Sunday, November 19, 2017

Cover reveal of Everest by S.L. Scott

 

Title: Everest

Author: S.L. Scott

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

Release Date: December 7, 2017

Cover Design: Letitia Hasser

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/EverestGR



SYNOPSIS

Six foot three. Dynamic green eyes. Utterly irresistible.

Ethan Everest stole my breath the first time I saw him. He romanced me with skill, dazzled me with his charisma, and proceeded to steal my heart right after.

I might have fallen for his easy going smile the first time we met, but I fell for him the second time.

Honey-colored hair. Cherry-kissed lips. Captivatingly gorgeous.

Singer Davis was the first, and only, woman to ever intimidate me. She spoke to my heart with her wit, seduced me with her eyes, and became the only thing that made sense in a world that made none.

I let her slip through my fingers once. I won’t make that mistake twice.

Secrets broke us apart. Can a second chance bring us back together?






ABOUT S.L. SCOTT



Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.

 

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: http://www.slscottauthor.com/

The Scott Scoop: http://bit.ly/2TheScoop

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slscottpage

Twitter: https://twitter.com/slscottauthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/s.l.scott/

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/slscott1

Bookbub: http://bit.ly/SLBookbub

Amazon: http://bit.ly/SLScottAm

Book + Main Bites: https://bookandmainbites.com/slscott

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/Slscottauthor

Huffington Post Contributor Page: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sl-scott/

S.L. Scott FB Reader Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/slscottbooks

S.L. Scott GR Reader Group: http://bit.ly/SLScottGRGroup



Cheesy French Fry Bourbon Burgers

By now you should know that I love Bourbon. I love the smoky hints that you get from it and I love cooking and baking with it.

I saw the recipe for these hamburgers and I knew that I had to try them. I'd seen burgers with fries on them before but never made them so this looked like the ultimate recipe to give it a try.

These are so mouthwatering good but I must admit that the sauce was too "bourbony" for the kids so they opted for regular barbecue sauce. For me personally I was dipping my burger into it as well as my fries! I just couldn't get enough of it!

I would highly recommend having these and I loved the true simplicity of the burger as they were so yummy with not a lot of toppings!

So yummy!!

https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/french-fry-bourbon-burgers/



Saturday, November 18, 2017

MoB’s 3rd Birthday Bash Horror Promo Tour


Magic of Books Promotions hosted its first tour during the month of November three years ago.

The company was created from the passion and desire of its owner, Tami Adams, because of her experiences as an author. From her struggles to have her books viewed and appreciated she knew there had to be another way.

Three years later Tami no longer writes but is determined to show the world the magic that lies within the pages of all books.

The following authors are helping Magic of Books to celebrate its birthday. Enjoy.

Message from Tami:

The last three years have been an incredible journey. I've made so many friends who began as bloggers, readers, and authors. I have been privileged to present and showcase new and old books from seasoned and new authors. I've learned so much I didn't even realize I should know prior to getting into this business. And after three years I can honestly say I'm still learning, I'm still growing, and I'm still making friends. I love and appreciate all of you who have supported my little slice of heaven. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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HORROR/THRILLER

Horror is a genre of fiction whose purpose is to create feelings of fear, dread, repulsion, and terror in the audience—in other words, it develops an atmosphere of horror.

Please enjoy these books that focus on horror and all the sub-genres. The list is available in alphabetically order by title.

Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter.

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Horror/Paranormal/War

Emma Jackson is an army wife and new mom with all the uncertainties that come with it… until that fear is pushed in a different direction. Instead of worrying about diapers and feeding schedules, her only objective is to keep her child alive after being chased by a man who looks entirely too dead.

Trish Walsh thought her day was bad when she had to drag all four of her children on an errand, but she rethinks the meaning after what she can only hope was someone dressed up like a zombie beats on her car door. Yet, the bloody mess left behind is anything but reassuring.

Cooper Walsh’s job is top secret. When criminals break in to steal his company’s secrets, he overhears the conspiracy devised to create chaos as a cover-up. Knowing he must do everything in his power to right the wrong, he sets out on a mission.

Surviving long enough to reunite with their families is all that matters. That… and stopping the zombie apocalypse before it destroys them.


