Friday, July 28, 2017

One Taste of Crazy - Amanda Siegrist

Title: One Taste of Crazy
Series: A One Taste Novel
Author: Amanda Siegrist
Genre: Romance Suspense 
Release Date: July 28, 2017 
When it comes to women, shy and awkward are Detective Sauer’s middle name. And, well, the woman he wants to ask out is the exact opposite—loud and crazy. He can’t seem to form coherent words when Dee’s near. The minute she’s attacked, evidence connecting it to one of his murder cases, his shyness slowly starts to dissipate. Nothing will stop him from protecting her. Except maybe Dee herself.
Dee O’Malley isn’t na├»ve to think she’ll ever find love. Men never stick around. Ever. Not even a relationship with sweet, shy Sauer would last. But it’s oh so tempting to start one, especially when his kisses insist it’s possible. That doesn’t mean his kisses will stop her from finding the bastard who attacked her, something that riles him up. Besides, he’s adorable when he gets upset. And she can’t resist that.
❤ Warning: This novel contains a sexy detective. There is insta-love. But it’s book three so you probably know that already if you read the first two. *wink* Happy reading! ❤
Note: Each book can be read as a standalone.






Book 3 in a series, but can be read as a standalone.
 
Shy, stubborn Detective Sauer and Wild, stubborn Dee O’Malley – a match made in…confusion to say the least, LOL.
Sauer was the scrawny kid who always got picked on and bullied growing up, not many friends and even less luck with the ladies due to his shy kid demeanor which also carried on to his adult life…
Wild and crazy Dee O’Malley, the party girl who will never let a man tell her what to do or how to feel.  Living with the demons of a bad childhood, she guards her heart with a very sharp tongue.
The story is sweet with the promise of “good guy-bad girl” happily ever after.  Throw in characters from the first 2 books to round out the cast-o-couples typical for most romantic-sexy-comedy-thrown in for good measure type stories.  Detective Sauer is head over heels for Dee, only he can’t find the words to tell her without stumbling through every awkward encounter with her.  Dee thinks the detective’s shyness is cute, but she knows he could never the man for her, since she would chew him up and spit him out.  She does not do nice guys.
 
The cast-o-couples are all friends and work partners so just about every aspect of each of their lives are shared amongst the group.  Hence why the couples are all in favor of a Sauer and Dee love connection.
Throw in a murder mystery where Dee is a target and all hell breaks loose along with some sex and  L.O.V.E.
There is a connection between Sauer and Dee that leave them both vulnerable to the what-if’s in a relationship.
I want the next book to be about the hot, inked up friend called Stitch...he sounds delicious...but I think he needs a boy toy :-)
More sexy time...throw in a threesome maybe...
 
Plot is good, story moves very quickly. I enjoyed the HEA and the twists and turns throughout the book. I give it a good solid 3 1/2 stars. I was given this book as an ARC for an honest review.


