Friday, June 30, 2017

Release Blitz + Review + Giveaway: In the Pursuit of Charity by Alexandria Sure

Title: In the Pursuit of Charity
Author: Alexandria Sure
Genre: New Adult –college/sports
Publisher: Beaumont Tower Press
Editor: Richelle McFate
Cover Designer: Jake Sager
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Blurb:
He expected her to recognize him.
He expected her to be seduced by his charms.
He expected her to fall for him.
Expectations are a funny thing …
When his parents named him Herbert Lincoln James, they already had expectations that Linc would attend an ivy league university and go into politics. Linc didn't. As captain of his swim team, he was expected to win the big relay to carry his swim team to the state championship for the first time in decades. Linc didn’t. Society expected him to walk past her. He couldn’t.
 
She expected him to see through her.
She expected him to make her into a joke.
She expected him to be cruel.
Expectations are a funny thing …

Alexandria Sure is from Michigan and adores her supportive family, her two rescue pups, and her mighty Spartans. Her coffee obsession leads her to writing in local coffee shops where characters come alive between salted caramel lattes and large cups of "cold brew extra cream two Splenda," which are usually on the counter when she walks in because the baristas know her car. (Thanks, Biggby!)
When she is not writing, she spends a great deal of her time perfecting her craft. She is an active member of Capital City Writers Association and attends several writing conferences each year.
Sure's first novel, Before Him Comes Me, is an unconventional romance of self-discovery, described by readers as "the first BDSM book with no sex."
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Review


It's an interesting story, but not what I expected though. Still I liked it well enough. Linc and Alexis are two people who are most unlikely to fall in love. Linc is an athlete and spends most of his time in swimming pool. Alexis is total opposite, she spends most of her time in a coffee shop reading, and also she is larger than most women. Someone like Linc can't possibly find her attractive...

But he does. Linc can't seen to get her out of his mind. She is all he thinks about from the day he heard her laugh. She is so different from all those girls he has dated, and the ones who want to date him. Now he must convince her to go out with him, be with him, because he can't seem to function properly without her in his life...

Alexis likes Linc but she also knows that he is just passing time with her. His friends are all out of town and it's cool to hang out with him for now. She knows once his friends return he will disappear. Or may be she will disappear before he does... after all she has to protect herself from getting hurt. She can't be "charity" of anyone.

I think that the real story hasn't started yet. But when it does it'll be awesome. :) So far I enjoyed reading about Linc and Alexis. Both characters are great. I just didn't like to be so much inside Linc's head though. That was disconcerting at times. Other than that it's a great read.



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Monday, June 26, 2017

Cover + Release Blitz: Boys, Toys - Oh My! Vol 3 by A.M. Willard

Boys, Toys - Oh My! Vol 3
Business of Sex Series
A.M. Willard
Romantic Comedy
    Blurb:   I’m no longer the girl who blushes at a drop of a hat or from the sight of a novelty toy. No, I’m bold and brazen, the one who stands up and takes what she wants. Well, until it backfires on me and the plan is no longer in my favor… Or is it?   Cooper has a way with words, a way with my heart, and not to mention my body. I shouldn’t have been surprised when he tricked me, or should I say made the front-page of the newspaper with an anonymous announcement that even has me at loss for words.   Don’t worry, I still sell toys and I might still have the guy of my dreams. It’s just all happening backward for us. I’ve learned along this journey that life is full of surprises and you have to roll with the punches. And boy if this surprise just isn’t one that has left me in shock and awe. But I’m Charlie… nothing will hold me back from what—or who—I want. Mixing business with pleasure may not be suggested, but I’ve learned to take risks…

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Release Blitz: Forgetting You, Forgetting Me by Monica James


FORGETTING YOU, FORGETTING ME
Monica James

Series: Memories From Yesterday Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 26th 2017
German Rights sold to: Heyne, Random House

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My name is Lucy Tucker, and my life…it was perfect.
I worked the dream job. I had the most incredible family and friends. My home, Whispering Willows, a ranch in Montana, was everything I could ever wish for. My adoring fiancé, Samuel Stone, loved me unconditionally.
I had everything a girl could ever want.
But one fateful event shattered my perfect life. It’s unimaginable how simple, ordinary words can change a person’s life forever. For me those words were, “There’s been an accident.”
I thought Sam was my forever, but that forever came to a close the day Saxon Stone, Sam’s identical twin brother, came back. Saxon returned to Montana to help save Sam, however, the moment he entered my life, he turned my world upside down. But through chaos I somehow found clarity—clarity of who I was meant to be.
As time progressed, as seasons changed, and as a fire began to burn, I soon realized that Saxon was there for another reason…he was there to help save me.

