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Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

Releases March 1st ~ Get it on Amazon It has been waaay too long since I've read a Tessa Bailey book!! I didn't realize how much I'd missed her writing till I dived into her latest book. Appropriately titled Hook, Line, and Sinker! The perfect book to take along with you during spring break. Fox and Hannah are delicious together. It's THE friends-to-lovers trope I crave and Tessa Baily knows how to serve it up! ~Tanja *Thank you to Avon / Harper Collins for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... In the follow-up to It Happened One Summer, Tessa Bailey delivers another deliciously fun rom-com about a former player who accidentally falls for his best friend while trying to help her land a different man… King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Everyone knows he’s a guaranteed good time—in bed and out—and that’s exactly how he prefers it. Until he meets Hannah Bellinger. She’s immune to his charm and looks

On a Night of a Thousand Stars by Andrea Yaryura Clark

Releases March 1st ~ Get it on Amazon From the gorgeous book jacket to the actual hardback copy itself, I was instantly hooked by the cover. The saying is, never judge a book by its cover, but if the golden embossing is any inclination of what's to come this one’s going to be a beautiful read. It has the acclaim of New York Times best-selling authors! For a debut novel that’s exciting to hear. On a night of a Thousand Stars by Andrea Yaryura Clark releases March 1st. Head over to Amazon pre-order your copy today! ~Tanja *Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for sharing this title with me . From the Cover... In this moving, emotional narrative of love and resilience, a young couple confronts the start of Argentina's Dirty War in the 1970s, and a daughter searches for truth twenty years later. New York, 1998. Santiago Larrea, a wealthy Argentine diplomat, is holding court alongside his wife, Lila, and their daughter, Paloma, a college student and buddin

Hunt The Stars by Jessie Mihalik

Out now! Get it on Amazon Hunt The Stars is book one in the Starlight's Shadow Series by Jessie Mihalik. I like getting started on the ground floor of a new series. The world-building, getting familiar with the characters and the world they live in is exciting to me. Girl boss bounty hunter and a former general make up the couple dynamic. They're a fun and snarky coupling that makes the slow burn of their romance fire! I'm hooked and can't wait for more. ~Tanja *Thank you to Harper Voyager / Harper Collins Publishing for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... The critically acclaimed author of Polaris Rising takes readers on an exciting journey with the start of her brand-new series about a female bounty hunter and the man who is her sworn enemy. Octavia Zarola would do anything to keep her tiny, close-knit bounty hunting crew together—even if it means accepting a job from Torran Fletcher, a ruthless former general and her sworn enemy. Wh

The Midnight Ride by Ben Mezrich

Releasing Feb 22nd - Get it on Amazon The card shark, the ex-con, and the professor. All three strangers find themselves on the cusp of an incredible discovery. One that someone is willing to kill to keep buried. AAAAHHHHHH!!! Can you feel my excitement? The Midnight Ride by Ben Mezrich is like a good movie playing out on the pages. It’s exciting, questioning, and thrilling! Literally, I can see it being on the big screen. Somebody call Brad Pitt and George Clooney because this needs to be a thing. I guess you can tell that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I really hope there’s more and it becomes a series. ~Tanja *Thank you to @GrandCentralPub for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... From the celebrated, New York Times bestselling author comes a commercial thriller of an MIT grad student who unwittingly uncovers the hidden connection between the Gardner Museum heist and the most fascinating secret in American history. THE CARD SHARK: Hailey Gordon is looking

Would I Lie To You by Aliya Ali-Afzal

Releases Feb 22nd ~ Get it on Amazon Would I lie to you? I mean this reviewer would never! However, Faiza would have no problem doing just that. I guess everybody has a need to fit in especially if they’re new to an area, country, or town. Having moved a lot as a child and even as an adult I understand the need to just blend in and not stick out. But what Faiza does jeopardizes her family‘s financial stability. All for the sake of fitting in. I enjoyed Would I Lie To You by Aliya Ali-Afzal. It felt like a juicy who-done-it all the tension and drama. It has all the good things you want in a read. Originally published in July 2021, it’s returning February 22nd via Grand Central Publishing with a brand new cover. Pre-order today! ~Tanja *Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... At the school gates, Faiza fits in. It took a few years, but now the snobbish white mothers who mistook her for the nanny treat her as one of

Up To No Gouda by Linda Reilly

Out Now! Get it on Amazon! I like a good mystery I can sink my teeth into and if what I’m sinking into happens to be a grilled cheese sandwich we’ll… All the better. Up To No Gouda, A Grilled Cheese Mystery by Linda Riley, is the first book in a brand new series. It’s as warm and inviting as a bowl of tomato soup on a cold winter's day. I guess that’s why I found this read so comforting. It’s the middle of February, it’s cold outside, and I’m just trying to make it to spring. What better way to kill time than to figure out a murder. Carly Hale and the townspeople of Balsam Dell create a fantastic cast of characters. I can’t wait for what’s to come in the series! ~Tanja *Thank you to Poisoned Pen Press / SourceBooks for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... The first in a delicious new culinary cozy series featuring a grilled cheese eatery owner who must solve murders in her small town before she is put under lock and brie Back in Balsam Dell to he

