Thursday, January 31, 2019

Release Blitz: Volatile Obsessions by Dee Garcia

Volatile Obsessions
by Dee Garcia
Dark Romance / New Adult
Release Date: January 29th, 2019

The streets of Miami became my home at a young age, streets that weren’t always very pleasant or forgiving. I hustled hard to get by, refused to seek help. I did plenty of things I’m not proud of either.  But I made it... Now, this is my city.
My merciless streets.
My empire.
So I don’t know who the hell Roman King thinks he is, storming in here and throwing around demands. He wants my power.
My throne.
Well, news flash for him…
Over my. Dead. Body.
I’ll wreak havoc on his life far worse than the demons of his past, demons that somehow mesh so well with my own.
He 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 bow down to this Queen.

She bloody warned me, threatened me with war, but those threats hold no power over me.
They don’t faze me.
Summoned to aid this city in ending her era, I’m the leading pawn on the chess board meant to dethrone the Queen.
She’s vicious, ruthless, corrupt—a challenge I fancy a little too much.
So let this vow be heard today...
Miami will burn to the ashes, but in the end, it will rise, reborn from the blood of her empire. The depravity that runs through my veins will consume every tear and relish her cries for mercy.
Lux Mercier 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 kneel at my altar.
The King will reign.

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Dee Garcia is a voracious fan of romance novels and a long time lover of the written word. Her mission is to craft unique, compelling stories that will give her readers a place to briefly escape the trials and tribulations of everyday reality. With headstrong heroine's who don't need a man to stand on their own two feet, Dee hopes to leave her mark in the Indie world, one plot twist at a time.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Release Blitz: Trashy Conquest by Gemma James

Trashy Conquest
by Gemma James
Series: Trashy Affair #2
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: January 25th, 2019

It all started 35,000 feet in the air on a flight bound for Seattle.

A chance encounter. An undeniable attraction. A forbidden passion. We tried to do the right thing and resist temptation.

We failed.

Now Cash's wife is missing, and to make matters worse, my ex showed up on my doorstep with the promise of forever on his mind.

Things were supposed to be different.

He was going to divorce her.
He was going to be with me.
He was going to love me.

But until Cash's wife is found, we have no future.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Trashy Conquest is a steamy romance suitable for mature audiences only. Though the subject matter deals with cheating, there are no innocent parties here. Book 2 in the Trashy Affair series.

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Trashy Foreplay
by Gemma James
Series: Trashy Affair #1
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Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”

She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn’t full of rainbows and kittens, though she likes both. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children–three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Release Blitz & Book Review: From Smoke to Flames by A.M. Hargrove

From Smoke to Flames
by A.M. Hargrove
Series: The West Brothers Series #3
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 23rd, 2019


They say there’s a fine line between love and hate. Ours was a mile wide.

To put it bluntly, my life sucked.
When I finally got up the courage to divorce my jerk of a husband, never in a million years did I imagine his prick of an attorney would gain him full custody of my daughter.
My scant two weekend visits per month killed me.
And my ex made it as difficult as possible on me every single time.
So imagine my shock when said attorney’s name appeared at the top of the list at the in-patient substance abuse clinic where I worked as a counselor.
My list.
The first thing that occurred was I completely lost my Zen.
Then my blood boiled.
Then his chart flew across the room and slammed into the wall.
How could this possibly be happening?
Karma couldn’t be this cruel.
How in the world could I be an empathetic abuse counselor to the cocky Pearson West who destroyed my life?
I would rather become an addict myself, or better yet, strangle him first.

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From Ice to Flames
by A.M. Hargrove
The West Brothers Series #2
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One day on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A.M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast-forward. If she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that novel she had dreamt of her whole life. She slammed on the brakes, made a crazy decision, and quit her job. Then she reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.

She fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker, Grey Goose Aficionado, and #WalterThePuppy Lover. If you’re around her for more than five minutes, you’ll soon notice she has a tendency to talk your ear off.

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My review:

I fell in love with Pearson West from the first page on. He was somewhat of a troubled hero but his flaws made him human and just that much more loveable for me. My heart ached for him from the very beginning and that’s probably also why I felt so protective of him and cursed the heroine when they first met.
Although he was a recovering drug addict I never viewed him as such because he was so controlled. Sure, there were weaker moments but for what he’s been through I admired his strength and tenacity.

