Thursday, December 14, 2017

Adding Christmas

Adding Christmas: A Sweet Christmas Romance by [Talley, Rebecca]

This Christmas romance by Rebecca Talley has it all: romance, clean kisses, conflict, and a satisfying ending.

The struggles of disliking Christmas for Chloe are real. And let's admit it, at some point in our lives, most of us have disliked some aspect of the holiday season for one reason or another. Her character is real and relatable. Plus, we all recognize a workaholic when we read/see one. She has good reason for that too. In all, her motives ring true, as do her responses to Mitch.

The jilted man. Sigh. Always makes us sympathetic to one who has been thoroughly ruined in love. I liked his upbeat, can do spirit even through his shattered in romance rose colored glasses.

A wonderful, holiday read that will satisfy your heart.


For advertising executive Chloe Henderson, Christmas is a stark reminder of heartache and loss, so she avoids it every year and focuses all her energy on her career. With the promise of a promotion, Chloe is more determined than ever to work her way up the ladder. 

Mitch Powell thought he had it all until his fiancĂ©e walked out. Since then, he’s embraced his bachelor lifestyle and lived it up. When his father asks him to take over the family business, he reluctantly agrees, as long as he can make some changes. First up: a new advertising campaign. 

Chloe meets Mitch, a lover of all things Christmas, when she’s assigned his account. The attraction is strong and immediate, but she refuses to mix business with pleasure and put her job in jeopardy. Can she set aside her personal feelings and come up with a winning campaign to earn her well-deserved promotion, or will she risk it all for a chance at love? 

Fall in love with this sweet Christmas romance sure to warm your heart any time of the year.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Swing Vote

Be sure and check Donna Weaver's Swing Vote. She's one of my favorite authors and I have loved this series!

Swing Vote will be on sale for $.99 between Dec 11 & Dec 17.  

Marc survived an IED but will his heart survive McKenzie?

An IED blew up more than Marc North's career as a Cobra pilot; it shattered his plans for marriage. After being dumped by his girlfriend and spending more than a year in rehab, all he wants is to fly again. He jumps at the chance to partner with a combat buddy in a helicopter sightseeing business. Now in a boomtown in southern Utah, Marc gets caught up with local politics. And the local election official.

At work, McKenzie Terkildsen struggles to keep control of a dangerously contentious election. At home, she shares the challenge of raising younger half-brothers with her older step-brother. He complicates things by inviting a Marine buddy to stay with them while the two build a business together. As a council member takes liberty with facts and stirs the already caustic election brew, the last thing McKenzie needs is one more guy messing up her life—or her heart.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays (Romance Renovations) by [Hoagland, Maria]

I'm a fan of Ms. Hoagland. I can always count on solid clean writing and likable characters.

Poor Avery brings home a boyfriend whose luster started diminishing prior to the holidays. A classic example of how different priorities end relationships.

There's lots of heart and the setting reminds the reader that not all holidays are celebrated in snowy climes with mittens. Loved the beach vibe of being in south TX. Plus, being a home renovation fan I like the house building going on. The right mix of everything for me.

Add it to your holiday list of reads.


Spending Christmas vacation with her father is part of Avery Baumann’s plan—right between graduating with her MBA and starting her first real job alongside her successful boyfriend, Hayden. But it’s a plan she’s beginning to second-guess.

Architect Keenan Perry wants to design a plan of his own—one that includes Avery. If only it wasn’t for their rocky history, secrets buried in his past, and that pesky boyfriend of hers.

As Avery and Keenan work side by side to rebuild a friend’s home by Christmas, it may take more than a miracle for them to patch the past and build the future of their dreams . . . even if it isn’t what they had planned.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

A Gift for Lord Trevelin

A Gift for Lord Trevelin: A Novella by [Ashworth, Heidi]

This is a short and sweet Christmas tale of mercy from Heidi Ashworth.

Actually, I would've liked it to be a little longer as for me there were two conversations, a declaration of love, and several loose ends. I enjoyed the characters and what drew them together. I would've liked to see more development of their clearing obstacles standing in their way of HEA.

The tale is clean and a quick Christmas read.


