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Tuesday, 28 July 2020

African American Contemporary Romance Series - All That and Moore by Celeste Granger #romance #booktour #giveaway


I Am Moore
All That & Moore Book 1
by Celeste Granger
Genre: African American Contemporary Romance

Emery Moore moved away from home after finishing her juris doctorate. She was a successful corporate attorney and had been living in Washington D. C. for the past five years. It wasn’t often that she returned home to Atlanta, but the love of her family drew her back. Emery had success in so many facets of her life, but she hadn’t been as lucky in love. The word love was unsettling for Emery; it was loaded with notions of submissiveness and sacrifice, the loss of self and being dependent on another person. Notions Emery wasn’t sure she wanted. Yet, there was someone Emery couldn’t shake her soul loose of and she tussled with her heart and the sensible tug in her mind daily.

Evan Stanton Esq. had been an integral part of Emery Moore’s life for the past six months. He like she, was an attorney. During the day, the attorneys at law litigated from different sides of the aisle; fighting with everything they had for their clients. But for the past few months, business was left at the door, and the fighting ended as Evan and Emery delved into uncharted territory. Evan loved how Emery felt in his arms. The curve of her hips, the arch in her back made it difficult to keep his hands off her. It wasn’t always like this. Emery had to be pursued, and although Evan was attracted to her unapologetic disposition in the courtroom, along with her sophisticated air, Emery was a challenge; one that Evan planned to take on full steam ahead.

This book can be read as a standalone. It is interconnected to the All That & Moore series




Teach Me Moore
All That & Moore Book 2 

One family. Eight sisters, tangled in romance. Kennedy Moore, the second Moore sister, is the glue that holds the sisterhood together. While Emery, the oldest sister, was away in Washington DC, it was Kennedy that her younger sisters leaned on. A master chef in her own right, Kennedy spends most of her time in the background, pouring her passion into the culinary delicacies she creates for her clientele. Being in the kitchen has left little time for Kennedy to find love, outside of the love she has for culinary arts.
Bryce Monroe is the owner and head chef of Taste, a world-renowned, four-star restaurant in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Much like Kennedy, Bryce spends his days and nights in the kitchen, masterfully creating delectable dishes that keep his clientele coming back for more. Bryce is a multimillionaire who has everything he’s always wanted except someone special to share it with.
An unintentional brush with Bryce Monroe reminds Kennedy that there is more to life than cooking and taking care of her sisters. The two have so much in common, and the chemistry they mutually felt shakes both their foundations. Bryce is captivated by Kennedy and realizes she is what he’s been missing. Yet, Kennedy shies away, unsure whether there’s room for something more in the world she’s created for herself. Will Kennedy let down her guard and allow love in? Will Bryce push past her resistance and pursue the love of his life? Find out in Teach Me Moore: Book 2 in the All That & Moore Series.
Each book in the series is a full novel and can be read as a standalone.




Expect Moore
All That & Moore Book 3 


One family. Eight sisters, tangled in romance. Daphne Moore, third eldest sister of the Moore girls has had tremendous success in her professional life. As the Founder and Head Mistress of Moore Academy for Girls, Daphne taught her girls to be smart, self-reliant and confident. Yet, with all the success in her career, Daphne struggled when it came to matters of the heart. Daphne spent three years of her life loving a man who didn’t show the same kind of faithful, unwavering love. The wounds Stephen left were deep, and Daphne wasn’t sure she’d ever recover. Nicholas St. John, preeminent real estate developer and multimillionaire, was much like Daphne, successful professionally. However, unlike Daphne, there wasn’t an unfaithful lover to taint Nicholas’ view on love, Nicholas simply never made time for it. But an accidental encounter between the two would change the trajectory of both their lives.



