NATURAL ATTRACTION by Catherine Haustein ★ Blog Tour ★ + Excerpt + Giveaway!

We're so happy to share Catherine Haustein's new historical novel, NATURAL ATTRACTION as part of the blog tour hosted by Pen and Ink Book Tours

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Author: Catherine Haustein
Genre: Western Historical Romance
Release Date: May 11, 2015
Publisher: Penner Publishing


To get ahead she’ll have to become a man -- and a man, she always thought, never let’s love get in the way…

Clementine dreams of being a naturalist -- dreams that leave no time for romance. To sneak on an adventurous prospecting expedition, Clementine will have to convince everyone she’s a man. A mysterious tonic offers her just that disguise.

But “Calvin”, as she calls herself now, had no idea what she was giving up. When Wesley, the expedition’s gentle preacher, catches her eye, she can’t get him out of her head; not his lush lips, wide brown eyes…or broad chest. Dare she reveal her secret to him? Can she keep her career if she does?

Among run-ins with cowboys, natural disasters, and traveling shows, Wesley’s most fascinating adventure is meeting Calvin. Though Wesley’s betrothed, the cute, clever naturalist threatens to make him fall into temptation…

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Gesternte saw the tightness in my mouth as I said goodbye. She said, “You’ll do well. One more bit of advice. If you get in a fight, keep your chin down, use your hands to cover your face, and keep your thumb outside your fist.” 
Grateful, I gave her my sketch of the Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) and a bead carrying the image of a whale. I’d found it washed up on the beach close to the port city of Singapore, over the dune from Spookstad. It had struck me as out of place, even though the Great Lakes had its own giant: the sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens), whose females could live for 150 years, growing to six feet in length. 
She held the bead in her hand and looked down at it as if it was a note with small printing. “You found this?” 
“Yes, on the shore. Is there something the matter?” 
“No. It’s just…” She cleared her throat. 
I felt my nose and my powerful arms. Inside, I didn’t feel like a man. I felt like
Clementine, whoever she was. 
 “Tell me Clementine, what do you seek? I mean, what do you love? What do you need to know more about than anything else?” 
I stood up, my legs clumsy and muscular. What was it I wanted from a life of science, besides the beauty of observation and the thrilling potential of discovery? One could, after all, look at many things and discover nothing at all. 
“I wish to know the truth.” 
The old woman rubbed her nose. “And if there is more than one truth?” 
The tonic made me cocky and the altitude left me dizzy. The combination had me soaring. “I wish to know my truth and to live it without fear.”

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A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Catherine Haustein is a chemistry and English professor at Central College in Iowa. Her ancestors lived in the famous ghost town of Singapore on the shores of Lake Michigan. Natural Attraction is her first novel.

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IRON BUTTERFLY by Lisa Wainland ★ Blog Tour ★ Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Author: Lisa Wainland 
Genre: Contemporary Woman's Fiction 
Release Date: May 12, 2015 
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In an instant, Cassie must put aside all her day-to-day worries: her looks, a job she likes (well deals with), what to wear. At twenty-nine, she receives sudden, life-changing news. She realizes that her everyday life with her fiancé, Jake, was pretty amazing. Who cares about a sarcastic boss or a promotion when losing everything has become a terrifying reality?

Cassie’s shocking news infiltrates the lives of everyone she loves, particularly Jake and her estranged sister, Sandy. Jake wants to be strong for Cassie, but this unexpected turn brings back painful memories—and a terrible secret he’s shared with no one. Sandy, who ran away to pursue stardom, is called home to face those she left behind. The golden child of the family, Sandy fell from her pedestal long ago. Will she be able to face her own failures?

As Cassie struggles against an uncertain future, Jake and Sandy battle with the demons of the past. All three will learn valuable lessons about love, forgiveness and appreciating the days we’re given.


