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Want Me Always by Lea Nolan

Want me always by Lea Nolan is a friends-to-lovers Romance, perfect for an afternoon at the beach or on your back deck. Wren and Smith have known each other since childhood, and when Wren comes home after a failed engagement, Smith sees his opening to finally, hopefully, get the girl he’s always loved. Fun, sweet, and absolutely sexy. I can’t recommend it enough. I’m excited to continue the series and add Lea Nolan to my list of favorite authors. ~Tanja Out Now! ~ Get it on Amazon From the Cover... He missed his chance with his first crush. Now that she's back in town, he won't make that mistake again. Wren Donovan’s done with love. Betrayed and humiliated by her ex-fiancĂ©, she retreats to her family’s beach house on Heron Harbor Island to lick her wounds and gorge herself on ice cream, spray cheese, and a box of glazed donuts. Wren vows to devote herself to her law career and swears off men forever, but she isn’t prepared for what being reunited with h

Veil of Shadows by Diana Marik

Veil of Shadows by new to me author, Diane Marik has been an incredible surprise. Never having read her before I was pleasantly surprised to find a mixture of JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Laurell K Hamilton, and Charlene Harris. I’m going to assume she’s a fan of these authors because she encompasses all of them in her writing. As a fan of paranormal romance, I'm delighted to share that VOS is filled with longing, intrigue, and the chaos that only the high courts of vampires can provide. I’m excited to begin this nine-book journey.  It’s gonna take me a while to catch up, but I am eager for the challenge. ~Tanja Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon From the Cover... Lord Valadon, CEO of ValCorp and leader of New York’s vampires, has become fascinated with Miranda Crescent, a human woman with powers only Elementals possess. As his enemies conspire against him, he becomes drawn to her, but knows any involvement with Miranda will only endanger her life because within the h

The Little Bookstore on Heart Lake Lane by Sarah Robinson

Can we talk about how fun summer reading can be? You know what I mean? The weather is nicer, time seems to slow down a little, and finding a spot to sit and be becomes easier for a while. Maybe it's the vitamins coming from the sun or maybe it's time to exercise the brain with a little romantic escapism. Sarah Robinson has given me all these things with The Little Bookstore on Heart Lake Lane. Perfect summer reading at the perfect time! ~Tanja Get it on Amazon From the Cover... In this charming installment of the Heart Lake series, a grumpy single dad and a small-town bookseller—who's secretly an advice columnist—find love when they least expect it. As chaotic as it can be, Rosie Dean loves her unruly life. But between raising twins alone, running her struggling bookshop, and secretly writing a parenting advice column, the single mom can’t think about dating. At least that’s what she tells herself . . . until her high school crush (and his incredible

Return to Hummingbird Way by Reese Ryan

  I was THRILLED to discover this in my mailbox last week! I'm delighted I get to spend this coming weekend back in Holly Grove Island as Reese Ryan is a favorite. Especially if you want to get lost in love. I mean... what better way to kick off summer? ~Tanja Out Now! ~ Get it on Amazon From the Cover... In this heartwarming small‑town romance, can three months, two planning projects, and a meddling grandmother finally make two high school hate crushes see just how right they are for each other? Ambitious real estate agent Sinclair Buchanan is ecstatic to be her best friend’s maid-of-honor—until she discovers the best man is Garrett Davenport. Sin and Rett’s mutual hate crush ignited when they were teens and hasn’t let up since . . . except for that one extremely hot (and extremely regrettable) night they shared five years ago. Nothing gets Rett fired up like going toe-to-toe with Sinclair. She’s as infuriatingly stubborn, and as absolutely gorgeous, as whe

Hard Dough Homicide Olivia Matthews

Book two in the Spice Isle Bakery Mysteries series is my first time reading Olivia Mathews and I am happy to report it won't be my last. I'll be grabbing the previous book, Against the Currant, as soon as possible. From the family dynamic to the building plot I had the best time. I'm a big fan of Lyndsay's voice and view. I'm very much drawn to her and the relationships she has with a certain detective.  I can't wait for more. ~Tanja Releases May 23rd ~ Get it on Amazon From the Cover... Spice Isle Bakery owner Lyndsay Murray is always looking for new ways to grow her family’s business. But she already regrets agreeing to host the retirement dinner for local high school principal Emily Smith. The tyrant used to be her mother's boss and they did not get along. Six guests arrive for the celebration, but only five survive. Emily starts convulsing—right after eating the curry chicken—and dies soon after. It’s not long before the police a

Eddie Muller's Noir Bar: Cocktails Inspired by the World of Film Noir by Eddie Muller

I've found a lovely way to spend my day! Let's watch an old movie and try a few cocktails, shall we? A stylish and beautiful book perfect as a hostess gift as well as a way to bring fun to any movie night. Eddie Muller paves the way for beautiful libations with a classic movie twist. SantĂ©. ~Tanja Out Tuesday, May 23rd ~ Get it on Amazon From the Cover... Eddie Muller—host of TCM's Noir Alley, one of the world's leading authorities on film noir, and cocktail connoisseur—takes film buffs and drinks enthusiasts alike on a spirited tour through the "dark city" of film noir in this stylish book packed with equal parts great cocktail recipes and noir lore. Eddie Muller's Noir Bar pairs carefully curated classic cocktails and modern noir-inspired libations with behind-the-scenes anecdotes and insights on 50 film noir favorites. Some of the cocktails are drawn directly from the films: If you've seen In a Lonely Place and wondered what

