Thursday, September 19, 2019

Release Blitz: Neat by Kandi Steiner

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"Rival families. Deep secrets. Exact opposites who can't help but cross all the lines. Neat will leave you thirsty for more Becker Brothers!" -- bestselling author Staci Hart

Neat, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Kandi Steiner is LIVE!
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My life is over.
I swore I would never work at the whiskey distillery with my last name on it, that I would never be a part of my father’s legacy. But when I graduated with my art degree and realized there were no jobs, the devil appeared, and I sold my soul, agreeing to work in the family business if he’d give me the art studio I’d always dreamed of.
It can’t be that bad, I thought.
Until I realized my new boss was Logan Becker.
The Becker brothers have a reputation for being trouble, and since I love trouble, it’s no surprise to me that I’m infatuated by that forbidden fruit the first day I walk into the distillery. That lean, whiskey-eyed, too-hot-for-his-own-good man hates me — and I can’t blame him. His family has been at war with mine for decades, and for good reason.
The Beckers and the Scooters are the Montagues and Capulets of Stratford, Tennessee.
But if he’s Romeo, and I’m Juliet? Well… we all know how that story ends — and for that reason, I tell myself to steer clear.
Because if my father finds out I’m falling for Logan Becker, my life actually will be over.
And Logan’s will be, too.
Neat is a stand-alone book in the Becker Brothers Series.
➔ Small town
➔ Country
➔ Romeo & Juliet vibes
➔ Angst paradise
➔ Holiday romance
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Excerpt:
“So… I guess we should just be…” Logan swallowed. “Friends?”

The way he asked it, the way his eyebrows bent together, his lips flattening — I knew it was a hollow offer.

I nodded. “Sure. Of course.” A smile that felt like a wave of nausea found my lips. “Friends.”

Logan watched me, and I watched him, both of us waiting for something more. It seemed like there were a million unborn words between us, floating in the air, waiting for us to reach out and grab them and bring them to life. When a long moment of silence had passed, Logan bit the inside of his cheek, picking up his highlighter he’d abandoned on the desk when I’d walked in like he was ready to get back to work.

“But,” I said, and his eyes snapped to mine, the highlighter frozen over the page. “I mean… there’s another option, isn’t there?”

Logan dropped the highlighter, leaning back again. “There is?”

“I’m just saying,” I said, voice shakier than I wanted it to be in that moment. I took a sip of my coffee, shrugging. “What if we kept things low key… casual… just between us?” My eyes found his again. “It is what it is, and it’s not what it’s not. Right? No need for anyone to know.”

“Low key,” Logan repeated, like he was tasting the words, checking them for poison with his tongue. “So, friends… with benefits.”

I snorted. “If you want to be twenty-one about it, sure.”

Logan nodded, over and over, just a slight movement of his chin up and down as he considered it. I watched him as he stood, and I expected him to start pacing the office, but instead, he crossed it, closing his door and turning to face me.

His eyes swept over me, sparking a fire low in my stomach.

He wet his lips.

He took a step.

And then I was out of my chair, meeting him in the middle, the two of us crashing together like magnets.

His hands weaved into my hair when he captured my mouth with his own, both of us sighing on an inhale, moaning on the exhale, leaning into each other like we could somehow melt together completely. All the electricity I’d felt that night came back like a tidal wave, and I surrendered to the waves, letting them drown me. I wanted him to fill my lungs, to conquer every breath, to imprison me.

It was a kiss that told me we were both lying. We both wanted more.

But if it was a choice between this, or nothing at all?

There wasn’t a decision to make — not where I was concerned. It had already been made for us, without either of us having a say, without either of us having an ounce of control to throw this story in another direction.

We were inevitable, me and him.

And maybe we knew it from the start.

Logan backed me up to the desk, and when my ass hit it, I hiked both legs up, wrapping them around his waist and squeezing. He hissed, sucking my bottom lip between his teeth and releasing it with a pop, his hips rolling against mine. I broke the kiss to let out a gasp, and his mouth was on my neck in an instant, sucking and biting, my eyes rolling back at the contact.

He paused with his lips by my ear, breathing heavy. “I think this could work for me,” he whispered, running his tongue over my ear lobe. “This… friends agreement.” His hands squeezed where they held my hips, and the familiar pressure sent flashes of Saturday night barreling through my memory. I gasped, mouth still hanging open when he kissed my neck over to the opposite ear to whisper again. “What do you think?”

Against the voice inside me warning me not to, I ran my fingers through his hair, gripping those dark strands and pulling his lips back to mine.

That kiss was an answer.

That kiss was a lie.

And distantly, I realized that kiss might be the biggest mistake of my life.


