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Friday 31 May 2019

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Bad Company by S.L. Sterling!



Logan

From the moment we met, I despised Leah as much as she hated me. It only made matters worse when my mother became involved with her father. So, ten years ago, I moved away. But when I come back for the big anniversary party, the rivalry has disappeared and we're being congratulated for putting aside our differences. What they don't know is that if I get my way, tonight we'll be sharing a room…

Leah

From the moment we met, I did everything to get Logan's attention. All that he'd direct toward me were mean pranks often leaving me in tears. Even when he left for ten years, I still tried to get his attention. It took me a long time before I finally gave up. When Logan shows up unannounced for the big anniversary party, I expect the worst case of rivalry yet, but instead, we're actually getting along, and everyone is thrilled. And when I end up finding out the truth of why he is back, it shocks me to my core.



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Author bio:

S.L. Sterling was born and raised in southern Ontario. She now lives in Northern Ontario Canada and is married to her best friend and soul mate and their two dogs.

An avid reader all her life, S.L. Sterling dreamt of becoming an author. She decided to give writing a try after one of her favorite authors launched a course on how to write your novel. This course gave her the push she needed to put pen to paper and her debut novel "It Was Always You" was born.

When S.L. Sterling isn't writing or plotting her next novel she can be found curled up with a cup of coffee, blanket and the newest romance novel from one of her favorite authors on her e-reader. Her favorite authors include Kendall Ryan, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Lauren Blakely, Alessandra Torre and Willow Winters.

In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, sunny destinations, spending quality time with family and friends and of course reading.


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Thursday 30 May 2019

Release Blitz & Giveaway: Balance [Chicago Defiance MC 06] by KE Osborn!


Opposites attract.
That’s how movies tell the tale.

My lifestyle—not for the faint of heart.
My oath—to protect the brothers I’ve come to call family.

This life isn’t for everyone.
Especially those in the spotlight.
Meeting a Hollywood A-lister isn’t on my bucket list, and falling for one does not suit my plans.
But a biker who hides in the shadows and an actress bathed in neon lights, calls for disaster.

This story isn’t only about finding stability—it’s friendship, conflict, deception and slaughter.

Death—it’s coming.

Will we find the right balance?



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Author bio:

Australian author K E Osborn was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. With a background in graphic design and a flair for all things creative, she felt compelled to write the story brewing in her mind.

Writing gives her life purpose. It makes her feel, laugh, cry and get completely enveloped in the characters and their story lines. She feels completely at home when writing and wouldn’t consider doing anything else.


Wednesday 29 May 2019

Release Blitz: Illusion on Ice [Boys of Winter 07] by S.R. Grey!


Confession time:
My name is Noel Sandlund and I play professional hockey—defense to be exact.
I lead a pretty good life. I’m not hurting for money and the ladies seem to like me.
And now things have gotten even better—I think I may have fallen in love.

See, while I was in Sweden playing in the world hockey championships this off-season, I met Maisie Troy.

And, man, she’s it for me.

Confession time:
I’m Maisie Troy.
This summer I met a man who’s everything I’ve ever wanted and more.
His name is Noel and he’s hot and sweet and plays amazing hockey.
I think he could be the one.

Too bad there’s one huge problem—I’m not who he thinks I am.

No, I’m just an illusion.
An illusion that’s about to shatter . . . like ice.



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Author bio:

S.R. Grey is an Amazon Top 30 Bestselling Author and a #1 Barnes & Noble Bestselling Author. Check out her newest bestselling Boys of Winter hockey rom-com series. Each is a complete standalone novel, but the characters are interconnected and may pop up anywhere.

Ms. Grey's novels have appeared on multiple Amazon Bestseller Lists, including the Top 100 several times. She is also a Top 100 Bestselling Author on iTunes.

Residing in Pennsylvania, when not writing Ms. Grey can be found reading, traveling, running, and cheering for her hometown sports teams. Sometimes all at the same time!


Tuesday 28 May 2019

Stacking The Shelves [46]!


Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality where we show what books we got recently. I do this post once a month.

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book, they can all be shared!


