Saturday, November 30, 2019


Do you spend hours in front of the TV, maybe days? Did you ever want to chat with other Binge Watchers or ask people for suggestions or maybe just review the season you watched. Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My! and Because Reading had a perfect idea, why not get all of us binge watchers together!!!

I'm always open to new suggestions on what to watch next. 

Currently, I'm watching The Crown on Netflix. I started it when it first came out but something came up and I ended up behind. Of course, now that the new season has just come out I felt like it's a perfect time to catch up. I've always found the royal family so interesting and so far this has been a captivating show to binge-watch. 

I'm also currently watching each week The Mandalorian with my partner in crime. He suggested it and we actually binge-watched the movies just as a reminder. Of course, we aren't caught up made it to number 5 and decided we couldn't wait any longer. So each week we are anxiously watching the new episodes. He's currently out of town with his brother and his family so now I'm stuck waiting till he returns as it wouldn't be fair to skip ahead. 

What have you been watching? 

Friday, November 29, 2019

Book Blogger Hop

This week's Question: 

I'm not adventurous enough to brave the stores. I've seen too many encounters of people going crazy over great deals. I much rather shop online when it comes to sales. I've so far only purchased some tea online. I do have a huge tea addiction, and the buy 2 get the third free was too hard to pass up. I've replenished with holiday tea for the winter months.
I think this is the first year I haven't purchased any books which is rare for me. Thankfully I still have time in the day so maybe I'll be adding some to my shopping adventures for today. 

What about you? 

Cover Love

I thought this would be a fun random post to share when I happen across a cover that captures my attention, as well as some of my favorite covers.
I love book covers and thought this would be a perfect way to share my love of them with others.
This is a random post so it could be multiple times a week or weeks in between it will be based on the book covers I encounter. 

This is a series written by multiple authors each adding a book to the Jewels Cafe. I'm kind of excited to check this one out and they all have such pretty covers. This is the first installment. 
by Mia Harlan 
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Find it on (Amazon)  Currently Free on Amazon too. 


It's hard enough being a chameleon shifter with wonky powers... but opening Jewels Cafe in a supernatural town like Silver Springs? Maybe not the best idea.

I thought I could work side by side with my best guy friend... but now I have to juggle hiding my crush for him and putting our cafe on the map. Because if no one in Silver Springs realizes that we've got this hidden gem soon, we might go out of business!

So what do we do? Create a signature drink with hints of pumpkin spice just in time for fall.

Surprise, surprise. I take one sip and I”m thrown for another loop. The sweetest bear shifter is drawn to me like honey. A sexy bunny shifter offers me his carrot. They don’t even seem to mind that I accidentally shift into everyone I meet.

But can my chameleon powers save Jewels Cafe? Can I juggle these two hot shifters and my childhood crush? And what happens when a spell threatens to tear us apart? 

Feel free to join in! 

Friday, November 15, 2019

RELEASE BLITZ - Up For Debate by Devin Sawyer

Title: Up For Debate
Series: Love and Desire #1
Author: Devin Sawyer
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: November 15, 2019
Going to meet your boyfriend’s family should be exciting.

It’s a relationship milestone most girls fawn over, but not me.

It means coming face to face with my ex that I left high and dry in the middle of the night almost six years ago.

I wouldn’t call what Lawson and I had a love story, or even a relationship.

It was tumultuous and frustrating more than it wasn’t.

His lack of respect for me and my background left me bitter and angry in the end.

Now I’m stuck facing my past, that never got any closure,

and damn it if there aren’t brief moments that I forget why I went running.

If I let him get too close I know he’ll try to burn me again

I can’t let that happen when I have Reece to lose.

The battle between the two men is a decision I face alone.

One holds my heart, the other holds it hostage.

Sometimes love hands you a choice you never wanted to make.

