Friday, January 28, 2022

Book Cover Reveal for The Rocker by Harlow Layne…

 As a fan of rockstar romances I'm thrilled to give you a glimpse of this forbidden romance full of sexual tension.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of The Rocker by Harlow Layne, then start counting down the days until this fifth installment in the Love Is Blind series hits shelves on February 17th!


The moment I saw her, I knew she’d be mine.
The only problem is she’s my band’s manager, and if we get caught, she loses her job.
I only wanted one night with her. One night to fuck her out of my system and be done with her.
The only problem is after one taste of Pen, I’m addicted. I can’t get enough of her, and she’s pushing me away.
She says what we had is a lapse in judgement, but I have to disagree. It’s the most sane thing I’ve ever done, and I’ll do anything to get her back underneath me, beside me, and to make her mine even if that means ruining what I’ve worked so hard to build up.




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AUTHOR INFO:

Indie Author. Romance Writer. Reader. Mom. Wife. Dog Lover. Addicted to all things Happily Ever After and Amazon.
Harlow Layne is a hopeless romantic who is known for her contemporary writing style of beautiful slow-burn,
 sweet, sexy, and swoon-worthy alphas and fast pace, super steamy romance in her Love is Blind series.
Harlow wrote fan fiction for years before she decided to try her hand at a story that had been swimming in her head for years.
When Harlow's not writing you'll find her online shopping on Amazon, Facebook, or Instagram, reading, or hanging out with her family and two dogs.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Book Blast for Indecent by Darcy Burke (GIVEAWAY)…..

Fans of Regency romances will be drawn to this tale of a young man desperately in need of dowry money who finds unexpected love with a woman with no money of her own but who's looking for answers.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Indecent by Darcy Burke, then learn even more about this book by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this fourth installment in the Phoenix Club series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win an e-copy of the first book in this series too!

If Bennet St. James, the Viscount Glastonbury, doesn’t find a bride with a sizeable dowry, he’ll be in the poorhouse along with his interminable number of female relatives—all of whom he loves but are a drain on the negative fortune his father left when he died of a broken pocketbook. Desperate, he hatches a scheme to snare an heiress only to be foiled by a most vexing and alluring—and unfortunately equally destitute—paid companion.
Lady’s companion Prudence Lancaster is single-minded about finding her mother and filling in the missing pieces of her life. But a villainous viscount interrupts her plans, and his surprising charm and understanding tempts her in the most indecent ways. Soon, she’s dreaming of the future instead of wallowing in the past.
But when Bennet shares a dark secret, her hopes are dashed. For he won’t break the promise he made to his family, even if it means losing the greatest love he’s ever known.

EXCERPT:

“What will you do after you return me to London? Do you plan to stay for the rest of the Season?”
“If you’re wondering whether I’ll slink back to Somerset with my tail between my legs, the answer is no. I do need to go home to check on things, but hopefully, I’ll find an heiress first.” He lifted a shoulder. “Someone will want to marry a viscount. At least I have a title to sell.”
She frowned gently, her lush lips pulling down. Lush? He ought not characterize her in such a way. She was not for him to lust after. Still, it was difficult to ignore her beauty.
“You can’t marry for love, then,” she said matter-of-factly.
He gave a humorless laugh. “I haven’t the luxury of that, I’m afraid. I will hope to marry someone I like and admire.”
“I can understand. Love is a luxury, isn’t it?”
“Why do you say that?” He found her to be rather enigmatic. She was very stiff, save her bouts of pique, which he’d thoroughly earned.
“Love brings obligations and...messiness,” she said offhandedly. “I’m alone now, and it’s far more convenient—financially, emotionally, in all ways, really.”
He couldn’t argue that love was untidy. He had only to think of his family. They loved one another dearly, even his father, but there were plenty of other messy, complicated emotions and situations. “You’ve no desire to fall in love? To marry?”
“No.”



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AUTHOR INFO:

Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, emotional historical and contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. Click HERE to join her Reader Club.
A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, artist daughter, and imaginative son who will almost certainly out-write her one day (that may be tomorrow).
They’re a crazy cat family with two Bengal cats, a small, fame-seeking cat named after a fruit, an older rescue Maine Coon with attitude to spare, and a collection of neighbor cats who hang out on the deck and occasionally venture inside. You can find Darcy at a winery, in her comfy writing chair, or binge-watching TV with the family.
Her happy places are Disneyland, Labor Day weekend at the Gorge, Denmark, and anywhere in the UK—so long as her family is there too.


