Thursday, November 16, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

A Contemporary Romance Novel

by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author 
Vi Keeland 

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards. 

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction. 

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn't dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems. 

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.
It’s just sex, not love.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

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COVER REVEAL: Hunt Me Down by A.L. Jackson

Hunt Me Down
A stand-alone novella in A.L. Jackson's brand-new Fight for Me series...

Coming December 1st

Cover Designer: RBA Designs
Photo: Focus and Blur

Never underestimate a man who knows what he wants . . .

Broderick Wolfe is a man accustomed to getting what he wants. He will hunt it, fight for it, and make it his own.

Lillith Redd is a straight-laced attorney who’s dedicated her life to serving the people of her hometown of Gingham Lakes.

When Wolfe Industries sets its sights on leveling the old part of town and building a high-rise hotel in its place, Lillith steps up to go toe-to-toe to with its owner.

Little do either of them know, they’ve just met their match.

Hunt Me Down is a modern-day reboot of Little Red Riding Hood set in the world of A.L. Jackson’s bestselling FIGHT FOR ME series, originally a part of the Glamour Anthology and previously titled Red Hot Pursuit. This novella is a fun, flirty, uber sexy contemporary romance. The only fantasy happening here is in the bedroom. So hold on—you’re getting ready to sink your teeth into something hot and sweet. 

Disclaimer: This book was originally titled Red Hot Pursuit in the Glamour anthology. It has not been changed or added to in any way. This novella does not need to be read before Show Me the Way and does not give away any spoilers for other Fight for Me novels.

BOOK REVIEW: Healing Hope by CA Harms

A Standalone Contemporary Romance 

Hope Larsen is living each day of her life with a crippling guilt. The game of ‘what if’ has made it almost impossible to move forward from such a horrific event. In one life-changing moment, someone who meant so very much to her was taken. A man who once was her best friend. A man she fell in love with.

Now she must face the life she’d laid out before her alone, being reminded each day of his absence. The longing inside her, the desperation to be able to still love him without it hurting so much.

She just wanted to live without feeling the pain of losing Walker. But each time she attempted to move forward, there was that lingering thought that somehow she was tarnishing his memories.

Then he shows up. He waltzes right into her life as if he belongs. Strong, confident, and determined to make her see him.

When Travis Donovan crosses paths with the snarky blond, he’s intrigued. Her dismissal of him and his antics doesn’t have the effect she’d hoped for. In fact, it’s just the opposite. He’s not one to run scared from a challenge, but instead, he's the type to fight even harder to conquer it.

Though she tries to fight her attraction for the cocky electrician, she finds that his dedication fascinates her. 

Over time, Hope comes to the realization that there’s one thing that scares her the most. Travis Donovan reminds her of the one she lost.

That stride, that smile, even the way he torments her…it’s all the same. He could be the one to show her that it's okay to move forward. It’s okay to love again. 

Travis Donovan just might be the one to heal Hope.


This just might be my favorite CA Harms book! Well, until her next one, I'm sure, because she always amazes me with her writing.

Hope & Travis had a story that I couldn't help but instantly LOVE. The moment they met, I knew Travis was PERFECT for Hope.

She had been lost for some time now due to the loss of her husband and was really just existing. She wasn't living. She did what she needed to do to get through her days, but any kind of excitement took a back seat to survivor's guilt. Until Travis.

Travis lit a spark in Hope, one not even Hope herself could deny. And boy, was I ready for her to give him a chance! Once Travis found out who Hope was, it melted my heart to see how he instantly understood her actions. He changed his approach, but he sure as hell did not give up...and I am glad he didn't because he was just what she needed. She needed to be challenged, she needed a reason for her heart to beat again. And Travis was just that—her second chance.

Another fantastic read from C.A. Harms and one I highly recommend!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Sheet Music by K.L. Myers

Razor's Edge #1
Rocker Romance

My name is Cayson James Razor, front man and lead singer for Razor’s Edge. I’m a rocker through and through, and nothing can change me. I don’t believe in romance and happily ever afters. Or at least that’s what I thought.

Enter Kayla Marshall, romance writer and travel companion for thirty days. She’s oblivious to how the real world works. It’s my duty to open her eyes to the fantasy land she lives in.

When the unthinkable happens and my long-time friend and drummer for Razor’s Edge leaves for rehab in the middle of a sixty-day, forty-three-city tour, I’m faced with the reality that there is more to life than the music. But before I can tell Kayla that I was wrong, she disappears.

Now I’m questioning everything. Are there such things as happily ever afters, or are they just a fantasy people believe in?

This is my journey to discover if a rock god can give up his evil ways to find the one he was destined for.


After reading the prequel, Rocking Between the Sheets, I knew I needed to start this one right away. Cayson Razor is not your typical rocker. I mean, yes, he did have his share of girls, but he wasn't what the public thought or what the magazines said he was. Music was his life, his passion, and he would in no way, shape or form ever jeopardize that. 

Kayla was quiet and innocent compared to all the other girls Cayson ever came across, and that petrified him beyond belief. But after realizing that what he believed in practically his entire life was not true, he opened his heart to Kayla. Of course, things aren't always easy and their relationship faced a test that could've easily broken anyone up. 

This was not the typical rocker romance where the main characters face issues because of rumors or tabloids. The situation in this book went above and beyond that and it was a REAL issue that could affect anyone. Suffice it to say, that was a refreshing change. 

If you're in the mood to swoon, you need to meet Cayson Razor! FIVE STARS!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Inked Killer by A.J. Norris

Romantic Suspense
Tattoo Crimes #2 

The murderer is behind bars, but the town of Webster still isn’t safe…

The psychopath who terrorized the town six months ago is in prison, but more young women are being found dead. Detective Harry Hunter suspects the deaths may be the work of not one, but two copycat killers.

When his two main suspects disappear and the case is suddenly reassigned, Harry fears the body count will continue to rise, while the mystery remains unsolved. But he isn’t about to give up.

His heart is on the line—but the elusive suspects won’t take a vacation to let Harry deal with his personal life…

They threaten to destroy everything he loves, and if he’s to have any hope of catching the inked killer, Harry must make the ultimate sacrifice…




I say this time and time again, but it's true. When it comes to a good romantic suspense novel, I'm a goner! Can't help it! It's my all-time favorite genre and I love it. 

Inked Killer is yet another page-turner from A.J. Norris. I really enjoyed book 1, Tattoo Killer, so I was super excited for this one and the author did a phenomenal job with it. While this book focuses on Natalie and Harry and it's not absolutely necessary for you to read book 1, I do recommend you grab that one first. Two reasons: 1. it's fantastic, duh, and 2. it will help you build a deeper connection with the characters. Grace and Mikey (main characters from Tattoo Killer) are very much present in this second installment, and let's not forget the most adorable little boy, Brayden.

One of my most favorite aspects of this book was that A.J. kept me guessing and wondering who the "bad guy" was. I always formulate theories in my head as I read, and with Inked Killler I was kept glued to my tablet, wanting to find out all the answers. 

I loved Harry and Natalie's relationship. L.O.V.E.D IT! The way they knew each other (swoon) and teased each other (which had me giggling quite a bit) was a joy to read. Seeing them with Grace, Mikey, and Brayden seemed natural and it all flowed smoothly. It was like they each provided a piece to a very awesome and well-placed puzzle. 

Go grab your copy of Inked Killer. Really, you won't regret it one bit. If you haven't read Tattoo Killer, start there and devour these books! FIVE STARS.

Natalie lay on top of the comforter in socks and a flannel nightshirt that had risen up, revealing a bit of her panties. His breath caught, and his manhood woke up. Everything about the day went dormant. Thank God, because he was sick to death of thinking about it. He washed his face and hands then left his clothes on the floor of the bathroom. He walked into the bedroom and immediately returned for his clothes. Better to avoid that look of hers when she saw the dirty pile. Harry was still learning how not to be a disappointing pig. His girlfriend deserved a man who could pick up after himself. With Annie, he’d gotten too comfortable, and never appreciated her enough until after she died.

Natalie stirred on the bed, so he stopped moving. Once she settled he slipped under the covers. However, with her on top, the blanket didn’t quite fit over him. “Hey Nat, why don’t you get under the blanket,” he whispered. She whimpered and he helped her get underneath.

He put his hands behind his head and sighed deeply. Although exhaustion had taken root in his body, his eyes were wide open.

Harry rolled to his side and reached between the covers for Natalie in the dark. She turned and put a hand on the side of his head. “You okay?”

“I know we’re both tired but I need you right now.”

Natalie rolled over and laid on top of him. She kissed his lips briefly. Harry moaned against her mouth. “Mmm, you want me too?”

“You question that? You may be 55 but these arms,” she ran her hands over his biceps, “are sexy. And this stomach of yours, it may not be the six-pack you once had but it’s flat and hard.” She kissed him again.

“Yeah?” He squeezed her bottom cheeks.

“I love this butt of yours. So smooth.”

She giggled. “Really?”

“Yeah, I can’t believe you’re 50.”

“Wait, I’m not 50.” She pulled her head back.

“You’re not?” He smiled even though she couldn’t see his face in the dark.

“No. I’m 39.” “Good. I like younger women.”

Natalie snorted. “I bet you do.”

A.J. Norris is a romantic suspense and dark paranormal romance author. She enjoys being able to get inside someone else's head, even a fictional one, and see what they see. Watching how her characters deal with difficult situations or squirm with the uncomfortable ones makes the hard work of writing all worth it. However, writing and reading weren’t always in her foremost thoughts. In fact, her love affair with writing came as a shock to everyone she knows, including herself. At a young age, she rarely opened a book, unless forced to read something for school. But that’s all behind her now. She wrote her first book several years ago, which turned out to be a surprisingly cathartic process, and she hasn’t been able to stop writing since. 

