Thursday, May 27, 2021

Release Blitz: The Fling by M. Robinson

Release Date: May 27

From Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author M. Robinson comes a new stand-alone romantic comedy.

What happens when you make a pact with your boys to stay single and never fall in love? 

Well, you get the Playboy Pact.


I was the playmaker. The one with the best moves, the best lines. I was the best at everything… 

And I mean, everything. 

There was no woman immune to my charm. To my looks. To my bed-hopping ways. 


It was supposed to be easy. A quick, fun, mind-blowing night where she screamed out my name in ecstasy. 


No feelings.

No past.

No strings attached.


I broke the rules.

I broke the pact.


I fell for her smile. 

Her laugh.

Our instant connection. 

Except, I never expected to fall in love. 


Especially with a single mom…


Of twins.

4 stars

Review by Lisa Kane

Ashton Hayes has a group of friends who are more like brothers. Leo's story was the first in this series- The Kiss. But Sawyer and Cain will have their turn too. For now, Ashton's up at bat and this is his game.

When they were in their mid teens, Cain's parents divorced. It hurt him to the core and the other guys came up with a pact, one where no girl would ever come before their friendship. The Playboy Pact (yes, they are all had big egos and inflated senses of self worth. 

That same night, Ashton met Sage at a party. Her boyfriend, Memphis, had just broken up with her. Her good friend Aspyn, urges her to celebrate, to have a good time-it's her Sweet Sixteen birthday and not one to miss. Ashton is a little god-smacked at meeting Sage-there's some connection there. He's all for bedding a chick, but not dating one-remember the pact they all just made?

It's just not their time. Memphis shows up, Sage goes with him. That same night is an almost comical set of circumstances, Sage got pregnant. Yep, she 16 and knocked up and Memphis is not exactly father material. Make Sage's a double-she's pregnant with twins. But she has strong, supportive parents, a best friend who always has her back and a brother who will help her with this unexpected curve ball. Or should I say curve balls? 

Sage was able to graduate, and even went to college, where she just earned her teaching degree. Fast forward eight years later and she has seven-year-old twins-Haiden and Haven. Life has been tough for this single mom. Memphis sends a check, but he's never been part of the kids' lives and Sage has been burnt enough for her lifetime. 

But through a chance meeting-speed dating no less, Ashton and Sage meet again. It's been eight years, but it might as well have been eight days, because that chemistry, that invisible string is still pulling them together. Ashton is a much older and wiser guy and he's not about to let this opportunity go. Sage knows about men who have no interest in dating a woman with kids. No one will come before her babies and she's not about to let Ashton know about them, yet alone meet her kids. She won't risk another man letting them down. 

That's the background story that is covered early in the story. These two might be crazy about each other, but if their foundation is based on lies and truths not told, how can they ever have a real relationship? That's for the reader to find out!

I liked The Fling. I thought there were times, especially when Ashton would still refer to his friends as "his boys" that he came across as a little immature. But he is a good guy. Sage's daughter is a sweetheart, but her son is Satan's spawn. His actions are comical, but man that kid needs some serious Time Out. Ashton has way more patience with him, than I would have. 

It's not necessary to read The Kiss first, although knowing more about the characters and their back ground stories just enriches the experience. 

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M. Robinson is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author crowned as the "Queen of Angst" by readers around the world. 

Dive into her visionary world that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and leave you wanting more. 

She writes everything from contemporary to suspense romance and is best known for her novel, El Diablo.

When M isn't in the cave writing her next epic love story, you will find her shopping and living on a boat in Florida with her real life pirate, her lobster, her husband Bossman. Sipping on Starbucks and hanging out with their two dogs, a German shepherd mix and a gordito Wheaten Terrier reading a good book. Or spending time with her family, who she is extremely close with.

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Cover Reveal: The Monster by LJ Shen

“Maybe we were never meant for each other. But that night at the carnival, when you showed me who you were, I figured out who I wanted to be.”

The Monster, an all-new lust fueled bad boy standalone romance from USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author L.J. Shen is coming June 15th, and we have the gorgeous cover!

