** Blog Tour / Book Review / Giveaway ** – MAKE ME A MATCH by Melinda Curtis, Cari Lynn Webb, Anna J. Stewart



This is a compilation of three short stories that revolve around a group of friends.  Cooper Hamilton, Tyler Porter and Gideon Walker have been friends forever in a small Alaskan town, and have common goals for what their future should be.  On a lark, they take part in a bet that makes them matchmakers for the town.

BABY,BABY by Melinda Curtis  –  Coop gets the surprise of his life when Nora Perry shows up in the neighborhood bar looking for him to talk about the consequences of their special night in Anchorage last spring.

THE MATCHMAKER WORE SKATES by Cari Lynn Webb  –  Ty had his chance in the NHL and had it go up in flames in scandal after home-town reporter Kelsey Nash ruined his career with her sneaky headlines and exposes.  When she shows back up in town, what will she cost him this time?

SUDDENLY SOPHIE by Anna J. Stewart  –  Gideon doesn’t want Sophie Jennings hooked up with just any loser in town, so he plans matches extra special … if only they turned out that way.  Will she forgive him?

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Make Me a Match
by Melinda Curtis, Cari Lynn Webb, and Anna J. Stewart
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
February 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Three bachelors turned…matchmakers?

One special night with Cooper Hamilton gave Nora Perry a precious gift. But no way is the sweet-talking salesman the right guy for her…or is he?

Former pro athlete Ty Porter could get burned when he falls for the beautiful reporter who ruined his career—and could now expose his most zealously guarded secret!

Gideon Walker has a long history with free-spirited flower shop owner Sophie Jennings. But when the banker-matchmaker fixes her up with potential candidates, he realizes he’s made a terrible mistake…

Award winning, USA Today bestseller Melinda Curtis writes the Harmony Valley series of sweet and emotional romances for Harlequin Heartwarming, and the sweet romantic comedy Bridesmaid series. A Memory Away is Book 6 in the Harmony Valley series. Brenda Novak says: “Season of Change has found a place on my keeper shelf”. Melinda also writes hotter romances as Mel Curtis. Jayne Ann Krentz says of Blue Rules: “Wonderfully entertaining.

Cari Lynn Webb lives in Alabama with her family. If she isn’t at her computer, she can usually be found: picking up her daughters from school, dropping off at swimming or soccer practice or running into the grocery store for that one thing she forgot on her shopping list. She loves escaping into a romance and her e-reader can usually be found in her passenger seat. Visit her at: www.carilynnwebb.com.

You’ve met Anna J. Stewart (or someone like her) before. She was the girl who spun in circles on the playground hoping her Wonder Woman costume would magically appear before playing cops and robbers a la Charlie’s Angels–as Sabrina (she was the smart one). Anna was the girl in the back of the class with a paperback romance hidden in her algebra book (and yes, she failed algebra).

Growing up in the 70′s and 80′s meant there weren’t a lot of YA books, so she ventured early into mainstream fiction and read Stephen King’s CARRIE at the age of 8. Discovering Nora Roberts and romance novels early in high school opened her eyes to the wonders of storytelling and the beauty of a happily ever after.

So here she is, many years later with an English degree from CSU Sacramento, an RWA Golden Heart nomination behind her, countless stories in her head, and a serious addiction to STAR TREK, SUPERNATURAL, and SHERLOCK. She recently wrapped up a nearly 8-year stint working as assistant to NYTimes bestselling author Brenda Novak where she helped run Brenda’s annual online auction for diabetes research. When she’s not writing or reading (which she never has enough time for!), she’s working on dollhouse miniatures and tolerating her overly-affectionate cat named Snickers (or perhaps it’s Snickers who tolerates her).

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Copy of The Bad Boy of Butterfly Harbor by Anna J. Stewart (print if in the US, ebook if outside the US)
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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?

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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.




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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?

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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?

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** Book Review ** AWAKENING THE RAVENSDALE HEIRESS by Melanie Milburne


4 1/2 STARS!

I really enjoyed meeting the next Ravensdale sibling!  I enjoyed Julius in the prior book, but his sister Miranda stole my heart even more.  She’s so sweet and carrying and she was just what Leandro needed!

