Monday, December 30, 2019

Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway: Unfinished Sympathy (Absolution #1) by Amélie S. Duncan




Title: Unfinished Sympathy
Series: Absolution #1
Author: Amélie S. Duncan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 30, 2019

Blurb


A symphony of passion and desire…

Aubrey Irving has music in her heart. Once a violin prodigy at the prestigious Juilliard, family issues and money problems forced her to give up her dreams. Now she struggles to care for her mother and makes a living as an audio engineer for a hot new video game developer.

Then she met Paul…

Handsome, gifted, wealthy…At twenty-eight years old, Paul Crane seems to have it all. He’s made a fortune as a modern commercial composer. But he longs to show the world that there’s more to his music than trendy, disposable tunes.

When Paul accepts an assignment to work with Aubrey on the soundtrack of a new video game, an impromptu audition of her music awakens a yearning deep inside his heart. But just as the sparks begin to fly, they both find themselves pulling away…

Aubrey has a dark and troubled past. Paul has a history of crossing the line with his clients. The last thing either of them wants is another temptation.

Can these two artistic souls unlock their hearts, and compose a symphony of passion? Or will their love song fade out before it even begins…



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Review

Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own. 

This is a darling story that I really enjoyed. I like that this story is a musical trope but it isn't the typical rockstar romance. I loved the distinctions and the look we get at another facet of the music industry. Both main characters, Paul and Aubrey, have great backgrounds and character development. I honestly didn't connect with Aubrey's character as much as I would have liked. I felt that she was too much of a pushover so she didn't resonate well with me. There is a definite connection between Paul and Aubrey but their relationship didn't blow me away. I liked them together for the most part but there were some tidbit things that irked me about their relationship at times. The plot of the story flows nicely. There are twists in the story that you won't expect. Overall, this is an engaging story that I enjoyed very much. If you are a fan of musical plots and are looking for something different then I totally recommend this one. 



Author Bio

Amélie S. Duncan writes contemporary romances. Whether writing in the erotic, sports, or dark genres, all of her stories at the heart are character-driven. Her inspiration comes from many sources, including her life experiences and travels. She lives on the West Coast of the United States with her awesome husband and her sweet golden retriever Rosco. 

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Feather (Angels of Elysium #1) by Olivia Wildenstein


Feather
(Angels of Elysium #1)
Olivia Wildenstein
Publication date: January 16, 2020
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

It was supposed to be a quick mission. The only thing quick about it was how rapidly I failed.
With only a month left to earn her missing feathers, nineteen-year-old Leigh embarks on a trip to Paris to meet her newest project, twenty-five-year-old Jarod Adler, leader of the Parisian Mafia and the worst kind of sinner . . . a Triple.
If Leigh can get Jarod to accomplish a single act of kindness, she stands to win 100 feathers, more than enough to complete her wings and ascend to Elysium, the land of angels.
What she doesn’t count on is Jarod’s dark charm costing her feathers.
She’s dead set on saving him, and he’s dead set on destroying her.
Until he realizes destroying her wings is also destroying her heart.
A heart he longs to hear beat only for him.
A modern ROMEO & JULIET retelling featuring an epic sinner and the angel who’ll stop at nothing to save him. Perfect for fans of NALINI SINGH and BECCA FITZPATRICK.



Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own. 

I have heard so many wonderful things about this author and it was finally time that I find out why. And boy did I ever! Feather absolutely captured me from the first chapter and kept me enamored until the very end. I am almost at a loss for words. I am hard-pressed to find the words for this story because it really blew me away. I love the unique premise behind this story and the beautiful storytelling that Wildenstein delivers. There are plenty of details in the world-building and such great characters. You will automatically and instantly care about these characters and root for them. They are written so that the reader falls in love with them and can't help but want to hear their story. It's very intimate the way the reader gets to know them. This is a book the elicits all the feels and you won't want to put it down. I am so excited for more of these characters and this world!





USA TODAY bestselling author Olivia Wildenstein grew up in New York City, the daughter of a French father with a great sense of humor, and a Swedish mother whom she speaks to at least three times a day. She chose Brown University to complete her undergraduate studies and earned a bachelor’s in comparative literature. After designing jewelry for a few years, Wildenstein traded in her tools for a laptop computer and a very comfortable chair. This line of work made more sense, considering her college degree

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Cover Reveal: A Secret for a Secret (All In #3) by Helena Hunting


A Secret for a Secret, an all-new forbidden standalone hockey romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is coming May 12th, and we have the sexy new cover!
From New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting comes a new romance about trading secrets, breaking the rules, and playing for keeps.

