Monday, August 21, 2017

A Pinch of Salt (Three Sisters Catering #1) by Bethany Lopez *~*~*~*~*~* Release Blitz & Giveaway



Today we are sharing the release of PINCH OF SALT by Bethany Lopez. A Pinch of Salt is the first book in an all-new contemporary romance series, Three Sister's Catering. Check out the excerpt, teasers, and giveaway below for a chance to win a surprise book box!

Purchase your copy now!


   


A Pinch of Salt by Bethany Lopez

(Three Sisters Catering, #1) Contemporary Romance Add the book to Goodreads

 

Synopsis:

For the past year, talented chef Millie has been consumed with running her new catering business with her sisters, Dru and Tasha. It isn't until Jackson walks through their door that she realizes something may be missing in the recipe of her life.

For the past year, Jackson has been dealing with the fallout of his wife's abandonment. He's had to learn how to be a single father to their eight-year-old daughter, and will do anything to fill the void her mother left. It isn't until he commissions Millie for his daughter's birthday party that he realizes he's forgotten that he's not only a father, but a man.

They both think they're content in their lives, but sometimes the right amount of spice can turn an okay dish into a magnificent one. A Pinch of Salt may be all that's needed to bring Millie and Jackson the flavor they've been missing.

 

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EXCERPT

“Fine,” I said with mock exasperation,” I’ll give you the cliff notes.”
Tasha kept her eyes on me as she waited expectantly. She’d recently cut off her long black hair that had matched mine and Dru’s in length into a cute bob, and dyed it a bright red. It totally suited her.
“The party was great, fantastic even. I had a blast decorating, and the girls loved it. I took pictures to show you guys, and for the website,” I began, but Tasha waved her hand, encouraging me to get to the good stuff. “Jackson asked me out,” I said with a shrug, then teased her by saying, “But, I said no.”
“Wha?” Tasha cried, standing and putting her hands on her hips. “Why’d you do that? I thought he was your diary dream man. At least, that’s what Dru said.”
I raised my eyebrow at my twin, who just stuck out her tongue at me and continued stretching her quads.
“He’s also married, and still wears his wedding ring,” I replied, then sighed and added, “But, he assured me that the marriage is very much over, the ring was just an oversight, and we’re going to meet up for coffee this week. So, not a date, just coffee.”
“A coffee date,” Dru said with a grin.
“Shut up,” I replied, but couldn’t hold back my answering smile. “I don’t know, you guys, he scares me.”
“Why?” Tasha asked. “Because you’ve been so focused on the business, and before that, Mom, that you haven’t met a man for coffee, let alone had one between your legs, since you and Dru were at USC?”
“That’s not true,” I argued, offended and a little embarrassed about how right my younger sister was. “There was Joshua…”
“Ewww,” my sisters groaned in unison.
“You mean that creeper guy who kept taking you to Anime movies and trying to get you to give him a handy in the theater?” Dru asked. “You really want to count that guy?”


GIVEAWAY

Use the hashtag #APINCHOFSALT on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, with the book's buy links, for a chance to win a surprise book box!

Each box will contain the ARC and some incredible goodies!

Now Available - $3.99

Amazon - http://bit.ly/PinchofSaltAMZ

iBooks - http://bit.ly/PinchofSaltIBOOKS

Kobo - http://bit.ly/PinchofSaltKOBO

Nook - http://bit.ly/PinchofSaltNOOK

Smashwords - http://bit.ly/PinchofSaltSW


 

 

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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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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Pinch of Salt (Three Sister's Catering #1) by Bethany Lopez *~*~*~*~* Teaser Blitz, Pre-order, Excerpt, and Giveaway



Today we are sharing an excerpt of PINCH OF SALT by Bethany Lopez. A Pinch of Salt is the first book in an all-new contemporary romance series, Three Sister's Catering. Check out the excerpt, teasers, and giveaway below for a chance to win a surprise book box! Pre-order your copy now!