About Kandi:
Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer, and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.
Connect with Kandi:
Mailing List: bit.ly/NewsletterKS
Facebook Reader Group: (Kandiland): facebook.com/groups/kandischasers
Kandi Steiner may be coming to a city near you! Check out her “events” tab to see all the signings she’s attending in the near future:

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Cover Reveal: Dreams of 18 by Saffron Kent






Title: Dreams of 18
Author: Saffron A. Kent
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber

Model: Justin Clynes

Release Date: October 10, 2019




Blurb


Violet Moore is in
love with a man who hates her. 

Well, to be fair,
she kinda deserves it. 

On her eighteenth
birthday, she got drunk and threw herself at him, causing the biggest scandal
of their sleepy suburban town.

Now, everyone
thinks she’s a slut and he has disappeared. Rumor has it that he’s been living
up in the mountains of Colorado, all alone and in isolation. 

But Violet is going
to make it right. 

She’s going to find
him and bring him back. 

No matter how cruel
and mean he is. Or how much he hurts her with his cold-hearted and abrasive
ways, she won’t give up. 

And neither will
she think about his tempting lips or his sculpted muscles or his strong hands.
The hands that she wants on her body, touching her, feeling her skin…

The hands that make
her want to forget everything and kiss Graham Edwards – Mr. Edwards, actually
-- again. 

Because you don’t
go around kissing your best friend’s dad, do you? 

Even though that’s
all you ever dream about.












Author Bio



Saffron A. Kent is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author of Contemporary and New Adult romance. More often than not, her love stories are edgy, forbidden and passionate. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.


She lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband, and a million and one books.




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Cover Reveal: The Boyfriend Blog by KL Grayson

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The Boyfriend Blog by K.L. Grayson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publishing date: December 10, 2019
Cover Designer: Perfect Pear Creative Cover
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Boyfriend (n.)

  • A frequent or regular male companion with whom one has a romantic or sexual relationship.
  • A myth. A legend. Impossible to find.
According to her eighty-year-old neighbor, Lizzie Donovan is looking for Mr. Right in all the wrong places. Though it’s made great fodder for her blog, Lizzie is finally tired of swiping left and awful blind dates, and she’s ready to take Mrs. Skinner’s advice and find love the old-fashioned way. Goodbye dating app, hello grocery store, book store, dog park, and wherever else she might be able to meet a good man. And she really has nothing to lose. Not only will she be entertained along the way, but even if she ends up alone, she’ll always have her longtime best friend, Aiden, by her side.
Friend zone (n.)

  • A situation in which a friendship exists between two people, one of whom has an unreciprocated romantic or sexual interest in the other.
  • Location of Aiden Wallace.
According to his eighty-year-old neighbor, Aiden Wallace has been friend zoned. And that’s mostly his fault because instead of opening his eyes and seeing what was right in front of him, Aidan has spent the last several years enjoying the single life. But things have changed—he has changed—and now he needs his best friend, Lizzie, to stop shoving him into the friend zone so he can work at winning her heart. Until then, he’s stuck watching her string of dating disasters and wishing she’d believe him when he tells her he’s the one.
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About K.L. Grayson
K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that order.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Release Blitz: Hated You Then by M. Robinson



From Wall Street Journal & USA Bestselling Author M. Robinson comes Hated You Then, book 1 in the Love Hurts Duet. 
Release Date: September 17th
A coming of age, enemies to lovers, contemporary romance filled with angst and all the feels. 

I couldn’t remember a time before her... Harley Jameson.

Before she owned me.
Hated Me.
Needed me.

Before I hated her…

Things were simple.
We had an understanding.
Bully. Fight. Hate. It’s what we did.
Mind. Body. Soul. It’s how we loved.

I thought nothing would ever change that, until everything did.

She was mine.



Always had been.
Always would be.
Nothing altered that.
Not how much I hated her.
Not how much she hated me.
Especially, not how much I hated…



That I LOVED her.





4 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Harley Jameson is the apple of her daddy's eye. She may be a toddler, but she was raised surrounded by bikers and is worldly way beyond her years. She's a little princess and is loved by just about everyone. That is everyone but Jackson Pierce.

Jackson and Harley bring out the worst in each other. For some unknown reason, they have a hate/hate relationship. All through school their teachers and parents have had to separate them. They prank each other to cause mayhem and say the most foul things. 

A good part of the story explains the relationship between their families and the dynamics of their relationship. To be honest, I would have like more insight into their thoughts as they grew up, not so much of the back and forth bickering between Jackson and Harley. 

The story really picks up momentum when things start to change in Jackson's house. Just a reminder-his parents are Aiden and Bailey. How his family struggles when some serious challenges are thrown its way for me, is when the book became really interesting. Jackson is still so young to cope with devastating circumstances, things that would knock an adult on his butt, yet alone a kid. These events shape his views on life and love and what he believes waits for him in the future. 

