Saturday, December 22, 2018

Audio Review: Love, Sincerely, Yours by Sara Ney & Meghan Quinn



Title: Love, Sincerely, Yours
Authors: Sara Ney & Meghan Quinn
Release Date: October 9th, 2018

Synopsis:
Dear Mister...**strike out** no, too formal.
Hey there sweet cheeks *strike out* no, too forward.

To whom it may concern,

Full disclosure; before we move forward with this email, I would like it to be known that I have consumed an adequate amount of alcoholic beverages to intoxicate myself tonight. Three margaritas, two shots, and one beer—because it was free.

I think it’s important to be open and honest with your co-workers, don’t you?

So here I am, being honest. Drunk but honest. Or just drunk with lust? You decide.

I like you so much it’s clouding my judgment and making me do things I never would sober. Like write this letter.

I have a hopeless, foolish, schoolgirl crush on you when you are the last person on earth I should be falling for. Did you know people around the office call you a sadist? An egomaniac. An insensitive, arrogant prick. Your bark is worse then your bite, and you don’t scare me. The fact is, I’d love that bite of yours to nip at my bare skin while we’re both wearing nothing but sheets.

For once I want you to look at me as more than one of your employees. 

And as long as we're being honest, that navy blue suit you wear? With the crisp white shirt? It really makes me want to loosen your tie and show you who’s boss. 

Love,
Sincerely,
Yours.

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My Review:
I haven't read/listened to Sara Ney books before but Meghan Quinn is one of my very favorite authors. So deciding to pick this book was super easy. And I really enjoyed the story.In the end, I ended up changing between listening and reading as I simply couldn't put the book down. It was lighthearted, fun, romantic and even a little bit heartbreaking story. The two main characters were definitely entertaining, especially when Peyton is under the influence and Rome is not in control of what is happening around him :D Both of these created some quite hilarious and sometimes steamy encounters :D

Both Peyton and Rome are intriguing characters. Where Peyton is easy going, thoughtful and caring, Rome is a tyrant at work and doesn't show his softer side to just anyone. Only the closest people to him see his tender and caring heart. The one he guards with everything he has. And his trust issues don't really contribute to an easy relationship. So it is not a surprise that Peyton and Rome's relationship hits a bump or two on the road.

Regarding the narration of the story. I pretty much enjoyed it. Especially the female narrator. She was just incredible and in my opinion fit Peyton to a T. The male narrator wasn't exactly my idea of how Rome would sound but even with that, I think he did a pretty good job. 

Ultimately, this was a really good read/listen and I would definitely recommend it. I can't wait for the next book and Hunter's story. Plus, I really need to know who is the snitch :D


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Review Blitz: Truth (Sinful #1) by Trilina Pucci



Title: Truth
Series: Sinful #1
Author: Trilina Pucci
Release Date: October 30th, 2018

Synopsis:

Fiesty Drew Matthews is at the top of her career but then she meets a charming stranger, Nick, and finds herself embroiled in a relationship that’s chipping away pieces of her heart. Finding the strength to walk away has never felt so impossible until she walks into King’s hedonistic Church.

Dominic King is a dominant alpha that knows what he wants when he sees it. What starts out as a one-night-stand becomes a desire to possess her whole. He knows the power she holds within and refuses to let her accept her own doubts. He’s met his queen and will stop at nothing to devour her body and keep her by his side... and in his bed.

But when she walks away, after their one night--choosing herself over any man he swears to never forgive her but fate has a funny way of bringing people back together. She’ll break him down and he may forgive her but not before he makes her beg.

Walking away from Nick was easy, staying away from Dominic proves to be impossible. Will their lust become the lie, so that love becomes their truth?

This fast-paced dark romance will hold you hostage and keep you spellbound as it explores the idea that a wrong choice can give way to taboo desires and be the catalyst in finding your soulmate.


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About the Author:
Trilina is an author, wife, and mama to three rowdy kiddos. When she isn't making grilled cheese sandwiches, she can be found writing saucy novels that titillate and excite her readers.



My Review:
This is my very first Trilina Pucci book but after reading it, I know I am a huge fan. This story was so sinfully good and decadently enchanting that I couldn't put it down. The hint of danger and the heavy dose of scorching heat just made it irresistible to my bookworm heart. And it doesn't hurt that King is the perfect combination of forbidden fruit and dangerous alpha bad boy that can melt your panties with his addictive gaze.

Drew captured my attention from the very start. The strength she shows in escaping her abusive relationship is simply admirable. But she only finds her real self again, once she captures King's interest. And though their attraction and even feelings are practically instant, the story is written in such a way, that it actually makes you believe in instant connection. 

Of course, Drew and King's relationship is not a walk in the park. Drew's fear of trusting herself again and King's stubbornness nearly destroy what they have, but in the end, as they say, love conquers all :D Of course, there are few more obstacles on their way, but they only strengthen their relationship and love for each other.

