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HOT Reads Edition of Fan Girl Friday

Happy “Good Lord It’s Hot” Friday!

Or at least it’s hot in my neck of the woods. Kids are gearing up for back to school, the pool is too hot for a dip (temp of bathwater? No thanks) and fall isn’t even flirting with me yet.

BUT, good news – we have some hot reads you can nab. Then put your feet up, grabbed that chilled wine spritzer (or just a cold Sprite) and lose yourself in a whole new world. Yay!

HOT OFF THE PRESSES:

I’ve always liked Susan Wiggs and I put this one on my TBR stack mostly because of the cover and title. Family Tree is her new rerelease and the perfect one for someone looking for a sweet, emotional journey. It’s the story of woman living a charmed life who finds herself losing everything. She must journey back home to the family who raised her. There’s an old cookbook, a former love and lots of healing. And the cover suggest fall. Come on, fall! The price point is prohibitive at $12.99 but it might be the perfect one to put on your “want” shelf. https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-Novel-Susan-Wiggs-ebook/dp/B01825C50W/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1470916734&sr=1-1&keywords=susan+wiggs+family+tree

Love the best friend to lovers trope? How about The Best Friend Bargain by Robin Bielman? Olivia Lincoln has a plan guaranteed to get her life back on track. A plan that involves her best friend, Danny. And he’s on board, too…until she blurts ostacking the deckut that they’re engaged and expecting a baby, and the news spreads like wildfire. Sound up your alley (uh, that’s up everyone’s alley), you can check it out at https://www.amazon.com/Best-Friend-Bargain-Kisses-Sand-ebook/dp/B01IN8O470?tag=entangpublis-20&link_code=ur2&creative=9325&camp=211189

And fun news from Marina Adair – her book Autumn in the Vineyard has been picked up for development at the Hallmark Channel! Such fun and fabulous news and if you want to read the book before you watch the movie, you can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Autumn-Vineyard-St-Helena-Novel-ebook/dp/B00CRMUJV4/ref=sr_1_10?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1470919306&sr=1-10&keywords=marina+adair

Congrats, Marina! The Rubies are excited for you!

SIZZLING SALES:

The Rubies got lots of books on sale. Check these out:

Ruby sister Lindsey Brookes has HERO OF HER HEART. In this one Ruby’s back in town and her mama is up to her matchmaking ways. Poor ol’ not interested Tanner doesn’t stand a chance. It has a 4.1 out of 5 stars on 154 Amazon reviews https://amzn.com/B004WP3EA2

And Heather McCollum has a book on sale, too!

On SALE for $0.99 – SIREN’S SONG: Book One of the Guardians Series – 2015 WINNER of the Readers’ Crown!

Jule Welsh can sing. She enthralls people with her bel canto voice. But it takes more than practice to reach her level of exquisite song; it takes siren’s blood running through her veins. Jule is starting her senior year at Cougar Creek High when her relatively normal world begins to resemble a roller coaster flying through a carnival scare house. Her mother is diagnosed as insane and committed, a psycho-stalker is snapping pictures of her to put into his homemade Jule-shrine, her voice is suddenly putting people into comatose trances, oh and the gorgeous new guy in town, Luke Whitmore, is interested in her . . . but also wants to kill her.   Find it at https://www.amazon.com/Sirens-Song-Guardians-Book-1-ebook/dp/B019WQ3POK/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1470918179&sr=1-5&keywords=heather+mccollum

So what if you’re looking for something to get your blood pumping….no, not that…a good suspense. Ruby Anne Marie Becker has Stacking the Deck on sale! Here’s the tag line for the series – In a city built for sin, the Redemption Club is a secret society that exists to fulfill a person’s darkest desires—including murder games—for a price. This book has a sexy bodyguard, a bold off-grid heroine and a missing girl.  Check it out at the Amazon Buy Link

And finally, TODAY is the last day to nab Diane Layne’s Trust No One for FREE and her 99 cent books (The Good Daughter and Edge of Trust) are on sale until the 14th. Find Trust No One herehttp://amzn.to/2b1rzqa 

FROM THE TBR STACK:

Ruby Rita Henuber has been dipping into her TBR stack and came out with a sexy fantasy. So if you’re looking for something to light your fires, here you go:

Before She Wakes: Forbidden Fairy Tales 
by Sharon Lynn Fisher 
Link: 
https://amzn.com/B01208WP1G

Ruby sister and Rita finalist Sharon Lynn Fisher blends dark erotic romance, fantasy, and science fiction in these bold tales of seduction and sensual awakening. These are bedtime stories for adults.

