Happy Wednesday to all you wine and book lovers out there! This week's wine / book pairing is brought to you by Author Cassie Faber's Forever Memories from her Angelbay Harbor Series and Carmel Road's Unoaked Chardonnay. Both book and wine are fabulous and I had a lovely time introducing the two of them to one another. ;) If you love steamy small town romances and rich chards without the oaky bite, don't miss out on these two. Happy Wine Wednesday, everyone, and happy reading!
*Read on for book description, links and my review.
When Claire discovers the man she loves holds the key to unlocking her memories of the tragic accident that took her mom, the last thing she expects is to stumble upon a heartbreaking secret that threatens to tear her already fragmented family apart.Realizing that being a part of her life will only hurt her again, Boh decides that the only way to keep Claire safe is to take Olivia back to Brooklyn where he tries to make amends by helping her build a life at the cost of his own.Nine months later he returns to Angelbay Harbor to bury a friend, and he’s confronted by the need to protect the only woman he’s ever cared for—the only woman he’s ever broken all his rules for.Pulled under by the weight of their demons, Boh and Claire must come face to face with their darkest fears if they ever want the chance to break the surface, and have a second chance at love. to edit.
From my review:
A sweet girl, a sexy bad boy and an unforgettable cast of characters. I’m in love with this sexy, suspenseful, small town romance. All the characters are great. I want my own Miles. He’s so supportive and protective of Claire and I loved his sense of humor. When you discover an author that can make you fall in love with their supporting characters, you know you’ve found a gem!
But on to Claire and Boh, their romance is both sweet and intense. This second Angelbay book takes the reader on even more of an emotional roller coaster ride with lots of twists and turns and many more secrets revealed. Claire rocks Boh’s tough guy world and I enjoyed watching her come into her own. Boh’s side of things is equally intense as he deals with his troubled past. It’s a rocky road for both of them but that makes the HEA all the sweeter.
Faber’s written a page turner for sure that left me wanting more, especially with the teaser at the end for McKenzie and War’s story in the next book of the series which promises to be smoking hot. Can’t wait!
Happy Wine and Book Wednesday, everyone! This week's pairing is brought to you by Author K.M. Keeton's erotic romance, His and Black Diamond Chardonnay. Both are smooth and seductive with a hint of the unexpected. If you're looking for an intriguing erotic romance with bdsm themes and the perfect glass to go along with it, then give His and Black Diamond a try. Links and review down below.
Lana never expected for her life to take the turn that it did. Being married with children she had no business to have a wandering eye, but the day Donaven stood in front of her, she felt an instant connection, a longing desire. After many months she finally lost herself in his world, discovering the woman she was always meant to be.
Donaven from the beginning knew the outcome of the end, yet there was no stopping him from his Lana, his Wildling.
Not a HEA, but you can keep the H for Hope…
From my review:
... captured my interest right from the start and I finished it in one sitting. The author’s delivery was perfect, very sophisticated and emotional, never relying on shock value to get the point across which I appreciated. His is a story of one woman’s journey to self-rediscovery. It’s full of steamy sensual scenes and intriguing characters. I loved how Donaven helped Lana to see her worth and regain the confidence she had lost over the years due to a variety of circumstances. He was a dom to die for and the twist at the end was great. I can’t wait to read more in the Kaleidoscope of Desire series.
Happy Wine Wednesday, everyone! Today, I have something extra special for you. To celebrate the release of King of the Tides, I've paired this steamy new paranormal romance with a super hot bottle of The Arsonist Chardonnay. These two were meant to be. Grab your copy of King of the Tides today for only 99 cents, pour yourself a glass of Arsonist, then sit back and settle in for the exciting latest installment in my Tides of Atlantis series!
Attacked by the demons –
– that threaten Earth’s Realm, secret agent Marlowe Casey is in a fight for her life. As poisonous demon venom seeps into her veins, Adam Atlas takes her underground. When things go from bad to worse, the immortal Atlantean does the unthinkable, something forbidden by the gods, to save her.
Now she’s alive, but she’s on everyone’s hit list, Poseidon’s, the demons’… even the cartels’! She has powers she never could have imagined. The only problem is, they’re coming from the wrong team.
She needs a power greater than she’s ever known to make things right again. She needs…
… the King of the Tides.
What readers are saying:
"A true fantasy that's easy to read and hard to put down." - ARC reader
"King of the Tides was a wonderful mythical adventure that combined the modern with the ancient in a beautiful way." - Bookish Creation
"Adam and Marlowe are officially my favorite couple in the The Tides of Atlantis series!" - The Lusty Literarians
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
Hello everyone, happy Wine & Book Wednesday! I know I've been doing some different things here for our wine / book pairing post the last couple of weeks. But today, I have something really special for you. This week's post is brought to you by Prophecy Sauvignon Blanc and the Immortal Hunger Boxed Set. I'm sure you've heard me talking about this fabulous collaboration of 21 authors bringing you the best PNR stories this Halloween season has to offer. Don't miss out - Immortal Hunger is on pre order now at all your favorite book retailers for just 99 cents! (Limited time offer) All proceeds from the set will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation, an organization that is near and dear to my heart as my son was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 2. I know personally what a great support group and source of information the Epilepsy Foundation is for those with epilepsy and their loved ones. I hope you'll join me in supporting this terrific cause and getting one heck of a deal on some steamy paranormal reads, in the process! Go grab up your copy and a beautiful bottle of Prophecy Sav Blanc for the perfect wine / book treat! Happy Wine Wednesday everyone and happy reading!
