Friday, October 30, 2015

The Great Christmas Knit-Off by Alexandra Brown @WmMorrow @alexbrownbooks #Giveaway @Tastybooktours

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Alexandra Brown
Releasing Oct 13th, 2015
Harper Collins

The perfect seasonal tale of how laughter, friends and wacky Christmas sweaters can mend a broken heart.

Heartbroken after being jilted at the altar, Sybil has been saved from despair by her knitting obsession and now her home is filled to bursting with tea cozies, beanies, and sweaters. But, after discovering that she may have perpetrated the screw-up of the century at work, Sybil decides to make a hasty exit and, just weeks before Christmas, runs away to the picturesque village of Tindledale.

There, Sybil discovers Hettie’s House of Haberdashery, an emporium dedicated to the world of knitting and needle craft. But Hettie, the outspoken octogenarian owner, is struggling and now the shop is due for closure. And when Hettie decides that Sybil’s wonderfully wacky Christmas sweaters are just the thing to add a bit of excitement to her window display, something miraculous starts to happen…

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Alexandra Brown began her writing career as the City Girl columnist for The London Paper - a satirical diary account of her time working in the corporate world of London. Alex wrote the weekly column for two years before giving it up to concentrate on writing novels and is now the author of the Carrington’s books. Set in a department store in the pretty seaside town of Mulberry-On-Sea, the series follows the life, loves and laughs of sales assistant, Georgie Hart. The Great Christmas Knit Off is Alex’s fourth book and is the first in a new series set in the fictional village of Tindledale, following the lives of all the characters there.

Alex lives in a real village near the south coast of England, with her husband, daughter and a very shiny black Labrador.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Soul of a Man by Jamie Begley (Dark Souls #1) #ReRelease #SaleBlitz #Paranormal #Fantasy @Jamie_Begley #Review

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Dark Souls #1
Jamie Begley
Re-Released Oct 28th, 2015
Young Ink Press

Cara, a powerful Moirae, finds herself stranded on Earth made human by an enemy of her mother, Fate. Lost and alone, she is forced to accept the reluctant help of Jericho Hawk. Jericho is determined not to become involved with Cara, even as their sexual attraction for each other cannot keep them apart. When Cara's Cousin Grimm appears and proves Cara's crazy stories are actually true, he must overcome the horrors her mother is responsible for to gain an eternity with the woman he has come to love. 

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"I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.
Taking after my mother, I've always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.
For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduated this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.
Currently I am writing five series of books- The Last Riders, The VIP Room, Predators MC, Biker Bitches, and The Dark Souls.
All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best.”

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Shattered by Cynthia Eden (LOST #3) #RomanceSuspense @CynthiaEden @Avonbooks #Giveaway #NewRelease

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Cynthia Eden
Releasing Oct 27th, 2015
Avon Books

In New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's latest novel featuring the Last Option Search Team (LOST), one agent is forced to face her past as she uncovers secrets about the man who may be the key to her future.

Criminal psychologist Dr. Sarah Jacobs is all too familiar with the kind of bad boys who belong behind bars. But the dark, dangerous man she meets in the New Orleans underworld is a new kind of ruthless, and all too irresistible.

Jax Fontaine doesn't claim to be a good guy, but he's loyal to his own code and brutally honest about what he wants. He and Sarah may be worlds apart, but when they're skin to skin, nothing matters but the heat between them.

And when a deranged killer targets Sarah, Jax will do whatever it takes to keep her safe.



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Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA® award. Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over fifty novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

I Need a Hero by Codi Gary (Men In Uniform #0.5) #Novella #NewRelease @Avonbooks @CodiGary #NewSeries #Military

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Men in Uniform #0.5
Codi Gary
Releasing Oct 20th, 2015
Avon Impulse

Sergeant Oliver Martinez joined the military to serve his country—not plan parties. But after a run-in with his commanding officer, Oliver is suddenly responsible for the Alpha Dogs Training Program’s upcoming charity event. Worse, he’s got to work with the bossiest, sexiest woman he’s ever met—who just happens to be the general’s daughter.

When it comes to military men, Evelyn Reynolds is not interested. And with the opportunity to launch her new PR firm at the charity event, she doesn’t have time for some sexy, arrogant jerk with a hero complex. Evelyn is determined to keep things professional—if only she can ignore how Oliver’s muscles fill out a t-shirt and the infuriating way he makes her heart pound.

But when tempers flare and a scorching kiss turns into so much more, Oliver and Evelyn will have to decide if this attraction is forever…or just for now.


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An obsessive bookworm, CODI GARY likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows, and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft by Shelley Shepard Gray (Amish Brides #4) @ShelleySGray @Avonbooks #AmishBrides #Giveaway #HolidayRomance

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Amish Brides of Pinecraft #4
Shelley Shepard Gray
Releasing Oct 13th, 2015

Christmas has come to Pinecraft in bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray's final Amish Brides of Pinecraft novel, an uplifting story that proves anything is possible when you follow your heart.

When manager Beverly Overholt's beloved Orange Blossom Inn is broken into, she's shaken to the core. The inn has been her whole life since arriving in the quaint Amish vacation town of Pinecraft, Florida. Hoping to repair what's been lost, Beverly calls Eric Wagler, the inn's handsome owner. To her surprise, he promises to be on the next flight out of Philadelphia.

Ever since her fiancé jilted her, Beverly's been closed off to love. However, with Eric things feel different. She can't help but be hopeful that their work relationship will turn into something more—even though they are from different worlds. She grew up Amish and is now Mennonite. Eric, on the other hand, grew up on the city streets of Philadelphia. How could they ever find common ground?