I would actually compare this book to the Mount Trilogy or the Savage Trilogy by Meghan March. It has exactly the same forbidden feel to it and the same scorching heat factor :D So if you are a fan of Meghan, I am pretty sure you would love Truth as well. As for me, I can't wait to get my hands on Worship, the second book in the series and to find out what happens with Drew's best friend and King's brother :D



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Cover Reveal: Keep It Classy (Bear Bottom MC #7) by Lani Lynn Vale




Title: Keep It Classy
Series: Bear Bottom MC #7
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Release Date: March 5th, 2019

Synopsis:

Ghosts are real.

Well, technically speaking, maybe not. But the ones that haunt a man’s soul? Those are very real. So real, in fact, that there are times when Castiel would rather silence them forever in the worst way possible than to go on living with them haunting his every step.

All it took was one single second in time for his attention to drift, and everything changed.

Life as he once knew it, is over.

Now he’s struggling to make sense of the pieces that are left, and he’s fairly sure at least half of them are missing.

He’s living for three things now.

His club—the Bear Bottom Guardians.

His work as a police officer for Bear Bottom Police Department.

And the occasional glimpse of a girl that makes his spirit feel free.

Despite the ghosts that haunt him, he’s not willing to present them with another target. Which is why he has to stay away from her. He can’t touch her. He can’t talk to her. He can’t get anywhere near her.

Not and live with himself afterward.

The only problem is, Turner doesn’t care what Castiel wants. She also has a solution for his ghosts.

You may call her Ms. Ghostbuster.   
    

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iTunes and B&N: Coming soon
   

About the Author: 
Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Cover Reveal: The Hookup Handbook by Kendall Ryan




Title: The Hookup Handbook
Author: Kendall Ryan
Release Date: April 9th, 2019

Synopsis:

My love wand is on a strike.

As bad as that blows, pun unintended, it’s ten times worse for me. I’m a male escort, but not just any escort, I’m the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that’s very well-deserved.

Only now, I’m on hiatus. Because after years of pleasing women all over the city, my man missile decides to get finicky. And the only woman he wants? Someone I can never have—my best friend’s younger sister, the nerdy and awkwardly adorable Sienna.

She’s working at the agency this summer, keeping me organized, handling paperwork, and most importantly, keeping me on track to finish writing my book about sex and intimacy, which is due to my publisher in thirty days.

She thinks I hate her, that I don’t want her here. The truth is much more twisted. I get hard every time she walks into my office. Her wide blue eyes and pouty mouth drive me wild with desire, and if she stays, I’m not sure how much longer I can stay away from her.

Little Miss Overachiever says she’s here to help? Fine. I’m going to put her nerdy, curvy tush to work.


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About the Author:

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

Visit her website for the latest book news, and fun extras

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Blog Tour, Review & Excerpt: Engaged to the EMT (Blue Collar Brothers #3) by Piper Rayne





Title: Engaged To The EMT
Series: Blue Collar Brothers #3
Author: Piper Rayne
Release Date: December 6th, 2018

Synopsis:


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 fiancé.

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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Excerpt:
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.”


About the Author:


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.




My Review:
I loved the first two books in the Blue Collar Brothers series so of course I wanted to find out what will happen with Luca and Lauren. Though, I have to be honest. I wasn't a huge Luca fan based on the previous books. But I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised. The book was definitely not what I expected it to be. It was so much better.

As I mentioned above, before reading Luca's book, he wasn't one of my favorite brothers. But the story reveals a side of him that is not visible in the previous books. Under the under the arrogant exterior is hidden a romantic and tender heart which he shows only to the people he keeps closest to his heart. And even with them, it is very rarely that he shows who he really is. And that new side of Luca, definitely endeared him to me, though there are times when he still acts a little bit immature.

If you've read the first two books in the series , you would know that Luca and Lauren don't get along but everything chances once Lauren agrees to a fake engagement for Maria's (Luca's mother) sake. And though, it is not a smooth sailing from there, things definitely change. The constant bickering is still there but it is also accompanied by an undeniable attraction. And with every passing day Luca and Lauren's feelings grow. Especially once the reason why they've not been getting along since high school is revealed.

In a few words, this is a fun, romantic, relaxing and super sexy read. There are some notes of suspense here and there but they just add to the story and make it even better. So, if you are in the mood for a great read just before the holidays, be sure to pick yourself a copy asap.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Release Blitz & Review: Make You Mine by Tia Louise




Title: Make You Mine
Author: Tia Louise
Release Date: December 4th, 2018

Synopsis:
A promise written on a coaster.
A lost night in a dark room.
Grayson Cole was my brother’s best friend.
He was all of my firsts.
Then he went away...

Drew Harris was just a kid, a senior in high school, my best friend’s little sister.
They said she was too young to know her feelings. 
I was too old to have them, so I left to join the military.

