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#ReleaseBlitz ~ “Awful Intention” Series: Celestial Bodies #2, by Author Elena Monroe, Genre: Mystery/Fantasy New Adult Romance is Available NOW!


Title: Awful Intentions
Series: Celestial Bodies #2
Author: Elena Monroe
Genre: Mystery/Fantasy New Adult Romance
Release Date: May 22, 2020
I didn’t
know I was so set on truths until I realized my whole life was a lie.
banished to Arcadia Prep.
The myths
we though were just empty threats meant to iron out bad behavior.
All of it
was a neatly packaged lie.
Hell raged
in the pit of my stomach and now we were free to wreak havoc on humanity.
The truth
was simple: I was a good girl meant to heal the wounded and help uphold the
I’m the one
who tore the truth down.
I stomped
on it and set it on fire.
I did
everything that didn’t add up to the me I cultivated.
I was a
perfectly packaged lie.
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Author Bio
Elena Monroe
grew up in Florida scribbling down stories from a very young age. These stories
were really just wavy lines filling the paper, but she knew each word, each
emotion, each character’s name, and there was no tricking her into forgetting
what each line signified. Just like her unconventional way of writing as a
toddler Elena is setting her own rules and just telling stories.
Much like her debut novel, The Best Years, life certainly imitated art.
Transplanting from the South to the East Coast, Elena currently lives in
Connecticut with her soon to be husband, reformed bad boy.

Find her on her social media through Twitter at @elenamonroe, Instagram at
@elenamonroewrites, Facebook at @elenamonroewrites, and more!

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“The Long Con” by Author Lexxi James, Genre: Romantic Suspense/Romantic Mystery, is Available NOW!


Title: The Long Con
Author: Lexxi James
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Romantic Mystery

Release Date: May 12, 2020

Trust me.
Some men are made for the con.
He’s hot. Charming. Sexy.
And don’t forget wealthy.
He can have any woman he wants.
Except one.
Most women look at him like a sugar daddy. Or a baby daddy.
But the way she looked at him was different.
Like he wasn’t worth her time.
Well, she just became worth his.
She’s smart. Sassy. Slated to be the next CEO.
Her head is on business.
Her curves beg to be touched.
And there’s only one way in.
He’ll change his looks. Drastically.
Recruit an ally from deep within her world.
Chip away at every one of her defenses.
Put a plan into motion that there’s no turning back from.
Dedicate millions to one endgame . . . to pull the ultimate
The Long Con is a sexy stand-alone romantic
Warning: Full Steam Ahead.
Lexxi James Books are seductive, suspenseful romances
filled with fun, sensual, and sizzling high-heat love scenes.


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“His fingers
skated over her soft curves as her body escaped his touch. She slid off the
bed. Pure mischief heated the smile across her lips.
Her thoughts were a
mystery, but some sexy surprise was definitely in store.
And he wouldn’t
waste time wondering.
The moment was here.
Nothing else
He was game.
Well . . . he was at
Author Bio


Lexxi James |
Author of Romantic Suspense
Lexxi James is a best-selling author of mystery & suspense
seductively wrapped in a love story. When not strapped to her laptop, she on a
perpetual quest for the best cup of cappuccino. Her addictions include her HEA
man, bourbon, and smoking hot romance novels.
She loves to connect!
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📝Review📝 For: “Sweet Texas Charm” (Sweet Texas Secrets #3) by Robyn Neeley, #ContemporaryRomance, Release Date: April 14th 2020 ~ My Rating: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟


Sweet Texas Charm
(Sweet Texas Secrets Book Three)

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Genre:  #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #LiteMysteryAnd Suspense

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

My Rating:  4

Cover:  4

KIndle:  217 pages

Publication:  April 14th 2020

Read:  March 30th 2020  *Review copy privided via Tule Publishing Group

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Small town. Big secrets. Welcome to Sweet Ridge.

Grayson Cooper is livid when he learns his father left him a keychain with a strawberry charm rather than ownership of the successful Guac Ole company. He’s been groomed for this position since he escaped the factory floor as a teen and joined Jack in the corporate offices. But what good is the CEO title without the stock shares?