So Much Moore
All That & Moore Book 4 

One family. Eight sisters, tangled in romance. Felicity Moore, an actuary and entrepreneur, deals with facts and numbers as the foundation of her business. Her hard work and nurturing dedication is what makes her a leader in the industry. It’s the one thing that her world revolves around on a daily basis, and because of it, there had been no time for love or no place for a relationship in Felicity’s life.
It is the sole reason why when Garrett Thompson enters her life, Felicity doesn’t take him seriously. Especially with him being a trust fund baby. He’s never had to work to earn a living. Although Garrett does dabble in philanthropic endeavors, he spends much of his time living in the lap of luxury; doing the things he wants to and nothing that he doesn’t have to. Garrett lives by choice, and any relationship he’s had in the past has been an accessory to his lifestyle not a primary focus. With Garrett living life on his own terms, what if anything do they have in common?
Despite Felicity being dismissive of him, Garrett intends to prove just how serious he can be.




Never Moore
All That & Moore Book 5 

He was her best friend. She was the girl of his dreams.

Charity Moore is on the cusp of becoming the neurosurgeon she has always dreamed of becoming. As a student physician for world renowned Emory University Hospital, Charity demonstrates her intellectual prowess in the classroom and in the operating room. Charity has been plotting her course of becoming a surgeon for as long as she can remember. She plays by the rules, colors within the lines and does what is necessary to make her dreams come true.

O’Shea Ali, is also a student physician at Emory Hospital. As the son of international industry giants, financial security has never been an issue. For O’Shea, becoming a neurosurgeon isn’t about prestige or financial gain. His desire stems from O’Shea’s passion to charter new medical territory and save lives. O’Shea lives his life passionately without restriction. He fights for what he believes in and is a fierce protector of the one’s he loves. That includes Charity.

But emerging desire crosses the friendship line, catapulting Charity and O’Shea out of the friendship zone and into dangerous territory. Charity fears their new entanglement is risky and may cost her the very relationship she treasures most. While O’Shea’s unbridled yearnings for Charity become harder to contain, he doesn’t want to lose what they have in pursuit of what he craves.

The All That and Moore series follows each sister in the Moore family as they navigate through the entanglements romance brings. Each book can be enjoyed if read as a standalone or if it’s read in the order of the series




Promise Me Moore
All That & Moore Book 6 

Physical therapist, Aubrey Moore, is growing her private practice, heavily courted by coaches from every major sport as she continues to become a household name. Focusing exclusively on her business, Aubrey has made little time for matters of the heart until retail store mogul and multimillionaire, Brett Quinn catches her eye during a charity basketball game. No one woman has captivated Brett’s heart but that fleeting encounter ignited a spark, and when they meet again, the seed of attraction that captivated them before blooms, leaving them both to wonder if their reunion could be their second chance.

The All That and Moore series follows each sister in the Moore family as they navigate through the entanglements romance brings. Each book can be enjoyed if read as a standalone or if it’s read in the order of the series




Moore Than Enough
All That & Moore Book 7 

As an international attaché to a Sudanese Diplomat, Ivory Moore is constantly surrounded by very important people, making international exchange seem easy with her mastery of multiple languages and business accouterment. Between her job and her loving family, Ivory’s life is full. VIP’S don’t impress her. It takes more than that to gain Ivory’s attention. Or so she thought until a chance encounter with a blast from the past shakes her foundation at the very core.

Roman West was that disruption, rocking Ivory on her heels. A visit to the Sudanese Embassy brought Ivory Moore back into his life. Seeing her again reawakened feelings he thought were lost for good. Although their encounter seemed to have been by happenstance, Roman believed in destiny, and he refused to lose Ivory again. But Roman was a man with secrets; secrets that could ruin what he hoped would be their future and certainly devastate their past.




My Cherie a'Moore
All That & Moore Book 8 

She was somewhat of a free spirit, yet, she felt rightly guided to his.

Trinity Moore, burgeoning entrepreneur and youngest of the Moore sisters, does what she will. Whether business or pleasure, Trinity does it on her own terms, unapologetically.

But he touched her in a way Trinity couldn’t deny; assuaging unknown pains and awakening a transcendental energy that spoke to her soul. She realized she wanted more of that touch. Esau Knight was right there to fulfill her every desire.