Four years passed. 
Loss, injury, angry words I can never take back… 
I’m home, but I’m not the same.
Neither is she.

Now she’s a woman with flashing blue eyes, long blonde hair, and gorgeous curves.
Still, she’s the same sweet smile, the same sassy mouth…
I could never say No to her before.

I should for her sake. 
She deserves better than what I’ve become, scarred and damaged. 

“They told me to stay away from you.
I went away to try… God, I tried.
Now everything has changed. I’m back, and 
I’ll do whatever it takes to make you mine…” 


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About the Author:
Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of 20 sexy romance and romantic suspense novels.

After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped. 

Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.

My Review:
Tia Louise is one of my favorite authors but unfortunately, I haven't had the possibility to read her recently. So, when I got the chance to review Make You Mine, I practically jumped at it. And I can honestly say that I wasn't disappointed. Make You Mine is a beautiful romantic story filled with hope, forgiveness and second chances.

Drew and Grayson are two intriguing characters. Their pasts are intertwined since they were children and the feelings they have for each other, though forbidden, are undeniable. But their relationship is definitely not easy. From the town's people whispering behind their backs to the loss, guilt and heartbreak tossed into their faces, at some point things look hopeless. Until Drew manages to show Gray that their love is stronger, that their love can survive whatever obstacle life throws their way. Not that things are easy after that, and there are some twists and turns that none of them expects, but in the end, they find their HEA, their safe haven, where their love can fully blossom and shine.

In short, this is a beautiful romantic story. It is heartbreaking and I would be surprised if you don't shed at least a few tears. But it is also sexy, sometimes funny and full with hope. It is definitely a must read in my opinion, so I would recommend not to waste any time and pick up your copy asap :)





Release Blitz & Review: Lies (Web of Sins #2) by Aleatha Romig




Title: Lies
Series: Web of Sin #2
Author: Aleatha Romig
Release Date: December 4th, 2018

Synopsis:

The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig. 

What is real?

What are lies?

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Lies is book two of the Web of Sin trilogy


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Title: Secrets
Series: Web of Sin #1
Author: Aleatha Romig
Release Date: October 30th, 2018

Synopsis:

The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity is coming back at you with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

I’m Sterling Sparrow. You’ve no doubt heard my name or read it on the top of tall buildings. There’s more to my business—my realm—than what is seen above ground.

Within the underbelly of one of America’s largest cities lives a world where a man’s word is either his most valuable tool or his most respected weapon. When my father ruled that world and that city, he promised me someone who would one day make my reign complete.

Since that day, long ago, Araneae McCrie has been mine.

She just didn’t know.

My father is now gone.

The city and the underbelly are now mine.

The time has come for me to collect who was promised to me, to shred her life of secrets, and make her who she’s always been—mine.

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Secrets is book one of the Web of Sin trilogy

For series information visit Aleatha Romig's website


Purchase Links:

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Title: Promises
Series: Web of Sin #3
Author: Aleatha Romig
Release Date: January 8th, 2019

Synopsis:

The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with the epic conclusion of the all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Learn the truth behind the secrets and lies.

Surrounded by secrets and lies, can promises be believed?

Promises is book three—Sterling and Araneae’s epic conclusion—of the acclaimed Web of Sin trilogy.

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About the Author:

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.

Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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My Review:
OMFG!!! This book is just divine. Secrets was incredible but Lies is even better. It was definitely a captivating page turner that enchanted me from the very start. It was super sexy, suspenseful and at the same time even a little bit heartbreaking. Or said in a few words, this books is simply mind boggling, addicting and simply irresistible.

The story begins where Secrets finished. And little by little the web of secrets from Araneae's past begins to be unravelled. But with every revealed secret, things in her life become more and more complicated and even more dangerous. And with all those secrets and lies, Araneae needs to find the right people to trust because choosing wrong could cost her her life. 

At the same time the chemistry between Araneae and Sterling becomes even more scorching than it was in Secrets and none of them can really resist the call of the other. Which is not that surprising, considering that Sterling is a super sexy alpha male even if he is a little bit (or a lot) of an asshole most of the time and Araneae is the confident and independent woman who challenges him at every step.

To add to the sexiness and suspense of the story, there are so many unexpected twists and turns and will keep you glued to your seat until you turn the last page. So be prepared, and put aside whole day because chances are, you won't be able to put the book down :)

In a few words, this is an irresistible story that will leave you craving more and more. It is filled with sexy shenanigans and dangerous situations, lies and secrets, that will leave you a little bit breathless and probably not knowing which way is up. So don't waste any time and pick up your copy asap.




Release Blitz: Engaged To The EMT (Blue Collar Brothers #3) by Piper Rayne





Title: Engaged To The EMT
Series: Blue Collar Brothers #3
Author: Piper Rayne
Release Date: December 6th, 2018

Synopsis:


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 fiancé.

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.


Purchase Links:

     

About the Author:


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.






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