Tuesday, February 20, 2018

New Release Alert: Gentleman Nine

     

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F      Growing up, the three of us were friends. He was the nerd. I was the playboy. She was the beauty.   Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits. He lied.   I went off to college, and he got the girl. Amber never knew how I felt. They were together for years—before he broke her heart.   Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch. When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.   Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men. One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings. Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity. Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message. She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend— me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.) Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel. When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.      


            Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she 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 13-year-old girl with autism and a 12-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island. Connect with Penelope Ward


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Review & Giveaway: Proper Ink by Zeia Jameson

Introducing PROPER INK BY ZEIA JAMESON

About Proper Ink:

Luca Cipriani knows art. Specifically, tattoos. Patience, focus, and attention to detail are crucial. He's consumed with it all. For the past three years, Luca has been building his reputation as the master of ink in Savannah, Georgia. It wasn't his original plan, but sometimes, lives twist and plans change.   Kerry Frazier knows entertainment. Specifically, event planning. Locations, guest lists, and the hottest trends keep clients begging for more. She's living the dream. Even though Kerry’s job is exhilarating and rewarding, it’s also never ending. So a night on the town for herself is just what she needs.   Luca never expected someone like Kerry to waltz into his shop. And blatantly flirt with him, no less. He never imagined flirting would lead to more. One secret night. That was all it was supposed to be. Until one night turned into two. Three.   Luca doesn't do feelings. Kerry can't do complicated. What happens when you're drawn to someone who is bound to break your heart?

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

I recieved this as an ARC and because I’m all for damaged bad-boys who are tattoo artists, I was all in. Some of my fav authors write these characters, but I had a hard time connecting with the characters in this story. Maybe it’s because it’s written first person from the hero’s POV, which is interesting but not the norm for the genre. It didn’t always feel true to the inner workings of a male mind. Still, the dialogue is perky and fun and it has a smooth style to the internal dialogue of the hero that keeps the story rocking along.

Our hero, Luca, had his heart obliterated in the past and isn’t in a rush to have it happen again, which makes him closed off but not impervious to a new relationship. He meets Kelly, an events planner, and they have a hot one-night, although once might not be enough to get each other out of their systems. Somehow, I felt that the initial physical interactions of the H/h didn’t make sense, but these characters do steam the pages.
I didn’t read the first in the series. I’d recommend doing so as it might help with background for this installment in the series.

About Zeia Jameson:

Zeia Jameson's passion for writing compels her to get into the zone and type until her fingers go numb. When not submerged within her own stories, she enjoys curling up in her large reading chair, snuggling underneath a blanket, and feeding her addictions of coffee and reading. She is fond of humor and laughter and believes these are elements that keep the world sane and spinning. Zeia lives in Georgia with her husband and daughter, where they spend most of their time exploring recipes, bingeing on Netflix, and traveling as much as possible.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: The Road to Eugenia by A.M. Rose

I've got a review for you and so happy to spotlight this phenom book today. THIS was truly a great read you shouldn't miss.

 Road to Eugenica:

Two dimensions - And the girl who connects them. Yesterday, Drea Smith couldn’t do anything spectacular—even walking and texting at the same time was a challenge. But today, she suddenly has more answers than Google, can speak and understand numerous languages, and she can fight. Like a boss. Super freaky. Drea has no idea where her encyclopedic knowledge has come from, but she’ll take it when she discovers someone out there knows her secret and wants her badly. And that they’ve been searching for her since she was born. Since she was created. With the help of her best friend Dylan, who just wants to keep her safe, and Maddox, a mysterious new boy who is prepared to get her answers, Drea will have to push her new skills to their limit as she uncovers nothing is quite what it seems. As she uncovers…Eugenica.  

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MY THOUGHTS:


I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a read this much in a long time. The author hooks you right away and sucks you into the story. Could not stop reading this once I started. This is a young adult romance with relatable characters. Our heroine, Alexandrea (“Drea”) goes from being an average, clumsy kid to a girl able to absorb knowledge by skim reading and insta-understanding of languages almost overnight. This is only the start of the weirdness for her, though. Her love interest is torn between two boys. We have her longtime best friend, Dylan and the new boy in school, Maddox, for whom there’s a hot chemistry. There are quite a few plot twists and romance before we hit the end. What a ride!

Totally recommend this one if you’re in need of a great read.


A.M. Rose is the author of Road to Eugenica, and writer of young adult novels of all genres as long as they have a hint of romance, the drinker of too much coffee (with way too much coconut creamer), and lover of all carbohydrates. Currently, she lives in Houston, TX with her three boys (yes, her husband is in that count) and three cats. When she isn’t writing about swoony boys or ways for her MC to get into trouble, she is an avid reader, critiquer, (is that even a word?) and trampoline enthusiast. A.M. Rose is a graduate from San Diego State University with a BA in Communication and a minor in underwater basket weaving. (Okay, maybe not the basket weaving part.)  

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NEW RELEASE & REVIEW: Decadent Desires by Tawny Weber

 

A new paranormal romance byTawny Weber! See my thoughts...