But as Beverly and Eric put the inn back together, prepare for Christmas, and even witness romance blossoming for another couple, the trust—and love—between them grows. Will Christmas bring a second chance for Beverly? And if it does, will she be brave enough to take it?

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Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time Hold Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

Seized by Love by Melissa Foster (Ryders #1) #NewRelease @Melissa_Foster #LoveinBloom #NewAdult

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The Ryders #1
Melissa Foster
Releasing Oct 28th, 2015
World Literary Press

You fell in love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in SEIZED BY LOVE, the first book in the Ryder series.

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying.

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

THE RYDERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book hot contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction. 

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Food Whore: A Novel of Dining and Deceit by Jessica Tom @WmMorrowBks @jessica_tom #GuestPost #FaveNYCRestaurants #Giveaway #NewRelease

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A Novel of Dining and Deceit
Jessica Tom
Releasing Oct 27th, 2015
William Morrow

Full of wit and mouth-watering cuisines, Jessica Tom’s debut novel offers a clever insider take on the rarefied world of New York City’s dining scene in the tradition of The Devil Wears Prada meets Kitchen Confidential.

Food whore (n.) A person who will do anything for food.

When Tia Monroe moves to New York City, she plans to put herself on the culinary map in no time. But after a coveted internship goes up in smoke, Tia’s suddenly just another young food lover in the big city.

But when Michael Saltz, a legendary New York Times restaurant critic, lets Tia in on a career-ending secret—that he’s lost his sense of taste—everything changes. Now he wants Tia to serve as his palate, ghostwriting his reviews. In return he promises her lavish meals, a bottomless cache of designer clothing, and the opportunity of a lifetime. Out of prospects and determined to make it, Tia agrees.

Within weeks, Tia’s world transforms into one of luxury: four-star dinners, sexy celebrity chefs, and an unlimited expense account at Bergdorf Goodman. Tia loves every minute of it…until she sees her words in print and Michael Saltz taking all the credit. As her secret identity begins to crumble and the veneer of extravagance wears thin, Tia is forced to confront what it means to truly succeed—and how far she’s willing to go to get there.


3 of my favorite NYC restaurants by Jessica Tom

The NYC food scene can be impossible to keep up with. Once you think you know what’s cool and hot, another crop of restaurants opens.

My debut novel, Food Whore: A Novel of Dining and Deceit, is set against this backdrop: sexy hotshot chefs, coveted no-reservation tables, and the angst and egos around restaurant reviews, particularly the one from the New York Times.

My main character, Tia, gets caught up in this world. And who could blame her? Restaurants are multi-sensory affairs. Cultural capital. What consumes many of us (hello half of all Instagram photos).

Here are three of my favorite spots to eat in NYC. They’re not the newest places, but that’s the point. They’ve stood the test of time.

1) Classic Fine-Dining - Jean-Georges
This was my first fine dining, multi-course dinner, and over ten years later, I still think it’s one of the best. The kitchen delivers refined yet light dishes that are playful without being childish.

Most memorable dish: Frog legs in young garlic soup. I remember when they put the bowl in front of me, just five juicy legs draped over the edge and a thimbleful of cubed veggies. I had never experienced table service like this before, and I wondered, “Is this it?” Then, two waiters poured the soup into our bowls at exactly the same time. Between the aroma, the surprise, and ultimately the taste, this was a magical experience.

Casual Version: If you’re not in the mood to splurge, Jean-Georges’ sister restaurant Nougatine is a stellar place to try Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s cuisine, particularly for lunch. When I interned at Zagat Survey, Tim Zagat took us there. The restaurant is right next to the original and has much of the same poise.

2) Super Casual Eats - The cafe at Kalustyan’s
Kalustyan’s is a famous spice and international food emporium in NYC’s “Curry Hill.” I always go in there, thinking I’ll just buy a couple things, and then come out with two giant bags, $100 (or more) poorer. The upstairs deli uses those ingredients to delicious effect. And the man who serves you is beyond generous and delightful.

Most memorable dish: Butter beans with tomato sauce and olive oil. I used to go here after my most intense workouts. This + some spinach + tahini sauce is a hearty yet healthy meal.

Other must-buys: Think you’ve had dates? The dates at Kalustyan’s are fatter, more complex, and more aromatic than anything else. Am I exaggerating? No. Try for yourself and you’ll see.

3) Explosive flavors - Momofuku
I’d heartily recommend any Momofuku restaurant: Noodle Bar, Ssäm Bar, Fuku, and Má Pêche (those are just the ones in NYC), but Ko gets my vote for most sit-up-straight-wow dishes. What David Chang does best is clash strong flavors and textures. Pickled, fatty, fishy, funky, crispy, smooth, airy. All of those can be on the same plate and it just works. There’s no dead weight, no filler, just pure eye-opening deliciousness.

Most memorable dish:
A classic: shaved frozen foie gras with riesling gelee. A classic pairing, in unexpected and amazing form (especially the foie, which melted on your tongue like savory snow).

Fun Fact: One of the restaurants in my book is based on Momofuku. I’ll let you figure out which one for yourself though…

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Jessica Tom is a writer and food blogger living in Brooklyn.  She has worked on initiatives with restaurants, hospitality startups, food trucks, and citywide culinary programs. Jessica attended Yale University and graduated with a concentration in fiction writing, studying three years under Amy Bloom. She brings a wide variety of food experience to her writing.