Dee smiled, the sleepiness still evident in her eyes as she brushed her hair back from her face. “Is something wrong?”
“Nope.” He shook his head. No way in hell he was going to share his feelings. A guy could only handle rejection so many times. “I’m making breakfast.”
Her brow rose. “I know. I could smell the bacon.”
“Right. I didn’t mean to wake you up yet.”
Oh God. He couldn’t handle it. He was reverting to his shy, awkward self. He had no idea what to say to her, so he did the only thing he could think of. Turned back toward the stove and poured the egg mixture into the pan sitting on the front left burner.
“You sure you’re okay, Sauer?”
He flashed a smile. “I’m good.” He started to spoon the eggs around. He should pop some toast in, too. Did she like toast? All he had to do was ask.
Not exactly tension, but something stretched between them in the kitchen. He was afraid to turn around and ask her even a simple question, like, did she want some toast.
He shivered as a pair of arms circled his waist. She rested her head against his back.
“What’s the matter? You’re barely talking to me.”
“I apologize.”
She chuckled. “I am not mad you made bacon. I love bacon.”
He set the spoon down and turned around. Her arms fell away and she took a step back. “I was talking about last night.”
“You didn’t do anything wrong.”
“I…the bed…naked…” He ran a hand over his face as he managed to take a deep breath. Now wasn’t the time to stumble over his words.
Her soft fingers brushed his cheek. “I should thank you for last night. I needed that. This morning, I feel rejuvenated. Let’s find this bastard. Nobody attacks me and gets away with it.”
His jaw clenched. “I will find this bastard. Not you.”
“Whatever.”
“You’ll listen to me, Dee.” He took a step closer, a breath away. “I don’t want to see you get hurt. Let me do my job.”
She bit her lip as a sneaky grin emerged. “Every time it comes to your job, you get so dominant and assertive. Then, in the next breath, so shy. You are a very complex man.”
“No. I’m pretty simple. I’m good at my job. You leave this to me.”
Her lips brushed his. “I never listen well.” She laughed as she backed away. “You’re cute when you get upset.”
He groaned and turned back to the eggs. She was going to be the death of him. Some man, most likely the killer he was looking for, attacked her, and she wanted to argue with him about who would catch him. Why did every little thing about her make him like her more? Even when she was annoying the hell out of him.
(Copyright © Amanda Siegrist 2017)
I love anything that has to do with romance. As long as there’s a happy ending, I’m a happy camper. I love baseball (Go Twins!) and creating awesome crafts. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, working in that field for several years before I became a stay-at-home mom. When I’m not hanging out with my wonderful family, I’m writing a sweet contemporary romance or a romantic suspense that keeps you guessing until the end. I have a few more amazing stories in the works. If you would like to connect with me or see important news, head to my website at http://www.amandasiegrist.com. Or you can also check out my Facebook Page or follow me on Twitter (@amanda_siegrist).
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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Release Blitz - The Brightest Sunset by Aly Martinez

Today we are sharing the release for The Brightest Sunset by Aly Martinez. This is the conclusion of a must-read contemporary romance duet, and is it available to read for FREE on KindleUnlimited!

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The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise Duet, #2)

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Synopsis:

 

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Bullshit.
Words destroyed me.
“I’m sorry. She didn’t make it.”
“Daddy, he can’t breathe!”
“There’s nothing more we can do for your son.”
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Lies.
Those syllables and letters became my executioner. I told myself that, if I didn’t acknowledge the pain and the fear, they would have no power over me. But, as the years passed, the hate and the anger left behind began to control me.
Two words—that was all it took to plunge my life into darkness.
“He’s gone.”
In the end, it was four soft, silky words that gave me hope of another sunrise.
“Hi. I’m Charlotte Mills.”









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The Darkest Sunrise (The Darkest Sunrise Duet, #1)

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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children. Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person. She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.    
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Monday, July 24, 2017

Reviews-Secondborn by Amy Bartol

Secondborn by Amy Bartol


Firstborns rule society. Secondborns are the property of the government. Thirdborns are not tolerated. Long live the Fates Republic.
On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode’s eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she’s to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go.
Televised since her early childhood, Roselle’s privileged upbringing has earned her the resentment of her secondborn peers. Now her decision to spare an enemy on the battlefield marks her as a traitor to the state.

But Roselle finds an ally—and more—in fellow secondborn conscript Hawthorne Trugrave. As the consequences of her actions ripple throughout the Fates Republic, can Roselle create a destiny of her own? Or will her Fate override everything she fights for—even love?


(releasing August 1; available as a Kindle First selection in July for Prime members)



Our 5-Star Reviews

First off, Angie and I have both loved Amy Bartol's writing and characters for quite a while.  Our love started with her Premonition series and carried through with her Kricket series.  She writes characters you love to hate and hate to love.  She writes some of the strongest,  yet flawed heroines .  Her heroes are diverse and you sometimes can't help but root for the underdog.  Her writing has a paranormal, other worldly bent to it, so if you like those kinds of things and haven't read Amy Bartol before, we urge you to try!  



Amy Bartol is a master at creating worlds that I want to live in, despite their turmoil. While her previous two series were more of a paranormal bent (Premonition-Angels, Fairies, Gancanagh; and Kricket-Underworlds, Star-Fates, etc), Secondborn is more of a futuristic, dystopian world.