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Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.
When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.
She is a bestselling author in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.
Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.
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Excerpt
“Let’s pretend tomorrow doesn’t exist.” Pressing his forehead to mine, he earnestly says, “Whatever happens now, it’ll just be memories from yesterday.” I can feel the tremble rumble throughout his entire body, and his uncertainty leaves me abandoning any lingering doubts. For this stolen moment in time, I just want to…feel.
Gently pushing on his bare, solid chest, he allows me to climb onto his lap as he nestles into the rocky terrain. Without a second thought, I wrap my legs around his waist and hold on tight, with no intention of ever letting go. His chest is rising and falling so quickly, I’m certain I can hear his heart hammering wildly within his body. The cadence matches mine as I seal my mouth around his. The touch of his full lips pressed to mine is complete perfection. But when he angles my mouth at the perfect slope and skillfully tangles my tongue with his, I know that this is nirvana.
The kiss at first is slow, like a roller coaster beginning its incline. But as we reach the pinnacle, it’s an exhilarating head rush of fast, breathtaking passion. When he senses me coyly opening up, lowering my guard and losing myself in the moment, he growls into my mouth. He dominates me with a fierce desire and in this moment, I am his.
I can’t keep up with the frantic pace, and finally, I surrender all I am. I allow him total control, melting when he sucks my bottom lip with a long, wet pull. I madly fuse our lips together, unable to get enough of this heady feeling, needing him to consume me, devour me, make me whole.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Review: The Gunman (The Family Creed, #3) by Shauna Allen


Synopsis

~ Five brothers, one family tragedy, untold heartache. ~

I’m big, I’m brash, I’m the enemy’s worst nightmare.
I have survived the Army, my job as a SWAT sniper, and undercover narcotics stings.
What I can’t seem to overcome is the pain inflicted upon me and my family when my baby sister disappeared off the face of the earth more than a decade ago.
A piece of my history is missing, and the only way to cope is by masking my agony behind smiles and laughter. But that’s the worst kind of lie because that demon still haunts me, and as we get closer and closer to an answer about our sister, I feel further and further away from my truth.
At least, until she stormed into my life, a whirlwind of bravado and sex-appeal.
Shiloh Grant is the truth I’ve been searching for all my life. She is the strong one. She is my hero.
But when evil comes knocking on her door, I will slay dragons and storm Hell’s gates to save her. Mark my words.
My name is Jamison Creed.
I am the Gunman.

***Reader note: This is the third of a 6-part emotional family saga series. Each story is 100% male first-person point-of-view, and while each full-length novel is guaranteed to have a complete HEA romance, their family mystery remains unsolved until the end of the series.

***Due to profanity, violence, and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Review

It's a very exciting read. I loved that the mystery continues in this third book in Family Creed series. Jamison is just as amazing as his older brothers were. I loved it! I think it's most definitely a must read novel.

Jamison is in narcotics. It's his job to help apprehending drug dealers. His family doesn't understand what drives him but his job is very important to him. He met Shiloh during an investigation. She teaches at a school for the deaf. She is also deaf but that doesn't bother him in the least. The moment he sees her he knows she is the one. Now he needs to do is convince her to give him a chance. She is the most beautiful woman he has ever laid eyes on, she is perfect for him, and he intends to make sure she knows that...

Shiloh likes Jamison but she is also afraid. Life hasn't been easy, especially because she wasn't born deaf. Loosing her ability to hear, and then experiencing people treating her differently hasn't been easy. So when he asks her to go out her first instinct it to say no. Although, he turns out be quite persistent and now she is falling for him hard...

