Saturday, February 1, 2014

Alexandrea Weis Has a New Novel Coming Out and Giveaway!

Title: Cover to Covers
Author: Alexandrea Weis
Release Date: February 1, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance

“If I can be of any further assistance, Mr. Moore,” a peppy blonde with too much black eyeliner said to the man in the impeccably tailored, dark blue Hugo Boss suit. “Please, let me know. I have your suite key.” She pushed the white key-card over the surface of the front desk. “Your usual order of Veuve Clicquot and strawberries will be waiting in your room,” she added with a welcoming smile.
     The self-assured gentleman removed his dark Porsche sunglasses and let his deep-set dark brown eyes linger over the young woman’s attractive face. “Afraid I won’t be needing that this time, Missy,” he murmured, getting a glimpse at her nametag.
     “Oh, I’m sorry, Mr. Moore. I was informed you are always to have a bottle of Veuve Clicquot waiting in your room whenever you stay with us.”
     Wandering over Missy’s stout figure, his eyes fixated on the way her blue blazer clung to her ample bosom. “I usually do when I’m staying here for a relaxing weekend. This time, however, is all business.” He placed his sunglasses in his jacket pocket.
     Missy leaned forward, revealing her cleavage as her blue eyes meandered up and down his body. “I am very sorry to hear that, Mr. Moore.”
     The flirtatious pout that puckered her red lips made Tyler Moore wipe his hand across his chin, attempting to hide his cocky grin. At six-foot-one, with black, wavy hair outlining his chiseled cheekbones and determined, square jaw, he was used to getting such suggestive looks from the opposite sex. But he knew that looks could only get you so far with a woman.
     “How sorry are you?”
     Missy’s eyes popped with interest. “I…I’m not sure what you mean, Mr. Moore.”   
     “How sorry are you that I won’t be having any fun this weekend, Missy?”
     She fingered the lapel on her blue blazer adjacent to her right breast. “I would hate to think your stay here would only be about business, Mr. Moore. If there was anything I could do to change that….”
     He felt a kick of satisfaction as he gazed into her hopeful eyes. “Perhaps you might come up with a few suggestions of other ways I could spend my weekend in your wonderful hotel? We could go over them later…at the bar, after you get off work.”
     The pale blush blossoming on her cheeks was so becoming that Tyler almost began to believe their playful repartee had been worth the effort.
     “I’ll think about it, Mr. Moore.”
     “You do that, Missy. When you have an answer, you know where to find me.” He motioned to his overnight bag and black suitcase by the desk. “Be a sweetheart, and have the porter take my bags to my room. I have to meet a client in the bar before I go up to my suite.”
     The flush on Missy’s cheeks was positively radiant. “Yes, Mr. Moore. Right away.”
     Tyler turned from the polished reception desk, unable to hide his smug grin. No matter where he went, the lust in a woman’s eyes never got old. The entire episode with the desk clerk had only reinforced his belief that it was his confidence, and not his looks, that always got a woman to give him what he wanted. He had learned long ago that his handsome face could only take him so far in life, and had made a concerted effort to take control of any situation. It was a philosophy he had incorporated into every arena of his life.  
     “I’ll have to check back in with sweet little Missy. See how she looks without the blazer.” He strutted across the lobby toward the arched entrance of the Rattlesnake Bar.
     A warm glow of honey, onyx, and a contemporary Western-theme greeted him as he stepped into the cool bar. Perched on the brown leather barstools, an array of women sipped on a myriad of colorful alcoholic concoctions while trying to chase away the sweltering afternoon heat. Tyler noted how more than one set of eyes turned his way as he strolled up to the bar. He checked his confidence at the door and pushed all thoughts of possible late night hookups from his mind.
     His flourishing oil and gas business was always more important than women. Besides, women were nothing more than a distraction at this point in his life. Having just passed the milestone of his fiftieth birthday, Tyler pondered that perhaps it was time for him to stop pursuing such meaningless liaisons and settle down with a tolerable woman who could cater to all of his needs.
     “Two divorces are plenty,” he reasoned as he arrived at the onyx marble and teak-topped bar. Lightly stroking the smooth surface of the marble, he remembered many of the encounters he had experienced in that very bar. Snapshots of blurred faces and forgettable names skipped across his mind. Some of the women had been exciting, a few horrific, but none had been…memorable.

     You know who was memorable, don’t you, Ty? His inner voice taunted. She was the one you let slip through your fingers.

