Saturday, September 30, 2017

Inked Hearts by Lindsay Detwiler ★ Preorder Blitz ★


Inked Hearts

by Lindsay Detwiler
Publication Date: October 21, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


“Six years, a complex about my freckles, a love for pastrami, and a fear of failure.
That’s what he gave me before slaughtering my heart and my faith in men.”


Suffering from the sting of betrayal, twenty-eight-year-old Avery Johannas quits her job and moves hundreds of miles away to Ocean City, the beach town of her dreams. With the help of her zany roommate, Jodie, Avery finds a new career, home, and freedom. Throughout her self-exploration, she makes only one rule: She won’t give her heart to a man again. She’s living for herself this time.

But then she meets Jesse.


A tattoo shop owner, the green-eyed Jesse Pearce is wild with a touch of mystery. As Jesse and Avery explore Ocean City and their friendship, they’ll have a hard time drawing a line in the sand between their hearts.

When summer nights get a little more heated than either expected, they’ll have to ask themselves: Can they let go of their notions of love, or will their hearts be permanently inked by past pain?

Cocky Fiance by T.L. Smith & Melissa Jane ✫ Cover Reveal ✫

Title: Cocky Fiancé
Authors: TL Smith & Melissa Jane
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 1
He wasn’t meant to be on my radar, he was definitely the off limits guy. 
My brother’s best friend, my friend’s ex, but most of all he was my boss. 
Hawk Carnage resembled one thing, and one thing alone. Sex. 
He used it, he knew it, he lived it. Hawk owned the biggest lingerie company in the world, and I was his leading lady. 
In business. 
But now business and friendship were about to be crossed. The lines blurred, and I was ready to dip my toes into the forbidden water. Because no matter how much I said I could refrain from Hawk Carnage, now was not the time. 
He was to be my fake fiancé. 
And I was about to sink into that forbidden water, with Hawk’s hands clutching my sides. 
Lord help me because I was about to enjoy every moment of it. 
Even if it was just for fun, even if it would ruin everything. 
I was about to dive in head first.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Caged by Clarissa Wild 🌟 Release Blitz + Giveaway 🌟

Title: Caged
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: September 26, 2017






They call me savage. An untamed beast.

I was born in the cage. Born to fight. Born to carry its name.

Locked away, I’ve spent years waiting for my mate.

I'm pent up with need. Brimming with desire.

All I want is her... That beautiful girl from the picture on my prison wall.

Now she’s finally here, sharing a cell.

So close. So hard to resist.

But one thing’s for sure…

Even if she doesn’t know it yet, she’s already mine.





WARNING: Contains disturbing content that may be offensive to some readers.

Field-Tripped by Nicole Archer ✫ Cover Reveal + Giveaway ✫


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Release Date: October 30, 2017
A new standalone holiday romance from Nicole Archer.

I was done with games. But playing with her is so much fun.
Ten years ago, I was all set to compete in the winter Olympics. Then I lost everything—my career, my best friend, and my girlfriend.
After that, I stopped playing games for good. I swore never to go back to Colorado. Too many bad memories. Plus, she’s still there.
Now I live a simple life as a creative director at Shimura Advertising in New York. All is good, until my boss cons me and my coworkers into spending two weeks in Colorado at Proton Sports’ sleep-away camp for adults, pitching their business. Turns out Proton’s idea of a pitch is making the agencies battle each other in a bunch of ridiculous winter games.
Guess who owns the rival company? Her. And she’s out to get me. I might just let her win.

Broken Souls by Evan Grace ✫ Cover Reveal + Giveaway ✫

Cover Design: Concierge Literary Designs
Release Date: October 19, 2017

Synopsis

She destroyed my family.
After ten years, Brylee Whitmore has returned to our home town, giving me my shot at revenge. I thought it would be simple, but she’s changed. I was supposed to make her pay for what she’s done, so why do I feel like I have to fix her instead?