Dirty Filthy Billionaire by Laurelin Paige

Well, this was afternoon delightful! From author Laurelin Paige, and 1001 dark nights comes a dirty filthy novella that shows you what happens when the boss is away and his assistant has time to play. A filthy, sexy romp that's sure to please releases May 16th! ~Tanja Pre-order your copy today! Amazon: Amazon Worldwide: Amazon Paperback: Add Dirty Filthy Billionaire to Goodreads: From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laurelin Paige comes a new story in her Dirty Universe series… I’m damn good at my job. So if I swipe my boss’s event invitations from time to time, it’s kind of like a much-earned bonus. He’ll never miss them, and I get a five-star free meal in the company of men in well-fitted suits. But then he shows up at an award’s dinner that I’m most definitely not supposed to be at. Lucky for me, when my boss accuses me of stealing his ticket, a hot swo

The Garden of Lost Secrets by Kelly Bowen

Beautifully written and filled with poignant prose. Kelly Bown has produced an award-worthy book about the strife of war, sisterhood, and how world issues intrude. Not a light faire but an earthy read to submerge yourself into. Plan on having this as your primary reading on the nightstand for days. Which this reader loves. ~Tanja Releases May 16th ~ Get it on Amazon From the Cover... Two sisters discover the fairy tales written by their great-grandmother during WWII in this riveting tale of one woman’s secrets lost in the chaos of war—perfect for fans of Julia Kelly and Natasha Lester. 1940 - Stasia always found comfort in the idyllic French countryside where she spent her childhood summers, roaming the gardens of an old chateau and finding inspiration for fairy tales full of bravery and adventure. But these days are much darker, and with Nazis storming across Europe, she soon finds herself one of the most hunted agents of the Resistance. The only safe haven sh

Tell-Tale Bones by Carolyn Haines

"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their gray visions, they obtain glimpses of eternity, and thrill, in waking, to find that they have been upon the verge of the great secret."    ~Edgar Allen Poe I love this quote as it's absolutely perfect for acquainting me with the Sarah Booth Delaney Series. My gosh, this is book TWENTY-SIX! Have I been under a rock? The best thing is that I now have a beautiful catalog to gather and enjoy.  I was wildly entertained and wholeheartedly filled with joy getting to know Sarah and the cast of characters that surround her. This was so much fun. I loved it. ~Tanja Releases May 16th ~ Buy it on Amazon From the Cover... Private Investigator Sarah Booth Delaney and her partner Tinkie are in Sheriff Coleman Peters's office, consulting Coleman about cold cases, when Elisa Redd storms in with a case of her own. She wants Coleman to reopen the investigatio

Grim and Bear It by Juliette Cross

Don’t judge a book by its cover, and don’t judge a Grimm by his outward appearance. Henry is officially one of the absolute sweetest men in The Stay a Spell series. From the opening prologue until the very end his beauty is felt and seen and has left me oddly emotional. There’s artistry in the fact that Henrey and Clara are the chosen bookend of this lovely series. You're left with a tranquil feeling of love, peace, and family, which juxtaposes all outward appearances of who Henry is. Beautiful little pockets of insights are given by each of the Savoir sisters that feel like a love letter. Juliette Cross has created a series that is now and forever, a staple in the paranormal romance genre. It’s a must-read for new fans and a comfort for old. I can’t sing her praises enough. Releasing May 9th do yourself a favor if you haven’t already, and lose yourself in the Stay A Spell series.  ~Tanja Releases May 9th - From the Cover... Not even Death can take her fro

Love Buzz by Neely Tubati Alexander

Okay, this was a cute one. I love the opening banter between Julian and Serena. Funny engaging chatter is my kryptonite when it comes to romance and Neely Tubati Alexander delivers it! This really isn't a traditional romance, more a self-discovery read about a woman who needs to take a good hard look at herself and what she truly wants in all facets of her life. Here's hoping Alexander will revisit this world and what transpires after Love Buzz ends. We can only hope. ~Tanja Out Today ~ Get it on Amazon From the Cover... A wretched maid of honor. A hangover from hell. Raucous Mardi Gras crowds. There isn’t much Serena Khan is enjoying about this four-day New Orleans destination bachelorette party for her semi-estranged cousin, the bride-to-be—until sparks fly with a handsome stranger, who, like her, is also from Seattle. After their conversation is cut short, Serena is overwhelmed by the desire to find the charming man with the brooding eyebrows, but he

Falling Hard for the Royal Guard by Megan Clawson

Thank you so much to Avon & Harper 360 for sharing Falling Hard for the Royal Guard by Megan Clawson with me! Releasing May 3rd, it's getting lots of buzz. A story of a young woman learning to trust herself and hopefully learning to love herself as well. Releasing May 2nd ~ get it on Amazon From the Cover... Despite living in an actual castle, happily ever after is evading Maggie Moore. From her bedroom in the Tower of London, twenty-six-year-old Maggie has always dreamed of her own fairy-tale ending. Yet this is twenty-first century London, so instead of knights on white horses, she gets catfished on Tinder. And with her last relationship ending in spectacular fashion, she swears off men for good. And then a chance encounter with Royal Guard Freddie forces Maggie to admit that she isn't ready to give up on love just yet... But how do you catch the attention of someone who is trained to ignore all distractions? Can she snare that true love's fir