Pocket Books Presents: Gone To Dust And Giveaway

About the book:
GONE TO DUST
Liliana Hart
Book 2 in The Gravediggers Series
Pocket Books
June 20, 2017
9781501150050
$7.99

Praise for Gone to Dust, Book 2:
“Lucky fans of the super-talented Hart don’t have to wait long for the second installment of her new romantic suspense series Gravediggers, as the installments are being released back to back. In the first book, Hart set up her world where five men, declared dead to the world at large, work for a super-secret anti-terrorism force. Hart’s new heroine is a very talented romance writer who takes no crap from anyone — even secret commandos. Miller and Elias are both funny and sexy together, which helps make this book nonstop entertainment, with plenty of witty bantering and thrilling adventure!”
RT 4 ½ star TOP PICK Review

“Modern Cliterature...Enjoy [this] lusty [passage] adapted from summer’s raciest reads…”
Cosmopolitan, July 2017

Praise for The Darkest Corner, Book 1:
“Gritty, deadly, and peppered with unexpected humor, this supersexy, adrenaline-charged story will keep readers on edge and breathless until the last page.”
—Library Journal

“Liliana Hart sets up a fascinating and intriguing premise of individual men forced into taking extreme steps. Her heroine’s reluctant immersion into this world allows readers to discover the treachery and danger looming all around…a thrilling series!”
—RT

“A cool blend of entertaining antics and suspenseful moments, with a slightly morbid sense of humor thrown in for good measure. (Our heroine was a mortician, after all!) I had a blast getting to know this cast of characters and can’t wait to see what exciting things Liliana Hart has in store for us next.”
—Harlequin Junkie


About the book:
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Liliana Hart’s second book in her sexy, suspenseful Gravediggers series, GONE TO DUST, features an elite group of mysterious men who might be dead to the world, but are also tasked with saving it—and no one can ever know.

The Gravediggers aren’t exactly what they seem. They’re the most elite of the world’s fighting forces—and all they have in common is that they’ve been betrayed by the countries they’ve died for. Because they are dead. To their country, their military, and their families. Sometimes the dead do rise…

Miller Darling is one of the most popular romance novelists of her time. Not bad for a woman who doesn’t believe in romance. She’s as logical as they come, and she doesn’t believe in happily-ever-afters. What she does believe in is family, so when her brother disappears, she doesn’t think twice about packing her bag and her laptop and heading out to find him.

Elias Cole lived and breathed the live of a Navy SEAL. Now he’s “dead” and his hero’s honor tarnished. The only thing keeping him sane are the men who are like him—The Gravediggers—and the woman who makes his head spin. He’s never met anyone like Miller Darling. Her smart mouth and quick wit keep him on his toes, and damned if he doesn’t find that appealing.

When Miller receives a package from the brother who abandoned her asking for help, it’s clear she’s in over her head with the mess he’s gotten himself into. She needs a professional, and Elias is just the man for the job. Only her brother is a former SEAL—the man who left his team to die—and Elias is more interested in vengeance than saving his life.

My Thoughts 
There are so many things to love about this book.  The first and most outstanding of which has to be its heroine.  Miller Darling is the perfect blend of beauty and brains.  With a laser sharp wit and sarcasm, which never seems to miss its target.
A target most often found in former Navy SEAL, Elias Cole.

For his part.  Elias is doing his best to bide his time as a Gravedigger.  One of a select group of anti-terrorism agents.  So secret that not even the President of the United States has knowledge of their activities.
But just as with everything else in Elias's existence, not even his service to the Gravediggers is not what it seems.
For Elias has a mission all his own...even there.
To take down the one woman who took his life.  The leader of the Gravediggers, and his boss, Eve.
That is if he can manage to keep his hands, and the rest of him off of a certain snarky writer with a body made for sin...and a mouth to match.

But it seems that fate, by way of a most macabre delivery via UPS and Miller's family legacy involving the treasure of King Solomon; has other plans for the two.
Plans that will see them traveling to remote locations and facing all manner of peril.  Just to save the only man that Miller has loved her whole life.  Her brother.

What Miller and Elias have no way of knowing is how being so close to danger and intrigue will serve to bring them and their lovelorn hearts closer to each other.

Gone To Dust  may be the second book of the Gravedigger series.  But it is destined to be for in the hearts of readers who crave action, adventure, love, and laughter.  Miller Darling is a sweetheart of a heroine.  A lady meant to stand withe best, and keep her wits about her.
She is the secret ingredient that brings color and life to both Elias and the story.

Making this book even harder to put down are elements of lore, action, suspense, romance, and a plot so full of twists and turns that one may need Dramamine just to follow it.
This book is truly a work of dramatic perfection.
One that this reviewer has no problem rating 5 fabulous stars.

