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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Cover Reveal! F-Bomb By Lani Lynn Vale

    You murder a man, and all of a sudden people are scared of you. Slate Solis went from being a guy that people went to in times of need to an ex-con that people crossed the street to avoid being too close to. He knows he’s done wrong, but out of all of his sins, only one really bothers him—coveting thy neighbor’s wife. Harleigh Belle—the cute little lady that never gives him a second glance. After seeing her for the first time while he was in prison, she’s stayed on his mind for three long years. Each time she comes in to visit with her friend on family day, he can’t help but stare. Then the day comes that he’s set free, and he’s almost disappointed that he’ll never see her again. Except fate has different plans. He hasn’t been back in his house for more than three hours when he sees her. Harleigh Belle in all her glory…oh, and her husband that is everything Slate isn’t. He tells himself that her being fifty feet away from him, all day every day, is a complete coincidence. One that he shouldn’t take advantage of. The more time passes, the harder it gets to stay away. Until one day, and one very ill-timed thunderstorm, ruin everything. Who knew that baby-making-weather was a real thing?






  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. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | BookBub  

Excerpt Reveal! When August Ends By Penelope Ward



A Standalone Contemporary Romance Novel

NY Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Penelope Ward

RELEASE DATE: February 25, 2019

 Noah stood up and walked off the porch to put his cigar out on the cement. When he returned, he remained standing across from me. I was reminded of just how tall he was as he towered over me. A breeze blew his scent—a mix of cigar and cologne—in my direction. The same smell saturated the shirt I was wearing. I could’ve breathed it in all night. His nearness was doing things to my body I hadn’t ever felt. Noah looked around. “You mentioned some stuff around here needs to be repaired. What specifically?” I blew out a breath. Even thinking about it was exhausting. “So much. I’d have to make a list.” “Why don’t you do that? Make a list. I’m pretty good with my hands. I’ll see if there’s anything I can help with while I’m here.” He’d lost me at pretty good with my hands. My imagination was running wild. Shit. I imagined those hands doing a lot of things—mostly to me. “I can’t let you do that.” “You’d be stupid not to take me up on it. I came for a change of pace, but the truth is, too much quiet isn’t good. I like to keep busy.” Biting my bottom lip, I shook my head. “I don’t know…” “Make the list,” he insisted. Noah was right. It would be dumb not to take him up on his offer. It wasn’t like there was anyone else knocking down our door to help. I tilted my head. “What would be in it for you?” His expression turned dark. “People don’t always have to have ulterior motives.” Suddenly feeling bold, I said, “I thought maybe you would want me to go out with you in exchange.” Did you hear that? It was a record screeching. I admit, that was ballsy, but being around him brought out my flirtatious side. Maybe his cologne and cigar smoke were going to my head. “You’re joking, right?” Okay. I shouldn’t have asked. “Actually, I—” “I’m practically old enough to be your father.” Really? That’s how he saw me? I knew he was older than me…but he didn’t seem that old. No way. I’d pegged him as early thirties, though I truly had no idea how old he was. I shook my head. “No, you’re not. That’s a lie. An older brother, maybe. How old are you?” Instead of answering, he took two steps forward. “Let me make something clear.” “Okay…” “I was not insinuating anything by offering to help. And I will not be asking you out, propositioning you, or going anywhere near you, for that matter. We clear on that?” Okay, then. I swallowed. Disappointment washed over me as I cleared my throat. “Yes.” “Good.” He made his way toward the door, turning around one last time. “You’d better go. It was nice chatting. Get me the list tomorrow.” He disappeared into the house, leaving me on the porch to wallow in his lingering smell and feeling like a complete and utter idiot.

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What do you do when a sexy, older man moves into your family’s summer rental? Well, apparently, you make a fool of yourself—over and over. Things didn’t exactly get off on the right foot with Noah Cavallari. Our first encounter was embarrassing, to say the least. But despite that, I found myself waking up every day with a newfound energy. Nothing exciting ever happened on the lake—not until Noah moved into the small boathouse on our property. He’d booked it for the entire summer…and I was still trying to figure out why. When my mother became ill, I inherited the responsibility of making sure our guests were well taken care of. I should have been in college. Instead, I was living my best life…as a maid. Dark, handsome, and mysterious, everything about Noah screamed forbidden. I knew he was just passing through town for the summer. I knew he was probably too old for me. Yet, I was drawn to him. Not to mention, he tried to save my life when he mistakenly thought I was drowning. I wanted him and made no secret of it. His own attempts to warn me away soon gave way to late-night moonlight chats by the lake. We were slowly easing into a friendship that was gearing up to explode into something I might not recover from. Because he’s leaving at the end of the summer. And I have no idea what I’ll do when August ends.