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“I could date you.” He blurts it like he wants to get it out of his mouth before he can take it back. It’s my turn to laugh at him now. A disbelieving scoff comes from me and I just stare at him in horror.
“No,” I reply “Just, No.”
“Why not? It would work. The girls never bothered Veronica. It’s only because they feel like there’s a position to be filled.”
“They may not have bothered her, but I’m sure that didn’t stop them from still being up your ass. Plus you don’t want that. You don’t want a relationship.” 
“Don’t tell me what I want, Farah.” For the first time he sounds irritated with me, or maybe just this conversation.
“I don’t need you to do me any favors,” I tell him bluntly.
“God-damn, I’m not doing you a ‘favor’. I’m trying to do myself one, I’m not ready to let go of you just yet. I want more time with you and if that means we are dating, exclusively, then so be it.” He’s breathing heavy, like saying that took a lot out of him. I just stare back, trying to read into what he’s doing. Is this reverse psychology?
He stalks towards me, slowly, hesitantly and he reaches out for my hand by my side.
“All I can think about is being near you. Just let me have that.” His eyes are sincere, and I get the feeling he isn’t allowed to feel this vulnerable very often. I nod to him.
“Okay.” Why did I say that? I didn’t mean okay. I meant ‘no, not in this lifetime.’ I meant ‘go find some other poor soul to suck the life out of.’ He’s practically a dementor.
A smile lifts to one side of his face. “Okay.” His other hand lifts to my chin and he pulls my own mouth to his. His tongue finds my own and it’s warm and inviting. His touch feels like magic that I didn’t know I needed.
Author Bio
Devin Sawyer is a contemporary romance writer who enjoys a bit of dirty humor. If you have a dirty joke, she’s the first one that wants to hear it. She grew up in a small Texas Town called Comfort and still enjoys quiet country towns. She started out writing at a young age with moody, depressing, poetry—mostly about unrequited teenage loves. But enough about the dark times.. Now Devin prefers to write witty romantic comedies with hard hitting issues Devin has a master’s in Social work and is independently licensed as a therapist. She finds reading and writing a pleasant escape from real world stressors. Her favorite reads are forbidden love stories.
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RELEASE BOOST - Sweet Victory by Alley Ciz

Title: Sweet Victory
Series: BTU Alumni #3
Author: Alley Ciz
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: November 11, 2019

Holly Vanderbilt is running.

From her past, her present, her future – everything.
Baking is her only solace. Cookies, cakes, ingredients coming together, they make sense.
A professional fighter walking into her kitchen? Not so much.

Vince Steele is focused on his future.

The next fight.
The next win.
Nothing else matters except feeling the weight of the Light Heavyweight belt around this waist.
Until Holly.

He has what it takes to win the belt.
But will Holly’s past prove to be an opponent he can’t beat?
He’s never backed down from a fight.
He wasn’t going to start now, not when winning Holly’s heart could be the sweetest victory of all.

The Coven is back and about to recruit a new member. SWEET VICTORY is the third book in the BTU Alumni series and can be read as a stand-alone. This book features a Christmas-loving hot mess of a baker, an alpha-dirty-talking MMA fighter, and the best group of friends ever (even if they don’t know how to mind their own business). HEA guaranteed—being on Santa’s Nice List…not so much.
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Author Bio

Alley Ciz is an indie author of Contemporary/New Adult, Rom-Com, Sports Romances.
She's a stay at home mom to 3 amazing and crazy mini royals, a 95lb lab, and let's face it on some days her hubby is her 4th kid... But to be fair she totally loves him a a lot.
When she's not corralling her crazy mini royals she can be found writing the stories the voices in her head tell her. Caffeine is a staple in her daily diet since she does most of her writing late at night when the rest of her house is asleep, usually with her trusty dog Buke (short for Beukeboom reluctantly named after a NY Ranger even though she's a NJ Devils fan all the way. Is it any surprise she writes sports romances?
Pizza and mac-n-cheese are major food groups and she is a proud Potterhead and superhero buff.
She is a complete romance junkie and can always be found reading or listening to a book.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

PRE-ORDER BLITZ - The Traveler by Shannon Nemechek

Title: The Traveler: Chimera Rebellion
Series: The Book of Eleanor #1
Author: Shannon Nemechek
Genre: Historical Time Travel Romance 
with a twist of fantasy
Release Date: December 5, 2019

As a self-professed book nerd, Army Major Katie Butler has hunted many rare books in her lifetime. 

While on leave in Savannah Katie visits with a voodoo priestess who tells the story of Eleanor MacAllister and a long-lost book, claimed to be cursed. With her curiosity piqued, 

Katie is determined to find the lost book and reveal the secrets it holds. 

What she finds could change everything.