Psychological Thriller

After the death of her mother, New York surgeon Alexandra travels to New Orleans to face the secrets and tragedies of her youth. A mystery is solved leading to a journey to madness.






Paranormal Horror

Graves Grove isn’t your ordinary town…

Nestled within the folds of the Canadian Rockies, Graves Grove probably isn’t the picturesque place you’d like to stay for long. Peculiar things happen here. The citizens seem normal superficially—they function well enough. But each one is deeply disturbed, wrapped in secrets and neuroses which drive them to strange behaviors.

And then there are all the missing children. And why is everyone afraid of that sycamore tree?

The Whispered Tales of Graves Grove is an anthology of stories taking place throughout the history of this mysterious town, from its founding to its future. Read them…if you dare.

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My review of The House That Adelia Built by Mya O'Malley

In 1876 Adelia MacGregor was living beside a lighthouse with her husband, Augustus, who was no longer the man she married. Once full of life he had become jealous and reclusive and he frightened Adelia.

In 2017 Hope and her best friend Tracy were now living in the house beside the lighthouse on Amity Island and they were trying to discover the past of the area. There was something about the lighthouse that intrigued Hope and she had a hard time leaving it.

As Hope learns about the past she meets Cloony, a local bartender whom she is drawn too. As Hope, Cloony and Tracy learn about the history of the lighthouse they discover that the past is linked to the present in a way they could have never imagined.

This was a super interesting book about linking the past and the future and seeing similarities emerge between the different characters.

I thought Adelia was a great character and I can't imagine how difficult things were for her at the time with it being so long ago and being away from everyone except Augustus and then Devon Bane. She was strong in trying to keep everything together and I really admired her character.

I thought Hope was super interesting too and I really liked her friendship with Tracy. I was so glad that she took a chance with Cloony and I liked how willing he was to help her with everything she was trying to learn.

I must admit that the end was not what I was looking or hoping for but the book was a good read and I look forward to more from the author!

4 Stars

THE HOUSE THAT ADELIA BUILT by Mya O'Malley

THE HOUSE THAT ADELIA BUILT
by Mya O'Malley

Friday, November 17, 2017

My review of Beckett by Casey Peeler

Beckett Drake is the oldest of the Drake Brothers and has always felt responsible for them, especially after the death of their parents. He is a fireman in town and is very dedicated to the town they grew up in, even if he and his brothers were known to be from the wrong side of the tracks. But Beckett stands out a little from the other brothers due to having a different father but being the oldest he remembers things that the others don't.

Dallas is a single mother to Lettie and is close friends with Dixie, the girlfriend of Beckett's brother Colby. When Beckett is forced to rescue Dallas and Lettie how far will he go to keep them safe?

This is another great Drake brothers story but this time we get the most responsible brother!

Beckett held onto so much from his past and it was interesting how that almost overtook his life. Yet when he had the opportunity to help Dallas and Lettie he jumped on the chance. Beckett was awesome with Lettie and I liked that he truly let himself be happy when he was with her and Dallas.

I felt so bad for Dallas losing everything in an instant but she was lucky to have some great friends on her side and she never lost Lettie which was most important!

I think my favorite scene was at the old house!

These brothers are anything but trouble!!

4 Stars

Release Day Blitz - Beckett ( Drake Brothers #4) by Casey Peeler















Beckett Drake is Mr. Responsible, but his life is different from his brothers—his eyes, his skin, and his father. His job is to put out fires, but the moment he lays eyes on Dallas, he knows that is a fire he never wants to extinguish.

Dallas takes pride in providing for her daughter and not letting a man help in any way.

Beckett will stop at nothing to protect these two, even if he has to lose himself in the process.



Beckett

Walking into the old wooden farm house, I toss my hat on the counter as I grab a beer and cuss the fucking day. I’m tired as hell and my fucking brothers aren’t home yet to help out as usual. I’m not sure why in the hell I even try anymore, but then I glance at the picture on the refrigerator and know why I still fucking care. I see the most beautiful woman in the world. The woman that came to our rescue when I was seven years old. I still remember the day like it was yesterday when I walked into her classroom for the first time. Carol Drake was like an angel in human form, and saved me and my three brothers from a life of hell. I’d hate to see where we’d be today. We’d probably all be dead or in jail. Looking at the picture of my mom I smile, but miss the fuck out of her.