 

 

About DECADENT DESIRES

Bedtime Bliss is on the menu when a guy used to fighting dragons has to awaken a beauty of her own power, and the magic of sensual delights before the Valentine’s Ball. But can she accept the repercussions of magic and her duty to family? Or would it be easier to return to the sweet bliss of sleepy obliviousness where life is simple, love is a myth and magic is reserved for fairy tales?

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MY THOUGHTS:

This modern day story tale spinoff (Sleeping Beauty) weaves whimsy and fun.  We’ve got a bakery, witches and magic. Samson (Sam) Phillips, fantasy fiction writer, needs Rose McBriar to wake up (magically awaken) and accept her heritage. Rose is more interested in Sam helping her figure out the plot line for her video game. Ultimately, it is Rose’s choice to find her magic mojo.

I did find the secondary characters sometimes overshadowed the main characters. There’s a cast of characters all screaming for their own stories in this novella. However, overall this is a short, sweet story. Cute read.



 

   

About TAWNY WEBER

New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of more than forty-five books, Tawny Weber writes sassy, emotional romances featuring hot alpha heroes. Stories with a dash of humor and a whole lot of sexy attitude! A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes, and her very own hero husband, Tawny enjoys papercrafting, gardening, spending time with her family and dogs. Fans are invited to check out Tawny’s books at her website, www.tawnyweber.com. For extra fun, join her Red Hot Readers Club for goodies like free reads, complete first chapters, recipes, insider story info and much more. Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Goodreads / BookBub / Newsletter

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

COVER REVEAL: The Hook Up Experiment by Emma Hart



Emma Hart has a new book! Yippie.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT:
 
   1.Hate-screw my high school nemesis.
  2.Remember to hate him.
  3.Prove my brother wrong.
  It should be easy. It isn’t.
 As the owner of Pick-A-Dick, New Orleans’ premier hook-up website, my job is simple. Connect two people for a no-strings, no-expectations hook-up. The plus for my clients is that I’m the one who gets to sift through the dick pics—except this time, they're required. My problem? My brother, co-owner of Pick-A-Dick’s sister dating site, doesn’t believe it’s possible to hook up with someone three times and not fall in love. I disagree. I know it’s possible. And my disagreement is exactly how I end up reconnected with my high school nemesis, Elliott Sloane. The guy who asked me to junior prom and then stood me up. Who egged my car when I rejected him, and convinced my senior homecoming date to ghost me. It should be easy to hate-screw him. If only he was still that person, instead of a hot-as-hell single dad, working as a builder to make ends’ meet, fighting for custody of his daughter. Not to mention packing in the pants department...   Three hook-ups. One outcome. Right?  

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          By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books. Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love. She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Romance is in the Air Blog Hop




Thanks for popping by. Valentine's Day...the perfect time to find a great romance novel...or some holiday candy. Remember the chaos in elementary school with valentines and those little kit cards to give to friends?

Happy Valentine's Day.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY: THE OFF SEASON BY MEGAN green

So pleased to introduce THE OFF SEASON and give you my thoughts.
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About The Off Season:
He had it all…

The day Ian “Tag” Taggart’s world comes crashing down around him, he’s sitting in a fast food drive-thru, waiting for an order of fries. Golden boy of the MLB and shortstop for the Washington Rampage, Tag quickly finds himself losing grip on his superstar life with the use of two awful words: sexual assault.

The only problem? He’s innocent.

Tag’s willing to do anything to prove to the world he’d never commit the crime he’s been accused of. So when his agent suggests taking a break from the spotlight, he listens. The quiet town on Maple Lake is everything Seattle isn’t. And Lexi Barnes is everything he wasn’t expecting to find.

Running from a past she can never escape, Lexi wants nothing to do with her new neighbor. But fixing up an old house takes more work than anticipated, and the new guy in town happens to have quite the set of carpentry skills. She won’t let herself fall for him though. She has no room in her life for love.

If only someone would tell her heart that.

He’s funny and charming. She’s closed off and rude.

Together, they’re like fire and ice.


Prepare to get burned this Off-Season.


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My thoughts:

I'm a sucker for anything with a baseball player and happily read this as an ARC. I wish this novel had more actual baseball in it, but this was still a fun read. So no need to fear if you're not a sports fan. We've got a damaged heroine, Lexi, running from her past who doesn't feel she deserves a chance a love or even happiness. And, a damaged hero, Tag, running from a false lawsuit for sexual harassment that has almost destroyed his career. Their lives collide in an isolated rural town. The amount of baggage these two characters tote makes for a super slow development of their relationship. I appreciated this. These aren't people who would jump into bed with the first random hottie they come across. With both having huge trust issues, starting a relationship takes time.
However, if you want to read something that gets to the hot-and-heavy fast, this isn't the book for you. This is a book to read in order to savor the slow build-up and the delightful way the author weaves these characters' lives together. By the time they actually became involved the book was almost over.
Megan Green takes us through some great highs and some low lows with this sweet storyline. This is an easy weekend read.  Really enjoyed this one.



About the Author:
Megan lives in Northern Utah with her handsome hubby, Adam. When not writing, chances are you’ll find her curled up with her Kindle. Besides reading and writing, she loves movies, animals, chocolate, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. She loves hearing from readers, so drop her a line! You can find her here:



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