Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Review & Playlist For WICKED COWBOY CHARM by Carolyn Brown-5*

Title: Wicked Cowboy Charm

Series: Lucky Penny Ranch #4

Author: Carolyn Brown

Genre: Cowboy Romance
Rating: * * * * *
Publishers: Forever
(Jan 31, 2017)
Paperback: 336  pages
ISBN: 978-1455534968
FTC Disclosure: ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley

Josie Dawson is new in town, but it doesn’t take a local to know that Deke Sullivan is trouble-in a smokin’ hot package. He’s sweet, sexy, and has charmed just about every woman in Dry Creek, Texas. Well, Josie won’t be next. She’ll keep her distance, even if he is great with babies and makes a mean cup of homemade hot chocolate.
Deke Sullivan really is a one-woman type of guy. He just had to do a lot of looking to find that one woman. Now he thinks he’s found her and he won’t let a strong, sassy gal like Josie slip away. Just when he’s wondering how to convince her he only has eyes for her, they get stranded in a tiny cabin during a major blizzard. If Deke can melt her heart before they dig out of the snow, he’ll be the luckiest cowboy in Texas . . . 
The Lucky Penny Ranch Series:
Wild Cowboy Ways
Hot Cowboy Nights
Merry Cowboy Christmas
Wicked Cowboy Charm

I'm always excited to see a new Carolyn Brown book coming out as I know I'll get a hot, sweet romance with lots of laughter and a host of familiar faces and some quirky new characters. This book filled these expectations and then some. Speaking of quirky, I hope we at least get a novella about Martha and Everett's romance. 
We've met Deke in other books and now it's time for him to get the girl. He's got enough charm and hotness for a dozen guys and it's so much fun watching him trying to charm the elusive Josie. Probably the first time he's ever had to work to get the girl. As always, Brown has you laughing out loud as these two circle each other. I'm always interested to read guest posts by Brown to see if she has a playlist for her characters and this book is plumb full of country's best love songs.
I read a very eclectic assortment of genres but I always enjoy a Carolyn Brown romance and wouldn't hesitate  to pick up one I'd already read and reread it if in a reading slump. 

Wicked Cowboy Charm Playlist

Little Bit of You – Chase Bryant
Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
Hush Hush – Pistol Annies
I Feel a Sin Comin' On – Pistol Annies
Boys ‘Round Here – Blake Shelton
Cowboys and Angels – Dustin Lynch
It's Five O' Clock Somewhere – Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett
Linda on My Mind – Conway Twitty
I'll Fly Away – Alan Jackson
Top of the World – Tim McGraw
Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex
Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me – Faith Hill
From this Moment On – Shania Twain
Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me – Hunter Hayes
Sangria – Blake Shelton
Already Callin’ You Mine – Parmalee

Just To Hear You Say That You Love Me – Faith Hill

Review For THE MAVERICK COWBOY by Kate Pearce-5 *

Title: The Maverick Cowboy

Series: Morgan Ranch #2

Author: Kate Pearce 
Genre: Cowboy Romance
Rating: * * * * *
Publishers: Zebra
(Jan 31, 2017)
Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN: 978-1420140026
FTC Disclosure: ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley

The heartbreak of their childhood drove the Morgan brothers far from their family's California ranch—and one another. But as they face the wounds of the past, each feels the land calling him home . . .
Blue Morgan never thought he'd crave long days on horseback, working the cattle ranch where he grew up. But after a decade of getting shouted and shot at in the Marines, fresh air and hard work are just what he needs to settle his restless energy. Except no matter how hard he tries to focus, his mind wanders to the pretty, prickly new veterinarian instead.
There's no denying the spark between Jenna McDonald and Blue. But with her job at risk and her own family's expectations to wrangle, Jenna isn't looking for another sparring partner. Blue needs her expertise on horses. And if she can help solve his mother's disappearance, she's willing to pitch in. But she'll leave his ideas about how love should be scheduled to him. Jenna is tired of being told what she can't have—and ready to reach for what she wants . . .

“If you love cowboys—and who doesn't—you'll love the Morgans!” —Cora Seton, New York Times bestselling author on The Reluctant Cowboy

Another winning cowboy read for these cold winter nights. I love me some hot sexy cowboy reads! Toss in a bit of a mystery and you've got that perfect read for a weekend piled up next to the woodstove.  The characters in this story were right on the spot, Blue or BB (won't tell you what the second B is for) and Jenna set off sparks right from the beginning. There is a big family of Morgans (another thing I love in these stories) from Grandma Ruth to the hired help. 
Jenna's family pops in and out of the story and it's so easy to see that though they love her unconditionally, their ability to show that love in a helpful manner is so opposite from the Morgans. It's easy and sad to see what has caused her to be a bit standoffish.
I love seeing that Blue, a cowboy through and through, has lived a lot of his maturing years as a Marine. It's interesting seeing him adjust back into the mainstream of life as a cowboy and brother.  
Tickled pink to see book three "The Last Good Cowboy" is due out late April but puzzled as there is one brother unaccounted for. Hopefully, there will be at least one more book to give us closure on this series.
**Got a note from Ms Pearce who let me know she had just finished HW's book and it would be available late in 2017. Yeah! I love knowing that he's going to get his book even if I haven't met him yet.😂

