Always Practice Safe Hex Juliette Cross

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What I really need to practice is not opening a book at 10pm on a Wednesday night. Cause at 2:30am Thursday morning with bleary eyes  I closed the book. Thank you Juliet cross for depriving me of all the sleep I needed, but just like Livy Savoir felt the morning after... it was so worth it! Grim Reaper Gareth Blackwell delivered on all the things I needed.

I'm amazed at how Juliet Cross inevitably gets better and better with every book she produces. The stay at spell series is going down as one of my all-time favorite book series in the PNR genre. Always filled with love, kindness, and smartly crafted women. It takes a great woman to write great women. That I know for sure.

And the ability to write these beautiful flawed yet caring men.? Amazing. Every one of her books plays out like a movie in my head. I could see it on the big screen or the small screen with a fantastic soundtrack. Take notice Netflix. This needs to happen.

Always Practice Safe Hex is steamy, erotic, smart, and all-consuming. Do yourself a favor and get to know the Savoir sisters. You won’t be sorry.

~Tanja

From the Cover...
Livvy Savoie is a people person. Not only does she have the magical gift of persuasion, but her natural charisma charms everyone she meets. She hasn’t met a person she didn’t like. Until her annoyingly brilliant competitor walks through the door. No matter how hard she denies it, loathing isn’t the only emotion she feels for him.
Grim reaper Gareth Blackwater is rarely, if ever, moved beyond his broody, stoic state. But the witch he’s partnered with in the public relations contest is destroying his peace of mind. He’s convinced that the flesh-melting attraction he feels for her is merely her witchy magic at work.

But forced proximity proves there is more than magic sparking between them. Livvy learns this enigmatic grim’s abilities are beyond any supernatural she has ever known. And when Livvy becomes the obsessive target of a dangerous warlock, Gareth proves just how powerful he truly is. Because no one is going to hurt his Lavinia.

*Thanks to @Juliettecross for the ARC #alwayspracticesafehex #juliettecrossauthor #stayaspellseries #witchromance #pnrromance #vampireromance #indieauthorsofig 

Midnight Dunes by Laura Griffin

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Midnight Dunes by  Laura Griffin is coming on May 24th and it's another fantastic addition to the Texas Murder Files series! When a local resident turns up dead detective Owen Breda is on the case. Lost Beach is a small coastal town in the state of Texas and things like this don’t normally happen. Macey Burns has come to Lost Beach in hopes of starting her own publicity company. She’s been hired by the city to make a tourism video. This will be a redemption of sorts for her. After a bit of personal and professional scandal, Macey needs to do the things she loves and do it on her own terms. She’s hoping this job with the city will be a launching pad for a new business. What she doesn’t know is, she's rented a beach house where the recently deceased resident used to live. The fact that the previous tenant was murdered brings an underlying feeling of unease for Macey. The only stable thing going on is her ability to constantly run into Detective Breda. An attraction is there but is it convenient or conducive to her new plan and career path? What we do know for sure is that there is chemistry only Laura Griffin can create. A smart coupling that will help uncover a murder mystery. Griffin has a spectacular way of telling a story and this reader will forever be a fan. 
~Tanja

*Thank you to Berkley Publishing via NetGalley for the ARC

From the Cover...

When the shocking discovery of a murdered woman’s body disturbs the tranquility of tourist season, the police detective in charge of the puzzling case must work alongside the new filmmaker in town to pursue every lead in the new romantic thriller from New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin.

After a scandal derails her television reporting career, Macey Burns comes looking for a change of pace in Lost Beach, Texas. She’s ready to focus on her first passion—documentary filmmaking—and has a new job working for the island’s tourism board, shooting footage of the idyllic beachside community. Her plans for a relaxing rebound are dashed when she realizes the cottage she’s renting belonged to the woman whose body was just found in the sand dunes.

Detective Owen Breda is under intense pressure to solve this murder. Violent crimes are rising in his small town, and he can’t stand to see anyone else hurt…especially not the beautiful documentarian who keeps showing up at the precinct.

With the clock ticking, cameras rolling, and body count climbing, Macey and Owen must use all their resources to find the killer without getting caught in the crosshairs.


[ID: I am holding a copy of the book in front of a bookshelf filled with brightly colored books as well as previous books in Laura Griffins book series]

The Billionaire & The Monk by Vibhor Kumar Singh

Releases May 24th ~ Get it on Amazon


This little hardcover book filled with inspiring stories about finding happiness and love is currently pride of place on my coffee table. The conversations and wisdom shared are touching and oddly sweet. It's a short read but a mighty inspiration.

~Tanja

From the Cover...
This charming fable full of motivation and wisdom follows a billionaire and a monk who cross paths and teach each other what it means to be happy.

What if you learn that everything you have been taught about happiness is false? What if you realize that happiness is not a goal and therefore it cannot be achieved? What if you discover that it is the ordinary path that leads to extraordinary treasure?

This is a story about how two men from different walks of life learn that neither robes of honor nor the total renunciation of worldly life is required to enjoy the most fundamental human desire – happiness. Happiness is not a philosophical enigma but an attainable state of the mind and everyone can cherish the greatest joys through the simplest and smallest acts of daily life.

