Tuesday, October 30, 2018

New Release Review: The Dauntless by Jillian Dodd

The Dauntless 
by Jillian Dodd
Spy Girl Book 5
Release Date: October 16, 2018

From USA Today bestselling author Jillian Dodd comes the fifth book in a sizzling series filled with action and adventure. Fans of The Selection and The Hunger Games will discover a heart-pounding thrill ride of espionage and suspense set in glittering high society.

Huntley Von Allister’s cover is firmly in place. 
She’s brilliantly completed her first four missions. 
But she is done.
Done working for Black X.
Done trying to untangle the mystery of what got her mother killed. 
And very, very done with love. 

She’s given herself a simple mission—to recover the precious memories of her final days with her mother by visiting the places in the photos left behind. 
Well, that, and to discover who owns the emerald rings, like the one she found on Dupree. 
And completely destroy their secret society.

My review: 5 stars!

Wow! This series is so fun, and the twists and turns and details are amazing! I feel like I need to go back and re-read the first four books to catch all the connections- this series is just *that* good! So many things are revealed in this installment, and I am on the edge of my seat, dying for the next book! I am so impressed with the effort the author has put into this series- the research, the details- I feel like she must have a giant whiteboard at home with lots and lots of tidbits of info written on it!



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Teaser: Heartbreak Warfare by by Heather M. Orgeron & Kate Stewart


Heartbreak Warfare
by Heather M. Orgeron & Kate Stewart
Contemporary Romance
Stand Alone
Designed by: Letitia Hasser RBA designs
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2OI2h4u
Release Date: November 8, 2018


Briggs,

Remember when we parted ways in Germany? It was the day I broke your heart. What you didn't know was that I was breaking mine too.

I thought they’d be enough–my husband and my son. That I’d get home and everything would go back to the way it was . . .

Before the war.
Before the ambush.
Before you.

But, no matter how hard I try, I can’t erase the trauma we shared. I can’t seem to forget the way my heart beat in time with yours.

The truth is I’m lost without you.

I thought the nightmare was over when they pulled us from that hole in the ground, but nothing could have prepared me for the war I’d face at home.
I know it’s selfish of me to ask, but, please, I have to see you one last time. . .

All my love,
Scottie



About the Author:

Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower(aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.
http://www.heathermorgeron.com


A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it's what she loves as a reader. Kate is a lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

Contact Kate- Email-authorkatestewart@gmail.com

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Teaser: Heartbreak Warfare by Heather M. Orgeron and Kate Stewart


Heartbreak Warfare
By Heather M. Orgeron and Kate Stewart
Release Date: November 8, 2018
Contemporary Romance
Stand Alone
Designed by: Letitia Hasser RBA designs
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2OI2h4u

Briggs,

Remember when we parted ways in Germany? It was the day I broke your heart. What you didn't know was that I was breaking mine too.

I thought they’d be enough–my husband and my son. That I’d get home and everything would go back to the way it was . . .

Before the war.
Before the ambush.
Before you.

But, no matter how hard I try, I can’t erase the trauma we shared. I can’t seem to forget the way my heart beat in time with yours.

The truth is I’m lost without you.

I thought the nightmare was over when they pulled us from that hole in the ground, but nothing could have prepared me for the war I’d face at home.
I know it’s selfish of me to ask, but, please, I have to see you one last time. . .

All my love,
Scottie


About the Authors:

Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower(aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.
http://www.heathermorgeron.com


A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it's what she loves as a reader. Kate is a lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

Contact Kate- Email-authorkatestewart@gmail.com

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Cover Reveal: Heartbreak Warfare by Heather M. Orgeron and Kate Stewart


Heartbreak Warfare
by Heather M. Orgeron and Kate Stewart
Release Date: November 8, 2018
Contemporary Romance
Stand Alone
Designed by: Letitia Hasser RBA designs
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2OI2h4u


Briggs,

Remember when we parted ways in Germany? It was the day I broke your heart. What you didn't know was that I was breaking mine too.

I thought they’d be enough–my husband and my son. That I’d get home and everything would go back to the way it was . . .

Before the war.
Before the ambush.
Before you.

But, no matter how hard I try, I can’t erase the trauma we shared. I can’t seem to forget the way my heart beat in time with yours.

The truth is I’m lost without you.

