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28 03, 2017

Blog Tour: Finding Our Forever by Brenda Novak

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways, Literature & Fiction, Romance|Tags: |0 Comments

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finding our forever book coverPlease join Brenda Novak, author of Finding Our Forever, as she tours the blogosphere with TLC Book Tours

Enter to win a $25 gift card below!

Reviewed by Bethany Kelly

If you had the chance to get to know your birth mother without her knowing who you really were, would you take it? Cora Kelly decides to take that chance in Finding Our Forever, the first book in the Silver Springs series written by Brenda Novak.

Cora has finally figured out who her birth mother is–Aiyana, the owner of the New Horizons Boys Ranch, a school for troubled teens. Along with this piece of information, she has also discovered that the ranch is looking for a new art teacher.

28 03, 2017

Giveaway: Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |1 Comment

cork dork book coverEnter to win a copy of Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca Bosker ! Open to US residents only

About the book (publisher’s description)

More Americans are drinking wine than ever before, yet the rituals, customs, and language around it are as rarefied and opaque as ever, leaving many of us wondering what all the fuss is about. What makes the bottle I bought for last week’s dinner party “bad”? Are sommeliers just pretentious, glorified salespeople, or can they actually taste things like pyrazine and honeysuckle in wine? And why do so many people devote their lives (or life savings) to experiencing minute differences in flavor that most of us can’t even perceive, let alone appreciate?

27 03, 2017

Blog Tour: The Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Biographical, Genre Fiction, Giveaways, Historical, Literature & Fiction, Romance|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

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enemies of versailles book coverPlease join Sally Christie, author of The Enemies of Versailles, as she tours the blogosphere with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours!

There are 5 copies of the book for grabs–enter here by 3/31!

Reviewed by Vera Pereskokova

In The Enemies of Versailles, the conclusion to The Mistresses of Versailles trilogy, Louis XV’s wife and mistress – Marie Leszczyńska and Madame de Pompadour – have both passed away and the aging King is swept away by the stunningly beautiful Jeanne Becu. Jeanne is young and vivacious and the perfect antidote to the King who is beginning to feel the weight of his years.

27 03, 2017

Giveaway: Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |8 Comments

almost missed you book coverEnter to win 1 of 2 copies of Jessica Strawser’s debut novel, Almost Missed You! Open to US residents only

About the book (publisher’s description)

Violet and Finn were “meant to be,” said everyone, always. They ended up together by the hands of fate aligning things just so. Three years into their marriage, they have a wonderful little boy, and as the three of them embark on their first vacation as a family, Violet can’t help thinking that she can’t believe her luck. Life is good.

22 03, 2017

Giveaway: Mangrove Lightning by Randy Wayne White

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |4 Comments

mangrove lightning book coverEnter to win a copy of Mangrove Lightning by Randy Wayne White! Open to US residents only

About the book (publisher’s description)

Randy Wayne White has been awarded the Conch Republic Prize for Literature, as well as the John D. Macdonald Award for Literary Excellency. He is one of only four writers named as an Editor At Large by prestigious Outside magazine. In 2011, White was named a Florida Literary Legend by the Florida Heritage Society. A fishing and nature enthusiast, he has also written extensively for National Geographic Adventure, Men’s Journal, Playboy and Men’s Health.

21 03, 2017

Giveaway: The Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |12 Comments

the fire child book coverI have 2 copies of The Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne to give away! Open to US and Canada residents only

About the book (publisher’s description)

THE PERFECT HUSBAND. THE PERFECT STEPSON. THE PERFECT LIE?

“Tremayne…does a terrific job of building suspense until events reach their climax in the midst of a violent storm.” – Library Journal

When Rachel marries dark, handsome David, everything seems to fall into place. Swept from single life in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and an affectionate stepson, Jamie.

17 03, 2017

Giveaway: The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins

By | March 17th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |12 Comments

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last days of magic book coverHappy St. Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, 2 winners will receive a copy of The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins and book-themed tarot card deck! Open to US residents only

About the book (publisher’s description)

Spanning the forests and villages of 14th-century Ireland, the lavish courts of France and England, the Vatican’s inner chambers and present-day mysteries, The Last Days of Magic, which is now available in paperback, blends historical, fictional, and mythical events to create a richly imagined world and an exhilarating story of adventure and enchantment. Ireland is the last magical outpost on Earth, its Middle Kingdom—home to faeries and otherworldly beings—still strong in the face of the Vatican’s ever-expanding influence, its armies, exorcists and mercenaries. But when an ancient treaty between the Celts and faeries is broken, leaving them vulnerable to the machinations of the power-hungry Roman Church, the very existence of magic in the world is threatened.

14 03, 2017

Giveaway: Saratoga Payback by Stephen Dobyns

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |11 Comments

saratoga payback book coverEnter to win a copy of Saratoga Payback by Stephen Dobyns! Open to US and Canada residents only

About the book (publisher’s description)

The latest installment in Stephen Dobyns’s Charlie Bradshaw mysteries, Saratoga Payback follows the latest exploits of Saratoga Springs’ most unusual and sardonic detective.

Ever since the cops revoked his private investigator’s license, Charlie Bradshaw has been adjusting to life as a regular senior citizen. But reading, sitting around the house, and making amateur home repairs is a far cry from his past life as Saratoga Springs’ most successful everyman detective.

13 03, 2017

Giveaway: Follow Me Down by Sherri Smith

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |14 Comments

follow me down book coverEnter to win 1 of 3 copies of Follow Me Down by Sherri Smith! Open to US and Canada residents only

About the book (publisher’s description)

A great addition to a blockbuster genre, Follow Me Down is Sharp Objects meets Silent Sister in this gritty new suspense novel. Smith writes with acute insight and assurance, and stands well apart from recent bestsellers such as The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive.

Mia Haas has built a life for herself far from the North Dakota town where she grew up, but when she receives word that her twin brother is missing, she’s forced to return home.

10 03, 2017

January and February Monthly Contest Winners

By | March 10th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways, Monthly Contest|Tags: |4 Comments

stack of books As promised, every month I give away a prize of their choice to the most creative/prolific contributor to Luxury Reading.

Since I was remiss in naming the January winner, our January and February winners are…

TechEditor and Richard W.!

Kudos to everyone for your great comments! Please post a comment here with your selection!