Weekly Wrap Up: August 25th through August 31st 2019

Clicking on titles under Books I’ve ReadNetGalley Requests,and Author/Publisher Requests will take you to Goodreads.

Clicking on titles under Books with Pending Reviews and Books with Published Reviews will take you to Amazon.

Clicking on titles Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz will take you to that specific blog post.

Clicking on links under Giveaways I’ve Entered will take you to that giveaway

Clicking on the links under Weekly Posts will take you to that specific blog post.


Books I’ve Read:

Merlin’s Shakespeare

Styx and Stones

Sweet Poisons

The Truth About Cowboys

Wilder Girls

Stolen Bloodlines

How to Love a Duke in Ten Days

Dirty Cooking


Books with Pending Reviews:


Books with Published Reviews:

Stolen Bloodlines—review here

How to Love a Duke in Ten Days—review here

The Truth Behind the Lie—review here

Dirty Cooking—review here

Small Spaces—review here

The Jumbie God’s Revenge—review here


NetGalley Requests:


Author/Publisher/Blog Tour Review Requests:

Amy’s Square—Author Request (not on Goodreads yet)

Delicious Disasters–Blog Tour Review


Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz:

The Living Canvas—Cover Reveal

Playing with Fire—Cover Reveal

How to Love a Duke in Ten Days—Blog Tour

Wonderland Academy—Book Blitz

Two Thousand Lines—Cover Reveal

Phoenix Rising—Book Blitz

After She Fell—Excerpt

Just a Fling—Book Blitz

Knowing Nichelle—Playlist

Indebted—Book Blitz

Boundary—Book Blitz

The Bar Next Door—Book Blitz

Dangerous Paradise—Book Blitz

Beauregard and the Beast—Book Blitz

The Jumbie God’s Revenge—Blog Tour

The Body Painter—Book Blitz

Cross Crease—Book Blitz


Giveaways I’ve Entered:

The Bromance Book Club-–Read It Forward

The Highlander’s Christmas Bride—Goodreads


Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap Up

Catch Up Sunday

Music Monday

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Theme Thursday

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Cover Reveal: The Living Canvas (Master of Trickery Duet: Book 2) by Pepper Winters

Book and Author Details:

The Living Canvas 
by Pepper Winters 
(Master of Trickery Duet #2) 
Publication date: November 15th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Goodreads


Book Synopsis:

Must be brave, stubborn, and impervious to the tempers of loved ones.”
The first line hissed with history.

“Hours are endless, pay is non-existence, quitting absolutely forbidden.”
The second line ached with truth.

Able to function on no sleep, refrain from running when times get hard, and be more than just a living canvas but a lover.” 
The third thrummed with honesty.

“Other attributes required: forgiving, opinionated, and not afraid to tell me when I’m wrong. Must also enjoy being touched and kissed at any time of my choosing.”
The fourth glowed with promise.

“Call or email ‘YOUR HEART, HIS SOUL’ if interested in applying.”
The final made my future unfold.

The advert was so similar to one I should never have applied for. 
A twist of fate that brought two destined people back together. 
A job I would take in a heartbeat if the employer could offer such terms.
But I wasn’t free.
Neither was Gil. 
Therefore, my interview could never happen.


Pre-order Links:

Amazon

Kobo

iBooks

Google Play


Author Bio:

Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestseller. 

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. She’s also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestseller.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian, French, German, Hebrew, and Turkish. 

Author Links:

Twitter

Website

Facebook Page

Instagram

Goodreads Page

Book Blitz: Indebted (Indebted: Book 1) by Pepper Winters

Book and Author Details:

Indebted 
by Pepper Winters 
(Indebted #1) 
Publication date: August 14th 2014
Genres: Adult, Romance

Goodreads


Synopsis:

I own you. I have the piece of paper to prove it. It’s undeniable and unbreakable. You belong to me until you’ve paid off your debts.” 

Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Being the first born daughter, her life is forfeit to the first born son of the Hawks to pay for sins of ancestors past. The dark ages might have come and gone, but debts never leave. She has no choice in the matter. 

She is no longer free.

Jethro Hawk receives Nila as an inheritance present on his twenty-ninth birthday. Her life is his until she’s paid off a debt that’s centuries old. He can do what he likes with her—nothing is out of bounds—she has to obey. 

