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Release Blitz: Loving Lucas by Jayne Kigsley is Available Now!


Title: Loving Lucas 
Author: Jayne Kingsley 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

When unrequited love gets a makeover, all bets are off.

Miranda Gray has loved Lucas Knight for what seems like forever. Problem is, he barely gives her the time of day. Plus, she’s a long way from the glamourous women constantly parading in and out of his life.

If only she could find a way to make him notice her …

Lucas knows what he wants from life, and it doesn’t include getting tangled up in anything resembling a relationship. Particularly with the boss’s daughter. She’s a forever type of girl; he’s more your ‘please leave before breakfast’ kind of guy.

When they’re forced to work together on a project that’s far too close to his old life for comfort, Miranda starts to see that whilst she might have had a fledgeling love for Lucas, real love is something else entirely.

Sparks are flying but neither are ready to own up to the truth. Can working together bring love back to Lucas’s life? Or will he break Miranda’s heart forever?
Jayne Kingsley writes contemporary romance filled with fashionable and fun heroines and hunky heroes. She holds a Bachelor of Design – Fashion and Textiles and spent 12 years working in the fashion industry before hanging up her stilettos (temporarily) for life as a mum.
She currently resides on the picturesque south coast of NSW with her two young daughters and her own real-life gorgeous leading man.
Jayne’s hobbies include drinking coffee and wine and adding shoes to her already ridiculously large collection. She spends her days working as a personal slave to her two delightful girls (and writing happy-ever-afters when allowed).




Cover Reveal: Hitching The Cowboy (Circle Ranch Series) by Kennedy Fox is Releasing on Novemeber 12th 2019!


Wedding bells are the last
thing on twenty-two year old Riley Bishop’s mind, but that’s exactly what he
hears after waking up in Vegas next to a woman he just met—his new wife.

never saw her coming, but she might be worth the risk.

Zoey Mitchell is high on life, free spirited, and
adventurous. However, learning she married a rowdy cowboy after a night of
partying is not what she expected—even for her.

risking it all, gambling with her heart.

Deciding to give their instant marriage a chance, Zoey moves
from her big city life to a small town Texas ranch. She has to know if their
connection is based on more than just a wild one-night stand before announcing
to her family that she got hitched.

One moment changes everything—for better or worse—and a secret could destroy them both.

is a full-length stand-alone novel in the Circle B Ranch series and a spin-off
from the Bishop Brothers series. You don’t need to read any of the other books
beforehand to enjoy this one!**


Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish are a duo of
romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They
share a love of Hallmark movies & overpriced coffee. When they aren’t
bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One
day, they decided to collaborate under a pseudonym and have some fun creating
new characters that’ll make you blush and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance
stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, quirky, independent women,
then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! They’re looking forward to bringing you
many more stories to fall in love with!
Keep up with all their social media platforms for
updates & info!


📝Review📝: 5 Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Ice Hard (New York Nighthawks Book Two) by Tracy Goodwin, Contemporary Hockey Romance is releasing October 8th 2019

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Ice Hard

New York NightHawks Book Two

Tracy Goodwin

Genre:  #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #HockeyRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  October 8th 2019

Read:  September 7th 2019  *ARC provided via Net Gally

POV:  First-Person Dual Perspectives

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Check out the series on Goodreads:  New York Nighthawks



Hockey’s resident bad boy is hell on skates. But when he falls in love, he falls hard.
“Tracy Goodwin is an author to watch.”—Kelly Jamieson, USA Today bestselling author of the Aces Hockey series
Nick: As one of the New York Nighthawks, I’ve got it all: fame, success, wealth, plus I’m handsome as hell.
As for my relationships? They could be better.
I know how to do one-night stands, but I’m starting to crave something more.
Then I meet Camille Benetti.
She’s sexy, smart, sarcastic—totally my kind of girl.
The only problem? Cami doesn’t date hockey players.
But she’s never met me. . . .
Cami: Nick George is impossible to resist. Not only is he scorching hot, he’s kind, he’s funny, and he wants me bad.
But I learned my lesson the hard way: no jocks.
So why do I agree to be Nick’s date to the wedding of the year?
One night . . . that’s our deal.
He is the best man, after all.
But Nick is crystal clear about his intentions. He wants a relationship.
And he’s tempting me to break all my rules. . . .
Tracy Goodwin’s seductive New York Nighthawks novels can be read together or separately:


📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Ice Hard (New York Nighthawks, #2)Ice Hard by Tracy Goodwin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nick and Cami made a wonderful couple. Every moment they were together made me smile. Nick was such a gentleman. Most times when you read about Hockey players in romance novels, they usually are just looking for a good time, a quick one and done. But Nick wasn’t like that. He may have been in the past but for a while he’d been seriously thinking about a “forever” girl. Someone who could be his other half. The half that completes him. His best friend found the girl of his dreams and Nick wasn’t only happy for him, but he was envious. Nick wanted love. He wanted his own dream girl.

