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October 2019

New Release: Curves Ahead by Andi Jaxon, #RomanticSuspense is Available Now! *See below 👇 for my Review📝

Title: Curves Ahead
Author: Andi Jaxon
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 16, 2019
Cover Design: JustWrite. Creations

Everyone knows appearances can be deceiving, and in my case, even I’ve been fooled. 
The last thing I need is immature man-child, Alexander Bennet, trying to smile his way into my pants. I hate everything about him; his stupid smirk, his rumbling chuckle, and the way butterflies riot in my stomach when he aims them at me. Our sparring matches go from maddening to stimulating and suddenly my mind and body are at war.
Unfortunately for me, my life is nothing but lies. Twisted secrets keep throwing us together then pulling us apart as we try to unravel it. 
Will the one person I want nothing to do with, be my salvation? Or are we doomed to tear each other apart?
*if you have triggers, please proceed with caution.*

From Dyslexic kid with a love of Algebra to a published author, no one is more surprised to find me here, than I am. I love to write about tortured pasts and hot sex, a happily ever after that has to be worked for. My stories tend to be a little dark but with some comic relief, typically in the form of sarcasm.

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My Review:  5 Stars!

Oh, wow! This book… incredible, intense and emotional. Tragic and heartbreaking.

Andi Jaxon is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Her writing is magical and she is not afraid to cross boundaries of any kind. That’s right…..she goes there! I’ll warn you now that this book is NOT a fluffy romance! It is gut-wrenching, angsty and suspenseful. I’ll also warn you this book is heavy on triggers. While the most graphic of the abuse stems from memories, that won’t matter to your heart. You will be effected.

Alex and Kristin…….
The prior book to this one features Alex’s twin brother Alistair and Kristin’s best friend Ben. That book was also intense in very similar ways. Both books stand alone, however you will have a better reading experience if you read Learning Curve before or even after.

This is one of those times where I can’t say too much in my review. I don’t want to chance giving away, not even one tiny detail. There are moments you won’t understand, moments you won’t even see coming, moments your heart will break and most definitely, moments you will be fiercely angry. Not even justice being served will ease your soul.

Alex is a police officer. Because of circumstances in his past, Alex does not want to get to close to anyone. Especially a woman. He has a reputation of being with a lot of women which is one of the reasons, Kristin hates him so passionately. But as you know, there is a fine line between love and hate. Kristin and Alex become close and slowly become more than friends. One of the aspects I loved about this book was that these two didn’t become a couple until later; their relationship slowly morphing from enemies to friends to more.

I would describe this book as an enemies to lovers, dark romance trope with a huge helping of angst.

Kristin has her own demons. Or should I say nightmares. Kristin is dealing with so much and her reoccurring nightmares are starting to bleed into her daily life. Fear is prominent but she doesn’t understand why and when we find out, neither Kristin or the reader will be prepared.

I promise you this book has a wonderful ending, but not before this couple travel through the worst of Hell. I absolutely recommend this dark, intense, and emotional read. The writer’s flow is perfect: you won’t be able to put this book down. Andi Jaxon is definitely an author you should check out!

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



Release Boost: Finally Yours (Love & Wine #1) by Claire Raye, Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy is Available Now!


