Tuesday, January 16, 2018

RELEASE BLITZ & GIVEAWAY... #Starstruck by Sariah WIlson



Title: #Starstruck (#Lovestruck, #1) 
Author: Sariah Wilson 
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Romantic comedy 
Release Date: January 16, 2018 
Cover Designer: Micheal Rehder 


With one uncharacteristically sassy tweet to her longtime celebrity crush, Zoe Miller’s life turns upside down. Ultrahot A-lister Chase Covington doesn’t just respond to Zoe’s tweet, he does the unthinkable: he messages Zoe directly. Now she must decide between walking away or meeting her crush in person.
Chase knows better than to trust anyone from the Internet, but Zoe’s saucy challenge has totally caught his interest—and her girl-next-door personality is keeping it. He’s been burned enough to know he needs to keep his heart close. But his feelings for Zoe might be a lot more than just an online flirtation. He just has to convince her…
When the press gets wind of Zoe and Chase’s secret relationship, their romance turns into tabloid headlines. Will they be able to hold on to their Hollywood love story?



“You must be Zoe Miller. I’m Chase. Covington.” He added on his last name like I wouldn’t know who he was. It was kind of endearing. I stared at his hand until the girl on my right nudged me and I gave him mine. A zap of raw electricity sparked at his touch, his hand warm and strong and big. It shot up my arm and spread all throughout my body making every part of me tingle. “Hi Chase Covington.” I don’t know how I was able to form words. Or how I hadn’t dissolved into an incoherent, blubbering pile of Zoe goo. “Hi Zoe Miller.” We were still shaking hands, which was basically holding hands at this point as it had gone on for so long. He was just grinning at me, like I was some long-lost friend he was excited to catch up with. I didn’t want to imagine what my slack-jawed, overwhelmed face looked like. He would probably think I was an idiot. A guy with dark brown hair and wearing a Bluetooth device in one ear came over. “Chase, Marty wants a word.” Chase finally let go of my hand. “Thanks, One-F. Stick around Zoe Miller. There’s more to say.” He walked backwards a few steps, like he didn’t want to stop looking at me. With a wink he finally turned and headed over to the director.
 



     


Bestselling author Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane, never climbed Mt. Everest, and is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soulmate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters--which is why she writes romance. She has published many happily ever after stories. She grew up in southern California, graduated from Brigham Young University (go Cougars!) with a semi-useless degree in history, and is the oldest of nine (yes, nine) children. She currently lives with the aforementioned soulmate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster that is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers).






REVIEW...Saturdays at Sweeney's (Sweeney Sisters #5) by Ashley Farley

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: January 16th 2018

Members of the Sweeney family, young and old, chart their courses for the future in this final installment of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters Series.

When the seafood business Lovie Sweeney established sixty years ago is destroyed by fire, she finds herself at the center of an arson investigation. What really happened that night? Is Lovie responsible for starting the fire or is her family under attack from a sworn enemy?

The loss of their family business leaves the Sweeney clan in flux. Samantha faces the challenges of rebuilding the market while her son, Jamie, on track to graduate from college in six months, must decide whether to make his permanent home in Prospect or move to Charleston where a new special someone resides. At age forty-five, Faith, who has never fully recovered from an abusive marriage, is on a quest to find her true passion? Jackie is distraught when her son, Sean, flunks out of college and struggles to find direction in his life without his twin brother to guide him. A medical diagnosis brings the sisters closer together and threatens to change family dynamics forever.


The Sweeney women remind us that it’s never too late to begin a new endeavor and to never stop chasing your dreams until you draw your last breath. 

My Thoughts…

The Sweeney Family has become friends and family to me.     I am invested in their happiness, I want to be at their get togethers, and I want to be part of future.    As with the other books in this series there is a lot going on with the different branches of the family.   Each character has their own history and their own reason for being how they are.   It is amazing how Ashley Farley manages to weave their stories together to make them come together and make a complete book.   
This book was primarily Lovie’s story.   The matriarch of the Sweeney family has been working in the family store, keeping everyone in line, and generally running the family.  Now it is her turn to be taken care of.   I am thrilled with how the family comes together and each play their part to help her continue to enjoy life.     The three daughters all come together in a different way which I found to be very true to life.   

I love this series and these characters.   There is no doubt that I recommend this book.    Pick up your copy and enjoy the southern charm of the Sweeney Family.

Thank you Ashley Farley for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

RELEASE DAY BLITZ & GIVEAWAY... Besting the Billionaire by Alison Aimes

Today we have the release blitz for Alison Aimes BESTING THE BILLIONAIRE! Check it out and grab your copy today!!