Miranda Ravensdale is hiding out from the press after her latest family scandal when she runs into family friend Leandro Allegretti.  Leandro wants to help get her out from under some of the stress, and he could also use her art expertise to catalog his art collection, so he whisks her away to the French Riviera with him for a couple of weeks.

Miranda’s first taste of love and romance as a teen ended badly, so she’s sworn off ever trying again.  Leandro hates seeing her let life pass her by, so he sets out to razz her into coming out of her funk.  When they start to see in other in a different light, will they run scared or give in to their attraction?

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** Book Review ** UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT by Kate Willoughby



These characters really worked their way into my heart.  Each one was a nice person in their own right, and I loved the connection between them from the first moment.  Great read!

Stage actress Christine Caspary seeks out Joe Rutherford via their agents to see if he will do her a favor for a sick kid she worked with via Grant A Wish previously.

The minute Joe heard her name from his agent, he knew who she was.  His hockey team had seen her in Chicago on Broadway, and he was so enchanted by her that he went back to see it a second time by himself.  He was happy to help her put together a surprise for a sick friend.

While discussing the charity work, they really enjoyed each others company and decided to continue to grab some time together when they could.  With his busy hockey schedule and her busy theater life plus her potential TV show coming up, they didn’t manage to squeeze in much time.  Will they be able to make a relationship work or is it just wishful thinking on both their parts?

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A sexy, sweet romance of rediscovering a past connection and not letting it slip through your fingers the second time around.

Diana Mulvaney is running away from a life she doesn’t like anymore when she shows up in Starlight Hill to visit her Gran.  Her fiance has dumped her, she’s not enjoying her work anymore, and she needs some down time in a place she used to love spending time as a child.

Scott Turlock is the hunky firefighter that rescues her when her hotel catches on fire. When the video of the rescue goes viral and makes her the talk of the town, Scott wants to step in and protect her.  He was her childhood crush back when he was a wild teen, but now he’s a seriously sexy nice guy.

Will their time together convince them both that they are worthy of a happily ever after?

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Blog Tour / Book Review -EARNING A RING by Kristina Mathews


4 1/2 STARS!

I really enjoyed this book!  You gotta love the sexy, arrogant jocks even though occasionally they are so dense and don’t know when they’ve got a great thing going on. 🙂 Bryce was a fun one to have a love/hate relationship with for awhile there …

Bryce Baxter should be riding high.  He was MVP when his team won the World Series last season and signed the best multi-year contract around.  Instead he’s in a slump this season and irritated that he can’t get a certain lady off his mind.

Rachel Parker has been working hard at getting her sports reporter career off the ground, but got a little closer to a player than she was supposed to.  When she shows up to see Bryce with a little problem on her mind, he steps up to aid the situation.

Will they decide their spark and inability to get each other off their minds is enough to build a relationship on?

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Earning a Ring
More Than a Game #4
By: Kristina Mathews

Releasing January 19, 2016
Lyrical Shine


For Rachel Parker, covering the San Francisco Goliaths is the perfect opportunity to launch her career as a serious reporter. But she didn’t bargain on Bryce Baxter, the team’s star shortstop, tempting her more non-professional aspirations. After tearing up the base paths with him, she finds herself with a little problem, and Bryce might be the only man who can save the game.

Bryce Baxter should be living the dream. His team just won the World Series and he just signed the multi-year contract of his career. But his field of dreams has been overtaken by a fiery redheaded reporter, who’s bearing a news flash that will change both of their lives forever…


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Kristina Mathews doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t have a book in her hand. Or in her head. But it wasn’t until she turned forty that she confessed the reason the laundry never made it out of the dryer was because she was busy writing.

While she resigned from teaching with the arrival of her second son, she’s remained an educator in some form. As a volunteer, parent club member or para educator, she finds the most satisfaction working with emergent and developing readers, helping foster confidence and a lifelong love of books.

Kristina lives in Northern California with her husband of more than twenty years, two sons and a black lab. A veteran road tripper, amateur renovator and sports fanatic. She hopes to one day travel all 3,073 miles of Highway 50 from Sacramento, CA to Ocean City, MD, replace her carpet with hardwood floors and serve as a “Ball Dudette” for the San Francisco Giants.


