Christmas at Cade Ranch

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                                          Christmas at Cade Ranch

                                      (Rocky Mountain Cowboys #1)
                                                  by Karen Rock
Contemporary Romance

Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
November 7th 2017 by Harlequin

The Christmas they never had.

James Cade has one priority: keep the family ranch running smoothly in the wake of  his younger brother’s death. With Jesse’s ex, Sofia Gallardo, and her young son, Javi, stranded at Cade Ranch over Christmas, this task just got a lot harder. The longer Sofia and Javi stay, the harder it is to imagine the ranch without them. James couldn’t save his brother from his inner demons, but he can give his nephew a secure future. Maybe more—if he can figure out how to trust Sofia, and stop feeling like he’s betraying Jesse. Because trying to stop thinking about beautiful, determined Sofia is impossible.



About the Author

In a quest to provide her ELA students with quality reading material, educator Karen Rock read everything out there and couldn’t wait to add her voice to the genre. In addition to her work as a Young Adult romance novelist, she’s now an author for Harlequin’s Heartwarming line and thrilled to pen stories that moms can share with their teenage daughters. She’s loved Harlequin books since she spent summers going through her grandmother’s Presents books that she passed along in paper grocery bags each year. As half of the writing duo J.K. Rock, Karen also pens young adult romance. When she’s not busy writing, Karen enjoys scouring estate sales for vintage books, cooking her grandmother’s family recipes, reinventing her gardens to suit her moods and occasionally rescuing local wildlife from neighborhood cats. She lives in the Adirondack Mountain region with her husband, her very appreciated beta-reader daughter, and two Cavalier King cocker spaniels, who have yet to understand the concept of “fetch” though they know a lot about love. For more information about Karen’s upcoming books, check out her website.

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 My Review

As a former drug addict and single mother, Sophia is at her wit’s end. Not only was Jesse, the father of her five-year-old son, killed in a drug-related incident two years earlier, but Sophia has been evicted from her apartment. Her only hope is that a move to Portland, Oregon will be a new beginning. But first, she needs to visit Carbondale, Colorado to fulfill the wishes of Jesse’s mother, Joy, who wants to meet her only grandson.

What she doesn’t count on, however, is losing her wallet before she arrives at Cade Ranch. But since Joy needs help around the house during the holidays, spending Christmas with the Cade clan seems a viable solution. But will the family accept her and Javi without Jesse? She’s relieved that they seem to feel as if part of Jesse is still   with them, since Javi is there, but Sophia doesn’t think she has the approval of James, the eldest of the grown Cade children.

After being on her own from an early age, Sophia is enthralled by the Cades’ relationships with each other, and she hopes Javi will finally have the Christmas she’s always wanted to give him. But she can’t get past James’ serious nature and what she perceives as suspicion on his part. This, along with the ancient feud the family has with the Lovelands–their less than stellar neighbors–complicates Javi’s and Sophia’s stay, wreaking havoc in her heart. 

As usual, Karen Rock keeps the reader engaged with her descriptive writing and realistic, no-holds-barred portrayal of circumstantial human behavior. She also offers possible avenues of resolution, making the reading of Christmas at Cade Ranch a meaningful learning experience as well as a gratifying journey.

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A PRICELESS FIND

A Priceless Find

(Camden Falls #2)                                                                                                                          by Kate James

Contemporary Romance, Paperback & ebook, 365 pages                                           October 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Can opposites really attract?

A robbery followed by the discovery of a forgery at a respected art gallery thrusts Chelsea Owens into the center of an investigation headed by Detective Sam Eldridge. The instant chemistry between the high-spirited aspiring curator and the tall, dark, brooding cop is a classic case of opposites attract.

