Thursday, September 21, 2017

One Call Away by Emily Goodwin *~*~*~*~* Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway

Title: One Call Away Author: Emily Goodwin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Small Town Romance, Second Chances Standalone
Release Date: September 21, 2017

Chase Henson doesn’t play by the rules. He doesn’t let himself get attached, doesn’t stay in one place long enough to call anywhere home. So when he returns to the small town of Summer Hill for the first time in years, the last thing he expects to find is a reason to stay.
Sierra Belmont is lost. After a sudden loss that left her heart broken in a million pieces, Sierra is just barely getting by. Burying herself in work at Summer Hill’s only bookstore, all she wants to do is make it through another day.
And then Chase comes in to buy a book. Rumors that he’s dangerous fly through the town, but Sierra isn’t afraid of him. He might be the last person she should be with, but he’s the only one who understands the depth of her pain. For the first time, Chase stands still, fighting the desperation to mend Sierra’s broken heart. 
Always running, the past has never had a chance to catch up to Chase. But there’s a first time for everything.

Colleen MC (The Book Lover) - “....captivating read and one that has made it into my list of 2017 favourites.”

Julia (The Romance Bibliophile) - “One Call Away was sweet, sexy, and utterly addicting, and one of my TOP FAVORITE romances of the year.”

Kelly (Kelly’s Nerdy Obsession) - “Emily writes beautifully. Her words are like a piece of art.”

I Heart Books Review

One Call Away by Emily Goodwin
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars: 5

What's your super power??

Breathtaking, heartwarming and heartbreaking, romance filled with intrigue, comedy, and a few cats!! The characters are well developed and have a few unexpected qualities to keep you on your toes. The setting is a small town in the south, everyone knows everything, gossip runs rampant, and secrets are short lived. And now a bit about the story...

Chase and Sierra have both had a tragic past. Fate throws then together and they instantly hit it off. As you can expect lack of open and honest communication threatens to tear them apart. Even though they are only one call away, at times they feel miles apart. Will they answer the call and take a chance or remain safe, but alone and unhappy...

Favorite passages:
- “That’s not a word.” I raise an eyebrow. “I just said it, so it is a word.”“I’m pretty sure it’s not.” I hike an eyebrow. “It’s not like we’re playing Scrabble here. Dessert-ish is a word and I’m going to use it every chance I get. Just to annoy you.”
- “What the fuck is really going on? You fall off the grid then pop up in the middle of nowhere in the south. Are you being held against your will by your inbred relatives?”
- “I find resenting anything to be a waste of time. Stressing over what could have been gets you nowhere. What matters to me is what could happen next.”
- It’s the last thing I thought would happen. And sometimes the least expected things are the most needed.
- “Don’t worry about what you want ... you’re lucky enough you got to pick your fiancĂ©e and not have an arranged marriage.”

Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters. 

She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she's not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends. 

Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency. 


Friday, September 15, 2017

Everett (Drake Brothers #1) by Casey Peeler *~*~*~*~* Release Blitz & Review

Everett Drake left the small town life and his three brothers behind the day he was old enough to enlist. However, he returned sooner than he had planned with a chip on his shoulder.

Taking a job with the local beer distributor, he makes a living, but when a new bar owner arrives in town, he knows exactly what he wants—Stella.  

Pulling into Barger’s, the sun is shining and so is Seth’s brand new Camaro. Shaking my head, I put the Dodge in park and step toward my future as a beer truck comes barreling out the back entrance, almost running me over. Turning to see who’s driving, I put my hands on my hips and see dark hair and a set of emerald green eyes on the sexiest man I’ve ever seen and when he smiles my way, I try to act mad but it’s no use. Mental note—stay away from whoever that is.

“Sorry about that, ma’am,” he hollers out the window.

“Damn right, you better be,” I say firmly as he laughs, gives a wave and takes off down the two-lane road.


I Heart Books Review

Everett (Drake Brothers #1) by Casey Peeler
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars: 5

The good ole bad boys!!

Great story, quick read, with a little mystery and danger, but passion and comedy too! This start to the Drake Brothers series will have you hooked in no time. And now a bit about the story...

Welcome to Ridge, North Carolina, where the Drake brothers are all grown up. The former young trouble makers all have a place in town. Except Everett, he's just returned from the Navy with an honorable discharge. When Stella moves to town buying the bar he wanted to buy the sparks fly!!

Favorite passages:
- “I’ve had to go over to Molly Simpson’s once a week to rescue her damn cat. I swear I really think she just likes to look at my ass when I climb that ladder up the tree.”
- “They’ve always been trouble, but I’m thinking they look like lions but roar like a house cat.”

Casey Peeler grew up in North Carolina and still lives there with her husband and daughter.

