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Book Review : New Year’s Eve Murder

It;s Saturday at the Melville Library ! Come find your next read – no matter what you Enjoy! Today Spotlight a Holiday Cozy Mystery!

Lisa s Everyday Life

New York Times-Bestselling Author: A mother and daughter visiting from Maine get mixed up in murder at a Manhattan fashion magazine…
 
After the annual parade of Christmas presents in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, has ended, Lucy Stone and her daughter Elizabeth are ready to ring in the new year in style. Elizabeth has won mother/daughter winter makeovers in Manhattan from Jolie magazine! But the all-expenses-paid trip is bound to have some hidden costs—and one of them is murder.

After arriving at the magazine’s offices, meeting their fellow makeover candidates, and being treated to a fashion show, Elizabeth is enamored of the extreme outfits and stick-thin models—while Lucy’s having some misgivings. The pampering is nice and the glamour of haute couture is bizarrely fascinating, but bitterness and aggression lurk behind the hipper-than-thou façade. And things turn downright ugly when self-absorbed fashion editor Nadine Nelson falls mysteriously ill and dies. Lucy…

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RELEASE BLITZ – Bittersweet Promises by Carrie Ann Ryan




Title: Bittersweet Promises
Series: Montgomery Ink Legacy #1
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 24, 2022


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New York Times Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan returns with the next generation of Montgomerys and a second chance romance bound in memory and heat.

Leif Montgomery fell hard for Brooke Alder in Paris when they were young, and he thought their fling was just an early taste of what life had in store for him.

But life had other plans, and he didn’t find that kind of love—or see Brooke’s face—for years.

Until he visits his cousin’s house and sees who’s moved in next door.

They’ve both changed: she’s a struggling single mom, he’s running from a past he’s trying to hide while opening up a new tattoo shop. Yet the moment he sees her again, he knows she’s the one for him.

And with one look, Brooke knows that she can’t fight the desire that pulled them together before, despite the skeletons in both their closets.







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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over seventy-five novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not losing herself in her emotional and action-packed worlds, she’s reading as much as she can while wrangling her clowder of cats who have more followers than she does.


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Book Review: Happily Haunted Afters:

Nothing is spookier than a second chance at love.

I’m done juggling dead-end jobs and deadbeat boyfriends. It’s time to nail down my goal of owning a hotel — and fix my friendship with my ex-best friend, Jack Colson. He’s a big shot investor, and I’m going to need one. Nailing him barely crosses my mind.

I might actually get my life in order, especially if I snag the deep (and deeply weird) discount for staying an entire weekend at my dream property. It’s hard not to fall in love with the place. Though I could do without the creepy doll that lives there, the noises Jack insists are raccoons, and the eerie AF abandoned hotel I’d need an even spookier amount of money to renovate.

The worst part is, I’m falling for Jack… again. He’ll never invest if he finds out I have feelings for him. But as we work through the phantoms of problems past, we’ll have to figure out if the property is infested with rodents — or something else that goes bump in the night.Happily Haunted Afters is a spooky, spicy standalone small-town romantic comedy with a happily ever after guaranteed.

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Happy October 1st and I am starting off with this fun fall romantic comedy. A second chance romance featuring Emma and Jack. And a ghostly voice makes this the perfect read for the Halloween read.

Release Package: Lay It Down by Bella Michaels 

Title: Lay It Down
Series: Grado Valley Vineyards
Author: Bella Michaels
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 13, 2022
Cover Design: Qamber Designs



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“OMG… THIS BOOK IS INCREDIBLE!!!! Lay it Down is now my all time favorite. I found this contemporary book to be original, wonderful characters, witty, so well written, amazing and just a true delight to read.”
“Don’t miss this one. I finished it in a day and a half!”
“I’m also excited to read the next book in the series. Michaels does a great job of creating satisfying alpha heroes and strong, smart heroines.”


I’ve had a crush on my best friend’s older brother, Antonio Grado, since middle school. And now that I work for Grado Valley Vineyards, it’s getting harder to keep this infatuation a secret.

My biggest problem? I just got scheduled to take a two-week road trip with Antonio—aka Neo—the sexy winemaker everyone adores.

Alone.

Just me, and him.

But I can be professional, right?

I’ve had a lot of practice keeping those feelings locked up tight. Until a seductive game of truth or dare and a private stretch limo blows the “secret” part of my secret crush to bits and pieces.

But I can’t let a few wine-fueled nights cloud my judgment. There’s too much at stake—my job, my relationship with my best friend, my treasured place within the Grado family.

They’ve taken care of me since I was young, and I would never risk losing them.

So I’ll lose my heart instead.




Bella Michaels is the pen name of a contemporary romance author.

When not writing steamy small town romance like the Grado Valley Vineyards series—or historical romance as Cecelia Mecca and paranormal/vampire romance as C.L. Mecca—Bella loves dreaming up new sassy heroines and alpha heroes for readers to enjoy.

Firmly House Stark, this Disney fanatic lives with her husband and two teens (send help!) in Pennsylvania where she enjoys drinking pinot noir and planning girls trips.

Get a free bonus novella → http://www.bellamichaels.com/Insider



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Release Blitz: Warrior by Renee Rose & Vanessa Vale

Being near her is pure torture.
I don’t know how much longer I can last.

Warrior, an all-new heat-filled mercenary romance and third standalone
book in the Alpha Mountain Series from USA Today bestselling authors

Renee Rose and Vanessa Vale, is live now!
Mistake #1: Sleeping with a friend
Hooking up with Quincy was a no-brainer.
The sexy hot-shot Navy pilot wasn’t on my SEAL team.
I thought she’d be safe for a one-night stand.
Mistake #2: Letting her walk out the door
I realized too late she wasn’t a one-and-done for me.
But now she thinks I’m a player. Okay, she knows I’m a player.
Which is why she won’t go there with me again.
Mistake #3: Wanting to repeat Mistake #1.
Quincy’s on my team. We live in the same barracks.
We’re friends. I don’t want to screw that up.

Being near her is pure torture. I don’t know how much longer I can last

Before I risk the biggest mistake of all–losing her.

Fall in love today!
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About Renee 

USA Today Bestselling Author Renee Rose loves a dominant, dirty-talking alpha
hero! She’s sold over a million copies of steamy romance with varying levels of kink.
Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happily Ever After and Popsugar.
Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won Spunky and
Sassy’s Favorite Sci-Fi and Anthology author, and Romance Reviews Best Historical
Romance. She’s hit the USA Today list ten times with her Chicago Bratva, Bad Boy

Alpha, Wolf Ranch books, and various anthologies. 

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Website: https://reneeroseromance.com/

About Vanessa

Vanessa Vale is the USA Today bestselling author of sexy romance novels, including
her popular Bridgewater historical romance series and hot contemporary romances.
With over one million books sold, Vanessa writes about unapologetic bad boys who
don’t just fall in love, they fall hard. Her books are available worldwide in multiple
languages in e-book, print, audio and even as an online game. When she’s not writing,
Vanessa savors the insanity of raising two boys and figuring out how many meals she
can make with a pressure cooker. While she’s not as skilled at social media as her kids,

she loves to interact with readers.
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Website: https://vanessavaleauthor.com

Blog Tour: Resisting the Grump by Ashley Munoz 

Once upon a time he broke me, and for that, I refuse to fall for him again.

Resisting the Grump, an all-new small-town romantic comedy full of heat and humor from bestselling author Ashley Munoz is available now!

Stalking the town recluse wasn’t exactly wise.

Davis was five years older than me…antisocial and temperamental. And there was the little fact that he didn’t know I existed.
Still, I gave him my heart, and he crushed it.

So I picked up the pieces and ran away to New York City. I had a plan that kept my heart intact for four years.
But one phone call changed everything.

Returning home meant facing the past…and the man who ruined me.
I had hoped that the mountain had swallowed him whole. Alas, as I set out to help my parents, I discover he’s not only alive and well, but that they apparently love the jerk.

He has no idea that we have a past, which is both a relief and salt in the wound.
I promise myself I’ll ignore how his eyes linger on me, or the way his touch feels like a live wire, and I’ll remember that once upon a time he broke me and for that I refuse to fall for him again.
But I can’t control that he seems to be falling for me this time.