As the back door opens, Colby walks in with a fucking smirk on his face. Taking a pull of my beer, I don’t say shit. Instead, I stand and start to walk toward the door for the barn.

“Let me get out of this fucking get up and I’ll come help you.”

“Don’t bother,” I say and when he mumbles under his breath, I fucking snap.

“Don’t do me any damn favors. Go on and keep up that fucking pretty boy act, but we all know you’re just like the rest of us.”

“Dude, who pissed in your corn flakes?” he says and I don’t say a word. Instead, I walk out to the barn, feed the animals, and make sure that everything is taken care of before getting ready for my third shift rotation at the fire station.

As I start to water the horses, Colby walks out and doesn’t say anything, and that pisses me off even more. I swear, I’m so fucking tired of being the one to carry all of the load around here. I’ve been doing it since I was barely legal and I’m tired as fuck. They all think they can go on about their jobs and come home to find everything taking care of. I’m fucking sick of it.

“Go on to Dixie’s. I know you don’t want to be here.”

“What the fuck is your problem, Beckett?” he says and I just look at him and then go back to work. He doesn’t move. Instead, he stands there. “Fuck. I can’t help you if you don’t talk to anyone. Hell, all you do is try to be our fucking dad anyways. You're our brother. We don’t need you looking out anymore. We just want Beckett back.”

Taking the water hose, I hang it up and then pull out the feed as he follows me, attempting to work.

“Really? That’s what y’all want? Do you know what the hell would happen around here if I didn’t act like Dad? Do you?” He looks at me with a blank look. “Exactly. Shit would fall apart. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Now, go on to Dixie’s, I got it. Just make sure everything’s good before work tomorrow. I’m on third tonight.”

“You got it, Dad,” he says like a fucking smart ass and I lose it. Walking up to him, I slam him against the fucking barn wall.

“Fuck off, Colby,” I say and let him go. Walking out of the barn, I cuss myself. I don’t mean to be an asshole, but I’m different. I’m not the same as them. Hell, we’re all fucking Drakes, but I’m the odd man out. Since day one, I’m the one that got the strange looks, questioned how I belonged, but at the end of the day, we’re brothers. I’d give up my fucking life for them, but they piss me the fuck off more and more each and every day.

Dallas

“Let’s grab a burger and head home. How does that sound?” I say to Lettie as we pull into Barger’s parking lot. I’m exhausted from working, but there’s nothing a Barger’s burger and fries can’t fix. She looks up at me and smiles as we walk hand in hand. Stella gives a wave from behind the bar as we walk up.

“What can I get y’all?” she questions.

“Two cheeseburgers, one fry, and a sweet tea. Can you make it to go?” I ask and she nods.

Taking a seat at the bar, Dixie walks in and Lettie runs over to her. Dixie takes her by the hand and Lettie leads her over to me.

“Hey, girl! How are you?” she questions. It’s amazing how my hairdresser is now one of my best friends. It wasn’t so long ago that I didn’t have anyone I could talk to in this town.

“I’m exhausted. I swear, I’ve worked non-stop all day, and Lettie insisted on going out to the park. I’m like give me a burger and call it a night.” We both laugh as Stella places two drinks in front of us.

“Stella, I said one.”

“Girl, no. Just think of one as a refill,” she smiles and I can’t help but thank the big man upstairs for such a group of amazing people. As people begin to trickle in, I know it’s time for Lettie and me to bounce. She doesn’t need to be exposed to big folks behaving badly. Stella takes the food and places it in front of me. Laying a twenty down, I stand and grab Lettie by the hand. She hugs Dixie bye and we walk out the door, going the short distance to our four-room house at the edge of town.













Casey Peeler grew up in North Carolina and still lives there with her husband and daughter.

Growing up Casey wasn't an avid reader or writer, but after reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston during her senior year of high school, and multiple Nicholas Sparks' novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.  That love ignited the passion for writing several years later, and her writing style combines real life scenarios with morals and values teenagers need in their daily lives.

When Casey isn't writing, you can find her near a body of water listening to country music with a cold beverage and a great book.

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