Madame Clairevoyant's Guide to the Stars by Claire Comstock-Gay

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon


Thoughts...
This is a fun and informative way to look at the stars... pun intended, but also, so much more. Madame Clairevoyant's Guide to the Stars is a great stocking stuffer for friends who like to dig deeper and be more open to the universe around us. 
~Tanja


From the Cover...
Madame Clairevoyant’s Guide to the Stars offers a clear introduction to the basics and an innovative new framework for creatively using astrology to illuminate our lives on earth. It’s a road map to our internal world, yes, but Claire also reminds us that it’s still our job to navigate it. Combining both heavenly insights and the earthly wisdom of writers like Cheryl Strayed and Heather Havrilesky and the poetry of Patricia Lockwood and Mary Oliver, Madame Clairevoyant’s Guide to the Stars offers a fresh, profound, and fun way to look at ourselves and others, and perhaps see each more clearly. And in that way, this book is not just beautiful, but transformative.

Thank you to HarperPerennial for sharing this title with me.
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#Harperperennial #oliveinfluencer #Guidetothestars #booksta
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Smoke and Steel by Kristen Ashley

Releases Dec 6th ~ Get it on Amazon



Hellen and Core are the most unexpected coupling but all it took was one whistle at Fortnum’s and not only did he have Hellen, he had me as well. I love a good male character with a backstory of redemption I mean… it’s pretty much everything, his MC club is about.

Kristen Ashley has this beautiful way of merging the hard and soft to form this perfect amalgam. I mean, I guess that’s what the title is all about. Smoke and steel. Something soft and billowy up against something robustly hard and unmovable. A juxtaposition of opposites that make perfection. I am a Forever fan of Kristen Ashley, and how she creates beautiful characters that are aged and learned as well as continuing to grow. It’s an art and KA does it so incredibly well. I love that her characters are families inside and outside of the current series. There are these wonderful Easter eggs in every book she writes. Giving diehard fans her glimpses of past stories. It’s a fun and clever bonus and yet another reason she maintains a solid Fanbase in her genre. 

Smoke and Steel is everything I wanted and more. 
Five, Rock Chick Forever, Stars!!
~Tanja

From the Cover...
She wasn’t a white dress type of girl…
Hellen Moynihan didn’t have dreams. She had goals. She knew who she was and what she wanted. She also knew what she didn’t. So when her long-term boyfriend didn’t make the grade, she moved on. And when her best friend’s boyfriend showed signs of being a scam artist, Hellen was on the case.

And he wasn’t a white hat type of guy…

Dustin “Hardcore” Cutler didn’t have dreams or goals. A troubled past led Core to do something irredeemable. The only thing he and the men of the Resurrection MC could do was vow to live their lives making up for an unforgiveable act.

And they did.

This duty leads Core to being a part of a covert protection detail, looking after Hellen Moynihan when trouble is coming to town.

At first, Core finds this dynamo of a woman intriguing, but he’s decided she’s off-limits.

Then Hellen and her friend wade into a multi-state swindling scheme.

Suddenly, off-limits for Core is out the window.

He’s got no choice but to get up close and personal.

A Hard Day for a Hangover Darynda Jones

Releases December 6th ~ Get it on Amazon


Please don’t tell me it’s over. It can’t be over. There are so many ways the series could go on! Especially when it comes to the beautiful Auri. As always, Darynda Jones delivers an incredibly thoughtful, funny, suspenseful read. Her ability to create a colorful grouping of people all mixed together makes Jones a force in the genre. I’m going to miss Sunshine Vicram, but the love between her and Levi will have me blushing every time I think about, A Hard Day For A Hangover. I’ve said this before and I’ll repeat it, reading books by Darynda Jones is like coming home. I know I’m gonna get love, laughter, sweetness, and suspense, as well as good, kind people in her characters. I want movies, I want TV shows, I want all the things!! Thank you so much for another amazing series, Mrs. Jones.
~Tanja

From the Cover...
A Hard Day for a Hangover is another humorous installment in Darynda Jones's wine mystery series deemed: "Laugh-out-loud funny, intensely suspenseful, page-turning fun." —New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan

Some people greet the day with open arms. Sheriff Sunshine Vicram would rather give it a hearty shove and get back into bed, because there’s just too much going on right now. There’s a series of women going missing, and Sunny feels powerless to stop it. There’s her persistent and awesomely-rebellious daughter Auri, who’s out to singlehandedly become Del Sol’s youngest and fiercest investigator. And then there’s drama with Levi Ravinder—the guy she’s loved and lusted after for years. The guy who might just be her one and only. The guy who comes from a family of disingenuous vipers looking to oust him—and Sunshine—for good.


