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text 2019-01-19 10:07
Good Morning...

Apparently, the Bookshelf Fairy is an early riser. Earlier than me on this cold Saturday morning anyway. 

The new shelves arrived at 8:30 a.m. I was still in my pjs. The Bookshelf Fairy's agent didn't mind. I didn't either. 

 

Anyway, now for coffee and power tools.

 

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review 2019-01-18 07:10
Release Boost - The D Man

 

Warm up with this hot hockey romance NOW!

The D-Man by Stephanie Julian is available now!

 

Amazon ⇢ https://amzn.to/2SCOIBM

iBooks ⇢ https://apple.co/2LPXhXl

B&N ⇢ http://bit.ly/2Rwaxps

Kobo ⇢ http://bit.ly/2C0Vx9g

Google ⇢ http://bit.ly/2RvgNh7

 

 

 

Opposites attract…and ignite. On the ice, Justin Perry is always in control. As one of the Reading Redtails’ best defensemen, he plays with an intense focus and skates like he was born on blades. Off the ice, he’s content to keep his head down and his eyes on the prize: a spot on an NHL team. Except when Vivi Martin’s around. She’s bright, bold and beautiful and Justin can’t make himself look away.

 

Vivi can’t help but notice Justin’s interest and, yeah, she’s not immune to his awkward charm or his grin that steals her breath. But falling for another athlete who will only leave and break her heart is the last thing she needs. Been there, done that. No t-shirt required. She’s too busy working three part-time jobs to make ends meet while figuring out how to use her passion for photography to build a career.

 

Until Vivi gets a peek at what’s underneath Justin’s boy-scout exterior and discovers a tattooed hunk who rocks her world with a kiss. She’d be a fool to pass up a chance to get him in her bed....and in front of her camera. And Vivi’s no fool. But when a career-focused hockey player pursues a free spirit who’s built a fortress of ice around her bruised heart, Justin’s going to have to step up and take his best shot to break through Vivi’s walls...and hope it doesn’t shatter them both.

 

ADD TO YOUR TBR ⇢ http://bit.ly/TheDManGR

 

 

 

 

 

 

The D-Man: Redtails Hockey 6The D-Man: Redtails Hockey 6 by Stephanie Julian
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book #6, in the Redtails Hockey series. This story can be read as a standalone novel. For read understanding and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this series in order.

Justin is getting ribbed by his friends about watching Vivi when she is near. It is true he is interested. When you are tongue tied, when do you make your move?

Vivi does not usually go out with good guys. Commitment gives her hives. Justin is so different from what she is used to. He treats her like a man should treat a woman.

This was such a great addition to the series. Steamy and sweet, this book just grabbed at my heart strings and I could not put it down. The main characters were very real to me. Their story weaved and fell into place. I really liked this book it was a joy to read.


***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

View all my reviews

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

 

Stephanie Julian is a New York Times and USA Today best seller who writes sophisticated, sultry romance for adventurous readers. Her books include sexy heroes (sometimes two!), smart heroines and emotionally engaging love stories. Her series include the best-selling Salon Games, Indecent and Magical Seduction. Stephanie is a slow runner, a reluctant cook, a lover of all things Joss, JJ and Disney. She's happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and is the mother of two sons who introduced her to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches.

 

Connect with Stephanie!

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/author.StephanieJulian/

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2M2Yj0J

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StephanieJulian

Newsletter: https://stephaniejulian.com/

Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2M4vd0R

 

 

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text 2019-01-17 07:10
Book Blitz - Kissing Princeton Charming

Kissing Princeton Charming
C.M. Seabrook & Frankie Love


Publication date: January 17th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

 

We have reputations for a reason.

 

 

His?

 

Spencer Beckett:

 

Princeton Charming.

 

 

Ivy League Playboy.

 

Rich AF.

 

 

Hers?

 

Charlotte Hayes:

 

Campus sweetheart.

 

 

Virgin.

 

Working her booty off to get through this last semester.

 

When a bet pushes these two together it’s fire and ice … and Charlotte is melting.

 

Fast.

 

But Charlotte has a chip on her shoulder. She doesn’t believe that fairy tales exists in the real world.

 

One kiss tells her this is a bad idea.

 

Two kisses tells her he’s too good to be true.

 

Three kisses and she’s royally screwed.

 

Spencer Beckett might be everyone else’s Prince Charming but can he sweep this princess off her feet.

Goodreads / Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXCERPT:

 

His eyes are bright, like he sees something he likes, something he wants. It takes me a moment to realize that thing is me.

 

His hand cups my cheek. “You are an enigma, Charlie Hayes.”

 

I draw in a tight breath. “And you are very smooth.”

 

Wait, how does he know my last name? Or for that matter where I live. This whole thing is unnerving.

 

“You like smooth?” His mouth is so close. His lips practically on mine.

 

God, I want him. But warning bells blare in my head. I should tell him to leave. Instead, I stutter over words, “I’ve never had smooth.” It’s the truth. I’ve had boys kiss me who didn’t know what they were doing, sloppy and unremarkable. I’ve had guys kiss me who were desperate and trying way too hard.

 

But Spencer Beckett is neither a high school boy nor a clingy college guy. He is something else entirely. He knows what to do as he lifts my chin ever so slightly. As he licks his lips, tempting me to lick my own. His eyes search mine and for a moment I feel found — or at least seen.

