Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cover Reveal: WILD FOR YOU by Daisy Prescott

Today we are sharing the cover reveal for WILD FOR YOU by Daisy Prescott. This is the third book in the Love With Altitude standalone series. You can pre-order the book on iBooks now for just .99 cents. Links for the previous books in the series are listed below.



by Daisy Prescott

(A Love With Altitude Novel, #3)

PRE-ORDER the book now on iBooks

Amazon link will be available on Sept. 14!


  Cowboy fantasies. Oh boy, do I have them. I blame the shiny belt buckles and those chaps. 

Mother of pearl buttons, those chaps. After getting dumped by my Not Future Husband, I've decided to spend the summer in Aspen exploring new adventures. First on the list is rugged, sexy rodeo champion Justin Garrison, who seems happy to accept the challenge.

What if I fall in love with the real man behind the fantasy? 

* Being the charming cowboy is an easy role to play. Whenever I'm on the back of a horse or riding a bull, everything's simple, uncomplicated. Running my family's ranch and trying to keep the past buried are a lot harder. 

When my path crosses with a beautiful brunette at a rodeo, I'm not looking for more complications. Feisty Zoe Saragossa's not a typical buckle bunny and I'm definitely not her type. 

Can a city girl fall for a real cowboy? 

Wild for You is a standalone, slow burn cowboy romance. It's part of the Love with Altitude series of standalone romantic comedies set in Aspen, high in the Rocky Mountains.




NEXT TO YOU (A Love With Altitude Novel, #1)

Amazon (KindleUnlimited)


CRAZY OVER YOU (A Love With Altitude Novel, #2)

Amazon (KindleUnlimited)



new daisy prescott full sizeUSA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies with heart. Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. Her Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall. Look for her new Rom Com series, Love with Altitude, in 2017. Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband, their rescue dog, and an indeterminate number of imaginary house goats. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book. 

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Book Review, Giveaway: At Her Own Risk by Rachael Duncan

Title: At Her Own Risk
Author: Rachael Duncan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: August 14, 2017



That’s all it was supposed to be. No strings attached, no feelings, no heartache. 

But if I thought Sean Riley would be content having only parts of me, I was dead wrong. His persistence wore me down and I found myself in the one situation I was trying to avoid. 

Little does he know a life with me will lead to nothing but disappointment and heartbreak. He’s a good man and deserves everything I can’t give him. Not because I don’t want to, but because I’m unable. 

Pushing him away in the beginning was to protect me, now I’m trying to protect him as I gear up for the fight of my life. 

A fight I could lose. 

Getting into a relationship was my risk, but as things get worse, I’m not the only one who will have something to lose. 

I just hope it’s worth it.

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

I’m Ella’s favorite uncle… There aren’t a whole lot of guys who would perform the Frozen soundtrack for a fourteen-month-old with as much accuracy as me.

Scarlett is a serial dater. I don’t think I’ve seen any of her relationships last longer than a couple weeks. Her philosophy is if it’s not perfect in the beginning, it’s bound to be a disaster in the end.

It’s official; she’s castrated me and turned me into a chick. I’ve never second-guessed myself so much in my life…

The urge to look it up on my phone has my fingers twitching, but I know that’s a terrible idea. No matter what symptoms you have, the internet will always have you convinced it’s a tumor and you’re going to die.

You’ll be everything you are now, but more…. Because you’ll be a survivor.

Paige, you’re everything to me. You make air worth breathing, sights worth seeing, and life worth living.

My Review:

Paige was gun shy and skittish about relationships and gave the sweet, sexy, and tenacious Sean an extremely hard time.  Paige was a prickly character, hampered by excessive pride, terminal stubbornness, and a smart-ass attitude.  Her obstinacy was ridiculous and self-defeating.  But regardless, Sean was smitten and seemed practically obsessed with her, and as they had mutual friends, he continued to pursue her while being just a few steps back from junior stalker status.  She has acted disgusted and uninterested in his quips and pickup lines laced with crude and sexy innuendos, although she was similarly attracted.  Sean was adorable and while his lines were cheesy, they also made me smile.  Once Paige expelled the stick she had wedged up her behind, I enjoyed this couple immensely with their playful teasing, amusing banter, and their game of random facts and random questions.  Everything was going well until devastating news was received.  

The storyline alternated between amusing and clever humor, sizzling sensual scenes, and an angst fest; so in essence, it was an emotive roller coaster - but well worth the ride.  Rachael Duncan has mad skills and provided an insightful, heart squeezing and engaging story.  I have enjoyed all the books in this series and look forward to many more, as there are several remaining friends to examine and dispatch to the land of happy ever after.

Empress DJ

“Come back to me,” I finally plead.

She looks into my eyes and there’s so much pain I can’t stand it. “I don’t know how.” Her voice is strained as she tries to hold back the tears.

“Let me help you.” I cup her face and she leans into it.

“I just want to stop feeling this way and I can’t.” A tear falls down her cheek.

