Thursday, November 14, 2019

Release Blitz: His Royal Highness by RS Grey


R.S. Grey's next romantic comedy, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, is available today! Find out more below and grab your copy now!



About HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS

I’ve spent eight years wishing I’d fall out of love with Derek Knightley. Blowing out birthday candles, chasing after shooting stars, making it rain spare change into mall fountains—every time it’s the same wish: forget about Derek.
But the day he walks back into my life, I realize there are two things time has yet to soften: my feelings for him and his chiseled jawline.
It’s infuriating that my heart still races when he walks into a room. I refuse to fall prey to old unrequited love, so I decide the less I’m around him, the better. Avoidance is key.
Unfortunately, Derek isn’t going to make it easy. As a teenager, I would have crawled on my hands and knees to attract his attention. Now I can’t seem to escape it.
I’m not sure why he’s bothering. He’s not just out of my league—he’s out of my tax bracket. As the sole heir to the Knightley Company, he’s as close to American royalty as you can get. As for me, I’m just a part-time princess at Knightley’s flagship magical theme park.
I spend my days playing make-believe, but Derek has no use for fairytales. His unwavering confidence makes it clear he thinks I’ll surrender in the end.
He’s just biding his time.
Making me sweat.
His Royal Highness always gets what he wants.
And he wants me.




5 Stars!
Review by Lisa Kane

Whitney Atwood works at Fairytale Kingdom in Georgia. From the time she was old enough to get a job the company has been her employer. Really her escape from the life she lives with her family. Her sister, Avery had cancer. As often happens, a family with a sick child will often become the focus of the family, almost to the exclusion of any other siblings in the family. Whitney became the donor when needed, the care taker, the one who didn't exist outside of what she could do to help Avery.

Her family moved from Idaho to Georgia and that move brought Whitney to working for the Knightley Company. She worked her way from selling balloons to being a candidate for a special college program for incoming freshmen. If chosen she would be able to work in the theme park and take college courses through Southern Georgia University. Her college would be paid for and she would still be working part time for the park. While she got in, her family decided to move to New York. Avery was better and had decided to pursue a career on Broadway. She stayed, they left.

Part of her course work is to be paired with a mentor. Who does she end up with? Derek Knightley, the son of Cal Knightley, the CEO of Fairytale Kingdom.

I knew about the Knightley family. They were royalty. Cal Knightley was the man behind it all, someone rarely seen at the park. 

He is gorgeous, ten years her senior and he might as well be from another planet. He is so far out of her league but she can't help crushing on him. But fate had other plans and Derek moved to London. Her new mentor was none other than Cal Knightley and a new friendship began.

I fell in love for the first time when I was eighteen. It was unrequited and silly, wrapped up in teen angst. Still, none of my crushes hold a candle to that one. 

Eight years later and Whitney has the coveted job of being In Character (the theme park's name for employees who are in costume and an active part of the Fairytale Kingdom) as Elena at the castle. Once shy and reserved, she's involved into quite the popular employee. There's few employees she doesn't know and she's very well liked. She's close to Cal and he's protective of her.

Enter Derek. He's back from London and ready to take over the helm. But Cal thinks he should get more in touch with the wants of the employees. He wants Derek to start by working In Character. With Whitney. Oh, things are about to get interesting.

It's been eight years and now he's back. Cal's grandson, My first crush. 

Whitney has never been able to forget Derek. In her head some things happened years ago and she blames him. He was older than her, and only gave her a passing thought over the years.

She crossed my mind a time or two since I moved to London, but in my head she was permanently eighteen. 

But this older version of Whitney. Well, he's knocked off his feet. Only she seems to put up a concrete wall between them. Why?

Part of me is still angry with him for how he left things eight years ago. It wants retribution. 

I love when someone truly deserving gets the happiness they deserve. Whitney got the short end of the stick for a good part of her life. She's a good person who gets a lot of joy when the people around her get their happiness. This is her chance and I loved it!

On that bed is where I would lie, reading the books he'd lent me and daydreaming about the possibility of a real future with him.Turns out, I wasn't all that delusional. 






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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Release Blitz: Love You Now by M. Robinson



From Wall Street Journal &
USA Bestselling Author M. Robinson comes Love You Now, book 2 in the Love Hurts
Duet. 

A coming of age, enemies
to lovers, contemporary romance filled with angst and all the feels. 

