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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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NEW RELEASE ~   Title: Fragile Tension, Author: Irene Colabianchi, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Release Date: July 17, 2018  

Title: Fragile Tension
Author: Irene Colabianchi
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 17, 2018

 

Asher Keaston is a young airline pilot who is disappointed by his childhood and the loss of the most important person in his life. 

 

 

 

Eleonor Meier is convinced that she can recuperate a reality of which she has no memory.

 

 

 

 

An encounter that is not really fortuitous between the two, convinces Asher that the only way to free himself of his past and live a torment-free future, is to destroy the beautiful and passionate woman who has taken over his memories and his desires.

 

 

 

 

Eleonor hates Asher’s eyes, his intense and intrusive look, his oppressive and arrogant ways, but passion and fate will change their destiny once again, that destiny that had separated them four years before.

 

 

 

 

Asher is convinced of his plan, but instead will find himself always more involved in what he actually feels for Eleonor, a desire that never died. Eleonor will discover that there is a deep secret in Asher’s eyes that could shock her existence.

 

 

 

 

What if the destruction of Eleonor will be Asher’s final condemnation?


“I know what I must be afraid of” she answers, looking at me and biting her lower lip. “And what I must be careful about.”

I like the way she’s looking at me while she whispers those words with her persuasive voice. “What must you be careful about, Eleonor?” I ask, putting myself comfortably on the couch.

She looks at my arm on the backrest and sighs deeply, putting her head back. “You, Asher Keaston” she answers, sincerely.

I’m quite surprised, I didn’t expect it. Eleonor seems to be her old self, but in reality, something has changed over the years. She has grown up, she has become stronger, she’s an independent adult now, and I don’t think she’ll let anyone step on her easily. “Am I dangerous?”

She crosses her arms and makes herself comfortable, tickling my arm with her long hair. “You don’t let anyone get to know you, no one can tarnish you.”

Damn it… coming from her, it sounds like the most horrible thing in the world, but I don’t get discouraged. There’s no need to, and I don’t want to, so I get closer to her and pretend that her words didn’t touch me at all. “You can’t control me or you can’t control what you feel when you are with me?”

She opens her eyes wide and moves on the couch, nervously. She blinks and curls up on the couch. “You’ve got the bad habit of embarrassing people.”

“I don’t embarrass them, I just tell them the truth.”

 

Irene Colabianchi was born in Rome, Italy, in 1999. She attends the most important High School of Art of Rome. She loves reading, writing and dreaming, imagining impossible loves and sexy bad boy. She wrote the fantasy romance series Boogeyman Saga. After she published, in Italy, the paranormal romance ‘Il bacio di Ade’. Recently she published a new Mafia Romance series, inaugurated with the first novel ‘Donna D’onore’.

 

All this books are available in italian language online on Amazon and others e-commerce.
Fragile Tension is her first novel debut on International market.
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AVAILABLE NOW! ~ Title: Knight, Series: Reed Security Series #4, Author: Giulia Lagomarsino, Genre: Contemporary Romance/Security Romance, Release Date: July 18, 2018  

Title: Knight
Series: Reed Security Series #4
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Security Romance
Release Date: July 18, 2018
Knight is the fourth book in the Reed Security Series and should be read in order.
He’s no white Knight
Hudson McGuire- Ex-Marine and good friend of Hunter “Pappy” Papacosta.
Garrick Knight- Badass assassin on a crusade to rid the world of those he deems unworthy. Both men are lethal. Both men are obsessed with Kate Whittemore. Both men are the same man, but only one can convince Kate that he’s the man for her.
Knight
I was dishonorably discharged from the military after I killed my superiors. They were profiting off soldier’s deaths and I wouldn’t stand for it. They were righteous kills and I stand by what I did. I was sentenced to prison, but Pappy made sure I never saw the inside of a prison cell. Ever since then, I’ve been working as a gun for hire, taking on any job that rids the world of the scum of the earth. Then I met up with Pappy again and all my plans went to shit. I found myself working for the good guys once again and ended up in the hands of an angel.
Kate
I’m a doctor and I own my own practice in town. I never wanted to be a part of the crazy schedules of the hospital and wanted to have a personal connection with my patients. That started to change a little when my cousin, Cole called me to take care of a woman he found in the woods. Ever since then, I’ve become a sort of on-call doctor for his friend, Sebastian at Reed Security. Then, I got called in to take care of a gun shot victim that completely changed my world. I see him watching me from afar. He thinks I don’t know he’s there, but I can feel his eyes on me all the time. I know he’s not a good man, but I can’t help but want to know more about him.