Title: Finally Yours

Series: Love & Wine #1

Author: Claire Raye
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy

Release Date: October 10, 2019


What do Tim Tams and Jack Wilson have in common? Other than
both being Australian…nothing! One is an amazingly delicious chocolate-covered
cookie, and the other is a total nightmare.
At least that’s how Lauren Somerville feels when Jack and
the cookies walk back into her life fourteen years later.
As much as Lauren isn’t thrilled to see him, Jack is ready
to prove that Tim Tams aren’t the only good thing to come from the Land Down
He may have been an arrogant kid when they met, but time has
been good to him, because now he has the looks to back it up.
But Lauren has the upper hand. As the owner of the world
famous Somerville Winery & Vineyard, he works for her now.
And you know what they say about sour grapes…
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Author Bio
Not only is Claire Raye a really sweet pen name, it’s actually
a pen name for two sarcastic best friends who met through their mutual love of
reading. After bonding over books (and wine and cheese), they decided to take
the plunge and see if they could write a book together and ta dah… The
Rockport Beach Novels
 were born! In addition to their shared love of
food and dropping an occasional (read: a lot) of f bombs, the writing duo that
is Claire Raye like to write about strong sassy females who aren’t afraid to
say what’s on their mind and the overprotective men who fall in love with them.
While Claire Raye’s resting bitch face might be strong, she always makes sure
her alpha males are stranger!
Writing The Rockport Beach Novels has been so much fun, even
if Book 2 needed a shared vacation, a stolen bottle of champagne and far too
much vodka and POG to get it back on track! Both halves of Claire Raye are
married and both of her husbands have a cheeky side that gets plenty of airtime
in her books. From their smart mouths to their witty one-liners, there’s plenty
of material to use for all those alpha males she loves to write about.
While Claire Raye isn’t sure she’ll ever reveal who she
really is – there’s just something about your co-workers knowing you write
erotic love scenes that makes having a pen name that much easier – she’s
definitely going to keep on writing. Plans are already underway for the next
series, which is sure to feature plenty of sass, steam and humor. And of
course, a happily-ever-after!
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Cover Reveal: Clash (Gentry Generations #4) by Cora Brent, Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance, Release Date: October 24, 2019



Title: Clash

Series: Gentry Generations #4

Author: Cora Brent
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Sara Eirew

Photo: Sara Eirew

Release Date: October 24, 2019

I’m the poor little rich girl whose silver spoon was
snatched right out of her pretty mouth.
Now my reality includes clearance bin lip gloss, sleeping in
my car and dining on convenience store hot dogs.  
But my issues don’t end there. 
My nightmare family is hot on my heels and demanding
something I don’t have. They’ve made it clear they don’t intend to give
When I finally hit rock bottom I fall into the arms of an
unlikely savior.
He’s Kellan Gentry, the prince of the college party scene.
Kellan seems to be exactly the kind of guy I don’t need; a brash, arrogant
player who refuses to take anything seriously.
To say I misjudged him is an understatement. 
Before I can think twice about the consequences, I’ve fallen
for Kellan so hard I can barely breathe.  
When we’re together he promises me the world. 
And more than anything I want to believe him.  
I used to be careless. 
I used to be all about chasing trouble and good times until
I caught up to them.  
But watching my own family go through hell changed
Now I just want to stay on a steady path and make them
Then along comes Taylor Briggs.  
Gorgeous. Sarcastic. Wrapped in more secrets than I can
And somehow the ground shifts underneath me.  
In the clash between love and logic, there’s no mystery as
to which one will win. 
I’ve been warned about Taylor’s horror show of a
family.  I’ve been warned they might rip us to shreds.  
I say bring it on and let them try.   
Because there’s nothing I won’t do to protect her. 
No matter the cost.
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Author Bio
Cora Brent was born
in a cold climate and escaped as soon as it was legally possible. Now, she
lives in the desert with her husband, two kids and a prickly pear cactus she
has affectionately named ‘Spot’. Cora’s closet is filled with boxes of
unfinished stories that date back her 1980’s childhood and all her life she has
dreamed of being an author. Amazingly, she is now a New York Times and USA
Today bestselling writer of contemporary romance and begs not to be awakened
from this dream.
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Cover Reveal: Embracing Fate (Captive Hearts #2), Dark Captive Romance by Ellie Masters, Release Date: October 30, 2019



Title: Embracing Fate
Series: Captive Hearts #2
Author: Ellie Masters
Genre: Dark Captive Romance

Cover Design: Ellie Masters

Release Date: October 30, 2019


Who do you
hire to save innocent women from monstrous men? 
You find a man
the monsters fear.
My job is
straightforward. Buy a girl. Make her mine. Infiltrate a human-trafficking ring
and take it down. 
It doesn’t
matter which unfortunate girl I choose. I’ll sacrifice one to save the many, or
some such nonsense like that. Does that justify what I must do? Does that make
me the hero?
No. It
makes me a monstrous man, but I’ll do what needs to be done.
I don’t
want to know her name. I’m not her savior. I’m not her knight in shining armor
galloping in on a white horse to save the day. I’m her nightmare, a man who
will break her so others may live. 
only one rule. Don’t fall for the girl.
But when
have I ever followed rules?



