Monday, 25 March 2019

Blog Tour & Review - Bitter Rival - J. Sterling

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James Russo is enemy #1.

Hating him is in my blood.


Bitter Rival, an all-new forbidden romance from New York Times bestselling author J. Sterling, is available now!

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Our families have been at war for generations; a bitter rivalry with no end in sight. All I've ever wanted to do was make wine, but one night with James will cost me everything.  
I shouldn't be attracted to him...  but I am.
I definitely shouldn't want to sleep with him... but I do.
Is following my heart worth the risk of losing my vineyard and my legacy?
Because in my family, there could be no greater betrayal than sleeping with the enemy.


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Excerpt:

Burying the hatchet wasn’t an option in my family. Even if I wanted to, which I didn’t, it wasn’t allowed. My dad would disown me completely and make me change my last name before he ever forgave a Russo.

Glancing across the competition space, I spotted James, his dark hair framing his two-week-old stubble as he smiled at a group of women, who, instead of working their own wine booths, looked all too willing to leave and take him to bed if he asked. Not that I cared what James did in his bed or with whom, but damn that facial hair. It would be the death of me. I’d spent one too many nights dreaming of the way it would feel as he dived between my thighs or as he kissed me, brushing across my cheek. That man sure knew how to keep his beard in check—always perfectly trimmed, fading just right toward the top where it met his hairline. It annoyed me as much as it turned me on, which was saying a lot since James was the most annoying human in existence.



Our Review:

“Family feud, 5 stars”

Oh, how I love a good family feud. Romeo and Juliet, Hatfields and McCoys, give them all to me especially when love is in the air. Bitter Rival falls under that category. Julia and James are supposed to hate each other. Their families have been feuding neighbours for generations. Only there is a fine line between love and hate and these two are straddling it. Will they be able to convince their families to lay down the weapons and find love?

Sterling gave us a story that sucked you in from the start. You can’t help but wonder why these families hate each other and if James and Julia will find a way to make it end. I loved the whole concept of the story. James and Julia’s best friends also played a big part in Bitter Rival and I hope they get their own stories. Once I picked up Bitter Rival I couldn’t put it down and honestly felt like it went by in the blink of an eye.

Can’t wait to see what Sterling does next.

Star Ratings:
Plot-5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat-5/5
Writing style-5/5
Overall-5/5



About J. Sterling:

My goal is to write books that you can get lost in and stories that will leave you with a smile and a full heart. If you can forget about the real world while you're reading and fall in love with my characters, then I've done my job. A lot of what I write has real life aspects in it, but that's what makes the stories so relatable- the fact that they could happen to anyone... and have!

I live in California with my son, Blake. If you can't find me sitting behind a computer screen, then there's a good chance I'm sitting in the bleachers of a baseball stadium watching him play. I love traveling to new places, meeting my readers and spending time with the love of my life, my very own second chance romance, who inspires me daily.

I know you have a million books to choose from and I am humbled, grateful and thankful each time you choose to read one of mine, or tell someone else to read them. Thank you.

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Re-Release Blitz & Review - Blood Laws - Lexi C. Foss

Today we have the release day blitz for Lexi C Foss’ Blood Laws! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy of this sexy romance today!

Title: Blood Laws

Author: Lexi C Foss

Genre: Paranormal Romance

About Blood Laws:

Astasiya Davenport’s best friend is dead. No, not just dead—murdered. Burned alive. Decapitated. And the only one who can help her figure out what happened is a demon masquerading as a billionaire playboy.

Because that happens in real life.

Yet Astasiya has always known the supernatural exists. Not the kind in fairy tales or happily-ever-afters, but the kind that kills.

Issac Wakefield knows the rules—when you find a fledgling immortal in the city, you kill her. Except Astasiya intrigues him with her uncanny abilities, marking her as too useful for death.

With revenge on his mind, he strikes up an agreement with her instead, one that’ll benefit them both. But as complications arise, secrets unravel, initiating a lethal game that threatens both of their lives.

Loyalties will be tested.

Bonds will be made.

And a forbidden love will rise.

