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A Touch of Cinnamon (Three Sisters Catering, Book 3) by Bethany Lopez Blog Tour, Giveaway, & Review

24 Jan

Today we are part of the blog tour for A TOUCH OF CINNAMON by Bethany Lopez. A Touch of Cinnamon is the second book in an all-new contemporary romance series, Three Sisters Catering. Check out the excerpt and buy links for the book below. You can get the first book in the series, A Pinch of Salt, for just 99 cents, for a very limited time!

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A Touch of Cinnamon by Bethany Lopez

(Three Sisters Catering, #2)

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Synopsis:

For the past year, Tasha has thrown herself into her catering business with her sisters, but she’s been keeping a secret. The hot, moody owner of Prime Beef is the man she left behind in college…the man she thought she’d never see again. He’s also the only man she’s ever loved.

 

 

For the past year, Jericho Smythe has been waging a war with himself. Does he want to know why Natasha broke his heart and left without looking back? Hell yes. But he’s paralyzed by the glimpses he’s gotten of her at Three Sisters Catering and he hasn’t been ready for a confrontation.

Neither of them are content with their lives, but so much has happened since those stolen moments in college. Can the right amount of spice remind them of the love they once shared? A Touch of Cinnamon may be all they need to give Tasha and Jericho back the richness they’ve been lacking.

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CHRISTIE’S REVIEW

4.5 STARS

A Touch of Cinnamon is the perfect title for Bethany Lopez’s book…it’s a little sweet and a little spicy! I’m a huge fan of second chance romance, and I really loved the book and the characters.

I have not read the first book yet, but I have downloaded it after reading this one. Years ago, Natasha and Jericho were each other’s worlds. No one really existed except the two of them. One phone call would change that. Natasha flees back to her small town when she hears that her mother is sick. This is just the reason she needs to leave Jericho, not because she doesn’t love him, but because she loves him too much. She can never allow a man to have that much control of her heart. So, she leaves without one word to him.

Years later, Natasha is helping her sisters run a catering business. Jericho has never really left her thoughts nor her heart. Just a year ago, he showed up in town to open up a restaurant. She has tried her best to avoid her, and he has tried the same. Time for avoidance is over. Can they find a way back to one another?

I loved both Natasha and Jericho. I am so glad Lopez gave me both of their POVs. They acted like they weren’t anything to each other, but with each chapter, I realized that was far from the truth. Jericho had his plans for winning her back well laid out. It might have taken him awhile to get his nerve up to act on it, but I can’t blame him. He had already been burned by her once. I couldn’t really stay angry with her for protecting her heart. She had done that her entire life. I did like that the author also wasted no time in their reconciliation. Once they were together, it was done. Don’t get me wrong, there is a twist in there. That little twist made them love and appreciate each other even more.

One of my favorite things about the book was the flashbacks of their first meeting and the two of them falling in love. It really added depth to the story, and illustrated how very much the two of them loved one another from the very beginning.

I love when a writer creates a cast of characters, not just the main ones. It always makes me feel as if I’m a part of that group. I loved this cast of characters and their relationships with each other. I know there is only one sister left, Dru, who has a story to tell. I’m hoping Hector might get his own book though. I can’t wait to return to this special small town.

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Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She’s a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.

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xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan Review Tour

24 Jan

 

 

 

The first time we met was at a party.

Your ex arrived to show off the person he’d left you for last month, and you asked me to pretend to be your date.

I was more than happy to help. You were attractive, smart and witty–and that kiss we shared? It left me wanting you for days.

The second time we met was in my office on campus where we were both surprised to discover you were the new master’s degree student in poetry that I would be working with. You promised to be professional. I did no such thing.

The late nights and intense study sessions spent alongside you majorly throw me off my game. I want you, and I fight with myself daily over this fact.

I know I’m crass, that my sexual innuendos and dirty mouth annoy you, but I live for those two bright spots of color in your cheeks. If that’s the only reaction I can get out of you, I’ll gladly take it.

You hate Mondays so every Monday I slip an anonymous poem into your bag and your smile gets me through the week.

I think I’m falling for you, and I know it’s wrong. I know that I’m only supposed to be your adviser and nothing more, but here’s the thing. I think you’re falling for me too.

xo, Zach

 

 

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CHRISTIE’S REVIEW

4 STARS

xo, Zach is the first book I have read by Kendall Ryan, and it definitely won’t be my last! It’s the perfect combination of sweet, funny, and sexy. For the most part, it is angst free even though it is a somewhat forbidden romance.

Poppy and Zach met the first time at a party when she asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend when she sees her ex with his new girlfriend. Zach readily agrees, and neither of them expected a “pretend” kiss to feel like something so much more. Zach doesn’t want this girl to get away, but she has sworn off men. So, she doesn’t give him her number, but she does tell him if they meet again, then they were meant to be. Oh, she has no idea how right she is!!!!

The next time she meets him, it’s a shock. He is her advisor, but that doesn’t stop either one of them of thinking about that kiss. Each decides professionalism is the way to go. However, that doesn’t stop them from fantasizing about each other. A relationship would never work between them…at least that is what they tell one another. That line they have drawn is becoming more and more blurred as they spend more time together. Where do they go once that line has been crossed, and is there enough room in Poppy’s life for Zach?

