Review Tour: House of Steel & House of Fire by Raen Smith

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We are seeking reviews for the first two books in Raen Smith’s Unraveled series, House of Steel & House of Fire. These are mystery and suspense novels with romance, and the second book promises a HEA. We are asking that you please post your reviews of these novels on your blog, goodreads and amazon.  To review these books, please fill out the form found below.

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About the Books:


House of Steel
Unraveled Series #1
Suspense/Mystery/Romantic Suspense
Length: 326 pages
Published June 23rd 2013 by Raen Smith Publishing
ISBN 0989563618

Life has a way of coming undone. One single moment can set the undoing in motion, unraveling our neat, tiny stitch of life. For young art professor Delaney Jones, the treacherous spiral toward death begins when she makes one unforgivable mistake – she sleeps with her student. Her silent Wisconsin winter turns deadly after she witnesses the brutal murder of a man she had chosen to forget. As Delaney battles to deal with the undoing of her tight-stitched life, the small liberal arts university is devastated by the discovery of a bloody crime scene on campus. A mysterious text entangles her in the violent scandal, and Delaney must follow the rules of the anonymous messenger to stop the perpetuating descent toward death. But the line between good and evil is blurry. And maybe, just maybe, there is no line at all.

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House of Fire
Unraveled Series #2
Suspense/Mystery/Romantic Suspense
Length: 288 pages
Published August 13th 2013

Five months after Evie Parker’s disappearance, Delaney Jones is dangerously close to leading a normal life with a cancer-free mother, a successful career, and a gorgeous, loving boyfriend. But there’s one hitch: she breathes, sleeps, and eats under the watchful eyes of Holston Parker, a villainous billionaire.

The spring semester at Leighton University has ended, and Delaney is determined to rid Holston from her life – for good. As she digs deeper to uncover his secrets, she finds a tangled web of police corruption and mysterious disappearances. And when the grand opening of Parker Tower brings her mother face-to-face with Holston Parker, her family’s buried past threatens to emerge. Just as Delaney thinks she’s on her own, Evie returns to finish what she started. But time is running out as Holston is about to make his final move, stopping at nothing to get what he wants.

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About the Author:


Raen Smith is the suspense author of the Unraveled Series: House of Steel, House of Fire, and the final installment due for release in November 2013. As a daughter of a dairy farmer and life-long resident of Wisconsin, she was quick to discover that “good-natured” Midwesterners were anything but simple. Captivated by intricate family dynamics and often unflinching belief systems, she began twisting narratives into fictional worlds at an early age.

When she isn’t writing novels, she spends her time wrangling two small sons and teaching at a technical college. She lives in a small corner of Wisconsin with her husband and two sons.


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Book Blast: Knight Blindness – Chris Karlsen

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We are now scheduling a one day book blast for Knight Blindness by Chris Karlsen.

This blast will consist of spotlights, giveaways and reviews and be held on July 27, 2013. It does not need to be the top post for the day.

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About the Book

KnightBlindness HighResTitle: Knight Blindess
Author: Chris Karlsen
Series:Format: Ebook and Print
Publication Date: July 2013
Publisher:   Chris Karlsen
Genre:   Paranormal Romance (Time Travel)
Ready for battle, Medieval English knight, Stephen Palmer, charges into the French enemy’s cavalry line. Heeding a warning given months before, he hesitates as he comes face-to-face with the knight in the warning. Struck down in the year 1356, he finds himself landing in the year 2013. Grievously wounded, he’s taken to a nearby hospital. Confused by the new world surrounding him, he attempts to convince the staff he’s from another time, only to find they think him mad.

Rescued by friends, who, to his surprise, have also come through time, he must find a way to function in this odd modern England. He is quickly enchanted by the kind Esme Crippen, the young woman hired to tutor him. Unfortunately, she too thinks him adorable, but mad. He must discover the means for getting her to believe the truth, all the while, unknown to him, he didn’t come forward in time alone. The enemy knight has also traveled to 2013.

French noble, Roger Marchand, doesn’t question why the English knight who charged him hesitated. That fraction of a pause gave him the advantage needed and he brought his sword down upon the Englishman’s helmet hard, unhorsing the knight. He moved to finish the Englishman off when the world changed in a rush of sensations as he is ripped through time.

Seeking a reason for the terrible event, he enters a nearby chapel. There, thinking God has chosen him for a quest to turn French defeat that day in 1356 to victory, he sets out to find the English knight. The man he is convinced holds the key to time. If he returns to the day of the battle, he can warn his king of mistakes that snatched victory from them.

About the Author

I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history and books.

My parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.

I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream.

I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, four rescue dogs and a rescue horse.

Book Blast: Riverbend by Tess Thompson

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This is a month long Book Blast for Riverbend by Tess Thompson.

This blast will consist of book spotlights, excerpts, reviews and giveaways. It will be held on July 1st – 31st, 2013. Sign-ups for this tour are now closed.

About the Book:


Title: Riverbend
Author: Tess Thompson
Series: The River Valley Collection
Format: PDF, epub, mobi, paperback
Publication Date: May 19th 2013
Publisher: Booktrope
ISBN 1620151421
Gnere: Adult Contemporary Romance w/Suspense


“Tag. I found you.”
Just as Annie Bell’s reputation as one of the best chefs in the Pacific Northwest grows to new heights, she receives a
threatening phone call from her abusive ex-boyfriend. Marco is out on parole and hungry for revenge, blaming her for his ten-year imprisonment. Fearing for her life and that of her young son, Annie reluctantly accepts help from Drake Webber, a cold and wealthy recluse hiding a dark history of his own. Supported by the gang of misfits from their restaurant Riversong, Annie forges ahead despite her growing terror that Marco will appear at any moment and make good on his threats.
Author Tess Thompson (formerly known as Tess Hardwick) reunites the colorful cast of endearing small-town characters from her bestselling novel Riversong and takes you on a journey that will renew your faith in love, friendship and the power of community – even in the face of seemingly insurmountable grief and fear. You’ll find yourself once again cheering for the residents of River Valley, especially the big-hearted and compassionate Annie Bell.
Escape with a blend of love, laughter, friendship, suspense and gourmet food while remembering it’s never too late for second chances.