Title: BESTING THE BILLIONAIRE

Author: Alison Aimes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 15th

About Besting the Billionaire:

Playing dirty in the boardroom just got a whole lot dirtier…. Billionaire Alexander Kazankov always wins. But he didn’t count on high-heeled, drop-dead sexy Lily Bennett getting in the way of his latest deal. She’s a distraction he doesn’t need, not when he’s so close to making things right for his family. Lily may walk and talk like a Southern piece of fluff, but she’s been underestimated before. She’s determined to succeed—and no entitled, arrogant asshole, especially the too-gorgeous-for-his-own-good-kind, is going to get in her way. Oil meet water. Gasoline meet spark. It’s all out war as these two enemies go toe-to-toe in an ugly, take no prisoners battle to prove they’re the right choice to be CEO of the same company. All too soon playing dirty in the boardroom leads to playing even dirtier in the dark. It’s destined to end in personal and professional disaster. So why can’t they stop?
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  Early Reviews for Besting the Billionaire: This book is a must read, without a doubt. It's a romantic suspense with two strong lead, some very interesting supporting characters and I loved the plot. The twists you won't see coming and dang I was just sure I knew who was behind some of the things and I was flat out wrong. You really don't want to miss this book! The cover is hot but doesn't hold a candle to the flames in this amazing story! –Ayekah@Goodreads  

 This was just such an intense read, so powerful and gripping. You do not want either character to lose. I loved how their story played out, finding out who was behind everything, and the epilogue (I totally loved) was sheer perfection. –Lori@Goodreads   

 Now this is how to write a category romance that just leaps of the page. I loved this, it was funny, smokin' hot, had a bit of suspense and kept me reading waaay into the small hours of the night. –Alison@Goodreads   

 This is the first book I’ve read from Alison Aimes and I am hooked. . . . It exceeded my expectations, it had a little bit of everything romance, comedy, steamy scenes and mystery. It was no wonder I couldn’t seem to put this book down. –Ofelia@Goodreads   

 Alison Aimes has done a great job with this book and it had me captivated from the very first page. I was totally hooked till the last page. I really enjoy this author’s books and she is becoming one of my all time favourite authors out there. I would totally recommend both this book and her other books, too. –Melinda@Goodreads   

 This was an awesome read and I hope to see more from Alison Aimes in the future! –books4me@Goodreads

 

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His adversary spoke through gritted teeth. “I’m not afraid of you.” Unwelcome lust reared its head, raked its nails across his skin, and clawed at his chest and back. Just the way he wanted this woman touching him. He shook his head to expel the image. “You should be.” “Yesterday, you intruded where you didn’t belong. I returned the favor. We’re even.” “Mishka, I don’t do even.” He stepped closer. “I don’t do ties. I don’t give out medals for participating. I’m in this to win.” “I wouldn’t order new office furniture yet.” Her hold on her briefcase had gone knuckle-white. “I’ve asked to speak to the board as well. It’s going to be amazing.” “I would expect no less.” “Really?” Cynicism dripped from every syllable. “Really.” “What about the whole nails and spa thing?” “I’m a quick study. Able to admit a mistake when I make one.” “What are you up to?” Her eyes narrowed. “Is this some sort of trick negotiating tactic?” “I’m a jerk, yes, but I’m the brutally truthful kind. I’m willing to admit you’re turning out to be a more impressive adversary than I initially imagined.” “I…” She swallowed hard, that kitten tongue darting out to lick those lips, and for the first time, he saw a flash of vulnerability in her gorgeous eyes. It made his chest go tight. Because in that small, revealing gesture it became clear that the always cool, classy, and poised Ms. Bennett was far less confident than she appeared. Worse, it mattered to her what others thought. A very dangerous weakness to have in their line of work. So why was he thinking of ways to toughen her up rather than exploiting it? “I appreciate you saying that.” She cleared her throat, her gaze flickering away. Ah, hell. The urge to haul her close and murmur God knows what in her ear until that vulnerable look went away surged through his blood with painful intensity. “This thing between us is going to be a problem.” The words came out sharper than intended. Her spine snapped straight, that soft look disappearing fast. “There is no thing between us.”

 



About the Author:

Alison Aimes is the award-winning author of the sexy, sci-fi romance Condemned series as well as the sizzling, contemporary romance Billionaire Bad Boys collection. A romance fanatic with a PhD in Modern history, she’s an all-over-the-map kind of woman with a love for dramatic stories and great books, no matter the era. Now, she’s creating her own stories full of intrigue and passion, but always with a happy-ever-after ending.


