In this heartwarming read by Jennifer Faye, escape to a Greek island paradise for Valentine’s Day…
From Greek island fling . . . To forever?
Managing a luxury resort on a picturesque Greek island is more than a job for Hermione Kappas. It’s been her lifeline since losing her home and family. So when gorgeous Atlas Othonos, who has recently inherited the resort, arrives set on selling it, Hermione has just two weeks to change his mind. But as their Valentine’s Day deadline approaches, it’s Hermione’s feelings for Atlas that are changing into something more…
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About the Author
Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming
contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and
enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into
nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews
Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a
TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.
A rainy night on a Greek Island and two drivers ends in the stormy meeting between Atlas and Hermoine. Atlas is in town as the heir to his mothers island as Hermoine is on her way home from work at an exclusive resort. A near accident puts them on one another’s radar. Atlas is not thrilled to learn she is the one in charge of the property he wants to sell as soon as possible. With the time ticking, Hermoine has jobs to save and a plan to convince Atlas to hang on to his inheritance.
Set in a magical place in Greece, this story is a perfect escape. A light, fun romantic read that will leave a smile on your face. i loved the altruistic nature of both characters snd the way they overcame their childhood obstacles. thanks so much to the author and publisher for the complimentary copy for the book tour. Recommend you pick this one up before Valentine’s Day!
The tides of
the Faerie War are turning, but at how high a cost for the Kasric family?
Justice Kasric, her siblings, and her parents are locked in combat on both
sides of the Human-Faerie War. At fifteen, Justice may be the youngest ever
Admiral to command her own ship and lead a resistance, but she has the magic
and the will to do it. If only nearly every other member of her family weren’t
either in immediate danger of dying-or attempting to kill her!
Forced to make dangerous pacts with more than one unpredictable ally, only
Justice can decide how far she’ll go to save London. Is it worth sacrificing
even a member of her own family?
Praise for Shadows Over London
“Klaver dazzles with an adventure rooted in complex feelings about family
loyalties, and magically full to the brim with faerie mystery.” -Tobias S.
Buckell, World Fantasy Award Winner and New York Times Bestselling
“An enchanting and enthralling series opener.” -Kirkus
“Fantasy at its most fantastic. Monsters, mystery, and magic in a
beautiful and frightening world all their own. Justice Kasric and her strange
family are a delight from first to last.”-Steven Harper,
author of The Books of Blood and Iron series
“This first title in a new series slowly builds into a magical adventure
in a world that is dark and unique . . . the plot and world building are sure
to enthrall readers.” –School Library Journal
“Klaver’s rich, lyrical descriptions augment the fantastical source
material in this engaging series starter.” –Publishers Weekly
KLAVER has been
writing for over twenty years, with a number of magazine publications,
including Escape Pod, Dark Wisdom Anthology, and Anti- Matter. He’s the author
of The Supernatural Case Files of Sherlock Holmes, the Empire of the
House of Thorns series, and the Nightwalker series, but has written over a
dozen novels in both fantasy and sci-fi, often with a Noir bent. He worked as a
bookseller, bartender and a martial-arts instructor before settling into a
career in internet security. He lives just outside the sprawling decay of
Detroit, Michigan, with his wife Kimberly, his daughter Kathryn, and a group of
animals he refers to as The Menagerie.
The Mirror: Shattered Midnight is the second novel in the
innovative four-book fairy-tale series written by Julie C. Dao, Dhonielle
Clayton, J.C. Cervantes, and L. L. McKinney, following one family over several
generations, and the curse that plagues it.
Zora Broussard has arrived in New Orleans with not much more than a bag of
clothes, a beautiful voice, and a pair of enchanted red shoes. Running from a
tragic accident caused by her magic, Zora wants nothing more than to blend in,
as well as to avoid her overbearing aunt and mean-spirited cousins. Music
becomes Zora’s only means of escape, yet she wonders if she should give it all
up to remove the powers that make her a target, especially as a Black woman in
But when Zora gets the chance to perform in a prominent jazz club, she meets a
sweet white pianist named Phillip with magic of his own, including a strange
mirror that foretells their future together. Falling into a forbidden love,
Zora and Phillip must keep their relationship a secret. And soon the two
discover the complicated connection between their respective families, a
connection that could lead to catastrophe for them both. In the era of
segregation and speakeasies, Zora must change her destiny and fight for the one
she loves . . . or risk losing everything.