#StMartinsPress #AHardDayforaHangover #DaryndaJones
#SunshineVicram #RomCom #RomanticSuspense #FaoriteAuthor #Booksta #ARC

You Can Hide by Rebecca Zanetti

Releases November 29th ~ Get it on Amazon
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Incredible. The absolute best suspense novel I’ve heard this year. The relationship between Laurel Snow and  Captain Huck Rivers is incredibly endearing. The way they maneuver, work, and exist with each other is what makes this series phenomenal. Zanetti has crafted a new series and a group of characters that has staying power and drives this reader to want and know more. I feel like this series can be around for years to come. I am unsure of what Zanetti has planned for it but I really hope it becomes a staple in her yearly releases. What more can I say? I absolutely loved everything about it.

~Tanja

*Thank you to Kensington Books & Zebra for sharing this title with me via Netgalley


From the Cover...
What do you do when a sociopath loves you? Rising star FBI profiler Laurel Snow is about to find out in New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti's edgy new Romantic Thriller. . .

Calling Laurel Snow’s relationship with her newly discovered half-sister challenging is an understatement. Not only does Laurel suspect Abigail is behind the mysterious disappearance of their father, but her erratic behavior also makes life in Laurel’s small hometown interesting, to say the least. Still, when Abigail claims someone is now out to kill her, Laurel’s instinct to protect her sister goes into overdrive. Then things get even more dicey as dead bodies start turning up in the icy waters of the Sauk River and there’s only one connection among them: Abigail . . .

Having Fish and Wildlife Captain Huck Rivers bringing in those bodies with his dive team only complicates matters. Huck is as impulsive and fiery as Laurel is coolly analytical, which makes their alliance risky at best. But standing up to such a demonically brilliant killer is going to take all the help Laurel can get. Because Laurel’s attempt to save her troubled sister’s life might cost her own . . .

#YouCanHide #RebeccaZanetti #KensingtonBooks  #ZebraBooks

The Reluctant Countess by Eloisa James

Releases November 29th ~ Get it on Amazon


Enchanted? No… en-lusted! Ha! Since that is the case with Lady Yasmin, Earl Renwick will need to work hard to capture her attention and keep it. But when a young heart is broken a mature heart is overprotective of its carrier.

I adore being wrapped up in all the gossip and etiquette of regency romance. Especially when it’s from the queen herself, Eloisa James. Thoroughly entertaining and always on the verge of a scandal, The Reluctant Countess is baroque perfection!

~Tanja

*Thank you to @AvonBooks and @HarperCollins for sharing this title with me.

From the Cover...
Giles Renwick, Earl of Lilford, has never made a fool of himself over a woman—until he meets Lady Yasmin R├ęgnier. Yasmin is ineligible for his attentions in every way: not as a wife, certainly not as a mistress (she is a lady!), nor even as a friend, since they vehemently dislike each other. Her gowns are too low, and her skirts are dampened to cling to admittedly lovely thighs. She loves to gossip—and giggle.

She isn’t dignified, or polite, or even truly British, given that her father’s French ancestry clearly predominated. Not to mention the fact that her mother had been one of Napoleon’s mistresses, a fact she makes no effort to hide.

So what—in heaven’s name—possesses him to propose?

And what will he do if she says yes?

#TheReluctantCountess #EloisaJames 3HappilyEverAvon #ReadAvon #AvonBooks #AWouldbewallflowersnovel #RegencyRomance #HistoricalRomance #ARC 

Cole & Mistletoe by Sadie Rose

Releasing December 1st ~ Get it on Amazon

Time to toss out the leftover turkey and dive into a snowing Christmas filled with cozy winter cabins nestled next door to a deliciously grumpy neighbor. When Sloane decided to spend the holidays reminiscing about her favorite childhood holiday memories, and not her current job situation, Cole wasn't part of that plan. She soon learns that the magic of Christmas can come in unexpected ways.