All books in the All That & Moore series are standalone connected in a series with HEA’s.





USA Today Bestselling Author and lover of Love. It is a many splendid thing, isn’t it? Yet, it’s not a straight path from one heart to another. Most often, love is a tangled mess that challenges our thoughts, beliefs, and challenges us to prove over and over that we are more than enamored with an individual. Love is a tangled conglomeration of what the mind thinks, what the soul feels, and what the heart knows. And I write about it...



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What's happening in July on Romance –  Sweet to Heat

29 – My Blog. My Post. My Books. Circles Interlocked

30 – My Blog. My Post. My Books. A Guy and a Girl

31 – Fridays in Space

Monday, 27 July 2020

How do you dream? Are your dreams in color or black n' white? Do they feel surreal or all too real? Derra Nicole Sabo's Sumberland #bio


Slumberland 
By Derra Nicole Sabo 
Genre: Biography 


How do you dream? Are your dreams in color or black n' white? Do they feel surreal or all too real? 

Well, I'd like to introduce you to my little slice of bittersweet. These subconscious woods hold every fear and my anxieties masked are as wolves. Nightmares that play on a loop for weeks, even months at a time. Symptoms of waking in cold sweats and shaking. The only moments of peace are found in the sporadically studded dreams that happen every now and again. These woods house every past demon as well as certain past versions of who I once was. This place is worse than death, yet it inspires. So... 

...Before my alarm clock goes off, before I take the last train out of here, I take one last glance back, one last glance at all of the Polaroids pinned to every tree branch, polaroids of every dream and nightmare that have stolen my nights since '95... 

These dreams...these woods...this place...it's my upside down... 

This is my Slumberland… 

Reviews: 

"I enjoyed ‘Slumberland.’ It is a poetic, dark, abstract look into Derra Nicole Sabo’s dreams. I was reminded of many odd and repetitious dreams.

I really liked Sabo detailing how the unfamiliar and the familiar can offer both comfort and terror to the dreamer. I’ve always known the fact, but had never thought about it in those terms before..." 

"I enjoyed weaving through every retelling of the author's remembrance of her dreams and nightmares. How she explains their importance through reflection of them is an eye-opener too..."゚゚

"there was something about Slumberland that resonated with me. It is, in essence, a collection of short dream stories that are weaved together in an inexplicable way. The author goes kind of dark, but her phrasing is beautiful. It is abstract and poetic..." 

(the little widgets after the reviews are supposed to be butterflies...if you can get them to be them? lol) 





My name is Derra Sabo...I am California born and raised. I spend my days writing, sipping on coffee and listening to music. When I'm not busy typing away, I love spending time with my family and friends. Days spent at the beach ended by burgers at In-N-Out. Growing up I wanted to become a fashion designer/ drummer, but somewhere along the way writing grabbed ahold of me and I've never looked back. Over the years writing has aided in healing from my past. Being born and living with a rare disorder led to being bullied throughout life as well as surgeries growing up. Writing and music are my sanity. 




$20 Starbucks 

Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway! 




What's happening in July on Romance –  Sweet to Heat

28 – Spotlight – Celeste Granger - All that & Moore Series

29 – My Blog. My Post. My Books. Circles Interlocked

30 – My Blog. My Post. My Books. A Guy and a Girl

31 – Fridays in Space

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Lady Anne and the Menacing Mystic - Book 4 of the Lady Anne Addison Historical Mysteries by Victoria Hamilton #historical #mystery


Lady Anne and the Menacing Mystic 
Lady Anne Addison Historical Mysteries Book 4
by Victoria Hamilton 
Genre: Historical Mystery 


Lady Anne is in Bath staying with her mother and grandmother while planning her nuptials and awaiting the arrival of Lord Darkefell. Word reaches her of a profoundly accurate mystic working in town, and while she doesn't believe in such things, she's eager to visit for an hour of harmless entertainment. 