“Like what?”

She pauses and says, “Empty.”

Rachael Duncan is an Army wife and mother to two beautiful girls. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in political science. With initial plans to work in politics, she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill for a House Representative. After a short time, she realized it wasn't for her and began pursuing other careers until she started writing. She's the author of Tackled by Love, The Lies and Truth Series, and Hopeless Vows.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Book Review: Benediction: (Cattenach Ranch #2) by Kelly Moran 


Cattenach Ranch #2

by Kelly Moran 




As a child, Nakos Hunt left behind the familiarity of his Native American Arapaho tribe for time on Cattenach Ranch. Now the foreman, he's happily settled into his life, but the girl who befriended him all those years ago suddenly has him twisted inside out. He craves stability and purpose, and Amy Woods is anything but a calming presence. Though she's unbelievably gorgeous and about the only person who can drag a laugh from him, he's never been able to understand her. Then a moment changes everything, and an urgent need to protect her rises inside him. And doesn't let go. So does an aching desire and a bond he can't seem to control, no matter how hard he fights the need.

She's no one's version of ever-after...

Amy's not a stranger to disappointment. She's spent the majority of her life pulling up her bootstraps and flipping Karma the bird. Once, she may have dreamed of things like happiness and love, but those were for other people. Nakos has never been someone she deserves, yet the attraction between her and the meticulous sexy-as-sin cowboy is undeniable. And too tempting to ignore. Not only is he strong, patient, and respectful, he's showing her a kind of romantic passion she didn't think existed. But the secret she's keeping could shatter their perfect bubble, and when an old nightmare comes crawling back from the past, she realizes losing Nakos will be the one thing she can't recover from. 

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

Finding Amy mottled with bruises and bleeding on the dirt floor of the barn—courtesy of her ex-husband, who Nakos referred to as the Antichrist—had reset some kind of circuit in his brain.

He was so over tonight it was tomorrow already.

Cursing his internal alarm clock, Nakos padded down the hallway before the buttcrack of dawn, his sole focus to get coffee. Lots of coffee. Until his blood type was Folgers.

Why can’t you answer one question without turning it into a root canal?

If it takes me until we’re eighty and in side-by-side rocking chairs, I’m going to wear you down.

Or I could just kill him. Nakos told me once he knew where to hide a body so it’ll never be found. Of course, he was threatening me at the time.


My Review:

Intense subject matter and relevant, and angsty storylines define this series of small-town contemporary cowboy dramas.  Each character presents an interesting and unique dynamic with frightful histories that not only squeeze the heart but would also break the spirit of most; yet she was the queen of feisty one-liners.  There were times I felt extremely frustrated with the character of Amy who was deeply wounded yet miraculously not completely broken, just infuriating, although she hid her emotional pain in her flippancy.  I adored the kind and decent character of Nakos, although his indecision and inertia were a bit annoying at times, enough to make me want to give him a kick in the pants to get him moving.  Thankfully, both characters had the watchful eye of thoughtful counsel of Nate to provide them insight and distribute those greatly needed nudges.  Ms. Moran delivered a poignant and emotive storyline that also sizzled and snapped when the characters finally united forces. 

Empress DJ

About The Author

Kelly Moran is a bestselling romance author of enchanting ever-afters. She is a Catherine Award-Winner, Readers' Choice Finalist, Holt Medallion Finalist, and a 2014 Award of Excellence Finalist through RWA, plus she's landed on the 10 Best Reads & Must Read lists by USA TODAY's HEA.

Kelly's been known to say that she gets her ideas from everyone and everything around her and there's always a book playing out in her head. No one who knows her bats an eyelash when she talks to herself. Her interests include: sappy movies, MLB, NFL, driving others insane, and sleeping when she can. She is a closet caffeine junkie and chocoholic, but don't tell anyone. She resides in Wisconsin with her husband, three sons, and two dogs. Most of her family lives in the Carolinas, so she spends a lot of time there as well.

Visit her website for up-to-date book news and where to follow.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Spotlight: Inked Hearts by Lindsay Detwiler

Inked Hearts

by Lindsay Detwiler

Publication Date: October 21, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


“Six years, a complex about my freckles, a love for pastrami, and a fear of failure. That’s what he gave me before slaughtering my heart and my faith in men.” 

Suffering from the sting of betrayal, twenty-eight-year-old Avery Johannas quits her job and moves hundreds of miles away to Ocean City, the beach town of her dreams. With the help of her zany roommate, Jodie, Avery finds a new career, home, and freedom. Throughout her self-exploration, she makes only one rule: She won’t give her heart to a man again. She’s living for herself this time. 

But then she meets Jesse. 

A tattoo shop owner, the green-eyed Jesse Pearce is wild with a touch of mystery. As Jesse and Avery explore Ocean City and their friendship, they’ll have a hard time drawing a line in the sand between their hearts. 

