Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tea and Primroses by Tess Thompson

Nothing is as it seemed in calm, quaint Legley Bay. 

Famous novelist Constance Mansfield lived a seemingly straightforward – if private – and somewhat predictable life. Friends, beloved daughter Sutton, a beautiful home, and all the success an author could wish for. A perfect life….but was it? 

When a hit and run accident suddenly takes her mother’s life, Sutton finds hidden secrets with her heartbreak. Emotional walls she assumed Constance had built to protect her privacy may have been to protect something – or someone – else entirely. Family and friends return home for support, including her own lost-love, Declan. He’s the first thing she craves to help her cope with her loss and the questions she’s left with, but he’s also the last person she wants to see. Will he be able to put down roots at last? 

Can the loss of true love be the making of a life, or is it destined to be the undoing of everything? When money, power and love combine across time, anything is possible.

February 24 - Gin’s Book Notes – Review & Excerpt

February 24 – Book Reviews By Molly – Excerpt

February 25 – Crooks on Books – Review

February 25 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

February 26 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

February 27 – Always With a Book – Review

March 3 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

March 3 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

March 3- Authors and Readers Book Corner - Review

Author Bio:

Tess Thompson is a novelist and playwright with a BFA in Drama from the University of Southern California. In 2011 she released her first novel, Riversong, which subsequently became a best seller.
Like her main character in the River Valley collection, Tess is from a small town in Oregon. She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her two young daughters, Emerson and Ella, and their puppy Patches. She is inspired daily by the view of the Cascade Mountains from her home office window.

Tess is working on her next novel and regularly blogs about her journey as a mother, author and friend at

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Bloodgifted by Tima Maria Lacoba

What’s a girl to do when she learns she’s descended from a vampire? Being unable to age is only the beginning… 

Laura Dantonville is a Primary school teacher with one wish—to marry her boyfriend, Detective Matt Sommers. When her aunt Judy reveals a frightening family secret that explains her rare genetic mutation, it threatens to propel her into a dark underworld where her true family waits. 
Laura’s future with Matt hangs in the balance. 

Alec Munro never wanted to become guardian to a Dantonville regardless that her blood is coveted by his vampire-kind. But his sire, Lucien Lebrettan, gave him no choice. Now he’s faced with not only protecting the girl, but fathering a child with her in order to end his servitude—and a centuries-old curse. 

… which some among his kind will do anything to prevent.

March 3 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

March 4 – Sweets Books – Review

March 4 - Sweets Books -  Q&A 

March 5 – Christy’s Written Word Love – Excerpt

March 7 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

March 10 – Wonderland Avenue – Review

March 11- Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review

March 13 – Bookworm Bridgette’s World – Excerpt

March 14 – Step Into Fiction – Review

March 17 – A Novel Thought – Review & Q&A

March 19 – Books Reviews By Dee – Guest Post & Excerpt

March 21 – PJ Byer Writer Blog – Review & Q&A

March 24 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt 

Author Bio:

Hi, I’m Tima Maria, and I write vampire books, but not just any vamp books – mine are Roman soldiers cursed by a Pictish witch in the 3rd century.
So, how did I start this series? In a previous life (before I started writing) I was a practicing archaeologist and historian, specializing in Roman Britain. Later, I took up high school teaching, as It gave me the opportunity to take my students on overseas excursions to visit the amazing archaeological sites they’d only seen in books.
Then one day, I surrendered to the itch of writing. After many years reading and correcting my students’ creative writing tasks and essays, I decided it was time to write my own. I couldn’t hold it in any longer.
Bloodgifted is the result.
In 2011, it was shortlisted in the Atlas Award – sponsored by a boutique Brisbane publisher – and eventually came fourth.
In 2012, it was listed among the top ten in the Choclit, Search for an Aussie Star Competition.
In 2013, I was offered a publishing contract, but declined in favour of going indie. I liked the idea of being in charge of my own creation.
Bloodgifted is just the start of a three part series I’ve entitled, The Dantonville Legacy. Later, I intend writing individual books on the other characters in the series, for they all have their own story.