The hairs on the back of my neck stood up and I stiffened. He was here. I stood and looked around the room, but I didn’t see anything. Walking over to the window, I looked out into the dark, hoping that I could see something. I would rather know exactly where he was than wonder the whole night if he was going to come for me.
Hot air trickled across the back of my neck. My breath hitched as I felt a hand brush against the nape of my neck as my hair was shifted over my shoulder.
“You should be more careful when you’re leaving work.”
His voice washed over me in that rough, deep tone that sent shivers down my spine.
“Why did you do that?” I asked, my heart beating out of control.
“He was hurting you.”
“I was running away. I would have gotten away.”
His hand brushed down my arm and then back up to rest on my shoulder. “He might have come back another night. A man like that, someone who would attack a woman just to get a fix, he doesn’t deserve to live.”
“That’s not your decision to make,” I said shakily.
“I made it my decision the moment he put his hands on you, and I’d do it again.”
I spun around and faced the man that I had last seen just a week ago. “I don’t need anyone killing to protect me. I heal people and that man could have been helped.”
“That man was scum and if he went after you, he would go after someone else. He didn’t deserve to live.”
“Like you?”
He took a step back and his jaw tightened. “I repaid my debt. You won’t see me again.”
“I didn’t want to see you again to begin with.”

 

He backed out of my room and was gone. I had no idea how he got in or how he left. He moved so silently that I didn’t hear even my noisy stairs creak. Even though the man had just killed someone in front of me, I couldn’t help but still want to see him again, no matter what I said. He intrigued me and terrified me all at the same time. I turned back to the window and stared out into the night, wondering if I would see him again.
  
I’m a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, “No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book.” I didn’t think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn’t already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven’t been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.
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COVER REVEAL ~ Title: Love ~ Series: SEAL’ed #2 ~ Author: Andi Jaxon and AJ Alexander, Genre: Contemporary/Military Romance ~ Release Date: August 8, 2018

Title: Love
Series: SEAL’ed #2
Author: Andi Jaxon and AJ Alexander
Genre: Contemporary/Military Romance
Release Date: August 8, 2018
Cover Design: Pop Kitty Designs


 

In the midst of trying to help his best friend get his girl, Charlie was hit by cupid’s arrow, twice. He finds himself the perfect girl to bring home and a spare he wasn’t expecting.
Avery has never wanted the American Dream. She knows who and what she wants, and right now, it’s freedom and Amber. That is until these two tornadoes get a call from their best friend that turns both their lives upside down.
A wild ride of sex, love, and tequila teaches them that there is more to love than boy meets girl. Sometimes you have to get a little creative to find your happily ever after.

 

 

Raised all over the country, I’m a interesting mix of East Coast meets West Coast with a little bit of Southern thrown in, just for good measure. I married a sexy man in uniform who let me spawn and am now raising a mutinous army of hell raisers that I created myself, all while he defends our country. I drink too much coffee until it’s late enough to drink too much wine and am sexually frustrated for your freedom. If you see me online, I’m probably sitting in a closet, hiding from my kids. 


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Fluent in sarcasm, Supernatural, and song lyrics, I like talking to people and finding what makes them tick, though that probably has to do with the Psychology degree. I’m up before the sun because my kids don’t sleep, chugging tea and coffee to keep my eyes open and my brain semi functional. Being married to a man in uniform means I’ve lived a lot of places, survived seeing my husband for half the amount of time I’ve been married, and spent a lot of time raising my kids alone. 

I love to write messed up psychos with lots of angst, happily ever afters that have to be worked for. Women with sass and backbone, men with a twisted hero complex and the need to control are my favorite to read as well as write. 


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COVER REVEAL ~ Title: Coalescence ~ Series: A Welder Romance ~Author: J.C. Hannigan ~ Genre: Contemporary Romance ~ Release Date: July 16, 2018

Title: Coalescence
Series: A Welder Romance
Author: J.C. Hannigan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 16, 2018
Cover Design: Shari Ryan from Madhat

 

After the betrayal of her ex-boyfriend, Gwen has sworn off men.

 


 

Her sister’s upcoming wedding and her new single lifestyle serve as constant reminders that she’s not where she hoped she’d be in life.

At the urging of her sister, she steps out of her comfort zone with a girl’s night out. Counting on disappointment, the one thing she never saw coming was the handsome stranger with capable hands, who lit a fire in her after a steamy ‪one-night‬ stand. 

Love-wary single dad, Alaric, is starting over. 

In an effort to be closer to his daughter, Alaric has sold everything, including the business he inherited from his father. 

After all the upheaval he’s experienced lately, the last thing he’s looking for is another complication, but that’s exactly what he gets when he discovers the daughter of his new boss is none other than his latest one night stand. 

Their co-working relationship is only one of the obstacles keeping them apart, but when their insane attraction causes sparks to fly, will Gwen and Alaric deny their chemistry, or will they coalesce into something even greater than their individual parts?