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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Book Release Blast for Always Someone’s Monster by Lani Lynn Vale (REVIEW)…..


Fans of younger woman/older man romances will find themselves drawn to this gritty and emotionally intense MC-fueled story.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Always Someone’s Monster by Lani Lynn Vale, along with getting my impressions of this first installment in the Battle Crows MC series, then add it to your bookshelf!

A few years ago, when his sister went missing, Haggard Crow turned into something he never wanted to be. A killer.
Even after his sister is rescued a year after she was kidnapped and sold, Haggard ‘Thief’ Crow doesn’t have any plans on changing. He sort of likes the zero fucks given guy that he is now. Bonus points, he saves women and children from extreme situations, along with his club and real life brothers by his side.
After a horrible marriage, Haggard has zero plans of ever finding a woman again. One-night stands not counting, he adores his life as a single man. There are no expectations. No ‘where are yous’ and ‘are you coming homes.’
The life he chooses to live is a simple one. Until he makes a huge mistake, and he steps over that line between ‘daughter’s best friend’ and ‘a woman he desperately wants.’
Before long, he can’t stop thinking about her. Can’t stop wanting her. Can’t stop feeling things for her that a man twenty years her senior should never feel for a girl he watched grow up. After one lapse in judgment, he decides she needs to go. But the funny thing is, he never expected Sophia Madden to fight back. And dirty at that.



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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

When it comes to MC-themed romances Ms. Vale has become a go-to author for me courtesy of her larger than life characters, sizzling interactions, and exhilarating and edge of your seat action.  This first installment in her Battle Crows series meets all those qualities and more to be another immensely satisfying addition to her bookshelf that has me greatly anticipating what's coming next in this series.

Haggard Crow is a man who's seen it all, a basically good man more than willing to do bad things when the situation warrants it.  When it comes to love and romance he's a man who tries to stay uninvolved after his previous marriage left him bruised.  Being around the much younger Sophia though starts his heart racing, tempting him at every turn, in a younger woman/older man romance.  Haggard's a rough around the edges man, a man with strong protective instincts towards those he claims as his.  He understands the issues surrounding giving into his attraction for his daughter's best friend, fights it for as long as he can, but ultimately can't fight what's blatantly obvious between them in their undeniably scorching connection.

Sophia Madden may be young in years but she's a heroine who's wise beyond her years. For as far back as she can remember she'd been attracted to her best friend's father, even knowing others would see it as wrong.  Despite that she's the kind of heroine who will go after what she wants no matter what it takes, which makes for a formidable connection to Haggard that kept me frantically turning the pages.

From the first page to the last this was a romance full of emotional highs and lows.  Set in the MC world there were moments of grittiness and suspense along with moments of heart and soul that endeared me to Haggard, the tough guy biker.  For over half the book the sexual tension between Haggard and Sophia was unrelenting as they danced around each other, but it was a delightful dance that had me cheering them on to finally give in to what they both wanted.  Along with fun and flirty banter there were also moments of tears that kept my emotions on edge and kept me fully invested in this couple's journey.  From joyous highs to heartbreaking lows this was one heckuva story and with the author's final words readers will be left clamoring for the next book in this series to hit bookshelves!

My rating for this is an A?

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.

Book Release Blitz for Pieces of Me by Jay McLean (REVIEW)…….

 After reading the first book in this New Adult duet I knew I had to come back to this world and the unforgettable connection between two bruised souls.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Pieces of Me by Jay McLean, along with getting my impressions of this second installment in the Pieces Duet, then add it to your bookshelf!

“I loved you then,

I love you now,

and I’ve loved you every single day in between.”

Jameson Taylor is a nomad. A drifter. A memory collector.

Or, at least, that’s what’s become of her life ever since she was forced to leave pieces of her fractured heart behind.

“This is the fault in our fate, our one undoing:

All he’s ever wanted is my happiness,

even when it costs him his own.”

Holden Eastwood is resentful. Angry. But most of all, hurt.

Torn to pieces by the girl who left him, he struggles to find forgiveness in the organ she once broke.

When a tragedy forces them to face the aftermath, Jamie seeks acceptance, while Holden searches for answers.

What they find, instead, are remnants of their love.

Fragments of forever.

And parts of a puzzle that will lead them to the truth…

A truth that might shatter them to pieces.