But the Mystic of Bath seems to know things, and her dark pronouncements have a decidedly harmful affect on Lady Anne's friends--and may have led a gentle and well-liked local cleric to take his own life. Or… did someone else have a hand in his death? He had secrets and enemies, Lady Anne learns. 

Convinced that the woman's predictions are all part of larger scam, possibly in league with other mysterious individuals who have become prominent on the Bath scene, Lady Anne must navigate the swirling rumors and murky affiliations of Bath society to unmask the charlatan for what she is and discover the real culprit behind a tragic death. 




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Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark 
Lady Anne Addison Mysteries Book 1 

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Victoria Hamilton is the pseudonym of nationally bestselling romance author Donna Lea Simpson. Victoria is the national bestselling author of four mystery series: the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, the Merry Muffin Mysteries, the Lady Anne Addison Historical Mysteries and the Gentlewoman's Guide Regency Mysteries. She is also the bestselling author of Regency and historical romance as Donna Lea Simpson.

Her latest adventure in writing is a Regency-set historical mystery series, starting with A Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder! Don't miss out on this bold, adventurous series featuring gentlewoman Miss Emmeline St. Germaine, a young lady intent on defying every expectation that she will be demure and retiring; she's a lady with a dagger, and she knows how to use it.
She is also continuing the Lady Anne Addison mystery series with a new title, The Menacing Mystic, coming July 7th, 2020. Later this year there will also be a new Merry Muffin Mystery, Double or Muffin.

Victoria loves to read, especially mystery novels, and enjoys good tea and cheap wine, the company of friends, and has a newfound appreciation for opera. She enjoys crocheting and beading, but a good book can tempt her away from almost anything… except writing!

She now happily writes about vintage kitchen collecting, muffin baking and dead bodies for publisher Beyond the Page.

Visit Victoria at: http://www.victoriahamiltonmysteries.com for availability of her books, some of which have also been published in Large Print and Audio formats!

You can find out more about her and all of her series at her website, as well as on Facebook and Pinterest. 





Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway! 




What's happening in July on Romance –  Sweet to Heat

26 –  My Blog. My Post. My Books. Circles Divided

27 – Spotlight – Debra Nicole Sabo - Slumberland

28 – Spotlight – Celeste Granger - All that & Moore Series

29 – My Blog. My Post. My Books. Circles Interlocked

30 – My Blog. My Post. My Books. A Guy and a Girl

31 – Fridays in Space

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

COWBOYS FOR A CAUSE ANTHOLOGY - A western romance anthology benefiting COVID-19 relief #cowboyromance #anthology #givingback #charity


COWBOYS FOR A CAUSE ANTHOLOGY

These cowboys are guaranteed to make you thirsty!
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If you climb in the saddle, be ready to ride...

Over twenty-five of your favorite bestselling and award-winning authors have rustled up some sizzling, Grade-A, top quality cowboys for you to enjoy in this epic western romance anthology. From heavy-handed herdsmen, bronco-bustin’ bad boys, and every kind of wild, wanton wrangler in between, the heroes of this steamy collection won’t be denied, and they’re guaranteed to leave you breathless.

Save a horse and…well...you know the rest. But don’t delay because Cowboys for a Cause is only available for a limited time. Rope your copy today!



The proceeds from Cowboys for a Cause will be donated in their entirety to Direct Relief Coronavirus Response and the Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund. But please note that Cowboys for a Cause is not affiliated with or endorsed by either charity.

To learn more about the charities or make an individual donation please visit:
Direct Relief: https://bit.ly/2Zqm79e
Feeding America: https://bit.ly/36n7Onb

This all-star anthology features:

Agent Cowboy by Shanna Handel: When I became an FBI agent, I didn’t anticipate becoming a cowboy. Now I’ve fallen into the ways of the West, but can I rein in the woman I’ve fallen for?

Badgering the Cowboy by Golden Angel: This shifter rodeo rider is about to rope himself a honey badger.

Badlands by Delta James: They say great warriors return as great horses. The very best of them retain their humanity and can shift between worlds.

