A MONSTER LIKE ME by Pamela Sparkman

Heart of Darkness series #2

HELLO STRANGER by Lisa Kleypas

The Ravenels series #4

THE BUTTERFLY PROJECT by Emma Scott

Companion to the Full Tilt series

MEMPHIS by Ginger Scott

A standalone sports romance

UNWRITTEN by Jen Frederick

Woodlands series #5

Cross My Heart by L.H. Cosway

Hearts series #5.75

MOONSHADOW by Thea Harrison

Moonshadow series #1

Friday, July 13, 2018

Release Blitz with Giveaway: Lie to Me by Lee Piper


Title: Lie to Me
Series: A Rising Star Novel
Author: Lee Piper
Genre: 2nd Chance Rocker Romance
Release Date: July 13, 2018



Cold. Distant. Unattainable.
Reid Tate wasn’t always like this. He once cared for me. Made music with me. Gave his heart and soul to me. 
But I ruined it.
The breath-taking boy I used to love is gone. In his place is a man who wants to rip my heart apart and lay my soul bare before thousands. He doesn’t care about the secret that will ruin me. His brand of retribution is destroying my band and ruining our future.
But I promised myself never to let Reid Tate steal my voice again. 
Except that’s the problem when dancing with the devil. By the time the music starts it’s already too late.



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Lee Piper is a lover of books. She often juggles reading seven novels at a time for the sheer joy of it. At the grand old age of five, Lee Piper decided to become an author, however found a limited market for her unicorn stories. So, high school English teacher it was.
At thirty-two, and grieving the loss of her second miscarriage, Lee Piper turned to novels—Kylie Scott to be precise—to escape the pain. This then inspired her to write Rock My World, the first in a four part contemporary romance series. Her debut novel not only reached the second round of the 2016 Emerald Award, but also became an Evernight Publishing bestseller within the first two weeks of publication.
Lee Piper lives in Adelaide, South Australia with her drummer husband, cheeky daughters, and one very crazy dog.






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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Release Blitz: Kissing Jenna by Kristen Proby

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Kissing Jenna by Kristen Proby 
Series: Big Sky #2 
Release Date: July 10, 2018



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Synopsis:

From New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby comes the newest installment in her beloved Big Sky Series…

Jenna Hull owns and manages vacation rentals in her hometown of Cunningham Falls, Montana. She’s just completed the construction of her most exhausting project, the one she’s put her heart and soul into. The inviting, opulent Snow Wolf Cottages are the first ski in/ski out tree houses in the world. 

Her biggest dream is about to come true, and she can’t let anything distract her.

Christian Wolfe is Hollywood’s it actor. If the magazines are to be believed, he’s the sexiest man on earth. He’s preparing for the biggest movie role of his life, and his agent has booked him in a hot new ski lodge in Montana, tucked away from crazy fans. He can’t wait for the break.

But what Christian isn’t prepared for is Jenna. With a face that could easily co-star with him in a movie and her ambition to put her stamp on Cunningham Falls, he can’t stay away. But even more intriguing than her beauty is the fact that she’s not at all impressed with his celebrity status, only turned on by the man behind the fame.

The love they’ve found is perfect—but time is running out before real life intrudes. Can they survive with both their dreams—and hearts—intact?



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Meet Kristen:

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Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.



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Monday, July 9, 2018

Cover Reveal: Two Weeks' Notice by Whitney G



Title: Two Weeks' Notice
Author: Whitney G
Standalone
Release date: July 20, 2018

Synopsis:

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this letter to formally announce my resignation from Parker International (& the arrogant, condescending CEO) effective two weeks from today.

This was a VERY EASY decision to make, as the past two years have been utterly miserable. I wish his next executive assistant all the luck in the world (she'll need it) and if my boss should need me to do anything over the next two weeks, kindly tell him that he can do it [his] goddamn self...

Sincerely (Not Really),
Tara Lauren

That’s the version of my two weeks’ notice I should’ve sent to my boss, because the more professional version--the one where I said I was "grateful for all the opportunities," and "honored by all the rewarding experiences" over the years?

