Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Scavenger Hunt with Candis Terry







Scavenger Hunt:

How this works:

Each host will have a different letter placed within their post.
You will have to visit EACH tour stop to find the letters. (Link is in the picture above)
Then you can enter ONE WORD EACH DAY into the Rafflecopter for more entries!!






Playing naughty or nice . . .

Fiona Wilder knows all about falling in lust. Love? That's another story. Determined not to repeat past mistakes, the single mom and cupcake shop owner is focused on walking the straight and narrow. But trouble has a way of finding her. And this time it comes in the form of a smoking hot firefighter who knows all the delicious ways to ignite her bad-girl fuse.

Can lead to heartbreak . . .

Firefighter Mike Halsey learned long ago that playing with fire just gets you burned. He's put his demons behind him, and if there's one line he won't cross, it's getting involved with his best friend's ex. But when fate throws him in the path of the beautiful, strong, and off-limits Fiona, will he be able to fight their attraction? Or will he willingly go down in flames?

Or a sweet surprise!


Spotlight & #Giveaway: Interview with Karen Ranney




"New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney's first novel in a brand-new series spins the intriguing story of a beautiful widow and a devilishly handsome shipbuilder..." 

In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams starts The MacIain Trilogy, a historical romance series published by Avon. Join us for a fun interview with Karen, read an excerpt for In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams and sign up for a chance to win $50! 

Follow the rest of the tour here.




 


Seven years have passed since Glynis MacIain made the foolish mistake of declaring her love to Lennox Cameron, only to have him stare at her dumbfounded. Heartbroken, she accepted the proposal of a diplomat and moved to America, where she played the role of a dutiful wife among Washington's elite. Now a widow, Glynis is back in Scotland. Though Lennox can still unravel her with just one glance, Glynis is no longer the naïve girl Lennox knew and vows to resist him.

With the American Civil War raging, shipbuilder Lennox Cameron must complete a sleek new blockade runner for the Confederate Navy. He cannot afford any distractions, especially the one woman he's always loved. Glynis's cool demeanor tempts him to prove to her what a terrible mistake she made seven years ago.

As the war casts its long shadow across the ocean, will a secret from Glynis's past destroy any chance for a future between the two star-crossed lovers?



Friday, January 23, 2015

Release Day BLast for Fat Louise by Jamie Begley


Follow the rest of the tour here!

She needed a hero; instead, she got Cade.

Cade was no hero. He was a nomad, a wanderer with no ties and he liked it that way. Hired out to save Fat Louise and her spoiled sister from a cartel run Mexican city was a risk he was willing to take, for the right price. With a certain gray eyed woman on his mind, he sets out to find her, fuck her and forget her. No harm, no foul. But it's all easier said than done when it comes to this plain Jane.

He expected a biker bitch who knew the rules; instead, he got Fat Louise.

Fat Louise wasn’t about to put her crew in danger. She had to learn to handle problems on her own, even if they included a six-foot biker she was forced to rely on, if she was going to rescue her sister. She never expected to see Cade again after she'd left Mexico, but all it takes is one night with him to prove that even a bitch’s heart can be broken.



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Spotlight & Giveaway: The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy by Julia Quinn



Releasing Tuesday, January 27th!


I'm excited to bring you a little excerpt from Julia Quinn's final novel in the Smythe-Smith Quartet! Read on to see how Richard is so nervous he continuously sticks his foot in his mouth! Its quite enduring! Follow the tour here to find the first two chapters! Be sure to join the giveaway to win a print bundle of the whole quartet! 




Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. He knows he can’t be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family’s infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She’s the type of girl you don’t notice until the second-or third-look, but there’s something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she’s the one.

Iris Smythe-Smith is used to being underestimated. With her pale hair and quiet, sly wit she tends to blend into the background, and she likes it that way. So when Richard Kenworthy demands an introduction, she is suspicious. He flirts, he charms, he gives every impression of a man falling in love, but she can’t quite believe it’s all true. And when his proposal of marriage turns into a compromising position that forces the issue, she can’t help thinking that he’s hiding something...even as her heart tells her to say yes.



Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Nelle's 2015 Reading Challenges List

This will just be a maintenance post. It will include a list of all the challenges I've entered into this year! I'll probably add more along the way! Feel free to join in on them yourself just click the challenge graphic to take you to the sign up page!



This challenge is one I'm hosting myself! We all know that most heroines have the 'perfect' figure. Well I for one do not. I want to find all of the books that feature a curvy heroine. Feel free to click on the graphic to sign up!

Tuesday Jams: Goodbye Earl by the DixieChicks





This cool meme, hosted over at Brazen Babe Reviews, is called Tuesday Jams. You share a song, band or cover that's caught your eye or been on your LOVE list! Go check out their blog while your at it ;). 

