Friday, July 10, 2020

Release Blitz: No Reservations by Stephanie Rose





Title: No Reservations

Author: Stephanie Rose

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 10, 2020




Blurb



Is it too late to correct the biggest mistake of my
life?

While drowning in a mess of sorrow and grief, I lost the
only woman I ever loved. I didn’t realize what I’d done until it was too
late. 

Thea still owned my thoughts, my dreams, and my heart. I
never expected to see her again, much less have to work with her for almost the
entire summer. 
  
I should’ve fought for her years ago, and after how much I
hurt her I probably don’t have the right to now. 

But I can’t stop until she’s mine again. 

No Reservations is a continuation of characters from No
Vacancy but is a total STANDALONE. If you like second chance love stories that
make you cry, overheat, and swoon with a broken but lovable wise-cracking hero,
this is the book for you!



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Stephanie Rose is a badass New Yorker, a wife, a mother, and
lover of all things chocolate. Most days you'll find her trying to avoid
standing on discarded LEGO or deciding which book to read next. Her debut
novel, Always You, released in 2015, and since then she's written several
more—some of which will never see completion—and has ideas for hundreds to
come.



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Release Blitz: Finding Solace by SL Scott

Release Date: July 10

He puts the Bad in bad boy.


I’ve done my time as undercover elite security and I’m ready for a change. Seeking redemption and a slower pace, I return to the one place I once vowed not to—Solace Pointe. 

Then, I was a hometown hero—star quarterback and Delilah Noelle’s one and only.

Now, I’ve accrued enough sins to last two lifetimes and want to retire in peace.

I mistakenly forgot how rumors run rampant in a small town, and my return causes quite the ruckus. That’s to be expected. I can handle church group gossip. What I didn’t expect was for the only girl I ever loved to be single again.

I didn’t come back looking for trouble, but it seems to be leading me right back to Delilah.

~

She puts the Sweet in sweetheart.

I finally freed myself from a bad marriage. Running my family farm is hard work, but it’s become my safe haven. That is until gossip travels down the grapevine that Jason Koster is back in town. If there was ever a man who held my heart in his hands, it was him.

Then, I had stars in my eyes—a beauty queen and madly in love with the man of my dreams.

Now, I live a peaceful life alone on the farm.

I should have known trouble was heading my way, especially since I’m standing here holding the door wide open for him.

New York Times bestselling author, S.L. Scott, weaves her emotional words with her signature heartfelt style into a second chance, small town romance that will have you falling for the bad boy. 

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Meet S.L. Scott

New York Times and USA Bestselling Author, S. L. Scott, was always interested in the arts. She grew up painting, writing poetry and short stories, and wiling her days away lost in a good book and the movies.

With a degree in Journalism, she continued her love of the written word by reading American authors like Salinger and Fitzgerald. She was intrigued by their flawed characters living in picture perfect worlds, but could still debate that the worlds those characters lived in were actually the flawed ones. This dynamic of leaving the reader invested in the words, inspired Scott to start writing with emotion while interjecting an underlying passion into her own stories.

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. She dreams of seeing one of her own books made into a movie one day as well as returning to Europe. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.




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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Release Blitz: Code Name: Ghost by Sawyer Bennett


Code Name: Ghost (Jameson Force Security, Book #5)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: June 30, 2020


Synopsis:
I knew the risks of this job when I signed on with Jameson Force Security. Knew my time as a marine would prepare me for the danger I would face. But no amount of training could have ever prepared me for the helplessness of watching my teammates die, the agonizing mental and physical pain of torture, or the despair of captivity.

Returning home to Pittsburgh following a mission gone wrong, I am riddled with guilt and haunted by nightmares. I spend my days trying to regain the parts of myself I lost in that desert, the pieces that made me the Malik Fournier I once was. While the physical effects of my torture are fading, the emotional ones are proving much more stubborn and I find solace from the last person I should ever seek such comfort.

Anna Tate lost even more than I did in that mission. Now a widow and a single mom to the daughter she gave birth to shortly after her husband’s death, Anna offers me comfort I don’t deserve. As my feelings for Anna grow, I worry that once she learns the truth about what happened, she’ll turn her back on me.