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My name is Ryan Kingston, and I’m a rule follower. I’ve never been in a fistfight. I always obey the speed limit. I don’t get drunk, and I definitely don’t pick up random women at bars.
Except the night I found out that my whole existence has been a lie.
I got drunk. And picked up a stranger.
Her name was Queenie, and she was everything I’m not: reckless, impulsive, and chaotic. We did shots and traded secrets. And ended up naked at my place.
She left me a thank-you note in the morning and her panties as a parting gift. But no way to contact her.
Six weeks later I’m sitting in the first official team meeting of the season, and there she is. I neglected to mention that I’m the goalie for Seattle’s NHL team.
And Queenie? Turns out she’s the general manager’s daughter.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She's writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Cover Reveal: Heroes & Gods by Aly Zigada



RELEASE DATE: March 12, 2020
TITLE: Heroes & Gods
AUTHOR: Aly Zigada

I was raised on fairy tales.

But no one warned me that a princess could fall for the villain of her story.

My heart beat for a hockey hero who was not mine. My soul burned for his rival—a god of infamy who shattered my morality and exploited my dirtiest desires.

Two athletes who made war on ice had the power to ravage my career, shred my reputation, and twist my reality. Yet I risked it all for the kind of love that's forbidden in tales and banished from myths.

My love was reckless and true.
My love was equal parts good and evil.
My love was promised to a hero...but stolen by a god.

From the author of the acclaimed Perversion Records series comes an edgy and unfiltered standalone set in a world of rivalry and pride, of sex and possession, of heroes and gods.

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This is a standalone novel with a surprise tie-in to the Perversion Records series. This is not a love triangle—it's Aly Zigada's twist of the trope.
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Friday, December 13, 2019

Blog Tour, Review & Excerpt: The Boyfriend Blog by K.L. Grayson

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The Boyfriend Blog by K.L. Grayson
Release Date: December 10, 2019

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The Boyfriend Blog, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by USA Today bestselling author K.L. Grayson.
Boyfriend (n.)


  • A frequent or regular male companion with whom one has a romantic or sexual relationship.
  • A myth. A legend. Impossible to find.
According to her eighty-year-old neighbor, Lizzie Donovan is looking for Mr. Right in all the wrong places. Though it’s made great fodder for her blog, Lizzie is finally tired of swiping left and awful blind dates, and she’s ready to take Mrs. Skinner’s advice and find love the old-fashioned way. Goodbye dating app, hello grocery store, book store, dog park, and wherever else she might be able to meet a good man. And she really has nothing to lose. Not only will she be entertained along the way, but even if she ends up alone, she’ll always have her longtime best friend, Aiden, by her side.
Friend zone (n.)


  • A situation in which a friendship exists between two people, one of whom has an unreciprocated romantic or sexual interest in the other.
  • Location of Aiden Wallace.
According to his eighty-year-old neighbor, Aiden Wallace has been friend zoned. And that’s mostly his fault because instead of opening his eyes and seeing what was right in front of him, Aidan has spent the last several years enjoying the single life. But things have changed—he has changed—and now he needs his best friend, Lizzie, to stop shoving him into the friend zone so he can work at winning her heart. Until then, he’s stuck watching her string of dating disasters and wishing she’d believe him when he tells her he’s the one.

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Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own. 

This was an absolutely adorable friends-to-lovers story that really hit the spot. I have enjoyed books by this author in the past and she didn't disappoint with this new story. I love how believable the story was and how relatable the characters were. Both Lizzie and Aiden share a fantastic chemistry and you could really see the years of friendship that they shared. Their friendship only made their romance better. This is an entertaining rom-com that is so much fun!

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Excerpt:
The Boyfriend Blog
August 29, 2015
Boyfriend wanted: Loyal and funny. Wait…I just described a dog. I should buy a dog.
For real, though, Loyal and funny, that’s easy enough, right?

Wrong!

Do you ever ask yourself why dating in today’s society is so hard? Or where all the good guys are? Or what happened to dating before sex and *gasp* chivalry?

