Saturday, June 30, 2018

Inherited Light - Katie Mettner

When Lorenzo Dalton inherited his Grandma Mabel’s BMW Coupe, he was a twenty-two-year-old kid without a care in the world. Now, two years later, his inheritance has lost its luster, and so has his life, until an old friend rolls through the doors of the Little Ivywood Humane Society.

Catalina Chavéz, a successful artist, has spent fifteen years hiding her personal demons by hiding her heart. Now, staring thirty in the face, she’s ready to relinquish her recluse status and reconnect with old friends. She just wasn’t expecting one of them to be a tall, dark, and handsome Lorenzo Dalton.

Cat and Lorenzo find they share the same taste in food, music, and dreams for their future. They also share a mutual enemy, Xavier Carrellton. Threats, lies, murder, and betrayal swirl through the air of Little Ivywood, California, and neither knows friend from foe. Someone wants them dead, and they must find the killer, before the killer finds them.

Chapter One

Twenty months later

I wiped my brow and grabbed my tape, measuring the distance of the latches to make sure they were in the right place before I installed the gate. The stalls lining both sides of the wall resembled the ones you see in a barn for horses. These stalls were much smaller though, and the gates would hold the pooches in during rest and feeding time. The rest of the day, while their owners worked or enjoyed their vacation, the dogs could expect serious spoiling. The dogs boarded here at Dalton’s Doggie Daycare would enjoy trips to the dog park and outdoor kennel time as well as grooming and bathing. The small, separate building behind the humane society had a new doggie salon and self-serve dog washing station. I promised to have it finished by next month, just in time to reveal it at the annual humane society carnival.

Dr. Foster Kern, my brother-in-law and director of the humane society, took me out for a beer one night about a year ago, and asked me what I envisioned when he said doggie daycare and salon. Luckily, I’d been in the habit of carrying a small notebook in my back pocket for when inspiration hit. I used the notebook to draw a rough layout of what I pictured for the project. He liked my idea of making the salon a separate building. It allowed easier access to the self-serve dog wash for the public, and if I moved the laundry facility to the salon there was room for two extra daycare stalls.

In the end, Foster declined all the professional contracted bids for the project and hired me to do the job. It’s been a lot of trial by fire for a young carpenter, but I couldn't be prouder of the results. Not only would I have it done in the time frame he gave me, but unless something untoward occurs, the project will come in under budget as well. I took great pride in this build as it would be a huge résumé booster for me, whether I decide to work with a company or go it on my own. Since working here at the shelter, I’ve taken a liking to working for myself, and I’m tossing around continuing the trend when I finish here. There’s something to be said for being twenty-four and having the freedom to do what you want while making good money doing it.

Since Mabel, my grandmother who didn’t allow us to call her grandma, died, the humane society has become a second home for our whole family. Because of Mabel and her Saint Bernard, Brutus, my sister Cinn met Foster Kern. Unlike her ex-husband, Foster understood her illness and did everything in his power to convince her he would always love her. They had a beautiful ceremony about a year ago at Trigger’s Dog Park, the place they first met. The acre of land Mabel had donated to the shelter was now a bustling park for all of Little Ivywood’s canines to romp in safely. If it weren’t for Mabel’s death, the park, and Brutus, who knows what path our lives would have taken.

Tabitha found herself in some hot water right after Mabel passed, but even she has joined in. To get herself out of hot water she agreed to one hundred hours of community service at the shelter. She teamed up with Foster and together they organized a public service directive about dogs and antifreeze poisoning. Even when she finished the project, and had her service hours approved by the judge, Tabby didn’t leave her role as a volunteer at the shelter. The truth is, she has been the driving force behind this doggie daycare and salon. She has organized, advertised, procured donations, and set up an advertising campaign by herself for no reimbursement. She and Foster raised enough money for the project without even touching the money Mabel left the society.

