Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Cover Reveal: Between the Secrets by S. Ferguson

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Between the Secrets by S. Ferguson

Cover Reveal Date: March 1st, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Between the Secrets, an all-new MM romance by S. Ferguson is coming March 16th!


Sometimes the past won’t let you escape no matter how much your future wants you to.
Jake James lives in the shadows of his shame. The guilt for what he’s done, for what was done to him, has left him hollow and haunted.
Greg Bissen just wants Jake to let him in, having accepted who he is a long time ago, he is desperate to break through Jake's defenses.
When danger and an agonizing loss threatens to tear them apart, will Jake let the burdens of his past crush him?
Or can love really conquer all, even if it’s hiding in between the secrets?
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Ferguson is a military wife and mother of three. She loves to find beauty in the flawed and broken.

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Release Blitz: Lucky by Carina Adams







Blurb

Everyone loves Lucky # 7.
He’s the whole package – smart, athletic, and sexy as sin.
A filthy talking bad boy, he can have any woman he wants.

Except me.

A chance encounter. One unforgettable night.
That’s all we could ever have. At least, that’s what we tell ourselves.

Fate has other plans.

If anyone found out, I would lose my job.
He could lose his scholarship.
Some things are worth the risk.

Sometimes, you have to cross your fingers,
Roll the dice, and hope lady luck is on your side.


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4.5 stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I love a taboo romance especially when it is between a teacher and her student, and there is an age difference between the two of them.  Throw in a sexy, sweet and swoon worthy hero that is also written by Carina Adams and you have another fantastic book.  It is no secret how much I adore this woman and once again she delivered a book that I loved.  She made me laugh and smile and fall in love with yet another one of her heroes.  I think with each book of hers I find myself a new book boyfriend to love, but just as a side note I think Matty will always be my favorite.  But Lucky Chance is definitely up there.

Sunny and her best friend decide to go to Hooligans for a night of fun.  And a night of fun is what she finds, in the form of one very sexy and young bartender.  From the moment they meet you can feel the chemistry between Sunny and Lucky.  She is feisty and beautiful.  He is sweet, but at the same time cocky and sexy.  They both agree that it is nothing more than a one night stand and in the morning they will go their separate ways.  But when it is time to say goodbye it is harder than either one of them thought it would be.  

Weeks go by and niether one of them can stop thinking of the other.  Then fate steps in and brings the two of them together again, except it is in a way that they did not expect, a way that makes the two of them being together completely impossible.  They agree to one more night and then to move on, except after that they both want so much more.  She is his teacher and getting caught could mean losing her job.  He is a star football player and he could lose his scholarship.  Is the risk of being together worth it? 


I loved this book.  It was a light and fluffy read that just makes you feel good.  There was just the right amount of drama and a small look into Lucky’s past which is just enough to make you love him and understand him.  Lucky knew what he wanted and he went for it, regardless of the consequences.  His feelings for Sunny were so strong that he couldn’t let her go and I loved that about him.  He was sweet, kind, protective, funny and oh so sexy.  I swear this man had “dirty talk” down to a science.  My goodness he could talk dirty like no other.  Their chemistry was off the charts and together they were HOT!!!  I loved the flirty banter between the two of them.  Sunny was the perfect match for him.  I cannot say enough about this book.  As always Ms. Adams captured me from the very beginning.  I could not put this book down and when it was all over I wished that there was more, and that's only because I did not want to say goodbye to these characters.  Another fantastic job by Carina Adams. 





About Carina Adams


Carina Adams has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story.

Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish - a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the man who ruined the thought of all others, and two amazing sons who always keep her on her toes.

Carina received her MBA in May, but would much rather play with her imaginary friends (the voices in her head) than work her 8 to 5. When she isn’t trying to juggle being a working mom with karate and football practices, surprising her children with her sci-fi movie knowledge, or writing, you can find her with her nose pressed against her kindle, laughing with friends, or living life vicariously as her Derby Girl persona, Writers Block. 

Carina is the author the of Bastards MC series and best selling Forever Red. She is currently writing Out of The Blue, the follow up to Forever Red. She loves to hear feedback from her readers, no matter what type. You can email her at: carinaadamswrites@gmail.com


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Silenced by Leddy Harper






Title: Silenced
Author: Leddy Harper
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2017





Blurb


Haunted by a photographic memory, I couldn’t escape the worst night of my life.
The blood they shed.
The pain they endured.
The evil that still walked free.
It was all I saw. Those memories, my childhood—the images.

