Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Blog Tour REVIEW: The Husband Maker by Karey White

Husband Maker Tour
The Husband Maker by Karey WhiteThe Husband Maker by Karey White Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she’s dated since high school has become his next girlfriend’s husband. Not hers. Not three girlfriends down the road. The next. Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed? When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she's not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle's wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?

Get your copy of The Husband Maker for just $3.99!
Amazon * Kobo * iTunes * Barnes & Noble

My Review: I knew from the first chapter that I was in for a great chick lit story...and I sure wasn't wrong about that! I loved every minute of it, right up until the cliffhanger ending. I'm so glad the next book isn't far from being released because I'm DYING to know what happens next!

Charlotte puts up with a lot from her family and friends--from embarrassing nicknames to hurtful names--yet, she remains a positive, kind, and beautiful person. Her twin brother and their best friend, Angus, love to tease her and call her childhood nicknames, much to her dismay. While attending the wedding reception of the last guy she dated, she overhears a conversation where she's referred to as "The Husband Maker" because every guy she dates marries the very next girl he dates after they break up.  While true, that hurts. But things have to change eventually, right?

Enter Kyle. Charlotte's boss sets them up and the future is looking bright. I loved Kyle! Even though he's rich, handsome, a great chef, and sweet, he's very down-to-earth and they really do hit it off. I was completely engrossed in their story and stayed up way too late to finish it--it was that good. Things almost seem too good to be true.

What I loved the most about the story is the way Charlotte handles herself. She has every reason to be vengeful and bitter, yet she isn't. She is truly happy for those around her, even her exes; she has a very good, supportive relationship with her family, which includes Angus. When faced with tough decisions, she digs deep down and does what's best for others, not herself. She's so amazing! I cannot wait to see what happens next! 

Content: no language or violence; lots of kissing, but it stayed clean! 

*I received a copy from the tour host and this in no way influenced my opinion*

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Karey White Author Karey White Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist. She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.

 




Coming Fall 2014 - Charlotte's Story continues in The Match Maker
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Reese's Cowboy Kiss by Kimberly Krey TOUR LAUNCH

 A themed book tour through Prism Book Tours.
The Sweet Montana Bride Series by Kimberly Krey is complete at last! Reese’s Cowboy Kiss is available now on kindle or paperback, and to celebrate we’re throwing a BOOK TOUR! Oh, and did we mention the giveaway? $100 Amazon gift card goes to the lucky winner!
Come along for the ride!

July 21 - Launch
Reese's Cowboy Kiss (Sweet Montana Bride Series #1)
Reese's Cowboy Kiss
(Sweet Montana Bride #1)
by Kimberly Krey

Adult Romance
Paperback, 307 Pages
May 13th 2014 by Candle House Publishing
Texan pageant winner, Reese Taylor, has a former classmate who wants her dead. Now she must leave her friends and family to enter a protection program on Emerson Ranch. A group of good-looking cowboys awaits her, but Reese has her eye on Blake Emerson, the one man too busy with the ranch to give her a chance.

Blake Emerson has no time to go lookin’ for love. He’s got a ranch to run, positions to fill, and an ache in his heart from love gone wrong. So when he agrees to harbor a witness to help on the ranch, Blake assumes his first two problems are solved. But he never dreamed his new guest would be a woman. One he was destined to lose his heart to.

With sparks burning hot and danger around the bend, one question lingers in his mind: Has he only added to his list of troubles, or has Blake just found the woman of his dreams?

*While this book is considered clean romance, it contains passionate kissing and a few mild curse words.*

Other Books in the Sweet Montana Bride Series:
Jade's Cowboy Crush (Sweet Montana Bride Series #2) Cassie's Cowboy Crave (Sweet Montana Bride, #1)
Amazon                       Amazon
Barnes & Noble           Barnes & Noble

More About the Sweet Montana Bride Series
The Emerson Brothers 

Some of you have already read Cassie and Shane’s love story. Some have read Jade and Gavin’s tale too. Now for the first and final book of the series. That’s right – first chronologically, and final in order of release. In Reese’s Cowboy Kiss you’ll find out just how Reese and Blake’s romance begins. From that first, tender kiss to the conflict that threatens to tear them apart, their story is filled with passion, romance, and action too.

Book Number One?

You might notice that this book is marked as the first in the series. Yep; I decided to put things in their proper order once and for all. A huge thanks goes to those of you who have been with me from the beginning; for not minding the quirky order of things. Thank heavens for you! Good luck in the giveaway, my friends. And Happy romance reading to you all!

About Kimberly Krey
Image of Kimberly KreyI'm a writer of contemporary clean romance, a lover of home, family, & friends, & the ultimate hater of laundry.
A few of my favorite things: Diet Coke, Cafe Rio, and novels by Marcia Lynn McClure.

I do not go anywhere without: SoftLips Chapstick and Altoids Smalls.
Tour-Wide Giveaway

- $100 Amazon Gift Card
- Open Internationally
- Ends August 10th

Tour Launch: Reese's Cowboy Kiss by Kimberly Krey

A themed book tour through Prism Book Tours.

The Sweet Montana Bride Series by Kimberly Krey is complete at last! Reese’s Cowboy Kiss is available now on kindle or paperback, and to celebrate we’re throwing a BOOK TOUR! Oh, and did we mention the giveaway? $100 Amazon gift card goes to the lucky winner!

Come along for the ride!