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About the Author:

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Tess Thompson is a novelist and playwright with a BFA in Drama from the University of Southern California. In 2011, she released her first novel, Riversong, which subsequently became a bestseller. Like the characters in Riverbend, Tess is from a small town in Oregon. She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her two young daughters, Emerson and Ella. She is inspired daily by the view of the Cascade Mountains from her home office window.
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Giveaway Information:

The publisher is offering One eBook Per Blog of Caramel and Magnolias by Tess Thompson, along with an exclusive pre-release eARC of her upcoming release Riverstar (note: this might not be available to send out until early August).

Winners from each blog must be submitted to us via our Riverbend Giveaway Winner form, found HERE.

Schedule of Participating Blogs:

July 6 – Toot’s Book Reviews
July 7 – We Love Kink
July 8 – Cocktails and Books
July 18 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy,Too!
July 19 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews
July 26 – Reading Between the Wines
July 29 – Deal Sharing Aunt

Reviews Requested: Straddling the Edge by Julie Prestsater

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We’re currently looking for bloggers interested in reading book 3 in the Against the Wall series, STRADDLING THE EDGE, in anticipation of it’s release date on April 29, 2013.

17336450Title:  Straddling the Edge
Series:  Against the Wall #3
Author:  Julie Prestsater
Format:  eBook
Publication Date:  April 29, 2013
Genre:  Adult Contemporary Romance

Summer McGallian … the scandalous home wrecker from Against the Wall and Between The Sheets. The one who stole her co-worker’s fiancé, the other woman, the one people whisper about and stay away from. Only for Summer, things aren’t always as they appear and she knows that better than anyone. She hasn’t been herself since she was in high school, when life was less complicated and relationships weren’t about making compromises to land the guy. When her heart is broken, there’s only one thing left for her to do … prove she isn’t who everyone thinks she is. And maybe, just maybe, she can get back to being comfortable in her own skin again, without input from a man. But when she encounters Sexy Guy, Dean Michaels, everything Summer has ever known about the opposite sex is about to change.

Dean Michaels knew he’d seen her somewhere before. What he never imagined was that the gorgeous woman in a baseball cap and hooded sweatshirt tossing back a beer in his favorite spot could be Summer McGallian—the woman who always looked like she’d stepped off the pages of a glamour magazine when he’d seen her from afar at work. And to make matters worse, she’s Chase Marino’s ex, the one guy who gets under his skin like no other. If the thought of being someone’s bitch in jail wasn’t enough to scare him, he would’ve strangled that bastard years ago and tossed the body in the Mojave Desert. But forget about Chase … Dean knew from the moment he saw Summer’s sexy smile and heard her cute laugh, she had to be his. And he won’t let anything get in the way of that.

The Against The Wall series isn’t just about steamy sex scenes and swoon-worthy romance, but about new friendships, undying love, and a ton of laughter. Enjoy the ride as you get to know and love Summer and Dean, just as you did Shelly and Matt, and Melissa and Tyler, in the final book, Straddling The Edge.

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We are also offering AGAINST THE WALL and BETWEEN THE SHEETS to anyone interested in reviewing the entire series.

Title:  Against the Wall
Series:  Against the Wall #1
Author:  Julie Prestsater
Format:  Print and eBook
Publication Date:  April 1, 2012
Genre:  Adult Contemporary Romance

Shelly Gelson had it all…a job teaching English at Carver High, her best friend, Mel, working by her side and engaged to her high school sweetheart, Chase Marino. That is until Chase breaks her heart and leaves her for another teacher at the school. Now Shel is left broken hearted and trying to figure out what she wants while watching Chase and the home wrecker make moon eyes at each other. Enter Matt Fuller, Shel’s friend for the past 5 years and the perfect rebound. He’s gorgeous, smart, funny and fits into Shel’s idea of the right guy. Only problem is there may be more there then just a simple rebound. Is it a way to fill a void left by Chase, or is there more smoldering between these two friends? Find out what happens when the bell rings and the teenage drama ends and the adult drama begins. Who says being a teacher is boring? They obviously haven’t met the teachers at Carver High.

Title:  Between the Sheets
Series:  Against the Wall #2
Author:  Julie Prestsater
Format:  Print and eBook
Publication Date:  December 11, 2012
Genre:  Adult Contemporary Romance

The passion between Mel and Ty is undeniable. But do they have the love to go the distance?

Melissa Cruz has been in love with her best friend’s sexgod of an older brother since … well, since forever. She let Tyler slip away in the past, but this time she is determined to have a second chance at love, even if that means packing up and leaving her family and best friend behind.

Tyler Gelson has admired his little sister’s spitfire of a friend since the day since the day he met her. Over the years, that little girl has turned into one hell of a hot woman and he has definitely taken notice. The love he feels for her has him making some tough decisions. Ones that involve leaving his dream job and moving back home for good.

When unexpected news comes their way, will Mel and Ty let the distance wreck their second chance at happiness? Or will these soul mates prove that the love they share is more than what happens Between The Sheets?

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