Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Book Review - Christmas From The Heart by Sheila Roberts #harlequin #romance

 

CHRISTMAS FROM THE HEART

SHEILA ROBERTS


USA TODAY bestselling author Sheila Roberts takes readers to the charming, snowbound town of Pine River in this irresistible holiday romance.

Sometimes you need to look beyond the big picture to see what really matters Olivia Berg’s charity, Christmas from the Heart, has helped generations of families in need in Pine River, Washington, but this year might be the end of the road. Hightower Enterprises, one of their biggest donors since way back when Olivia’s grandmother ran the charity, has been taken over by Ebenezer Scrooge the Second, aka CFO Guy Hightower, and he’s declared there will be no more money coming to Christmas from the Heart.

Guy is simply being practical. Hightower Enterprises needs to tighten its belt, and when you don’t have money to spare, you don’t have money to share. You’d think even the pushy Olivia Berg could understand that.

With charitable donations dwindling, Olivia’s Christmas budget depends on Hightower’s contribution. She’s focused her whole life on helping this small town, even putting her love life on hold to support her mission.

When Guy’s Maserati breaks down at the edge of the Cascade foothills, he’s relieved to be rescued by a pretty young woman who drives him to the nearby town of Pine River. Until he realizes his rescuer is none other than Olivia Berg. What’s a Scrooge to do? Plug his nose and eat fruitcake and hope she doesn’t learn his true identity before he can get out of town.

What could go wrong?


My Thoughts:  This has been one of my FAVORITE holiday reads this season so far! If you enjoy stories about enemies to lovers then this will be quite the enjoyable read for you! I could NOT put it down!

In all truthfulness I really wanted to whap both the main characters up side the head a time or two. They were both so doggone hard headed but Fate and Karma always has their hands in things and so when Guy's car  broke down and he caught a ride from none other than Olivia and ends up having to spend some time with her I found it quite comical and fitting what he had to go thru to keep his identity hidden from her.

I really loved the small town feel where everybody knows everybody elses business and so on and oh the fun holiday goings on in a small town. It was just such a warm and cozy read that made me feel well....right at home!

*I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

USA Today best-selling author Sheila Roberts lives in the Pacific Northwest and has three children and one long-suffering husband. Her books have been printed in a many different languages. Her Christmas perrenial “On Strike for Christmas” was made into a movie for the Lifetime Channel and her novel “The Nine Lives of Christmas” was made into a movie for Hallmark. When she’s not playing with girlfriends or on the tennis court Sheila can be found writing about those things dear to women’s hearts:family, friends, and chocolate.

 

 

 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Review/Giveaway - Dead and Busy Books by Kfir Luzzatto


Accidental Lazarus 
Dead & Busy Episode 1 
by Kfir Luzzatto 
Genre: Humorous Noir, Supernatural Mystery


It is sort of annoying having dead people dropping by at all hours... 

A paranormal detective like Dave Callaghan has already seen everything, but he never expected to find a presumed dead mobster drinking scotch in his armchair. He is definitely unhappy when he (it?) engages him to find out who shot him. But the worse is yet to come; Dave’s girlfriend gets involved and the real trouble begins.

Episode 1 of the DEAD & BUSY series will keep you laughing to the (bitter) end.

"Dave Callaghan is not here to bring you profound, life-changing thoughts; only quick, unadulterated fun."

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My Thoughts:  So entertaining! Here we have a dead mobster walking around with a hole the size of a bowling ball in his gut threatening to whack people. As funny as the story was I also kinda felt sorry for Joe (the dead mobster).


Phantom Lover 
Dead & Busy Episode 2


A SEXY ECTOPLASMIC HOOKER 
Why Do All These Deadies Keep Flocking Around Dave? 

"It was bad enough, I can assure you, finding a half-naked ectoplasm sitting at my desk, but she had to talk nonsense too . . ." 

Dave Callaghan is used to having ghosts drop by uninvited at all hours. But this time he is in for a new experience, and you must get ready for a good laugh! 

Episode 2 of the DEAD & BUSY series - the one with the hooker. 