I thought the nightmare was over when they pulled us from that hole in the ground, but nothing could have prepared me for the war I’d face at home.
I know it’s selfish of me to ask, but, please, I have to see you one last time. . .

All my love,
Scottie

EXCERPT:
“I need you to break my heart,” she declares, wringing her hands nervously. “Give me a reason to hate you, because wanting you this way is…it’s ruining me. It’s ruining my life.”

She is dead serious.
Lifting her chin, as if ready to take a blow, her turbulent eyes implore mine. “Tell me about them. Tell me about all of the women you’ve been with since Germany.”

“No.” I shake my head. “Hell no.”

“Oh, please, Briggs. How long did you wait? A few days?” She laughs sarcastically. “I bet you didn’t even make it a day.”

She’s coming out guns blazing, and I can see it’s physically killing her to do it.

“Are we playing the guessing game? Do I get to ask how many times you’ve f$%&ed your husband?”

“Sure,” she says with a shrug. “We’ll trade. You go first.”

She’s bluffing, and I’m calling her on it.

“Don’t do this, Scottie. You don’t really want to hear about that.”

“Humor me, Briggs.” Her eyes plead with mine. “I need to hear this.”

“Fine. You want the truth?”

She nods.

“Complete honesty?”

Again, she bobs her head.

She stands stock-still as I pace the small room, feeling the blood begin to boil beneath my overheated skin.

F$%& it.
I stalk back toward her, stopping inches away. “You really want to know that there have been so many that I’ve lost count? How they’re all blondes with blue eyes? But the blue, it’s never right, and their smiles—all wrong.”

She swats at the fresh tears that trail down her cheeks as her lips begin to tremble. Reaching out, she places a hand on my chest, and I know that she must feel the way my heart is pounding against my rib cage, reaching for her. Always reaching for her.

I jerk myself away and brand that touch to memory.

In about forty-five seconds, my heart is going to implode. I start ticking them down.

“You want me to tell you all about how I have to drink myself stupid, till their faces blur enough that I can pretend…” I pause running a hand down my face. “So that I can pretend they’re you? You want to know how f$%&ing miserable I am? How when I slide between their legs, I close my eyes, and it’s your face I see? How I’m always careful not to kiss them because their lips are all wrong. How every time I finish I want to f$%&ing kill myself, because I can’t stand the pain of wanting the one woman I can never have.”

Thirty seconds.

“Is that enough?” Her eyes snap to mine. “Hate me yet?”

Face crumbling, she gasps out a sob, wrapping her arms around her shoulders.

“Come on, Scottie. Let’s not kid ourselves. I’m still the same prick you hated when we met. Nothing’s changed. I think we’ve romanticized this situation long enough, don’t you?”

Taking another step away from her, I tilt my head. “You’re a housewife,” I say snidely. “Someone else’s wife and I’m a career soldier. This isn’t exactly ideal.”

She flinches visibly, and my heart bottoms out.

Fifteen.

I cut my hand through the air. “At the end of the day, this was nothing but a big mistake. And we never would have happened if—”

“Stop,” she cries out painfully, “stop, I’m good,” she whispers before rocketing toward the door just as I reach for her, my fingers curling in the space she just left. Handle in hand, she looks back at me with the sweep of her eyes until they meet mine. That’s how we started, and it’s only fitting it’s how we should end. For the moment, we’re right back there in the place we created, where we are perfect. Where our souls line up without any visible smudge on the seams. In a place where there is still so much love, so much that I can’t stop the tear that slides out before batting it away with the back of my hand.

An identical tear runs down her cheek. “Thank you.”

Three. Two. One.
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About the Author:

Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower(aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.
http://www.heathermorgeron.com


A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it's what she loves as a reader. Kate is a lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

Contact Kate- Email-authorkatestewart@gmail.com

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

New Release Review: The Lies We Told by Camilla Way

by Camilla Way
Release Date: October 9, 2018

The highly acclaimed author of Watching Edie returns with a new novel of dark psychological suspense that explores how those closest to us have the most to hide...

A daughter
Beth has always known there was something strange about her daughter, Hannah. The lack of emotion, the disturbing behavior, the apparent delight in hurting others...Sometimes Beth is scared of her and what she could be capable of.