I am in love with this series. Each character is just perfect and the stories are always exciting, intriguing, and quite romantic. I can't wait how the rest of the books turn out to be. But if first three are any indication they will be amazing and definitely worth the read.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review: Summer Bite By C. D. Gorri (Summer Fantasy Flings Anthology)

Synopsis

Artisan whiskey tycoon and Werewolf, Mason Lane has everything he ever wanted, but thoughts of his first love plague him. He buries himself in work to try and forget the raven-haired beauty that haunts his dreams. Ten years later, Abigail Vicente comes back home. Is she only there to claim the twenty-percent of the company left to her by her late father or is there some other secret she’s hiding? Whatever the reason, Mason is determined to find out the truth!
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Review

I think it's an amazing novella. The story is very well-written. I absolutely adored both Mason and Abigail. And I admire the way author has made this short story so fulfilling. It won't left you unsatisfied, it's as good as any full length novel.
Abigail broke Mason's heart when she left town without a word. For ten years he has suffered from a broken heart. For him she was the one and only. But he is also angry at her for leaving him the way she did. He didn't even get to tell her his secret.
Abigail hated leaving her one true love behind. But she had to go. It wasn't possible for her to stay with her father anymore. Now she is back with her son. But she can never be reunited with Mason because she can't tell him her secret. Will she be able to face him? Will they be able to stay away from each other or end up being hurt once again?
I loved it! And I'd recommend it to all my reader friends.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Review: Her Surprise Engagement (The Sorensen Family #4) by Ashlee Mallory

Synopsis

Single mom Daisy Sorensen doesn’t believe in fairytale endings—at least not for her. All she wants is to enjoy a much-needed, stress-free family vacation at a friend’s Lake Tahoe home. So of course everything that can go wrong does. Including a gorgeous man and his daughter showing up in the middle of the night.

Soon-to-be Governor Jack Harrison has had a crazy week, but he’s sure nothing can top arriving to find a bathrobe-clad, beautiful stranger in the home he’s staying in for the week. He’s wrong. When things spiral out of control the next morning, Jack makes Daisy an offer she can’t refuse. She’ll pretend to be his fiancee and he’ll help her open the bakery she’s been dreaming about.

But in between late-night campfires and days on the lake, Jack finds himself falling for the strong, stubborn woman for real.

Review

It's a sweet story, which I enjoyed reading a lot. Daisy is a single mom. She is trying her best to raise her kids and protect them from disappointments in life. Their father is not a very considerate man. When he cancels their trip to Disney, it is up to her to taker them on a vacation. She can't afford Disney but she can try to have a good time with them. The point is to have fun, relax, and be a family.

Jack's wife died and left him with their daughter. He has tried his best to raise her right. He doesn't date. For him she is everything. He is going to take her on a vacation, somewhere secluded so that they can have time together in peace. Without limelight of media, he wants to give his daughter one last free-of-worries holiday. Because once he becomes Governor things will change for both of them.
What he didn't expect is to cross paths with Daisy, a beautiful woman, and a wonderful mother, who makes him want things he hasn't wanted in a long time. But will she give him a chance? Will she accept his way of life or are they doomed from the very beginning?

It's quite entertaining story, which is funny, romantic, and heartwarming all at the same time. I loved both Jack and Daisy. Especially Jack is my favourite character in this book. I'd definitely recommend this book if you like contemporary stories.

Monday, June 19, 2017

June 2017 Bliss Release Day Blast!


Her Surprise Engagement
By Ashlee Mallory
Release date: June 19th , 2017
Series: The Sorensen Family #4


About the book:
Single mom Daisy Sorensen doesn’t believe in fairytale endings—at least not for her. All she wants is to enjoy a much-needed, stress-free family vacation at a friend’s Lake Tahoe home. So of course everything that can go wrong does. Including a gorgeous man and his daughter showing up in the middle of the night.

Soon-to- be Governor Jack Harrison has had a crazy week, but he’s sure nothing can top arriving to find a bathrobe-clad, beautiful stranger in the home he’s staying in for the week. He’s wrong. When things spiral out of control the next morning, Jack makes Daisy an offer she can’t refuse. She’ll pretend to be his fiancée and he’ll help her open the bakery she’s been dreaming about.

