Weekly Featured Show: Beat Bobby Flay: Holiday Throwdown

I’ve now watched four episodes of this! I absolutely love it. For those who aren’t familiar with the show, normally two people compete in the first round and the winner faces Bobby. They then cook the winner’s signature dish. The Holiday Throwdown is different. All the contestants are Food Network’s very own chefs. There is also three rounds. The winner of the first round competes with the third chef. The winner of the second round goes against Bobby in the third round. They get to pick from the other two chefs to work with them and the other one works with Bobby. The episodes are about an hour long. I really can’t wait to see the rest of the episodes!!! There have been some great chefs in the first four. I’m really excited to see the rest of them!

Weekly Featured Book: Mine This Winter

Title: Mine This Winter

Author: Multiple Authors

Release Date: December 1st, 2022

Page Count: 1,282

Reason Why:

I’ve been reading an ARC copy of this anthology. I am so in love with all of the stories. I mean there are some I enjoy more than others, but they are all just so adorable! I actually have plans to gift a copy to a handful or two of people once the book is officially released. I’m not going to lie. I really love fall and winter type stories. Especially ones that center around Halloween. Not that these center around Halloween, but they are still so adorable! I fully recommend this book! I can’t wait until it’s released!

Weekly Reading Plans: November 28th

There’s a lot on the list. I don’t plan to finish all of the books. I do plan to make progress in them. I also can’t even start some of the books until I finish others. So there’s that. I’ve already started most of these and I’m really enjoying them.

Ark of the Apocalypse

Floating Underwater

Spells Trouble

The Whispering Women

Ghost Agents

Never Ever Getting Back Together

Blood Union Part One

Malibu Burns

The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses

Mine This Winter

Deep into the Dark

The Game Cafe

Ghost Agents: Revelations

The Third Instinct

Desolation Canyon

Tudors in Love

I’d love to know what you’re reading this week!

The Endgame Release Tour

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The Endgame

A Brother’s Best Friend Sports Romance

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By Bianca Borell

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Every girl with a brother grows up with one fundamental rule: his best friend is off limits. That’s one rule she longs to break when he crashes into her life. 


Amelie Weston has been taking the safe path for as long as she can remember. Not disappointing her parents by pursuing the career she wants. And not pursuing the guy she’s been crushing on.


But she’s tired of being the good girl.


Her brother’s best friend is pushing her to stop being a people pleaser and open the bakery of her dreams. Little does he know he’s also at the top of the list of her heart’s greatest desires… and he’s making himself impossible to resist.


Levi Kingston fully intends to become a legend on the field as one of the best players ever. He must stay focused and work relentlessly toward his goal. He doesn’t have time for distractions… until he meets his best friend’s sister, and his well-laid plan is challenged. 


Bad timing, responsibilities, and loyalty to her brother keep them apart. But the connection between them only grows stronger. Their feelings become impossible to ignore, and the fight against them is pointless.


Will they take a chance on love? Or waste an opportunity for long-awaited happiness?



About Bianca Borell

Bianca Borell is a contemporary romance author, voracious reader, nature lover, and unapologetic daydreamer. She spends her nights deciding between getting up to write or trying to silence the voices of her characters. The battle is never-ending.

She has a weakness for tormented characters, second chances, and happy endings.

She currently lives in Germany with her amazing husband and indulges in way too many pastries than she should.



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Hidden Flight Release Boost

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Hidden Flight

Genre: Paranormal Romance | 

By Tonya Clark

USA Today Bestselling Author

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Overnight I go from being one of a kind to being told I’m next in line to take over…

He’s moody, pushy and won’t stop following me. He literally dropped me out of the sky. However, the intense need to lose control has me unable to stay away from him.

I know what she is, I sensed it the moment I walked through the door. Problem is none of us can figure out exactly who she is. Staying away is causing a physical need I’ve never felt before.

Everyone has been taught you don’t mess with another’s mate—no matter what kind of shifter you are. That didn’t stop them.

Now it’s time to fight.


About Tonya Clark:

USA Today bestselling author Tonya Clark lives in California with her hot firefighter hubby and two amazing daughters. She is a little over obsessed with the color purple and wishes she could wear a hoodie everyday of the year.

Not only does she write about hot guys for readers to fall in love with, she also has the amazing job of photographing those hot male and female models for the covers. Add in some very little spare time for the multiple soccer teams she coaches.

She writes contemporary romance, buts like to mix the sub genres up with a little suspense, sport, second chance, MC and shifters, and deaf romance.

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Justice for Ginger Release Tour

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Justice for Ginger

Thanksgiving Brides Book 5

By Annee Jones

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Five years ago, Ginger Carlyle turned down a marriage proposal that everyone, including Jacob Noble, thought she would agree to.