Gravedigger Giveaway:
For the Gravedigger Giveaway, we are giving away one review copy of Book 1, The Darkest Corner! Be sure to check out all participating sites on the blog tour for more Gravedigger Giveaways. And note that RT will giveaway three bundles of Book 1 and Book 2, with the drawing to be held Monday, July 10th. Please note, you can only win one giveaway and must have a U.S. address.

Gone to Dust blog tour:

June 20
RT Book Reviews – Gravedigger Giveaway Bundle (Book 1 and 2) drawing opens

June 21

June 22

June 23

June 24

June 26

June 27

June 28

June 29

June 30

July 5

July 7

July 9
RT Book Reviews – Gravedigger Giveaway Bundle (Book 1 and 2) drawing date  

September 25
Authors on the Air Global Radio Network – Gravediggers Series interview



About the author:
Liliana Hart is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than forty titles, including the Addison Holmes Whiskey and J.J. Graves Mystery series. Since self-publishing in June 2011, Liliana has sold more than four million ebooks. She’s hit the #1 spot on lists all over the world, and all three of her series have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. Liliana is a sought-after speaker who’s given keynote speeches and self-publishing workshops to standing-room-only crowds from CA to NYC to London.

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The Mysteries Of Myth And Legend Shine Bright Against A Backdrop Of Action And Romance In "Shadow Wolf"

33596075 Title:  Shadow Wolf
Series:  (Arctic Brotherhood #2)
Author:  Jane Godman
Review Format:  eARC
Length:  177 pages
Publisher:  Swerve/St. Martin's Press
Rating:  4 Stars

They are the Arctic Brotherhood.

They are deadly fighters, fierce protectors and loyal mates.

Samson Lee last saw Valetta Rickard five years ago when a shared a kiss almost led him to break the promise he had made to himself. Now Valetta has disappeared, and Samson has promised her father he will find her. When Samson finds Valetta leading a rogue gang of bloodthirsty Arctic werewolves, he soon discovers that all is not what it seems. As soon as they see each other again the feelings they denied all those years ago resurface.
Valetta is Shadow Born, a rare and mystical werewolf with legendary powers. If she chooses, she can destroy a whole species. A power that an evil hunter wants so that he can destroy the Arctic wolves. Samson, together with the other members of the brotherhood, must find the hunter before he can put his plans for Valetta into action. At the same time, Samson must put the past behind him and convince Valetta that she is worthy of love.


 Sample An Excerpt Of The Adventure To Come 
In

Valetta waited for Samson’s expression to change. She had just confessed to being Shadow Born. She was a monster who had the power to destroy his whole species. Now he knew what she was, she expected him to walk away in disgust. At the very least. If he tried to kill her, she wouldn’t blame him.
               What she didn’t expect was for him to lift her into his lap and wrap his strong arms around her so that he could cradle her against his chest. One big hand ran up and down her back in a surprisingly gentle motion. He held her that way for long, heart-stopping minutes until some of the terror that had held her heart in a vise for so long began to melt away.
               “How did you find out?”
               She loved that he didn’t do the obvious stuff. Didn’t say it couldn’t be true. Didn’t exclaim and wonder. Didn’t offer sympathy or horror. He just got directly to the important part.
               “My mother left me a letter to be opened when I was twenty-one.” She lifted her head and found Samson’s face disturbingly close. “My father thought it was a lovely idea. That it would contain sentimental mother-daughter stuff, you know?”
               “Hendrik never knew?”
               She shook her head so violently that the action vibrated through both their bodies. It was a mistake. Even in such a serious situation, she was all too aware of his potent masculinity. The powerful thigh muscles beneath her buttocks clenched, and she sensed him battling for control. “He still doesn’t know. Her letter begged me not to tell him.”
               He gave a soft growl, his eyes probing hers. “So you have been dealing with this all alone for two years?”
               “What else could I do? The truth would have destroyed my father. He loved her so much.” Valetta decided that although Samson’s lap was her new favorite place, it was probably not the best position from which to conduct a serious conversation. Reluctantly, she moved back to sit at his side. “Did you ever meet her?”
               “Only once.” He seemed to be conjuring up a mental image. “The main thing I remember about Teresa is that she was stunningly beautiful. You are very like her.” Valetta hung her head. She’d never been good at accepting compliments and a tribute from Samson was so far outside her experience it knocked her off balance. “They were happy together and I was pleased that Hendrik had found someone at last.”
               “Did you ever think it was strange that he had been alone for so long and then, just as he left the brotherhood, he met my mother?”
               “I never thought of it that way. If I had, I suppose I’d have said it was a happy twist of fate.”
               “Happy? Or sinister?” Valetta had had the last two years to think about this. Her mother’s letter hadn’t told her much. Just that Teresa was a Shadow Wolf. Which makes me just about the worst thing in the world to a werewolf. I’m like a silver bullet wrapped in flesh and blood.

