Friday, 7 December 2018

Release Blitz & Review - Fighting for You - Gianna Gabriela





Title: Fighting For You
Series: Bragan University #2
Author: Gianna Gabriela
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: December 7, 2018





Blurb


Jesse
Falcon

Jesse Falcon has dedicated his life to one cause: to fight against that
which has taken so much from him. 


He’s learned the hard way that if you want something to be done, you have to do
it yourself. 


No more waiting for others to make a difference. 

With football, a pre-med program and a coveted internship, he has no time for
anything or anyone else. The truth is, he doesn’t think his barely healed heart
can take it. 

Despite his determination to remain distant, he soon finds a girl who will not
only fracture that resolve but shatter it completely.




Zoe
Evans


Zoe Evans is an average college student.


She has a group of friends, and enough gossip lingers in the halls to make her
days interesting. 


Her whole world changes in a heartbeat though - one blackout, and a week-long
fever forces her into a battle she isn’t prepared to fight. 

The odds are stacked against her. 

Will she have the strength to prevail?








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OUR REVIEW:

“Got to keep fighting, 3.5 stars”


Zoe has cancer. She’s put her life on hold to fight it and she’s over it. Jesse comes into her life at he right time and gives her a reason to keep going. He stays when everyone else left. Jesse though has his own demons. Is he willing to slay them for Zoe or will he stay in the past and let it consume him?

Fighting for You is my first story by Gabriela and honestly, it’s a solid story. I loved the tension between Zoe and Jesse. The down fall for me though was I didn’t feel the love. Was it right there beneath the surface? Sure, they had all the makings for it. But for me it felt like they were more friends and I needed more of them being a couple versus just friends.

With that said, that’s just my opinion. Fighting for You does hit you right in the feels and I plan on trying another Gabriela story in the future.


Star Ratings:
Plot-3.5/5
Characters-3.5/5
Heat-3.5/5
Writing style-4/5
Overall-3.5/5





Excerpt

Prologue
Jesse Falcon


Every time I near her door, I struggle to go inside. I hate being in the hospital. The smell is a mixture of things, all inescapable. The most prevalent is the jumble of two emotions—happiness and sorrow. Some people laugh. Some people cry; it all depends on the day. 

I force myself to stand outside her door for a few more minutes. Who would’ve thought that I’d be here? Who would’ve thought I’d be spending my afternoons in a hospital entertaining her while she fights for her life? Not me. And I’m sure as hell she didn’t expect to be here either. 

No one should expect to be here because no one ever should. 

Although my feet want to remain frozen, I take a deep breath and force myself to knock. I wait a few minutes, but no one answers. I press my ear to the door, hearing no noises coming from the other side. Maybe she’s sleeping. I should come back another time, I tell myself, but I know I’m just trying to find a reason not to go into that room. Instead, I do what anyone in my position would do; I fight my cowardice, my desire to run away. 

I open the door and let myself in. I’m immediately greeted by an empty space. Even for a hospital, it looks too clinical. The bed is made, the machines have been put away, and the flowers that were here yesterday are gone. There’s no sign that someone was here. No sign that she had been here before.

Immediately, I get the feeling that something is wrong. 

Zoe Evans
Cancer. 
That is the word ringing in my ears. 
I have cancer. 
Cancer. 
Me. 
I have it. 

The word continues to loop like a bad soundtrack in my mind. It’s on repeat, but I struggle to comprehend it. I hear my mother’s cry and turn in her direction just in time to see my father bringing his arms around her to keep her suddenly limp body from hitting the ground. Her reaction is what tells me I’ve heard the doctor right. 

I think back at how I ended up here. One second, I was on the phone with my mother, telling her about this fever that wouldn’t go away. Even with the fever, I remember telling her how excited I was to finally get a break from school and spend my time with her and Dad. She kept insisting I get myself to the hospital, but I refused. I thought it was nothing…but it persisted. The fever didn’t go away, so I finally decided to listen to my mother.

A fever. That’s all I thought I had, but I was wrong. 

I have Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. 

Leukemia. 
Cancer. 
Me. 
I have it. 

The rest of the doctor’s words are lost on me as I feel as if I’m not really in my body anymore, I’m not in this room anymore. Suddenly, I’m lightheaded and my vision blurs. 

“Are you okay, Zoe?” I think I hear someone say, but before I can answer, everything goes dark.







