Archives for February 2016

Blog Tour/Book Review/Giveaway – HIS PREGNANT PRINCESS BRIDE by Catherine Mann


4 1/2 STARS!

A sweet romance about an instant connection that turns into a long-lasting one.  You have a  Princess and a billionaire … yet they are both so down-to-earth and kind that you can’t help but relate to them immediately.  I really enjoyed their story!

Gervais Reynaud, owner of the New Orleans Hurricane NFL team, is abroad visiting Wembley Stadium when he meets Princess Erika Mitras.  They get to talking and he decides to delay his return home and invite her to dinner.  They share a weekend together, then each return to their own lives.

A few months later, Erika surprises Gervais with a visit.  She’s there to tell him that she’s pregnant with his baby … only they shortly find out it’s babies!

Will Gervais be able to convince her that they have something special together and they should plan to raise their children together, or will she stay rigid in her plans to return home?

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review  **



His Pregnant Princess Bride
Bayou Billionaires #1
By: Catherine Mann

Releasing February 1st, 2016 (Digital)
Releasing February 9th, 2016 (Print)
Harlequin Desire



 A princess and a Southern billionaire are expecting twins! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann!

 His focus is on his family’s football dynasty. Louisiana billionaire Gervais Reynaud has no time for romance. But he can’t say no to a tryst with Erika Mitras. True, she’s a princess, but in no way prim…or proper. Their time together is unbelievable…and all too short.

When Erika said goodbye, she meant it. But now she must tell Gervais the truth. He’s about to be a father…to royal twins. After leaving her overbearing family, Erika wants nothing from Gervais. But the tempting tycoon just may charm her into a future she desires all too much



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Author Info

USA Today bestseller and RITA Award winning author Catherine Mann writes contemporary romance for Berkley, Harlequin, Sourcebooks and Tule. With over sixty books released in more than twenty countries, she has also celebrated six RITA finals, an RT Reviewer’s Award finalist, three Maggie Award of Excellence finals and a Bookseller’s Best win. Catherine and her flyboy husband live on the Florida coast where they brought up their 4 children – and still have 5 four-legged, furry “children” (aka pets). Catherine is an active volunteer with an animal rescue, serving on their Board of Directors and fostering over 200 puppies, ill dogs, and dogs with service/working potential.

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His dark eyes heated her with memories as he strode toward her. His long legs ate the ground in giant slices, his khakis and sports jacket declaring him in the middle of a work day. He stopped in front of her, his broad shoulders blocking the sun and casting his handsome face in shadows. But she didn’t have to see to know his jaw would be peppered with the stubble that seemed to grow in seconds after he shaved. Her fingers – her body – remembered the texture of that rasp well.

Her breath caught somewhere in her chest.

He folded his arms over his chest, just under the Hurricanes logo stitched on the front of his jacket. “Welcome to the States, Erika. No one mentioned your intention to visit. I thought you don’t like sports.”

“And yet, here I am.” And in need of privacy out of the bright Louisiana sun and the even brighter curious eyes of his team and staff. She needed space and courage to tell him why she’d made this unexpected journey across the Atlantic to this muggy bayou state. “This is not an official royal visit.”

“And you’re not in uniform.” His eyes glided over her wrap around dress.

“I’m out of the service now.” About to return to school to be a nurse, the career field she’d hoped to pursue in the military but they would not allow her such an in-the-field position, instead preferring to dress her up and trot her around as a figure-head translator. “I am here for a conference on homeopathic herbs and scents.” A part of her passion in the nursing field, and a totally made up excuse for being here today.

“Are you here to share specially scented deodorant to my players? Because they could certainly use it.” His mouth tipped with a smile.

“Are you interested in such a line?” Still jet-lagged from the transatlantic flight, she was ill-prepared to exchange pleasantries.

“Is that why you are here? For business?”

She could not just banter with him. She simply could not. “Please, can we go somewhere private to talk?”

He searched her eyes with for a long moment before gesturing over his shoulder. “I’m in the middle of a meeting with sponsors. How about supper?”

“I am not here for seduction,” she stated bluntly.

“Okay.” His eye brows shot upward. “I thought I asked you to join me for gumbo, not sex. But now that we’re talking about sex–”

“We are not.” She cut him short. “Finish your meeting if you must, but I need to speak with you as soon as possible. Privately. Unless you want your personal business and mine overheard by all of your team straining to listen.”

She definitely was not ready for them to hear she was pregnant with the heir to the Reynaud family dynasty.




A Grand Prize winner to get Three (3) books from Catherine Mann & Joanne Rock’s backlist plus loofah, Victoria’s Secret lotion and heart shape cookie cutters.

Second Prize winner to get downloads of two Runaway Bride stories by Catherine Mann & Joanne Rock)

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Book Review – I WISH YOU WERE MINE by Lauren Layne



A really fun read!

Jackson Burke is settling into his new life as a health & fitness columnist at Oxford magazine in New York, but he still wants his old life back.  A year ago he was a champion Quarterback for the Texas Redhawks and married to the love of his life.  Then he suffered a career ending injury and his wife walked out on him.