But in between late-night campfires and days on the lake, Jack finds himself falling for the strong, stubborn woman for real.
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Ashlee Mallory is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and thrillers. She currently resides in Utah with her husband and two kids. She aspires to one day include running, hiking and traveling to exotic destinations in her list of things she enjoys, but currently settles for enjoying a good book and a glass of wine from the comfort of her couch.
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Her Outback Cowboy
By Annie Seaton
Release date: June 19, 2017
Entangled Bliss


About the book:
The last thing advertising art director Lucy Bellamy wants is to go home to the Outback, but duty to family calls. At least there’s one bonus—her first love, sexy cowboy neighbour, Garth Mackenzie, is there and the attraction between them is still explosive. But Lucy has no intention of getting stuck in this two-bit town and she counts down the days until she can go back to her real life. After an engineering degree and working in the mines of Western Australia, Garth has returned to the Outback and is home to stay. His goal is to settle down, start a family, and work his beloved land with the girl he’s always loved. But if it comes to Lucy choosing between the glamour of the city or making a home with him in the Outback—he’d lose, hands down.
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Annie Seaton lives on the edge of the South Pacific Ocean on the east coast of Australia She is fulfilling her lifelong dream of writing and has been delighted to discover that readers love reading her stories as much as she loves writing them. Annie lives with her own hero of many years. Their two children are now grown up and married, and two beautiful grandchildren have arrived. Now they share their home with Toby, the naughtiest dog in the universe, and two white cats. When she is not writing she can be found in her garden or walking on the beach... or most likely on her deck overlooking the ocean, camera in hand as the sun sets. Each winter, Annie and her husband leave the beach to roam the remote areas of Australia for story ideas and research. In 2014 Annie was voted Author of the Year and in 2015 was voted Best Established Author in the AusRomToday.com Readers' Choice Awards. Readers can contact Annie through her website annieseaton.net or find her on Face Book, Twitter and Instagram.
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Dating the Wrong Mr. Right
By Amanda Ashby
Release date: June 19, 2017
Series: Sisters of Wishing Bridge Farm #3 (Can be read as a standalone)


About the book:
Pepper Watson has lost everything–her job, her fiancé, and the future she’d so carefully planned. Now she’s back at Wishing Bridge trying to figure out her next step. Her new plan does not include the ever-so- sexy Ben Cooper. Nope. She’s getting her life back on track, and getting out of this little town as fast as possible.  Ben Cooper is doing his best to build his business and help his parents. The last thing he needs is the distraction that is Pepper Watson. She might be prickly every time he’s in
her presence, but he sees another side of her. The side that has set aside her dreams to help her sisters. And then there’s the fact that kissing her is pretty much the best thing that’s ever happened to him. 
He’s putting down roots. She’s running away. It’s going to take more than a wish for these two to find their happily ever after.
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About the author:
Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle grade books. She also works in a library, owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture. She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award, and her first young adult book was listed by the New York Public Libraryʼs Stuff for the Teen Age.  Because she’s mysterious she also writes middle grade books under the name, Catherine Holt and hopes that all this writing won’t interfere with her Netflix schedule.
Author Website: www.amandaashby.com

Review: Talk British to Me (Wherever You Go #1) by Robin Bielman

Synopsis

I’m not being cocky when I say I get attention from millions of women. As the Dating Guy on morning radio’s top L.A. music station, it’s my job to give the single guy’s perspective on dating, love, and sex, and I’m killing it in the ratings. The best part? I have to stay single (it’s in my contract) and with a faux British accent on air, no one knows who I really am. The mystery is part of my impressive appeal.

I love my job.

I’m great at it.

I have no trouble getting a date or getting laid.

Until I meet her. Teague Watters. She’s a breath of fresh air, and I can’t stop thinking about her. As a rule, I always leave women wanting more. But this time I want more. Teague is into me, I can see it in her eyes, yet she’s playing hard to get. Well, bring it, because I’m game for the chase.

Circumstances deem I should keep my distance so I don’t hurt either one of us. But the fact is, I’m having a hard time backing off.

Because sometimes the thing you can’t have is the thing you want—and need—the most.

4.5 Stars Review

This story is adorable. I absolutely loved it and enjoyed it so much. There were many laugh-out-loud moments. And not to mention swoon-worthy romance scenes. Teague and Matteo are just perfect. I highly recommend this book if you are a fan of romantic comedies, happily-ever-afters, and lighthearted stories.

Teague is loving her life in California. The only problem is that she is struggling with her rent. But she will make it. It's her first time living alone and it will take some time for her to get her bearings. For now she is working in a coffee shop along with her best friend. Everyone here loves her favourite radio show, but the who can blame them, after all Bennett's accent is to die for. He can talk all day and no one will tire of listening to him. Also his gives best dating advice.

Matteo can't reveal that he is in fact Bennett. His contract states that he must stay single and he must date. Which is fine by him because he loves to date and has absolutely no intention of settling down any time soon. But that all changes when he meets Teague, quite by accident I must add. Now he finds himself falling for one girl and he can't even commit to her. She will soon move on and then where would he be?

