Monday, August 21, 2017

Blog Tour: Beard in Mind by Penny Reid

I'm proud to be a part of the Beard in Mind blog tour. I am a huge fan of Penny Reid and if you like romantic comedy, she is one of the best writer's around. :)

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Beard in Mind, an all new standalone in the bestselling, romantic comedy Winston Brothers Series by Penny Reid, is available NOW! 
Enter the giveaway at the end of this post!

All is fair in love and auto maintenance.

Beau Winston is the nicest, most accommodating guy in the world. Usually.


Handsome as the devil and twice as charismatic, Beau lives a charmed life as everyone’s favorite Winston Brother. But since his twin decided to leave town, and his other brother hired a stunning human-porcupine hybrid as a replacement mechanic for their auto shop, Beau Winston’s charmed life has gone to hell in a handbasket.

Shelly Sullivan is not nice and is never accommodating. Ever.

She mumbles to herself, but won’t respond when asked a question. She glares at everyone, especially babies. She won’t shake hands with or touch another person, but has no problems cuddling with a dog. And her damn parrot speaks only in curse words.

Beau wants her gone. He wants her out of his auto shop, out of Tennessee, and out of his life.

The only problem is, learning why this porcupine wears her coat of spikes opens a Pandora’s box of complexity—exquisite, tempting, heartbreaking complexity—and Beau Winston soon discovers being nice and accommodating might mean losing what matters most.

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Meet Penny Reid:


Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.


Connect with Penny:
Twitter: @ReidRomance

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday, August 8th



First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. is hosted by Bibliophile By the Sea and is all about sharing the first paragraph or two from a book you are about to read. I'll be starting The Carnelian Crow by Colleen Gleason.  This is the fourth book in the Stoker and Holmes series, which focuses on the mystery solving daughters of Bram Stoker and Sherlock Holmes. I'm really looking forward to it! It will also be #36 in my #Sixtybooks challenge for 2017.

"There was a soft tapping at my window. Normally it wouldn't have disturbed me, as I am blessed with the ability to slumber deeply, but tonight I was wide awake.  Unfortunately, that had been the case for many weeks now. The dark circles beneath my eyes had become large and puffy enough that even Mrs. Raskill had seen fit to make comment."



Would you keep reading?
Have a great week!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Bout of Books 20, I'm in!

Bout of Books 20 is Almost Here!

It's back! Bout of Books 20 starts in two weeks on August 21st. This will be my fifth time participating and is a great opportunity to re-focus yourself on your reading goals and have some fun! Never joined before? Don't know what it is? Well, here's the basic info:



Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon, hosted by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @Reading the Paranormal. It begins at 12:01am on Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th. Bout of Books is low-pressure. You can make a goal to read just one book or ten! It is completely up to you. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.

Don't miss it! I'll be sharing my progress at both #boutofbooks and #sixtybooks. It's going to be a lot of fun!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

WWW Wednesday, August 2nd



Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is now hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Just answer these three questions to share what is going on in your reading life and to give others some great book recommendations.

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


I always have one print book/kindle book and one audio book going at the same time.

I'm currently listening to Dark Rites by Heather Graham.  This is part of the Krewe of Hunters series and is paranormal romance. I'm reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman on my Kindle.  I've heard great things about it and I love the cover.



I actually finished a few books over the last week.  I've read three of the Old School Series books by Jenny Schwartz.  These are also paranormal romance.  They aren't deep in any way and a bit predictable but also just fun quick mystery romances with a supernatural twist.  They are each stand alone but characters from other books in the series are mentioned.



Next up are two books I've been waiting for.  The first is the fourth book in the Stoker and Holmes series, The Carnelian Crow.  The second is The final book in the Jackaby series, The Dire King. This one comes out on the 22nd and I'm looking forward to seeing how the series ends.  :)


What are you reading?

Friday, July 28, 2017

Freebie Alert!


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I have read all of the Knitting in the City series and can tell you, they are wonderful.  Funny, quirky, and romantic.  I am not usually a romance reader but for any book by Penny Reid, I make an exception!

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This is a full-length novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the fourth book in the 'Knitting in the City' series.

There are three things you need to know about Ashley Winston: 1) She has six brothers and they all have beards, 2) She is a reader, and 3) She knows how to knit.

Former beauty queen, Ashley Winston’s preferred coping strategy is escapism. She escaped her Tennessee small town, loathsome father, and six brothers eight years ago. Now she escapes life daily via her Amazon kindle one-click addiction. However, when a family tragedy forces her to return home, Ashley can’t escape the notice of Drew Runous— local Game Warden, bear wrestler, philosopher, and everyone’s favorite guy. Drew’s irksome philosophizing in particular makes Ashley want to run for the skyscrapers, especially since he can’t seem to keep his exasperating opinions— or his soulful poetry, steadfast support, and delightful hands— to himself. Pretty soon the girl who wanted nothing more than the escape of the big city finds she’s lost her heart in small town Tennessee.


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Stacking the Shelves, July 8th




Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves. This includes books you buy in the store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! In my case, it includes audiobooks too because I love them and listen almost every day.

Here's what I have on my TBR for the next few weeks.  Needful Things is a re-read from years ago and two books were on a previous Stacking post but I never got to them:






Happy reading!!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Summer Reading: Part 1

I find that, even though I am home in the summer and get a lot more reading done, I still tend to post less on my blog since I am busy with the kids, etc.  Last year, I decided to review my summer reading in three parts and that worked out pretty well so I'm going to do it again.  Here are the books I have finished since school let out mid June:



Penny Reid's book, Dating-ish was given to me in exchange for an honest review.  I love all of her Knitting in the City books so have no trouble being truthful when I say I thought it was great.  As usual, I enjoyed seeing all of my favorite characters from the previous books and the new plot line was fun and flirty and often had me laughing out loud.  Penny Reid is an author not to miss if you like light, fun romance with a sense of humor.  

Torn is the follow up to Wicked, which I loved.  I enjoyed this one too but I did find it to be a bit predictable and over the top. Still fun though and I will read the third book as well to see how things turn out.  If I had to choose though, I would take Armentrout's Lux series over this any day.

I read every Heather Graham Krewe of Hunters book.  Dying Breath is book 21 in the series.  They are a nice combination of history (either local or event based) and paranormal.  Yes, the characters are always close to perfect and the endings always wrap up neatly, boy gets girl, mystery solved, etc. but I love them all.  :)

I was looking for an adventure with an archaeological plot. Something like Indiana Jones or the Amelia Peabody series when someone recommended Mr. Impossible.  I was immediately turned off by the Kindle and Audible covers but I liked the synopsis so I bought it anyway (you are seeing the only decent cover in the paperback version above).  It is book two in a series but is completely stand alone.  It was a fun adventure through Egypt with some romance/sex but I really like it and was glad I overlooked the trashy cover.  

Finally, Twist of Fate.  I found this while browsing and, while it had potential, I ended up skimming through parts because it was so unrealistic.  Woman gets struck by lightening gets saved by law enforcement agent who immediately falls for her.  They have a connection to the same killer.  She is so injured by the lightening strike/fall that she can't even walk or take a shower without help but somehow they can have sex like rabbits even though she is terrified of her ex-husband/serial killer who escaped from prison and is hunting her down.... yeah.

So, four out of five get good reviews on Goodreads and one does not.  I guess that's not too bad.  I just love having time to sit outside and read everyday again.  Such a good feeling.  :)