Spotlight: FIT TO BE TIED by Kelsey Browning & Nancy Naigle

It’s release day for Fit To Be Tied, book 2 in The Granny Series by Kelsey Browning and Nancy Naigle! I am part way through the first book (yes, I need to get moving on that) and can’t wait to read the second! If you like humor with your mystery, check this series out!

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About the Book:

Fit to Be TiedTitle: Fit To Be Tied (The Granny Series, #2)

Authors: Kelsey Browning and Nancy Naigle

Release Date: October 21, 2014

Category: Cozy Mystery

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Book Summary:

Honey, these are not your momma’s grannies…

Lillian Summer Fairview is settling right nice into the federal pen. She’s even making peace with Big Martha, the toughest broad on the cellblock.

After hearing Lil’s granny friends recently took down a swindler, Big Martha asks Lil for a favor. Her niece has fallen for a guy she met online, and Martha’s convinced Mr. Too-Good-To-Be-True is up to no good. All Lil’s friends have to do is a little look-see on the guy and report back. But when they poke around, they find the guy doesn’t really exist, and that triggers a wild ride through the world of online dating.

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Excerpt & Giveaway: STROLLERS & STILETTOS by Nana Malone

It’s release day for Strollers & Stilettos by Nana Malone! We are helping her celebrate with an excerpt and giveaway on the blog! Check out all the details below!

About the Book:

Title: Strollers & Stilettos (In Stilettos, #4)

Author: Nana Malone

Release Date: October 20, 2014

Category: Contemporary Romance

Buy Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Book Summary: 

What happens when real life gets in the way of Happily Ever After?

Chronic list-making, event planner, Jaya Trudeaux Westhorpe, envisioned a fairytale ending once she married hotel magnate, Alec Westhorpe—complete with a steamy, extended honeymoon and an eventual family.  What she didn’t expect was a baby on their doorstep and a family-phobic husband.

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Awesome Newsletters

Happy Friday!

Do you subscribe to author newsletters? I subscribe to my fair share of newsletters, however, I read only a handful of them. I tend to open them, skim them and if something catches my attention I will read them or if not, just file them away. There are several things that I look for in an awesome newsletter. And by awesome, I mean the ones that cause me to mention it to a friend or share it on social media (which I only recently realized I could do and authors LOVE).

What makes an awesome newsletter? Well…

Layout. An eye-pleasing, easy to read layout – not too busy that I don’t know where to start reading.  I tend to like the one column ones best, because it is a natural progression to read down, but some might argue that people won’t scroll so they try and cram it all in on one screen to hit the reader with all of it at once.

Giveaways. I don’t subscribe to newsletters for this reason, but they can help readers that are on the fence about subscribing to a newsletter.

Exclusive content. This is the big one for me, especially if the author does not plan on publishing the content (for free) anywhere else after the newsletter is released. A deleted scene, an extra story, an exclusive interview or photos are all things that I love to read about and if they are not listed on a website or social media, I feel it is a privilege to receive that in a newsletter and I will subscribe or stay on the list for that reason alone. Continue reading

Review: EMBATTLED MINDS by J.M. Madden

In Embattled Minds by J.M. Madden, Zeke Foster had it all in high school: he was the classic jock with girls rushing to date him. After graduation, Zeke enlists in the Marines and is sent to Afghanistan, where he is seriously injured in combat.  The battle leaves him physically scarred and with a traumatic brain injury that affects his speech.  Once Zeke is recovered enough to resume life as a civilian, he joins the Lost N Found Investigative Service.  On a chance encounter while having a drink with some buddies, he meets Ember Norton. Will she be able to see past the scars and love him?

17725791I seriously can not say enough good things about this series!! Madden does such a superb job with every story.  She pays such respect to her characters, especially the veterans, that it will bring tears to your eyes.

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Review: STRIPPED by Jasinda Wilder

In Stripped by Jasinda Wilder, Grey Amundsen grew up in Macon, Georgia as the sheltered daughter of a Baptist preacher. During high school, Grey takes a class on film and decides she wants to make films for a living despite her father’s objections.  When her mother passes away from cancer, Grey looses not only her faith but her father as well. Ignoring his commands to stay, Grey heads to LA, where she has been accepted as a film major at the University of Southern California, but the expensive school quickly eats away at her financial aid.

Grey is forced to make a decision: take the only job she can find as a stripper or crawl back to Georgia admitting defeat.  Grey chooses to become a stripper, despite how much she loathes it. While stripping one night, Grey meets the Dawson Kellor, who has been cast as Rhett Butler in a remake of Gone with the Wind, a film Grey happens to be an intern on. Dawson wants Grey in his life but Grey doesn’t want to jeopardize her internship and she has no idea what it’s like to date a star.

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