Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Blog Tour: Reality's Illusion by Stephie Walls

Release Date: January 22, 2020
Cover Designer: Wicked by Design


Relationships are ugly, dark—destructive.

They aren’t fairy tales.

No happily ever after neatly wrapped in a shiny bow or sparkling diamond with a heartfelt engagement.

And in their end, love was nothing but a beautiful lie told to hide the ugly truth.

This is reality’s illusion.


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Bestselling author, Stephie Walls is a lover of words–the more poetic the better. She lives on the outskirts of Greenville, South Carolina in her own veritable zoo with two dogs, three cats, and Magoo (in no preferential order). She would thrive on coffee, books, and Charlie Hunnam if it were possible, but since it’s not, add in some Chinese food or sushi and she’s one happy girl.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Release Blitz: Bastard Bachelor Society

What is the Bastard Bachelor Society?

It’s a gentleman’s club—like the dignified men of the past used to have.

Except, we’re not gentleman, and we’re not dignified.

We’re ineligible bachelors; bored, jaded and not looking for relationships. Quite the opposite actually 

We’re so committed to being single, we’ve created a high stakes bet to see who can remain single the longest. Rules are involved. Prizes.

Laugh it up, but I’m no loser. 

Enemy number one to my single status? My irresistible neighbor, Abbott Margolis. She with her evil cat Desdemona, and Sexy AF pencil skirts. She’s kind and beautiful and hilarious. We can’t get involved, no matter how much her meddling grandmother pushes us together. But if I was going to lose this bet for anyone? It would for Abbott. 

Let’s face facts: I’m a bastard, unwilling to settle down. 

Especially when there’s a bet to win.

4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Brooks Bennett just got promoted at work. He's only been at his firm for a year, but he's a damn great architect. His words, not mine. He also comes across as immature and arrogant. Designing is his passion. But as hard as he works, he equally enjoys play time. Particularly at the local watering hole-The Basement-with his two best friends. He's a bit of a light weight when it comes to alcohol but that doesn't stop him from hanging out at the pub. His two friends, Blaine and Phillip take life and it's problems pretty lightly. The three amigos are usually up for anything.

Brooks is single and in no hurry to change that. Sometimes stupid ideas come out of rambling conversations.

"You know what I can't stand?" I begin rather abruptly, already a bit drunk. 

Blaine rubs his hands together with glee.  "What?"

"Bastards are the new nice guys."

And from that conversation the Bastard Bachelor Society is born.

Abbott Margolis is sweet, funny, single and owns a cat related to Satan-Duchess Desdemona. She's worked her butt off to get where she is, and she's a self admitted giant nerd. Never mind that her family owns the business she works for-she can't help it if her family is rich beyond rich.

Blame an elevator ride with only Brooks and Abbott for their first official meeting. Abbott's seen Brooks around, but she doesn't want to be trapped in an enclosed space where she is looking a big loopy from a night of partying to be how he sees her. So she lets the elevator slam in his face instead of opening the door. I'm thinking he won't forget her easily, and not in a good way.

But a second meeting goes much better, in spite of a demon cat trying to do her best to scare off Brooks. An unlikely friendship is formed and then some lines become slightly blurred. But nothing can happen because Brooks and his buddies have a wager going in their little Bastard Bachelor club.

"Your girlfriend sure has an appetite."
"This is not my girlfriend," Brooks replies swiftly, correcting the nice man who's just handed me my dessert. 

Just about now I'd like to swiftly hand something to Brooks.

Whatcha thinks gonna happen when Abbott finds out that Brooks is sworn off relationships?

Sara Ney's latest is funny and witty and had no problem catching my attention and keeping it. Desi, the cat is a real pistol. She deserves her own cat tale.

What's mine is mine.
What's hers is mine.

What's his is now mine, too. 

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Blog Tour: Descent by Natasha Knight

Persephone Abbot is in my debt. 
Exactly the way I want it. 

The sins of the father should not be inherited by the daughter. It’s unfair, I know, but since when has life been fair? 

The events that brought us here began on Halloween night more than five years ago in that chapel ruin. I saved her that night. Carried her home through the storm that was the omen warning of what would come.

I didn’t know it then, but I do now. 

Her father destroyed something precious. Someone innocent. 
I don’t believe in an eye for an eye. I won’t just balance the scales of justice, I’ll tip them so far in my favor his legacy will topple.