J.C. Hannigan lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband, their two sons, and their dog. She writes contemporary new adult romance and suspense. Her novels focus on relationships, mental health, social issues, and other life challenges. 

 



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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Steele, Series: Daring The Kane Brothers, Author: Kelly Gendron, Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance, Release Date: July 17, 2018  

Title: Steele
Series: Daring The Kane Brothers
Author: Kelly Gendron
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 17, 2018
She dared me to take her on and that’s exactly what I plan to do…

I’m no stranger to daring things
However, there are a few stunts even I’m smart enough not to try
Jaylyn Rigsby is one of them
But when the raven-haired beauty
The insurance company sent to oversee my stunts
Dared me to take her on, well, now..
Challenge accepted ~ STEELE

My next assignment has a reputation of cutting through the red tape to get what he wants
But I’m good at my job
Steele Kane isn’t going to get whatever he wants
Even, if one of the things he wants is me
Case closed ~ JAYLYN

Will Jaylyn be the first to tame this overbearing stuntman, or will Steele hold out and get what he wants?


 

“What a complicated story!!!! What a glorious day of entertainment it gave me. I am so happy that I had a good block of time so that I could devour every last amazing page.” – Trudy Dowling


“Wow! This one will set hearts on fire and tear down the walls so carefully obtained by thinking you are unlovable!” – Sheridan


“Wow! Another great book from Kelly Gendron. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every book I’ve read from her.” – Denise Whited

 

“Babe.” His dark eyes sway to my mouth, and during the brief pause of silence, my hormones dare my fingers to reach out and touch him. “We passed professional a few minutes ago when I heard about your secret pole dancing stunt, not to mention, seeing your intimate apparel. I’m sorry.” He shakes his head with a low tsk-tsk. “There’s just no going back from that, Jaylyn.”

“You must try.” I clutch the gown to my chest, loathing the way my name sounds spoken in his low, raspy distinctive voice … loathing the way I want to hear him whisper it in my ear while he’s … 

“Not gonna happen.” He taps my thigh as though it’s been settled. “Now, you need a ride home, and I’m here, willing, and able.”

“I don’t want a ride home from you!” I don’t want anything from him, nor do I want to be alone with him. I don’t want him at my apartment, the very place where I need to go to put some clothes on. I need clothes. I need my yoga pants and a tee shirt—a stained, already worked out in, smelly, offensive tee shirt. The getup I have on, the way Steele Kane’s looking at me … God, I haven’t felt this sexy since …

“No, maybe not, but the way I see it, what you want really doesn’t matter right now, does it? Or would you rather stay here for the night?” His head tilts back, and a wolfish grin strikes his mouth as though he already knows the answer. “Don’t worry, I won’t hold this naughty little stunt against you. I like to play dirty, but I’d never resort to blackmail, extortion, or using force. At least, not the unwanted kind to get what I want.” He winks. 

“And what exactly do you want?” I sit up straight, ignoring the sexy little twitch of his left eye.

“Only to get you safely home.”

I glare at him, tightening the gown around me. “And that’s it?” 

“Yes, Miss Rigsby, that is it.”

Where can you find USA Today Bestselling Author, Kelly Gendron writing her steamy, blush producing romances? Usually, she’s tucked away in a quiet suburb somewhere in the upper EST area. But, when she’s not creating HEA stories, you can find her representing a reputable group of nursing facilities in the WNY area. If you Google her, she’ll pop up there too. And, please, google her. Kelly loves to hear from her readers and to meet new people! 

 


Kelly’s Motto ~ “Bad boys, give ’em a little time and experience and they will evolve into misbehaving men!”

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RELEASE BOOST ~ Title: Forged in Flood,   Author: Dahlia Donovan, Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing, Genre: M/M/M Romance Release Date: July 14, 2018

 

 

Title: Forged in Flood
 
Author: Dahlia Donovan
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Genre: M/M/M Romance
Release Date: July 14, 2018

 

Blurb
From
best-selling author Dahlia Donovan comes a new witty novella between three
very different men. With drama, emotional turmoil, and hilarious banter,
be prepared to be swept away in Dahlia’s British M/M/M romance.
When one drunken night forever scars three best friends, will they ever find
a way to pick up the pieces?

Eaten up with guilt, Ivan Black spends ten years hiding from the world. He
retreats to his family forge to wallow in misery. Alone. So lonely his
heart aches with it.

Wesley Cook and Rolland Spence have been together since university. They
struggle through the physical scars of the accident, building a life in
the ruins of their dreams. They find happiness but continue to miss their
angry ginger Viking—Ivan.In all the anger of wasted years, the three men find a way to forge a
relationship as hot as the fires in the smithy.