Purchased (Ebooks):





On the Way Back [Retake Duet 02] by Ella Fox
Code Name: Genesis [Jameson Force Security 01] by Sawyer Bennett (Read)
Shouldn't Have You [Fractured Connections 02] by Carrie Ann Ryan
Baby Yours [Roommate: Hunter & Lennon Duet 02] by Kennedy Fox
Securing Sidney [SEAL of Protection: Legacy 02] by Susan Stoker
Covering Ollie [On Call 02] by Freya Barker
Undeniable [Cloverleigh Farms 02] by Melanie Harlow
Hidden Creek Secrets [Hidden Creek High 01] by Jaxson Kidman (Read)
Lotus Effect by Trisha Wolfe (Read)


Purchased (Paperbacks/hardbacks):





Pleasure Payback by Zara Cox/Rescue Me by Faye Avalon
Mr Temptation by Rachael Stewart/Baring It All by Rebecca Hunter
Shatter Me [Shatter Me 01] by Tahereh Mafi
Unravel Me [Shatter Me 02] by Tahereh Mafi
Ignite Me [Shatter Me 03] by Tahereh Mafi
Restore Me [Shatter Me 04] by Tahereh Mafi
#Bae [Hashtag 07] by Cambria Hebert
#Swag [GearShark 03] by Cambria Hebert


Gifted from Authors/Publishers:

I didn't receive any paperbacks from Authors or Publishers this month.

For Review from Author/Netgalley/Edelweiss:




Million Dollar Devil [Million Dollar 01] by Katy Evans (Read)
In the Crossfire [Circle of Justice 04] by L.P. Dover (Read)
The Angel Test [The Angel Trials 07] by Michelle Madow (Read)
These Divided Shores [Stream Raiders 02] by Sara Raasch


Currently Reading:


Monday 27 May 2019

Release Day Blitz: Knights Burden [Rumblin' Knights 04] by Bella Jewel!


Broken doesn’t describe him.
His demons now define him.
Brody.
The name that left my lips so many times.
The name that stole my heart.
The name that made me into the woman I am today.
The name that eventually shattered my world so completely.
He built me up, with love and desire - his darkness tore me down.
Now he’s gone.
Out there – trying to fight a battle that isn’t his to fight.
He’ll die. No truer words have been spoken.
Everyone tells me to walk away, to let go.
I can’t fix him.
I can’t save him.
I can’t keep hanging on.
How can I let go?
My whole world lies within him.
He is the very reason I breathe.
So I’ll fight.
I’ll do whatever I have to do.
I’ll find him.
I’ll bring him home.
Even if it kills me.


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Author bio:

Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

Sunday 26 May 2019

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Mom-Com [Reality of Love 02] by Marika Ray!


Excerpt!

   Before long I saw the blind move on the front window again. My heart started pounding in my chest, but I remained steady, pretending my whole focus was on my bike. I was just spraying some more lubricant on the chain when her front door cracked open and she sauntered out.
   “Oh!” Her hand fluttered to her chest, like she was surprised to see me there.
   I had to admit, her acting skills were quite good. If I hadn’t seen her spying on me from the front window just moments ago, I would have believed I’d startled her. Instead, I smiled at her and lifted my hand in a wave. Time to start my experiment.
   “Hello! I’m the new neighbor,” I called out.
   I proceeded to bobble the can of lube like an inexperienced scientist when my gaze met hers for the first time. Her blond hair was a gorgeous tumble of beach-y curls, longer than most women wore their hair these days. And the curves didn’t stop there. She walked toward me, those hips shifting and swaying, taunting me. But then a smile split her face and I was entranced. Those lips were made to grin like that: wide, open, genuine.
   When she was on the other side of my bike, close enough to touch, close enough to smell her flowery perfume, I forgot all about my experiment. Forgot completely that observing my subject and cataloguing all her features wasn’t a necessary part of testing my hypothesis. Because at that moment, it felt most definitely necessary. Maybe even imperative.
   “Hello. I’m Lily-Marie.”
   Her throaty voice washed over me, swirling with her perfume in teasing my senses. I reached out my right hand automatically, expecting a quick handshake as was customary when meeting someone for the first time. She glanced down at my hand, then back up at me, her smile slipping. A moment of awkward silence hung there before I also looked down and saw that I had a greasy can of lubricant in my hand. The hand that was outstretched, almost sullying Lily-Marie’s blouse.
   “Oh! Sorry.” I quickly dropped the can, but jumped again when the impact of the can hitting the ground shot a stream of lube into the air, narrowly missing Lily-Marie’s boots.
   I wasn’t a man to blush, but I felt the heat anyway, the burn of embarrassment creeping its way up my spine. I wasn’t one for crude innuendo, but nobody could have missed that obvious enactment. She finally slipped her hand into mine and gave it a firm shake.
   “Wow, that was a narrow miss.” She laughed and I tried to follow suit. “So, Lance, what are you doing out here?”
   My lips pinched together. “Who’s Lance?”
   The smile was back, lighting up the conversation when it most badly needed it. “You, silly. Lance Armstrong? Famous bike rider?” When I still looked perplexed, she spelled it out for me. “You haven’t told me your name.”
   Ah! She was telling a joke. I got it. I totally got it. “Good one!” I laughed again, amazing even myself when it came out sounding like one of my father’s wheezy guffaws. “It’s Jameson. Jameson MacMillan.” Great, now I sounded like James Bond.

