tatWhile I don’t normally send you off to other websites (I’d much rather keep you company here ūüôā ) – I came across this amazing article – thank you Uncle George Takei – that shows some truly awesome ¬†tattoos that are inspired by the books these folks loved enough to have them inked.

Please check them out.  The article link is right here.  Р or simply click on the image.

The Holiday PartyTitle:  The Holiday Party
Series:
Author:  Brian Perry
Genre:  Adult Literature
Published:  April 3, 2015
Publisher:  First Edition Design Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

“All cops go to Heaven. Cop killers, they go to that other place.” So says the narrator of The Holiday Party, a police officer who has seen his best friend killed in the line of duty.

Six years later…September 11, 2001. Struggling with alcoholism and on the brink of suicide, our hero finds himself buried beneath one hundred stories of concrete and steel. Now, in the midst of unspeakable tragedy, he fights to survive, even as he discovers that his greatest challenge is to escape the wreckage of his past and find hope for a better future.

As his situation grows increasingly desperate, a troubled hero learns those timeless lessons his own father never had the opportunity to teach him: love, forgiveness, and honor. But can he learn the final lesson – that though we cannot change our pasts, we can decide what type of person we want to be today.

A touching reminder of the sacrifices police and their families make, this heartwarming and inspirational book is for anyone that has been through a difficult time, or has regrets, or had faith and lost it. In other words, The Holiday Party is a book for all of us, and one that will stay with you long after you put it down.

Read on for my thoughts on The Holiday Party.  No true spoilers, promise.

An Inconvenient MistressTitle:  An Inconvenient Mistress
Series:  The Ashford Brothers #3
Author:  Caroline Kimberly
Genre:  Historical Romance
Published:  April 6, 2015
Publisher:  Carina Press
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Jamaica, 1820

Isabelle North needs a hero, and if an arrogant mercenary is all she can find‚Ķ he’ll just have to do. She must get back to England before her past catches up with her, even if that means booking passage on a vessel captained by a man she cannot abide.

Phillip Ashford, notorious smuggler and captain of the privateer Intrepid, knows Miss North is trouble. She’s stubborn, for starters, and it’s painfully clear she’s conning him‚ÄĒshe looks more like a schoolmarm than the rich man’s mistress she claims to be. But beneath her prim exterior is a sharp wit and courageous spirit that draws him in despite himself.

They both know they should keep their distance. But passion flares as they defend themselves on the high seas‚ÄĒuntil Phillip begins asking questions Isabelle would rather not answer. After all, how much can she really share with a man she’ll never trust?

Meet Phillip’s brothers in An Inconvenient Kiss and An Inconvenient Wife!

Read on for my thoughts on An Inconvenient Mistress.  No true spoilers, promise.

License to DateTitle:  License to Date
Series:  Better Date Than Never #6
Author:  Susan Hatler
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  January 14, 2014
Publisher:  Hatco Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

After discovering her fiancé cheated on her, Kaitlin is focused on two things: remodeling her new home and avoiding men at all costs. But her friends insist she get back in the driver’s seat and date again. They strike a hard bargain and agree to paint her house if she goes on five dates.

Anxious to get the paint job started, Kaitlin schedules five dates in five days, but her plan falls to pieces when a sexy bartender at her venue-of-choice makes her swoon. Even though he observes each of the dates from afar, she can’t help but want him to come a little closer.

The last person she should fall for is a mysterious bartender with a sinful smile, but Paul makes her want to take risks again. Will the charming man with electric blue eyes break her heart or will he prove to her that a license to date is what makes life worth the drive?

Read on for my thoughts on License to Date.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Girl Who Wouldn't DieTitle: ¬†The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die
Series:
Author:  Marnie Riches
Genre:  Mystery
Published:  April 2, 2015
Publisher:  HarperCollins, Maze
My Rating:  2 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

He’s watching her…she doesn’t know it…yet¬†
When a bomb explodes at the University of Amsterdam, aspiring criminologist Georgina McKenzie is asked by the police to help flush out the killer.

But the bomb is part of a much bigger, more sinister plot that will have the entire city quaking in fear.

And the killer has a very special part for George to play…

Read on for my thoughts on The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die. ¬†No true spoilers, promise.

The Cinderella PrincessTitle:  The Cinderella Princess
Series:  Royal Holiday Book 1
Author:  Melissa McClone
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 2, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Thanks to a philandering father, ad exec Emily Rodgers knows happily ever after doesn’t exist. Relying on a man only leads to heartache. She takes care of herself, and work defines her life. But Emily soon finds herself in the hands of a real-life prince who defines the words charming and sexy. Not to mention reckless. If Prince Lucas doesn’t find a royal bride, Emily’s dream of being named a partner at the advertising firm will die.

Luc‚Äôs fun-loving ways have made him a magnet for scandal. His father gives Luc an ultimatum‚ÄĒfind a wife on a reality TV show or be disowned. Rules require him to marry nobility, but after he meets the uptight American sent to find him find a princess bride, his search for Cinderella might be over. Too bad Emily wants nothing to do with him. Perhaps he can show her that fairytale endings can happen in real life‚Ķ

Read on for my thoughts on The Cinderella Princess.  No true spoilers, promise.

book confessionI love taking part in features and memes.  It brings us book lovers and book bloggers a bit closer together, if only in our shared love of reading great books.  So today I discovered something new.  :)

There is a new feature over at Parajunkee called Confessions of a Bookworm.  Here’s the link to this week’s post.   And the information about all of this is located at that link.

This week’s question is:   How far have you gone for your favorite author?

