Archives for March 7, 2016

** Book Review ** COWBOY STRONG by Kelli Ireland



I adored this book!  I can’t tell you how many times I chuckled out loud at the sassy writing style and humor mixed in throughout.  The characters are great … sizzling hot chemistry mixed in with a true caring about each other even though they fight it a lot along the way. Highly recommend!  It’s a sexy, fun read and I promise you won’t walk away disappointed.

Tyson Covington is a sexy cowboy working hard to make a name for himself with his Quarter horse genetics program that he started as a teenager.  He’s having fun riding the rodeo on his way to a championship along side his sweet-addicted horse Gizmo.

His sexy rival, Mackenzie Malone, is right there along side him with her horse, Indie, and working just as hard toward her goals.  They’ve been friendly rivals for a long time, and on the days they are in the same area for competitions, they add some benefits to the mix.

When tragedy strikes and Ty and Gizmo are in a horrible accident, Kenzie steps in to help. Will Ty appreciate all that she’s done to get he and his horse on the road to recovery or will he push her away?

** Book Review ** TRAPPED WITH THE TYCOON by Jules Bennett



Really enjoyed the start of this new mafia series!  Power and secrets hold the cards behind the scenes of this family, but they will do anything for each other.  Can’t wait for the next installment!

Braden O’Shea is taking over the family business and has alot on his plate, but he makes time to ease himself into Zara’s life.  He needs access to her, so he plans accordingly and sweeps her off her feet.

Zara Perkins is an event planner and has several jobs going with the O’Shea’s right now, so she’s determined to ignore her attraction when Braden is near … but a girl can only take so much!

When she finds out he’s set this all up, will she be able to forgive him?

** Blog Tour / Book Reviews / Giveaways ** LOVE BY ASSOCIATION by Tara Taylor Quinn and WILD HORSES by Claire McEwen

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Love by Association
(Where Secrets are Safe #7)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
March 1st 2016 by Harlequin

Love isn’t part of the job…

A tough-as-nails cop, Chantel Harris faces whatever life throws at her, and then some. As part of Santa Raquel’s High Risk team—created by the town’s women’s shelter, The Lemonade Stand—she goes undercover to expose one of the community’s elite as an abuser.

Looking the part is easy, but gaining acceptance into upper society circles is a different matter. That’s where gorgeous and successful lawyer Colin Fairbanks comes in. But Colin is so much more than Chantel could have dreamed. Wanting him is dangerous. Falling for him could ruin everything…

GoodreadsAmazonBarnes & NobleHarlequin



An intriguing story that keeps you guessing and trying to figure out who is guilty of what throughout.  Lots of protective shields are in place that have to be torn down to let life in again.

Chantel Harris is a tough girl cop in Santa Raquel who is going undercover among the city’s elite to try to bring an abuser to justice.

Colin Fairbanks is a lawyer who is part of that inner circle, and the attraction they feel towards each other at first sight is Chantel’s lucky break and her way into the group she needs to infiltrate.

Chantel’s intent is to find out the specifics of one particular crime, but stumbles upon a years old cover-up that is entwined among the people she is interested in.  Will Colin forgive her once he finds out she’s a fake?

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

Wild Horses
by Claire McEwen
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
March 1st 2016 by Harlequin

This wild stallion can’t be tamed

Todd Williams is still the naive idealist he was in college. Only now he’s endangering lives—Nora Hoffman’s to be exact. Nora hasn’t seen Todd since he decided that saving the rain forest was more important than their relationship. Until the night she’s nearly crushed by the stampede he causes. Now Todd is determined to make amends, for everything.

She may not agree with his methods, but even Nora can’t deny the importance of his fight to save the wild horses. With the attraction between them still sizzling and the fate of the horses in the balance, Nora must decide just how much she’s willing to risk.

GoodreadsAmazonBarnes & NobleHarlequin



A sweet read about finding your way home again, even if you have to overcome a lot of heartache and stubbornness to be able to do it.

Nora Hoffman is almost trampled in a stampede of wild horses one night, and who does she find guilty of releasing them?  Her old college sweetheart who she hasn’t seen since he dumped her to run off and save the rain forest all those years ago!

Todd Williams has no clue that anyone is there that night when he’s trying to help the wild mustangs, but he sure is relieved when Nora is not injured.  He can’t believe she’s there, and he’s so happy to reconnect with her … and surprised to feel that old stirring of attraction.

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

The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.


Claire McEwen lives by the ocean in Northern California with her family and a scruffy, mischievous terrier. When not dreaming up new stories, she can be found digging in her garden with a lot of enthusiasm but, unfortunately, no green thumb.

Claire enjoys discovering flea-market treasures, walking on the beach, dancing, traveling, and reading, of course! She loves to write complex heroes and heroines, who grow and find themselves through their search for love.


Tour Schedule
February 29th: Launch
March 1st: Brooke Blogs & Lady Amber’s Reviews
March 2nd: Beck Valley Books & Cu’s eBook Giveaways
March 3rd: Harlie’s Books & deal sharing aunt
March 4th: Boundless Minds & underneath the covers
March 6th: EskieMama Reads & Becky on Books
March 7th: Percy Reads & Thoughts of a Blonde
March 8th: Grand Finale

Are you a blogger and would like to join a future
Six Months of Heart Stopping Tara Taylor Quinn tour event?
Find out more and sign up HERE!

Heart Stopping Tara Taylor Quinn Giveaways


$20 VISA Gift Card (US only)
ebooks of Wife By Design, Once A Family, and Husband by Choice by Tara Taylor Quinn (open internationally)
ebooks of A Ranch to Keep, More Than a Rancher and Convincing the Rancher by Claire McEwen (open internationally)
Ends March 12th

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Kindle Fire with Six Pre-loaded TTQ Books (books 1-6 from Where Secrets are Safe series)
US only
Ends August 31st
To Enter: Submit your receipt online for your pre-order or purchase of any of Tara Taylor Quinn’s five releases being promoted on her Heart Stopping Tour (Love By Association, His First Choice, The Promise He Made Her, Strangers in Paradise: Sheltered In His Arms, and For Love Or Money). Enter as many times as you purchase. One book purchase equals one entry (one receipt per entry and must be uploaded at time of entry).


1st Place: 25,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 5 free books, reader’s choice of any book published by Harlequin/MIRA/Carina Press.
2nd Place: 15,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 3 free books, reader’s choice
3rd Place: 10,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 2 free books, readers choice
Open internationally
Ends August 31st

a Rafflecopter giveaway