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    Thursday, 27 April 2017

    PREPPY, PART THREE: THE LIFE & DEATH OF SAMUEL CLEARWATER by T.M. Frazier

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    Preppy, Part Three: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater by T.M. Frazier is available now!!!

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    Preppy, Part Three: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater by T.M. Frazier

    Release Date: April 26th, 2017
    Genre: Contemporary Romance


    The bowtie is BACK!
    Dre was just a beautiful stranger when Preppy saved her the first time around. Now, he has to save her again, but she's no longer some stranger, she's family, and he has no idea who or what he's up against.
    What he does know is that putting his family back together is the only acceptable outcome.
    Preppy's to-do list?
    SAVE FAMILY. SEEK REVENGE.
    He's alive...and he's out for BLOOD.
    Preppy Part Three is the third book and conclusion of Preppy and Dre's story. It's also the 7th book in the King Series, which should be read in order starting with KING & TYRANT.

    SERENITY by Janet Nissenson

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    Matthew Bennett has suffered the worst sort of betrayal a man can ever know, and he’s trying to put his life back together after years of unhappiness and emotional neglect. He desperately needs the care and devotion of a good woman, someone who will not only erase the hurt he’s experienced, but help him cope with the tremendous stress and responsibility he endures daily as the CEO of a multibillion dollar corporation.
    Through the yoga classes that she teaches, and her successful massage practice, Sasha Fonseca spends her days helping others improve their health and wellbeing, and also learning to combat stress. She leads a simple but serene life, content with the little she has, but shies away from any sort of long term commitments or serious relationships. Her unconventional upbringing has also made her fiercely independent, and she won’t let anyone try to mold her into something she’s not ever again.

    MERCY & MAYHEM by Lindsay Cross

    Mercy & Mayhem (Operation Mayhem #1) by Lindsay Cross
    Cover Design: Kari March Designs
    Release Date: April 27 2017

    Synopsis

    He wanted nothing but revenge…until her.

    Mack Grey wants one thing in his life: vengeance for the ex-CIA operative who betrayed his team, Jack Mankel. And he’s finally got the traitor within grasp, all he has to do is catch a hop across the Congo and capture his enemy.

    He had no idea the depths to which Mankel’s evil could reach.

    She never thought she could love again…until him.

    All single-mother air force pilot Marley Mitchell has to do is fly a group of special operators across Africa for a HALO jump and then she can be back home with her baby girl. Then the unexpected happens. Her plane crashes and Marley has to rely on an insanely hot commander to get her out of the jungle alive.

    Deep in the jungle, Mack gives her his heart and soul. He’s willing to lay down his life to protect hers.

    But Marley has a secret.

    A secret that could destroy not only their hope for happiness, but Mack’s entire team.

    With Mankel closing in and guerilla soldiers on the prowl, their sensual attraction is put to the ultimate test in an action-packed thrill ride of passion so hot it threatens to burn them alive.

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    About the Author

    Lindsay Cross is the award-winning author of the Men of Mercy series. She is the fun loving mom of two beautiful daughters and one precocious Great Dane. Lindsay is happily married to the man of her dreams - a soldier and veteran. During one of her husband's deployments from home, writing became her escape and motivation.

    An avid reader since childhood, reading and writing is in her blood. After years of reading, she discovered her true passion - writing. Her alpha military men are damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and determined to win the heart of the woman of their dreams.


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    SAY YOU'LL BE MINE by Maria Luis

    Say You’ll Be Mine

    by Maria Luis
    A Nola Heart Novel
    Publication Date: April 27, 2017
    Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


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    Falling in love with your ex should never feel this good ...
    Twelve years, three cities, and too many pairs of stilettos later, Shaelyn Lawrence is back in the one place she vowed never to return: New Orleans.
    Thankfully, her hometown stint is temporary. Better yet, she has a plan guaranteed to get her out ASAP:
    • Return her aging-but-still-crazy grandmother back to health;
    • Help her cousin with her boutique;
    • Evade Brady Taylor, her high school sweetheart, a.k.a the reason she fled Louisiana in the first place.

