Thursday, August 31, 2017

Swept into Love Tour and Giveaway

The Ryders are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series. These hot contemporary romance novels feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy passionate contemporary romance and women's fiction.

It's been years since Sally Tuft's husband died and she was left to raise her teenage son alone. And almost as long since she told the only other man she'd ever wanted that they should be just friends. Now her son has left for college and Sally has no distractions to keep her from thinking about her best friend and coworker, Gage Ryder, and what could have been.

Gage always believed that one day Sally would move past the death of her husband and they would finally explore the passion that's simmered between them since the day they met. Tasked with opening a new youth center in Oak Falls, Virginia, Gage hopes the trip away is just what they need to finally come together.

Before Gage and Sally ever reach Oak Falls, one night at a conference changes everything, putting their friendship--and their love--on the line, and the two must decide if getting swept up in love is the beginning of forever, or the end of their friendship as they know it.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

Seized by Love (Blue)
Claimed by Love (Duke)
Chased by Love (Trish)
Rescued by Love (Jake)
Swept Into Love (Gage)

The RYDERS are part of the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.

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Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.

Seized by Love, Love in Bloom: The Ryders #1 

YOU FELL IN love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in SEIZED BY LOVE, the first book in the Ryder series.

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying. 

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Claimed by Love, Love in Bloom: The Ryders #2 

Family law attorney Gabriella Liakos has one true love, Elpitha Island, where she grew up and hopes someday to return. But Elpitha is in financial ruins, and Gabriella will do anything to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

Duke Ryder is a savvy real estate investor set on making Elpitha into an exclusive resort. Unlike other investors, he's not scared of purchasing a property where one family has roots so deep they practically reach the ocean floor...until he meets his beautiful, stubborn, and enticing tour host―the daughter of the owner of most of the island.

Gabriella sets out to dissuade Duke from purchasing Elpitha, but Duke has other ideas. He wants Gabriella and the island. Duke's powerful seduction draws Gabriella in, but can a savvy investor who's used to glamour and glitz, and a woman interested in preserving the culture she adores find a happily ever after together?

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Chased by Love, Love in Bloom: The Ryders #3

Actress Trish Ryder takes her job seriously and has no time for those who don't. When she's awarded a major role in a new movie featuring America's hottest rock star, Boone Stryker, she's beyond excited. The six-two, tattooed hunk of burning desire is known for his dedication to his craft--but when he ditches their first meeting, she begins to wonder if he's just another rocker with a great PR team.

Sex, booze, women, and music pretty much sum up Boone Stryker's private world. He's coasted through life playing by his own rules with plenty of people willing to cover his tracks, and he's not likely to change--until he meets a woman who refuses to give him the time of day, much less anything more.

Sparks fly from the first moment Trish and Boone meet--Tensions run hot and desire runs hotter when they're trapped together on a remote location with no place to hide. Will sparks ignite, or will a hurricane douse the flames?

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Rescued by Love, Love in Bloom: The Ryders #4

As the daughter of a world-renowned fashion designer, Addison Dahl enjoyed a privileged life attending the most sought after parties, traveling around the world, and having anything she wanted. Until she broke free and went against her father's wishes, needing to prove to herself--and to him--that she could make it on her own. Now she's ready to take her adventures in a new direction and sets her sights on roughing it in the wilderness.

Jake Ryder followed in his father's footsteps as a top search and rescue professional. He spends his days saving those in need and his nights in the arms of willing women who offer nothing more than a few hours of sexual enjoyment. Just the way he likes it.

When Jake's sister-in-law calls, concerned because she's been unable to reach her best friend, it's up to Jake to find her and bring her home. But Addison isn't lost, and she sure as hell isn't going to be told what to do by an ornery mountain man with whom she'd spent one torrid weekend after her best friend's wedding. Jake has never left anyone behind--will Addison be his first failed rescue?