Poppy is a sweet, intelligent woman. She has a bit of innocence about her even though life hasn’t always been easy for her. She became a mother at a young age, and now she is working on her master’s to make life better for her and her son, Connor. Zach describes her perfectly,

“Sweet Poppy. She looked like a character of a Dickens novel—innocent, intelligent, with a rich backstory and desire to do good in the world.”

That is exactly how I pictured her in my mind.

Zach had it all. Poppy summed him up perfectly in three words:

“sweet, funny, and basically a human aphrodisiac.”

 

This man could write beautiful poetry and then turn around and whisper naughty things to Poppy. I would have fallen for him too. I loved the fact that once his heart knew she was meant to be his, he stopped at nothing to make her realize that he was hers.

Despite it being a bit of a forbidden romance, there wasn’t too much angst. The angst was more of Poppy not being sure of allowing Zach into her life on a permanent basis. I could completely understand that though. She had her child to think of. Any mother who loved her child would be the same way.

The secondary characters were fantastic, especially Zach’s mother. Any time she was on the scene, she dominated it! I would love a book about her! It was nice to see supportive parents. Both Zach and Poppy’s parents were very active in their children’s lives.

I do wish that there had been just a little more about Zach and Connor’s developing relationship. Otherwise, this was a perfect light, sweet, humorous, and sexy read!

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Midnight Valentine by J.T. Geissinger Excerpt Reveal with Pre-Order Links

24 Jan

J.T. Geissinger’s next novel, MIDNIGHT VALENTINE, releases February 6th and we cannot wait! Get a sneak peek below and be sure to preorder your copy now!

 

About MIDNIGHT VALENTINE

Publishing February 6th, 2018

True love never dies.

Megan and Cassidy were childhood sweethearts who thought they would be together forever. Fate had other plans. Soon after they were married, Cass’s life was tragically cut short. Still grieving her soul mate five years later, Megan moves to the small town of Seaside, Oregon, hoping to rebuild her life.

Her first night there, she meets the town recluse, Theo. Withdrawn, guarded, and mysteriously silent since a terrible accident left him scarred, Theo takes an instant and inexplicable dislike to Megan. But as their paths cross again and again, Megan becomes convinced there’s more to Theo than meets the eye.

When she discovers the reason for his silence, his nightmares, and especially his pointed dislike, Megan becomes convinced of something far more astonishing.

Is a second chance at a once-in-a-lifetime love possible, or is a broken heart the cruelest kind of liar?

 

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“Hi, there, Megan, this is Coop.”

“Hi, Coop. What’s up?”

Long, awkward pause.

“Uh…I’m still standin’ outside your house.”

I walk to the windows, and there he is, out on the sidewalk near his truck.

“Are you having car problems?”

“No, I’m, uh, just waitin’ on Theo. He’s comin’ out to see you. I texted him what you said, and, uh…” Coop clears his throat. “Well, anyway, he’s on his way. I thought I’d give you a heads-up.”

The circus never stops with this guy. “That’s unfortunate, Coop, because I just got off the phone with Craig from Capstone. He’s going to handle the job.”

Coop scoffs. “Craig? That self-important S.O.B.? You like flushin’ your money down the toilet?”

“No, I don’t. Which is why I negotiated a discount.”

“Lemme guess. He probably quoted you…” He thinks for a moment, looking up at the house, then names a number which is only a few hundred dollars off from Craig’s quote, which is very irritating.

“You seem like a nice guy, Coop, but this conversation is pointless, considering your boss has no interest in working with me.”

“I never said that,” he says quickly. Our gazes meet through the window. I see how serious he is suddenly, his easy grin nowhere in sight.

“I wasn’t going to tell him you did,” I say, sensing this is somehow a matter of great importance.

When Coop blows out a breath, looking relieved, my hunch is proven right. Before I can say anything else, however, he straightens, looking down the street.

“He’s here.” He flashes me a look full of warning, then hangs up, steps out into the street, and holds up a hand.

Fascinated, I watch as a classic Mustang slowly rolls up the street, engine rumbling. It’s black, with windows tinted so dark I can’t see inside, and chrome wheels that gleam in the sun. The car stops in the middle of the street, then Coop walks over and bends down to the driver’s side window.

Several minutes pass and Coop is still standing there, talking to Theo. Or drawing pictures or whatever it is he does to communicate with Mr. Incommunicado.

“What the hell is it with this guy?” I mutter, growing more irritated by the moment.

Finally Coop straightens and the Mustang pulls up to the curb. The engine shuts off. I want to look away, but I’m rooted to the spot, staring out the front parlor window, waiting for what feels like an eternity until the driver’s door opens and Theo steps out.

Black hair.

It’s my first thought when his broad shoulders rise up over the roof of the car. I’ve only seen him in a raincoat, his head covered, but now I see he has a lot of thick, black hair, the length past the collar of his leather jacket. It’s messy. Windswept and untamed, like he only ever combs it with his fingers.