Growing up Casey wasn't an avid reader or writer, but after reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston during her senior year of high school, and multiple Nicholas Sparks' novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.  That love ignited the passion for writing several years later, and her writing style combines real life scenarios with morals and values teenagers need in their daily lives.

When Casey isn't writing, you can find her near a body of water listening to country music with a cold beverage and a great book.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

From Darkness (Hearts & Arrows #3) by Staci Hart *~*~*~*~* Cover Reveal


We are thrilled to share the cover reveal for FROM DARKNESS by Staci Hart, coming September 28th!



Bestselling author Staci Hart brings you an addictive romantic mythology series where love is the ultimate game, and Aphrodite always wins.

From Darkness by Staci Hart

Publishing Date: September 28th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: QuirkyBird Designs

I never wanted to leave her. But I had no choice.
I’ve spent the last three years raising my daughter and wishing for things I couldn’t have. When I came back to New York, I thought I could find my way back to her. But that path was lost, grown over and hidden from everyone, especially me.
Her obsession over her best friend’s death is dangerous, and the man she’s after could put her life at stake. She’ll never let it go, not until he’s behind bars or dead.
She just doesn’t realize it might not be him who pays in the end.
If only she’d let me help her. If only she’d let me in. When she sets her mind to something, that’s it. But there’s an exception to every rule, and I plan to be the exception to this one.
And I’ll protect her until my very last breath, whether she wants me or not.

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I Heart Books Reviews by Theresa Esterline

Paper Fools (Hearts & Arrows #1) by Staci Hart
Stars: 5

Oh Gods! I loved it <3

I'm not sure I've ever read a story like this.  It was like two stories for the price of one!  Instead of the narrator just pulling the strings there was a story going on in the narrator's world too.  You'll laugh, get chills, hot flashes, be frustrated, and hopeful!  And now a bit about the story...

Dita, short for Aphrodite, and Apollo are competing.  Dita to get Dean and Lex together and Apollo to keep them apart.  While the story of Dean and Lex unfolds, there are several stories taking place in Olympus.  Then there is the secret between Kara and Roe.  Band, drama, gods, what's not to love!!

Favorite passages:
 - “His goodness was always there, even when I didn’t want to see it,”
 - It was like caging a panther, beautiful and dangerous — if she kept him fed, she could tame him. And if she couldn’t, he would devour her until there was nothing left but bones.
 - Every scenario that crossed her mind did not end well. And by not ending well, she meant ending up lip-locked against a wall.

Shift (Hearts & Arrows #2) by Staci Hart
Stars: 5

Subtle, Satisfying, and Setbacks

It's time for the next game in Olympus! The series focuses around the gods and goddesses, not the characters of New York they seem to enjoy swinging and shaping to their own ends. Though we did get an update on the couple from book 1 ;) Olympus has been updated - the names, the technology, the food - or lack of, etc! Be sure to start with Paper Fools, to see why Dita is so frustrated with the men in her life. And when the goddess of love is frustrated all should look out! And now a bit about the story...

Dillon and Kat have both spent their entire lives protecting their younger brother and sister, respectively. Dillon protects Owen from his "father" and Kat protects Kiki from everyone! A fighter and a race car driver - both have to shift in their sport, whether it is their thinking, their feet, the gears, etc. But can these two shift when they are not competing? Can they shift towards selfishness versus constant protector, towards love and responsibility - not not responsibility?

Favorite passages:
- "What the fuck is your problem? Don't roll in here and insult me just because you're some 'roided out motherfucker with anger issues and tiny balls."
- "Saying you have a terrible track record is like saying Hannibal Lecter just hosted bad dinner parties."
- "Kiki's been through more boys than the Cub Scouts."
- She was infuriating and intriguing. She was maddening and mysterious. He wanted to know her, and he wanted nothing to do with her.
- "Sometimes gambles pay off in unforeseen ways."
- "Safe is an illusion, a lie we tell ourselves. The only way to gain is to risk."

About the Author

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A Touch of Cinnamon (Three Sister's Catering #2) by Bethany Lopez *~*~*~*~* Cover Reveal

Today we are sharing the cover of A TOUCH OF CINNAMON by Bethany Lopez. A Touch of Cinnamon is the second book in an all-new contemporary romance series, Three Sister's Catering, and it will be released on January 22, 2018. Check out the teasers and giveaway below for a chance to win a Kate Spade necklace!

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A Touch of Cinnamon by Bethany Lopez

(Three Sisters Catering, #2) Contemporary Romance

Date of release: 1/22/2018
Cover by Makeready Designs

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For the past year, Tasha has thrown herself into her catering business with her sisters, but she’s been keeping a secret. The hot, moody owner of Prime Beef is the man she left behind in college...the man she thought she’d never see again. He’s also the only man she’s ever loved. For the past year, Jericho Smythe has been waging a war with himself. Does he want to know why Natasha broke his heart and left without looking back? Hell yes. But he’s paralyzed by the glimpses he’s gotten of her at Three Sisters Catering and he hasn’t been ready for a confrontation.

