Monday, November 18, 2019

Spotlight: All Fired Up

All Fired Up (Road to Love - Book 3) by Lori Foster

Publication Date: 11/19/2019
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: HQN
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 272

Spotlight books are novels I didn’t get around to this month for a full review but they are definitely on my radar.

This a redemption story about an ex-con who finds love in a small town.

Lori Foster on the Web: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads

Books in the series:

   1. Driven to Distraction (2018)
   2. Slow Ride (2019)
   3. All Fired Up (2019)

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Excerpt from All Fired Up courtesy of Amazon’s Look Inside feature


He’s tantalizing trouble she can’t resist…

Charlotte Parrish has always wanted a certain kind of man: someone responsible, settled, boring. Bad boys need not apply. But when her car leaves her stranded and a mysterious stranger with brooding eyes and a protective streak comes to her rescue, she can’t deny how drawn she is to him. In town searching for family he’s never met, Mitch is everything she never thought she wanted—and suddenly everything she craves. 

Finding his half brothers after all these years is more than Mitch Crews has allowed himself to wish for. Finding love never even crossed his mind…until he meets Charlotte. She’s sweet, warmhearted, sexier than she knows—and too damn good for an ex-con like him. But when his past comes back to haunt him, putting Charlotte—and the family he’s come to care for—in danger, Mitch isn’t playing by the rules. He’s already surrendered his heart, but now he’ll risk his life.

All Fired Up is available now from your favorite bookseller

About the author:

Lori Foster is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author with books from a variety of publishers, including Berkley/Jove, Kensington, St. Martin's, Harlequin and Silhouette. Lori has been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance. For more about Lori, visit her Web site at

Saturday, November 16, 2019

20 Christmas Reading Picks

This is a post specifically for readers who love Christmas Fiction....

I love books set during the holidays! It just gives me all the feels to be able to have a nice warm cozy blanket, a cup of hot chocolate and the perfect Christmas read.

Build a fire or turn on the Netflix fireplace and you’re all set... 😂

The only problem ... what  Christmas novel do you choose? 😳

Every year there are tons of new Christmas romances and mysteries, how’s a girl to know which ones are good, which ones are naughty and which ones really need to stay in Santa’s bag.

I’ve picked 20 books from this seasons crop to whet your whistle and get you started. Happy Holiday Reading!


Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis


How the Duke Stole Christmas: A Collection


19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro


Let It Snow by Nancy Thayer


A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber


Spirit of the Season by Fern Michaels


Christmas in Harmony Harbor by Debbie Mason


The Christmas Spirit on Tradd Street by Karen White


Christmas at Silver Falls by Jenny Hale


Finding Christmas by Karen Schaler 


Christmas in Winter Hill by Melody Carlson


A Christmas Gathering by Anne Perry


Christmas from the Heart by Sheila Roberts


It’s a Christmas Thing by Janet Dailey


Coming Home for Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne


Wrapped Up for Christmas by Katlyn Duncan


Christmas at White Pines by Sherryl Woods


An Heirloom Christmas by Megan Squires


Christmas Inn Love by Samantha Chase


Four Christmases and a Secret by Zara Stoneley 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Spotlight: Soldier’s Christmas Secrets

Soldier’s Christmas Secrets (Justice Seekers) by Laura Scott

Publication Date: 11/05/2019
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: Loved Inspired Suspense
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 224

I’m really into Christmas books this season but there just Isn’t time for them all, so this one just gets a spotlight.

If you like romances that showcase both faith and love this is a great choice for the holidays.

Laura Scott on the Web: Website, Twitter, Facebook

Excerpt from Soldier’s Christmas Secrets courtesy of Amazon’s Look Inside feature


He’ll do whatever it takes 

To protect his family 

When a plane crash leaves special ops soldier Hawk Jacobson with amnesia, all he knows is that the plane was sabotaged and he has a target on his back. His survival depends on letting everyone—including his wife, Jillian Wade—believe he’s dead. Until gunmen come after Jillian and the daughter he never knew existed. Can Jillian help him regain his memory in time to expose a killer?

Soldier’s Christmas Secrets is available now from your favorite bookseller

About the author:

Laura Scott is honored to write for the Love Inspired Suspense line, where a reader can find a heartwarming journey of faith amid the thrilling danger. She lives with her husband of twenty-five years and has two children, a daughter and a son, who are both in college. She works as a critical-care nurse during the day at a large level-one trauma center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and spends her spare time writing romance. Visit Laura at www.laurascottbooks.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Spotlight:The Cinema of Lost Dreams

The Cinema of Lost Dreams by Alli Sinclair

Publication Date: 11/05/2019
Publisher: Kensington Books
Imprint: Lyrical Press
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Pages:  302
ISBN-13:  978-1516109197

Spotlights are books that I didn’t quite get around to this month, but I plan to very soon.

I love the theme of “old Hollywood” and and seeing the roles of women in the industry during this time period.

Alli Sinclair on the Web: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads

Excerpt from The Cinema of Lost Dreams courtesy of Amazon’s Look Inside feature


In Alli Sinclair’s moving story of love, loss, and ambition, two independent women, born decades apart, strive to fulfill their dreams. 
In the movies, anything is possible. But as location manager Claire Montgomery knows, real life offers constant challenges, especially in an industry dominated by men. For her new project, Claire needs access to a beautiful Art Deco cinema located in Starlight Creek, a small town in northern Australia wine country. Though the movie theater and its elderly owner, Hattie, are both charming, Hattie’s handsome great-nephew isn’t so easy to convince. Claire must win their trust and permission, though even if she succeeds, she’ll face more complications that she could have anticipated . . . 

1950s Hollywood: Lena Lee has worked hard to get ahead in Hollywood without getting caught up in backstabbing and infighting like so many other actors. In an era when censorship is rife and accusations of communism are rampant, Lena sees her star on the rise. But with increased visibility comes a greater awareness of what’s expected from women in her position. Lena is not willing to stay silent and go along with the game. Will she risk her career—and a newfound love—to stand up for what she thinks is right?

The Cinema of Lost Dreams is available now from your favorite bookseller

About the author:

Alli Sinclair is a multi award-winning author who spent her early adult years travelling the globe, intent on becoming an Indiana Jones in heels. She scaled mountains in Nepal, Argentina, and Peru, rafted the Ganges, and rode a camel in the Sahara. Argentina and Peru became her home for a few years and when she wasn’t working as a mountain or tour guide, Alli could be found in the dance halls dancing the tango, salsa, merengue, and samba.

All of these adventures made for fun storytelling and this is when she discovered her love of writing. Alli’s stories capture the romance and thrill of exploring new destinations and cultures that also take readers on a journey of discovery. 

Alli volunteers as an author role model with Books in Homes, promoting literacy and reading amongst young people.

To find out more about Alli, please visit