Cami is cautious. She is a strong, independent, sassy heroine. And she doesn’t date hockey players. Cami has a good reason for that as you will learn. But she is on Nick’s radar and he is persistent. But Cami is just as willful. I enjoyed the banter between Nick and Cami. I enjoyed watching them navigate an eventual relationship. I believed their love. They realistically worked for their happily-ever-after.

Another aspect I enjoyed about this book were all the “feels.” The emotional elements were poignant and believable. I admit, I was sad about a few things but the author did a wonderful job, all around, with writing an enjoyable book. This is the second book in this series and I look forward to reading more.

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


📝Review📝: Crazy, Rich Cajuns (Boys of The Bayou #4) by Erin Nicholas ~ Genre: Contemporary, Opposites Attract Romance is Releasing on September 30th 2019


Crazy, Rich Cajuns

Boys Of The Bayou Book #4

Erin Nicholas

My Rating:  4

Cover: 5

Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance #OppositesAttract

Publication:  September 30th 2019

Read:  September 19th 2019

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

Series:  Check out the series on Goodreads ~ Boy of The Bayou


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A hot, small town, opposites attract rom com!

Kennedy Landry and Bennett Baxter’s story!

He wears suits and ties. He’ll one day inherit a fortune. He has a law degree. He shines his shoes, for God’s sake. What is she doing attracted to a guy like him? But she is. She so is.

She drives air boats on the bayou, drinks and cusses, and gives city boys in suits a hard time just for fun. Why can’t he get her out of his mind? But he can’t. He definitely can’t.

A weekend trip to Savannah for a fancy-schmancy party with his highfalutin family is the surefire way to prove that they have nothing in common but intense chemistry. And to maybe scratch this I’ve-never-wanted-anyone-like-I-want-you itch once or twice. Or five times.

But it takes only about twenty-four hours for the bayou girl and the city boy to figure out that they don’t really know much at all–about each other, or about themselves. And figuring all of this out is going to be downright crazy.


📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Crazy Rich Cajuns (Boys of the Bayou, #4)Crazy Rich Cajuns by Erin Nicholas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the fourth book in the Boys Of The Bayou series by Erin Nicholas. Since I read the previous three books in the series, I can say with honesty that I was eager and impatient to finally read about Kennedy and Baxter. Unfortunately, this book wasn’t as good as the others and I admit to being slightly disappointed at the feeling that this book was rushed; as if it didn’t have the same care that the author took for the previous ones. No, that said, I did not hate it. Obviously, I gave this book four stars for a good reason. The secondary characters are what I enjoyed the most. As always, the Landrys are a heartwarming, humorous bunch of fun-loving individuals. Not to mention that their loyalty to family and friends is truly beautiful. In addition, I was enthralled and entertained by them.

Kennedy and Bennett meet in book two, Sweet Home Louisiana, which is Owen and Maddie’s great love story of second chances. Kennedy was sassy and a thorn in Bennett’s side. In fact, they both agitated each other. Love/hate at its best! Their banter quickly turn to outspoken, dirty talking. And then, eventually more. I don’t want to give away the story, so you’ll have to see for yourself what these two get up to.

An aspect I did very much like was that despite their insults toward each other, there was more than not, respect and admiration. Towards the last chapters, the story took a bit of a turn that I didn’t expect. Kennedy ended up being someone I perceived as intelligent. Sadly, no, I always thought her character was a bit immature and churlish. Honestly, I wasn’t a huge fan of her outspoken, crass comments and thought her to be a brat. I’m glad the author showed me what Kennedy is truly capable of. It was a nice surprise.

So, in a nut shell, this trope is about how opposites attract. Both Kennedy and Bennett connected on a level I never expected. I was satisfied with their happy ending.

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


Release Blitz ~ Relaunch: It had To Be You (A Fate, Texas Novel) by Jess Bryant, #ContemporaryRomance is Available Now! 



Title: It Had To Be You
Author: Jess Bryant 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: A Fate, Texas Novel 
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Austin Evans is a playboy, a flirt and a charmer. He’s dated half the female population of Fate, Texas and figures he’ll get around to the other half before he ever decides to settle down. Fate, however, has other ideas. Because one night with the prim and proper town doctor isn’t nearly enough. He can’t get her out of his head, doesn’t want her out of his bed and if he can convince her to give him half a chance he’ll keep her in his life forever. 