Five years ago, Jacob Noble took a job in a northern California mining town that he hoped would help him to forget the love he’d left behind in Ashton. But there was no way he could forget Ginger, or his own broken heart.


Back in Ashton, Ginger has been beset by tragedy after tragedy. After her father’s death, she is the only one who can care for her ailing mother and manage the family house and land. But hard work isn’t enough when the bank comes looking for the mortgage payments. Unable to tell her mother the truth about their dire financial circumstances, Ginger will have to work even harder to make sure that their Thanksgiving holiday is as joyful as it always was when her father was alive.


However, after Ginger is accused of stealing from her new employer, her whole world is turned upside down. She’s dragged to the sheriff’s office where she’s shocked to discover the new deputy is none other than the very man whose proposal, she turned down all those years ago.


As the past is re-visited and secrets come to light, is there hope that justice will be Ginger’s in time for Thanksgiving?



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Kisses and Winter Wishes Release Blitz


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Kisses and Winter Wishes 

A Historical Romance Collection 

Romance Café Collection Book 17

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 Hot kisses and scandalous wishes…

Join amorous rakes, shy wallflowers and a powerful maharani on a journey through the racy Regency to the turbulent 1940s.

Petticoats fly, cravats are crushed, and silk saris unravel in this collection of historical romances from USA Today best-selling and award-winning romance authors, curated by The New Romance Cafe. HEA guaranteed.



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Angelina Jameson

Clyve Rose

Emma Brady

Evangeline Gold

Grace Hartwell

Heather Osborne

Rose Pearson

Shanti James

Tanya Wilde




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ARC Review: Now & Then by Katie Rae

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Title: Now & Then

Author: Katie Rae

Release Date: November 16th, 2022

Page Count: 221

Start Date: November 9th, 2022

Finish Date: November 21st, 2022

Review:

Story: This story really packed so much into it. I’m still amazed and impressed that the author told so much in the amount of pages they did. It showed present day and parts of the past. I’d have loved to see more of the past and maybe even some parts later on in present day. I’m not complaining or saying that the book didn’t give enough details. It was amazing. I’m just a nosey person and I’m not done being in the lives of the characters in this book.

Characters: I could relate to both Hailey and Walker. They have both been through so much. They came out of it and kept going. The things they went through would always be there. The pain. The struggles. The hurt. It shaped them into who they grew up to be, but it didn’t define them. I would have loved to see more points of view from Jake. I’d actually like to see his story period! He’s such a great guy!

Critiques: I only have one. The blurb. It’s written in a way that makes me think that we will only see Hailey’s point of view. We get multiple points of view. This is probably just a “me” critique. It doesn’t really affect the story. It’s just off to me.

Final Thoughts: I really enjoyed this story. It was so beautiful. I really felt so emotional in many ways. I have never wanted to walk into the book to hug characters like I did with this one. I’ve also never felt as inspired and hopeful about a couple before either. Walker and Hailey are just beautiful. They are beautiful separately too. There’s one part I’d of liked to see an actual ending to and not just a reference, but that’s just a personal preference. The cover is gorgeous too!

Esperance Blog Tour

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Twelve strangers. Six marriages. One year in Esperance.

Amryn has many reasons to hate the empire. Her latest is her forced marriage to General Carver Vincetti, better known as the Butcher. If he learns even one of her secrets, he will kill her. And Amryn has many secrets. Not only is she an empath with forbidden magic, she’s also a newly recruited rebel intent on destroying the empire—starting at Esperance.

Carver knows the rebels have infiltrated the remote temple of Esperance. His job is to hunt them down before they can wreck the emperor’s new peace. Despite the demons that haunt him, Carver is intent on his mission—but he’s not prepared for Amryn. From her fiery red hair to her surprising wit, his new wife has captured his attention. The attraction that flares between them is undeniable. Now he just has to determine if she’s the enemy.

When the newly married couples become targets in a violent game, Esperance becomes more dangerous than anyone anticipated. Carver and Amryn are about to discover that no one is exactly who they appear to be—especially each other.

Esperance is book one in a New Adult fantasy romance series by Amazon bestselling author Heather Frost. If you love enemies-to-lovers romance, surprising twists, and an action-packed story you can’t put down, you’ll love Esperance!

Heather Frost is a #1 Amazon bestselling YA author who loves epic stories with breath-stealing romance. She is the author of the Seers trilogy and the Fate of Eyrinthia series. Her books have been Whitney Award Finalists and Swoony Award Finalists. She has a BS in Creative Writing and a minor in Folklore, which means she got to read fairy tales and call it homework. When she’s not writing, Heather likes to read, travel, and re-watch Lord of the Rings. She lives in a beautiful valley surrounded by towering mountains in northern Utah. To learn more about Heather and her books, visit her website: http://www.HeatherFrost.com

Interview With Carter

Hello Carver, thanks for stopping by! Would you mind telling us a little about yourself?