Roselle St. Sismond is secondborn in her family, and thus is destined for a life of service to the firstborns of their world. At the beginning of the story, she is set for her Transition, from being with her family, where she has been mostly pampered, to being a servant and soldier in their cause. She is thrown directly into the fray and realizes fairly quickly that she needs to make herself useful in order to survive. Roselle must fight for everything she believes in, if she hopes to have any kind of future. She meets several intriguing people along the way and develops some alliances of her own.

I don't want to go into too many details. I will say this is exactly what I expect from Bartol, and that's a good thing. She's good at writing potential love triangles, always making you root for both of them for different reasons. 

I can't wait to see what happens next in the Fates, and how Roselle handles all that is likely coming her way.




Bartol sure knows how to write a heroine. I think Roselle just may be my favorite yet. She's the second born child to a ruthless, high-ranking politician. Her mother. As a second born child she's made to serve. Her mother has no intentions of taking it easy on her either. Roselle is to join the military and, as such, she has been training for it her entire life. And she's been televised doing it. She's a celebrity. I loved Roselle's confidence in her abilities. I loved how Bartol showed us those abilities. She was no easy target. 

The first born children are more spoiled. They live a life of excess. But their risk is that they are easily targeted because if the first born is killed, a second born can move up. This is Roselle's dilemma. Many of her supporters would love to see her in a position of power where she can make change but Roselle loves her older brother.

With a sadistic census agent determined to destroy her and a slew of friends that would die for her, this makes for a very engrossing story. And in a similar fashion as the Kricket series, Roselle's love interest seems obvious but I have a feeling things are going to get shaken up in the next books. Who knows. But I can't wait to find out. I absolutely loved it.


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Amy A. Bartol is the award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of the Premonition Series, the Kricket Series, and a short story entitled The Divided. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two sons. Visit her at her website: http://www.amyabartol.com.

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Wallflower-Double Trouble, CP Smith ~ Release Blitz




Title: Wallflowers: Double Trouble
Series: Wallflowers #2
Author: CP Smith
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Comedy
Release Date: July 21, 2017



Blurb

“ ’Tis better to never have loved and lost than to live with the regret of your stupidity.” ~ Sienna Miller, Wallflower

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, or in this case, Wallflowers to behave. Then again . . .

Sienna Miller spent her whole life being the odd woman out. Shunned and misunderstood by her family, she finally has a chance for a new start thanks to Calla and Poppy, her Wallflower sisters. Now all she needs is a Prince Charming.

Bo Strawn is a cop with a troubled past. He’s stubborn and set in his ways until a certain Wallflower shakes up his life for good. Bo’s finally got a shot at happily ever after. That is, he’s got a shot if he can solve a mystery surrounding the Wallflowers and keep his headstrong woman off the back of a horse.

Rated mature for language and sexual content. 











I would highly recommend you read book 1 of the Wallflowers series (Three of a Kind) before you jump into this story.

If you're familiar with these three wacky women who call themselves The Wallflowers you already know to expect some sassy, some suspense, and a big dose of sexy! And that's not just from the ladies ;) That all lives on with this second book featuring Bo and Sienna.

Bo Strawn is the sexy detective who can't get Sienna Miller off his mind. Usually because she's getting on his last nerve because her and her friends are always doing something to put them in danger and risk their own safety. But it's more than that. Bo's attraction to Sienna is taking over his mind and body like an out of control wildfire.

Sienna Miller is a beautiful and sweet woman who is only looking out for her heart and self esteem after a disastrous attempt to win the love of a man from her past. After, once again she and her friends find themselves in a sticky situation, Sienna decides taking an impromptu "Wild West" vacation is just what she needs.....and that's when the real shenanigans begin!

I've enjoyed this series as much as I've enjoyed all of this authors other books. All of her characters are well formed and easy to relate to. The men and women in this series are funny and lovable and you just can't help but wanna hang out with them if you could. I do recommend not just this book, but the first book in the series and I say jump on them now to add as your summer reads!!! I give this book 5 stars and I CAN NOT WAIT for book 3 to be released.

I was given this book as an ARC for an honest review.


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CP Smith lives in Oklahoma with her husband and five children. She loves football, reading, and card games. Writing for her is about escape. She writes what she loves to read, and leaves the rest to those with better imaginations.


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