Month: July 2012

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Jul 28
CLP Blog Tour Review: What A Texas Girl Wants by Kristina Knight

CLP Blog Tour Review: What A Texas Girl Wants by Kristina Knight

What A Texas Girl Wants Kristina Knight Crimson Romance June 4, 2012 215 pages Amazon|BN provided by author RBM’s Disclaimer 4/5 Books Kathleen Witte is a down-to-earth girl. She has to be, with the family ranch on the verge of success. After seven months of keeping it all together by swearing off men, however, Kathleen needs a bit of fun in the sun. Waking up with a husband she can’t remember isn’t how she planned to blow off steam. The last thing Jackson Taylor wants in his life is a down-to-earth girl. He has four weeks of freedom in which to find his birth mother. He’s done well avoiding commitment until now, so when he wakes up on a Mexican beach with Kathleen his first reaction is curiosity. When he spies the matching wedding rings on their left hands curiosity turns to concern. Neither Jackson nor Kathleen want to stay married, but when her family shows up, they have no choice. Once back in Texas, however, can they keep this all-business marriage from turning into an all-consuming love?

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Jul 26
FOREVER Romance Blog Tour Spotlight: At Last & Forever And Day by Jill Shalvis

FOREVER Romance Blog Tour Spotlight: At Last & Forever And Day by Jill Shalvis

At Last Jill Shalvis Lucky Harbor, #5 Forever/Grand Centeral Publishing/Forever June 26, 2012 352 pages Amazon|BN RBM’s Disclaimer HER LOVE HAS COME ALONG… Amy Michaels loves her new life in Lucky Harbor. A waitress in the local diner, she’s looking forward to her first weekend hike through the mountains. But when a wrong turn takes her off the trail, she finds herself up close and personal with forest ranger Matt Bowers. And even though she’s tempted to kiss that sexy smile right off his face, she won’t make the mistake of getting involved with the town heartthrob. A former cop whose life went south, Matt doesn’t let anyone get too close. But something about the feisty beauty caught his eye the moment he first saw her in the diner. After a hot night under a starry sky, Matt can’t deny their attraction-or the fact that for the first time in a long time, he feels the stirrings of something more. Now it’s up to Matt to help Amy see that, no matter what is in their past, together they can build a future in Lucky Harbor. Forever And A Day Jill Shalvis Lucky Harbor, #6 Forever/Grand Centeral Publishing/Forever July 31,… Read more »

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Jul 25
PUYB Blog Tour Review: Celtic Run by Sean Vogel

PUYB Blog Tour Review: Celtic Run by Sean Vogel

Celtic Run Sean Vogel Jake McGreevy Novel, #1 MB Publishing, LLC April 25, 2012 160 pages Amazon | BN provided by author RBM’s Disclaimer 4/5 Books Jake, a 14-year-old gadget whiz, didn’t plan on a summer full of treasure, thieves, and danger. He just got lucky. While in Ireland on a class trip, Jake stumbles upon the first clue to a treasure missing from the Spanish Armada. Jake sees the riches as his chance to buy back the family sailboat and restore a piece of the life he enjoyed before his father was critically injured in an accident. Desperate to find the treasure, Jake teams up with Zach, his nemesis and class bully, and two girls in a clue-hunting chase across the Dingle Peninsula. Dodging would-be thieves, exchanging wisecracks with Zach, and concocting ingenious devices to get them out of scrapes, Jake leads the team as they connect piece after piece to the 400-year-old mystery.

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Jul 24
PUYB Blog Tour Spotlight: Severed Threads by Kaylin McFarren

PUYB Blog Tour Spotlight: Severed Threads by Kaylin McFarren

Severed Threads Kaylin McFarren Creative Edge Publishing July 1,2012 285 pages Amazon RBM’s Disclaimer Award-winning author Kaylin McFarren delivers an action/adventure romance guaranteed to capture your imagination… Believing herself responsible for her father’s fatal diving accident, Rachel Lyons has withdrawn from the world and assumed a safe position at a foundation office. When called upon by a museum director to assist her former love interest with the recovery of a cursed relic from a sunken Chinese merchant ship, she has no intention of cooperating – until her brother is kidnapped by a drug-dealing gangster. In order to save him and gain control over her own life, Rachel must not only overcome her greatest fears, but also relive the circumstances that lead to her father’s death.

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Jul 19
TLC Book Tour Review: As Always, Jack:A Wartime Love Story by Emma Sweeney + Giveaway!

TLC Book Tour Review: As Always, Jack:A Wartime Love Story by Emma Sweeney + Giveaway!