Complications arise when Chelsea uncovers a connection to an unsolved art heist. Teaming up with Sam to find the stolen paintings ignites feelings that could lead to lasting love. But Sam isn’t ready to move beyond the tragedy in his past, no matter how promising his future with Chelsea could be…

REVIEW

Anyone who loves art will be intrigued by Kate James’ romance novel, A Priceless Find, as she takes us to the small town of Camden Falls via Chelsea Owens. An employee of Sinclair Art Gallery, she’s one of the first on the scene when the jewelry store next door  is robbed early one morning. But what was the motive? Little was taken, and many valuable pieces are left behind. That’s what the police want to know, including Detective Sam Eldridge. And although he’s somewhat annoyed with the way Chelsea barges into   the crime scene to make sure the owner isn’t seriously injured, he quickly develops a soft spot for her as the investigation continues.

It’s suspected that there is a link between the jewelry store and the art gallery theft, and it could be the next target, so Sam decides to visit an art exhibit there. Running into Chelsea again, he admires her love and knowledge of art, even though he’s lacking in    those areas, and he can’t deny his attraction to her.

The case is complicated, causing suspicions to flit from one person to another, creating      a rollercoaster ride for Chelsea’s relationship with Sam, especially when she sneaks into     a warehouse filled with possibly incriminating evidence. But will it still be there when      the authorities arrive? Who can she trust? Nothing is certain in this involved novel that keeps the reader guessing until the end.

The author’s knowledge of art dealings is impressive, as she explains the channels each piece goes through before being sold, and the authentication necessary to determine that it’s not a forgery.

If you’re ready to delve into the art world with an excellent writer as your guide, pick up     a copy of  A Priceless Find.

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A Child’s Christmas

(Camden Falls #1)

by Kate James

Contemporary Romance

Paperback & ebook, 376 pages

November 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming

 There’s a stranger at the door on Christmas Day… 

Single mother Paige Summerville wants to give her seven-year-old son the Christmas of his dreams. Jason needs surgery to beat the illness that’s plagued his young life, leaving Paige desperate to make ends meet. So she turns to a charity that grants the wishes of sick children…

 Then a stranger arrives bearing gifts for Jason—and for her. He’s Daniel Kinsley, a lawyer who’s grown cynical about family. But his kindness in making Jason’s wishes come true offers him more than he ever imagined. Is there room in Paige’s heart for a man who could fulfill all their dreams? And not just at Christmas!

About the Author

Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She   built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word.Kate’s goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and   the outdoors, with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.

Kate would love to hear from you! You can connect with her by email, through her website, her Facebook pageTwitter, or mail at PO Box 446, Schomberg, ON,   L0G 1T0, Canada.

   

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· Signed copy of Sanctuary Cove
· Signed copy of The Truth About Hope
· Singed copy of When the Right One Comes Along, first book in the San Diego K-9 Unit series
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HOME TO STAY

                                                     

                                               Contemporary Romance by Kate James

Home to Stay  
Paperback & ebook, 312 pages
July 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She’s bringing his son home

A missing little boy triggers San Diego K-9 officer Shannon Clemens and her canine search-and-rescue partner into instant action. For the rookie cop haunted by a childhood tragedy, bringing Sawyer Evans’s son safely home is more than a job. It’s a mission         she can’t fail… But forging a friendship with the father is a tactical error that could compromise her first solo assignment. Yet the deepening bond between them is       almost impossible to resist…

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REVIEW

Who would expect to wake up early in the morning during a camping trip to find that his or her son has vanished? Certainly not Sawyer Evans. The all-encompassing grief he feels as he frantically searches for Dylan conveys to the reader how much he cares for his son, and when it’s discovered that Dylan was kidnapped, suspicion immediately falls on felons Sawyer had put away years earlier as a District Attorney. It’s a double tragedy for Sawyer, since he lost his wife, Jeannette, three years earlier after she disappeared without a trace, and the question arises: Could there be a connection?

Rookie cop, Shannon Clemons, is determined to find Dylan, even while dealing with     her own haunting experience concerning a lost child, but what she doesn’t expect is her feelings for Sawyer. Is it simply because she understands his grief, or is it something more? Several scenarios seem possible concerning the plights of Dylan and Jeannette, and but Shannon keeps striving for the truth.