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With over one-point-five million books sold, she is a twenty-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.

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ARC Review! The Risk By Elle Kennedy

The Risk (Briar U #2)A sexy standalone novel from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy. THE RISK takes you back to the world of hot hockey players, feisty heroines, bro banter, and steamy scenes... 

Everyone says I’m a bad girl. They’re only partly right—I don’t let fear rule me, and I certainly don’t care what people think. But I draw the line at sleeping with the enemy. As the daughter of Briar’s head hockey coach, I’d be vilified if I hooked up with a player from a rival team.

And that’s who Jake Connelly is. Harvard’s star forward is arrogant, annoying, and too attractive for his own good. But fate is cruel—I require his help to secure a much-coveted internship, and the sexy jerk isn’t making it easy for me.

I need Connelly to be my fake boyfriend.

For every fake date…he wants a real one.

Which means this bad girl is in big trouble. Nothing good can come from sneaking around with Jake Connelly. My father would kill me, my friends will revolt, and my post-college career is on the line. But while it’s getting harder and harder to resist Jake’s oozing sex appeal and cocky grin, I refuse to fall for him.

That’s the one risk I’m not willing to take.

Oh. My. God. The Risk was EVERYTHING that I look for in a book. It had angst, it had hilarious laugh out loud moments, it had banter, it had characters that you can’t help but love, it had drama, it had it ALL! I was hooked into Brenna and Jake’s story from the very start; I didn’t want to put it down. At one point I laughed so hard I had tears running down my face.

If there was an award for some of the best back and forth banter between characters, I would give it to Brenna and Jake. These two are the very definition of enemy to lovers and I loved each and every moment of these two picking on each other, teasing each other just added to the sexual chemistry and tension between them. I knew sparks would fly and these two would ignite when they finally gave in and boy did they ever. Now it must be said, Hazel, Jake’s best friend, well she needed to be cross checked into the boards, hard for what she tries to do. If you are a hockey fan you will know what I meant by that.

Even the secondary characters had me cracking the hell up more than once. I mean Hollis, I am laughing now because of what he umm goes through with a, well I can’t say but you will find out when you read the book because if anyone deserves it, Hollis does.

Elle Kennedy knows how to write New Adult romances and she does an exceptional  job at them. The Risk is one of my favorite books from her yet and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. The Risk is one of the best books I have read so far this year and is one that I can easily say you need to read NOW!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Review! Somewhere Between Us By Holly Hall

We were an unlikely couple: the cocky athlete and the preacher’s daughter. Once he finally won me over, he wasn’t supposed to break my heart.

Ten years later, he’s back in our hometown. Only now, he’s different. A cunning businessman, a big-city resident. 

...and the father of someone else’s child.  

When he left town, I stayed. Now I’m a teacher by day and aspiring artist by night. Dating the one man he hates more than anyone else: his brother.

I have no business falling for him again; he traded this life for one he thought was better. One that didn’t include me. But history has a way of repeating itself, and old flames? They don’t always go out.

Somewhere Between Us was unfortunately just an okay read. I had really hoped that I would have liked it more than I did because the synopsis is what really drew me in. I love second chance romances, there is something about them that I can’t help but want to read, so when a book just doesn’t live up to what  I had hoped it to be it makes me disappointed. Now I don’t know if this is the author’s first book or if she has written numerous ones but for me she was new. Cameron and Jeremy, I just didn’t feel any chemistry between them and I wish I had, I really wish I had. Something was missing, it just didn’t all click into place for me like it should of. While I am sure I am in the minority with my feelings on Somewhere Between Us, I am sure others will like this more than me.