The most important thing I’d ever read was scribbled on the door of a portable restroom, engraved into plastic at a carnival on the outskirts of Boston.
Lust lingers, love stays.
Lust is impatient, love waits.
Lust burns, love warms.
Lust destroys, but love? Love kills.
Maybe it was always my destiny to fall in love with a monster.
When other kids stayed awake at night fearing the pointy-toothed beast hiding in their closet, I longed to see mine.
I wanted to feed it, domesticate it, understand it.
Sam and I were only allowed to love each other in the dark.
Once our story unfolded, and the truth came to light, I was the one to cut the cord.
My name is Aisling Fitzpatrick, and I have a confession to make.
Sam Brennan is not the only monster in this story.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Release Blitz: Nice Guys don't Win by Micalea Smeltzer

Title: Nice Guys Don't Win
Series: The Boys #2
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: New Adult College Romance
Release Date: May 19, 2021


When I agreed to be his roommate, I had no way of knowing that Cole Anderson was one of my father’s star players.
Having transferred to Aldridge University for my junior year, I wasn’t familiar with anyone on campus.
If there’s one rule I’ve always been supposed to follow it’s don’t date a basketball player.
Cole is different, though, and I don’t want to stay away.
But when he finds out I’m the coach’s daughter I might not have any say in the matter.

4.5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I loved this book.  When I first started reading I didn't realize right away that this was Cole's book.   He was the guy in Bad Boys Break Hearts, who liked a girl who was in love with his best friend.  N ow he gets to find his own happiness and Zoey was the perfect girl for him.  

Cole just moved into his new apartment that he was supposed to share with his friend Teddy.  Until Teddy had to back out of the deal because of his parents.  But being the good friend that he is, he found Cole a new roommate.

Zoey just transferred to the school that her father also coaches at.  Her and her father do not have the best relationship at all but he is trying really hard to fix that.  Zoey wants to live on her own, but when she finds out that there are no dorm rooms available, she may not have a choice but to live with there father.  Until she meets Teddy and he offers her a place to stay, with his friend.  Cole needs a roommate and she needs a place to live.  Could not have worked out better for the both of them.

Cole is an absolute amazing guy who is sweet and kind and not your typical college jock.  He has not had an easy childhood butI think that is what made him the man he is today.  Zoey has also had it rough, growing up hating her father, and getting her heart broken by her ex causes her to come very guarded ad closed off.  But her friendship with Cole is exactly what she needs.  these two together have so much chemistry.  Both doing their best not to fall for the other, trying not to cross that friendship line.  they have both been hurt before and don't want to risk not only their living situation but their friendship.  

This is a slow burn romance, which is not always my cup of tea.  But when it is done right, it is a beautiful thing to watch.  And Ms. Smeltzer did it perfectly.  There was more to this story than Cole and Zoey, but their friendship was so adorable to watch and then to see them slowly fall in love, while also fighting it is what made their story perfect.  But it was also the growing friendship between Zoey and Teddy, even if her first impression of him was that he was a little odd and a bit nuts.  But it was so cute to watch the two of them become friends.  And then there is the relationship with her father, of should I say luck thereof.  Mending that relationship and getting to know her brothers and step mom was such a big part of they story and one was truly wonderful to watch.  It was like watching Zoey really grow up and face the things in life that she had avoided and finding her self in the process.  

Cole won my heart from the very beginning.   He was just the perfect book boyfriend. They had their moments where they were friends that were sweet and adorable and then there were the times where you could just feel the sexual tension.   The end was perfect, and I am talking about the part prior to the epilogue.  Not that, that was not perfect but when you read it you will understand what I mean. Zoey and Cole were meant for each other and so perfect together.  Their love story was beautiful to watch.  Great book!!  I cannot wait for Teddy's book - I am assuming he is getting one!  


