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Second Chance at Sunflower Ranch by Carolyn Brown

Releasing July 27th Get it on Amazon Book one in the new The Ryan Family series is a hit! Of course, anything from author Carolyn Brown is going to be amazing. She's just that kind of writer. Second Chance at Sunflower Ranch is just that, A second chance for retired combat vet medic Jess Ryan and the girl he left behind, Addison Hall. He comes home to find he has much more than he could have ever expected. I did find the reasons for him to be left in the dark unfair not only to him but to his child as well. Having said that, I did enjoy the story immensely. ~Tanja From the Cover... Retired combat medic Jesse Ryan hasn’t been home much since he enlisted twenty years ago. Now he’s headed back to Texas to help take care of his aging foster parents and run Sunflower ranch. But when he gets there, he finds his parents’ live-in nurse is Addison Hall, his high school best friend and the woman he always regretted leaving behind after their one steamy night together before he shipped out.

A Good Day for Chardonnay by Darynda Jones (Sunshine Vicram #2)

Releases July 27th Get it on Amazon It's the morning after... I finished reading A Good Day for Chardonnay around 1:30 last night and for some reason, I am close to tears while writing this. Why? Gosh, you guys, I feel like it's been a long year and for the first time in a long time, I felt kinda normal again reading the words from Darynda Jones. It felt comforting and familiar. I didn't want it to end. Sun is such a kind and loving character and when you throw in the humor and spark she supplies, well... she's my kinda gal. Her back and forth with Levi is a thing of beauty. I swear this needs to be picked up by Netflix and made into a series.  Once again I am left needing more. 5 Sunshiny Stars ~Tanja From the Cover... Running a small-town police force in the mountains of New Mexico should be a smooth, carefree kind of job. Sadly, full-time Sheriff--and even fuller-time coffee guzzler--Sunshine Vicram, didn't get that memo. All Sunshine rea

Claimed by J.R. Ward ~ Review ~ Excerpt ~ Giveaway

On Sale July 27th Get it on Amazon Wards writing style is an absolute thing of beauty. From the very first paragraph, I felt like I was home. Her descriptive powers have once again immersed and excited me into her world. She has a knack for using funny-snarky banter as a weapon of sorts. It pulls you in and makes you want to stay. Claimed is book one in a brand new series, Lair of the Wolven. It's a spin-off of The Black Dagger Brotherhood series, specifically from one of the existing characters' past. However, Claimed is centered on two new characters while building this world on the fringe of BDB. Lydia and Daniel make for a powerful dynamic. Both are strong-minded and driven individuals with a sense of purpose and integrity. There's much mystery and intrigue going on that it had me doubting almost everyone connected to the Wolf Study Project. It's a mystery lovers' dream! Fans of Ward are going to be "over the moon" The final twi

The Matchmaker Bride by Ginny Baird

Releasing July 27th Get it on Amazon Oooooooh (smirky smile) This is all the good book trope things rolled into one! Can you say, enemies to friends/pretend couple/friends to lovers and so much more. I fell in love with Ginny Bairds sweet and romantic storytelling when I read The Duplicate Bride last year. To say I have been excited about this release is an understatement.  Meredith Galane, and her disaster of a love life, delivers herself to the front door of laid-back boat maker Derrick Albright. The combination of chemistry and somewhat questionable plans make for a fabulous read!  The Matchmaker Bride is a fun and enjoyable read. Perfect for those beach bags! ~Tanja From the Cover... Successful Boston matchmaker and television personality Meredith Galanes’s reputation is on the line. During a guest appearance on a morning talk show, she’s broadsided by questions about her own romantic attachments, just as she’s trying to secure a syndication deal. Afraid to

Only for You by Barb Curtis

Releases July 27th Get it on amazon Barb Curtis is back with book two in the Sapphire Springs series! And I thought you couldn't ask for a more perfect pairing for a second chance romance than Jay Winter and Lyna Milan from book one. Well, I wasn't wrong, but Tim and Emily may have just pushed them from the top spot. The fake relationship/friends to lovers trope is a favorite of mine and Barb Curtis did it so well. Only You is everything I love in a sweet romance. ~Tanja From the Cover... Barb Curtis returns to Sapphire Springs with this heartwarming romance where a small-town bakery owner finds herself in a fake relationship with the man she's always pined after. Will a fake relationship between two friends lead to true love? After having his heart broken on national television, Tim Fraser knows only one way to stop the gossip about his love life-a new girlfriend. The problem is, he's done with romance forever. A fake relationship with his friend and Sapphire Spring&#