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Portrait of baseball player with bare chest holding bat


Bryce Baxter sat alone in the San Francisco Goliaths’ clubhouse. He didn’t want to go home and watch the replays of tonight’s game. There was enough of that going on in his head. He’d blown the game. How many times had he made that play since he first picked up a baseball at the age of five? A thousand? Ten thousand? Probably more. Not tonight. Tonight it was as if he’d forgotten everything he knew about the game. What should have been an easy double play ended up being the game-winning run.

The loss put his team even farther behind in their division going into the second month of the season and had reporters questioning the Goliaths’ chances of repeating a World Series run. Some were even questioning the team’s decision to re-sign Baxter to the big contract extension. The biggest one he’d ever inked. So naturally, he was having his worst start to the season ever. He couldn’t hit. Couldn’t draw a walk to save his life. And when he struck out, he did it in spectacular fashion.

Last November he’d been king of the world. San Francisco’s biggest hero since Willie Mays. As World Series MVP, he’d been awarded a brand new Corvette. His face had been on the cover of magazines. He’d made the talk show rounds. Met the President. Women had lined up outside his door. And he’d had his choice of endorsement deals, including a line of men’s hair care products. Now, if his game didn’t improve, his agent would be lucky to get him a spot peddling adult diapers.

Reluctantly, he headed toward the parking lot.

“Hey, Bryce, you got a minute?” He recognized the voice of the woman standing beside his car. A month ago, he would have been happy to see her. Professionally, personally, a little bit of both. But not now.

“Look, Rachel, I’m not giving any more interviews tonight.” He was so down, all he wanted to do was go home and crawl into bed. Alone.

“I’m not here for an interview.” She would have waited in the clubhouse if she were. He knew that. Rachel Parker was a professional, the in-game reporter for Bay Area Sports Network. “Can we go somewhere? Somewhere private?”

“I’m not giving that tonight either.” He waited for his body to protest, recalling the dozen or so encounters with the sexy journalist. She’d been hot. Real hot. Hot enough for him to forget his rule of one and done. They’d been hooking up off the record since before spring training of last season.

“Look, I really do need to talk to you.” She seemed a little nervous, not her usual confident, perky, and always upbeat self who was part bubbly cheerleader, part hard-hitting reporter. She was still hot. But instead of smoking, she was…smoldering. His body stirred. Enough for him to think that maybe spending the next several hours in bed might not be such a bad idea.

But it probably wasn’t a good idea either.

The last time they’d hooked up had been intense. Almost too intense. Too real. But maybe he’d just been riding the high of signing his ridiculous contract. Or maybe he’d felt the pressure of the deal and had transferred it to his personal life. Something he could control.

“You know, I think maybe we should take a step back.” He raked a hand through his hair, still damp from his long shower after the game. “I’m not good for anyone right now.”

Rachel gave him a weird look, almost as if her eyes slipped out of focus. Her face drained of color. She turned and stumbled toward his car, bracing herself against the front fender. Then she threw up on the hood of his Corvette.

“Are you okay?” He took a step toward her.

“No, I’m not okay.” She wiped her mouth with the back of her hand. “I’m pregnant.”



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Book Review – TACTICAL PLEASURE by J.C. Wilder


3 1/2 STARS!

This was a short, sexy read.  There’s not a huge storyline, but what’s there is fun.  Their chemistry is hot!

Miranda White is friendly with all of the cops that hang out at the diner she runs with her sister, but there’s something special about John.  She’s crushed on him since she first met him, but she doesn’t want to be another notch on his post and the newest Flavor of the Month on his long list of women.

John Stephens has the hots for Randa as well.  He would love to get his hands on her curvy body, but she keeps turning him down when he asks her out.  When she asks him for info about a fellow S.W.A.T. member, he sees red.

Can Johnny convince her that he wants more than another warm body?

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* Book Review * IGNITE byHolly Mortimer



A heartwarming story about two lost souls finding their second chance at love, and taking the chance when they are terrified of feeling the hurt and loss again.

Frankie thrives on quiet.  Being alone and closed off is how she survives.  The terror of him finding her lives inside her.

Hardy Hanson fights his memories on a daily basis.  He isn’t looking to move forward, but the minute he lays eyes on Frankie, he knows he was destined to meet her.  Can he convince her that in his arms, she’s safe?

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