Neither of them are content with their lives, but so much has happened since those stolen moments in college. Can the right amount of spice remind them of the love they once shared? A Touch of Cinnamon may be all they need to give Tasha and Jericho back the richness they’ve been lacking.

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I Heart Books Review 

A Pinch of Salt (Three Sisters Catering #1) by Bethany Lopez
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars: 5

What a heartwarming story!!

Who doesn't love a happy ending! Though I wasn't sure it was in the cards for these two. With the exception of the one bad guy (or should I say gal) in this story everyone is generally nice and polite to the other. Yes there are tantrums, but I'm talking about the are you kidding me type of evil. Good to know there are still stories out there where most people are good and treat each other kind. I hope you enjoy this fun and quirky story about three sisters!! And now a bit about the story...

Millie and her sisters are running a successful catering business with a small storefront. Jackson has been separated from his wife, who up and left him add their daughter to find herself, for a year. Now he has just days to plan the perfect 9 year old birthday tea party. Only one problem... he knows nothing about tea parties. Millie comes to the rescue and may end up growing more than her business!!

Favorite passages:
- I was beginning to wonder what the hell was wrong with this guy. There had to be something. No one was this perfect. Maybe he picks his nose or bites his toenails . . .
- “My daddy says, either you love someone or you don’t. I heard him in class one time, and he said the characters in his books spend so much time being ob-ob . . . What’s the word for dumb?” she asked. Mrs. Heeler and I both said, “Obtuse.”



Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Fight Like A Mitchell by Jennifer Foor ~*~*~*~*~ Blog Tour, Review, Donation & Giveaway

Fight Like A Mitchell by Jennifer Foor
Release Date: August 30, 2017

$1 to be donated for cancer research on purchases from release day thru Tuesday, September 12th!

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The Mitchell Family is known for their generous charities. Join the family as they attempt to successfully organize an event for a good cause. Or at least, as they try...


I Heart Books Review

Fight Like A Mitchell  by Jennifer Foor
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars: 5

All for one and one for all!!

Loved this story about family and writing through issues!! Plus a portion of the proceeds go to cancer research. It's a win-win. Speaking of winning, did you ever wonder who gets the last laugh between Colt and Ty, our who wins the most card games, or what they would be find at 50? Can you believe they are that old!! Anyway, I hope you love this book as much as I did! There is laughter, inappropriate comedy (after all Ty is here, it's a requirement!), wonder, fighting, danger, sadness, and most importantly LOVE! And now a bit about the story...

The Mitchell (and Healy) families are working together to plan and execute the annual charity fundraiser. This year it will be bigger and better than before! But a weekend of relaxation leads to a family secret that soon spreads like wildfire and threatens to tear the two patriarchs apart!! Grab your copy to see how they fight it out and if you act soon part of your purchase will benefit cancer research!!

Favorite passages:
- “Take a chill pill. Sit back and have some bourbon before you get your tighty-whities knotted up.”
- “Grandpa is being a grumpy pants, isn’t he? It’s past his bedtime too.”
- There was also another time where this beautiful young lady, probably no older than twenty was in line behind us at the pharmacy. He was strapped in a cart but managed to reach over and squeeze her boobs while repeating ‘hubba bubba’.
- “I always told you eating vegetables were bad for my health,” I tease.
- That’s how this family works. We’re better together, as a team.


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All Mitchell & Mitchell-Healy Reviews
All Reviewed by Theresa Esterline

Letting Go (Mitchell Family #1) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 4

Folding Hearts (Mitchell Family #2) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 4

Raging Love (Mitchell Family #3) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 4

Risking Fate (Mitchell Family #4) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Wrapping Up (Mitchell Family #4.5) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Wanting More (Mitchell Family #5) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Saving Us (Mitchell Family #6) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Blinding Trust (Mitchell Family #7) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Losing Him (Mitchell Family #8) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Loving Her (Mitchell Family #9) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Noah (Mitchell-Healy Cousins #1) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Isabella (Mitchell-Healy Cousins #2) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Christian (Mitchell-Healy Cousins #3) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

A Merry Mitchell Affair (Mitchell-Healy Cousins #3.5) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Jake (Mitchell-Healy Cousins #4) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Jax (Mitchell-Healy Cousins #5) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Addison (Mitchell-Healy Cousins #6) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Cassie (Mitchell-Healy Cousins #7) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Jingle All The Mitchell Way (Mitchell-Healy Cousins #7.5) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Cammie (Mitchell Healy Cousins #8) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Callie (Mitchell-Healy Cousins #9) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Joshua Healy (Mitchell-Healy Cousins #10) by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Rocking Around the Mitchell Tree by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5

Fight Like A Mitchell by Jennifer Foor
Stars: 5