The Darkest Star – Release Day & Review!

You guys all know I’m pretty obsessed with Jennifer L. Armentrout.  I love everything she’s ever written and this book is a companion to her Lux world which is where many of us started our love affair with her writing.  She was the first author I read when, exhausted with a baby / toddler who never slept, I finally relented and downloaded the kindle app to my tablet.  Obsidian was being offered for free, so I gave it a shot and the rest is history.  It was extra fun for me that the publishing house was located in Ft. Collins, CO, a city I know quite well as I attended college there and lived in the area most of my life.

Returning to the world of the Luxen and Origins and aliens among us was actually kind of a relief.  That sounds odd, but really I felt like I had been holding my breath and waiting for a continuation of the adventures there.  We finally get more about Luc in TDS – the great and powerful Origin we met along the way in Kat and Daemon’s stories.  There’s a splash of our old favorites as well, a pinch of Archer, a dash of Daemon, but really this is Evie’s story and so we have to step away from them to fall into her reality.  But Luc is there, so it’s mostly okay.

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Secrets and lies are common threads that can’t be avoided in the Luxen world.  Evie finds herself completely submerged in both very quickly after simply going to a club with a friend.  I don’t love spoilers, so I can’t say much except nothing is really as it seems (ain’t that always the way?) and what you think you know you probably don’t.  This cast is fantastic, and I’m excited for the next one.  I’ll ALWAYS be excited for the next one.  Always.  Jennifer gives me all the feels every time I read her stuff and I find her entirely re-readable which just adds to the appeal,

You want to read this one.  If you haven’t read the Lux series, no worries – you can jump right into this and won’t be lost at all.  I will highly recommend that if you read this first you then go back and pick up Lux.  Naturally.  Start with Obsidian.  You won’t regret it!

–A

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Sweet Retribution – Cover Reveal!

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Sweet Retribution, the stunning conclusion to the Rydeville High Elite Series from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis is coming October 1st and we have the steamy cover!

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The third and final instalment in the Rydeville High Elite series.

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About Siobhan

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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All Boy – Blog Tour w/ Review!

This one was powerful y’all. It takes YA angst and bullying issues, and body image struggles to the next level and beyond. It’s insightful and well written and just a very different kind of story but also a very important one.

Callie and Jayden seem perfectly matched, from the very beginning. I struggled with Callie because I related to her and her body image issues, but she repeatedly makes some terrible decisions that I was internally yelling at her for. Jayden has so much going on with his own struggles, and falling in love isn’t on the agenda. Until it happens. And then because of bullies, everything comes crashing down.

A true YA romance with important discussions and a wonderful love story. Recommend this read!

–A

All Boy
Mia Kerick
Published by: Lakewater Press
Publication date: June 25th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance, Young Adult

Seventeen-year-old Callie Canter knows all about screwing up—and being screwed over. After her so-called boyfriend publicly humiliated her senior year, taking a fifth year of high school at Beaufort Hills Academy is her second chance to leave behind a painful past. But her need for social acceptance follows, and going along with the in-crowd is the difference between survival and becoming a target. Staying off the radar is top priority. So, falling for an outsider is the last thing on Callie’s “to-do” list. Too bad her heart didn’t get the memo.

With his strict, religious upbringing and former identity far away in Florida, Jayden Morrissey can finally be true to himself at Beaufort Hills Academy. But life as a trans man means keeping secrets, and keeping secrets means not getting too close to anyone. If he can just get through his fifth year unnoticed, maybe a future living as the person he was born to be is possible. Yet love is love, and when you fall hard enough, intentions crumble, plans detour, and secrets are revealed.

From multi-award-winning author Mia Kerick, comes a powerful, timely, and life-changing novel, which follows two teenagers nursing broken hearts and seeking acceptance, and who together realize running away isn’t always the answer.

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Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—one in law school, another a professional dancer, a third studying at Mia’s alma mater, Boston College, and her lone son, heading off to college. (Yes, the nest is finally empty.) She has published more than twenty books of LGBTQ romance when not editing National Honor Society essays, offering opinions on college and law school applications, helping to create dance bios, and reviewing scholarship essays. Her husband of twenty-five years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about this, as it’s a sensitive subject.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled people in complex relationships. She has a great affinity for the tortured hero in literature, and as a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with tales of tortured heroes and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to her wonderful publishers for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.

Her books have been featured in Kirkus Reviews magazine, and have won Rainbow Awards for Best Transgender Contemporary Romance and Best YA Lesbian Fiction, a Reader Views’ Book by Book Publicity Literary Award, the Jack Eadon Award for Best Book in Contemporary Drama, an Indie Fab Award, and a Royal Dragonfly Award for Cultural Diversity, a Story Monsters Purple Dragonfly Award for Young Adult e-book Fiction, among other awards.

Mia Kerick is a social liberal and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of human rights. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology. Contact Mia at miakerick@gmail.com or visit at www.miakerickya.com to see what is going on in Mia’s world.