Pearson’s life might have seemed perfect to others but after his fall down the drug hole his problems were worse than he let on or even accepted himself. Getting out of this vicious circle was easier said than done and he learned the hardest way that he couldn’t continue like this anymore. Seeking out help was the only solution no matter how hard it was to accept the truth.
Rose liked her job as a counselor but her new patient stretched her self-control to the limit. He was the reason why her ex-husband had full custody of her daughter and although that’s something she would’ve loved to change, she sadly didn’t have the financial resources for it.

The story took a turn I didn’t see coming but had me on edge until the end. I loved Sylvie’s character and I adored Montana, Rose’s little girl, who was a spitfire of a kid and hilarious at playing matchmaker.

I absolutely loved the solidarity of the West family. I was like a sponge soaking everything up when these brothers were together. Did I mention how much I loved them?! =P Grey might still be my number one but I loved Hudson and Pearson all the same.
Grey and Hudson had their own struggles throughout life until they found their love of their lives. Now it was Pearson’s turn and boy did he go through pain. I even shed a tear or two during his story because some things were just so heartbreaking to read. His story couldn’t have been any more different to his brothers but he had still a lot of strength inside and fought for the better. I loved how calm and controlled he was most of the time even in his precarious situation and that he didn't let people rile him up although the drugs made it tough for him. I would have hated for him to be aggressive.

Not sure if I would classify this as an enemies to lovers romance – which the blurb led me to believe – because it was only Rose who was angry since her ex got full custody of her daughter. Pearson wasn’t even at fault because he only did his job. But I understood that she wanted to lash out, even though it wasn’t very professional of her to steer her anger towards anyone else than her ex. I think this was more of a not-the-right-time kind of romance because of many reasons which I don’t want to spoil, but partly because she was his counselor at the rehab facility.
‘Maybe she was wearing the wrong kinds of flowers on her head and needed an entire pot of lavender up there.’
I loved the writing and the story so much but I couldn’t overlook Rose’s unprofessionalism towards Pearson in the beginning as well as when she used him to help her, which I found rather selfish in that particular situation because he was there to get help for himself in the first place and she made it even harder for him with the guilt. Even if it wasn’t her intention, her outlash caused him pain. I understood her very emotional situation and my heart broke for her but it really wasn't very professional of her to act that way at her work place.

There were some 5 star moments in this book but all in all it was a solid 4 star read. Well, as always, it’s a question of personal taste and opinion. But altogether I really enjoyed this story and who can resist a West?! =P

OMG! The epilogue though was worth a hundred stars! It cracked me up so hard! I loved it and can't wait to read more.

-- I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book given by the author. --

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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Cover Reveal: The Lies We Tell Ourselves by Michelle Heard

The Lies We Tell Ourselves
by Michelle Heard
Genre: Romantic Standalone
Release Date: February 6th, 2019
Cover Artist: Sybil Wilson / PopKitty Design; Model Credit: Johnny Kane; Photographer Credit: Eric David Battershell.


I'm at the end of my rope, planning a wedding with the man who has become a threat to my sanity.
Everybody tells lies, but no one knows the truth we hide behind closed doors.

That’s until Alec is hired to watch my every move.
I thought the man threatening my mother’s life was my biggest problem. But he’s not.
Alec Taylor’s sharp gaze and ruggedly beautiful smile are quickly becoming a danger to my heart.

An accidental touch has me wondering what if.
Little do I know he’d end up showing me the truth to the lie I’ve been living.
What if I dare hope that Alec is the one truth amongst all the lies I tell myself?

About the author:

Michelle Heard is a Bestselling Romance Author who loves creating stories her readers can get lost in. She loves an alpha hero who is not afraid to fight for his woman.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Release Blitz: Redemption by Callie Anderson

by Callie Anderson
Release Date: January 21st, 2019
Cover Design: RBA Designs


A tragic past…
Lost and confused, I ran.
Ran from the demons that haunted me.
From a past filled with pain and secrets.
A relapse…
But I was lost.
And the darkness suffocated me.
My soul was shattered.
And then Cole Hunter steppes into my life again.
And he loved me.
Every broken part of me was his.
He was my protector.
And I was his world.
Our love was messy, heart-stopping…
But he was my Redemption.

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Callie Anderson is a wife, mother and writer, who embraces the truth, then weaves it into a magical tale of romance and heartache.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Release Blitz: Bound by Dani Rene

by Dani Rene
Sins of Seven #5
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 18th, 2019 

My life came with a vow.
A promise to the blood line I’m born from.
Even though I loved my family, I knew I could never escape.
I’m bound to duty.
Until she walks into my life.
Blonde. Blue-eyed. Far too beautiful.

I shouldn’t bring her into this life.
My secrets are far too deadly.
Promises will be broken, but deception is right at my door.
Now I have a choice to make.
Love or blood.

