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


Gabrielle Duval

belongs to me.

I've made sure of


Now it's time to

eliminate the man who kept us apart.
My father.

The devil


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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“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:
Writing style-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.




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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:
Writing style-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" ( 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.

Release Blitz & Review - While I Was Away - Stylo Fantôme

Title: While I Was Away
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Romantic Drama
Release Date: March 21, 2019


You were in a car

They say true love can last forever.

You hit your head, which caused your brain to swell.

Can span any distance, stretch across time, last beyond death.

The pressure against your skull damaged your brain.

Which leads one to wonder …

The damage left you unresponsive to most kinds of stimuli.

If you fall in love in your dreams,

And this unresponsive state is what's known as a coma.

Can you find that love when you wake up?

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Adele was
babbling, she knew, but she couldn't stop herself. So she was thankful when
Jones cut her off and yanked her close. He sat up at the same time, and before
she even realized what was happening, he was kissing her.
The last
time – the only time – they'd kissed, he'd disappeared forever. This
time, she was determined to make the most of it. They both shifted onto their
knees, arms going around each other, and when she gasped at the intensity of
his hold, his tongue slipped into her mouth. She moaned and curled her fingers
in his hair, praying the moment would last forever.
Ah, but
this place is the anti-prayer. So shall you think it, so shall it not
hands had moved to cup either side of her face. He pulled away, then leaned
back in for another slow kiss. Tried to say something, then kissed her again.
Once more, and she could just feel it – it was the last one.
“I wish we
could stay here forever,” he whispered, pressing his forehead to hers.
“Me, too,”
she whispered back. He grabbed hold of her wrists and gently removed her arms
from around his neck.
“But it
can't be. You either go forward, or you go back. You can only stand still for
so long, Adele.”
She didn't
even know what he was talking about, and she knew he was right. The storm above
them was getting worse. Something was coming. Eternity waited for no one, not
even her, it seemed.
squeezed her eyes shut tight.
“I tried,
Jones. I tried to stand still with you. I tried to get caught in the now with
“I know you
did. And now I want you to try something else,” his voice was so low, she could
barely hear it over all the thunder.
“I want you
to concentrate. And then, I want you to open your eyes.”
She bit
into her bottom lip and turned her head, brushing her nose against the side of
his cheek so she could remember the feel of him. Inhaled deeply so she could
remember the smell of him. Then she took an even deeper breath and did as she
was told.
concentrated on the ground below her. Listened to the storm raging above her.
Felt Jones' body heat in front of her.
And she
also remembered. Could hear her brother Ocean laugh in her ear, the sound made
such rare appearances. Could picture her brother River standing in front of
her, looking so serious and concerned. Could feel her brother August around
her, giving her one of his big hugs.
The wind
around them didn't lessen in intensity, but it did slow down. Or time slowed,
she couldn't be sure. There was a terrific booming noise, followed by the sound
of something ripping. At first, she thought it was the sky – the storm must
have really been opening up. Then she felt a tremor in the ground under her,
and she knew what it was.
The giant
tree was finally tipping over. It groaned as gravity took hold of its weight
and pulled it over the edge of the cliff. She could actually sense the roots
being ripped from the earth as the tree made a swan dive.
And as the
roots came free, they tore apart the face of the cliff. She could feel the
ground crumbling away from her, could tell she was falling. Jones held onto her
for as long as he could, but just as his arms were about to reach their limit,
gravity took over once again and yanked her away completely.


Holy Mind Blown! While I Was Away really took my breath away. It is not like anything I have ever read before and left me wishing I could read it again as a brand new reader. There are twists and turns throughout this book. If you want something that is unique, then give this book a shot. I legit cannot relate it to any other book I have ever read.

The plot of this book is unique on its own. What happens when you fall in love in your dreams? Can you find the real thing in the real world? These questions were raised in the blurb and it drew me right in. Then I started the book and WOW! I didn’t have expectations, but this book still blew them. I really don’t want to say much else for fear of giving away the best parts!