There are no rules. Only payments.

Excerpt:

Nina’s POV

Huge disappointment, Ms. Weaver.” His cold glare sent a snowstorm wiping away the bonfire in my belly. “I’m done playing games, so cut the bullshit. Time to begin the day.” His voice gave no room for interpretation. A cold draft shot down my back.

My brief reprieve from debts and horrible Hawks was over. I’d been shown something I desperately wanted, but denied it because I failed to please him.

“You could teach me…show me how…” I couldn’t make eye contact with him. Mortification painted my cheeks for both admitting I was clueless and asking a monster to coach me.

Jethro laughed. “You think that will save you from what’s coming? Was that your little plan? To make me fuck you in the hopes I might feel something for you?”


Giveaway:

Giveaway ends August 29th. Prize will be listed on Rafflecopter shortly.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d04251233227/



Purchase Links:

SALE! Save $23.00. First book is FREE and the remaining six are 0.99.

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

iBooks

Kobo

Google Play


Author Bio:

Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestseller. 

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. She’s also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestseller.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian, French, German, Hebrew, and Turkish. 

Author Links:

Author Twitter

Author Website

Author Facebook Page

Author Instagram

Author Goodreads Page

Book Blitz: The Body Painter (Master of Trickery Duet: Book 1) by Pepper Winters

Book & Author Details:

The Body Painter 
by Pepper Winters 
(Master of Trickery Duet #1) 
Publication date: August 20th 2019
Genres: Adult, New Adult, Contemporary, Romance


Book Synopsis:

“Must be slim, able to stand for long periods of time, and be impervious to the cold.”

The headline caught my attention.

“Hours are negotiable, pay is minimal, clothing absolutely forbidden.”

The second line piqued my curiosity.

“Able to hold your bladder and tongue, refrain from opinions or suggestions, and be the perfect living canvas.”

The third made me scowl.

“Other attributes required: non-ticklish, contortionist, and obedient. Must also enjoy being studied while naked in a crowd.”

The fourth made me shudder.

“Call or email ‘YOUR SKIN, HIS CANVAS’ if interested in applying.”

The final made my heart race.

I should’ve kept scrolling past the advertisement.

I should’ve applied for the boring receptionist job at minimum wage.

I should’ve clicked on any other job where I got to keep my clothes on.

But I didn’t.

I applied.

My interview is tomorrow…


Giveaway:

Giveaway Ends August 29th, 2019. The Grand Prize is a signed copy of The Body Painter.

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d04251233217/


Excerpt:

“Um, hi? I’m…eh, here for the interview?” I stepped warily toward the noise. 

Another curse followed by a loud thump. 

“I heard you the first time.” A man appeared from the darkness. 

A man with shaggy dark hair, five o’clock shadow, and eyes so maliciously green they masqueraded as body parts but were really well-honed weapons. 

A man who was bleeding from his temple, limping, and holding his elbow as if it needed reattaching.

“Sorry, I didn’t know if—” I gulped as something long ago tugged in remembrance. 

No.

It can’t be…

Recognition slammed into me as forcibly as it slammed into him. 

I stumbled under the weight

Punched by the unbelievable. 

“Gil? Oh, my God. Gil!”

Older.

Darker.

More gorgeous than he’d ever been.

I fought every instinct to go to him

Did my best not to grab him, kiss him, shake him, slap him. 

A gust of air blasted through the warehouse as if the winds of fate woke up, felt a tug on whatever linked us together, and clapped its hands in glee, saying, ‘Yes, this will be fun. Let’s put these two back together again.’

“Olin? Fuck…it’s you.” His gaze tore over me as hungrily as mine tore over him. 

Time stood still. It reversed. It plopped us right back in the past where this boy had held my heart, and I’d captured his, and together we knew it would always be about us. 

Us. 

There is no more us.

I stumbled toward him, desperate to be nearer despite so much pain. “I can’t believe this. What are you doing here?”

“What am I? What are you?” He tripped in my direction, his face etched with lines I hadn’t seen in his youth, his body all angles and threats. As fast as he’d headed toward me, he halted as if yanked back by a rope. His face fell. His shock at seeing me morphed into hardness. 

I didn’t understand how he could change so much in a few short seconds. 