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My Thoughts: Another funny episode.  A wild mystery where things aren't what they seem and a clingy ghost by his side Dave is on the case again. I'm loving these shorts!


Mice 
Dead & Busy Episode 3


TALKING MICE ON YOUR BED 
A Mouse That Keeps Reciting Poetry to You, Is a Pest 

When white mice plague a short-tempered mobster, he hires Dave Callaghan to find out where they are coming from. The mobster wants to know why the mice wake him up in the middle of the night to recite "Mary had a little lamb" to him. 

Dave is used to dealing with ghosts of every description, but this time he is facing a complex conspiracy that involves the government and a lascivious ghost. 

Episode 3 of the DEAD & BUSY series - the one with the Aussie ghost sailor. 


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My Thoughts: So far of the three this has been my least favorite. I'm not even sure why. I have a huge disliking to mice/rats and all but can't think that would have bearing on liking the story but anyhow just couldn't get into the talking mouse but did appreciate how it ended!


The Accountant 
Dead & Busy Book 4


HOW TO ELOPE WITH A GHOST 
In Which the Accountant Disappears With the Bank Codes 

What can be more maddening for a businessman, than to have his trusted accountant disappear with all the bank access codes? Well, discovering that he has eloped with the ghost of a prostitute surely makes it worse. 

The need to walk into a ghostly brothel doesn't put Dave off. He even befriends one of the girls there and fun is had by all. 

Episode 4 of the DEAD & BUSY series - the one with the little ghostly whorehouse. 





Kfir Luzzatto is the author of eight novels, several short stories and six non-fiction books. Kfir was born and raised in Italy, and moved to Israel as a teenager. He acquired the love for the English language from his father, a former U.S. soldier, a voracious reader, and a prolific writer. He holds a PhD in chemical engineering and works as a patent attorney. In pursuit of his interest in the mind-body connection, Kfir was certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist by the Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis. 

Kfir is an HWA (Horror Writers Association) and ITW (International Thriller Writers) member. 





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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Book Review - Dead Meat Day 3 by Nick Clausen

Dead Meat: Day 3 

The end of the world one day at a time
Events pick up from where they left off on Day 2. We meet William who works at the hospital. His workday starts out like any other—until he finds two zombies locked in a utility room in the basement. From there, things quickly escalate.

On Day 3, the infection is picking up speed, the zombies are spreading rapidly, and very soon everything could spiral out of control. Is it too late to save the world?

Day 3 will be out on December 8!

Catch up on Days 1 & 2 Here


 My Thoughts: I'm still hanging on to this thrilling series as now even more zombies are coming into play. Things are starting to get real now real fast! I love how the author has thrown together the lives of the characters making them blend together as the world begins  to come under attack before our eyes. I can't really pinpoint any one character I am following or rooting for at this point....seems when I get set on one they get bit and we all know what that means! LOL

Keep the zombies coming Mr Clausen!


Read more about the author Nick Clausen and his other works on his website HERE 

*I was given a free copy of this story from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Book Tour/Giveaway - His Salvation by Michelle King



This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will be presenting a $20 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.



Will the woman he left behind a decade ago be His Salvation?



Seth McCullough left behind his high school sweetheart, Krista Chancellor, determined to keep her safe. Running from his own demons, Seth joined the military, hoping for a new start.



Ten years later, after experiencing psychological and physical trauma, Seth takes a trip to Mexico for rest and relaxation. Waking up one morning confused, bloody, and linked to multiple high profile murders, Seth is sure he’s lost what little sanity he has left. Determined to find answers, Seth reaches out to the only person he ever trusted, his old flame, Krista.



Now, Krista and Seth find themselves embroiled in an agenda too terrifying to comprehend. Not sure who to trust, and looking for answers, will the woman he left behind over a decade ago be His Salvation, or his ruin?



PLEASE NOTE: This is the second edition. It has extensive rewrites and has been re-edited.


About the Author: Michelle King lives in the Pacific Northwest with her four quirky and beautiful children. She loves coffee, Superman, rollercoasters, and has an addiction to chapstick.