A son
Luke comes from the perfect family, with the perfect parents. But one day, he disappears without a trace, and his girlfriend, Clara, is desperate to discover what has happened to him.

A life built on lies
As Clara digs into the past, she realizes that no family is truly perfect, and uncovers a link between Luke's long-lost sister and a strange girl named Hannah. Now Luke's life is in danger because of the lies once told and the secrets once kept. Can Clara find him before it's too late?

My review: 4 stars
I love a good psychological suspense novel and The Lies We Told by Camilla Way did not disappoint. The author gives us two story lines- one set in 1986 and the other in the present. I thought the dual story line worked *so* well- I was trying my best to figure out how they would be connected but will admit to not having it all figured out by the time it was revealed. I felt very invested in the characters- in particular Clara. There were so many twists and deep dark secrets! I really enjoyed this book and was quite surprised at the ending.




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Monday, October 15, 2018

New Release Review: Long Live the Beautiful Hearts by Emma Scott


Beautiful Hearts Duet Book 2
By Emma Scott


Never again would I allow my heart to become the plaything of someone else.
Never again would I let a man (or men) come between me and my goals.
Never again would I love without feeling the fullness of that love in return.
Not until I knew it was real. And if that took me a lifetime to find, so be it.


Those were my vows, and after all that had happened with Connor and Weston, I was determined to keep them. To protect my heart.
And then he came home, and my vows became his promises.

He held my heart in his hands with reverence and care.
He helped me find my soul’s greatest purpose in life.
He loved me with a love so pure and vibrant, I knew I’d never feel anything like it in a hundred lifetimes.
It was real.

Until it wasn’t.
Until it all came crashing down when I discovered the deep love I thought I’d found was nestled in a web of lies—so soft and silken I hadn’t noticed it was there.
Until it was too late.

**********
Long Live the Beautiful Hearts is the emotional, heart-wrenching conclusion to the Beautiful Hearts Duet by bestselling author, Emma Scott, and is inspired by the classic tale, Cyrano de Bergerac. (Roxanne) THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL LOVE TRIANGLE #confusedhearts #notamenage THIS BOOK IS NOT A STANDALONE. It should not be read without first reading Bring Down the Stars.
 

My review: 5+ Poetic Stars
What a gift we have been given with this book! You do need to know that it *must* be read after Bring Down the Stars, and is what I believe to be the perfect conclusion to The Beautiful Hearts Duet. It took me less than 24 hours to absolutely devour Long Live the Beautiful Hearts, and it was all I hoped it would be- as always, Emma Scott's books are in a class of their own for me. Yes, she's on my one-click list, but her stories surpass most everything else I read. Back in elementary school, we had DEAR time (Drop Everything and Read) and that's precisely what I do when Emma has a new book out. I'm off for a second read, because I'm sure that in my haste to finish the journey she took the characters on, I'm sure I missed some details that are worth spending more time on. I know this review is deliberately vague, but it's important that the story is read without spoilers- it makes it what it was meant to be. A must read!

  
Emma Scott is a bestselling author of emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy thoughtful, realistic stories with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy my novels. 




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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cover Reveal: The Stars Duet by Amie Knight

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The Stars Duet, an all-new emotional and romantic duet from Amie Knight is coming November 1st and here are the all-new covers!

Covers designed by Hang Le

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Beneath His Stars
by Amie Knight
Release Date: November 1st

I met Adam Nova under the twinkling lights of a nighttime sky.
He was hiding, but that gorgeous boy didn't belong in the dark.
Nevertheless it was where he lived; a different world than mine.
I was Livingston Montgomery, Southern debutante.
With the world at my fingertips, I was well on my to being another spoiled socialite.
But I didn't want money.
I didn't want social status.
I wanted him; tattoos, sarcastic smirk, bad boy reputation and all.
It didn't matter that he was from the wrong side of the tracks.
It didn't matter that my family forbade me from seeing him.
I just wanted to be Beneath His Stars.

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2O32nA9

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In Her Space
by Amie Knight
Release Date: November 15th

I was reunited with Livingston Montgomery in the broad sunshine of a Carolina morning, right where she belonged, in the light.
It’s been too long since I’d seen her face.
She had changed, but so had I.
I was Adam Nova, reformed bad boy.
Now, successful businessman.
I had it all, except for the one person I’d always wanted,
and now I was back to claim her.
She was living in the shadows,
just a shell of the former girl I knew.
But it didn’t matter that she tried to hide from me in the dark.
I’d follow her into the deepest depths of hell.
I just wanted to be IN HER SPACE.