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To enter this fabulous giveaway, all you have to do is use the link below to go to Alison Aimes’s FB Page, like and share her pinned book release post, and leave a comment for her in the comment section letting her know it’s done. That’s it. Winner will be drawn at random on 1/30.

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REVIEW… Slayers & Spells by Sherry Soule

Series: Charmed Chronicles
Paperback: 334 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 13, 2017)



Something wicked and deadly is brewing in the haunted seaside town of Ravenwood...

And only demon butt-kicking, extra girl-powery, and magick-slinging Shiloh Trudell can stop all the wrathy badness. Now that she's been tasked with protecting the sacred Charmed Chronicles, she's being hunted by the deadliest spawns of Hell. Even though fighting the forces of darkness might be her sacred duty, for Shiloh, it feels more like a suck-tastic curse. 

With vampires skulking in Ravenwood, Shiloh's not only battling the undead, but also her extreme attraction to the muscular and hunky, Trent Donovan, and the smoking hot yet mysterious Raze. Except, she has bigger issues to deal with than cute boys, like restraining the demony essence that's infecting her magick, and stopping an ancient evil from starting the apocalypse.

Despite all the demonic drama ranking high on the witch-o-meter, they pale in comparison to the shocking truths Shiloh will uncover in Craven Manor. Dark secrets that could shatter her world...or possibly end it.

But will Shiloh be strong enough to slay a multitude of immortal foes and save the world? 

My Review:

You never know what to expect from a book two in a series, but this one grabbed you from the very first page and never let you go.   

Slayers and Spells picks up right where Witchy Wickedness ended.   Sherry Soule had me feeling as if I was right in the book with Shiloh, living the life she is stuck with.    I love that there is a triangle between Raze, Trent, and Shiloh.   I am definitely #TEAMRAZE but I think both Trent and Raze have many secrets that they are not sharing with Shiloh.   

In the first book, the reader realized how bad Shiloh’s parents are, especially her mother, Darrah.    In this book you get a better understanding with why Darrah is as she is.   I am not giving her a pass, she is still a mother and every child, especially a teenager, needs her mother, but it did give me an understanding where I could go Oh, Yeah, I see.    Darrah still have not gotten what she deserves, in my opinion.  

With some series each book can be a standalone story, in this series I highly recommend that you read the books in order.   Each book, so far, is amazing and I highly recommend that any paranormal lover read this.   I would consider this a MUST READ series.  Sherry Soule has become one of my favorite authors.

Thank you Sherry Soule for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.


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Saturday, January 13, 2018

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW…River of Love by Melissa Foster

Listen to the first chapter:

The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, Book 3
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
Series: Love in Bloom, Book 34, The Bradens, Book 15, The Bradens: Peaceful Harbor, MD, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
Unabridged
Release date: 10-13-16
Language: English
Publisher: Melissa Foster

Publisher's Summary
River rafting and adventure company owner Sam Braden works hard and plays harder. He's fast, focussed, and determined - and never at a loss for a willing woman to share his time with. The trouble is, the only woman he wants refuses him at every turn.
Physician assistant Faith Hayes escaped her painful past and built a safe, happy life in Peaceful Harbor. She's also put what she's learned to good use helping others by founding Women Against Cheaters, an online support group. When her boss's sinfully sexy brother sets his sights on sweet Faith, she knows the self-professed player is everything she shouldn't want, and she's determined to resist him.
Sam pulls out all the stops, proving to Faith that his past doesn't have to define his future. As she lets down her guard and begins to trust Sam, intense conversations turn to intimate pleasures. But when real life steps in and their pasts collide, it's Faith who's left with something to prove.

My Thoughts…

As with the rest of this series, BJ Harrison is amazing. The characters are brought to life with the changing tones of his voice, his smooth cadence, and his wonderful reading of River of Love. There were many times that I found myself lost in his voice not paying attention to what else I was doing.

Just the thought of The Braden’s bring butterflies to my stomach. I can hardly wait to read each new book as Melissa Foster releases them. This is The Braden’s at Peaceful Harbor, which are the cousins of the other Braden’s in the Love in Bloom Series.

This is the first book in this series that I felt a connection to the woman character before I fell for the man. While Sam Braden is amazing, Faith was even more amazing. She was hurt, badly, yet she stepped out of all her comfort zones and became a better, strong, and more sufficient woman. Her life could have go the other way and she could have wallowed and lost her way yet she not only made something of herself she helped so many others become better people too. I believe she made Sam a much better person just by being around him.