College dropout Becca Nash is dumbfounded to learn that she now owns controlling voting stock in the company where she’s just a line supervisor. The pay bump will help her take care of her mother’s nursing home care, but the corporate halls intimidate her–and who wants to hobnob with those snobs anyhow?

Stymied at every turn by her attitude, Grayson tries to steal back those shares, but surprisingly loses his heart to Becca instead. What he does discover is a secret that could blow apart not only Becca’s world but his whole family. With so much hanging in the balance, Grayson must decide whether it’s better to follow his head or his heart.

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My 📝Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Sweet Texas Charm (Sweet Texas Secrets, #3)Sweet Texas Charm by Robyn Neeley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh, how I am sorry to see this series end. This three book multi-author series has all the feels and more. Each book has its place it my heart for a different reason. In Sweet Texas Charm by Ruby Neeley, the last Cooper brother will finally receive the entirety of his promised inheritance. The Cooper patriarch was a sneaky one, but full of love, caring and hope that his sons would find their forever-after with their “ones”.

Middle brother Grayson was beyond hurt and angry when he discovered his father did not leave him the family company that Grayson was promised. In fact, Grayson felt betrayed not to mention a whole lot of confused. From the first book, there is an element of mystery that will find its resolution in this book. By the end of book two, I had my suspicions as to what the big reveal might be and I enjoyed watching my predictions come to light. This is where I can’t tell you anymore about that; you’ll just have to read to find out. Each book is a standalone however, I believe you won’t enjoy the complete reading experience if you haven’t read the two prior books. There is definitely a lot going on.

So, I had my opinions of each brother’s persona at the beginning of each book. And it’s not surprising that I wasn’t a fan of any of them. But as I got to know them, I understood them in a different light. However, with Grayson, he did some things that were not upstanding and I just knew karma was going to come for him.

The heroine, Becca, was one of my favorites of this year thus far. She was very relatable and I saw myself in her during several fundamental moments in the book. I could see myself in her shoes very easily as well as see things her way. Again, I’m not going to spoil anything by giving away spoilers. I enjoyed this book and was sad to see the series end. The author’s attention to detail and storytelling talents show through in this book. I love a book where I don’t have to try so hard to envision a scene. With this book, I was easily there.

So, glad I read this series. You should know that each story flows into the next without any disconnection despite this series being written by three different authors. I recommend the Sweet Texas Secret’s series to any reader who loves romance with some angst and mystery AND a huge helping of happily-ever-after!

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

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Cover Reveal for: Weatherman by author B. Austin, #Mystery ~ Release Date: October 2020

Title: Weatherman 
Author: B. Austin
Genre: Mystery
Release Date: October 2020


PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO HEAR THE TRUTH, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE NEWS SUCKS. The country is being drenched by constant rain, and still the government is skeptical that the climate change is manmade. When Dan the Weatherman witnesses a woman flatten like a Halloween costume, a puddle of rain seems to run away from the scene of the crime. Dan suspects that the planet is fighting back by attacking certain people with deadly rain. In a nervous-breakdown moment, Dan reports his theory on live national TV while giving the weather report. Dan is fired and drowns his troubles in alcohol. When Dan staggers from a local bar, lightning strikes him, but the copper plate in his head acts as a weather vane. Dan and Doc Meteor, his meteorologist best friend who is in hiding from the government, team up to investigate what is going on. They enlist the Coroner of New York City who just happens to be married to Dan’s ex-wife Karen, an F.B.I. agent. Dan’s crazy sister Spacey thinks the solution is to leave the planet. Meteor wants to fix the planet. Dan just wants Dog back, a Boxer Karen got custody of.

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Available Now! The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant, book #4 by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant, book #4

From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes a snarky Mystery with a side dish of Romance and two sprinkles of chaos, THE LIBRARIAN’S VAMPIRE ASSISTANT, Book Four.

(Yep! These books are STANDALONES. But the more you read, the merrier!)


A crazy vampire has stolen my librarian. And if that’s not bad enough, it is my fault. Because I, too, am an ancient, deadly vampire, and it was my job to protect her. I failed.

