The Window Seat on a Rainy Day

Friday, February 27, 2015

Shannon K. Butcher - Binding Ties

After quite a few books, we finally get a better look at the third group that is involved in the Sentinel Wars!  The Slayers!

Joseph is the leader of the Theronai warriors.  An "elected" position of sorts, he is serving out his long term as the leader and while he does that, the leaves on his tree (the living tattoo on his body) are falling fast.  For a Theronai warrior, finding their mate will stop the leaves from falling and save the warrior's soul, but Theronai mates are rare and as the leader, Joseph wants to make sure his men are taking care of first - even if it means he is making a sacrifice.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Once and Always Blog Tour


Today we are celebrating the release of Once and Always by Elizabeth Hoyt!  Check out an except and enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win! 


A brand new present-day romance from bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt. Filled with her signature charm, wit and red-hot romance, fans of Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley and Marie Force will love this!

Small town cop Sam West certainly doesn't mind a routine traffic stop: speeding ticket, stern warning, and sayonara. With a whopper of a blizzard closing in, that's all he has time for. But the lawbreaker he pulls over is anything but typical. From her mile-long legs to her razor-sharp wit, Maisa Bradley is like nothing Coot Lake, Minnesota, has ever seen . . . and she's about to take Sam on the ride of his life.


Whoever said blood is thicker than water probably wasn't related to a former Russian mobster. But an innocent mix-up and rumours of stolen diamonds soon have the Russian mob taking an unusual interest in the sleepy little town-and Maisa facing heated scrutiny from a certain tall, dark, and handsome deputy. Sam's dazzling blue eyes beg her to reveal all her secrets, but how much should she tell? Getting snowed in with the sexiest cop in the frozen north may not be the worst way to decide . . .

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Soulbound Blog Tour


Come celebrate the release of Soubound, the latest in the Darkest London series.

About SOULBOUND

Once two souls are joined . . . 
When Adam's soul mate rejected him, there was more at stake than his heart. After seven hundred years of searching, his true match would have ended the curse that keeps his spirit in chains. But beautiful, stubborn Eliza May fled-and now Adam is doomed to an eternity of anguish, his only hope for salvation gone…

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Katharine Ashe - I Loved a Rogue

The love story of Eleanor Caulfield and Taliesin Wolfe has been slowly simmering in the background of the other Caulfield sisters’ books, with small hints given to the readers of what is to come.  Author Katharine Ashe may have been playing the long game with her characters, but readers with a sharp eye could sense all of the angst just ready to bubble to the surface with these two quiet yet strong people.  Going into this book I had a wish list of all the things I wanted to see for Eleanor and Tali before they could get their Happy Ever After.  I am so ecstatic that I got everything I wanted and then MORE.

With her younger sisters and her foster father all getting married around her, Eleanor Caulfield has come to the realization that her life is passing her by and she is painfully aware that her choices for adventure are limited as an unmarried woman.  As the last unmarried Caulfield sister, the burden of a Gypsy prophecy and a man’s signet ring have now fallen in Eleanor’s lap with the dream that her marriage to a prince will reveal the sister’s true parentage and place in the world.  Practical Eleanor has never truly believed in this prophecy as her sisters did, but with her new wish to escape from all the happy marriages around her she jumps at the opportunity to investigate her background by tracing the ship that had originally brought the trio to England.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Kensington Ultimate Hero Showdown

Lots more heroes set to compete this week in Kensington's Ultimate Hero Showdown! Matches are going on now and will continue through March 31 - now THAT is some March Madness I can get on board with! :)

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Upcoming March Releases



Upcoming March Releases
(For links to past monthly releases, see the Archives


Title:Binding Ties
Author:  Shannon K. Butcher
Series: Sentinel Wars
Publisher:  Signet
Release Date: March 3

They are the Sentinels. Three races descended from ancient guardians of mankind, each possessing unique abilities in their battle to protect humanity against their eternal foes: the Synestryn. Now a warrior must protect his onetime enemy—without succumbing to his darkest desires.