    Cover Reveal: FINDING HEART by Tiffani Lynn

    Finding Heart

    A Colorado Veterans Novel
    by Tiffani Lynn
    Publication Date: June 7, 2017
    Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


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    Marina Rossi is a tornado of personal chaos, always stumbling into trouble no matter how hard she tries not to. After being scarred by her family and placed into foster care as a teenager, she finds solace with Jasen until he’s moved to a new home. Because of all she’s endured, her biggest fear is being alone and her only goal in life is to create a loving family.

    BROKEN DREAMS by Callie Anderson


    Cover Design: Sarah Hansen / Okay Creations
    Photo Credit: Franggy Yanez Photography
    Release Date: April 27, 2017

    Synopsis


    Ethan is the boy who climbed into my bedroom every night.

    He's everything I love.
    Laced with everything I despise.

    He's every happy memory.
    And every shattered dream.

    He's my everything.
    But he broke every part of me.

    I'm supposed to hate him.
    But I can't.
    I don't know how.

    Cover Reveal: FOUND UNDERNEATH by KL Kreig

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    The SEXY cover for Found Underneath by KL Kreig is here!
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Release Date: May 30, 2017

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    It began as a ruse.

    Take a girlfriend. Divert the press from the fucked up mess that’s my family until my father is re-elected. Stage a public breakup. Move on.

    Only that brilliant plan went straight south the moment I set eyes on Willow Blackwell.

    I found her.

    My center. My future. A soulmate with the will of a mule and the mouth of a harpy.

    I now want things I never wanted before. Permanent kinds of things.

    Review: Serenity

    Serenity Serenity by Janet Nissenson
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    Matthew and Sasha meet at Ian and Tessa's wedding. They both share a visceral reaction to one another, an attraction that hits you right in the gut. Too bad Matthew is there with his wife. It is soon revealed that his wife has been and continues to be unfaithful, while in his heart he knows that his marriage has been over for a long time. An unexpected event serves as the catalyst to the dissolution of the marriage.

    I enjoyed the way the author moved us through the lives of her characters. The impending divorce and Matthew's contentious soon-to-be-ex gave this story its much needed angst and drama. This book lauded Sash as a woman of perfection, virtually on the path to be elevated to sainthood, while Matthew's wife was painted as a deceitful, manipulative, and whoring itchbay. Harsh. But true. The ex's actions weren't doing her any favors and I couldn't find an ounce of sympathy for her circumstance.

    Although I wasn't a huge fan of Sash, I adored Matthew. He was a computer gee and a bit awkward, but he was also kind, considerate, generous, loyal, thoughtful, and a truly amazing father. I honestly cannot praise his character enough. He really was amazing. I loved that the author didn't create him to be perfect. He wasn't the perfect lover, the perfect lover, or the perfect man. But it was his slight imperfections that made him stand out. It was his humbleness despite his riches (dude's a billionaire) that made him special.

    I've been a huge fan of Janet Nissenson's Inevitable series and despite the fact that this one wasn't as sensual or sexy or physical, it did spark a good note within me because it still hinged on the profound feelings of its characters, good and bad. If you're looking for a sweet, almost saccharine, romantic read, then Matthew and Sasha's story may just be the book for you!

    Release Date: April 27, 2017
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    POV: Multiple - 3rd person
    Steam: 3.5 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone - Book 5 of the inevitable series with crossover characters


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    Wednesday, 26 April 2017

    Review: Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Three

    Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Three Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Three by T.M. Frazier
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    I've currently got this song in my head: Boyz II Men - It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday

    I'm finding it extremely difficult to write this review. I'm finding it hard to let these people go. I guess the same can be said whenever an epic saga reaches its end because no one wants to say goodbye to their most beloved characters. And this isn't just a farewell to Preppy, although that one cuts real deep, but it's sayonara to King, Bear, Ray, Thia and Dre too. The only thing that is keeping me from the depths of despair is the little ray of hope that TM Frazier gave at the end of this book, making me believe that this goodbye isn't forever. It's more of a "see you later".

    My Fave Quotes:
    "Passionate. Relentless. Rough. Frenzied. We were all of that and more. So much more." - Dre about her and Preppy

    "I was a boy when we met, someone who avoided and ran from everything in his life he didn't want to deal with. In some ways I'm never going to grow up, but you made me want to be more. For you. For Bo. Now I'm a man who knows it's time to stop running away and start running toward and I'm choosing to run to you, Doc. Forever." Preppy to Dre

    "He defended me when no one else would. He protected me when I couldn't protect myself. He became family when I didn't have one." Preppy describing King

    I'm not sure how to properly form a review right now. My emotions are still running pretty high. So I'm just going to speak to the guys who stole my heart.