Coming home was a mistake.
If my dad wasn’t sick, I would have stayed away. Chase Foster plans to exact his revenge, and I deserve it. I’m supposed to pay for my sins, but now he wants to fix me instead. Too bad there’s nothing left to fix.

One Tragedy.
Two broken people.
Can he forgive her?
Can she forgive herself?

Unhinged by Natasha Knight ✪ Release Boost ✪

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Unhinged by Natasha Knight is LIVE!


"Utterly compelling...If you love a dark, damaged hero and seduction with a dose of domination and fear, Natasha Knight never disappoints!" ~USA Today Bestselling Author Renee Rose

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

ARC Review: Still by Kennedy Ryan

Still Still by Kennedy Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Always… evermore… even after… still

This story was poignant… passionate… emotionally consuming… perfect. I wasn’t sure how Kennedy Ryan could improve on the perfection that was Grip. I was already enamored and thoroughly satisfied with the way Bristol and Grip’s story concluded. But after reading Still, I’m now even more in love and enchanted by this couple.

Initially I imagined writing a review that was both lyrical and magical to do this story justice. However, I realized that there was no way I could come up with something as poetic and impassioned as this book. Once again, the author plucked out issues that are still oppressing many in our society today, whether it be racism, general bigotry, or injustice. If you thought Grip was passionate before, you ain’t seen nothing yet. In Still, Grip really comes into his own. With Bristol by his side, they could conquer anything. Negative thoughts, negative words, and negative people don’t stand a chance against the ferocity and certainty of their love.

It’s not to say that everything was sunshine and rainbows for this couple. They stood up against those who had nothing nice to say about their relationship. Those that viewed it as unnatural (it’s so sad that there are people who still think like this) and those who tried to force them apart. They withstood loss and the grief that goes along with that. They even continued to fight for each other, which I thought was the most beautiful thing about this couple. In their hearts, there was never any doubt that they belonged together. Never any doubt that they would love each other forever.

Always… evermore… even after… still

This story made me laugh, cry, weep, sob, think, hurt, and sing. It made me FEEL!! There was so much passion and compassion throughout each page. There was understanding, misery, kindness, generosity, purity, honesty, openness, vulnerability, intelligence, and so much fight. This journey wasn’t easy. This journey wasn’t fun. However, this journey was made even more beautiful and worthwhile because of how hard Bristol and Grip worked for it.

Dwell in possibility.

This was by far the best book I’ve read in 2017. A story that I will not soon forget. This was a book that will be read over and over and over again. A story that I picture to be timeless. A book that should have the “classic” status attached. A story that I recommend to everyone, whether you’re a fan of romance or not. Because although this was a romance novel, it was so much more than that and I think anyone who is aware or “woke” can definitely appreciate it. I could only reward this story a max of 5 stars, but it was worth ALL the stars!!

Book 2 of the Grip series
Release Date: September 24, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance - Interracial
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 4 out of 5


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Malachi and I by J.J. McAvoy ✯ Release Blitz + Giveaway ✯


Malachi and I
J.J. McAvoy
Publication date: September 27th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
A Contemporary Mystical Romance
What if I told you the greatest love stories ever told—Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Salim and Anarkali, Romeo and Juliet and so many more—are far greater tragedies than anyone has ever realized?
What if I told you that you haven’t been reading a new story… just a new chapter in one epic saga?
If I told you…all of those lovers…were actually the same two souls seeking their happily ever after over and over again, would you believe me?
Would you believe them?

Born again,

Love again,

Part again,

Was their curse.
In this modern era, will they find eternal love or will they be doomed to repeat the cycle forever?

Racer by Katy Evans ✯ Release Blitz ✯

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Racer by Katy Evans
Publication Date: September 28th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Racer, an all-new standalone in the Real Series from New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans is LIVE!


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A bad boy with something to prove.

A woman with a mission.

The race of their lives.

The love of a lifetime.

I don’t think his parents expected him to live up to his name—Racer Tate—but once he felt the adrenaline rush behind the wheel, he was addicted.

He's the fastest, fiercest driver around.

Scouting new talent brings me to his doorstep...

but his smile sends me to my knees.