Well, this week’s question kinda has me stumped. ¬†I’ve definitely not gone as far as Anila has – having her favorite author’s books shipped halfway across the world to her. ¬†Tough act to follow, girl. ¬†ūüėČ

Aside from haunting libraries and their vast “on hold” lists to get out of print books that are still on my library’s shelves (I live in a city where all the libraries in our county are linked so I can “order” books and have more than 20 libraries search their stacks for them – kinda cool actually)

I guess the most thing I’ve done (which isn’t all that impressive) is to get autographed novels from my most favorite author at release automatically. ¬†At Turn The Page Bookstore¬†(which is run by Nora Roberts and her husband) there is a subscription service where I automatically purchase the latest Nora books and she autographs them before shipping. ¬†Which is very cool. ¬†There may be other authors that do that, but she is the one that I am aware of. ¬†It means that I don’t have to wait on release date because usually (not always) I get the autographed book in the mail on release day or slightly after… a couple times the day before, not always… depends on the mail ¬†ūüôā

So mine wasn’t earth shattering this week. ¬†ūüôā ¬†What’s your story? ¬†How far have you gone?

Ready for a hot new book boyfriend? ¬†Then here ya go…

 

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DARK_COVER_EBOOKMeet Me In The Dark (A Dark Suspense) by J.A. Huss
Publication date: April 15th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
Synopsis:

Eight years ago, Merric Case‚ÄĒAKA Merc, freelance assassin‚ÄĒwas sent to rescue a sixteen year old girl from a Wyoming-based militia¬†group on Christmas Eve. A new life, new friends, and a whole lot of new money came out of that job. But a choice had to be made that¬†night, and the girl he should‚Äôve saved was left behind.

Sydney Channing was collateral damage in more ways than one when the rescue she expected turned into an eight-year nightmare filled¬†with lies, sexual servitude, and mind manipulation. Case‚Äôs last threat gave her hope that one day he‚Äôd be back‚ÄĒeven if it was just to kill¬†her.

And now Merc is back. But he‚Äôs not here to save Sydney. His job is to pick through her damaged psyche and find the truth using whatever¬†means necessary. Sex, drugs, lies, and love. Those are his weapons of choice. And when Merric Case takes aim‚ÄĒhe never misses the¬†target.

Meet Me In The Dark is a full-length dark suspense novel due to be published on April 15, 2015.

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About J A Huss

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JA Huss is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.

You can chat with her on Facebook, Twitter (@jahuss), and her kick-ass romance blog, New Adult Addiction.

If you’re interested in getting your hands on an advanced release copy of her upcoming books, sneak peek teasers, or information on her upcoming personal appearances,¬†you can join her newsletter list¬†and get those details delivered right to your inbox.

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Taking Control TBR 15Since it’s now mid-afternoon where I am, and with the possibility of one or two more things to go up on the blog later ~~ I think it is safe to call this month of March a Wrap.

This month has been so full and such fun.  Bloggiesta,  Take Control of your TBR Pile, starting on Twitter, setting up a KB Facebook page, so many reviews and memes.  Getting amazing comments, upping my own commenting a lot was one of my goals or ongoing goals I should say.  Setting aside a certain amount of time each day has helped me achieve that one.

Scheduling has become more important than ever.   (running 3 book blogs has made that so very clear)  And yes, I probably am just a touch crazy.

Next month Keeper Bookshelf will start taking part in some Cover Reveals and Launch Blitz Promotions… not too many, but time to get the feet wet and start.

I am very happy with myself for sticking with my renewed love and work on this blog. ¬†I love this community and I enjoy each and every day that I sit down to work on one of the loves of my life… books.

I did manage to get a lot of my TBR pile read – and no, I didn’t keep close count like I should have but honestly I wasn’t looking for a reward, it was a goal that I wanted so taking part in the Take Control of your TBR Pile was great motivation for setting aside a month devoted to that.

So, next up… on to April. ¬†Already full of scheduled reviews, I know there will be spur of the moment reads and reviews – I cannot seen to be able to log into NetGalley without checking out the new novels. ¬†*rolls eyes and laughs* ¬†I’m such a sucker for a new book. ¬†I don’t know yet how much more than this month I’ll accomplish but I do know one thing — at the base is enjoyment of the novels I read and review, the fun of the blogs I visit each day and the sense of being part of a community that is so diverse yet united in one thing — our mutual love of the written word.

Here’s to an amazing April. ¬†ūüôā

ReftTitle:  Reft
Series:
Author:  Libby Austin
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 1, 2015
Publisher:  Infinity & Beyond Publishing
My Rating:   4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. ~
Newton’s Third Law of Motion

Brandon ‚ÄúBrand‚ÄĚ Carmichael‚Äôs life was the stuff dreams were made of‚Ķtoo bad it was an illusion. As a guitarist for Inert Motion, Brand traveled the world, performing with his brothers in all but blood. He never stopped moving all the while his mind played in a never ending loop. Now outside influences have changed the band‚Äôs course, leaving Brand‚Äôs life void of the balance he craved. Once again, his dream had become a recurring nightmare. Brand coped the only way he knew how; retreat into solitude.

Magdalena ‚ÄúLayna‚ÄĚ Delacroix had achieved the long sought goal of her Ph.D. in Psychology, but success came at a high cost: over one hundred thousand dollars in debt. After being presented with the opportunity to fulfill her desire to help someone in the aftermath of tragedy, along with earning enough money to clear her debt and start a psychology practice of her own, Layna had to balance the means against the outcome. Could she be the force to stop the downward spiral of someone who refused to seek help?

Neither Brand nor Layna expected the reaction they had to one another. It was the opposite of everything they sought.

Could Layna live a lie while pushing Brand to live in the truth?

Would Brand forgive her for committing one unforgivable sin?

Or was he branded by destiny to be… Reft

Read on for my thoughts on Reft  No true spoilers, promise.

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