    To King: Thank you for being so scary and sexy at the same time. You taught me the true beauty of your dysfunction. I loved watching you grow into the man you are today and being an invested observer to your hard-won happy ever after with your one and only love, Doe. I firmly believe that you are the glue that holds everything and everyone together and that there is no greater friend, ally or love greater than you. I love you so much!!

    To Bear: Thank you for letting me fall in love with you within the first book. Thanks for letting me see all of your pain and allowing me to bear witness to your every triumph. Like your friends, your existence was never easy. Your dad, Chop, was evil incarnate. Thank you for being nothing like him. You and Thia deserve every bit of the happiness and blessings you've reaped and that are still in store for you. Thank you for all of the inappropriate moments. Thanks for refusing to wear shirts. No need to cover up all of that hotness *wink*. Most of all, thank you so much for being you.

    To Preppy: I don't know why this is so hard. Maybe it's because your story was the last and remains the freshest. Thank you so very much for the insanity that is you. Your beginnings were horrific and broke my heart and a part of me wishes your stepdad were still alive so you could give him the Preppy special. Dude, you made so many freaking mistakes along the way, but I always admired the way you owned them. Thank you for making bow ties sexy. I will never look at bow ties the same way again. Thank you for staying true to you. I know you've changed, you've grown up, you're a husband and a dad now, but fundamentally you are still the same. Just as loyal. Just as honorable. Just as crazy. You're you and I love you! When you died, I was broken. I was still dedicated to your family (got those books on my shelves, of course), but we all knew something was missing. The huge hole you left was glaringly obvious. When you came back, I bawled my eyes out while my heart sang. Your creator sure knows how to wring out every emotion from me, especially when it comes to you. Thank you for being such an awesome character. That's right, I'm in awe of you. You're crass, raunchy, rude, obnoxious, inappropriate and just plain wrong. However, I wouldn't want you any other way because for every negative quality, you've got a positive one that outweighs it by far. What I've always loved most about you was your huge heart. You've got more reason than most to refuse to open it up, but your capacity to love is unparalleled. From the way you and King became thick as thieves; then Bear rounded out your trio; how you welcomed Mama Grace and treated her like the mom you always deserved; you even took Doe under your wing despite the circumstances; and the list goes on. The most obvious proof is how and who you are with your family. Your love is absolute and unconditional. I love how you love them all, especially Dre and Bo. I love what you're willing to do for those you love. You're a man who, on the surface, seems to embody all that is wrong with your trousers and you dress shirts and your suspenders and your bow ties and especially with those tattoos that go all the way to the sides of your head... but you, King and Bear are all perfect in your imperfections. I'm going to miss your wit, your jokes, your wild hairs, your incredible stories, your everything. I really hope it doesn't take your creator too long to bring y'all back to life. In the meantime, y'all continue to take care of each other.

    To the entire cast and crew of the King series... until we meet again... Because Pancakes!!

    My previous reviews:
    Preppy, Part 1
    Preppy, Part 2

    Release Date: April 26, 2017
    Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam: 4 out of 5
    Book Type: Book 7 of the King series


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    Pre-order Blast: JOY RIDE by Lauren Blakely


    From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a steamy new standalone rivals-to-lovers romance…

    JOY RIDE!

    Now available for preorder on all retailers, get ready for the ride of your life!

     

    "Sexy, refreshing, and just downright hilarious, Max and Henley's love story was EVERYTHING I'd hoped it would be. Laced with comedic banter and sexy innuendos, JOY RIDE quickly became one of my FAVORITES from the blooming queen of RomComs." ~Shayna, Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads 



    ✮✮✮JOY RIDE is now available for preorder across all retailers!✮✮✮
    From the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of FULL PACKAGE and BIG ROCK, comes a hot & hilarious new standalone romantic comedy...

    Let's be honest, ladies. A good man is a lot like the perfect car. You want a hot body, an engine that purrs, and superior performance under the hood...for the best joy ride of your life.

    PREPPY, PART THREE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SAMUEL CLEARWATER by T.M. Frazier

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    Preppy, Part Three: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater by T.M. Frazier is now LIVE!!!

