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April 2018

***RELEASE DAY— “AWAY FROM HERE” by Christopher Harlan***


***RELEASE DAY— “AWAY FROM HERE” by Christopher Harlan***

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From Christopher Harlan:

“So, who is this book for?

Anyone who’s ever had a best friend that brought light to the darkness of their lives and helped them find their way when they were lost. It’s for anyone who can remember the intensity of the first time they fell in love—how they would do anything for that person, and how easy it was to lose yourself in that process. This book is for anyone who struggled in school, and finds discomfort in the uncertainty that the future can sometimes bring. It’s for anyone who’s dealt with mental illness—in any form, and in any way—throughout their lives, and for those who have a complicated relationship with their parents. For anyone who’s ever been made to feel different when the world around you tells you to be like everyone else—this is for you. And finally, this book is for the people who understand how the power of love and empathy can help us overcome any obstacle, even if we’re a little messed up on the other side of it. Go pick this one up – what can you lose?”



“When I was seventeen years old there were only three things that I knew for certain: I was a mixed up mixed kid, with weird hair and an unhealthy love of comics; I wanted to forget I’d ever heard the words depression and anxiety; and I was hopelessly in love with a girl named Annalise who was, in every way that you can be, a goddess. What can I say about Anna? She wasn’t the prom queen or the perfect girl from the movies, she was my weird, funny, messed up goddess. The girl of my dreams. The reason I’m writing these words.

I’d loved Anna from a distance my junior year, afraid to actually talk to her, but then one day during lunch my best friend threw a french fry at my face and changed everything. The rest, as they say, is history. Our History. Our Story. Annalise helped make me the man I am today, and loving her saved my teenaged soul from drowning in the depths of a terrible Bleh, the worst kind of sadness that there is, a concept Anna taught me about a long time ago, when we were younger than young. So flip the book over, open up the cover and let me tell you Our Story, which is like Annalise, herself – complicated, beautiful, funny, and guaranteed to teach you something by the time you’re through. Maybe it’ll teach you the complexity of the word potato, something I never understood until the very last page.”

Away From Here is LIVE ON AMAZON TODAY for only  99 cents —> 

You can download a FREE, 7,000 word prequel titled “Our Story—an Away From Here Prequel” (which includes 2 free chapters from the full length book) here—>

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ Scoring The Quarterback, A San Diegan Novel ~ Author: S.M. Soto ~ Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance, Standalone ~ Release Date: May 15th 2018




A San Diegan Novel Book Two


S. M. Soto

Genre:  #Romance #FriendsToLovers #Standalone

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  May 15th 2018

Read:  April 11th 2018  (ARC)

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Kindle Edition:  350 pages

Series:  San Diegan:  The Darkest Hour; Scoring The Quarterback; & next is Damaged Heart

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An epic Frenemies to lovers romance…

Luke Caldwell has three abhorrent qualities to him:
1) He’s a pig-headed jock.
2) He’s a grade A asshole with the biggest, overbearing ego.
3) He’s a manwhore.

These three qualities alone should’ve had me running for the hills. I tried to steer clear of him, I really did, but it was an impossible feat. Luke Caldwell was nothing if not persistent and the way he bulldozed through my life, not taking no for an answer is proof of it.

I tried to stay away from him.

I wanted to hate him. But I couldn’t.

Luke was nothing like the idiot jock I pegged him out to be. He became a friend, a confidant, and after one unforgettable night, he became so much more.
Whatever this is between us, it’s impossible to ignore. I just hope when all is said and done, I won’t be burned by the college bad boy.

Scoring the Quarterback is book two in the San Diegan Series, a series of Standalone novels.

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Scoring the Quarterback (The San Diegan, #2)Scoring the Quarterback by S.M. Soto

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing book! 5 Stars!

I truly loved everything about this book. It was not your typical college romance story. The H/h did not just jump into bed together. In fact their relationship was a steamy, slow burn. Just how I hoped it would be. The slow pace of their developing relationship was perfect. Natalia and Luke don’t get off to a perfect start. He is the arrogant star football player, man whore and she is the quiet, independent, hard-working student. Total opposites.