Goosebumps decorated me as coldness settled like a cloak around his shoulders.

“I’ve been back in Birmingham two years. I—” I stopped talking, unable to share the secrets that followed such a statement. “I…”

He closed his eyes, shutting me out as if battling something deep within him. Deliberately, he took a step back, his chin coming up, his coldness settling into ice. 

The silence that’d chased us in our fledgling romance returned, thick and heavy. 

My back prickled. My mouth turned dry. 

Too much distance existed between us, swelling with memory of how things had ended, why we were strangers now, and just how much heartbreak had been left behind. 

Along with silence came shadows, creeping over Gil’s expression, shutting down any remaining signs of his shock and gratefulness at seeing me. Heartbeat by heartbeat, he hid any sign that my visit was a welcome one. 

I struggled, not knowing what to say.

His gaze no longer held happiness, just aching emptiness and suspicion. “How did you find me?” He didn’t give me chance to reply. “You can’t be here, Olin. You need to leave. I don’t want you anywhere near me.”


Goodreads

Purchase Links:

Amazon

iBooks

Kobo

Google Play

Barnes and Noble


Author Bio:

Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestseller. 

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. She’s also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestseller.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian, French, German, Hebrew, and Turkish. 

Author Links:

Author Twitter

Author Website

Author Facebook

Author Instagram

Author Goodreads

Freebie Sunday: March 17th, 2019

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This is a day late and I apologize. It was finally nice here in NC for the whole weekend and I spent it outside, with my family.

Click on the pictures for Amazon link. 

All links are Amazon Affiliate links. I get a small compensation for any purchase. 

Disclaimer: Books are free at the time of post publishing. Please check before buying!!!


Romance

Challenging the Doctor (Marietta Medical  Book 2) by [Fischer, Patricia W. ]
Seaside Summers (Books 1-3, Boxed Set): Love in Bloom (Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers) by [Foster, Melissa]
Her Teacher Mate: A Seasoned Shifters Novel by [Black, Tasha]

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

The Protector (A Sydney Valentine Mystery Book 1) by [Davis, Danielle L.]
Retribution: A Psychic Detective Kate Pierce Crime Thriller Book 1 (Psychic Detective Kate Pierce Crime Thriller Series) by [Sutter, C.M.]
If She Knew (A Kate Wise Mystery—Book 1) by [Pierce, Blake]

Young Adult

The Last Necromancer (The Ministry Of Curiosities Book 1) by [Archer, C.J.]
The Waiting Booth (Whispering Woods Book 1) by [Berry, Brinda]
The Gift: The Butterfly Effect, Book 1. by [McHeyzer, Margaret]

Fantasy/Science Fiction

The Hidden Ship by [McGinnis, Mark Wayne]
Of Ash and Spirit: Piper Lancaster Series by [Swank, D.G., Grover Swank, Denise]
Modern Fairy Tale: Twelve Books of Breathtaking Romance by [Proby, Kristen, Blake, Lexi, Grover Swank, Denise, Dodd, Jillian, Simone, Sierra, Winters, Pepper, Blaufeld, Rachel, Winters, Willow, Warren, Skye, Malone, Nana]

Women’s Fiction

Cheeky Royal (Royals Undercover Book 1) by [Malone, Nana]
Tucker (The Family Simon Book 1) by [Stone, Juliana]
Falling for Charming (Royal Weddings Book 1) by [Weston, Sophie]

LGBTQIA

Release: Davlova: Book One by [Sexton, Marie]
Locked In by [Bates, Aiden]
Sugar Season (Maple Springs Book 3) by [Spears, Spencer]

Horror

Two Mothers: A Ghost Story Novella by [Loomis, K. Kris]
The Change (Unbounded Series Book 1) by [Branton, Teyla]
Magic After Dark: 7 Books Full of Adventure and Romance Featuring Werewolves, Demons, Vampires, and Angels in the Modern World by [Easterling, Aimee, Pope, Christine, Richardson, Kim, Chastain, Rebecca, Scott, M.J., Jonas, Gary, Gorman, K.]

Freebie Sunday: March 10th, 2019

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Click on the pictures for Amazon link. 

All links are Amazon Affiliate links. I get a small compensation for any purchase. 

Disclaimer: Books are free at the time of post publishing. Please check before buying!!!


