Monday, September 28, 2020

Blog Tour: The Right Player by Kandi Steiner

 

The Right Player: A Sports Romance by bestselling author Kandi Steiner is now live!

From bestselling author Kandi Steiner comes a sexy, hilarious, opposites-attract sports romance set in the lively city of Chicago...

I have a three date rule — but it’s not what you think.

See, I’ve been told I’m the “good time girl,” not the one you take home to Mom. And

while that label stung at first, I’ve since embraced it — living the wild and

free life and sticking to a three date max. That’s just enough time to have

some fun and snuff out the possibility of catching feelings. And it’s been

working for me for years… 

Until Makoa Kumaka.

Sadly, he also has a three date rule — and it’s the exact

opposite of mine. From the second I meet him, all I can think about is

stripping down that six-foot-five Herculean hunk of a man. But like the

gentleman I wish he wasn’t, he’s making me wait.

The more time we spend together, the more I feel those pesky emotions creeping in.

I’m even tempted to trust him, but blame it on my past or my instincts, I can’t

shake the feeling that he’s hiding something… 

I’ve been playing the game forever, and no man has ever won my heart — which meant

they never had the power to break it.

But maybe I just hadn’t met the right player.

Maybe I’ll wish I never did.

  Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

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My review: 5 stars!
Yay for football romance! Makoa is quite the man- gorgeous, built, with a heart of gold, and a true gentleman to boot. This was heavy on on the swoon and chemistry, which I loved. The Right Player is low on angst, which was just what I needed. Makoa just oozed charm and it was fun to see his super-close family and read about their Polynesian heritage and traditions. I loved that Belle was an independent career woman, and it was fun to watch her slowly realize how Makoa might just be the one. I finished with a big smile on my face!

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 die hard 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.

Connect with Kandi

Website:  www.kandisteiner.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7319216.Kandi_Steiner

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kandi-Steiner/e/B00JDJOINE/

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

New Release Review: The Right Player by Kandi Steiner

 

The Right Player: A Sports Romance by bestselling author Kandi Steiner is now live!

From bestselling author Kandi Steiner comes a sexy, hilarious, opposites-attract sports romance set in the lively city of Chicago...

I have a three date rule — but it’s not what you think.

See, I’ve been told I’m the “good time girl,” not the one you take home to Mom. And

while that label stung at first, I’ve since embraced it — living the wild and

free life and sticking to a three date max. That’s just enough time to have

some fun and snuff out the possibility of catching feelings. And it’s been

working for me for years… 

Until Makoa Kumaka.

Sadly, he also has a three date rule — and it’s the exact

opposite of mine. From the second I meet him, all I can think about is

stripping down that six-foot-five Herculean hunk of a man. But like the

gentleman I wish he wasn’t, he’s making me wait.

The more time we spend together, the more I feel those pesky emotions creeping in.

I’m even tempted to trust him, but blame it on my past or my instincts, I can’t

shake the feeling that he’s hiding something… 

I’ve been playing the game forever, and no man has ever won my heart — which meant

they never had the power to break it.

But maybe I just hadn’t met the right player.

Maybe I’ll wish I never did.

  Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

Amazon: https://amzn.to/33MPHq6

Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/TheRightPlayer

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2Q3JJur


My review: 5 stars!
Yay for football romance! Makoa is quite the man- gorgeous, built, with a heart of gold, and a true gentleman to boot. This was heavy on on the swoon and chemistry, which I loved. The Right Player is low on angst, which was just what I needed. Makoa just oozed charm and it was fun to see his super-close family and read about their Polynesian heritage and traditions. I loved that Belle was an independent career woman, and it was fun to watch her slowly realize how Makoa might just be the one. I finished with a big smile on my face!

 Meet 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 die hard 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.

Connect with Kandi

Website:  www.kandisteiner.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7319216.Kandi_Steiner

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kandi-Steiner/e/B00JDJOINE/

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

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kandilandks/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kandisteiner/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KandiSteiner

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kandi-steiner

Book+Main: https://bit.ly/39u1KLs


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

New Release Review: Lies & Lullabies by Sarina Bowen

 

Lies & Lullabies by Sarina Bowen

Release Date: September 21, 2020


Lies & Lullabies is book one in the Hush Note series. This can be read as a complete standalone. Book two, Rifts & Refrains is by Devney Perry, and book three, Muses & Melodies is by Rebecca Yarros.