Kate James is a master of intrigue, and Home to Stay will keep you on the edge of your seat as she brings to light the agony of kidnappings and steps that can be taken to solve these crimes. Revealing much knowledge concerning the police department and canine search-and-rescue, she skillfully weaves it into her complex plot. For a romantic mystery that’s difficult to put down, pick up a copy of Kate James’s Home to Stay. 

                                                             About the Author

Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word.

Kate’s goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors, with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.

Kate would love to hear from you! You can connect with her by email, through her website, her Facebook pageTwitter, or mail at PO Box 446, Schomberg, ON,   L0G 1T0, Canada.

Tour Schedule

July 8th: Launch
July 9th:
Heidi Reads…
Becky on Books
Thoughts of a Blonde
deal sharing aunt
With Love for Books
July 10th:
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
Hearts & Scribbles
Slice of Life
It’s All About the Romance
Mel’s Shelves
July 11th:
Rockin’ Book Reviews
underneath the covers
Getting Your Read On
Nicole’s Book Musings
Cafinated Reads
Christian Suspense Author Mary Alford
July 12th:
A Baker’s Perspective
Paulette’s Papers
Christy’s Cozy Corners
The Bookworm Chronicles
Remembrancy
Janice’s Book Reviews
July 13th:
Singing Librarian Books
I Am A Reader
Reading Is My SuperPower
Inside the Mind of an Avid Reader
Book Lover in Florida
Wishful Endings
July 14: Grand Finale

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Sanctuary Cove by Kate James

 

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About the Book

Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
March 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Can his safe haven be enough for her?

Emma Meadows never imagined that sticking to her principles against an act of corruption by a New York senator would cost her her job as VP of communications. Heartbroken, she retreats to her cottage in the Adirondacks to lick her wounds and, in the process, rescues an injured dog that only Josh Whitmore can save.

The veterinarian works diligently to bring dog and woman back to full fighting form, until allegations against the senator become more serious. Seeing Emma’s reaction to the increasing pressure, Josh realizes that inevitably she’ll find a way back to the top…and he’ll likely lose her for good.

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MY REVIEW

Kate James takes us to Sanctuary Cove via Emma Meadows–a former resident of New York City–pulling us into the story right away with her vivid descriptions. And although   it begins on a dark note, the tale soon emerges into the light after Emma meets Joshua Whitmore, a young veterinarian in the area. They’re drawn together partly because           of their love for animals, but Emma is hesitant to consider a relationship in the near future after a less-than-friendly breakup with her fiance. Unfortunately, she lost her job with a giant communications agency at the same time.

With only freelance work to support her, she’s already unsure about her future. And add    to that a complicated situation involving a senator and serious allegations, and Emma’s confidence begins to wane. A sense of danger permeates the book as the reader fears         for the safety of Emma, Josh, and others, especially when threatening phone calls are received.

But who is posing the danger? Is it the senator’s people or Josh’s ex-girlfriend, who couldn’t seem to let go? Either way, Emma and Josh try to work out their relationship amid these distractions while an impending trial looms over them. It’s difficult for Emma to know exactly who to believe and trust, but she’s determined to hold onto her values.

Throughout the book, we’re treated to descriptions of Emma’s property, which consists      of a forested area complete with a river and lake, and we get an idea of how much nature means to her, Josh, and their dogs. It has a great calming effect on them, and Emma wonders if she can leave it if she has to return to the city to find work.

Sanctuary Cove is a gripping story involving right and wrong, and the love of nature and animals. I would highly recommend this suspense-filled adventure to anyone who is looking for a well-written book that’s intriguing until the end.

About the Author

Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word.

Kate’s goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and   her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors, with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.

Kate would love to hear from you! You can connect with her by email, through her website, her Facebook page, Twitter, or mail at PO Box 446, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0, Canada.

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Mixing it Up

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Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, Manhattan upper-cruster Cecily Sinclair now uses that pricey utensil to dish up fancy French fare on her cooking show, Serving Romance. When there’s an executive shake-up at the network, she’s not worried. Not much anyway. Her show’s a hit after all. Why would the new CEO want to mess with success?

