Thursday, June 22, 2017

DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward


DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU
(A standalone novel)
Release date 9/18/2017
A Contemporary Romance Novel

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Authors 
Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland 

Dear Bridget,
I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face. 

So, here goes.

We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.

But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways. 

I want you.

The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke. 

So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime. 

No questions asked. 

Think about it. 

Or don’t. 

Whatever you choose.

It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway. 

--Simon 


Model: Philip Van den Hoogenband – Chadwick Models Melbourne
Photographer: Brian Jamie
Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs

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— ABOUT THE AUTHORS —
VI KEELAND
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!


PENELOPE WARD
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island. 



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

WHISPER FOREVER by CA Harms #BookReview


WHISPER FOREVER by CA Harms is LIVE! 

Whisper Forever by C.A. Harms 
Contemporary Romance

I wanted to forget him so many times. Erase the memories we shared and pretend he didn’t exist. It would have made his absence easier to accept.
Lucas Rivers broke my heart more than once.

In my world he was my guy, the one I’d grow old with and laugh with. But things aren’t that simple, and time changes everything.

That naive girl with dreams of happily-ever-afters was gone.

I didn’t need a man to complete me. I was enough—no, I was more than enough. I was strong and determined. I was Madelyn Emery, and never again would a boy break my heart.

But the moment Lucas returned after four years, acting like we could pick up where we left off, that strength inside me shifted. The more I tried to ignore his efforts, the harder he fought.


How can one simple word whispered by one man mean so very much?
“Forever.”



REVIEW: 5 STARS
Whisper Forever has to be CA Harms' BEST BOOK YET! The feels, you guys, the feels!! 

I'm a sucker for second-chance romances and CA Harms nailed it. The anguish, the regret, the heartache: all there! The passion, the love, the chemistry...all very much present as well. Ah!! LOVED this book! LOVED IT and ended up reading it practically in one sitting!

"I sat there feeling as if I was seeing her for the very first time, and in a way I was. My Maddy was fucking beautiful. Only she wasn’t mine. She was his. Conversations went on around me, but I couldn’t comprehend a word. My chest was tight and I struggled to breathe evenly. The ache was so deep and crippling. My pulse raced, my mouth grew dry, and suddenly I felt like the ground had shifted beneath my feet. Just when I felt as if I was regaining some control, she turned toward the table where I was sitting and her eyes locked with mine."

Lucas and Maddy had been best friends since they were little. They knew each other like they knew themselves, but during high school, Lucas took a different path. He became the football star on the fast track to the NFL and their friendship suffered. What Lucas did not count on was having to cut those dreams short during college. Too short, in fact. Making his way back home was probably one of the hardest decisions he had to make. He was broken and CA Harms did a phenomenal job in portraying that through and through.

"Madelyn Rose Emery made coming home that much harder. She is and would always be my biggest regret. Maddy was the best part of Alvord, and I was just a stupid kid who figured that out far too late."

Maddy sure as shit did NOT expect to see Lucas at one of their local bars. Talk about a feeling-the-blood-drain-from-your-face type of shock! But that surprised feeling quickly took a back seat to anger and hatred, especially when Lucas started treating Maddy like nothing had changed...like he hadn't just abandoned her for the past few years. 

To say Lucas and Maddy had a rocky start to the re-kindling of their friendship would be an understatement. Maddy was feisty and sassy now and she did not take anyone's crap, especially Lucas'. But Lucas had learned his lesson. He already knew the pain of living without Maddy. He wasn't about to let that happen once more.

And then, things sure got HOT. Sizzling hot, to be exact. But just as I was starting to relax while reading because well, they were together finally, CA Harms had to throw in a little curve ball that made my heart HURT. Lucas' fear made me very antsy, not to mention sad! I felt his anguish, his concerns! The author truly developed very well the emotional side of this story where as a reader, I felt all the emotions these characters experienced. I was right there with them in their journey. 

Seriously, Whisper Forever was very well written and developed. I am in awe of this author's talent and cannot wait to see what else she brings our way! FIVE STARS and TOP recommendation!


C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.



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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE by Vi Keeland #CoverReveal #PreOrder

Vi Keeland is probably one of my most favorite authors EVER. I, hands-down, always LOVE her books. I've read almost all of them and they've all been 5-star novels. Now, if you're interested in a huge understatement, well, it would be that I'm excited for her upcoming book. I'm stoked to share with you all the cover reveal of BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE by Vi Keeland set to release July 17th!




