Get Adobe Flash player

5 stars

My 5 Star Review of Parker by David Michael

 

27763053Parker by David Michael

Series: Dick Dynasty #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: March 31, 2016

BUY NOW
Amazon

add-to-goodreads-button

My name is Parker Hale and I single handedly brought down a Dynasty.
For me, life has been a study in bad decisions and worse results.
My party boy days landed me with one foot in the grave, but Rebecca Sloan pulled me back from that ledge.
She’s here for me when I need her most and all I do is disappoint.
I’m scared to lose what we have.
I need to fix this mess before it’s too late.
There are fates worse than death.
I’m gonna prove it.

 



Continue reading

The Fiction of Forever by Brinda Berry Blog Tour with review & Giveaway

tourbanner

FoF425x637The Fiction of Forever by Brinda Berry

Series: Stand by Me #2 (Can be read as a standalone)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 18, 2016

BUY NOW (FREE WITH KU!)
Amazon

add-to-goodreads-button

Kiley Vanderbilt wasn’t just fuel for Gunner’s teenage dreams about the curvy pageant queen. She was the one who got away.
Until now.
When Gunner returns to Nashville, his high school fantasy in heels challenges him to accept a spot on the dating reality show Forever. And although she’s the show hostess and off-limits, he’s going to prove once and for all that she wants more.
But when Kiley–untouchable, jeans-tightening Kiley–proclaims she’s unwilling to compromise the show’s integrity, he vows to throw a twist of his own into her behind-the-scenes plotting. That’s going way, way off Kiley’s script.
Giving in to Gunner would torpedo her plans to prove to her manipulating ex-fiancé and her producer daddy that she has more on her shoulders than pancake and hairspray. She must make him play by her rules on camera in spite of his sexy whispers behind the scenes.
Especially when a social media shitstorm brews on the horizon.
Fourteen days of filming. Six camera crews. And a minefield of hidden cameras. This time, no one’s getting away.

 


Continue reading

My 5 Star review of A Lover’s Lament by K.L. Grayson and B.T. Urruela

ALL Amazon-2 

A Lover’s Lament by K.L. Grayson & B.T. Urruela

Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Genre:  Contemporary Romance

BUY NOW
Amazon

goodreads

In a matter of seconds my entire world changed, and it was in that moment that I stopped living and simply began to exist.
In my grief, I sent a letter to the first boy I ever loved. I hoped in writing it I’d find some peace from the nightmare I was living, some solace in my anger.
I didn’t expect him to write back. I wasn’t prepared for his words, and I certainly wasn’t ready for the impact this soldier would have on my life. A deep-rooted hate transformed into friendship, and then molded into a love like I’d never known before.
Sergeant Devin Ulysses Clay did what I couldn’t: he put the shattered pieces of my heart back together, restoring my faith in humanity and teaching me how to live again.
But now that I’m whole, I have a decision to make. Do I return to my life as I knew it and the fiancé I left behind, or do I walk away from it all for the only man to ever break my heart?
*******
I’ve been living in hell, but you won’t hear me complain.
These men depend on me, as I do them, and this brotherhood is the only family I’ve ever known.
The Army saved me from a callous mother and a life on the wrong side of the tracks that was quickly spiraling out of control. So unlike most of the men in my platoon, going home wasn’t something I longed for.
I was content overseas, spending my days defending this country that gave me my life back. Fighting became my new normal … until her.
A letter from Katie Devora—a letter that I almost didn’t open. Her words put a fire back inside of me that I didn’t know I’d lost. She gave me hope during a time when I was fighting every day just to stay alive, and now it’s time I fight for her.

 

Continue reading

Rise of the Arkansas Werewolves series review & author interview

seriesbanner

To keep my sanity during the holidays I decided to finally sit down and read all four books that have been released in Jodi Vaughn’s Rise of the Arkansas Werewolves series and let me just say WOW. It’s everything a paranormal romance lover can ask for! AND I am SUPER excited that Jodi agreed to let me interview her.  If you haven’t had the chance to meet her or read her books your in luck because the first one in the series is FREE!

She also is an avid Periscoper.  What’s Periscope you say?  Think YouTube but live!  You can also chat with the author LIVE.  I haven’t got the nerve to do it myself but I plan to start VERY SOON.

OK back to the series.  It follows a pack of Arkansas werewolves led by Barrett Middleton.  Each book follows a different guardian werewolf.  What is a Guardian you ask?  It’s an elite group of weres that have sworn their lives to protect the Arkansas Werewolves and obtain their secrecy in society.  Oh and they ride Harleys!  How freaking sexy is that?