Download your copy today!
Read FREE in Kindle Unlimited
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Excerpt

“Can I kiss you, Rae?” he whispered, moving along my skin.
Shaking my head, my throat bobbed. “No.”
“You don’t seem like the kind of girl who likes to be asked, so I’m just going to do it.”
“Try it and see what happens,” I smiled wickedly.
He stared at me, a tiny smile lifting in the corner of his mouth. “You can’t resist me forever.”
“Watch me.” I glared defiantly, hating that he’d called out something that simmered so close to my core.
His body pressed against mine for a second longer then it vanished. “I think I’ll kiss you when you’re least expecting it. Maybe in church or something.”
“Why bother with this ruse? I overheard you talking that night in the garage. I know my dad asked you to place the order, and I know you think I’m too much work to befriend.” My palms went flat against the brick, so I could somehow find balance.
His stormy glare cut through me, as if I were a cold stick of butter and he was the searing knife, just pulled from the fire.
“You misheard…or at least misunderstood.”
Tilting my head, I asked, “Did he tell you to place the order and lie to me?”
Without a single hitch in his voice, or flicker in his gaze, he answered. “Yes.”
“Then I don’t know what’s left to—”
His grip returned to my waist as his body pressed into mine, pushing me tighter against the brick at my back.
“You misunderstood…I don’t want to be your friend, Rae, and you are a lot of work, but if you haven’t noticed, work doesn’t scare me off. I like work. I like trouble. You’re a fucking delicious mixture of both, and please understand me when I say this”—he lowered his head, his lips just barely a breath away from mine—“I like kissing you.”

About Ashley
Ashley resides in the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her four children and her husband. She loves coffee, reading fantasy, and writing about people who kiss and cuss.

Connect with Ashley
Website: https://www.ashleymunozbooks.com/
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Saving Gavin

Saving Gavin

Oakside Military Heroes Book 5

by Kaci Rose

Genre: Contemporary Military Romance

I let her go before I enlisted. I left my heart with her.

Now I’m home for good – my world has changed, my sight gone.

Not only do I have to be with her every day as I learn to navigate the world around me, but I have to come face to face with my regrets.

She deserves more than me.

I need her.

I want her.

Will she want me again — the damaged version of the man who broke her heart?

This is a steamy military romance and the first book in my Oakside Military Heroes series. Each book can be read as a standalone but as always better together. Follow these strong possessive heroes as they find their forever girls,

Amazon * Apple * B&N * Google * Kobo * Books2Read * Goodreads

Kaci runs on coffee, chocolate, and Oreos. She loves her book boyfriends with tattoos, muscles, beards, and a little dirty.

Kaci loves romance books and has been jotting down ideas since she was in high school and is now putting the ideas down on paper. She believes in satisfying, happily ever afters with a lot of steam on the way.

She was born and raised in Southwest Florida but is wholeheartedly a mountain girl. She has been reading as many books as she could get her hands on since grade school and loves to travel when she gets the chance.

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Sunday Blog 7/17/2022

Welcome to my Romance Book blog! Today in Sunny and Hot South Louisiana – I am enjoying a lazy day with books and Ice Cream. My blogs is celebrating National Ice Cream day -so enjoy a book and a recipe.

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What I am reading Now :

A sexy and distracting rake is tamed by a scholarly heroine with a penchant for the sciences in this dazzling and witty tale of Regency London.

A past kiss with adorably bookish Miss Olivia Norley should be barely a memory for Marlowe Drake, the Duke of Thornstock. After all, there are countless debutantes for a handsome rakehell to charm beyond a young lady whose singular passion is chemistry—of the laboratory type. But Thorn has not forgotten—or forgiven—the shocking blackmail scheme sparked by that single kiss, or the damage caused to both their names. Now Thorn’s half-brother, Grey, has hired the brilliant Miss Norley for her scientific expertise in solving a troubling family mystery. And the once-burned Thorn, suspicious of her true motives, vows to follow her every move . . .
 
For Olivia, determining whether arsenic poisoning killed Grey’s father is the pioneering experiment that could make her career—and Thorn’s constant presence is merely a distraction. But someone has explosive plans to derail her search. Soon the most unexpected discovery is the caring nature of the reputed scoundrel beside her—and the electricity it ignites between them . . .

My review coming Monday !!! Lisa

 Salonhttps://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/p/join-us-for-sunday-salon.html, Sunday posthttps://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/2021/12/sunday-post-502-snow.html , and Stacking Shelves https://www.readingreality.net/2021/12/stacking-the-shelves-474/

Have a great week- Happy Reading….. Lisa