Friday, March 1, 2013

GIVEAWAY: Temptation by K. M. Golland

 I recently posted Review: Tempation by K. M. Golland  and received great feedback from you ladies so I thought I would participate in the Temptation Book Tour & Giveaway to share more about the book and the author, K. M. Golland. Be sure to post a comment below in order to enter the giveaway :) The second book in the series, Satisfaction, will be released in the next few weeks so I will be sure to let you know how it turns out!

Temptation by K. M. Golland

That is what 35 year old, happily married mother of two, Alexis Summers finds out, when decides it is time to return to work. After being a stay-at-home Mum for the past nine years, Alexis now realizes a complete career change is just what she needs.

She becomes a Concierge Attendant in a prestigious hotel in Melbourne working for the owner of the hotel, Bryce Clark. He resides in the penthouse, is extremely hot, and is a man who always gets what he wants, and what he wants is Alexis. She does a relatively good job resisting Bryce at first, but the undeniable chemistry, sexual tension and playfulness between the two of them is intense. He has copious amounts of money, sex appeal and above all, is a genuinely nice guy. Bryce has been waiting for his one true love to come along, and he is positive that one true love, is Alexis.

There is one problem, she is happily married to Rick, and no matter how strong her feelings are for Bryce, she is adamant she will not cheat. She draws a line in the sand, but finds it increasingly hard not to cross. Will she succumb to Temptation?

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Author Bio: Kelly Golland

  K.M. Golland was born and raised in Melbourne Australia. She studied Legal Practice for two years, and worked as a Land Conveyancer for four years before putting her career on hold to raise two beautiful children. She always had a love of reading, and decided rather than returning to the Legal Industry, she would become a Writer, publishing her debut novel Temptation (Book 1 in The Temptation Series).

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The author is giving away an ecopy of 
Temptation to a single commentor chosen from the tour. Be sure to post a comment below to win an ecopy of this awesome book!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Review: Daddy With a Deadline, by Marilyn Shank

Another fabulous, little romance book by Marilyn Shank...

About Daddy with a Deadline

  When Trent Madison shows up on Annie Samuels’s doorstep, determined to help her through the last month of her pregnancy, she doesn’t know what to think. Newly widowed after watching her marriage crumble, Annie isn’t exactly prepared for a gentleman caller—especially a handsome cowboy who claims her dead husband sent him.

  Trent isn’t sure how he got into this situation either. Why would a man he barely knows ask him for such an outlandish favor? More to the point, why does Trent feel obligated to help? The last time he opened his heart was to his ex-wife. And she trampled on it.

  But once Annie reluctantly allows Trent to help with the usually joyful business of shopping for baby furniture and throwing a shower, a spark ignites between them—even as they lock horns. Can two people so unlucky in love let their guards down and trust their hearts? Or will Annie’s due date be the end of what might have been?

Stephanie's Review of Daddy with a Deadline

 What can I say? I'm batting 2-0 with Marilyn Shank and her sweet little books! I recently read another one of her romance books, Bride by Mistake and fell in love. Daddy with a Deadline is the 2nd book I have read by her and I have to say, it's on my Top 10 List! 

  As you all know I prefer romance over any other genre and have no problem settling in on a steamy erotic romance or something simple and sweet such as this one. I think one thing that tied me to this book is that it has all the elements for a great romance- tragedy, obstacles  the unexpected, and the oh-so-fine Trent Madison... and well the ending- which I shall not divulge! :) 

  One of my favorite things about Daddy with a Deadline is that you have no idea how the book would turn out until the end. Don't get me wrong- we all expect the happy ever after in a romance book, but what happens when neither party wants a happy ever after? Trent's there to do a favor for his friend's wife, Annie, while she wants nothing more than to live her life in peace and without any 'charity' or help from others. Trent is content with being a reclusive rancher, and Annie is focused on raising a set of twins after her husband passes away a few short weeks before she delivers.

