Saturday, 21 October 2017

Release & Review - Champagne & Forever - Andrea Johnston

Today we have the release blitz for CHAMPAGNE & FOREVER by Andrea Johnston! Check it out and grab your copy today!



About Champagne & Forever


Champagne & Forever Synopsis:
You’re cordially invited to the wedding of Bentley Sullivan and Piper Lawrence. Sometimes the princess really does marry her prince.

Twenty years ago, I fell in love with my best friend’s brother. It doesn’t matter that I was only five years old, he was it for me.  Ben says a single kiss changed it all and I suppose he’s right.
I’m looking forward to raising my glass of champagne and toasting our forever. 

Happily ever after does exist.

**Champagne & Forever is part of the Country Road series and may contain spoilers of books 1-3 of the series**



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Excerpt

“Babe, do you know where my anti-frizz serum is?”
“Piper, why would I know where that is? I don’t use hair products.”

“Ben.” She sighs. It’s a sweet sigh with a smile as she approaches me. Once her hands wrap around my waist, I mimic her move, tug her to me, and lower my lips to hers. After a few dozen kisses that leave her panting, I pull away and allow her to continue speaking. Instead, Piper stands before me, her eyes closed and her lips lifted to a smirk.

“You had something to say, babe?”

“Huh? Oh, yeah. How do you do that?”

“What’s that?” I ask as I walk to the refrigerator and pull out a bottle of water, opening it and quickly finishing half of it off in one gulp.

“Kiss me stupid. I know I had a question, but you do that and I forget my own name.”

“Piper Sullivan.”

“Gosh, I love when you say that.” Piper walks up to me and steals the bottle of water from my hands, taking her own sip before handing it back to me.

“Only seven days. Anyway, you were asking about hair products. I don’t know where any of that is, but if it’s a serum, my sister probably has it. Witchy powers and all that,” I tease.

Piper smacks my arm, which causes me to fake a flinch and turn my back toward her as though I’m protecting myself. “Be nice; that’s my best friend you’re making fun of.”

“Oh, come on. If I can’t make fun of my own sister, what’s the point of having her? Besides, you know she’s been a little on edge lately. More so than usual. Are you sure we should’ve asked her to sing at the wedding?”





OUR REVIEW:

“A cute little catch up, 5 stars”


Champagne and Forever is a quick little catch up of the group we’ve been spending time with for the last three books. It takes place the week before and the day of Piper and Ben's wedding. You get a little bit from each couple and Landon. 

You get a peek at how happy each couple is and what Landon is up to. It may also give you a sneak peek on who Landon is about to set his sights on. Take on the Champagne and Forever if you are jonesing for a sneak peek into the life of these friends and where they’re about to go.



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


Giveaway


About Andrea Johnston


Andrea Johnston spent her childhood with her nose in a book and a pen to paper. An avid people watcher, her mind is full of stories that yearn to be told.  A fan of angsty romance with a happy ending, super sexy erotica and a good mystery, Andrea can always be found with her Kindle nearby fully charged.

Andrea lives in Idaho with her family and two dogs.  When she isn’t spending time with her partner in crime aka her husband, she can be found binge watching all things Bravo and enjoying a cocktail. Nothing makes her happier than the laughter of her children, a good book, her feet in the water, and cocktail in hand all at the same time.

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Friday, 20 October 2017

REVIEW - Champagne and Forever - Andrea Johnston



TITLE - Champagne & Forever
AUTHOR - Andrea Johnston





Releases October 21st



BLURB:



You are cordially invited to the wedding of Bentley Sullivan and Piper Lawrence. Sometimes the princess really does marry her prince. 



Twenty years ago, I fell in love with my best friend’s brother. It doesn’t matter that I was only five years old, he was it for me. Ben says a single kiss changed it all and I suppose he’s right. 


I’m looking forward to raising my glass of champagne and toasting our forever. 

Happily ever after does exist. 

**Champagne & Forever is part of the Country Road series and may contain spoilers of books 1-3 of the series**




Johnaka's Review:


“A cute little catch up, 5 stars”


Champagne and Forever is a quick little catch up of the group we’ve been spending time with for the last three books. It takes place the week before and the day of Piper and Ben's wedding. You get a little bit from each couple and Landon. 

