(Stone Pack Series #2)
Release Date: May 31st
Cover designer: JM Walker/ Just Write. Creations.
Hosted By: Chance Promotions
Following her abduction, Maiya’s life is turned upside down. Her only wish
is that death will come calling her name soon, but instead she’s left with
an addiction she can’t shake…and is stuck in a life she never even knew
And then there is Brad…
When Brad is given babysitting duty, he does everything in his power to
keep Maiya safe. But he didn’t bargain on what he would get in return. His
world is tilted on its axis when he starts to fall for the bitch taking
over his space. And no amount of trying will make his feelings go away.
Can Love really conquer all? Or is that just a foolish sentiment?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I was born and bred in East Yorkshire England, and I still live in my
hometown, with my husband and children.
My journey with stories began when I was just a child, I would often
scribble down wherever my dreams or imagination took me.
My journey with writing stories, began much later when I became ill and
housebound for a period of eighteen months. I decided I would escape real
life and become immersed in a story of my creation. With the support of my
husband and family my first real story was born. I would stay up night
after night tapping the keys of my trusty laptop, while my husband lay
sleeping beside me. I was hooked. But it wasnt as easy as that. My story
needed work. A lot of it. And it sat on my computer for some years after
that. Later on I decided to embark on another journey. I went to
university, where I studied Creative writing and english literature.
I then decided with a new wealth of knowledge that I would once again delve
into the world that I had created. I had never forgotten the characters and
would often think about what I would have liked to have done with them over
the years. I had grown to love them for getting me through a very difficult
period in my life, and I wanted other people to read all about them. And so
I began to rewrite my book.
It wasnt until I delved into the ‘Book world’ on facebook that I discovered
the ‘Indie book world.’ Its amazing! So many authors are now being heard
publishing this way, and I can only hope that my books will leave a lasting
memory for some or all of you readers too!
United Indie Book Blog – “It’s a MUST READ!!!”
Goodreads Reviewer Kerry – “A page turning love story that will pull at all of your heart strings.”
Goodreads Reviewer Megan – “I couldn’t put this book down, I haven’t had time to sleep.. not many books can grip me the way this one did..”
Between his picky tastes and running his own business, Brock Baisdin has little time for women, but that doesn’t stop him from looking for love. After saving Amy from a cancelled date, Brock is instantly drawn to the shy and beautiful woman hiding secrets beneath her lust-filled baby blues—secrets he finds himself eager to discover.
Undeniable attraction pulls them into each other’s arms. Hope draws them into each other’s lives. For Amy Flanders, Brock Baisdin may be the man to bring love back into her lonely life, if only she can overcome the wounds of her past and face her biggest fear—risking the pain of another shattered heart.
Embracing diversity. Coffee addict. Mango lover. Blueberry fetishist. Sweet peach tea crazy. Red wine devout. Whiskey deviant. Tattooed & pierced. Loves shoes. Collects rosaries. Fanatical organizer/cleaner/list-maker. Never sleeps. Hermit and recluse.
KAILEE REESE SAMUELS has been spinning tales since she can remember. Her books are contemporary fiction with a no-holds-barred attitude. She adores listening to her character’s ramble and putting them into situations that push the boundaries.
Creativity is the way to change.
THIS IS EFFORTLESS ~ KENNEDY FOX
My Rating: 4
Genres: Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published: April 25, 2017
Read: April 26, 2017
Kindle Edition: 402 Pages
Series: The Checkmate Duets: #1 This Is War (Travis & Viola #1); #2 This Is Love (Travis & Viola #2); This is Reckless (Drew & Courtney #3); This Is Effortless (Drew & Courtney #4)
Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.
Southern belle at heart, Cali girl by choice.
She barged into my life and easily became my best friend.
All was great as roommates and just friends, but then I fell for the girl who could chop firewood, deliver baby calves, and bail hay without breaking a sweat.
She’s the perfect mixture of sugar and spice, and I love her.