What I enjoyed was how Luke’s true persona was revealed over time. Natalia was an open book. I hated her upbringing. Immensely. However, I believe those earlier years are what shaped her to be the beautiful young woman she is. I also loved that despite how innocent she was, Natalia was not naive.

So Luke and Natalia decide it’s best to be friends. It wasn’t long before they became best friends. And I’m sure you can guess what happens eventually. I loved the emotional feels throughout the story. I adored the secondary characters. (well, most of them) This story had angst and while there wasn’t really suspense, I found myself guessing at the plot, wondering how the author would wrap this up.

This is my first book by this S.M. Soto. I will soon be going back to read book one in this series and look forward to book three as well.

I want to add that this book brought me enjoyment as well as complete satisfaction with how it turned out. The epilogue was perfect! Two weeks later and I’m still feeling this amazing book. I totally recommend this read!

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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3 DAYS!!! ~ COMING SOON!!! Clipped Wings by Betty Shreffler is releasing on April 27!!!

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COMING SOON!!! Clipped Wings by Betty Shreffler is releasing on April 27!!!

Are you ready for this emotionally raw, intense, and smoking hot MC story? If so…add it to Goodreads and join Betty Shreffler’s newsletter or follow her on Amazon or Bookbub to be notified of its release –> 

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By joining Betty’s Newsletter, you’ll also receive a FREE 5 Chapter sample of Castle of Kings, Book 1, Standalone in the Kings MC Romances.

–Clipped Wings Blurb–

They call me the Devil’s assassin. It’s true. I have blood on my hands. 
As the VP of the Serpents, my life is driven by loyalty, honor, brotherhood. 
Until I see her. 
Too young, too innocent. Mine to claim.

What I am, what I do, can never reach her. My dark secrets are scars I bear alone. 
I’m torn between my duties and the woman I’ll die to protect. 
Until…they try to take what’s mine.

What reviewers are saying about Clipped Wings:


“Absolutely loved this book, this is one of those ‘read it all at once’ books. You will definitely not be able to put it down… Betty you have penned a fantastic novel, this book is packed to the brim with danger, violence, and steaming red hot dirty filthy chemistry… everything I’m looking for in a book. I loved this so hard …. I didn’t want it to end.” ~ Minxes Book Reviews 

“OMG, Betty Shreffler has once again outdone herself. I fell in love with Dom from the beginning… This is a raw story full of emotions, strength, and trust. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for their next HOT MC Romance!” ~Goodreads Reviewer

“First of all, I love Dom! What an amazing character!… This book will definitely give you ALL the feels. It made me laugh, cry, and cheer. It is definitely HOT! And when it ended, I was ready to pick it up and read it again… I have to say, just when I think your stories can’t get any better, you go and give us your next one! It is great to have an author with the talent to give us, the readers, something to love and remember. And you do that, time and again… I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next!” ~Goodreads Reviewer




Castle of Kings (A Kings MC Romance, Book 1, Standalone)



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Moving two thousand miles away wasn’t my plan, but when family needs you, you come.
Before I can head back to my hometown of Chicago though, I have two men to say good-bye to in Los Angeles. Neither one of them will be happy to hear the news. One is losing his assistant and the other his seven-year-old daughter. Neither will be an easy sell on my part, but I have no choice, and I’m not exactly thrilled with starting over with a Clean Slate.
This is a PREQUEL to our Charity Case Series.

COVER REVEAL ~ Title: Scavenger ~ Author: A.C. Melody




It’s day two of the exclusive getaway on Dark Day Isle, and Felix’s smoldering lust isn’t the only thing to greet Tessa come morning. A list of challenges awaits her; finding the courage to confront her Master, devious tests of kink designed to push her limits and an unpleasant punishment that effects more than just their temporary dynamic.
Afternoon events provide insight on the getaway’s purpose and leads them deeper into the resort’s naughty, fetish-catering amenities. Tessa and Felix’s individual struggles are interspersed with visiting friends, unexpected triggers and a meeting of competitive spirits during the evening’s activity.
When Tessa’s true feelings about the cage are revealed, so is one of Felix’s well-guarded secrets that leaves her stunned. Now, Master expects to learn something from her in return and Tessa dreads what he might deem an even exchange for a truth he never wanted her to know.