Currently, I live on the Central Coast, an hour’s drive north of Sydney, surrounded by wooded hills, possums and seed-dropping rosellas. Between bouts of writing, I teach English and History, enjoy long walks while dodging the nesting magpies and plot the next series of books I’d like to write.

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Twitter - @TimaMariaLacoba

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Limoncello Yellow by Traci Andrighetti

From debut author, Traci Andrighetti, comes a tale of murder, mayhem, and meddling Sicilian grandmas... 

Francesca "Franki" Amato is a tough-talking rookie cop in Austin, Texas—until an unfortunate 911 call involving her boyfriend, Vince, and a German female wrestler convinces her once and for all that she just isn't cut out for a life on the police force. So Franki makes the snap decision to move to New Orleans to work at her friend Veronica's detective agency, Private Chicks, Inc. But Franki's hopes for a more stable life are soon dashed when Private Chicks is hired by the prime suspect in a murder case to find out what really happened to a beautiful young boutique manager who was found strangled to death with a cheap yellow scarf. When she's not investigating, Franki is hoping to seduce handsome bank executive Bradley Hartmann, but most of her time is spent dodging date offers from a string of "good Italian boys"—make that not-so-good aging Italian men—that her meddlesome Sicilian grandma has recruited as marriage candidates. As Mardi Gras approaches and the mystery of the murdered shop girl gets more complicated, Franki must decipher the odd ramblings of a Voodoo priestess to solve both the murder and the mystery of her own love life. 

March 10 – Book Reviews and More by Kathy – Excerpt

March 11 – Sweets Books – Review

March 11 - Sweets Books - Q&A 

March 12 – Change the Word – Q&A & Excerpt

March 13 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Excerpt

March 18 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

March 18 - Authors and Readers Book Corner - Review

March 19 – Julie Valerie’s Book Blog – Review & Q&A

March 24 – Brooke Blogs – Novel Spotlight & Excerpt 

March 27 – Annabel and Alice – Review

March 28 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

March 31 – Christy’s Written Word Love – Review & Excerpt

April 1 – Fiction Dreams – Review

April 1 – Bleach House Library – Review & Q&A

April 2 – A Blue Million Books –  Excerpt

April 3 – Book Suburbia – Guest Post

April 4 – Book Mama Blog – Review

April 7 – Steph the Bookworm – Review

Traci’s bio:
Traci Andrighetti is the author of the Franki Amato Mystery series. In her previous life, she was an award-winning literary translator and a Lecturer of Italian at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a PhD in Applied Linguistics. But then she got wise and ditched that academic stuff for a life of crime—writing, that is.

If she's not hard at work on her next novel, Traci is probably watching her favorite Italian soap opera, eating Tex Mex or sampling fruity cocktails, and maybe all at the same time. She lives in Austin with her husband, young son (who desperately wants to be in one of her books) and three treat-addicted dogs.

Traci’s Links:
Twitter: @TAndrighetti

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Private Air by Billie Bates

When Sienna Harris joined the Australian Air Force as a flight attendant for the Prime Minister, she thought she’d hit the glam-job jackpot. But three years of weapons training, outback destinations, and a cheating fighter pilot fiancĂ©, and she’s realized it’s not so fabulous after all. Time to embark on a new adventure, this time to the prestigious world of international VIP aviation. 
Sienna and her best friend leave behind their small-town lives for a glitzy career flight attending on a Saudi prince’s private jet. Money, parties, designer clothes, and exotic locations fill the job description, while the sexy pilot, Ted, makes it hard for Sienna to obey the “no fraternizing” rule. 
But even the most opulent of journeys can hit turbulence. Sienna’s boss, the appearance-obsessed chief stewardess, issues diuretics and Botox with the uniforms and catering orders, and the prince is a man who’s never told no. Underneath its lush appearance, could this desert oasis be more of a muddy puddle? 
The Devil Wears Prada meets Pan Am in this fun frolic to the glamorous side of air travel, inspired by the author’s own experience as a VIP flight attendant in Saudi Arabia and Europe. 