**This story was first published as The Lord Who Sneered in "The Lord Who Sneered and Other Tales: A Regency Holiday Anthology".** Debutante Lady Sophie Lundell has been warned about the notorious Julian Silvester, Marquis of Trevelin, but when she encounters him at a Yuletide ball, she feels his loneliness. Her instinct is to go to him despite the scar at the corner of his mouth; one that leads most to believe he is sneering at them. Curious as to how he came by the scar, and convinced of its connection to his aura of desolation, she burns to speak with him. She follows him out onto the veranda and draws the story from his lips; one which he has told no one in its completeness; one of such deceit, betrayal, and misery, that her heart aches for him. Come Christmas day, she is surprised by a visit from the marquis. She is even more surprised when she learns the gift she has given him. A tender tale of hope, faith, charity, and true love. Though a stand-alone story, readers of The Lord Trevelin Mysteries will especially enjoy reading about "Trev's" Happily Ever After.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Summer's Squall Blog Tour

Do you like winter? There are a lot of people who don’t.
Just remember, summer is coming. Yes, it’s about seven months away, but we can
still celebrate it. And today, Amy Schliser is on the blog telling us all about
her new book, Summer’s Squall.

About the Book

Summer’s Squall,
begins in Baltimore where Baltimore City Police Detective, Abe (Lank) Lankton,
assumes he'll be helping his cousin solve a minor problem when she calls and
asks him to fly west. When he learns that he's been called out there to aid in
capturing an elusive stalker, his first instinct is go straight back to
Maryland. However, when he meets the alluring victim, Summer Cooper, all bets
are off. With his future, and his own life, in jeopardy, Lank must choose
between going back to the life he knows in America's Charm City or staying out
west to help Summer. But Lank's not sure that Summer is all that she claims to
be or that the stalker even exists. One thing he knows for sure, Summer is
guilty... of stealing his heart. Summer’s
is published by Chesapeake Sunrise Publishing and will be available
in local book stores. It may be ordered through Amazon, Barnes and Noble,
iBooks, and most other online sellers.

About the Author

Award-winning author, Amy MacWilliams Schisler, grew up in
Maryland, not far from Washington, DC. She graduated from Salisbury University
with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science and from the
University of Maryland with a Masters of Library and Information Science. Amy
began writing as a child and spent fifteen years working as a librarian, a job
she dearly loved, before becoming a full-time author. Her debut book was the
beloved children’s book, Crabbing With
, an autobiographical book about spending the day with her
grandfather that us used throughout the state of Maryland as part of its
Maryland history unit. Amy’s first novel, A
Place to Call Home
, was published in 2014 by Sarah Book Publishing. Her
books, Picture Me and Whispering Vines, received 2016 and 2017
Illumination Book Awards, which recognize the best Christian themed books
published both in the traditional book form as well as the ebook industry. Whispering
received a 2017 LYRA Award for the best romance of 2016. She followed
up her success with the acclaimed, Island
of Miracles
in 2017. Amy’s weekly
blog currently has over 1000 subscribers, and topics vary from current events
to her home life with her husband, Ken, and their three daughters, Rebecca,
Katie, and Morgan as well as their two dogs, Rosie and Misty.

Schisler delights in speaking to groups, and more
information may be found at her website:

You may
follow Amy online at the following places:


Amy is generously giving one lucky person two
signed paperbacks. One copy is for you and the other for your friend. You can
enter here: 

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Tour Schedule

December 4

December 5
Lisa Swinton -
Queen of Random
– Book Spotlight
Amy Schisler,
– Book Spotlight
Rachel Rossano's Words – Book Spotlight

December 6
Rebekah Lyn Books
Book Spotlight

December 7
Among the Reads
Book Spotlight

December 8
Adventures in
– Book Spotlight

December 9
– Giveaway

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Shot to the Heart

This work by Ms. Kate Palmer is a delicious novella.

Archery is the center of the skills of the main characters and where their history was built and destroyed. Archery is how the hero plans to woo his fair maiden once more, but Arrowe’s past choices and Robyn’s decided prejudices are against him. Enter a suspense element in the form of a stalker and a hero can truly show his colors and heart.

A quick clean read with a satisfactorily romantic ending. 

Apparently I picked this up through a promo or newsletter thath is not available on Amazon, etc. If you want it go check her author web prescence and see when you might be able to score a copy. 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Silver Princess

Silver Princess (Bk 1) (Silver Sagas) by [Carter, Lea]

The Silver Princess

I had not had the pleasure of reading one of Ms. Carter’s works before The Silver Princess and was delighted to discover it is the first in a six-part series. Wonderful.

Her writing style is unique and she is adept at creating her own beautiful version of a fairy world full of intrigue, surprises, and romance. I quite like her voice.

The characters were distinct and mysterious, the way fairies should be.

A well-crafted, well built, clean read, with twists that had me guessing until the end. Easy quick read for 10 and up. 


Ever wondered what would happen if fairies weren't "stuck" in adolescence? If they didn't spend all their time preparing to paint flowers and spread frost?
Silver Princess introduces the world of Fairydom through the eyes of a relatively young protagonist, fairy Princess Rebecca. Her simple, sheltered life has done little to prepare her for the trials she faces when it is revealed that the rebels trying to quietly force her father to abdicate have big plans for her.