I pull her to me just as tightly as I push her away. Hoping this forbidden love will save me from the ghost I’ve become.





4 stars
Review by Trinette Dungee 

Code Name: Ghost, or should I say Malik’s story has to be one of my most anticipated reads. Not of 2020, but in general. From the moment Malik Fournier was mentioned I was curious about him I can remember if it was Max or Lucas’ story. It may have even been during Van which is the story with their sister Simone.  If I remember correctly one of them mentioned him while describing their family and because he was the brother who wasn’t a hockey player like the other brothers and was a military man, I wanted to know more about him but didn’t think it would happen because, well he didn’t play hockey. I couldn’t imagine how he’d have a story. Then Sawyer worked her magic and gave Malik his own story by making him a part of Jameson Security. 

I hardly ever read details about a book when I’m reading a series. I like to know who the book will be about, but I don’t really want details. I went into Malik very blind, all I knew was he was Max and Lucas’ brother, he was ex-military, and he has been captured and he is now a prisoner. That’s all I needed. To be completely honest, I wasn’t even sure who the female heroine was going to be. I had no idea what to expect from Malik, so I definitely had no expectation of his love interest. I initially thought, he’d have to end up in therapy so maybe it would be his therapist, but that would be too much like Tacker. When I realized it was his fallen comrade, Jimmy’s wife, I was a little leery. A recently rescued prisoner and an emotional widow, yeah this was going to be messy. 

I was completely shocked at both Malik’s and Anna’s characters. Malik was not the broken, torn down, angry man I thought he might be. He was adjusted, he was pleasant, he was personable, he was funny, he was likable so likable. Anna, she was just a surprising to me. She wasn’t a grieving, non-functioning widow who also happens to be a single mom. She was feisty, she was strong, she was determined. She handled her business and she was also very likable. 

Although Malik was well adjusted, there were still issues he needed to resolve. His unexpected attraction to Anna is something he needs to work his way through and he’s also dealing with the fact that he blames himself for Jimmy’s death. While Anna has moved on with her life there is the part of her that will always love Jimmy, but Malik has awakened feelings in her that she didn’t expect to feel again so soon and feelings that she’d never experienced before Malik. This was a fast-moving story for Malik and Anna. In a matter of weeks of his return Malik finds himself knee deep in a relationship with the person he believes is the last person he should have feelings for. 

I loved both characters, but I was surprised how much I really enjoyed Anna. What I really like about her was her relationship with Cage. It was an easy relationship that was very much like the brother she never had. Speaking of Cage, this book included quite of bit of Cage but nothing that took away from Malik and Anna. Cage’s story is coming up and it’s shaping up to be quite interesting. 

I’m kind of sad at Malik’s story because I’ve wanted it for so long and now it’s over. Often when you wait so long for something you tend to be a little disappoint. It’s like you build up the possibilities so much that the actual product doesn’t live up to the expectation. That was not the case with Ghost. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I would like to see more scenes with Malik and his siblings and see him have more interaction with Avery, Anna’s daughter; but other than that, this was perfect. 

Oh, what I found most interesting: 

The file in my hands reads, “Code Name: Hacker,” on the tab.  Frowning I say aloud, “Code Name: Hacker?” Anna grins, “I sort of named all the cases to keep them straight in my name. 

So that’s where those titles come from…I’ve always wondered. 


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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Release Blitz: Something' About That Boy by Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: June 23



Banner Spurlock knew the moment that he walked into Kilgore High School and saw Perry Street that life was about to get interesting.


Forced to move due to a problem at home, a problem in the form of his ex-best friend hating him for something that Banner’s father did, Banner doesn’t think very much could improve in his life.


He left his status as king of Benton High School behind and moved to a new school where not only would he have to try out for a new football team and prove himself, but he’d also have to find a place for himself in the hierarchy.

Only, the moment that he arrives, he knows that finding a place for himself won’t be too hard. Especially when his reputation follows him all the way to Kilgore, Texas.