I’ll take that which is most precious. His daughter. I’ll own her. Make her mine.

But I’m not the only monster lurking in the dark corners of her world. She’ll sleep in the bed of the beast but I’ll keep her safe. Protect her fiercely. 

And maybe I'll keep her. 

Set in the Benedetti Mafia World, Descent is a brand new Standalone Enemies-to-Lovers Romance.

4 Stars 
Review by Jen Skewes

I always look forward to Natasha Knight's stories.  They have just the right amount of darkness mixed with passion, drama and sexiness.  There's the alpha male who you want to hate but have a hard time doing do.  And Descent is no different.  I loved it!!

Persephone's father has ben in an accident that has left him in a coma.  She is trying so hard to keep everything together.  They are in danger of losing her house and the family business.  Trying to take care of her father and try not to lose everything at the same time is proving tone very difficult/. Enter Hayden Montgomery, her next door neighbor, brother of her best friend and her father's enemy, even if she is not sure why.  He comes to her one night and makes her an offer.  One she certainly refuses, until she releases that it is the only way.  She loses everything or gets to stay in her house and still work for the family business.  What's the catch?  She is basically selling her should and body to the devil himself.

Hayden has his own issues with his family.  But when it comes to Percy's father, he is seeking revenge on behalf of his deceased sister, who was also Percy's best friend.  Five years ago he save Percy from a night that could have totally gone wrong.  But now he is back for revenge and to make Percy his.  Is she part of his plan for revenge or does he truly care for her?  There are so many unanswered questions, some that Percy holds the answers to, until she realizes that there is a big piece of the puzzle that she is missing.  She is with him because she has no choice, but in the end will the two of them find love?

I really loved this book.  Hayden is an alpha male through and through but every once in a while you see that heart, you see emotions and you see that he cares for Percy.  Together they were intense, raw and they both had a hard time backing down. Percy held her own when it came to Hayden, she managed to fight even if in the end she knew to give in. But she still stood her ground when she needed to.  Just as Hayden was there for her when she needed it!!!

As always Natasha Knight has sucked me in!!  I love that this book is dark but it does not cross the line too much.  I love the intensity of the characters and the emotions they brought out.  It was also great to see a guest appearance from one of Ms. Knight's other characters.  I don't know if this is the only book in the series, but I sure hope it isn't.  I would love to see Ares' story!!!  Another great one by Ms. Knight.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Cover Reveal: Doctor Dearest by RS Grey

R.S. Grey’s next standalone rom-com, Doctor Dearest is coming February 6th! Check out the gorgeous cover and find out more today!

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Dr. Easton is part man, part myth.

He’s a formidable surgeon. Highly respected in his field.

He also happens to be an ex-collegiate quarterback with a classically handsome face.

Are you catching on yet?

He’s horrible.


A walking Ralph Lauren ad.

He’s also so off limits he should come with a warning label: This way lies heartache.

Not only is he an attending at the hospital where I’m training, he’s also my brother’s best friend. If you’ve lost count, that’s two reasons why I plan on putting this ridiculous crush behind me. Besides, it’s definitely not mutual.

Dr. Easton has never once paid me special attention. No tempting smirks. Not even one subtle innuendo. To him, I’m just another resident—all but invisible.


For the last five years, I’ve mentored Natalie in the OR, stayed in line, and kept my hands to myself, but it’s been agonizing.

Natalie is trouble in scrubs. A walking temptation I’ve been forced to ignore.

For so long, I’ve wanted her in silence. By the time fate finally gets around to throwing me a bone, my patience has run out.

Natalie’s brother is leaving town, and he wants me to watch over her while he’s gone.

He has no idea how I feel about her.

Neither does she.

But she will.

Haven’t you heard good things come to those who wait, Natalie?

Well…I’ve done my waiting.

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Release Blitz: Herd That by Lani Lynn Vale

The Valentine Boys
Release Date: January 21

His Wranglers fit him like a glove. A really tight, leaving nothing to the imagination, glove. Codie wants nothing more than to shove that Wrangler-covered butt straight into the mud.

Ace Valentine has a smart mouth, a devil-may-care attitude, and those wicked eyes aimed directly at her.

She doesn’t know what to do with that kind of attention. Especially not from the sweet-talking man that has no problem charming every woman that enters his orbit—everyone but her, at least.

