Saturday, December 16, 2017

Macmillan audio review of Mr. Dickens and his Carol by Samantha Silva Narrated by Euan Morton

I don't usually post on Saturday and I'm right in the middle of a holiday bash but I just had to get in this one Christmas audio review in time for gift giving because this is the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for those who love the Christmas Season and who love the extra something an audio book gives to listeners. Wether you listen to this while commuting or play it out loud for the whole family to hear it's the perfect way to celebrate the holiday.
This is this author's debut novel and the narrator Euan Morton is taking a sabbatical from narrating while he plays King George on Broadway in Hamilton.

Yeah I know you're interested now


Mr. Dickens and His Carol: A Novel
By Samantha Silva
Macmillan Audio
Narrated By Euan Morton
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
Release Date: 10-31-17
Buy it: Amazon/B&N

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Overview:
A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant story about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written. It’s as foggy and haunted and redemptive as the original; it’s all heart, and I read it in a couple of ebullient, Christmassy gulps.” —Anthony Doerr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All The Light We Cannot See
Laced with humor, rich historical detail from Charles Dickens’ life, and clever winks to his work, Samantha Silva's Mr. Dickens and His Carol is an irresistible new take on a cherished classic.
Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses. And a serious bout of writer’s block sets in.
Frazzled and filled with self-doubt, Dickens seeks solace in his great palace of thinking, the city of London itself. On one of his long night walks, in a once-beloved square, he meets the mysterious Eleanor Lovejoy, who might be just the muse he needs. As Dickens’ deadlines close in, Eleanor propels him on a Scrooge-like journey that tests everything he believes about generosity, friendship, ambition, and love. The story he writes will change Christmas forever.

Friday, December 15, 2017

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza - A Cowboy Family Christmas - Judy Duarte


We've come to the end of week one of the holiday blast but don't despair not only does Judy Duarte, today's featured author have a fabulous book to showcase but she's also got a really cool prize package, details below. 
So sit back and enjoy day 5!


ISBN-13: 9780373623822
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 10-17-2017
Length: 224pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound
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Overview:
Dear Santa,

I've been a good girl. Well, mostly.

These days, I'm usually the one dishing out advice. But the readers of "Dear Debbie" don't know that I've never been the love of anyone's life. As soon as I landed at the Rocking Chair Ranch, though, my luck started to change…thanks to one special guest. Promoter Drew Madison wants to shine a spotlight on the ranch's retired cowboys. But I'm the one who feels aglow every time he glances my way. And the electricity between us? It sure could light up every town in Texas! Still, after he discovers my secret, I'm afraid that I'll be thrust back into darkness. Now I only want one thing for Christmas: for Drew to give me—no, us—a second chance…

—Lainie


Judy is offering a very special
Mystery Christmas Package
Open Internationally
Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter
Good Luck!!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza - The Rancher's Christmas Song - RaeAnne Thayne


Moving right along it's day 4 of the Harlequin Holiday bash and today I have a special treat, a holiday tale from NYT bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne and my review courtesy RT Book Reviews.
RaeAnne is sponsoring a special gift details below!



ISBN-13: 9781488014536
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 10-17-2017
Length: 224pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Harlequin
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Overview:
Keep a song in your heart this holiday season… 

Music teacher Ella Baker’s plate is already full. But when single dad Beckett McKinley’s wild twin boys need help preparing a Christmas song for their father, Ella agrees on one condition: they teach her to ride a horse. She’s hoping that’ll help mend her strained relationship with her rancher father; it certainly has nothing to do with the crush that’s lingered since her one and only date with Beck. 

It isn’t disinterest spurring Beck to keep his distance—if anything, the spark is too strong, with Ella reminding him of his ex-wife. Soon what started as an innocent arrangement is beginning to feel a lot like family. But with the holidays approaching, Beck and Ella will have to overcome past hurts if they want to keep each other warm this Christmas… 


Don’t miss other heartfelt stories from the fan-favorite The Cowboys of Cold Creek mini-series!
The Holiday Gift
A Cold Creek Christmas Story
The Christmas Ranch

RaeAnne is giving away
a $10 Amazon Gift Card &
a copy of A Rancher's Christmas Song
US Only
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Good Luck!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza - Married Til Christmas - Christine Rimmer


Its day three of the holiday blog bash and we're rolling right along. Today it's the amazing Ms. Christine Rimmer who's being featured along with her festive holiday release, Married Til Christmas. Christine has a post about Decking The Halls and she's also sponsoring a giveaway of A Bravo For Christmas, details below.
Tomorrow is RaeAnn Thayne and her Christmas tale plus my review.
Enjoy!
ISBN-13: 978-0373623860
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 11-21-2017
Length: 224pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Harlequin
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Overview:
An impulse wedding…
Strong, sexy Nell Bravo won’t be fooled again. After all, Declan McGrath already shattered her heart into pieces—not once, but twice. When alluring CEO Deck sweeps Nell off her feet in Las Vegas, though, she tumbles headlong into an “only in Vegas” fling with her first love. But Nell sure didn’t bargain on a Vegas wedding!
…a lifetime of love?
It’s taken a long time for Deck to finally capture the one who got away. And this time, he’s charmed her straight to the altar. But Nell will stay married to him only until Christmas Day—unless Deck can prove that this time, it’s for keeps. With the clock ticking, can Deck convince Nell that he truly is her one and only…or has Mr. Love-’Em-and-Leave-’Em broken a Bravo’s heart for the last time?