Swept back in time, Katie suddenly finds herself immersed in a country at war with itself. Determined to find her way back home, her plans begin to change when she meets the dashing Confederate officer, Captain Colm O'Donnell.

Captain O’Donnell despises slavery and when his father leaves him the family plantation, Colm immediately sets out to make changes. Having devoted his life to military service and his family’s plantation, Colm has very little time for anything else. With his country embroiled in war, he has even less free time.

Until he meets Katie Butler. 

Convinced the pretty young woman with sable hair and big blue eyes, is a spy, Colm is determined to find out the truth.

Will their secrets destroy the love they have found? Or, will they find a future together? 

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Eleanor had only been in Charleston a short time when someone from Boston recognized her and began to make her life difficult. She was no witch, but as things began to heat up for her, she felt the only thing she could do was to pack up and head to another town. Before leaving Charleston, she had been warned to keep her wits about her by a fellow healer she had met on her travels throughout the colonies. It was a dangerous world, especially in the middle of a war.
She had a few shillings to her name that might get her a room at a boarding house for a night or two. Hopefully by then she could find some work and begin to rebuild her life once again. Walking along the muddied road of Ellis Square, she finally came upon a house with a sign that read, “Accepting boarders. Inquire inside.” She placed her bags on the ground for a moment to peer at the sign.
Grasping her bags, she headed toward the door of the house. As she approached, it swung open, knocking her to the ground. Almost cursing, she held her tongue and looked up…and her heart fell into her throat. A young man, one she guessed was close to her age, stood before her, his hand extended to hers.
“I’m so sorry, my lady. It never occurred to me that someone might be coming in. Are you okay? I didn’t hurt you, did I?”
Eleanor grasped his hand and as the light from the oil lamp hit his face she gasped, her heart stopping. For a moment the entire world disappeared. He was most handsome and quite appealing to her, and thoughts of a most pleasant nature crept into her mind. Sweeping them aside, she got to her feet and attempted to brush the mud from her dress, now soaked clear through to her undergarments.
“I can manage. Thank you,” she said as she grabbed for her bags.
“Let me help you with those, Mrs…”
“Mrs. Eleanor MacAllister of County Donegal, late of Boston and Charleston. I am a healer.”
“A healer, say you? I myself hale from County Donegal. Colm O’Donnell at your service, mistress. And where be your husband?”
“Well, Mr. O’Donnell, I have not yet wed. Perhaps someday.” Eleanor smiled and gathered herself as Mr. O’Donnell led her into the inn.
“Aye now, Mrs. O’Flannery, where be you? I have a young mistress that needs a room.” Colm’s voice rang throughout the inn and the patrons turned their gaze toward Eleanor and Colm.
Eleanor attempted to hide her face, but she could feel their stares on the back of her neck and it made the hairs stand on end. How she hated being the center of attention. All she wanted was a room and a place to bed down. She was so very tired and so very hungry. She had not eaten in days and it was beginning to weigh on her. As she looked around the room, an older woman appeared at the stairwell and made her way down the steps. Eleanor observed the weathered lines in the woman’s face and the frailty of her gait.
“Why, Mr. O’Donnell. Did you not just leave?” the old woman said as she passed by, patting Colm on the shoulder.
“Aye, yes, Mrs. O’Flannery, that I did. But I ran into Mistress MacAllister. She will be in need of a room and will need the privy.”
Mrs. O’Flannery walked toward Eleanor, who stood with her head still covered in her cape. “Let me help you, my child. I will get you upstairs and Mr. O’Donnell will fetch young Maggie to assist.
“Thank you, Mrs. O’Flannery.” Eleanor looked around the quaint inn and found an empty chair along the wall near the door. Colm had already returned from summoning the young maid and pulled the chair out for her.
“Maggie won’t be long. So, Mistress Eleanor, what brings you to Savannah?”
Eleanor paused for a moment; this was the one question she was hoping to avoid although she had already concocted a story. “Well now, Mr. O’Donnell, that is a most interesting story and one I fear should be made once I have a clearer head about me.”
“Ah, yes. I am quite sure you are exhausted from your travels. Perhaps tomorrow we may sit and talk,” Colm replied.
“Aye, yes, perhaps.”
“MacAllister, you say? Seems to me my father knew some MacAllisters. What part of County Donegal did you say you hailed from?”
“I didn’t,” Eleanor replied with a flirtatious grin. “Perhaps we will discuss that tomorrow.” It was then that a young woman scampered down the stairs, almost shaking the very foundation of the inn. Eleanor surmised she was not more than her own age of eighteen.
“Must you make a ruckus every time you come downstairs, Maggie?” Mrs. O’Flannery protested.
“No, Mistress. I will try to remember to be more courteous.” 
“You would do well to remember that, my dear. Now hurry and help Mistress Eleanor, and Mr. O’Donnell will be up with her bags. Get her a warm bath and help her prepare for bed. Take her to the room next to mine.”