Being more than friends and trying to build our future isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Moving forward and creating memories is all I want for us, but when the past continues to come back and haunt me, I’m not so sure she’ll stay for the ride.
Loving her is easy, but losing her will break me. Burning passion combined with an undeniable chemistry constantly pushes and pulls us together. In the end, I’ll prove we’re worth the fight, even when the game is far from over.
*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*
**This is book 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series–a friends to lovers romance. You must read book 1, Checkmate: This is Reckless first. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.**
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4 Stars to This is Effortless: (The Checkmate Duet #4) by Kennedy Fox.
Genres: Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense
Drew and Courtney…….
Before I continue with this review, you need to be aware that This Is Effortless is book two and picks up where book one, This Is Reckless left off. That said, there was one heck of a cliffhanger so you need to read book one first.
So doing my best to not give away any spoilers, I can tell you that although the angst and suspense is present by the same person, there are many new twists and turns to keep you wondering what is going to happen and when.
For me the climax was not a complete surprise; I had my suspicions pretty early on. What I was a little disappointed with was the resolution. I was definitely happy about what happened but I felt it was rushed and left me slightly dissatisfied. I would have like to see more of a confrontation.
As characters, Drew and Courtney were absolutely adorable together. They were an amazing couple. Never mind that their chemistry was smoking hot, it was the way they treated each other with reverence and love that tugged at my heart. And don’t even get me going on about how perfect Drew is as a hero. Oh. My. God! The mold was definitely broken after Drew was created. Seriously, if you read book one then you already know his looks and physique were drool worthy. But also, Drew is loyal, loving, attentive, protective, romantic and absolutely easy to fall in love with.
I believe Courtney was a perfect fit for Drew in every way. However, in this book, as opposed to book one, some of her character elements changed. She was no longer known to me as mouthy, sassy, bold, and courageous. Yes she still had some of those qualities but sadly I felt they were overshadowed by her fears. Courtney acted more like the victim and less like the smart*ss, a**-kicking Courtney we met in book one. This is only my opinion and you may think differently.
The middle portion of the book got a bit boring as we waited for the suspense element to return. But once the story took on a steadier pace, I was fully engaged once again.
Courtney and Drew’s books were the first I read by Kennedy Fox. I admit I am really looking forward to the next duet, eager to learn Logan’s story. And I certainly will be adding Travis and Viola’s duet to my TBR.
About the Author:
A secret duo of romance authors team up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!
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Truth Alan Reacher was a biker. He was a bladesmith. What he was not, was a fool.
The moment he walked in on his girl screwing his cousin on his bike, he does the only thing he can do.
He ditches the bike seat—and the girl—riding right out of her life without a backwards glance.
That is until he’s forced to attend the marriage of his cousin to his cheating ex-girlfriend. The only bright spot of the entire thing was watching some chick go off on the groom—the groom’s ex-fiancé—right in the middle of the bouquet toss.
Verity Ruthann Cassidy was supposed to be here today attending this wedding as the bride, not watching the festivities as a guest from the chairs she’d painstakingly purchased covers for while her fiancé—now her ex-fiancé—screwed around on her with another woman.
The icing on the wedding cake that she refuses to eat? She’s forced to attend the wedding due to her mother being the wedding planner.
However, the night doesn’t turn out quite the way she expects it due to the hot-as-hell biker sitting in the chair directly beside her. The man gave one hell of a speech during the reception that sounded like something that could have come straight out of her own mouth, and she enjoyed every single second of it.
Thrown together under similarly lousy circumstances, the two newly single jilted former lovers of the happy couple decide to go to Vegas on what was to be Verity’s honeymoon trip.
One thing leads to another, and the next thing they know, their night has gone from a celebration of being single to a marriage—to each other.
Verity and Truth now have to figure out if everything that happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas.
