Monday, September 24, 2018

Review: ONCE UPON A REAL GOOD TIME by Lauren Blakely!

 
My Review: I love books, I love music, and I love Lauren Blakely - so no surprise this book is a sure thing. Or maybe I should say this book was a real good time - ha! This friends-to-lovers romance is everything I could have hoped it would be. Blakely even made me like the kid, and I don't usually like kids in romance novels.

Ally and Miller showed up in the previous book, which made me that much more eager to see them get their own story. That said, this can definitely be read as a stand alone.. but be careful, you'll be desperate to read the first book when you finish this one - if you haven't already, that is.

Cover Lovin': Look at those abs!

Recommendation: Can be read on its own

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5) - another Blakely winner!!

Who’s ready for a sure thing? We’ve got your next racy read right here!

"I'm falling for my best friend...Have I mentioned he's also my new bandmate? Oops."

Don’t miss this delicious rock star romance from #1 NYT bestseller Lauren Blakely containing:

✔ Miller, a sexy and sweet rocker with a dirty mouth!

✔ Ally, a singer and a mom who loves her peeps with her whole heart!

✔ A best-friends-to-lovers romance that'll make you swoon!

Sizzling hot, swoony and sweet, and filled with everything in between, ONCE UPON A SURE THING is full of heat, heart, humor and sexy times you’re sure to love.

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It's so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy.

Said no woman ever. Except me.

My friendship with Miller is a sure thing — he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world.

Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me.

Trouble is, our sizzling chemistry in the recording studio is getting harder to ignore, no matter how risky it might be.

***

Sing sexy songs with the woman you’ve been lusting after? Get up close and personal as you croon to the woman you’ve wanted for years?

Piece of cake. NOT.

Performing with the sweet, sassy and insanely wonderful Ally is like one gigantic obstacle course of challenges for my libido. And my libido is one sexy love song away from kissing her senseless and taking her home.

But, I’m not a serious kind of guy, and she’s not a one-night-stand kind of woman. If we cross the horizontal line, we might risk our sure thing and end up out of tune forever...

 

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"Once Upon a Sure Thing is another must-read rom-com from Lauren Blakely. It's just as heart-meltingly romantic, just as sinfully sexy, and just as achingly sweet as the first book in the Heartbreakers Series." - Yvette at Nose Stuck in a Book

"This book was HOT. Sizzling. The build up, the banter, just everything about these two is amazing. The anticipation was killing me. And when they're together? Holy moly wow, hot as hell!" - Escape into a BookSite

   

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"Exhilarating, titillating, and hot as heck! An absolute reading enjoyment! I am re-reading it again! Don't miss this one!" - As You Wish Reviews

   

We’ve got your next binge read right here! Don’t miss all of the standalone full-length novels in The Heartbreakers Series!

 

Three brothers. Three rock stars. Three standalones.

The Heartbreakers Series—full-length, standalone romantic comedies with no cliffhangers releasing within one month so you can binge read these sexy novels! You can indulge in three delicious romances -- a sexy one-night stand with an off-limits woman, a best-friends-to-lovers tale, and a falling-for-my-buddy's-sister love story. All come with banter, sexy times, and single parents! So get your one-clickers ready for these sexy & charming men! Each love story will make you laugh, swoon and fan yourself from the heat!

September 10: Once Upon a Real Good Time

September 24: Once Upon a Sure Thing

October 8: Once Upon a Wild Fling

    About Lauren Blakely: A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she's sold more than 2.5 million books. In September she'll release ONCE UPON A SURE THING, a sexy best-friends-to-lovers romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter  

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Excerpt & Giveaway: BOLLYWOOD INVASION by Ricardo Alexanders!


A fantasy novel of a modern-day American boy's journey back in time as the reincarnation of John Lennon.
Sixteen-year-old John Palmieri is living an average life in Brooklyn until one day he wakes up as a prince in India, thirty-five years before he was born. Suddenly, he finds himself with riches and power beyond his wildest fantasies.
Brooklyn is readily forgotten. Life becomes a constant stream of debauchery, coming to a stand-still only when he meets "the one." However, love doesn't come easy. He must become a better man and sing his way into her heart, a pursuit ignited by his memories of the vintage Beatles music on his iPod.
Will these legendary songs change John's life? Can he escape Lennon's tragic fate? Will he ever find his way back to Brooklyn at his own time?  
His fate will unfold in Bollywood Invasion.

EXCERPT:

Waking up in 1958 India:

“Raj Babu! Raj Babu!”
“Help me!” John flailed his arms around like a newborn.
I must be dead, he thought, perhaps on my way to Hell.
“Raj Babu! O’pun eyes!”
His eyes still closed, he felt the touch of a cold liquid all over his face.
“Argh! What is happening? Please stop!” John covered his face with his hands to shield himself from whatever was being sprinkled onto his face. If he was in Hell, which to him seemed like the only reasonable explanation, it could potentially be a fluid meant to burn his face. Yes indeed, it had to be Hell. Why else was the ground beneath him burning? And why was his skin on fire?
“Dimaag kharaab ho gaya hai Raj Babu ka to!
“Raj Babu!”
“Please…” he wailed as the splashes grew harder. “Please don’t!”
His hands were snatched away from his face and his right cheek slapped hard. John opened his eyes to the sight of a dark face surrounded by a halo so bright that it made his eyes squint. Behind the figure stood another dark figure wearing what looked like a cloak, bearing a scythe on his back. John shut his eyes, horrified, body shivering.
“Aur paani do!
Slap!
It would seem odd to John if Satan had not resorted to corporal punishment.
“Ek do aur maaro! Slap him harder this time!”
Slap! Slap!
“Fur’give me, Raj Babu! I no want to slap you!”
Nauseous and weak, John kept his eyes shut, waiting for his fate to unfold.

“Chaon me le jaate hain Raj Babu ko. He heard another incomprehensible spell.

About the Book

Bollywood Invasionby Ricardo Alexanders
Series
n/a; standalone
Genre
Adult
Historical Fantasy
Publisher
Independent
Publication Date
September 18, 2018
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To celebrate the release of BOLLYWOOD INVASION by Ricardo Alexanders, we're giving away a $25 Amazon gift card and a $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner! Once your initial entry is confirmed, additional entry options are unlocked!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to internationally. Two winners will be chosen, one to receive a $25 Amazon gift card and one to receive a $50 Amazon gift card. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Ricardo Alexanders.  Giveaway ends 10/1/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Limit one entry per reader. Duplicates will be deleted.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!


About Ricardo Alexanders


RICARDO ALEXANDERS is a descendant of the Great Yyu, a.k.a. the first king of China. He lives in Massachusetts and enjoys experiencing all kinds of cultures around the world. After obtaining his doctorate in science, he became fascinated with time-travel. As an aspiring writer, he loves to write time-travel fictions that blend fantasy, science, and real history together.
In 2017, he published his debut time-travel novel Dragon Tomb, the first book of his TLR (The Last Resistance) pentalogy. This history science fiction series starts from World War II, during which a young archaeologist discovers the true origin of Chinese civilization and saves the world from Armageddon.
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Review: TAKE ME IN THE NIGHT by R.K. Kenderson!


My Review: I'm going to *try* and review this. Why would it be hard, you ask? Because I don't think the English language has enough words to describe how AWESOME this was! I read this on a family road-trip, and the drive flew by, because I was so engrossed in this story. I love second chance romances anyways, and misunderstandings, and this had that to the Nth degree.

You know what else it had? Hotness. So hot I had to turn on the A/C in the car. It was intense, it was emotional, it was doing some very dangerous stuff to my libido. Maddox has for sure been added to my book boyfriend list. He's my new all-time favorite. This is not an easy book, because it will make you hurt, but you'll be thanking the author in the end. Trust me.

Cover Lovin': Oooh, I love the grayscale!

Recommendation: Works as a stand-alone.

Final Rating: FIVE out of FIVE stars (5/5)!!! Holy cow, I don't think I have enough words. This should go on EVERYONE'S must-buy list!

Today we have the blog tour for R.L. Kenderson’s TAKE ME IN THE NIGHT! Check it out and order your copy today!

Title: Take Me In the Night

Author: R.L. Kenderson

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About TAKE ME IN THE NIGHT:

First, he took my heart. It started in high school. I was his girlfriend…he was the love of my life. We had plans for after graduation. We were going to escape—he from his family’s reputation and me from my father’s control. But all that changed the summer before college. Charged with a crime he hadn’t committed, he was whisked away from life, never to be heard from again. Then, he takes my body. Twelve years later, he’s back. He’s bigger, he’s tougher, and he’s harder around the edges. He’s no longer the boy I fell in love with. But I’m no longer the girl who gave him her heart. Everything’s changed between us. Anger, resentment, and bitterness have replaced happiness, love, and trust. Except for when darkness falls. That’s when he comes to me at night, taking what is still his. Now, he’s going to take my soul. When the lines between our old love and our new hate begin to blur, I know that, this time, I might not survive if he leaves.

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R.L. Kenderson is two best friends writing under one name. Renae has always loved reading, and in third grade, she wrote her first poem where she learned she might have a knack for this writing thing. Lara remembers sneaking her grandmother’s Harlequin novels when she was probably too young to be reading them, and since then, she knew she wanted to write her own. When they met in college, they bonded over their love of reading and the TV show Charmed. What really spiced up their friendship was when Lara introduced Renae to romance novels. When they discovered their first vampire romance, they knew there would always be a special place in their hearts for paranormal romance. After being unable to find certain storylines and characteristics they wanted to read about in the hundreds of books they consumed, they decided to write their own. One lives in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and the other in the Kansas City area where they’re a sonographer/stay-at-home mom/wife and pharmacist/mother by day, and together they’re a sexy author by night. They communicate through phone, email, and whole lot of messaging. You can find them at http://www.rlkenderson.com, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and Goodreads. Join their Facebook Reader Group. Or you can email them at rlkenderson@rlkenderson.com, or sign up for their newsletter here. They always love hearing from their readers.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Review: MORE OF YOU by A.L. Jackson!



My Review: Man, this had me hooked, and sniffling, from the prologue. Their parting was a heart-break and a half, but that did lead to an amazing second chance romance. I know you can't have an emotional, addicting reunion if you don't have the original parting, but that doesn't mean it didn't hurt to read about Jace and Faith's parting. But it made the tale of them getting back together that much sweeter.

I'm a big fan of A.L. Jackson. Her stories always give me all the feels, and even though she makes me cry sometimes, I'm grateful for it the whole time. She always makes me feel overwhelmed with emotions, and every one of her books end up on my keeper shelves. I don't want to give anything away, but I need you all to read this book ASAP. You're welcome.

Cover Lovin': I love the grey tone with the blue.

Recommendation: First of a series.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)!! Such a wonderful read!

A second-chance, small town, stand-alone romance in A.L. Jackson's Confessions of the Heart Series.



"I ABSOLUTELY LOVED Jace and Faith's story. Seriously, the BEST story! 5++++ Stars!"

~Lys, I Love Story Time
Are you ready for my newest romance?
DETAILS: 
TITLE: MORE OF YOU
SERIES: A Confessions of the Heart Stand-Alone Novel 
RELEASE DATE: September 10th, 2018
My daddy warned me never to fall for a boy like Jace Jacobs . . .
The second I saw him walk through the door, I knew he was trouble.
A gorgeous rebel with a bad attitude and a huge chip on his shoulder.
My heart warned me. I didn’t listen. I saw something protective and good beneath the fierce, tough exterior.
I fell hard and fast.
He promised we’d be together forever, and then left me with a broken heart.
Now, ten years later, Jace Jacobs is standing at my door.
Sexier than he’s ever been.
Provocative and commanding.
Successful and powerful.
The man I always knew he would become.
But I promised myself I’d never lose my heart to him again.
Even time couldn’t dim our chemistry. One glance of his intense eyes, and I become weak. One
brush of his hand, and he brings me to my knees.
Little do I know, Jace holds the key to everything I’ve lost and everything that threatens my future.
Now he will either save me, or he will break me all over again . . .
More of You – a Confessions of the Heart second-chance, stand-alone romance


Don't miss the adorable giveaway for the More of You release! It's a Fight for Me Bundle + the EXCLUSIVE products from my MORE OF YOU release boxes! 

I hope you love Jace and Faith as much as I do. I'm so proud of this story, and am so thrilled to release it out into the world! 



A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, and FIGHT FOR ME novels. Grab A.L. Jackson’s latest novel, MORE OF YOU, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART series.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
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Promo: LIFE ON THE LEASH by Victoria Schade!



LIFE ON THE LEASH
By Victoria Schade
On sale September 18, 2018!

Trade Paperback • Price: $16.00 • ISBN: 9781501191671
eBook • Price: $7.99 • ISBN: 9781501191688

Book description
Cora Bellamy is a woman who thrives on organization. She’s successfully run her own dog training business for years, perfectly content with her beloved rescue pitbull as the main man in her life. She’s given everything to her business, and her lack of social life (or slobber-free clothes) has been completely worth it.

But all that changes when she meets Charlie Gill, the hottest client she’s ever had. The only problem? Charlie’s taken. Luckily, Cora has a new friend—the sweet, lovably geeky Eli Crawford. More loyal than a retriever, he’s always there to help Cora with her problems, including her love life. That’s why she’s shocked to realize that even as things start heating up with Charlie, there might just be a more-than-friends spark between her and Eli, too.

As Cora’s life gets more tangled up than a dogwalker’s leashes—and as she prepares to audition for a dog-training TV show that may irrevocably change her entire life—she has to figure things out before it all goes straight to the dogs.

About the author
Victoria Schade is an author, speaker and dog trainer known for her upbeat approach to living and working with dogs. She’s published two books, “Bonding With Your Dog; A Trainer’s Secrets for Building a Better Relationship” and “Secrets of a Dog Trainer: Positive Problem Solving for a Well-Behaved Dog.” LIFE ON THE LEASH is her first novel.

She’s a frequent resource for the media, including the CBS Early ShowThe ViewWEtv, and FOX. Victoria has been featured in The Washington PostMartha Stewart LivingReal Simple MagazineReader’s DigestThe Bark, and many dog-specific publications. She currently serves as a pet expert for petMD and PawCulture, writing training and behavior content and appearing in educational videos.



Friday, September 21, 2018

Available Now: WICKED WEDDING by Sawyer Bennett!


Wicked Wedding Sawyer Bennett Release Date: September 20, 2018

Synopsis:

It all started with a wedding...Well, three weddings, to be exact. The one that happened, the one that went up in flames, and the one nobody saw coming. Andrew Collings has seen a lot of things living in Vegas. Hell, he’s done a lot of things. But one thing he’s never witnessed is a beautiful brunette, hitchhiking her way into the city, wearing a wedding dress. Until now, that is. Brynne Adams is running away from a broken heart. She expected a lot of things from her wedding day but finding photos of her fiancĂ© and maid of honor and best man in a compromising position wasn’t one of them. She most certainly never imagined that she’d end up marrying the handsome stranger that rescued her from the side of the road that day. Andrew and Brynne’s quick nuptials may have been the result of a drunken joke, but they soon realize that love can be found in the most unlikely of places if you just stop and take a chance. * Wicked Wedding is the fourth book in the LEFT AT THE ALTAR series in a collaboration of six New York Times Bestselling Authors: J. S. Scott, Ruth Cardello, Raine Miller, Sawyer Bennett, Minx Malone, and Melody Anne.

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About the Author:

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both. Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

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Release Blitz: TAKE ME IN THE NIGHT by R.L. Kenderson!

Today we have the release day blitz for R.L. Kenderson’s TAKE ME IN THE NIGHT! Check it out and order your copy today!

Title: Take Me In the Night

Author: R.L. Kenderson

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About TAKE ME IN THE NIGHT:

First, he took my heart. It started in high school. I was his girlfriend…he was the love of my life. We had plans for after graduation. We were going to escape—he from his family’s reputation and me from my father’s control. But all that changed the summer before college. Charged with a crime he hadn’t committed, he was whisked away from life, never to be heard from again. Then, he takes my body. Twelve years later, he’s back. He’s bigger, he’s tougher, and he’s harder around the edges. He’s no longer the boy I fell in love with. But I’m no longer the girl who gave him her heart. Everything’s changed between us. Anger, resentment, and bitterness have replaced happiness, love, and trust. Except for when darkness falls. That’s when he comes to me at night, taking what is still his. Now, he’s going to take my soul. When the lines between our old love and our new hate begin to blur, I know that, this time, I might not survive if he leaves.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

I wish I were able to sneak into Maddox’s room like he was able to sneak into mine. I supposed I needed some military training in order to know how to do that. Instead, I pulled out the old spare key I had from when the Carson brothers had lived there. I had taken care of their dog a couple of times while they were on vacation. I just hoped the key still worked. It worked but not without some jiggling. Damn these old doors and old locks. I pushed the door open and was greeted by darkness. It was only about ten at night, but Maddox must have already gone to bed. I was glad that I had used the key instead of knocking. I padded quietly into the room and shut the door. The moment the latch clicked, a hand went around my mouth, and a hard body slammed me into the wall. I tried to yell out in fright. “Addison?” It was Maddox. “Yes,” I said, but it came out muffled. He dropped his hand and spun me around. My eyes had adjusted to the light. I could see a gun in one hand, thankfully pointed away from me. I heard him flick the safety on. “What are you doing here?” “I came back early.” He chuckled. “Yeah, I can see that. But why?” I put my hands on his chest. Ooh, it’s bare. I dragged my fingers down, down, down. “I wanted to see you,” I told him. He brushed his lips against mine. “What are you doing?” “Checking to see if you’re naked.” He pushed his pelvis into me. “Spoiler alert: I am.” I gasped as I took his length in my hand. “You’re hard.” He nuzzled my neck. “Adrenaline. Plus, a hot woman just snuck into my apartment.” He sucked on my skin. “Wow. You’re so lucky. What are you going to do to her?” He chuckled again and put his mouth next to my ear. “Fuck her, of course.”  

About R.L. Kenderson:

R.L. Kenderson is two best friends writing under one name. Renae has always loved reading, and in third grade, she wrote her first poem where she learned she might have a knack for this writing thing. Lara remembers sneaking her grandmother’s Harlequin novels when she was probably too young to be reading them, and since then, she knew she wanted to write her own. When they met in college, they bonded over their love of reading and the TV show Charmed. What really spiced up their friendship was when Lara introduced Renae to romance novels. When they discovered their first vampire romance, they knew there would always be a special place in their hearts for paranormal romance. After being unable to find certain storylines and characteristics they wanted to read about in the hundreds of books they consumed, they decided to write their own. One lives in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and the other in the Kansas City area where they’re a sonographer/stay-at-home mom/wife and pharmacist/mother by day, and together they’re a sexy author by night. They communicate through phone, email, and whole lot of messaging. You can find them at http://www.rlkenderson.com, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and Goodreads. Join their Facebook Reader Group. Or you can email them at rlkenderson@rlkenderson.com, or sign up for their newsletter here. They always love hearing from their readers.

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