This dating experiment is about to go viral…

Jameson
When my eight-year-old son starts asking question about love, I decide to use a magazine article on how to woo a woman to prove, once and for all, that romantic love doesn’t exist. Companionship, habit, mild fondness, sure, but not that thing called love. I have my hypothesis ready and I’m dead set on experimenting on my new neighbor, the single mom who does the weirdest things.
But my experiment goes awry in unexplainable ways...

Lily-Marie
When dating apps fail me spectacularly, I decide to go old school and use a 1950s magazine I dug up at a yard sale to help find Mr. Right.

Fifty Ways to Find a Husband.

Sounds legit.

Problem is, my new neighbor, Mr. Science Professor, keeps blocking my attempts. And keeps losing his shirt. How does a book nerd have so many muscles anyway? Thing is, my kids like his son and we start spending a lot of time together, which is distracting me from my ultimate goal: to find a husband to sweep me off my feet and be a good father to my kids.

Things get comical quick when my best friend records everything in her daily newspaper column. I can’t help but wonder if single moms like me can actually catch a husband. Or will this Mom-Com go viral as an epic train wreck?


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Author bio:

Marika Ray spends her time behind a computer crafting stories, walking the beaches of southern California, and making healthy food for her kids and husband whether they like it or not. Prior to writing novels, Marika held various jobs in the finance industry, with private start-up companies, and then in health & fitness. Cats may have nine lives, but Marika believes everyone should have nine careers to keep things spicy.

Marika enjoys writing all types of fiction novels, based on what inspires her. Right now she's working on a new steamy RomCom series along with sweet romances to make your heart explode. All her books come with a money-back guarantee that you’ll smile at least once with every book.

More information can be found at www.marikaray.com

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Saturday 25 May 2019

Cover Reveal: On the Surface [Imperfect Love 03] by Nikki Ash!





People see what they want to see. They only view what’s on the surface, and they’re easy to fool. I let them see on the outside that I’m a successful businesswoman. My clothes are designer, my makeup flawless, and I live in a high-rise condo in Lennox Hills. They see perfection, not what lies beneath the surface.

The real me, the one I keep hidden is a broken-hearted woman who uses the makeup to hide her tears. The expensive clothing covers a heart once shattered by love. The walls of my expensive home shelter a lonely woman who hides the fact that deep down she wants to be loved. A woman who is too scared to risk her fragile heart.

For ten years, I’ve managed to hide behind the image of perfection. Only letting people see what’s on the surface.

Until I ran into him.

Now, every raw emotion, every shattered piece of my heart that I buried long ago is exposed outside the protective walls of my high-rise condo. No matter how hard I try, I can’t keep the walls from crumbling. He sees me beyond the image that I’ve created. He says he can handle what’s below the surface, but can I?