Cassandra's Cowboy by Kallista Dane: When Kane drags Cass into the wilderness, saying her life is in danger, she knows darn well she shouldn't trust him. But the stern cowboy is determined to keep her safe - no matter what it takes.

Charlie’s Girl by Kate Richards: Her breakdown was his opportunity to save a damsel in distress.

Come Sundown by Stevie MacFarlane: His patience was wearing thin. She was either going to say yes soon, or her sweet little behind was going to pay for leading him on.

The Cowboy’s Little Girl by Meredith O’Reilly: Rule number one on the Benson Ranch: Daddy is always in charge.

The Cowboy's Replacement Bride by Sue Lyndon: Ingrid isn't the mail order bride Everett ordered--and she's hoping he never finds out. What will the strict rancher do when he discovers his new bride has been keeping secrets?

Dangerous Ride by Piper Stone: Where I come from, a lawman has full control, especially with bad girls in need of discipline.

The Getaway Ranch by Tessa Carr: He brought her to the ranch knowing she was alone, penniless and terrified. What he didn't know was, her problems - and his - had just begun.

Halfway Home by Maddie Taylor: After secretly loving him for a lifetime, can this shy farm girl corral her cowboy once and for all?

His Little Cowgirl by Laylah Roberts: She moved halfway around the world to be his little cowgirl but is it everything she dreamed it would be?

In Deep Waters by Alyssa Bailey: She didn't care for cowboys but when danger comes calling, she finds she may have misjudged one.

Kidnapped by the Cowboy by Sierra Cartwright: He was supposed to protect her, not fall in love with her.

Knockin’ the Boots by Peyton Banks: She was his best friend’s sister and should have been off-limits.

Marrying the Murderer by Vanessa Brooks: Caught between a rock and a hard place, what choice did she have?

Meri’s Man by Laura Garland: Lost in the middle of the Nevada desert the only saving grace that lassos all my problems together and turns my frown upside down – a sexy guy on a horse.

Mountain Blue by Alta Hensley: Their icy beginning soon turns to a passion hot enough to melt the blizzard outside.

The Painted Lady by Raisa Greywood: People say strong fences make good neighbors. No amount of barbed wire is going to make a Sidhe and a cougar shifter get along. But fate has other plans.

Rescued by Her Cowboys by Isabella Laase: When lonely Rosie Meyers finds herself in trouble with the local bullies, two stern cowboys take her into their home, but can all three of them find a future together?

River's Edge by Maggie Ryan: The tomboy next door had grown up to be a woman of sass and fire that set this cowboy aflame.

Rogue Cowboy by Linzi Basset: She bought a date with the notorious cowboy on a welfare auction... only she wasn't prepared for the kind of date he had in mind.

Rogue’s Return by Desiree Holt: She's in trouble, he's supposed to protect her, but what about the heat that's lasted twelve years?

Runaway Cowboy by Abby Aaron: Kyle Sanchez returns home to save his former lover's ranch. Only she doesn't need saving, and he left her with more responsibilities than he realized.

Stark White by Yolanda Olson: Some demons never manage to stay buried.

Trusting Her Cowboy by BJ Wane: Gavin McCullough knew his family obligations prevented him from accepting a human mate, but one look into Aislyn Lankford's golden eyes and he couldn't resist making her his.

Wait for Me, Cowboy by Mary Wehr: Her childish crush blossomed into love, but will he still see her as a spoiled brat in need of a spanking?

 

 

 

What's happening in July on Romance –  Sweet to Heat

23 – My Blog. My Post. My Books. The Gift

24 – My Blog. My Post. My Books. Dancing in Circles

25 – Spotlight – Victoria Hamilton - Lady Anne and the Menacing Mystic

26 –  My Blog. My Post. My Books. Circles Divided

27 – Spotlight – Debra Nicole Sabo - Slumberland

28 – Spotlight – Celeste Granger - All that & Moore Series

29 – My Blog. My Post. My Books. Circles Interlocked

30 – My Blog. My Post. My Books. A Guy and a Girl

31 – Fridays in Space