Cole & Mistletoe by Sadie Rose is a perfect holiday read. Fun, sexy, and filled with unexpected twists and turns. I had a smile firmly in place while reading. Pop this into a book lovers stocking this holiday season and thank me later!

~Tanja

From the Cover...
Fired from her corporate motivational speaking job just weeks before Christmas, Sloane Morozov makes the decision to spend Christmas at the same lakeside cabin resort from her childhood. But soon her winter wonderland is invaded by Cole Mansfield, a grouchy workaholic, the last thing you should hope to find in your stocking, but who might turn out to be the only gift she needs.

Thank you to author Sadie Rose for sharing this holiday read with me! You are the best. 
#Coleandmistletoe #sadierose #holidayromance #christmasreads #loveandchristmas #spicyreads
#funsocks #grumpyhero #achristmasnovel #booksta

Con/Artist by Tony Tetro

Releases Nov 22nd ~ Get it on Amazon


When will this be made into a movie? So much drama and money to be had! From the court case to his ongoing paintings Tony Tetro has left his mark on the world. I'm thrilled to have received this from HB Social Club. Con/Artist makes for a fabulous coffee table read for sure!
~Tanja

From the Cover...
The world’s most renowned art forger reveals the secrets behind his decades of painting like the masters—exposing an art world that is far more corrupt than we ever knew while providing an art history lesson wrapped in sex, drugs, and Caravaggio.

The art world is a much dirtier, nastier business than you might expect. Tony Tetro, one of the most renowned art forgers in history, will make you question every masterpiece you’ve ever seen in a museum, gallery, or private collection. Tetro’s “Rembrandts,” “Caravaggios,” “Miros,” and hundreds of other works now hang on walls around the globe. In 2019, it was revealed that Prince Charles received into his collection a Picasso, Dali, Monet, and Chagall, insuring them for over 200 million pounds, only to later discover that they’re actually “Tetros.” And the kicker? In Tony’s words: “Even if some tycoon finds out his Rembrandt is a fake, what’s he going to do, turn it in? Now his Rembrandt just became motel art. Better to keep quiet and pass it on to the next guy. It’s the way things work for guys like me.” The Prince Charles scandal is the subject of a forthcoming feature documentary with Academy Award nominee Kief Davidson and coauthor Giampiero Ambrosi, in cooperation with Tetro.

Throughout Tetro’s career, his inimitable talent has been coupled with a reckless penchant for drugs, fast cars, and sleeping with other con artists. He was busted in 1989 and spent four years in court and one in prison. His voice—rough, wry, deeply authentic—is nothing like the high society he swanned around in, driving his Lamborghini or Ferrari, hobnobbing with aristocrats by day, and diving into debauchery when the lights went out. He’s a former furniture store clerk who can walk around in Caravaggio’s shoes, become Picasso or Monet, with an encyclopedic understanding of their paint, their canvases, their vision. For years, he hid it all in an unassuming California townhouse with a secret art room behind a full-length mirror. (Press #* on his phone and the mirror pops open.) Pairing up with coauthor Ambrosi, one of the investigative journalists who uncovered the 2019 scandal, Tetro unveils the art world in an epic, alluring, at times unbelievable, but all-true narrative.

GRIM AND BEAR IT by Juliette Cross ~ Cover Reveal


Hey there, romance lovers! Please join me and Juliette Cross in celebrating this beautiful cover for the final book in the STAY A SPELL series. Yes, Clara's cover is PINK and gorgeous. Who else is excited for Henry and Clara?! See blurb below.


 Please note that like all of the books in STAY A SPELL, GRIM AND BEAR IT will release wide first to be available for non-Zon users and go into Kindle Unlimited a month or two following release. Preorder now available!



 BLURB 

Not even Death can take her from him.

Clara Savoie is so confused. She is absolutely positive that Henry Blackwater is practically in love with her. But for some strange reason, he won’t even ask her on a single date. Time to take matters into her own hands.

When Clara shows up on his doorstep with an unusual invitation, tempting cupcakes, and naughty innuendo, Henry has no choice but to say yes. Now he’s the newest member of the High Tea Romance Book Club. While Clara learns the haunting secrets of her broody grim, Henry shows her what commitment from a necromancer truly means.

But when his father is arrested for murder, Henry is dragged back into the nightmare he’s been avoiding all his life. When he steps back into his father’s world, he isn’t just endangering himself but also the bright, beautiful woman he can no longer live without. But he just might have to.