It’s about to get interesting around here so grab your glass of wine and keep reading.

Continue reading

Boys of Fall by K.D. Wood Release Blitz & Giveaway

tourbanner_thumb[1]

BoysofFall1600x2400_thumb[1]Boys of Fall by K.D. Wood

Series: Seasons Erotic Novellas #1
Genre: Contemporary erotic romance
Publication Date: January 12, 2016

BUY NOW ONLY .99 cents!
Amazon

add-to-goodreads-button

After local college football star, Jerry Mathews, stumbles into secretly watching Autumn Landry pleasure herself, he can’t wait another day to tell the girl of his dreams how he really feels. Tonight’s annual bonfire to celebrate the upcoming game against their biggest rival will be the perfect setting to show her how he’s loved her since 8th grade.
When the opposing team crashes the party with a plan to bench Jerry, with Autumn as the only witness, she must bring him out of the friend zone to save him. But will she be able to steer him away from hidden danger and safely into her arms in time?
**BOYS OF FALL is the first of the Seasons Erotic Novellas available from K.D. Wood Books

 

Continue reading

Her Sweetest Downfall by Kellie Wallace Review Tour

tourbanner

her-sweetest-downfall-mock-3Her Sweetest Downfall by Kellie Wallace

Genre: Historical Romance
Publication Date:
April 27 2015

BUY NOW
Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Smashwords

add-to-goodreads-button

At the height of the London Blitz, Viola Craft, a sexually repressed young woman is trapped in a loveless marriage to her God fearing husband Vernon. She spends her days working in her mother’s dress shop while Vernon pulls the dead from the rubble with his rescue crew.
Their marriage is turbulent and Viola feels pressured to bear a child. After failed attempts, Vernon believes she’s barren and alienates himself from their marriage.
One night during an air raid, she meets alluring German born Kristoff Richter. They make an instant connection. He’s young, good looking and emphatic. They embark on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.

Continue reading

My 5 star review of Jodi Vaughn’s new contemporary romance Lost Without You. Book one in the Cloverton Series

Lost Without You by Jodi Vaughn

Series: Cloverton Series Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: December 8, 2015

BUY NOW
Amazon | Are | Kobo | iTunes

 

A dark past…Grace Witherspoon’s old life in New York was slowly killing her. Daily abuse at the hands of her fiancé forced her to do the unthinkable: Fake her own death and leave the ballet world behind. Now with a fresh start in small town Tennessee, she finally feels safe— as long as no one finds out who she really is. The last thing she needs is the local cop hanging around trying to make-nice. Even if he is the hottest thing in the South, Grace is done with men.
A bleak future… Policeman Sloan Jackson is done with women. After catching his fiancée with another man, Sloan decides it’s best to focus on crime rather than love. Too bad his match-making sister doesn’t agree, determined Grace is perfect for Sloan. Despite his fear of being hurt again, Sloan can’t deny the instant desire he feels for Grace and asks her out. But as they grow closer, the past comes back to haunt them. And as secrets bubble to the surface, their new relationship is threatened, along with Grace’s safety.
When Grace’s true identity is revealed, can Sloan ever forgive another woman who’s deceived him?

Continue reading

My 5 Star review of Blue Hill Blood by Elizabeth Gray

 

BHB Front coverBlue Hill Blood by Elizabeth Gray

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publication Date: August 22, 2015

BUY NOW
Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | Kobo | iBooks | Paperback Watch the Trailer

add-to-goodreads-button

Henry –
My past is gruesome and unforgettable no matter how hard I try to let go.
Writing is my escape. My only therapy.
When I met my wife, had children, and my career sky-rocketed, I thought I’d never revisit those dark days again.
So, the moment Blue Hill, Maine beckons for me, I go willingly in an effort to write the next big story.
But when a ghost from my past shows up, all of my carefully rebuilt walls come crumbling down hard and fast. My only way of defense is ripped from my grasp as this distraction bounces into my life.
Will I be able to sift through what’s fiction to find reality?
Eli –
I’m a serial killer. A victim of narcissism and the need to satisfy my own urges. I have a thirst to snuff out the lives of those that remind me of her—the woman that ruined me—and I take great pleasure in quenching that thirst.
I have no rules. No parameters. I do as I please.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Henry McElroy, is my god. His sick, twisted mind constructs the world to which I rule. I would be nothing without him—my dark creator.
***
What happens when Henry McElroy’s story begins to take a realistic form the moment he sets foot in the sleepy, seaside town in Maine? As soon as he begins sharing excerpts of his book with his fans on social media, including an obsessive one he meets in Blue Hill, bodies begin to stack up in similar fashion to that of which he writes about. Will the blame be placed on the town’s newest and most twisted visitor? Or will Henry be able to prove his innocence and clear his name before it’s too late?