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Kneel (Sins of Seven #1)
Whisper (Sins of Seven #2)
Indulge (Sins of Seven #3)
Ruthless (Sins of Seven #4) 
About the author:

Dani is an international bestselling author and proud member of the Romance Writer's Organization of South Africa (ROSA) and the Romance Writer's of America (RWA).

A fan of dark romance that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. It's from this passion that her writing has evolved from sweet and romantic, to dark and delicious. It's in this world she's found her calling, growing from strength to strength and hitting her stride.

On a daily basis, she has a few hundred characters, storylines, and ideas floating around in her head. From the feisty heroines she delivers to the dark, dominant alphas that grace the pages of her books, she promises light in a world filled with danger and darkness.

She has a healthy addiction to reading, TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream.

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Release Blitz: Burg by Giulia Lagomarsino

by Giulia Lagomarsino
Reed Security #10
Genre: Contemporary / Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 18th, 2019

Blake "Burg" Reasenburg has it all. A woman he loves, a new baby, and the greatest job he could want. But that all changes in just the blink of an eye. Less than a 10% chance to survive is what the doctors tell them. There's nothing he can do to save her. There's nothing he wouldn't give to trade places with her. 
This book was inspired by true events.

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“Blake, I want to keep it a secret.”
I was pacing back and forth in the doctor’s office. Emma didn’t want to know, but I needed to know. “You don’t understand. I need to know.”
“Because, everyone so far has had girls. Girls! I need to know if we’re going to have to buy more guns.”
“Really? You don’t think we have enough in the house already?”
I gripped her by the shoulders and shook her slightly. “Do you know what boys are like? Teenage boys are horny and they’ll do or say anything to get in a girl’s pants. I know. I was one of them.”
“So, you’re telling me that you lied to girls in high school so you could have sex?”
“Yes!” It was like she was just coming to the conclusion that all boys were scoundrels. “Do you understand now?”
“Well, if all boys are like that, then I’d rather have a girl.”
“What? What sense does that make?”
“Well, we only have to worry about her getting pregnant once. Imagine all the girls we would have to worry about if we had a boy. He could be out there sowing his wild oats all over town. We could potentially have hundreds of grandchildren in one year. And then it’s not just the girls you have to worry about, but those dads. Imagine if one of those dads was one of your coworkers. What do you think Mark would say if our son knocked up his little girl?”
“Sinner would probably be giving her notes,” I said in irritation.
“Okay, then imagine it was Knight’s daughter. Kate’s due in just two months and they already know they’re having a girl. Do you really think that Knight wants our future son deflowering his daughter?”
I took a step back and shuddered at the thought of what Knight would do to me if we had a boy and he knocked up his little girl. I imagined car bombs, torture sessions, lengthy interrogations, and deadly scars from the knives he would use on me. “We should definitely have a girl.”

Sinner (Reed Security Series #1)
Cap (Reed Security Series #2)
Cazzo (Reed Security Series #3)
Knight (Reed Security Series #4)
Irish (Reed Security Series #5)
Hunter (Reed Security Series #6)
Whiskey (Reed Security Series #7)
Lola (Reed Security Series #8)
Ice (Reed Security Series #9)

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I'm a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, "No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book." I didn't think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn't already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven't been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Release Blitz: Call Me Doctor by Hanleigh Bradley

Call Me Doctor
by Hanleigh Bradley
The Intimacy Series #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance / New Adult
Release Date: January 15th, 2019


“I’m not the guy for you.”
It’s a sentence I’ve said more times than I can count. It’s usually the sentence that follows, “so, are we...?” or “are you my boyfriend?” or “do you want to come to my sister’s wedding with me?”
I’m not exaggerating either when I say it. I mean it. Every single time I say it.
The girls on the other hand, they don’t seem to like it.
But I don’t really know why they expect differently. I always make it clear from the start. I’m not looking for anything serious. This is just sex. I’m not your boyfriend. I say those sentences and most girls nod and agree or if they don’t like those terms, they walk before anything happens.
I respect that, so I don’t get why they don’t respect my boundaries. When I say those things I mean it but they seem to think that they can change me.
Well to risk sounding like a complete jerk, they’re not that good in the sack.

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Hanleigh is throwing a party to celebrate the release of Call Me Doctor on the 15th January in Author Friends With Benefits.