Romance

Protecting Fiona (SEAL of Protection Book 3) by [Stoker, Susan]
The Birthday List (Maysen Jar Book 1) by [Perry, Devney]
Taking It Easy (Boys of the Big Easy) by [Nicholas, Erin]

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

Let Me In (Morgan Young Book 1) by [Nicholls, Adam]
Deadly Secrets: A Mapleton Mystery by [Odell, Terry]
If She Knew (A Kate Wise Mystery—Book 1) by [Pierce, Blake]

Young Adult

Dusk (Young Adult Paranormal Romance) by [Durham, Amy]
The Watchers of Eden: The Watchers Trilogy (The Watchers Series Book 1) by [Edge, T.C.]
The Last Necromancer (The Ministry Of Curiosities Book 1) by [Archer, C.J.]

Fantasy/Science Fiction

The 28th Gate: Volume 1 by [Dimond, Christopher C.]
Real Men Howl (Blackwood Pack | Paranormal Werewolf Romance) (Real Men Shift Book 1) by [Kyle, Celia, Maddix, Marina]
Modern Fairy Tale: Twelve Books of Breathtaking Romance by [Proby, Kristen, Blake, Lexi, Grover Swank, Denise, Dodd, Jillian, Simone, Sierra, Winters, Pepper, Blaufeld, Rachel, Winters, Willow, Warren, Skye, Malone, Nana]

Women’s Fiction

A Woman of Fortune (Texas Gold Collection Book 1) by [Coates Gilbert, Kellie]
Wish Upon a Shell (Lighthouse Point Book 1) by [Correll, Kay]
Seducing the Billionaire's Wife by [Valentine, Marquita]

LGBTQIA

Exploration: A Roommates to Lovers Romance (Kinky in the City Book 1) by [Ward, Quinn]
Murder at Oakschott Hall: A Gay Romance Mystery by [Austen, Jim]
Christmas Wish for Me: A Morning Madison Single Dad Gay Holiday Romance by [Finn, Ian]

Horror

The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness, The Call of Cthulhu, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Shadow over Innsmouth, ... Witch House, The Silver Key, The Temple… by [Lovecraft, H. P.]
Glimmer of Hope: Book 1 of Post-Apocalyptic Series (Land of Tomorrow) by [King, Ryan]
Courage (The Lions of God Trilogy Book 1) by [Frazier, Lloyd]

Weekly Wrap-Up: February 24th through March 2nd, 2019

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Books I’ve Read (clicking on the picture will bring you to Goodreads):

Springtime at Hope Cottage: Includes a bonus short story (Sweetwater Springs Book 2) by [Rains, Annie]
Between the Lies
The Queen's Opal: A Stone Bearers Novel (Book One) by [Stevens, Jacque]
Within the Darkness (Wisteria Book 2): A Dark Fantasy Dystopian With Demons and Monsters - Mature Content by [Lamb, Shelby]

Books with pending reviews (clicking on pictures will bring you to Amazon):

Books with published reviews (clicking on pictures will bring you to Amazon):

Only Ever You—review here

Only Ever You by [Davis, Siobhan]

The Queen’s Opal—review here

The Queen's Opal: A Stone Bearers Novel (Book One) by [Stevens, Jacque]

It’s Getting Scot in Here—review here

It's Getting Scot in Here (The Wild Wicked Highlanders Book 1) by [Enoch, Suzanne]

The Last Letter—review here

The Last Letter by [Yarros, Rebecca]

Love-Lines—review here

Love-Lines by [Langer, Sheri]

My Favorite Cowboy—review here

My Favorite Cowboy (Heart of Texas Book 3) by [Grant, Donna]

After She’s Gone—review here

After She's Gone: A Novel (Hanne Lagerlind-Schon Book 2) by [Grebe, Camilla]

The Woman in the Lake—review here

The Woman in the Lake by [Cornick, Nicola]

Within the Darkness—review here

Within the Darkness (Wisteria Book 2): A Dark Fantasy Dystopian With Demons and Monsters - Mature Content by [Lamb, Shelby]

A Life for a Life—review here

A Life for a Life: A Mystery Novel (Appalachian Mountain Mysteries Book 1) by [McDaniel, Lynda]

