Monday, June 17, 2019

COVER REVEAL- Bella (Steel Brothers- A Family Affair) by MJ Fields

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Title: Bella
Series: Men of Steel 6
Author: MJ Fields
Release Date: July 13, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Jersey Girl Design
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Synopsis
Living by my father’s rules has never been easy.
Who does he think he is anyway? Jase Steel has broken every rule he tries to make me live by.

The Four Ds:

No Dating (Thanks to Carly and Momma Joe, that was nixed at sixteen.)
No Drinking (Shots of Jack at prom.)
No Drugs (College frat party and a bear-shaped bong named Smokey.)
The last one though, that last D, ruined my virgin skin, my relationship with my father, and changed my whole life.
No Decorating.

I should have listened to him … but I didn’t.

Tag — I’m it.



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Her style is raw, gritty and authentic.
Love an alpha and a strong heroine? She does too.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Release Blitz & Review - The Fallen:Genesis by Tillie Cole































































The Fallen: Genesis is a prequel novella in The Deadly Virtues Series and MUST be read before RAPHAEL (DV: book one).




*****




THE FALLEN: GENESIS

(A Deadly Virtues Prequel)





IN THE BEGINNING...




They told them they were evil.

They told them they were possessed by demons.

They told them that darkness ran in their veins.




Holy Innocents Home for Children is a haven for orphaned boys who have nothing and no one. The priests watch over them, educate them, raise them in the family of the church.




Except for some.




Seven of the orphans are no ordinary boys. They attract the attention of the priests for their acts of violence, of bloodlust. The priests realize these boys are drawn to the darkness.




And the priests are no ordinary priests. They are the Brethren, a secret sect who believe themselves on a divine mission to seek out evil in the boys in their care. Seek it out, and then drive it out.




The seven have fallen from God’s grace. And the Brethren will cleanse their blackened souls…




Dark Contemporary Romance novella. Contains sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and topics some may find triggering. Recommended for age 18 years and up.












Joseph watched helplessly as James moved from his place against the far wall toward a boy on a chair on the opposite side of the room. A boy who had slim knives embedded in his arms and legs—a human pin cushion.

Joseph shivered as he recalled his brother’s expression a moment ago as he’d sat and stared at the knives he had sliced into the boy’s flesh. James, the sadistic voyeur of his own work. Joseph’s nervous eyes landed on his brother’s target. The boy was bound with ropes, and a washcloth was stuffed into his mouth,silencing his cries.

Luke.

Fear flooded Joseph’s body. Luke, the boy who had been intent on bullying James since the age of eight. The boy who would spit at James’s feet when they walked by. The boy who call him weird, a goth, a psychopath who rarely spoke. His taunts were endless. Joseph didn’t think the verbal bullets had ever hit their target . . . until he’d found a pad of paper hidden underneath James’s bed. A pad of paper showing in graphic detail what James wanted to do to Luke.

Tie him up.

Cut his flesh.

Exsanguinate his body.

Then drink the blood down.

“They’re just fantasy, right?” Joseph asked James when he returned from detention. Joseph held up the drawings. Page after page of pain and despair and cruelty.

James walked slowly to Joseph and ran his hand down the open page of the pad, delicately running his fingertip over the pencil image of Luke’s slit throat. “It’s a promise,” James said, with no shame in his voice. “Each page is what will happen to Luke.” James finally met his older brother’s eyes. “I’m just waiting for the perfect time.”

From that day on Joseph made sure Luke never got too close to James, for fear of what his younger brother would do. Because Joseph believed every word his brother had said.

The truth was, Joseph knew that someday, if he wasn’t stopped, James would do something so terrible he wouldn’t be able to come back from it.

And Joseph had no idea how to cure James. He didn’t know how to heal his little brother of the wretchedness that had lodged itself into his soul. He prayed for a miracle he knew would never come.

Joseph’s heart pounded as James held up another knife. His brother’s torso was bare, the scars from his frequent self-mutilation clear to see, white roads of flesh mapping the veins that ran under his skin. Veins that carried the blood James so desperately craved; nightly, once safe in their room, he would slice them open and lick the falling drops as they ran in crimson rivulets down his arms.