Blurb

Summer nights and star-crossed lovers! From USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen.


Once upon a time, he gave me a summer of friendship, followed by one perfect night. We shared a lot during our short time together. But he skipped a few crucial details. 

I didn’t know he was a rock star.

I didn’t know his real name.

Neither of us knew I’d get pregnant.

And I sure never expected to see him again.

Five years later, his tour bus pulls up in Nest Lake, Maine. My little world is about to be shattered by loud music and the pounding of my own foolish heart.


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Excerpt


I watched Kira ride off, wondering what the hell had just happened. Sure, she probably guessed that I wrote that song about her. But she’d only heard the first few bars before sprinting away like I was the devil himself.

Spinning around, I located the lodge’s bike shed. I rolled a bike out and hopped on. The seat was too low for me, so I had to stand up on the pedals. 

But no matter. I rode off after Kira, my first time on a real bike in years. 

The road curved around to the left, and Kira’s house soon came into view. She was sitting on the front steps. She didn’t look all that surprised to see me biking toward her, but the look of pain on her face was so vivid that I could feel it in my gut. Something was wrong, and I still didn’t know what.

“Feel any better?”

She shook her head, and I thought I saw fear in her eyes.

“Kira,” I said softly. “I know you want me to leave you alone right now, but I can’t—our conversation isn’t over. In twenty-four hours I’ll be back on that bus. Honestly, you’re scaring me. When I last saw you, things seemed like they were on the upswing for you. When I said I think about you all the time, I didn’t mean to be a creeper. I meant that I was picturing a happy ever after for you.”

“Mama!” a little voice called from beyond the screen door.

At the sound of it, Kira’s whole body went rigid. And then tears spilled down her cheeks.

I heard little footsteps pounding onto the screened porch. And then a small set of hands became visible against the door just behind Kira. Quick as a flash, Kira leapt to her feet and spun around, darting through the door. It closed with a bang behind her.

“Whoa,” a man’s voice said. “Deep bre

aths, Kiki. What did he say?”

The hair stood up on my neck. I dropped the bicycle and covered the distance to the stoop in three paces. Leaping up, I opened the screen door. A little girl stood there, with fair, curly hair and blue-green eyes. I was no good with kids’ ages. She wasn’t an infant, but she wasn’t school-aged either. There was a babyish fullness to her face. She was three? Four? Five? I looked up at Kira.

“I’m so sorry,” she squeaked.

That’s when I finally understood. And I almost couldn’t draw breath to speak again. “I… She… What the fuck, Kira?” 

“That’s a very bad word,” the little girl said, accusation in her voice.

“Sorry,” I said automatically. I raised my eyes to Kira’s. “You… She…” 

I couldn’t think. There was pressure in my ears, and my pulse was ragged. Dizzy, I thought, absently, putting one hand on the door jamb for support.

“Breathe, man,” the guy behind Kira said. He wore a bright pink polo shirt and an expression of concern. “Sit down. Seriously, before you crash.”

I bent over and grabbed my knees. “Oh my God.” The only thing I could hear was my own ragged breathing and Kira’s choked sobs.

“Mama!” a little voice said, full of alarm. “Don’t cry!”

The scary moment stretched on, until I heard yet another bicycle approaching outside. A moment later, another male voice c

alled out, “Knock-knock!”

The pink-polo-shirt guy answered him, his voice full of false cheer. “Hi, Luke!” Under his breath he added, “Wow. It’s raining men.” Then he scooped the little girl up in his arms, stepped around me, and walked out the screen door. It closed behind him with a bang.

I just stood there, staring at my shoes, trying to catch my breath. Kira’s shoes moved into my visual field, but I wasn’t ready to talk to her yet. Not until my head could clear. Which would probably be sometime next week. 

We stood here, awkward and quiet for a couple of long minutes. There was some low-key chatter outside, and then I heard the sound of the bicycle departing. 

The guy in the polo shirt came back inside, alone. 

“You’re her brother.” I coughed, trying to reconstruct the world into a rational place.

“Yup,” the guy said. “Uncle Adam.”

“Where is Vivi?” Kira asked, her voice raw.

“Luke is taking her for a little bike ride. There may be ice cream involved.”