Sam is of course wonderful. He also has been hurt, yet he acts out and becomes a person that he doesn’t always like so much. The best part is the romantic part of him Sam. I believe this a part that he didn’t know existed within him and when it comes out he becomes the best man he can be. When faced with hard work and a challenge he steps up and conquers it.


Of course, I love Sam and Faith. I recommend this book. It is part of a series, but Melissa’s Love in Bloom series each book can be read as a standalone. If read in order they are even better since you will be more familiar with the characters and settings. 

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Friday, January 12, 2018

RELEASE EVENT... Picking up the Pieces of Maryann Jordan

Maryann Jordan
Picking Up the Pieces
Baytown Boys Book 5
Release Date January 12, 2018

 

Military duty called them away to war zones, but after tours overseas, the group of friends found their way back home as men, seeking the peaceful little seaside town. Now, the band of brothers, together once more, work to provide a place for less fortunate veterans to call home. Lance Greene. Former military. Current artist…and recluse. Moving to Baytown was a chance to get away and forget. Forget his family’s expectations, forget the friends he lost on his last mission, and try to forget the nightmares that follow him. Staying away from people worked, until he met her. She was bright, happy, and everything he did not want. Jade Lyons. Elementary teacher. Sea glass collector. New to Baytown, she embraced all the small town had to offer, loving the little town, her friends, her students, and her new habit of early morning walks on the beach to find sea glass. Until she met him. He was overbearing, rude, and everything she wanted to avoid. But sea glass works magic and when Jade discovers a body, Lance steps up, vowing to protect her. Can picking up the pieces bring two souls together? **The language and sexual scenes in the book are similar to what you would see in an R rated movie, therefore the book is for 18+ readers.**


Maryann Jordan

As an Award Winning, Amazon International Bestselling and All-Star author, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble Best Selling Author, I have always been an avid reader. In 2013 I started a blog to showcase wonderful writers. In 2014, I finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told. Thus, Emma's Home was created. My first novel, Emma's Home became an Amazon Best Seller in 3 categories within the first month of publishing. Its success was followed by the rest of the Fairfield Series and then led into the Love's Series. Soon, other spin-off series came along and 8 of my books have made Amazon top 100 Bestselling books. Gabe, from the Alvarez Security Series won Silver Medal and 5 Star Review by the 2016 Reader's Choice Awards. Honor Love was an award winning novel from the 2016 Reader's Choice Awards. Serial Love was an award finalist novel from the 2016 Reader's Choice Awards. Coming Home was awarded the 5 Star Review by the 2017 Reader's Choice Awards. My books are filled with sweet romance and hot sex; mystery, suspense, real life characters and situations. My heroes are alphas, take charge men who love the strong, independent women they fall in love with. I worked as a counselor in a high school and have been involved in education for the past 30 years. I have just retired and look forward to more time with family and writing! I have been married to a wonderfully patient man for 36 years and have 2 adult, very supportive daughters. When writing, my dog or one of my cats will usually be found in my lap! I love to hear from readers, so please email me!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

COVER REVEAL... The Off Season by Megan Green

Today we have the gorgeous cover reveal of The Off Season by Megan Green! Check it out and sign up for her newsletter to get release alerts!

 
  Title: The Off Season 
Author: Megan Green 
Genre: Sports Romance 
Release Date: February 1st 

About The Off Season: He had it all… The day Ian “Tag” Taggart’s world comes crashing down around him, he’s sitting in a fast food drive-thru, waiting for an order of fries. Golden boy of the MLB and shortstop for the Washington Rampage, Tag quickly finds himself losing grip on his superstar life with the use of two awful words: sexual assault. The only problem? He’s innocent. Tag’s willing to do anything to prove to the world he’d never commit the crime he’s been accused of. So when his agent suggests taking a break from the spotlight, he listens. The quiet town on Maple Lake is everything Seattle isn’t. And Lexi Barnes is everything he wasn’t expecting to find. Running from a past she can never escape, Lexi wants nothing to do with her new neighbor. But fixing up an old house takes more work than anticipated, and the new guy in town happens to have quite the set of carpentry skills. She won’t let herself fall for him though. She has no room in her life for love. If only someone would tell her heart that. He’s funny and charming. She’s closed off and rude. Together, they’re like fire and ice. Prepare to get burned this Off-Season.
 