She works as a registered nurse and in her spare time writes novels. As a multi-genre author, she has written in the categories of romance suspense, young adult, women’s fiction, and literary fiction. She has won four literary awards. You can visit Michelle’s website at https://www.authormichelleking.com/



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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Book Tour/Giveaway - Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt




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She’s loved him all her life… but will he be there when she needs him the most?



Disheartened and adrift after being written out of a hit TV show, actor Aidan Flaherty returns to his family’s historic winery, where he’s invested some of the fortune he’s made. As the holidays approach, Aidan becomes intrigued with the old showboat that’s dry-docked just east of town… and even more intrigued with the daughter of his former mentor, who now owns it. He decides to buy the boat and restore it to its former glory.



Single mom Holly Santos is back in River’s Edge after her divorce and she is over men in general and actors in particular. If she could only get rid of her father’s old showboat, a source of fascination for her son, Mateo. She never expects her old crush to walk into her tea shop or the fireworks that happen every time they’re in the same room. Can Aidan convince her that he is determined to restore their shared heritage on the showboat and that he’s home to stay?


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A knock on his car window jerked him back to the Mickey D’s parking lot and he turned to see a young woman peering in. “Hey?” She tapped on the glass again. “Hey? Aren’t you that cop? The one on TV? Pete At-Atwater?”



Aidan came within a second of simply shaking his head since she didn’t even have the name of his character right, but another girl came up behind the blonde, a huge smile on her face. “It’s him!” She gripped the blonde’s arm. “It’s Pete Atwood from LA Detectives!” Elbowing her way to the window of the little MG, she stooped down. “We love you, Pete!”



Pinning on his celebrity smile, the one that showed off his dimples and made hearts race all over America and Canada, Aidan rolled down the window. “Good morning, ladies.”



They clutched each other and giggled, jiggling with excitement. “Can we get a picture with you?” the blond one asked while the other one bit her lip and sighed.



“Sure.” Aidan opened the car door and got out, surreptitiously scanning the parking lot as he did so. Most of the cars were in the drive-thru and the people in line weren’t paying attention to the activity in the corner of the parking lot, where he’d deliberately parked to avoid being recognized. How had these two figured out who he was?



Oh, crap, the California license plates on Pete’s distinctive MG! A dead giveaway and it’s no secret that the actor who plays Pete Atwood is from a small river town in southern Indiana.



At least ten pictures and a couple of autographs later, he was back in the car while the two girls scurried off. Aidan watched out of the corner of his eye as they high-fived each other before getting into an older compact car. No doubt they were both on their phones letting friends know that Pete Atwood was haunting the parking lot of the McDonald’s on the highway, so heaving a huge breath, he buckled up and turned the key in the ignition.



About the Author:
Nan Reinhardt is a USA Today-bestselling author of romantic fiction for women in their prime. Yeah, women still fall in love and have sex, even after 45! Imagine! She is a wife, a mom, a mother-in-law, and a grandmother. Nan has been a copyeditor and proofreader for over 25 years, and currently works on romantic fiction titles for a variety of clients, including Avon Books, St. Martin’s Press, Kensington Books, and Entangled Publishing, as well as for many indie authors.



Although she loves her life as an editor, writing is Nan’s first and most enduring passion. Her latest series, Four Irish Brothers Winery, includes A Small Town Christmas, Meant to Be, and the newly released, Christmas with You, all from Tule Publishing. Nan is busy at work on Book 4 of the series, as well as brewing a cozy mystery idea.



Visit Nan’s website at www.nanreinhardt.com, where you’ll find links to all her books as well as blogs about writing, being a Baby Boomer, and aging gracefully…mostly. Nan also blogs every sixth Wednesday at Word Wranglers, sharing the spotlight with five other romance authors and is a frequent contributor the RWA Contemporary Romance blog, and she contributes to the Romance University blog where she writes as Editor Nan.



Word Wranglers: http://www.wordwranglers.blogspot.com/

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A Small Town Christmas: https://www.amazon.com/Small-Christmas-Irish-Brothers-Winery-ebook/dp/B07HBZPKDH/


Meant to Be: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S7FW8BR/


Christmas With You: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YNZQCWX/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i7



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