   

A Pinch of Salt by Bethany Lopez

(Three Sisters Catering, #1) Contemporary Romance - Coming August 21 Add the book to Goodreads

 

Synopsis:

For the past year, talented chef Millie has been consumed with running her new catering business with her sisters, Dru and Tasha. It isn't until Jackson walks through their door that she realizes something may be missing in the recipe of her life.

For the past year, Jackson has been dealing with the fallout of his wife's abandonment. He's had to learn how to be a single father to their eight-year-old daughter, and will do anything to fill the void her mother left. It isn't until he commissions Millie for his daughter's birthday party that he realizes he's forgotten that he's not only a father, but a man.

They both think they're content in their lives, but sometimes the right amount of spice can turn an okay dish into a magnificent one. A Pinch of Salt may be all that's needed to bring Millie and Jackson the flavor they've been missing.

 

Check out the Pinch of Salt Pinterest Board!

 

Pre-order for $3.99

Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Nook | Smashwords


 


EXCERPT

“Fine,” I said with mock exasperation,” I’ll give you the cliff notes.”
Tasha kept her eyes on me as she waited expectantly. She’d recently cut off her long black hair that had matched mine and Dru’s in length into a cute bob, and dyed it a bright red. It totally suited her.
“The party was great, fantastic even. I had a blast decorating, and the girls loved it. I took pictures to show you guys, and for the website,” I began, but Tasha waved her hand, encouraging me to get to the good stuff. “Jackson asked me out,” I said with a shrug, then teased her by saying, “But, I said no.”
“Wha?” Tasha cried, standing and putting her hands on her hips. “Why’d you do that? I thought he was your diary dream man. At least, that’s what Dru said.”
I raised my eyebrow at my twin, who just stuck out her tongue at me and continued stretching her quads.
“He’s also married, and still wears his wedding ring,” I replied, then sighed and added, “But, he assured me that the marriage is very much over, the ring was just an oversight, and we’re going to meet up for coffee this week. So, not a date, just coffee.”
“A coffee date,” Dru said with a grin.
“Shut up,” I replied, but couldn’t hold back my answering smile. “I don’t know, you guys, he scares me.”
“Why?” Tasha asked. “Because you’ve been so focused on the business, and before that, Mom, that you haven’t met a man for coffee, let alone had one between your legs, since you and Dru were at USC?”
“That’s not true,” I argued, offended and a little embarrassed about how right my younger sister was. “There was Joshua…”
“Ewww,” my sisters groaned in unison.
“You mean that creeper guy who kept taking you to Anime movies and trying to get you to give him a handy in the theater?” Dru asked. “You really want to count that guy?”


GIVEAWAY

Use the hashtag #APINCHOFSALT on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, with the book's buy links, for a chance to win a surprise book box!

Each box will contain the ARC and some incredible goodies! 

Preorder Now Available - $3.99

Amazon - http://bit.ly/PinchofSaltAMZ

iBooks - http://bit.ly/PinchofSaltIBOOKS

Kobo - http://bit.ly/PinchofSaltKOBO

Nook - http://bit.ly/PinchofSaltNOOK

Smashwords - http://bit.ly/PinchofSaltSW



AUTHOR INFORMATION:

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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.

AUTHOR LINKS:
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

CUTLASS by T.M. Franklin *~*~*~*~* Blog Tour & Review




CUTLASS by T.M. Franklin is NOW AVAILABLE!




Title: CUTLASS
Author: T.M. Franklin
Genre: Historical Adventure/Romance
Release Date: August 7, 2017


A quest for vengeance.
A high-stakes treasure hunt.
An attraction they both try to deny.


Convinced One-Eyed Jack Tremayne killed her father and stole his prized cutlass, Sarina Talbot sneaks aboard the pirate’s ship to exact her revenge. To her surprise, she’s met by a declaration of innocence and an offer of help. She doesn’t trust him, and he doesn’t trust anybody. But they need each other to catch the killer and beat their enemies to a hidden cache of Aztec gold.

They’re not the only treasure-seekers, however, and there’s a traitor in their midst.