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I Never Planned on You – Cover Reveal

 

 

Title: I Never Planned on You

Series: I Never #1

Author: Stefanie Jenkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Net Hook & Line Design

Release Date: August 22, 2019

Blurb
Dani had her entire life planned out
by the time she was thirteen. She was going to marry the boy who stole her
heart – her brother’s best friend – have a great life, and live happily ever
after. Then tragedy struck and Dani had to bury those childhood dreams in a
pine box along with the love of her young life.
The memory of what
she lost haunted her until she disappeared into the night, leaving behind
everyone, and everything she’d ever known.
Years later, she
returns home to find everything has changed. When she meets Kyler, there is
something about him that gets past the walls around her heart. Will she let
fear control her, or will she let go of the past and learn to love again?

 

Author Bio
Stefanie Jenkins writes contemporary romance and lives in
Surf City, North Carolina with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in
Maryland, Stefanie brings her favorite parts of her hometown to life in her
books. She is a coffee addict, wine connoisseur, hockey fan & lover of all
romances – give her all the swoon & angst.
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Truth in Lies – Release Day!

Truth in Lies

by Maggie Kay

Truth and Lies Duet #1

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Genre: Dark Romance

Narrative: Dual POV

Book #1 in The Truth & Lies Duet

Blurb

COLE

“Who are you, Olivia?” Only if I stand in her shadow will I truly know who she is, and what she has been through.

She is tortured and broken, lost and all alone.

I have no choice, I am obliged to help her, as a favor to my closest friend.

Now I am burdened with her nightmares, drowning in all her tears.

She is broken, just like me.

Olivia is devastatingly beautiful and undeniably strong, and I fear I have come to need her more than I need my next breath.

OLIVIA

“The truth will always haunt me, even though it’s set me free.”

I am trapped in the darkness, buried under a lifetime of lies,

Cole rescued me. He protected me, and he is helping me heal,

but he doesn’t know all of my secrets, the ones that haunt me in my dreams.

I was abandoned and sold into a life that took away all my choices.

Now I know the truth, I can start to make peace with my past, but how can I trust him? How can I open my heart when all I know is pain and betrayal? All I’ve ever known are lies.

Olivia Johansson’s traumatic past has left her not knowing who she is and where she belongs in the world. When Cole Prescott finds her and starts to unravel the truth behind all the years of lies, he tries to gain Olivia’s trust and help her rehabilitate. However, he has his own demons to fight.

If Cole opens up his guarded heart to Olivia, he also opens up the possibility of losing her. Forever.

Olivia

Early Reviews

 

“The story is so beautifully told, her words are almost lyrical, they dance off the pages and straight into your heart.” 5 Star Goodreads Review

“This story is EVERYTHING! Dark, but not too dark, raw but not too revealing, sad but not depressing and incredibly sexy.” 5 star Goodreads Review

“This book was absolutely captivating from the first page!! I cried, laughed and fell in love with the characters. I am hooked and am anxiously awaiting the second book to see how the story ends. WOW!” 5 Star Goodreads Review

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Maggie grew up in between the picturesque wine region of Hunter Valley and the magnificent coastlines of Newcastle in Australia. It is the perfect place to raise her three children with her partner.

When Maggie is not writing, you will find her reading and reviewing romance books on her blog, Blushing Book Reviews. She simply cannot survive without her daily doses of caffeine and won’t say no to a glass or two of wine.

This is Maggie Kay’s debut novel, she first started writing poetry as a young teenager, pouring her poems, thoughts and manuscript ideas into pages of notebooks. Writing became her passion, her dream and her obsession.

Her heroes are dark and intense alpha males, and her heroines are strong, sassy and full of bite. Together they create a world of passion, pleasure and pain.

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Dating Roulette – Live! Review

OMG. Bex and Tris 4ever.

This couple. The cutest and the hottest and just the best friends you could follow in a book. They have it all – the strong BFF relationship, the steamiest sexy times I’ve come across in a while and some incredible banter. You can tell right off the bat they are soulmates, even back in high school, but adhering to guy code and denying anything romantic in case it ruins things gets in the way… until they break the rules.

SO GOOD. So fun. All the things. Bexley is hilarious with all her nitpicky reasons she can’t make it past a few dates with guys and Tristan is just the most swoony dude in all the land. This is one you need to read!

RECOMMEND!

–A

We are thrilled to be bringing you the release of DATING ROULETTE by D. Kelly. DATING ROULETTE is a fun and flirty new friends to lovers romance you don’t want to miss–be sure to grab your copy today!

About DATING ROULETTE

Bexley
Seven Dates.
Seven chances to win my heart.
It’s not hard –
Don’t put ketchup on your eggs.
Don’t wear tasseled loafers.
For the love of all that’s Holy, don’t ogle the waitress.
See? Simple…
Yet no one can get it right.

Tristan
Dating Roulette.
It’s Bexley’s game.
Correction – it’s her life.
A constant rotation of dates.
You might get one; you might get seven.
No one has ever gotten to eight.
There’s only one rule –
Don’t commit a dating sin.
I’ve watched for years and bided my time.
Now, it’s my turn to play.