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Author bio:

Nikki Ash resides in South Florida where she is an English teacher and mom by day and a writer by night. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand. From the Boxcar Children to Wuthering Heights to the latest Single Parent Romance, she has lived and breathed every type of book.

Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out. - Pam Allyn

While reading and writing are her passions, her two children are her entire world. You can probably find them at a Disney park before you would find them at home on the weekends!





Friday 24 May 2019

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Just One Look [The One Love 02] by Maria La Serra!


What do a hotshot lawyer and a moonlighting beauty have in common? Not much, but when they have to put their differences aside for a good cause, anything can happen. Maybe even love.

Victoria Fairfax wasn’t looking for love. Instead, she was hoping to earn enough money to start her own catering business by working nights as a bartender for charity events. However, love might have been looking for her when Jack Turner, a handsome guest, comes to her rescue after a man harasses her on the job.

Jack seems like the perfect guy—a successful young lawyer at one of the biggest law firms in the city with charm to spare. The only problem is, Victoria’s deep-seated hatred for lawyers. Despite her growing feelings for Jack, she can’t bear to get too close to him in case he turns out to be just as rotten as the lawyers from her past. As Jack falls more and more for Victoria, he realizes that his relationship is more complicated than he could have ever imagined, and he faces a difficult choice—to choose between the well-being of one of his clients or his growing feelings for Victoria.

Will they unravel the tangled web of their past and present and heal after a lifetime of pain? Or allow their past to keep them apart?


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Author bio:

A MontrĂ©alaise who used to be a fashion designer before becoming a writer. She will try everything at least once—except for skiing, hiking, camping, or anything relating to activities done in the great outdoors. When she’s not working on her next book, you could find her spending time with her husband and kids.


Thursday 23 May 2019

Release Blitz: Insatiable [The Kingsley Brothers Duet 02] by LL Collins!



Insatiable (adjective): having an insatiable appetite or desire for something, especially sex.

I am Dr. Porter Kingsley.
In my life, I am not easily satisfied. I have an uncontrollable need to have more.
More sex, more success, more money, and definitely more control.
The one thing I must control the most is commitment.
I’m married to the job, and it’s a damn important one.
Being the top neurosurgeon at the age of thirty is all the commitment I need.
Because I’ve been down that other road before, and all it comes with is heartbreak.
I’ve been relentless in my pursuit of excellence, and I give one hundred percent to everything I do.
Then Dr. Kaya Hensley breezed her way into my hospital and tried to tell me what to do.
She’s brash, bossy, ballsy, and beyond beautiful.
But I won’t let that get to me, because she’s my competition.
She’s everything I want in my bed, but not in my heart.
No one puts Porter Kingsley on his heels.
Kaya has different plans, but she has no idea.
My desire to be number one cannot be quenched, no matter the consequences.
I am insatiable.



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Author bio:

L.L. Collins was born and raised in the eternal summer state of Florida. She lives with her high school sweetheart husband and is driven mad daily by her two teenage boys, but her princess dog is her favorite child and kind of makes up for the testosterone flying around her house. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, almost six years ago she made her lifelong dream of becoming an author come true in the self-publishing world. She's the author of contemporary romance novels. Look for more of her emotionally charged novels exclusively on Amazon!


Wednesday 22 May 2019

Cover Reveals & Giveaway: The College Pact Series by Gina Azzi!


The Last First Game [The College Pact 01]


Sexy surfers. Epic parties. Wild nights.

Welcome to my senior year of college.

At least, this is what I imagine when I accept a semester-long medical internship in LA, California.

But reality trumps imagination when I meet him.

Cade Wilkins, Astor University football god and projected NFL draft pick. With thundercloud eyes, a teasing smirk, and a ripped body, Cade is my game changer.

I fall for him faster than he can score a touchdown.

Except our happily-ever-after is fumbled.

One tackle ends him.

One party destroys me.

Broken promises. Ugly truths. Ruined futures.

Welcome to my senior year of college.

The real version.

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Kiss Me Goodnight in Rome [The College Pact 02]


Rome is for lovers.

Passionate, intense, bold lovers.

I’m a twenty-one-year-old virgin and I’m entranced by Lorenzo Barca.