Ace isn’t sure why Codie Spears had her panties in a twist when it comes to him, but every snub and insult she hurls his way brings him closer and closer to falling for her.

He’s not sure what it is about the town’s bad girl that draws his attention, but every encounter they have leaves him wanting her until there’s nothing else left to do but have her.

The only thing is, she’s been convinced by everyone around her that she’s not good enough. Tell a person that she’s a piece of trash enough times, and eventually she’ll start to believe it. It’s going to take a lot of smooth-talking and gentling on his part to get her to see that she’s worth it. 

And once he has her where he wants her? Well, she’ll make a mighty fine rancher’s wife.

4 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Codie Spears is back in Kilgore Texas. Not by her choice but because her grandpop needs help with his prize bull. This town holds no good memories for Codie. She was a little wild in high school, got into some trouble and never quite lost the reputation for being a trouble maker. 

When she runs into some obstacles transporting a trailer full of cows in a thunderstorm, Ace Valentine ends up saving the day. Ace fills out a pair of jeans...

I couldn't begin to thank the Lord enough for the invention of Wrangler jeans. 

Ace Valentine is working like a dog to get the family's ranch in the black. They are almost there, but not quite. The Valentine's suffered a tragedy that would cripple most people, but they are resilient and tough and will overcome their past. 

Ace and Codie both want the same bull at auction, but Codie outbids Ace. He can't afford to pay the price Codie is willing to spend on a new bull. Of course, Codie had no idea that she was bidding on a bull by the pound and so she's deep in debt. But she believes that "Scooby" (yep, you read that right, she names her new bull Scooby) is going to be a prize winning bull. Ace ends up helping her when she finds she's over her head with this one. They find themselves spending lots of time together.

Ace is hard on the outside but a big softy on the inside. Years ago, after his family was torn apart, his girlfriend Mel, threw him away. This same girl is with Codie's best friend Desi's husband. He's her ex now, but both are determined to make Desi's life hell. Which means that Ace and Codie are going to have Desi's back. 

This story isn't just about a budding romance between Ace and Codie. It's about redemption and friendship and second chances. 

We know that Lani Lynn Vale can write SWAT and MC romances-add cowboy romances to that list!

"And for anyone else wanting to know, I love Codie Spears, and she's moving in with me," Ace declared loudly. "And I don't care if y'all think she's a troublemaker. She's my troublemaker."

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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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Monday, January 20, 2020

Review Tour: Inappropriate by Vi Keeland

A Standalone Contemporary Romance
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland

Terminated for inappropriate behavior.
I couldn’t believe the letter in my hands.
Nine years.  Nine damn years I’d worked my butt off for one of the largest companies in America, and I was fired with a form letter when I returned home from a week in Aruba. 
All because of a video taken when I was on vacation with my friends—a private video made on my private time. Or so I thought…
Pissed off, I cracked open a bottle of wine and wrote my own letter to the gazillionaire CEO telling him what I thought of his company and its practices.
I didn’t think he’d actually respond.
I certainly never thought I’d suddenly become pen pals with the rich jerk.
Eventually, he realized I’d been wronged and made sure I got my job back.
Only…it wasn’t the only thing Grant Lexington wanted to do for me. 
But there was no way I was getting involved with my boss’s boss’s boss. Even if he was ridiculously gorgeous, confident, and charming.
It would be completely wrong, inappropriate even.
Sort of like the video that got me into trouble to begin with.
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
But sometimes it’s twice as fun.

5 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

No rain. No Flowers 

It's easy to write a review when you have mad love for the book! Vi Keeland is on my short list of authors. Anything she writes I will read. She never disappoints. Inappropriate is no exception. 

Ireland Saint James has just returned from a bachelorette holiday in Aruba. Only to receive a letter from her employer letting her know that due to a sexual explicit video on social media, she's been fired after 9 years! The bungalow that she and her friends stayed at had a private, nude beach. Ireland, after a few cocktails may have walked around topless. One of her friends may have filmed it and posted it. Somehow her company got a copy of it and she's no longer the reporter for the morning news. What's a girl to do? Get trashed with her best friend that's what. 

Waking up the next day, she remembers that not only is she unemployed, but she sent a drunken email to the president of Lexington Industries, her former employer. Let's just say it wasn't the most professional email she could have sent. 