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EXCERPT

“Has anyone come in, angel?” I ask. She gives a high-pitched whimper at the pet name. She likes it.

“No.” She gasps breathlessly.

“Good, because you’ve been teasing me tonight, and now it’s time for some payback.” As I bring my lips to hers, I slip a hand under her skirt. She stifles a cry when my fingers dance along the seam of her silky panties. She’s hot and wet in all the best places. I’d rather be doing this with my tongue, but if I play my cards right, my patience will be rewarded.

Our kiss escalates, and I slide my hand into her panties. My fingers glide easily through her excitement, and she kisses me deeper as I circle her clit. She’s a ball of pent-up sexual frustration, and it’s hot as hell. I thrust a single finger inside her, flick her clit, and pinch her nipple in the perfect combination. Bexley explodes, and I swallow her cries as her pussy pulses around my digit. She rides my hand through her orgasm, and I slide my hand out from under her shirt and caress her cheek. As her orgasm subsides, our kiss slows.

“Tristan,” she says softly, pulling back from our kiss to look at me.

When I slip my hand out of her panties, she reaches for a few napkins she stuffed in her purse earlier. She watches, eyes locked on mine, as I bring my finger to my mouth and suck her sweet essence from my skin with a tortured groan.

“I can’t believe you’re doing that right here,” she hisses. The theater is still empty, but even if it wasn’t, I’d give no fucks at this point.

“And I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on your taste for ten fucking years.” With both hands, I pull her face to mine and kiss her like the starving man I am. Our tongues entwine, and my cock aches with the knowledge I’m sharing her flavor with her.

She pulls away, gasping. “This is so damn dirty.”

I pull her close until our foreheads touch. “You think this is dirty? Wait until I come in your mouth and then devour your lips after. You can call it dirty, carnal, depraved, but I call it a fantasy fulfilled, and I can’t wait.”

She bites my bottom lip and soothes the sting with her tongue.

Our sexual chemistry is incredible, but the small part of my conscience that’s been whispering to me all night is becoming louder. Bexley isn’t a hot hookup for the night—she’s someone I could easily see myself building a future with. As sexy as it is to get her off in public, she deserves to know her worth. “Bex, I am sorry. You deserved a much better second date than this.”

Her fingers lace through my curls, and she tugs my hair gently and smiles. “Are you kidding me? This is exactly the date I wanted. I know we’re pretending in a sense, but . . .”

“Hey, this might be a form of pretending, but my feelings are real, and if I make it past date seven, you better bet the boyfriend title is a given. I want you to be mine, Bexley. Now I need to figure out how not to fuck that up.”

After placing a brief kiss on my lips, she gets comfortable in her seat and leans her head on my shoulder with a sigh. “That makes two of us. If it helps, you’re getting extra credit for the orgasm that was above and beyond.”

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About D. Kelly

D. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.

Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.

A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it.

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I – Release Day w/ Review!

The conclusion of this trilogy finally unravels the remaining mysteries and they all pack just as much punch as you would expect from this type of story. There is a somewhat satisfying end, though I was expecting a bit more in an epilogue perhaps of what comes next for these characters. It was a little let down to race through all three books and have it end what felt like kind of abruptly, especially with the revelations in the third book.

Either way – if you like a dark, mafia flavored story with an unorthodox romance and a lot of twisty action, this is a good read for you!

–A

Title: I (One)

Series: War of Roses #3

Author: Lana Sky

Genre: Dark Romance

 Release Date: July 10, 2019

Blurb
WHEN DESIRE BECOMES DEVOTION…As the secrets surrounding the Winthorp and Mafiya war come to light, Ellen and
Mischa are forced to trust each other or risk losing themselves to the
turmoil.But war comes with a terrible cost…

And as new enemies and old lies begin to crawl from the wreckage, they must
find a way to break the cycle…

Or let the violence consume them, once and for all.

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Dating Roulette – Release Day!

We are thrilled to be bringing you the release of DATING ROULETTE by D. Kelly. DATING ROULETTE is a fun and flirty new friends to lovers romance you don’t want to miss–be sure to grab your copy today!

About DATING ROULETTE

Bexley
Seven Dates.
Seven chances to win my heart.
It’s not hard –
Don’t put ketchup on your eggs.
Don’t wear tasseled loafers.
For the love of all that’s Holy, don’t ogle the waitress.
See? Simple…
Yet no one can get it right.

Tristan
Dating Roulette.
It’s Bexley’s game.
Correction – it’s her life.
A constant rotation of dates.
You might get one; you might get seven.
No one has ever gotten to eight.
There’s only one rule –
Don’t commit a dating sin.
I’ve watched for years and bided my time.
Now, it’s my turn to play.

Add DATING ROULETTE to your Goodreads TBR!

 

Get your copy of DATING ROULETTE today!
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About D. Kelly

D. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.

Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.

A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it.

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