A.C. Melody is a hybrid author of Erotic Romance and all its
savory sub-genres. Confessed javaholic, introverted geeky girl with a twisted
sense of humor and a wretched muse. She has a weakness for hard ass Alphas and
the strong women who capture their hearts, without damaging their rough edges.
A lifetime lover of fairytales, myths, legends and ancient
pantheons, A.C. spends more time researching than writing. Her biggest goal is
to provide new, captivating angles on old, favorite tales with enticing twists
and characters that redefine preset expectations.
She’s 100% guilty of placing all her money on the underdogs,
anti-heroes and shameless whores. When A.C. isn’t writing, being mom or doing
the day-job gig, you can catch her gaming, binge-watching Netflix or anxiously
awaiting the new superhero movie (specifically, Deadpool 2). A.C. loves to hear
from her readers and can be found at any of the following sites:

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Releases June 5th


When a serial killer strikes a small Alabama town – anyone could become the next victim, or the main suspect . . .

Ben Logan, former military, and now the successful owner of a private security firm, can handle just about anything. Well, anything except a run-in with Riley Carpenter.

When Ben joined the Marines, he never looked back, and he broke his best friend’s heart in the process. But when a murderer targets his city, he’s forced to return after a fourteen-year absence–he’s forced to face Riley. He’s not sure if he can make amends, but he knows one thing for certain: he won’t leave until the killer is stopped.

Riley’s world was destroyed the year she turned eighteen. A tragic loss and a broken heart left her wondering if she’d ever be truly happy again. Now, as a successful doctor, the last thing she…

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ Title: Clinched ~ Series: Fighting Love ~ Author: Nikki Ash ~ Genre: Romance ~ Release Date: April 28th 2018



A Fighting Love Novel #2


Nikki Ash

Genre:  #Romance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  April 28th 2018

Read:  April 20th 2018  (ARC)

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Series:  Fighting Love:  Tapping Out;  Clinched

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Charlie is everything I want and didn’t realize I need. It’s clear to me now that the woman I met at the club is only one layer of the woman I’m falling for. I’m a fixer by nature but for the first time I wouldn’t fix a thing. I want her just the way she is. Broken pieces and all. Who needs the fairy tale when we can have the reality.

Tristan is everything I want, yet don’t deserve. He’s loving, protective, smart, an amazing father, and he’s on to me. That’s why I need to speed this story up and tell him everything, so we can flip to the end of the book, and him and his daughter can move on to the next story. One where they get a happily ever after. Because there’s no story I’m a part of that ends in any way but tragedy.

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My Review:

Clinched (Fighting Love #2)Clinched by Nikki Ash

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Fantastic Stars!

Holy Hell! Oh. My. God!
I don’t even know where to begin with this book!
To say I loved it is a HUGE understatement.

I’m determined to write this review without spoiling anything for you. There was so much going on here and this book was overloaded with feels. There is tragedy but there is also so much laughter. I cried both happy and gut wrenching tears. From page one I was engaged. And the only reason it became necessary to put my Kindle down was because I needed to take care of my family. The nerve of them taking me from my reading, lol. 🙂 I will add this book has one of the very best endings I have ever read!

I have only read a few books by this author and I have loved every single one. Nikki Ash has an amazing talent for storytelling. She is not afraid to cross some boundaries or break your heart to pieces. I promise you though, she will do an absolutely amazing and satisfying job of piecing your heart back together.

Tristan and Charlie were two of my favorite characters of the year. Hands down, I mean that. I can’t say too much without giving you spoilers but I can say there are a few other characters in this book that you will love. There is no way you couldn’t.

Tristan is a single father. He is a great dad, a great friend. Tristan is at the top of my book boyfriend list. He has a protective and loyal side. He is kind, friendly, and so so sexy. There is no way you can’t love him.