You get a peek at how happy each couple is and what Landon is up to. It may also give you a sneak peek on who Landon is about to set his sights on. Take on the Champagne and Forever if you are jonesing for a sneak peek into the life of these friends and where they’re about to go.



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









Thursday, 19 October 2017

REVIEW - Taken by the Seal - Callie Harper


TITLE - Taken by the Seal
AUTHOR - Callie Harper







BLURB:

Now that I've taken her, I'm never letting her go.

Taking Olivia hadn't been my plan. I'd been prepping my cabin in the woods for my own getaway. 
I'm an ex-SEAL, but my instincts are still strong. One glimpse of her innocent, terrified eyes and I know I need to save her. I'd been working with the bad guys, but all it takes is one look at Olivia and I'm back playing the hero, rescuing the damsel in distress. 

Now we're in my remote cabin, hidden away from the world. My little curvy virgin is looking up at me with a mix of innocence, fear and desire.

The need to possess is burning through my veins. She thinks she needs to escape. 

She's not going to escape.

She's going to be mine.




Jennifer's Review:



Taken by the Seal is a wonderful sexy novel. If you like mystery and action along with sex and romance, this is the book for you.  I really enjoyed reading this book. I wasn't quite sure what I was getting myself into, but that's actually a really good thing. This book really surprised.

The plot of this book is one I really enjoyed.  I mean you have a Navy Seal so that is always good. You also have this whole plot line about the main female being in danger and the Seal being involved. Is he helping her or is he the one keeping her captive? I think the overall theme of this book is redemption and learning to trust.

The characters in this book are written amazingly well. They are so dynamic. Knox is a war veteran who has come home. I really feel the author wrote his character in such a relatable way. He really had struggles that I feel many veterans have. Then you have Olivia. She is such a shy woman. Due to her upbringing, she has been brought up distrustful and sheltered in a way. She has a lot of self discovery to go through. 

The heat in this book is unrivaled.  I love that this book doesn't just jump into a sexual relationship with the two main characters. There is a slow burn. I loved watching these two discover reach other.  This really helped the story build. 

The writing style was good. This book had a steady pace. The characters are written well. I loved the dual point of views. Getting an inside view from both characters really added a layer to three story that was needed.

Overall, I loved this book. This story was an amazing action romance.  I would 100 percent recommend this book to others.  These characters really spoke to me.  Amazing job.

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




Release Blitz & Review - Taken By The Seal - Callie Harper


We are so excited to be sharing Callie Harper's TAKEN BY THE SEAL with you! Be sure to grab your copy today!



About TAKEN BY THE SEAL

Now that I’ve taken her, I’m never letting her go.

Taking Olivia hadn’t been my plan. I’d been prepping my cabin in the woods for my own getaway.

I’m an ex-SEAL, but my instincts are still strong. One glimpse of her innocent, terrified eyes and I know I need to save her. I’d been working with the bad buys, but all it takes is one look at Olivia and I’m back playing the hero, rescuing the damsel in distress.

Now we’re in my remote cabin, hidden away from the world. My little curvy virgin is looking up at me with a mix of innocence, fear, and desire.

The need to possess is burning through my veins. She thinks she needs to escape.

She’s not going to escape.

She’s going to be mine.

Add TAKEN BY THE SEAL to you Goodreads shelf here!


Get your copy of TAKEN BY THE SEAL today!

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 OUR REVIEW:

Taken by the Seal is a wonderful sexy novel. If you like mystery and action along with sex and romance, this is the book for you.  I really enjoyed reading this book. I wasn't quite sure what I was getting myself into, but that's actually a really good thing. This book really surprised.

The plot of this book is one I really enjoyed.  I mean you have a Navy Seal so that is always good. You also have this whole plot line about the main female being in danger and the Seal being involved. Is he helping her or is he the one keeping her captive? I think the overall theme of this book is redemption and learning to trust.