It was supposed to be one night. One night of passion. One night of scorching hot, mind-blowing, earth-rocking fun. It was a one night stand that somehow turned into two nights, then three and four… and Victoria Sands knew better. Of course she knew better. She was a good girl, a smart girl. She knew better than to continue seeking him out, knew better than to keep falling into his arms, knew better than to let her heart get involved, but when it came to Austin her logical, rational brain never stood a chance to her body’s desire. 

They’re complete opposites. She’s the town princess and he’s the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. She grew up in the mansion on the hill and his mother is the woman that cleans it. She thinks everything through and he goes with his gut instinct. The one thing they have in common is that they’ve never felt anything like the sparks that flare between them. 

But is that enough to build a life on? A family on? And what about forever?





Jess Bryant is an avid indoorswoman. A city girl trapped in a country girl’s life, her heart resides in Dallas but her soul and roots are in small town Oklahoma. She enjoys manicures, the color pink, and her completely impractical for country life stilettos. She believes that hair color is a legitimate form of therapy, as is reading and writing romance. She started writing as a little girl but her life changed forever when she stole a book from her aunt’s Harlequin collection and she’s been creating love stories with happily ever afters ever since.

Jess holds a degree in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma and is a lifetime supporter of her school and athletic teams. And why not? They have a ton of National Championships! She may be a girlie girl but she knows her sports stats and isn’t afraid to tell you that your school isn’t as cool as hers… or that your sports romance got it all wrong.

For more information on Jess and upcoming releases, contact her at or follow her on her many social media accounts for news and shenanigans.





Release Blitz ~ The Cannon (The Swift Series #3) by Leslie Pike #ContemporaryRomance is Available Now!

Title: The Cannon
Series: The Swift Series #3
Author: Leslie Pike
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2019


Sawyer’s easy smile and laidback style mask his rough start.
For the tall Texan the struggle just to survive has been real. Then in a
fateful twist, life takes new direction. Fame, fortune and women all within his
grasp. Though it’s the chance meeting with a beautiful stubborn girl that has
him reaching. Bristol is the only daughter in a Memphis baseball dynasty. She
couldn’t care less about the sport or the attention she gets from its players.
Her laser focus is on her medical practice. Until one dance with a handsome
stranger. Sometimes the things you want aren’t what you truly need.


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Author Bio
USA TODAY bestselling author, Leslie Pike, has loved expressing herself
through the written word since she was a child. Her passion for film and
screenwriting led her to Texas for eight years, writing for a prime time CBS
series. Leslie lives in Southern California with her Pom-Poo, Mr. Big. She’s
traveled the world as part of film crews, from Africa to Israel, New York to
San Francisco. Now she finds her favorite creative adventures taking place in
her home, writing Contemporary Romance.
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New Release ~ Without Exception, #ContemporaryRomance by KE Osborn is Available Now!

Title: Without Exception
Author: KE Osborn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 18, 2019
Cover Design: Kellie Dennis & Book Cover by Design
Alex Scott is an asshole!
He’s rude, obnoxious, and hell-bent on evicting me from the tattoo studio my parents and I worked so hard to perfect. So, it’s not just a shop to me. This place holds life, it affirms love, it contains memories. And when my world fell to pieces twelve months ago, it’s what kept me from doing the same.
Through the darkness, there’s one shining light. A client. Xander. He’s secretive, he comes and goes whenever he pleases, but our connection is obvious. I want more from him. But he’s a mystery. 
Two men. Polar opposites. Alex Scott’s a brooding warmonger, hungry for action, constantly emailing and driving me crazy. I won’t let him evict me. While Xander is a kind, sweet, caring soul whose only want is to look after my autistic brother and me. He’s sweeping me off my feet. 
Conflict – Betrayal – Lust – Angst 
Without exception, my heart will break. One man will put it back together again. But which one?

He leans in doing the strap up on the helmet, his eyes lingering on mine again. A burning sensation runs down my spine as I stare back at him.
It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced before.
It’s intense.
He’s intense, but I like it.
Xander finishes with the strap, then looks at his watch. “I have another half hour or so before the hounds are called. Feel like going for a ride?” he asks.
I gnaw on my bottom lip.
I shouldn’t.
I have a tattoo studio to run. Probably clients waiting. But what’s another half hour, right?
“Half an hour, no more.”
“You’re a bossy little thing, aren’t you?”
I stand taller puffing out my chest. “You have no idea.”
He grins. “You up for going somewhere we’re not supposed to be?”
Excitement builds inside of me. This whole bad boy thing he has going on is really working for me. “Hell yeah, I’m all for breaking the rules.”

Australian author K E Osborn was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. With a background in graphic design and a flair for all things creative, she felt compelled to write the story brewing in her mind.

Writing gives her life purpose. It makes her feel, laugh, cry and get completely enveloped in the characters and their story lines. She feels completely at home when writing and wouldn’t consider doing anything else.