The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin

Out Now! Get it on Amazon I can't thank  Sourcebooks Fire enough for sending The Nature Of Witches to me! I won it as part of a giveaway during Bookfest hosted by Edelweiss. I have heard so much buzz and have been told countless times that this is a must-read. Well, book friends, I'm finally diving in. If you've read this please let me know your thoughts. No spoilers!! I'll update after I've finished reading. ~Tanja From the Cover... For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, but now their control is faltering as the atmosphere becomes more erratic; the storms, more destructive. All hope lies with Clara, a once-in-a-generation Everwitch whose magic is tied to every season. In Autumn, Clara wants nothing to do with her power. It's wild and volatile, and the price of her magic―losing the ones she loves―is too high, despite the need to control the increasingly dangerous weather. In Winter, the world is on the precipice of disaster.

Look What You Made Me Do by Elaine Murphy

Out Now! Get it on Amazon Oh my gosh, you guys! I just started reading Look What You Made Me Do by Elaine Murphy and I can tell you for sure, it won't be the last time I'll be picking up one of her books. I have never read a story from an accomplices point of view before. And honestly, she can't even be called that. Carrie is truly an unwilling participant in her sister's sinister life. I have real hopes for what may happen in the end. Or at least I know what I want the ending to be, but as for now, I am just along for the ride!! I know I can't call this a true review as I'm not finished reading, but I couldn't wait to share about it! ~Tanja From the Cover... A gripping thriller about a woman who must help cover the tracks of her serial killer sister -- only to discover her sibling isn't the only serial killer in town . . . and they're both next on his kill list. Carrie wants a normal life. Carrie Lawrence doesn’t need a happi

The Summer Sisters by Sara Richardson

Out now! Get it on Amazon Book two is finally here! I loved the first book, Home for the Holidays, so much and was giddy to see that The Summer Sisters was out in the world! Absolutely perfect for a beach bag and relaxing in the sun. Author Sara Richardson has a way of making her characters feel like party of your own family. Her books are filled with angst and drama but it's told in such a fun and loving way. You do not have to have read the previous book to enjoy it. Jump on in book friends the water's fine! ~Tanja From the Cover... A heartwarming, multi-generational story about three sisters' search to reunite their family and the love they find along the way. The Buchanan sisters share everything—including their inherited Juniper Inn. But when their mother won’t let go of a decades-long feud with their Aunt Sassy to attend the inn’s grand re-opening, the sisters decide a family reunion is long overdue. Youngest sister Rose is determined to put t

The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Releasing July 20th Get it on Amazon Caught in an avalanche, Mauve is now experiencing more than she bargained for. It was supposed to be a retreat. One to center herself and set the stage for a new career avenue. Instead, Mauve is caught up in the drama of murder.  The Retreat has Agath Christie/Murder on the Orient Express vibes. It's a group of seemingly likable people trying to survive till help comes, but someone is a murderer.  The Retreat of a fun thrill ride. I can't wait to read more from author Elisabeth de Mariaffi. ~Tanja From the Cover... She came looking for inspiration. Instead, disaster strikes. Maeve Martin arrives at the High Water Center for the Arts, a gorgeous lodge nestled deep in the Rocky Mountains, determined to do one thing: begin her own dance company. A retired performer and mother of two, time is running out for her to find her feet again after the collapse of her disastrous—and violent—marriage. And at first, there's a

The Room by Hannah Adkins

Out Now! Get it on Amazon. What do you do when you've hit rock bottom and someone throws you a lifeline? In the case of Jasmine, you grab the line and hold on tightly. Only... was it really a lifeline or just another type of ending? The Room has an eerie unease to it. Told with an artistic flair by author Hannah Adkins. It was a very different adventure than what I was expecting. It's a fresh take on the futuristic mystery. One I enjoyed fully. ~Tanja From the Cover... Dark. Sexy. Thrilling. The Room gives you perfection through that door, but at what price?The Room is a thriller fictional novel set in the not-so-distant future. It subtly questions how technology and its ability to control the human mind can affect life itself. We join Jasmine at the brink of devastation; her life is certainly not going the way she'd like, and she intends to do something about it.A job offering at a place named only as 'The Room' saves her. But as she unveils

