Monday, October 15, 2018

Review: Crossing Hope by Kimberly Kincaid

 I'm excited to be part of this tour today and to be able to say congrats to author Kimberly Kincaid, today is release day for her newest release Crossing Hope! Below you will see my thoughts on this one and if you didn't already know, I love this authors books, they are some of my all time favorites. So let's get to it!

Crossing Hope by Kimberly Kincaid 
Publisher: Kimberly Kincaid Romance
Published: October 15th 2018
Pages: 321 pages
Format: E-ARC
Challenges: Goodreads Challenge

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Marley Rallston would rather be anywhere other than too-small-for-a-map-dot Millhaven, Virginia. But thanks to a heap of debt, what was supposed to be a quick trip to fulfill her mother’s dying wish has turned into an extended stay with the family she never knew she had and the father who never wanted her. To top it off, now she’s being forced to do community service with the town’s biggest bad boy, when all she wants to do is make enough cash to get out of Dodge? Life can’t get much worse. The only thing Greyson Whittaker cares about is his family’s farm. He’ll do anything to keep Whittaker Hollow in the black, including live up to his rough, tough reputation by running the place by himself, no matter the cost. Mandatory community service with the daughter of their biggest rival is the last thing he wants or needs. But the more time Greyson and Marley spend together, the hotter their attraction burns, and the more the unlikely pair begins to realize that forbidden fruit just might taste the sweetest…

Let me start this review off by saying Wow! Author Kimberly Kincaid has done it again. I've found another favorite book for this year and another favorite book boyfriend. I've loved this amazing authors writing since the first book that I've read of Kimberly's, but this one blew me away. It might be that I grew up on a farm, or that I just love me some hot farmers, but I think it has more to do with the writing than anything. 

She pulled me right into this story and if I'm being honest I didn't want it to end. I still want to know what happens to them after the end. That to me lets you know as a reader how much you really connected and loved a book.  I really love books that I can also connect with the characters and I really connected with Marley in this book. She's a lot like me in a few different ways and that just made reading my way through this book even better. It also had me rooting for the couple right away!

 Author Kimberly Kincaid created this family story and it's one that you will want to read from the beginning and that's exactly what I did. Though like I said above this one has become my favorite one of the series so far. I must also say how amazing this book cover is! I'm pretty sure you all will agree with me. HA HA! 

The best part of this whole book and series is the connection throughout this whole family! I love family books and when all the stories connect one family that just pulls me into the story even more. I also really enjoy their love of their family farm and how they work together to make it better. This book is no exception to that. You get to see all the family connection and what family really means to each of them. 

If you love family and a book chalk full of sweet romance, then Crossing Hope is for you. Also if you haven't read the other books in this series, what are you waiting for? Seriously, get your copies today and read! Today is also the book birthday for Crossing Hope so I want to say a huge congrats to author Kimberly Kincaid, you've wrote another fantastic book!

As you can see above, I'm giving Crossing Hope by Kimberly Kincaid an Ali's Bookshelf...

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a USA Today best-selling author and a 2015 RWA RITA® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.


Friday, October 12, 2018

Book Blogger Hop #53

Book Blogger Hop is another post I'm going to be trying out and this one has a topic each week, which is something I've been trying to bring to the blog.  I'm really excited about this one because I have a hard time coming up with something fresh to talk about and I'm hoping this helps.

If you would be interested in doing your own post, please CLICK HERE to learn more about this great hop! 

12th - 18th -You are suddenly transported into a future time in which (horrors!) books are unknown. How would you explain books, and how wonderful they are, to the people of that time? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)

Great question this week. I will say this is a nightmare of mine! Seriously, how can they not have books? Okay let's see, I would tell them all about the different worlds that books can take you and how they feel in your hands. I would have to tell them about the smell and how wonderful it is. I would have to mention how books teleport you into the story and how they can make you feel so much better on a rainy day. There is just so much I would say. 
So what about you? How would you explain how wonderful books are?  

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Teaser Tuesday #149

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser.

 Summer is over. The leaves in the dusty streets congregate in great piles along the tenement buildings, dry and crisp, yellow and red, all awaiting inevitable disintegration.

Another great book that's been on my shelf for a bit. I really need to get to this one! 


Friday, October 5, 2018

Book Blogger Hop #52

Book Blogger Hop is another post I'm going to be trying out and this one has a topic each week, which is something I've been trying to bring to the blog.  I'm really excited about this one because I have a hard time coming up with something fresh to talk about and I'm hoping this helps.

If you would be interested in doing your own post, please CLICK HERE to learn more about this great hop! 

5th - 11th - It's getting close to Halloween. If you HAD to read one of these two genres, which would you prefer -- urban fantasy, or horror, and why? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)

 I would have to pick urban fantasy mainly because I hate reading horror. I just can't do it! It's a no go for me lol. 

So how about you, which one of the two genre's would you pick? I would love to know, comment below and tell me is it urban fantasy or horror for you? 

Promo Blitz and Giveaway: Roughing the Player

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Chicago Outlaws, Book 2
Sports Romance
Date Published: August 2018
Publisher: Hearts Afire Publishing

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From USA Today Bestselling Author Magda Alexander comes a sensuous tale of love, betrayal, and second chances.

Most Valuable Party Boy

After a wild party brings the wrong kind of notoriety to quarterback Brock Parker, his team trades him to the Chicago Outlaws--as backup. At this point, he’ll never make the hall of fame. Brock’s one consolation is beautiful, hot Ellie Adams. His new sports agent, his high school tutor. The girl who got away.

Most Straitlaced Stick in the Mud

As a teenager, whip smart Eleanor Adams had fallen for Brock with disastrous consequences. But she’d picked herself up, dusted him off, and moved on. Now a sports agent, she won’t risk her chance at success. Least of all, to the playboy jock who almost ruined her life.

Most Notorious Scandal

But when another scandal threatens Brock’s spot on the team, Ellie moves in with him to save his career. Big mistake. Because she still has the hots for him. And the league’s most notorious bad boy hasn't lost the knack of getting under her skirt.

A smokin’ hot, STANDALONE, FULL-LENGTH novel with a guaranteed HEA.

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Other Books in the Chicago Outlaws Sports Romance Series:

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Dirty Filthy Boy
Chicago Outlaws, Book 1
Publisher: Hearts Afire Publishing
Published: January 2017

Bad boy quarterback Ty Mathews has it all--money, women, fame. On the gridiron, he vanquishes defenses with his golden arm. Off the field, it's another part of his anatomy that gets the glory. Legend has it, he only needs to crook a finger, and women come running.

Until he meets MacKenna Perkins.

The rookie reporter wants nothing to do with him. After all, she was hired to cover women's and social issues for her local Chicago newspaper, not deal with a cocky football player. But when the sports reporter falls ill, she's asked to interview a wide receiver. Knowing next to nothing about football, she fails miserably at it.

Until Ty Mathews proposes she write about him instead.

Eager to impress her boss, she accepts his offer. Too late, she realizes her heart's not listening to her head. In no time at all, she's in his bed doing all those dirty things he likes to do. A big mistake because if her editor ever found out? He'd fire her.

A smokin' hot, STANDALONE, FULL-LENGTH novel with a guaranteed HEA.

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USA Today bestseller Magda Alexander is the author of eleven books, ranging from steamy contemporary romance, to intriguing romantic suspense, to smokin' hot sports romance. A native of Cuba, she now resides in western Maryland in a city whose history dates back to colonial times. She loves to cook yummy food in her Instant Pot and spend time with her family, especially her beautiful granddaughter. Magda is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Maryland Romance Writers. For more information on Magda's books, please visit her website at

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