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Who Is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon Thank you to Novel Suspects for sending, Who Is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews, my way! From the write-up and blurb, I am excited to see how this would be identity thief of sorts is gonna pull this all off. I am excited to jump in and spend my time seeing how this all plays out! ~Tanja From the Cover... Florence Darrow is a small-town striver who believes that she's destined to become a celebrated writer. When she stumbles into the opportunity to become the assistant to "Maud Dixon," a celebrated-but anonymous-novelist (think: Elena Ferrante), she believes that the universe is finally providing her big chance. The arrangement feels idyllic; Helen can be prickly, but she is full of pointed wisdom on both writing and living. She even invites Florence along on a research trip to Morocco, where her new novel is set. Florence has never been out of the country before; maybe, she imagines, she'll finally have something ex

The Other Half of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Releasing April 26th Get it on Amazon ~ Nostalgia. Nostalgia is exactly what I’m feeling while reading The Other Half of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. It’s been so many years since I’ve been able to slip into this world. Excuse me while I give a little backstory folks. My book bestie Kathy and I started our blog in January 2013. We started it after we connected over Twilight and then we moved to Charlene Harris and from Charlene, we went straight into Jeaniene Frost's Cat and Bone's series. We read and reread these books over and over.  Kathy and I met while our families were both stationed in England so Bone's cavalier British accent and “devil may care” hit a chord with both of us since we were now living back in the states and missing life in the UK terribly. So when I saw that Frost is releasing book one from Bone's POV I immediately jumped at the chance to read it. The thing I didn't expect was to be immersed in memories of my friend. W

Summer in Barefoot Bay by Roxanne St. Clair

  Releasing April 26th ~ Get it on Amazon Who doesn't love a BOGO! Barefoot in the Sun AND Barefoot by the Sea are now available in one robust book for summer. Dip those toes into the world created by Roxanne St. Clair.  Book one, Barefoot in the Sun, gives us a second chance at romance when Zoe Tamarin and Oliver Bradbury find themselves together again in Barefoot Bay. Book two, Barefoot by the Sea, gives us a bit more drama when Tessa Galloway finds herself drawn to a new coworker who has some pretty weighty personal issues that involve more than just himself. I am forever a fan of Roxanne St. Clair and this will definitely be in my beach bag this summer! ~Tanja *Thank you to Grand Central and Forever Publishing for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... BAREFOOT IN THE SUN Ever since her great-aunt Pasha rescued her from a troubled childhood, Zoe Tamarin doesn’t dare stay still for fear of exposing her precarious past. But when her aunt’s health is


MISFIT A Prep Novel Finding out your mom is marrying some rich dude you’ve never met is enough to make any eighteen-year-old guy’s head spin. But for RJ SHAW, it only gets worse: he’s being sent to Sandover Prep for senior year. If there’s one place a misfit hacker like RJ doesn’t belong, it’s an ivy-covered all-boys boarding school for rich delinquents. RJ knows his stay at Sandover will be temporary. Which means there’s no point making friends or trying to fit in. But the plan to remain antisocial goes awry when he meets a gorgeous girl in the woods on campus. SLOANE TRESSCOTT is pure temptation, with a sharp tongue and an ice princess attitude RJ’s determined to crack. Except there’s a catch. Sloane is the one girl he is forbidden from touching. The headmaster’s daughter. Good thing RJ doesn’t believe in rules. Sure, Sloane insists she’s swearing off guys this year, but their connection is impossible to deny. He wants her bad, and he’s going to win her over if it kills him. Unless h

Kennedy Ryan HOOPS Series Special Edition Covers and Boxset

  Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kennedy Ryan is excited to reveal the gorgeous special edition paperback covers for her award-winning HOOPS series! To celebrate this opportunity, Kennedy has bundled the Hoops Series in a limited time digital boxed set and it’s ON SALE NOW for only 99¢ and FREE in Kindle Unlimited! Get Special Edition HOOPS Paperbacks! Long Shot Amazon: Amazon Worldwide: Block Shot Amazon: Amazon Worldwide: Hook Shot Amazon: Amazon Worldwide: Signed Copies: PRE-ORDER YOUR HOOPS SERIES BOOK BOX NOW featuring special edition paperbacks, dust jacket hardbacks and thoughtfully curated merchandise inspired by the series. Pre-order here >> Download the Limited Edition Digital Hoops Series Boxed Set for only 99¢, or read FREE in K

