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Resting Witch Face by Juliette Cross

Out October 31st ~ Get it on Amazon https://amzn.to/3DAJWPi I thought I had a favorite coupling when it came to the Savoie sisters, but Ruben and Jules have ruined me for everyone else. The most polarizing coupling of the series for me. It’s what we’ve been waiting for. A grown-up second-chance romance where growth and self-discovery are at the core of this reconnection. Filled with so much tension and wanting my kindle was melting.   Resting Witch Face has an incredible plot and storyline that felt almost like it was the first novel in a new series. Many new characters and an epic amount of world-building. I'm hopeful and excited about a possible extension or a spin-off series. I can’t say enough about the author, Juliette Cross. She is a staple in the genre and a force to be reckoned with. At this point in her writing career, she's right up there with the likes of Ilona Andrews and Nalini Singh. Cross has established a paranormal romance collection that will stand the test o

A Touch of Moonlight by Yaffa S. Santos

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon https://amzn.to/3gP9U8Y Look what the mailman dropped off!! A Touch of Moonlight by Yaffa S. Santos was released this week and I am THRILLED to have a copy on my doorstep. Early reviews are glowing and I am excited to enter the paranormal world of bakeries and family chaos. ~Tanja *Thank you to Harper Books for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... From the author of A Taste of Sage comes another charming and engrossing novel in which a young woman must navigate her family’s expectations, the demands of her job, a new love, and a secret about her magical identity. Larimar Cintrón works hard at three things: her job as brand manager for Beacon Café, a New York based corporate bakery chain; taking care of her parents and her abuela; and hiding that she’s a ciguapa—a mythical creature of Dominican folklore with long, straight hair and backwards-facing feet. Larimar may only be a ciguapa on full moons, but she feels like an outsider in her family the res

Vanishing Hour by Laura Griffin ~ Review & Excerpt

Get it on Amazon https://amzn.to/3PWDMgf One of the most trusted voices in mystery today Laura Griffin delivers a stunning example of mystery romance. Like a Texas sunrise Griffins' Vanishing Hour is a multifaceted work of art. A shocking and gritty adventure awaits the reader anytime you pick up any of her novels and Vanishing Hour is truly one of her best.  ~Tanja *Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group for sharing this title with me via Netgalley From the Cover... When a cold case in Texas leads to a sinister string of disappearances, a newcomer to the small town helps a detective piece together the clues in this new romantic thriller from New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin. Corporate lawyer Ava Burch has had enough of the big city and the daily grind. She grew up with her father, who raised search-and-rescue dogs, in rural Texas and has moved to the small town of Cuervo to spend time in the dry, rugged wilderness near Big Bend National Park. When she and her dog, H

Archangel's Resurrection by Nalini Singh

Releases October 25th ~ Get it on Amazon https://amzn.to/3D4tyGV This feels monumental. A story transcending time filled with a fury of emotion. Two souls are so intrinsically intertwined one can not exist without the other. This masterpiece takes us through millennia of love, lust, war, peace, and change. I feel as if I got a peek behind the curtain. The grownups let us in for just a moment. Truly an epic read from Nalini Singh. I don't have enough words. Fans of this series are going to be blown away. Truly one of my favorite books of the series, and after fifteen books, that's saying something! ~Tanja *Thank you to Berkley Publishing for sharing this title with me. FROM THE COVER... For thousands of years, the passion between Alexander, Archangel of Persia, and Zanaya, Queen of the Nile, burned furious and bright, seemingly without end. But to be an archangel is to be bound to power violent and demanding. Driven by its primal energy, Alexander and Zanaya fought as fiercely