A.J. loves going to the movies, watching her son play baseball, and communing with other writers. She’s a member of two writer’s groups and RWA. She lives in southeastern Michigan with her family, who are extremely tolerant (at least most of the time) of all her late nights behind the computer.


BOOK REVIEW: Show Me the Way by AL Jackson

The first sexy, captivating, stand-alone novel in the brand-new FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .

Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful.

The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he’ll let into his heart is his little girl.

Rynna Dayne. As vulnerable as she is tempting.

She ran from Gingham Lakes when she was seventeen. She swore to herself she would never return. Then her grandmother passed away and left her the deed to the diner that she once loved.

When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he’s in trouble.

She’s gorgeous and sweet and everything he can’t trust.

Until she becomes the one thing he can’t resist.

One kiss sends them tumbling toward ecstasy.

But in a town this size, pasts are bound to collide. Caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and disloyalty, Rex must make a choice.

Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance . . .



I posted my review on Instagram when I finished reading the book (and on Goodreads, of course), but just realized I never posted it on here! *facepalm* 

A hot, single dad? Yes, please!!!! I have yet to read a book by AL Jackson that isn’t phenomenal. From fantastic characters to addictive stories, AL Jackson always hooks me from the very beginning. Her words have the most perfect flow that captivate me all the way up until the very last page.

Rex. Oh man...REX. His remorse, his guilt, his PAIN. Holy hell. Talk about emotional angst! He was broken but yet remained the most amazing father to Frankie who’s got to be THE CUTEST little girl EVER. She was beyond adorable!!! Hands-down my favorite character in this book. Too cute!

Rynna had her fair share of issues too. What happened to her that made her run all those years ago about broke my heart into a thousand pieces. And her grandma! Oh man. My heart was sad for them...

I cannot say this enough, AL Jackson is brilliant with her words.

I am so looking forward to the other books in this series. There is some unfinished business with Ollie which I am curious about and Kale? Well Kale is just VERY dreamy and you can safely say I’ve got the hots for him! LOL! Seeing the important role he played in Rex and Frankie’s life made me swoon a lot!

If you’re in the mood for a roller coaster type of romance full of ups and downs and beautiful second chances, this is the book for you. FIVE STARS!!!


A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, SHOW ME THE WAY, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Hot Stuff by Kim Karr

HOT STUFF by Kim Karr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 27, 2017
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Get ready to fall in love with this new standalone sports romance from New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr.

He’s the newly drafted quarterback.
Hot. Arrogant. Too sexy for words.
Ready to score.

I’m an athletic intern, and the coach’s daughter.
Driven. Determined. Prepared to conquer the world.
Completely off-limits.

You get the picture.

The NFL is full of rules. Rules I’ve never broken. Never challenged. Never even scratched—until the day Lucas Carrington crashes into my life with his hard body and I-don’t-give-a-f*ck attitude.

After I almost injure my father’s star player, I volunteer to make sure he’s in top shape. At first, it’s hell. I don’t like his cockiness, his easy smile. Don’t like the way he oozes sex. Or how his penetrating eyes follow me everywhere.

That doesn’t stop me from wanting him.

He’s meant to be a distraction—something to occupy my mind for these precious few remaining hot summer nights before I’m forced to leave football behind forever.

I know what we’re doing will lead nowhere good. I know we’re crossing the line. And I know my father will never understand.

None of that matters.
But maybe it should.
Rules aren’t meant to be broken.
Or are they? 

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As always, Kim Karr created a swoon-worthy hero and a strong, relatable heroine from beginning to end. I loved Lucas and Gillian! Loved them individually and even more so as a couple. I loved how much they cared for each other to the point that they were willing to risk everything just to spend time together. Dating the coach's daughter was not just off-limits, but Lucas was essentially risking his career, one he had worked very hard for his entire life. He hadn't ended up where he wanted to initially, but he was right where he was meant to be.

Once I got into this book, I was all in. I was invested in Lucas and Gillian and wanted to see how they would figure out their not-so-slight (at all) predicament. I loved the coach, but man, I was just as anxious as Lucas and Gillian were and I was hoping for the best outcome possible. 

Now, the reason this isn't a full 5-star book for me is that while I really did like the book, I do wish there had been a more of an emotional side to Lucas and Gillian's forbidden romance. I felt like the story was there, their love was there, I just wasn't always fully feeling their passion, especially during their alone time. 

That said, I do recommend this book, very much so! I have been a huge fan of Kim Karr since she published Connected, so yes, grab it! If you're in the mood for a steamy sports romance, this is definitely the book for you! 4.5 Stars!

Reader * Writer * Coffeelover * Romantic

Kim is a daydreamer. So much so that if daydreaming could be a hobby it would be her favorite. It's how her stories are born and how they take root. An imagination that runs wild is something to be thankful for, and she is very thankful. :)

She grew up in New York and now lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She's always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and with the rest of her time embraces one of her biggest passions--writing.

Kim wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of her family. However, she always finds time to read.

She likes to believe in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.