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June 9, 2016

So this is my new blog.  On here I will review all the books I read.  Right now, nearly all my reviews can be found on Goodreads. As I continue to work on this blog I will sort and add my older reviews into categories. I am looking forward to this project as this is something I have wanted to do for a long time. I love to read and I love to write.  So I hope you will visit this blog from time to time and watch it grow.

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Live and Half Price ~   Title: Stud ~ Series: Dragon Runners #2 Author: ML Nystrom ~ Genre: MC Romance ~ Release Date: June 23, 2018  

 

 

Title: Stud

Series: Dragon Runners #2

Author: ML Nystrom
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: June 23, 2018
Blurb

Bold and brash, Eva MacAteer has spent her life working in her
blue-collar family’s construction business. In doing so, she’s had to fight for
her own place away from her overbearing father, as well as for her own identity
as a woman. Struggling between her loyalty to her brothers and her desire to
strike out to be her own person, Eva knows one thing for certain: getting
involved with a womanizer, no matter how hot he may be, is not the path for
her. 

Stud is not one to be tied down to any woman. Fiercely loyal to the
club and his single ways, the last thing he expects is to become fascinated by
the fiery Eva. He sees his own life reflected in hers and is not quite sure how
to handle the connection.
Can two mismatched people find enough common ground to overcome their
fears and allow love to grow?

 

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Author Bio
ML Nystrom had
stories in her head since she was a child. All sorts of stories of
fantasy, romance, mystery and anything else that captured her interest.  A
voracious reader, she’s spent many hours devouring books; therefore, she
found it only fitting she should write a few herself!  
ML has spent
most of my life as a performing musician and band instrument
repair technician, but that doesn’t mean she’s pigeon-holed into one
mold.  She’s been a university professor, belly dancer, craftsperson, soap
maker, singer, rock band artist, jewelry maker, lifeguard, swim coach, and
whatever else she felt like exploring.  As one of her students said to her
once, “Life’s too short to ignore the opportunities.”  She
has no intention of ever stopping… so welcome to her story world. She
hopes you enjoy it!
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PRE-ORDER/RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: My Life as a Rock Album, Series: My Life as an Album Series Volume III, Author: LJ Evans, Genre: Contemporary/New Adult Romance, Release Date: June 26, 2018

Title: My Life as a Rock Album
Series: My Life as an Album Series Volume III
Author: LJ Evans
Genre: Contemporary/New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2018

 

He’s an addict. He’s a rude bastard. He’s also broken hearted.

Trash artist Seth Carmen has lost everyone he’s loved and even some he didn’t. He’s better off alone. He’s made a success of himself by focusing on the one thing he’s good at, turning trash into something stunning. But then feisty blogger PJ Hensley enters his world with her fairy like quality, and he can’t imagine his world without her in it.

PJ Hensley is dealing with her own tormented past and a stalker she doesn’t want to admit to having, but she’s pulled herself together in order to graduate and focus on her future. The last thing she needs is a moody trash artist entering her world. But like all things Seth, he enters anyway with an intensity and focus that leaves her breathless.

Can PJ set aside her own tormented past to lose herself in the intensity of Seth? Can he convince her that he can weld their lives together into something beautiful?

From award winning author, LJ Evans, comes a novel inspired by Bon Jovi songs that shows how love and acceptance can heal even the toughest scars.

“Do not pick up this book unless you’re ready to invest your heart. Ms. Evans has created another raw and powerful story about love and hope and forgiveness!”

“There’s a lyricism to Evans’ writing.”

“I was driven to read their life story & it was so beautifully done, every word & scene.”

“Heart wrenching & beautiful storytelling!!!”

“(Ms. Evans) beautiful way with words just floats off the page and straight to your heart pulling you in…”

“It was beautifully written… their story was heartbreaking, beautiful and so touching.”

“There was such magic in (LJ Evans) words that you can’t resist highlighting every sentence because it spoke dearly to your heart…”


“Seth…” She looked away from him, trying to find the words. He took her chin in his hand and pulled her face so that she was forced to look at him.
“What?”

“I… this was a mistake.”

She just said it. There was no other way of putting it. But she regretted it as soon as the tension returned to his body. She regretted it because her heart and body were warring with her brain and her conscious.

“No, it wasn’t,” he said as if the force of his words could make her feel that way too.

He pulled her off the chair and wrapped her in his arms. Her face was pressed against his chest, and his words, when he spoke them, vibrated against her cheek and down into her body as if he was trying to embed them there.

“The only mistake we could make right now is if you walked out my door and never came back. That would be the only mistake. Making love. Giving in to whatever this is between us, none of that was a mistake.”

She pulled away still uncertain of herself more than of him. He let her pull away but watched her closely. Waiting for her to react. As she returned his stare, she knew that even if she walked out the door that minute and never came back, there would still be a mark on her soul that he’d already left.