Sandy took a big sip of her drink and wove with him through a sea of people to an intimate corner booth. She was young again, with her future all in front of her. Another sip. At least for this night. 
“This place is packed!” she exclaimed as she slid next to him. 
“Always is.” He inched closer to her. “So, what kind of work do you do?” He looked directly at her. She loved his attention. 
“I work in fashion.” The lie slipped easily off her tongue. 
“Fashion, very cool. I work in finance on Wall Street,” he said firmly, obviously very impressed with himself. 
Sandy took the bait. She was impressed with him, too. Nervously toying with a strand of hair, she searched her brain for something intelligent to say about his career, but she could think of nothing except the movie with Michael Douglas. She took the safe route and simply nodded. 
“Do you live near here?” he asked, unconcerned by her lack of response. 
“Not far. And you?” Sandy drained her glass, enjoying the warmth of the alcohol as it ran down her throat. She could feel the familiar high of a good buzz. She relaxed into it and escaped the stress of today—and her life. 
“Near, too. Near is a nice place to be,” he said, grazing the top of her leg with his hand.
Sandy shivered at his touch. 
“You’re beautiful, you know,” he continued. 
Sandy averted her eyes. She hadn’t flirted in years and his attention was flattering, but also off-putting. She was out of practice. 
He traced the side of her face gently with his fingertips. It was jarring to feel another man’s touch. “You are,” he whispered. He was mere inches in front of her. The spicy scent of his cologne mixed with the smell of gin and tonic in an intoxicating way. She felt the warmth of his breath on her neck. Lust filled the small space between them. 
Sandy placed her hand on his chest, feeling the sinew of his muscles. The noise of the room muted and she was aware of only the presence of him. Every sense of hers was heightened. She felt his other hand run slowly down her back, his fingertips softly touching her skin. Sandy’s heart raced and her breath quickened. Her mind had long abandoned logic and was working solely only on emotion. She moved closer to him with longing, her body aching for more. 
He finally leaned in to her, gently kissing her on the lips, ending the slow, delicious torture of desire.


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“Iron Butterfly by Lisa Wainland is a story that feels so realistic you can imagine these characters could be anyone you know. Wainland's perceptive descriptions lend a richness to the lives of each character…She breathes life into them in such a way that I felt like I was watching a movie instead of reading a book.” —Brenda Casto, Readers' Favorite 
“…compelling…Wainland provides an inspirational story...”—Kirkus Reviews


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Lisa Wainland

Lisa Wainland has been a radio professional for more than two decades. She’s a successful voiceover artist who works with some of the biggest names in radio and television. Her debut chick-lit novel, Rock Radio, is an Amazon Bestseller and a Readers’ Favorite Award Winner.

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LOVE OVERCOMES by Angela Schroeder ★ Book Blitz ★ Promo + Giveaway!

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We're so happy to share author Angela Schroeder's novel, LOVE OVERCOMES, as part of the book blitz organized by Lola's Blog Tours. This blitz runs from May 19-25 and you can follow the tour schedule here.

Love Overcomes

by Angela Schroeder
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Anaiah Press
Release Date: October 21, 2014

Going to Hollywood was supposed to be something that would change Clara Mackenzie’s life forever.
Her younger sister, single mother Arabella, never imagined that going to California with her sister would have such a huge impact on her life. Now, she needs to try to overcome her past and try to trust again or be doomed to be single forever.

Arabella Mackenzie and her son Liam have never wanted or needed anyone other than their family. When Arabella meets Jeremy Fowlis she begins to have feelings for a man for the first time since before her son was born. Shy, Clara begins to fall for an actor of her own when she meets dashing Jake.

Jeremy is not use to women who do not want to date him because he is an in-demand actor let alone a woman who does not even recognize him. He finds he wants to know more about her but is not sure if he can handle the fact that she is a single mother and has a past that seems to be shrouded in mystery.

Can Arabella and Jeremy both overcome their doubts, fears and past in order to find love?
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Angela SchroederAbout the Author:

Angela was born and raised in Iowa, in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children her wonderful blessings.

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★ Book Blitz ★ SOMEDAY BEACH by Jill Sanders—Excerpt + Kindle Fire HD + $25 Giveaways!

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Publication date: May 19th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance


Shelly has always dreamed of going back to Surf Breeze. When she finally sets out on her own and buys a run down building along the popular boardwalk, she hires a sexy, but annoying contractor to help her turn it into her dream boutique. What she hadn’t counted on was finding herself slowly changing with her surroundings. Fighting against an overbearing family, she’ll learn to not only follow her own dreams, but stand up for something she believes in.
Marcus has been waiting his whole life for a woman who could see through the horrors he’d been through as a child, and the humor he uses to mask it all. Now that he found her, he’s not quite sure what comes next.

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“You’ve got a nice space here.” He looked out at her view. The boardwalk was below them and he watched for a moment as people strolled by. Beyond that was a long strip of beach and then the emerald water. It was a calm day and barely any waves rippled the water, which made it look green for as far as the eye could see. 
He turned towards her and noticed that some soft strands of her blonde hair had fallen around her face. She had either forgotten to put on makeup that morning or had very little on. Her skin looked so soft, he itched to reach out and touch it. His eyes roamed over her and he couldn’t deny the sudden and powerful tug he got from looking at her curves. She was taller than most women he’d dated. He gauged her height around five-eight. The old jeans she was wearing were snug in all the right places, making him wish he could run his hands over those long legs. 
When she turned her eyes towards him, catching him in his assessment of her, he couldn’t stop the smile. 
“Beautiful view,” he said, softly.


