Monday, October 30, 2017

Blog Tour: Alpha Mail by Brenda Rothert

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Alpha Mail by Brenda Rothert

An adult standalone, contemporary romance


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Sienna Mills knows her alpha males.
They brood.
They growl.
They love the word “mine”.
After spending her early twenties in and out of relationships with alphas, Sienna used her knowledge to found Alpha Mail, a booming business that allows women to sign up for emails, letters, and texts from their own brooding, red-blooded man.
Her star is on the rise and Sienna is attracting the interest of investors when a mysterious man starts messaging her about the true nature of an alpha. She’s got it all wrong, he says, and he’s willing to show her how a real man makes women respond.
The more Sienna hears from him, the more aggravated she becomes. Who does this anonymous, supposed alpha think he is, anyway?
And yet…she can’t deny his messages are becoming the best part of her days. Commitment-phobic Sienna finds herself wanting more from her sensei of seduction. But is she willing to trust her heart to an alpha again?

3.5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

Sienna has had her fair share of failed relationships.  She decided that she was done with me and wanted to create a business to cater to woman's needs for an alpha male in their life without all of the strings.  That's how she came up with Alpha Mail.  A place where a woman can receive texts, letters or emails from an alpha male to "discuss" whatever it is they feel at that moment. Her business is booming and she is looking for more investors.  After an interview that she does, she receives an email from a mysterious man, claiming that she is all wrong when it comes to alpha males.  She has no idea who this person is, other than at first he seems to bother her.  But as they continue to email each other she finds herself falling for him.  She has no idea who he is other than that they do know each other in some way.  She wants to meet him but he tells her that they can't.  When the truth finally comes out as to who this person is, how will Sienna react?  and will there be love in her future?

I really did enjoy this book. I thought it was a fun and light read.  I will not be telling you who the mystery man is, but I will say that I was on to him.  I did figure out who it was and was honestly happy with his identity.  He is a good guy with a heart of gold.  He has loved Sienna from a far for so many years, but for reasons that I cannot explain he was afraid to tell her the truth.  I love the emails and the banter back and forth between the two of them.  You felt the connection that they formed.  Once she found out who he was, I was not sure what would happen.  But things fell right into place and I loved the two of them together.  

While I did really enjoy this book for me there was something missing, but I also think the hero being in love with Sienna for so long and never really admitting to it is where I had the issues.  Almost like emailing her was the easy way out, but even then he had no real plans of revealing who he was.  I guess I'd rather see him fight for her and overcome whatever issues there was together.  That was really my issue with the story.  Once it is revealed you will love him, and the things that he did will melt your heart.  He and Sienna were perfect together and I loved it.  




Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.


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Release Blitz: Fault Lines by Rebecca Shea

From USA Today bestselling author, Rebecca Shea, comes a new, heartbreakingly beautiful standalone romance, FAULT LINES. Don’t miss the stunning and captivating new release, and grab your copy today!


At eleven he was my first crush. At sixteen he became mine. At nineteen he broke my heart and destroyed me. That was ten years ago and the last time I saw Cole Ryan.

They say you never get over your first love...I beg to differ. I left my shattered heart buried in a town I never expected to return to. I erased every thought of him and buried the memories never to be found.

I moved ten years later I have the perfect life, the perfect fiancé, the perfect career. Everything I ever wanted until I'm forced to go back and face my past and the man that destroyed me.

He won't stop until I know the truth no matter how hard I fight it. In the end, lies will be uncovered, hearts will be broken, and my life as I've come to know it destroyed.

3.5 stars
Review by Jen Skewes

Fault Lines is a second chance romance between two people who were in love over ten years ago.  What started out as a friendship at a young age turned into a love that would last forever.  A love like no other.  They had their future planned and knew that they would grow old together.  Until betrayal and lies tore them apart.

Frankie and Cole were in love and for them it was the love that would last forever.  They had plans and dreams.  Frances would go away to school, become a lawyer and make a life for the two of them.  they would be able to get out of the small town that they lived in and live a happy life together.  Until Cole completely destroyed her heart.  She left the small town she grew up and and never looked back.  When she gets a phone call ten years later from the man who broke her heart, she is shocked.  But the phone call has nothing to do with them.  She needs to go back home because her mother is sick.  The last thing she wants to do is go back and face her past, but she is there to be with her mother and when she is well again she will go back to CA and her happy life.