That letter was rejected with his sexy, trademark smirk and an “I highly suggest you read the fine print of your contract...”

So, I did.

And now I've realized that unless I fake my death, poison him, or find a way to renegotiate my impossible contract, I’m stuck working under one of the cockiest and most ruthless bosses in New York.

Then again, I thought that was the case until he called me late last night with an emergency proposition...


Review: The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen



Synopsis

Never ask a question unless you’re sure you want the truth.

I’ve been listening to my father sing for my whole life. I carry him in my pocket on my mp3 player. It’s just that we’ve never met face to face.

My mother would never tell me how I came to be, or why my rock star father and I have never met. I thought it was her only secret. I was wrong.

When she dies, he finally appears. Suddenly I have a first class ticket into my father’s exclusive world. A world I don’t want any part of – not at this cost.
Only three things keep me going: my a cappella singing group, a swoony blue-eyed boy named Jake, and the burning questions in my soul. There’s a secret shame that comes from being an unwanted child. It drags me down, and puts distance between me and the boy I love.

My father is the only one alive who knows my history. I need the truth, even if it scares me.


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About the Author:


Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of many things, including: the True North series, Him/Us and the WAGs series with Elle Kennedy, The Ivy Years series and the Brooklyn Bruisers. And more!
Are you looking for a friends-to-lovers story or maybe even a secret baby book? You can read a list of Sarina's books broken out by trope and style.

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REVIEW


The AccidentalsThe Accidentals by Sarina Bowen

Title: The Accidentals
Series: Standalone
Author: Sarina Bowen
Release date: July 10, 2018
Cliffhanger: No
Rating: 4.5 stars


I'm a big YA fan, so I was thrilled when I heard that Sarina Bowen was venturing into one of my favorite genres. She's one of my auto-read/auto-buy authors in contemporary romance, and has been for some time. What I especially loved about this book was that she really went outside of her norm by placing the father daughter relationship at the forefront of the story, and the romance was just a sub-plot in the background. I love romance, but the lack of it in a story never affects my reading enjoyment at all. In fact, I may get stoned for saying this, but I could have even done without the romantic element completely in this case. As much as I loved Jake in all of his nerdy glory, Rachel and her father needed their time to heal and work on their relationship. They were starting from rock bottom.

Rachel has just lost her mother to cancer, and her entire life has been turned upside down and shaken with a vengeance.

    My life in Florida is coming abruptly to an end, like a familiar song shut off right in the middle of the chorus.

At seventeen, her mother is the only parent she's ever known and she's not sure that she wants her father waltzing in after being ignored for so long. Financially, he has always given his support, but that does not compensate for absence of his time and love. From their first meeting and interaction, I was sad for both of them. For the missed years and opportunities that passed them by as she was growing up. Frederick seemed genuinely emotionally wrecked and hopeful for some type of real relationship with her.

My first impression was that there had to be some grand explanation for his absence because of how determined he was to prove himself to her. He wasn't trying to make excuses or marginalize his parenting fail. He owned it. So for that, I had total respect. From Rachel's point of view, you could feel her internal conflict through every page. Having imagined being a part of her famous rock star father's life for so long, it now felt surreal to be living that dream so abruptly. She can't help but feel as if he was forced into the situation, and yet when given the choice to have her live with him or leave her in the hands of the state, he chose HER. For once in his life, he chose his daughter, and because of that, she knows that he deserves a chance to make things right.

    Our relationship is like an experiment gone awry. Maybe my father and I will never be able to hear each other properly, because so much of our beginning was spliced off and thrown away.

Frederick and Rachel have a long road to healing in front of them. It doesn't help that they are their own worst enemies and have a total lack of communication. She holds her resentment and hurt inside, only letting it out in passive aggressive swipes. He likes to shove uncomfortable explanations and conversations under the rug for later. Or never. There were so many times you want to grab them and lock them in a room until they yell and scream, and come to understand each other. But it's a process, one that they need to filter through, experiment, and learn from. Don't expect perfect behavior from perfect characters, because you won't find that here. That had me conflicted for a while, because Frederick truly did some immature and selfish things as they were taking that journey together. But the character growth by the end was realistic and well earned.