I recently read a book I've Got a Duke to Keep Me Warm, I posted it earlier today and I have to say that this song by the Dixie Chicks was running through my head!  





I also had this movie and soundtrack slipping in a little while I read. Enough with Jennifer Lopez is on of my favorite movies! I heart me some J.Lo movies!! But anyways, I thought I'd share Aimee Mann's rendition of Today is the Day as well. Along with a little clip of the movie.


Historical Romance Review: I've Got My Duke To Keep Me Warm by Kelly Bowen @Avon


Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Publication date: Dec 16th 2014
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: 4 Stars
Source: NetGalley

Where Secrets Smolder...
Calm. Cool. Collected. Gisele Whitby has perfected the art of illusion—her survival, after all, has depended upon it. Years ago, to escape an abusive husband, Gisele "disappeared." Now she must risk revealing her new identity to save another innocent girl from the same fate. But she needs a daring man for her scheme, and the rogue in question shows a remarkable talent . . . for shattering Gisele's carefully constructed façade and igniting her deepest desires.

...Passion Ignites.

This isn't the first time Jamie Montcrief has awakened naked and confused from a night of drinking. It is, however, the first time a stunningly beautiful woman offers him payment afterward. Gisele has a business proposition for him, a mission involving cunning thievery and a brazen rescue. How can he say no to a plot this dangerous . . . and a woman this delectable?                                                                                                                  


Monday, January 19, 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Playing Dirty by HelenKay Dimon @Avon



Series: Bad Boys Undercover # 1 
Publisher: Avon Romance
Publication date: Jan 27th, 2015
Genre: Romantic Suspense

As an elite Alliance agent—the joint undercover operation of MI6, the British Secret Intelligence Service, and the CIA—Ford Decker lives for the adrenaline. But when he befriends sexy property manager Shay Alexander in hopes of finding her cousin, a known national security threat, Ford crosses the line, getting to know her better . . . in bed.

After being burned by her last relationship, Shay wants to take things slow. Yet she can't keep her hands off the drop-dead gorgeous hottie who's moved into her apartment building. So when Ford's identity as an undercover agent is exposed, his betrayal cuts deep. Shay never wants to see him again, but Ford can't let her go, not when her life is still in danger. He will sacrifice everything to protect her, then be prepared to walk away from the only woman he's ever loved, even if it breaks him.


Friday, January 16, 2015

A Historical Romance Review: How to Beguile a Duke by Ally Broadfield @Engtangledpub

Title: How to Beguile a Duke
Author: Ally Broadfield
Publisher:Entangled
Publication date: Dec 8th 2014
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: 4 Stars
Source: NetGalley

The spirited Catherine Malboeuf has just arrived in England to reclaim her ancestral home, Walsley Manor, and a valuable missing heirloom. Nicholas Adair, the attractive and frustratingly inflexible Duke of Boulstridge, however, is quite unwilling to sell the estate back to Catherine. Unless, of course, she accepts a small wager...

Nick will sell Walsley Manor if—and only if—Catherine secures an offer of marriage from an eligible member of the ton before the end of the London season.

Of course, Nick is certain he'll win. After all, no proper gentleman would ever marry a woman who conceals a cutlass in her skirts. Yet something about Catherine's unconventional disposition seems to ignite a need deep inside him. A need that won't just cost him the wager, but the very heart he swore to never give away...



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuesday Jams: The A Team by Ed Sheeran and #TeaserTuesday from Be Mine Forever by @Kennedyrwrites





This cool meme, hosted over at Brazen Babe Reviews, is called Tuesday Jams. You share a song, band or cover that's caught your eye or been on your LOVE list! Go check out their blog while your at it ;)



Today I'm choosing The A Team by Ed Sheeran. I've been looking forward to Be Mine Forever by Kennedy Ryan.  




  Barnes & Noble 

Find Kennedy at:

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Spotlight & Giveaway: 'Til Death Bella Jewell



Title: 'Til Death: Volume Two
Series: 'Til Death #2
Author: Bella Jewel
Release Date: January 12, 2015


They say there's a fine line between love and hate.

There is.

I married a douchebag.

I didn't know it at the time.

He came in like a handsome stranger and blew me off my feet.

I fell madly in love, like the naive girl I am.

Then he left me high and dry.

Turns out, I was nothing more than a business plan for billionaire playboy, Marcus Tandem.

He needed to be married in order to obtain his grandfathers business, and I was the poor victim in his path.

I believed in what we had, until the truth reared its ugly head.

I never meant anything to Marcus. Not a damned thing.

With my world spinning on its axis, the girl I once was has long since died.

Instead he left me as this empty, emotionless shell.

I may have made a vow before God to love and cherish him ‘Til Death do we part, but it’s time for me to give back to Marcus, exactly what he gave me.

He has to pay.

And pay he will.

*This is part two of a two book series and it will contain a HEA – Readers over 18+








Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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