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Authors Recommending Books

Barbara Vey -- September 5th, 2013

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Welcome back to our new regular feature, Authors Recommending Books.  Want to know what authors read in their spare time?  Check it out here.  Want to know what your favorite author is reading?  Ask it in the comments section and I’ll try to get the answer for you.  Good books aren’t always just new books as you can see here.  Authors can send their recommendations to maggiemaepw @ gmail.com.

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The Best ManJeanne Adams recommends The Best Man by Kristan Higgins.  Kristin blood_trinityhas a knack for pulling the heartstrings even as she gets the reader involved with her quirky, funny and fabulous characters.  You get to know the town, the family and feel a part of every story she writes.

Tracey Devlyn highly recommends Blood Trinity by Dianna Love and Sherrilyn Kenyon. I love the entire Belador series! Evalle is bad ass and the sexual tension between Evalle and Storm keeps me turning the pages.

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Shirley Jump highly recommends Carolina Home by Virginia Kantra. I love everything she writes! She never fails to make me cry!

Tonya Kappes recommends It Takes a Witch:  A Wishcrafter Mystery by Heather Blake.  Heather  delivers a page turning mystery with many subplots that tie right into the main plot. Blake has built a magical world full of whimsical characters and creatures with a fun loving witch family in the Enchanted Village. Blake will have you wondering who did what and laughing all at the same time.

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Leaving HavenAllison Leotta recommends Kathleen McCleary’s Leaving Haven.  The first chapter starts with a woman leaving a much-wanted baby at the hospital, and the rest of the book goes back in time to reveal why she did it.  This is an emotionally charged and incredibly plotted story about friendship, love, betrayal, and consequences.

Adrienne Giordano recommends Flashpoint by Suzanne Brockmann. Flashpoint is part of the Troubleshooters series and was the first book I read by Suzanne. After reading it, I went back and read each book in the series and love her flawed characters.

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English GirlMarilyn Baron recommends The English Girl, by Daniel Silva sign-off-320(Suspense and Foreign Intrigue). I love Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon character—master assassin, art restorer and spy—and this novel may be the best yet in his series. Mystery, mistresses, mayhem and great writing. This book has it all.

Mary Buckham loves Patricia McLinn’s, Sign Off. The debut of a new mystery series the finely developed characters, whip-sharp dialogue and setting put this on my keeper shelf.

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Lady AwakenedBeauty and the Bounty HunterAngie Fox recommends Beauty and the Bounty Hunter by Lori Austin (who also writes as Lori Handeland). Sweet, sexy and funny – with a plot that knocks westerns on their ear. I never knew what was going to happen next and I loved every minute of it.

Jeannie Lin says “The last book that blew me away was A Lady Awakened by Cecilia Grant. A widow in a desperate situation enlists a young nobleman to provide her with an heir that she can pass off as her late husband’s. The emotion between the hero and heroine built page upon page and felt so achingly real that you believed and hurt for them through every moment.

The winner of yesterday’s wonderful gift basket from Nancy Naigle is Crystal Fulcher.  Congratulations!  Please contact Nancy at nancy @ nancynaigle.com to claim your prize.

Bottom Line:  “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” ― Jane Austen

New Releases This Week

Barbara Vey -- August 28th, 2013

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As promised, here are the new releases for this week.  This feature will be on Tuesdays starting next week.  All new releases can be sent to maggiemaepw @ gmail.com with New Release in the subject line.

This is the schedule I’m striving to maintain starting on Monday on so you’ll know what to expect every day.  WW Ladies will be Friday this week.

Monday and Friday:  Blogs about news, books, conferences, rants and Cub Reporters  (Don’t forget to let me know about giveaways or free books by emailing maggiemaepw @ gmail.com for inclusion on Monday’s blog.)

Tuesday:  New Releases

Wednesday:  WW Ladies Book Club

Thursday:  New Feature – Authors recommend books they’ve enjoyed (Authors send your recommendations to maggiemaepw @ gmail.com with Recommendations in the subject line.)