I wish I had the answers to those questions for you, but I don’t. Unfortunately, I’m scratching my head and wondering the same things you are, which is how I ended up here in the first place.

I never thought I’d be a blogger—especially one who writes about men and dating—and really, I’m not; I’m just a twenty-something girl who got her heart broken for the first time and, while drowning myself in a pint of cookie dough ice cream, thought to myself: Self, how many other girls out there are doing this exact thing? How many of us are loading up on carbs and sugar while mentally berating humans of the penis-wielding variety?

I know I can’t be the only one.

After proposing that same question to my sister, she suggested that I blog about it.

So, whether you’re like me and are swallowing past the bitter first taste of a broken heart, or you’re on your tenth helping and somehow keep finding the courage to go back for more, this blog is for you.

Let me start out by saying you are not alone.

Louder for the sobbing girl in the back: YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Sit down, buckle up, and let’s enjoy this crazy ride of bad dating apps and even worse dates together.

P.S. Men suck. And not in a good way.

XOXO, Liz

About K.L. Grayson
K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained
daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she
writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the
day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males,
brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that
order.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Release Blitz & Review: Humbugged (Happy Cat #4) by Pippa Grant & Lili Valente




Title: Humbugged
Series: Happy Cat #4
Authors: Pippa Grant & Lili Valente
Genre: Romantic Comedy
 Release Date: December 10, 2019

Blurb

He’s the world’s most alpha Marine and the last man I should be letting jingle my bells this holiday season.

So why does Clint O’Dell keep running through my thoughts wearing nothing but a Santa hat? And why do I stupidly agree that we should be Christmas friends with benefits?

Someone must have spiked my eggnog.

I don’t do Marines.

Or Santas.

I learned my lesson about both the hard way.

But when Clint steps in to rescue me—from a murderous goose, a rogue reindeer, and the ghost of Christmas Right Now causing trouble in my bakery—I can’t help but wonder if we’re meant to be more than friends.

If maybe Clint is the holiday miracle I’ve been praying for…or if all the magic will disappear with the season.

Humbugged is a laugh out loud holiday romp featuring a Marine with a heart of gold and a baker in need of a hero. Complete with the world's most awkward Christmas caroling, a photoshoot with furry friends, and more naughty baked goods than is good or decent.


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Review


Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own. 

I really enjoyed this book. I will be honest. I am usually not someone that likes holiday books of any sort. They usually aren't my jam but this book was delightful. This book is so humorous and filled with so many heartwarming scenes. I really loved these characters. I warmed up to both Noelle and Clint so quickly. I loved all the side characters and am curious about reading the other books from this series. If you want a festive and funny story that will put a smile on your face then look no further. 

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Pippa Grant

Pippa Grant is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she's not reading, writing or sleeping, she's being crowned employee of the month as a stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on the beach with hot chocolate chip cookies.



Lili Valente

Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale. 

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.





Release Blitz: The Boyfriend Blog by K.L. Grayson

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The Boyfriend Blog, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by USA Today bestselling author K.L. Grayson, is LIVE!

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Boyfriend (n.)


  • A frequent or regular male companion with whom one has a romantic or sexual relationship.
  • A myth. A legend. Impossible to find.
According to her eighty-year-old neighbor, Lizzie Donovan is looking for Mr. Right in all the wrong places. Though it’s made great fodder for her blog, Lizzie is finally tired of swiping left and awful blind dates, and she’s ready to take Mrs. Skinner’s advice and find love the old-fashioned way. Goodbye dating app, hello grocery store, book store, dog park, and wherever else she might be able to meet a good man. And she really has nothing to lose. Not only will she be entertained along the way, but even if she ends up alone, she’ll always have her longtime best friend, Aiden, by her side.
Friend zone (n.)


  • A situation in which a friendship exists between two people, one of whom has an unreciprocated romantic or sexual interest in the other.
  • Location of Aiden Wallace.
According to his eighty-year-old neighbor, Aiden Wallace has been friend zoned. And that’s mostly his fault because instead of opening his eyes and seeing what was right in front of him, Aidan has spent the last several years enjoying the single life. But things have changed—he has changed—and now he needs his best friend, Lizzie, to stop shoving him into the friend zone so he can work at winning her heart. Until then, he’s stuck watching her string of dating disasters and wishing she’d believe him when he tells her he’s the one.