REVIEW: So much to love about this book! Rich details about New Orleans during prohibition– speakeasies, jazz music, beignets, debutante balls and Chicago gangs. You feel as if you are transported to the time and place described. It’s magical. The protagonist. is a strong black young woman with a gift for singing and a mind of her own. Her suitor Phillip is the epitome of a gentleman, protecting her at every turn. The time period is rife with racial tension and prejudice–black and white couples are prohibited by law from marrying. Love wins and is the most important element between Zora and Phillip.The strong family lines and family history pieces as well as the theme of loyalty stood out to me. I also enjoyed how the two women navigate their place in society with their natural talents. This is a tale of familial magic, curses and the hope of a new start. I can’t wait for book three in the series. Book two can be read as a standalone. Thanks so much to Disney Hyperion and Rockstar Book Tours for the complimentary copy for review. All views are my own. Content and trigger warnings: one swear word, moderate violence, domestic abuse, racism.
Dhonielle Clayton is a New York Times Bestselling author of The
Belles series, the coauthor of the Tiny Pretty Things duology which
debuts as a Netflix original series soon, and the author of the forthcoming MG
fantasy series The Marvellers. She hails from the Washington, D.C.
suburbs on the Maryland side. She taught secondary school for several years,
and is a former elementary and middle school librarian. She is COO of the
non-profit We Need Diverse Books, and co-founder of CAKE Literary, a creative
kitchen whipping up decadent—and decidedly diverse—literary confections for
middle grade, young adult, and women’s fiction readers. She’s an avid traveler,
and always on the hunt for magic and mischief.
summer between the end of high school and the start of something else. Dean
Stockton and Curt Hutton are best friends, and more often than not you can find
them rowing on the Rogue River at dawn.
Together they experience something they will never be able to describe
adequately. But then they won’t really need to. Not to each other. It’s that
moment of swing when rowers find the rhythm and everything falls into place.
The shell seems to lift right out of the water.
Enter Isabelle Smiley. She’s beautiful yet insecure, knowing yet innocent, and
crazy about Curt in a way that no girl has ever been crazy about Dean. She
wants Curt to choose a college closer to home than the one he and Dean have
selected—and she can be persuasive.
“I’d never be able to hold out against a girl like Smiley,” Dean admits.
“Don’t say that,” Curt replies. “I told her she’d have to convince you, too.”
Everyone is conflicted in this story of friendship, lust, and life-changing choices.
Only one thing seems certain to all of them: If Smiley strikes a match, Dean
will catch fire.
drawn and deceptively quiet, Combustible is an excellent novel
that lingers in the mind long after completion. I loved it.” – Mark
Richardson, author of The Sun Casts No Shadow.
“Combustible is a wonderful story … The
author did a great job of bringing each character to life … I recommend
this book to anyone who is looking for a light read with a satisfying plot and
interesting characters.”- Kristi Elizabeth, San Francisco
About Al Riske:
AL RISKE is
the author of Precarious, Sabrina’s Window, The Possibility of Snow, Then We’d
Be Happy, and Combustible. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine
editor, and ghostwriter. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, he now lives
in California with his wife, Joanne, and their dog, Bodie.
Suddenly single—and pregnant—Abby James hopes Three Springs, Texas, will give her the fresh start she craves. But five minutes in and she’s already clashed with a former Navy SEAL on horseback. Wes Tanner might be devastatingly handsome, but Abby has no time for romance. Especially with a man intent on leaving town. Abby wants to plant some roots…and falling for the tempting Texan could upend all her plans!
Cattle rancher Evan Bishop is desperate for Paige Palmer’s help. The veterinarian is in Three Springs for the holidays, but the single dad hopes she has time to save his ailing livestock. Paige is up for the challenge, though not quite up to resisting the cowboy’s rugged charm and his darling devotion to his little girl. Can Paige learn to trust the rancher before the countdown to Christmas ends?
Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.
Three Springs, Texas is the perfect place to start a new series. The pace is slow, the characters mostly octogenarians seeking to make a match in others and there’s a strong sense of community. A town so small gossip travels like wildfire and the local gardening club meetings soak up the whole population. Abby is coming to make a new start in her little red convertible and stylish clothes, when she hits a pot hole on the side road and has to be taken into town on horseback by cowboy Wes. It’s a fun start to two reluctant adults meeting one another int he middle of nowhere. Abby needs a fresh start since being jilted by her ex- boyfriend, so she heads to her cousins in the town where their grandparents had roots. I loved the mentions of family history and the rich folklore which surrounds Three Springs. It has a deep history full of treasure and strong willed occupants. The general store renovation works perfectly for anyone who’s been to an old Western town. There’s always an old general store, not to mention wooden plant sidewalks.
