Bea's Book Nook

BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

An Excerpt from Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle, A Free Book & A Giveaway!


Excerpt, Run to Ground, Katie Ruggle, Free Book, Giveaway, After the End

Have you missed Katie Ruggle’s Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue crew? It's one of my faves.


Well, you’re in luck because Katie just released a FREE epilogue novella, After the End, that features all of your favorites! You can download it for free at most online retailers.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Dual Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Cold Reign by Faith Hunter


Review, Excerpt & Giveaway, Cold Reign, Faith Hunter, Bea's Book Nook


Review, Cold Reign, Faith Hunter, UF, Bea's Book Nook
Publisher: Ace
Series: Jane Yellowrock #11
Format Read: Steph - Paperback; Bea - eGalley
Source: From the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: May 2, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker…and the woman rogue vampires fear most.

Jane walks softly and carries a big stake to keep the peace in New Orleans, all part of her job as official Enforcer to Leo Pellissier, Master of the City. But Leo's reign is being threatened by a visit from a delegation of ancient European vampires seeking to expand their dominions.

And there’s another danger to the city. When she hears reports of revenant vampires, loose in NOLA and out for blood, Jane goes to put them down—and discovers there’s something unusual about these revenants. They never should have risen.

Jane must test her strength against a deadly, unnatural magic beyond human understanding, and a ruthless cadre of near-immortals whose thirst for power knows no bounds…

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Her Secret By Shelley Shepard Gray

Review, Excerpt, Giveaway, Her Secret, Shelley Shepard Gray, Bea's Book Nook, Amish Romance
Publisher: Avon Inspire
Series: The Amish of Hart County
Format Read: Paperback
Source: From the PR firm in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: March 14, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray begins a new series—The Amish of Hart County—with this suspenseful tale of a young Amish woman who is forced to move to a new town to escape a threatening stalker.

After a stalker went too far, Hannah Hilty and her family had no choice but to leave the bustling Amish community where she grew up. Now she’s getting a fresh start in Hart County, Kentucky…if only she wasn’t too scared to take it. Hannah has become afraid to trust anyone—even Isaac, the friendly Amish man who lives next door. She wonders if she'll ever return to the trusting, easy-going woman she once was.

For Isaac Troyer, the beautiful girl he teasingly called “The Recluse” confuses him like no other. When he learns of her past, he knows he's misjudged her. However, he also understands the importance of being grateful for God’s gifts, and wonders if they will ever have anything in common. But as Hannah and Isaac slowly grow closer, they realize that there’s always more to someone than meets the eye.

Just as Hannah is finally settling into her new life, and perhaps finding a new love, more secrets are revealed and tragedy strikes. Now Hannah must decide if she should run again or dare to fight for the future she has found in Hart County.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Excerpt & Giveaway: Snared by Jennifer Estep

Excerpt, Giveaway, Snared, Jennifer Estep, Bea's Book Nook

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea. Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. Snared, book #16, will be released on April 25. She also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series, the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series, and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Bea Reviews Of Cats and Men: Profiles of History's Great Cat-Loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers, and Statesmen by Sam Kalda

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Of Cats and Men, Sam Kalda
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: April 18th, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

A stylish, illustrated gift book from an award-winning artist that profiles notable cat-loving men throughout history in words and pictures.

Of Cats and Men presents a fresh approach to cat entertainment that’s smart, sweet, and driven by beautiful art (instead of tacky photography, as many cat books are). Appealing to both men and women, the “cat men” approach is a fun
twist on the “cat lady” stereotype and makes for a highly giftable book. The 30 men profiled range from writers and artists such as Haruki Murakami, T.S. Eliot, William S. Burroughs, and Ai Weiwei, to historical luminaries such as Sir Winston
Churchill, Nikola Tesla, and Sir Issac Newton. In addition to the portraits, the book features beautifully hand-lettered quotes about cats by some of the men, including Twain’s “When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without
further introduction.”

Friday, April 14, 2017

Steph Reviews Tied to His Betrayal (Dirty Little Secrets #2) by Stacey Kennedy

Publisher: Loveswept
Series: Dirty Little Secrets #2
Format Read: E-book
Source: From Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: November 15, 2016
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Blurb from goodreads:

Darius Bennett can’t live without supreme control. A self-made billionaire, he’s rich enough to get anything—and any woman—he wants, yet he’s still haunted by a broken relationship. Five years ago, Darius let Taylor Erikson go because he knew he could never give her what she truly wanted: his heart. But the moment Taylor walks back into his life, bruised and beaten, Darius blames himself. To make good on his betrayal, he vows to help her heal—in and out of the sheets.

Once upon a time, Darius was Taylor’s world. Now his fierce embrace is exactly what she needs to get back on her feet. But Taylor pays a heavy price for her sizzling nights with Darius. As the emotional ties become stronger than ever and the paparazzi hunt her down for their next juicy story, Taylor must face some hard truths. They can’t go back. And to move forward, the key to loving Darius isn’t about keeping his secrets—it’s about exposing them.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Review & Giveaway: WASP by Fiona Quinn

Series: Uncommon Enemies #1
Publisher: SilverHart Publishing
Source: pr firm in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: April 11th, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

WASP:
Zoe Kealoha is a military research scientist. Her work is aimed at saving lives, but when intruders force their way inside her home, she only has seconds to hide beneath her bed. As she hears the heavy crunch of footfalls creep closer, she realizes her quiet, orderly world is about to be upended.

Unlike Zoe’s well-ordered world of hypothesis and laboratory-controlled environments, Gage Harrison loves the rush of risk. A member of the United States Marine’s elite Raider unit, Gage is a warrior in every sense of the word. His soft spot is Zoe. When he hears desperate screams from inside her home, his instinct and training switch from lover to guardian. He’ll stop at nothing to save Zoe from whatever evil lurks behind her bedroom door.

While Gage may have thwarted an attempt on Zoe’s life, he recognizes the skill of the men sent to abduct her. They, like he, were trained killers. And Gage knows they’ll be back. Gage and his team are willing to risk everything to protect Zoe, but untangling the sticky web of intrigue and finding the person behind her attempted abduction isn’t as clear-cut as it seems.