The sexy, mysterious Racer Tate is not the kind of man a girl like me falls for. He's secretive, reckless, elusive. But his proximity pushes me beyond reason, and his kiss....

This is our last chance to win, and he is our only hope. I'm supposed to watch him—make sure he doesn't get into trouble. But it's an impossible task. And now the one in heart wrenching, toe-curling, soul-crushing trouble is me. Because when your heart belongs to someone, their truths become your own, and their secrets become your salvation...or your curse.

He says he wants me. He says I'm the One. But he also thinks he'll break my heart, one piece at a time until it's gone.

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About the Author:


Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com


Twitter @authorkatyevans

One Summer Night by Caridad Pineiro ★ Pre-order Blitz ★

Pre-Order ONE SUMMER NIGHT by Caridad Pineiro Today!



“In a passionate modern Romeo and Juliet-inspired story (with a much happier ending) that opens a contemporary romance series, Pineiro (Under the Boardwalk) develops the forbidden love between sensitive, spunky retail heiress Maggie Sinclair and stoic real estate scion Owen Pierce.”—Publishers Weekly

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Title: One Summer Night
Author: Caridad Pineiro
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
Series: At the Shore
Genres: Contemporary romance
Pages: 352

Synopsis:

An offer that’s impossible to accept . . .
Maggie Sinclair has tried everything to save her family’s business, including mortgaging their beloved beach house on the Jersey Shore. But now, she’s out of options.
The Sinclair and Pierce families have been neighbors and enemies for almost thirty years. That hasn’t stopped Owen Pierce from crushing on Maggie, and he’s determined to invest in her success. Now he has to convince her that he’s more than just trouble with a capital T…
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Mayhem's Desire by Lindsay Cross ✯ Release Blitz + Giveaway ✯


Mayhem's Desire (Operation Mayhem #2) by Lindsay Cross
Cover Design: Kari March Designs
Release Date: September 28, 2017

Synopsis

His traumatic past has left him dark… and longing for love.

Hicks thinks good and evil comes in black and white. No blurred lines, no grey areas. After being subjected to a horrific experiment that’s left him damaged as a super soldier, Hicks seeks comfort from his torment in reliability. He’s got clear rules on morality and isn’t willing to break them.

Until her.

Whitney is a seductress. Secretly working for a Senator as a mistress, she puts on leather outfits and a mask of sensuality to bend men to her will— though the money she makes doing so isn’t to save her, but others. Whitney believes she’s past saving, and that love is a silly dream.

Then he enters her life.

Hicks is sickened by what he thinks Whitney is— and undeniably attracted to her. After Whitney’s life is threatened in a violent murder attempt, Hicks calls in his team. Whitney is the target of a government operation, and unless Hicks can discover who’s behind it, Whitney’s life is forfeit.

But the mission isn’t the only thing on Hicks’ mind.

Whitney and Hicks can’t keep their hands off each other… but they can’t stand each other, either. Whitney isn’t the innocent woman Hicks thought, and Hicks isn’t the strong hero Whitney’s looking for. But together, the heat of their romance and the passion of their love cannot be stopped.

Can Hicks rescue Whitney from a tragic end? Or will the lovers lose everything against incredible odds?

Equal parts sexy and suspenseful, Mayhem’s Desire is the second installment in an action-packed love story women of all ages will enjoy. Award winning author Lindsay Cross brings readers a hot romp of military men and strong heroines in Operation Mayhem, a romance saga of cinematic proportions.

Dismissed by T.L. Smith ✪ Release Boost ✪


Title: Dismissed
Series: Smirnov Bratva #4
Author: TL Smith
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 21
A heart is something that should not be entrusted to me. 
I will tear, crush, and destroy it with my very own hands. 
Then back away with a smile on my face. 
It’s who I am—a killer, a player, a joker. 
But hers, I’m unsure about. 
Do I want to rupture and rip it from her chest? 
Or do I want to hold and capture it with my own?

