Saturday, September 28, 2019

New Release Review: Team Player 2 Anthology


TEAM PLAYER 2 ANTHOLOGY 
Release Date: September 23rd 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs

 

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Blurb: Our love of hot jocks is never-ending.
Muscular football players. Passionate tennis pros. Sexy soccer stars. All sorts of alpha hotties, on the field and off.
Have no fear! The team is back again, and this time...it's thicker. You'll get your sports romance fix with brand-new stories from eleven bestselling authors.
Need one last summer fix? Dive into this anthology.

Stories Included: 
Arena Lights by Mandi Beck 
End Goal by Ella Fox 
A Slice of Love by Teagan Hunter 
Dear Ava by Ilsa Madden-Mills 
The Teaching Hours by Sara Ney 
Body Heat by Rochelle Paige 
The Strike Out by Meghan Quinn 
Guys Like You by Charleigh Rose 
Fast Break by Kennedy Ryan 
Love Game by Emma Scott 
Fair Catch by Kate Stewart

My review: 5 stars!
I chose novellas from four of my very favorite authors to review. I am excited to go back and finish the rest of the book soon!

Love Game by Emma Scott
   
Love Game is the story of Kai, a talented tennis star, and Daisy, who has recently moved to Hawaii to study Reiki after suffering a terrifying encounter at her parents home. I have read a lot of sports romance, but Love Game was my first ever tennis story. Both characters are dealing with intense issues and they were able to help each other so much. Their chemistry was so intense from their first meeting and I enjoyed them together.

About Emma Scott: 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 emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels.

RECENT RELEASES A Five-Minute Life (standalone) Bring Down the Stars (Beautiful Hearts #1) Long Live the Beautiful Hearts (Beautiful Hearts #2)
COMING SOON Someday, Someday (M/M standalone)


The Guy in the Middle (Fair Catch) by Kate Stewart

What a story! Kate Stewart gave us a fantastic taste of her upcoming novel with this novella- The Guy in the Middle left us with a cliffhanger, and I can't wait to read the rest of the book! Stewart plans to expand and finish the story early next year. Lance is a football player who enjoys boxing, and meets Harper at the gym where she is practicing her dance routines. Both an enemies to lovers and forbidden romance, this one hooked me right from the start.

About Kate Stewart: 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

The Strikeout by Meghan Quinn

The Strikeout leaves us in a bit of a cliffhanger too! Meghan Quinn promises to finish Holt's story for us soon. I enjoyed seeing more of our favorite baseball players from Quinn's recent baseball books The Locker Room and The Dugout. Holt and Harmony have amazing chemistry and even though she tries to be immune to his charms, she fails pretty fantastically. Can't wait to read more about these two!
 
About Meghan Quinn: USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

 
The Teaching Hours by Sara Ney
 
I love Sara Ney's How to Date a Douchebag series and was excited to see this featured in the novella. This one was so fun! Rex and Hannah were a hoot and I smiled the whole time I was reading this one. So far this is my favorite novella!

About Sara Ney: 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 in the Midwest, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.
For a list of cities/venues Sara will be signing at, or to purchase signed books, please visit her website at www.authorsaraney.com




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Friday, September 27, 2019

Cover Reveal: Moonlighter by Sarina Bowen

Moonlighter
The Company Book 1
by Sarina Bowen
Release Date: October 22, 2019

Links:
🗝️ Apple https://geni.us/MoonlighterApple    

Only in my family could a professional hockey player earning seven million dollars a year be considered a slacker.

I’m at the height of my athletic career. Yet my arrogant brother is always trying to recruit me into the family business: a global security company so secretive that I don’t even know its name. 

Pass, thanks. I don’t need a summer job. 

But the jerk ambushes me with a damsel in distress. That damsel is Alex, the competitive, sassy girl I knew when we were kids. Now she’s a drop-dead gorgeous woman in deep trouble.

So guess who’s on a flight to Hawaii?

It’s going to be a long week in paradise. My job is keeping Alex safe, while her job is torturing me with her tiny bikinis. Or maybe we’re torturing each other. It’s all snark and flirting until the threat against Alex gets serious. And this jock must become her major league protector. 

Moonlighter is a stand-alone novel. No cliffhangers, no prior experience necessary. Contains: hackers, hockey players, and a hotel room with only one bed.  