The first time I met Caine West was in a bar.


He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out.

When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight—telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass.

You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend--smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married. 

He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he'd done.

Especially when that lazy smile graced his perfect face in response to my rant.

Only it turned out, the man I'd just told off wasn't the right guy. 

Oops. My mistake. 

Embarrassed, I slunk out without an apology. 

I was never going to see the handsome stranger again anyway, right?

That’s what I thought…until I walked into class the next morning.

Well, hello Professor West, I’m your new teaching assistant. 

I’ll be working under you…figuratively speaking. 

Although the literal interpretation might not be such a bad thing—working under Professor West.

This was going to be interesting…





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COVER INFORMATION
Model: Lucas Barbosa Gil 
Photographer: Chuando & Frey 
Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative

ABOUT THE AUTHOR — Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than 1.5 million books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in sixteen languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

STAND by AL Jackson #BookReview

STAND
A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel

“Stand is a lyrical dream of power and strength that will steal your mind, body and soul…A mind blowing 10 stars!!!” Queen Zany Book Blog

From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next seductive, unforgettable Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel…

Zachary Kennedy has never been known as a fighter, but he’ll never regret fighting for her…

I’m Zee Kennedy.
Quiet. Reserved. Predictable.
When my brother died, everyone thought I was just the good guy who stepped up to take his place in the band.

No one knew what I was hiding. The one thing I’ve been fighting for.

For seven years, I’ve never lost focus.

Not until one chance encounter with Alexis Kensington.

Now she’s become my greatest temptation.
I knew better than to touch her, but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t get enough.
Her kiss becomes my air. Her body my salvation.

She needed a savior and somehow she became mine.

Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything.
One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she’s worth the fight.
Will my past continue to keep me down or will I finally find the strength to pull myself up and Stand…


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— BOOK REVIEW: 5 STARS 
EPIC. AMAZING. EMOTIONAL. ANGST-DRIVEN. 
Once again, AL Jackson delivers a beautifully written must-read novel! I could feel the anguish, the heartache, the passion sizzling right off the pages of this book.

"Maybe I'd done everything so incredibly wrong, but it's true what they saysometimes miraculous, beautiful things come out of your greatest tragedy." 

This series, you guys, this...series!! If you're anything like me, you've binged on this series. I got all the previous books on audio and I DEVOURED them!! Through each one, we of course saw Zee, so I was highly anticipating his story because I knew there had to be so much more to his quiet demeanor. There had to be a reason why he was so closed off compared to the other guys. Well, there sure was a reason!!! One that made my heart break into a thousand pieces, but it also made me love him just as much as all the other guys!! 

And then we had Alexis. Poor girl could not catch a break! She would not give up on her sister, she couldn't, and that had her finding herself in troublesome situations more often than not. Which ironically enough brought her to Zee and changed her life beyond what she could ever imagine.

"But what do you offer the boy who has everything?"

Zee could not fall for Alexis. He didn't have room for her in his life. I mean, he was busy enough living two lives as it was! How could he add such a huge distraction on top of everything he was going through?! Well, the chemistry between Alexis and Zee was too much to ignore. Then add Zee's need to keep her safe. Sure enough his plans went straight out the window. They formed a bond that was undeniable, but that did not mean things were easy. They faced battles after battles and the emotional turmoil was heavy! 

Holy hell, what a book!!! While I am ecstatic with how everything unfolded, I am devastated this brings us the end to such a phenomenal series! I could honestly read about these characters forever! I cannot wait for the audiobook of STAND to release because I will be purchasing it and devouring it just as I did the ebook!! FIVE STARS!!




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Monday, May 22, 2017

STAND by AL Jackson is available for purchase! #GIVEAWAY

STAND
A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel
Now Available!


 “Stand is a lyrical dream of power and strength that will steal your mind, body and soul…A mind blowing 10 stars!!!” Queen Zany Book Blog

From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next seductive, unforgettable Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel…

Zachary Kennedy has never been known as a fighter, but he’ll never regret fighting for her…

I’m Zee Kennedy.
Quiet. Reserved. Predictable.
When my brother died, everyone thought I was just the good guy who stepped up to take his place in the band.

No one knew what I was hiding. The one thing I’ve been fighting for.

