Friday, July 20, 2018

Release Blitz & Review: Church by Stylo Fantome





Title: CHURCH.

Series: Church Duet #1
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: July 20, 2018




Blurb


A broken girl.

An unusual boy.

A beautiful face
that hides a dark secret and an ugly past.

Sealed lips which
hide wicked words and dangerous thoughts.

She would kill for
him to love her.

He just wants to
kill.

Maybe, if Emma
Hartley prays hard enough, Church Logan can make both their wishes come true.

Fuse, meet match. 



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4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane



I kind of felt like a train had run over me after finishing this one-imagine every dark thought and impulse you had to get back at someone who had wounded you -either physically or emotionally. Just being able to give in to that urge to get back at them-that's really the premise of Church. 

Paul-known as Church has reasons he hates. He is about revenge and Emma, who has come into his life by way of his father's marriage to Emma's mother- is going to help him get what he wants, what he needs to feed the monster within. 

Emma's life has just been one shit storm after the other. A drugged out mother who has no problem allowing her dead beat boyfriends rape and beat her child. Emma has never known a shred of love and will do anything in order to win the love of Church. He knows this and plays on it to manipulate Emma. I don't know how I feel about him. He is so evil with just small hints of goodness. (really Small hints) 

This story did go all over the place. There's lots of mystery and secrets and hidden agendas. Even when you figure out some of the secrets, you don't feel any better about the direction this story is heading. And that ending....jeez Louise...I was exhausted by the last chapter.






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Author Bio


Crazy woman
from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a
necessity!), I have been writing since ... forever? Yeah, that sounds about
right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see
shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm
clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs
more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I
do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the
year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a
curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't
understand me.

Yeah. I
think that about sums me up.


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Release Blitz & Review: Quit Your Pitchin' by Lani Lynn Vale



Title: QUIT YOUR PITCHIN’
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Sports Romance
Model: Chase Ketron
Photographer: Furiousfotog
Designer: Lani Lynn Vale
Release: July 20, 2018

About QUIT YOUR PITCHIN'

What’s wrong with my butt?
She means those words to be directed toward the woman beside her, not him. But he can’t stop himself from answering. Not when her ass is the most magnificent thing he’s seen in his life.
Apparently, answering her with ‘not a damn thing’ wasn’t what she was expecting.
She likely wasn’t expecting the baseball she took to the face at his next at bat, either.
All it takes is one ill-fated foul ball, and George Hoffman, Lumberjacks center fielder, falls head over heels in love with Wrigley Field—and yes, that is her real name.
From that point forward, George and Wrigley fall into a fast whirlwind love that ends with them eloping to Vegas. And he has his potty mouth, titty bar owning, pain in the ass grandmother to thank for it.
Not that he’s complaining or anything.
Who wouldn’t want to be married to a woman that made his heart race like he was in the final game of the World Series?
The only problem is trying to convince her of that.






4 Star
Review by Lisa Kane

Wrigley Field (yes that is her name) is at the Lumberjacks vs. Strokers baseball game. She no fan of baseball, but her sister Diamond (yep that's her name) is and so she's here. Miserable, but here.

One player catcher her eye-Furious George Hoffman. He's tall, red haired and smokin' hot. She seems to have caught his eye too.

His teeth were straight and white, and his eyes were a bright green that shone like shiny emeralds.
And he was staring straight at me. 

George is one of the best in the league, but you can't always control where the ball is going to go-case in point-the ball hits Wrigley right in the eye! He can't get to her fast enough to make sure she's alright.

Passed out. Not dead. Good. 

Thus starts a beautiful relationship. George finds out a lot about Wrigley. Tracks her down. Starts dating her. Things move quickly. I'm thinking this is a sweet sports romance.

This story is told from both POV's. It's also broken into two parts. I hadn't noticed that when I first saw the chapters. Why two parts? Be prepared to have your heart sliced into little raw pieces in part two. Remember how sweet the first half was? Those days are over. Things moved quickly and I could barely keep up.

"You're giving up on us. Maybe I never really meant anything to you at all."

There is a third Field sibling. Dodger Field. (yep, that's his name) He's a sports reporter and the most despicable excuse for a brother. Man, I just wanted this guy to take a ball to the face himself!

One of the things that I most enjoyed about this story, besides the angst, which I adored, was Wrigley's appearance. She's curvy and not a stick figure. She's beautiful but probably doesn't fit what society's expectations of the perfect woman's body. I loved that-I loved that she could stand to lose a few pounds, and that George couldn't give a rat's ass about any of that. He loved her just the way she was and I loved him for that.

This is actually my first read by Lani Lynn Vale (gasps...I know right??) but I like her sassy style and clean writing. The characters mess up, make stupid mistakes, but own up to them. Her dialogue is spot on and she doesn't waste a lot of time with inner thoughts. They speak their mind or have a good reason for not putting it all out there. Plus, I do love when my heart goes right for my throat and it physically hurts to read the words. Perfection!!

"It's not easy loving you," he informed me.
I bared my teeth at him. " I never told you, you had to love me."


Just one little thing...the cover for this...the guy is hotter than July in Texas, but he's no red head.

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Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Release Blitz: Crazy Sexy Love by Alison G. Bailey




Crazy Sexy Love, an all-new Standalone Romantic Comedy by Alison G. Bailey is NOW LIVE!



Doug and Sophie from the International Bestselling book, The Dance get to tell their own crazy, sexy, love story.
Sophie is an intelligent independent woman. After her parents’ divorce when she was a child, Sophie tossed the idea of “happily ever after” out the window. No personal attachments or commitments is the way she lives her life. After her best friend, Bryson reunited with her soulmate Hart, Sophie is forced to allow his friends into her world. Luckily, she is fond of her new circle of friends, except when it comes to one handsome, six foot, green eyed buffoon who won’t take no for an answer . . . Doug Truman.

Doug is everything women want in a man. He is a self-described hottie, very witty, and quite the charmer. He can’t imagine any woman not wanting his attention. And they do. The problem is, Doug has a very short attention span, except when it comes to one woman . . . Sophie Cipriano. At first all he wanted was one night, thinking it would be enough to shake his obsession. If only his best friend, Hart, hadn’t deemed Sophie off limits. Now Doug can’t get her off his mind or out of his system.

When they met, they were enemies. When their best friends got married, they were acquaintances. When they became roommates, they got to be friends. And when they were friends, neither realized what was happening until it was too late.


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Alison G. Bailey is an award winning, Amazon and International bestselling author living in Charleston, South Carolina. At an early age she fell in love with writing, reworking scenes from her favorite TV shows and movies with new dialogue. Alison wrote and produced several stage plays before turning her sights on the book world.

Under the influence of a copious amount of Diet Pepsi and nonstop listening to her Spotify playlists, Alison writes unique emotional stories full of love, laughter, and romance.


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Cover Reveal: Timid by Devney Perry







Willa Doon has always been shy. Her quiet demeanor was something she’s always embraced. That is, until Jackson Page moves to town. The one man she desperately wants to take notice struggles to remember her name.

Year after year, Willa stands by, watching as the bartender slash playboy drowns his demons in beer and sex. Then one night, he shows up at her door, suddenly aware that the girl he’s seen around Lark Cove is now a beautiful woman.

Except what he doesn’t remember is that this visit isn’t his first. They spent a night together once before. A night he’s forgotten, thanks to a bottle of tequila.

A night that crushed a timid girl’s heart, and set a broken man on the path to heal them both.


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Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Release Blitz: Love Machine by Kendal Ryan





A best-friends-to lovers standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan.

After a rather uncomfortable ladies’ night involving a cucumber-wielding instructor with judgy eyes, I’m forced to admit my weaknesses. Rather than point blame at my lack of a sex life, I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work.

As a junior executive who’s clawed her way up the corporate ladder, failure is not in my vocabulary. Confident and bold in other areas of my life, I have to admit it’s time to up my bedroom game.

Asking my friend Slate Cruz is really the only option. Slate is like a walking billboard for sex. The man gets more ass than a toilet seat. There’s no way I’ll want more from this playboy than a little inspiration to revive my inner sex kitten.

Except, what happens if I do?






4 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

What if you just wanted to be better at sex? What would you do, who would you do? Who would you ask for help? Keaton Henly, a software saleswoman is smart and beautiful and feels so out of place when it comes to men. She just doesn't have "it" like her friends. She wants to be better. But what's a gal to do?

I met Slate during my freshman year of college through mutual friends, and now it seems like we've known each other forever. 

Keaton's best friend is Slate Cruz, manwhore extraordinaire! Gorgeous, talented and the guy she trusts most in this world. Who better than to teach her how to be better at sex?

One drunken night and a slew of texts later, she's left Slate wondering if she's for real or not.

How about you stop making jokes and help me become a better lover?

Slate thinks maybe she won't remember any of this the next day.

But just in case she does,

If she wants me to be her personal love machine, let's face it, I'll jump at the chance. 

Now before I go on, let me just throw this out there...there's a paragraph where Keaton is thinking how yummy Slate looks. His toned chest...and his "handsome Adam's apple." Now I think almost any part of the human body can be sexy, but never, ever have I thought about a man's Adam's apple. I will have to rethink what I've always thought was sexy on a man, lol.

Let's continue...

Slate agrees to be Keaton's wingman. I think she back peddles a bit but still wants his help. He's very forthcoming with the encouraging words:

"Literally any man in this room would be honored to introduce his dick to you, Keaton." 

Can you imagine a stronger friendship than theirs?

Only it seems maybe Keaton doesn't need too much help after all. Slate might be just a little conflicted about all of this.

"Hey, listen buddy...sorry, but tonight's gonna be a no-go."
Greg blinks like an owl behind those big glasses. "Why?"
"She had wicked diarrhea earlier. If she's been in the bathroom that long, I'm guessing her bowels must be flaring up again."


Yep, he totally threw Keaton under the irritable-bowel bus.

Love Machine is funny and a little angsty and has some really poignant moments. Two friends who love each other like crazy, just might love each other in a crazy way.

"Love is friendship, but it is friendship with fire in its belly."

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Review: All My Perfects by Colleen Hoover





Quinn and Graham have a perfect love story, but their unique connection is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart, day by heartbreaking day. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair. So do they risk it? Is their history worth saving?

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple struggling with a relatable issue – infertility – whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. In Colleen Hoover’s inimitable style and brilliant narrative voice, this heartbreaking page-turner asks: Can a resounding love with a fairytale beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?


5 stars 
Review by Trinette Dungee

Are you ready to cry? Are you prepared to have your heart pulled so hard that you’ll want to rip it out? Are you ready to just curl up in a ball and sit in a dark corner for about a day or two? If not then I suggest you set this book aside. 
It’s very hard to write about a Colleen Hoover book because you have so many emotions going through you; you just can’t put them into words. Then you have the task of expressing how you feel without giving away too much because you want everyone to experience everything exactly the way you did. 
What makes Graham and Quinn’s story a little different is that you go through and established relationship, meaning….they are married. You get a picture of their before they were married life and their after they were married life. Their marriage suffers some serious blows and you go through the rough times with them. There’s a point in the book, actually a couple of points, when I had to prepare myself for the possibility that these two might not make….whether they did or not, I won’t say.  As usual, Colleen writes so that you literally feel what her characters feel. When their feelings are hurt you get that tightening in your chest. When sadness takes over them, you have to put the book down and be sad too. 
As for the characters, I have to say I was much more team Graham than I was team Quinn…not that you had to pick a team. I just felt like Quinn kept so much to herself that Graham was damned if he did and damned if he didn’t; however, there times when I wished he showed a little more emotion. Quinn seemed to be so wrapped up in her own head sometimes that she was just too much to take. Graham and Quinn were characters that all of us probably know someone like them, they were so relatable and real and I think that’s the other thing that really made me like this book…the entire situation could have happened to anyone you know, or to you. 
For as heartbreaking as this story was, I really enjoyed it. I have to say the flashback weren’t so enjoyable, only because I felt like the minute you got into the meat of scene, it ended and you were thrown a flashback, but then again…that probably heightened the level of anxiety that made this a good read. If there was one thing this book didn’t have that I would have liked would have been Graham’s POV, this is told strictly from Quinn’s POV. 
In the end Colleen Hoover has given us another book that will have you totally in your feelings by the end. Thank goodness her books are stretched out, there’s no way I could read more than two of her books a year. I’d be on someone’s couch for sure seeking therapy.  