“I’m not the guy for you,” I say as I lie naked in bed.
It’s a sentence I’ve said more times than I can count. It’s usually the sentence that follows, “so, are we...?” or “are you my boyfriend?” or “do you want to come to my sister’s wedding with me?”
I’m not exaggerating either when I say it. I mean it. Every single fucking time I say it.
The girls, on the other hand, they don’t seem to like it or perhaps they just don’t understand it.
But I don’t really know why they expect differently. I always make it clear from the start.
I’m not looking for anything serious.
This is just sex.
I’m not your boyfriend.
I say those sentences and most girls nod and agree or if they don’t like those terms, they walk before anything happens.
I respect that. It’s their choice. I’m cool either way. I respect their decision so I don’t get why they don’t respect my bloody boundaries. When I say those things, when I say its just sex or that I’m not interested in the long term, I fucking well mean it but they seem to think that they can change me.
Well to risk sounding like a complete dick, they’re not that good in the sack.
She’s bent over, pulling on a pair of skinny jeans. Well and truly fucked, her hair is a hot mess. She has big tits, a perfect arse and if she hadn’t asked me to meet her family, I’d have kept her around for a while.
“I don’t do ‘meeting the parents,’” I say, holding my fingers up to make quotation marks.
“Er…” From the look on her face it’s pretty clear she’s realised her mistake. “It’s okay. You don’t have to.”
Wearing only her jeans and a black bra, Lara climbs up the bed before straddling me. Lara is super skinny with the tiniest waist I’ve ever seen.
She reaches down, taking my cock in her hand.
I grab her wrist, pausing her hand’s movements.
The margins have been crossed and I’m no longer interested. It’s not that the sex isn’t good. The sex is great. But if she wants me to meet her parents, that means something. It means that she wants something I’m not going to give her and it’s time for me to move on.
There’s one thing the girls definitely can’t say about me. They can’t say that I string them along. As soon as I realise we want different things, I call quits.
“I think we’ve done enough,” I say.
Her eyes widen. She’s hurt. I’m being a dick.
“I think I should leave.” Her tone is curt.
She’s off me in a flash. Collecting her shirt, she pulls it over her head. Then she rushes to put her shoes on.
I should say something but I’m not sure what I’d say. I’m not sure I want to say anything either. Instead, I act nonchalant. If you’re going to play the part of an arsehole, you might as well do it copiously.
It’s frustrating though. I don’t understand why I have to be the arsehole. If I was the one that changed my mind and wanted more, then she’d be the one playing my current role. Except, it’s never me that breaks the rules, it’s always the girl. So, it’s always me that ends up being the dick that breaks hearts.
Putting my arm behind my head, I close my eyes briefly.
“I’d say ‘see you around’ but I don’t think I will,” she says.
I open my eyes, offering her a smile. She’s clearly pissed but I can’t really say I give two shits.
Once dressed, she pauses, clearly fighting the urge to say something more.
“You didn’t have to be a dick.”
She’s right. It isn’t necessary. It is simply easy.
I’m impressed to be fair. Usually when I have this conversation the women leave screaming with rage.
She turns away and exits my bedroom.
I don’t move until I hear the front door close. Climbing from the bed naked, I pull a pair of boxers out of the chest of draws. I dress quickly. I’ve only got an hour before my shift starts at the hospital.
It’s far too early in the morning for all this shit. I’m pissed off because I hadn’t planned on all this happening today, five days from now maybe, but not today. Today I had planned on a morning shag, followed by a coffee and then a long, hard shift in the Emergency Room before returning to my bed, preferably not alone.
Lara has done a great job at ruining my mood and possibly my day.
Storming out of my room, I make my way to the living room. Theo is sat there, watching the news.
“Alright,” he says when he spots me. “Lara left?”
I’ve been shagging Lara for the last few weeks and so Theo, my flatmate, has gotten to know her pretty well.
I consider telling him that she won’t be coming back but there’s not really any point. He knows how it goes. He’s not much better than I am. The only real difference is that I fuck about because that’s the way I like it. Theo, on the other hand, can’t have the girl he really wants.
Our friend, Aurora, recently got married. In fact, all of our friends seem to be getting married; only last month, we all went on holiday to Italy to watch our friends, Tallulah and Jarrod get hitched.
Theo has loved Aurora for years but that’s a relationship that will never happen. Aurora is insanely happy with her husband, Landon and I don’t think that will ever change.
As her friend I couldn’t be happier for her but I can’t help but think it sucks for Theo. She’s completely oblivious to his feelings but that’s not her fault. He’s never once told her how he feels about her.
I’ve never felt that way about any of the girls I’ve been with, let alone a girl I haven’t been with.
I’ve only regretted leaving a girl once and that was forever ago. Well, four years anyway.