My Thoughts

"Death to the Shadow Born!"
The one phrase that has managed to strike fear into Valetta Rickard.  A young lady born into privilege, beauty, and a secret.  A secret linked to the wolf inside her.  A secret linked to a mother she never knew.  A secret that if unleashed, could make her the destroyer of the Arctic Werewolf race.

So, when the beautiful young were female disappears from her home without a trace.  Her father, a former member of the elite Arctic Brotherhood, turned senator, is on a mission to find his only daughter.  A mission that he will do anything to complete.  A mission he knows can only find a successful conclusion in the hands of one man...Samson Lee.

Samson Lee is the best "tracker" that the Arctic Brotherhood has.  Which means that he is the best "tracker" period.
The fact that the last time Samson had seen the beautiful alpha, the chemistry between the two had produced a natural phenomenon to rival the Aurora Borealis.  It would be more than safe to say that Samson's reasons for finding Valetta can only be classified as "personal".

But to say that "sometimes things aren't as they appear" would be quite the understatement.  As Samson soon learns, when he finds that the missing Valetta is know alpha of the very gang thought to want to kill her.
A twist of fate that changes Samson's role in her life from that of rescuer of bodyguard.  As he now works with Valetta to solve the mysteries of both her mysterious past, and what could be a very deadly future.

Shadow Wolf is the second offering in the Arctic Brotherhood series.  A book that it seems lets the girls take the lead.  At least that is what one comes to think at first glance.  But the closer that one looks into this most twisty of paranormal plots, the more one comes to see that this is less and less the case.
Sadly, Valetta just never seems to be able to convincingly wrangle her alpha.  A disappointing fact that is thankfully negated by all of the history, mystery, and lore surrounding the Shadow Wolf plot line.
Speaking of which...
All the build up that leads to the final appearance of said Shadow Wolf provides readers with decidedly more excitement than the actual event.
In fact, everything about the famed and lauded Shadow Wolf can best be described as anticlimactic.

It is both the lack of a true alpha, in the case of Valetta, and the rather lackluster outcome of the Shadow Wolf plot.  That gives reason for the 4 Star rating to an otherwise 5 Star read.  The writing is superb.  The romance and rapport between the leads is effortless.  The story as a whole is cohesive and well done.
What seems to have happened here, is what happens sometimes in the case of second books.  It is a  "middle child syndrome" of sorts.  A book that is serving as both the continuing momentum for the series as a whole.  As well as a "one up" for the story that came before.  Never really managing to find a solid footing of its own in the process.

Reviewer's Note:  Shadow Wolf is the second book in a loosely related companion series.  As such, it may be read in any order within the series.  Or as a standalone.





About Jane

Jane Godman writes paranormal romance for Harlequin Nocturne, thrillers for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, and steamy historical romance for Samhain Publishing. Her paranormal series, The Arctic Brotherhood, is published by SMP Swerve. Jane lives in Cheshire, England, is married to a lovely man and is mum to two grown up children. When not writing, Jane loves to travel to European cities that are steeped in history.
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Audiobookworm Promotions Presents: Wired

Author: Leslie North

Narrators: Rebecca Roberts

Length: 3h 36m

Publisher: Relay Publishing

Genre: Romance

Series: The Solomon Brothers, Book 1

Released: April 19, 2017

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Star quarterback Marcus Kingston lives and breathes football. He’s trusted his abilities and instincts to get him this far, but an injury last season nearly ended his career. When his coaches want him to wear biofeedback technology to analyze his game, Marcus thinks the idea is ridiculous. Plus, the mousy scientist behind the project knows nothing about sports, and she quickly gets under his skin. But with another QB waiting on the sidelines, Marcus can either agree to participate, or be benched—permanently. Scientist Clare Wynifred values intellect above most things. With her brain constantly working, she has little interest in her appearance and zero interest in sports. She never imagined her wearable tech being used to improve someone’s game, but its success with the team could get her a military contract. Clare may be too late to save her brother, but her technology could save the lives of countless soldiers. She just has to make it work with the stubborn quarterback, and she’ll be one step closer to her goal. Marcus and Clare butt heads at first, but their mutual attraction quickly grows. And yet, with everything to lose, it’s easy to ignore that together they might be able to go the distance.

 

 

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Limited copies of Celi-bet (The Solomon Brothers #2) are available for interested reviewers on the Adopt-An-Audiobook page.