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I finish my beer and add it to the growing empty pile beside the cooler. Fluffing my hair, I shake out my arms and smile at my roommate. “I’m going to dance. Alone.”
His eyes follow me as I walk over to the actual fire where some people sit on the ground but quite a few are dancing. Sail by AWOLNATION plays, the beat vibrating along with the pulse of my blood flowing through my veins.
I danced from the time I was four through high school. Even though I love math and the sciences, and consider myself on the more studious side, dance has been my creative outlet, a passion. I know I’m good at it, and as I move my body, eyes closed, I know people are watching. When I dance I don’t care why they’re looking at me or what they’re thinking. I do it for me. Because it feels good to move my body, to exist in a moment. Dance is freeing, it’s the language of our bodies.
When I finally open my eyes, they connect immediately with caramel brown ones. He’s moved closer to the bonfire, beer bottle in hand while his jaw works angrily at the piece of gum he’s chewing.
I know I shouldn’t do it.
I’ve sworn off men.
He’s my roommate.
He’s hot as hell.
But I do it anyway.
I crook my finger. It’s a challenge, a silent dare. The ball’s in his court.
He shoves the bottle into the hand of one of his friends, slinking toward me like a panther. When he gets to me he wraps one big hand around my waist, the heat of his palm a brand against my skin. He begins to move to the song as well, and despite our massive height difference it works—we work, but I don’t let my brain linger on that thought too long.
I don’t know if he has any formal dance training, but he moves like someone who has at least some knowledge or basic understanding of rhythm. The fire crackles nearby, and I faintly taste ash on my tongue. His brows are drawn low as he watches me, our movements evenly matched as we anticipate each other’s movements. People still watch, but this time they’re not just watching me. It’s us. Normally I would be scared to put on a show like this, I’m not this bold, but after everything with Todd some spontaneity won’t kill me. In fact, I think it’ll be good for me. It also helps that on this campus no one knows who I am. I like the anonymity of it. I can be anyone.
He knows you, my conscience whispers to me.
But not really, sure he knows who I am, but Cole doesn’t know much of my past, of my hurts, the scars I bear. And tonight, I just want to be, to exist in this moment.
With both hands on my waist, he dips me backwards and my hair falls with me, the ends touching the grass. When he pulls me back up, we’re closer than before. Chest to chest. Heartbeat to heartbeat—well, maybe not quite since he’s such a giant. I crane my neck back as we sway, our hips moving in a sensual rhythm, and our eyes meet.
It’s there. In his gaze. Mine too. We can’t go there, not just because we’re living together, but because I need time. To heal. To stand on my own two feet. To grow.
I pull out of his arms. “No. I can’t. I’m sorry.” I bite my lip, truly remorseful. “I’m sorry,” I repeat, taking a step back.
One more.
Until I’m disappearing into the shadows.



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Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Release Blitz: Resurrection of the Heart by Natasha Knight and A. Zavarelli

Title: Resurrection of the Heart
Series: The Society Trilogy #3
Authors: Natasha Knight & A. Zavarelli
Genre: Arranged Marriage Dark Romance
Release Date: May 18, 2021


Santiago finally has what he wants. His baby is growing inside me.

I’ve rewritten her destiny, binding her to me for good.

Things are changing for us. I see beyond the monster he shows the world. See the scars he hides beneath the ink.

Love is a weakness men like me can’t afford. I’ve decided to keep her, but I’ll never forfeit my revenge.

His final betrayal proves his vengeance means more to him than our love.

I will have my pound of flesh, no matter the cost.

I made a mistake trusting him. I forgot how much he likes my tears.

When I am through, I’ll have what I thought I always needed.

I’ll run from him. I’ll have to.

I’ll bring her back when she runs. I’ll always bring her back. She belongs with me.

But it’s too late when I realize he’s not the only monster in my world. And that mistake will cost us both dearly.

5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

This is the conclusion to Ivy and Santiago’s story and what an ending it was!!  I was waiting for this book like my life depended on it.  Each book in this series just got better and better, leaving us with another cliffhanger and our hearts in our throats.  The final book may have been my favorite.  I am still deciding.  But either way I absolutely loved it!!!  


This book completely justified every ounce of love that I had for Santiago.  He had a very dark soul, was a monster, and did things that truly questioned how I could love an anti-hero such as him, as much as I did.  But I had my reasons and this book just validated them.  I loved seeing the vulnerable side of Santiago, and to see his love for Ivy come out.  Ivy was a pawn in Santiago’s very dark game, one filled with vengeance.  But loving Ivy changed him in a way and made he see things differently.  It was beautiful to watch his transformation.


This book takes place exactly where we left off.  Ivy trusted her brother a bit too easily and accepted his help to run away from Santiago.  But Santiago will do everything in his power to find her and when he does protect her.  Finding their happily ever after was not easy at all.  They had many obstacles to overcome. And just when you thought things were going in the direction you wanted and they had finally found their happiness, BAM!! Something else happens.  It was a long hard road to get to the end, but it was so worth every bit of pain and heartache, and not just for the characters but myself included …lol. 


This series was fantastic, and one of my favorites.  It was dark, gritty and raw, but I loved every minute of it.  I loved watching these two characters fall for each other.  Going from complete hatred to pure love!  Watching them both be vulnerable at times, and strong at others.  One minute wanting to kill each other and the other wanting to love and protect each other.  Santiago had his sweets moments where you saw how capable of love he really was.  They fought, they loved, and in the end they came together and found the happiness they both deserved.  I just loved these character so much and was sad to see it end.  Bur I am really hoping for Judge’s book because that man is a very interesting character who I would like to know more about.  









Natasha Knight is the USA Today Bestselling author of Romantic Suspense and Dark Romance Novels. She has sold over half a million books and is translated into six languages. She currently lives in The Netherlands with her husband and two daughters and when she’s not writing, she’s walking in the woods listening to a book, sitting in a corner reading or off exploring the world as often as she can get away.


A. Zavarelli is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of dark and contemporary romance.

When she’s not putting her characters through hell, she can usually be found watching bizarre and twisted documentaries in the name of research.

She currently lives in the Northwest with her lumberjack and an entire brood of fur babies.

Release Blitz: My Vegas Groom buy Piper Rayne

Release Date: May 18

Waking up next to a stranger wearing a wedding ring was not on the itinerary.

I came to Las Vegas for a quick girl’s trip, but somehow ended up a married woman. What I thought would stay in Vegas followed me back to my small town of Sunrise Bay, Alaska.

Of course, my new husband—MMA champion fighter, Logan Stone—couldn’t find me alone at my house to tell me he wants to give our impromptu nuptials a shot. He has to tell me in front of my entire family and half the town. 

The two of us couldn’t be more opposite, but he offers me a deal I can’t refuse which involves me pretending we’re happily married for three months. Yeah, a lot of things can change in that short amount of time, most importantly catching feelings for a man whose lifestyle I despise.

4.5 stars
Review by Jen Skewes

This is the third book in the Greene Family series.  This series just keeps getting better and better.  With every series that this amazing writing duo writes, I get more and more excited as each books releases.  My Vegas Groom is fun, witty, swoony and sexy!!  It is everything that you want in a Piper Rayne book.  


Logan may just be my favorite hero in this series so far.  Maybe it has to do with the fact that he is an MMA fighter who is not only sexy, but sweet and adorable at the same time.  Or maybe it’s because he married a stranger in Vegas, while drunk and the next morning doesn’t want her to leave.  And not because he enjoyed himself last night.  But because he wants to see where this thing with Nikki goes.  He wants to know the reason he was drawn to her to the point of wanting to marry her.  Unfortunately for him, Nikki wants no part of this marriage.  She has some trust and relationship issues that hold her back from feeling anything for this man or loving someone in general.  Logan is an MMA fighter so she automatically puts him in that category, thinking that he will only cheat or break her heart.  And marriage is something that she does not want.  


Being the fighter that he is, Logan is not giving up. He makes a deal with Nikki, one that she does not want to refuse.  For the next three months he will be training for his next fight in Alaska and they will continue with their marriage, making everyone think they or happy and in love.  Logan feels it in his gut that they were meant to be.  But only time will tell.


Logan is that guy who will prove all the stereo types that Nikki has about him wrong.  This man is sweet and kind and wants to protect his wife and give her everything.  It does not matter that they met and married the same night.  He is all in and he means it.  He sexy and adorable all in one. 


Nikki has some issues which is completely understandable.  She makes Logan work for it but also manages to push him away many times.  She is a very independent woman who doesn’t need a man.  Well until she finds one who proves her wrong at every turn and genuinely cares about her.  A man who shows her that having him in her life is not such a bad thing.  


I loved watching these two fall in love.  Nikki didn’t make it easy, but Logan never gave up.  Together they were absolutely adorable and sweet and hot!!!  In true Piper Rayne fashion this had the witty banter that I love, the sexy hero and the heroine that you love and can relate to.  And of course, let’s not forget the rest of the meddling family, whom without them this series would not be what it is.  The close knot family from a small Alaskan town that you feel like you are apart of.  It’s what makes you want to keep reading.  And what makes me glued to my phone reading each page.  I cannot wait for Jed’s story!!!

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Review: So Not My Type by Amelia Kingston


An endearingly irreverent love story.

To Jackie Ryan, insults are foreplay and love is war. What the feisty redhead lacks in stature, she makes up in attitude. She’s made more than one grown man cry and she’s damn proud of it. Little does the rowdy barista know she’s about to meet her match in the shape of a walking, talking pair of starched khakis.

When unassuming Eddie Jaworski stumbles into a quirky coffee shop, he isn’t expecting a battle of wits with the maniac behind the counter. Still, he can’t help be intrigued by the endearingly irreverent human enigma. She’s brash, but considerate. Closed off to most, but fiercely loyal to a few. Everything is a joke, except those things that are sacred. Jackie doesn’t trust easily and if he wants to get close, he’s going to have to work for every inch. Good thing he’s up for the challenge.

But Eddie has a secret—one he didn’t mean to keep—that’s going to tug at the delicate strings weaving the pair together. When everything begins to unravel, Jackie must decide just what she’s willing to risk for love.


4.5 Stars

Review by Jen Skewes

This is the fourth book in this awesome series.  I was so excited when this book showed up in my email.  I dove right in and read it in one sitting.  This is Jackie’s story.  We met her in book 1 as she is Elizabeth’s best friend.  So Not My Type was fun, quirky and absolutely fantastic.


Jackie dropped out of college and now works at her grandfather’s coffee shop.  Her dream is to become a graphic artist but her biggest obstacle is herself.  She has dreamed of having her work on the cover of her favorite author’s book.  Every year there is a contest and every year she backs out and does not send in her work.  She is not the friendliest person, even as she is taking orders and serving coffee.  But that does not stop Eddie from coming back.  He walks into the coffee shop one day and despite the attitude he finds himself coming back each day.  There is something about Jackie, aside from the fact that she is beautiful!! She has brick wall protecting her heart and Eddie is determined to break it down piece by piece.  Not an easy task at all but he is not giving up.  He manages to break down her walls, but when she finally lets him in, he reveals the secret that he has been keeping.  How quickly will those walls go back up after that?


The banter between the two of them is everything.  The fact that he is preppy and so far from her type is what makes this book so much fun.  His wardrobe may include one too many pairs of khakis, but he is in no way the nerd one would believe him to be.  He matches her banter every time.  She is quirky and fun and has the best one liners.  But Eddie has the ability to throw it right back at her.  And aside from being charming, cute and a good guy, Eddie is sexy in a way that you never expected!!!  Neither did Jackie!


I loved this book just as much as the other three.  This series is so much fun.  You will love the chemistry between Jackie and Eddie.  The way that he never gave up is what I loved about him.   She pushed him away so many times, but he knew that there was something there.  And Jackie was so loveable.   She had her reasons for being guarded which we do see, and I also loved the moment where she starts to realize that maybe opening her heart is not a bad thing.  


I am not sure if this is the end or if we will be getting one more characters book.  I really hope that two people from this book will get a story, but we will have to wait and see.  If you have not read this book or any others in the series, I highly recommend that you do!!  They are all so good!!!

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