My maḿa and dad didn’t want to miss out on the party either. They sold their house and moved into the apartment above the shelter where Foster used to live. After he and Cinn were married, they decided to live in Mabel’s house. It was significantly bigger than the apartment above the shelter, especially if they planned to have kids. My parents decided it was time to downsize since all their baby birds had flown the nest, and asked if they could rent it. Foster refused to take money, instead insisting they could pay their rent by helping around the shelter, cleaning the exam rooms at night, and taking shifts when the doggie daycare was up and running. Even though my dad still works, they agreed to those terms and moved in last April. They hadn’t lived here a month when a stray miniature schnauzer from the shelter found her way up the stairs to their apartment, and forgot to leave. She’s a sweet little thing, and honestly, I haven’t seen my parents this happy in ages. They act the same way the newlyweds do. Maybe it’s true what they say about a change of scenery giving you renewed energy and a new outlook on life. Since they moved here they both feel needed again, which was something they didn’t realize they were lacking. Mamá no longer has a blank stare on her face as if she’s lost, which makes all of us feel better. I suppose it’s hard when you’ve spent your life taking care of others, and suddenly they’re all gone. All you have left are blank walls to stare at and too many hours in your day.

Once I finished my apprenticeship, I found an apartment above a small diner in the middle of Little Ivywood. As a single guy, it meant easy access to food, which was handy since I can wield a hammer, but not a frying pan. After living there for just a few months the owner took me under her wing and insisted I have a hot meal twice a day when I’m home. Usually my dinner is the leftover special of the day she packages up and leaves for me to pick up. She calls it a special perk only for renters and you won’t hear me complain. Her food is fantastic and she often fixes authentic Mexican food, which reminds me of my childhood.

I grew up eating authentic Mexican food, since Maḿa moved to the U.S. on a work visa from Mexico. She attended most of her formative years of school here, but lived with her aunt, who owned a Hispanic grocery and café. Fresh out of high school, she fell in love with a guy named Bennie and as they say, the rest is history. She learned to cook from the women in her family, and we grew up on the spoils of her talent. Having a Hispanic mother meant something different to each of us. Like Tabitha and Cinn, I’m fluently bilingual, but I got most of my dominant genes from my dad. At nearly six feet two inches, I’m as thin as a twig, at least according to my landlord, but didn’t luck out and get the golden skin tone my sisters inherited. The one thing I did get from Maḿa, besides her love of food, was her beautiful black hair. I used to keep it long, weaving it into a braid while I worked, but after attending a safety class in college, and learning I could be scalped if it got caught in certain tools, I cut it immediately.

“Hello? Is anybody home?” called a voice from the front of the shelter.

I dropped my hammer into my tool belt and strode to the door, which opened to the waiting area. There was a woman sitting in the open space, gazing at the pictures on the walls. Her long chocolate brown hair curled around her cheeks. Her face held the roundness of a small child, but glowed with exuberance. Cherub was the word which rolled through my mind. She reminded me of someone I used to know, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. All I knew was she took my breath away and tied my tongue as I stood frozen in place.

When I could take a breath again, I held the door open with one hand. “Hello, are you looking for someone?”

Her head swiveled in my direction and she smiled. In all my life never has a smile rendered me speechless the way hers did today. “Hi, yes, my friend, Cinn Dalton, or rather Cinn Kern,” she said, her voice lilting in a way to make me think she was a singer or a poet. I had heard it before. The grocery store? College? I couldn’t decide.

I let the door go and stepped forward, sticking my hand out for her to shake after I checked to make sure it was clean. “Nice to meet you, I’m Cinn’s brother, Lorenzo.” The feel of her hand in mine made me breathless, and I immediately wondered how the rest of her would feel under my hands. I swallowed as a feeling of sadness, loneliness, and pain gripped me. I shook my head a little bit to clear it and drew my hand back immediately. “What’s your name, beautiful?”

She laughed, throwing her head back and holding her hands to her chest as if she was praying. “It’s been a long time since someone called me beautiful. Thanks, Lorenzo.”

I grinned, nodding my head. “I only speak the truth, Ms….”

“Catalina Chávez,” she answered, finishing my sentence for me. “You don’t remember me? I’m an old friend of Cinn’s from middle school. Boy, you certainly have grown up, Lorenzo. The last time I saw you, I think you came to here on me.” She held her hand near her neck and then let her hand drop.