Charlie has been through unimaginable trauma. She is guarded and wary of everyone and everything around her. All with good reason. Her circumstances gutted me. Completely. Charlie never saw Tristan coming. Or his adorable daughter. They both helped to heal her. They showed her unconditional love and support. I loved Charlie!

This is one of the best books I’ve read this year. While Charlie and Tristan’s relationship grew slowly, I never felt frustrated by the pace. In fact, this book would not have been believable otherwise. While I can’t say this book was relatable (for obvious reasons), it was everything I look for in the perfect read.

If you haven’t read this author yet, I recommend her highly. That said, I have read a few of her books and look forward to reading more. I only wish there was more reading time available in my days. Tristan’s best friend Mason has a book coming soon. I plan to grab that one as soon as it releases!

This is my unbiased and honest review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Psychopath’s Prey  Author: VF Mason Genre: Dark Romance Publication Date: April 17, 2018   

Title: Psychopath’s Prey 
Author: VF Mason
Genre: Dark Romance
Publication Date: April 17, 2018 


Once upon a time she became mine.


Mine to hunt. 
A criminal psychologist and a serial killer.
The love between them shouldn’t exist.
Or so the world thinks.
Her mission is to find him.
His single obsession is to catch her.
The hunter and the prey.
Let the games begin, and may the stronger one win.



V.F.Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied filmmaking and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen. 

Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it.When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.


RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: The Night Manager, Author: Tarrah Anders, Genre: Contemporary Romance 



Title: The Night Manager 
Author: Tarrah Anders 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Trust. Honor. Family.
I wake up naked in bed with my best friend’s little sister and I have no recollection of what happened.  After we go our separate ways, she soon ends up on my doorstep with nowhere to go in the middle of the night and I let her stay with me until she gets her own place.
I tell myself that nothing can happen by burying myself in work and that I fight to ignore the desire burning through my veins of her presence, but I’m only human.

“Can I ask you an odd question, okay maybe not really odd, but probably not the everyday type of question that one would be asked?” I start.  “Should I be concerned about this question?” he asks playfully.  “I was looking for the broom earlier, because I broke a cup, sorry about that by the way. And so, I went looking in the garage. Why do you have a box labeled knee pads? I mean why would you need a box full of knee pads? What are you doing on your knees?”  His face slowly turns from serious to sudden laughter. He flops back onto the bed with his hand over his eyes and laughs loudly as I stand still in between his legs with my hands on my hips.  “Oh man.” He says in between fits of laughter. He wipes his eyes and then leans up on his elbows. “What do you think it’s for?” he says finally trying to keep a straight face but failing miserably.  “I don’t know, that’s why I’m asking.”  “So as you know, I’m a retired male dancer.” He says and pauses… 
The Night Manager is a spin off from Tarrah Anders’ STRIPPED Available now exclusively on Amazon & Free on KindleUnlimited
Meet Tarrah. She’s a contemporary erotic romancer who is all about the feels, with the twists of sexy mixed in between. She’s been writing since before she can remember.  Writing has always been a passion, that was kept it under wraps, stayed on the backburner and never vocalized or followed through with my desire to be a writer, until she read a horrible book and thought: ‘I could do better than that!’ She kept her writing romance from her husband for nearly two years, but finally told him because… royalties and taxes. Now, he lovingly helps with ‘research’ and uses him for his amazing Photoshop skills for her covers.  
She is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, but living in beautiful San Diego with her little family while working during the day as a social worker working with the homeless. She is a hardcore San Francisco Giants fan and anything dealing with cupcakes and zombies.
Her writing style is that she tries to keep on earth. She tries her best to not be too unrealistic with her characters, what they do and how they live. She wants her books to be relatable and not to create too many eye rolls.
She has written and self-published 10 books so far in her writing career.  They’re all dual point of view aside from one story. She is currently working on several pieces but focusing on two mainly. Thematically, the novels are friends to lovers, random hook-ups and office romances mixed with a whole lot of fun in the middle.
Insta & Twitter: @tarrahanders




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