Giveaway link https://geni.us/GoodreadsGiveawayML



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Monday, September 23, 2019

New Release Review: Park Avenue Player by Penelope Ware and Vi Keeland




PARK AVENUE PLAYER
 A Standalone Contemporary Romance
New York Times Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

BLURB

It started out like any normal day.

Then the fender bender happened.

The guy I collided with drove an expensive car and was drop-dead gorgeous. Too bad he was also a total jerk. We argued over whose fault it was and any other thing that came out of his condescending mouth.
Eventually, the police came and we went our separate ways. The insurance companies would have to figure things out. I had a job interview to get to anyway—one I was excited about.

Though that excitement changed to disappointment the moment the person interviewing me walked in. The guy from the accident.

Whoops!

Yeah, so I didn’t get the position.

The problem was, I really wanted it. No, I needed it. Anything to get me out of my current career and back into working with kids.

So, even though Hollis LaCroix was as intimidating as he was devastatingly handsome, I went back to see him and begged for a chance.

To my surprise, he gave me a shot taking care of his troubled niece.

At least my attraction to him wouldn’t be able to go anywhere. I wasn’t about to jeopardize my job or the strong bond Hailey and I formed.

But resisting the magnetic pull between us wasn’t that simple. (Then there was our little underwear game—don’t ask.)

We continued to flirt without crossing the line—until it finally happened.

This is the part of the story where we fall in love and live happily ever after, right?

Well, life has a way of throwing some major curveballs.

Ours was one I didn’t see coming.
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My review: 5 stars!
Wow! I am never disappointed when I read a book co-written by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland, but there is something special about Park Avenue Player. It's full of heart and soul, and is sweet and sassy too. I loved both Hollis and Elodie and Hollis's niece Hailey was a fantastic addition. I loved the cameo from one of our favorite Aussies! Perfect! The book took a turn that I was absolutely not expecting and I loved the way it was resolved. This writing duo is simply gifted and their books are certainly treats.


PURCHASE LINKS:

Amazon print ➜ https://fave.co/2ZjnGpE
Amazon E-book ➜ https://fave.co/2NurkHL

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:


PENELOPE WARD:
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.


PENELOPE’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/penelopewardauthor

Facebook Private Fan Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PenelopesPeeps/

Instagram:
@penelopewardauthor
http://instagram.com/PenelopeWardAuthor/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/PenelopeAuthor

VI KEELAND:
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author.   With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five 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.







VI’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Facebook Fan Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ViKeelandFanGroup/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/vi.keeland
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Vi-Keeland/435952616513958

Website:
http://www.vikeeland.com

Twitter:
@vikeeland
https://twitter.com/ViKeeland

Instagram:
@Vi_Keeland
http://instagram.com/Vi_Keeland/

Goodreads:
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Thursday, September 19, 2019

New Release Review: The Dugout by Meghan Quinn

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The Dugout by Meghan Quinn

Release Date: September 19th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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AVAILABLE NOW!!!

FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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Blurb:
Let me ask you a question:

If someone is vying for your spot on a team and just so happens to injure you during practice, would you believe it was on purpose?

Word around campus is . . . it was no accident.

That injury has cost me everything; my starting position, my junior year—and the draft. Now, I’m a senior fresh off recovery, struggling to find my groove, until the day I run into a nervous, fidgety, girl with freckles, in the dining hall.

They call Milly Potter The Baseball Whisperer, The Diamond Wizard, and The Epitome of All Knowledge. She believes in baseball. She breathes it. She’s the queen of an infamous dynasty, but no one actually knows who she really is, and she plans to keep it that way.

One mishap in the panini line, one miscommunication in the weight room, and many failed attempts at an apology equal up to one solid truth -- Milly Potter never wants to speak to me again -- no matter how good my forearms look.

Little do we both know, she’s about to become more than just my fairy ballmother.

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My review: 4.5 stars!
OMG BASEBALL! I am a baseball fanatic (Go Cubs Go!) and this book was everything I loved about sports romance. It had a swoon-worthy hunky athlete hero with a heart of gold, a heroine who loves the sport just as much as the hero does, and sport details details details! Meghan Quinn is also a big baseball fan, and it was evident that she has a depth of knowledge of the sport. The Dugout was clocking in at a perfect 5 stars for me, but I felt the situation that arose after that between Carson and Milly was just too similar to the previous book in the series for me. I still absolutely recommend The Dugout- Carson and Milly are perfect together and I am still smiling thinking about them.  