The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon This was very different than what I expected. Having said that, I did enjoy this origin story of sorts. I am a forever fan of everything Night Vale so I am happy to add this to my bookshelf even if I was perplexed by it. ~Tanja From the Cover... In the town of Night Vale, there’s a faceless old woman who secretly lives in everyone’s home, but no one knows how she got there or where she came from...until now. Told in a series of eerie flashbacks, the story of The Faceless Old Woman goes back centuries to reveal an initially blissful and then tragic childhood on a Mediterranean Estate in the early nineteenth century, her rise in the criminal underworld of Europe, a nautical adventure with a mysterious organization of smugglers, her plot for revenge on the ones who betrayed her, and ultimately her death and its aftermath, as her spirit travels the world for decades until settling in modern-day Night Vale. Interspersed throughout is a pre

Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez

Releases April 19th - Get it on Amazon It’s no surprise for me to say that Abby JimĂ©nez is one of my favorite authors. From her very first book, The Friend Zone, there’s just something about her writing, her prose, and the way she cultivates a sentence. It just resonates and sticks with you. Her latest addition, Part of your world, is nothing short of wonderful. From the meet-cute between Alexis and Daniel - to the town locals - to the setting - to the ever-present and hilarious animals that occupy the spaces between the pages. All these things just work together to make a beautiful story. One that you won’t be able to put down until you've reached the final chapter. Everything about this is new, different, and fresh. Even though it is a trope that many people have read before there’s just something about the way it’s written and the way her characters interact that make it amazing. From different worlds comes a perfect match. Because we all know when it

The Moment I met You by Debbie Johnson

  Out Now! Get it on Amazon This is a heavy one folks. If you're looking for a light, fun, romantic story this ain't it. It's about sacrifice and guilt taking away years of a life that could have been lived in happiness. Maybe. You just never know what would truly have happened if things were different. We only have speculations. I finished feeling melancholy and I bit sad. But hey, sometimes that's what a story is and does. ~Tanja *Thank you to Avon/William Morrow/Harper Collins for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... An unmissable novel of love, disaster, heartbreak, and unexpected happy endings, by the bestselling British author of Maybe One Day. “When I was twenty-six years old my world was literally turned upside down and inside out, like a coat pocket being excavated for loose change. It was terrible, and frightening, and it taught me a lot of things I never wanted to know.” Elena Godwin has scrimped and saved for a relaxing dream

Just the Two of Us by Jo Wilde

Releases April 12th Get it on Amazon ~ As a woman who has been married 29 years this year and I can say for certain I know exactly what it feels like to go into lockdown as empty-nesters. And I have the absolute luxury of saying my husband and I came out of this stronger and more in love than ever. Having said that, I know for others that was simply not the case. Though none of the issues that Julie and Michael faced prior to going into the lockdown happened to me, I can say I understand a lot of their issues. As I’m sure many of us do. At any rate, this was a good reminder of the lockdown and how we made it through to the other side of things. ~Tanja *Thank you to Forever Publishing for gifting me this title. From the Cover... A couple on the brink of divorce after 35 years of marriage gets a second chance to rediscover their love now that a pandemic lockdown has forced them to spend more time together. Julie and Michael Marshall have stayed together through t

The New Neighbor by Carter Wilson

Releases April 12th Get it on Amazon ~ This is one of those books that I feel fans of the author and his work will wholeheartedly enjoy. I didn’t find out until after I began reading that, The New Neighbor, is a spinoff of a previous book. I feel the need to read the previous work to understand some of what happens within. Having said that, I find the writing to be enjoyable and the premise to be fascinating. The New Neighbor releases April 12th from Poisoned Pen Press and Sourcebooks. ~Tanja *Thank you to Poisoned Pen Press and Sourcebooks for gifting me this title. From the Cover...  Aidan holds the winning Powerball numbers. Is today the best day of his life... or the worst? Aidan Marlowe is the superstitious type—he's been playing the same lottery numbers for fifteen years, never hitting the jackpot. Until now. On the day of his wife's funeral. Aidan struggles to cope with these two sudden extremes: instant wealth beyond his imagination, and the los

Until We Meet by Camille Di Maio

Out Now! Get it on Amazon I love surprise book mail! Thank you so much Forever Publishing for sharing Until We Meet by Camille Di Maio with me. It was an absolute delight to discover this on my porch this morning. Of course, I'm a sucker for most all of the Club Car Reading Groups books. I can't wait to jump in! ~Tanja From the Cover... A poignant and page-turning story of three women whose lives are forever changed by war.… New York City, 1943 Can one small act change the course of a life?Margaret’s job at the Navy Yard brings her freedoms she never dared imagine, but she wants to do something more personal to help the war effort. Knitting socks for soldiers is a way to occupy her quiet nights and provide comfort to the boys abroad. But when a note she tucks inside one of her socks sparks a relationship with a long-distance pen pal, she finds herself drawn to a man she’s never even met. Can a woman hold on to her independence if she gives away her hear