The characters in this book are written amazingly well. They are so dynamic. Knox is a war veteran who has come home. I really feel the author wrote his character in such a relatable way. He really had struggles that I feel many veterans have. Then you have Olivia. She is such a shy woman. Due to her upbringing, she has been brought up distrustful and sheltered in a way. She has a lot of self discovery to go through. 

The heat in this book is unrivaled.  I love that this book doesn't just jump into a sexual relationship with the two main characters. There is a slow burn. I loved watching these two discover reach other.  This really helped the story build. 

The writing style was good. This book had a steady pace. The characters are written well. I loved the dual point of views. Getting an inside view from both characters really added a layer to three story that was needed.

Overall, I loved this book. This story was an amazing action romance.  I would 100 percent recommend this book to others.  These characters really spoke to me.  Amazing job.

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

Overall: 5/5


About CALLIE HARPER

Callie Harper writes hot, fun page-turning romances. She is powered by coffee, wickedly sexy bad boys, and all things funny, intentional or otherwise. Born on the East Coast where she learned the joys of fast-paced sarcastic banter, she and her family are now kickin’ it in the West Coast sunshine. On any given day there’s a good chance you’ll find Callie outdoors enjoying the gorgeous Bay Area, but if she’s indoors, she’ll likely be reading, writing or eating, preferably all at once.

REVIEW - Broken Souls - Evan Grace



TITLE - Broken Souls
AUTHOR - Evan Grace








BLURB:



She destroyed my family.

After ten years, Brylee Whitmore has returned to our home town, giving me my shot at revenge. I thought it would be simple, but she’s changed. I was supposed to make her pay for what she’s done, so why do I feel like I have to fix her instead?

Coming home was a mistake.
If my dad wasn’t sick, I would have stayed away. Chase Foster plans to exact his revenge, and I deserve it. I’m supposed to pay for my sins, but now he wants to fix me instead. Too bad there’s nothing left to fix.

One Tragedy.
Two broken people.
Can he forgive her?
Can she forgive herself?



Johnaka's Review:


“Can two wrongs make a right? 4 stars”


I honestly don’t even know where to start with this review. It’s been almost twenty-four hours since I finished Broken Souls and I am still at a loss for words. When I love an author and their words I often don’t read the blurbs for the stories about to come out, I just read them when they become available. I have no idea what I was expecting but it wasn’t this. I don’t even know what to say for fear of not doing the story justice and giving away too much.

Brylee made a mistake when she was a young teenager, a mistake she has paid for tenfold for years. Going home to the scene of her past is the last thing she ever wanted to do, but when family calls you go. Brylee takes you on this journey of forgiving herself for her past sins and finding life afterwards. Broken Souls has a happy ending…just not the kind you will expect.

If you want a story that will play mind games with you and at the end the only thought you’ll have is What the Heck, then Broken Souls is a story you should fall into. The only reason I am giving it a 4 is because I wanted more from the end, and when you read it Broken Souls you’ll know what I am talking about without giving the story away.

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




Release Blitz & Review - The Manny - Piper Rayne


Title: The Manny
Series: Dirty Truth #1
Author: Piper Rayne
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 19, 2017



Secrets and lies are a killer way to start any partnership—especially a horizontal one.



Now, I’m a glass half full kinda of guy, so, after the ‘you’re fired’ speech was directed at me, I figure now’s the time to be the screenwriter I came to sunny California to be. Unfortunately, there are about as many people trying to sell a script in L.A. as there are vegans in the pacific northwest. 



But lucky for me, a few weeks ago my agent found an investor for my script. Hooray, all my problems are solved! NOT.

Because the investor will only agree to fund my film if I use one specific actress. And that one specific actress? Well of course, it just has to be the same actress I screwed over only months before. But she doesn’t need to know about that one tiny detail, does she? All that matters is getting her to agree to do the film and I’ll do whatever it takes. We can leave the past, in the past, right?

I thought my charm would win her over. Never would I have been prepared for the terms she laid out on the table.

She needed a nanny.
I needed a lead actress.
Somehow I became The Manny.







“Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, 5 stars”

Have you ever struck a deal that you wonder if you’ll regret? But you know in the long run you’ll get what you wanted out of the deal? Then once you're fulfilling your end of the deal you stop and wonder if you got in over your head. Yep, that’s basically how Vance felt I’m 99% sure. And his discomfort made me laugh my butt off, then had me swooning once he found his stride.

Vance has done what he’s always wanted to do since he came to L.A. He wrote a script for a movie and is this close to turning it into a movie, but there is one stipulation his investor has, make Layla the leading lady. Only problem is him and Layla don’t have the best of history, one of which Layla and the investor don’t know about. Will he be able to convince her to take a chance on him and his script?

Layla has had enough. She’s a tired, overworked mom just trying to do her best. Her ex is never around to help and she can’t keep a nanny around long enough to say she has one. It’s not that her kids are bad, just a little attention starved. When she finds Vance on the stairs of her trailer to talk about her movie she’s about to break. Instead of showing him her weakness she decides to strike a deal, one that makes him a temporary manny for three weeks.

Vance never expected to fall for the kids let alone their mom. But when you know you know. Layla doesn’t know if she can go through another relationship, she’s been burned by one too many, but for Vance she’s willing to try. I loved these two, they were hot and literally made for each other. I adored Layla’s littles and can totally relate because I have a daughter the same age as her son. Vance’s two buddies? I am more than looking forward to getting to know them and their stories. Cheers to Piper and Rayne for knocking another one out of the park!



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 established authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?

We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon holed into a specific outline. We wanted to give readers a story without them assuming how the story will flow. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it.

What can we tell you about ourselves? 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.



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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

REVIEW - The Outpost - Devney Perry



TITLE - The Outpost

AUTHOR - Devney Perry 






BLURB:


Trapped in his tiny mountain cabin, she didn't expect to fall for his big heart.


Exposing a prominent criminal family with an investigative news report didn’t exactly work out the way Sabrina had hoped. Instead of basking in the glory of her article’s success, she’s on the run from a powerful man who wants her dead. To stay safe, she’s forced to trade one bad situation for another. Stuck in the Montana wilderness, she’s secluded from anything resembling civilization or the modern-day world. The only good thing about her situation is the gorgeous mountain man assigned to protect her. Too bad he isn’t the slightest bit interested in a city girl like her.


Beau likes his life quiet and simple. Give him a peaceful day hiking in the woods with his dog, and he’s a happy man. He has no use for large crowds, noisy cities or dramatic women. So when a hotshot reporter rolls into town, dragging her big-time problems with her, he should have run for the hills. Instead, he volunteered to keep her safe. Bringing her into his world won’t be easy, but if he can convince her that Montana isn’t as terrifying as she believes, they might just be the perfect match.




Johnaka's Review:



“Opposites attract, 5 stars”

When I read Perry’s The Lucky Heart and got a small glimpse at Sabrina I knew I wanted more of her. I wanted her story, because if you’ve read The Lucky Heart you just know her story would be one that would suck you in. Then I saw Perry was writing The Outpost and I just knew her story was coming.

Sabrina is gutsy. She single handedly took down a crime family and has lived to tell the tale, but she’s on the run. When she shows up at her best friends place in Montana she had no idea how much her life would change. Sabrina in this story truly transforms before our eyes. She discovers she wasn’t as happy as she always believed she was. She didn’t take herself to be one for the outdoors but finds solace in the open meadow in the mountains.

When Beau first sees Sabrina, he knows underneath all the cuts, bruises, and what not that she’s gorgeous. When he spends time with her at the Outpost his feelings for her change. He was always impressed by her and what she accomplished but soon starts to learn about the woman behind the pen and paper. He falls in love with Sabrina as she’s changing and only wants what’s best for her.

In the end will Sabrina get her life back or will she always have to hide? Will Beau get the woman of his dreams and be able to keep her? This is a story about how in a way life’s a gamble and sometimes you just have to roll the dice and cross your fingers. I love how they got to know each other on a personal level before a physical. And above all else they wanted the other person to be happy even if that would make them miserable.

Fall into The Outpost, you won’t regret it. Besides who doesn’t love a story with suspense and love?



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