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“You really want to know who I thought you’d be with when I came back?” Jeremy said, sobering. He goes on without my answer. “I didn’t picture anyone, because I knew all along it was supposed to be me.”
I feel my pulse in my temples in the residual silence. Why? Why would he say something like that, knowing how much I yearned for him after he left? For what could’ve been?
“Not what you wanted to hear?”
My breath hisses against my teeth. “Not what I expected to hear.”
“The truth hurts sometimes.”
No kidding. It feels like tiny crowbars are wrenching open my heart, allowing him to slide in through the cracks. “And when did you find that out? Before or after you made your laps around campus?”
“I always knew it.”
Ouch. Was that supposed to hurt more or less than any other answer?
Before I get the chance to ponder that further, his hand is on my neck, his fingers curled into my hair. His mouth is on mine in less than the span of a heartbeat, the time it takes a hummingbird to beat its wings. There is no chance for reason to invade my senses, because he’s already there, his lips filling me with nostalgia, his tongue caressing the ache of loneliness that’s only expanded since the moment he left.
Time stops. Or maybe it moves backward. I can remember everything he made seventeen-year-old me feel when he singled me out in a classroom and wouldn’t accept that I didn’t want to let anyone in. That I’d embraced the isolation my classmates made me feel.
He filled me with strength. He made me forget. But most of all, he made me feel.
And then he left.
I push my chair back from the table, breaking the connection between us. The look in his eyes is half dreamy, half dazed. Not at all confused as to why I cut that reminiscent moment short.
“You can’t just kiss me like that.”
“Like what?”
“Like you never left.”
He rubs his fingertips over his lips. “You can’t tell me you don’t feel like nothing’s changed.”
“But everything’s changed.” I stand and push my hair back with both hands, clutching my head. “You hurt me, Jeremy. I don’t think you’re even aware of how much. It wasn’t just puppy love.”
“That was a different time. We were younger. We both had a lot of growing up to do.”
“You were everything to me!” I’m borderline yelling until I remember Asher upstairs in his room. I run a hand down my face and shake my head. “You’re too important to be casual. I can’t be indifferent with you.” And I can’t act like every time he touches me, the scar tissue around my heart doesn’t quake.
He stands and matches my gaze, his expression just as hard and intense as it was before. Can’t he see he has the power to break me? Can’t he see I can’t afford to let that happen anymore?

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Holly Hall drinks coffee on the daily, would love to travel for a living, thinks animals are often better than humans, can count on one hand the number of things she loves more than reading and Texas A&M football (okay, that might be an exaggeration), and couldn’t handpick a better family than her enormous one. She is the author of four other standalone contemporary romances, Forever GraceAll the Pieces That You LeftLove in Smoke, and Smoke and Lyrics. She resides with her husband, daughter, and German shepherd in Houston, Texas.

Release Blitz! Twisted By Natasha Knight

My brother was right. I always wanted my own Willow Girl.

What happened on that island didn’t break me.
It twisted me.
Corrupted me.
Made me into a monster.

Although, I guess it’s true what she says. You can’t become something that wasn’t inside you all along.

This was always going to happen.
I was always going to take Amelia Willow.
History and destiny sealed her fate. Sealed both of ours.

For months, I’ve been waiting.

And tonight, everything will change.
Because tonight, I’ll collect my own Willow Girl.

Author’s Note: Twisted is a standalone spinoff of the Dark Legacy Duet. No cliffhanger!
It’s no secret that I wasn’t impressed with the way the Dark Legacy Duet ended but when I saw that Twisted was going to be about Gregory, I was curious and excited about the book. I was not disappointed at all with Twisted! It is dark, it is a bit emotional at times, it is intense and it made my dark heart happy! Gregory and Amelia beat out Sebastian and Helena hands down.

If you read the Dark Legacy Duet, then you know the history of the Willow girls and how Gregory wanted Helena to be his. Amelia is Helena’s sister and Gregory takes her to be his own Willow girl, but here is the thing, while he originally does it to hurt Helena, in the end well maybe Gregory and Amelia are truly meant to be. I could feel the chemistry between them, the push and pull, the back and forth, that fine line between love and hate made their relationship that much more intense, that much darker.

I wonder if we will get a book for the other brother, I am curious to read about what has been going on with him. Twisted is a spin off but you really need to have read the Dark Legacy Duet before reading Twisted because it will make so much more sense if you do.