If you need any other info including contact info, where to send books, Reader’s Luncheon, Romance Webcasts and Podcasts, check out my website at barbaravey.com

Complete Me

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As a special treat today, Random House has offered a special give away, gift basket giveaway for J Kenner’s COMPLETE ME – part of her NYT bestselling series featuring Damien Stark.  Just leave the comment, “Complete Me!” for a chance to win.  I’ll post the winner tomorrow with a contact email for Random House and they will directly send the gift basket to you!

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Now here’s the books premiering this week:

The Lotus PalaceTHE LOTUS PALACEImmortally Ever After
by Jeannie Lin
Release Date: 8/27/13
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IMMORTALLY EVER AFTER
by Angie Fox
Release Date: 8/27/13
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press

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Notorious AthertonNOTORIOUS ATHERTONDangerous Curves Ahead
by Patricia Rice
Release Date: August 27 ebook Oct 8 print
Publisher: Indie


DANGEROUS CURVES AHEAD
by Sugar Jamison
Pub Date: 8/27/2013
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

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License to LoveLICENSE TO LOVE
by Gina Robinson
Pub Date: 8/27/2013
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

AFTER THE KISS
By Lauren Layne
Release Date: 8/26/13
Publisher: Random House

 

 

 

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Layout 1Don’t forget to register for the Romance Webcast on September 17th.  It’s FREE and you can listen live or later on iTunes.  Featured panelists from Harlequin, Sourcebooks and Kensington will be on hand to discuss heroes, love of romance, ebooks and more.  You’ll also have a chance to submit your questions during the life webcast and follow along on Twitter with #romancereads.

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Bottom Line:  You shouldn’t make excuses for NOT reading a book, you should make excuses TO read a book.

 

WW Ladies Book Club

Barbara Vey -- August 6th, 2013

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This past weekend I was asked to do a workshop for brand spanking new authors at The Business of Writing International Summit in Louisville, KY.  I shared duties with Sheila Clover English and we talked about author etiquette, a whole other blog subject.  Meet absolutely lovely people and am now enjoying the week in Kentucky.  Thanks for all the suggestion on what to do here.  Meanwhile, the WW Ladies have been enjoying a few books.

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Joan

Joan

My Big Fat Demon Slayer Wedding by Angie Fox

Read by Joan

Lizzie Brown was adopted and raised by a prestigious family in Atlanta, Georgia. When she goes looking for her biological family she discovers her grandma turns out to be not only a witch but belongs to a coven of over 25 Harley riding biker witches. Lizzie determines that her life as a properly raised southern, elementary school teacher is not her true calling, but that she is actually a demon slayer. When she meets and chooses to marry very handsome Dimitri, she is already worried about how her adoptive society mother will take finding out about her being a demon slayer, grandma being a witch, or that her fiancé and his family are shape-shifting Griffins.

This is the fifth book in the series and it is light and entertaining. I love the characters and the fact Lizzie can understand and carry on a conversation with her dog, Pirate. Since I was a small girl I have believed in magic, so throw in voices and ghosts and demonic symbols on the wedding grounds, and MBFDSW feeds happily right into my imagination.

 

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joysann

joysann

His Clockwork Canary by Beth Ciotta

Read by joysann

Willie G., also known as the Clockwork Canary, and the most popular reporter of Britain’s scandal sheets, has promised readers a fantastic, sensationalist exclusive report on the search for an invention of historical importance by Simon Darcy, of that notorious and unfortunate scientific family. Unknown to everyone, including Simon, the disguised Willie G. is really Wilhelmina Goodenough, the secret lost love of Simon’s youth, and she really doesn’t want to be there. But she helps with Simon’s dangerous quest through catacombs and in the sky for a most ambitious prize which could change the world – again.

The Glorious Victorious Darcys series started with Her Sky Cowboy, and Beth Ciotta’s inventive steampunk alternate world is an amazing place to visit. I read these two books one right after the other, pausing only for the e-novella in between to round out the story. I’m loving the characters, all of them, and find I’m delighted with the world’s premise and the action and romance that kept me enthralled.