Morgan Ranch
1. The Reluctant Cowboy (2016)
2. The Maverick Cowboy (2017)
3. The Last Good Cowboy (2017)

4. Untitled book for HW (end of 2017)

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kate Pearce was born in England in the middle of a large family of girls and quickly found that her imagination was far more interesting than real life. After acquiring a masters degree in history and barely escaping from the British Civil Service alive, she moved to California and then to Hawaii with her kids and her husband and set about reinventing herself as a romance writer. She writes the hot stuff for Kensington Aphrodisia, Random House UK Rouge Romance, Ellora's Cave and Cleis Press and is known for both her unconventional heroes and her joy at subverting romance cliches about exactly who gets into bed with whom. In her spare time she self publishes science fiction erotic romance, historical romance and whatever else she can imagine. She also writes for Signet Eclipse and Carina Press. You can find Kate at her website at, on Facebook as Kate Pearce, and on Twitter as Kate4queen 
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Book Blitz & Giveaway For INFINI By Krista & Becca Ritchie


by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Aerial Ethereal #2
Publication Date: Jan 31, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

“Don’t have a best friend that’s a girl” — this was the advice from my older cousin. I didn’t take it. Because he followed with, “friends don’t f*ck friends. And you’ll want to f*ck her.”
It was terrible advice.
My cousin should’ve told me that being best friends with Baylee Wright — since she was twelve — would be the best and worst decision of my life.
He should have told me to protect her from what was coming.
He should have told me that when a darkness crawled towards us, there’d be no safety net.
Now I’ve signed back on to the same Vegas acrobatic show as Baylee, working together for the first time in years. And she tells me that she’s having trouble in a certain “area” of her life — because of our past.
“You can help me fix it,” she says.
And then she hands me a list.

PictureKrista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and identical twins—one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their early twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.
They are the New Adult authors of the Addicted series and Calloway Sisters spin-off series, and you can find them on almost every social media, frolicking around like wannabe unicorns.

Launch Day Blitz & Review For THE BACHELOR AUCTION by Rachel Van Dyken

The Bachelors of Arizona#1
by Rachel Van Dyken 
January 31, 2017
 Forever Mass Market Paperback 

The first book in an all-new contemporary romance series
from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken.
Cinderella never had to deal with this crap.
Jane isn't entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn't she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes---or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire---maybe do exist.
Except Brock Wellington isn't anyone's dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk---even if it was just a façade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it's karmic retribution that he's tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can't have. But while they can't have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy . . .
Nothing I like better than a romantic retelling of my fav fairy tale-Cinderella. I usually don't like the insta-love but with Brock and Jane it so worked. Both characters had me laughing most of the book. Brock's twin brothers, Brant & Brent, were equally amusing though there is definitely a sad underlying story in Brant's past. I can't wait to read the twin's stories. At first, I was afraid the twins were going to be paired up with Jane's evil grasping sisters, but I think they are safe from their clutches.
I've gotta admit, I wasn't real fond of Brock or Jane in the beginning as both were pretty much doormats for their family. I'd have slapped the crap out of a couple of sisters and moved on. Because of family issues, both Brock and Jane, pretty much did not have lives of their own so it was satisfying and hilariously funny to see them fall in love amongst the farm animals at Brock's family ranch.
If you want a sweet, funny, quick read romance be sure and pick up this first book in the Bachelors of Arizona, you are gonna love it.

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult, Regency, and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor. She keeps her home in Idaho with her husband, son, and their snoring boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers!

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Release Day Blitz & Giveaway For BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DUKE by Kelly Bowen

Title: Between the Devil and the Duke
Author: Kelly Bowen
On Sale: January 31, 2017

Series: A Season for Scandal, #3
Publisher: Forever
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $5.99 USD
The third novel in Kelly Bowen's Regency series about the White Knights, a highly exclusive service to members of the ton who find themselves embroiled in scandal. It will appeal to fans of Sarah MacLean, Elizabeth Boyle, and Tessa Dare.
- Their love was always in the cards.
He should have thrown her out. But when club owner Alexander Lavoie catches a mysterious blonde counting cards at his vingt-et-un table, he's more intrigued than angry. He has to see more of this beauty-in his club, in his office, in his bed. But first he'll have to devise a proposition she can't turn down.
Gossip said he was an assassin. Common sense told her to stay away. But Angelique Archer was desperate, and Lavoie's club offered a surefire way to make quick money-until she got caught. Instead of throwing her out though, the devil offers her a deal: come work for him. Refusing him means facing starvation, but with a man so sinfully handsome and fiercely protective, keeping things professional might prove impossible . . .