As Always,Jack:A Wartime Love Story Emma Sweeney Axios Press June 16, 2012 180 pages Amazon | BN provided by publisher RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books In the days just after the end of World War Two, a young Texas Navy pilot named Jack Sweeney falls crazy in love with a California girl just before he is shipped off to the Pacific with his squadron. He woos her with letters and makes away with her heart. He returns safely; he marries her. Over thirty years later, a young woman returns to her childhood home in California for her mother’s funeral. Before leaving the house for the last time, without knowing what she’s looking for, she opens a dresser drawer in her mother’s room. Towards the very back of the drawer she discovers a packet of old letters tied up with a pink ribbon. In these letters she meets the man she has forever longed to know and love, the man her mother rarely spoke of during all the years of her childhood. In these letters she meets her father, Jack Sweeney, for the first time. As Always, Jack is in part the bittersweet story of a daughter’s search for her father, an… Read more »

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Jul 17
CFBA Tour Preview: Almost Amish by Kathryn Cushman

CFBA Tour Preview: Almost Amish by Kathryn Cushman

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Almost Amish Bethany House Publishers (July 1, 2012) by Kathryn Cushman ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kathryn Cushman is a graduate of Samford University with a degree in pharmacy, but all her life she knew that she wanted to write a novel “some day”. For her, “some day” came in 2003, when she started writing and never looked back. Her first two manuscripts remain firmly ensconced in the back of her closet (the dust bunnies tell her they really are terrific!). Her third attempt became her first published novel. A Promise to Remember and Leaving Yesterday were both finalists for the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award, and Waiting for Daybreak was a finalist in Women’s Fiction for the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. On the homefront, she has been married to the wonderful and handsome Lee for nearly twenty-five years now, and their two daughters are currently braving the worlds of high school and college. They’ve lived in Santa Barbara for over twenty years. It’s a beautiful place and Kathryn feel blessed to be there (although a seventy degree Christmas still leaves her dreaming of a white one—or at least a colder one!)… Read more »

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Jul 16
TLC Book Tour Review: Night Watch by Linda Fairstein

TLC Book Tour Review: Night Watch by Linda Fairstein

Night Watch Linda Fairstein Alex Cooper Series, #14 Dutton Adult July 10, 2012 416 pages Amazon | BN provided by publisher RBM’s Disclaimer 4/5 Books Fine dining and murder go hand in hand in New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein’s breathtaking new suspense novel inspired by recent real-life events Forty-eight hours after Alexandra Cooper arrives in France to visit her boyfriend and famed restaurateur, Luc Rouget, her vacation in paradise is cut short when a young woman from the village is found murdered. The only evidence discovered on the body is one of Luc’s matchboxes promoting his new restaurant in Manhattan. But before the investigation begins, Alex is summoned back to New York to handle a high profile case. Mohammed Gil-Darsin, the distinguished and wealthy Head of the World Economic Bureau, has been arrested and accused of attacking a maid in his hotel. As the world watches in fascination to see how the scandal will unfold, Alex finds her attention torn between preparing the alleged victim to testify and a murder case with ties too close to home. When a second body is found with Luc’s matchbox—this time in Brooklyn—Alex begins to fear that the two cases may not… Read more »

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Jul 14
LitFuse Blog Tour Spotlight: Creston Mapes Trio Fiction

LitFuse Blog Tour Spotlight: Creston Mapes Trio Fiction

Dark Star Creston Mapes Rock Star Chronicles, #1 Multnomah May 15,2005(Original)May 10,2012 (eBook) 400 pages Amazon|BN RBM’s Disclaimer Can Fame, Wealth, and Power Buy Happiness? Everett Lester and his band, DeathStroke, ride the crest of a wave to superstardom. But the deeper they become immersed in fame, wealth, and power, the more likely they are to be swallowed alive by the drugs, alcohol, and discontentment that have become their only friends. Everett is headed down a perilous road of no apparent return when he’s charged with the murder of his personal psychic. The only hope he can cling to comes from Topeka, Kansas , and the letters written by a prayerful young lady who lives there. Consistent and persistent, the notes cut straight to Everett ‘s empty heart, offering a fulfillment he’s never grasped before. But what if he’s found guilty of murder? Will he recognize the spiritual battle that’s raging for his soul? Endora Crystal was my rock… As I staggered through the chaos of rock ‘n’ roll fame-the drugs and alcohol, the selfishness and turmoil-Endora was the gentle voice in my ear telling me I was special. Telling me I was adored. She was my personal psychic, and… Read more »

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Jul 14
Charisma Media Network Blog Tour Review: Romancing Olive by Holly Bush

Charisma Media Network Blog Tour Review: Romancing Olive by Holly Bush

Romancing Olive Holly Bush BookBaby November 1, 2011 205 pages Amazon|BN provided by author RBM’s Disclaimer 4/5 Books In 1891, spinster librarian, Olive Wilkins, is shocked to learn of her brother’s violent death at a saloon gaming table and her sister-in-law’s subsequent murder, traveling far from her staid life to rescue her niece and nephew, now orphans. She arrives to find the circumstances of her brother’s life deplorable and her long held beliefs of family and tradition, shaken. Accustomed to the sophistication of Philadelphia, Olive arrives in Spencer, Ohio, a rough and tumble world she is not familiar with, facing two traumatized children. Her niece and nephew, Mary and John, have been living with a neighboring farmer, widower Jacob Butler, the father of three young children of his own and a man still in pain from the recent loss of his wife. Real danger threatens Olive and Mary and John while Jacob and his own brood battle the day-to-day struggles for survival. Will Olive and Jacob find the strength to fight their battles alone or together? Will love conquer the bitterness of loss and broken dreams?

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