I knelt in front of her wheelchair, so I could gaze into her eyes. “Tally?” I asked, shocked to be in front of the girl who used to practically live at my house when she and Cinn were in middle school. She wore braces on her teeth, drew on everything she could find, and barely spoke. The girl from my childhood had become a knockout.

She nodded, twisting her hands on her lap. “I am, but no one calls me Tally anymore. The life you remember ended for me a long time ago. Everyone calls me Lina now.”

I shook my head a few times as I ran my childhood backward through my memory. No matter what way I remembered it, she wasn’t in a wheelchair during the time she spent at our house. “You don’t look a thing like a Lina,” I mused. “I never cared for Tally, either. You always seemed like a cat to me. Mysterious, posed, and regal. I do believe I’ll go with Cat, if you’re all right with it.” I grinned and she did too, almost a mirror image of my own. Her head bounced up and down once, but it was enough for me to know she was fine with it. “I know my sister is around here somewhere. I’m a carpenter now and working on the shelter expansion, which is why I’m here at three p.m. on a Wednesday.”

She appeared surprised, but folded her hands in her lap. “I feel ancient sitting here talking to the boy who used to wear Underoos and tried to scare us while we watched scary movies.”

I laughed, and groaned, at the same time and waved my hand as if to wipe the memory away. “I promise you, I’m not an Underoos boy any longer.”

She shook her head. “No, you certainly aren’t. You’re all grown up now and I’m a little tongue-tied."

I love Lorenzo he's sweet kind and once he lays eyes on Cat he can't get her out of his mind. Having two sisters and strong mother Lorenzo knows how to treat a lady. He's a sexy carpenter who can make a girl weak in the knees. Cat has had a rough life but she's still positive and ready to step out of her shell. She's caring and the type of friend you'd love to have. Their connection and attraction is undeniable. Cat and Lorenzo fight the odds for their love to last as obstacles are thrown at them left and right. If you enjoy an amazing friends to lovers romance with some mystery and suspense thrown in, then I highly recommend reading Inherited Light!

Katie Mettner writes from a little house in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. She's the author of more than thirty romance novels, all featuring a disabled hero or heroine. Most of her series are set in the Midwest and are a mix of new adult and romantic suspense.

Katie lives with her soulmate, whom she met online on Thanksgiving and married the following April. Together they share their lives with their three children and one very special leopard gecko named Gibbs. Katie has a slight addiction to Twitter and blogging, with a lessening aversion to Pinterest now that she quit trying to make the things she pinned.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Wicked and the Wallflower - Sarah MacLean
When Wicked Comes Calling…
When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees—on one condition. She’s seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and won’t accept a marriage without it.
The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous Bargain...
Bastard son of a duke and king of London’s dark streets, Devil has spent a lifetime wielding power and seizing opportunity, and the spinster wallflower is everything he needs to exact a revenge years in the making. All he must do is turn the plain little mouse into an irresistible temptress, set his trap, and destroy his enemy.
For the Promise of Passion...
But there’s nothing plain about Felicity Faircloth, who quickly decides she’d rather have Devil than another. Soon, Devil’s carefully laid plans are in chaos and he must choose between everything he’s ever wanted…and the only thing he’s ever desired.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Can't Be Love - Julie Trettel
Lily Westin has waited her entire life to find her one true mate. She has big dreams and expectations of what her perfect man will be like. A dreamer and a lover, Lily patiently waits as each of her siblings finds their mate, just waiting for the day she feels the tingle run down her spine and her happily ever after finally begins.

But what happens when reality doesn’t live up to expectations?

Thomas Collier is future Alpha of the Collier Pack. While from the outside he looks like he has the world at his fingertips, in truth, life hasn’t been so easy for him. He’s never really given much thought into a true mate and is ready to settle for a compatible one, until he catches the scent of the one woman he is destined to be with. Now he must convince her that he’s not the man she thinks he is.

Thomas and Lily already have a connected past, with many predetermined assumptions. Can they get past what they think they know of each other to find true love? Or will stubborn pride keep them from their happily ever after?