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Download your copy today!
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About K.L. Grayson:
K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained
daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she
writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the
day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males,
brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that
order.
Connect with K.L. Grayson:


Friday, December 6, 2019

Review Blitz, Review & Excerpt: Sexy as Sin (Filthy Rich #2) by Julie Kriss

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Sexy as Sin by Julie Kriss is LIVE!!! They're rich, they're dirty, and they get tamed one by one! Sexy as Sin is Dane and Ava’s story!


Second chances burn hotter
The assignment should be a fashion stylist’s dream. Dane Scotland—brilliant programmer, millionaire, partner in my brother’s company—is going to a big-money meeting, and he needs to look the part.
The problem? Dane doesn’t want a makeover. He’s grumpy and reclusive, and his wardrobe consists of two pairs of old jeans. He doesn’t want me anywhere near him.
Did I mention that he’s my brother’s best friend? And that no one knows exactly what Dane and I got up to ten years ago?
The nerd I knew is gone—Dane ditched his glasses and bulked up. Now he’s six-foot-plus of hot genius, but I can be professional. I can definitely keep my hands off him. Again.
But when he looks at me like he used to, like no one else ever has, the only thing I want is to lose control.
Dane and I gave each other our first taste of heartbreak. Are we destined for another round?

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Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own. 


This is a hot second chance romance that will keep you entertained. The characters in this story are well developed and likable. They both shared a part of their past together but they kept it a secret. I did enjoy seeing them traverse their feelings and come to terms with them in this story. These characters were so easy to root for. There were sweet and swoony moments with a plot that kept me entertained. As far as second chance romances go, you can't go wrong with this one. 





The tailor squawked as Dane pushed him aside, striding toward me in his underwear. He put his hands on the arms of my chair and leaned over me, his eyes on mine. I could see every inch of his naked skin. He glared at me.

“I get it,” he growled. “You’re pushing me. It’s what you do. Are you trying to see how far you can go?”

My voice came out breathy. God, I could smell him. “I’m not doing anything,” I said, and we both knew it was a lie.

“What do you want?” Dane said, thick with frustration. “Do you want me to say I’m sorry?”

My hands went cold and my breath stopped. “Sorry for what?”

“You know what. Sorry for what I did the last time I saw you.”

He thought he had to apologize for that? As if he had done something wrong? Had he thought that all this time? I couldn’t bear the idea. “No,” I told him. “Don’t say you’re sorry for that.”

He still watched me, his voice softening a little. “I’ll say it if you want me to.”

“Don’t,” I choked out. “Don’t.”

A muscle in his jaw twitched, and then he shook his head, backing off. “Can I at least put my clothes on now?”

I didn’t answer, and he didn’t wait for it. He grabbed his clothes and shoes and put them under his arm. “I’m going to dress in the men’s room,” he growled. “I’d like some privacy for a second.”

I still couldn’t speak. Dane walked away, and I downed the rest of the champagne in my glass, gulping it. He thought I wanted him to apologize. That fucking man.

That brilliant, stupid, utterly infuriating man.

I put my heels back on and stood up, looking at the suits and fabrics in the room. Now that the measurements were—mostly—done, I talked to the tailor about cuts, fabrics, and colors. Then my phone rang. Only after I hung up did I realize that Dane hadn’t come out of the bathroom, which was around the corner and down the hall.

“Would you like me to go find him?” the tailor asked politely.

“No need,” I said as suspicion bloomed in my gut. I walked around the corner myself, pushing open the door to the men’s room. “Dane!”

The room was empty.

“Fuck,” I said as the tailor came in after me. I turned to him. “Is there a back door?”

He looked stunned. Most likely, none of his rich clients had ever made an escape while getting measured for a bespoke suit. “At the end of the hall,” he said.

“Fuck,” I said again. I half-ran down the hall, moving as fast as I could in my three-inch heels. I slammed the back door open and saw nothing but parking lot.

Dane was gone.




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Julie loves reading and writing hot, sexy romances with awesome alpha heroes. Her favorite things are books, coffee, her perfect cat, and her husband, not necessarily in that order. She's a writing addict who is always hard at work on her next steamy romance.

 

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