     Tyler snickered at his self-remonstrations. He hated to admit his inner demon was right, but it was. She had happened so long ago, but he found it funny how advancing age only seemed to make the memories of youth more poignant. It was as if growing older brought into focus the emotions that the impetuosity of youth seemed to blur.

Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Her first novel, To My Senses, introduced readers to the world of Nicci Beauvoir and garnered numerous awards and rave reviews. Her popular second Nicci Beauvoir novel, Recovery, won the Gold Medal for best romantic suspense from The Reader’s Favorite Book Awards 2011, and was named best Romantic Suspense novel by the Spring 2011 NABE Pinnacle Book Awards. Her fourth novel, Broken Wings, won best Contemporary Romance by the NABE Pinnacle Book Awards in 2012, was a Silver Medal winner in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards for Romance, as well as a finalist in the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards for Contemporary Romance for 2012. Her last novel, Acadian Waltz received honorable mention at the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards for Best Contemporary Romance and was a Best Southern Fiction Finalist. A permitted wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.  

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Indie Booknerd Writes
The Wonderings of One Person
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Friday, January 31, 2014

Kindle Fire HDX Giveaway

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Think Pride Prejudice with a Twist!

Glenice asked that we share her debut novel her on Writer’s Corner. The Absolute
Being Of Nothingness" is scheduled to be released to the public on February 25th byTate Publishers!    So, I am going to let Glenice tell you a little about her latest novel.

This is the story of Gwendolyn David who is the most awesome dating divalicious, sexy goddess, Pulitzer Prize winning career driven woman extraordinaire! Well to be quite honest, future Pulitzer Prize winner and yet to have a boyfriend!!!... These are just minor hiccups if you ask her!

In reality, this is a story of Gwendolyn David a self absorbed, totally lovable, slightly dizzy single woman in NYC with secret superhero fantasies. Her penchant for getting into trouble throws her into the path of a modern day Mr. Darcy, a sardonic and mysterious stranger.

From the moment they set eyes on each other, they draw swords. Will they trade their swords for ploughshares?

Amidst the fireworks, enter the delicious Dr. Mark Beasley. The golden boy, the man you take home to meet your parents.

Where will her heart lead her? To Mark for whom she risks life and limb to impress him(yes! she goes hiking with him!) or Daniel who she would love to exile to Antarctica?

Her novel is listed as a giveaway on  This is a novel that is worth checking out.  Please feel free to contact Glenice on Facebook, or Twitter.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Welcome to a Cold Case

Thank you to TLC Book Tours and William Morrow for a copy of the novel After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman.  The genre of this novel is mystery.


Felix Brewer is leaving his family and everything he knows because of an impending prison term.  He tries hard to prepare his family including his mistress Julie Saxony for the fact that he will not be there in the future.   Will they heed his advice?  Ten years pass and Julie Saxony goes missing.  Police investigate but nothing happens with the investigation until it reaches retired detective Sandy Sanchez.  What will he find?  Will his investigation lead to Felix Brewer? 

My Thoughts: 

This novel initially interested me because of the question posed by the author.  What happens when the father or husband is taken out of the picture?  How will this event then affect his family?  An event such as this will always have an impact on the people it touches. 

The genre of this novel is mystery.  I felt like I was in a Cold Case television show episode.  I could visualize the episode or the series of the events taking place in the format of the show.  Since this novel is about a “cold case” the author structured the story to really support it.  The structure of the story is told in both the present and past tense.  I had never seen this type of structure in a mystery before and found it very interesting.  Readers will enjoy this aspect of the novel.

The only part of the novel that wasn’t enjoyable for me was that the story did not keep me interested all the way through.  I enjoyed reading it but was able to put it down.



Please visit Laura on her Facebook page, Twitter, and her Website.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Virtual Nightstand for January 27, 2014

Good morning! I'm sorry this post is late this week.  I was busy seeing Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit.  A good movie by the way!  Onto the news of Writer's Corner.  I am still working on the details of the Follower Love giveaway. Here are some new contributers:  Sloper's Stitch House, L. Alison Heller, and Lisa Becker.  There will be more...

Next month stay tuned for my review of Shadowed by Grace which will also be a giveaway!  The concept of the novel is that it is a monument men theme.  So there is also a movie coming out as well!

Here is the Virtual Nightstand for this week:

Hard Copy: