Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Boy I Grew Up With by Tijan

I have loved Channing Monroe all my life.

In first grade, he asked for my Trapper Keeper.
I hit him in the head with it.
Third grade, we were best friends. We kissed in seventh grade.
Eighth grade, he turned into a bad boy and the rest was a tumultuous storm.

Growing up, the problem was never love for us.
Bad times. Good times. There were times when I felt our love in every inch of my body, vibrating, making me feel like it could bring me back to life.

The problem was us.

The problem is that we’re living in two different worlds now.
Fallen Crest and its millionaires for me. Roussou and their criminals for him. I was thriving in mine and he was running his.


But there were nights I felt we couldn’t be further apart than we were, and there were nights I felt we shared the same heartbeat.

When was it time?
When was it time to either sacrifice, make a change, or walk away from the boy I grew up with?

The Boy I Grew Up With by Tijan

For those who have read Fallen Crest High series & more recently Crew you will be familiar with Channing & Heather, this is their story. 

Heather, outside of Sam, was probably my favourite female character Tijan has written & Channing is the big brother to Bren and is responsible for starting the first 'Crew' back when he was in High School. This story spans literally their whole lives from way back (through flashbacks) when they first met in first grade. 'He'd worked his way under my skin in first grade. 
The epilogue finishes way in the future where we catch up with Sam & Mason too! So it feels like a really long book but the story is written so well the pages effortlessly turn.

He'd declared us best friends in third. We'd held hands in fifth. We shared our first kiss in seventh, and he'd been a headache ever since." 

Heather & Channing are my favourite couple next to Sam & Mason. They have both had traumatical childhoods & this emotional baggage moulds their actions and life choices growing up and as adults. But throughout the whole story, which is at times frustrating, heartbreaking & emotional, one connection stands out Channing and Heather are not only best friends but soulmates who unequivocally love each other. You get some background into Channing's Crew and the reason Heather decides not to join which starts the rift between them and Heather's forced decision to take over running the family's restaurant & look out for her older brother. 

Overall 4 stars a great read.Heather just wants Channing and is fed up with being put second to his Crew and Channing doesn't want anyone other than Heather but can't walk away from his Crew or the protection of the town. There are some fairly violent scenes with the local motorcycle club which gives an incite into how dangerous things get for Channing's crew.


Thursday, October 25, 2018

COVER REVEAL - Darkness Embraced by Tillie Cole

“There was him, Tanner Ayers, the White Prince of the Ku Klux Klan. And me, Adelita Quintana, Princesa of the Quintana Cartel. I hated him. He hated me… things only got complicated when that hatred turned into more… when that hatred turned into love.”

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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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

One Chance, Fancy Cover Reveal ~ Lani Lynn Vale

We are thrilled to bring the next book in the The Bear Bottom Guardians MC Series, ONE CHANCE, FANCY by Lani Lynn Vale will release on January 15th, 2019!

        Benson Bayou Beauregard is the president of the Bear Bottom Guardians MC, and the grandson of the Sergeant at Arms for the Dixie Wardens MC. He’s a mountain of a man and the warden of a prison, and there’s only one thing that can scare him—being told that he’s the father of a three-year-old little girl. A three-year-old little girl that has no clue who he is. Hell, he only finds out about the little cherub when a woman from child protective services comes by and rocks his world before leaving the girl in his shocked arms. Every single thing he thinks he knows goes up in a cloud of smoke. To make matters worse, the woman that he’s been trying to convince to give him a chance takes one look at the little girl and tells him that he’s just not in the right place to handle both of them. But Bayou was never one to back down from a challenge. He can handle a three-year-old girl that acts exactly like him, and he can more than take on the fiery red-head that sets flame to his blood while he’s at it. ADD TO GOODREADS  



          Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading. Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | BookBub  

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

*◄থৣ💖থৣ► COVER REVEAL ~ Side Show (Lust & Chrome Book 1) by Gigi Birtie ◄থৣ💖থৣ►*

Check out this awesome cover for 
by Gigi Birtie

Sloane Nova Cates always knew when restoring a classic muscle car that there was nothing more she would want than to see it put others to shame on the city streets of Oakland California. 

It is Sloane's senior year in high school and this year of course was going to be different, with her older brother Reese away at college Sloane is finally not under his watchful eye. Sloane would be able to have more freedom to talk to who she wants, and most importantly date who she wants but she never guessed that she would fall for a guy who went to school with her over protective brother, who happened to play college football together. 

Sloane also never knew who she'd meet at these side shows or how it would change her life forever. She would come to find out what type of trouble in wanting a boyfriend would bring her, and how a past mistake will threaten to take it all away. 



All I could do is give him a small smile. Food, however, sounded too good right now for me to care about everything else. 

“Okay,” I whisper. 

“I'll ride with you, since I didn't drive tonight, is that all right?”

“Yeah, I'm just right down this way.”

Dane slides his arm around my waist as we walk towards my car, and it just felt right. Like I was meant to fit to his body. I couldn't help but melt into him further as I slide my arm around his waist. He was so solid, muscles everywhere. What I wouldn't give to run my hands all over him as we got naked and sweaty. 

I let out a loud sigh as I pulled my keys from my jeans front pocket. 

I hit the alarm to unlock the doors. Dane stays with me, right up until I get to my door. He opens it as I slide right in, Dane’s holding my door just staring down at me, making me self-conscious as he closes my door, I quickly check my face to make sure I'm not too much of a mess as he goes to the passenger door. My mascara has run a bit down my cheeks. No wonder Dane keeps looking at me, what I thought was lust coming from him, it was probably more him just holding back some laughter. I give those streaks a quick wipe, straightening myself up the best I could before he jumps in the passenger side.

I knew where we were going so I didn't have to ask for directions. 
“So, you somehow got stuck with me.” I said knowing my brother put him on watch, since he was occupied with a girl who was obviously down to get dirty.
“I didn't get stuck with you. Before I knew who your brother is, I was actually going to ask you to have a meal with me anyway, so this all is working out in my favor.”
I look over at him, seeing that lopsided smile that's making my stomach flutter.
“Yeah, but Reese has already said I'm off limits so what's the point.” I sigh with defeat. 
“He didn't say that to me. All he said that I heard was walk his beautiful sister to her car.” He says with a smirk. 

I look at him like he's not all there, because you'd have to be a few short to think that was ok.

“You think I'm nuts don't you?” He asks. 

“Yeah just a little bit.” I laugh.

“I'm not going to disrespect your brother, but I am wanting to get to know you. Nothing wrong with having a late-night meal either. Then we can take it from there, deal?” He flashed me that brilliant smile again. 

“I guess.” 

I already know how this will play out, I could be friends with Dane but once the warning of hands off was there it was going to stay there. I hate to see my brother fight, so I would keep my distance after tonight. 

The friend zone was the worst. Too much fake, I'm happy for you bullshit once they move on, and I'm still here single as fuck watching a crush make out with his new love interest. 
I just have to keep telling myself only a few more months to go and I graduate, start a new life at a college far from here, but knowing my luck I'll end up attending Cal as well.
There was parking right in front. As soon as my car is parked, Dane jumps out rounding the back again to open my door. He held his hand out to me, to help me out of the car. My heart starts fluttering in my chest with my cheeks feeling warm. I take his hand, but I can’t look at him, but I felt his eyes all over me as I straightened myself. Dane leaned in and kissed my cheek by my lips. 

“I just wanted to see you blush again, it's a beautiful shade of pink that makes your eyes even bluer than what they are.” Dane says, as he brushes a thumb across where he just kissed me.