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Gage has loved Sally since the first moment he saw her. Sally was coping with her husband’s death, while trying to raise Rusty, her rebellious teen son. Gage provided a father figure to Rusty while being a much needed friend to Sally. Trouble is, they never got past the friend stage. Well that is, until a fateful morning in Las Vegas, where they wake up in bed together, apparently married. Mistake or fate? Only time will tell.

I knew I was going to like this couple’s story before it was even written. Sally and Gage were a perfect couple that just needed a little push. I warn you, this one was extra sappy, making it much more endearing. The sentence ‘certain events move us forward and make it easier to close the doors that we leave behind’ is so true. I’ve experienced that more than once. Be sure that you read this feel good, emotional story. You’ll love it too.

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About the author
Melissa writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

King of Swords Book Review

King of Swords (Kings of the Tarot Book 1)

By Anna Durbin

King of Swords (Kings of the Tarot Book 1) by [Durbin, Anna]
A fiercely independent spinster who desperately needs assistance . . . 

Lady Cassandra Gardner will inherit fifty thousand pounds when she turns thirty—and just in time. She has a special purpose for her money, one no man could understand. But when her brother the duke tries to cheat her out of her fortune, she has no choice but to accept the help of the man who shattered her heart years ago.

A gallant nobleman who can’t resist rescuing a damsel in distress . . . 

Lord William Poniard is looking for a wife, but the last woman he should consider marrying is his archenemy’s sister, the woman who hates him with a vengeance. Yet, when she is compromised by her brother’s nefarious scheme, he sees an opportunity not only to rescue the lady by marrying her but also to exact revenge on the duke for his past betrayal.

Will she accept his offer of help and at what cost?

Despite the long-standing animosity between Cassandra and William, sparks fly when their attraction to one another ignites into a passion neither saw coming. Will one night of rapture unite them or drive them apart? Can she forget past wounds and let him back into her heart? And can he convince her that she is the only woman he wants?


Ever since she was a small girl, Lady Cassandra loved her brother Benthower’s best friend, Lord William. But as teens, Benthower and William severed their friendship over Belinda, whom Benthower later married. At that time, Cassandra overheard William declare to Benthower that she was ugly and homely. From that point on, all she felt for William was animosity. So much so in fact, that it was always entertaining for those around them every time they met. Headstrong Cassandra didn’t want to marry, but Benthower wanted her dowry for himself and sets her up to be compromised. To get around it, William recommends to Cassandra that they pretend to marry each other. Having no other choice, Cassandra agrees, which will set them on a course neither looks forward to.

I love historical, Victorian reads. The innocence, the betrayals, family ties, etc., give a feel that is unique from other stories. This one was no different. I was drawn in by Cassandra’s fierce personality. And her relationship with William was a perfect blend of love and hate. Although I was frustrated with both of them, I also was seeking revenge alongside them. I love the way the author incorporates the tarot cards into the story. I look forward to more stories in this series involving the cards. They bring such an interesting aspect to the story. 

**The above opinions are 100% my own, whether I purchased the book or it was given to me to review.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Organization: Decluttering and Organizing Your House Review

Organization: Decluttering And Organizing Your House In The Best Most Efficient Way To Focus And Be Productive

By Robert Kysk

Organization: Decluttering And Organizing Your House In The Best Most Efficient Way To Focus And Be Productive (Organization, Cleaning, Organizing, Tidying Up, Declutte,. Book 1) by [Kysk, Robert]
You’re about to discover a systematic decluttering plan guaranteed to help you get rid of clutter and always maintain clean and organized spaces.
The benefits of maintaining a clean and organized home go beyond the superficial. While maintaining a clutter-free and well-organized environment makes your home, office, or other spaces look much more beautiful, decluttering also provides other benefits such as mental health benefits and increasing your productivity levels. 
To keep an efficient, clean, and organized home, you must know how to get rid of clutter, how to manage clutter, and how to keep your home organized at all times. Unfortunately, while we all desire to live in a home that feels more like a show house because it is free of clutter, we somehow find ourselves entangled in the clutter that just doesn’t seem to go away. And as you have probably realized, clutter can make your home, which should be a haven, a living nightmare especially when you have to waste your valuable time searching for items hidden in the clutter. It gets worse when you have to buy new things because you cannot find something that you are certain is hidden in the clutter. 
If you are tired of having to lie to your friends that you are not at home or stalling them a little when they say they are coming over to say hi just because you are embarrassed of the clutter that’s in your house, this book will help you to change all that for the better. After reading this book and implementing everything therein, you can bet that clutter will no longer be a problem because you will have figured out an easy decluttering system for your home.