The driving force behind several buzzed-about networks, Devlin Hayes is considered to be a wunderkind in the television industry. Although his plans to rebrand CuisineTV and make Serving Romance more Millennial-friendly don’t thrill Cecily, her charming, blue-eyed boss is a hard man to say “no” to and she really wants to keep her job—even if that means sharing screen time with a loathsome blast from her past.

Mercurial Italian chef Dante Marchetti a.k.a. “Il Duce” was once Cecily’s boss, and she has the PTSD to prove it. Now the owner of one of the hottest restaurants in town, Dante’s egomania knows no bounds and his constant attempts to provoke and upstage Cecily make her want to conk him on the head with a sautééé pan. She thinks they’re toxic together, but viewers love their chemistry and clamor for more.

As Cecily battles to maintain the integrity of her show, she finds herself scheming and manipulating right along with Dante and Devlin. Is she fighting a lost cause? Does she really belong on TV, or would her culinary talent be better served elsewhere? And could one of the men who makes Cecily’s blood boil ignite a passion in her for something other than food?

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AUTHOR BIO

rsz_smauthorheadshot An avid reader and writer, Tracie Banister has been scribbling stories since she was a child, most of them featuring feisty heroines with complicated love lives like her favorite fictional protagonist Scarlett O’Hara. Her work was first seen on the stage of her elementary school, where her 4th grade class performed an original holiday play she penned. (Like all good divas-in-the-making, she also starred in and tried to direct the production.)

Tracie’s dreams of authorial success were put on the backburner when she reached adulthood and discovered that she needed a “real” job in order to pay her bills. Her career as personal assistant to a local entrepreneur lasted for 12 years. When it ended, she decided to follow her bliss and dedicate herself to writing full-time. Mixing It Up is her fourth Chick Lit release, and in it Tracie finally got to live out her fantasy of being a Cordon Bleu-trained chef.

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Purchase a copy of Mixing It Up between October 19th, 2016 and October 25th, 2016 and you could win this fantastic prize pack inspired by the book’s heroine and her love of French food!

 

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This prize pack includes:

Garnier-Thiebaut Oh, La La, Chéri French-themed 4-piece Kitchen Linens Set

(Apron, kitchen towel, pot holder, and oven mitt.)

 Kate Spade Deco Dot Recipe Box with 8 tabbed dividers and 40 recipe cards

 The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook by Mireille Guiliano

To enter this giveaway, simply e-mail the author at traciebanister@gmail.com with your proof of purchase. Entries will be accepted until midnight on October 26th, 2016 when a winner will be selected via random drawing. This is an international giveaway, so anyone who buys Mixing It Up within the allotted time frame is eligible to win. Good luck!

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The Shoe Box Room

My freshman year in college, I was stuck in the dorm’s basement with two room-       mates and three suite mates. That wouldn’t have been so bad if we hadn’t all shared       one bathroom, and my roommates (who never studied) hadn’t stayed up late every night. My best friend was also in an undesirable roommate situation, so we decided to ask for     a room together for our second semester. Unfortunately, there was only one available, which would have been fine if it had been larger than a shoe box.

Of course, it wasn’t really the size of a shoe box, but that’s what we called it, since it was shaped like one, and about half the size of a regular dorm room. And instead of the usual four-poster beds, the room contained bunk beds. Nevertheless, we were desperate, and we really wanted to room together, so we took it. It was actually kind of cute, with built-in desks and louvered closet doors, but there was barely enough room to turn around in. And while I didn’t mind climbing up to the top bunk, I didn’t love jumping off several times a day to answer the phone or anytime I needed something. We covered the windows with colorful curtains that matched our bedspreads, and nearly everyone       who visited talked about how cute our room was.

We grew accustomed to living in such a small space, but it did have its drawbacks. Our dorm was pretty old, and each room was heated by radiators. This was okay most of the time, but occasionally they would bang at night, keeping us awake, and a couple of times   the room became so hot, we woke up in the middle of the night and found that our solid makeup had melted! We realized our little room couldn’t handle that much heat, so we turned the radiator off before going to bed. With heat already built up and warm rooms on either side, we were cozy all night.