“Really, Adam?” Kira moved quickly to peer through the screen. “But that’s awkward.”

“Oh, honey. We have first class tickets on the HMS Awkward today. And the ship has sailed. Luke even had a pink helmet for her, Kiki. Just go with it, okay? I told him you were having a moment.”

I straightened up. “She’s having a moment,” I spat out. “Is that what this is?” My pulse was still pounding in my ears, but now from anger instead of shock.

Kira was as pale as a sheet. “I was going to tell you today.” She pulled a photo out of her pocket. “Here. I was trying to find a way.”

I snatched the picture from her hand. “She’s, what, four?” The photo shook as I tried to look at it. The little girl smiled up at the camera, a stuffed animal in her hands. It was purple. Somehow this detail made it all the more real. The little girl in the photo was clutching the purple cat I’d won at the fair all those years ago.


My review: 5 stars!
I was lucky enough to listen to an early copy of the audiobook and what a treat! I was already a fan of Erin Mallon because I find her voice so soothing, but Tim Paige was new to me and I really enjoyed him as well. I felt they did an excellent job bringing Kira and Jonas to life- the casting was spot on. Mallon voiced Kira's uncertainty and vulnerability so well and Paige's emotion at finding discovering he had a daughter was believable. It was an unexpected surprise to get to hear the band's new single during the audiobook. I always love Sarina Bowen's writing- her characters have such great chemistry and the dialog is always authentic. The side characters were all stars- daughter Vivi was precious and Kira's brother Adam was the brother we all wish we had (can we get more of him please?). Tour manager Ethan is also a characters I'd like to see more of. Hopefully the other books in the Hush Note series (Riffs and Refrains by Devney Perry and Muses & Melodies by Rebecca Yarros) will grant some of my wishes.



Friday, September 18, 2020

Cover Reveal: Stay for Me by Corinne Michaels

 

Corinne Michaels has revealed the cover for Stay For Me!

Releasing: December 8, 2020

Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative

Photographer: Wong Sim

Model: Mitchell Wick 

From New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels comes the final poignant love story in the Arrowood Brothers Series.

Hollywood taught me everything I know about relationships—except how to be in one. As an actor, I became an expert at faking it. Faking that I wasn't affected by my childhood. Faking that I was okay. Faking that I knew how to save the day, the girl, the whole damn world.

But I've always known the truth—I’m no one's hero.

Until I’m forced to move back to Sugarloaf for six months, and Brenna Allen offers me a chance to prove otherwise. She’s everything I never knew I wanted, but can't have. Her broken heart, perfect face, and adorable children turn my world upside down. Instead of preparing for my next leading role, I’m directing a middle school play.

All to make her smile.

The more time I spend here, the more I want to stay. Build a life in this town that I swore I’d leave—for her.

But when the world comes crashing down around us, I’m forced to decide if staying for her is the right choice or if leaving is better for the woman I love.

Pre-order your copy today!

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Meet Corinne

Corinne Michaels is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romance novels. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love, and she enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak before finding a way to heal them through their struggles.

Corinne is a former Navy wife and happily married to the man of her dreams. She began her writing career after spending months away from her husband while he was deployed--reading and writing were her escapes from the loneliness. Corinne now lives in Virginia with her husband and is the emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children.

Connect with Corinne

Website: http://corinnemichaels.com

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

New Release Review: London Prep Book 3 by Jillian Dodd




 London Prep: Book 3 by Jillian Dodd is Live!


It’s the last week of my exchange in London, and my flight leaves on Saturday.

Harry wants our relationship to progress, but his family life is falling apart. And shocking news from his parents might send him over the edge.

Noah is becoming more reckless with both his words and his actions. Between longing glances, sweet conversations and heated moments, I don’t know where we stand.

And Mohammad tells me that I have some important decisions to make.

The countdown is on, and only two things are certain.

I’m going to have to leave the three boys I’ve grown to love.

And by the end of the week, I’m not sure if any of them will ever forgive me.

It’s a good thing my time at Kensington is almost up.

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My review: 5 stars!


I have been such a big fan of Jillian Dodd since I discovered her Keatyn Chronicles series. No one does high school drama like she does! London Prep 3 was worth the wait and going into it I was sad that we were nearing the ending of Mallory's three week exchange in London. I am so glad she will have a fourth book for us to enjoy. The London Prep series is filled with what Dodd does best- witty angsty drama with fashionable girls and gorgeous guys. Such fun! Cannot wait for the next book in the series!