Caught between Crown ships and enemy pirates, Sarina and Jack discover a prize greater than gold as their uneasy alliance leads them on the adventure of a lifetime.


Cutlass


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REVIEW



I Heart Books Review

CUTLASS by T.M. Franklin
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars: 5


Aye Aye Cap'n!!

This tale is quite the adventure. Following the diary of another looking for treasure. Competing for the prize against others, both good and evil. It is so funny, I was laughing many times. There is bloodshed, but any good pirate story will have a sword fight to the death. The story takes place in the 1700s, so no graphic sex, I would let my young adult daughter read this at 12 or 13. And now a bit about the story... Sarina is out for revenge. She will avenge her father's death if it the last thing she does. Tremayne is out for treasure and he is searching for Mellick's gold. When the two cross paths I think the story is about to end before it gets started, but with a little trust and lots of honesty, the two may be able to with together to both get what they want!! Favorite passages: - “Very well. What are your demands?” Sarina inhaled deeply. “First of all, I sleep in the bed.” Jonathan snorted. “Now who’s being forward?” - “Don’t test me, wench. You. Will. Lose.” - “His life is the sea and all that rubbish. There’s no place for someone like me.” - “If I knew it would get you to stop talking, I might have told you sooner.”


T.M. Franklin writes stories of adventure, romance, & a little magic. A former TV news producer, she decided making stuff up was more fun than reporting the facts. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days. MORE was well-received, being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, as well as winning the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader's Choice Awards. She's since written four additional novels and several best-selling short stories...and there's always more on the way.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Palm South University Season Three by Kandi Steiner *~*~*~* Release Day Blitz and Review


Title: Palm South University: Season 3
Author: Kandi Steiner
Release Date: Aug 10, 2017
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Drama. Lies. Sex.

Welcome to Palm South University.

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in South Florida. At a school where fraternities and sororities don’t exactly play by the rules, relationships are bound to be tested. Parties and sex are definitely key ingredients in the Palm South recipe, but what happens when family issues, secret lives, and unrequited love get tossed in the mix?

Follow Cassie, Bear, Jess, Skyler, Erin, Ashlei, and Adam as they tackle college at a small, private beach town university. Written in television drama form, each episode of this serial will pull you deeper and deeper into the world of PSU.

Where the sun is hot and the clothes are scarce, anything can happen.








REVIEW

I Heart Books Review

Palm South University Season Three by Kandi Steiner
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars: 5

Time flies!!


I couldn't believe how fast I got thru this semester!! Less than 24 hours after I started I was done and trying to force my kindle to the next page for the winter semester, but it just wouldn't go! I'll just have to wait... All our favorites are back from the previous seasons. There is laughter, tears, revenge, passion, frustration, scars - you name it, and it is there! And now a bit about the story...

Erin is hiding from what happened at formal, Lei has an awesome new internship, Jess is learning jealousy is hard, Cassie is starting to trust she won't get hurt again, Sky is trying to find herself, Adam is busy being president and jealous, Bear isn't over his love from last year. From trampoline accidents, killer concerts, dangerous dodgeball, disastrous Thanksgiving dinner, and fatal semi-formal the coeds at Palm South will keep you laughing, crying, and groaning!

Favorite passages: 
- If Ashlei had to sneak them in, it’s definitely a guy, but the only question is… which one?
- But love isn’t a pencil mark. It can’t be erased so easily.


Season 1 Review:

Season 2 Review:




Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.
  

Monday, August 7, 2017

Shift (Hearts & Arrows #2) by Staci Hart *~*~*~*~* Cover Reveal

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


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Shift by Staci Hart

Publishing Date:  August 24th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: QuirkyBird Designs

Photographer: Lauren Watson-Perry



 
Synopsis: Even the gods cannot betray the will of the stars. It’s been a hundred years since she’s warmed my bed, a hundred years spent waiting for her. Now we’ll compete again in a game that matters little to me. But my prize is far greater than a token to be paid for a favor — I want her. And for the first time in a very long time, I have the chance to keep her. Because now the ground has shifted, tilted in my favor, and with her footing unsteady, she will fall. I will catch her. This time, I won’t let go.