Jill Sanders is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Pride Series, Secret Series and West Series romance novels. Having sold over 150,000 books within 6 months of her first release, she continues to lure new readers with her sweet and sexy stories. Her books are available in every English speaking country, audiobooks, and are now being translated to 6 different languages.

Born as an identical twin to a large family, she was raised in the Pacific Northwest, later relocating to Colorado for college and a successful IT career before discovering her talent as a writer. She now makes her home along the emerald cost in Florida where she enjoys the beach, hiking, swimming, wine-tasting, and of course writing.

★ Blog Tour ★ WEDDING BELLS IN CHRISTMAS by Debbie Mason—Excerpt + $25 Giveaway!

Wedding Bells in Christmas
Christmas, Colorado # 4
By: Debbie Mason
Releasing May 26, 2015


To have and to hold from this day forward 

Wedding bells are ringing in the charming town of Christmas, but not for Vivian Westfield. She's just had her heart trampled under the cowboy boots of Chance McBride and lost her dream job at a big-city newspaper. But when she returns for a wedding, she stumbles on a story that could resurrect her career. First, though, she'll have to deal with the handsome man standing in her way . . . and a still-burning flame that's too hot to ignore.

Chance recognizes trouble when he sees it. He just didn't expect to find it in the first-class cabin on the flight home for his father's wedding. Yet there she is, as gorgeous as ever. Vivi dared Chance to want things he knew he could never have. It's why he left her. But Christmas's meddling matchmakers have them firmly in their sights. So if they want to survive the next week, they'll have to play the part of an adoring couple-an irresistible charade that may give them a second chance at the real thing . . .

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When the flight attendant showed Vivi Westfield to her first-class aisle seat, she stopped breathing at the sight of a long-legged, broad-shouldered man slouched in the window seat with a champagne-colored Stetson covering his face. Every time she saw a tall, exceptionally built man wearing a Stetson, she’d had the same reaction. 
This was worse. 
This was painful. 
Because this man’s scuffed, brown cowboy boots looked the same as the ones that had spent a week under her bed. So did the well-worn jeans that encased thighs that appeared to be as hard as the ones she’d run her bare foot along. She recognized the black T-shirt with the Rocky Mountain logo that hugged his wide chest. An extraordinary chest she’d kissed her way up and kissed her way down. Broad shoulders that she’d clung to. Muscular, tanned arms that had wrapped around her, and large hands that could easily crush a man but had caressed her gently, and at one time, she’d misguidedly thought, lovingly. 
At the flight attendant’s impatient sigh, Vivi dragged her gaze away. “Ah, is there another seat available? I’d rather not sit in first class. Too close to the front of the plane.” The woman’s  black-penciled eyebrows snapped together when Vivi continued, her voice barely a whisper, “In the event of a crash, it’s forty percent safer to be at the back.” 
Safer for her. She needed time to prepare herself for the sight of his to-die-for face. She remembered that face, remembered kissing that face, falling head over heels in love with that face. And those amazing  grass-green eyes of his wouldn’t miss her reaction to seeing him for the first time in eighteen months. They’d never missed anything. 
He’d know. 
He’d know he’d broken her heart. 
At least that was one positive thing that had come out of writing an advice column. Vivi had learned what she had to do to move on with her own life. She needed to prove to Chance as much as to herself that she was over him. That he hadn’t ruined her for any other man. When Superman entered her life, she’d hoped that was the case. He’d been proof that all those soft, romantic feelings hadn’t shriveled up and died. It didn’t matter that he was no longer in her life. Everyone needed a rebound guy, and Superman had been hers. 
Hopefully moving on from Chance would be as easy as moving on from Superman. Since the day Chance dumped her, she’d rehearsed her first face-to-face with him a million times. She knew exactly what she’d say and how she’d act. She’d even planned out what to wear. Which was so not Vivi. She was a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl. But she’d packed an outfit that oozed cool sophistication. It sure as hell wasn’t the yellow rubber boots, black leggings, and seen-better-days,  off-the-shoulder green T-shirt she currently had on. And a brief encounter with Chance on Main Street was not the same as being trapped beside him on the four-hour flight to Denver. 
Vivi’s lungs constricted, and her face tingled. Good God, she was having a panic attack. And the flight attendant’s tight smile and negative head shake was so not what she needed to see right now. Maybe the woman at the gate was right and it was Vivi’s lucky day. Maybe this guy who leaked testosterone from his pores wasn’t Chance McBride after all. Her gaze went to the man’s overlong,  copper-  streaked, dark blond hair. 
No, it was not her lucky day. This was the second worst day of her life. The worst day had been when she’d woken up to a note on her pillow. And the words “Take care, Slick” in Chance’s bold, masculine handwriting.