He says that together they twisted him.
Made him the monster he’s become.
But you can’t become something that wasn’t inside you all along.
A tear drops to the sketchbook on my lap, the blob smearing the lead. I wipe it away with the tip of my finger and watch the stain spread to the edge of the page.
I can’t seem to stop drawing that night.
The night when the Scafoni brothers stalked into our home and we were made to wear those rotting, disgusting sheaths and forced to stand on those ancient blocks as Sebastian Scafoni, first-born bastard, looked us over like we were cattle.
I can’t stop drawing the look on his face when he saw Helena.
Even if she wasn’t bound like she was, she’d have stood out.
She always thought herself the ugly duckling but she’s the most beautiful of all. She’s special. Always was. Different from us. And so much stronger.
I swipe the back of my hand across my nose and listen to the sound of tears drop fat and heavy onto the page and this time when I lay my hand on the sketch, it’s to smear the wet across like maybe I can wipe away that night. Rub it off the page. Erase it out of history like it never happened.
“Oh, now look what you’ve done,” he says. His voice is deep and low, and I swear I can feel it as much as hear it.
He takes my hand with his gloved one and pulls it away.
“Ruined it.”
I look at him. I finally make myself look at him.
“I hate you.”
He grins. Shrugs a shoulder, his grip growing infinitesimally harder.
I glance at my palm—it’s black from the pencil—and look down at the page in front of me.
He’s right. It’s ruined.
But it doesn’t matter. I have dozens like it.
I can’t stop drawing that night.
Can’t stop it from happening.
Can’t stop the Scafoni bastards from walking into our lives, upending everything. Coming into our home like kings, like they owned the place.
Although, I guess they did.
They owned everything. Our house. Our land. Our parents.
My sister.
I force myself to meet Gregory Scafoni’s dark eyes with their strange turquoise specks and wonder how I’d ever thought he was an angel.
My angel.
My savior.
When all he is, is the devil.

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USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are almost always guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.

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Blog Tour! Kill Switch By Penelope Douglas


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Kill Switch, an all-new standalone dark romantic suspense by Penelope Douglas.

Sending him to prison was the worst thing I could’ve done. It didn’t matter that he did the crime or that I wished he was dead. Perhaps I thought I’d have time to disappear before he got out or he’d cool off in jail and be anything but the horror he was.
But I was wrong. Three years came and went too fast, and now he’s anything but calm. Prison only gave him time to plan.
And while I anticipated his vengeance, I didn’t expect this.
He doesn’t want to make me hurt. He wants to make everything hurt.
First thing’s first. Get rid of her daddy. He told them I forced her. He told them his little girl was a victim, but I was a kid, too, and she wanted it just as much as I did.
Step two… Give her, her sister, and her mother nowhere to run and no fuel to escape. The Ashby women are alone now and desperate for a knight in shining armor.
But that’s not what’s coming.
No, it’s time I listened to my father and took control of my future. It’s time I showed them all—my family, her family, my friends—that I will never change and that I have no other ambition than to be the nightmare of their lives.
Starting with her.
She’ll be so scared, she won’t even be safe in her own head by the time I’m done with her. And the best part is I won’t have to break into her home to do it.
As the new man of the house I have all the keys.
Kill Switch is suitable for readers 18+. While it can be read as a stand-alone, all of the characters are developed throughout the series. The first two books, Corrupt and Hideaway, are now available through Kindle Unlimited!
Kill Switch was one of my most anticipated books and let me tell you something, it was so worth the wait! Penelope Douglas once again BLEW ME AWAY! I have wanted Damon’s book since Corrupt, even more so since Hideaway but I was not prepared for the emotions, the darkness, the truths revealed and all of the sexual chemistry that had me on edge from the beginning until the very end! I LOVED Damon; he has now beaten out Michael for being my favorite in this series! If I could give Kill Switch more than five stars I would in a heartbeat!

Damon and Winter, you think you know what happened that fateful Devil’s Night years ago but you have NO idea at all! My heart raced, it broke, I laughed, I cried, I raged, I cried some more, and I fell head over heels in love with Damon! I just want to take him in my arms and heal the pain that made him so broken and so destroyed! Damon loves hard, protects what is his harder and feels more than we thought that he ever could. The connection he has with Winter is beautiful at times, ugly at others, heart breaking and healing all in one warped love story that feels more like a hate story for part of the book. You think you know who Damon is but you have ZERO idea! I loved Winter’s strength, she didn’t allow her blindness to hold her back, in fact I think it made her stronger. The push and pull, the hate and love, the chemistry between all of the characters just is intensified. There are a few scenes that will have you desperately needing a wardrobe change because holy shit just picturing what happens, let’s just put it this way, if you thought the sauna scene in Corrupt was hot that was nothing compared to some of the scenes in Kill Switch!