***
Perry Street hates school. She hates her peers—most of them anyway—and she hates her classes. All she wants to do is finish her senior year, graduate, and find a place that will give her a full scholarship so that she doesn’t have to be stuck here forever.

That’s her goal, anyway.

Then she walks into first period, on her first day of her senior year, and sits down. Seconds later, he walks in and changes every single plan she’s ever made.

It isn’t long before Perry starts to fall for the bad boy who doesn’t care who he does and doesn’t impress. The boy makes her heart flutter. The boy makes her want things that she’s never wanted before. Not ever.

The boy brings trouble with him that nearly kills her.





4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Banner Spurlock is starting a new school in his senior year. Senior year. Can there be anything worse for a kid that age? But his dad is a cop and there was an incident with the father of Banner's best friend. The result of that incident is having to leave the school where he was the popular guy, the hot shot quarterback and start all over. Where he is a nobody and knows no one.

Perry Street tries to stay under the radar. She doesn't engage, she plays volleyball, runs cross-country and track. She has a handful of close friends and has no love for the phonies and loud mouths who think they rule the school.

When Banner shows up on his first day of school he ends up sitting next to Perrey. He likes what he sees, even though she gives off her usual chilly exterior. But Perry wants to get on the football team, so he might be intrigued, but he's gotta get down to business.

Banner has a lot of confidence, but he has the talent to back it up. He'll fight for his place on the team, attracting a lot of buzz about him while he does it. This doesn't all go unnoticed by Perry.

Theirs is a slow burn. Banner brings out the best in Perry. She's much too introverted and needs a good jump start to take a few chances and start to live a life of fun. As close as Banner and Perry get (and there's a little bit of drama surrounding them) Banner's keeping a secret. One that could lose him Perry when she finds out.

I love a well written young adult novel. One that has all the biting and clawing of the social climbing teenagers who believe they are the sun and the rest of the minions are planets lucky enough to be in their orbit. Something About That Boy is a cute read, slightly angsty with a great story you can sink your teeth in!


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Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, to cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple meaning over twenty) chickens. 


She hails from the Great State of Texas. 


When she's not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.



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Release Blitz: Secrets World's Worst Matchmaker by Piper Rayne

Release Date: June 23


Imagine you’re a matchmaker and you realize too late you’re in love with your childhood best friend. You only have yourself to blame—you’re the one who matched him and now he’s engaged to be married. When you find yourself in this position there’s a few secrets you’re going to need to keep…

Secret #1 – Smile when he tells you the happy news, even if your heart cracks in half.
Secret #2 – Don’t compare yourself to his beautiful French fiancée. You’re just as beautiful.
Secret #3 – Don’t tag along to the tux fitting with him alone. Just no.
Secret #4 -  Don’t help him learn to dance to his wedding song.
Secret #5 – Erase all memories of the two of you through the years when lines blurred for even the briefest of moments.

And the one you never saw coming…

Secret #6 –Definitely, don’t stand and object—someone else might just do it for you.



4.5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes



This was the Bailey book that I have been waiting for.  I have loved every book in this series but could not wait for Juno and Colton’s story.  Best friends since the age of six, there for each other through everything, he’s in love with her but she’s too afraid to cross that line.  We have seen glimpses of them throughout the series and there was always that question of “will they or won’t they?  Well now we finally get the answer and see how it all goes.  

Juno is a matchmaker so  one would think that when it came to her own love life that she would find her perfect match, or at least acknowledge who it is.  But because of her parents’ deaths she’s a little jaded. The love of her life has been a constant in her life since she was six years old.  But being too afraid to cross that line, they have remained best friends.  It isn’t until Colton is engaged to be married (which was a complete shocker to me) that she realizes that she is in love with him.  Anyone who knows these two knows that Colton has been in love with Juno.  If she tells him how she feels will she get her happily ever after or will she lose him?  All though Colton getting married could mean losing him as well.  