Cole has been in love with Frankie since he first met her.  Ten years ago he broke her heart, but at the same time he also broke his own.  He wanted a future with her but his lies tore them apart.  He has regretted what he did ten years ago and has still be carrying around both the guilt and pain.  Frankie is back in town, if only for a little while.  He needs to see her and talk to her and explain what happened ten years ago, but Frankie is still hurt and angry with him.  Getting her to speak to him is going to be a challenge but one he will gladly take on.  She has a great job, a finance, and she is happy.  So why is she still thinking of Cole, why does he still get to her in ways that no other man can?  Will there be a second chance for the two of them?

I really loved the characters and throughout the book i was rooting for them.  Cole was a really good guy despite what he did ten years ago.  But he truly is sorry for hurting her and deserves a second chance.  He has and always will love her, that has not changed.  I loved him for not giving up, even if there were times when I thought he would.

Frankie was a great heroine and I completely understood why she was still so angry with Cole.  Even to this day, she was happy and engaged to be married, but if Cole could still get to her you knew that her feelings for him were still there.  You felt the love between the both of them whether they were fighting, talking or making up for lost times.

I rally enjoyed this book but for me there was a little something missing.  And I also felt that some parts of this book were rushed.  They both had secrets.  Cole destroyed their relationship ten years ago and no matter the reason, he still hurt her.  I just felt that it all moved too quickly, especially considering they both in a way held onto the past for ten years.  Other that that it was a wonderful second chance story with two characters I adored.  I also loved Carter, their voice of reason and would love to see him get his own book as well.

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Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Unbreakable series (Unbreakable, Undone, and Unforgiven) and the Bound and Broken series (Broken by Lies and Bound by Lies). She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons’ football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Release BlitzL Sacred by SL Scott

TITLE: Sacred
AUTHOR: S.L. Scott
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
RELEASE DATE: October 27, 2017


The war was waged. The king got his queen, but where did that leave me?

When I thought there was no hope, that suffering this lonely life was my destiny, I saw her. The bubblegum pink skirt caught my attention, but her doe eyes captured my heart. Could she be my SAVIOR?

With her, I don’t have to hide the demons that haunt me, or to relive my darkest days alone.

With me, she’s free to be whoever she wants to be. She’s amazing.

Together, we’re two people clinging to a ray of sunshine that only the other can see.

I let my guard down. I got too comfortable. I thought the war had been won when, in reality, it had just begun. When old debts accrue, past demons return to collect their dues.

To find the SOLACE these young lovers crave, will they have to sacrifice the one thing they hold most SACRED?

From New York Times bestselling author, S.L. SCOTT, comes a new, emotionally driven, romantic suspense standalone.



Holy shit.
I see pink.
Bubblegum pink.
Curvy ass under a fitted skirt. Tight as fucking—good God almighty. Like a flame, I’m drawn to her. I stand, not even sure why, but I’m moving before I can stop myself following a bubblegum pink skirt that just so happens to be attached to a killer little body and a head of brown hair that flows to the middle of her back.
“Hey?” What the fuck? Why’d I yell that?
Damn. I stumble. She reaches as if she’s going to catch me before I fall. I’m falling all right, but not to the ground. I stop, standing tall and straightening my shoulders. Real smooth. I actually fucking stumble when she looks back and our eyes meet.
A halo of yellow sunshine surrounds her, an angel sent from the heavens to save me. The beauty asks, “Are you all right?”
A smile that rivals the heavens appears. “Yes, you.”
“I’m good, so great.”
That pretty smile grows, and a sweet giggle follows. “I’m glad.” The longer we hold eye contact, the more her composure falters, an unease entering her pretty hazels. “Okay, I should go then.”
“No. Stay.”
“Stay?” she asks in the same confused tone as the last question.
“Yes.” Stepping closer, I hold out my hand. “I’m Cruise. What’s your name?”
Her hand slips into mine and I’m tempted to not just shake it, but never let it go. “Nice to meet you, Cruise. If you’ll excuse me—”
That’s when I notice the books held to her chest with her other hand. “Are you a student?”
“No.” Her reply comes fast with a look of horror filling wide eyes. “I’m not. Are you?”
The relief between us is palpable as our sighs fill the space. Her eyes glance down to our adjoined hands, my hold on her still just as firm. “May I have my hand back, Cruise?”
“Yes,” I reply, then reluctantly release her.
“I’m late for an appointment.”
I don’t want her to go. I like looking at her. I like talking to her and I really like holding her hand. She has fine features, but I can’t stop staring at her cherry-kissed lips. She turns to walk away too soon, so I call out, “Hey, I never got your name.”
“Maybe I’ll see you around.”
She’s not showy when she saunters off, but I watch rapt by every sweet sway of her hips. I find myself tugging at the collar of my shirt, that all-wrong-itchy feeling returning.
Fuck it.
I run after her.
Sidling up beside her, I keep her pace, and ask, “Why won’t you tell me your name?”
“Because you don’t need to know it.”
“I want to know it.”
She stops, and looks at me. “Just because you want it, doesn’t mean I owe it to you.”
Feisty. Getting a woman’s name isn’t usually a problem for me, but I respect her argument too much to counter with one of my own. “You’re right. Absolutely right.” This time I notice how the white sweater hugs the front of her body. Damn. I invade her personal space, captivated by her defiance. “I’ve been rude. My apologies.”
“I don’t need an apology, but I do need to go. I’m running late.” She takes a few steps away from me, but says, “Have a good life.”
My hands rise in the air, exasperated with this outcome. “You’re really not going to tell me?”
Her laughter splinters the air. “Unfortunately no. I can tell you’re the kind of trouble I should definitely walk away from. Name intact.” Quick stepping with determination, I watch as she crosses the parking lot.