When he turns and looks toward the house, it’s like he knew exactly where I was standing. Our eyes meet with the sensation of a key fitting into a lock: a smooth, inevitable click.

A tremor runs through me, something close to fear but more primal, a pulse of restless energy that makes me want to break into a run.

I’ve never met anyone with more naked emotion in his eyes. His face is stony, but his eyes burn with a thousand unspoken things, all of which are dark.

I resist the urge to step back. We stare at each other until it becomes uncomfortable. I move first, turning to head to the front door, taking deep breaths to calm the sudden throbbing of my heart.

When I open the door, Coop and Theo are walking up the brick pathway toward the porch. Coop is in the lead, smiling nervously. “Hi, Megan!” he calls, as if he hasn’t seen me in forever.

“Hi, Coop. Long time no see.”

Coop ambles up the steps onto the porch that wraps around the front of the house, but Theo stops at the first step and looks at me, as if for permission.

“Sure, Dracula,” I say drily, unamused by this strange situation. “You’re welcome to come in. I’ll put away the garlic and crosses.”

A muscle in his jaw flexes. He doesn’t look amused, either. He steps slowly up, one big boot at a time, until he’s on the porch and I have to look up as he walks toward me with thunderclouds churning over his head. He stops a few feet away and stares down at me as Coop looks back and forth between us, visibly worried.

But I can’t pay attention to Coop anymore. Not with the boiling cauldron standing in front of me. The rumbling mountain of magma about to blow. The seething pool of silent emotions clad in a leather jacket and jeans. If I were a cop, I’d arrest this guy on the spot for disturbing the peace. All by himself, he’s a riot threatening to destroy the entire town.

On the left side of his neck, a snarl of scar tissue peeks over the collar of his shirt. His nose was broken once and not fixed well. There’s a ragged white scar above his left eyebrow that disappears into his hairline, and he walks with a barely perceptible limp, favoring his left side. And those dark, dark eyes. God, how they burn.

Whatever the accident was that he was involved in, it’s left its mark on this man, in more ways than one.

 

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About J.T. Geissinger

A former headhunter, J.T. Geissinger is the author of more than a dozen novels in contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense.

She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and is a two-time finalist for the RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America®. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.

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Devil in Tartan Teaser Blitz

24 Jan

 

 

From New York Times bestselling author Julia London, comes DEVIL IN TARTAN—the fourth novel in her Highland Grooms Series!

DEVIL IN TARTAN releases on February 20, 2018. Pre-order your copy today!

 

 

DEVIL IN TARTAN Synopsis:

Lottie Livingstone bears the weight of an island on her shoulders. Under threat of losing their home, she and her clan take to the seas to sell a shipload of illegal whiskey. When an attack leaves them vulnerable, she transforms from a maiden daughter to a clever warrior. For survival, she orchestrates the siege of a rival’s ship and now holds the devilish Scottish captain Aulay Mackenzie under her command.

Tied, captive and forced to watch a stunning siren commandeer the Mackenzie ship, Aulay burns with the desire to seize control—of the ship and Lottie. He has resigned himself to a life of solitude on the open seas, but her beauty tantalizes him like nothing has before. As authorities and enemies close in, he is torn between surrendering her to justice and defending her from assailants. He’ll lose her forever, unless he’s willing to sacrifice the unimaginable…

 

 

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Julia London is the New York Times and USA TODAY best-selling author of more than thirty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular Cabot Sisters historical romance series, including The Trouble with Honor, The Devil Takes a Bride, and The Scoundrel and the Debutante. She is also the author of several contemporary romances, including Homecoming Ranch, Return to Homecoming Ranch and The Perfect Homecoming. She has over 100,000+ Facebook followers, is the recipient of the RT Book Reviews for Best Historical Romance and a six-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. You can visit her website JuliaLondon.com. She lives in Austin, Texas.

 

 

 

 

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The Rebound by Winter Renshaw Release Blitz

24 Jan

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last time I saw Nevada Kane, I was seventeen and he was loading his things into the back of his truck, about to embark on a fourteen-hour drive to the only college that offered him a full ride to play basketball.

I told him I’d wait for him. He promised to do the same.

But life happened. I broke my promise long before he ever broke his. And not because I wanted to.

We never saw each other again …

 

Until ten years later when Nevada unexpectedly returned to our hometown after an abrupt retirement from his professional basketball career.

Suddenly he was everywhere, always staring through me with that brooding gaze, never returning my smiles or “hellos.”

Over the years, I’d heard that he’d changed. And that despite his multi-million dollar contracts and rampant success, life hadn’t been so kind to him.

He was a widower.

And a single father.

And rumor had it, he’d spent his last ten years trying to forget me, refusing to so much as breathe my name … hating me.

But just like a rebound, he’s back.

And I have to believe everything happens for a reason.

 

 

 

 

 

Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author Winter Renshaw is a bona fide daydream believer. She lives somewhere in the middle of the USA and can rarely be seen without her trusty Mead notebook and ultra portable laptop. When she’s not writing, she’s living the American dream with her husband, three kids, and the laziest puggle this side of the Mississippi.

 

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