Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Release Blitz: Beyond the Bases.




Title: Beyond the Bases
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: July 31, 2018



Blurb

What happens when you want more in life than just running the bases? 
You hang out at home plate and stop playing the field.

He's sexy and irresistible. I've done my best to ignore the magnetism that flows between us. I don't need complications in my life. I can't get wrapped up in his world, the last thing I need is to get attached to a professional athlete. I don’t have time for heartbreak.

Something about her pulls me in. I want to get to know her. I want a chance to show her I'm more than just my career, my paycheck. I'm the man for her. I know I am. No matter how much she resists this connection between us. It doesn't change the fact that she’s my grand slam.







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Kaylee Ryan is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.  When she’s not spinning tales of happily ever after, she’s reading or spending time with family.  Born and raised an Ohio girl, Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her husband and their son.


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Release Blitz: Hope.




Title: Hope
Series: Things That Matter #2
Author: Casey Diam
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 31, 2018



Blurb

Paige
I was weak.
After everything I’d been through, I’d grown weaker, not stronger. But I would change that. This was the year I’d lose myself, even if this meant losing Caleb—my rock. He was too close to the enemy, too close to do what needed to be done.
Alex Connor needed to suffer. It was the only way to stop him.
So, whatever it took, I would make him suffer and I would make him pay.

Caleb
There was only one thing I’d ever really wanted in life. My freedom. A sense of hope in a world where disappointment didn’t come after. A life where Alex Connor didn’t have control. It’d been the least possible thing in my life until now. But the freedom I’d wanted at first was nothing like the air I wanted to breathe with her. The moment I’d met Paige, she’d become my center, the core of my existence.
Although, when everything was said and done, I would never get to have my freedom. I would never get to revel in hope. I would become off-center, and I would fade.


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Some years ago, Casey rediscovered her passion for writing and hasn’t stopped writing since. Her favorite genre is romance with a little angst, which is why she writes sexy, funny, sweet, and emotional stories that are a bit more in depth, but so much fun to read.

Casey has a ridiculously short attention span and loves her coffee and tea without sugar and milk. Apart from reading or writing, she loves to snowboard, even when she’s catching an edge and face-planting in the snow. She absolutely loves it!


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Release Blitz: Wicked.




Title: Wicked
Authors: M. Malone & Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2018



Blurb

What could be worse than catching your creepy boss in an inappropriate position? Hearing him say your name...

This day couldn't get any worse for Bailey.
She just saw her boss Mr. Dent's extremely unimpressive... dent. A night of drinking with her best friend is exactly what she needs. Hunter is always there for her. The perfect Mr. Nice Guy.

This day couldn't get any better for Hunter.
He just saw Bailey’s perfect curves soaped up in the shower and all his dreams are coming true. Until she won't return his calls the next day.

Bailey wants to pretend none of it happened but Hunter just needs one chance to prove their attraction is real. He’s finally going to show her he’s not that...nice.





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NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a master's degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized by how she's using her expensive education.

Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella "Teasing Trent," her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.

She's now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.




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USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel she "borrowed" from her cousin.

It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.

While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.

Review: The Peer and the Puppet

The Peer and the Puppet The Peer and the Puppet by B.B. Reid
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

B.B. Reid’s The Peer and The Puppet caught my attention the first moment I stumbled upon the details of the upcoming release. It sounded like something I would love, and I was more than willing to dive into the story.

Unfortunately, I find myself in the minority with this one. This book wasn’t at all what I had thought it would be, and it was filled with the kinds of things I dislike. I know many will enjoy it, yet it was not for me.

In truth, there were multiple times where I almost gave up with this one. I forced myself to keep reading, hoping things would improve. I admit that there were some moments of the book I did enjoy, but it was nowhere near enough to win me over.