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    Preppy, Part Three: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater by T.M. Frazier

    Release Date: April 26th, 2017
    Genre: Contemporary Romance


    The bowtie is BACK!
    Dre was just a beautiful stranger when Preppy saved her the first time around. Now, he has to save her again, but she's no longer some stranger, she's family, and he has no idea who or what he's up against.
    What he does know is that putting his family back together is the only acceptable outcome.
    Preppy's to-do list?
    SAVE FAMILY. SEEK REVENGE.
    He's alive...and he's out for BLOOD.

    A LOVE FOR ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY

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    Do you have a love for romance stories? Included in this anthology are stories that will have you intrigued; make you swoon; all the while warming your heart.

    Fifteen SBR Media authors present to you: A Love for Romance.

    Cover Reveal: THE BAD GUY by Celia Aaron



    Title: The Bad Guy
    Author: Celia Aaron
    Genre: Dark Romance
    Cover Design: PopKitty
    Release Date: May 21, 2017


    Blurb


    My name is Sebastian Lindstrom, and I’m the villain of this story.
    I’ve decided to lay myself bare. To tell the truth for once in my hollow life, no matter how dark it gets. And I can assure you, it will get so dark that you’ll find yourself feeling around the blackened corners of my mind, seeking a door handle that isn’t there.
    Don’t mistake this for a confession. I neither seek forgiveness nor would I accept it. My sins are my own. They keep me company.
    Instead, this is the true tale of how I found her, how I stole her, and how I lost her.
    She was a damsel, one who already had her white knight. But every fairy tale has a villain, someone waiting in the wings to rip it all down. A scoundrel who will set the world on fire if that means he gets what he wants. That’s me.
    I’m the bad guy.

    Cover Reveal: A FORCE OF NATURE FAIRYTALE SERIES by M.A. Horst


    A Force of Nature Fairytale Series
    Author: M.A. Horst
    Genre: Standalone Erotic Romance
    Release Dates: May/June 2017


    Series Blurb

    One man’s promise to another binds his future Flower grandchildren to the Royal Family.

    One by one a Flower will be claimed by a Royal.

    The Royal family is a force of nature to be reckoned with, but have they finally met their match?

    The Royal men are domineering, brute and fierce until they lay eyes on a Flower woman. Then nothing can stop them from claiming what’s rightfully theirs.

    Fire Royal is the only female Royal amongst a sea of formidable Royal men, but she won’t let this keep her down. This is one woman who will never bow before a man, until she meets Reed Flower – the last of the Flower family to be claimed. 

    Warning: Seven short, over the top, insta-love, hot as hell fairytales with a twist of kinkiness. 

    Each book in The Force of Nature series is standalone & about a different couple.

    Cover Reveal: MANEATER by Aleya Michelle


     


    Cover Design: Cover Me Darling
    Release Date: May 18, 2017

    Synopsis

    Like any girl, I just wanna have some fun. I might be blonde, but I’m far from dumb. But Hell, men like 'em dumber than a box of rocks, So that's the game I play-- Just to get 'em wrapped around my finger, And in my bed. Let's face it, sex is fun, And I’m all about having a good time… I've had my share of man-whores and douchebags, I'm not looking for anything more. And nobody can change my mind, Not even Dan Westbrook. With his sexy smile and irresistible body. I'm a man-eater, And right now, he's the only man I want a bite of.

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    Tuesday, 25 April 2017

    Review: Starring Me and You

    Starring Me and You Starring Me and You by Ella Bradshaw
    My rating: 3 of 5 stars

    Nate doesn't do relationships. Commitment is synonymous with death. Or something like that. As Hollywood's hottest commodity, he gets away with most, has his pick of beautiful women, and has developed quite the disgusting reputation. Darcy, an unpaid intern for a celeb gossip rag, is hired to help curb Nate's inappropriate impulses and keep his rep clean in the days leading up to the release of his latest blockbuster. What happens when the temptation becomes too great for both of them?