My only wish was the Wes and Abby would have speed outside their internal dialogue and interacted a bit more honestly with one another. The readers know the thoughts of both main characters inside and out, but it’s not until the ending chapters anything plays out. Slow paced, clean romance with an old Wild, West town which has settled into a place where community wraps around its occupants to hep them have a better life. If you want a book with endearing townsfolk who look out for heartwarming, western, clean romance, toureach other, look no further!
Content and trigger warning: cheating, alcohol consumption, unwed pregnancy, widowhood and absent family members.
I received a free copy fo the tour and all opinions are my own.
“With the bloom of springtime flowers… comes the opportunity for new beginnings.”
He’s an injured firefighter. She bakes the most delightful treats. When their worlds collide will the baker help heal the firefighter with a mix of blueberry muffins and her caring way?
The elegant baker, Hannah Bell, has always lived on Bluestar Island with her family. While still grieving for her father, who died in a fire, she focuses all of her energy on making her dream come true–opening her very own bakery. But when a broken water pipe washes away her carefully laid plans, she’s on the verge of losing everything.
New York firefighter Ethan Walker’s life is in a tailspin after he’s injured on-the-job. When an urgent call detours him to Bluestar Island, he agrees to help his lovable but meddlesome great-aunt. But organizing the island’s Spring Fling proves a lot harder than he originally imagined. He needs help…and fast.
Under the magic of Bluestar Island’s sea breeze and warm sunshine, Hannah and Ethan must not only face their immediate obstacles but also their own turning points in life. Will they have to do that alone? With a leap of faith and a dash of romance, they might just find the perfect mix to make their dreams come true.
Includes a delicious recipe for The Elegant Baker’s Blueberry Crumble Muffin!
Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.
Jennifer Faye has created a close knit community based on service. Bluestar Island is exactly where you would want to live! Love Blooms centers around the atmosphere and people who call it home. One of the islanders, Hannah Bell, has invested her life savings and inheritance on remodeling and opening her own bakery. When disaster strikes, she’s at risk of losing it all. Enter firefighter Ethan Walker, who is helping his great aunt recuperate after a fall. The two work together to bring Hannah’s dream into reality. Both battling scars left by the life of a firefighter–loss, emotional and physical wounds that need healing. I liked seeing how the two had to put aside some pride and learn to compromise. I would love to see more character development around the side characters and family members. I feel like we know Aunt Birdie well, but the others feel a bit like pencil sketches with details left to fill in.
Love Blooms will help you understand that sometimes, life throws curve balls. You can build something new! Thanks so much to the author for the complimentary copy for the book tour. A clean read with delightful islanders in the perfect setting!
Self-proclaimed teenage philosopher Cordell Wheaton lives in a sleepy,
southern town where nothing ever happens; not since his hero, jazz musician
John Coltrane, left some seventy years earlier to “follow the sound.” Cordy’s
life has been unraveling since the night his father and his brother, Travis,
exploded on each other. The night Travis’s addiction transformed him from
budding musician into something entirely different. The night Travis took his
saxophone and disappeared. When Cordy’s father falls ill, the sixteen-year-old
vows to reunite the Wheaton family. He embarks on a modern-day odyssey with
forty bucks in his pocket and a dream to find his brother and convince him to
be Travis again—by taking him to a show at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City,
and reminding him of the common bonds they share with their legendary hero.
Cordy’s journey is soon haunted by ghostly visions, traumatic dreams, and
disembodied voices that echo through his mind. He starts to wonder if the
voices are those of the fates, guiding him toward his destiny—or if he’s losing
his grip on reality.
Praise for ON THE WAY TO BIRDLAND:
“Engrossing story and sympathetic characters. Morelli…makes it worth the trip.”—Booklist
“With a haunting secret, a brave journey and fascinating
characters, On the Way to Birdland will remind readers that
when you take a giant step into the unfamiliar, you might just find
yourself.” —Joelle Charbonneau,
New York Times Best Selling author of VERIFY and DISCLOSE
“On the Way to Birdland is a work of tremendous heart.