For seven years, I’ve never lost focus.

Not until one chance encounter with Alexis Kensington.

Now she’s become my greatest temptation.
I knew better than to touch her, but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t get enough.
Her kiss becomes my air. Her body my salvation.

She needed a savior and somehow she became mine.

Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything.
One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she’s worth the fight.
Will my past continue to keep me down or will I finally find the strength to pull myself up and Stand…


PURCHASE YOUR COPY TODAY! 





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BACK COUNTRY by HJ Bellus #CoverReveal + #PreOrder

BACK COUNTRY 
by USA Today Bestselling Author HJ Bellus
The Country Duet, Book #2
New Adult Contemporary Romance 

“Dirt, Passion, and Heart”

Cover Photog: Furious Fotog
Cover Model: Andrew James
Cover Designer: Designs by Dana

*** BASED ON A TRUE STORY ***

— PRE-ORDER —

There’s only one place that has the power to heal Hunter Yates. Sweetwater Ranch. His sophomore year of college was nothing less than a wild adventure.

He found everything and lost it all in a blink of an eye. With Dave in decent shape for the moment, Hunter travels home for the summer. It’s just what he needs. Time to clear his mind. 

He should feel settled, fulfilled, and at peace now that he’s home on the Ranch. But he doesn’t. The dull ache in his chest too overwhelming to ignore. The natural high he always experiences while on horseback no longer exists. The grass no longer green in his eyes. The world is just that-the world.

His drive and determination have vanished. Teale Wickett destroyed him.

The thing is life goes on one meaningless day at a time. Timing has never been on his side and this time there will be no turning back this time. Dave’s health declines, leaving Hunter lost.

Will his country roots be enough to keep him grounded?

“Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.” –John Wayne


— PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE —

START THE DUET TODAY WITH BOOK 1, WILD COUNTRY!


— ABOUT THE AUTHOR —
HJ Bellus is a small town girl who loves the art of storytelling. When not making readers laugh or cry, she's a part-time livestock wrangler that can be found in the middle of Idaho, shot gunning a beer while listening to some Miranda Lambert on her Beats and rocking out in her boots.


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

SLEEPWALKER by Brandy L Rivers #BookReview


SLEEPWALKER by Brandy L Rivers

Branches of Emrys #1

Adult Paranormal Romance

This series is related to Others of Seattle and Others of Edenton

He haunted her dreams.

Savon Roantree loved and lost the man she planned to marry. Nathan Taggert disappeared, taking her heart with him and her world fell apart. His father refused to tell her what happened to Nate. Broken-hearted she left, planning to never return to Silvertail Ridge and tried to move on. 

After a bad break-up, she finally gives in to her brother’s pleas to move back home. She never expected Nate was living next door once more.

Nothing changed for Nate, not when it came to Savon. 

A tragic accident tore them apart. By the time he recovered, she was gone. When his father threatened to kill Savon if he ever went to her, he did the only thing he could—followed in her dreams. No matter how hard he tried to reach her, she always ran. She even ignored his best friend, her own brother.

Twelve years later, he finally has a chance to right all the wrongs—if she’ll listen.

Silvertail Ridge has changed since they were kids. Both families have been pulled into an ancient battle. 

Together they may stand a chance.



— NOW LIVE! —

— REVIEW: 5 STARS — 
This has to be my most favorite Brandy L Rivers book to date!! Right off the bat I was ADDICTED to this storyline. My heart truly BROKE in the beginning for Savon and Nate. They had quite the angst-driven story, let me tell ya! The pain and anguish that Savon felt for years, I felt in my heart! Brandy L Rivers did a phenomenal job in developing that part of the story.

Outside forces kept making things difficult for Nate and Savon along the way. There were a lot of unanswered questions that needed to be addressed in order for them to find true happiness.
What happened to Nate's dickish father?
Who would become the next alpha of the pack?
Who was Jay...truly?

Honestly, the romance aspect of the book had me swooning, but the paranormal side of it had me hooked and needing more! Drama, action, suspense, and of course some steamy scenes made this a true must-read for me. And hey! It's the first book in a series so you best start reading it now before the next one comes out! If you've read the Others of Edenton series, then you'll appreciate some of the side characters!

FIVE STARS!


 
 

— ABOUT THE AUTHOR — 
Brandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories. An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up. Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects. 

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