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. AuthorPics

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Palm South University: Season 3 (PSU S3) by Kandi Steiner *~*~*~*~* Cover Reveal

 
Title: Palm South University: Season 3Author: Kandi Steiner
Release Date: Aug 10, 2017
Add to TBR
 
 
 
Drama. Lies. Sex.

Welcome to Palm South University.

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in South Florida. At a school where fraternities and sororities don’t exactly play by the rules, relationships are bound to be tested. Parties and sex are definitely key ingredients in the Palm South recipe, but what happens when family issues, secret lives, and unrequited love get tossed in the mix?

Follow Cassie, Bear, Jess, Skyler, Erin, Ashlei, and Adam as they tackle college at a small, private beach town university. Written in television drama form, each episode of this serial will pull you deeper and deeper into the world of PSU.

Where the sun is hot and the clothes are scarce, anything can happen.
 
 
 
 
Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.
 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Vengeance Unraveled (Pine Barren Pack #2) by Brandy L Rivers and Rebecca Brooke *~*~*~* Blog Tour & Review



VENGEANCE UNRAVELED 
BY BRANDY L RIVERS & REBECCA BROOKE IS LIVE!! 
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Vengeance Unraveled
Pine Barrens Pack #2
Brandy L Rivers & Rebecca Brooke
Adult Paranormal Romance 

Death has loomed on the horizon all of Sean’s life. He never looked forward to his future until they ended the curse. Finally free, he can now claim Ashley as his mate, but his grandmother isn’t done with him yet. If she can't kill him, Ashley is the next best thing.

Ashley has suffered with the knowledge of who her mate, but could not claim him. When Sean finally comes to claim her a long year later, not even the curse on her own pack can stop her from taking her happiness. Except things aren’t always what they seem.

She’ll be put through trails she never imagined.

Grandmother’s schemes reveal secrets that should have always stayed hidden. . . and the evil that is rising may well kill them all.

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I Heart Books Review

Vengeance Unraveled (Pine Barren Pack #2) by Brandy L Rivers and Rebecca Brooke
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars: 5


Broken, but not destroyed!!
Fast paced, exciting, engaging, with love, passion, action, and shifters!!  Warning review gives away bits from book one... skip this if you've not read book one yet.  They've broken the curse, so they should be all set right?  Nothing is ever that easy, is it?  And now a bit about the story...

Ashley and Sean have stayed away from each other for a year, but once the curse broke, they mated.  Now to tell they're packs... but before Ashley can surprise Sean at home, she's kidnapped.  And here they thought the problem was solved.  Can they ever find happiness??






PINE BARRENS PACK SERIES
CURSED VENGEANCE, #1




I Heart Books Review

Cursed Vengeance (Pine Barren Pack #1) by Brandy L Rivers 
and Rebecca Brooke
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars: 5


Surgeon's, Shifters, and Sage!!

Great read! Story moves quickly with a few surprises along the way. Scenes are well described - just like watching a movie reel! Can't wait to read book #2. And now a bit about the story...

Sierra is a busy surgeon in the big city, but Sean's (her brother) birthday is coming up. So she takes a few days off to head to the middle of no where for a visit. The place sounds as awful as it seems - Pine Barrens, she has no idea why so many people choose to live there. But as the fog descends and she hits Dylan (a very sexy looking, but at the same time creepy man) with her car, it will soon all become clear. There are secrets about to be revealed to turn her world upside down. Can her scientific brain handle it or will she remain in the fog???

Favorite passage: “Fine,” I muttered, “don’t let me help. It’s your thick skull, not mine.”




BRANDY L RIVERS
Brandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories. An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up. Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects. 

REBECCA BROOKE
Rebecca, a New Jersey native has had a passion for reading all of her life. No matter the genre, turning her dreams into stories for her readers to treasure is more than she could ask for. She lives with her family wishing every day could be spent in the summer sun.

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