Joseph thrashed on the bed, fighting the binds James must have placed him in while he slept. “James, listen to me,” Joseph said as he helplessly watched his brother slowly push his blade into Luke’s shoulder. Luke’s chair almost fell as he screamed into the washcloth, the fabric absorbing his cry. But James didn’t even flinch. Joseph’s stomach clenched when the blood started to pour from Luke’s shoulder as James carefully extracted the blade.

Eleven. That’s all James was. Eleven years old, yet thought only of blood . . . worse, even . . . thought only about the consumption of blood.


AMY'S 4.5 STAR REVIEW




I really like this world that Tillie Cole is building around these "Fallen" boys. I'm excited to see where the story lines all go. I think it's definitely beneficial to read this before you jump into the main series so you have a good understanding of the back story with these characters.




Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.



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Thursday, May 9, 2019

RELEASE BLITZ - The Lying Hours by Sara Ney






ABRAHAM DAVIS—Honest Abe to his friends—IS IN OVER HIS HEAD...

He’s a fixer and a do good-er. The all-knowing, resident "grandfather" on the wrestling team who everyone relies on to fix their problems. His teammates go to him for everything; advice, homework, or when they need a sober driver at three in the morning--whether he likes it or not.

Abe’s current mission is easy: mend his roommates broken heart by helping him find a girlfriend on the LoveU app--without getting caught in the lie...

SKYLAR GABRIEL. IS. OVER. IT.

Over her bad grades. Over her meddling older brother and his two best friends. And over dating douchebags. What she wants to know is: where have all the nice guys gone?

She longs for a handsome, sweet, and honest guy who can make her laugh. In one last ditch effort to prove that he exists—Skylar turns to LoveU.

On her worst day, Skylar has no filter (it’s a miracle she hasn’t been ditched mid-date).
On her best, she’s as wholesome, and sweet, as pie.
On Thursday? She matches with Abraham Davis’s roommate.

Skylar Gabriel is falling for the wrong guy—she just doesn’t realize it yet.

Why?

BECAUSE ABE DAVIS IS A LIAR.




















Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.




Wednesday, May 8, 2019

NEW RELEASE- TOP SECRET BY SARINA BOWEN & ELLE KENNEDY


Bestselling authors Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy return with their first Male / Male romance in 3 years.

****


LobsterShorts, 21
Jock. Secretly a science geek. Hot AF.



LobsterShorts: So. Here goes. For her birthday, my girlfriend wants…a threesome.


SinnerThree: Then you’ve come to the right hookup app.


LobsterShorts: Have you done this sort of thing before? With another guy?


SinnerThree: All the time. I'm an equal opportunity player. You?


LobsterShorts: [crickets!]



SinnerThree, 21
Finance major. Secretly a male dancer. Hot AF. 



SinnerThree: Well, I’m down if you are. My life is kind of a mess right now. School, work, family stress. Oh, and I live next door to the most annoying dude in the world. I need the distraction. Are you sure you want this?


LobsterShorts: I might want it a little more than I’m willing to admit.


SinnerThree: Hey, nothing wrong with pushing your boundaries...


LobsterShorts: Tell that to my control-freak father. Anyway. What if this threesome is awkward?


SinnerThree: Then it’s awkward. It’s not like we’ll ever have to see each other again. Right? Just promise you won’t fall in love with me.


LobsterShorts: Now wouldn’t that be life-changing...


Q&A about Top Secret:


Q: Have we met these characters before in another book?
A: No! These guys are brand new, and we can’t wait for you to meet them.



Q: Is this story MM? Or is it a MMF / MFM / menage?
A: This book is MM.



Q: Is this a love triangle story?
A: Not really. You’ll see.

****



REVIEWED BY ADELE


Top Secret by Sarina Bowen/Elle Kennedy


I don’t read a lot of M/M books & this was my first college aged M/M so I was interested to see the difference the age would make to the story for me.


Keaton Hayworth III & his girlfriend Annika are the perfect couple, they appear to have everything, their families are beyond wealthy & they are the couple everyone wants to be. They have been together since high school were each other’s firsts & are best friends. So, when Annika tells Keaton for her 21st birthday present she wants a threesome with another boy although surprised at first, Keaton’s only too happy to set it up. 