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. 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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Friday, October 27, 2017

Cover Reveal: Unexpected Arrivals by Stephie Walls

Cover Design: Wicked by Design
Release Date: November 20, 2017


It had to be a joke.

Any minute now, a van would drive up and Ashton Kutcher would slide the door open, laughing hysterically at my melodramatic performance on the front porch.

But nothing happened.

The words on the page jumbled into a toxic mess my brain refused to comprehend, much less accept.

Please consider this letter as a formal request to arrange a paternity test (DNA).

I barely remembered Chelsea Airy.

That wasn’t true—we’d gone out once, and we’d been friends for a while after. But I hadn’t heard so much as a peep from her since I’d gotten married. I’d reached out a handful of times, but she’d quit responding and fell off the face of the earth. There hadn’t been a text, an email, a phone call, not even a Facebook message, much less a stork in the last five years.

My wife could forgive a lot, but she’d never wanted children—much less another woman’s.



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Stephie Walls is a literary whore - she loves words in all forms and will read anything put in front of her. She has an affinity for British Literature and Romance novels and an overall love of writing. She currently has ten novels out, four short stories, and has collaborated in several anthologies/collections with other authors; all tales of real love and romance.

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Release Blitz: Wicked Envy by Sawyer Bennett

Wicked Envy (Wicked Horse Vegas, Book #3)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: October 27, 2017


The best of friends.
Two men. One woman.
A sinful playground called The Wicked Horse.

Entrepreneur turned millionaire, Dane Hawthorne, has been known to get his kicks at The Wicked Horse Vegas, and he has no shortage of beautiful women waiting for a shot at him. Driven to succeed, no matter if he’s in the boardroom or the bedroom, Dane never backs down from a challenge.

Avril Carrigan isn’t the type of woman to take risks in her personal life but after a broken heart and too much liquid courage, Avril decides to best way to get over one man, is to get under another. Looking to experience all the debauchery she’s heard about from her best friend and business partner, Dane, she requests one thing of him—take her to The Wicked Horse.

The request seems simple. One friend helping another in her time of need. But now that they’ve crossed the threshold, things aren’t as easy as they once seemed. Not only is Dane looking at Avril in a new light, but so is their other business partner and best friend, Andrew Collings. As Dane’s envy blooms, he wonders if he made the right decision when he agreed to show Avril his wicked world.

What happens when the lines of friendship are blurred and boundaries are crossed? Will their relationships survive or will jealousy tear them all apart?

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3.5 Stars
Review by Trinette Dungee

Dane Hawthorne, Avril Carrigan, and Andre Collings have been best friends since their freshman year of college are now partners in Dane’s company. That’s it, just best friends and business partners….until they became more…Enter the Wicked Horse.

Dane is no stranger to The Wicked Horse; he is the sexual adventurer of his friends. To help get Andrew out of his dating and sexual dry spell he invites Andrew to tag alone; Being a little skeptical, Andrew declines. Surprisingly, it’s Avril who takes him up on his offer. Fresh off of breakup from a long term relationship Avril decides to spread her wings a bit and she manages to finally talk Andrew into joining her. While Dane is more than comfortable at the Wicked Horse; Andrew and Avril are surprised at how easy it is for them to join in the “activities” but just not with each. Soon the three best friends agree upon and embark on a sexual journey they never thought they would. 