Silenced and scarred.

But nothing lasts forever.
Torment turned to blinding rage. Hate sought revenge, which pursued death.
Then there was life.
The moon.
Rylee Anderson.

I had to choose...




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5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

Leddy Harper has done it again. I swear each book just keeps getting better and better.  With every book I read of hers I fall in love with the story and the characters.  This book I think is very different form her others. It had its moments that were completely raw and an intensity that was not only between the two characters but the storyline as well.  It was certainly an outside of the box kind of book and I loved every minute of it.  

Killian was just a boy when his life was completely shattered.  After that moment everything about his life was painful and tortured. He was the eleven year old boy whose life changed in an instant.  A little boy who was silenced by a horrific event that left him completely broken.  Until he met his next door neighbor Rylee. She was the girl who would become his best friend and as time went on she would become so much more.  She was his breath of air, his reason for everything, the girl he loved from the moment he saw her.  The girl that he was meant to love forever.  And in a way she was his voice because she was the only one he could truly open up to and trust.  She gave him life.  But at the age of 18 that all changed leaving Rylee completely broken hearted and Killian searching for not only redemption but his voice. 

It's five years later when they meet again and Killian will do whatever it takes to prove his love to Rylee.  Yes he broker her heart and hurt her but in his mind she has always been his. And he will prove it no matter what it takes.  He will prove that everything he has ever done has been for her.  But will it be enough?

I'm not sure I can put into words what this book did to me. Killian was this little boy who had been through so much pain and hurt.  And that moment when he described in detail what had happened my heart broke for him. I think it more than broke because that moment just killed me.  It made me just want to love him and hug him. As you see him grow older you see the man he becomes. At times he was intense and at times angry and you wondered how he became this person, but you understand why. You understand where the anger comes from and you love him anyway. You love him because of everything that he has endured in the past 15 years and despite the pain and the anger he has survived it all.  

Rylee was one of those heroines that you just loved.  For one,  she never judged Killian. She loved him and cared for him and was like his angel.  She knew him better than anyone and even as they are older she knows the real Killian and sees beneath all of his layers.  

I loved their relationship and at times when they were together it was so raw and so intense.  And that's what I loved.  It was filled with so much emotion and passion that I felt how much these two were truly connected.  I felt their emotions, their pain and their hurt but most of all I felt their love for each other.  I loved the roller coaster ride that this one took me on and the twists towards the end.   It was an amazing story filled with passion, and pain and love.  It will break you at times but in the end you will feel completely whole again.  What a fantastic job by Ms Harper. 








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Author Bio




Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.


She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.

She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females.

The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.


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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Relese Blitz: Checkmate: This is Reckless by Kennedy Fox

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Title: Checkmate: This is Reckless
Series: Checkmate Duet Series #1
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance
Release Date: February 28
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Synopsis
Introducing book 1 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors under the USA Today bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox! 

This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game?

Drew Fisher is the type of guy every girl wants.

Noble police officer by day, charming prince by night.

He has no idea the effect he has on women, especially me—his little sister’s best friend.

I’m the blonde Southern belle who lives up to the cliché, except I have my own quirks. I’m smart as a whip, can change my own oil, and recite The Pledge of Allegiance backward, but he doesn’t see that girl.

It’d be easier to forget him if he wasn’t my roommate and if the first thing I saw in the morning wasn't his shirtless body covered in tattoos. I’ve crushed on him since the day we met, but he’s made it perfectly clear where we stand. Just friends.

I know I need to move on and accept that his feelings will never be mutual, but every day he smiles at me, I’m left dreaming of what if.

He has girl issues, and I’ve got a crush I can’t deny.

We’re friends, but I want more.

One drunken hookup leaves us with much more than a platonic friendship. Pretending it never happened proves to be more difficult than anticipated.

A crazy ex-girlfriend, a dangerous war of stolen glances, and passionate kisses leads to the most reckless battle yet. I won’t be a pawn in his game, but I’ll play by his rules if it will show him I’m the one worth breaking them for.

Checkmate, Prince Charming. 