Mollie Carrington is thrilled to reconnect with Jackson now that he’s living in her city. They were friends throughout his marriage to her sister, then lost touch after the divorce.  She’s not so happy when her sister tries to get her in on reconnecting them though.  She’s just glad she got over her crush on him years ago … or did she?

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review  **

Book Review – RECIPE FOR KISSES by Michelle Major



I really enjoyed this book and it’s characters!  There’s just something about watching people scarred from their past be able to heal and move forward in life that warms my heart.  The main couple were great, but even the supporting characters in this one were something special.  Highly recommend!

Chloe Daniels left a damaging marriage and buried herself in opening The Toy Chest in Denver several years ago.  Her world is rocked when the future of her toy store is threatened.

Ben Haddox, celebrity chef extraordinaire, comes waltzing back into his home town with plans to show all the haters and naysayers what a success the childhood troublemaker had become.  When he comes across Chloe as a stumbling block, he’s stumped … because he actually likes her!

Will Chloe let her defenses down enough to let Ben show her that he’s not the ogre the media has made him out to be all these years?  And will Ben show he’s a better man by forgiving himself for the past and having a better future?

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review  **


Promo Blitz – Love is in the Air only 99¢ – Proceeds to Wounded Warrior Project

Title: Love is in the Air 
(Multi-Genre Romance Box Set) 
Authors: AJ Nuest, Sarah Grimm, Kelly Moran, 
Mackenzie Crowne, and Vonnie Davis
Release Date: February 1, 2016 
Multi-Genre Romance Box Set from 5 Award-Winning Authors!


Your next book boyfriends are waiting…A sexy veterinarian, a hot rock star, a broody cop, a determined warrior, and a rugged cowboy!

Jezebel’s Wish by AJ Nuest

Midnight Heat by Sarah Grimm

The Drake House by Kelly Moran

Gift of the Realm by Mackenzie Crowne

Storm’s Interlude by Vonnie Davis

“Will tug at your heartstrings.” The Romance Review on JEZEBEL’S WISH

“Kept me frantically turning the pages.” Night Owl Reviews on THE DRAKE HOUSE

“As heartbreaking as it is sensually hot.” Tome Tender on MIDNIGHT HEAT

“I did not want this book to end.” JAM Bookblog on GIFT OF THE REALM

“Prepare yourselves for a breathtaking journey.” Siren Book Review on STORM’S INTERLUDE



Multi-published award-winning author and editor, AJ Nuest, resides in Northwest Indiana with her loving husband, two beautiful children and a bevy of spoiled pets. She and the cat are currently vying for dictatorship. The cat is winning.


The youngest of four, Sarah Grimm can’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. In fact, her siblings believe she began writing in utero to pass the time. As a child, Sarah wrote constantly, littering the house with bulging spiral notebooks and ignoring the ribbing of her mother and sister who routinely said ‘romances?’ in a somewhat scornful tone. Sarah is a Readers Favorite Award winner, a Romance Through the Ages award winner for Best Contemporary Romance, and a Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence finalist.
Kelly Moran is a romance author of enchanting ever-afters. No one who knows her bats an eyelash when she talks to herself. She is a Catherine Award-Winner, Readers Choice Finalist, and a Finalist in RWA’s 2014 Award of Excellence. She earned one of the 10 Best Reads by USA TODAY’s HEA. Kelly’s interests include: sappy movies, MLB, NFL, driving others insane, and sleeping when she can. She is a closet caffeine junkie and chocoholic, but don’t tell anyone. She resides in Wisconsin with her husband, three sons, and her black lab. Most of her family lives in the Carolinas, so she spends a lot of time there as well.
Hi there. My name is Mackenzie Crowne. 
I’m a wife, mother and really young grandmother. Together with my high school sweet heart husband, a neurotic Pomeranian and a blind cat, I call Phoenix home because the southwest feeds my soul. My love of the romance genre has been a lifelong affair, both as a reader and a writer. A bout with breast cancer sharpened my resolve to see my stories shared with others. Today I’m a six-year survivor living the dream. 
Raised on the concept that a stranger is just one conversation away from being a friend, I love meeting new people. My friends call me Mac. I hope you will too.
Vonnie Davis is an award-winning, international author who writes contemporary, historical and contemporary paranormal romance, often with a strong spice of suspense and dollops of humor. She likens herself to a croissant: warm, crusty, wrinkled, a tad flaky–and best served with strong coffee.

Vonnie’s heroes are always that delightful blend of alpha male with a chewy chocolate beta center. And her heroines? Her heroines are feisty females, who take life’s adversities and turn them into advantages. The settings for her stories range from the Scottish Highlands to the gulf side of Florida to the hill country of Texas to her favorite city, Paris. Yet the home-base for each plot resides within the reader’s heart, where the hope of everlasting love dwells.

Although she began her writing career with The Wild Rose Press, moving up to HarperImpulse, she currently writes for Random House LoveSwept. 

She is a PAN member of RWA and several RWA groups. Find out more about Vonnie and her books at

Vonnie Davis for Romance… Adventurous…Humorous…Amorous.