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Author Bio
writes the kind of heart-stopping, pulse-pounding, can’t-stop-reading romance
filled with all your sexy, swoon-worthy, alpha men. They have to be, because
the heroines Ellie writes are strong women with take charge attitudes.
International, bestselling, multi-genre author, Ellie writes the stories she
loves to read. Dark romance lover? Sweet contemporary romance? How about a
romantic suspense to whet your appetite? Ellie writes it all. Don’t wait any
longer, your next book boyfriend is waiting for you.

Born in the South, raised under the Hawaiian sun, Ellie has traveled the globe
while in service to her country. The love of her life, her amazing husband, is
her number one fan and biggest supporter. And yes! He’s read every word she’s

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Cover Reveal: Once Upon a Holiday by Claudia Burgoa 🎁#RomComHolidayRomance is Releasing November 7, 2019



Title: Once Upon a Holiday
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Holiday Romance

Cover Design: Hang Le

Release Date: November 7, 2019


This holiday season, there’s more than gingerbread in
the oven.

I was always a type-A kind of girl— and that’s exactly what got me into
trouble with Sterling Ahren.
Having a baby before thirty didn’t work out, so I took some time off to
sort out my life.
Sterling’s my new landlord… and he doesn’t plan anything.
He’s a billionaire playboy who can’t stand the holidays.
A recluse of the worst kind.
Sterling makes Scrooge look like a generous soul
… except Ebenezer was never this sexy.
He doesn’t want a family— until the night we have a spontaneous
one-night stand, and we run out of condoms.
I can’t have a baby with a disorganized, free spirit like him.
Between my overprotective brothers and his crazy fans, I already know
this isn’t going to work out.
Except Sterling isn’t willing to let me go.
He wants me home for the holidays
… and this is my last chance to make a Christmas miracle happen.
One thing I know for sure: when Sterling and I collide, it’s going to
be anything but a silent night.

Funny, touching,
and delightful, this smoking hot billionaire holiday rom-com by Claudia Burgoa
will make you feel the magic of Christmas.
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Author Bio
Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling
author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children
and manages a chaotic household of two confused dogs, and a wonderful husband
who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to
find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high
quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact. 
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Release Blitz:  What We Do in the Light (Day to Night Duet #2) by Stylo Fantôme is Available Now!


Title: What We Do in the Light

Series: Day to Night Duet #2

Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance
Release Date: September 16, 2019
Just one month ago, Valentine O’Dell got her
heart ripped out – yet another problem to add to her rapidly growing list.
Between fighting to bring her sick grandmother home, searching for a new
apartment after being evicted, and trying to figure out how exactly she’s going
to pay for everything, she doesn’t have time to cry over a broken heart.
Then Ari Sharapov walks back in and tries to
solve everything.
Ari may have gained a little more control in
his life, but there’s still one area he doesn’t have a grip on – Valentine
refuses to believe anything he says. Gone is the girl who wanted someone to
take care of her, and in her place is a woman who’s willing to take everything
he has to offer, but without giving anything of herself in return. He’s
used to fighting battles in a courtroom, but convincing her of his feelings
will be his biggest struggle yet.
Maybe it’s time for this relationship to be
brought to light.


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Crazy woman
from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a
necessity!), I have been writing since … forever? Yeah, that sounds about
right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see
shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m
clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.
I like dogs
more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I
do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the
year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a
curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t
understand me.
Yeah. I
think that about sums me up.
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Release Blitz: Paradox (Pearson Sisters #1) by C.A. Harms is Available Now!



Title: Paradox

Series: Pearson Sisters #1

Author: C.A. Harms

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 15, 2019


Pretending had always been so easy for Shane…until
Janelle moved in next door.
Janelle was excited to be starting a brand new chapter in
her life. But her eagerness quickly plummeted when her new neighbor stormed
over with his arrogance and attitude. And now, just the sight of him made her
blood boil.
Just as she thought she knew exactly what kind of man
Shane Anderson was, he blindsided her and left her speechless.
Turns out, she didn’t know him at all…
She quickly realized that the man he pretended to be was
nothing more than a Paradox.