Award-winning author, LJ Evans, is known for binge reading, binge watching, and binge writing. She is routinely inspired by music and will pull over the car to write a book scene when a particular song strikes her imagination. Her my life as an album series debuted in 2017 with my life as a country album which won The Independent Author Network’s Young Adult Book of the Year and was a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards. The second in the series, my life as a pop album, released in January. The third book, my life as a rock album, releases in June 2018. By day she’s a 1st grade teacher in a public school in California’s Central Valley. By night, she’s a wife, mother, and pillow for the 3 terrors known as cats. Find out more about LJ and her books at www.ljevansbooks.com
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PAPERBACK RELEASE ~ The Carrero Influence – Redefining Rules, The Carrero Series, Book 2 by L.T Marshall

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The Carrero Influence – Redefining Rules
The Carrero Series, Book 2
by L.T Marshall

Get immersed in the world of Carrero and join the thousands who don’t want to get out.

Emma Anderson and Jake Carrero are back in the second instalment of the original Carrero trilogy.

Flawed but addictive characters, and a rollercoaster ride of emotions.

💛 The Carrero Influence – Redefining Rules
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COVER REVEAL ~ Title: Lie to Me, Series: A Rising Star Novel, Author: Lee Piper, Genre: 2nd Chance Rocker Romance, Release Date: July 13, 2018

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.
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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AVAILABLE NOW! ~ Title: Thorne: The Complete Series Volumes 1-3, Author: R.B. O’Brien, Genre: Erotic Romance, Release Date: June 22, 2018  

Title: Thorne: The Complete Series Volumes 1-3
Author: R.B. O’Brien
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 22, 2018

 

An innocent young woman. An older damaged man. One dark contract…

 

Now the angsty love story of dominant Thorne and his submissive Rose can be read in one, continuous volume. Sex with no strings attached. Obedience without questions. An arrangement of mutual benefit. No mess. No love. No expectations. Nothing beyond a signed contract…until HE meets…HER.
Desperately trying to grasp for the balance that once kept him grounded, Thorne yearns for the controlled way of life that satisfied him professionally, personally, and sexually long before the arrival of Rose. But she has changed him, and while he fights his urge to be with her, each time he sees her, his fight to stay away from the beauty becomes unbearable. With a confession about to rock the community and secret upon secret being uncovered to almost the very last page, it seems their future is doomed. Will he admit his love for Rose? Or are the thorns of his past too deeply rooted?
The Thorne Series is a sensually erotic and deeply emotional story with twists that will make you go back to read from the very first page over and over again.

 


 

“I’m not saying I’m going to go easy on you,” I smiled. “But somehow I don’t think you want me to. So when you start to beg me, and you will,” I paused to kiss the top of her head, “I’m not sure where my whims will take me. Just because I love you doesn’t mean I’m not still capricious or sadistic, Rose. Do you understand that?”
She shivered even though there was the warmth of a summer’s day in the room. She nodded and closed her eyes.
“And do you like that? Do you want that?”
She blushed and closed her eyes, nodding again.
“I need to hear you say it.”
“Yes, William.”
“I know.” I drew my fingers down her neck and onto her chest. “Like right now, your body is so in tune with my touch. It’s as if it were braille and I am reading it. Your tremors, your goosebumps.” My fingers went lower…

 

I can’t remember not reading. Even now, I constantly toggle between two to five books on my Kindle in all genres. But I have always been drawn to the more taboo side of storytelling, even as a young adult, from hiding books from my strict Catholic parents as a tween, to getting lost in the erotic section of my favorite bookstore for hours as a college student, discovering such greats as Henry Miller and Pauline Réage.

 


 

In my own writing, which I can’t describe as anything but a “trance-like compulsion,” I like to explore the darker nature of relationships, those riddled with the reality of insecurities and human folly. I am drawn to expose the vulnerability, emotional turmoil, and occasional pain that can come from losing oneself in the heat of passion.

 

I hold a degree in English literature and my writing comes from some hidden, unrecognizable place, very different from the reality of my waking world. I am in love with E.E. Cummings and Anais Nin who continue to inspire me when I write.
“To write is to descend, excavate, to go underground.”—Anais Nin.

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BLOG TOUR ~ Vengeance Is Mine, a Contemporary Romantic Trilogy  by Kat Henry Doran ~ Availabe Now!

Vengeance Is Mine
 a contemporary romantic trilogy 
by Kat Henry Doran

Kat Henry Doran has put together an incredible list of prizes for this tour. They are just beautiful! Please use the RaffleCopter below to enter. Join us on an exciting tour of great blogs to read more about Vengeance Is Mine, interviews, and guest posts. Remember you may enter every day for a chance to win the prizes. You may find the list of tour location here and you will also find pictures of the prizes here too. 

Blurb:
Ever think about going back to study hall to face down the school bully?
The mean girls?
The brainless jocks who made your life a pure misery?
For Dru Horvath, gypsy orphan turned Pulitzer Prize winning photo-journalist; Rafe Archangeli, Scourge of Summerville who now heads a multi-million dollar trust; and Fiona “Fat Aggie” Thorpe who recreated herself into an A-list model with her own A-list agency, the opportunity to exact revenge is too good to pass up.
Will they find the vengeance they crave?
Or something more valuable?

