Thursday, August 13, 2020

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey

About the Book

Book: The Crushing Depths
Author: Dani Pettrey
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 30, 2020
They know the power and peril of the ocean.
But as they get closer to the deadly truth…
An even greater danger lurks just beneath the surface.
When an accident claims the life of an oil-rig worker on the first drilling platform off the North Carolina coast, Coast Guard investigators Rissi Dawson and Mason Rogers are sent to take the case. Tensions surrounding the oil rig are high and the death has everyone on edge. Environmental activists are threatening to do whatever it takes to stop the structure from being completed, while rumors are being whispered about ancient curses surrounding this part of the ocean.

Mounting evidence shows the death may not have been an accident at all. Was he killed by one of the activists or, perhaps more frighteningly, a member of his own crew? Rissi and Mason have to sort through not only a plethora of suspects, but also their own past and attraction to each other.

Just as the case seems like it’ll break open, worse news arrives. A tropical storm has turned their way and soon they’re cut off from any rescue–and right where the killer

wants them. It’s a race to discover his identity before he eliminates the threat they pose.
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About the Author

Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as “a name to look for in romantic suspense,” Dani Pettrey has sold more than half a million copies of her novels to readers eagerly awaiting the next release. Dani combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with the chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance. Her novels stand out for their “wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters” (Publishers Weekly), “gripping storyline[s],” (RT Book Reviews), and “sizzling undercurrent of romance” (USA Today). She researches murder and mayhem from her home in Maryland, where she lives with her husband. Their two daughters, a son-in-law, and two adorable grandsons also reside in Maryland. For more information about her novels, visit

More from Dani

Enjoy this special recipe for a Lavender and Honey Latte that makes a special appearance in my book!

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, August 13
Artistic Nobody, August 14 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
Mia Reads, August 15
Emily Yager, August 15
Stories By Gina, August 16
CarpeDiem, August 16
Betti Mace, August 17
Lighthouse Academy, August 17
KarenSueHadley, August 17
Livin’ Lit, August 18
Life of Literature, August 19
Older & Smarter?, August 20
Mary Hake, August 20
Empowermoms, August 21
Amanda Tero, August 22
Splashes of Joy, August 22
Simple Harvest Reads, August 22 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
Pause for Tales, August 22
Worthy2Read, August 23
Hallie Reads, August 23
Live. Love. Read., August 25
Remembrancy, August 25


To celebrate her tour, Dani is giving away the grand prize package of a necklace, tumbler and a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Review: 

The Crushing Depths is the second installment from Dani Pettrey's Coastal Guardians series. I really enjoyed the first book, the Killing Tide, but I think I enjoyed this one even more. It was a fabulous read. It was far from being predictable. I never knew what was going to happen next. It was full of danger, action, mystery, suspense, and romance. I loved every single page. So so good.

I am giving The Crushing Depths a very well deserved five plus stars. I can not wait for the third addition of the Coastal Guardians series to be released in the near future. I recommend it to readers who love to read clean romantic suspense. It should not be missed!

I received this publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

Review Tour and Giveaway: Merlin Raj and the Love Me Not Race by DG Priya

Merlin Raj and the Love Me Not Race
by D. G. Priya


GENRE: Illustrated early reader chapter book



Do kids want to read a coding book? Not as much as dog stories.

Read the series called "...emotionally resonant...enjoyable STEM-centered novelfor young readers..." -- Kirkus Reviews

My name is Merlin Raj. I have a teeny tiny weakness for socks which makes life as a service dog difficult. Usually, I only have to worry about helping my boy, Matthew, walk at school. But when my family signs up for their first 5k race, this super-smart golden retriever who wears glasses will also have to become a racing trainer.


Will Boolean math help me uncover the heart of a champion?

Appealing to readers of all ages, Merlin Raj and the Love Me Not Race is the continuing installment in this ILLUSTRATED chapter-book series. From artists to astronauts, the jobs of the future will deal with computers.

With a Computer Science degree and a passion for preparing kids for the future, author D. G. Priya blends technology with animal stories to stimulate a desire to read. Each book in the series introduces a new programming skill. If you or your child like delightful dog tales that explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, dedication, and the importance of being true to one's self, then you'll love D. G. Priya's tail-wagging adventure.



Yes meant go. Yes meant on.

I turned on, bounding through the park to the tree. Not too fast because Matthew still wore the loop of the leash around his wrist. I galloped as Matthew grabbed the length of the leash and ran behind me.