For now they are pretending to be 'just friends'. Spending as much time together as possible and falling for each other more, and more every day.

It's very well-written story. I loved all the characters. Teague & Matteo, and all of their friends are amazing. It's most definitely worth the read!

P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Review: Yours Forever (Yours To... Book 3) by Cathy Jackson


Synopsis

Maximillian Roselle needs Ruthie Eden like he needs air to breathe. Her compassion, passion, and faith have awakened his desire to love and be loved; and the attention she has received from his colleague, Ken Davis, has galvanized his determination to make her his own.

Ken knows a good thing when he sees it, so when his friend Max struggled with his relationship with Ruthie, he stepped in to give Max a push. Now he lends his friendship to bolster and encourage Max's faith in God and Ruthie.

Ruthie Eden enjoyed being single. She busied herself with her interests and her writing and hadn't seriously thought about sharing her life with anyone—until she met the Roselle family. With her heart open to be loved, the attention of other men has her head spinning.

Enter Jace Nelson, brought in to collaborate on Max and Ken's new video project. Charming and roguish, he has less-than-honorable intentions toward Ruthie. He takes this enterprise as an oppurtunity to turn Ruthie's head and change her heart, and doesn't care what claim anyone else might have.

5-Stars Review


This is book three in 'Yours To' trilogy and just as amazing as first two books. I simply adore Max and Ruthie's story.

Ruthie and Max are now engaged. They're planning to get married soon but there is still a lot they need to understand about each other, and deal with. One thing is for sure they love each other and nothing can change that.

Ruthie had never thought that her life will end up the way it did. She has faith is God and she knows that whatever happens it happens for a reason. So if she is meant to be with Max then she will be with him otherwise she will have to accept that it wasn't meant to be. She prays as much as she can and tries to live her life in the best way she can.

Max was never that religious. But since Ruthie has come into his life he has changed and now he is trying to teach his children that prayers matter. Ruthie has brought God into their lives. She has changed them all for the better and now they can't live without her.

But their trials are not over yet.... I loved this book just as much as I loved other two books in the trilogy, in fact I think I loved it even more. Because in this book all the characters are at their best. They've developed well. Story remains interesting. And I think this series is a must summer read.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Review: Fire On The Farm (Second Chance Cowboy Romance) by Betty Shreffler


Synopsis

Losing the man she loved to a terrible accident, pushes Amy Flanders into a life of independence. Her only source of comfort is her work—a business dedicated to the care and training of horses. Until one lonely night leads her into the arms of Brock Baisdin. A man who fulfills her deepest desires and reignites a flame long forgotten.

Between his picky tastes and running his own business, Brock Baisdin has little time for women, but that doesn't stop him from looking for love. After saving Amy from a cancelled date, Brock is instantly drawn to the shy and beautiful woman hiding secrets beneath her lust-filled baby blues—secrets he finds himself eager to discover.

Undeniable attraction pulls them into each other's arms. Hope draws them into each other's lives. For Amy Flanders, Brock Baisdin may be the man to bring love back into her lonely life, if only she can overcome the wounds of her past and face her biggest fear—risking the pain of another shattered heart.
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5-Stars Review

It started with sad tears and it ended in happy tears. But the middle is just sweet, romantic, and very interesting. I loved the story, characters, and pretty much everything about it.

Amy and Brock are perfect for each other. The chemistry between them is truly incredible. Amy fell in love at a young age, she married young, was blissfully happy and then she faced tragedy in a young age too. After losing her one true love she never imagined that she will ever fall in love again. In fact now she is fearful of committing to a relationship altogether. She hasn't dated in a long time. She has her ranch and her horses to keep her company. She loves her work and that keeps her busy. Her life might not be what she envisioned tow years ago but at least she is content. Until she meets Brock..

Brock is just the same but for different reasons. The woman he saw a future with cheated and now he is weary of women. But as soon as he see Amy on a bar all bets are off. Both of them feel the kind of attraction which cannot be ignored. Soon they're dating and spending as much time together as possible. They can't seem to have enough of each other. But life might have different plans for them, even if they belong together, they might end up going their separate ways. Or may be their love is strong enough to pull them back together..

This book is simply amazing. It's a beautiful and touching romantic story which, I think, all contemporary romance readers will enjoy a lot.