Wednesday, September 16, 2020

New Release Review: Thanks for Last Night by Lauren Blakely

     

 

THANKS FOR LAST NIGHT (The Guys Who Got Away Book 3)

by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: September 16th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes an all-new sexy friends to lovers romance! Thanks For Last Night is NOW AVAILABLE everywhere!!!

✦ Kindle ➜   http://blkly.pub/KindleThanks

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✦ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53912936-thanks-for-last-night


      

AVAILABLE NOW ON AUDIO!

A sexy new friends-to-lovers stand-alone performed by Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt!

 

LISTEN TODAY!

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Blurb:

A sexy new friends-to-lovers standalone! 

Let me list the reasons why dating a sexy, charming, pro hockey star is a bad idea:

  1.  He’s one of my closest friends
  2. All our friends are friends
  3. The wounds I’ve got from past relationships go deep. And so do his.

We’re both devoutly single -- it’s just safer for the heart that way. But there’s no reason not to bid on the gorgeous, clever athlete at the charity auction this weekend. If I win, it’ll be a friendsdate.

And I do win.

I win him big.

And hard. 

And all night long. 

The trouble is . . . what happens in the morning?


       

My review: 5 stars!

So fun! I was excited to see that the audiobook for Lauren Blakely's Thanks for Last Night was set to release a few days early- I had started reading an ebook ARC but knew the audiobook would be worth a credit, as all Lauren Blakely book are. Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber did a phenomenal job bringing sweet and sassy Teagan and hockey player Ransom to life. Friends to lovers tales are totally my jam and Blakely really treated us to explosive chemistry and her trademark witty banter. I love the worlds she creates and each and every friend group she introduces us to includes a long list of people I'd love to hang out with in real life. It was fun to catch up with Logan and Bryn, Oliver and Summer, and Fitz and Dean at the end of the book. And the bonus epilogues were perfect! I have loved The Guys Who Got Away series and can't wait to see what Blakely has in store for her fans next.

About the Author:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, ultra-steamy romance for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line. She'd love to give you a free book today!

Check out her web site to grab your free read: https://laurenblakely.com/one-free-book


    


I received an ebook ARC

I purchased the audiobook from Audible.com

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Teaser Reveal: Thanks for Last Night by Lauren Blakely

 

    

THANKS FOR LAST NIGHT (The Guys Who Got Away Book 3)

by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: September 16th

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes an all-new sexy friends to lovers romance! Thanks For Last Night is coming in Audio on September 15th and eBook on September 16th!

Preorder TODAY!

✦ Kindle ➜   http://blkly.pub/KindleThanks

✦ Apple ➜ https://blkly.pub/AppleThanks

✦ Nook ➜ https://blkly.pub/NookThanks

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✦ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53912936-thanks-for-last-night


     

Blurb:

A sexy new friends-to-lovers standalone!

Let me list the reasons why dating a sexy, charming, pro hockey star is a bad idea:

  1. He’s one of my closest friends
  2. All our friends are friends
  3. The wounds I’ve got from past relationships go deep. And so do his.

We’re both devoutly single -- it’s just safer for the heart that way. But there’s no reason not to bid on the gorgeous, clever athlete at the charity auction this weekend. If I win, it’ll be a friendsdate.

And I do win.

I win him big.

And hard.

And all night long.

The trouble is . . . what happens in the morning?


    

Preorder TODAY!

✦ Kindle ➜   http://blkly.pub/KindleThanks

✦ Apple ➜ https://blkly.pub/AppleThanks

✦ Nook ➜ https://blkly.pub/NookThanks

✦ Kobo ➜ https://blkly.pub/KoboThanks

✦ Google ➜ https://blkly.pub/GoogleThanks

✦ Amazon PB ➜ https://amzn.to/2OZ2Sgt

✦ Sign up for an audio alert when live: https://www.subscribepage.com/LaurenAudio

   About the Author: 

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, ultra-steamy romance for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line. She'd love to give you a free book today! 

 Check out her web site to grab your free read: https://laurenblakely.com/one-free-book  

 

Connect w/Lauren:

Website: laurenblakely.com

NL Signup: laurenblakely.com/newsletter    

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