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Author Bio


Gianna
Gabriela is a small-town girl living in the Big Ol’ City of New York. She’s
been reading for years and calls it her addiction. Her favorite genre to read
is anything in the YA, NA, and Contemporary Romance realm. She's a writer of
the sexy alphas you want and the strong heroines you need.


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Release Blitz & Review - Angels of Belle Meade - Lindsey Iler



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Girls with murderous obligations, a Kindle melting forbidden romance, and an epic battle between two families for power.


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Synopsis:
We govern with broken wings, using fear and beauty as our weapons.
Through inherited traditions, each of us are born to play individual parts in our reign. In previous years, the transition has been calm.
Until our generation is unveiled.
Newcomers step forward to wreak havoc amongst us. Secrets are revealed, loyalties are tested, and the dark truth of our town is forced into the light.
Townspeople, prepare to meet your judge, jury, and executioner.
We are the Angels of Belle Meade.
We'll be coming for you.

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OUR REVIEW:

Look beyond the surface, 5 stars”

Sometimes you just need to look beyond the surface of what’s around you. You need to open your mind up to the possibilities of there being more out there. Lennox always knew there was something lurking beneath the surface of her family and those around her, but she never realized how right she was until it was too late. Will she be able to come to grips with what her new life will be?

Edric grew up knowing he was different. He’s honed his craft as much as he can. When his family moves to Belle Meade, he soon finds himself in a situation he never saw happening. When secrets come to light will he be able to reign in his temper or will he let it fly? What about Lennox?

I loved Lennox and Edric. There was just something about them that sucked me in. They knew they shouldn’t be together but couldn’t stop it. I am an absolute sucker for a good forbidden love story and that’s just what these two are. Add in the supernatural aspect of the story and I was completely sold.

I loved some of the extra characters, I hated a few too. But when the story was coming to a close, I kept looking at the percent left of the story hoping it would magically drag out and last longer. I wasn’t ready for it to end. All I know is Iler better give us readers the second story fast because I don’t want to see what’s in store next. Or should I say whose story is actually next.
Take a chance on Angels of Belle Meade, I don’t think you’ll regret it.

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


Thursday, 6 December 2018

REVIEW - Keeping Her Under The Mistletoe - M. Robinson


TITLE - Keeping Her Under The Mistletoe 
AUTHOR - M. Robinson





Blurb:

A Novelette from USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. ROBINSON

Three loved couples.
Six characters and a few special guests…
Three NEW sexy Christmas theme scenes.

Martinez & Lexi: El Diablo
Alejandro is back with Lexi by his side. Find out what these two have been up to and if love does truly conquer all…

Noah & Skyler: Lost Boy
Noah and Skyler have defied all odds, but will they survive Christmas mayhem?

Aiden & Bailey: Title TBA soon
Get an official sneak peek of my upcoming soul crushing contemporary romance releasing spring 2019.


Johnaka's Review:


“A little tease, 5 stars”

Keeping Her Under the Mistletoe is a little tease/sneak peek of some of our favorite couples and what they have been up to since we last saw them. We also get teases of what Robinson has in store for us in the year to come. I loved every single thing about Keeping Her Under the Mistletoe and it was the perfect story to tide me over until Robinson’s next story.

Besides who doesn’t love a little Christmas cheer?

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

Review Blitz - Jock Rule - Sara Ney






Kip Carmichael is no pretty boy.

He's a rough. Dirty. Giant. Hair so unruly, and a beard so thick, his friends on the team call him Sasquatch.

The first time Sasquatch lays eyes on Theodora "Teddy" Johnson across the keg at a party one night on Jock Row, she'd been relegated to the sidelines by her jock hungry "friends."

Week-after-week, he watches beautiful but bashful Teddy getting overshadowed, and overlooked. Sasquatch finally broad shoulders his way through the crowd, offering to to be her hairy godmother. But the minute their eyes meet? He's a goner.

Teaching her the RULES for winning a jock will be the easy part. Not falling in love with her is going to be a losing game.



OUR REVIEW:


Another hit! Jock Rule is yet another amazing book by Sara Ney. Sara has a unique way of writing jocks in a way that they are the perfect balance of douchebag and romantic. This story is no exception. I really liked that this story fell in the same universe as Jock Row, but featured a new sport. That made this the most unique.

Jock Rule has a great plot. Loner Kip just wants to make it through college and get on with his life. He doesn’t want to mess around with women. He has learned they are not to be trusted. Then you have Teddy. She is also just trying to make it through life. She is more the girl next door than a vixen yet she still catches Kip’s eye. Will one deal turn into more?

