Wednesday, October 28, 2015

New Release: Best Worst Mistake (Brightwater #3) by Lia Riley

Lia Riley is here today to talk about her character Quinn's list of coolest bookstores.

Quinn Higsby’s List of Coolest Bookstores

Quinn Higsy, heroine of Best Worst Mistake, is an unabashed book junkie. She knows all bookstores are cool...but some are cooler than others. Here’s a peek at just a few bookstores from her travel bucket list.


Livraria Lello, Portugal
One of the world’s most gorgeous bookstores, this hundred-year-old building filled with stained glass, sweeping staircases, an ornate ceilings almost make reading a distraction.

Boekhandel Dominicanen, Netherlands
About as close as a bookworm gets to heaven, this store is a converted Cathedral built in the 13th century.

Powell’s City of Books, USA
Portland, Oregon is home of the world’s largest bookstore, Powell’s City of Books. Open 365 days a year, it takes up an entire city block and features dozens of author events every month.

The Strand Bookstore, USA
This Manhattan bookstore has a giant catalog of 2.5 million titles (that’s 18 miles of book) but the real draw card is the Rare Book Room. This room is open to the public and the place to go if you’re wallet is feeling fat and you’d like a first edition copy of Gone with the Wind or a copy of Alice in Wonderland illustrated by Salvador Dali.

Foyles Bookshop, England
With a bright, new flagship store, this London icon has free Wi-Fi, over 80,000 titles to choose from and one of the most diverse browsing selections in all of Europe.

Thank you, Lia. I love the list of bookstores. Maybe, if I ever visit those places, I will stop in and spend some time in those stores. I love book stores. They are such wonderful places.

What about you? Do you have a favorite book store? Is it local or was it one you found along your travels?

And now a little about the book ...


Best Worst Mistake
Brightwater #3
By: Lia Riley
Releasing October 20, 2015
Avon Impulse

Buy Links:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo 


The third sexy and emotional novel in debut Avon author Lia Riley’s Brightwater series set in the mountains of Northern California

Sometimes the worst mistakes turn out to be the best…

Smoke jumper Wilder Kane once reveled in the rush from putting out dangerous wildfires. But after a tragic accident, he’s cut himself off from the world, refusing to leave his isolated cabin. When a headstrong beauty bursts in, Wilder finds himself craving the fire she ignites in him, but letting anyone near his darkness would be a mistake.

After her Hollywood life went up in smoke, Quinn Higsby decided to leave Tinseltown behind and returned to Brightwater to care for her ailing father. Spending her days in a small bookstore, her peaceful existence is up-ended by a fascinating but damaged man. Quinn is determined to not to be scared off by Wilder, not once she’s experienced the heat of his passions.

But when an arsonist targets the community and Wilder is accused, he must confront the ghosts of his past. Will his desire for Quinn flameout or will he be able to tame the wildness inside and rekindle a hope for their future?


    “Would you do something for me?” She inched closer.
    “What’s that?”
    She patted the side of the bed. “Come here. Be next to me. We don’t have to sleep together to sleep together. Maybe I’m not ready to go whole hog, but what about cuddling?”
    “Cuddling?” His breath sounded labored.
    “Don’t be so dismissive.”
    “I’m not, it’s just that … no one has ever asked me to before. I don’t exactly have a reputation as the warm and cuddly type.”
    “Or no one’s ever bothered to look close enough.”
    He froze before sitting on the edge of the bed, the mattress creaking from his weight.
    “There we go, that’s a start,” she said encouragingly.
    “Now what?”
    “Now we both lie back on your pillows, get under the blankets.”
    “What about shoes?”
    “Right. Shoes. Very practical. Glad one of us handles the details. See? This is what makes me a terrible Virgo.”
    “You nervous?” He slowly undid the zipper to her ankle boot, easing it off, giving her toes a squeeze before proceeding to the next boot. Her stomach muscles clenched. This guy would give amazing foot rubs; she knew it.
    “A little, but in a good way.”
    He considered her. “You’re strange.”
    “And you are terrible at giving compliments.”
    He chuckled at that, tossing her boots on the floor and pulling back the blankets, tucking her in.
    “Aren’t you getting in too?”
    “For my sanity, I’d rather have this as a barrier.” He tugged on the thick comforter, “Otherwise, I’ll never fall asleep.”
    “Am I that hard to resist?” She batted her lashes with a faux-seductive voice.
    “Woman, you drive me crazy.” But he sounded happy or at least not angry, which was a change. And for not being a cuddler, he had an excellent way of putting his arm around the hollow of her waist and spooning her against him.

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Author Info

jsLia Riley writes offbeat New Adult and Contemporary Adult romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling XXXX with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments.

A British literature fanatic at heart, Lia considers Mr. Darcy and Edward Rochester as her fictional boyfriends. Her very patient husband doesn't mind. Much. When not torturing heroes (because c'mon, who doesn't love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about future books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. Right now, Icelandic hot springs and Scottish castles sound mighty fine.

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