When summer nights get a little more heated than either expected, they’ll have to ask themselves: Can they let go of their notions of love, or will their hearts be permanently inked by past pain?

 About Lindsay Detwiler

An English teacher, an author, and a fan of anything pink and/or glittery, Lindsay’s the English teacher cliché; she loves cats, reading, Shakespeare, and Poe. She currently lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad (her junior high sweetheart); their cats, Arya, Amelia, Alice, Marjorie, and Bob; and their Mastiff, Henry. 
Lindsay’s goal with her writing is to show the power of love and the beauty of life while also instilling a true sense of realism in her work. Some reviewers have noted that her books are not the “typical romance.” With her novels coming from a place of honesty, Lindsay examines the difficult questions, looks at the tough emotions, and paints the pictures that are sometimes difficult to look at. She wants her fiction to resonate with readers as realistic, poetic, and powerful. Lindsay wants women readers to be able to say, “I see myself in that novel.” She wants to speak to the modern woman’s experience while also bringing a twist of something new and exciting. Her aim is for readers to say, “That could happen,” or “I feel like the characters are real.” That’s how she knows she’s done her job. 
Lindsay’s hope is that by becoming a published author, she can inspire some of her students and other aspiring writers to pursue their own passions. She wants them to see that any dream can be attained and publishing a novel isn’t out of the realm of possibility.
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Monday, July 31, 2017

Book Review, Giveaway: LEAVE THE NIGHT ON - Cottonbloom #4 by Laura Trentham

Love, betrayal, and sweet revenge--
life in Cottonbloom is about to get a whole lot hotter . . .

Cottonbloom #4
Laura Trentham
Releasing Aug 1, 2017
St. Martin's Press

Love, betrayal, and sweet revenge--life in Cottonbloom is about to get a whole lot hotter . . .

Sutton Mize is known for lavishing attention on the customers who flock to her boutique on the wealthy side of her Mississippi town. So when she finds a lace thong in her fiance's classic cherry-red Camaro, she knows just who she sold it to: her own best friend. In an instant, Sutton's whole world goes up in flames. . .

Wyatt Abbott has harbored a crush on Sutton since he was a young kid from the other side of the tracks. He witnessed Sutton's shocking discovery in the Camaro at his family-owned garage--and it made him angry. What kind of man could take lovely, gorgeous Sutton for granted? But then Sutton comes up with an idea: Why not give her betrothed a taste of his own medicine and pretend that she's got a lover of her own? Wyatt is more than happy to play the hot-and-heavy boyfriend. But what begins as a fictional affair soon develops into something more real, and more passionate, than either Sutton or Wyatt could have imagined. Could it be that true love has been waiting under the hood all along?

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

The advantage of being related to half the parish means that I have plenty of people to call on if I need help. Of course, the disadvantage is my dating pool is drastically smaller. Unless I aspire to become a redneck joke.

Hyacinth could spout scripture from one side of her mouth while tippling moonshine with the other.

The gossip about her and Wyatt had legs like a Louisiana jackrabbit.

He might not be invited to the governor’s mansion anytime soon, but Hyacinth and Hazel had taken it upon themselves to domesticate them after a fashion. He knew enough not to fart in public or eat with his fingers.

He tensed while the woman’s gaze traveled the length of his body down to his black boots, not in a sexual way but rather like she was sizing him like a female praying mantis before she devoured her mate.

My Review:

Despite this being book number four in the series, Leave The Night On was my first trip to Cottonbloom, and I could kick myself for my lax in awareness.  I adored this charming and cleverly amusing story from beginning to end.  The main characters were endearing, nuanced, and absolutely adorable as a couple despite their inauspicious beginning.  Written from a dual POV, the storyline was engaging, humorous, easy to follow, and well-plotted.  The main protagonists were a blue-collar mechanic named Wyatt from the “swamp rat” side of town and a Junior Leaguer Judge’s daughter named Sutton, who happened to have been Wyatt’s childhood crush.   The morning she pulled into his garage lead to a comical discovery that was life altering although initially devastating for Sutton.  I savored the comfortable and easy flow to the writing style as well as the quirky characters and their colorful phrases.  I want to go backward and read all the previous installments as well as every book this talented wordsmith has and will ever produce.  Laura Trentham has a new fangirl.

Empress DJ

An award-winning author, Laura Trentham was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee. Although she loved English and reading in high school, she was convinced an English degree equated to starvation. She chose the next most logical major—Chemical Engineering—and worked in a hard hat and steel toed boots for several years. 

She writes sexy, small town contemporaries and smoking hot Regency historicals. The first two books of her Falcon Football series were named Top Picks by RT Book Reviews magazine. Then He Kissed Me, a Cottonbloom novel, was named as one of Amazon’s best romances of 2016. When not lost in a cozy Southern town or Regency England, she's shuttling kids to soccer, helping with homework, and avoiding the Mt. Everest-sized pile of laundry that is almost as large as the to-be-read pile of books on her nightstand.