I love Teddy. Her insecurities are so darn endearing. It makes her way more realistic. She is such a sweet girl that you just can’t help but love. I really loved watching her blossom. Then you have Kip. He is a great character as well. I love how rough around the edges he is. He is honest, outspoken, and protective. What else could you want?

The heat in this book is perfect for this story. I loved the slow moving heat in the book that turned into a burn. These characters have an interesting chemistry to them. Unlike most books, there is no instant love. I loved that about these characters.

The writing style of this book is interested. The story is told from a dual point of view. The pace of the book is steady. I really enjoyed the atmosphere in this book. I really got the college feel to the book. I also really liked how this story featured different characters.

Overall, I loved this story. I think it had a really good message in it. Especially with the whole friend storyline. I feel like this was such an important storyline for girls to read. I would recommend this book to others.


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





Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.




Cover Reveal - Catastrophe Queen - Emma Hart

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One hot mess. One hot boss. One too many hot encounters...


Catastrophe Queen, an all-new hilarious office romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is coming January 29th!

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It’s not you. It’s me.
No, seriously. It is me. Not only does my name literally mean “unfortunate,” but that’s the story of my life.
Everything I touch turns to cr*p. An apartment fire—that I swear I was not responsible for—means I’m living back at home with my s*x-mad parents. Yay, me!
Which is why I need my new job as personal assistant to Cameron Reid to get back on my feet. Three months in this job and I can move back out and, hopefully, remember to turn off my flat iron once in a while.
Ahem.
On paper, my job is easy. Make coffee. Book appointments. Keep everything in order.
Until I walk in on my boss, half-naked, wearing nothing but the kind of tiny white towel that dreams are made of.
Now, nothing is easy—except our mutual attraction. But he’s my boss, and you know what they say about mixing work and pleasure: unless you do p*rn, it’s just not worth it.
Or is it?


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About Emma Hart

Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.

She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.

Yes, really. She's that sarcastic.


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Release Blitz & Reviews - Engaged to the EMT - Piper Rayne

 





A Sexy FAKE RELATIONSHIP rom com standalone written by a duo of two USA Bestselling Authors

Luca Bianco is a jerk. There I said it.

He thinks he’s so suave and sexy, walking around in his paramedic uniform stretched out by all his hard muscles and saving lives every day. I swear he thinks every woman in the world would kill for a chance to be with him.

Men like Luca are good for one thing only—a one-night stand—not commitment. I don’t care if my friend did pay good money at a charity bachelor auction for me to go on a date with him, I refuse to do it.

That is until Luca offers me a deal I can’t refuse, and I agree to be his pretend fiancĂ©.

The heat that’s simmered between us for a decade ignites and I’m not sure even Luca will be able to kickstart my heart after I call code blue.

What’s that saying? Love is blind?

Not true. I can see this head-on collision coming a mile away.


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The light from the street reflects the humor shining in his eyes. “I’m just sick of the fighting.”

“Fighting is what we do best. It’s basically how we communicate.” Then all the puzzle pieces join together in my head. I’m so stupid. “You want something.”

We pull up in front of my house just as I realize what a fucking moron I am.

“Nope.” He takes the keys, grabs the bag of food and gets out of the car.

He’s totally playing me. I might not be a psychologist who can quickly spot a liar, but Luca, I know too well. Not well, but when it comes to our interactions—I know him. And this nice Luca, taking me to a Hawks game, buying me dinner, wanting to eat with me…this isn’t the Luca Bianco I know.

I climb out of his car, the slam of the door echoing down the dark residential street. “Tell me what it is you want.”

His lips remain straight, not even a hint of a smile or smirk.

Another clear sign that this isn’t the Luca I know.

“Come on. Let’s eat.” He nods in the direction of my house.

“By prolonging whatever it is, you’re just pissing me off, which means if you need something, I’m more than likely going to say no. Or we could play a little game…”

“How about we eat?” He waits patiently as I insert the key into my door, disengage the alarm that Cristian, Luca’s brother insisted we get installed.

Police officers. Jeez.

We step inside and he’s the one to shut the door and flick the lock.

“Planning to have your way with me?” I’m not serious as I walk into the kitchen to grab us some drinks, utensils, and napkins.

The sound of the television blaring drifts into the kitchen seconds later.

With my hands full, I head back into the living room. “Feel free to make yourself at home,” I deadpan, handing Luca a Vitamin Water and a napkin.

“Thanks.” He lifts the napkin and drink. “And thanks.”