“In true Lani Lynn Vale fashion, this plays like a movie, that has you going through all the feels. Super hot sexy times, major drama, and the perfect amount of danger to make things interesting but not over the top.” – MJ’s Book Blog and Reviews
“Son of a Beard is one WILD, ACTION-PACKED RIDE!” – Dani Hodge
“If you love a hot bladesmith, MC biker, former SEAL, with killer tattoos and a beard, with a strong and confident woman by his side when he allows, Then go and read this book. You won’t be sorry.” – Alpha Book Club
“What a fantastic book that I could not wait to get my hands on.” – Tanya (Goodreads)
“I loved this book! It was different from the others but it fit with Kadence and Blaise. I love the relationship they have and the growth they went through.” – Megan (Goodreads)
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Love and War
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 28th
Hosted By: Chance Promotions
*Scroll to bottom for review link.
The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else, right?
Even if that someone else is a dirty, dominant cop with secrets?
I lost my job and my fiance in the same week, so a drink and a dirty f*ck
are exactly what I need. Liam, with his killer body and stern orders for me
to get on my knees, is the perfect one-night stand.
But when he cries out another woman’s name in his sleep, I’m out of there.
I don’t waste my time with cheaters.
Turns out Mr. Hot Night Stand is a cop. The very next night he saves my ass
when I stupidly trust someone from my past. Truth be told, I can’t stop
thinking about how much I want to feel his strong, protective arms wrap
around me. He’s like a drug and I can’t get enough.
I’m falling hard. But who in the hell is this woman whose named he called
out in bed? Can I trust that she’s really in his past? Sure Liam’s a cop,
but sometimes cops are the biggest liars of all…
I came to the bar to drown my sorrows, not take home a girl with tons of
baggage. But when I set eyes on Hazel–that dark hair, those green eyes,
her ripe dangerous curves–I forget everything else but getting her in my
When she kisses me, I’m hooked and can’t let go. When she begs me for more,
I open a world of pleasure she never knew existed.
It’s taken me three long years to rebuild my life. I lost everything. Hazel
is the first taste of sweetness I’ve had in a long time. And I don’t want
to let her go.
I’ll do anything to protect her, even if she doesn’t understand my reasons.
Being a cop has taught me about sacrifice. Even if doing the right thing
isn’t always what it seems…
Love and War can be enjoyed as a standalone novel or as Book 2 in my Small
Town Bad Boy series. No cheating, no cliffhangers and guaranteed HEA!
Liam’s voice was calm. It made me pause just for a split second. And then
his hand touched my face.
His fingers, gentle but firm, lifted my chin slowly to look at him. When
his eyes met mine, his fingers traced a path of heat along my jawline.
He said nothing but cupped the back of my neck and look at me curiously,
like he just wanted to observe me but wasn’t sure what to do. Our breath
mingled in mid air between us. I wondered if he felt the same intense,
crackling magnetism that I did.
And his lips fell to mine, completing the kiss that I wasn’t bold enough
My body responded like I didn’t have control of it. I closed my eyes and
savored his mouth, returning the pressure and adding the smallest flick of
This was what my body wanted, why it pulled me to him with magnetic force.
I couldn’t even remember the last time Johnny spontaneously kissed me. We
had been living like roommates for months. My body starved to be desired,
wanted, and lusted after.
I pushed the thought of Johnny out of my mind as I kissed Liam with more
passion, closing the distance between us. He groaned softly into my mouth
as I parted my lips to give way for his tongue to explore. As his arms
encircled my waist like two anacondas, I rested my hands on his massive
biceps, not feeling an ounce of fat under his skin.
He felt like a solid wall, rigid muscles dipping and rising, and strong
enough to crush me if he wanted to. But the darkness I sensed from him
wasn’t dangerous. The way he held me was firm and protective.
I felt safe.
And so insanely turned on.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Annette Fields is a soft-spoken California girl with a big and filthy
imagination. She’s always daydreaming about her next hot bad boy story to
share with you, her readers!
Aside from writing fiery hot romance and lounging in the equally hot
California sun, Annette loves coffee, gin, and her bad boy husband.