Does Damon make up for his mistakes in the past? I am not going to tell you, duh, you have to read it but be prepared to not get anything else in your life done while reading Kill Switch. I know this will be a book that I read again and again. I am already needing Will’s book, I have a feeling it is going to be the one that fully destroys us all. Kill Switch, if you haven’t already figured out is a must read and must be on the top of your TBR lists. Prepare yourself for a ride you can’t even begin to imagine! 


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WINTER “I’m sixteen, and I’ve never been kissed.” I put my hands on his chest, feeling my breasts grazing his body. “I waited for you.” “Winter…” “I waited for you,” I repeated, panting and brushing his lips with mine. “But I won’t wait forever.” I layered my lips with his and dipped my tongue out, flicking his lip as I rolled my hips on him. The unmistakably hard ridge of his cock rubbed against my panties through his jeans, and I moaned. He grabbed me under my arms, holding me up to his face. “That better not be a threat,” he bit out. And then he took my face in one hand and snatched up my lips, biting my bottom one, almost chewing it like he was starving. He groaned, I whimpered, and we both gave in, holding each other in our arms, our mouths melting together. I was fast and clumsy, and I couldn’t keep up with his kisses and tongue in my mouth, but I loved every second. He nibbled and bit and took with force, gripping the back of my hair to tip my head back and eat at my neck. He moved from my throat to my chin to my jaw and then back to my mouth, and I clutched at his shoulders, tugging on his sweatshirt as I dry-humped him. God, I couldn’t stop myself. He felt so good. It was like an itch that I needed to scratch more and harder. I tugged at my bow tie, unable to breathe. Pulling it loose, I unbuttoned my top button, finally feeling freer and diving in, hugging him to where he was sucking on my neck. My hips moved back and forth, grinding into him “Winter…” he groaned, pulling back. “I don’t want to…” I picked up pace, and he grabbed my ass, helping me move. “Don’t want to what?” I gasped out. “Make you dirty.” I slowed, touching his mouth with mine and kissing him softly. Why would he think that? “You won’t.” I shook my head, touching his face. “We won’t go all the way. We’ll just play.” He breathed out a laugh. I kissed him, and he dug his fingers in again, making my body explode and every inch of skin come alive. God, I loved it when he did that.

About Penelope: Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the stand-alones, Misconduct, Punk 57, and Birthday Girl. Please look for Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3), available now.
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Release Blitz! Boyfriend For Hire By Kendall Ryan

   I’m the guy you call when you need to impress your overbearing family, your boss, or your ex. Yeah, 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. I’m the guy who’ll make you feel beautiful, desired, and worshipped . . . all for a steep price. I’m hired to make you shine, and I always deliver. I’ll be whatever you want me to be for one night—except my true self. This is just a job, a role I play to earn a paycheck. But I’m not the guy who falls for a client. Not once in six years. And then I meet Elle. Her friend has hired me to escort her to a wedding, but Elle doesn’t know we’re just pretending. There’s a fire between us I never expected. A connection I haven’t felt in so long. One kiss, and I’m losing all control. But what will happen when she finds out who I really am? 
Boyfriend For Hire very well may be my absolute favorite book from Kendall Ryan yet! I couldn’t put it down. My heart ached, the angst about did me in, the emotions, the connection between Nic and Elle, the way they meet, and the off the charts chemistry are just a few reasons why I loved Boyfriend For Hire as much as I did.

Nic is hired by Elle’s friend/sister in law to be the date to her wedding; Elle has no idea that he is an escort. Nic has no idea what hits him when he meets Elle, the chemistry between them is instant, it is explosive and it just builds and builds. He feels conflicted because he really likes Elle, but with his profession how could it ever work out, especially when she finds out the truth about how they met. I felt for Elle and for Nic because I wanted them to have that happily ever after, does it happen? Well you know I am not going to say you have to read the book! Now it must be said, I REALLY hated Elle’s sister in law, like really hated her. I didn’t like how she talked to Elle at times and especially not to Nic.

Boyfriend For Hire had me hooked from the very start until the very end. Kendall Ryan knows how to enthrall her reads with characters you can’t help but love and stories you don’t want to put down. Boyfriend For Hire needs to be at the top of your TBR lists. 


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  A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons. Visit her at: for the latest book news, and fun extras Subscribe to Newletter Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page