Welcome to the Immortal Curse world, where angels and vampires are redefined and Seraphim reign.


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Exclusive Excerpt:

“What are you wearing under this dress?” he asked, his mouth brushing hers, the words whisper-soft.

Not what she expected him to say. “E-excuse me?”

His teeth sank into her lower lip, making her yelp. “Focus.”

On what? The demon club? The humans dying downstairs? The fact that you’re a fucking vampire? Where should I begin?

He sighed, his forehead falling to hers. “Astasiya, we have very little time to sort this before the Conclave. I need you to work with me. Both our lives depend on it. What are you wearing?”

She cleared her throat, her hold on his neck tightening as if needing his support to respond. And maybe she did. This was all a lot to take in. “A, uh, thong,” she managed to say. “And a strapless bra.” Both black and lacy, but she didn’t add that part.

One of his hands drifted from her hair to her waist, then down to her ass. His palm flattened and forced her to arch up into him. A breath hitched in her throat at the feel of his growing arousal.

He’s turned on… here… now?

She trembled, the heat of his body seeping into her cool skin, warming her blood. They were standing rather close. And he smelled amazing, as always.

Anywhere else, in the dark, she’d have kissed him.

But here…

“The dress will have to stay, then,” he said, the disappointment evident in his voice.

She frowned. “What’s wrong with my dress?” It hit her midthigh and clung to her curves. She looked good in it.

He ignored her, his mouth brushing hers in a chaste kiss as his hips pressed firmly into hers.

Definitely aroused.

“You’re going to see things tonight that will make you want to scream, but you must remain calm and quiet. Mortals who overreact die, and they die badly.”



 Our Review:

Not quite what I was expecting. Blood Laws exceeded my expectations. This is a paranormal romance that is not only exciting, but brilliant. I was hooked in from page one. If you like unique books, this one is for you.


Blood Laws is different than other paranormal books I have read. The plot of the book was very interesting. This main female gets thrust into a world she never knew existed. The mysterious, billionaire, bad boy is there making her question everything she thought she knew. Add in secrets and a past she cannot remember and well you have yourself the perfect book.


Stas is an amazing character. She is sassy and witty, but also vulnerable. I loved her strength and strong will. She also has a great heart. Issac. What can I say about you mystery man? Well he is hot. He is strong. Oh and his mind is something I would love to explore. He is a great character.


If you wanna tall about chemistry, look at these two. From the very beginning there were sparks flying. I am very interested to get some more clarification on some things that might explain this chemistry more. The heat in this book is steamy.


The writing style of this book is amazing. The book is told from dual points of views. I like the third person usage in the book as well. I wasn't ever confused as to who I was reading. I really liked the mystery surrounding it all. Oh and the dictionary in the beginning helped enhance the book as well. It gave us some insight into this new world.


In conclusion, I loved this book. It ended on a cliffhanger, but I honestly expect that from paranormal books. It seems the next book follows two new characters, but I would like to read more from these two. I feel like we just scratched the surface and they have way more to tell us.


Star Ratings
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5


About Lexi C. Foss:

Lexi C. Foss is an award winning and bestselling author of paranormal romance. She loves complex plots, twists and turns, and writing fantasy with strong, realistic elements. Many of her readers comment on how her worlds feel real, and she not-so-secretly wishes they were—at least some of them.

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Release Blitz & Review - HeartThrob - Magan Vernon





Title: HeartThrob
Series: Heart Duet #1
Author: Magan Vernon
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 25, 2019



Blurb

He was just another dad at my daughter’s
school.
Another very hot,
former teen heartthrob dad.
One I couldn’t get involved
with.
   

Lennox Reign was the hottest teen star over fifteen years ago. Now,
he's staring me daggers across the principal's office.

Not my fault my daughter got in trouble the first day of school and I
seem to have 'bad mom' stamped on my forehead.

But now not only do I have to see Lennox and his very grown-up body now
at school drop off, but we're working together on the school bake sale.

If he could just stop being a brooding heartbreaker for like two
seconds.

He says he wants to keep the past in the past and move forward with his
life, but the closer we get and the more I uncover, the more I can't help
falling for the former actor.