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Hello reader friends! This week's pairing is brought to you by Author Eve L. Mitchell's contemporary romance, Dark Heart, and Geyser Peak Winery's Sauvignon Blanc. If you love romance reads with edge, be sure to grab up a copy of Dark Heart today. Don't forget to pour yourself a glass of Geyser Peak to go along with, then settle in for the ride that Mitchell delivers in this steamy, bad boy romance. Happy Books & WIne Wednesday, everyone and happy reading!
My name is Aaron Jonson. I don’t have the time or the patience for most things. I’m not a nice guy.
There are few things in life I care about, my family, well…not all of them…and making money. I’m a simple man with simple pleasures. I work hard and I play harder, cliché? Probably.
I like routine. I like things to be controlled. More importantly, I like to be the one in control.
Lela Morgan is going to be a huge problem for me. I am not a babysitter. The minute I saw her in the airport, I knew she was going to be trouble.
Now she’s in my house. She’s at my work. She’s in my head.
She’s testing my limits. She’s pushing my control. She’s not going to beat me.
I play hard and I will win…because as I said, I’m really not a nice guy.
From my review:
Okay, I’m not gonna lie, when I saw the cover on this book, I had to have it because… oh, my! Totally swoon worthy. The brusque, alpha male hero, Aaron Johnson, is as well so it was easy to see why Lela couldn’t keep her eyes off him. I didn’t read the first book in this series, but had no trouble following the story and am now all the more intrigued about the underground world the author has created. The characters were well developed—even the supporting characters and the villains. I also liked that it was told from Aaron’s perspective. I’m not always a fan of first person pov, but it was done beautifully in Dark Heart and stayed consistent and believable throughout. As for the romance between Aaron and Lela, I’ll go ahead and call it a slow burn even though there were times when I worried that these two might never give in to their attraction and come together. That being said, it was a smoldering affair that in the end just ‘worked’. A very satisfying read with edge.
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.
Happy Wine and Book Wednesday everyone! This week's pairing is brought to you by Author Tori Alvarez's Naive in Love and Benziger Family Winery's Chardonnay. Naive in love is a New Adult, college romance perfect for all the back to school feels going on this time of year. I don't have any going off to college yet, but I know that I am definitely having some of those yearnings. As in, how soon do the kids start back to school again? Mama needs a quiet moment here. Lol. Here's hoping you all find a quiet moment to read Naive in Love with a glass of Benziger. Happy reading, book and wine lovers!
How do you know what love is if you have never experienced it? Love or infatuation? How's one to tell?
Sophia is having trouble navigating these new experiences during her first year in college. Each time someone tells her to follow her heart, she is even more confused and frustrated. Away from home and her friends, she needs to figure out who she is.
From my review:
Naive in Love
by Tori Alvarez
Great debut novel! Many life changes and first experiences were depicted very well in this book and the characters were relatable. It took me a little while to get into, but once the MC settled into her new life as a college freshman the story took off. There were a few times where I wished I could have put a bug in Sophia’s ear about a certain bad news boyfriend. But then, YAY! Ethan stepped in and saved the day! Nice coming of age story. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys NA romances that revolve around college life.
Happy Wine Wednesday everyone! Hope you are all having a wonderful week and managing to keep cool in the summer heat. I have a couple of things that can definitely help you out with that in the form of this week's wine / book pairing. Ellie Malouff's Between the Waves and Kono Marlborough Savignon Blanc are a great duo to keep to keep you company in the shade or while lounging poolside. Be sure to give them both a try, you'll be glad you did!
"Compulsively readable, sexy, and fun!"
I moved to a small town on the island of Maui, ready to live out my days on my own and far away from the monster I left back in Chicago.
It was the perfect reset until I needed something more. Someone more.
When I met Jake, the hottest guy in board shorts this side of the island, I started living again. He's teaching me how to surf, making my toes curl from pleasure, and is the one person I want to let into my world, with one condition...
He can never know my real name.
No one can.
Because if I'm found, I'll have to give up the life I'm building with Jake.
Where did this girl come from?
My life was on a straight trajectory—waking up at dawn, getting my brother off to school, heading to the shop, and watching surfers come and go—until a beautiful woman named Audrey Logan moved to town. She's guarded and mysterious, but I'm drawn to her in a way I can't resist.
I'm determined to break down her walls one surfing lesson at a time, in hopes that she'll stay in Maui and let me love her, come what may.
What to expect from this standalone novella: hot surfer dudes, bonfire parties, kissing under the stars, romps on the beach, lovey-dovey stuff, mysterious backstories, "I will protect you!" hero vibes, suspense, kick ass women, and of course a happily ever after.
*** From my review:
Perfect Summer book! I really enjoyed this quick, summer read. Set in beautiful Hawaii, it had all the best beach elements—sun, sand and a hot surfer guy to fall in love with. It’s very well written, has fantastic characters, no slow spots. I finished it in a day because I couldn’t put it down. I loved all the surfer quotes the author put in as well. Well done, Ms. Malouff!
Would recommend to anyone looking for a great little romance to throw in their beach or pool bag.
Happy May 1st and, more importantly, happy Wine Wednesday everyone!
This week's pairing is brought to you by my current read - New york Time's Bestselling Author, Gena Showalter's book, Wicked Nights, and Raeburn Chardonnay. Wicked Nights is the first book in Showalter's Angels of the Dark series. Showalter is one of my go-to paranormal romance authors and I just picked this little gem up about a day ago, but oh my... so good! The rest of the books in the series look amazing too and the covers... *sigh*. Let's just say, I think I'm going to be crushing on angels for a while. Go grab yourself a copy of this sexy angels romance and read along with me. Pour yourself a glass of Raeburn chardonnay and we'll be all set.
Wishing you a fabulous wine / book night tonight and, as always, happy reading!
Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed nearly too dangerous, too ruthless—and if he isn't careful, he'll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred from his missions at any cost…until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he's never known before.
Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation—or her ultimate damnation?
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.