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About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.






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New Release Review: Neat by Kandi Steiner

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"Rival families. Deep secrets. Exact opposites who can't help but cross all the lines. Neat will leave you thirsty for more Becker Brothers!" -- bestselling author Staci Hart

Neat, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Kandi Steiner is LIVE!

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My life is over.

I swore I would never work at the whiskey distillery with my last name on it, that I would never be a part of my father’s legacy. But when I graduated with my art degree and realized there were no jobs, the devil appeared, and I sold my soul, agreeing to work in the family business if he’d give me the art studioI’d always dreamed of.

It can’t be that bad, I thought.

Until I realized my new boss was Logan Becker.

The Becker brothers have a reputation for being trouble, and since I love trouble, it’s no surprise to me that I’m infatuated by that forbidden fruit the first day I walk into the distillery. That lean, whiskey-eyed, too-hot-for-his-own-good man hates me — and I can’t blame him. His family has been at war with mine for decades, and for good reason.

The Beckers and the Scooters are the Montagues and Capulets of Stratford, Tennessee.
But if he’s Romeo, and I’m Juliet? Well… we all know how that story ends — and for that reason, I tell myself to steer clear.

Because if my father finds out I’m falling for Logan Becker, my life actually will be over.
And Logan’s will be, too.

Neat is a stand-alone book in the Becker Brothers Series.
➔ Small town
➔ Country
➔ Romeo & Juliet vibes
➔ Angst paradise
➔ Holiday romance

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Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
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My review: 5 stars!
Swoon.... Logan Becker is perfection. Neat has a Romeo and Juliet vibe, with warring families and angst and secret love and such. Logan and Mallory are fantastic together and this story was so beautiful and emotional. I loved them together- they had scorching hot chemistry. I especially loved that Logan was a reader and loaned Mallory a book to read when they first met.

Her eyes searched mine, and too many emotions warred inside me for me to decipher. I hated her. I wanted her. I needed her to leave. I longed for her to stay. The longer I watched her, the more I wondered if she could see right through me, if she could read every little thought.

The mystery that was set up in the first book in the series, On the Rocks, was continued and moved forward a bit. I am looking forward to reading more about the mystery as the series progresses.

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Excerpt:
“So… I guess we should just be…” Logan swallowed. “Friends?”
The way he asked it, the way his eyebrows bent together, his lips flattening — I knew it was a hollow offer.
I nodded. “Sure. Of course.” A smile that felt like a wave of nausea found my lips. “Friends.”
Logan watched me, and I watched him, both of us waiting for something more. It seemed like there were a million unborn words between us, floating in the air, waiting for us to reach out and grab them and bring them to life. When a long moment of silence had passed, Logan bit the inside of his cheek, picking up his highlighter he’d abandoned on the desk when I’d walked in like he was ready to get back to work.
“But,” I said, and his eyes snapped to mine, the highlighter frozen over the page. “I mean… there’s another option, isn’t there?”
Logan dropped the highlighter, leaning back again. “There is?”
“I’m just saying,” I said, voice shakier than I wanted it to be in that moment. I took a sip of my coffee, shrugging. “What if we kept things low key… casual… just between us?” My eyes found his again. “It is what it is, and it’s not what it’s not. Right? No need for anyone to know.”
“Low key,” Logan repeated, like he was tasting the words, checking them for poison with his tongue. “So, friends… with benefits.”
I snorted. “If you want to be twenty-one about it, sure.”
Logan nodded, over and over, just a slight movement of his chin up and down as he considered it. I watched him as he stood, and I expected him to start pacing the office, but instead, he crossed it, closing his door and turning to face me.
His eyes swept over me, sparking a fire low in my stomach.
He wet his lips.
He took a step.
And then I was out of my chair, meeting him in the middle, the two of us crashing together like magnets.
His hands weaved into my hair when he captured my mouth with his own, both of us sighing on an inhale, moaning on the exhale, leaning into each other like we could somehow melt together completely. All the electricity I’d felt that night came back like a tidal wave, and I surrendered to the waves, letting them drown me. I wanted him to fill my lungs, to conquer every breath, to imprison me.
It was a kiss that told me we were both lying. We both wanted more.
But if it was a choice between this, or nothing at all?
There wasn’t a decision to make — not where I was concerned. It had already been made for us, without either of us having a say, without either of us having an ounce of control to throw this story in another direction.
We were inevitable, me and him.
And maybe we knew it from the start.
Logan backed me up to the desk, and when my ass hit it, I hiked both legs up, wrapping them around his waist and squeezing. He hissed, sucking my bottom lip between his teeth and releasing it with a pop, his hips rolling against mine. I broke the kiss to let out a gasp, and his mouth was on my neck in an instant, sucking and biting, my eyes rolling back at the contact.
He paused with his lips by my ear, breathing heavy. “I think this could work for me,” he whispered, running his tongue over my ear lobe. “This… friends agreement.” His hands squeezed where they held my hips, and the familiar pressure sent flashes of Saturday night barreling through my memory. I gasped, mouth still hanging open when he kissed my neck over to the opposite ear to whisper again. “What do you think?”
Against the voice inside me warning me not to, I ran my fingers through his hair, gripping those dark strands and pulling his lips back to mine.
That kiss was an answer.
That kiss was a lie.