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*
**This is book 1 of 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series--a friends to lovers romance. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.**




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Review by Lisa Kane

Drew Fisher is Viola’s brother and Travis’ best friend. Their story was the Checkmate Duet Series.  Courtney is Viola’s best friend and Drew’s roommate. Ok, so now that all the chess pieces are in place, what’s going on? Drew has been off and on with a she-witch named Mia Montgomery. 

She’s the classic tall, skinny dark-haired goddess who thinks she rules the world and everyone in it. 

She is a lying, manipulative cheater that for some reason, Drew cannot resist. Their last break up has lasted a few weeks and Courtney is hoping that her best friend is finally ready to move on…Not so fast there Courtney…

Too bad Drew Fisher is blind as a fucking bat. 

What Drew doesn’t know is that Courtney is secretly in love with him. Has been for years. But she also knows that until he gets over Mia, she will never have a chance. I have to admit that Drew wore on my nerves something fierce. This guy seems to have so much going for him and yet Mia crooks her little finger, shakes her ass in his face and he caves. Over and over. No matter how many times she pulls her drama scenes, humiliates him, and walks all over him, he takes her back.

Mia Montgomery is the only woman I’ve ever truly loved. I know our relationship hasn’t been perfect over the last few years, but working for it makes the good times that much sweeter. 

But things change as Travis and Viola’s wedding approaches. Is Drew finally seeing what is in front of his face? Obviously, this is a duet, as in two, as in cliffhanger. So when you read the last paragraph of the last page and you find your jaw hanging open, don’t say I didn’t’ warn you!

For the first time in my life, I’m truly happy in a relationship. 





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A secret duo of romance authors team up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate together under a pseudonym and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!


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Cora Matthews grew up with the Adams boys, twin brothers and best friends who wouldn’t let anything come between them except for one thing—her. One of them became her best friend, the other, her fiancé.

She always knew she’d wind up marrying one of them, and Jacob Adams is the very epitome of Mister Right. At least he is up until he fails to show up for their wedding day. Not that Cora realizes it. At first.

As Jacob’s best man, and identical twin, Matt makes a split second decision, but one that will affect the three of their lives forever—he steps in to take his brother’s place. In front of the altar, exchanging vows with the woman he’s secretly been in love with for years.

Cora eventually finds out about the groom swap. The morning after the wedding. As if realizing she just slept with her fiance’s brother wasn’t disturbing enough, she’s forced to confront her feelings for Matt Adams she thought she’d buried years ago.

Matt’s wrong for her. In every way. But through the course of her real honeymoon with her fake husband, she starts to uncover truths both Adams brothers were hoping to keep hidden, for opposite reasons. One to protect himself, the other to protect her.

She married the wrong brother, but what if he’s been the right one all along?



4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Mr. Wrong is a short angsty story about choices. Some good, some bad, and in the end all necessary.

Matthew Adams' brother Jacob is marrying the woman of his dreams. Matthew's dreams. Cora Matthews has been the woman he has wanted since the moment they met but she had eyes for his brother Jacob.

Today, Cora Matthews would become Cora Adams. She'd have my last name. But not in the way I'd hoped for-not that I hadn't accepted that years ago. 

What's Matt to do when Jacob doesn't show up for his own wedding?

Matthew Adams had never been her whole world, but unknown to her, she'd been mine. That was why I was standing here now, posing as my twin brother, as his fiancee took the final steps toward me. 

Jacob is the chosen one-the spoiled one-the one that was coddled and raised to think he could have anything he wanted-anyone he wanted. Matt knows lots of things about Jacob, things that make him crazy when he thinks about all that Jacob has-he has Cora-and yet that doesn't seem to be enough for him.

The problem arose when the boy grew into a man who wanted to be equally indulged in all sorts of ways that a wife would likely frown upon.

So what happens when Matt decides to take Jacob's place? Once the deed is done, there's no turning back. Matt has the woman he has always had, but she's Mrs. Jacob Adams, not Mrs. Matt Adams.

I have to admit, no matter how identical twins might be, there are certain mannerisms that set them apart. Too habits or sayings or gestures. So I did wonder exactly how in the dark Cora is and for how long this charade would last.

"Oh my god."The wallet dropped to the floor as she backed away from me. "Please, no."

Mr. Wrong has some gut wrenching raw moments. Truths are exposed and lives are shattered and hearts-well I really only worried about Matt and Cora's hearts-Jacob-he can rot for all I cared about him.