Adele is such a great character. She is strong and kind. Then the unthinkable happens. She is in a terrible accident that puts her in a coma. Only she doesn’t know she is in a coma. She ends up in this fantasy world and meets someone else lost in this world or so she thinks. Seriously all the characters in this book are amazing. I really have nothing negative to say about them.

The heat in this book is there, but in a different way. This book is more of an innocent, slow burning, feelings growing type of book. With everything that happened in the book, this felt right for this story. I will say if you have read Stylo’s other books and are expecting similar heat, then this might not be the book for you. While I loved it, others might be expecting more.

The writing style of this book is breathtaking. The pace of the story is steady. The story is told mostly from one point of view, but does show other points of views as well. I really liked how the author took this coma situation and explored how it effects all the different characters throughout the book. She didn’t just focus on the main characters. She also showed how it effected the family and friends of the victim. The whole subject matter was unique and amazingly written.

Overall, this book is amazing. I cannot sing its praises enough. I would 100% recommend this book to others. While it seems a bit out there, stick with it. The entire story is amazing, but I know the subject matter could be a little out there if you are not familiar with a fantasy world.

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

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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Blog Tour & Review - A Lesson In Thorns - Sierra Simone

A Lesson In Thorns (Thornchapel #1) by Sierra Simone
Cover Reveal: March 13th
Release Date: March 21st
Cover Designer: Hang Le
Image: Trevillion Images


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Once upon a time, six children stumbled upon a wild place hidden deep in the moors, shrouded by secrets and fog. There we played a game among the roses and the thorns that would change us forever, that would follow us the rest of our lives. A game that ended with a hard kiss in the rain and tattered flower petals fluttering from above…

And twelve years later, we’re back.
The heir.
The dreamer.
The priest.
The genius.
The socialite.
The saint.

I’m not going to dream of a forgotten place covered in thorns every night.
I won’t be enchanted by Thornchapel and its glossy, glamorous people. I’m not going to fall in love or have my heart torn in two.
I’m not telling the truth.

Because as this place slowly tightens its coil of secrets and thorns around us, as we uncover the knotted mysteries that grow here, the six of us begin to unravel into filthy, holy pleasure and pain. Fulfilling the promise we once made as children in those whispering ruins, and awakening a fate that will either anoint us or leave us in ashes…


Well, that was certainly entertaining! 

So not a lot excites me these days in blurbs, I very rarely go mad for something that hasn't released, but when I saw this cover, I just had to go check it out. 
So the blurb was kind of cryptic and the first thing I actually thought was 'hmmm sounds like something from an old Virginia Andrews plot' and of course that intrigued me more. I'm a shameless, huge fan of old style Virginia Andrews. I love the mystery, complex characters, huge secrets, masses of sex and of course taboo galore. But to top it all off, gothic mansions and hidden chapels are screaming to me 'read NOW' so I hunted it down as quick as my keyboard typing skills would allow me. 

After squinting my 'too old to read at night these days' eyes and gripping my phone to death, I got this gripping story finished and to say I want more is a huge understatement. 

This novel was incredibly well written, not just the main six characters that we follow in the story, and all their stories put together, but also the world that has been built within various times in the past too. I love how all the mystery is entwined between generations that have spent time in Thornchapel with all it's dark and twisted history. But the characters are amazing too, 6 completely different people who just seem drawn to each other through what would appear to be fate, or history or maybe some spell, who knows but I know I need more from them. A lot more. 

I won't talk about actual content, the blurb is more than enough, and it's so exciting to go into this story with no knowledge and just let it unravel. It will totally consume you. 
5 huge stars.

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Sierra Simone is a USA Today Bestselling former librarian (who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk.) She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Release Blitz & Review - Catch Your Breath - Shannyn Schroeder

Today we have the release blitz for CATCH YOUR BREATH by Shannyn Schroeder! I am so excited to share this sexy new romance with you—check out the release festivities and be sure to grab your copy today!