Author Bio
Shannon is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over 18 novels and novellas.
Shannon is a multi-genre author who writes, Military, Contemporary, Historical Romance and is working on her first Fantasy series.
Shannon started her writing career while still serving in the US Army.
Shannon grew up in Macomb, IL where she graduated from High School in 1987 and soon after joined the US Army. Shannon served from 1987 to 2015 during Operation Desert Storm and during Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In April 2015 Shannon retired from the US Army with 23 years of service as a Unit Supply Sergeant. She is a mother of 4 children and a grandma to 2 beautiful Granddaughters. She has been married 26 years to her husband, Ken. They reside in Staunton, IL a small town along Old Route 66.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

COVER REVEAL - Beefcakes by Katana Collins

Title: Beefcakes
Author: Katana Collins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Julianne Burke, Heart to Cover
Cover Art: Sean Murphy
Release Date: March 24, 2020
I might as well permanently add the label "Ex" to my name. I'm an Ex-Mr. Universe. Ex-Mr. Olympus. An Ex-Hollywood Stuntman. But no one from my small hometown cares anything about that. They only care that I'm the ex-boyfriend to the beloved Mayor's daughter, Elaina Dyker.

And now, ten years later, I'm back, helping my siblings run my mother's bakery while she takes on chemo. What should have been a routine cupcake delivery turns into utter chaos when the bachelorette party thinks I'm a stripper. And what's worse? Elaina is the maid of honor.

But the meme about us sure went viral fast. My small hometown has become positively infested with tipsy bridesmaids looking for my erotic cupcakes.

Now Hollywood's knocking again--and this time they want me and my ex, Mr. Beefcake, and Ms. Prude, to star in a reality show.

It could solve all my problems—except her.

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Author Bio
I love coffee.
As an author and a story-teller, it is the lifeblood to which my ideas take flight. And I believe in giving credit where credit is due. Occasionally someone (ie – my husband) will try to secretly switch out my beloved regular coffee for decaf. I always know the difference. ALWAYS (I’m looking at you, SEAN).
I am incapable of achieving the perfect ponytail. I’m dyslexic. I can never wear white without spilling on myself. And I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice (gasp!).
When I was younger and stole my mother’s Harlequins to read beneath the covers with a flashlight (seriously, did we ALL do this? I think we did.), I wanted to read about the tough as nails heroine. The perfectly imperfect girl with quirks and attitude and sass. And the anti-heroes who were anything but “Prince Charming.” Forget the knight on a white horse… give me the bad boy on a motorcycle.
So, now, I write those romance novels I craved to see on the shelves all those years ago—the sassy heroines. The badass heroes. I spend my days in the throes of my imagination and am loving every minute of it. I can travel anywhere and become anyone I want to be. One day, I’m a mechanic in Boston and the next, I’m a vampire stripping in Las Vegas.
Since penning my first novel back in 2012, I’m now an international author with 15 published books, in a wide range of contemporary romance genres–(Paranormal, New Adult, Small town, Erotic Suspense… you name it!).
After living for a decade in Brooklyn, NY, I took the plunge and moved to beautiful (although kinda chilly) Portland, Maine. I now live full time in ‘Vacationland’ with a kind of mean cat, a mellow chihuahua, and a very NOT mellow lab-pittie mix. Oh, yeah… there’s a husband who draws comics somewhere in that mix, too.
I can usually be found in a coffee shop with my nose in my laptop wearing fabulous (albeit sometimes impractical) shoes.
I love connecting with readers and fellow sassy storytellers, so feel free to drop me an email at or connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@katanacollins). You can find a list of my available books over on my Bookshelf or if you’ve already read a book, it would make my day if you wrote a review!

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