Witches Get Stitches by Juliette Cross

Releasing July 20th Get it on Amazon I spent my Sunday in the supernatural world of the Savoie sisters. Violet Savoie to be exact. From the get-go Violet comes at you full force. She's kick-ass and sexy. Smart-mouthed and quick-witted. You are instantly drawn to her and her overall presence. And then there's Nico Cruz. "Ever heard that phrase when time stood still? I'd never felt it myself, until that moment.   --Was he the one?" Nico is playing the long game. He knows he has to. For the majority of Witches get Stitches we get to indulge in a deliciously edible slow burn. Romance aside, the backstory and subplot make me hungry for more. I am excited for what's to come and love how the Stay A Spell world is expanding and moving. I would be amiss not to mention the rest of the Savoie sisters and their loves. We get to have snippets and a few revelations from the couples previously showcased in the series and a massive, I feel, reveal of w

Lights Out in Lincolnwood by Geoff Rodkey

Out Now! Get it on Amazon. Thoughts... Okay, I found Lights Out in Lincolnwood so funny at times. Let's chuck all the modern conveniences we're used to and face the pending apocalypse. The self-indulgent Altman family is about to learn how things really work when you have to make it without and sustain with just your personal survival skills and the basics. I surprised myself with how much I laughed! ~Tanja From the Cover... A mordantly funny, all-too-real novel in the vein of Tom Perotta and Emma Straub about a suburban American family who have to figure out how to survive themselves and their neighbors in the wake of a global calamity that upends all of modern life. It’s Tuesday morning in Lincolnwood, New Jersey, and all four members of the Altman family are busy ignoring each other en route to work and school. Dan, a lawyer turned screenwriter, is preoccupied with satisfying his imperious TV producer boss’s creative demands. Seventeen-year-old daugh

The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

Out Now! Get it on Amazon I shouldn't be stunned anymore when reading our history. Whether it's women or people of color, yet here I sit stunned. The mighty privilege of being a white man is horrifying in so many aspects. Read our history. Search out our real and silenced history.  ~Tanja From the Cover... 1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. The enemy sits across the table and sleeps in the next room. Her husband of twenty-one years is plotting against her because he feels increasingly threatened—by Elizabeth's intellect, independence, and unwillingness to stifle her own thoughts. So he makes a plan to put his wife back in her place. One summer morning, he has her committed to an insane asylum. The horrific conditions inside the Illinois State Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, are overseen by Dr. Andrew McFarland, a man who will prove to be even mor

An Ambush of Windows by Jeff Abbott

Releases July 6th Okay, I know I have a habit during the summer months of saying a book is perfect for any beach bag... well, this one tops my list! I simply adore a good book that makes me excited to pick it up day after day while on vacation. An Ambush of Windows has all the mystery, thrills, and plot twists my bookish heart can ask for. It's release day so what are you waiting for? Snatch this one up today!! ~Tanja From the Cover... In New York Times bestselling author Jeff Abbott’s latest novel of riveting psychological suspense, an uneasy alliance forms as two widows delve into their husbands’ deadly and dangerous secrets—as they try to protect their own. Henry North is a down-on-his-luck cybersecurity expert from New Orleans. Adam Zhang is the cofounder of one of Austin’s most successful venture capitalist firms. These two men didn’t know each other. They had never met. Yet they died together, violently, in a place neither had any business being. When

A Cup of Silver Linings by Karen Hawkins

Releases July 6th Get it on Amazon Book two in the Dove Pond Series by Karen Hawkins is filled with tea leaves and magic. There is something so soothing about this series. I'm not sure if it's the melodic writing style, or that I crave and drink freshly brewed tea while reading. I know it's a crazy juxtaposition as the main character Ava is in a dizzying state while trying to open her tea shop, but it all just speaks to me. I am thrilled to have been gifted this wonderful read by Gallery Books and I can't wait to continue on with the series. It's a joy! ~Tanja From The Cover... Ava Dove—the sixth of seven daughters of the famed Dove family, and owner of Ava’s Landscaping and Specialty Gourmet Tea—is frantic. Just as she is getting ready to open her fabulous new tearoom, her herbal teas have gone wonky. Suddenly, the tea that is supposed to help people sleep is startling them awake with vivid dreams; the tea that infuses romance back into tir