This book is a good starting point if you are ready to declutter and organize your home. The author begins by listing the benefits that come with organization. He then lays out the basics for cleaning each room, including the attic, basement and garage.

I agree that there are many health benefits to being organized, as well as the contentment and pride. This wasn’t anything that I didn’t already know, but I’m sure there are others who don’t know where to begin in decluttering and can surely use the included information.

**The above opinions are 100% my own, whether I purchased the book or it was given to me to review.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Saving Grace Book Review

Saving Grace: (Enchanted Keepsakes)

By Aubrey Wynne

Saving Grace: (Enchanted Keepsakes) by [Wynne, Aubrey]
The ghost of the Pungo Witch meets a shattered heart.
Jackson Hahn, Virginia Beach's local historian, has his eyes on the mysterious new woman in town. When she enters his office, he is struck by her haunting beauty and the raw pain in her eyes. Her descriptions of the odd events happening in her bungalow pique his curiosity. 

Chloe Hicks' life consisted of an egocentric ex-husband, a pile of bills, and an equine business in foreclosure until a fire destroys the stable and her beloved ranch horse. What little hope she has left is smashed after the marshal suspects arson. She escapes the accusing eyes of her hometown, but not the memories and melancholy.

The sexy historian distracts Chloe with the legend of a woman wrongly accused of witchcraft. She is drawn to the story and the similarities of events that plagued their lives. Perhaps the past can help heal the present. But danger lurks in the shadows...


Chloe had divorced her overbearing, abusive husband Mike, moved on, and had started her own horse stables business. Now three years later, her business was finally positioned to start making money. And then her barn burns down. She and her trainer Paul are hurt saving the horses, but worse than that, her ex-husband shows up, trying to weasel his way back into her life. With some time to spare, Paul sends Chloe out of state to his property in Virginia, to hide from Mike while everything blows over. Chloe quickly discovers that Paul’s property holds a secret. A discovery that will link Chloe’s present to someone in the past.

I love the way the author mixes true historical events into present stories. It gives it a unique and interesting flair. I felt so sorry for Grace and her kids, and also Chloe’s situation. Otherwise, it was a fun read. The characters were endearing and well-rounded. It was not hard to picture the events happening. This story had so many different elements going on, but none were overpowering. I have read several stories from this author, and I’ve never been disappointed in any of them. When history is included, you can tell that it has been well-researched.

**The above opinions are 100% my own, whether I purchased the book or it was given to me to review.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Free and Bargain Books Linkup Week 34

Sharing the Love of Books
Enjoy our selection of New Releases / Free & Bargain Books this week

Authors please feel free to add your own books
Readers please free to add your own finds
(any genre except erotica welcome)

This weekly link up is hosted by Beck Valley Books & these awesome book loving blogs...
 Leels Loves Books | IrishdaisylovesRomance | Book Babble | Traci Hayden
Celticlady's Reviews | First Time Mommy Adventures 
Beck Valley Books | Jude Ouvrard
Miki's Hope | Heidi Robbins
Ebook Addicts | I Love Romance |
Colorimetry | J.C. Clarke
3 Partners in Shopping | I Create Purty Thangs | Wishful Endings 

For Pre-orders post - PRE-ORDER / genre / title /author
For New Releases post - NEW / genre / title / author
For Free Books post - FREE / genre / title / author / end date 
For Bargain Books post - SALE / price / genre / title / author / end date
(Strictly no Erotica please.  Steamy romance is fine but watch those covers people, incase any underage child is viewing it!)

Here is this weeks awesome selection!

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Friday, August 25, 2017