The one who I know could easily break me.

And he will.

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Excerpt



“Well, accidents happen, Mr. Reign. You weren’t the only one
called out of work, and I’m sure the girls both learned their lesson.” I forced
a smile, hoping he’d drop the hard-ass look.
No such luck.
I glanced at the principal out of the corner of my eye,
hoping she’d have something to say. But before she could even open her mouth,
the guy spoke again.
“Yes, we can hope this doesn’t happen again. Make sure your
daughter knows that.”
I whipped my head around. “Excuse me? You think my daughter,
out of the blue, on her first day, decided ‘Hey, let’s try and unclog a toilet
and flood the bathroom!’”
He smirked, the only crack in his exterior. “Never happened
before with my daughter and she’s been going here since preschool.”
This guy had some nerve.
“Yeah, well, people change. Not everyone can solve kids’
problems in twenty minutes with a laugh track.” The words flew out of my lips
before I could take them back.
I really needed to learn how to use a filter.
“You really just used a sitcom line?” He raised an eyebrow.
“Well, you are Lennox Reign, aren’t you? Former poster boy,
even with your own milk mustache campaign? I’m sure you raised enough hell as a
teen star,” I spat.
He shook his head, blowing a breath of air out of his nose
as he muttered, “Un-fucking-believable.”
Finally, the principal walked around her desk, putting her
hands out. “Okay, I think that’s enough. Both of your daughters have been given
a warning, and we will make sure this doesn’t happen again. Okay? No need for
language.”
“You’re right, Ambro. Sorry for getting out of hand,” Lennox
said, offering her a smile but not even glancing in my direction.
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OUR REVIEW:


HeartThrob is book 1 in the Heart Duet and I could not put it down, Vernon is a new to me author and I am so excited to read the conclusion of Rachel and Lennox’s story.


Rachel is a newly divorced single mother living back with her parents, when she is called into the principal’s office on the first day and is left shocked and incredibly embarrassed when she comes face to face with her celebrity teen crush. Lennox is trying to live a quiet life with his daughter away from the limelight something that he had down to and art until Rachel walked into his life. Just when he thought he had found that someone he could fall for and trust; Rachel puts Lennox and his daughter front and centre in a media storm.

I personally loved this story, I knew that this story was a duet but I did not expect to be left dangling off a cliff; I am counting down the days until I can get my hands on the conclusion because whatever I think Vernon has planned I am sure that its going to be amazing.


Star Ratings;
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5


Author Bio



Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she
wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off
fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix,
and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her
Texas ranch. Find her online at www.maganvernon.com




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Release Blitz & Review - The Decoy - S.E. Rose





Title: The Decoy
Author: S.E. Rose
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: March 24, 2019





Blurb


A fake
relationship. A bride with a secret. And the world’s most horrible grandmother.
What could possibly go wrong?

When two best
friends pose as a couple at a wedding, they don’t anticipate their lie will
catch up with them. They also don’t anticipate falling for their fellow wedding
guests when they team up to stop an impending marriage disaster. What happens
at a destination wedding doesn’t always stay there…






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Our Review:


Holy Wedding Disaster! The Decoy is exactly what was promised. A story full of scandal and disaster. This book does have romance, but it also has mystery. Take a gander inside and see if you can figure out what is going on.

What happens when your best friend asks you do them a solid and play the decoy girlfriend at a family wedding? Well if you are a good best friend, you say to heck with it and jump on the plane. What they don’t expect is the secrets and scandal that will follow. Or the fact that they might just meet someone who will make their heart race and palms sweat. Welcome to Mexico!

Reagan is such a great character. It is obvious that she is a very caring and empathetic person. Even more, she is also a regular person even thought looking at her on paper you would expect the opposite. I loved how funny and strong she is. Then you have Zach. He is smart, attractive, and not at all comfortable with his place in this group. One thing that you can say about him, though, he is a very loyal person. That is the best thing about him.

Oh my heat. There is just something about a book when the plot starts with a fake anything. You just know the chemistry is going to be off the charts. Add in two very attractive characters with a common goal and well I would be surprised if the sheets weren’t on fire. I really enjoyed the heat aspect.