Keaton is a pretty amazing character, he’s extremely likable, is on the football team, is loyal, funny & is open for any new experiences.


Luke Bailey is Keaton’s polar opposite & competition in the upcoming presidency of their frat house. Luke is a finance major has a full scholarship for college but is unsociable, un-trusting & absolutely broke. His Dad is out of the picture, his brother is a convicted felon & his Mum is indifferent to him. He’s only living at the frat house because his brother is out of prison & living at home isn’t an option for him so he works 2 jobs to pay for his rent & living costs.


Keaton uses a hook up app called Kink to find a possible third for Annika’s birthday present & ends up connecting online with someone a lot closer to home.


I absolutely loved watching the relationship build between Keaton & Luke & all the different emotions & hurdles they went through. 


“You’re a yellow lab.”
“I’m....what?”
“A dog. A big, happy dog chasing Frisbees on the beach with his pals. You’re a pack animal.”
I snort. “And you’re .....a pit ball?”
“Not even. I’m a tomcat in the alley’” he says. “Just passing through. No collar. Not very friendly. No good at catching Frisbees...”


I particularly liked the messages exchanged on Kink they were genius & hot!


The writing was exceptional I fell into the words & the story took over. I absolutely loved everything about this book it was so much more than I thought it would be.


I just want to point out the chapter titles they were very funny & summed up the particular chapter perfectly.


I thoroughly recommend this book, read it, I promise you won’t be disappointed!


5 Stars

*****

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Cover Reveal - The Lying Hours by Sara Ney














ABRAHAM DAVIS—Honest Abe to his friends—IS IN OVER HIS HEAD...

He’s a fixer and a do good-er. The all-knowing, resident "grandfather" on the wrestling team who everyone relies on to fix their problems. His teammates go to him for everything; advice, homework, or when they need a sober driver at three in the morning--whether he likes it or not.

Abe’s current mission is easy: mend his roommates broken heart by helping him find a girlfriend on the LoveU app--without getting caught in the lie...

SKYLAR GABRIEL. IS. OVER. IT.

Over her bad grades. Over her meddling older brother and his two best friends. And over dating douchebags. What she wants to know is: where have all the nice guys gone?

She longs for a handsome, sweet, and honest guy who can make her laugh. In one last ditch effort to prove that he exists—Skylar turns to LoveU.

On her worst day, Skylar has no filter (it’s a miracle she hasn’t been ditched mid-date).
On her best, she’s as wholesome, and sweet, as pie.
On Thursday? She matches with Abraham Davis’s roommate.

Skylar Gabriel is falling for the wrong guy—she just doesn’t realize it yet.

Why?

BECAUSE ABE DAVIS IS A LIAR.


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Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.



Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Review- The Girl He Used to Know- Tracey Garvis Graves


The Girl He Used to Know- Tracey Garvis Graves



Synopsis: 

Annika Rose likes being alone.
She feels lost in social situations, saying the wrong thing or acting the wrong way - she just can't read people. She prefers the quiet solitude of books or playing chess to being around others.
Apart from Jonathan. She liked being around him, but she hasn't seen him for ten years. Until now that is. And she's not sure he'll want to see her again after what happened all those years ago.

Annika Rose likes being alone.
Except that, actually, she doesn't like being alone at all.





4 Stars

The story opens with Annika and Jonathan bumping into each other at a grocery store and we learn they share a past, but we don't know the particulars of it, which is where the story takes us.

Annika and Jonathan meet in Chess Club during their senior year of college. They develop a friendship which turns into a romance. Annika has her issues, and we eventually figure out that she on the Autism spectrum. She's quite intelligent, but she has a hard time reading social cues and doesn't always have the "right" reaction to situations. Jonathan is quite understanding of Annika's quirks and actually loves her eccentricities. Their relationship grows and we eventually learn of the situation that broke them apart. Their break up is difficult for various reasons.