There's a few twists in this one too-so don't assume that you know exactly where this story is going to go!

"Your walls might have been invisible, but they were invincible."






“So?” I crossed my arms and leaned into the banister behind me. “Did you? Like my brother?”
She sighed, turning toward the open door. “Jacob . . .”
“What? It’s a fair question.” I shoved off the banister, feeling hope and heat tangling in my veins from the look on her face, from the sound of her voice. She’d felt something for me, whether it be the most passing of crushes or something much deeper. Realizing that had me feeling drunk from something other than alcohol. “Besides, you’re stuck with me now. Won’t matter what you ’fess up to.”
Cora started through the doorway. “I don’t want to talk about it.”
Grabbing the suitcases, I followed her. I wasn’t letting this go. Never. Not if she threatened death or castration or anything else. “Why not?”
She broke to a sudden stop a few feet inside the room. “Because I don’t want to focus on the past. I want to concentrate on the future. That’s not going to work if you keep asking me questions about Matt.”
There was a sharpness in her voice—one she didn’t use too often. She didn’t want to keep talking about me, which only made me want to continue talking about me. I’d struck a nerve, but I wasn’t sure how deep that nerve went.
I needed to know how deep it went. I had to know. My whole life, I’d been under the impression that Cora saw me as nothing more than a good friend and substitute brother. She cared for me, but not in the same way I cared for her.
Or did she?
“This thing with Matt . . .”
Her back stiffened.
“Was it a thing? Like ancient history? Or is it still a thing?” I closed the door and wondered why I could feel my heartbeat in my eardrums.
She kept her back to me, standing in the middle of the dark room like a lone ship on a vast ocean. “I married you.”
Yeah, she did marry me.
“But if he’d made a play for you, way back before all of this”—I waved my finger between the two of us, not that she could see it—“would you have given him a chance?”
“He never made a play for me.” Her voice sounded faraway, like she was out of reach when she was less than an arm’s length away.
“That doesn’t answer my question.” I stepped closer. “If he had? Would you have?”
Her back was moving faster from her quickened breathing. This conversation was making her uncomfortable. Why was that?
“Stop, Jacob. Enough.” She spun on me, swaying in place just enough that I reached out to steady her. She shook my hand away like it was white-hot. “I’m not going to get into another fight with you over Matt. I’m done. I picked you. I married you. What else do I have to prove?”
“That you don’t—”
“I don’t love Matt!” Her arms flung out at her sides as her voice spilled across the room. ‘There. I said it. Are you happy now? Are you happy we’ve managed to get into another argument over this infatuation you’re convinced I have for your brother? On our wedding night of all times?” She glared at me with bleary eyes. I couldn’t tell if that was from tears or from alcohol. Maybe both.
“Cora, I’m sorry.” I ran my hands through my hair, wondering what in the hell I was doing—for the millionth time that day. Deceiving her, betraying her, and now accusing and angering her. Maybe I didn’t know the first fucking thing about love. Maybe Jacob knew more about it than I did, because I wasn’t sure love was supposed to hurt as badly as this did.
“Just . . . enough already.” As she shouldered past me, I reached for her, but she shook me off. “I need to be alone.”
She slammed the front door behind her a moment later, leaving me alone with my idiocy.
“Cora,” I called to an empty room. I wasn’t thinking when I rushed toward the door after her. “Cora!”
The moment I pulled the door open, something crashed into me. It made a sharp breath rush out of my mouth as I staggered back a few steps.
My arms barely had time to wrap around her before Cora’s mouth was on mine, moving in such a way that made staying upright next to impossible. Before I had a chance to catch up to the fact that I was kissing Cora in an entirely different way than we’d kissed at the wedding and reception, her fingers were working at my belt. Quickly.
I didn’t know she’d already gotten it undone before she’d moved on to my zipper. The sounds she was making as she kissed me, the way her body felt aligned against mine, the way her mouth knew the intricate balance of submission and domination . . . one moment at a time, Cora was crushing the last remnants of my resolve. Destroying the final pieces of my views of right and wrong.


