The writing style in this book is good. The story has a steady pace. The story is told from a dual point of view. The characters are dynamic and make you love them. I really loved the minor characters. There is one character in particular that I hope gets their own book. He deserves it.

Overall, I loved this story. All the secrets, scandal, and drama was perfect for me. I really liked the detective aspect of the book that made me want to find out what was going on more than the characters. I would recommend this book to others for sure.

Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5





Author Bio



S.E. Rose
lives in the DMV.  And if you know what that means, then you know where
she lives.  She currently resides with her husband, two children, and
always at least two cats and usually other random creatures her children decide
they need.  While she works at a desk during the day, her evenings and
weekends are devoted to writing and editing her romance novels.  She loves
all things wine, coffee, tea, and dark chocolate; that’s right, dark chocolate.
In her spare time, she enjoys photography, traveling, going to concerts, and
reading.


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Thursday, 21 March 2019

Release Blitz & Review - Delivered - Eva Charles





Title: Delivered
Series: The Devil's Duet #2
Author: Eva Charles
Genre: Dark Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 21, 2019





Blurb


Gabrielle Duval

belongs to me.

I've made sure of

that.


Now it's time to

eliminate the man who kept us apart.
My father.

The devil

himself.


His reign of

terror ends here.
On my terms.  




















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Author Bio

A confirmed city-girl, Eva moved to rural Western
Massachusetts in 2014. She found herself living in the woods with no job, no
friends (unless you count the turkey, deer, and coyote roaming the backyard),
and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she had been thinking. But
as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning
in her head and weave them into steamy love stories. 

A romantic at heart, Eva looks forward to date night all
week. The perfect evening includes well-crafted cocktails, a fabulous perfume,
Cherry Garcia ice cream, and her husband, of course. If you add good friends,
live jazz, and impossible shoes, she will follow you anywhere.

Eva holds a BA from Boston College, and a JD from the
Washington College of Law. She spent a career working in domestic violence,
child abuse and neglect, and civil rights. Aspects of this work often find
their way into her books.

When she's not writing sexy stories, trying to squeeze
information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs
you've ever seen, Eva's creating chapters in her own love story.



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Blog Tour & Review - The Edge of Forever - J. Saman

Today we have the blog tour The Edge of Forever by J. Saman! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

 

Title: The Edge of Forever

Author: J. Saman

Genre: Contemporary romance

 

About The Edge of Forever

Weston Kincaid was my first…everything.
My brother's best friend should have come with a warning label.
The man was a cautionary tale and we were the ill-fated cliché.
The star quarterback to my loner art geek.
But I didn't listen. Not to the warnings. Not to my instincts.
I fell, and I fell hard.

Then he left and I was forced to pick up the pieces of my broken heart.

A decade and a lifetime later, he's back.
Only instead of being the star jock, he's now a surgeon.
A sexy, irresistible surgeon who happens to save my friend's life. As if all that isn't bad enough, he has it in his determined, arrogant head that we should pick up where we left off.
But this time, it'll take more than devouring looks and the rush of his touch to temp me back into his bed.
And my heart? Not an option.
He's about to figure out, I'm not the same girl he left behind.

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OUR REVIEW:


“Breaking bro-code, 4 stars”


Aria and Wes were once in love. Only it was unsaid between the two and a secret to all. Wes was older than Aria and her brothers’ best friend. They were in two different places in their lives. Only now they are older, wiser, and ready to fight. Will they take the risk on each other?

I really enjoyed Wes and Aria. They were just different enough that they balanced each other out. I loved the mystery aspect of the story on who had hurt their friend. The moment they see each other for the first time in years was perfect. I truly enjoyed The Edge of Forever. The only reason it’s getting a 4 instead of a 5 is because of me, I think my book funk kind of rubbed off on my enjoyment of the story. With that said I think anyone would be happy with The Edge of Forever. I cannot wait to see where Saman takes the series next.