I
should have told her everything.
How
much I loved her. 
How
much I've always loved her. 
But
I didn't. 
I
couldn't. 
I
just wasn't made that way.
Instead...
I claimed her. 
Teased
her.
Taunted
her.
Worshipped
her.
Until...
I broke her.
My
best friend. 
My
savior. 
My
girl.
From
my mind to my heart, to every single bone in my body. 
She
owned me. 
I
was hers.
Every
look. 
Every
kiss. 
Every
touch. 
Every
tear.
It
was always her.
The
only thing I feared more than losing her was forgetting her.
I
hated how much I needed her.
She
was mine. 
Always
and forever.
I
hated her then.
But
Harley Jameson was about to find out how much...
I LOVED her now.



4.5 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

I think I enjoyed this book even more than the first one.  For me I'm not a fan of characters as children, I like the adult drama. 

Harley and Jackson's story is told by way of going back to the past and then in the present. At the end of the first book, Harley literally caught Jackson while he was doing the deed with her nemesis Willow. That just about cut out her heart Jackson had stupid vengeful reasons for screwing Willow, but he never saw past the anger he was feeling.  Now he can't even get her to talk to him. Cash, Dylan McGraw's son is getting closer to Harley his best friend. Of course Jackson hates his guts.

As the months go on, things slowly change for Jackson and Harley, but of course Jackson is still tormented by his worry that he will inherit his mother's dementia. Not being able to move past this, stunts any real growth he can have with Harley. 

Let's just say when this story starts out, it's apparent that at some point Harley and Jackson got back together because of the ending of Hated You Then. Jackson is about to sign a multimillion dollar deal to play professional football and yet these two are still at each other's throats. 

I'm not going to dive into the plight any further. Some of the characters are real disappointments. I'm not a lover of Cash, although I have made love for his father, Dylan (his and Aubrey story-Undo Me, is one of my favorites!) 

When the truth finally comes out and yes there are many truths to be revealed, there are still some unanswered questions. Remember there will be books to follow. I hope they meet or exceed the writing in this one because I loved it!!







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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.




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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 is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left. 




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Monday, November 11, 2019

Release Blitz: Pierced Hearts by Ahren Sanders





Title: Pierced Hearts

Series: Southern Charmers #1
Author: Ahren Sanders
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 11, 2019





Blurb


Darby
I’m here.
Back in the same town I ran from years ago and the man I
left behind.
Pierce Kendrick, the man I’ve never stopped loving.
The day he walked up to me with his cocky smile, everything
changed.
Now, I don’t recognize the cold, harsh, bitter man that
stands in his place.
It’s time Pierce knows why I left, and the secrets that
drove me away.
Nothing could prepare me for what happens next.

The man I loved reappears. This time, he’s a powerhouse,
determined to get back what we lost.

Can it be that
simple? 

Pierce
She’s home.
Darby Graham, the woman who ruined me, has returned. She
rolls back into town, stirring up memories and feelings that I buried long ago.

One look at her and I know she’s been hiding something. What
I don’t expect is for the truth to rock my world.  For a second time in my life, I’m helpless
against the power Darby holds over me.

She’s mine.

Her resistance fuels my determination.
My insistence drives her wild.
She says we’re impossible.
I say she’s wrong.

And I’m going to prove it.
Darby Graham thinks I’m crazy.
She’s about to see how
crazy things can be.



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3.5 star
Review by Lisa Kane

Darby Graham is back in town. It's been over a decade but her mom is home and she's come back. Never mind why she left, why she has never felt like she could move back. Pierce Kendrick still lives in the town. With his two kids. The one's he had with the woman Darby hates-Connie Webber.

Pierce Kendrick knows that the woman whose chocolates are the talk of the town is Darby Graham. She's come back to town and he's not sure how he feels about it. She left him years ago. He's moved on and he still hasn't forgiven her. His life is complicated, his baby mama Connie, is a money hungry witch. But he adores Cole and Maya and he does all he can to keep her in the life style she wants and keeps her at bay.

But his life is about to get turned upside down. The first time Pierce and Darby meet again is explosive. There is so much resentment for both of them and it's been such a long time. So many secrets, and so many feelings.

Both their families play a big part in their history and their lives. They each have their secrets too.
You know this is all going to blow up in everyone's face. When all the secrets come out will Darby and Graham find their way back to each other?

I felt like this story bounced all around. Without spoiling any plot lines Pierce screwed up twice-big time with regards to his kids. I just couldn't figure out how having made one huge mistake, he would turn around and so quickly do it again.

Connie is hands down, the villain here. She never steps out of that role, and Pierce seems to be an enabler who appeases her to keep her satisfied with the material things he gives her just so she will be a good parent to his kids. Of course she wants more.


I have read most of this author's previous works. She writes crazy angst that in the past, has ripped  out my heart. I didn't feel that with this one, there were some sad moments but I had a tough time connecting with both Pierce and Darby. Things moved too quickly, too much family bonding that felt rushed to me. I did appreciate having both POV's from the two main characters. This is book one of a new series, so pay attention to the secondary characters as there will be more stories featuring them.