July 21 ­ Launch

Reese's Cowboy

Kiss (Sweet Montana Bride Series #1)
Reese's Cowboy Kiss
(Sweet Montana Bride #1)
by Kimberly Krey

Adult Romance
Paperback, 307 Pages
May 13th 2014 by Candle House Publishing

Texan pageant winner, Reese Taylor, has a former classmate who wants her dead. Now she must leave her friends and family to enter a protection program on Emerson Ranch. A group of good­looking cowboys awaits her, but Reese has her eye on Blake Emerson, the one man too busy with the ranch to give her a chance.

Blake Emerson has no time to go lookin’ for love. He’s got a ranch to run, positions to fill, and an ache in his heart from love gone wrong. So when he agrees to harbor a witness to help on the ranch, Blake assumes his first two problems are solved. But he never dreamed his new guest would be a woman. One he was destined to lose his heart to.

With sparks burning hot and danger around the bend, one question lingers in his mind: Has he only added to his list of troubles, or has Blake just found the woman of his dreams?

*While this book is considered clean romance, it contains passionate kissing and a few mild curse words.*



Other Books in the Sweet Montana Bride Series:
Jade's Cowboy Crush (Sweet Montana Bride Series #2)  Cassie's Cowboy Crave (Sweet Montana Bride, #1)
Amazon                       Amazon
Barnes & Noble           Barnes & Noble

More About the Sweet Montana Bride Series

The Emerson Brothers 

Some of you have already read Cassie and Shane’s love story. Some have read Jade and Gavin’s tale too. Now for the first and final book of the series. That’s right – first chronologically, and final in order of release. In Reese’s Cowboy Kiss you’ll find out just how Reese and Blake’s romance begins. From that first, tender kiss to the conflict that threatens to tear them apart, their story is filled with passion, romance, and action too.

Book Number One?

You might notice that this book is marked as the first in the series. Yep; I decided to put things in their proper order once and for all. A huge thanks goes to those of you who have been with me from the beginning; for not minding the quirky order of things. Thank heavens for you! Good luck in the giveaway, my friends. And Happy romance reading to you all!

About Kimberly Krey

Image of Kimberly Krey I'm a writer of contemporary clean romance, a lover of home, family, & friends, & the ultimate hater of laundry.

A few of my favorite things: Diet Coke, Cafe Rio, and novels by Marcia Lynn McClure.

I do not go anywhere without: SoftLips Chapstick and Altoids Smalls.

Website ­  Facebook ­ Twitter ­  Goodreads

Tour­Wide Giveaway

­ $100 Amazon Gift Card
­ Open Internationally
­ Ends August 10th

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Review: My Snowy Valentine (White Cairns Ski School #3) by Roz Marshall


My Snowy Valentine (White Cairns Ski School #3) 

My Snowy Valentine by Roz Marshall
Publication: March 2014
My Source: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

Description: Kiwi Mike Cole has paused his around-the-world skiing odyssey to help Jude Winters get her Scottish ski school into shape. His know-how has been a godsend for his inexperienced boss, whose instructor husband is inexplicably still away in New Zealand.

As their quest to win the annual ski school race and some much-needed equipment turns into a grudge match with a rival school, Jude needs Mike's expertise more than ever. But with the team beset by injury, jealousy and sabotage, Mike's efforts to train them seem fruitless, and victory almost hopeless.

For the last two years, his secrets have kept him running from himself. As circumstances push him closer to Jude, his desire for walkabout starts to resurface. Even though he knows he can't keep running forever, he isn't sure if what he's found here can finally help him to face the past--or if it's time to take flight again.

"My Snowy Valentine" is the 3rd novella from the 'White Cairns Ski School' series about a Scottish snowsports school.

Whilst this is a stand-alone book, you might enjoy reading the series from the first episode, "Winter Arrives". 


My Review: I really enjoy how each book focuses more on an individual character and we get to know him or her a lot better. This one focuses more on Mike and we even come to know Jude better. 

Mike is a good guy and goes around the world skiing year-round. It seems odd to be skiing June through September, but that's what he does in New Zealand. Mike takes charge organizing the team for the annual race and he's a very good leader. He's able to handle different personalities and does well in times of stress and unexpected mishaps.

Jude's situation is still a little of a mystery to me. Her husband is in New Zealand and she's running the ski school in Scotland. She seems to be jumping into her role as the boss, yet she still suffers from insecurities. 

The race itself was exciting and I loved watching it unfold, especially after all the build up. 

Content: a few mild expletives; no violence; two mild kisses--my only problem is Jude is still married and knows she shouldn't be kissing another man.



About the Author:
Roz MarshallRoz lives in Scotland with her husband and the obligatory dog and cat. She has been writing since childhood, including screenwriting, songwriting, web pages and even sentiments for greeting cards!

The White Cairns novellas are written from experiences she had whilst working as a ski instructor in various Scottish ski resorts and slopes - they do say you should 'write what you know'!

Website: www.rozmarshall.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rozmarshallauthor

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #13

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews, is a place to share what's new on your shelf this week. I'm excited about the books I got, especially the deals!

Bought:
The Honeymoon Prize by Melissa McClone
The Naughty List: A Romantic Comedy Novella by Heather Horrocks



For Review:
Curse of the Beast by Ashley Lavering
Crossing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux
A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer in New York
Liberty Belle by Emily Ungar
The Cinderella Theorem by Kristee Ravan
Reese's Cowboy Kiss by Kimberly Krey

Crossing the Ice Liberty Belle

Freebies:
Heart of the Ocean by Heather B. Moore
The Falcon and The Sparrow by MaryLu Tyndall
In Between by Jenny B. Jones
Submerged by Dani Pettrey
*Not all of these are still free, but where when I got them*