You see, when I saw the details of this book with the promise of a new adult read I was expecting the kind of drama you get with college aged characters. Instead, this book is filled with high school drama. The one thing I was done with a long time ago. Despite the popularity of The Royals by Erin Watt and Fallen Crest High by Tijan, I avoid both because I cannot deal with the endless petty high school drama you find in such reads. If you do enjoy those books, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy The Peer and The Puppet, as this is filled with the kind of drama I imagine both of those books offer. Having not read either of those series, I cannot say for certain – therefore, I’ll give you the exception to my high school drama read. The Kennedy Boys series by Siobhan Davis. The first three books in the series, the Kyler trilogy, deal with high school drama (which everyone tells me is like what you see in the two other series I mentioned), whereas the latter books deal with college aged drama. With The Peer and The Puppet I expected the latter Kennedy Boys books, not the thing that I least enjoyed about the early Kennedy Boys books multiplied by a thousand.

I think what made this one more difficult for me to enjoy was there were times when it did not feel as though I was reading teenage drama. There were so many times where they did not seem like teenagers at all, where I found myself believing I would have enjoyed this one a lot more had the characters been older and the events having taken place outside of the high school setting.

Then again, I wasn’t crazy about some of the other elements, either. I feel as though there were too many elements thrown into this one, leaving me curious about some but not others. I love it when multiple aspects are thrown together into a single book, yet with this one I feel as though I would have preferred individual stories – one for the high school drama, another story with the gang drama, and so on.

As I’ve said, though, I’m in the minority with this one. I’m sure many will love this, but I did not care for the characters or the events which made this a very difficult book for me to read. Sadly, this means I will not be continuing the When Rivals Play series, despite how I did not find myself a conclusion with this book.

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Review: Beautiful Exiles

Beautiful Exiles Beautiful Exiles by Meg Waite Clayton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’m going to be honest and say Ernest Hemingway is a historical figure I know very little about. In fact, I’m someone who has never read an Ernest Hemingway novel. I keep telling myself I will, but I always find something else to read instead. I will have to change that, at some point, if only to end my curiosity, but for now I was more than willing to give Meg Waite Clayton’s Beautiful Exiles a read. Although this is not a book about Ernest Hemingway in the usual sense of books about the figure, it was a different perspective that did enlighten me about the man.

As I’ve stated, my knowledge about Ernest Hemingway is extremely limited. This means my knowledge about those connected to him is also limited – even more so, actually. Due to this, I cannot say how much of this book is fact and how much is poetic licence. However, I can say this was an interesting read.

Well written, this book had me curious to see what snippet of information we would receive next. I had some notions of where certain things would go – due to the small snippets of knowledge I had – but for the most part, this book was eye opening for me. It certainly left me even more curious about the historical figures within – and I’m not simply speaking about Ernest Hemingway.

There is no doubt in my mind that Meg Waite Clayton has a way of bringing history to life, and Beautiful Exiles has certainly left me interested in digging deeper into the history of the characters in this novel.

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Monday, 30 July 2018

Review: Emergence

Emergence Emergence by S.G.D. Singh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Emergence is the first book in S.G.D. Singh’s The Infernal Guard series, and it’s a book that offers us an interesting start to what promises to be a refreshing series. In fact, I’m more than a little bit curious to see what else is to come in this exciting new world.

With there being so many young adult urban fantasy books on the market, it is always difficult to find a book that will stand out as different. This is especially difficult with how so many authors seem to be sticking with the popular trends. I cannot fault them for doing such a thing (it’s how they make their living, after all), but I often find myself more intrigued by those who take a step away from the norm. Sure, I continue to pick up the popular books – I fall victim to bookish peer pressure all the time – yet I much prefer finding something different, taking a chance with something that does not follow the current trends.

With Emergence, we’re given elements that are in line with what is popular in the young adult fantasy genre. However, at the same time, it’s given a spin that makes it entirely unique. You see, we have aspects of the supernatural world that are really popular – certain supernatural creatures, specific events that play out in teenagers’ lives, and the way in which the world opens up to those teens – yet they are given a spin I have not seen before. You see, we get a different mythology to usual.