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Author Bio

Ahren spent her formative years
living in an active volcano. There her family made collectible lava art. She
studied rock collecting at the Sorbonne in France. There she met the love of
her life-her pet pig Sybil. She returned to the states and started writing. She
is happily married to a guy who used to live under a bridge and she met while
pole-dancing.



Now, meet the real me. I grew up in the south and consider myself a true
“Southerner”. Most of the special locations mentioned in my books are
reflections of my favorite places. Living on the Florida coast, my family
spends a lot time at the beach which is where I usually can be found with a
book in my hand. 


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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Review: Money Man by Terri E. Laine




Her
Nice girls end up last.
Or that’s what I tell my best friend when I spot him for the first time.
He’s everything bad girls’ dreams are made of.
Tall, gorgeous, and sporting a full on smirk when he catches me staring.
So what does this broken hearted girl do?
I toss back my fourth shot and end up in the fancy hotel bathroom getting my mind blown by the sexy stranger.
Reasonable. Especially after dumping my cheating ex fiancé. 
A new year, a new job, and after this one night, I’ll be back to being a good girl.
It’s not like I’ll ever see him again. 

Him
I want her the moment I see her.
And I always get what I want.
That’s how I rose to the top.
One. Time. That’s all she’s meant to be.
I have an empire to conquer, no time for anything else.
Yet one taste and I need more.
Another night and I can put her behind me.
Just one and I’ll let her go. Maybe…
But life throws curve balls and she’s my downfall. 
They call me the money man and she’s the auditor who can ruin me.


4.5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

This book started out with a bang, literally.  And from the moment I started reading it, I could not put it down.  When I go to the end, I could not stop thinking about it.  I honestly wasn't sure what to do with myself at that point.  I had no idea what to red next or how I would even b able to concentrate on anything else.  This book was HOT and steamy.  The hero is an arrogant, cocky, domineering, jerk of a man, and I LOVED him!!

Bailey grew up in a world that is so much different from the one she is living in now.  She found out her fiancé was cheating on her and is now living with her best friend and trying to move on.  She starts bu having hot sex in the bathroom with a complete stranger.  something that goes against every moral that has been instilled in her since birth.  But despite her feeling awful for what she did, she does not regret it.  When fate brings this sext stranger to her once again, she cannot resit.  Kalen Brinner is going to ruin her in so many ways.  But she cannot stay away, and she's not so sure that she wants to.  

Bailey is a girl who grew up in a world so completely different from where she is now.  Growing up she was taught that sex is for pro-creating and she is to wait until marriage.  She lived a very sheltered life in a community that made it all seem normal.  It wasn't until she went to college on her own that she really experienced life.  It was a whole new word to her, and while having sex with a stranger goes against everything that she was taught, she didn't regret it.  Probably because one night was not enough.  I loved Bailey, and loved watching her grow, struggles with her emotions and her beliefs.   But what I loved the most was her friendship with her best friend Izzy.  

Kalen is a complete mystery, not knowing too much about him, his past or what he does for a living.  On an intimate level they were very acquainted with each other.  But on a personal and emotional level there was still so much to learn.   The layers of Kalen Brinner were very slowly peeled back to reveal who he really is.   As the reader you basically know who he is and you are waiting for that moment when it is all revealed and even though you know it is coming, I still don't think that I was prepared for it.  I wasn't ready for the emotions it brought out and what happened next.  

Kaken and Bailey's story is hot and sexy.  Their chemistry was palpable, and intense and so steamy.  I admit that there were a lot of sex scenes, but I think that this book was really setting the stage for their love story in a way.  they connected on a sexual level from the very beginning, and that's all it was supposed to be.  I wouldn't say this was insta love at all, but it certainly was insta lust.  there is so much more to these two characters, and while the author explored some of their lives, I cannot wait to see more and dig deeper into them.   

This is a trilogy so there is a cliffhanger.  We are left hanging in a big way, with a little bit of broken heart.  I need the next book immediately, no pressure though.  I truly did not know what to do after I was finished with this one.  I was lost in a way because I became so invested in their story that I could not pick up another book.  I will be patiently waiting for the next book. 







Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Release Blitz: Obey Fate by Abigail Davies


Obey Fate (Fated Duet #2)
Release Date: November 6, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Angsty & Forbidden
Cover Design: Pink Elephant Designs
Photographer: Regina Wamba



Synopsis


I’d made promises I had no right to keep.
I’d crossed lines I shouldn’t have.And I didn’t care one bit.
Coming back to my hometown to teach wasn’t meant to be like this. Falling head over heels for the forbidden girl shouldn’t have been on the cards.
But fate had other ideas.
Aria was the one shining star in an otherwise dark night. She called to me like nothing else ever had, and I was hopeless to stop it.
Until we got caught. The game was over; our secret destroyed. And there was only one thing I could do about it.
Lies came easy when I was shielding the people I loved most. Destroying myself in the process didn’t matter as long as she was safe.
But now the lines had been redrawn. Boundaries marked permanently. I’d always protect Aria—even if it was from herself.
Defying fate was simple, but I was never one to take the easy way out.
One look.One touch.One kiss.That was all it would take to walk the rocky path of obeying fate.

**Obey Fate is book two in the Fated Duet. The epic conclusion to the two-part, heart-felt, emotional, gripping journey of forbidden love.



5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

If you read Defy Fate, which you must do before reading Obey Fate, then you know how much Abigail Davies left us hanging, in a big way!  Obey Fate picks up exactly where we let off, with Cade and Aria in the classroom, as they were caught kissing, by the last person that should know about them.  Aria tries her best to think quick and takes the blame for what just happened.  She tell Ms. Simmons that she tried kissing Cade and it was all her fault.  Unfortunately for Cade it does not end there.  Willow will do whatever it takes to keep Cade away from Aria, because she wants him for herself.

Cade is trying his best to stay away from Aria, being that he really has no choice at this point.  But he loves her and will do anything to protect her.  Aria knows that risk and what will happen to Cade if they are caught together.  She knows that she needs to stay away from him, but at this time in her life she needs him the most. We know from book one the issues that Aria has, but they go so much deeper than that.  She is slowly falling apart and Cade is the one person that she trusts and feels safe with.  But leaning on him can ruin everything for them.  She felt alone and it's not until she unexpectedly breaks down, that Cade knows that there is no other choice here.  He needs to be there for Aria, he needs to take care of her and love her.  But how much will it cost him to be there for her?

I loved this series.  Ms. Davies explored some topics that were dealt with in themes perfect way.  It wasn't too over the top, but just enough to break your heart.  Aria is the kind of heroine that you just fall in love with from the very beginning.  All that she went through in her past and know dealing with so much more, had me hurting for her.  Ad Cade I loved, even if he made choices that I did not like, even though I knew he really had no choice in the matter.  But his love for Aria was so real and evident in his actions.  You could feel the intense love and passion that these two had for each other.

Obey Fate is so much more than an age gap taboo romance.  It deals with deeper issues that will have you glued to the pages.  The writing is flawless, the characters are lovable, and everything about this book felt real.  It was raw and intense at times, filled with angst and brings out so many emotions.  It was the perfect ending to Cade and Aria's story.  I cannot wait for the next one!!!!




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About the Author



Abigail Davies grew up with a passion for words, storytelling, maths, and anything pink. Dreaming up characters--quite literally--and talking to them out loud is a daily occurrence for her. She finds it fascinating how a whole world can be built with words alone, and how everyone reads and interprets a story differently. Now following her dreams of writing, Abigail has found the passion that she always knew was there. When she's not writing: she's a mother to two daughters who she encourages to use their imagination as she believes that it's a magical thing, or getting lost in a good book. If she's doing neither of those things, you can be sure she's surfing the web buying new makeup, clothes, or binge watching another show as she becomes one with her sofa.






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Cover Reveal: Twist by Lucia Franco






Title: Twist
Series: Off Balance #4
Author: Lucia Franco
Genre: Forbidden Sports Romance

Cover Design: Romantic Book Affairs

Photo: Lindee Robinson

Models: Shelby Smith & Andrew Kruczynski
Release Date: November 20, 2019





Blurb

Rocked to her
core, Adrianna is faced with an incurable illness. She's aware of what she's up
against and is willing to risk what’s left of her for what she loves. With one
last chance, and despite her doctor's orders, Adrianna struggles harder than
ever to achieve her dream.

Tired and torn,
Kova embraces his flaws as he watches Adrianna reach her breaking point. Unable
to stand by as she continues to endanger herself, he surrenders to what he
wants most, even if it means losing himself in the process. 

As Adrianna
fights for her life, Kova battles for them both. No one is left unscathed as
they succumb to their darkest hunger. Passions reignite and their actions grow
bolder, creating an endless link between them. Once is a mistake. Twice is
reckless. Three times is a choice. But this time they may have gone too far.












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Author Bio



A competitive
athlete for over ten years, Lucia Franco currently resides in sunny South
Florida with her husband and two boys. Paranormal romance was her first love,
but she has a soft spot in her heart for small-town and reunion romance
stories.

When Lucia is not
hard at work on her next novel, you can find her relaxing with her toes in the
sand at a nearby beach.


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