We sit on the couch because although our house is nice and newly redecorated thanks to Maddie’s mad skills, the family room area is small and the best place to see the television is the couch. No worries though, there’s still a cushion between us.

I open up my box of food, a little bit of steam hitting my face. “I can’t just sit here and watch soccer with you and not know what you want.”

I hate that I’ve had to resort to being sincere in my request.

He opens up his own box and I’m a tad jealous I didn’t get the burger. It smells and looks delicious.

Luca doesn’t respond, just stands and heads into the kitchen.

He knows our house way too well thanks to his brothers always suggesting we meet here when we go out.

I pop a cauliflower floret into my mouth, tasting the Korean flavor makes my mouth water. Opening up my Vitamin Water to cool my tongue, I ignore Luca’s return, instead, fixating on the television as he rounds the coffee table in front of me. The couch dips with the weight of his body which is now closer than before.

I’ve never been alone with Luca, much less this close. I feel a shift in our volatile relationship like the stillness before a storm. It’s too quiet. It’s too calm. Too…enjoyable.

“Here.” My gaze shifts from the television, although I couldn’t tell you the score of the game and I see he’s holding half his burger out to me.

“What’s this?” I ask, loading my mouth with another califloret.

Man, it’s hot.

“I think you had a little bit of drool dripping from your mouth when I opened the container. How about we share?”

He smiles. A smile I’ve only ever seen on his face with his friends, or his brothers, and especially his mom. He doesn’t even wear this smile when he’s with girls. At least not that I’ve ever seen. That fact runs around my stomach stirring up the butterflies to max flight.

I don’t like this.

It’s too damn calm.

Where are the eighty mile per hour winds?

“Luca, if you don't tell me what you want, I’m going to kick you out of my house.” I take half the burger and slide my cauliflower and fries closer to him as an offering.

“You can’t just wait?” he asks, seeming disappointed.

“HA!” I point to him with a greasy finger. “You do want something from me. Tell me what it is.”

“You’re ridiculous you know that, right? A normal person would wait.”

I shake my head. “No, they wouldn’t.”

See, this feels good. This feels right.

“LUCA!” I scream.

He blows out a breath. “Fine. I need a favor from you.”





 OUR REVIEWS:

Johnaka's Review:

“There is a fine line between love and hate, 5 stars”

There is a fine line between love and hate and Luca and Lauren? They’ve been circling that line for longer than they realize. Once again Piper and Rayne wrote a story that pulls you in from the first page and doesn’t let you up for air until the very last page. I can’t believe I’m going to say this but I think Luca may be my favorite out of him and his brothers. 

Lauren is very competitive and something about Luca just brings it out in full force. With her two best friends madly in love with his brothers there is no way she can avoid him forever. Then he comes to her needing her help. Will she deny him?

Luca has always had a thing for Lauren. But instead of acting like an adult he tends to go the old school pull pigtails route. Only Lauren doesn’t wear pigtails… When he finds himself in a situation, he cant help but turn to her in need. What happens when they finally spend some time together without the boxing gloves? Will these two find much more than they ever expected?

Take a chance on Engaged to the EMT, you won’t regret it.

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



Louise's Review:

Engaged to the EMT is the 3rd and final book of the Blue Collar series and they saved the fireworks till last. I have enjoyed every word of this series and those Bianco brothers have set some high standards in the book boyfriend department. 

Luca and Lauren; love to hate relationship, competitive till the end and both harbouring some underlying feelings that will light up the night sky. When the Bianco matriarch gets sick he is determined to make her happy ‘just in case’, cue in Lauren. Being Luca Bianco’s fiancĂ© sounds like a quick and easy way to score a date for her work Christmas party and have her boss stop asking her out; Win Win, right? Wrong. When feelings start to get muddle up, jealousy goes into over drive, hearts get involved leaving both wondering how they got to this point.

Luca is the playboy, the youngest and doesn’t operate like his brothers; he lives the bachelor life and is a mumma’s boy through and through. Lauren is smart, competitive and full of sass, she takes life head on, never afraid of a challenge. 

Luca and Lauren’s love/hate relationship has been simmering away behind the scenes for years, Luca had put his feelings aside but when they come together, their chemistry is hot enough to burn the pages. 

I personally loved this book, I have been hooked on the series from the start. Piper Rayne has the ability to pull you into a story and make you feel like you are on of the characters. The writing is flawless and they leave you wanting more. I cannot wait to read about the Mancini Brothers, Sexy Filthy Boss. Bring on 2019!

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.