Author: Shannyn Schroeder

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: O'Leary's, Book 4

About Catch Your Breath:

 As kids they steered clear of one another. That was then—this is now. 
As a dedicated reporter, Moira O'Leary has access to Chicago's swankiest affairs. With her confidence and style, she blends right in with the elite crowd. But when her childhood crush starts popping up at posh events, she struggles to keep her cool. After all, he's always ignited something in her.
Undercover cop Jimmy O'Malley has always tried to avoid his best friend's little sister. Something about Moira spelled trouble. But watching her navigate Chicago's most elaborate galas with ease, Jimmy knows he needs her help to crack a case. Just as their chemistry ignites, Moira gets dangerously close to his investigation. Now, it's up to Jimmy to keep her safe. Can childhood crushes lead to breathless desire?


"The journalist and the cop, 3 stars"

Moira and Jimmy have known each other their whole lives. That's what happens when you grow up next door to each other. Moira has always driven Jimmy crazy and he doesn't know how to handle her. Which is difficult when you need to be in constant control. What will happen when their lives are forced to collide? Will Jimmy give Moira a chance?

Catch your Breath was alright for me. It wasn't bad but it wasn't amazing. There were times that I felt like the story dragged on more than it needed to. Then on the same hand I felt like more could have been developed on the side with Moira and Jimmy's friends and family, heck even Jimmy's case and Moira's article. There was just something missing for me. 
I hope if you take a chance on Catch your Breath you enjoy it.

Star Ratings:
Writing style-3/5

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He finally caught sight of Moira again and followed. If she was working, she had an odd way of doing her job. She stopped to pet every dog that walked in her path. By the time he caught up with her, she was crouched on the ground nose to nose with a beast of an animal. The dog looked big enough that it could easily maul her, but she cooed and giggled when the thing licked her face.

Jimmy tucked his hands in his pockets and watched for a minute. Moira interacted with the dog like she’d found a long lost best friend. She laughed and played and looked completely out of place with all of the other women. She sighed and stood, taking a moment to brush dog hair off her dress.

When the dog walker moved on, he sidled up next to Moira and tried to hold on to his anger. If he let the gooey look on her face affect him, he’d be useless. “We need to talk.”

She looked up at him, using one hand to shield her eyes from the setting sun. “I thought we already did. Do you want to set up that interview now?” Her eyes held an evil glimmer, as if she knew what he’d said to Stan about the interview.

He grabbed her elbow and guided her away from the crowd, around the back of the tent that held the auction items. Fighting to keep his voice low, he said, “Why the hell would you tell everyone I have a wife?”

She eased her arm from his grasp and narrowed her eyes. He’d expected the sweet fuck-you smile she liked to throw out when she caused trouble. “You have no idea who you’re hanging out with, but I do. Those four are all married. They bring their wives to every function and event. Or I should say their wives bring them. They stand around and ogle every female in sight.”

“Yeah, I got that.”

“The thing is, if you want in, the wives are going to have to approve. The wives like Mayor Park since he’s such a good wholesome guy, so they’ll be inclined to accept you, but in their world, having a wife makes you safer.”


“Less likely to bring a bunch of single women around, making it easier for their husbands to cheat.”

“They’re surrounded by women at these events.”

“I didn’t say it made sense. Their friendship extends beyond attending fund-raisers. The wives are here to keep an eye on them, but they don’t follow them everywhere. At least I don’t think they do.” She shifted so his shadow blocked the sun and looked up at his face. “I’m not trying to screw things up for you. Trust me. I understand these people.”

He believed her, but it didn’t make the truth any easier. “Where the hell am I supposed to get a wife?”

She huffed out a breath. “Am I supposed to do everything for you?”

Her irritation wouldn’t last. She had a hot temper, but once it blew, she went back to being sunny Moira. And she wasn’t even pissed right now, so when she turned to walk away, he followed.