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Heidi

Heidi

Death, Taxes and Hot Pink Leg Warmers by Diane Kellykelly

Read by Heidi

Tara Holloway is hot on two IRS cases: She has to be undercover at a strip club to bring down the owner and their illegal activities. And she has to go to trial to bring down the “Tennis Racketeers” who have cheated lots of people out of millions of dollars. But the biggest reason she’s hot is because she has to spend one month seeing if Nick is the one for her, or if her past boyfriend Brent is the one she was supposed to be with. All of this action and going with her boss for daily workouts in hot pink leg warmers equals a wild ride for Special Agent Tara!

Tara’s back and better than ever!! Between her two cases and her constant struggle not to jump Nick’s bones, makes for a great end of summer read for me!! I don’t know which I enjoy more, the action, the humor, or the thought of Tara falling in love with her hot pink leg warmers. All I do know is that I have a constant smile on my face when I read all about Tara’s latest adventure, and I can’t wait for the next one!!

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Olivia

Olivia

Kissing Booth by Beth Reekleskissing

Read by Olivia, 13

Even though Elle hasn’t been asked out on many dates, she doesn’t think she is ugly or is as pretty as the other girls in her school. Elle has her best friend Lee and they would never date. When Lee and Elle run a kissing booth for their school’s carnival, Elle has to fill in. The thing is Elle never kissed a guy, especially not her best friend’s big brother.

I am going to tell you that this is one crazy, funny and classic love story in my view and I love that the author is only 17. If you need a novel to read in a long boring car ride, definitely read Kissing Booth.

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Michelle

Michelle

Havana Lost by Libby Fischer Hellmannhavana
Read by Michelle

Havana Lost spans the time of three generations and the distance between Cuba and Chicago.  A young woman in Havana, Frankie Pacelli falls in love.  Her lover is part of the revolution fighting for Fidel Castro to gain power.  Frankie’s father Tony has arranged a different marriage.  Frankie runs off with her new lover Luis Perez, her choice starts an avelanche of pain and loss through the generations for Frankie and those she holds dear.

An intriguing novel in an exotic setting that thrilled my sense of adventure.

Bottom Line:  Today is National Root Beer Float Day and you can get free floats at A&W, so I’m off to locate one in Kentucky.

 

WW Ladies Book Club

Barbara Vey -- October 10th, 2012

I had a great birthday this weekend.  Breakfast with my sisters, a movie and dinner with my son, Andrew.  We saw Looper with Bruce Willis, a time travel movie that really makes you think.  Andrew and I saw different things in the movie, I like that.  Now I’m going to check out what the WW Ladies have been reading this week to add to my TBR pile.

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Ashley

Ashley

Return of the Viscount by Gayle Callen

Read by Ashley

Desperate to get full access to her inheritance Cecilia weds a complete stranger, a solider who fought with her father in India. She expected an older and equally desperate man who would spend his time in India and not in England. What she didn’t expect was a young, vibrant and breath-taking handsome man. But can two strangers really fall in love and live happily ever after?

Return of the Viscount tells a non-traditional heart-warming love story. It was very interesting to read a romance where they were already married and to watch their love unfold. A very refreshing and cherishing story.
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Michelle

Michelle

The Spia Family Presses On by Mary Leo

Read by Michelle

This is a Deliciously Entertaining murder mystery ensconced in Olive Oil.

The Spia family grows and harvests Olives, and is best known for their Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  The business is threatened when Cousin Dickie is found murdered his first day home from prison.  The entire family becomes a suspect as these recovering ex-mobsters have such a venomous hatred for Dickie.  It is up to Mia and her best friend Lisa to protect the family and find the killer before someone else dies.  Now the killer is targeting them and Mia is starting to doubt the ones she loves.  She is uncovering secrets about her loved ones that will change her outlook forever.