New Release: Back Beat by Ryleigh Sloan, #ContemporaryRomance is AVailable Now!


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I had dreams. Big ones. And Dean Carter did everything in his power to help me achieve them.
Until we fell in love and everything fell apart. Now everyone thinks I tried to sleep my way to the top and I can’t say I blame them when the evidence points to exactly that.
However, looks can be deceiving…

Blair McKenzie is the definition of perfect. She’s crazy talented and hot as…well, you get the point. But aside from all that, she has heart and in this business, heart is hard to come by.

In a moment of weakness, I had a lapse in judgment and nearly cost her everything.

Now I need to do the right thing. Except it feels wrong.

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Ryleigh Sloan is a romance author with a masters degree in being an indecisive control freak. Her favorite pastime is driving her friends crazy by writing multiple books at once.

Following the advice of established authors to read, read, read in order to hone one’s craft she does just that and engrosses herself in as many romance novels as she can get her hands on. Her bad habit of writing more than one book at a time carries over to her reading and she can be found reading, and listening to multiple titles at once and enjoying every moment.

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Release Blitz & My 📝Review📝: The Billionaire’s Secret (The Billionaire Duet #2) by Nana Malone, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense is Available Now!



Title: The Billionaire’s Secret
Series: The Billionaire Duet #2

Author: Nana Malone

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 17, 2019


It was supposed to be a simple job. Go to the Winston Isles, stand in
for my billionaire double for a few
But between the kidnapping attempt and
accidentally falling in love with my bodyguard
, things have been far from

The good news, at least now the woman I love knows who I really am. The bad
news is, no one else knows and someone
is still trying to kill me.

I came to the Winston Isles to save my mother’s life, now I’ve got so much more
than I bargained for. The trick will be to hold on to my brand new life and not get killed in the process.



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Duplicitous fuck.


As I leaned against the wall of the makeshift medical room we’d set up in the
penthouse, I thought about the two versions of the man I had started to fall
Two versions of one of the richest men in the world. One of them was a
billionaire, Derrick Arlington. And the other was someone I didn’t know.
And currently, one of them was bleeding all over what looked like a massage
I’d fallen in love with a mirage. None of what I’d felt had been real.
As the doctor Royal Elite had on call worked to patch up Derrick, I watched
them both. The resemblance was beyond uncanny. They were freaking identical.


No. You can tell them apart.

Right now, I could. But without the scruff and long hair, would I be able to?

I forced myself to take a closer look. To focus on what was different, what
stood out.
For starters, Theo, or whoever the hell he was, had broken his nose. There was
a slight bump in the ridge. It was barely noticeable, but it distinguished
them. That and the eyes, that stormy gray, surrounded by thick lashes. They
were the same shape and color, but Arlington’s were a little closer together.
Or maybe a little wider. It was hard to tell now as he had a cut above one and
it was nearly swollen shut.
Heightwise, they looked about the same, but I couldn’t be sure. They weighed
about the same. And I only knew that because I’d helped drag Arlington off the
beach with Theo, who had mumbled some bullshit about me not finding out that
way. And sorry, sorry blah blah blah. If I was being honest, the shock had
rendered me deaf and dumb right then.
But once the crisis was over, my voice was back, and I had a shit ton to say.
Starting with Liar. Conman. Duplicitous fuck.
It didn’t matter what form of explanation came out of his mouth. As far as I
was concerned, he was full of shit.


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Author Bio
USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all
things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she
borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious
thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner
Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own
characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime
works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as
sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle
and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books
list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working
hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances
for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding
in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and
puppy in sunny San Diego.

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📝My Review📝:  5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I really enjoy reading books from this author! Her characters are complex and flawed. There is always something intense and engaging going on in her stories. I am never bored. And while I am usually very good at inferencing, I admit that this author tends to surprise me. Often predictability is commonplace in romance novels. So when I can be surprised; it’s a good thing.

So, first let me tell you that this book is not a standalone. You’ll need to read Bodyguard To The Billionaire, which is book one of this duet. Of course that first book ends on a cliffhanger so consider yourself lucky that you can binge them both as The Billionaire’s Secret is releasing on September 17th 2019.

Theo and Zia have great chemistry and are perfect together. That is, until secrets are revealed. After Theo’s truths are revealed, he is worried that the woman he is falling in love with will want nothing to do with him. And yes, Zia is angry and feels betrayed. There is a lot going on in this book and since I don’t want to spoil it for you, I won’t say much more. But you I promise you there is a happy ending for Theo and Zia. And even Derrick! However, if you are a fan of Nan Malone’s Winston Isles, this is another book you won’t want to miss.

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


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