It sings with the joys and pains of family, hope, and impossible dreams.
A must read for everyone trying to find their way back to what matters most.”—Adrienne Kisner, Author
of DEAR RACHEL MADDOW, THE CONFUSION OF LAUREL GRAHAM,
and SIX ANGRY GIRLS
“Listening to and believing in our fears keeps away from a life we wish
for. On the Way to Birdland shows us what’s possible when we
listen to something else.”—Angelo
Surmelis, author of THE DANGEROUS ART OF BLENDING IN
“With balance, beats, and rhythm, this heartfelt coming-of-age story is
bridged together like a Coltrane riff under Frank Morelli’s skillful hand. ON
THE WAY TO BIRDLAND and its cast of diverse, fully fleshed-out characters are
now included among My Favorite Things.” –Brenda Rufener, Author of SINCE
WE LAST SPOKE and WHERE I LIVE
“A classic tale of choice and chance, with more twists than a Virginia
mountain road, On the Way to Birdland is a guide to finding
your true self by accepting that you are ‘completely destructible…desperate not
to get destroyed.’” —Valerie Nieman,
author of TO THE BONES and BACKWATER (Fitzroy,
About Frank Morelli:
Frank Morelli is the author of the
young adult novel, No Sad Songs (2018), a YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant
Readers nominee and winner of an American Fiction Award for best coming of age
story. The first book in his debut middle grade series, Please Return To:
Norbert M. Finkelstein (2019) is a Book Excellence Award finalist and provides
young readers with a roadmap to end bullying. His fiction and essays have been
featured in various publications including The Saturday Evening Post, Cobalt
Review, Philadelphia Stories, and Highlights Magazine.
A Philadelphia native, Morelli now resides in High Point, NC with a brilliant
illustrator and his fur babies. Connect with him on Twitter @frankmoewriter and
on Instagram @frankmorelliauthor.
Read the novel hailed as ” Stirring,
gritty, connected, and epic. A great read!” by Christian Cameron! When a
rogue artificial intelligence makes medieval weapons the only weapons, and
America spirals into collapse, a former gang member finds himself leading his
inner-city community in a harrowing fight for their lives, after hate groups
and corrupt police attack their home!
When Chessed woke up to prepare for work, he
never expected his day to end in blood and triumph. When hate groups and corrupt
police threaten his home, Chessed uses his love of history, fantasy books, and
martial arts, along with his criminal past to lead his community in battle
If you loved books like Game of Thrones,
or books like The Hunger Games, this contemporary fantasy is a must
read! With action like The Witcher, and perspective like The Coldest
Winter Ever, The Road of Resistance is perfect for fans of Octavia
Butler, Brandon Sanderson or Sarah J Maas! Penned by African American Fiction
rising star Chase Bolling, this epic fantasy delivers a unique blend of
romance, military fiction & sword and sorcery, to create an almost
arthurian, grimdark tale of a political uprising in the inner city!
With a cast of diverse characters, the heart
of a Tom Clancy political thriller, and the soul of a Bernard Cornwell
historical fiction, The Vanguard series is a must have addition to any
sci-fi/fantasy lovers bookshelf, and sure to be among your top 10 dystopian
novels or top 10 post apocalyptic books! Get your copy today!
You can say Chase is a father, revolutionary, and author in that order. Born
and raised in Bridgeport, CT and he grew up in a proud Afro-indigenous family
with strong roots to the military, activism, and public service. Surrounded by
strong BIPOC women, his grandmother, mother and aunt were all heavily involved
in local politics. While Chase spent his youth a delightful contradiction
pretty much being Huey and Riley of the Boondocks at the same time. His mom did
her best, and made sure he was cultured, educated and raised with a W.E.B
Dubois-esque talented tenth, sense of responsibility. She kept him around good
mentors, and even made him take etiquette classes…but there was and likely
still is a hoodlum streak a mile wide. While on one side Chase was always well
read, well spoken, with a firm belief in the edification of his community, a
youth involved with street gangs and other illegal activities and he found
himself in trouble…often. He played football, lacrosse and got into
historical martial arts which Chase still practices to this day. He spent years
in the indie hip-hop scene as The Legendary Thug Poet, until a near fatal car
accident left me with a traumatic brain injury. Now he mainly sticks to
activism and being an author, and now proudly serves as director of SF/For the
Culture the fantasy, sci-fi, and speculative fiction side of W. Clark
A Regency romance on the high seas. Two hearts yearning to find a safe harbor, and possibly, a lasting love.