 

“You said yes before,” he rasps, blue eyes searching mine.

 

I whimper, “I…”

 

“I’m going to kiss you now, Charlie.” His head lowers, and his lips brush against mine before I have a chance to change my mind.

 

One kiss and I know I’m in trouble.

 

One taste and I know my resolve is gone.

 

 

 

Author Bio:

 

Frankie Love writes filthy-sweet stories about bad boys and mountain men. As a thirty-something mom who is ridiculously in love with her own bearded hottie, she believes in
love-at-first-sight and happily-ever-afters. She also believes in the power of a quickie.
 
Author links:
Website / Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest
 
--
Amazon bestselling author C.M. Seabrook writes hot, steamy romances with possessive bad boys, and the passionate, fiery women who love them. Swoonworthy romances from the heart!
 
Author links:
Website / Facebook / Goodreads / Twitter
 

 

GIVEAWAY!


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review 2019-01-14 07:10
Release Blitz - The D-Man

 

Warm up with this hot hockey romance NOW!

The D-Man by Stephanie Julian is available now!

 

Amazon ⇢ https://amzn.to/2SCOIBM

iBooks (Apple) ⇢ https://apple.co/2LPXhXl

B&N (Nook) ⇢ http://bit.ly/2Rwaxps

Kobo ⇢ http://bit.ly/2C0Vx9g

Google ⇢ http://bit.ly/2RvgNh7

 

 

 

Opposites attract…and ignite. On the ice, Justin Perry is always in control. As one of the Reading Redtails’ best defensemen, he plays with an intense focus and skates like he was born on blades. Off the ice, he’s content to keep his head down and his eyes on the prize: a spot on an NHL team. Except when Vivi Martin’s around. She’s bright, bold and beautiful and Justin can’t make himself look away.

 

Vivi can’t help but notice Justin’s interest and, yeah, she’s not immune to his awkward charm or his grin that steals her breath. But falling for another athlete who will only leave and break her heart is the last thing she needs. Been there, done that. No t-shirt required. She’s too busy working three part-time jobs to make ends meet while figuring out how to use her passion for photography to build a career.

 

Until Vivi gets a peek at what’s underneath Justin’s boy-scout exterior and discovers a tattooed hunk who rocks her world with a kiss. She’d be a fool to pass up a chance to get him in her bed....and in front of her camera. And Vivi’s no fool. But when a career-focused hockey player pursues a free spirit who’s built a fortress of ice around her bruised heart, Justin’s going to have to step up and take his best shot to break through Vivi’s walls...and hope it doesn’t shatter them both.

 

ADD TO YOUR TBR ⇢ http://bit.ly/TheDManGR

 

 

 

 

The D-Man: Redtails Hockey 6The D-Man: Redtails Hockey 6 by Stephanie Julian
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book #6, in the Redtails Hockey series. This story can be read as a standalone novel. For read understanding and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this series in order.

Justin is getting ribbed by his friends about watching Vivi when she is near. It is true he is interested. When you are tongue tied, when do you make your move?

Vivi does not usually go out with good guys. Commitment gives her hives. Justin is so different from what she is used to. He treats her like a man should treat a woman.

This was such a great addition to the series. Steamy and sweet, this book just grabbed at my heart strings and I could not put it down. The main characters were very real to me. Their story weaved and fell into place. I really liked this book it was a joy to read.


***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

View all my reviews

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

 

Stephanie Julian is a New York Times and USA Today best seller who writes sophisticated, sultry romance for adventurous readers. Her books include sexy heroes (sometimes two!), smart heroines and emotionally engaging love stories. Her series include the best-selling Salon Games, Indecent and Magical Seduction. Stephanie is a slow runner, a reluctant cook, a lover of all things Joss, JJ and Disney. She's happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and is the mother of two sons who introduced her to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches.

 

Connect with Stephanie!

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/author.StephanieJulian/

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2M2Yj0J

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StephanieJulian

Newsletter: https://stephaniejulian.com/

Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2M4vd0R

 

 

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text 2019-01-13 18:18
The Sunday Post - Seals and Soup

Happy Sunday!

 

I haven't read much this week (owing to the Great Gaudy Book Hangover), but it has been quite a week in other ways. 

 

My cooker (hob and oven) had packed it in over the holidays and I have been trying to arrange to get this fixed over the last week ... but with busy work commitments, I took some time to get this arranged. Yesterday, finally, was the day. It's still not fixed, but it is now working enough to last me until the new appliance gets delivered. Yay!

 

All of this, of course, had to be celebrated, and what better to do this than to make some soup!?

 

 

The recipe can be found here ... but I had to leave out the spinach as I forgot to pick some up. 

 

In other news, I  really needed the soup today. I've been on a little outing earlier and got soaked through with freezing rain and chilled to bones by that ever-present North Sea wind. 

 

But it was worth it to see the seal colony that has made its home just north of the city. 

 

 

They are so cute, and so impressive. They are completely wild but you would not really know it when they swim up right to the other end to the river mouth (the one that is safe for visitors and seals, and unlikely to distress the colony while hauled out on the other bank). Seriously, they came right up to the edge of the water! They are such nosy buggers! And so cute. Have I mentioned this already?

 

I hope you all had a great day. 

 

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