Happy Wine and Books Wednesday everybody! How are you faring the holiday season this year? Is life whirling around you like it is me? Well, I hope you get the chance to take a break and relax with a good book and a glass of something festive. Looking for inspiration? Here are a few more bottle / book combos from my 2019 picks from off the blog:
Cassie Faber's contemporary romance, Frozen Memories and Cupcake Chardonnay
Jillian James' paranormal /dragon shifter romance, Song of Smoke and Obsession
Melanie A. Smith's contemporary romantic suspense, All of Me and Michaud Cabernet Sauvignon
Bree M. Lewandowski's sweet NA romance, Under Winter Lights
Happy Wine Wednesday everyone! Hope you're all ready for the one evening of the week I like to consider our little mid-week holiday. This week's pairing is brought to you by Author Rebecca Hefner's otherworld romance, The End of Hatred and Four Vines Chardonnay. Both are sure to please. So grab your glass and your book or ereader and enjoy!
Click here toThese are dangerous times on Etherya's Earth...
Slayer Princess Miranda, heir to the throne, has hated the Vampyres for a thousand years. Since the Awakening, she's fought to protect her people, choosing to be a warrior more than a royal. When a female Vampyre washes up on the shore of her compound's riverbank, she seizes the opportunity to take the offensive.
Sathan, King of the Vampyres, distraught at his sister's disappearance and captivity, agrees to travel with Miranda to resect the Blade of Pestilence, also hoping to change his people's state of endless war. Although the woman hates him due to the constant raids on her compound for the Slayers' life-giving blood, he can't help but admire the stubborn and strong princess.
As their journey progresses, both begin to understand that they are aligned in their hatred of Crimeous, leader of the Deamons, as well as their hope for peace between the Slayers and Vampyres. Determined to fight their growing attraction, they forge a tentative truce. But old wounds run deep and trust is scarce. Their faith in each other must remain strong or all will be lost...
**The Etherya's Earth series is best read in order so the reader can enjoy the evolution of the characters. After all, the author loves a good twist, and wants the reader to uncover them organically. However, readers of romance rest assured that each book has its own featured hero/heroine and HEA.
From my review:
This was a great book.!
I loved how the story took place in its own universe in a world outside of the human world. The enemies to lovers romance between the beautiful Slayer, Miranda, and gorgeous vampire hunk, Sathan, started out at a simmer then grew to a full hot flame that and was very enjoyable read. Can’t wait to see what happens next in this series with Lila and Latimus.
Happy Wine and Book Wednesday, everybody! I have a very special pairing for you today. Midnight Hunter by Dark Romance Author, Brianna Hale, and Dr. Konstantin Frank's Dry Reisling--mmm, perfection! Midnight Hunter is one of my favorite reads of 2019. I highly recommend it, especially, if you like historical- meets-dark romance novels. And Dr. Konstantin Frank's Reisling (while not a German wine and chosen purely on a whim by yours truly last weekend) is a lovely dry reisling. I don't drink reislings all that much anymore because I usually find them too sweet, but this one is light and crisp and goes well with all the sunny fall days we are having in my neck of the woods. So grab up a copy of Midnight Hunter, get into your favorite reading spot and settle in with full glass. Happy Wine Wednesday, everyone and happy reading!
He’s hunting me, and there’s nowhere to run.
East Berlin, 1963. I thought I understood the consequences of trying to flee to the West. Death. Imprisonment without trial. Instead I’m being hunted by the most dangerous man in the city, secret police officer Reinhardt Volker.
Now I’m his prize, no longer a traitorous factory girl but his elegant and pampered secretary. He wants to possess me, body, soul – and heart. I’ll do anything to get away from him, but first that means getting closer.
I want to feel only hatred for my captor but beneath his uniform I discover a man with a past as scarred as Berlin’s.
And if I don’t escape him soon it will be too late.
A full-length dark romance by Brianna Hale
From my review:
Brianna Hale's Midnight Hunter is a suspense filled love story between two unlikely people in a very treacherous time in world history. Set in East Berlin after WWII, this book throws a female fugitive who’s trying to escape to the west in the path of a feared Stasi officer. The danger and suspense of this story add to the steam between the pair and the love scenes are hot but I appreciated the book for the fact that it took on a period and subject matter that I haven’t seen very much in the world of romance novels, if at all. I look forward to reading more of this author’s books.
Happy Wine Wednesday! We're into the 'dog days' of summer here, in my neck of the woods. If you're rolling along, looking for a little something exciting to spice up these last couple weeks of August, this week's wine / book pairing should do the trick. Author Lawrence Hall's superhero romance, Vigillante, and the ever intriguing, Kung Fu Girl Reisling are the perfect temptation for the adventurous soul. So pull up your favorite reading spot and pour yourself a glass. Happy reading everybody!
Ashlyn Rivers is a detective in the Orias Police Department. Every day she goes about doing her part to protect and serve the people. Recently, a new criminal organization has moved into the city. If they continue to disturb the current crime boss and his empire, they will start a turf war that will hurt a lot of innocent people.
The mayor, meanwhile, has declared that the Vigilante is to be arrested on sight for fear others may try to copy him. Ashlyn cannot explain it, but she feels a connection with him and believes that he actually helps the OPD. If he truly has the abilities they say, she can sleep better at night knowing he has watch. Many in the department however, will go out of their way to make a name for themselves by being the cop that brings him in. Even if it costs lives.
There's a war coming and a lot of blood will be shed, unless Ashlyn can stop it with help from the Vigilante. That's if the Orias Police stay out of the way.
She works for the law, he works above it. Will they find a way to save the city and come together, or will their worlds forever keep their love apart? This debut novel puts a fresh spin on the female heroine, the man that loves her and those she's sworn to protect.
From my review:
I loved the whole superhero theme. I’ve read a ton of paranormal romances because it’s my favorite genre, but I hadn’t read one like this before. Good job, Author Hall, for putting something new on the scene. Vigilante was action packed, full of underworld, criminal intrigues and I could totally see it as a graphic novel. That would be really cool. I liked how the Vigilante’s superhero back story started to take shape in this first book and look forward to more secrets being revealed as the series continues.
About the Author
Amanda V Shane is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance and is currently working on her Tides of Atlantis series about the super hot lost kings of Atlantis as well as her Enchanted Lands Romances.