 Needless to say, Daddy with a Deadline will keep you turning the pages waiting to see if maybe, just maybe, there might be a future for Trent and Annie. But don't get your heart set on it! Instead, grab yourself a glass of tea, a soft blanket and a few hours of quiet time to cuddle up and enjoy Daddy with a Deadline. You won't be let down- I promise! 

  Daddy with a Deadline is a very clean romance without any sex scenes or graphic language. Granny safe! 

Where to Buy Daddy with a Deadline

Daddy with a Deadline by Marilyn Shank is currently available in print and ebook at:

BUY: Amazon 
BUY: Barnes & Noble

FTC Disclosure: Please note that I did receive a copy of Daddy with a Deadline, from the author, Marilyn Shank, at her request to review the book. The review above is my own honest opinion. Stephanie {Stephanie's Book Shelf} is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Review: The Gingerbread House by Nell Carson

About The Gingerbread House by Nell Carson

  After a tumultuous past, Greta Kendall has focused mainly on her bridal shop, located on the first floor of her beloved Queen Anne Victorian near Aspen. For two years she's fought to save her house from Stephanie Harwood of Harwood Development, who is intent on razing her home to build a new mall. But now Greta's running out of time. The town council is about to approve the final plans for the mall. 

  When Gray Daniels walks into her shop, Greta is immediately attracted to his rugged good looks and midnight blue eyes, until she learns he's Stephanie Harwood's fiancĂ©. She's furious to find they've tricked her into a publicity stunt aimed at garnering support for the mall. So now her little war has a new front: Gray Daniels. If only she could also fight her growing attraction to him. 

  A knock on the door brings a return of old danger, and Greta must now put aside her anguish over the house to discover if she's at last capable of looking the past in the eye and overcoming it -- and if she's finally free to love again. {Blurb from The Gingerbread House}

Stephanie's Review of The Gingerbread House

  I recently received a copy of The Gingerbread House from the author, Nell Carson, for review. I love a good romance and after reading the blurb, I took on the request. I do have to say that I was not a huge fan of the cover. With that said- I think it is worth mentioning that after reading the book the cover made perfect sense. The image depicts the design of The Gingerbread House, which of course, is a major part of the book. I do think that a better image could have been chosen, simply for the fact that some readers - including myself, are bad about judging a book by it's cover, literally. 

  As for the book itself- I thoroughly enjoyed it. Very heartfelt with down to earth characters and the 'snooty blonde' - Stephanie Harwood. The lady could have been hit by a Mac truck and I would not have flinched.

  I enjoyed the twists fate on whether or not historical gingerbread house would survive the wrath of Stephanie and all that she went through in order to build her prestigious mall at the expense of  the citizens in a small town. Very realistic, by all means.

  The overall ending, is somewhat expected- after all, it's a romance book and we all know how those go. BUT... yes there is a but, the ending is FANTASTIC. I tell you, it has an awesome ending which is VERY unexpected and for me- it set off the waterworks. Yes, a tear jerker for sure! Just when you think you 'know it all' and what's about to happen- BAM! it hits you smack-dab in the face. 

  Over all I really enjoyed the book. It's not my all-time favorite but it is in my favorites list. It's not  packed full of roller-coaster rides but was still a great book with events and scenarios we that you can actually relate to in the real world. Especially in today's society with the 'Big Wigs' and their money bags calling all the shots.

  More importantly, I think it is worth noting that this book is  safe for all ages and eyes. While it's not something a 6 year old would enjoy, it would be perfect for those who prefer a great romance without all the hot and steamy scenes. In other words, it's safe to let you grandmother borrow :) 

Where to Buy The Gingerbread House

The Gingerbread House is available in both print and ebook at 

FTC Disclosure: Please note that I did receive a copy of The Gingerbread House, from the author, Nell Carson at her request to review the book. The review above is my own honest opinion. Stephanie {Stephanie's Book Shelf} is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to