mess.”

“So you say.” Cissy throws up her hands. “How can I be sure?”

“Here’s the deal. When it comes to me, you always have a healthy dose of skepticism, but I bulldoze you into things anyway. Come on, let’s go before the guards get mobile.”

And as I suspected, that speech works perfectly. Without another word, Cissy follows me as I step off to find Lincoln.


Author Bio:

Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. The first three books in the series are now available as audiobooks on Audible and iTunes.
Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Stacking Our Shelves ~ 9/27/20


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Make sure to checkout her post with links to all the other participates.

Click covers for Goodreads links



For review...




Thanks goes to...

MIRA (Harlequin Books)
Sourcebooks Casablanca 
Berkley


That's what's new on our shelves this week.  What about you?  Leave us a comment.









Saturday, September 26, 2020

Let's Chat... 10 Books I Want to Read by the End of 2020


Here I am again with a new post series idea that I'll do...whenever I get the urge. This one isn't anything super special--basically just a discussion post with whatever topic strikes my fancy. And I made a mediocre graphic to go with it because of course. 

It hit me this week that we are...kind of getting close to the end of the year. Which is exciting to me because I love the end of the year (winter! Christmas!) but also wild to me because this year has been such a blur. And I started to think about books I've read...and books I want to pick up.

You see where I'm going with this?

I'm not the first one to ever make a post like this--I'm certain people do these posts every year (heck I've likely done at least one like this before), but I digress. In no particular order, here's 10 books I want to read by the end of 2020...

*click on covers for Goodreads links*

Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh



I've been meaning to continue this series for the longest time. The first few books were FANTASTIC, so there's really no reason for me to not love this one too. I just have to, you know, pick it up and read it.


A Song of Wraiths & Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown



I LOVE the premise of this book. The only reason I haven't read it yet is because it's fantasy and I need to be in just the right mood to get into it. Ideally with fall and winter right around the corner, the cozy seasons will put me in a fantasy mood...because I really want to pick this one up and love it!


My Big Fat Fake Engagement by Lauren Landish



This one looks fun and fluffy, which is right up my alley right now. Then again, the fake relationship trope is always up my alley. I read the sample recently and I'm definitely interested. I'll probably pick this one up sooner rather than later!


The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw



Another thing I'm always here for: witches. And we're on our way into the witchy season, yes? I'm aiming to get to this one in October...fingers crossed!


House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas



I kind of need to read this sooner than later because my friend Steph has been telling me I need to read it for months now. This one has fallen into the same category as ASOWAR though--it's fantasy (and freaking huge) and I need to be in the right mood for it. Cozy fantasy reading weather will hopefully help...


The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater



Ah, like Branded by Fire this is another book that always ends up on my list of books I need to read. I don't know what my hang up is with this one. The Raven Cycle is one of my favorite series ever. It's a series ender, but there's still more to come with the Dreamer series. I think I just need to sit down with this book one day and binge it. I'm going to love it, there's no doubt about that.


These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong



I just got this book in the mail this week and I! Am! So! Excited! Y'all. It's a retelling of Romeo & Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai with a blood feud between rival gangs! Sounds violent and delightful and I cannot wait to pick it up.


We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal



I own two copies of this book and still have somehow not read it yet? I think it's because I know I'll get so invested and have many feelings but then have to wait for the sequel. So I suppose it's good I'll be reading sometime between now and the end of the year because book 2, We Free the Stars (gaaah I love that title) releases in January!


The Corsair's Captive by Ruby Dixon



I've got to be realistic--of course there's Ruby Dixon on this list. I'd be a liar otherwise. For the past year-ish I've been working my way through her backlist. And her frontlist. Just...all of her books, really. She writes some top notch romance and it's been a great comfort to me. I'll likely pick this one up soon.


The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon



I've seen so many glowing reviews for this book, and I'm excited to fall in love with it myself. Goodness knows I love a good romance, and this one sounds glorious!


That's what I hope to read by the end of this year (..well, some of it anyway, hah). Now let's chat! What do you think of my list? What do you hope to read??