Friday, January 31, 2020

Cover Reveal: Tell Me Pretty Lies by Charleigh Rose



TELL ME PRETTY LIES by Charleigh Rose
Release Date: March 18th


Three things my mother acquired when she became engaged:

1. A brand new Tiffany’s ring.
2. A lavish home on Heartbreak Hill.
3. Three privileged stepsons.

The last thing I expected was to fall for one of them, least of all Thayer Ames.
Beautiful, brooding, and untouchable.
I knew it was a bad idea. He warned me himself.
But he was a thunderstorm, and I never could resist the rain.
It was perfect…
Until it wasn’t.
One night was all it took for our world to crumble around us, leaving only secrets and lies between us.
Now, I have to face him again, and the boy I used to know has become the man who loves to hate me.

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Charleigh Rose lives in Narnia with her husband and two young children. She’s hopelessly devoted to unconventional love and pizza. When she isn’t reading or mom-ing, she’s writing moody, broody, swoony romance.


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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Release Blitz, Review & Excerpt: The Third Best Thing (Fulton U #3) by Maya Hughes



Title: The Third Best Thing
Series: Fulton U #3
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 30, 2020

Blurb


Dear Letter Girl, I need to see you. When can we meet?

Her response never came. My secret pen pal with a dirty mind has ghosted me.
I've roped Jules, my sweet as pie next door neighbor, to help me track her
down.

There's only one problem—I'm falling for her. The tortoise shell glasses, out
of this world curves and delicious treats are making the search for The Letter
Girl even harder.

My notes were supposed to be a one time thing. A little too much wine and
naughty thoughts on a winter's night. I never thought Berk would write back. I
wanted to tell him it was me, but the fear of rejection kept my lips sealed.

Now he’s enlisted my help to track down The Letter Girl and our search has him
hot on my, ahem, her trail.

She's the girl next door.

He's my secret pen pal.

Truth is on a collision course with their hearts and it’s only a matter of time
before one of them gets wrecked...







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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. 

After reading Nix and Elle's story I was so over the moon with Berk and Jules. I knew that their story was going to be delightful and I wasn't disappointed. 

There is some really excellent character development in this book. Both Berk and Jules are complex characters with a lot that they keep hidden beneath the surface. They both have hang-ups and insecurities that they are struggling with and their personal journeys were really impactful. Another thing that I love about Maya's books is that the side characters really make her stories something special. The reader falls so in love with all of the characters and not just the main couple. I love seeing these secondary characters in other books and getting to know them from book to book is so fulfilling. 

While I wholeheartedly loved the romance between Berk and Jules, their tumble into the sheets felt a little abrupt to me. There was some build-up to the romance between them which I appreciated and enjoyed but all of a sudden things progressed a little too quickly when it felt like it should have been eased into a bit more. Once their relationship was established it really was perfect though. They are simply the cutest couple and I was rooting for them the whole time. 

When it comes to storytelling, Maya Hughes is just so talented. She sucks you right into her stories and makes you fall completely in love with both the story and characters. The writing is always so effortless and flawless. I know that when I pick up one of her books that I am going to have a great experience. 

I liked the plot of this story. It was always interesting and fun. There were a few things about the plot that I felt could have been more thoroughly explained or presented differently but overall I enjoyed the story. There were a few pieces of the plot that I anticipated but some things were a complete surprise. 

Overall, this is a story with so much heart that will put a permanent smile on your face. These characters are ones that you will be crazy about. You'll feel so connected to them that you will feel like you are a part of their little group of friends. Maya Hughes crafts such compelling stories and I can't wait for the next one! I am so hooked!