Hello, I’m Carver Vincetti. I’m a general in the Craethen Empire’s military, and I’ve recently returned from the front in our war with Harvari. You may have heard that I was wounded, but I’m fine now. Completely. I’m ready to serve the emperor in this new capacity at Esperance.

That’s right—you’re about to get married to a stranger. Can you tell us a little about that?

Of course. The emperor decided that peace in the empire could be strengthened by arranging marriages between the eligible elite in all the kingdoms. Each kingdom offered a candidate, and the emperor paired everyone up. Now we’ve all come to the remote temple of Esperance to get married and live for a year, without distractions or outside biases.

And you really don’t know who you will be marrying? Even though you are a favorite of the emperor’s?

Well . . . can you keep a secret? The emperor learned that some rebels may have infiltrated the temple—they might even be some of the candidates that were sent here to be married. So, the emperor asked me to investigate everyone at Esperance, and make sure this venture succeeds. As part of that, I asked the emperor if I could marry Amryn Lukis. I’ve never met her, and I don’t know anything about her, but she’s from Ferradin, and that was one of the last kingdoms to be brought into the empire. There are some lingering anti-empire sentiments there, which means Amryn might very well be an enemy to watch.

“Keep your friends close but your enemies closer”, then?

Yeah, something like that.

How did you feel when you learned about your impending arranged marriage?

Honestly? I was a little wary. Hesitant, even. I always wanted to get married and have a family, but I’ve been fighting a war for years, and marriage has been the last thing on my mind. But I’m happy to serve the emperor however I can, so I will marry Amryn Lukis.

Where did you grow up?

In Westmont, near the coast. I may be biased, but I think it’s the most beautiful place in the empire.

You’re from a large family. Do you enjoy having so many siblings?

Saints, yes. I was lucky enough to grow up in a home filled with family, laughter, and love. I’m the oldest brother, though I do have an older sister. And I’m by far the favorite uncle to my niece and nephew, though some of my brothers might disagree.

Did you always want to be a general?

Going into the military was always my dream; it’s a family tradition that I’m very proud of. My father is High General of Craethen, and I’ve always admired him and wanted to be like him.

Who is your best friend?

Argent Vayne. He’s the future emperor, but he’ll always be the boy who told me it would be a great idea to jump off the royal stables roof when we were little. All jokes aside, I think he’ll make an incredible emperor one day, and I’m honored to have him as my friend.

What is most important to you?

My family. I would do anything for them.

What quality do you most value?

Loyalty.

If your mother had to describe you in three words, what would they be?

Oh no. *Chuckles* Well, as a child, she probably would have labeled me as reckless, irreverent, and vexing. Today . . . well, she might actually say the same. But I’d like to think I’ve grown over the years. I calculate risks before I take them. I joke, but I can be serious. As for being vexing . . . I’m definitely still that.

My Review:

I will have a more detailed review later, but I can’t help but to tell you how much I loved this book. I knew going into it that I would love it though. This author is so talented. She has a way with words that just draw you in and keep you hooked. If you haven’t already read them, I’d also recommend her Fate of Eyrinthi series. It’s so beautiful. I can’t wait to read more of it. I’ve read all three and the two novellas. I’m not going to lie. This book is different than that series. That’s not a bad thing though. I loved it and can’t wait to read it again. I can’t wait to read more books in this series. I’ll be buying a physical copy when I can.

ARC Review: Compassion by Xavier Neal

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Title: Compassion

Author: Xavier Neal

Release Date: November 18th, 2022

Page Count: 412

Start Date: November 16th, 2022

Finish Date: November 18th, 2022

Review:

Story: I was both leery and curious about this book. I decided to dive into it anyway. I’m glad I did. This was a really hearty book. It did contain some spicy scenes. They flowed nicely with the story. I really loved the overall message of the story. It’s really heart wrenching. It’s also beautiful and inspiring. I think what I love the most is that it covers a topic that nobody really likes to talk about. It talks about how some military people are treated after they are no longer in service. I do feel the need to say that this covers a bit heavier topics than most people would probably be comfortable with. It also has abusive conversations. Especially between the mother and the daughter.

Characters: I am so inspired by Jaye. She is a librarian for a private school. She is also such an amazing person. She puts up with so much and she just keeps on being her amazing self. I absolutely love it. She finds a homeless man going through her trash and decides to show him kindness she feels he deserves. Everything changes from there.

Critiques: None

Final Thoughts: I’m not going to say that this was a favorite book for me. I most likely won’t be reading it again. However, I really did enjoy the story. I fully believe it will make a wonderful and heartwarming movie one day. The message is so powerful. I was definitely brought through many feels while reading this book. I’m definitely glad that this book came into my world. I fully recommend it.