He walked beside her, as if they were there together, which he knew he shouldn’t, but since she’d talked about interviewing him, he figured he could get away with it. She waved to various people and stopped to chat with others.

With Moira, though, it wasn’t bullshit small talk. She asked real questions. She knew details about people’s lives, and they respected her for it. They opened up around her, which would be a huge asset for her job. An asset he’d have to avoid.

When they were walking a stretch alone, he asked, “Why doesn’t it bother you?”


“The way Stan Decker talks about you.” Remembering the comments made him angry again. “I know you heard him, but you acted like it was nothing.”

She shrugged. “Because it was nothing.”

He stopped and touched her arm to halt her. “That’s not true. No one should talk to you like that.”

“He wasn’t talking to me. It’s not his fault I have excellent hearing.”

Jimmy thought back. In truth, Stan had been respectful, at least in his words while talking to Moira. “He stares at your chest.”

She laughed so hard her shoulders shook. “Really?” She spread her hands in front of her chest. “He’s far from the only man to do that. It happens so often, it doesn’t faze me anymore.”

Jimmy made a point of looking into her bright blue eyes. No sign of anger or hurt. It would make him nuts if he saw men staring at his woman’s chest instead of her face.

But Moira’s not mine.

“Doesn’t make it right.”


About Shannyn Schroeder:

Shannyn Schroeder is the author of the O’Leary series and the For Your Love series, contemporary romances centered around large Irish-American families in Chicago and the Hot & Nerdy series about nerdy friends finding love. Look for her new series – The Dating Challenge in 2019. When she’s not wrangling her three kids or writing, she watches a ton of TV and loves to bake cookies.

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Release Blitz & Review - Trust the Push - Kaylee Ryan

Title: Trust the Push
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: March 19, 2019


I’m making strides in the world of dirt late model
racing.  With back to back championships under my belt, I’m determined
to win a third and be the youngest driver in history to do so.  I’m
going to make it happen my career is my focus.  That is until the
ultimate distraction in the form of a redheaded bombshell drops into my life.

I know nothing about racing, but when my boss comes to me
with a special assignment, I take it.  Now, here I am traveling from
city to city engrossed in this new world.  I never would have dreamed
that this project would lead me to new friendships and ultimately finding love.

We made a deal, our time together would expire, and we would
part ways.  The only problem with that is I’m not so sure that’s what
I want anymore. She’s pushing at my walls, and I’m trusting her, letting
them fall.

It’s a shame we put an end date on our time together.  I
knew I would fall for him, but I never dreamed that those feelings would run
this deep.  The plan was to walk away, that’s what we agreed to, it’s
just going to be harder than I thought.  I need a new plan one that
helps me move on without him.

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“Will they trust the push? 5 stars”

Aubree has had a rough life where she’s only been able to depend on herself. Little did she know one job would lead her into a whole new life where people actually cared about her. Aubree finds herself as part of a team. When she first met Blaine she knew he was trouble and as someone who has had enough in her life she wasn’t interested. Then she decided to give it a go but knew it would end. But does it?

Blaine has always been hyper focused on his racing career. He doesn’t need any distractions and that is exactly what Aubree is, a distraction. Will he be able to trust the push and take a chance on her? Can he really have his career and love? Only one way to find out.

Ryan did it again and delivered another well written story. Blaine and Aubree were very different but balanced each other perfectly. They didn’t try to change one another they just accepted each other. I loved how Trust the Push was a sports story that revolved around racing, it’s one that’s not done all the time and I enjoyed it and the people who played a part in the story. I can’t wait to see if Ryan gives us anymore from this group.

Star Ratings:
Writing style-5/5


Author Bio

Kaylee Ryan is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling
author.  When she’s not spinning tales of happily ever after, she’s
reading or spending time with family.  Born and raised an Ohio girl,
Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her husband and their son.

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