Lyka Phelan is a Slayer, sent to live among her enemy to guarantee lasting peace with the Theronai. Yet she has a secret—and it could make her a slave to their power. But when a pack of Synestryn destroys her home and captures her packmates, Lyka realizes her freedom is a small price to pay for the safety of her people. So she strikes a bargain with the leader of the Theronai—one that reveals her true identity and binds her to him forever.

Joseph thought he knew better than to tangle with the beautiful, hot-blooded Lyka. One misstep could send their races straight back to war. But now he has no choice other than to help her. Forced to protect her with his life, Joseph finds himself increasingly drawn to Lyka. As they risk everything in their fight against the demons, he realizes he must convince her to surrender to him completely—otherwise she will never truly be his.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Window Shopping - Girl on the Golden Coin


Check out a great new release and enter for a chance to win a copy!

 Impoverished and exiled to the French countryside after the overthrow of the English Crown, Frances Stuart survives merely by her blood-relation to the Stuart Royals. But in 1660, the Restoration of Stuart Monarchy in England returns her family to favor. Frances discards threadbare gowns and springs to gilded Fontainebleau Palace, where she soon catches King Louis XIV’s eye. But Frances is no ordinary court beauty, she has Stuart secrets to keep and people to protect. The king turns vengeful when she rejects his offer to become his Official Mistress. He banishes her to England with orders to seduce King Charles II and stop a war.

Armed in pearls and silk, Frances maneuvers through the political turbulence of Whitehall Palace, but still can’t afford to stir a scandal. Her tactic to inspire King Charles to greatness captivates him. He believes her love can make him an honest man and even chooses Frances to pose as Britannia for England’s coins. Frances survives the Great Fire, the Great Plague, and the debauchery of the Restoration Court, yet loses her heart to the very king she must control. Until she is forced to choose between love or war.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

J.R. Ward - Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy)



For the last few releases of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, I have been complaining that the Brothers, the ones who MADE the series, were missing and the things that made this series great were no longer a part of it.  The wise cracking, the camaraderie, the passion, the PEOPLE...  well, believe it or not, an author LISTENED to the overwhelming response to the latest books that her fans had and J.R. Ward sees the validity in it and she is making a response.  Ward is starting a new series...
“where the BDB training center is reopened to a new cast of recruits, and THE ORIGINAL BROTHERS teach these FNUGs wassup. In the process of the new recruits falling in love and getting into a sh*t ton of trouble, THE ORIGINAL BROTHERS could be shown with their shellans, their Brothers, their people in the mansion, in a more prominent way than I'm able to do in the BDB books...The book will have a lot of the Brothers in them, but the Legacy books will feature a main romance between a couple, and the Brothers will help that along.”
Blood Kiss is the first title in the series, and Ward promises the cover will be revealed soon.

Hallelujah!  And the first book is set to be released in December.... I can't wait!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Thoughtful Blog Tour

 
 
About THOUGHTFUL
In Thoughtless, Kiera told her story. Now it's time to hear from the sexy rock star who captivated us all . . .
The only place Kellan Kyle has ever felt at home is onstage. Gripping his guitar in a darkened bar, he can forget his painful past. These days his life revolves around three things: music, his bandmates, and hot hookups. Until one woman changes everything . . . Kiera is the kind of girl Kellan has no business wanting-smart, sweet, and dating his best friend. Certain he could never be worthy of her love, he hides his growing attraction . . . until Kiera's own tormented heart hints that his feelings might not be one-sided. Now, no matter the consequences, Kellan is sure of one thing-he won't let Kiera go without a fight.
 
 Excerpt:
 
Determined to stop thinking, to just go with whatever happened, I dipped my finger into my drink and wet the backs of our hands. Kiera watched every move I made as I shook some salt over our hands. When she made no move to drink her shot, I broke the ice and took mine so she’d feel more comfortable about doing this with me. My throat was numb from doing Jäger shots all night, so it didn’t even burn. It burned for Kiera though.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Kensington Ultimate Hero Showdown!