Jake was an amazing love interest for Rachel. There wasn't anything about him that I didn't love, and I rooted for them to admit the feelings that were brewing while she was navigating her new life. One of the things I really liked about them was that they became good friends over emails before they met face to face.

    His messages are like an escape hatch from my real life. They make Claiborne Prep seem like a real place. And when I read his messages, I can almost believe that the earth is still turning around the sun, and that I’m really going to a fancy new school in the fall.

Then to find out that her self proclaimed nerd of a friend was just as sweet and funny and person, AND made her heart skip a beat? There was never any doubt that their crush was going to develop into more. They had an easy camaraderie and flirtatious energy between them that was unmistakable. It almost became a joke at how they seemed to be the only one who weren't aware that their crush was reciprocated. Everyone around them was just waiting for them to get with the program and make it official.

I loved that Rachel was a talented singer herself. It fed into the whole music theme, while at the same time giving her and her father a common interest to help them bond with each other. Combined with their frequent walks and his persistence in consistently showing up and being present, they slowly start to build a relationship together. But the whole way, you're waiting for the past to rear its ugly head. The Talk is a long time coming, and secrets need to be aired. When her father finally put the ugly truth out there, it wasn't quite what I was expecting. It was then that you realize that he had a lot of growing up to do, and there was so simple excuse or tidy bow to place on top of everything. They were messy, they were broken, but in the end they found a way to put the shattered pieces back together again.

I could have done without Haze being in the picture altogether. I wasn't his biggest fan, and the fact that they "hooked up" in the past in the circumstances that they did was a little disturbing. Rachel was the type of person who didn't speak up when something was bothering her. Unfortunately that's what happened when she didn't feel comfortable with his pressure to move past friendship and get physical with her. In no way did that excuse his behavior either in the past, or when he visited her at her school. I didn't like that she never held him accountable and confronted him, but rather the entire thing was forgotten after she made him leave. The resolution of that felt like an after thought, and I wanted to see it more defined and addressed.

Overall, I thought this was such a beautiful coming of age story about a father and daughter building trust, learning how to get real with each other, and healing the wounds of their past. It was such a highly addictive, fast-paced book that I binge read almost the entire thing in one setting. Even if you're not typically a YA fan, I think you would find this story well written and easy to fall in love with. Sarina has another winner on her hands with The Accidentals, and I can only hope that there are many young adult titles in her future. I'll be the first one to sign up for every one of them.


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Friday, July 6, 2018

Cover Reveal: Rivers by S.L. Scott



Title: RIVERS Author: S.L. Scott Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance Release Date: July 26th Cover Design: RBA Designs
Goodreads Link - Rivers: http://bit.ly/RiversGR Goodreads Link - Ridge: http://bit.ly/RidgeGR
 
SYNOPSIS

This Standalone Second Chance Rock Star Romance by New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, will have you falling in love with Rivers Crow while introducing you to his Sexy as Sin brothers and band mates—Jet, Tulsa, and Ridge.

Rivers Crow has everything he could ever need—a rock star life, more money than the devil himself, and worldwide fame. Except he’s still missing the one thing he wants—the girl he left behind.

Stella Fellowes has a life she doesn’t want—an unfulfilling job, debt without a ceiling, and lonely nights. She spends pretending not to miss the one thing she needs—the boy who broke her heart.

Five years later, the guitarist she once loved is back with a hit record, millions of fans, and that look in his eye that still makes her weak in the knees. Only she’s not the same girl he once knew.
When these two star-crossed lovers come together, time starts to heal old wounds. Although she’s compelled to look past his sins, will he be able to look past hers?
 



ABOUT S.L. SCOTT


Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.


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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Review: Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Dugal



Title: Kiss of the Royal
Series: Standalone
Author: Lindsey Duga
Release date: July 3, 2018
Cliffhanger: No

Synopsis:



In the war against the Forces of Darkness, the Royals are losing. Princess Ivy is determined to end this centuries-long conflict once and for all, so her new battle partner must succeed where the others failed. Prince Zach’s unparalleled skill with a sword, enhanced by Ivy’s magic Kiss, should make them an unstoppable pair—but try convincing Zach of that.