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Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.

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★ Blog Tour ★ BEYOND REACH by Siobhan Davis—Book Review + Giveaway!

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We're excited to share our review of Beyond Reach by Siobhan Davis! This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours and runs from May 1st thru 21st. You can check out the complete tour schedule at Lola’s Blog Tours.

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This series contains 2 books: True Calling (True Calling #1) and Beyond Reach (True Calling #2). Click here for our review of the first book, True Calling!

Beyond ReachBeyond Reach (True Calling #2)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian Romance
Age Category: Young Adult
Release Date: April 30, 2015

Back on Earth, Ariana is caught in a dangerous crossfire between clandestine rebel organization Clementia and the power-hungry government. Refusing to divulge the location of the secret information entrusted to her by her late father, she desperately tries to bargain for her Mom, Lily, and Cal’s rescue. She’s fighting a losing battle, and the clock is ticking.

Presented with evidence of her fiancé Cal’s apparent betrayal, she loyally defends him despite her concerns. With her emotions in turmoil, matters become even more complicated as she grows closer to her ex-boyfriend Zane.

When the stakes are raised, a succession of shocking revelations rocks her world, setting her on a path that will not only change her destiny but the fate of humanity.

Confronted by a memory so abhorrent comes a truth she would do anything to forget.

But some things just can’t be undone.

Beyond Reach is the gripping second novel in the True Calling trilogy, continuing the story of Ariana Skyee in the weeks after she arrives back on Earth.
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Cove Member Robin's Review!

Thank you Reading Cove for providing me a copy of Beyond Reach. This is my honest review of the book.
The second book in the True Calling series, maintains the high level of energy and suspense that was built in Book One, and then "kicks it up" several notches as Ariana returns to Earth with Zane and the war between the Government and the Clementia rebels escalates. 
The romantic aspect of the series gets even more complicated in Beyond Reach. Ariana is still crazy in love with Cal but without giving away any spoilers, she is given ample reason to wonder if she really knows the man she loves. Zane has a deep love for Ariana and she has feelings for him but since her memories of Earth were erased when she was sent to Novo, she does not fully understand her ties to Zane. To complete the love triangle there is someone who is in love with Zane and knows that she has no hope as long as Ariana is back in his life. She makes it her mission to get rid of Ariana to free Zane to love someone else. Ariana has left so much behind when she escapes from Novo but will not rest until everyone she loves is together again. To do so she puts herself and Zane in grave danger. 
The author has created a solidly written series that is a pure delight to read. In Beyond Reach there are aspects of the plotline that seem to carry on from hints provided in the previous book or are logical steps in the progression of the story, but the author weaves many unexpected events and twists into the storyline to maintain the suspense and addictiveness of the plot from beginning to end. 
The characters are well developed and believable. Although I am a fan of Ariana, there were times when the decisions she made drove me crazy, but when I thought about it, her decisions seemed age appropriate for her even though they resulted in putting her and those she loved in harms way. 
Beyond Reach lays a solid foundation for Book Three and I am waiting impatiently for the next installment in this series. Rarely do two books by the same author make my “best reads” of the year, but I have no doubt that these two books will be high on the list. 
I can honestly say that this series is just fantastic and I most highly recommend it to readers who are looking for a really good young adult dystopian series. Additionally, I offer my sincere thanks to the author for creating such a great series that has me completely hooked and has provided many hours of thoroughly enjoyable reading. Bravo!!!

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True CallingTrue Calling (True Calling #1)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Dystopian/Science Fiction/Romance
Age Category: Young Adult
Release Date: August 1, 2014

Planet Novo, nestled in space twelve hundred miles above the surface of the Earth, is the new home of 17-year-old Cadet Ariana Skyee. Confused by the government-sanctioned memory erase and distressed at her impending forced marriage and motherhood, Ariana’s plans for the future are thrown into complete disarray.

As the traumatic events within her family life enfold, Ariana grows increasingly alarmed at the authorities apparent pre-occupation with her and feels progressively more isolated and alone.

Her growing feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify as the recently announced pageant, ‘The Calling’, gets underway. Struggling to comprehend the continuous, inexplicable dreams of the mysterious Zane, discovering the past helps shape her future, with devastating personal consequences.

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SiobhanAbout the Author:

Siobhan Davis is the author of YA science fiction romance series True Calling.

A self-diagnosed ‘teenager forever’—at least when it comes to books, music and movies—Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. Siobhan loves baking, crime novels, shoes, bags, make-up, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).

Siobhan has forged a successful corporate career, in Human Resources, over the last twenty years.

A member of the IWI writers group, Siobhan resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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