    I liked this story. I really did. While I enjoyed the plot, the characters, however, were a little off. I didn't like Darcy. I honestly tried to, but this heroine wasn't winning herself any points. She was judgmental, condescending, and an utter itchbay. Yup. I just threw in that pig latin right there. She was a Negative Nancy without just cause and she constantly verbally attacked Nate based on her own ignorant assumptions. Her facts (or lack thereof) lacked substance and I was supposed to believe she was a journalist. Although I really liked Nate, as he was the only character who I felt deserved my attention, I failed to connect with him because he came off as one-dimensional. He has an interesting back story and I wanted more of it. I wanted it to give him meaning. I wanted to feel the essence of his first defining moment. We get bits and pieces but not enough for the full picture.

    Overall it was an interesting and entertaining story. I'd probably rate it higher if Darcy had an attitude adjustment and Nate's character was fleshed out more. Actually, give me more of Nate and not so much of Darcy.

    Release Date: April 28, 2017
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam: 3 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone


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    DEATHLESS (THE VEIN CHRONICLES #2) by Anne Malcom




    Title: Deathless
    Series: The Vein Chronicles #2
    Author: Anne Malcom
    Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
    Release Date: April 25, 2017


    Blurb

    My life was never black and white.

    Heck, it wasn’t even black, white and gray.

    Lines were not drawn between good and evil, and if they were, I would have jumped those suckers for fun.

    But now it was simpler. It wasn’t black and white. Or gray. It was only one thing.

    Blood.

    A crimson-tinted world. That was all I needed.

    All I wanted.

    Him.

    Despite the war raging around us, or the secrets between us, there was nothing simpler than blood.

    It didn’t matter that it would be fatal.

    After all, it’s the things we’re not undead without that will kill us in the end.


    THIS IS EFFORTLESS by Kennedy Fox



    Title: Checkmate: This is Effortless

    Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Drew & Courtney, #2)

    Author: Kennedy Fox

    Genre: Contemporary Romance

    Trope: Friends to Lovers

    Photographer & Designer: Sara Eirew

    Release Date: April 25, 2017


    Introducing book 2 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox! This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game?

    OUT OF THE ASHES by RC Boldt



    Cover Design: Wicked by Design
    Release Date: May 9, 2017

    Synopsis


    Phoenix /fēniks/: (in classical mythology) a unique bird inhabiting the Arabian Desert that burned itself on a funeral pyre before rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.

    This isn’t mythology, it’s war, and Hendy is left in the hands of Hell’s cruelest gatekeepers.

    His team is killed before his very eyes, and despite his efforts to save them, he’s captured and subjected to merciless torture—losing virtually every piece of his identity but his pulse.

    After his rescue, he returns home from Afghanistan, saddled with facing the daunting task of healing his physical scars as well as the invisible ones—his emotional demons.

    ARRANGED: A MASTERS AND MERCENARIES NOVELLA by Lexi Blake

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    Kash Kamdar is the king of a peaceful but powerful island nation. As Loa Mali’s sovereign, he is always in control, the final authority. Until his mother uses an ancient law to force her son into marriage. His prospective queen is a buttoned-up intellectual, nothing like Kash’s usual party girl. Still, from the moment of their forced engagement, he can’t stop thinking about her.

    Dayita Samar comes from one of Loa Mali’s most respected families. The Oxford-educated scientist has dedicated her life to her country’s future. But under her staid and calm exterior, Day hides a few sexy secrets of her own. She is willing to marry her king, but also agrees that they can circumvent the law. Just because they’re married doesn’t mean they have to change their lives. It certainly doesn’t mean they have to fall in love.

    After one wild weekend in Dallas, Kash discovers his bride-to-be is more than she seems. Engulfed in a changing world, Kash finds exciting new possibilities for himself. Could Day help him find respite from the crushing responsibility he’s carried all his life? This fairy tale could have a happy ending, if only they can escape Kash’s past…

    CAUGHT LOOKING by Jody Holford


    Sometimes loving enough means letting go…


    CAUGHT LOOKING
    Jody Holford
    Releasing April 25, 2017


    Sometimes loving enough means letting go…

    Major league baseball player, Ryan Walker, takes a mandatory leave of absence to escape the paparazzi and the false drug charges against him. All he wants is a little peace of mind out in the middle of nowhere.

    Eager to rid herself of the empty socialite life, Frankie Vaughn moves to a rundown home in Minnesota that she inherited from her aunt. But Frankie is shocked at what she discovers inside: three young boys. When Ryan discovers that Frankie, his new neighbor, has taken on the three homeless kids as her own, he has a new hope for humanity.