Colton and Juno have a special bond.  They have been through so much together.  We get to go back in time to see some of their special moments together.  The moments that would make you smile and ones that were painful.  It was those flashbacks that makes you see just how deep these two soul mates are connected.  Colton is the one person besides her family that Juno can count out for anything.  I loved their connection and I loved how much he loved her.   

This series is always sure to make you laugh, especially with Grandma Dori’s shenanigans, and trust me there are plenty in this book.  Some have been more emotional than others, but it is certainly the wit and humor that I love, and the close-knit family who is always there for each other.  We get to see all that and more in this book.  there is even a bit of angst with this one as well, mainly due to Colton being engaged.  It always gets me when the hero is either dating another woman or engaged to them.  And this one definitely did not disappoint when it came to my emotions being all over.  Piper Rayne has once again given us another Bailey book that has everything you want!!  I loved Juno and Colton’s book and I cannot wait for the next one.  


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Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we're not one author, we're two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" (okay...you caught us, that's our tagline). 



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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Review: Wild Highway: Runaway Series by Devney Perry




Gemma Lane built an empire. Not a small feat, considering her home as a teenager was a makeshift tent in a California junkyard. She’s dedicated her life to turning pennies into millions. She has power, fortune and prestige.

And she’s leaving it all behind.

Gemma is headed across the country in her best friend’s Cadillac when a detour in Montana reunites her with old acquaintances and a man who hasn’t changed. Easton Greer challenges her every word and tests her every limit because he doesn’t believe she’s really abandoned her riches. She ignores his snide remarks and muttered censure—until the day she’s ready to return to the wild highway, and Easton taunts her to stay.

She’ll prove to him she’s not just running back to her wealthy life, that she’s more than her money. She’ll unlock her guarded heart and hope that this time around, he’ll treasure the key.

4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Emma Lane has just sold her successful cosmetics business for millions. She achieved what she set out to do, but now she's just drifting. She sold spur of the moment, doesn't regret it, but has no idea what her future holds.

She grew up in a junkyard along with five others and start a life in Boston with her best friend, Londyn. Londyn is settling down with the love of her life and Emma thinks she needs to make a fresh start too. Sometimes when you have everything you want, you don't have everything you need.

Her journey starts out towards California to deliver a car, but takes a detour in Montana. Eleven years ago she left with some unfinished business there. She has some wrongs to right. Katherine, who she wasn't exactly fair to, is quick to forgive. But Easton Greer, the sombre cowboy that Emma shared a one night stand with-he's not so quick to forgive and forget.

I didn't read Runaway Road, the first book in the series. Although Emma wasn't a main character, I feel like I missed out on her background story. But her feelings of abandonment come through and it's obvious that Emma has a protective shell around her heart. Her mother virtually threw her away and no matter how much you rise up out of those ashes, you are scarred for life.

Emma and Easton have a slow burn to their second chance at love. Both are stubborn, both hide their true feelings and neither one is the first to make amends. But a slow burn can turn into a raging fire if the embers are fanned a bit and it just takes some time.

Easton-now I was not a big fan of his through out most of this story. He is grumpy and surly and so pig headed. It's hard to swoon over a hero when he isn't too much of a hero at the moment. But he did grow on me, especially at the end. Theirs is not an easy romance, but in the end, it's a lasting one.





EXCERPT


I opened the door, a smile still on my face, and collided, headfirst, with a wall of muscle.
“Oh, sorry.” I looked up and my heart stopped.
The smell of leather and aftershave filled my nose. I looked up to see a pair of dark brown eyes hooded by long, onyx lashes. I took in the straight nose, the sharp jaw and strong chin. My gaze dropped to the full lips I’d tasted once, on a night eleven years ago.
I’d never seen a face as symmetrical and so beautifully masculine as Easton Greer’s.
Even when he scowled, like he was now, it was a wonder.
He’d gotten even more handsome. How was that possible? He’d transformed from a young man to just a man, man. Rugged and rough and sexy.
“Gemma.” My name came out as a growl in his deep voice and I tore my gaze away from his mouth, taking a step back.
“Hi,” I breathed, the air heavy and thick.
He took a step away, then another, his glare unwavering.
Easton cast his scowl over his shoulder and spotted the Cadillac. “That yours?”
“Yes.”
“You’re staying here.” Not a question. An accusation. If he had it his way, I’d be uninvited.
I lifted my chin. “Yes, I came to see Katherine.”
His jaw ticked. “I thought we’d gotten rid of you years ago.”
Ouch. I guess he was still pissed about that whole sex in his room and waking up to find me gone.
But, good or bad, he hadn’t forgotten me.