The Zombie-bunny ducked into the hedges in a desperate attempt to escape, but I wasn’t having it. I thrust my face, nose first, into a hedge.

“No, Merlin,” Matthew yelled.

No meant stop. No meant off.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Priya Ardis also writes as D. G. Priya for her new early reader chapter book series, Merlin Raj and the Santa Algorithm, a computer science fundamentals book for kids. She has a Bacherlor’s degree in Computer Science from University of Texas at Austin, #8 ranked in computer science. Her passion for early education in computer science comes from her experience as a senior engineer, parent, and volunteer. Her love for service dog stories is inspired her own golden retriever.


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D. G. Priya will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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July 23: Natural Bri
July 23: Phoebe's Randoms
August 6: The Reading Addict

My Review

Merlin Raj and the love Me Not Race continues the adventures of Merlin Raj. This is such a cute story. I love the character of Merlin Raj and love how the pup teaches children some valuable lessons. It is delightful, fun and entertaining book. 

I am giving Merlin Raj and the Love Me Not Race five plus stars. I highly recommend for all young readers. My children thought it was great. It is one not to be missed. I look forward to more of Merlin Raj stories. 

I received this book from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Lost Girls Trilogy by Cheryl Holt

My Summer, 2020 Lost Girls trilogy was released yesterday! I’m so excited for everyone to finally have a chance to read the three novels.

My three heroines were the sole survivors of a shipwreck when they were little, and they were found on a deserted island in the Caribbean by British navy sailors. So they’ve always had a special place in their hearts for sailors!

If you haven’t read any of my novels before (or if you have!), I’m renowned for writing some of the most macho, dashing, and yummy heroes in romance fiction. In this new trilogy, all three men have a strong connection to the navy.

Luke, in Book #1, spent two decades as a sailor, but his brother died, so he’s just retired and come home to assume his place as Earl of Barrett. Caleb, in Book #2, was also a sailor for two decades. He recently retired and started a gambling club in London that’s made him obscenely rich so he has beautiful women circling, wanting to latch onto him in a big way. Jacob, in Book #3, is still a ship’s captain in the navy, but he’s about to become engaged, and he’s thinking about retiring and coming home for good.

The three men are handsome, dashing rogues who are confirmed bachelors. They don’t believe in love or that a man can live happily ever after with a wife. When they meet my three heroines, they simply can’t resist, and they can’t wait to be leg-shackled!

The 3 novels were released yesterday, so you can read the whole series at once without having to wait for the next installment. They’re available both as print books and e-books. My Lost Girls trilogy! Available now!

Interview Questions

1.      Where do you get your inspiration for your characters?

When I get ready to start a new trilogy, I sit down for several weeks and ponder the types of characters I want to create for the new set of stories. I write genre fiction, which means I basically tell a version of Cinderella over and over again. It’s women’s favorite story and has been throughout history. We never get tired of hearing it told in new ways.

Readers who pick up one of my books want to read a great Cinderella story, so I walk a tricky line where I have to tell the same story over and over again, but I have to make it completely different every time so the stories remain fun and interesting. For my female heroines, I try to draft women who are “typical” to the time period, so they’re usually spinsters or poor cousins or maybe a young lady whose father has gambled away her home. I like them to be in jeopardy and out of options, because it gives me great choices when I manipulate them into difficult situations.

My novels are always set in early 1800s England, so women had restricted lives and choices. I don’t use women in roles that were odd to the time period, so you won’t see them working as doctors or spies or lawyers. I like the restrictions under which they labor; they give me lots of plot choices because the heroines are limited in what sorts or decisions they can make. It always lands them in plenty of trouble!

2.      Do you have a favorite character in this series?

I suppose my favorite character would have to be Libby Carstairs, the heroine of Book #1. When she was returned to England, she was claimed by an uncle who trained her for a life on the stage. So she’s spent her childhood, touring England and regaling audiences with tales of the shipwreck and her rescue by British sailors. She’s considered to be England’s “darling”, and she’s famous throughout the kingdom.

I like her because I’ve never used a heroine like her before. I always draft heroines who are very “ordinary” for the times. They’re poor cousins or spinsters or poverty-stricken young ladies. So Libby is a completely new kind of heroine for me, so it was really fun to write her.

3.       Tell us a little about your latest trilogy.

This year, I’m releasing my “Lost Girls” trilogy.