As a young girl, Georgana Woodall dreamed of beautiful dresses, fancy balls, and falling in love. However, when her mother dies, she cannot face a future under the guardianship of her abusive grandmother and instead chooses to join her father on his ship disguised as his cabin boy, “George.”
Lieutenant Dominic Peyton has no time in his life for love, not with his dedication to His Majesty’s Royal Navy claiming his full attention. While trying to adjust to a new crew, he strives to be an exemplary officer and leader. When he sees the captain’s cabin boy being harassed by the crew, he immediately puts a stop to it and takes the “boy” under his wing. After discovering a number of clues, Dominic deduces that George is really a woman. Knowing that revealing the cabin boy’s secret would put her in serious danger from the rowdy crew, Dominic keeps silent and hides his growing affection for her.
Georgana is quickly losing her heart to Dominic’s compassion and care but is convinced nothing can come of her affection. She cannot continue to live her life on the sea, and having already missed too many seasons in London, her chances of being welcomed back into polite society and finding a suitable husband are quickly slipping away.
“Hawks crafts a spellbinding tale featuring rich characters and raw emotions set against the atmospheric backdrop of sea life in all its danger and beauty. Georgana is a tough protagonist holding her own in a world dominated by men, while Peyton’s charm and sensitivity marks him as a true gentleman. A hidden identity, flirtation, and treachery make for a rousing tale to captivate lovers of historical romances.”— Publishers Weekly
“This tale felt sweepingly cinematic at times and was both action-packed and heart-wrenching with an immersive narrative.”— Katie Jackson, RegencyProofreading.com
Arlem Hawks wove a magnificent tale of adventure and deception and delivered a happy ever after that was as unconventional as the rest of the story. With so many stories of romance out there, it is refreshing when one comes along that is very different than the stories that I am used to. A little adventure always livens things up fabulously.”— Emily Flynn, Reading with Emily
“Fans of sweet love stories as well as readers who fondly remember those marvelous old traditional Signet Regencies will quickly succumb to the siren song of Hawk’s expertly crafted novel, which delivers the perfect blend of Jane Austen-smart romance and Patrick O’Brian flavored seafaring adventure. Teen romance readers will cheer on the plucky heroine as she finds the courage to forge her own path in life and love.”— Booklist, starred review
Arlem Hawks began making up stories before she could write. Living all over the Western United States and traveling around the world gave her a love of cultures and people and the stories they have to tell. With her travels came an interest in history, especially the history of her English heritage. When she isn’t writing, Arlem is baking her characters’ favorite foods, sewing Regency dresses, learning how to play the tin whistle, and water coloring. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two children. Having previously published four historical romance novellas, Georgana’s Secret is her debut novel.
Join the virtual blog tour of GEORGANA’S SECRET (Proper Romance Regency), Arlem Hawks’ highly acclaimed debut historical romance novel January 11 – February 14, 2021. Over forty-five popular blogs specializing in historical romance, inspirational fiction, and Austenesque fiction will join in the celebration of its release with excerpts, spotlights, and reviews of this new Regency-era novel set aboard a Royal Naval ship.
you do if you lost the one thing that matters the most?
Jackie Ashmore is struggling with the passing of her mother and angry over a
cross-country move to Minnesota when she receives an unexpected birthday
present that opens up a remarkable fantasy world where creatures from the past
and the present coexist. Aided by unlikely animal allies and an aging guardian
named Nimbus, Jackie embarks on a desperate rescue mission to save her little
brother Dustin who has been kidnapped by a hooded rider and stolen across the
clouds. Forced to grow up, Jackie must overcome her own fears and navigate a
strange land as she journeys towards a confrontation with a mysterious power
named Samuel Flood, who is using the boy for his own hidden purposes. With time
running out and unbearable losses mounting, Jackie faces ever tougher choices
that will determine not only the fate of her brother, but possibly the Earth
below as well.
Peter Bremer is a librarian at a small college in Minnesota
and the author of almost a dozen published professional articles, none of which
feature dragons or unicorns or impossibly tall trees. He lives with his wife
and furry dog in a very small town and believes that the world, on average, is
a far better place with more nature in it, not less.