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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

Set five years after the previous book in this duet, emotions continue to be bubbling over as Holden and Jamie find their way back to each other in a journey that pulled at every one of my heartstrings.  From anger to tears to frustration to warm fuzzies, this couple definitely wore me out throughout their journey of second chances as they matured one bumpy step after another.

Holden Eastwood is a very tarnished hero, a man with a bruised heart and a painful past that is still on display today as he had me wanting to punch him through over half of this book as his jealousy had him lashing out at Jamie.  It was clear he wanted her but he did all he could to push her away in ways that were very "un" heroic.  It wasn't until the latter half of the book that he finally stepped up to be the man we knew he could be, showing himself to be worthy of the immensely appealing Jamie.

Jamie Taylor's had her own painful past, a past she's worked hard to move on from. This book shows her to have stronger self-esteem, but the heart wants what the heart wants, so time and time again she falls for Holden's moments of caring...to be left hurt. She brushes herself off though and gets right back up, impressing me with her strength and making her a likable and memorable heroine.  Though Holden redeems himself in her eyes by the turn of the final page, I'm still not completely convinced that he's worthy of her.

A lot happens throughout this book, a lot of angst and a lot of pain.  I was left conflicted at times, left angry and disappointed, but I was always impressed by Ms. McLean's ability to arouse such intense emotions.  The road to romance for these two is messy but by the end it's all worthwhile.

My rating for this is a B-

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


AUTHOR INFO:

Writer. Reader. Mom. Wife. Master of awkward Sarcasm.
Jay McLean is a full-time reader, writer of New Adult and Young Adult romance, and skilled procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her three boys, investing way too much time on True Crime Documentaries and binge-watching reality TV.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.
Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in her dream home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

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Monday, January 24, 2022

Book Cover Reveal for A Very Vegas St. Patrick’s Day by Kayley Loring and Connor Crais……

 A drunken night leads to an unexpected future for a sexy Irish boxer and the single mom who doesn't trust what he's offering in this upcoming fun and flirty contemporary romance.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of A Very Vegas St. Patrick’s Day by Kayley Loring and Connor Crais, then start counting down the days until this third installment in the Very Holiday series hits bookshelves on February 17th!

You might think the problem would be waking up in Vegas, hungover,
next to a beautiful woman who’s wearing your boxer briefs 
and finding out ya married her in the middle of an epic drunken night of festivities.
But you’d be wrong.
I, Nolan Cassidy, international charmer and maker of mischief have fallen head over heels for Cora Delaney. 
I want to be married to the lass.
So you might think the problem would be that she wants an annulment.
But again you’d be wrong—stop getting it so wrong.
I, Nolan Cassidy, with my devil tongue and Irish accent, will no doubt change her mind.
Does the problem lie in that she has a son who doesn't like me and is as clever and crafty as I?
Or that I’ve only got one month—until St. Patrick’s Day—to prove to my one true love 
that I can be a good husband and father?
C’mere and I’ll tell ya…
None of that is the problem.
I’m a problem.
My boxing days may be behind me
but the fight never left me.
When I see something I want, I get it. 
And nothing is going to stand in my way. 
Not my new wife’s hesitation nor her son’s doubts.
So buckle up, strap in.
Because I’m no longer in the business of wanting.
I’m in the business of having.
Which is gonna make for one wild Paddy’s Day.


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AUTHOR'S INFO:

Before writing steamy romantic comedy novels, Kayley Loring got a BFA in creative writing from a Canadian university and had a fifteen-year career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (under a different name). She mostly wrote PG-13 family comedies that studios would pay her lots of money for and then never make into movies. In 2017 she decided to move to the Pacific Northwest and write about all the fun stuff that she wasn't allowed to write about in those PG-13 scripts. Now she’s an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author who’s breathing cleaner air and writing dirtier words. It’s an adjustment she’s happily getting used to. Rest assured that her funny sexy sweet romances have no cheating or cliffhangers, and always have HEAs!


Connor Crais is a classically trained actor living in the Midwest with his wife, two kids, and rescue greyhound. He has been both a stage and television actor, and before plunging into the romance genre, he had been narrating commercials, audiobooks, and explainers for well over a decade from his home studio. From alphas to bosses to cocky sports stars (a particular favorite), he loves sparring with beautiful, sassy heroines (and their talented narrators) but also loves winning them over and reaching that happily ever after. He is excited to now create those stories as an author.