When Grant Lexington, the president of the company, responds, it's not good. 

"For your information, I have not viewed the video you referred to. But if my spank bank ever runs a little low, perhaps I'll dig it out of my trash folder-along with the standard letter of recommendation your superior had planned to give you."

She writes an apology email. He responds but still considers her unemployed. But Grant is intrigued by Ireland and he digs up her personal file which has some highly personal information. They have a few things in common. 

Grant Lexington is no spoiled rich kid. He was a foster kid adopted into a wealthy, loving family. His mom has passed and he's highly protective of his grandparents. His grandfather has dementia (grandpa is an absolute hoot!) and his family seems to be the only ones he's close to-that's by his choice. 

A chance meeting leads to a meeting between Ireland and Grant. The chemistry between them is bouncing all over the place. But Grant has been a little less than honest and that's about to go Kaboom!

Inappropriate is funny and raw and has some heartbreaking moments.

"I've spent the last seven years avoiding anyone I might love."

But it's also witty and hilarious (Ireland's bestie Mia is hysterical!) and there are more laughs than tears. Both Ireland and Grant have pasts filled with pain. Grant has locked up his heart in a vault and although he wants to give it all to Ireland, he's not sure how much he can give. There is unimaginable hurt in this story, but then again, no rain, no flowers. 

We fall in love by chance. But staying in love and making it work isn't something that happens by chance-that's a choice. And I've chosen to love Ireland.

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Release Blitz: Descent by Natasha Knight

DESCENT by Natasha Knight
Release Date: January 20th

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Persephone Abbot is in my debt.
Exactly the way I want it.

The sins of the father should not be inherited by the daughter. It’s unfair, I know, but since when has life been fair?

The events that brought us here began on Halloween night more than five years ago in that chapel ruin. I saved her that night. Carried her home through the storm that was the omen warning of what would come.

I didn’t know it then, but I do now.

Her father destroyed something precious. Someone innocent.
I don’t believe in an eye for an eye. I won’t just balance the scales of justice, I’ll tip them so far in my favor his legacy will topple.

I’ll take that which is most precious. His daughter. I’ll own her. Make her mine.

But I’m not the only monster lurking in the dark corners of her world. She’ll sleep in the bed of the beast but I’ll keep her safe. Protect her fiercely.

And maybe I'll keep her.

Set in the Benedetti Mafia World, Descent is a brand new Standalone Enemies-to-Lovers Romance.


It’s high time the Abbots pay for what they did. Persephone will be sacrificed, but that can’t be helped. It’s fitting, actually. Almost poetic.

An eye for an eye.

A girl for a girl.

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USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Exposed by Willow Aster


Exposed by Willow Aster is LIVE!!! FREE in KU!

A royal story set in background of conspiracies, manipulations and deceptions, Exposed is a whirlpool of intense emotions. The characters are beautifully broken. Their feelings are raw, gritty and incredibly terrifying. The story sucked me in and left its permanent mark on my heart.” ~PP’s Bookshelf

It was never a question of love.
I knew I loved Elias Lancaster and that he loved me.
At least I always thought he did.
But for some reason, he always found an excuse not to be with me.
The pain I felt as my childhood love rejected me, again and again, after promising me the world when we were kids…
Well, it just wouldn’t go away.
No matter how hard I tried.
Desperate times called for desperate measures, and I never wanted to be considered desperate, but I knew if something didn’t change soon, I’d lose Elias for good and die of a broken heart.
No one told me how many times my heart could break in the process.

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I lean in closer. “Be careful, your mask is slipping. You almost seem like the girl I grew up with right now.” I both love and hate seeing the real her. It’s driven me out of my mind that for years now, Mara has put on a mask around everyone but me. “Wouldn’t want anyone to get the wrong idea and see that you’re actually a caring person.” I lower my voice. “I have nothing to say to you.”

The hurt flashes across her eyes but is gone within a blink. In my mind, I see her when she was ten, when she thought I was ignoring her for a week because my mother wouldn’t let me go play with the princess. She locked me in my room when I snuck out, not letting me out for so long I thought I’d die in that bedroom. Those were the dark days with my mother, the days I still try to stuff down inside. I’d give anything if I could erase them from my memory. The hurt on Mara’s face back then when I was able to go outside again but didn’t tell her where I’d been or what had happened…it’s the same look I saw just now.