Now, just as I have reason to hope I will get her back, the situation turns into the biggest mystery of my existence.

Apparently, this evil vampire has brainwashed her into thinking she belongs with him. I do not know how. I do not know why. But I will get to the bottom of this and win her back.

Because I am the motherf*!$%ing librarian’s vampire assistant, and she belongs to me. Or, at least she used to?


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MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a New York Times bestselling author who’s sold over one million books around the world. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dreams.

Mimi lives with her Latin lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and their three spunky dragons (really, just very tiny dogs with big attitudes) Snowy, Mini, and Mack, in the vampire-unfriendly state of Arizona.

She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men.

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Available Now! Diagnosis: Death Series: The Paul Monroe Mystery Series, by A.P. Eisen, Genre: Gay Mystery/Romance

Title: Diagnosis: Death
Series: The Paul Monroe Mystery Series
Author: A.P. Eisen
Genre: Gay Mystery/Romance
Release Date: December 3, 2019


When a body is found in the park, Paul Monroe knows two things: this isn’t a simple mugging, and the weekend he has planned with his boyfriend is officially over before it begins. With no murder weapon but a slew of suspects at the ready, Paul and his partner, Rob, begin the tedious task of piecing together the few clues they have.
Happier than he’s ever been, Cliff knows there’s more to Paul than the tough exterior the man shows to the world, but Cliff is determined to take things slow. An unexpected phone call forces him to revisit the pain of his past, and now he needs Paul more than ever, but he’s hesitant to ask, unwilling to pressure Paul into a decision he might not be ready to make.
Paul’s investigation means more long nights away from Cliff, who is grappling with his unsettling news. Not being able to support Cliff isn’t sitting right with Paul, and for the first time his personal life is as important as his job. Knowing he has Paul to lean on gives Cliff the courage to speak and to heal old wounds as they navigate the minefield of building a relationship. Meanwhile, a killer walks the streets of Thornwood Park, and Paul won’t be satisfied until they are caught and justice served.



A.P. Eisen cut her teeth on Nancy Drew mysteries as a child and never looked back. Writing has always brought her joy, and she loves creating characters who can make people laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time.
Whether they are investigating a murder, cooking a gourmet meal together, or simply living their lives, the men she writes about are smart, savvy, and sexy. They may not walk the straightest path to love, but they always solve their case and get their guy.
A.P. lives in New York City and drinks too much coffee and not enough champagne.”



Available Now: Lady Of Venice ~ Author: SC Daiko writing as Siobhan Daiko ~ Genre: Historical Time-Slip Romance; Historical Mystery and Suspense

Title: Lady of Venice
Author: SC Daiko writing as Siobhan Daiko 
Genre: Historical Time-Slip Romance; Historical Mystery and Suspense
Release Date: July 22, 2019
Cover Design: Cover Kitchen
“Two women separated by time, but united by passion and art.”
A captivating historical romance, LADY of VENICE will transport you to Italy past and present. An incredible love story from international bestselling author SC Daiko, writing as Siobhan Daiko.
In 1504, Cecilia, a lady of Venice, joins the court of Queen Caterina Cornaro—where she catches the eye of a powerful stranger who will stop at nothing to make her his.
Summer 1989, and Fern, on vacation in Italy to deal with a personal trauma, finds herself pulled back to the sixteenth century and drawn inescapably into Cecilia’s life.
Intrigue and romance flourish at the Queen’s court as Cecilia embarks on a passionate but ill-fated affair with a penniless painter.
Luca, a twentieth century Italian architect, notices a resemblance between Fern and the girl in a painting by the artist, Giorgione. He helps Fern cope with her visions while falling increasingly under her spell.
Echoes of the past begin to manifest themselves in the present through a series of startling coincidences, until past and present collide—throwing both Fern and Cecilia into deathly danger.
Can Fern stay safe and come to terms with her own past?
This book was previously published as “Lady of Asolo”.