Imperfect Angel by Christi Barth

Get it on Amazon  https://amzn.to/3BBxRc8 “I may not be the keeper you want but I’m the keeper you’ve got“  Nothing kicks off spooky season like a trip to the gates of hell. Mystery, fun, and mayhem is the best way to describe Imperfect Angel by Christi Barth. The new keeper is Maisie Norgate. What does she do when she learns she's the new gatekeeper to hell? Well, trying to stay alive is always a nice way to start but with Rhys... heaven and hell never looked so good. I really enjoyed this and I can't wait for more! ~Tanja *Thank you to Entangled Publishing for sharing this title via Netgalley From the Cover... Three days ago, all Maisy Norgate had was a stack of bills, about a gazillion jobs, and her sunny-as-hell outlook. Now, thanks to an uncle she never knew about, she’s inherited an ornate skeleton key with absolutely no idea what it’s for—or why she has it. Which is exactly when a ridiculously handsome guy claiming to be an angel shows up at her door and all hell breaks

Livid by Patricia Cornwell

Releases October 25th ~ Get it on Amazon https://amzn.to/3TamOvY What better way to enjoy the spooky season than to snag a chilling read! I have discovered Patricia Cornwell this year and have a mighty need to share her with you. Livid is my first and only read by this author and I can assure you it won't be my last. Dark and gritty with a pulse-pounding rhythm kept me invested and craving more. ~Tanja From the Cover... In this thrilling installment of the #1 bestselling series, chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta finds herself a reluctant star witness in a sensational televised murder trial causing chaos in Old Town Alexandria with the threat of violent protests. Chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta is the reluctant star witness in a sensational murder trial when she receives shocking news. The judge’s sister has been found dead. At first glance, it appears to be a home invasion, but then why was nothing stolen, and why is the garden strewn with dead plants and insects? Alth

A Heart Full of Headstones by Ian Rankin

Releases October 18th ~ get it on Amazon https://amzn.to/3VnnJLE Alrighty, book peeps! This is my first time experiencing author Ian Rankin's work. He writes with a rhythm and cadence that's easy to follow and become lost in. I finished with a need to research everything about the Rebus series. Since this is book number TWENTY-FOUR I have much to catch up on. Fans of David Baldacci and Iris Johansen will love this series.  ~Tanja    From the Cover... In a brand-new series installment, New York Times bestselling author, Ian Rankin, returns to his legendary detective—it’s not the first time Rebus has taken the law into his own hands, though it may be the last. John Rebus stands accused: on trial for a crime that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life. But what drove a good man to cross the line? Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke may well find out. Clarke is tasked with the city’s most explosive case in years, an infamous cop, at the center of decades of misconduct

Long Shadows by David Baldacci

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon https://amzn.to/3SX4AhY Book seven in the Amos Decker series is here! Long Shadows is in the top two books in this series for me. I felt so much more this go around. Maybe it was due to the past bubbling up for Decker or the complication of dealing with a new partner, I'm not sure. What I do know is David Baldacci has hit his stride with Long Shadow. I want more! ~Tanja From the Cover... When Amos Decker is called to South Florida to investigate a double homicide, the case appears straightforward: A federal judge and her bodyguard have been found dead, the judge’s face sporting a blindfold with two eye holes crudely cut out, a clear sign that she’d made one too many enemies over her years on the bench.   What at first seems cut and dry is anything but: Not only did the judge have more enemies than Decker can count—from violent gang members, drug dealers, and smugglers to a resentful ex-husband—but the bodyguard presents additional conundrums that muddy t

The Sporty One by Melanie C

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon https://amzn.to/3CQBqeO Tell me whatcha want... Well, I didn't think it would be this. I am surprised at the amount of self Melanie C shares in her new book, The Sporty One. This is a must-read for fans of the Spice Girls. Sweet, inviting, and honest. ~Tanja From the Cover... An intimate memoir from international pop star Melanie Chisholm--better known as Mel C. or Sporty Spice--chronicling her trajectory from small-town girl to overnight icon as part of the Spice Girls. 25 years ago, The Spice Girls, a girl band that began after five women answered an ad in the paper, released their first single. 'Wannabe' became a hit and from that moment and, almost overnight, Melanie Chisholm went from small town girl to Sporty Spice, part of one of the biggest music groups in history. Beginning in her bedroom in the north-west of England dreaming of performing on stage, THE SPORTY ONE follows the meteoric rise of the Melanie and The Spice Girls, from the inc

Pride and Pina Coladas by Melanie Summers

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon https://amzn.to/3elq8FJ Somebody get me the sunscreen cause summer can't be over already! Especially when I have a book just asking me to sit on a beach with a fruity beverage! Pride and Pina Coladas by Melanie Summers has been one of my favorites in the series! An old story with a fresh twist kept me up all night completely engrossed with Nora and Theo. I'm addicted to RomCom and Melanie Summers is a perfect supplier! ~Tanja From the Cover... From best-selling author Melanie Summers comes a retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that’ll have you laughing, swooning, and sipping fruity blender drinks… I’m Nora Cooper—single woman about to turn thirty, wildly unsuccessful plant fanatic, and event planner at Paradise Bay Resort. My shot at ‘the big time’ has finally arrived—the resort is hosting the World Bartender Championships and I’ve been asked to head up the hospitality team. There’s only one big problem. And his name is Theo Rojas. You

Summer at Hope Haven by Kristin Harper

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon https://amzn.to/3T9e4WY Thank you to Forever Publishing for sending Summer at Hope Haven by Kristin Harper my way! I can't think of a better way to cap off my summer reading.  It's been touted as an emotional read, and I'm eager to get started.  ~Tanja From the Cover... Making her way up the cedar-lined driveway, tears fill her eyes at the sight of the cottage’s faded trim and peeling turquoise shutters. Taking a deep breath, she grasps the heart-shaped iron door handle and steps inside the once-happy childhood home she’s been avoiding. It is time to face up to the past… When Emily’s fiancé walks out on her while she’s still grieving the loss of her family in a terrible accident, she escapes back to Hope Haven on the remote Dune Island, where her family vacationed every summer. Emily hopes that fixing up the house will also mend her broken heart, but the cottage holds more than just bittersweet childhood memories. Emptying her father’s antique w

When Life Gives You Vampires by Gloria Duke

Get it on Amazon https://amzn.to/3QfQUww “Like sands through the hourglass so are the days of our immortal lives” When life gives you vampires by Gloria Duke is a fun, fast-moving story of a girl trying to figure out who she is while learning to love the body she has been blessed with. That's a lot to sort out especially now that becoming a vampire has been added into the equation. Who knew twilight was real? Lol. A super cute fun read from a first-time author that was a delight to read! ~Tanja *Thank you to Sourcebooks Casablanca for sharing this title with me via Netgalley From the Cover... A paranormal Dumplin' for adults, When Life Gives You Vampires is part a journey of body positivity, part a story about learning how to accept love at face value, and part a hysterical romcom told through a paranormal lens. Twenty-five year old Lily Baines is used to waking up hungover, overweight, and underemployed. Waking up with fangs? Not so much. But when it turns out a little light

Bad Girl Reputation by Elle Kennedy

Releasing Oct 4th ~ Get it on Amazon https://amzn.to/3QTFXBQ This was a much deeper read than I expected. It's been a minute since a book has made me feel this involved in the outcome. Both, Gen and Evan as characters, show a wide range of growth and self-realization that I was sprinting to the end. As always, the comedic timing and trajectory of where Kennedy keeps pushing us as readers are exceptional. Really stunning work by Elle Kennedy. ~Tanja *ARC provided by St. Martin's Griffin via Netgalley From the Cover... When former bad girl Genevieve West returns home for her mother’s funeral, she’s prepared to keep her distance from her ex-boyfriend, Evan Hartley. Their history is rife with turbulence. And passion. A heck of a lot of passion...which she’s trying desperately to forget. But it’s impossible not to run into Evan in the small coastal town where they once ran wild. And the moment she sees her gorgeous ex again, it’s clear to Gen that Evan is still as unruly, sexy, and