It’s these snapshots of us in my mind that make me turn back to her, make me think maybe there is a way…maybe we could have a chance.

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Warrior Blue by Kelsey Kingsley

Title: Warrior Blue
Author: Kelsey Kingsley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Artist: Danny Manzella
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Blake Carson can't afford to have a life. Between working full-time as a tattoo artist and caring for his disabled twin brother Jacob, his plate is more than full - and he prefers it that way.
But his meticulous planning is turned on its head when he meets the upbeat and beautiful Audrey Wright and her butterfly tattoo.
Now, through a complicated maze of coincidence and fate, Blake begins to question if maybe there could be more to his life than just work and Jacob.
That is, if the guilt doesn't eat him alive first.
With the help of Dr. Vanessa Travetti and a girl he doesn't think he deserves, can Blake convince himself that even the bad guy deserves a happy ending?

5 stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I loved this book.  It is the first book that I have read by this author, but it is not the last.  There is so much more to this book than a romance between a dark tattoo artist and the bright ray of sunshine that walks into his shop.  It is a story of fate and how moments in their lives are. Somehow connected.  I loved it from start to finish and could not put it down.  

Blake is a tattoo artist in his thirties. He is really good at his job and could really go so far with his career.  But there is so much that is holding him back.  An accident when he was a child has left him bitter and angry at the world.  But more so angry at himself, feeling guilty for what happened to his twin brother.  His twin Jake is still very much a part of his life, but while he may look just like Blake, he is really a little boy stuck in a man’s body.  Blake blames himself for what happened and has not let himself live his life the way he should.  He thinks that he is not worthy of a life if his brother can’t have the one he was meant to have.  His life is devoted to his job and his brother.  Jake is his world and he would do anything for him.  When Audrey walks into his tattoo shop what he doesn’t realize is how that one tattoo will turn his world upside down, in a very good way.  But also, in z way that he is not sure he is ready for.  

Audrey came to Blake for a tattoo, but what happened next was not expected.  There was an undeniable connection between the two of them. When Audrey left his shop that day, he found himself constantly thinking of her tattoo and what it all meant.     A series of events continues to bring these two together.  Audrey likes Blake, despite the fact that he is dark and angry and can be a complete ass at times.  Blake feels the connection to her but is so afraid to open up to her.  Regardless of his fears and hesitation, fate has its own plans, it steps in and brings these two together.  They are connected in ways that continue to surprise them.  Blake just needs to figure out how he can have a relationship and still be there for his brother, but he also needs to feel worthy of Audrey’s’ love as well.  

I cannot say enough about this book.  Blake may be this dark character who has been carrying a tremendous amount of guilt on his shoulders, but he is also the most caring and loving person.  The way he cares for and loves his brother was just so beautiful to see.  It wasn’t out of obligation for feeling guilty, it was out of pure and genuine love for Jake.  And that made me love him from the start.  But then he meets Audrey and the way he connects with her, was everything.  Their story was so beautiful to watch.  A very broken and closed off man finding his angel in the most unexpected way. Audrey truly was his angel in so many ways.  She was gentle with him when she needed to be, but she was also firm at times as well, never giving up on him and saying what she felt.   Ugh it was just so beautiful and amazing, and I wish it did not have to end. 

This story is not just about Audrey and Blake there are other relationships that just added so much to this story.  Whether it was Audrey and Jake ad how they quickly became friends, or the relationship with Blake and his therapist, to Freddy and Jake’s friendship.  They were all just as important to this story and Audrey and Jake.  I did not care for Blake’s parents and at times my heart broke for Blake and how they treated him.  Yeas I get what they have been going through but boy did their actions and words make me angry. 

Warrior Blue is a fantastic red that will truly tough your heart.  A must read!!!

“Hey, Blake,” Audrey answered, a smile in her voice.
“This is the second time you’ve called me in three days.”
“You’re keeping count?”
She scoffed lightheartedly. “Duh. I mean, I might be a grown woman, but deep down, I’m still a girl who has it pretty bad for this really hot guy.”

Kelsey Kingsley is the author of ten novels. She lives in New York with her family and a cat named Ethel. She loves tattoos, music, makeup, and Frasier reruns. Kelsey is a Slytherin. She curses a lot, and she fucking hates cheese. 


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