Christine is offering a signed copy of
A Bravo For Christmas
US ONLY
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza - Moonlight Over Manhattan -Sarah Morgan


Welcome to day 2 of my Harlequin Holiday Bash, today I'm featuring the fabulous Brit Ms. Sarah Morgan who I've been loving for years and who writes fun, sexy romances just like the one that's featured today, Moonlight Over Manhattan, book # 6 in her From Manhattan With Love series.
Sarah is sharing a special Christmas tradition with us and she's sponsoring a giveaway of this fabulous book details below.
Christine Rimmer is up tomorrow with post about her favorite holiday decoration + a Giveaway too.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9780373804030
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 11-28-2017
Length: 400pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible
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Overview:
Sarah Morgan is back with more love and laughter in her acclaimed series, From Manhattan With Love, which Publishers Weekly calls a “sweep-you-off-your-feet romantic experience.” 

Determined to conquer a lifetime of shyness, Harriet Knight challenges herself to do one thing a day in December that scares her, including celebrating Christmas without her family. But when dog walker Harriet meets her newest client, exuberant spaniel Madi, she adds an extra challenge to her list—dealing with Madi’s temporary dog sitter, gruff doctor Ethan Black, and their very unexpected chemistry.

Ethan thought he was used to chaos, until he met Madi—how can one tiny dog cause such mayhem? To Ethan, the solution is simple—he will pay Harriet to share his New York apartment and provide twenty-four-hour care. But there’s nothing simple about how Harriet makes him feel.

Ethan’s kisses make Harriet shine brighter than the stars over moonlit Manhattan. But when his dog-sitting duties are over and Harriet returns to her own home, will she dare to take the biggest challenge of all—letting Ethan know he has her heart for life, not just for Christmas?
Sarah is offering one print copy
of Moonlight Over Manhattan
Open Internationally!!
Please use Rafflecopter form to enter
Good Luck!


Monday, December 11, 2017

#Giveaway 5th Annual #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza - Harlequin More Than Words



Hello everyone and welcome to my 5th Annual Ho Ho Ho Harlequin Holiday Extravaganza. This year I’d like to start by saying Happy Holidays and thank you to all my readers and blogger friends who make me laugh, make me cry and keep it real while giving me inspiration.
For the next two weeks there will be giveaways, recipes, holiday messages and a lot of holiday fun. Some giveaways are only US and some are open internationally so there’s something for everyone.
I’d also like to showcase my main sponsor of the holiday blog bash and the publisher it’s named for, Harlequin. You’ll learn all about Harlequin the company at the end of the bash but today I want to tell you about the philanthropic side of the publisher that makes the world go round and their More Than Words program.

So welcome again to day one of my holiday blog bash
Up tomorrow is Sarah Morgan with a holiday message and a #Giveaway open internationally
Enjoy!


Harlequin is sponsoring the following for the
Grand Prize #Giveaway
US & Canada Only
1 Graydon House Tote Bag
       1 On Second Thought Tote Bag
 1 Harlequin cup with straw
1 copy of each
A Snow Country Christmas by Linda Lael Miller
Miracle on Fifth Avenue by Sarah Morgan
House of Shadows by Nicola Cornick
Something Like Happy by Eva Woods
Christmastime Cowboy by Maisey Yates

Friday, December 8, 2017

Showcase - A-List by D.P. Lyle Oceanview Publishing

Today I'm excited to be showcasing D.P. Lyle's latest novel, #2 in his Jake Longly series. I love that cover!
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9781608092703
Publisher: Oceanview
Jake Longly #2
Release Date: 12-12-2017
Length: 320pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound
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Overview:
Nothing is easy in The Big Easy
PI Jake Longly and Nicole Jamison head to New Orleans at the behest of Nicole's uncle, movie producer Charles Balfour, when his megastar, A-list actor Kirk Ford, awakens in his hotel bed with the body of Kristi Guidry, a local college coed. Ford, in the Big Easy for a location shoot, remembers little of the evening and nothing of the murder. And, to make matters worse, Kristi is the niece of a local mafioso-type who will do whatever is necessary to avenge her death. Balfour is losing money every day the filming is stalled—he needs his actor cleared, and quickly.

Surrounded by glitzy Hollywood stars and intimidated by seedy underworld characters, Jake and Nicole encounter nothing but obstacles. Something isn't right. The facts don't fit. Who would want Kristi dead? Why frame Kirk for the murder? Everyone has an opinion, including Kristi's friends and ex-boyfriend, the local homicide detectives, and a fortune-teller. The clock is ticking as Jake and Nicole struggle to decipher who's lying, who's telling the truth, and exactly who schemed to murder Kristi Guidry. Nothing is easy in The Big Easy.