Monday, January 30, 2017

Book Blitz & Giveaway For IN HIS EYES by Barbara Lohr

In His Eyes

by Barbara Lohr
A Man From Yesterday Novel
Publication Date: Jan 25, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

A reckless romance brings Diana Prescott to Gull Harbor. Pride makes her stay but locks her heart tight. Then she meets Will Applegate. Too perfect and way too good for Diana, given her history. But what woman can turn down an ice cream tour of southern Michigan?
Will brings out the best in her. She even volunteers for Sunday afternoon dances at the nursing home where he’s the administrator. Men over seventy with bowties and bald spots feel safe. Of course, Will hangs around, wanting more than a dance. She begins to melt under the heat of his blue eyes, hotter than a July beach day.
Turns out Diana and Will are good together, like turkey and cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy…until an accident robs her of the one thing her missing mother left behind. Her delicate blonde beauty. She shuts down and Will is at a loss. Not a good time for his sister to dump a surly niece on him. But Diana recognizes teen-age abandonment. She steps up to help with resources honed by experience. Love takes them deeper than the surface. A lesson Will and Diana might learn together.

 All series books are stand-alone.
Outside, the wind howled. Sure, he was ticked off, but Will couldn’t let Diana face this night alone. “My car’s probably covered with snow. Maybe I should bunk here. What do you say?”
Her smile came slowly, easing his irritation. “I think you’re on to something,” she whispered, slowly tugging off his jacket. “Might be a blizzard. What guy would want to go out in that?”
How Will wished she felt as certain about him as she was about the snow. Ten minutes later, he didn’t care.

Barbara Lohr writes contemporary romance, both adult and New Adult. A flair for fun and subtly sexy love scenes is her trademark. Her Windy City Romance series presents dynamic women, hot heroes, and heartwarming stories. The Man from Yesterday series launched with Coming Home to You, a nostalgic backward glance at past relationships in Gull Harbor, a small Michigan beach town.

In Barbara’s books, feisty women take on hunky heroes and life’s issues. Travel has always been a passion and foreign lands often provide settings for her work, along with Michigan beaches. She likes to cook and makes a mean popover, although dark chocolate is her favorite food group. She lives in the South with her husband and a cat that insists he was Heathcliff in a former life.

Book Blitz For PENANCE AND PROMISES by L.A. Cotton

Penance and Promises

by L.A. Cotton
A Chastity Falls Novella
Publication Date: Jan 30, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Seven years ago, Ana Parry walked into Chastity Falls Academy and changed the lives of Jackson Pierce and Braiden Donohue. Her arrival set into motion a series of events that none of them could have ever predicted.
But they got out.
Escaping Chastity Falls, they left behind a life built on lies and secrets, danger and fear.
… Didn’t they?
Penance will be served, promises will be made.
Welcome to the end of Chastity Falls.

Chastity Falls: The Complete Series Box Set
(releases February 13th, special pre-order price of $3.99)
"The Chastity Falls series had me intrigued, captivated and spellbound from the first word right down to the very last. Take a trip to Chastity Falls, I dare you!" ~ Our Kindle Konfessions
When seventeen-year-old, Ana Parry arrives in Chastity Falls, it’s supposed to be her fresh start, her escape. But then she meets the mysterious Jackson. She shouldn’t want him. He definitely shouldn’t want her. Before they know it, it’s too late, and their attraction sparks a series of events that neither of them could have predicted.

Loyalties will be tested, lies will be told.
Welcome to Chastity Falls.

Box Set includes:
Loyalty and Lies
Salvation and Secrets
Tribulation and Truths
Redemption and Regrets
… and the brand new novella: Penance and Promises

Contemporary romance and romantic suspense
… written with feeling

100_5928 (3)L.A is author of contemporary romance novels ranging from sweet with just a hint of steam, to suspenseful reads full of angst, tension, twists and turns. Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time mum to two little people with writing. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L. A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

Cover Reveal & Giveaway For THIS IS ME, BABY by K. Webster

This is Me, Baby

by K. Webster
War & Peace Series #5
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance
***This is the fifth book in the series. First four books must be read first in order to understand this story line.***

The game was over and they stole the victory away from ME.
Cheating. Lies. Corruption. Death.
This pawn never stood a chance.
But then he came for ME.
He plucked ME from my nightmare and kept me safe.
My heart was in tatters and my soul was lost.
Until the beast in ME woke up.
She was hungry and furious and didn’t play by the rules of their game.
We were a vicious team. And we changed the game altogether. I took what was theirs because they took what was mine.
ME against them.
That is…until I had someone else with ME.
Someone who vowed to fight alongside ME until the very end.
I don’t want the love he has for ME.
But the beast in ME still craves to take everything she deserves.
He should run far away from ME.
Instead, he runs straight for ME.
This is ME, baby and I am going to ruin them all.


