Thursday, 27 April 2017

The Cupcake Caper by Kelle Z Riley - Book Review

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32479704-the-cupcake-caper
From the Blurb:

Science is about solving puzzles. Why should solving a murder be any different?
Dr. Bree Watson (aka Gabriella Catherine Mayfield-Watson) is comfortable solving chemistry problems. She isn’t comfortable finding her boss dead and being a suspect in his poisoning. Now she’s juggling:

•A sexy marketing manager—who may, or may not—be a contract killer.
•A handsome lead detective whose interest goes beyond the case.
•The dead man’s cranky cat.
•A goose-chasing dog in hot water with an animal rights group.
•The search for the perfect cupcake recipe.
•And, of course, someone who wants her out of the picture.
And she thought getting a Ph.D. was hard.

The Review:

The Cupcake Caper is a cute cake lit, cozy mystery.that I read in a single sitting. The story follows scientist Bree Watson, who is quietly going about her life until she finds the body of her murdered colleague and, to free herself from suspicion, is pulled into investigating. She uses her scientific powers of deduction (along with her knowledge of cooking, which come surprisingly handy) to get herself both in and out of trouble along the way!

Bree is quite an endearing character, with her love of cooking, the sciences, and desire to rescue cats - despite being a dog person! And there's quite a busy cast of both suspicious and also endearing characters, from her colleagues to her family.

I'm never good at working out mysteries, so I won't tell you if it's predictable or not - I didn't work it out though! And there are some nice twists and turns as Bree investigates.

This a great book for just tuning out for a for a little while, if you don't want to get bogged down in anything heavy, but still want some mystery to keep you wondering. It reminded me a lot of the vibe of the Heather Well's mysteries, such as Size 12 is not Fat by Meg Cabot, which I absolutely adore. As in those, you can't call it a romance, because there's no happily ever after or even a happy for now with any love interest, but there are love interests (and a bit of a love triangle) to keep the romance addicts amongst us happy - and eager to read more of the series to see which way Bree goes!

A fun little addition to the book is that we also get some of Bree's recipes at the end!

I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries with a touch of science and cake on the side.

The Cupcake Caper by Kelle Z Riley is a cozy mystery romance, released by Curtis Brown, on November 22, 2016.

Book Links: Amazon | Amazon UK | Goodreads

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Book Tour - Where Dragonflies Hover by AnneMarie Brear

Hurray! Today is day one of our book tour for WHERE DRAGONFLIES HOVER by AnneMarie Brear. We are so excited to host it. You can find out more about the book and find the tour schedule below. xxx

From the Blurb:
Sometimes a glimpse into the past can help make sense of the future …

Everyone thinks Lexi is crazy when she falls in love with Hollingsworth House – a crumbling old Georgian mansion in Yorkshire – and nobody more so than her husband, Dylan. But there’s something very special about the place, and Lexi can sense it.

Whilst exploring the grounds she stumbles across an old diary and, within its pages, she meets Allie – an Australian nurse working in France during the First World War.

Lexi finally realises her dream of buying Hollingsworth but her obsession with the house leaves her marriage in tatters. In the lonely nights that follow, Allie’s diary becomes Lexi’s companion, comforting her in moments of darkness and pain. And as Lexi reads, the nurse’s scandalous connection to the house is revealed …

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Buy Links: Amazon | Amazon UK
 About the Author:

Annemarie Brear has been a life-long reader and started writing in 1997 when her children were small. She has a love of history, of grand old English houses and a fascination of what might have happened beyond their walls. Her interests include reading, genealogy, watching movies, spending time with family and eating chocolate - not always in that order!

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Tour Schedule

March 24
March 25
March 26

March 29
http://tours.readingromance.com/2017/02/where-dragonflies-hover-by-annemarie.html

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Book Tour - Shelter by Rhyll Biest

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Today is release day for SHELTER by Rhyll Biest! I'll be sharing my review soon but for now check out the other bloggers taking part in the SHELTER book tour!

Find out more about the book and the tour schedule below:

From the Blurb:
Raw and risky, a new rural romance that explores the dark side of small towns, and the people who put everything on the line to protect them...