February 24 – The Latchkey Mom – Novel Spotlight

February 26 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

February 27 – Authors to Watch – Excerpt

February 28 – Everything Books and Authors – Excerpt

March 4 – Christy’s Written Word Love – Review

March 6 – The East Village – Review

March 7 – A Blue Million Books – Q&A & Excerpt

March 10 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Novel Spotlight

March 12 – Sweets Books – Review

March 12 - Sweets Books -  Q&A

March 17 – Book Reviews by Dee – Guest Post & Excerpt

March 18 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

March 19 - Authors and Readers Book Corner - Q&A 

March 19 – Electively Paige – Review

March 19 - Electively Paige -  Guest Post

March 20 – Bookish – Review

March 21 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

March 24 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

March 24 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt 

Author Bio:

Billie Bates grew up in Australia with unquenchable thirst for travel. After exploring the world as a VIP flight attendant for seven years, she finally settled in the quiet Midwest of the USA, where she now lives with her husband and two children.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

I Know You're There by Susan Allison-Dean

Jill Bradley is a twenty-four-year-old nurse whose life is going great; she has established herself in her new career and she’s looking forward to getting engaged to her high school sweetheart. But faced with a watershed moment, she has to deal with simultaneous family tragedy, injury, and betrayal, and feels it’s way too much to cope with. In a moment of despair, Jill books a trip to a Caribbean island in an effort to escape. While she finds respite and romance, her problems have also packed their own suitcase.

Helen Bradley, Jill’s mother dedicated her entire life to her family like many mothers in the 1970’s and 80’s. Despite her best efforts, however, she hasn’t always been able to be the type of mother she wished she could be. She has a secret she was hoping would just go away, but it won’t. If she doesn’t share it with Jill it might bring her daughter more harm.

I Know You’re There is a mother-daughter journey, celebrating the highs and delving into the lows of family life. Can the power of love heal all things?

February 24 – Authors to Watch – Review

February 25 – To Taste Life Twice – Review

February 27 – The East Village – Review

March 6 – Sweets Books – Novel Spotlight

March 7 - Sweets Books - Q&A

March 10 – Book Mama Blog – Review

March 11 – The Book Bag – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

March 12 – A Blue Million Books – Q&A & Excerpt

March 17 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

March 18 – Steph the Bookworm – Review

March 18 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

March 19 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

March 19 – Ai Love Books – Review & Excerpt

March 24 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

March 24 – Christy’s Written Word Love – Review 

Author Bio:

Sue Allison-Dean is a nurse who retired from traditional practice in 1999, after working 13 years as a Wound, Ostomy, Continence Clinical Nurse Specialist.  She found a second career in gardening after working in a garden center and completing an organic gardening internship at Highgrove Garden in England.  She now co-owns Naturescapes with her landscape designer husband, Robert.  She has authored several clinical and horticulture articles and was a contributing author to the bestselling book, Touched By A Nurse.  She is passionate about the sea and loves exploring tropical islands.  She extends this passion by doing volunteer work benefitting dolphins and whales.  Sue splits her time between Armonk, New York and Cary, North Carolina, with her husband and English bulldog, Bubba. 

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Storm in a B Cup by Lindy Dale

“It’s my funeral. If I want you to play Bon Jovi as they wheel my body away to be cremated you’ll do it.”
The horrified look on Brendan's face says he'll do anything but. “People will laugh.”
“I want them to. I want a funeral where everyone stands around and remembers the funny things I did, and then they get really pissed."

Sophie Molloy has Breast Cancer. She didn’t think it was cancer to begin with, she thought it was another cyst. She also didn’t think it would be the catalyst for a series of life changing events, none of which involved chemotherapy. Within months of her diagnosis, Sophie loses not only her right breast but her boyfriend of three years, her house and her best friend. Her life spirals from great to bad, then ugly. Nothing can make it better, not even the crazy care packages her mother keeps sending from Melbourne.

To make matters worse, Sophie fears she’s developing a crush on the plastic surgeon that will be reconstructing her breast. Dr. Hanson has the bedside manner of an angel and the looks to match. He’s so caring and compassionate, Sophie begins to believe he cares about her in a most non-doctor-patient kind of way. But he doesn’t, of course. He’s merely her doctor. Or does he?