He’s an arrogant, unapologetic, sexy as sin, Italian race car driver who always gets what he wants.

And he wants me underneath him. Or at the very least in the passenger seat of his sportscar.

Unrelenting, Lorenzo crushes my feeble excuses to remain detached from everything he makes me feel.

I fall completely in love, in a passionate, intense, bold kind of way.

But he ruins it by discovering a secret.

And it leads us down a dark, twisted, and dangerous path.

If all roads lead to Rome, then I need an exit strategy.

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All the While [The College Pact 03]


They say time heals all wounds. They lie.

Especially my brother’s best friend, Zack.

Because my brother is dead and that’s a wound that will never heal.

I’m dealing the best I can, numbing my pain with alcohol and sex of the random variety.

Until Zack literally runs into me on Boathouse Row in Philadelphia and takes matters into his own hands. He intervenes in my life and offers a new coping strategy: himself.

His unexpected friendship, brimming with concern and thoughtfulness affects me.

Soon, an attraction I can’t deny erupts into a desire I’m desperate to act on.

But I can’t fall for my brother’s best friend.

Not now.

And definitely not after I learn the truth about Adrian’s death.

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Me + You [The College Pact 04]


Scandal should be synonymous with Washington DC.

I would know; I’m an intern on Capitol Hill.

But I fall for a man even more dangerous than a politician.

I fall for Luke, an underground-boxer-turned-entrepreneur.

With cool green eyes, tightly coiled muscles, and split knuckles, Luke stands out against the backdrop of crisp suits and polished shoes.

He’s jaded, closed-off, and impossible to read.

He’s also gorgeous, determined, and loyal to a fault.

But Luke has a secret, one with compromised allegiances and a dangerous outcome.

In fact, he’s the greatest scandal of all.

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Author bio:

Gina Azzi writes Contemporary Romance with relatable, genuine characters experiencing real life love, friendships, and challenges. She is the author of The Kane Brothers Series, The College Pact Series, Finding Love in Scotland Series, and Corner of Ocean and Bay. All of her books can be read as stand-alones.

A Jersey girl at heart, Gina has spent her twenties traveling the world, living and working abroad, before settling down in Ontario, Canada with her husband and three children. She's a voracious reader, daydreamer, and coffee enthusiast who loves meeting new people. Say hey to her on social media or through www.ginaazzi.com.



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Tuesday 21 May 2019

Release Day Blitz: Burned [Cunningham Security 05] by A.K. Evans!


Zara Brooks needs a fresh start.

Consumed with insecurity and damaged by betrayal, Zara leaves her old life and all the heartache it holds behind her.

Or so she thinks…

Zara is deeply wounded and every choice she makes in her new hometown is evidence of that pain.

Pierce Reynolds has lived in Windsor all his life and loves the community. When multiple businesses in town are set ablaze faster than the police department can investigate, Pierce volunteers to be the lead investigator on the case.

Pierce’s investigation lands him at Zara’s front door and he’s immediately taken with her. While Zara can’t deny that he’s an attractive and well-respected man, she refuses to get involved.

Once tragedy strikes, leaving Zara vulnerable, Pierce learns there’s a lot of hurt hiding beneath her tough exterior and handles her with care. Shocked by the depth of Pierce’s kindness, Zara finds her heart yearns for more.

But Zara treads cautiously.

Because she knows how easy it is to get burned.


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Author bio:

A.K. Evans is a married mother of two boys residing in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Lafayette College in 2004 with two degrees (one in English and one in Economics & Business). Following a brief stint in the insurance and financial services industry, Evans realized the career was not for her and went on to manage her husband’s performance automotive business. She even drove the shop’s race cars! Looking for more personal fulfillment after eleven years in the automotive industry, Andrea decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.

While Andrea continues to help administratively with her husband’s businesses, she spends most of her time writing and homeschooling her two boys. When she finds scraps of spare time, Evans enjoys reading, doing yoga, watching NY Rangers hockey, dancing, and vacationing with her family. Andrea, her husband, and her children are currently working on taking road trips to visit all 50 states (though, Alaska and Hawaii might require flights).