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2MhFMOA

About the Author:
Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma's books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn't reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to '90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can't imagine living anywhere other than the South.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

New Release Review: Love Sincerely Yours by Sara Ney and Meghan Quinn

 
Love Sincerely Yours
By Sara Ney & Meghan Quinn

Release Day Oct 9th

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.

My review: 4 stars
This was so fun but took a little bit to get in to. I wasn't sold on Rome until the second half of the book. Once I was as into him as Peyton was, I really liked him. I love how Peyton was sassy and determined and independent. I knew the dialog would be good from these two authors- they are two of my favorites!

AVAILABLE NOW

AMAZON | AMAZON UK | AMAZON AU | B&N | iBooks

** KU NOT AVAILABLE WITH THIS RELEASES **

         

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
  
Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.
She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.





Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!


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Monday, October 8, 2018

Cover Reveal: The Risk by Elle Kennedy



THE RISK
Briar U #2
 by Elle Kennedy
To be released: February 18, 2019


Get ready for another fun and flirty romance from New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy!

Bad girl Brenna Jensen would never date a hockey player. It’s too much of a risk, and not just because her hockey-coach father would kill her if she ever got involved with one. She’s been there, done that, not looking for a repeat. But a certain college player has gotten under her skin. He’s cocky, insolent and all about the games…and yet resisting him is getting harder and harder…


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New Release Review: Crave (Gibson Boys #3) by Adriana Locke



Title: Crave
Series: The Gibson Boys #3
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Contemporary Romance

BLURB

Hadley Jacobs is over Machlan Gibson.

Sure, she’ll always be a little weak to the dimple in his right cheek and the way his five o’clock shadow makes him ruggedly handsome. But that’s not enough to cover every other thing about him because they all drive her nuts. Like how he’s won’t admit he’s wrong even when he knows it and how he drives his stupid car a million miles an hour on wet asphalt. As she rolls back into town and takes a seat at Crave, she won’t take the bait. She’s over him. Mostly.

Machlan isn’t over her.

It’s not because he hasn’t tried. He reminds himself over and over that she’s not the girl for him. After all, she drives him insane with her sassy attitude and the way she calls him out on everything. She beats him at poker, even though she doesn’t know the difference between a straight and a flush, and when she looks at him with her bright, blue eyes, it’s unnerving. When she climbs onto that bar stool and orders a drink, he puts it in front of her and ignores the sparkle in her eyes.  He’s not over her, but she won’t know that.

But she does know that. And he knows she’s not as over him as she’s pretending to be. When life forces their hand this time, there’s more on the line than a pile of poker chips. It’s their forever.

Crave is a standalone romance in a new small town, blue-collar series from USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke. Join readers everywhere as they fall in love with the delicious Gibson Boys.


Keep up-to-date by visiting the author’s website: www.adrianalocke.com.

GOODREADS LINK:  http://bit.ly/CraveGR


My review: 5 stars!

Oh those Gibson boys! Second chance love stories are my jam, and Crave is just that, filled with Locke's trademark humor and angst. Although it's part of a fabulous series, and would read just find as a standalone, I do think you'll rush to read the others after meeting the family. Fan favorites Nana and cousin Peck are of course there, the former holding the family together with weekly dinners and fried chicken, and the latter for comic relief (and oh is there comedy!). I was blown away by Machlan and Hadley's story- when a certain event from their past was revealed, I gasped because I absolutely didn't see it coming. Both a sweet and a heart-wrenching story, Crave is a must-read! And it gets us one step closer to Peck's book!

PURCHASE LINKS
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Audible: Coming soon!


ALSO AVAILABLE

#1 Crank

Free in Kindle Unlimited

#2 Craft

Free in Kindle Unlimited

#3 Cross

Free in Kindle Unlimited

AUTHOR BIO

USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.

For sneak peeks, giveaways, and more, please join Adriana's Facebook Group, Books by Adriana Locke, or her Goodreads group, All Locked Up.


AUTHOR LINKS
Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/BBALGroup
Goodreads Group: http://bit.ly/AllLockedUp




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