Prince Zach has spent his life preparing for battle, but he would rather be branded a heretic than use his lips as nothing more than a way to transfer magic. A kiss is a symbol of love, and love is the most powerful weapon they have—but try convincing Ivy of that.

With the fate of their world on the line, the battlefield has become a testing ground, and only one of them can be right. Falling for each other wasn’t part of the plan—but try convincing their hearts of that.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Lindsey Duga is a middle grade and young adult writer with a passion for fantasy, science fiction, and basically any genre that takes you away from the real world. She wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University.

Other than writing and cuddling with her morkie puppy, Delphi, Lindsey loves catching up on the latest superhero TV show and practicing yoga.

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REVIEW


Kiss of the RoyalKiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Princess Ivy has pure, undiluted royal bloodlines which makes her the most powerful female in the Legion's war against the Forces of Darkness. With her partners, she's taken down many dangerous goblins, trolls, wraiths, witches, and griffins. All with the unmatched strength of her Kiss and a protection spell before battle. You heard me right. In this fantasy societal construct, belief in love is outlawed, and kisses are used as weapons on the battlefield. I must admit, in the beginning of the book, I wan't entirely sold on the concept.

Imagining people in the army running around bestowing something as intimate as a kiss while gearing up to evil creatures...it's bizarre. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to immerse myself in this strange world. I'm glad I stuck with it though, because the poignant theme underneath all of it sold me in the end. This story is about the incredible power of love. Yes, it can destroy someone down to their core, but its restorative power is enough to heal kingdoms if you only have faith. The people of Myria have chosen to believe that familial and romantic love are silly fairy tales, the stuff of Romantica legend. Those who believe in such archaic nonsense are looked at as outcasts, and often arrested or punished for their weak emotions and actions.

Their heart was in the right place, or should I say their heads? They don't allow their hearts to rule them. Their goal was to bring down the Evil Queen, and the monsters that she conjured. People were suffering and dying, so they were doing what they felt would save the population in the fastest way possible. But the idea that Love didn't even exist? This was one thing that I found difficult to understand. Ivy's mother, Queen Dahlia had no time for her most days. When she did acknowledge her, it was only to show disappointment and disgust. So it's not hard to see how she could dismiss the concept so easily, and shy away from wanting to feel things. But what of everyone else who is taught to not believe? Surely their feelings of tenderness and affection can't be dismissed as simply a family "bond."

After Ivy loses yet another fighting partner, she's assigned to Prince Zach in the hopes that his unparalleled sword skills will make them an unbeatable pair. Now, more than ever, the Legion needs a way to defeat the enemy. Curses were multiplying, and there were signs that the Queen has created a Sable Dragon, and if hatched, there wasn't much hope of survival. On a desperate journey together to find the egg, it becomes more than just a dangerous mission to save their people. Along the way, their beliefs clash, and their patience snaps with each other. But we slowly see Ivy's eyes open to more than what the Legion has fed to her all of her life. She sees things that contradict her entire belief system. And she begins to reevaluate what she was fighting for, and how she was going to do it.

Zach was a wonderful prince. He was strong, devoted, valiant, and everything you would want in a sweeping fairy tale fantasy like this one. As the true romantic in the story, he was very passionate about the existence and meaning of true love. I enjoyed that HE was the romantic as opposed to the heroine. He really had his work cut out for him. Not only did he have to convince her of his love for her, but in the truth of love, of its entire existence. There was a lot of tension between these two as she fought the new emotions swirling through her. The repressed jealousy and attraction was really palpable and enjoyable. The ending really amped up the action and suspense, and I was actually surprised at how thrilling it was. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.

The plot was certainly unique, and the romance was nicely delivered in the end. I didn't think that it was completely believable that the Legion would believe her stories of what she discovered after she came home. It would seem more likely that she would be immediately sent away or punished for even attempting to try to tell them the truth. Though overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the Kiss of the Royal, and would definitely read more by this author in the future.


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