Double RITA finalist and Bachelor-addicted Lizzie Shane has a recommendation for us:

It’s a new release by my good friend Kaye Chambers, who had to take a hiatus from writing but she’s back and just released the second book in her San Fran-based urban fantasy series.  DEFYING DESTINY (https://www.amazon.com/Defying-Destiny-Ladies-George-Book-ebook/dp/B01IYH8OGW) is the sequel to BLOOD & DESTINY (https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Destiny-Ladies-George-Book-ebook/dp/B0037BS2H2) and I would recommend reading both because it’s one of those series where the characters build on you and the emotional payoff in the final third of the second book is heart-wrenchingly satisfying.  I hope other readers love getting wrapped up in Destiny & Marcus’s world as much as I did.  🙂

And finally I have a recommendation for you history lovers out there. Last week I picked up Daniel Silva’s The Unlikely Spy.  Set in the midst of WWII, it chronicles the cat and mouse games played by both the German and British spies. This particular book revolves around the intelligence surrounding the D Day invasion and was full of masterful twists and turns. It’s long, it’s complicated and it’s perfect for those who love spies, betrayal and a bad ass woman with a stiletto (she scared me!) I bought this one because it was the cheapest and I wanted to try him. It’s $4.99 and worth every penny. He has a new one out now…but it’s not $4.99 🙂

https://www.amazon.com/Unlikely-Spy-Daniel-Silva-ebook/dp/B001MV0GGY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1470918818&sr=1-1&keywords=the+unlikely+spy+by+daniel+silva

So there you have it – some great books to check out for every reader’s taste. Now it’s your turn. Share with us what’s been tickling your fancy….or making you sleep with the lights on!

 

Hot Reads Edition of Fangirl Friday

Promise of FireHello, friends and welcome to a new take on our Fangirl Friday. Instead of merely mentioning the Ruby books releasing or on sale (yes, they’re terrific) we want to make this Friday spot a place we can talk about all kinds of books. New releases, hot sales, and books that have finally made their way to the top of the TBR stack. We know we all have towering stacks, right? And we want more interaction. We want you to tell us what you’re reading and loving. It’s a place to not only promo, but to really talk about what’s tickling your fancy in the world of fiction (or even non-fiction). Rubies will be providing  several books each Friday that are on our radar. Your job is to give us even more…even if  it’s your own new release. We’re a community and you’re part of it.

So here we go:

HOT OFF THE PRESSES:

The Fabulous Darynda Jones has a fascinating recommendation. She was asked to blurb a book for a debut author. Here’s what she has to say:

I gave a quote for a book (and debut) that came out today and it’s phenomenal! It’s called A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet, but it’s more fantasy than “hot”, though it is that too at times. You can find more info on Amanda at http://www.amandabouchet.com and if you’re interested in buying her book, check it out here https://www.amazon.com/dp/1492626015/ref=cm_sw_su_dp
 
SIZZLING SALES:

Red-hot Ruby Author L.L. Kellogg has her entire Seduction Series on sale. Check out Hypnotic Seduction, Captive Seduction, and Sin City Seduction. I’m thinking there’s lots of seducing going on here 🙂

https://www.amazon.com/Hypnotic-Seduction-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00826BAF8

https://www.amazon.com/Captive-Seduction-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00BBQ2JPQ  

https://www.amazon.com/Sin-City-Seduction-Book-ebook/dp/B00YOIN1X2

 FROM THE RUBY TBR STACK:
 
Ruby Heather McCollum recently read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Here’s the Kindle link: Amazon Buy Link

I really enjoyed it! I think it is considered YA dystopian. I was immediately absorbed into the world of Reds and Silvers. Aveyard is a master at world building and pulse-driving plot twists. I immediately bought the sequel but have to wait until February for the third book.

Here’s the blurb:

Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.

To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.

Ruby Elizabeth Langston went back to an old favorite with Betty Neels:

I think that a lot of Betty Neels books are on sale right now.  AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN is 99 cents. https://www.amazon.com/Independent-Woman-Best-Betty-Neels-ebook/dp/B001R4GN5E

It was copyrighted in 2001, so it was one of the last novels that Betty Neels ever published before she passed away.

Neels’ stories are an addiction for me. The heroine is almost always a young, middle-class English woman who falls for an older Dutch physician. The books are sweet, fairly predictable, and ultimately charming–like a tea with honey on a cold night. A comfort read when I need a few hours of peace.

And from Bev Petterson’s TBR stack: Body of Evidence by Rachel Grant  https://amzn.com/B00EA8EO00

Rachel is a fellow pixie and 4-time GH finalist. I just read BODY OF EVIDENCE when I learned it had recently been optioned for worldwide motion picture and television rights. The book was super and I’ll be reading all her “Evidence” books. Holy cow, it was good and I’m looking forward to the movie.

In Body of Evidence, a sexy romantic political thriller, an archaeologist and a US Attorney find themselves on an explosive, globe-spanning chase full of political intrigue and legal drama.

“An exhilarating read that could easily be a blockbuster on the screen.” – Kirkus Reviews  

 

Now the Rubies would like to know what you’re reading…or what the next hottest book of the summer will be. Ready…set….share away!

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