Excerpt

A giddy laugh bubbled up from deep down. I snuck a glance at myself in the mirror again. I was a lumpy diva, but, fuck it, I was a badass, too. And I was slowly skidding closer to the ground as the sweat that gathered behind my knee loosened my grip.
Every move I nailed got me a little closer to appreciating how far I’d come. From the first days of slipping off trying to do a basic spin with my feet planted firmly on the floor, to being a diva. This was my freaking body and I loved the shit out of it.
And if I kept telling myself that, maybe one day I’d believe it.
I lowered myself onto my bedroom floor with a flourish, throwing in one more spin for my imaginary audience.
The song ended and I braced my hands on my hips, panting and sweating like I’d run a 5k, with a grin so damn wide I felt it in my toes.
Jumping up and down, I gave myself a high five and a few club-worthy woos.
It made it harder to figure out if I was doing the tricks one hundred percent correctly, but I sure as hell wasn’t going to record myself to watch later or head to a pole dancing studio with full-wall mirrors. I wasn’t at that level of okay with me in all my glory—yet.
I flopped onto my bed and stared up at the ceiling. My hip-hugging short shorts and sports bra gave me little coverage, but pole dancing wasn’t exactly about modesty. I’d given it a try at the urging of my therapist during freshman year and hell if it hadn’t helped—some. It was a way for me to build strength, body confidence, and maybe attempt to feel a little sexy.
The door slammed downstairs and I shot up from the bed.
“Jules!” Berk’s unmistakable call sent me from pole dancing heart racing to ‘floor it, Louise,’ careening toward a cliff. I shot up and fell off my bed, rattling the perfume bottles on my dresser. Scrambling off the floor, I grabbed my sweatpants and tugged them on, hopping from foot to foot and sounding like I’d taken up bowling in my bedroom. I snagged my glasses off my desk and shoved them onto my face.
Berk was probably wondering how I’d trapped a wild animal up in my room. I grabbed my long sleeved T-shirt and hoodie off the back of my chair even though it was August. The fabric clung to my sweaty skin and I probably had a sweat-stashe going on, but that was better than him walking up here and finding me half naked. A panic spiral shot through me and I got dressed even quicker and threw open my door.
My feet barely touched any of the steps as I flew downstairs.
“Berk.” I fell into the kitchen, bracing my arm against the doorway. The butterflies in my stomach were replaced by a whole freaking safari. I tightened my lips to what I hoped was a non-serial killer level of smile. My heart was glowing like a spotlight, so I wrapped my arms tighter around myself. Tingles tiptoed up and down my spine at the sight of his floppy hair and jeans that hugged his ass and trim waist better than mine ever fit me.
His head shot up and the half of the cookie sticking out of his mouth broke off and dropped onto the counter. “There you are.” His words were muffled behind two manhole cover-sized cookies.
“Did you think I was hiding in my cookie box?”
“Is that what you’re calling it these days?” Killer smile and a direct hit. “The old cookie box.”



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Author Bio

Maya Hughes, that's me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! :-) I'm a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I'm the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can't breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 

Cover Reveal: Kiss the Stars by A.L. Jackson


Kiss the Stars
A Falling Stars stand-alone romance from A.L. Jackson
Coming March 5th


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Photo: Michelle Lancaster
Model: Chase Mattson

DETAILS: 
TITLE: KISS THE STARS
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 5TH, 2020

A Falling Stars STAND-ALONE NOVEL from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson . . .



A single mother.
An up-and-coming drummer with a sordid past.
Their paths never should have crossed.
But when a senseless crime rocks Mia West’s entire world, she agrees to spend the summer hiding out at her rock-star brother’s mansion in Savannah until the storm blows over.
What she never expected was the gorgeous, brooding drummer living in the guest house.
His darkness a lure.
His gaze a trap.
She knows better than to go after what will hurt her most.
Leif Godwin has two focuses in his life: his band, Carolina George, and seeking retribution for what was stolen from him.
Mia was never supposed to be a part of the equation.
Her eyes an appeal.
Her body a temptation.
Touching her is nothing but a sin.
But will loving her destroy them all . . .



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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, FIGHT FOR ME, and CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART novels. Watch out for her upcoming stand-alone, KISS THE STARS, releasing March 5th.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Cover Reveal: The Gone Wild Series

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Five friends. One singles cruise. So many sexy shenanigans.

The Gone Wild Series, an all-new sexy and fun series featuring brand-new standalone romances from five bestselling authors, is coming March 24th and we’re celebrating the fun and flirty covers!


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Kissing Kendall by New York Times bestselling author Katee Robert

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All Kendall Barnes wants is a nice relaxing cruise to reconnect with her friends from college. Instead, they're mistakenly booked on a singles' cruise. Despite this series of unfortunate events, Kendall is determined to follow through on her original plan... At least until she meets a gorgeous stranger who might just be enough to tempt her into breaking all her rules.
Alex Jeffries is on his first vacation in over ten years, and he hates every second of it. He can't stop thinking about what could be going wrong with the bar he owns back home, at least until he meets Kendall and forgets about everything but kissing her. Maybe a party cruise wasn't the worst idea after all...
Kendall and Alex embark on a sexy fling, but it only takes a few days for the truth to sink in. The mind-blowing chemistry between them is only getting stronger, and despite the expiration date they both agreed on, they can't help wondering if this vacation fling can go the distance...
Or are they destined to crash and burn when they come back to reality?