Lots more heroes set to compete this week in Kensington's Ultimate Hero Showdown! Matches are going on now and will continue through March 31 - now THAT is some March Madness I can get on board with! :)

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Get Lucky Anthology Cover Reveal




Get Lucky Anthology

What happens when six romance authors get together and write half a dozen brand-new, steamy, Irish-themed novellas? Everyone gets lucky! This 99-cent box set crosses genres and includes contemporary romance, new adult romance and paranormal romance novellas that will give Get Lucky a whole new meaning. Pre-order your copy today!

The Get Lucky Anthology features:

From USA Today bestselling author Nicola Marsh - Walking the Line

Finn Ahearns Irish luck is about to run out
Reformed Aussie bad girl Ellie is a decade older than Finn but that doesnt stop the charming Irishman from wooing her. Ellie doesnt believe in the happily-ever-after dream any longer, not since hers imploded a long time ago. But can a smooth-talking Irishman sway a hard-hearted cynic to believe in love again?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

One Night: Unveiled Blog Tour

Forever is also hosting a giveaway for One Night: Unveiledhttp://bit.ly/15xNFdg

An excerpt of Unveiled is available on Jodi’s website: http://bit.ly/1y3wJVT

One Night: Unveiled will be available in paperback, ebook and audiobook editions 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Nalini Singh - Rock Courtship

Singh might be one of the best authors out there when it comes to novellas.  Despite the limitations of the format, I never feel like the story is rushed or that parts are left untold when I read one of Singh's novellas and that is very rare for me!

The Gentleman of Rock, David, may be a member of one of the hottest rock bands out there.  He and his school friends may be the most sought after men in the world.  But, at his heart, David is just an average guy from a great family that is madly in love with one woman - the one woman that he really can't have because she refuses to mix business with pleasure  and as the band's manager, Thea has declared herself off limits to the boys of the Schoolboy Choir.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Kensington's Ultimate Hero Showdown!



For those fans that just can't get enough of Hero Showdowns, here is another one for you! :) Kensington's Ultimate Hero Showdown! Matches are going on now and will continue through March 13 - now THAT is some March Madness I can get on board with! :)


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Monday, February 9, 2015

Coreene Callahan - Fury of Obsession

I know I have said this before, but it bears repeating... The Dragonfury series is the Black Dagger Brotherhood, but with dragons instead of vampires.  So much so, that throughout the reading of this book, it seemed "wrong" that Venom's best friend was Wick.  Since Venom is most like Vishous, it "felt" like his best friend should be Mac (most like Butch) rather than Wick (most like Zsadist).  If this sounds confusing... yeah... it was....

Venom is a dragon that has poison as his base - and it is both his gift and his curse.  Since his poisonous abilities can cause death in a human female if they come in contact with his skin for more than 40 mins, Venom is the king of love 'em and leave 'em.  But all he really wants is a female he can savour and spend time with.  Now that his best friend Wick is mated to J.J., Venom is jealous and lonely.  And a restless dragon always means trouble.  When Venom goes AWOL from the lair, he never expects to find his mate - as a call girl.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Redeem Me Book Blitz

 
 
REDEEM ME by Eliza Freed (February 3, 2015; Forever Yours E-Book; $3.99; Lost Souls Book #2)
Charlotte O'Brien desperately needs redemption. Torn apart by her parents' tragic deaths, Charlotte has no one to turn to after she alienates herself from everyone and everything. Fate sends her a lifeline when she runs into a childhood friend. Now all she sees is Noble Sinclair-tall, gorgeous, with a body made for sinning. But Charlotte knows better than anyone how quickly the things you hold dear can be taken away-and though loving Noble feels like it could be her salvation, Charlotte knows it could also destroy her.
Noble Sinclair has always loved Charlotte. Now seeing how far she has fallen, Noble vows to be the man who can make her happy and bring her out of the darkness that has haunted her for far too long. But to save Charlotte, he must make her learn to forgive everyone who has forsaken her . . . starting with herself.
 