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Excerpt:
“Tough way to find out about the other woman.”
“Other woman, hell,” Dru groused. “The assistant was some young stud from Tommy’s gym with abs to die for.”
With that. she side-stepped him and reached for the knob on the bathroom door.
Fast on his feet, Rory’s counter move brought them nose to nose. “Play much poker, Horvath?”
“I don’t know what you mean.”
“Before you started trash talking the cheating ex-husband, your face lit up like the Fourth of July. That tells me you’ve got something stashed in the tote. Until you let me look inside, it stays out here.”
Clutching the canvas tote to her chest, she sneered, “The only thing in here is my outfit for tonight’s event. If you think I’d go naked, one of us is a couple fries short of a happy meal.”
His response came in the form of another gimme motion with those thick, blunt fingers. “How about I close my eyes if I encounter any lacy unmentionables?”
“As if.”
She knew the instant he found the back-up phone. The screw-you look morphed into a smirk. “It’s not smart to mess with Homeland Security, sweetie. Those guys eat small rodents for breakfast.”

Author Bio:
Legal nurse consultant, victim advocate, sexual assault nurse examiner Kat Henry Doran and her alter ego, Veronica Lynch, has been there and done that–many times over. She often travels to the wilds of Northern New York State, witnessing the wonders of mother nature at her best. From the shores of Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River to the historic Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, she creates stories featuring strong women and the men who love them.
When not writing, she can be found lashed to one of her sewing machines–or chauffeuring the four brightest stars in her life: Meredith and Ashlin, Owen and Kieran.

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Everything I Never Wanted, Author: K. Street, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Release Date: June 22, 2018

 

 

Title: Everything I Never Wanted
Author: K. Street
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 22, 2018
Blurb
A single
dad, contemporary romance standalone.
This wasn’t
supposed to be my life.
One phone
call was all it took to bring me back to the small town I had grown up in.
Everything had changed, and staying away was no longer an option.
Four and a
half years later, I was a widowed single father still here, still trying to
pick up the pieces. We were doing just fine on our own, my little girl and me.
At least,
we were until Camryn Parker stumbled into our lives. The woman was like a
tornado after a hurricane; she was the storm I never saw approaching. Behind
her beauty and sarcastic wit, she was just as broken as I pretended not to be.
As hard as I tried to resist, it was impossible not to fall in love with her.
In the end,
it took nearly losing it all for me to realize everything I never wanted was
exactly what I needed.

 

 

 

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Author Bio
K. Street
has been making up stories since she was old enough to talk and began writing
at the tender age of eleven. She resides in central Florida with her husband
and daughter. Her affinity for coffee, sweet red wine, dark chocolate and
hockey runs deep. When K isn’t working or writing she enjoys reading, cooking,
spending time with her family and cheering on her beloved Chicago Blackhawks.

 

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Family Ties, Author: Stephie Wall,s Genre: Contemporary Romance, Release Date: June 21, 2018

 

 

Title: Family Ties
Author: Stephie Walls
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Blurb
With a
history like ours, the meaning of the word family tended to tangle into
something unrecognizable. DNA and bloodlines didn’t tie us together, and
neither did our last names. Various shades of grey blurred the branches of our
twisted family tree.
I wasn’t
her brother.
They
weren’t my parents.
Not that it
mattered…
She was off
limits.
Portia was
my friend.
Then my
foster sister.
And she’d
always be the love of my life.

 

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Stephie Walls is a lover of words—the more poetic the
better. She lives on the outskirts of Greenville, South Carolina in her own
veritable zoo with two dogs, three cats, the Mister, and Magoo (in no
preferential order).
 
She would live on coffee, books, and Charlie Hunnam if it
were possible, but since it’s not, add in some Chinese food or sushi and she’s
one happy girl.
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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Color Blind, Series: Fans of Football #1, Author: Leigh Lennon, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Release Date: June 22, 2018

 

Title: Color Blind
Series: Fans of Football #1
Author: Leigh Lennon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 22, 2018
Blurb
Liz
A bond. A connection. Our difference in color didn’t matter; we were made
for each other. A love so strong nothing could come between us—until someone
did. Faced with an ultimatum, I made the only decision I could but it was never
about skin color, for me. Saying good-bye to him left me in pieces, never to be
the same without him.
Now, many years later, I am face to face with the man no one could ever compare
to. The feelings I’ve pushed aside for him threaten to boil over. I must fight
them. I can’t go back. I need to protect my family, myself.
Israel
Here I am, face to face with the one that got away, the one that
abandoned me, the one no other woman could measure up to. I still need to know
why she left. Did she leave me for her family money? Was it my skin color? She
left by choice, leaving me broken. I’ve never been the same without her.
But now that she’s in front of me, I can’t let her get away again. My
slightest touch leaves her covered in goose bumps. Liz is using everything she
has not to give in. I hope she will. I need her to be mine, to once again
be my Buttercup.

 

 

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Leigh Lennon is
mother, veteran and a wife of a cancer survivor. Originally with a degree in
education, she started writing as an outlet that has led to a deep passion. She
lugs her computer with her as she crafts her next story. Her imaginary
friends become real on her pages as she creates a world for them. She loves
pretty nails, spikey hair and large earrings. Leigh can be found drinking
coffee or wine, depending on the time of the day.
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