Nobody But Us Kindle Edition by Laure Van Rensburg

Releases April 12th Get it on Amazon ~ He’s not who he says he is. Then again, neither is she. Steven Harding is a handsome, well-respected professor. Ellie Masterson is a wide-eyed grad student. Together, they are driving south from New York for their first vacation: three days in an isolated cabin, far from the city. Ahead of them, the promise of long, dark nights—and the chance to get to know each other better, away from prying eyes. It should be a perfect romantic getaway for two. But when a snowstorm strands them in the house, each realizes the other harbors a dangerous secret—and soon it becomes clear one of them won’t escape the weekend alive. By turns tantalizing, surprising, and thrilling, Nobody But Us heralds the arrival of an incredibly talented author of literary suspense. [IMG: Titled book is sitting on the lap of a person wearing mauve pants and a grey comfy shirt. The person is sitting on a grey tufted bench ]

Dream Town by David Baldacci

Releases April 12th Get it on Amazon ~ David Baldacci has the most inexplicable way of telling a story. I get so excited when a new release comes from him. I love a good standard when it comes to mystery, but don't get me wrong. A good standard doesn’t mean the same old-same old. It’s the quality of standard that David Baldacci maintains in his work. Dream Town, book three in the Archer series, has everything I wanted and more. Literally from page one, the smile is affixed and firmly in place. It’s an exercise in mental calculations. Who, what, when, where. All the things that make a mystery great.  "Being alive and living or also two distinct things, he had come to realize. The former was strictly biological; the latter was everything else." I mean let’s be realistic, he is THE gold star in the genre and I am forever a fan. Dream Town was absolute perfection. I enjoyed every moment and I can’t wait for more. ~Tanja *Thank you to Novel Suspects a

A Wedding on Sunshine Corner by Phoebe Mills

  Out Now! Get it on Amazon When I tell you I squealed upon opening the mail today I mean it!!! Oh my gosh, thank you so much to Forever Publishing for sending me surprise book mail! I can not wait to jump into A Wedding on Sunshine Corner by Phoebe Mills. They have driven each other bonkers for what seems like forever and I am here for all the drama. I am still recovering from all things season two of Bridgerton so giving me the angsty love-hate romance is absolute perfection! Thanks again Forever!! ~Tanja From the Cover... A delightful small-town romance between a daycare teacher and single dad who must overcome their differences to help plan the ultimate wedding. They’ve driven each other crazy for years, but were they fighting each other—or the chemistry between them? As the youngest in her loving, overprotective family, Savannah Lowe has always gone with the flow instead of going out on a limb…until now. Her new job running a preschool requires her to be al

Lover Arisen by J.R. Ward

Releases April, 5th Get it on Amazon - Alrighty folks, this review is going to be all over the place so bear with me. Here are my initial thoughts from the first 30% of Lover Arisen. Incredible. I mean, really freaking great! It feels like Ward’s original storytelling from the first three books in the series. It’s back to being meater, grittier, and comes with a new sense of mystery and engagement.  I’m inspired to reread Dark Lover again from this experience. She's got me googling Birkin bags! It's a punch you in the face, action-filled plot with a story-driven rhythm that makes me crave more. I mean really guys, I can’t get over how good this is. Here are my immediate thoughts once I finished... I was standing in my shower not even 30 minutes after finishing Lover Arisen trying to get my thoughts together.  To figure out exactly what I wanted to say and then like a burst of sublime sunshine I figured... why don’t I just say that? Lover Arisen has left

The Sign for Home by Blair Fell

Releasing April 5th ~ Get it on Amazon You can read the blurb or check out more reviews on Goodreads, but I’m going to tell you how this book made me feel. Nervous with a heightened sense of curiosity. Introspective is another. I have never really spent time thinking just how much the deaf-blind community is reliant on others. Having to have complete faith in those around you, to be honest, open, professional as well as moral. There is so much happening and so much information given by the author, Blair Fell. You can tell Fell devoted time to be acute ,  perceptive, understanding, and shining a light on this portion of the population. I leave this read feeling inspired to learn more and to reevaluate how I would interact with a person within that community. Love has many forms and everyone is entitled to feel that love and be loved in return. The Sign for Home has found a home within my heart. What a wonderful thing to happen. Especially from a debut author. Wel