For those of us who enjoy a good meal, you will love the delicious Italian Olive recipes found at the end of every chapter.  I had a great time reading this novel and anxiously await the arrival of The Spia Family Branches Out the next book in this new series.

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Ashley

Ashley

The Cowboy and The Princess by Lori Wilde

Read by Ashley
Princess Annabelle decides to have her first and last fling before she is forced to take the ring.  She flees to Texas to begin her six week adventure before returning to Europe to be married. Brady was your typical loner cowboy, living out of his horse trailer; he thought he had it all. Then “Annie” comes along and both of them have their emotions whirling out of control, but how can they have their happily ever after when she is getting married in six short weeks!

This contemporary romance book has it all! I smiled, laughed, and cried in this heart wrenching love story.  I just couldn’t put it down til I found out if they lived happily-ever-after or not! A must read for all romance lovers. This book is sure to be an instant classic!

 

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joysann

joysann

Hot Head by Damon Suede

Read by joysann

FDNY firefighters Griff Muir and Dante Anastagio have been best buddies since they were kids, always sharing everything, even Dante’s close, loving family. But it wasn’t until 9/11 almost took Dante away that Griff realized that their friendship meant a whole lot more to him than he had known, and for 10 years now he’s remained silent, sometimes even to himself. When Dante needs some fast money, he talks Griff into posing with him for an erotic photo shoot for a gay porn-site, and that opens a whole new reality between them.

I enjoy good erotic romance, and I found the passion and romance in Hot Head convincing and touching, and I am enamored of these two male characters, especially Griff. Damon’s writing is certainly plenty hot, hot, hot, but more compelling was the feeling and compassion written into Hot Head, and, as in all good romance, I loved the hope of a happily-ever-after.

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joysann

joysann

Immortally Yours by Angie Fox

Read by joysann

Just beyond the sight of normal mortals rages a centuries old war between the gods, and the troops are beings with even just a little touch of supernatural. Dr. Petra Robichaud was drafted into the M*A*S*H unit to paste together the broken immortals and get them back to battle. But she has a secret talent that would mean certain death if anyone learned, and when demi-god Commander Galen of Delphi discovers her gift, he will not let her go.

Angie Fox’s new series begins with an exciting premise and the promise of a magical new world. Immortally Yours has interesting, likable characters that kept me entertained, and the writing, as we would expect of Angie, was humorous and fun. I expect to continue enjoying this series even more than I did her last, and look forward to the next book.

 

Bottom Line:  I think instead of celebrating birth-days, we should celebrate birth-months.

RWA: Free Book Signings

Barbara Vey -- August 1st, 2012

One of the most popular events at RWA is hands down the free book signings.  Publishers separately open the doors to readers and offer free books signed by the authors.  The lines are long, but it is so worth it.  You get up close and personal time with your favorite authors and a free book to boot.  Readers come prepared carrying boxes and pulling suitcases to load up with their treasures.  Here’s a few of the many authors who signed at these events.

Karen Rose

Karen Rose

 

Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson

 

Lori Handleland

Lori Handleland

 

Allison Leotta

Allison Leotta

 

Abigail Sharpe and Kathy Fawcett

Abigail Sharpe and Kathy Fawcett

 

Anne Elizabeth

Anne Elizabeth

 

Erin Knightley

Erin Knightley

 

 

Hope Ramsey

Hope Ramsey

 

Jessica Scott

Jessica Scott

 

Kate Pearce

Kate Pearce

 

Maggie Mae Gallagher and Angie Fox

Maggie Mae Gallagher and Angie Fox

 

Mari Mancusi

Mari Mancusi

Mia Marlowe

Mia Marlowe

 

Shelli Stevens

Shelli Stevens

 

Theresa Meyers

Theresa Meyers

 

Tracey Devlyn

Tracey Devlyn

Victoria Alexander

Victoria Alexander

 

Yasmine Galenorn

Yasmine Galenorn

 

Bottom Line:  Getting a free book signed by the author is like Christmas morning.