Saturday, June 13, 2020

Release blitz and Review: Truly by Carmel Rhodes



Release Date: June 11


The summer after senior year was supposed to be the best summer of my life.


It was supposed to be full of adventure and self-discovery and making love under the stars.



It was supposed to be about losing myself and finding my way.

Only, it wasn’t supposed to start like this.

I wasn’t supposed to go to that party.

He wasn’t supposed to notice me.

The hot jock with the trust fund and chip on his shoulder.

My ex-boyfriend’s brother.

Noah Tedesco is so far out of my league he might as well be playing a different game.

Noah wasn’t supposed to look twice at a girl like me, but he did.

Now that I’m on his radar, my life will never be the same.

Truly is a dark coming of age romance that explores themes of dub-con and non-con and happily ever after. Proceed with caution.  


5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

Truly is a dark romance, so be warned.  This book may not be for everyone but for me personally I loved it.  Ms. Rhodes wastes no time with the bully/dark romance of this story.  It starts out in a way that honestly, you won't be sure how you feel about what just happened, bit trust me when I tell to keep reading and keep an open mind.   Because from beginning to end this book had me!!!  I could not put it down. I fell in love with the characters, felt for them and loved how well the dark element was written.  

As you read in the blurb, Truly was dumped by her boyfriend on graduation day.  She goes to a party with her best friend and ends up running into her ex's half-brother.  They didn't have the best relationship, so she never really met him before.  But for some reason he wants her.  She is on Noah Tedesco's radar and she has no idea why or what to do about it.   No matter how many times she pushes him away, he does not give up.  Maybe he isn't getting that she doesn't want him, or maybe he just doesn't care. He is very persistent and what Noah wants; he gets.  

Truly is a story that captured me from the very start.  This book will completely test your boundaries, as well as your morals.  I questioned mine many times.  See, I fell in love with Noah, regardless of his behavior.  Truly is very weak when it comes to him, and while at times I wanted her to stand up for herself, I also understood why she gave in.  She saw the Noah that not many people see, quite possible a side that no one has seen.  To the rest of the world he is a great basketball player, the rich boy who has it all.  But no one knows what this boy is going through and how much he has to deal with.  I loved that Truly was the one that he could open up to, tell his deepest darkest secrets too and while she may have seen a few sides to Noah, she accepted all of them.  She knew how to handle him.'

Tru was looking forward to her summer trip with her best friend, a way of keeping her mother's memory alive.  But after meeting Noah, as the blurb say, her life will never be the same.  She was both strong and weak when it came to Noah.  I honestly think that they were perfect together.  She was meant to be in his life and meant to be his.  

This book is not for the faint of the heart.  As I mentioned I fell in love with Noah but also questioned my sanity because of it.  But I guess like Tru I saw that there was so much more to Noah than most people saw, and one thing was or sure, he loved her and cared about her.  


Proceed with caution, because this book tests limits, it will make you feel everything, and it will make you fall in love with two characters who both had their flaws.  I think in a way they both were trying to find themselves and in the process of it all, they found each other and that is exactly what they both needed.  The friendship in this book were also such a big part of this story, I loved the connection between Tru and her best friend.  How much they were there for each other and how we also got to see the deeper part of their friendship as times as well.  Carmel Rhodes' writing was flawless.  This story is deep and raw, and I loved every word ad every moment.  Blew me away!!!! 


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Writer of words. Mother of Joy. Wife of Compassion. I like to write stories about real people who go through real struggles, and come out the other side stronger. I also like to write smut. Welcome to my brain. It’s a little screwed up, but always well intended.

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