Teaser one made by Michelle Tan Teaser Three Teaser Two

 

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Raw…gritty…moving. This book had me from the very first pages.  The characters are realistic and the hero shows so many layers you have no idea what to expect one page to the next.

Henry is broken and as you get deeper and deeper into the story you see just how broken he really is.  Let me tell you.  It surprised the hell out of me! But wouldn’t you after witnessing your father murder your family?

Henry loved Helen, his terminally ill sister.  They witnessed their parents struggles with money and heard the constant fighting.  On one fateful night his dad snaps.  Killing everyone he has ever loved and almost ending Henry’s life in the process.

Now some years later he still bares the scars of that night.  His only constant is his family and his loving wife, Leesa.  She knows him, she gets him.  Almost to the point of insanity but you just have to read the story to find out what I’m talking about.

Being a best selling author he travels to Blue Hill in hopes the setting will help him finish his latest book. He quickly realizes that his main character in his book, Eli, would have a field day in Blue Hill.  The towns people are the perfect setting for a serial killer.

The womanizing Mayor, the whore daughter of the sheriff…but when people start coming up dead all eyes are on him.

I’m not going to lie there was some crazy twisty stuff in this story.  The type that makes your skin crawl.  Trust me it’s worth it.  There is SOOOO much I didn’t disclose because I didn’t want to ruin the story but YOU MUST read it.  It’s truly a work of fictional art..

Favorite Scene: The hotel room with his wife.

Favorite Quote:


She fishes me out every time.  Her love and strength hold me up when I no longer have the mental capacity to do it myself.


profile pictureElizabeth Gray

Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page

Elizabeth Gray is the author of the psychological thriller Blue Hill Blood. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. Elizabeth can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. Elizabeth Gray also writes under the pen name K Webster where she is the author of dozens of romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance.

My 5 star review of Blossoming Flower by Vivian Winslow

BlossomingFLower - Banner

26246266BLOSSOMING FLOWER by Vivian Winslow

Series: Wildflowers #1
Release Date: October 19, 2015
Genre: New-adult Contemporary romance

BUY NOW
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo | iBooks | B&N

add-to-goodreads-button31

In the wake of the collapse of her father’s business empire, Flor, the gorgeous twenty-one year-old daughter of disgraced former Brazillionaire Gustavo de Lima, is forced to forge her own path in life. Flor decides that none of it—the private jets, the vacation homes and the luxury cars—were real. Or at least they really didn’t matter. The only thing that’s real for Flor is her love of horses and her desire to go to veterinary school. Heading into her final year of college, Flor seeks out the help of an unlikely benefactor to secure a summer internship working with horses. Arriving at the secluded Belo Horizonte ranch, Flor is awed not only by the majestic beauty of the place, but also by handsome cowboy and skilled horse trainer, Collin Taylor. Yet nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. When the hidden past is revealed, will love end up blossoming for Flor?  

Continue reading

My 5 Star Review of Repentance: The Story of Kace Haywood by Meghan Quinn

26039305Repentance: The Story of Kace Haywood by Meghan Quinn

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: October 8, 2013

BUY NOW
AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonCA | AmazonAU | iBooks | Smashwords | Nook | Kobo

add-to-goodreads-button

Every choice you make in life comes with a consequence, which dictates the outcome of your future.
I was once on top, I was living the life I dreamt of, I had everything I could possibly hope for. I was happy, satisfied, content…until one night.
One off day.
One moment in time I wish I could take back. My biggest regret.
The once bright future I possessed vanished and in its place a dark world of self-hatred and loathing encompassed me.
People like to celebrate the day they were born, I like to celebrate the day my soul died.
This is my story of repentance.

Continue reading

Stalk Me

Like me on Facebook

Home Is Where the Wine Is Book Blog
Currently Reading


Blue Hill Blood
Caelum: Olde City Angels Book 1
Memberships/Awards:
Grab my Button


Grab button for Home Is Where the Wine Is Book Blog
<div class="Home Is Where the Wine Is Book BlogOG-NAME-button" style="width: 150px; margin: 0 auto;"> <a href="http://www.homeiswherethewineis.com" rel="nofollow"> <img src="http://homeiswherethewineis.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/HIWTWIbutton.png" alt="Home Is Where the Wine Is Book Blog" width="160" height="160" /> </a> </div>
Touring With…
Awards