Harley is almost cocooned by the love of her family. She's fortunate that she has had few real adversities in her young life. She and Jackson have very different experiences as they grow up. I'm not quite sure why she and Jackson carried on their feud so fiercely over the years. I understand there is a fine line between love and hate and they cross it on a regular basis. 

There are some heartbreaking moments in this story. I think readers will be blind sided by some events they never imagined happening. Even though I hated where the story went, I loved it because I didn't see these things coming. 

The story is a cliff hanger so expect that those few final moments of the story will wreck you and wondering how the hell did this happen!



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 Love You Now
Love Hurts Duet, Book 2
Release Date: November 12th



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Wall Street Journal & USA Bestselling Author M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein. 


She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She was pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left. However, she dropped out of school and became a fulltime writer.


She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes, Kobe and trooper, a Wheaten Terrier, Teddy and a Tabby cat, Gio. 


She feels blessed to be living her dream.












Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Blog Tour: Code Name: Sentinel by Sawyer Bennett


Code Name: Sentinel (Jameson Force Security, Book #2)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: September 10, 2019


Synopsis:
As a former member of the United States Secret Service, I’m no stranger to putting my life on the line in the name of duty. Having left the nation’s capital to re-settle in Pittsburgh, the skills I acquired during my tenure in Washington have made me a valued member of the team at Jameson Force Security. But when the President comes seeking a favor to protect his niece, I find myself on the fast track back to the Oval Office.

Simply put… she’s beyond brilliant. A nationally renowned energy scientist, Barrett Alexander is on the verge of a breakthrough that will change the world. Unfortunately, that has also made her the target of a suspected terrorist cell. And while Barrett doesn’t believe she’s in any real danger, the President isn’t willing to take chances with her life.

As the threats against Barrett become more calculated, I decide taking her on the run is her best chance of survival. Danger, isolation, and attraction ensure we grow closer than I’d ever thought possible. When I realize I want to keep her safe for reasons that have nothing to do with my job and everything to do with the woman I’ve fallen in love with, no one is safe from the hell I’ll rain down on those that threaten her.

4 Stars
Review by Trinette Dungee

Cruce Britton has protected one of the most important people in the country the Vice-President of the United States (Now the current POTUS). He’s hung up his Secret Service badge and is now a part of the Jameson Security Force, but a request from The President has him headed back to Washington to protect what will become the most important person in his life.
Barrett Alexander is the Brainiac of all Brainiac’s. She’s about to unleash a discovery that could put the world on a whole new path. There’s someone out there that doesn’t want this discover to make it to the public. Much to her dismay she’s whisked away to a remote island until it’s safe for her to return. For someone who works twenty hours out of the day, a tropical island is not what Barrett considers practical, but Barrett quickly learns not only is this island practical, but she gets a crash course from Cruce in relaxing and love. 
Once again, I must run my disclaimer that I might be slightly biased when it comes to Sawyer Bennett’s books, but damn this woman gets me every time. 
I loved these two!! This is a rarity for me because usually the female character drives me bonkers, but I really liked Barrett. She is a nose-in-the-books type of girl that doesn’t focus on her appearance very much but at the same time she’s girly, she can be sassy, she’s resilient and when she needs to be, she can be one tough cookie. She’s been through a lot, losing her parents and being raised by her uncle (the current POTUS). She’s had some relationships, but nothing earth shattering. 
Cruce? Well, I got of knew he’d be a big ole teddy bear when we met him in “Genesis” and that I’d like him but getting a broader picture of him was really good. There’s just something about a man who isn’t afraid to throw his heart into the ring. While he was hesitant to do so (and I completely understand why), when it came time to throw caution to the wind. He didn’t give it a second thought. 
The chemistry for these two was obvious from the start to them and to others around them. I liked the way their relationship progressed. I loved how Cruce catered to Barrett’s neurosis/idiosyncrasies without patronizing her. How he “learned her” enough to understand what she needed and when she needed it. I loved how Barrett relaxed him enough that he felt comfortable enough with her to let his guard down. 

Short, sweet, and to the point…another series of amazing men that make you swoon!!! There a more Jameson Men to come (and a woman), and I can’t wait to meet the rest of them!!!


Download Code Name: Sentinel:
Amazon | Nook | Apple | Google | Kobo
Print | Audible (narrated by Jason Clarke and Lucy Rivers)

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About the Author:
Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both.

Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

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Review: Cherry Bomb by Carmel Rhodes




My heart doesn’t beat, it ticks.

It’s been that way since I was sixteen years old and I caught my sister in bed with my boyfriend.