Forged in Flood is a British contemporary M/M/M romance. With heartache, hot
men with foul mouths, and plenty of heat, enjoy getting to know Ivan,
Wesley, and Roland.

 

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Author Bio
Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a
crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress.  She prefers
irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and
occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her
massive collection of books and video games.  
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COVER REVEAL ~ Title: Damaged Heart, Series: San Diegan Series #3, Author: S.M. Soto, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Release Date: August 20, 2018

 

 

Title: Damaged Heart

Series: San Diegan Series #3

Author: S.M. Soto
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Date: August 20, 2018
Blurb

 

Happy ever after’s
don’t exist for girls like me.
For the past nine years, Samantha Paisley has been playing a
tiresome game of back and forth with her longtime friend with benefits,
Alexander Clark. Growing up in a toxic environment, Samantha never learned how
to love or how to be loved.
So, when Alex tries to get closer to the fiery, foul-mouthed
red-head, she cuts herself off from the only man she loves—not wanting to
destroy the one stable relationship in her otherwise turbulent, troublesome
life. But Alex will stop at nothing to have his woman by his side and in his
bed, even if it’s the last thing he does.

 

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Author Bio

 


S.M. Soto was born
and raised in Northern California where she currently resides with her son. Her
love for reading began when she was a young girl, and has only continued to
grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and
writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a
romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts
that will surely lead to her demise (carbs are life). 
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COVER REVEAL ~ Title: The Man in Black, A Chicago Syndicate Standalone Novel, Author: Soraya Naomi, Genre: Dark Mafia Romance, Release Date: August 9, 2018  

 

 

Title: The Man in Black
A Chicago Syndicate Standalone Novel
Author: Soraya Naomi
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: August 9, 2018
Blurb

Brielle

He consumed my mind. I never even crossed his.

From the moment I met Michael, mysteriously brooding and dressed like a dark
angel, there was something electric between us. Or so I thought.

What I believed was a seductive and undeniably raw attraction has ended up
being something else entirely, something I never foresaw.

Because he’s a skilled liar and a master manipulator, and I downright misread
his intentions.

And now I’m afraid that falling for the man in black might become my biggest
regret.Michael

An overwhelming remorse haunts me after losing my fiancée, but I’m not a man
who can afford to lower my guard.

I’m a ruthless criminal, one of the top members of the merciless mafia, the
Chicago Syndicate, and I moved back home to keep to myself and do a job.

But when a curvaceous pastry chef with a beautiful smile and a possible link to
my former life catches me in a reckless moment, I’m forced to watch her and
strategize a plan.

Because I’m not sure if she’s out to get me or if she’s just an innocent
civilian who doesn’t know that the restaurant she works at is actually a front
to launder Syndicate money.

And I intend to find out if she’s playing me while I’m playing her. But then
the demons that haunt me force me to make a huge mistake…

Deceit has a price—I just have to make sure I don’t pay with her life.

A standalone novel from the Chicago Syndicate world.

 

 

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Author Bio

 

Soraya Naomi’s writes love stories with a sinfully seductive
blend of lust, deceit, lies & men who love hard and at all costs. 


Her #1 Organized Crime debut series Chicago Syndicate was released in 2014.
She’s honored that For Fallon won “Best Breakout Novel 2014” in the
Novel Grounds Semi Annual Literary Awards.

 

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NEW RELEASE SALE ~ Title: No One But Us ~ Author: Elizabeth O’Roark ~ Genre: Contemporary Romance ~ Release Date: July 18, 2018  

 

 

Title: No One But Us
Author: Elizabeth O’Roark
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 18, 2018

 

Blurb
She’s my little sister’s best friend. And exactly
who I should NOT be spending a summer with…
The last time I saw Elle, she was a child. A
Harry Potter-obsessed 13-year-old with a penchant for fan fiction and following
me around. Six years later she’s on my doorstep. The braces are gone. The “Team
Gryffindor” t-shirt’s been replaced with a bikini the size of my index finger.
And I can’t get her out of my head, no matter how hard I try.
Except she’s still the girl I’m not allowed to
have, the center of a secret I hope she never learns.
Resisting what I feel for Elle Grayson is the
only way to protect my family. But am I willing to break both our hearts in the
process?

 

 

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Author Bio
Elizabeth
O’Roark lives in Washington DC with her three children—Jack, Lily and
Patrick—and attempts to write when not driving a child to sports or answering
questions about the next meal and the whereabouts of batteries/phone
chargers/Halloween candy. A former medical writer, she has bachelor’s degrees
in journalism and psychology from the University of Texas, and a master’s in
counseling psychology from the University of Notre Dame. She really hasn’t used
any of her degrees, and wishes she’d invested all that tuition in Apple stock
instead.
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