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Gaming Grace by bestselling author Piper J. Drake

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All work and no play is no way to enjoy this cruise.
Executive Director Grace Kim figures this reunion with her college friends is the perfect excuse to prove that she knows how to keep work/life balance and enjoy the Caribbean, preferably with her pants intact.
Rich, sexy, brilliant Bryan Wu has an app for that, and he charms Grace into helping him test it. He offers seven days of the best vacation of her life (bonus, sizzling chemistry) before they return to reality, but he didn't anticipate just how much of his heart he'd give her.
When an accidental error results in a humiliating video of her online, Grace must salvage her career and decide whether to erase Bryan from her memory forever or admit they brought out the best in each other.

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Attracting Aubrey by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Avery Flynn

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I never dreamed I’d meet my celebrity crush while stealing every single pair of my best friend’s pants.
Trust me, my life is not that wild. In fact, the most excitement I usually get is running my fan-favorite Insta thirst account featuring butt-tastic pics of Hollywood superhero Carter Hayes. So, imagine my shock when, in the middle of the cruise ship hallway, I realize the guy whose shirt I'm stuffing slacks inside of is Carter disguised as a tourist. How I manage not to faint dead away, I've got no clue.
When word leaks that Carter might be on board, he asks me to help him maintain his cover. There’s no way I’m gonna say no to that. I just don't share that I’m the anonymous woman behind the fan account that reported sighting him onboard. No biggie. Right?
However, when things between us go from friendly to hot to OMG-I-can’t-keep-my-clothes-on-around-him, all I can do is hope he never discovers my secret. You see, somewhere along the way, Carter went from an untouchable movie star to the man I’m falling for.

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Beguiling Benjamin by USA Today bestselling author Robin Covington

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All work and no play has made me a very dull and very horny boy. But now that I’ve secured my coveted tenure professorship in mathematics, I can concentrate on 1) getting a life; and 2) getting off. Not necessarily in that order.
A vacation with my best friends is the perfect way to kick off my new life. And the fact that our relaxing week on the beach is mistakenly booked as a raucous singles cruise seems like the perfect answer to problem number two.
Propositioning the assistant football coach from my university (and the number one player on my spankbank fantasy team) on the ship’s deck after three too many rum punches seems like a good idea at the time. One hotter-than-hell kiss and blow-my-mind orgasm later and the deal for a week-long fling is done and it is definitely the best idea I’ve ever had.
One cruise. Two guys. Seven nights. Zero strings. It sounds like the perfect equation to me... what could possibly go wrong?

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Loving Liv by USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy

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USA Today bestselling author, Stacey Kennedy, returns to the passion-filled world of Club Sin and Dirty Little Secrets with this new novella featuring a slightly flawed Dom who has seven days--and seven very steamy nights--on a Caribbean cruise to convince a way-too-innocent woman from his past that maybe the best way for two broken people to find true love is to jump headfirst into the deep end of desire.

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Katee Robert 
Katee Robert is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Entertainment Weekly calls her writing “unspeakably hot.” Her books have sold over a million copies. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, children, a cat who thinks he’s a dog, and two Great Danes who think they’re lap dogs.


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Piper J. Drake
Piper J. Drake is a bestselling author of romantic suspense and edgy contemporary romance, a frequent flyer, and day job road warrior. Wherever she goes, she enjoys tasting the world and embarking on foodie adventures. Dogs—and horses—have been known to spontaneously join her for a stroll and she enjoys pausing for a nice chat with cats of all sizes, from domestic to tiger size and beyond.
Piper aspires to give her readers stories with a taste of the hard challenges in life, a breath of laughter, a broad range of strengths and weaknesses, the sweet taste of kisses, and the heat of excitement across multiple genres including science fiction and fantasy.
Come join the adventure with her!