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“Shh.” I look up at Slate with an arched brow, about to ask him what the
hell he was shushing me for, and found him looking off toward my neighbor’s
yard. “Don’t want to wake the devil.” The words were in a hushed tone, but with
the openness of the yards, and the silence of the night, it did nothing to hide
the conversation taking place next door.
I see Slate lift his hand to cover his mouth just before his shoulders
begin to shake with the laughter he’s attempting to hide.
The voices belong to two females, and I’m surprised by my feeling of
relief knowing that she doesn’t have some guy over sharing an intimate night.
“That man is hellishly evil.” I lean in closer, doing my best to hear as
the humor of the situation seeps in and I too feel a smile tugging at my lips.
“Be quiet.” I recognize the voice immediately as the sassy girl I’ve had
a standoff with a time or two—my neighbor. “Don’t move, laugh, or even breathe.
Otherwise the dragon will come flying out shooting fire from his nose.”
“I swear he has a two by four stuck up his ass.” They break out into a
fit of giggles, and if I’m not mistaken, it appears as though they may be a
little tipsy.
Slate lowers his hand, showing off the grin still on his lips. “You made
a couple enemies, it seems.”
Lifting my hand, I flip him off and instantly think of the blonde with
gorgeous eyes using that same gesture toward me only days ago.
“Do you think he’s gay?”

My smile falters.


“Who knows?” It is hard to distinguish between the two voices. “What I do know is no matter if he prefers the bratwurst or
the bun, he needs to get laid.”
Leaning over, I place my beer on the ground next to my chair and attempt
to stand when Slate stops me. “Dude, please don’t break this up. It’s too
“For you maybe.” The woman thought I was gay. I definitely prefer the bun
over the brat. Even if it has been a long-ass time since I’ve gotten any.
Author Bio
C.A. Harms
is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories.
She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good
Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown
Romance novel addict.
She lives
in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You
will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite
pass time.
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Release Blitz: Stateless (The Stateless Series #1) # RomanticSuspense by Meli Raine is Available Now!



Title: Stateless
Series: The Stateless Series #1
Author: Meli Raine
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 15, 2019
When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon.
I lie for her.
I hunt for her.
I kill for her.
And above all, I betray my mission for her.
She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why.
I do.
Treason comes in many forms.
Love is one of them.
Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more
than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or feelings.
Our teachers forgot one important detail:
Pawns shouldn’t have hearts.
Yet we do.
It turns out our emotions are our greatest weapon.
And I know exactly where mine are aimed.
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(releasing 11.19.19)
Fateless (release
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you,” I choke out.
“For what?”
His eyes cut away. The air between us has changed. I can’t explain it.
Suddenly, I’m uncomfortable.
And yet I
just want to be with him.
killing for me.”
As the
words come forth from my mouth, I cringe inside. I did not mean to say for
. “For me” implies that he killed the bunny out of some attachment to me.
We are not
allowed to have emotions for one another. It puts us at risk.
“I did it
for me,” he says, louder than he should need to.
“You did?”
challenge Romeo.”
“Why would
you do that?” My voice goes up to a sharp squeak at the end, incredulous.
He laughs.
“Because we are taught to destabilize power structures.” He looks around. “What
do you think the compound is?”
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Author Bio


Meli Raine
writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad
boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes — and the women who love them. Meli
rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the
ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family.
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Release Blitz: Offsides (Saints and Sinners #3) by Eden Butler is Available Now!



Title: Offsides
Series: Saints and Sinners #3
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 15, 2019
Gia Jilani had
They kept her safe and her head in the game.

As the NFL’s first female general manager, there were risks to be weighed and

Like Kai Pukui, the linebacker helping her team dominate on the field.

The same quiet, beautiful man who stares too long at her and reminds her of how
decadent, and risky living life can be.

But when Gia discovers why Kai seems so familiar and why she feels so drawn to
him, things like risks and love become secondary to loss and pain.

Gia will have to decide what’s more important – a life worth risking or a love
worth losing.


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Eden Butler is a writer of contemporary, fantasy and
romantic suspense novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an
honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking
and rum.
When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque
ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, reads, and spends too
much time in her garden perfecting her green thumb while waiting for the next
New Orleans Saints Superbowl win.

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast

Please send help.

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