Star Ratings:
Plot-4/5
Characters-4/5
Heat-4/5
Writing style-4/5
Overall-4/5



About the Author:

J. Saman loves all types of novels, but finds herself always going back to writing/reading romances. She's addicted to Diet Coke and sour candy, and swears way too much. She's an admitted lover of picking at old wounds, second chance romances, love triangles and the perfect amount of angst . She writes smart, strong women and sexy alpha (slightly nerdy) men who have

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Release Blitz & Reviews - Advice from a Jilted Bride - Piper Rayne










What’s a girl to do after being ditched at the altar by text message? That’s right. Text. Message.

How does she pick up the pieces and move on? I’m no Dear Abby but here’s a little free advice…

Advice #1 – First, purge your apartment of all things him—by tossing his belongings off the balcony.

Advice #2 – Do not, I repeat do not, throw anything out into the hallway because you’ll injure your hot new neighbor.

Advice #3 – When said neighbor brings over Chinese Food do not let him stay and keep you company. It’s awkward when you realize he’s your boss.

Advice #4 – Accept his offer to help you with your side business but think twice before using a date to his sister’s wedding as collateral.

Advice #5 – Investigate who your mystery neighbor really is. Don’t trust his word even if he’s the world’s best kisser.

If you listen to nothing else, pay attention to that last one. It’s the most important and will save you a lot of heartache.

Xo,

LOVESICK IN LAKE STARLIGHT





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OUR REVIEWS:

Louise's Review:


Advice from a Jilted Bride is book 2 in The Bailey’s series and it did not disappoint; I cleared my schedule because I knew that once I started reading, I wouldn’t surface until I was done. 

Brooklyn was left at the altar, scorned and wanting to leave it all behind her she starts throwing her ex’s belongings out of the apartment they shared. Wyatt was not impressed, continuously trying to prove his worth to his father hoping that he holds up his end of the bargain which means spending 6 months in the small-town Lake Starlight. What he did not expect was the book throwing, jilted bride bringing down his walls and making him change his outlook; or has she? 

Brooklyn and Wyatt grow so much throughout this book I fell in love with both of them from the beginning. Piper Rayne have paved the way for an amazing series dishing out drama left, right and centre. Dropping a large bomb in my lap for book 3 not knowing if it will be about Denver or Rome is going to keep me on the edge of my seat until I have it in my hands.

I personally loved this book and I have pencilled in Birth of a Baby Daddy; Count down is on till May!  



Star Ratings;
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5



Johnaka's Review:


“Slow burn, 5 stars”


First off, Piper and Rayne warned us in advance that Advice from a Jilted Bride was their longest to date story. Well let me just say that they can keep on giving us long stories if this is what happens. I absolutely adored Advice from a Jilted Bride. The slow burn between Wyatt and Brooklyn is off the charts. It doesn’t move too fast or too slow, just the perfect speed. This is the second book in the Bailey’s series and each book has gotten better and better. So much so I’m afraid of how much I will love the books to come. And the lead in to the next book? Freaking perfection. *sigh*

Brooklyn was clearly left at the altar. Her ex is the kind of guy we all hate. What she didn’t expect was to be stuck in an apartment she can’t really afford or have an incredibly good-looking neighbor. But here she is living the life. What starts out as a friendship between her and Wyatt slowly shapes into something else. The question is will Brooklyn be willing to take a chance on love again?

Wyatt has always known who he was and where he stands, especially when it comes to relationships. He doesn’t plan to marry or really have a life outside of work. Then he gets sent to Alaska as a test before the job he really wants. What he didn’t expect was Brooklyn. She is everything he is not. She makes him want to be a better man, the question is will he follow through?

Wyatt fit in with the rest of the Bailey clan flawlessly from the very start. The Bailey clan is something else entirely. They are family goals and I can’t help but want to demand to have them all now, screw waiting. But good things come to those who wait, so I will wait. But in the mean time I will just continue reading Lessons from a One-night Stand and Advice from a Jilted Bride over and over again.

Star Ratings:
Plot-5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat-5/5
Writing style-5/5
Overall-5/5








Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" (okay...you caught us, that's our tagline). A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.