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
COLLEEN HOOVER is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Maybe Not, Ugly Love, Confess, November 9, It Ends with Us, and Without Merit. Colleen has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance three times—for Confess in 2015, It Ends with Us in 2016, and Without Merit in 2017. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Visit ColleenHoover.com.

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Release Blitz: Giovanni by Natasha Knight





Title: Giovanni
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance

Release Date: July 17, 2018


Blurb

I’m the right-hand man of the mafia king.
She’s a girl with a past she’s desperate to hide.

But I need something from her.
And I know she won’t help me. Not willingly.
She’ll need some persuading.

Lucky for her, I can do that.

Something about this girl makes me curious, though, and it’s more than
the scars that line her back. She’s on the edge of something.  Something bad. She’s like a perfect,
beautiful doll coming apart at the seams. And the last string is about to snap.

She thinks I’ll hurt her. Break her.
But thing is, she’s already broken. And she and I, we’re two peas in a
pod. She’s my match, the perfect opponent. She’ll fight me to the finish, but
I’ll win. I always do.

Because I’m a man used to getting what I want. And what I want is
her. 

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Note:
Giovanni is a STANDALONE dark mafia romance set in the Benedetti
Brothers Mafia World. It’s an emotionally gripping enemies-to-lovers romance
with a hard-earned HEA.



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4.5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

Giovanni was a roller coaster ride filled with angst, drama, suspense, darkness, hurt and so much more.  It was everything that I love and expect from a Natasha Knight novel .   And as always she certainly delivered.  A hero that is so bad you should hate him but love anyway.  A feisty heroine who is strong and knows how to fight back.  And the story between the two of them that is dark and sexy all mixed into one. 

Giovanni is looking for Alessandro Estrella and he goes to the one person who should know where he is, his twin sister Emilia. She has been in hiding for a few years now and swears that she knows nothing about his whereabouts.  Whether Giovanno believes her or not, it does not matter.  He is not letting her go.  Aside from the attraction he feels towards her, he knows that she is hiding something, that she has a story to tell and he wants to know what it is.  He may have went after her because he needs her, but as times goes on things between them take a turn that neither one of them expected.  She needs him in ways she doesn’t want to admit and in a way he needs and wants her just the same.  She may hate him but her body is telling a different story.  Can she truly trust Giovanni, not only with her life but her heart?

I love Ms. Knight’s writing and always love wen she has a new book.  I love the mafia books that are dark and sexy but not too over the top.  There is just the right amount of angst, drama and darkness.  I will admit that there were moments that were a little hard to take in, but Ms. Knight still wrote it in a way where she seems to know where to draw the line, so to speak.

I loved ths book and I loved Goiovannit and Emilia’s story even more.  My God Emilia has been threw so much.  I too knew she had a story to tell and was waiting patiently to find out exactly what it was.  And when her story did come out, you see the unthinkable happen and you want nothing more than to hug her.  What I think also got me the most was Giovanni’s reaction to it all.  He is a bad man who has done many questionable and bad things in his life but to see the protectiveness he has when it comes to Emilia, to see him hurt for her in his own way is one of the many reasons why I loved him.   He is a complete alpha males who likes to dominate and be in control, but you know and see deep down what Emilia means to him and that is what makes him someone that you can love. 

This was another great dark mafia read by Ms. Knight.  I always look forward to her books and the emotions that she brings out, the bumpy ride that she puts me through.  It was the perfect mix of sexy and dark, and wonderfully written.    







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


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