And distantly, I realized that kiss might be the biggest mistake of my life.

About Kandi:

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer, and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Excerpt Reveal: Park Avenue Player by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland


Park Avenue Player
Release date: 9/23/2019
A Contemporary Romance Novel
New York Times Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

EXCERPT REVEAL:

Copyright © 2019
By Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland
“Would you like something to drink, Hollis?”
“No, thank you.”
He looked completely uncomfortable standing in my kitchen, so of course, I needed to make it worse. I tilted my head. “Did you touch any?”
“What?”
“My panties. Did you touch any while you were in the bathroom?”
He tugged at the collar of his polo and looked down the hall. “Where did she go? We need to get back on the road.”
Oh my God!
I’d been kidding around. But…holy shit…he had! I covered my mouth and cracked up. “You did, didn’t you! You perv!”
Hollis walked down the hall. “Hailey…let’s get going.”
I couldn’t get the smile off my face. Something about the thought of Hollis touching my underwear amused the hell out of me. I wished Hailey wasn’t around so I could ask him if he’d smelled them, too. That thought actually made me snort.
Hollis came back to the kitchen. His face was stern. “We’ll see you on Monday.”
I walked them to the door. Hailey surprised me with a hug. “Your art stuff is awesome.”
“Thank you, sweetheart.”
I grinned at Hollis, who was impatiently holding the door open for his niece. “Your uncle thinks my stuff is awesome, too.”
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BLURB

It started out like any normal day.

Then the fender bender happened.

The guy I collided with drove an expensive car and was drop-dead gorgeous. Too bad he was also a total jerk. We argued over whose fault it was and any other thing that came out of his condescending mouth.
Eventually, the police came and we went our separate ways. The insurance companies would have to figure things out. I had a job interview to get to anyway—one I was excited about.

Though that excitement changed to disappointment the moment the person interviewing me walked in. The guy from the accident.

Whoops!

Yeah, so I didn’t get the position.

The problem was, I really wanted it. No, I needed it. Anything to get me out of my current career and back into working with kids.

So, even though Hollis LaCroix was as intimidating as he was devastatingly handsome, I went back to see him and begged for a chance.

To my surprise, he gave me a shot taking care of his troubled niece.

At least my attraction to him wouldn’t be able to go anywhere. I wasn’t about to jeopardize my job or the strong bond Hailey and I formed.

But resisting the magnetic pull between us wasn’t that simple. (Then there was our little underwear game—don’t ask.)

We continued to flirt without crossing the line—until it finally happened.
This is the part of the story where we fall in love and live happily ever after, right?


Ours was one I didn’t see coming.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
PENELOPE WARD:
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.
PENELOPE’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/penelopewardauthor

Facebook Private Fan Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PenelopesPeeps/

Instagram:
@penelopewardauthor
http://instagram.com/PenelopeWardAuthor/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/PenelopeAuthor
VI KEELAND
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author.   With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five 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.

VI’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Facebook Fan Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ViKeelandFanGroup/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/vi.keeland
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Vi-Keeland/435952616513958

Website:
http://www.vikeeland.com
Twitter:
@vikeeland
https://twitter.com/ViKeeland

Instagram:
@Vi_Keeland
http://instagram.com/Vi_Keeland/

Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6887119.Vi_Keeland

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