A fictional tale, based on the author's medical journey with the disease, Storm in a B Cup is a warm-hearted glimpse into the world of a Breast Cancer sufferer that will have you laughing out loud. 

February 11 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

February 12 – Chick Lit Goddess – Review

February 13 – Book Reviews and More By Kathy – Excerpt

February 17 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

February 18 – The Book Geek Wears Pajamas – Review & Excerpt 

February 19 – The One With the Fairytales – Review & Excerpt

February 20 – Book Mama Blog – Excerpt

February 21- Crooks on Books – Review

February 24 – This. That. And a Book. – Review, Guest Post, Q&A & Excerpt

February 24 – Book Suburbia – Guest Post & Excerpt

February 25 – A Blue Million Books – Q&A & Excerpt

February 26 – Sweets Books – Novel Spotlight

February 26 - Sweets Books - Q&A

February 26 - Sweets Books - Excerpt

March 2 – The East Village – Review

March 5 – Change the Word – Excerpt

March 6 – Books a la Mode – Guest Post & Giveaway

March 7 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

March 10 – eBook Addict – Review

Author Bio:

Lindy lives on acreage in country Western Australia where she spends her days teaching, writing, walking and looking after orphan lambs. (See Daisy Darling)
She’s a hopeless U2 and Bon Jovi fan - as judged by her collection of tour t-shirts. She’s also rugby union fanatic, coffee and champagne lover, chocoholic, over-exaggerator, trashy TV, music and iPhone addict.
Lindy has been writing in the genre of Chick Lit & Women's Fiction for the past ten years but has also tried her hand at a paranormal romance in the book, Angel’s Bend. Chick Lit remains her main love.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Fantastic Blogger Giveaway: January 2014

In Cate Campbell's sumptuously detailed, page-turning series set in 1920s Seattle, the once-secure lifestyle of the wealthy Benedict family--and their household staff--must contend with the radical, roaring Jazz Age. . .
For generations, the Benedicts have been one of Seattle's most distinguished families, residing in the splendid Queen Anne mansion known as Benedict Hall amid a host of loyal servants. But the dawn of the 1920s and the aftermath of the Great War have brought dramatic social conflict. Never has this been more apparent than when daughter Margot's thoroughly modern young cousin, Allison, comes to stay.
But Margot is also shocking many of Seattle's genteel citizens, and her engineer beau, by advocating birth control in her medical practice. For amid a tangle of blackmail, manipulation, and old enmities, the Benedicts stand to lose more than money--they may forfeit the very position and reputation that is their only tether to a rapidly changing world.

I am giving away my ARC print copy of Hall of Secrets by Cate Campbell to one Fantastic Blogger who participates in a January tour! If you are  involved in LynDee Walker, Kate Hilton, Laurel Osterkamp, Shelly Hickman, Mary Metcalfe, D.S. McNight, Jennifer Vessells, or Colleen McCarty's tour, you will automatically be entered to win. Thank you for all you do for CLP Blog Tours!

**The winner is Dee @ Book Reviews by Dee!**

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Something Yellow by Laura Templeton

It has been thirteen years since Holly’s nine-year-old sister, Rachel, disappeared without a trace. 
It has been thirteen years since Holly left her hometown. 
It has been thirteen years since Holly’s first love and high school boyfriend, Houston, was the only suspect. 
Now another nine-year-old girl has disappeared. 
Holly is back, and so is Houston—never charged and still proclaiming his innocence. 
Can she trust him . . . should she trust him?

January 27 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Q&A

January 28 – A Novel Thought – Review & Q&A

January 29 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

January 29 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

January 30 – Feeling Beachie – Review

January 31 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

Author Bio:

Laura Templeton lives near Athens, Georgia, with her husband, son, and a menagerie of animals, mostly rescues. In her day job she serves as Vice President of Operations for a laboratory equipment manufacturer. By night–early morning, actually–she writes fiction. Her first novel, Something Yellow, was released by PageSpring Publishing in October 2013. When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, gardening, learning to figure skate—with a very patient instructor, and taking long walks on the quiet country roads near her home. Laura can be contacted at

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