This is Me, Baby is a dark romance. Strong sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to dark themes, then this story is not for you.

K Webster2

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!


Release Blitz & Giveaway For THE BEAUTY by Ashlee Taylor

The Beauty
Book Title: The Beauty 
(The Beauty & The Thief Series)
Author: Ashlee Taylor
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: Jan 30, 2017
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
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Art Gallery owner Emmeline Billings vowed to keep her parents legacy alive by helping struggling artists.
Having lived a shell of a life since their passing she finds her true self when other family members show their true colors threatening what she's built.
What she wasn't prepared for was the thief in the night.
Sebastian Stuart has lived a life in the shadows. He's watched Emmeline from those shadows grow into a beautiful woman.
Seeing her living a shell of herself, he's determined to help her. Sebastian re-enters her life when he can no longer stand by and watch.
He does the only thing he knows how to do - steals her heart.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway For DOMINATION by Imogen Rose

Bonfire Chronicles
Imogen Rose
Genre: Supernatural/thriller/horror
Publisher: Wild Thorn Publishing
Date of Publication: 01/14/2017
ISBN: 978-1-940015-43-9
Number of pages: 395
Cover Artist: Phatpuppyart

Years of hard work preceded her entry to the Oval Office. She attended the right prep schools and right colleges. She made sure to make all the right contacts, ingratiating herself into the right circles. But all those rights hadn’t been enough. 
In the end, she’d needed her mother. 
And now it was time to repay that debt.

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There are no roads, tunnels, or bridges linking Earth to Beyond. Ships, airplanes, or rockets can’t transport us there. The only passage is through the Emerald Portal, the gateway between our two worlds. And the only one who can grant access to the portal is the queen of Beyond—my boyfriend’s mom.
My name is Cordelia Hammer and I’m a demon. Not the human, teen variety, but an actual supernatural. My father is the demon sovereign of Paris. Each city has its own council made up of royal representatives who oversee the supernatural activity of their kind within their jurisdiction. Currently, I’m apprenticing for King Sebastian, the demon sovereign of London.
As I wondered what Jagger was talking about, digesting his words — Mother insists that the new fae princess must be born at the palace — a green mist appeared in the corner of the bedroom of the Seattle hotel suite where Jagger and I were staying.
“I suggest we both throw on some clothes,” Jagger muttered, picking up his black jeans from the floor. “It would be unfortunate to appear in front of my mother in our birthday suits.”
“Hurry up, Cordelia. We only have a few minutes before we get sucked into that portal.”
“Is that the Emerald Portal?” I looked at it in awe as the mist morphed into a tunnel. I took a step toward it to peek inside.
“No!” Jagger pulled me back. “Get dressed, please.”
“Into what?” I had no idea what the weather was like in Beyond or whether an audience with the queen of Beyond required formal attire. Jagger had thrown on his favorite black jeans and white T-shirt, his black motorcycle jacket in hand.
“Anything,” he said. “Something comfortable. And make sure it’s very warm as it’s always cold in Beyond—freezing, in fact. I’ll call GRIP in the meantime to let them know that I won’t be in today.”
GRIP—the Global Retrieval and Intelligence Program—that’s where Jagger worked. GRIP had been founded following the attacks on the international supernatural communities during Code Uprising to monitor and curtail any subversive activity. It had become the authoritative supernatural agency regulating the global communities. Well, except for the subterranean troll population who seemed to be completely unregulated. Jagger was part of the GRIP Tactical Combat Force. I was pretty sure that they wouldn’t be happy with him taking a day off right in the middle of the most critical time in modern supernatural history, with a noncompliant supernatural moving into the White House. Plus, just days ago, we’d captured Katerina Miller—the monster responsible for the last spate of global massacres—and were waiting to question her.

Imogen Rose is the author of the bestselling series, the Portal Chronicles, which has attained cult status within indie literature and become a favorite among teens and
adults alike. 
An immunologist by profession, Dr. Rose published her first work of fiction in 2010. She now writes full time and is currently working on her second teen series, the Bonfire Chronicles. 
Imogen was born in Sweden and has lived in several places, counting London among her favorites. She moved to New Jersey in 2001. A self-confessed Hermès addict, Imogen enjoys shopping, traveling, watching movies, and hanging out with her family, friends, and Chihuahua.

Twitter: ImogenRoseTweet

Instagram: ImogenRoseGram

 Tour giveaway

$25 Amazon gift certificate.