One Call Away by Emily Goodwin ✪ Release Boost ✪


Title: One Call Away
Author: Emily Goodwin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 21
Chase Henson doesn’t play by the rules. He doesn’t let himself get attached, doesn’t stay in one place long enough to call anywhere home. So when he returns to the small town of Summer Hill for the first time in years, the last thing he expects to find is a reason to stay.

Sierra Belmont is lost. Devastated after a sudden tragedy that left her heart broken in a million pieces, Sierra is just barely getting by. Burying herself in work at Summer Hill’s only bookstore, all she wants to do is make it through another day.

And then Chase walks through the doors of The Book Bag, claiming he's just there to buy a book. Rumors that he’s dangerous fly through the town, but Sierra isn’t afraid of him. He might be the last person she should be with, but he’s the only one who understands the depth of her pain. For the first time, Chase stands still, fighting the desperation to mend Sierra’s broken heart.

Always running, the past has never had a chance to catch up to Chase. But there’s a first time for everything.

Pretty Broken Dolls by Ker Dukey & K. Webster ✯ Release Blitz + Giveaway ✯


Pretty Broken Dolls

by Ker Dukey & K. Webster
Pretty Little Dolls #4
Publication Date: September 25, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance


Betrayal and rage, a festering sting.
Monster vs Master. Who will be king?

Damaged and desperate, a solution they must find,
To bring back the dolly who is one of a kind.

Disloyalty and failure will not be forgiven.
Seeking revenge, the monster is driven.

Hungry for his affection, our master has waited.
These broken dollies lives have already been fated.

The storm is upon us, the chaos raining down,
Now that the big players have come to town.

Who will come out breathing with their prize by their side?
And who will be collateral damage along for the ride?

The Hipster Chronicles by Faith Andrews ✫ Cover Reveal + Giveaway ✫

Cover Design: Marisa-rose Robyn / Cover Me Darling
Release Date: October 12, 2017

Synopsis

Four unlikely couples, one fascinating neighborhood.

There must be something in the whiskey here in Williamsburg, Brooklyn because love is in the air, and the New York City summer heat isn’t the only thing making these sexy hipsters sizzle.

A barista, a tattoo artist, a musician, and a baker. Lumbersexual beards, steampunk ink, acoustic guitars, and lip-smacking sweet treats. Unbutton your cardigan, pull up your suspenders and prepare to experience the trendy world of these eclectic characters as they stumble into love, one culture-infused tale at a time.

And just when you think all’s kosher under the bright city lights, hold on to your aviators while these close-knit, quirky twosomes reveal a few surprises you won’t soon forget at an end of summer rooftop shindig.

ARC Review: Caged by Clarissa Wild

Caged Caged by Clarissa Wild
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

They call me savage. An untamed beast.
I was born in the cage. Born to fight. Born to carry its name.
Locked away, I’ve spent years waiting for my mate.
I'm pent up with need. Brimming with desire.
All I want is her... That beautiful girl from the picture on my prison wall.
Now she’s finally here, sharing a cell.
So close. So hard to resist.
But one thing’s for sure…
Even if she doesn’t know it yet, she’s already mine.


Cage was like a little boy in a grown and sexy man-body. He was incredibly naive. He didn’t understand what most of us consider normal expressions or colloquialisms. He wasn’t socialized, he had never even been outside. He didn’t understand the world around him because he wasn’t a part of the world. He lived in a caged environment and the only thing he knew was to fight… to the death. He had never had a friend and he had never known affection, however, when given the chance to meet someone, to have someone of his very own, he chose Ella. But when Ella is taken and wakes up to her new life in the cage, will she ever be able to forgive and love Cage the same way that he loves her?

The ARC copy I received had both Caged and Uncaged. I personally thought this was awesome because I didn’t have to wait to continue this story and it read like one book. I did think it was going to be a dark read, and while it may be uncomfortable for some, it really wasn’t that dark at all. However, I’m a huge fan of the dark and twisted, so my opinion may be a little off. Both Cage and Ella are prisoners of a man who sees them as nothing but profit. Cage really doesn’t know any better and Ella has a hard time adapting to the life of a captive. Somehow, amidst the chaos, pain and devastation, a strange sort of love starts to bloom between the two and Ella vows to stop at nothing to allow them both a taste of freedom. The freedom to live and the freedom to love.

