Friday, October 28, 2022

The Danger with Diamonds by Traci Hunter Abramson Sian Ann Bessey blog tour/giveaway


The Danger with Diamonds

Authors: Traci Hunter Abramson and Sian Ann Bessey

Publisher: Covenant 

FTC FYI: I received an ebook from the publisher. All views and opinions expressed are my own.


When Lars Hendriks arranges to meet Marit Jansen in Vienna, he is hoping their friendship will blossom into romance. What he doesn’t expect is a surprise visit from his cousin Cole or the loose diamonds he brings with him.

As a CIA operative, Cole Bridger is used to uncertainty, but when his work takes him back to Vienna, he looks forward to reconnecting with Isabelle Roberts, the fellow agent he dated briefly before duty took him away from Austria. Unfortunately, his silence over the last few months has created a chasm that he can’t cross without help. He barely takes a step toward repairing the damaged relationship when a brazen jewel heist seemingly links Cole, Lars, Marit, and Isabelle to the crime. The group is drawn into a deadly mystery, and once again, the treasures of Falcon Point are threatened. It doesn’t take long for them to realize they have stumbled upon something far bigger and more dangerous than a simple robbery. And someone on the inside knows it.


The Danger with Diamonds should have been titled Don’t Many Any Plans Until You’re Done Reading. I really enjoyed the action scenes, mixed with some great romance of the two couples, and their developing relationships. I loved how the authors would change of point of views during the highest peaks of action. It made the book impossible to put down. I think my favorite character was Isabelle. She’s tough as nails, and vulnerable at the same time. Marit was also amazing. So smart and aware, all the time. Don’t get me wrong, the cousins were great too. But I can’t really talk about my other favorite characters without spoilers. This was a great read, full of action, exciting twists and turns and excellent, smart characters.

5 out of 5 stars!

Purchase links

Amazon Kindle / Amazon paperback / Deseret Book / Seagull Book

Author links

Goodreads / Traci's Amazon author page / Sian's Amazon author page

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Friday, October 14, 2022

The Holly and the Ivy -- blog tour/giveaway


Spend the holidays with four of your favorite historical romance authors, whose stories of Yuletide romance will brighten the season with humor, hope, and the promise of true love.


“The Holly and the Ivy” by Sarah M. Eden

As nursemaid to the eight-year-old Duke of Kielder, Robbie will spend her holidays with her young charge as a guest of Lord and Lady Jonquil. While the couple makes the child’s holiday magical, the handsome gardener works his own magic on nurse Robbie’s heart.


“A Season to Love” by Anneka Walker

Alice Hunt is searching for a Christmas miracle: a husband of her choosing. With the threat of an arranged marriage looming, she looks to an unlikely matchmaker for help.


“A Twist of Christmas” by Dana LeCheminant

A Christmas house party offers two members of the ton an irresistible opportunity: a weekend of anonymity. But their charade comes with unexpected romantic consequences.


“Hiding Christmas” by Esther Hatch

Celebrating Christmas in Scotland will only invite persecution. But that never stopped Kirstine's English grandmother. When they are almost caught, Kirstine is forced to beg the help of the one man she cannot abide.

My review

This book is a collection of four wonderful novellas from four talented authors. Each story is beautifully written. I really enjoy novellas, I love how each story moved along with great pacing and never felt rushed. The characters were enduring and memorable. (I especially loved young Adam.)

5 out of 5 stars

Purchase links

Amazon Kindle / Amazon paperback / Seagull Book / Deseret Book

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