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Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Criminals We Deserve Blog Tour

The Criminals We Deserve 

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Title: The Criminals We Deserve (Carlyle Mysteries) 

Author:   James Craig

Genre: Thriller

Publish Date:    January 20,2015

Publisher: Witness Impulse

~ Book Synopsis ~

It’s always dangerous when you know too much…
When the body of a journalist is found in the back of a garbage truck, Inspector Carlyle is thrown into the middle of a scandal that threatens to expose corrupt links between the police, parliament, and a hugely powerful media mogul. In his search for the killer, Carlyle goes head-to-head withhis nemesis Trevor Miller-a former policeman turned security adviser to the Prime Minister. Miller has dirty money in his pockets and blood on his hands. And he would do anything to get rid of John Carlyle…



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About the Author:
James Craig has lived in London for more than thirty years, working as a journalist and consultant.
He lives in Bloomsbury with his wife and daughter.


 Giveaway:
3 winners of Buckingham Palace Promo Code individual promo codes for a free download of the book for an entire tour. Winner must have access to Bluefire Reader and have an Adobe account to receive free download.



Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Be Mine Forever Book Blitz




Join us in celebrating the release of Be Mine Forever and enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win!

About BE MINE FOREVER
Can a secret crush . . .

Jo Walsh has loved Cameron Mitchell for as long as she can remember. Whether front and center in her life or on the periphery, the tall, brooding artist has made his presence seductively and irresistibly known. But whenever they start to get close, Cam pulls away. Jo's tired of keeping her feelings in a box Cam is afraid to open. If he wants her, he'll have to prove it. And if he doesn't, Jo will need to know the real reason why. 

. . . become the love of a lifetime?

How do you walk away from your soul mate? Cam wishes he knew. No matter how far he runs from Jo, he can't resist looking back at the silver eyes that seem to see right through him. But as well as Jo thinks she understands Cam, the dark truth about his past is something she shouldn't have to handle. Cam's sure that setting Jo free is the right thing to do. Too bad his heart has other ideas.

Excerpt:


“So how long are you here in New York, Cam?”
She watched, fascinated, as his shoulders lowered a few inches and the firm, beautiful line of his mouth relaxed.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Flirting With Love Cover Reveal

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Title:  Flirting with Love (Lovely #1)

Author:  Clara Stone

Genre:  YA Contemporary Romance 15+

Publication

Date: March 6, 2015

Cover Designed By: Lindee Robinson Photography


~ Synopsis ~

Hudson Lovelly leads a charmed life-successful career,loving family, beautiful wife. And on the eve of his daughter’s birth, he’s counting his blessings. Life wasn’t always so generous . . .
Seventeen-year-old Blake never expected to fall for the pretentious, golden-haired boy on the opposing debate team. But she soon learns that looks can be deceiving, and not all men exist to disappoint. When a harmless prank starts to turn into something more, she discovers that sometimes, all it takes is a little Hope for love to find it’s way.
The day she walks into his life, exploding on the scene like a firecracker, is the day eighteen-year-old Hudson knows everything is about to change. Quick-witted, Blake is a prankster with a heart of gold, ensnaring him more than any girl ever has. He’ll do anything to be with her, even if it means pretending.
But when danger threatens Blake, he can’t conceal his growing affection. Pretending is no longer an option. They never planned for their friendship to grow into a love story. But it did. This powerful companion to Forever Kinda Love tells the history of Hudson and Blake’s love. Laced with haunting emotion and beautiful sentiment, this is a tale about overcoming even the darkest moments, reminding us all to love more. Give more.

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Green Muse Blog Tour

Green Muse

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Title: The Green Muse: An Edouard Mas Novel 
Author: Jessie Prichard Hunter
Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Historical

Release
Date: February 3, 2015
Publisher: Witness Impulse an imprint of HarperCollins



~Synopsis~
In Belle Époque Paris, the morgue is the place to see and be seen … 
"This morning I was called upon to photograph the dead again." So begins the story of Edouard Mas, a photographer's assistant with a detective's soul. Edouard's job is to take pictures of corpses before they are carted off to the Paris Morgue. If the bodies are unidentified, they will be put behind glass for the whole city to view, in a morbid display of lost and found.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dangerous Love of a Rogue Book Blast

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Title: The Dangerous Love of a Rogue

Author: Jane Lark

Series: Marlow Intrigue

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency

Release Date: January 29, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins

~Synopsis~
"The game is on with Pembroke’s little sister…" Lord Drew Framlington watched Miss Mary Marlow. The woman had been warned to keep away from him, but she had a little contrary in her soul. She had not been deterred. Perhaps she had a taste for bad hidden beneath her cold denials, or a liking for naughtiness in her soul – either of which appealed.
"Stop pretending you do not like me…" Lord Framlington had urged Mary, "Stop running..." Her body urged her to as much as he did. Something pulled her towards him. Something unknown and all consuming… and yet how could she disobey her father and her brother...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Rebecca Zanetti - Provoked

There is nothing sexier than a genius hero... Make that hero a vampire, a scientist, and a loyal brother and he is pretty much off the charts!

Kane is the "smart" one of the Karys brothers.  Not that the others are stupid by any means, but where they each have their skills and specialties, Kane is the genius scientist.  And he has the OCD personality to match.  Very organized, this brilliant male can't imagine the concept of being "madly" in love no matter how many of his brothers have fallen in love and found their mates.  He has too much to do in trying to solve the biochemical warfare that the Kurjans have unleashed and so he can't afford to lose control - even for a second.  The last thing he wants to do is have to search for a crazy demon catcher - but his younger brother is still being held captive by the demons and at the end of the day, there is nothing that Kane wouldn't do for his younger brother.  So out he goes in search of someone who can help them find his brother.   What he finds is not what he would have ever expected.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Never Surrender to a Scoundrel Blog Tour



About NEVER SURRENDER TO A SCOUNDREL:

A Reckless Desire . . .
Lady Clarissa Bevington is in trouble. A reckless indiscretion has left her with two choices: ruin her family with the scandal of the Season, or marry Mr. Kincraig, the notorious scoundrel mistaken as her lover. Desperate and disgraced, Clarissa vows to love and cherish a veritable stranger, a man whose eyes smolder with danger-and undeniable desire . . . 

An Unexpected Arrangement
As an agent for the Crown, Lord Donovan Blackmer has spent the last two years guarding Clarissa's grandfather from an unknown assassin while disguised as the rakehell Kincraig. His mission may now be over, but his duty has just begun. Salvaging his beautiful, impetuous wife's virtue will cost him his fortune and his position as an officer-but it might save him from the ghosts that haunt his own past. When their marriage "in name only" leads to exquisite seduction, Donovan must risk the only thing he has left to lose . . . his heart.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

BLIND FAITH Release Day Blitz




BLIND FAITH by Rebecca Zanetti (January 27, 2015; Forever Mass Market; $8.00)
A betrayal he couldn't forget . . .
For Nate Dean, love is a four-letter word. As part of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be ruthless soldiers with an expiration date. They were loyal only to one another . . . until Nate laid eyes on the woman who stole his heart and blew his world apart. Now, years later, his family is still paying the price for his mistake. But as time runs out, there's only one person who can save his family: the very woman Nate swore he'd never trust again.

A love she couldn't deny . . . 
The moment Audrey Madison spies Nate across a crowded ballroom, she can barely breathe. He's just as undeniably sexy as she remembers, yet there's an edge to him now that's as irresistible as it is dangerous. When he asks for her help, Audrey can't refuse. But she has secrets of her own--secrets that, if Nate ever discovers them, may cost them both their lives . . .

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Hero Showdown Nominations

It's coming again!  The Hero Showdown at the Window Seat on a Rainy Day!  This time around, when the heroes get their shot, I am a little more experienced and have some better ideas on how the whole thing should work! :)  

One thing, I don't think I will categorize the heroes this time as I did the first time.  That seemed to make choices too hard!  I may also consider the same thing for fourth group as I did for the Couple Showdown - letting favorites repeat in that group.  But if I do, it may need to be within the other rules of no more than one character per series and no more than two per author.  

But the thing is, this is your chance to let me know what you want!  What rules work, what rules don't?  Who do you want to see?  Please comment below on anything of the things you want to see, don't want to see, characters you want to see!  Anything goes!  Here is the chance to be a part of the process!