The story is told in intermixed chapters of their past and now present relationship. Jonathan is recovering from a messy divorce and he's not sure if he wants to try again with Annika, although we get the sense that he'd be more devastated if he lost Annika again. Annika is working hard to show Jonathan how she's changed over the years. I adored the way Jonathan admires Annika and all of her struggles. He knows that sometime she needs to work things out for herself and doesn't rush in to try and solve her problems for her. Annika proves herself in a big way towards the end.

I really quite enjoyed their journey. My only wish is that I would have had more of the "after".

Advance copy received courtesy of NetGalley and St. Martin's Press.
 



Monday, April 1, 2019

Review- Into This River I Drown- TJ Klune



Review- Into This River I Drown- TJ Klune


Blurb: Five years ago, Benji Green lost his beloved father, Big Eddie, who drowned when his truck crashed into a river. All called it an accident, but Benji thought it more. However, even years later, he is buried deep in his grief, throwing himself into taking over Big Eddie's convenience store in the small town of Roseland, Oregon. Surrounded by his mother and three aunts, he lives day by day, struggling to keep his head above water.
But Roseland is no ordinary place.
With ever-increasing dreams of his father's death and waking visions of feathers on the surface of a river, Benji's definition of reality is starting to bend. He thinks himself haunted, but whether by ghosts or memories, he can no longer tell. It's not until the impossible happens and a man falls from the sky and leaves the burning imprint of wings on the ground that he begins to understand that the world around him is more mysterious than he could have possibly imagined. It's also more dangerous, as forces beyond anyone's control are descending on Roseland, revealing long hidden truths about friends, family, and the man named Calliel who Benji is finding he can no longer live without.




5 Stars

So angsty, but yet so good. TJ has such a versatile writing style and I think for me, this was his most angst-ridden book I've read (and I've read almost all of them). It just seems like Benji is never going to catch break....and even at the end, we don't know if that will ever really hold true. But this book is also about hope and faith, in yourself, in a greater purpose and in those who you surround yourself with. Calliel is a bright beacon in this story, but even he has his moments of doubt. Nina is pure joy and she's a fierce little thing, too. I adored the people of Roseland (with a few exceptions) and I can only hope that their strength carries them through whatever may come their way.

And this cover...I just absolutely adore it.  It makes more sense after having read the book, but it's beautiful nonetheless!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

My Kind of Perfect ~ KL Jessop

Title: My Kind of Perfect
Author: K.L. Jessop
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 25, 2019
I, Adele Roberts, am a romance author, and it’s the most remarkable career in the world, until I lose myself in the depths of my characters’ love lives and realise theirs are way better than my own. 
Determined to find out if ‘Mr Perfect‘ exists, I do the one thing I never thought I would: I sign up for online dating. 
Yes, that’s right.
I can only imagine it’s a disaster waiting behind the click of a button—or is it?
Enter Drew Adams.
He’s hot, dreamy and exactly like the kind of heroes I write about in my books, which means he is too good to be true. 
Right?
Well, there’s only one way to find out...



Adele's looking for that perfect man and her friends are all too ready to assist. Rule #1: never let your friends assist you on an online dating service!!
Drew, owner of the bar/coffee shop where all her dates take place is privy to watching the train wreck happen right before his very eyes. Problem is, he wants to be her choice.
I'll start by saying this is the first I've read by this author, but it won't be the last! Cute, light-hearted, funny story. The characters were fun and lovable. Overall I give it 4 stars

5 Stars ➜ "This book gave me the best kind of whiplash as K.L. Jessop seamlessly bounced back and forth between pure comedy and enough heat to catch everything around you on fire with Drew and Adele’s story." ➜ The Red Hatter Book Blog
Kate has lived in South West England her entire life just on the edge of Dartmoor where the moorland goes on for days. It's beautiful, breath-taking and occasionally rather wet. 

She is a dyslexic author and finds things challenging which often leads to banging her head against the wall or searching for vodka. 
Kate loves anything creative, her college years were spent in the art room, she has numerous qualifications in advanced nail art and as well as writing her passion is photography.
She probably swears way more than she should. Her mum makes the best cupcakes in history, and she goes weak at the knees for a guy with a five o'clock shadow.
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