Where There's a Will by Sulari Gentill

Get it on Amazon ~ This is my first time reading a work by Sulari Gentill. When I saw it available through Poisoned Pen Press I decided there’s no time like the present to introduce myself to him. I'm starting out with the Roland Sinclair World War II ten-book mystery series. This series has gotten a ton of praise and it makes me excited to jump in. I enjoyed the cadence and feel of this book and after starting I've decided to pause, take my time, and thoroughly enjoy it all. I’ll update once I’m finished but for now I’m excited to backtrack and start with book one. Can I also comment on the cover style and art? Lovely! ~Tanja From the Cover... Hell hath no fury like a family disinherited... American millionaire Daniel Cartwright has been shot dead: three times in the chest, and once in the head. His body is found in Harvard Yard, dressed in evening attire. No one knows who he planned to meet there, or why the staunch Oxford man would be caught dead at

Hip-Hop (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon I'm so excited to highlight this book after winning the giveaway from TwelveBooks/ Hachette Publishing.  Thank you so much!! ~Tanja From the Cover... HIP-HOP (AND OTHER THINGS) is about, as it were, rap, but also some other things. It's a smart, fun, funny, insightful book that spends the entirety of its time celebrating what has become the most dominant form of music these past two and a half decades. Tupac is in there. Jay Z is in there. Missy Elliott is in there. Drake is in there. Pretty much all of the big names are in there, as are a bunch of the smaller names, too.   There's art from acclaimed illustrator Arturo Torres, there are infographics and footnotes; there's all kinds of stuff in there. Some of the chapters are serious, and some of the chapters are silly, and some of the chapters are a combination of both things. All of them, though, are treated with the care and respect that they deserve. HIP-HOP (AND O

Diablo Mesa by Preston and Child

Out Now! Get it on Amazon A captivating and wildly thrilling read! If you haven’t started the series yet here’s your reminder!! Thank you @grandcentralpub for sharing Preston & Child with me. I’m forever a fan of the series now. ~Tanja From the Cover... New York Times bestselling authors Preston & Child continue with the wildly popular series featuring archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson. Lucas Tappan, a wealthy and eccentric billionaire and founder of Icarus Space Systems, approaches the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute with an outlandish proposal—to finance a careful, scientific excavation of the Roswell Incident site, where a UFO is alleged to have crashed in 1947. A skeptical Nora Kelly, to her great annoyance, is tasked with the job. Nora's excavation immediately uncovers two murder victims buried at the site, faces and hands obliterated with acid to erase their identities. Special Agent Corrie Swanson is assigned to the case

Bound in Black by Juliette Cross~Re-release with new cover

  Get it on Amazon ~ Below is the original review of Sealed in Sin written by co-blogger Kathy (K) in 2015. I miss you every day. I was intrigued with book one, blown away by book two and well, totally invested in the finale with book three. :) Great PR series and an author that I've grown to really love as one of my favorite in the PR genre. Can't wait to see what else she has up her sleeve! ~Kathy From the Cover... Genevieve Drake is going to hell. And no one can stop her. She must find the soul collector, Lethe, and enter the deepest, darkest level of the underworld. No one has ever returned alive from the belly of a soul collector, but she will let nothing stop her from going after the precious treasure Lethe stole from her. Even as she defeats demon spawn and foul creatures of the underworld, strengthening her Vessel power, she still may not be able to save the treasure she loves most in the world. Meanwhile, the full prophecy hurtles toward the ni

Model Behavior by Tricia Lynne

Releases Feb 15th - Get it on Amazon Oh my gosh!! Give me lovable pups, a rough and tumble football player, and you have me at hello. This is my first time reading Tricia Lynne and I can assure you it won't be my last. I graciously received a promotions box via Inkslinger PR with Protective Instinct and a download of model behavior. If you’re looking for a little ASMR please feel free to check out the TickTock of the unboxing. But first and foremost let me tell ya... Hayes Walker is mine. All mine. I am not sharing him with anyone. The second chance romance is exactly what this reader needed. It’s chemistry, sweet Pups, heart-tugging moments, and ultimately love that is everlasting. On a personal note, I lost my sweet Maggie pup after loving her for 14 years. It’s been six months and I’m still not ready for a new fur baby in my life. I really like the fact that Lynne not only recognized how impactful the loss of a pet is but she was honest and gentle with

Sealed in Sin by Juliette Cross ~ Re-release with new cover!

