Rome in Love by Anita Hughes – Spotlight & Giveaway (US & Canada)

Today’s spotlight is on Rome in Love by best-selling author Anita Hughes.  This book is on my summer reading list and I’d better hurry up since there isn’t much summer left already.  This novel sounds wonderful with the sights and sounds of Paris, not to mention the decadent food, and I can’t wait to delve in!  Hope you all enjoy the post today and be sure to enter for your chance to win a copy for yourself.

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About the Book

When Amelia Tate is cast to play the Audrey Hepburn role in a remake of Roman Holiday, she feels as if all her dreams have come true. She has a handsome boyfriend, is portraying her idol in a major motion picture, and gets to live in beautiful Rome for the next two months.

Once there, she befriends a young woman named Sophie with whom she begins to explore the city. Together, they discover all the amazing riches that Rome has to offer. But when Amelia’s boyfriend breaks up with her over her acting career, her perfect world begins to crumble.

While moping in her hotel suite, Amelia discovers a stack of letters written by Audrey Hepburn that start to put her own life into perspective. Then, she meets Philip, a handsome journalist who is under the impression that she is a hotel maid, and it appears as if things are finally looking up. The problem is she can never find the right time to tell Philip her true identity. Not to mention that Philip has a few secrets of his own. Can Amelia finally have both the career and love that she’s always wanted, or will she be forced to choose again?

With her sensory descriptions of the beautiful sites, decadent food, and high fashion of Rome, Hughes draws readers into this fast-paced and superbly written novel. Rome in Love will capture the hearts of readers everywhere.

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About the Author

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ANITA HUGHES is the author of, Monarch Beach, Market Street, Lake Como and French Coast. She attended UC Berkeley’s Masters in Creative Writing Program, and lives in Dana Point, California, where she is at work on her next novel.

You can find Anita at her website, Facebook, and Twitter

 

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An Immortal Descent by Kari Edgren – Spotlight & Giveaway (Int’l)

Happy Monday everyone!  I’ve got a  great book to spotlight today along with a giveaway.  The book is An Immortal Descent by Kari Edgren and it’s part of the Goddess Born series.  I’ve read the first book Goddess Born (my review) and the second A Grave Inheritance (my review) and really enjoyed both.  My apologies today to the author for not posting a review as I was meant to but I injured my foot/ankle last week and I’m struggling with a boot on my foot and a lot of pain.  Needless to say my concentration is not up to par so I’m setting aside the book for when I can give it the attention it deserves so stay tune for that review.  In the meantime I’m going to tell you about the book and be sure to check out my thoughts (links above) on the first two books because this series is so worth reading!  Don’t forget to check out the giveaway as well!

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Publication Date: July 6, 2015
Publisher: Carina Press
eBook; ASIN: B00XCYM8XS

Series: Goddess Born, Book Three
Genre: Historical/Fantasy/Romance

About the Book

As a goddess-born healer, Selah Kilbrid wants nothing to do with the goddess of death and disease, nor any of her human progeny. But when the two people she loves most disappear—her dearest friend Nora Goodwin and her betrothed Lord Henry Fitzalan—Selah has no choice but to leave London in pursuit of Death’s most powerful daughter.

Accompanied by a ragtag group of travelers, Selah follows a treacherous path across the Irish Sea to the long-forgotten prison of a witch who once nearly destroyed Ireland. Selah would face any danger to protect those she loves, but what if it means unleashing a greater evil on the human world? Could she risk the lives of many to save a few, or are some sacrifices too great?

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About the Author

imoortal1Kari Edgren is the author of the Goddess Born series. In 2010 and 2011 she was a semifinalist for the Amazon Break Through Novel Award. In 2013, she was a RWA Golden Heart finalist. Ms. Edgren enjoys writing both historical and contemporary fiction, so long as there’s a paranormal twist. She resides on a mountain top in the Pacific Northwest where she spends a great deal of time dreaming about the sun and torturing her husband and children with strange food and random historical facts.