Leslie North is the pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women’s contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres. The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren’t afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east. Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie.
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After a career in finance, Rebecca Roberts became inspired to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an actress. Her ingenuity and ardent desire brought her to voice-acting which has rapidly grown into her thriving audiobook narration and production company, Atlantis Audio Productions. She has narrated and produced over seventy audiobooks for indie authors and major publishing houses. Rebecca delivers her stories with a mature and intelligent style characterized by a believable tone, and versatility in creating memorable and individual characters with her various accents and vocal qualities. In short, she narrates with her whole heart. Rebecca is a native Floridian, proud mother to three sparkling children, and wife to the man of her dreams.
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Even if you are a reader who doesn't necessarily love football.  You won't be able to help falling head over cleats for star quarterback, Marcus Kingston.
His old school "love for the game" makes him the odd man out however; to a management and team owners who are all about the wins and losses...and the money.

When his team owners decide to employ "biofeedback" technology, in order to "help the players be the best they can be."  Marcus has had enough, and he wants nothing to do with the whole affair.  Or the quietly cute techie with the beautiful brain, responsible for turning the game that brought his dreams to life; into the stuff of nightmares.

Clare Wynifred has a job to do.  That job, keep the players on Portland Rogues injury free and winning.
To use the state of the art technology that she developed to keep players healthy, on the field, and alive.
Something that she and her advancements had not managed to do for her brother.  A solider, who lost his life on the battlefield.  A fallen gladiator for whom a chance to "score a win for the team" would never again be an issue.

So, when Marcus is told that his career hinges on the fact that he helps Claire to perfect the "bells and whistles" for the tech that he hates.  He begrudgingly complies.
Not knowing that Claire and her gadgetry is destined to change not only the way that Marcus plays the game he loves.  But the way that he loves...forever.

This first book in the Salomon Brothers series achieves the perfect blend of sport, romance, and drama.
What sets this story apart however, is the fact that the two main characters are brought together by tech.  In a setting where tech is not usually a factor.  This blending of the neo and the traditional within the scope of a sports romance, scores a big win for the plot of the read.  Giving two characters who would under any other circumstance, clearly never swim in the same pond.  A very natural context in which to exist.

In fact, everything about these two and the way that both they and the story come together is perfection.  With only the slightest disconnect coming at the crescendo of the conflict and the secrets surrounding it.
Hence the 4.5 star rating.

Narration Review:  Rebecca Roberts offers a stellar performance in her expressive and seemingly effortless performance.  Her narration offers a crisp and clean contrast to her character portrayals. 
Although her decidedly southern take on Marcus does take a bit of getting used to.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Leslie North. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.



       
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Forever And Forever Yours Present: The Kristen Ashley Release Day Blitz And Giveaway

ANNOUNCING THREE BEAUTIFUL NEW TRADE PAPERBACK EDITIONS FROM THE COLORADO MOUNTAIN SERIES!

THE GAMBLE
Life isn't meant to be perfect. It's meant to be lived . . .

Nina Sheridan thought she'd found the perfect man who would become the perfect husband. She was wrong. When Nina realizes the man she planned to grow old with doesn't know her at all, it's time to rethink her idea of perfect. And what better place to get her life in order than a remote Colorado mountain town halfway around the world?

Gnaw Bone, Colorado, may not be flashy or cosmopolitan, but it's got a brand of hospitality all its own. Nina isn't entirely sure she's ready to trade the life she thought she wanted in England for cozy evenings in her mountain retreat, and she definitely isn't sure she's ready to handle the connection she feels to the owner of her rental house, Max Holden . . .

Nina didn't come to Colorado to find love, but even the best-laid plans can go awry. Now, if Nina can let go of her past, Max-and a future in Gnaw Bone-might just be the perfect second chance she's been waiting for.

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SWEET DREAMS
When you lose everything, anything is possible.

Lauren Grahame needs a whole new life. A simpler life. After leaving her cheating husband, she moves to Carnal, Colorado, takes a job as a waitress, and realizes she might have finally found the hometown she'd been searching for. Except things are about to get a lot more complicated . . .

Lauren's fresh start does not include her growing feelings for her boss, Tate Jackson. She'll take the new friends, the new job, not to mention the incredible banana bread from the local coffee shop, but love is not on the agenda.

However, the people of Carnal know chemistry when they see it, and they're not about to let Tate and Lauren miss their chance.






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LADY LUCK
All you need is a little luck.

Lexie Berry has had nothing but bad luck. You name it, Lexie has probably survived it-or worse. But there's only so much bad luck a girl can take, and now one promise is all that stands between her and a brand-new life.

When that promise brings her to Carnal, Colorado, Lexie isn't sure the rough, yet strangely charming, town is for her. But there's something Carnal has that might just make staying around worth it . . . and that's Ty Walker.

For five years, Ty was imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. Now he wants revenge on the people who framed him. Lexie knows there's a difference between vengeance and justice, and she'll do everything she can to make sure Ty gets the latter. And with the good people of Carnal on their side, Lexie and Ty might finally find their luck is changing for the better.

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About the Author
Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake.



Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up.
And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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