Kat Daily is excited to trade her Sydney airport quarantine uniform for an RSPCA inspector’s uniform and a job in the rural town of Walgarra. A fresh start in a new place, where she can make a real difference in the lives of the animals that she loves.

But Walgarra doesn’t offer a peaceful, bucolic existence. Like many small towns, the distance from urban settings — and urban law enforcement — has allowed a criminal element to set in. Kat may only be looking after animals, but that doesn’t mean she will be immune to people with sinister agendas.

The previous RSCPCA inspector was murdered, and Officer Luka Belovuk is determined to keep the new inspector from the same fate. He may have very broad shoulders, but carrying the safety of the law-abiding community just trying to live their lives has weighed him down, and one more death might be more than he can take.

Not all small towns are quaint and quiet, but they all have one thing in common: a community of people willing to protect their population with everything they have. 
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Book Links: Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon AUS

About the Author:
Living in Prague, Shanghai and Germany and studying several languages has given Rhyll a taste for the exotic, and she populates her writing with sexy Soviets, hot Aussie vixens and gratuitously attractive Teutonic gods. Outside of playing host to the United Nations of Hotness in her writer's imagination, she can be found trying to pass for normal at her office job, twiddling with art, or reading. She's also a proud member of Romance Writers of Australia.
  Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
 
http://tours.readingromance.com/2017/01/shelter-by-rhyll-biest.html

Tour Schedule:

Sign ups are still open for our next book tour, WHERE DRAGONFLIES HOVER by AneeMarie Brear! You can sign up here: http://tours.readingromance.com/2017/02/where-dragonflies-hover-by-annemarie.html
http://tours.readingromance.com/2017/02/where-dragonflies-hover-by-annemarie.html

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Book Tour - Dirty Deeds by AJ Nuest

Today is release day for Dirty Deeds by AJ Nuest! Woooohoooo!

We're running a tour that starts today, with some fabulous book bloggers! Find out more about the book and check out the tour stops below:

From the Blurb:

An Eye for an Eye
As owner of Dirty Deeds, a tech-savvy company specializing in the age-old art of revenge, Eden Smith knows first-hand that secrecy is critical. But when a dead body washes up on the shores of Lake Michigan clutching her business card, Eden’s well-constructed world begins to fall apart. Apparently, she’s not the only one with a passion for payback, and staying alive to outsmart a killer has become her most important job of all.

A Game for a Game
Hardened homicide detective Kelly Riordan is convinced Eden Smith is hiding more than she’s willing to admit. Years on the force have taught him that nothing is what it seems, and that couldn’t be truer than when it comes to investigating the alluring owner of a revenge-for-hire business. But revealing her past could put everything Eden has worked for in jeopardy. And trusting a man like Riordan goes against the very instincts that have kept her alive this long.


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Book Links: Amazon | Amazon UK

About the Author:

Multi-published award-winning author and editor, AJ Nuest, resides in Northwest Indiana with her loving husband, two beautiful children and a bevy of spoiled pets. She and the cat are currently vying for dictatorship. The cat is winning.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Tour Schedule:

January 31 (Release Day)
BeeBee's Happy Place - Review, Guest Post
Bobbi's Blog - Excerpt, Guest Post
February 1
Naughty book love affair - Review, Excerpt
February 2
Books Of All Kinds - Review, Excerpt
Jen's Reading Obsession  - Excerpt
February 3
Sharame's Sharings - Review, Excerpt
February 4
Romancebookworms reviews - Review, Excerpt
C. K. Crouch - Review, Excerpt
Bookish Jottings - Review, Excerpt


We still have signups available for the book tour for Shelter by Rhyll Biest. Check it out here: http://tours.readingromance.com/2017/01/shelter-by-rhyll-biest.html

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Book Tour - Midnight and Mistletoe by Rebecca Raisin

Today it's release day for Midnight and Mistletoe by Rebecca Raisin, Book 3 in the Cedarwood Lodge series!

We're running a tour that starts today, with some fabulous book bloggers! Find out more about the book and check out the tour stops below:



From the Blurb:

Join Rebecca Raisin for the final festive part of the Cedarwood Lodge serial and see who might be kissing under the mistletoe…

Planning a New Years Eve Party might be the kind of event Clio Winters used to dream about organising, but when everything is feeling a bit up in the air, she has to hope that this New Years her wish really will come true.

Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts – following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is the final part in this feel-good romance serial.

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Book Links: Amazon | Amazon UK



About the Author:

Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been published in various short story anthologies and in in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance.

Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly believe in true love.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

TOUR SCHEDULE:

 December 22 (Release Day):

December 23:
  
 Reviewing Outside Tour Dates:
 
 

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Book Tour - Brides & Bouquets by Rebecca Raisin

Eeep! Today is release day for Brides and Bouquets by Rebecca Raisin, book 2 in the Cedarwood Lodge series.

We're running a tour that starts today, with some fabulous book bloggers! Find out more about the book and check out the tour stops below:

From the Blurb:
 
Christmas has come to Cedarwood Lodge in the second part of the feel-good romance serial from best selling author, Rebecca Raisin!

Dreaming of a happily ever after at Cedarwood Lodge is Clio Winters’ current focus, especially with a winter wonderland wedding expo planned. But with brides coming from far and wide the heat is on for Clio to fulfil everyone’s dream of a Christmas wedding!

It seems like Clio’s new business might be off to a rocky start and surrounded by love struck brides she can’t help but hope for a little Christmas romance of her own…

Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts – following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is Part Two.
 
 
About the Author:

Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been published in various short story anthologies and in in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance.

Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly believe in true love.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Tour Schedule:


November 24 (Release Day)

November 25

November 26

November 27

November 28

November 29

November 30

December 1

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Book Tour - It's Not You, It's Them by Portia MacIntosh

Today is Day 1 of the blog tour for It's Not You, It's Them by Portia MacIntosh! Hurray!!!! <3

Below you can find out a little more about the book, plus the schedule for all the tour stops with the fabulous bloggers reviewing, sharing excerpts and guest posts! 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01J0W743E/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=lovereadroma-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01J0W743E&linkId=6d191e1449d353bea4078b78211b29b6
From the Blurb:
 
An irresistible, feel-good romance, perfect for fans of Rosie Blake, Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk.

First comes love. Then comes family…


After a lifetime of kissing frogs, Roxie Pratt has given up on finding her own fairytale romance. That is, until she meets her very own Prince Charming, Mark Wright, and he sweeps Roxie off her feet!

So when Mark finally gets down on one knee and pops the question, there’s only one thing left to do: meet the family! And when everything has been picture-perfect so far, what could possibly go wrong…?
 
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Pre-order Links: Amazon | Amazon UK 
 
About the Author:
Portia MacIntosh has been 'making stuff up' for as long as she can remember - or so she says. Whether it was blaming her siblings for that broken vase when she was growing up, blagging her way backstage during her rock chick phase or, most recently, whatever justification she can fabricate to explain away those lunchtime cocktails, Portia just loves telling tales. After years working as a music journalist, Portia decided it was time to use her powers for good and started writing novels. Taking inspiration from her experiences on tour with bands, the real struggle of dating in your twenties and just trying to survive as an adult human female generally, Portia writes about what it's really like for women who don't find this life stuff as easy as it seems.
 

Monday, 24 October 2016

Release Day - Celebrations and Confetti by Rebecca Raisin

It's release day for Celebrations and Confetti by Rebecca Raisin and here at Love Reading Romance we are running a book tour to spread the word about this wonderful new release!

From the Blurb:
Part one in a feel-good romantic serial from bestselling author Rebecca Raisin!

Clio Winters is finally fulfilling her childhood dream of renovating the gorgeous old Cedarwood Lodge in Evergreen. Turning it into the perfect destination for big celebrations, weddings and parties has brought her back home, but Cedarwood Lodge is in need of a lot of tender loving care.

Perhaps all the work will be the perfect distraction from the real reason she had to leave her glamorous New York life behind.

Will coming home be the best decision of her life… or her biggest regret?

Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts - following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is Part One.
 
Book Links: Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | Google Play | Goodreads


To follow all the excitement of the Celebration and Confetti release, check out the reviews, excerpts and guest posts that are part of the blog tour:

Tour Schedule

October 24 (Release Day)
October 25
October 26
October 27
October 28
October 31 
 
http://tours.readingromance.com/2016/08/celebrations-and-confetti-at-cedarwood.html