*Thank you to the amazing people at @GCPBalance for sharing this title with me.

Dukes Do It Better by Bethany Bennett

Releases May 24th ~ Get it on Amazon



Okay, when do we get a Netflix show for The Misfits of Mayfair novels? Cause I need it!! Bethany Bennett delivers once more with the Duke of Trenton and the lovely Lady Hardwick. If you haven't read the first two books in the series stop what you're doing and grab them now. They are going to play a vital role in Dukes Do It Better. I enjoyed everything about this. From the way these two meet - to how they circumvent their current circumstances. It's all devilishly fun. I mean who doesn't want to be "pink from the sun"? 

~Tanja



From the Cover...
She can keep her secrets or risk her heart..
Lady Emma Hardwick has been living a lie—one that allowed her to keep her son and give him the loving home she’d never had. But now her journal, the one place she’d indulged in the truth, has been stolen. Whoever has it holds the power to bring the life she’s carefully built crumbling to the ground. With her past threatening everything she holds dear, the only person she can trust is the dangerously handsome, tattooed navy captain with whom she dared to spend one carefree night.

Captain Malachi Harlow, Duke of Trenton, would rather throw himself overboard than return to society. But when the Admiralty calls him back home, there is no room for refusal. Crossing paths with the delectable Lady Emma is a welcome distraction that takes a more serious turn when they discover they have a common enemy. Working together could help them both—but will it also bring a temptation neither can resist?

*Thank you to @ReadForeverPub @bethanywriteskissingbooks for sharing this title with me. You guys rock! #readforeverpub #readforever #bethanybennett #dukesdoitbetter #bethanywriteskissingbooks #regencyromance #historicalromance #sagafiction #May24th #misfitsofmayfair 

All Fired Up by Dylan Newton

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Today is the day, book friends! My copy just arrived! Who else is spending the day reading?

From the Cover...
After one wild night together, two complete opposites plan to stay firmly in the friend zone, but life has other plans in this delightful romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Emily Henry and Abby Jimenez.

As a successful book publicist, Imani Lewis works night and day to promote her authors. It’s her dream job, but she’s become a total workaholic. So when her grandmother invites her to stay for the summer as she recovers from surgery, Imani happily agrees. But being back in the same small town as her one-night stand may not be quite the relaxing break she envisioned…

Zander Matthews wakes up every day determined to enjoy the present because he knows from his time in the Marines that tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. But he’s never gotten over the beautiful woman who blew through town a year ago, then disappeared. And he doesn’t want to be hurt again. So they agree to a deal: he’ll help Imani fix up her grandmother’s house as long as they stay firmly in the friend zone.

Whether it’s repairing tiles in his ceramics studio, dodging nosy neighbors, or soothing the most obnoxious parrot ever, Zander never fails to make Imani laugh. And soon their friendly banter is turning ever flirtier. But since Imani’s stay is temporary and Zander can’t be tied to anything beyond the most tenuous plans, will she be able to handle it when things get all fired up?

*Thank you to Forever Publishing and Dylan Newton for sharing this title with me.

The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions by Kerry Greenwood

Releases May 17th ~ Get it on Amazon


Absolutely Lovely. I call this a waiting room read. Ya know, a book that gets worn out from being in your tote bag/purse. Easy to pick up and put down. A comfort read if you will. A collection of stories from the incomparable Kerry Greenwood. Ya gotta buy it! She has cats to feed 😁 (Love it)

~Tanja

From the Cover...
In The Lady with Gun Asks the Questions, Kerry Greenwood distills the Phryne of her books and imagination. For those fans looking for greater character depth, a richer historical context of the twenties, and Phryne as her truest, freest self, Greenwood has curated just the right stories from her 21 novels and added four brand-new ones so we may meet the real fabulous Miss Fisher.

This Ultimate Miss Fisher Story Collection features four previously unpublished stories:The Boxer
A Matter of Style
The Chocolate Factory
The Bells of St. Paul's

*Thank you to @poisenedpenpress @sourcebooks
#TheLadywiththeGunAskstheQuestions #sourcebooks #poisenedpenpress
#inkedinpoison #KerryGreenwood

The Love List by Elana Johnson

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Can I just say, I love a book where thought and love have been put into the physical details! The artwork that heads the beginning of each chapter and the embellishments added throughout are just fantastic. I know it seems simple but it adds so much to the reading experience.

As for the story of Beatrice Callahan, well... let's make a list.

💙I celebrate women who make changes even when they are hard.
💙New is scary but it's exciting too.
💙Love lists are better than bucket lists.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Love List. It's perfect for any beach bag or sandy shore. Funny, loving, and kind in all ways. I can't wait for more.

~Tanja

*Thank you to @inkslinger for sharing this title with me. I am proud to have it on my bookshelf.


From the Cover...
Beatrice Callahan loves lists. Sometimes she even makes a to-do list of things she's already done, just to go check, check, check and feel accomplished. So it's easy to understand why, when her divorce is finally final and her ex is all moved out, Bea takes a cool, close look at her life...and makes a list.
It's not exactly a bucket list.

It's a love list.
Bea loves the outdoors, so she puts visit 10 National Parks on the list.
She loves animals, and on goes get a puppy.

She loves the beach, and she adds take a dream vacation to the list, and decides to do that one first. After all she's been through and all she's lost, she needs time to relax, rest, and reset.

On the first day she arrives in Hilton Head Island, she meets Grant Turner, the man whose house she's renting for her fabulous beach vacation. He's just there to make sure she settles in properly and has enough towels.

But when Bea asks for recommendations around the island, Grant quickly becomes her tour guide and then a friend and then...more than friends.

Bea turns to her lists when things get confusing and her love list morphs once again... Can she add fall in love at age 45 to the list and check it off?

Death of The Black Widow by James Patterson

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Released in April this massive work from the amazing James Patterson is now in paperback and ready for all the beach bags and backpacks of summer. Patterson knows how to craft a story and keep the reader guessing. I am forever a fan. Death of The Black Widow is engaging and kept me up to the wee hours. I can't recommend it enough!

~Tanja

From the Cover...
She destroys the men she loves—and escapes every time. The most dangerous killer James Patterson has ever created is also his most seductive.
 
On his first night with Detroit PD, Officer Walter O’Brien is called to a murder scene. A terrified twenty-year-old has bludgeoned her kidnapper with skill that shocks even O’Brien’s veteran partner. The young woman is also a brilliant escape artist. Her bold flight from police custody makes the case impossible to solve—and, for Walter, even more impossible to forget.

By the time Walter’s promoted to detective, his fascination with the missing, gray-eyed woman is approaching obsession. And when Walter discovers that he’s not alone in his search, one truth is certain. This deadly string of secrets didn’t begin in his home city—but he’s going to make sure it ends there.

*Thank you to @GrandCentralPub @Hachettebookgroup for sharing this title with me. #grandcentralpub #GCP #GrandCentralClubCar #Hachettebookgroup #Jamespatterson #DeathofTheBlackWidow #booksta #GCPCLUBCAR

Summer Island by Shelley Noble

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Beach bag perfection! I mean... Shelly Noble knows her stuff and masters it every time. A beautiful story of family, life, and reinventing yourself. I love everything about this. A perfect novel for summer.

~Tanja

From the Cover...
When reporter Phoebe Adams loses her job and her fiancé on the same day, it never occurs to her that she’ll also have to support her mother, Ruth, through her divorce from Phoebe’s father after thirty-five years of marriage. They both need a safe haven, and Phoebe knows just the place—Summer Island where Grandma Alice still rules the roost from the big New England beach house Phoebe and Ruth once called home.

But “home” has changed. There’s a trendy new look downtown. Large beach houses are replacing the old; the Harken house next door is in disrepair.

Phoebe’s plan for a peaceful retreat is quickly hijacked when globe-trotting Great Aunt Vera makes an unannounced pit stop. With Vera around, no one can stay morose for long, not even Lars, the grumpy widower next door, or his son Ty, formerly geeky middle child all grown up into a handsome and enigmatic man. Soon they’re all enjoying things they used to do and discovering new ones. Each adventure opens a part of themselves they’ve neglected for too long and brings them closer together.

But when an accident threatens to destroy the tenuous tie between them, Phoebe realizes how fragile life can be, and that she has some serious choices to make about her own life. It will take the support of her newly awakened family and the magic of Summer Island for Phoebe to embrace the challenge of an unexpected future and to trust her own heart.

In Summer Island, Shelley Noble once again creates a thought-provoking and life-affirming beach read that will stay with you long after the last tan of summer fades.

*Thank you to @Avonbooks @HarperCollins for sharing this title with me!
#summerisland #avonbooks #happilyeveravon #readavon #ShelleyNoble #outnow #booksta 

Child Zero by Chris Holm

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oh. mah. gah. Talk about a captivatingly thrilling read. Geez Chris Holm, are you trying to damage us? In the best possible way.  I am at a loss for words. What I can say is grab it today and jump in.

~Tanja
 
From the Cover...
It began four years ago with a worldwide uptick of bacterial infections: meningitis in Frankfurt, cholera in Johannesburg, tuberculosis in New Delhi. Although the outbreaks spread aggressively and proved impervious to our drugs of last resort, public health officials initially dismissed them as unrelated.
 
They were wrong. Antibiotic resistance soon roiled across the globe. Diseases long thought beaten came surging back. The death toll skyrocketed. Then New York City was ravaged by the most heinous act of bioterror the world had ever seen, perpetrated by a new brand of extremist bent on pushing humanity to extinction.

Detective Jacob Gibson, who lost his wife in the 8/17 attack, is home caring for his sick daughter when his partner summons him to a sprawling shantytown in Central Park, the apparent site of a mass murder. Jake is startled to discover that, despite a life of abject squalor, the victims died in perfect health—and his only hope of finding answers is a twelve-year-old boy on the run from some very dangerous men.

*Thank you to @Mulhollandbooks @Novelsuspects and @Hachettebookgroup
#novelsuspectsinsider #novelsuspects #childzero #Chrisholm #HardScienceFiction