While I very much enjoyed Caged, I felt that some parts were dragging in Uncaged. I also wasn’t very happy with the events that surrounded Caged. He was an unfortunate victim of circumstance, but instead of being treated as a victim, he was criticized, ridiculed and vilified as a monster. And because he didn’t know any better, he believed that he was unworthy. I loved this character so much and wanted better for him. I also wanted Ella to be a better person overall. I wasn’t a huge fan of hers but I was definitely a fan of their love. I recommend this story to those who enjoy romantic suspense with a touch of the dark side.

Release Date: September 26, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 4.5 out of 5
Type: Standalone duet


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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Hot Stuff by Kim Karr ✱ Release + Review Blitz + Giveaway ✱



Title: Hot Stuff
Author: Kim Karr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 27, 2017


Blurb

Get ready to fall in love with this new standalone sports romance from New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr. 

He’s the newly drafted quarterback.
Hot. Arrogant. Too sexy for words. 
Ready to score.

I’m an athletic intern, and the coach’s daughter.
Driven. Determined.
Prepared to conquer the world.
Completely off-limits.

You get the picture.

The NFL is full of rules. Rules I’ve never broken. Never challenged. Never even scratched—until the day Lucas Carrington crashes into my life with his hard body and I-don’t-give-a-f*ck attitude.

After I almost injure my father’s star player, I volunteer to make sure he’s in top shape. At first, it’s hell. I don’t like his cockiness, his easy smile. Don’t like the way he oozes sex. Or how his penetrating eyes follow me everywhere. 

That doesn’t stop me from wanting him.

He’s meant to be a distraction—something to occupy my mind for these precious few remaining hot summer nights before I’m forced to leave football behind forever.

I know what we’re doing will lead nowhere good. I know we’re crossing the line. And I know my father will never understand.

None of that matters.

But maybe it should.

Rules aren’t meant to be broken.          

Or are they?


The Learning Hours by Sara Ney ✨ Review Blitz ✨


He’s not a douchebag;
but that doesn’t stop his friends from
turning him into one.


MY FRIENDS WANT ME TO GET LAID.

So much so that they plastered my ugly mug all over campus, in bold printed letters:

Are you the lucky lady who’s going to break our roommate’s cherry?

Him: socially awkward man with average-sized penis looking for willing sexual partner. You: must have pulse. Text him at: 555-254-5551

The morons can’t even spell. And the texts I’ve been receiving are what wet dreams are made of. But I’m not like these douchebags, no matter how hard they try to turn me into one.

THIS ISN’T THE KIND OF ATTENTION I WANT.

One text stands out from hundreds. One number I can’t bring myself to block. She seems different. Hotter, even in black and white.



However, after seeing her in person, I know she’s not the girl for me. But my friends won’t let up—they just don't get it. Douchebags or not, there's one thing they'll never understand: GIRLS DON’T WANT ME.

Especially her.

Sack Time by A.M. Willard ✯ Release Blitz + Giveaway ✯

Cover Design: MadHat Books
Release Date: September 27, 2017

Synopsis

Rules have never been more fun to break…

Sherry

I’m going to die an old maid with ten cats… Oh wait, I already have two…
I’m never going to feel the arms of a man around my waist again… Well, that’s what I thought until a pair caught me from face planting on the floor of my OB/GYN’s office. I didn’t even notice that my paper gown was open, showing off my double lattes to the man I was least expecting… Greyson Davis is the reason I need to set boundaries and rules—rules that I can’t break.

Greyson

The first thing you’re taught in ethics class is not to fall for a patient. They don’t teach you how to not fall for one, just said that you shouldn’t. Everything changed the second I walked in to see my sixth patient of the day. That’s when I set eyes on the sexy blonde bombshell who would cause me to break every rule ever written.

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