I gave my heart to a boy who didn’t deserve it, then spent the next few years indulging in hard drugs and even harder sex.

Life is easier when you don’t get attached. ๐‚๐š๐ฌ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ. ๐๐จ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ. That’s the rule. At least it was before he came along.

Cash Davidson is the tattooed prince who walked into the restaurant where I work and turned my life upside down.

He is everything I never knew I needed. There’s just one problem

๐™๐™ž๐™˜๐™ . 
๐™๐™ž๐™˜๐™ . 
๐™๐™ž๐™˜๐™ .

He’s my best friend’s dad.



4.5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

This is the first book that I have read from this author and I cannot wait to read more.  Cherry Bomb was exactly the book that I love to read. A taboo romance between two people who whose age difference is one that many would frown up, but that’s not all, they find that they are connected in a way that screams off limits.  

Cherry is a nineteen-year old who is trying to move on from her past. The one that broke her heart. She is beautiful but has a hard time seeing herself that way.  She is smart and sassy, but also self-destructive.  With her best friend by herself she is living her life the way that makes her happy.  Not looking for love or a relationship, concentrating on school.  Until she meets a hot older British man at the restaurant where she works at.  He is simply irresistible, with his tattoos and accent.  She expects nothing more than a one-night stand with Cash, but once she spends one night with him, she knows that one night will not be enough.

Cash is single, has one failed relationship and a daughter that he is finally be able to meet and try to connect with.  He quits his job and moves to a new town in hopes of forming a relationship with his daughter.  He’s smart, hot, and has had his fair share of woman.  When he meets Cherry there is something about this young girl that has caught his eye. After one night he knows that he wants more.  When he’s not with her, he can’t stop thinking about her, and when he is with her, he can’t keep his hands off of her.  Everything seems to be going great until he finds out that Cherry is not only his daughter’s roommate, but best friend.  Cherry and Cash know that they cannot be together, but they just cannot seem to stay away. Will the risk of losing a best friend and a daughter that you just met be worth it?

I loved this book!!!  I loved the relationship between Cash and Cherry. She may be only nineteen, but she is not some naรฏve girl who is smitten with an older man.  She knows that what they have has an expiration date.  She believes it in her heart, regardless of how she feels about him.  What I loved is she pushes him away and he pulls her back in.  I love that in some way they can both let their guard down with each other.  It did not matter that there was an age difference or that she is best friends with Cash’s daughter.  Everything about the two of them just felt so right.  

Cherry Bomb is hot and sexy with just the right amount of drama and angst.  I devoured this book.  It wasn’t just Cherry ad Cash that I loved.  The side characters were all fantastic.  Whether it was Logan and his angry bitter attitude, or Arden and her amazing friendship with Cherry.  This book was written so well, the scenes were hot, the chemistry between the two of them was intense.  I did not want this book to end!!  I cannot wait for the next one!!







Monday, September 9, 2019

Cover Reveal: Neat by Kandi Steiner

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Neat by Kandi Steiner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publishing date: September 19, 2019
Cover Designer: Kandi Steiner
Photographer: Lauren Perry of Perrywinkle
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My life is over.
I swore I would never work at the whiskey distillery with my last name on it, that I would never be a part of my father’s legacy. But when I graduated with my art degree and realized there were no jobs, the devil appeared, and I sold my soul, agreeing to work in the family business if he’d give me the art studio I’d always dreamed of.
It can’t be that bad, I thought.
Until I realized my new boss was Logan Becker.
The Becker brothers have a reputation for being trouble, and since I love trouble, it’s no surprise to me that I’m infatuated by that forbidden fruit the first day I walk into the distillery. That lean, whiskey-eyed, too-hot-for-his-own-good man hates me — and I can’t blame him. His family has been at war with mine for decades, and for good reason.
The Beckers and the Scooters are the Montagues and Capulets of Stratford, Tennessee.
But if he’s Romeo, and I’m Juliet? Well… we all know how that story ends — and for that reason, I tell myself to steer clear.
Because if my father finds out I’m falling for Logan Becker, my life actually will be over.
And Logan’s will be, too.
Neat is a stand-alone book in the Becker Brothers Series.
➔ Small town
➔ Country
➔ Romeo & Juliet vibes
➔ Angst paradise
➔ Holiday romance
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Coming September 19, 2019 to Amazon and Kindle Unlimited!
Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2LOF0N8
About Kandi:
Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer, and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.
Connect with Kandi:
Mailing List: bit.ly/NewsletterKS
Facebook Reader Group: (Kandiland): facebook.com/groups/kandischasers
Kandi Steiner may be coming to a city near you! Check out her “events” tab to see all the signings she’s attending in the near future:

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