Get it on Amazon ~ Below is the original review of Sealed in Sin written by co-blogger Kathy (K) in 2015. I miss you every day. 5 Wowza Stars!! Oh No!!! I need book three... that ending... I'm a little sad and anxious now... Gosh... I liked book one but I LOVED book two... :) Genevieve's character is maturing and evolving and she is growing more powerful every day. The race to keep her from being captured and possessed by the demons is tense and a full time job. Jude, her primary protector is such an intriguing character. I really like him. The tension filled connection between Gen and Jude is getting harder for them to resist. More specifically, sexual tension! Jude oozes sex appeal but he's also very dark and dangerous. But, when it comes to the woman he loves, he is protective, patient, careful and honorable. I love how their connection to each other evolved into something very deep and emotional. His careful touch with her was surprisingly swee

Play Dead by Angela Marsons

Get it on Amazon ~ Okay, I know starting a series in the middle is not the most effective way to get into a story, but... what can I say. When Play Dead arrived I was just flipping through the pages and then I simply stopped. I went to page one and just devoured it. Now if you'll excuse me I have fifteen books to read now!!  *Thank you to Grand Central Publishing/Novel Suspects for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... The dead don't tell secrets... unless you listen. The girl's smashed-in face stared unseeing up to the blue sky, soil spilling out of her mouth. A hundred flies hovered above the bloodied mess. Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A 'body farm' investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime. Then a sec

Dark Destiny by Christine Feehan

Get it on Amazon ~ Thanks so much to the wonderful people on team Feehan for reaching out to me. It's been years since I've read one of the Dark series books. I forgot just how much I love Feehan's writing. It really felt like coming home. It's warm and comfortable. In the book blogger world, we can get caught in the rush of books from PR reps and publishers. I am happy to have found myself back with the masters of the darkness. I am waaaaay behind in this series, but now I have a fire burning to revisit and catch up. Thanks again, guys! ~Tanja *Thank you to the author and Avon Books for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light.... Her childhood had been a nightmare of violence and pain until she heard his voice calling out to her. Golden and seductive. The voice of an angel. He had shown her how to survive, taught her to use her unique gifts, trained

Antoinette's Sister by Diana Giovinazzo

Get it today on Amazon ~ From the author of The Woman in Red comes another historical fiction.  Antoinette's Sister by Diana Antoinette has been a staple on my nightstand this week. It's one of those books that demands you take time and dare I say, a little research while reading. I find myself taking notes and wanting to learn more about these sisters than what I've gained from movies and television. I am pleased to say I'm a fan of author Giovinazzo. I can't wait to read what she does next. ~Tanja *Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for sharing this title with me. #GCPCLUBCAR From the Cover... As Marie Antoinette took her last breath as Queen of France in Paris, another formidable monarch—Antoinette’s dearly beloved sister, Charlotte—was hundreds of miles away, in Naples, fighting desperately to secure her release from the revolutionaries who would take her life. Little did Charlotte know, however, that her sister’s execution would cha

The Secret Letter by Debbie Rix

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon Germany, 1939. A tumbledown farmhouse, on the outskirts of a close-knit village in the heart of the rolling hills of Bavaria. A once happy family home torn apart by Nazi rule. And one young girl who refuses to give up on what she believes in… London, 2018: When ninety-four-year-old Imogen receives a letter addressed to her in neat, unfamiliar handwriting, she notices the postmark is stamped from Germany - and it sends shivers down her spine… Germany, 1939: Thirteen-year-old Magda is devastated by the loss of her best friend, shy and gentle Lotte, cruelly snatched from her and sent to a concentration camp – the Star of David sewn on her faded, brown coat. As the Nazi’s power takes hold, Magda realizes she’s not like the other girls in her German village - she hates the fanatical new rules of the Hitler Youth. So Magda secretly joins The White Rose Movement and begins to rebel against the oppressive, frightening world around her. But wh

Act Like You Got Some Sense by Jamie Foxx

Get it on Amazon ~ I have loved Jamie Foxx since the days of In Living Color. I've followed his career in movies and in interviews, I have always found him to be just a genuine person. He’s funny and that’s a draw but I think it’s what I’ve seen as a person that I really enjoy. So when Act Like You Got Some Sense came out I was very excited. The way he interacts with his family, the way he just speaks... it’s all so normal and non-preachy. He seems genuine and there’s something about that resonates and sticks. I really enjoyed this book and I kind of wanna get to know more of his daughter and hear her play the piano. I hope Billie Eilish got to hear it too. ~Tanja *Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for sharing this title with me. In this hilarious and heartfelt memoir, award-winning, multi-talented entertainer Jamie Foxx shares the story of being raised by his no-nonsense grandmother, the glamour and pitfalls of life in Hollywood, and the lessons he to

Re-release ~ Forged in Fire by Juliette Cross

Get it on Amazon ~ Below is the original review of Forged in Fire written by co-blogger Kathy (K) in 2015. I miss you every day. The star of this book was definitely Jude... dark, mysterious, powerful, attractive... a really great character. In fact, all of the male characters in this book were very intriguing... in particular the demon Dante. All of the scenes between him and Gen were edgy and had me glued to the pages. On Gen's twentieth birthday she is awakened and quickly realizes that she is now being hunted by demons to claim her as a vessel. Jude is a demon hunter and her protector... he hopes to teach her to protect herself from the demons as she is thought to be a major player in a prophecy. Dante, a Demon Prince, will stop at nothing to claim her so Jude definitely has his hands full. I loved all of the descriptive art and the inclusion of Latin in the story... it made it more visual and mysterious. Gen's mom was a painter and before she died