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Nicole Williams is the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of contemporary and young adult romance, including the Crash and Lost & Found series. Her books have been published by HarperTeen and Simon & Schuster in both domestic and foreign markets, while she continues to self-publish additional titles. She is working on a new YA series with Crown Books (a division of Random House) as well. She loves romance, from the sweet to the steamy, and writes stories about characters in search of their happily even after. She grew up surrounded by books and plans on writing until the day she dies, even if it’s just for her own personal enjoyment. She still buys paperbacks because she’s all nostalgic like that, but her kindle never goes neglected for too long. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and daughter, and whatever time’s left over she’s forced to fit too many hobbies into too little time.
Nicole is represented by Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency.








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Monday, February 27, 2017

Release Blitz: Mr. Popular by Nicole London







Title: Mr. Popular
Author: Nicole London
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2017




Blurb

Rule #1: Do not vote for Mr. Popular.
Rule #2: Do not talk to Mr. Popular.
Rule #3: (Most importantly, and above all) Do not fall for Mr. Popular...

Liam 'Mr. Popular' Carter will always be the closest thing to the "walking plague" in my eyes. His cockiness seeps through his every move, and no matter how many state championships he wins with the basketball team, he will forever be a "loss" to me.

Because he's my older brother's best friend, I'm forced to tolerate him, and he's forced to tolerate me. In fact, unless my brother is around, we happily ignore each other every chance we get.

It wasn't always this way, though...

Several summers ago, we both attended the same summer camp. A place we returned to year after year. We became friends--close friends, but right when I thought he could possibly turn into my everything, he made it clear that what we had was nothing.

Now that's he's a senior, and I only have to deal with him for one more year, I've vowed to keep repeating the same set of rules to myself. Especially since he seems so hell-bent on wanting to talk to me for some reason, and especially since he seems to be staring at me every time we're in the same room together...

Rule #4: Always follow rules #1-3...
Rule #5: (OMG what the hell are you doing?) Do not KISS Mr. Popular...







4 STARS!

Review by Lisa Kane

Liam Carter is the "it" guy-gorgeous, smart, talented-the one that every guy envies and every girl wants. He's Mariah Dawson's older brother Zach's best friend. 

If I'm ever granted my wish of personally kicking one person off this planet, that person will definitely be Liam Carter. )Also knows as Mr. Asshole Mr. Popular) Star of the basketball team, top cheater on the national Spanish exam (there's no way he scored higher than me), and man of my nightmares, Liam walks through our school's hallways as if he owns them.

Mariah's a sophomore in high school and Zach and Liam are both seniors. Zach is overly protective of Mariah. And that's an understatement. Ever since their dad died, he's become a self appointed protector-he makes sure that no guy thinks he has a chance with her. Of course, Zach is a total manwhore. It's not just a different girl every day-there's lots of days that there's often two in one day. 

What most people don't know is that once upon a time Liam and Mariah were close. They both went to the same summer camp every year and there they became friends. But then Liam broke Mariah's trust and she didn't want anything else to do with him. But they are thrown in each other's universes and have to deal with hanging out. I know they are young, but I have to admit, Liam has screwed up more than once and I can well understand why Mariah has a hard time trusting him. 

Suddenly it seems that Liam thinks about Mariah as more than Zach's little sister. But she shuts him down every chance she gets. Can he break through Fort Knox? 

The thing is that the world sees Liam as this crazy talented basketball player that has colleges lining up to recruit. But he has no interest in sports. He wants to study to be a doctor and he takes studying seriously. Yeah he enjoys the attention, but he doesn't need it. Mariah is the only person who seems to get that. 

I actually feel really bad for him. It's like I'm the only one who sees how he really feels about playing basketball.  
Of course this is high school and that means drama...lots of drama. Just when Mariah opens up her heart and lets down her guard-BAM! She regrets it and Liam has his work cut out for him. 

"The only reason we haven't spoken in months is because you hold a grudge better than anyone I know," he says. "You really need to stop giving yourself reasons to hate me."

Liam is a good guy, Mariah is a treasure, but sometimes it seems like fate (and scheming ex's) is against them. 

I'm not sure if this is going to become a series or not-I have to say, Kelsey is hilarious and I would love to see her give Zach a run for his money! 

"And as a matter of fact, I've never loved any of my girlfriends until you. Like a lot, sure, but it was never like this."












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Nicole London is a hopeless dreamer, author of Resentment and the co-founder of The Indie Tea, an inspirational blog for indie romance authors. When she's not at Starbucks chatting books with her best friend, she can be found plotting her next travel adventure with her husband.


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