For several summer now, I’ve been writing linked trilogies that have a defined premise that carries the plot through all three novels. In this series, the link is that the heroines were traveling to Jamaica with their families when they were little girls, and their ship sank in a terrible storm. Against all odds, they were the only survivors. They were found on a deserted island by British sailors, but no one could figure out how they survived—and they were too young to explain much of what had happened to them.

They were returned to England, where they enjoyed a bit of notoriety. Then they were separated and doled out to distant relatives. They never saw each other again. When the novels start, it’s the 20th anniversary of the shipwreck, and the three women’s lives are pitched off in new and exciting directions where they meet the men of the dreams.

4.      Is there anything else you’d like to share with your fans?

Thank you for buying and reading my books. I’ve been able to entertain people with my fun stories for twenty years now! I’m so lucky, and I was only able to do that because people were kind enough to let me into their lives.

I’m always grateful for everyone’s kind attention.

Rafflecopter Code & Contest Rules

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Cheryl is celebrating the release of her new LOST GIRLS series by running this contest. She will give away ten autographed print copies of Book #1, Someone To Love, to ten lucky winners. Since the first three novels in the series will be released together on August 11th, she will also give away one grand prize to one lucky winner of autographed print copies of Books 1, 2, and 3. The three books included in the Grand Prize drawing are: Someone To Love, Someone To Cherish, and Someone To Wed. So there will be eleven winners in all!

The contest begins on June 28, 2020, and entries will close on August 12, 2020. The drawing will be held the next day, August 13, 2020, and winners will be notified by email. You may enter as many times as you wish, but please be aware that Cheryl’s books contain adult content. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. All entrants’ emails will be added to Cheryl’s general mailing list. The email addresses are used to provide readers with information about Cheryl’s career and her upcoming novels, and the list is never shared with anyone.

Cheryl can only ship prizes to U.S. addresses. Thank you for understanding.

About Cheryl Holt

CHERYL HOLT is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon “Top100” bestselling author who has published nearly sixty novels.

Her books have been released to wide acclaim, and she has won or been nominated for many national awards. She is considered to be one of the masters of the romance genre. For many years, she was hailed as “The Queen of Erotic Romance”, and she’s also revered as “The International Queen of Villains.” She is particularly proud to have been named “Best Storyteller of the Year” by the trade magazine Romantic Times BOOK Reviews.

She lives and writes in Hollywood, California, and she loves to hear from fans. Visit her website at 

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Book Tour and Giveaway: Ready to Trust by Tina Radcliffe

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Ready to Trust

(Hearts of Oklahoma #2)

By Tina Radcliffe
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
July 21, 2020 by Love Inspired

Proving he’s a changed man could be his biggest challenge yet.

Rancher Reece Rainbolt’s shocked to learn he’s inherited half of Claire Ballard’s family farm—and that he’s a father. Now Claire’s determined to break ties with the man who once left her behind. But Reece will buy her half only on one condition: she must stay in town to help with the harvest…and let him get to know his little girl.

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Other Books in the Series

Finding the Road Home

(Hearts of Oklahoma #1)

By Tina Radcliffe
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
February 18, 2020 by Love Inspired

Some paths need courage to follow…

Can they find their fresh startwith roadblocks around every corner?

To care for her orphaned nieces and nephews, Daisy Anderson moved to a small town for a new deputy position—but now her job could be eliminated. With potential budget cuts looming, her only hope is to work with police chief Mitch Rainbolt to save their department’s funds. But can their fight for her job lead to something neither dared wish for: a future together?

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And coming in December...

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About the Author

Tina Radcliffe is the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award-winning author of inspirational romance. She is an ACFW and Romance Writers of America Honor Roll member, and a four time ACFW Carol Award finalist. Tina is the author of fifteen inspirational romances for Harlequin HarperCollins.

Tour Schedule

Tour Giveaway

One winner will receive a Lily Queen Canvas Totebag (retail value $21.99), a $25 Amazon gift card and a print copy of READY TO TRUST (US/CAN only)

Ends August 19, 2020

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My Review: 

Ready to Trust is the second installment from Tina Radcliffe's Hearts of Oklahoma series. I believe this can be read as a stand alone because I have not read the first book, Finding the Road Home, and did not feel lost. I thought this one was a great read. I loved getting to know Reece and Claire. I could relate to Claire's feelings and her trust issues. It was a delight to read and was easy to keep reading to find out how it would all end. 

I am giving Ready to Trust a very well deserved five plus stars. I would like to read the first book and look forward to reading the third one from the Hearts of Oklahoma series, His Holiday Prayer, when it releases. 

I received this book from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.