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I’ll never forget where I was the day my world came crashing down around me. I wish I had a better story. Something like, I was volunteering at a hospital, visiting sick children, when the news first hit. Or, I had just finished saving an old woman and her forty-two cats from a burning building when my agent called. But no. I was sitting in the fucking drive-through at McDonald’s, waiting for my daily fix of salty goodness, when the radio newscaster interrupted coverage of the Seahawks game to drop what would turn out to be the most defining moment of my life thus far. “Charges have been filed against MLB star Ian Taggart, better known as Tag Taggart, of the Washington Rampage. Our sources say a young woman has come forward with allegations that Taggart sexually assaulted her after their division win last season.” I didn’t hear what he said after that, my Bluetooth kicking on in my truck as I answered the call from Ray, my agent. What had started as a simple stop through a pick-up window ended up being the catalyst to the worst period of my entire life. And, now, six months and hours and hours of turmoil, frustration, and a hell of a lot of anger later, it all comes down to this moment. My career. My life. My future. Coach Peters is sitting across from me with James Shelton, the Rampage’s GM, to his left. Lucky for me, Mr. Lane couldn’t be here today. As the owner of the team, he generally tries to stay abreast of anything involving his players. He’s a little too involved, if you ask me. I’ve had far more meetings with the man in the past few months than I ever cared to have in my life. Add in the fact that he’s a class-A douche canoe, and…well, let’s just say, there are times when I’ve had to wonder if this is my punishment for the crime I didn’t even commit. Having to deal with Tyler Lane on the regular has to be worse than any prison cell could ever be. And that’s right; you heard me correctly. I know that’s the standard answer all assholes give when they’re hit with a rape charge. And I know, ninety percent of the time, they’re lying through their teeth. Being a professional athlete seems to make some guys think they’re untouchable—a fact I can attest to from the hundreds, if not thousands, of times I’ve witnessed unwanted advances, unpaid tabs, drugs, and dozens of other less than savory activities. But I digress. The fact is, I am not that guy. I love women. I respect women. Fuck, if I could build a shrine to women and worship at the altar of femininity, I would. Because, if there’s one thing in this world I love more than baseball, it’s the female body. But I would never touch a woman in any way that was unwanted or untoward. The night I met Angela Hancock was the best night of my life. We’d just won our division championship—a first in my seven years with the Rampage—and I was riding high. And I could think of no better way to celebrate than a night out with my teammates, a few bottles of Jack split between us, and a couple of willing females to keep us company. I set my sights on Angela the moment I spotted her on the dance floor, her short black skirt and low-cut red top too mouthwatering to resist. When she took a break from her friends and headed to the bar to refresh her drink, I made my move. Now, I’m not going to lie and say I had to work to get her attention. To be totally honest, I’ve never had any trouble finding a woman to warm my bed. With my muscular build, tan skin, and fucking adorable smile—you try to tell me dimples aren’t cute—I know I fit the mold of what women consider hot. And, before you start to think I’m a cocky asshole, let me stop you right there. There’s a difference between conceit and confidence. My teammate Simon Weaver is an arrogant fuckwit. Me, on the other hand? I radiate a smooth assurance that women can’t help but be attracted to. To say getting Angela back to my room was easy would be an understatement. After one quick dance—if you could even call it that—we basically just dry-humped the shit out of each other for three minutes. And, with another shot of Jack for the road, we were on our way. I might have had a few drinks, but I wasn’t drunk. And I can say with absolute certainty that everything that happened that night was completely consensual. Angela slammed the door behind us and had my shirt off and her hand down my pants faster than you could say, Do you have a condom? I’ve always been a sucker for a girl who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to take control. But, even in my lust-fueled state, I wasn’t too far gone to stop for protection and to make sure she understood what this was. “This is only for tonight. You got that, right?” Not exactly the most romantic thing in the world to hear two seconds before some dude shoves his cock inside you, but as I said, I like to make sure a woman knows exactly what she’s getting with me. She made no bones about my declaration, and the next few hours were pretty fucking amazing, if I do say so myself. In fact, the only reason I remembered who she was when Ray called me to give me the deets on the woman pressing charges was because of what a fantastic lay she had been. Normally, I’m a love-’em-and-leave-’em kinda guy—all their faces sort of blurring together into one giant blob of sexy times. Hey, I said I wasn’t a rapist. I never said I wasn’t a whore.  



About the Author:

Megan lives in Northern Utah with her handsome hubby, Adam. When not writing, chances are you’ll find her curled up with her Kindle. Besides reading and writing, she loves movies, animals, chocolate, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. She loves hearing from readers, so drop her a line! You can find her here: