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The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni

What a wonderfully engaging read.   The struggles and experiences of a bullied little boy play out on the pages of The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell. Sad yet beautifully written Robert Dugoni takes us along for the ride with Sam. Simply put this an achingly sweet story that very much focuses on the torment many children go through. There is a bit of a religious/spiritual thread that runs throughout and I feel just adds to the overall feel of this book.  One of my favorite reads of 2018 ~Tanja   Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mother’s devout faith, his father’s practical wisdom, and his two other misfit friends. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And t

Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble

Friendship and fun.  Lighthouse Beach is easy to put down and pick up again  with a sweetness that makes this a perfect book for summer.   What was supposed to be an idyllic wedding leads to an unexpected journey of self-discovery… When Lillo Gray pulls up to Kennebunkport’s most exclusive hotel wearing a borrowed dress and driving a borrowed VW van, she knows she’s made a big mistake. She’s not even sure why Jessica Parker invited her to her posh wedding. They haven’t seen each other since they were unhappy fourteen-year-old girls at fat camp. And now they’re from two completely different worlds. There’s no way Lillo fits in the rarefied circles Jessica travels in. Jess isn’t sure she’s ready to go through with this wedding, but she’s been too busy making everyone else happy to think about what she wants. But when she and her two closest friends, Allie and Diana, along with Lillo, discover her fiancĂ© with his pants down in the hotel parking lot, she’s humiliated…and sl

COVER REVEAL for VI KEELAND - The Naked Truth

A Standalone Second Chance Romance Novel By: #1 NY Times Best Selling Author, Vi Keeland RELEASE DATE: Monday, July 23, 2018 It was just a typical Monday. Until the big boss asked me to make the pitch for a prospective new client. After two years on shaky ground at work because of my screw up, an opportunity to impress the senior partners was just what I needed. Or so I thought… Until I walked into the conference room and collided with the man I was supposed to pitch. My coffee spilled, my files tumbled to the ground, and I almost lost my balance. And that was the good part of my day. Because the gorgeous man crouched down and looking at me like he wanted to eat me alive, was none other than my ex, Gray Westbrook. A man who I’d only just begun to move on from. A man who my heart despised—yet my body obviously still had other ideas about. A man who was as charismatic and confident as he was sexy. Somehow, I managed to make it through my presentation ignoring his inte

Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren: Now in Fun Size! Mass Market edition TODAY!!

A bombshell bookworm. A chronic Casanova. And a lesson in chemistry too scandalous for school. When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she’s determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother’s gorgeous best friend, Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy? Will takes risks for a living, but he’s skeptical about this challenge of Hanna’s…until the wild night his innocently seductive pupil tempts him into bed- and teaches him a thing or two about being with a woman he can’t forget. Now that Hanna’s discovered the power of her own sex appeal, it’s up to Will to prove he’s the only man she’ll ever need. GET IT ON AMAZON

Happy memorial Day Weekend!

Don't forget to load up on great reads for the long weekend!  Many are FREE on Kindle Unlimited!  https://amzn.to/2Lp0P2n

The BookEnd ~ May 25, 2018

I hope you guys are ready for the long weekend! Grab some books, a little sunshine, and enjoy! Julie Kenner's BAR BITES with recipes by Suzanne M. Johnson Thoughts on Netgalley ~ Video Discussion Rough Edge by C.D. Reiss Stripped by Tara Wyatt ~ Review Julie Kenner's BAR BITES with recipes by Suzanne M. Johnson Stripped by Tara Wyatt ~ Review Goodreads Mini Review of Heart of Glass by Nicole Jacquelyn Follow us on Instagram To see all our reviews click  HERE or check the sidebar ----> We have a video book club called,  A CHAPTER BEFORE BED !  We pick a book, read it, and chat all about it. Find out what our current read is and check out past reads  HERE ! We have a private book club over on Facebook! Feel free to check out K&T's  Book Babblers ! We have tons of giveaways and we're set as a private group so... what happens in the group stays in the group! LOL!

Stripped (Blue HEAT #1) by Tara Wyatt

Detective Sawyer Matthews isn’t just having a bad day—he’s having the worst day. His hunt for the criminal who killed his team member has stalled and now… he’s got to play nice with his new, totally unwanted partner. It’s not that she isn’t qualified, or that he doesn’t like her—it’s because he knows what she looks like naked. So very, very naked. Brooke Simmons finally landed her dream job working for H.E.A.T, an elite undercover detective squad, and she’s not giving up simply because she had a one-night-stand with her sullen—but undeniably sexy—new partner. They’ll just have to keep it professional. Easier said than done, considering their first case requires Sawyer to infiltrate a drug cartel operating out of a male strip show. Watching him do his best Magic Mike impression every night isn’t just hot—it’s torture. Sawyer doesn’t need any distractions, yet his attraction to Brooke is explosive and he can’t resist going for round two. Or three. Or four. But as their investigation pr

ROUGH EDGE by CD Reiss

“My new obsession. I'm eating every word of this series and begging for more."  — Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author

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Julie Kenner's BAR BITES with recipes by Suzanne M. Johnson

Julie Kenner's BAR BITES.  It's a book with recipes by Suzanne M. Johnson, a USA Today bestselling cookbook author. I had a BLAST recreating one of the recipes from Bar Bites! Check out the recipe for Farmhouse Sliders below :) The Recipe 2-3 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 onion, thinly sliced 12 small eggs 2 teaspoons soy sauce Salt and pepper to taste 1 pound ground beef 2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning 1/2 cup mayonnaise 12 slider potato buns 12 slices extra sharp cheddar cheese 12 slices bacon, cooked and drained Gathering all my ingredients   Frying up these delicious meaty treats... In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter and add onion and soy sauce. SautĂ© until translucent, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large bowl, combine ground beef and Montreal steak seasoning. Form into 2-inch patties. Preheat grill to medium and coo

The BookEnd ~ May 18, 2018

Happy Friday friends! I hope you guys had a wonderful week and have an even better week to come. May you kindle be full and your reading spot be comfy :) More Than Words by Mia Sheridan ~ Review Trigger warnings - Video Discussion Frozen by Christine Amsden ~ Review COCKTAIL - Cocky Collective More Than Words by Mia Sheridan ~ Review Frozen by Christine Amsden ~ Review To see all our reviews click  HERE or check the sidebar ----> We have a video book club called,  A CHAPTER BEFORE BED !  We pick a book, read it, and chat all about it. Find out what our current read is and check out past reads  HERE ! We have a private book club over on Facebook! Feel free to check out K&T's  Book Babblers ! We have tons of giveaways and we're set as a private group so... what happens in the group stays in the group! LOL!              

Frozen by Christine Amsden ~ Review

Apparently, life doesn’t end when you get married. Cassie Scot is called away from her daughter’s first birthday party when a young couple is found frozen to death in their living room. The couple ran a daycare out of their home, making preschoolers the key witnesses and even the prime suspects. The investigation takes a dangerous turn when a deputy is attacked by a hell hound, a creature nobody has seen in hundreds of years. Then the mist rolls in, bringing with it the cold. Cassie has to think fast to survive, and her actions cause a rift between her and her husband. No, life doesn’t end after marriage. All hell can break loose at any time. Ebook Release: April 25, 2018 Print Release: June 15, 2018 (tentative) Audiobook Release: TBA Dear Christine, Write more for you. THIS. IS. FANTASTIC. Dare I say your best? Yes, I think it is.   It's what Christine Amsden wrote at the end of Frozen. She wrote it for herself and published it for the fans.

COCKTALES - A Cocky Collective

Cocktales , a limited-release anthology of original, never before published material, from some of your favorite bestselling authors is coming May 26th! Cocktales Anthology Publishing Date: May 26th Cover Designer: CD Reiss Each story was specifically written for this anthology. The goal of the Cocktales Anthology is to raise funds to fight against obstruction of creative expression. Specifically, what we believe are obstruction attempts through the trademarking of common (single) words for titicular use in books / or as a book series (eBooks, print, and audio). Cocktales will only be available May 26th-August 26th. Pre-order your copy today Amazon: Coming Soon iBooks: Coming Soon Nook: Coming Soon Kobo: Coming Soon Add to Goodreads Contributing Authors Include Nana Malone, USA Today Bestselling author – Foreword Dylan Allen – 'Cocked and Loaded' Jana Aston, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Double Cocked' Whitney Barbetti