Monday, 23 April 2018

Blog Tour - Never The Bride - Janae Keyes


Title: Never the Bride
Author: Janae Keyes
Genre: Interracial Erotic Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2018








No strings attached to diamond rings...

Divorce lawyer Vanessa Hill was content with always being the bridesmaid to her sister or her “insane” friends. She never wanted to be the bride. Marriage wasn’t for her.

When her ailing grandmother invites Vanessa to discuss the terms of her will, Vanessa faces a dilemma, get married or lose everything. When under pressure, she invents an engagement with her neighbor and friend with benefits, Josiah.

Josiah Thomas, a no-nonsense celebrity tattoo artist, has already been through the marriage thing. He was done with diamond rings until Vanessa propositioned him. He’d do anything for the sexy girl next door and a promised two million dollars wouldn’t hurt.

Now Vanessa and Josiah will be doing the one thing they swore they would stay away from, marriage.

When hearts collide in lies, they just might belong together.



“The storyline has some twists and turns that will keep you guessing as well as times that will having you smiling and sighing. I enjoyed Never a Bride very much and I’d recommend it to everyone. 2 Thumbs Up!” - Barbara (Goodreads Review)

“The plot is intriguing….” - Konny (Goodreads Review)







Janae was born and raised in the California Bay Area. She grew up a very creative only child and has been writing for as long as she can remember.

Janae accidentally met her now husband online, and a whirlwind romance began because of their mutual love of Harry Potter. After dating long distance, Janae picked up her life in California and moved halfway around the world to Belgium to be with him, all in the life of a hopeless romantic.

When Janae isn’t chasing around her active toddler, she is working on new ideas and working to improve her craft. Janae is currently living in a suburb of Brussels, Belgium with her husband and daughter.



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Release Blitz & Review - On The Line - Keyanna Butler





Title: On The Line
Author: Keyanna Butler
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2018





Blurb


On one ordinary day in Philadelphia, Mila and Kaleb meet on a train ride to school. One day turns into more, and their friendship evolves to first love.


When they realize not everyone is OK with this budding relationship, their love is shadowed, and their bond is threatened. Unaware of the impossible predicaments they each face in their lives, too many secrets threaten to tear their young lives apart.

With their hearts on the line and their worlds changing too quickly for them to catch up, Mila and Kaleb must decide who and what is most important. And they learn they'll need more than just love to survive.

On The Line is a young adult novel with mature themes. It is recommended for readers 16 and up.






Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
B&N / KOBO / iBOOKS



Our Review:

On The Line is a Young Adult romance book. It was a quick read and a standalone. For me, this book should've been read in less than 3 hours but it dragged in the beginning, like I really didn't want to finish it. However at the halfway point, it got better. I would recommend this book for anyone that is is 16 to 25 years old. It does have some mature context in it. 

The plot was what got better as the story continued. I was really bored at the beginning.
It's about how two people of different races can have a relationship and not worry about what other people think. How in life stuff happens and you should let the person you care about know. 

Mila was a student taking a train to school. She has a mom that cares about her and doesn't want her to get hurt. On the train one day, that is where she meets Kaleb.
Kaleb, that boy, I felt bad for him for what his Dad did. Mila and Kaleb had a nice bond together. Mila and Kaleb are the two main characters however the supporting characters are who I liked the best in this story. To me Mila and Kaleb were blah and the supporting characters, their friends were what made this story get 3 stars. 

The writing style was just ok. I wish it grasped me from the beginning. I did see some minor errors, but it didn't take away from the story. 


Some quotes I liked:


"He totally Note booked you."

"I'm your girl, your ace, your other half, the sisterhood to your traveling pants."

Overall On the line was an ok story for me. If you are older than 25 you might not like this story, again just my opinion as I feel it is for the younger folks.  If you like quick reads, and like young adult genre  that  has mature context in it then I would say you might enjoy this book. 


Star Ratings:
Plot- 3/5
Characters- 3/5
Writing Style - 2.5/5
Overall Rating- 3/5






Author Bio

Keyanna is a simple girl living in mostly fantasy worlds. She's been
writing since she was 13 years old, jotting down full length stories on
construction paper and reading them to her childhood friends for entertainment.
She’s a self-proclaimed dork extraordinaire and a library card carrying book
nerd taking mental residence in the Wizarding World, coffee in an IV,
collecting movie stubs like memories, and constantly contemplating what life
would be like if she were one of the Avengers. Her hobbies include TV, sushi,
Facebook, and incorporating movie quotes into everyday conversation.