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USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.
She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staff knew her by name.
Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

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Robin Covington
A USAToday bestseller, Robin Covington loves to explore the theme of fooling around and falling in love in her books. Her stories burn up the sheets...one page at a time. A Native American author of color, Robin proudly writes diverse romance where everyone gets their happily ever after.
She is an unapologetic Indiginerd and comic book geek. She hoards red nail polish and stalks Chris Evans. She is thoroughly obsessed with her Corgi, Dixie Joan Wilder (Yes - THE Joan Wilder)

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Stacey Kennedy
Stacey Kennedy is a USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary romances full of heat, heart, and happily ever afters. With over 50 titles published, her books have hit Amazon, B&N, and Apple Books bestseller lists.
Stacey lives with her husband and two children in southwestern Ontario—in a city that’s just as charming as any of the small towns she creates. Most days, you’ll find her enjoying the outdoors with her family or venturing into the forest with her horse, Priya. Stacey’s just as happy curled up indoors, where she writes surrounded by her lazy dogs. She believes that sexy books about hot cowboys or alpha heroes can fix any bad day. But wine and chocolate help too.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Blog Tour & Review: Ruthless Knight (Royal Hearts Academy #2) by Ashley Jade




RUTHLESS KNIGHT (Royal Hearts Academy #2) by Ashley Jade
Release Date: January 23rd



Welcome to their kingdom
Cole Covington is the most popular heartbreaker at school.
Every guy wants to be him and every girl wants to screw him.
Except me.
His devastatingly good looks, golden arm, and flirty smiles don't do it for me anymore...because I know what's lurking underneath the star quarterback's gorgeous armor.
At least I thought I did.
Sometimes the most beautiful people...hide the ugliest truths.
And sometimes the only way to save someone...
is to walk beside them through hell.
Sawyer Church is the bible-thumping nerd of Royal Hearts Academy.
Girls pick on her and guys don't notice her.
Except me.
Sweet, curvy, and sarcastic, she's impossible to ignore.
No matter how much I try.
Everyone at school has her pegged as the chubby, Jesus loving geek, but unlike them—Sawyer's real and never pretends to be someone she's not.
Until I ask her to be my fake girlfriend.
Sometimes the most beautiful souls...hide the greatest pain.
And sometimes the only way to save someone...
is to fight for them.


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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 book is utterly brilliant. This book absolutely gutted me. I didn't think that I would be able to love Cole's book as much as I loved Jace's book but I was wrong. While Jace's story is definitely incredible, Cole's story undeniably surpasses it. 

We get to know Cole and Sawyer in Cruel Prince but we get to know them so much more intimately in this book. This is their story after all. The way that the author brought both of these characters to life was magical. Their characters were written so realistically. They are both flawed people and I think that really made them feel more real. Both Cole and Sawyer have some legit character development. They both have immense growth. All of the secondary characters are amazing as well. The author creates such wonderful relationships that the reader can feel in their bones. 

I loved everything about the romance in this book. It was raw and real and honest. Cole and Sawyer may have their issues but they are hopelessly devoted to each other and it shows. Cole's devotion to Sawyer, after he pulled his head out of his ass, was the most beautiful thing. Reading it will make your heart ache. The way that Sawyer refused to give up on Cole no matter how many times he made mistakes by letting his demons take over was just as intense. The love between these two was a tangible thing. I will ship these two all day long. 

I have fallen so in love with Jade's storytelling. It's like she writes just for me. The writing is smooth and just beautiful. Her dialogue is always flawless and fitting. I can't praise her writing style enough.

Jade has constructed such an ingenious plot in this book. Everything connects beautifully within the story. The twists and turns are ones that you won't see coming and they will shock you. You won't be able to get enough of this story. I could not stop flipping the pages on my kindle. I read this book in a single day.

Overall, this book is a masterpiece. It will take you on such a rollercoaster ride of emotions. This book digs down deep and is heartwrenching at times. I literally started crying at one point in the book. This book made me feel so much. Prior to reading this, I wasn't entirely as excited about reading Bianca's story as I was to read Jace and Cole's stories. Now I am so eager to read her story. Jade is a masterful writer and I am so excited to follow her on the rest of her author journey. She has definitely locked down a new fangirl with me. Do yourself a favor and pick up this series today.



About the Author:
Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.
Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.
She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.
Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.
It was the best decision she ever made.
If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.
Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.
She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.
She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.

 

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