We had our own bathroom across the hall, which was nice, but it was old fashioned,     with a clawfoot tub requiring a stopper. We were all right with that, but sometimes girls   a couple of doors down from us stole our toilet paper instead of going downstairs to ask our dorm mother for some. It wasn’t such a big deal, but we got tired of it. Especially since they taunted us from time to time.

All in all, we loved our little room, and we have pleasant memories from that semester. But we didn’t love it enough to ask for it our sophomore year. We moved downstairs to     a spacious yellow room with real furniture, but we’ll always remember our adorable shoe box room with bunk beds.

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LOST IN THE EVERGLADES

Suffering an airboat accident, Stanley and Maggie Cummings leave their mostly unconscious tour guide at an abandoned cabin and wander around Everglades National Park, seeking help. Constantly amazed by the one and a half million acres, complete with dangerous wildlife, they face the greatest challenges of their lives, including one they never expected.

Lost in the Everglades by [Rogers, Dale S.]

 

Review: SCTiger78

“Lost in the Everglades” draws readers in at a leisurely pace and sets an easily recognizable tone in the excitement at the prospect of leaving everyday stresses behind and traveling to an unfamiliar locale, just as the main characters do. Almost without notice tension sets in, quickly followed by fear and outright panic; it is impossible to stop reading until the fate of Stanley and Maggie Cummings is revealed. Clearly, the author has a working knowledge of the wildlife and ecosystems of the Everglades. She skillfully uses imagery and vivid descriptive details, but not at the expense of realism. No part of the story is so far-fetched that it could not happen in everyday life; perhaps that is what makes it frightening. Pleasantly surprising is that this forty-three-page short story is completely free of profanity and sexual innuendo, a rarity in today’s market. Although the characters in this story are adults, Rogers could make a few alterations and easily expand her fan base to include young adults; YA readers love the type of peril this story offers. Regardless of the audience, it is clear that Dale Rogers is a talented writer with much to contribute, especially for those who are looking for wholesome entertainment of substance and quality. I highly recommend “Lost in the Everglades” to any and all readers.

Review: Grantland

Lost in the Everglades is a wonderful short story. It begins with a married couple, Maggie and Stanley, who take a vacation from their stress-filled life in Philadelphia. They are expecting a relaxing trip to south Florida, but a series of events pitch them into a difficult situation. Their circumstances seem to improve when they meet a man named Sam, but, as the plot continues, they meet with difficulty, then with a life-threatening conundrum. The author seems to have researched the area well. Her descriptions are thorough, and her plot development is masterful. I came to know and then embrace her principal characters. But I most appreciated a plot resolution which blended into positive life changes for the main characters. I highly recommend this short story for those who are looking for adventure in the context of what some would call a “clean read.” It is part of a larger Solstice collection (Let’s Have Fun), or may be purchased individually.

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The longest day of the year brings fun, excitement, danger, and romance. Come along on a journey through the stories of ten talented authors as we celebrate Summer Solstice 2016. In this volume of Let’s Have Fun, we explore this day in the far future, discover a crystal forest, and journey to past desire along with many more adventures. Arthur Butt, Candace Sams, Chera Thompson, CS Patra, Dale S. Rogers, E.B. Sullivan, Ilena Holder, James Osborn, Lou Rera, Simon Maltman.

Review: Karen Rock

I adored this wonderful anthology of stories themed for the Summer Solistice. It’s the perfect blend of faith and nature; uplifting and exciting reads. I particularly loved Dale S. Rogers novella LOST IN THE EVERGLADES for it’s fast-paced suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat and the incredible descriptions of the Everglades that were so vivid and rich in authentic detail that I felt as though I was riding shotgun beside likeable characters Maggie and Stanley. I couldn’t put this down and can’t wait to read more from this very talented author. Five Stars!

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