#juliettecross #stayaspell #grimandbearit #paranormalromance #PNR #coverreveal #romancereaders #werewolves #witches #vampires #grimreapers

The Wind at My Back by Misty Copeland

Releases Nov 15th ~ Get it on Amazon


Told with beauty and care. Misty Copeland is back with another book detailing her friendship with Raven Wilkinson. A lesson in the black history and experience of professional ballet. Where it was and where it is today.
Thank you for sharing, Misty Copeland
~T


From the Cover...
From celebrated ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland, a heartfelt memoir about her friendship with trailblazer Raven Wilkinson which captures the importance of mentorship, shared history, and honoring the past to ensure a stronger future.

Misty Copeland made history as the first African-American principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre. Her talent, passion, and perseverance enabled her to make strides no one had accomplished before. But as she will tell you, achievement never happens in a void. Behind her, supporting her rise was her mentor Raven Wilkinson. Raven had been virtually alone in her quest to breach the all-white ballet world when she fought to be taken seriously as a Black ballerina in the 1950s and 60s. A trailblazer in the world of ballet decades before Misty’s time, Raven faced overt and casual racism, hostile crowds, and death threats for having the audacity to dance ballet.

The Wind at My Back tells the story of two unapologetically Black ballerinas, their friendship, and how they changed each other—and the dance world—forever. Misty Copeland shares her own struggles with racism and exclusion in her pursuit of this dream career and honors the women like Raven who paved the way for her but whose contributions have gone unheralded. She celebrates the connection she made with her mentor, the only teacher who could truly understand the obstacles she faced, beyond the technical or artistic demands.

A beautiful and wise memoir of intergenerational friendship and the impressive journeys of two remarkable women, The Wind at My Back captures the importance of mentorship, of shared history, and of respecting the past to ensure a stronger future.

*Thank you to @grandcentralpub for sharing this title with me.
#TheWindatMyBack #MistyCopeland #grandcentralpub #Ballet #dancer #memoir #blackhistory

Something from Tiffany's by Melissa Hill

Film Adaptation by Hello Sunshine/Amazon Prime Studios 
on December 9th
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It's time people!! Christmas movie time!!
Get a jump by reading the book first!

Hello Sunshine and Prime Studios released the first look photos from their streaming adaptation of SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY’S, the holiday rom com by Melissa Hill. Sure to be a feel-good holiday hit, the film will premiere on Prime Video December 9th. A newly revised edition of SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY’S is now available from Sourcebooks Landmark and features a new surprise ending to match the film which stars and is executive produced by Zoey Deutch who appears alongside a high-profile cast including Rose Abdoo, Shay Mitchell, Leah Jeffries, Ray Nicholson, and many more.


Nothing compares to the magic and excitement of the holidays in New York City, where the streets blaze with lights, windows dazzle and a special box from Tiffany could change the course of a person’s life. Or several lives. Rachel and Gary, played by Zoey Deutch and Ray Nicholson, are happy enough but not quite ready for that big commitment. Ethan and Vanessa, played by Kendrick Smith Sampson and Shay Mitchell, the perfect picture, are just about to make it official. When a simple mix-up of gifts causes all of their paths to cross, it sets off a series of twists and unexpected discoveries that lead them where they’re truly meant to be. Because love – like life – is full of surprises.

From the Cover...
Soon to be a Hello Sunshine/Prime feature film, from international bestselling author Melissa Hill comes an adorable holiday romance about taking chances, falling in love, and trusting destiny.

New York City at Christmas and a visit to Tiffany's is a recipe to sweep a girl off her feet unless fate has other plans . . .

When Ethan Greene lost his wife, he never thought he would be able to replace her, until one woman stepped in and showed him how to be happy again. Now, on a romantic Christmas trip to New York City, he has a plan to show Vanessa just how important she is to him and maybe even to give his daughter, Daisy, a complete family again. He's going to propose with a perfect ring from Tiffany's.

Gary Knowles and his girlfriend, Rachel, are on the trip of a lifetime in New York at the most magical time of year. The only thing missing is Gary's gift for Rachel, since as usual, he's left his shopping far too late. On a last-minute Christmas Eve visit to Tiffany's, he quickly picks out a charm bracelet for her and heads back to their hotel. But, in a moment, one small mistake changes everything…

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