Review: The Thorn Keeper by Pepper D. Basham

Review: The Thorn Keeper by Pepper D. Basham

Posted March 5, 2016 / 15 Comments

Do you see me jumping up and down right now? Well, I am (and you should probably be glad you in fact can NOT see me as it’s not pretty.)

I am honored to be the final stop on The Thorn Keeper blog tour with Singing Librarian Books. I am excited to talk about this latest book by Pepper Basham. And I cannot WAIT to remind you all why it made my KissingBooks 101 Lesson 2 post.


Author Interview: Becca Whitham

Author Interview: Becca Whitham

Posted March 4, 2016 / 2 Comments

The delightfully sweet and funny Becca Whitham is chatting with me today, and I could not be happier! 🙂 Her latest novella “Cowboy Competition” is part of The Cowboy’s Bride Collection which released earlier this week from Barbour Publishing.


Romance When You Need It

Romance When You Need It

Posted March 4, 2016 / 7 Comments

Now, y’all know me & you know that my values don’t exactly line up with a lot of Harlequin novels 😉 BUT there are several Harlequin imprints and authors that I do support. Plus, I thought this video was super cute, especially for those of us who tend to collect book boyfriends lol.


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Spring in Snow Valley anthology

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Spring in Snow Valley anthology

Posted March 4, 2016 / 2 Comments

  Spring in Snow Valley: A Snow Valley Anthology Operation—Kiss the Girl, Cindy Roland Anderson Ivy Baker is doomed to marry a man she only pretends to be in love with to save the family ranch. Since she isn’t marrying for love, Ivy secretly creates a kissing wish list composed […]


Review: The Cowboy’s Bride Collection

Review: The Cowboy’s Bride Collection

Posted March 4, 2016 / 1 Comment

Jaime Jo Wright’s writing voice makes me smile, and the bits of humor she threaded through The Cowgirl’s Lasso made that smile even wider. From the dime novels to the spider attack – even the nod to pal Erica Vetsch’s The Legend of Obadiah Walker – you will find plenty of reasons to smile too!


Review (and a Giveaway!): Charity’s Cross by MaryLu Tyndall

Review (and a Giveaway!): Charity’s Cross by MaryLu Tyndall

Posted March 3, 2016 / 13 Comments

Every time I open a book by MaryLu Tyndall (which sadly hasn’t been as often as I would like), I am swept away from word one. Caught up in the story and unable – not to mention, unwilling – to tear myself from it. Charity’s Cross held true to this reader-kidnapping, freezing me in place with the very first sentence: “Charity killed her husband.”


Review: Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

Review: Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

Posted March 2, 2016 / 9 Comments

Dani Pettrey’s first offering in her new series is inventive, action-packed, and extremely well-written. Cold Shot bursts onto the scene with brilliant suspense and compelling characters that make it nearly impossible to put down. In fact, if you are at all prone to biting your nails when tensions are high, you may need to schedule a manicure once you’ve finished reading this novel!


Top Ten Tuesday: Need a Laugh?

Top Ten Tuesday: Need a Laugh?

Posted March 1, 2016 / 82 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted as always by The Broke and the Bookish) is “books to read when you’re in the mood for ______”. I really enjoy these more open-ended themes because everyone’s posts have a greater chance of being tailored to their own personalities.


Author Interview: Jaime Jo Wright

Author Interview: Jaime Jo Wright

Posted February 29, 2016 / 13 Comments

WHOOHOO!!!

Why am I excited today?

Well, I’ll tell you.

The adorable Jaime Jo Wright, DEBUT AUTHOR and professional coffee drinker, is here with us to talk about family nicknames, her favorite movies, and her book The Cowboy’s Bride Collection.


Review: Your New Money Mindset by Brad Hewitt & James Moline

Review: Your New Money Mindset by Brad Hewitt & James Moline

Posted February 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

I don’t know that I would recommend this book just by itself, as I think it would ultimately frustrate someone that genuinely wants to get out of debt or manage their finances. However, I do think it’s an important resource to use alongside other financial planning tools – to help you assess your attitude toward money and see why you feel financially insecure and/or unable to give as generously as you wish.


Review (and a Giveaway!): Always Watching by Lynette Eason

Review (and a Giveaway!): Always Watching by Lynette Eason

Posted February 28, 2016 / 69 Comments

Lynette Eason’s latest suspense offering is fast-paced, action-packed, and full of grace. Her writing talent is more than evident in the natural dialogue, the tension, the vivid characters. While romance is definitely present in the story, it never overshadows the suspense, making this an ideal choice both for people who do love kissingbooks and those who don’t.



Cover Reveal: The Gilded Cage by Judy Alter

Cover Reveal: The Gilded Cage by Judy Alter

Posted February 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

“The Gilded Cage is a wonderful recreation of early Chicago and the people who made it what it is. Central character Cissy Palmer is a three-dimensional, real, vibrant person. The Gilded Cage is fiction, but firmly based on fact—the Chicago Fire, the prisoners from the War Between the States interred in Chicago, the newcomer Potter Palmer, the explosive growth of wealth in a prairie town, deep poverty adjacent to great riches—the American experience laid bare. You don’t have to be a Chicagoan to love this book.” -Barbara D’Amato, author of Other Eyes


Review: Two From Isaac’s House by Normandie Fischer

Review: Two From Isaac’s House by Normandie Fischer

Posted February 24, 2016 / 8 Comments

With her lyrical ability to turn a phrase, Normandie Fischer has become a new favorite author for me. The characters develop naturally throughout the course of the story, particularly Tony and Rina who both sharpen their own personal identities despite (perhaps because of) the challenges they face at every turn.


Top Ten Tuesday: Blind Date with a Book

Top Ten Tuesday: Blind Date with a Book

Posted February 23, 2016 / 64 Comments

As someone who just plain loves stories and loves the adventure of reading, I do more than occasionally branch out into other categories 😉 But it’s always with a little trepidation at first, mainly because I’m not sure what I’ll encounter along the way. So when I learned of this week’s topic, I couldn’t help but think of my category-adventures as a bit like going on blind dates. Which brought to mind the popular experience that’s been sweeping through coffee shops and bookstores lately. Which led to… this post


Review: Kissed by a Cowboy by Debra Clopton

Review: Kissed by a Cowboy by Debra Clopton

Posted February 22, 2016 / 10 Comments

There are so many great opportunities to grin while reading Kissed By A Cowboy, the final book in the Four of Hearts Ranch series by Debra Clopton. From the quirky residents of Wishing Springs to some Monahan brotherly ribbing to Jarrod’s drawling dreaminess, be prepared to smile. A lot. And when Jarrod sets his mind to wooing… well, best have your fainting couch handy.



Review (and a Giveaway!): The Starlight Chronicles by Lisa Orchard

Review (and a Giveaway!): The Starlight Chronicles by Lisa Orchard

Posted February 19, 2016 / 3 Comments

The Starlight Chronicles is a roller coaster ride of ups and downs as we follow Lark and her bandmates in their quest to win the first round of a national “American Idol”-type competition. In between jam sessions, Lark struggles with her share of teenage angst – conflicts with her mother, questions about her father, friendships, romance, etc. Then there’s Bean.