For more information please visit Kari Edgren’s website.  You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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If I Could Turn Back Time by Beth Harbison (Audiobook)

If I Could Turn Back Timetime by Beth Harbison is the perfect book for summer reading!  Seriously how many of us haven’t thought of what we would do differently if we could turn back time?  Well thirty-seven year old Ramie Phillips gets just that chance when on a boat with friends she takes a dive off the diving board and the next thing she knows she is waking up as her eighteen-year-old self.

Ramie has been a little dissatisfied with her life even though she’s really successful in her career.  She’s got everything she could want in terms of money, rich friends, and the material things in life but personally she has been feeling more lost than ever.  While her friends are getting married or having families Ramie can’t even seem to find a suitable man.  So when the conversation on the boat turns to these kinds of topics Ramie gets annoyed and consequently takes that fateful trip off the diving board.

When Ramie wakes up it is the eve of her eighteenth birthday and she can’t believe it, yet looking in the mirror she sees her nice smooth skin and knows it’s true and even better she still has all the knowledge from her thirty-seven year old self.  As this all sinks in Ramie realizes that she has the chance to change all the things she regrets and even more importantly to be able to reconnect with those she has lost.  So even while Ramie is wondering how she ended up time traveling she is also looking to see how she can right some wrongs of her past and just maybe set her future on the right path.

I really enjoyed If I Could Turn Back Time.  I think we all wish we could go back in time with the knowledge we have now.  I know I do and would I ever do things differently.  I find these time travel stories fun and like I said they always make me wonder ‘what if’.  I listened to the audiobook of If I Could Turn Back Time which is narrated by Orlagh Cassidy and she does a fantastic job.  I always enjoy audios narrated by her because she always makes a story even better with her talent at different voice tones and just the emotions she puts into her reading.  Loved it!  Highly recommended for those who enjoy women’s fiction.

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The Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons – Spotlight & Giveaway (3 copies – US/Canada)

I’ve got a great giveaway and spotlight for all of you today and that is for The Girls of August by bestselling author Anne Rivers Siddons.  You always know you’re in for a good read when you pick up one of her books and I’m excited to read this one (I’ve got the audiobook ready to go for my summer reading!).  To celebrate the paperback release this summer of The Girls of August I’m going to tell you a bit about the book and give you a chance to win a copy for your own summer reading!

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About the Book

Now in paperback, Anne Rivers Siddons’s New York Times bestselling novel about four friends whose lives are forever changed by the events of one summer.

Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. The ritual began in their twenties when their husbands were in medical school, and became a mainstay of every summer thereafter. The only criteria was oceanfront and isolation, their only desire was to strengthen far-flung friendships. They called themselves the Girls of August. But when one of the women dies tragically, the group slowly drifts apart and their vacations together are brought to a halt. Years later, a new marriage reunites them and they come together once again on a remote barrier island off the South Carolina coast. There, far from civilization, the women make startling discoveries that change them in ways they never expected.

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Praise for The Girls of August

“BRAVURA WRITING…THIS IS SIDDON’S BEST, MAYBE THE BOOK SHE WAS BORN TO WRITE.” —STEPHEN KING

“ONE DOESN’T READ ANNE RIVERS SIDDONS’S BOOKS, ONE DWELLS IN THEM.” —CHICAGO TRIBUNE

About the Author

siddonsAnne Rivers Siddons previous bestselling novels include Burnt Mountain, Off Season, Sweetwater Creek, Islands, Nora Nora, Low Country, Up Island, Fault Lines, Downtown, Hill Towns, Colony, Outer Banks, King’s Oak, Peachtree Road, Homeplace, Fox’s Earth, The House Next Door, and Heartbreak Hotel. She is also the author of a work of nonfiction, John Chancellor Makes Me Cry. THE GIRLS OF AUGUST is Siddons’s 19th novel.

 

GIVEAWAY – OPEN TO US & CANADIAN RESIDENTS
Courtesty of Hachette Book Group and their Grand Summer Reads I have 3 paperback copies up for giveaway!
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Draw Date August 15/15

 

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