So I’ve read all of the Wicked Horse books and while this might not be my favorite….it’s most definitely taken the top spot for most interesting. 

The decision for these three to add this new dynamic to this friendship was approached very intellectually, emotions were completely left out. What happens in The Wicked Horse stays in the Wicked Horse; and when things flow out of The Wicked Horse and into the bedroom….what happens in the bedroom, stays in the bedroom (this is Vegas after all). The three decide they will be exclusive (meaning Avril has sex with only Andrew and Dane, and Dane and Andrew will only have sex with her…no m/m in the scenario).This arrangement will not affect their working relationship…business doesn’t flow over into sex and sex doesn’t flow over into business. Avril has different connections to Dane and Andrew and soon, one connection seems to take over, a little bit of jealously comes out and the friendship between two people is put to the test. That’s all I’m going to say because you need to read to find out for yourself how all of this plays out.
One of the things I really liked about this book, the characters ages. It’s so refreshing to see older and more established characters; characters that aren’t in their twenties or early thirties. These guys are kind of pushing forty, their careers are established and they’ve sort of kind of “paid their dues”, which is probably why it was so easy for them to set the parameters around the relationship. The other thing that’s slightly different from the other books in this series; while The Wicked Horse was where things started, very little took place there. The storyline didn’t actually revolve around The Wicked Horse, as a matter of fact; this storyline is simultaneously taking place with Walsh and Jorie’s story…but they don’t connect in anyway. 

The best thing about this book, it threw a few curve balls at you. Most of the time you can anticipate where the storyline was going to go, that’s not really the case here; there were a few times when I thought “hmmm, that’s not what I thought was going to happen…now I’m curious as to where this is going to lead. There were a few times some scenes lagged and the use of “best friends” was a bit excessive but yet again Sawyer Bennett gave me a good read. 

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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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Blog Tour: Falling Fast by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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"Managing his parents’ biker bar was never part of his plan, but after meeting Gia Caro, he’s beginning to think that’s exactly where he’s meant to be."

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Colton and Gia are from Until June

Colton Allyster is relieved to be back home. After a year of rehabilitation, losing his career as a Marine along with his fiancé, he’s had to learn quickly what’s really important. Colton grew up wanting to serve his country. Managing his parents’ biker bar was never part of his plan, but after meeting Gia Caro, he’s beginning to think that’s exactly where he’s meant to be.

Ever since Gia Caro arrived in the small, sleepy town of Ruby Falls, Tennessee, her life has spiraled out of control. Between losing her grandmother a little more each day to dementia, and her hot boss’s constant attention, her once quiet existence isn’t so quiet anymore.

After weeks of sidestepping Colton, things get out of hand, and before Gia knows what’s happening, she’s spending her nights in his bed and her mornings in his kitchen. And as he cleans out drawers and makes room in his closet, she starts to wonder if she’s falling too fast.

3.5 Stars
Review by Trinette Dungee

Fast is pretty much how this book moved. When Gia Caro learns that the grandmother she believed was dead is very much alive but not doing well, she drops everything and leaves her life in Chicago to go to Tennessee to care for her. When she gets there she realizes that her grandmother’s condition and finances are much worse than she thought. Landing a job in the Dusty Rose brings her in constant contact of the hottest guy in town, Colton Allyster. With everything going on in her life the last thing she has time for is men, but Colton has made it clear that he is more than a little interested in her and he’s not going to let her get away.

Colton Allyster knows exactly what heartache feels like being left by the woman he loved when he was at the lowest part of his life hasn’t made him the most relationship hungry person. However, one look at Gia Caro and he’s a goner. He has set his sights and heart on Gia, he just has to convince her they should be together.

I enjoyed Gia and Colton; I liked the conversation and the banter between them. There were a few giggle moments for me.  Colton was almost like an open book. His didn’t seem to have any difficulty saying what he was feeling, very hot quality in a guy. The supporting characters were all likeable (except one, but I’ll let you discover that). I especially enjoyed his mom; she was the classic overprotective meddling mom. I’m very curious to see if more storylines will be developed for Gia’s friend Nat and Colton’s brother Carson; but I’m especially curious about Colton’s best friend Tide. 
Although the relationship between Gia and Colton moved a warp speed there were times when the story itself dragged at times, but for the most part an okay read.

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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who's husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it's beauty.

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