I adore it when authors take a known mythology (even when it is those I do not know much of) and put their own spin on it, mixing it in with elements of the genre I love so much. This is exactly what S.G.D. Singh does: we’re given a unique spin on the supernatural world, providing us with something new and entertaining to fall in love with. I really enjoyed watching the way the details came to life, I had fun watching the way things were mixed together, and I’m excited to see what else is brought to us in the future books.

If you’re looking for a book that takes the known and makes it the unknown, then this book is for you – S.G.D. Singh leaves you turning the pages, desperate to see how things play out, and more than willing to read more.

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Release Blitz: Six.




Title: Six
Series: Count to Ten #6
Author: Jane Blythe
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 30, 2018



Blurb

Detective Ryan Xander fights to save his partner when her violent stalker ups the ante and pulls out all the stops to end her life.

Sometimes you have to do something even if it hurts someone you love. Annabelle Englewood just made the biggest decision of her life. She's moved out of the home she has shared with her boyfriend for the last five years. She's not sure she made the right choice but she felt like it was something she had to do.

A woman disappears without a trace. Another four women vanish on the same night. The case takes a personal turn for Detective Xavier Montague when his estranged girlfriend, Annabelle, also goes missing. Is her disappearance related? Is someone else responsible? Or did she simply walk away from her life of her own volition?

** Warning: Graphic violence and themes of sexual assault/abuse **







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Jane has loved reading and writing since she can remember. She writes dark and disturbing crime/mystery/suspense with some romance thrown in because, well, who doesn’t love romance?! She has several series including the complete Detective Parker Bell series, the Count to Ten series, the Christmas Romantic Suspense series, and the Flashes of Fate series of novelettes.

When she’s not writing Jane loves to read, bake, go to the beach, ski, horse ride, and watch Disney movies. She has a black belt in Taekwondo, a 200+ collection of teddy bears, and her favorite color is pink. She has the world’s two most sweet and pretty Dalmatians, Ivory and Pearl. Oh, and she also enjoys spending time with family and friends!


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Book Blitz: Whole Lotta Frogs.




Title: Whole Lotta Frogs
Author: Samatha Harris
Genre: Standalone Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 19, 2018



Blurb

My name is Lennox Brooks and I’ll admit, I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I don’t take the big risks, I cover my insecurities with snark, I’ve shown my crazy a few more times then I would’ve liked, and I’ve been trying, and failing at love pretty much since I first grew tits.
Weirdos, Mama’s boys, the over-coiffed, and underwhelming, I’ve been out with them all, just read my blog. I’ve got horror stories that would curl your toes and singe your nose hairs, but none of them compare to the toad who started it all, Ellis Walker.
He was the boy next door, the charming, infuriatingly gorgeous one who broke my heart and disappeared without a trace. Now he’s back and determined to throw my life into chaos, dredging up painful memories just when things were getting good.
But the thing is there are always two sides to every story.
I’ve spent the better part of my life hating him for everything he put me through, but without that resentment clouding my judgment how will I ever resist him?
Love is complicated, appearances are deceiving, and sometimes you have to kiss a whole lotta frogs before finding your prince.