“The author paints a beautifully written story with intricate details of the beauty that surrounds Italy as it floats onto the canvas…” Beyond the Covers Book Blog

“Romance, love, hot scenes, drama and one hell of a gripping story line.” Michelle’s Goodreads Review

“Beautiful description and so much mystery I couldn’t put it down.” Lisa’s Goodreads Review

Siobhan Daiko, who also writes as SC Daiko, is an award-winning British author of international bestselling contemporary and historical romance and romantic suspense. Siobhan loves to swim in the sea, travel around Europe, sample different food and enjoy local wine. She has worked in the City of London and taught languages in a Welsh high school before moving to Italy, where she now lives with her husband and two cats. Nothing makes her happier than connecting with readers.



Cover Reveal: Lady Of Venice by SC Daiko writing as Siobhan Daiko, Genre: Historical Time-Slip Romance; Historical Mystery and Suspense

Title: Lady of Venice
Author: SC Daiko writing as Siobhan Daiko 
Genre: Historical Time-Slip Romance; Historical Mystery and Suspense
Release Date: July 22, 2019
Cover Design: Cover Kitchen
From international bestselling author SC Daiko, writing under her name Siobhan Daiko, comes a captivating historical romance set in Venice and the Veneto region of Italy.
In 1504, Cecilia, a beautiful feisty young woman, joins the court of a Venetian lady where she catches the eye of a powerful stranger who will stop at nothing to make her his.
Nearly five centuries later, Fern, on vacation from London to deal with a personal trauma, finds herself drawn inescapably into Cecilia’s life.
Echoes of the past begin to manifest themselves in the present through a series of startling coincidences until past and present collide, throwing both Fern and Cecilia into deathly danger.
Can Fern stay safe and come to terms with her own past?
“Previously published as Lady of Asolo, Lady of Venice has been re-edited and re-written.”
The Court leaves for Murano, where the Queen will stay until tomorrow. As well as entertaining the Marques, she wants to buy glass. I have a day and a night ahead of me to spend as I please. Well, not quite as I please for there are servants here who’ll spy on me. Dorotea has told me I should stuff pillows under my bedcovers so that it will seem as if I am sleeping. And that’s what I do when Zorzo calls. 
In his studio, my fingers shake as they hold the brush. How clumsy I am today. He covers my hand with his and my confidence soars. I can feel his breath against my ear, soft and warm. Turning towards him, I run the tips of my fingers lightly down his cheek. I suck in a gasp and a quiver travels down to my core.
Zorzo moans, but he does not stop me when I move my hand down his body and encounter his arousal. His eyes hold mine and I feel as if I shall sink into them; liquid gold, they burn with desire. How different he is from Signor Lodovico. I don’t like to think of that man and banish him from my mind.
My painter reaches down and unpins my hair (for today I have dressed it properly). He entwines his hands in my tresses and pulls me against him. ‘Lady Cecilia, you will be the undoing of me.’
I lift my mouth to his and our lips meet. The softness makes my insides shiver. We stumble to the bed in the corner of the studio and lower ourselves onto it. Our tongues are dancing and my whole body is on fire. ‘Are you sure, dolcezza?’
I nod, the decision made. The step I’m taking will alter the course of my life, yet I can’t envisage any other destiny for me than to become one with this man. 
‘You are a horsewoman,’ he says, lifting his lips from mine. ‘Your maidenhead will have been stretched. Even so, I shall enter you slowly, so you do not feel too much pain.’
For a second, I am perplexed. Our gaze locks and his eyes burn with such love that I know this can’t be wrong. Whatever the church says, we aren’t sinners. There’s no need for us to speak the words. There will be time for that later. He lifts my gown and I let out a small cry as he pushes gently into me, my sex resisting only momentarily. Only a twinge and then we rock together, and I’m lost to the exquisiteness of the sensation. 
Too soon, it’s over. Zorzo shudders and withdraws from me, pulling a kerchief from his pocket and covering his prick. ‘You know how babes are made?’ he says. ‘I can’t spill my seed inside you or we shall have a child. The next time we make love, you will know the pleasure I’ve just experienced, my sweet. Just give me some moments to regain my strength.’
He gets up from the bed and goes to the sideboard where there’s a flagon of wine. We drink and nibble biscotti, then wash, then take our time over lovemaking. I had no idea that a man could make a woman writhe the way I’m doing. Have I no shame? I’m lying naked with my legs apart and my lover’s hand is doing such things to me that my whole body is trembling. 
On the brink of that joy, like the one I felt the other night, about to reach the end of a blissful journey that has built and built, Zorzo stops. ‘I want to be inside you when you climax. It will be stronger for you.’
And he is right. Pleasuring myself can’t be compared with what is happening now. He thrusts into me and I arch against him. Arching and rubbing myself against him until a spark inside me grows into a flame of such exquisiteness that I’m completely lost to it.
Siobhan Daiko, who also writes as SC Daiko, is an award-winning British author of international bestselling contemporary and historical romance and romantic suspense. Siobhan loves to swim in the sea, travel around Europe, sample different food and enjoy local wine. She has worked in the City of London and taught languages in a Welsh high school before moving to Italy, where she now lives with her husband and two cats. Nothing makes her happier than connecting with readers.



📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Escaping From Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) ~ Author: Kerri Maniscalco ~ Genre: #YA #HistoricalFiction #Horror #Mystery ~ Available Now!


Escaping From Houdini

(Stalking Jack the Ripper #3)


Kerri Maniscalco

Genre: #YA #HistoricalFiction #Horror #Mystery

My Rating: 4

Cover: 5

Publication: September 18th, 2018

Read: December 24th, 2018

POV: First-person single perspective

Hardcover: 436

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In this third installment in the #1 bestselling Stalking Jack the Ripper series, a luxurious ocean liner becomes a floating prison of scandal, madness, and horror when passengers are murdered one by one…with nowhere to run from the killer. .

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly.

But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. The strange and disturbing influence of the Moonlight Carnival pervades the decks as the murders grow ever more freakish, with nowhere to escape except the unforgiving sea. It’s up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation as even more passengers die before reaching their destination. But with clues to the next victim pointing to someone she loves, can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer’s horrifying finale?


📝My Review📝:

This book was a wild ride and for the first time I actually did not guess the killer!

Escaping From Houdini was such a fun installment to the Stalking Jack The Ripper series. While it was a little slow compared to the previous two it was still fun nonetheless. I loved the addition of the Moonlight Carnival and Mephistophelis totally has my heart I fell for him hard. And due to that I am once again over Thomas and his extra ass. The murders were very interesting due to their connection to tarot and cartomancy. It was also funny seeing Harry Houdini as a character.

Audrey Rose as always was her slightly frustrating self. Her decisions in this book were very questionable. She is supposed to be very smart but it always seems like she is oblivious to the obvious. But she has been that way since the first book so I wasn’t expecting much from her. Not going to lie I was really hoping she would drop Thomas and choose Mephisto but the Cressworth ship unfortunately doesn’t seem like it will sink (pun intended). Thomas was not in this book much and I am sure that is what led to my lack of enjoyment for his character. He is supposed to be able to deduce anything but he couldn’t tell when Audrey Rose was pulling one over on him? She is literally the worst liar in the world she has not one aloof bone in her body. Thomas might win me back in the last book but at this point I am too dedicated to Mephisto. SPEAKING OF…my boy. Literally loved him, every single thing about him. Even though I was suspecting him 90% of the book of being the murderer that changed nothing. I really hope we get to see him again in the last book because his character was too good to just be a one-off. I loved that Liza was back in this book. I missed her and Audrey Rose desperately needed her female partner in crime. She is so intelligent and observant that I wish she would join the Uncle/Thomas/Audrey Rose squad. I hope she is more present in the last book too.

This wasn’t the best installment in the series. It was pretty predictable and followed a pattern that was easy to figure out. There really wasn’t much suspense and anticipation for me. While there were many positive things about this book it just was not a 5 star. Hunting Prince Dracula, this book’s predecessor, was so amazing it is going to be hard to beat.

Overall I really liked this book and this series remains one that I enjoy very much. I definitely recommend this series, don’t be turned off by historical fiction! I cannot wait for the final installment in the series, Capturing The Devil.

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