NetGalley Haul (clicking on the picture will bring you to Goodreads):

The Scent Keeper: A Novel by [Bauermeister, Erica]
The Truth Behind the Lie: A Novel
We Went to the Woods: A Novel by [Dolan-Leach, Caite]

Email Haul (clicking on the picture will bring you to Goodreads):

Trusting The Billionaire: A Marriage Of Convenience Romance (The Billionaire's Reluctant Bride Book 3) by [Savage, Cynthia]
A Safe Place (The Devereux Family Book 1) by [Watson, Margaret]
Welcome the Little Children: A Mystery Novel (Appalachian Mountain Mysteries Book 3) by [McDaniel, Lynda]
The Roads to Damascus: A Mystery Novel (Appalachian Mountain Mysteries Book 2) by [McDaniel, Lynda]
Prince of Persuasion (The Novi Navarro Chronicles Book 1) by [Cannaday, Emigh]

Freebies I Scored (Free at the time of posting. Please check the price before purchase!!) :

The Forbidden Duke (The Untouchables Book 1) by [Burke, Darcy]
Freebird: The Service (Freebird Series Book 2) by [King, Vincent ]
From Prolific Works
One More Night: A Wanderlust Romance by [Hunter, Rebecca]
From Prolific Works
Daddy Dom: A BDSM Romance by [Hamel, B. B.]
From Amazon
The Substitute: The Wedding Pact #1 by [Swank, Denise Grover]
From Amazon
Detour (An Off Track Records Novel) by [Shea, Kacey]
From Amazon
Taking It Easy (Boys of the Big Easy) by [Nicholas, Erin]
From Amazon
Hope Over Fear (The Over Series Book 1) by [DeRouen, J.A.]
From Amazon
Fugitive Mate (Silverlake Shifters Book 1) by [Wilde, Anastasia]
From Amazon
The Challenge (Fated & Forbidden Book 1) by [Kallysten]
From Amazon
An Unexpected Diversion: A Hot Paranormal Shifter Story (Hidden Hills Shifters Book 1) by [Day, Vella]
From Amazon
The Druid Series Boxed Set (Volumes 1-3): Dark Paranormal Vampire Reverse Harem Romance by [Eros, Marata]
From Amazon
Dangerous Desires: Contemporary Romantic Suspense Collection by [Branigan Books, Bree]
From Amazon
Wicked Dirty (Wicked Nights Book 2) by [Kenner, J.]
From BookFunnel
Survival of the Richest (Trust Fund Duet Book 1) by [Warren, Skye]
From Amazon
Rich CEO (New York Billionaires Book 4) by [Wilde, Amelia]
From Amazon
Modern Fairy Tale: Twelve Books of Breathtaking Romance by [Proby, Kristen, Blake, Lexi, Grover Swank, Denise, Dodd, Jillian, Simone, Sierra, Winters, Pepper, Blaufeld, Rachel, Winters, Willow, Warren, Skye, Malone, Nana]
From Amazon
Colton (Special Forces Book 1) by [Winters, KB]
From Amazon
Escorting the Billionaire (The Escort Collection Book 1) by [James, Leigh]
From Amazon
First Shift (Bears in Blue Book 0) by [Taylor, Mia]
From BookFunnel
Bad Neighbor (The Debt Book 1) by [O'Keefe, Molly]
From BookFunnel
Mr. Accidental Hero: Jeremy (Jet City Matchmaker Book 1) by [Robinson, Gina]
From Amazon
The North Star: Galactic Sentinel Book One by [Carter, Killian]
From Amazon
Single Dad Billionaire by [Hamel, B. B.]
From Amazon
Conquered by the Highlander (Conquered Bride Series Book 1) by [Knight, Eliza]
From Amazon
The Reluctant Duke (A Seabrook Family Saga Book 1) by [Donovan, Christine]
From Amazon
Just a Touch (Heartthrob Hotel Book 1) by [Kiss, Tabatha]
From Amazon

Giveaways/Contests I entered:

Taken (Deep Ops: Book 1.5) Giveaway

Cover Reveals/Blog Tours:

It’s Getting Scot in Here—blog tour (February 27th)

Weekly Posts:

Weekly-Wrap Up

Freebie Sunday

Music Monday

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Throwback Thursday

Foodie Friday