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Excerpt

I got ready in a fury and reread Ellis’s invasive text three times while I fixed my hair and makeup, shaking my head each time and fighting back a smile.
I still hadn’t answered when I started walking the six blocks to Sawyer’s apartment. I’d barely stepped off the stoop of my building when my phone rang.
“You never answered my question,” Ellis said.
My lips curled up at the corners. “Of course, I didn’t.”
“Why not?”
“Because it’s none of your business.”
“Len, your nudity is absolutely my business. In fact, I’m the CEO of that luscious body and I’m a hands-on kind of leader.”
I shook my head, unable to hold back my smile any longer. “Wow, you managed to turn a creepy text into an even creepier metaphor. Kudos to you.”
Ellis laughed. “Are you?”
“Am I what?”
“Naked,” he said. “I’m about the hop in the shower and I need a visual to, you know, help me finish the job.”
“You’re unbelievable.”
“Unbelievably sexy you mean.” I could hear the grin in his voice.
“Whatever.”
“Seriously, though,” he said. “What are you up to?”
“Well.” I took a deep breath, the ice-cold air burning my nose. “If you must know, Sawyer offered to make me dinner. I’m on my way to his place.”
“Really?” he asked. “Great!”
I stopped short on the sidewalk my feet frozen to the pavement. People around me grunted their disapproval and moved around me as I stood glued to the concrete.
“Great?” What happened to throwing his hat in the ring?
“Yeah. I’m starved; I’ll meet you there in ten.”
“You can’t be serious.”
“I love his food—man, that guy can cook. Best decision I ever made, going into business with him. Even if he’s trying to steal my woman.”
“Ellis!” I shouted into the phone. An elderly woman pulling a grocery cart behind her glared at me for my outburst. I mouthed my apologies to her then returned to my phone. “So help me God if you show up at Sawyer’s…”
“What’s the big deal? I’m friends with him. He’s friends with you. We can all have dinner together, it’ll be fun.”
“You aren’t invited.”
“Oh, Len, I’m hurt. I thought we were moving forward. We’re friends, aren’t we?”
I sighed. “Yes, we’re friends.”
“And friends sometimes eat together?” I groaned, not liking the route this conversation was taking. “Sawyer and I are friends, which I expect might change when I tell him how I feel about you. Oh, what the hell—we’ll just leave him out of this and you and I will just go ourselves.”
“Smooth, Ellis,” I said. “Real smooth.”
“I am pretty smooth if I do say so myself. Not to mention devastatingly handsome, and moderately charming.”
“Only moderately?” I asked.
“Yes, but don’t worry; I grow on you.”
I took a deep breath to calm my nerves and closed my eyes. “Please tell me you are not going to show up this evening.”
Ellis laughed. “Relax. I won’t be interrupting your little dinner.”
“Thanks.” I checked the address and looked up at Sawyer’s building. The door to which was sandwiched between a dry cleaner and a greasy pizza place. “I’ve got to go. I’ll talk to you later.”
“Okay,” he said. “Lennox?”
“Yeah.”
He didn’t say anything right away. I just stood there, the cold wind biting at my fingertips.
“Don’t—," he started, his voice sounding almost pained.
“Don’t, what?”
I stood there listening to him breathe on the other end.
“Nothing.” He sighed.
I groaned and rolled my eyes. “Bye, Ellis.”






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Samatha “Sam” Harris lives near Baltimore, Maryland with her husband David and daughter Ava. Born in Florida, she migrated north which most people agree was a little backwards. She has been an artist all of her life, a Tattoo Artist for more than ten years, and a storyteller since she was a kid.

Sam has a slightly unhealthy love for Frank Sinatra, classic movies, and Jazz and Blues music, but her first love will always be reading. From Romance, to Thrillers, to Historical Fiction and everything in between, she loves to become a part of the story. As a writer she tells the stories that she would want to read.



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Release Blitz: Butterface.

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“I love the heck out of this book! It’s super fresh and hysterical.” -- Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

Butterface, a hot romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn, is LIVE!

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Synopsis
Looks aren’t everything.
It’s true. I’m not what most people would call “pretty” and, well, high school was rough. Fast forward ten years and life is good…
Until a bunch of jerks think it’s hilarious to put the “butterface” (AKA me) on a wedding Kiss Cam with the hottest guy ever— and that old humiliation hits hard.
I recognize him immediately. The hottest cop in Waterbury and totally out of my league.
But then he kisses me.
And we totally forget the room, the crowd, everything.
Then he tells everyone we’ve been dating for months.
Soon everything starts to feel too real, from adorable fights over “necessary” tools to fix my broken porch to surviving a freefor-all dinner with his six siblings to picking up where our last kiss left off.
But there’s something he’s not telling me about why he’s really hanging around, and I’m pretty sure it has to do with my mobconnected brothers.
Because this is not a makeover story, and Cinderella is only a fairy tale…
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USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name. Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs. AveryFlynn
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