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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Release Blitz & Review - When Stars Burn Out - Carrie Aarons



Title: When Stars Burn Out
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Contemporary Adult
Release Date: April 22, 2018



Blurb


Stars die in one of two ways.



So slowly that each layer burning out feels like agony … or suddenly, exploding
into a million pieces before the universe even has a grasp of what is happening.



When Paxton Shaw left Demi Rosen without so much as a goodbye, he stole her
shine in both manners.



Now, eight years later, he’s trying to pull her back into his orbit. The
nation’s most beloved football player, a tight end with a seriously tight end,
has finally realized Demi is the one who got away.



But she’s a different woman than the weak girl who used to come running
whenever he called in the middle of the night. Strong, successful, her life’s
mission being to grant the wishes of children whose flames have all but been
extinguished.



And untouchable, as dark and cold as a midnight sky with no moon in sight.



When one special child forces their star-crossed paths to collide, it’s
impossible to keep the feelings of their past buried. Paxton had been her
Halley’s Comet; the once in a lifetime love that scorched Demi’s heart in the
most spectacular of fashions.



She promised herself she would never make that mistake again. But, how can she
forget the dreams of love she once had, when Paxton wants to make them come
true?


ADD TO GOODREADS








Purchase Links

99c for a release day ONLY!

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited







OUR REVIEW:


“Second chances, 5 stars”


I will admit I have been an Aarons fan for some time so when I saw she was putting out When Stars Burn Out I knew I was going to read it. Then I saw the cover and like it, read the blurb and wanted to read it more. Then when I finally got all the words in my hand I fell in love with the story.


In the beginning I really hated Paxton. He was an egotistical jock to a T. He didn’t care at all about those around him and their feelings, until he experienced something humbling that brought him back down to us mere mortals. And Demi? Poor Demi was the one who got him at is worst during his college years and now he wants to give her the best of his adult years, but will she let him?


Demi was once so in love with a guy she let him do all the unthinkable, demoralizing things to her self-esteem. And when he left she built herself back up into a stronger woman. When they cross paths again she wants to hate him but can’t. Will Pax get her to forgive him and give him a chance? 


These two really were great together. I adored Demi and what she does. I love how Pax was willing to help her in any way possible. There were scenes that were completely swoon worthy. Not because he threw his cash around but because he listened to her, heard her, and did things based off that. 


I loved that Demi was Jewish. I thought it was a fun touch. But I will admit that when her parents spoke and used Yiddish words I did have to use the dictionary because I had no idea what they meant. It was definitely a learning experience for me.


If you take a chance on When Stars Burn Out your heart will hurt… a lot. But in the end you’ll feel whole and love the story. It’s definitely worth it. When the Stars Burn Out is one of those stories that no review will do it justice.


Star Ratings:

Plot-5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat-5/5
Writing style-5/5
Overall-5/5





Author Bio


Author of romance
novels such as Red Card and All the Frogs in Manhattan, Carrie Aarons writes
sexy, swoon-worthy, sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until
she puts them down on a page.



Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and
can't imagine a better or more maddening profession.



A lover of good manicures, Riesling and the beach, she enjoys chasing her puppy
through the dog parks of New Jersey, or trying to make her husband binge watch
the latest Netflix craze.



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Friday, 20 April 2018

Release Blitz - Never The Bride - Janae Keyes



Title: Never the Bride
Author: Janae Keyes
Genre: Interracial Erotic Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2018



No strings attached to diamond rings...

Divorce lawyer Vanessa Hill was content with always being the bridesmaid to her sister or her “insane” friends. She never wanted to be the bride. Marriage wasn’t for her.

When her ailing grandmother invites Vanessa to discuss the terms of her will, Vanessa faces a dilemma, get married or lose everything. When under pressure, she invents an engagement with her neighbor and friend with benefits, Josiah.

Josiah Thomas, a no-nonsense celebrity tattoo artist, has already been through the marriage thing. He was done with diamond rings until Vanessa propositioned him. He’d do anything for the sexy girl next door and a promised two million dollars wouldn’t hurt.

Now Vanessa and Josiah will be doing the one thing they swore they would stay away from, marriage.

When hearts collide in lies, they just might belong together.










Janae was born and raised in the California Bay Area. She grew up a very creative only child and has been writing for as long as she can remember.

Janae accidentally met her now husband online, and a whirlwind romance began because of their mutual love of Harry Potter. After dating long distance, Janae picked up her life in California and moved halfway around the world to Belgium to be with him, all in the life of a hopeless romantic.

When Janae isn’t chasing around her active toddler, she is working on new ideas and working to improve her craft. Janae is currently living in a suburb of Brussels, Belgium with her husband and daughter.



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