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The One You Can't Forget - Roni Loren
Most days Rebecca Lindt feels like an imposter…
The world admires her as a survivor. But that impression would crumble if people knew her secret. She didn’t deserve to be the one who got away. But nothing can change the past, so she’s thrown herself into her work. She can’t dwell if she never slows down.
Wes Garrett is trying to get back on his feet after losing his dream restaurant, his money, and half his damn mind in a vicious divorce. But when he intervenes in a mugging and saves Rebecca—the attorney who helped his ex ruin him—his simple life gets complicated.
Their attraction is inconvenient and neither wants more than a fling. But when Rebecca’s secret is put at risk, both discover they could lose everything, including what they never realized they needed: each other

She laughed and kissed him. This morning she'd melted down. But somehow this man had her laughing and turned on only a few hours later. Everything inside her felt buoyed. 
She felt…light.
She'd forgotten what that felt like.

Monday, June 25, 2018

What Happens in Summer - Caridad Pineiro
She knows the kind of man he is;
The kind who breaks hearts.
But a hot summer at the Jersey Shore
Might be just what they need to light up their lives…

As the only daughter of a single mom, Connie Reyes swore she would never put herself or her child in a similar position. But when she runs into oh so tempting Jonathan Pierce at a wedding, she knows she must stay away. She'll fall for him—hard. And he's not the type to stick around.
Ever since he left town after their teenaged fling, Jonathan hasn't been able to forget about Connie. He can't wait for the wedding—to show her the man he's become. And when the night finally comes, their mutual desire will lead to unexpected consequences neither of them were prepared for…

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Cottages on Silver Beach - RaeAnne Thayne
Years after betraying her, he’s back in Haven Point…and ready to learn the truth

Megan Hamilton never really liked Elliot Bailey. He turned his back on her family when they needed him the most and it almost tore them all apart. So she’s shocked when Elliot arrives at her family’s inn, needing a place to stay and asking questions that dredge up the past. Megan will rent him a cottage, but that’s where it ends—no matter how gorgeous Elliot has become.

Coming back home to Haven Point was the last thing bestselling writer Elliot Bailey thought he’d ever do. But the book he’s writing now is his most personal one yet and it’s drawn him back to the woman he can’t get out of his mind. Seeing Megan again is harder than he expected and it brings up feelings he’d thought were long buried. Could this be his chance to win over his first love?

Friday, June 22, 2018

You Never Forget Your First Earl - Ella Quinn
Within the Worthingtons’ extended family circle, laughter and romance rule, and a young lady never settles for less than true love . . .

With her three good friends all recently married, Elizabeth Turley is ready for some husband-hunting of her own. One gentleman in particular sparks her interest. Geoffrey, Earl of Harrington is tall, handsome, and dashing. He’s also just a bit too sure of himself. But Elizabeth has observed enough about the rules of attraction to pique the earl’s attention. Yet once she has it, the discovery of a troubling secret taints her future happiness . . .

Lord Harrington must marry or lose a prestigious position in Brussels, and pretty, well-connected Elizabeth fits his needs admirably. But could it be that he has underestimated his bride? She doesn’t bat an eye in the face of the danger they encounter overseas. She’s strong-willed, intelligent, and more enticing each day—yet also more indifferent to him. Now Geoffrey faces his greatest challenge: to woo and win his own wife, or risk losing her for good...

Elizabeth has been interested in Geoffrey since he had started his pursuit of her best friend, who chose another man, introduced them because they had so much in common. Though she fell for him she's determined to marry for love both giving and receiving. She is strong, intelligent and extremely unique.  Geoffrey is a bit frustrating in his determination of finding the right wife for the "job". He is extremely focused yet caring and swoon worthy. 
This story was a fast paced read that had me on an emotional roller coaster for both of them throughout the story. As my first Ella Quinn book I loved every bit and will be reading more of her stories in the future! If you enjoy a great historical romance with a strong protagonist who's willing to walk through fire for others, I highly recommend reading You Never Forget Your First Earl.


Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Flowerpot Witch - Wendy Steele
The Flowerpot Witch (A Wendy Woo Witch Lit Novel Book 3)
Lizzie Martin has chosen pottery to be her new career…

But the teacher from hell threatens to thwart her ambitions before she starts.

She has support from her best friend Louise and Evan, another pottery tutor, but Rowan, her fifteen year old daughter is restless, Josh, her ex-husband is colluding with her aunt and though her mother is alive, access to her is forbidden. When The Morrigan appears in her sacred circle, Lizzie knows she has a battle on her hands.

There is hope though.

Stardust the chicken brings a new creature into Lizzie’s life and a long awaited meeting with her Aunt Matilda brings Lizzie’s past into perspective.

Lizzie’s magic ventures beyond The Sanctuary, into the Welsh landscape and the realms of the fae.

Purchase Links – to follow once available, after 11th June when I’m back from holiday 

Wendy Steele is author, wise woman, goddess. She is writer, dance teacher, mother and healer.
Her passion is magic.
‘The Lilith Trilogy’ leads the reader along the paths of the witches Qabalah, following Angel Parson’s story of betrayal, retribution and redemption. Her magical story contains high magic as well as pagan ritual.
‘The Standing Stone Book Series’ focuses on the lives of three women linked together across time and space by the standing stone. The countryside is the focus of their magic, embracing the gods and goddesses, tree spirits, elves and fairies.
Her latest series, The Wendy Woo Witch Lit Series, begins with The Naked Witch. Lizzie Martin, receptionist, single mother and witch, is asked by her new boss to conform and embrace the corporate dress code. The reality of paisley to pin stripe, an unexpected stay in hospital, monitoring of her fourteen year old daughter’s latest crush, the search for the truth about her father’s death and two new men in her life, give Lizzie plenty of plates to spin. In the Orphan Witch, Lizzie is grieving while trying to find her real mother and the truth about her father and in the third book, The Flowerpot Witch, due to be published on 21st June, she embarks on a new career, thwarted at every step by those around her.

You can hear Wendy telling her short stories in Pan’s Grotto on her Welsh riverbank, on her YouTube channel, The Phoenix and the Dragon.
Wendy’s non-fiction title ‘Wendy Woo’s Year – A Pocketful of Smiles’ offers the reader 101 ideas to bring a smile to every day.
Wendy lives in Wales with her partner, Mike, and cats. If she’s not writing or teaching dance, you’ll find her renovating her house, clearing her land or sitting on her riverbank, breathing in the beauty of nature.

Social Media Links –
YouTube channel: The Phoenix and the Dragon

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rainy Day Friends - Jill Shalvis

Starting over was her plan. Getting derailed by secrets wasn’t...

A Wildstone Novel
Jill Shalvis
William Morrow/Harper Collins

Following the USA Today bestselling author of Lost and Found Sisters comes Jill Shalvis' moving story of heart, loss, betrayal, and friendship

Six months after Lanie Jacobs’ husband’s death, it’s hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn’t the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women who, like Lanie, each believe she was his legally wedded wife.

Rocked by the infidelity, Lanie is left to grapple with searing questions. How could she be so wrong about a man she thought she knew better than anyone? Will she ever be able to trust another person? Can she even trust herself?

Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. At first, she feels like an outsider among the boisterous Capriottis. With no real family of her own, she’s bewildered by how quickly they all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs. Especially Mark Capriotti, a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff who manages to wind his way into Lanie’s cold, broken heart—along with the rest of the clan.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Real Kind of Love - Sara Rider
Title:  Real Kind of Love
Author: Sara Rider
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Publisher: Self-published
Series: Books & Brews #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 242
Format: Print & Digital


As an audiobook narrator, Clementine Cox has no trouble mastering the voices of space aliens, elven warriors, or even demon-possessed cats. But the moment she tries her hand at an erotic romance, she’s stumped. With her deadline looming, she books a week at a secluded cabin to restore her inner muse, telling her loving-but-overbearing family it’s a romantic getaway with her not-so-existent new boyfriend to keep them from worrying. She never expects them to invite themselves along to meet the new guy. Now, she has less than twenty-four hours to find a pretend boyfriend in order to save her job and, potentially, her sanity.

Workaholic Jake Donovan isn’t interested in a real relationship. After a broken engagement, all he wants to do is focus on keeping his brewpub, the Holy Grale, afloat. But when he finds out his favorite customer is in need of a fake boyfriend, and his business partners insist he take a long overdue vacation, he has no choice but to help Clem out. All he has to do is enjoy the sunshine, play nice with her family, and keep his hands to himself for the week. 

How to Forget a Duke - Vivienne Lorret

The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with the client. A simple thing to remember… unless you’re a matchmaker with amnesia.
The Duke of Rydstrom requires a wife. Preferably one with a large fortune and a complete lack of curiosity. The last thing he needs is a meddling matchmaker determined to dig up his dark family secrets.
All Jacinda wants is to find a bride for a duke. How hard could that be? He’s handsome, enigmatic… and hiding something. She’s sure of it. Determined to discover what it is, she travels to his crumbling cliffside estate. Yet, by the time she washes up on his beach, she can no longer remember who she is, or why the duke is so familiar to her. All she knows is that his kisses are unforgettable—and she intends to use every skill she can to discover what’s in his heart . . .
When Miss Bourne can’t remember what brought her to his ancestral home, Rydstrom intends to keep it that way. Yet as the days pass, his true challenge will be safeguarding his secret while resisting this woman who—confound it all—may well be his perfect match.

Tempting the Laird - Julia London


From New York Times bestselling author Julia London, comes TEMPTING THE LAIRD—the fifth standalone novel in her Highland Grooms Series!

TEMPTING THE LAIRD releases on June 26, 2018. Pre-order your copy today!



Mystery and desire cloak the Scottish Highlands

Unruly. Unmarried. Unapologetic. Catriona Mackenzie’s reputation precedes her everywhere she goes. Her beloved late aunt Zelda taught Cat to live out loud and speak her mind, and that’s exactly what she does when Zelda’s legacy—a refuge for women in need—comes under fire. When her quest puts her in the path of the disturbingly mysterious Hamlin Graham, Duke of Montrose, Cat is soon caught up in the provocative rumors surrounding the dark duke. Never one to retreat, Cat boldly goes where no one else has dared for answers.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Love at Last - Claudia Connor Cover Reveal


A Standalone Romance
Claudia Connor
Rel. April 24th, 2018

Easy to love, easy to leave. 

With her ex-fiance's words, I'm in love with someone else, still ringing in her ears, Clare Franklin flies off on her would-be honeymoon alone. Resigned to the fact that not everyone gets a happily ever after, she's sworn off men. Until she gets tangled up, quite literally, with one very sexy veterinarian.

The only thing Dr. Deacon Montgomery is looking to share is his surgical expertise, but his instant attraction to Clare makes him wonder if he could be more than just a doctor, and daddy to his twin two-year old daughters.

Sun-filled days and hot, steamy nights only deepens the connection, causing them each to hope for something more. Until one phone call from home changes everything. But a love like theirs is hard to find, and definitely too hard to forget.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Too Wilde to Wed - Eloisa James

No one is more surprised than Lord North when he returns from war to find his ex-fiancee in his ancestral home...working as a governess in a sexy, fiery new Wildes of Lindow Castle romance by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James…
The handsome, rakish heir to a dukedom, Lord Roland Northbridge Wilde—known to his friends as North—left England two years ago, after being jilted by Miss Diana Belgrave. He returns from war to find that he’s notorious: polite society has ruled him “too wild to wed.”
Diana never meant to tarnish North’s reputation, or his heart, but in her rush to save a helpless child, there was no time to consider the consequences of working as a governess in Lindow Castle. Now everyone has drawn the worst conclusions about the child’s father, and Diana is left with bittersweet regret.
When North makes it clear that he still wants her for his own, scandal or no, Diana has to fight to keep from losing her heart to the man whom she still has no intention of marrying.
Yet North is returning a hardened warrior—and this is one battle he’s determined to win.
He wants Diana, and he’ll risk everything to call her his own.