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      The first time I met Jax Blackwood things went a little sideways. In my defense, I didn’t know he was Jax Blackwood—who expects a legendary rock star to be shopping for groceries? More importantly, a blizzard was coming and he was about to grab the last carton of mint-chocolate chip. Still, I might have walked away, but then he smugly dared me to try and take the coveted ice cream. So I kissed him. And distracted that mint-chip right out of his hands. Okay, it was a dirty move, but desperate times and all that. Besides, I never expected he’d be my new neighbor. An annoying neighbor who takes great pleasure in reminding me that I owe him ice cream but would happily accept more kisses as payment. An irresistible neighbor who keeps me up while playing guitar naked–spectacularly naked–in his living room. Clearly, avoidance is key. Except nothing about Jax is easy to ignore—not the way he makes me laugh, or that his particular brand of darkness matches mine, or how one look from him melts me faster than butter under a hot sun. Neither of us believes in love or forever. Yet we’re quickly becoming each other’s addiction. But we could be more. We could be everything. All we have to do is trust enough to fall.      


              I clear my throat. “While I was eating my ice cream—” He snorts, but remains tense. “I thought about how you looked familiar to me.” “It was the guilt haunting you.” “Or … And I’m just throwing this out there. You’re Jax Blackwood.” He actually flinches. “Fuck. You recognized me.” “It was bound to happen. John? Really?” His chin tips in a pugnacious angle. “It’s my name. John is … me. Jax is who I am onstage.” I picture him performing, all electric energy and raw passion and sheer talent. It’s a sight to behold. Hell, a couple of really hot fantasies have been induced by that sight. While I’m lost in a teen fantasy, his eyes dart around like he’s expecting someone to pop out from behind a snow mound and take his picture. Then his gaze snags on me. My expression must be slightly punch drunk, because his entire body leans away from mine. Not exactly flattering to realize he’s afraid I’ll try to lick his face or something. I snap my gaping mouth closed. “Oh, calm down. It’s not like I’m going to start squealing and try to grab your junk.” His expression lightens a little. “I think if you grabbed my junk, I’d be the one squealing.” “True. I have surprisingly strong hands.” When he stares at me in horror, I hold them up and wiggle my fingers. “Yoga. It’s highly effective.” “My balls just flinched in terror.” “Consider yourself warned.” He snorts but then glances at our building. “You really live here?” “Do you really think I hunted you down?” John—because I can’t seem to think of him as Jax—runs his hand through his damp hair, which makes his biceps bunch and twitch. “Yeah … that does sound crazy.” Crazy. This whole situation is. One day, I’m offered a four-month home in a dream condo, the next I’m standing on my stoop talking to a rock star. The biggest legend of my generation. I honestly don’t know how I’m not stammering right now. “I can’t believe we’re neighbors,” I say without thinking. His green eyes glint in the afternoon light, but he pauses and looks at me more closely. “You know, not to sound conceited here, but you’re kind of leering at me right now.” My chin snaps up like I’ve been hit, even as my body flushes with embarrassment. Shit. I totally had been leering. No, not leering. But I had been staring at him in awe. Ugh. “Well, you do sound conceited. I was simply making polite eye contact.” Liar McLiar-Face.    


I really liked the different approach to the rock star romance that the author took. They typically follow the same stale format. Girl meets lead singer, they go on tour, shenanigans ensue, and they fall in love. This story had a different flow and I liked that. The band is currently on hiatus due to John’s (Jax) actions. Jax is currently in a better place. He is working on getting healthy. Gabriel has recently hired Stella to pet sit for Killian. To her surprise, she realizes her new neighbor is the hot guy she recently stole ice cream from.

Stella and Jax are both people battling loneliness. They form a friendship that they both desperately need. Stella realizes the career she has chosen is making her lonelier. Jax realizes that he wants something real in his life. They bring a lightness to each other. Life seems less hard when Jax and Stella are together. 

I liked the slower pace of this story. Although it did drag a bit in some spots I also thought the conflict between the two towards the end was uninspired. I did like how the author tackled the topic of depression. Managed is still my favorite in this series but Fall was a great addition. 


Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.


Sunday, October 21, 2018

One Heart Remains (Wallflower Series) ~ CP Smith

Title: Wallflowers: One Heart Remains
Series: Wallflowers #3
Author: CP Smith
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Comedy
Release Date: October 21, 2018


"Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain" ~ Charlie Chaplin

Two Wallflowers fell in love, now One Heart Remains. Will love score a trifecta for the nutty band of friends?

Poppy Gentry is broken. A ghost of who she should be. She hides behind her wit; avoiding stress by living inside her head. However, one man won't let her hide. With the unconditional support of her friends, Sienna Miller and Cali Armstrong, can Poppy find the courage to let love in and allow it to heal her fractured soul?

Nate Jacobs learned a hard truth when he was a child: sometimes the monsters in the dark are the very people who should protect you with their life. Battling his own demons, Nate vows to slay Poppy's dragons first, but who will slay his?

Will Poppy succumb to the muscled-bound Neanderthal or stand her ground? Will Nate give her a happily ever after like any proper Southern gentleman should?

Book #3 in the Wallflower Series. Not a Standalone. Must be read in order.

Rated mature for sexual content and language.

I am beyond excited for this book. I knew as soon as I met Poppy and Nate that their story would be amazing and of course, it far exceeded anything I could have imagined. Nate made me swoon with his broodiness and alpha maleness that I wanted to uncover all of his secrets. Poppy, she was hiding so much just below the surface that once exposed, all hell would break loose and there would definitely be casualties. Add in four of the best friends anyone could ask for and you’ve got one hell of an incredible story. Once the smoke clears you see that there is such a deep emotional bond between all of these characters that you literally want to be included. I love every word CP writes, you knocked it out of the park yet again woman. Thank you for giving us your Wallflowers. 5 big bright sparkling stars!!! ~Reviewed by Tasha~
Not often do I use this term to describe a book, but this is one of those books...beautiful. Poppy was so sweet and caring and to read about the awfulness that touched her as a young girl was truly heartbreaking. Nate, who experienced a whole different level of destruction in his youth, equally made my heart cry. But together these two are unstoppable as adults to rebuild one another. This whole series has been a bonding of lifelong friendships and a humor filled sexy joyride! I CANNOT recommend this series enough. I give it 5 super big stars.  

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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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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Listen Pitch, Lani Lynn Vale ~ Release

Title: Listen Pitch
Series: There's No Crying in Baseball
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018 Cover Model: Jacob Wilson Photographer: FuriousFotog
Rhys Rivera is the star short-stop for the Longview Lumberjacks. Many know him, even more love him. He has a pretty face, a quick smile, and an air of danger about him that everyone seems to adore.
He’s not known as the bad boy of baseball for nothing.
It all started with his father, who decided to be a criminal mob boss, then die.
Fortunately for his uncle, Rhys wants absolutely nothing to do with the family business and runs before anyone can figure out which way is up.
By the time his uncle, the successor to his father’s criminal empire, thinks to look for him, Rhys has made too big of a name for himself to be taken out quietly, and he wants to keep it that way.
Fast forward eight years, and Rhys is living life one breath at a time, just waiting for the other shoe to drop. That shoe coming in the form of a nosy neighbor who has no idea just how hot she is in her mail carrier uniform.
Her sweet little body and positive outlook on life make him want to laugh at how naïve she is when it comes to the way of the world.
The harder he tries to stay away, the weaker he seems to get, until one day he decides to put his morals on hold long enough to satisfy his cravings.
One time is all he needs—or so he tells himself.
But then two pink lines change everything, and all of a sudden, he doesn’t have just himself to worry about anymore.

 This is book 3 in the There's No Crying in Baseball series, but can be read as a standalone.  Talk about coming together in the most unorthodox means...GEEZ! He's just a bad boy of baseball with what we find out has an even badder (is that even a word?) upbringing following him around. She's a sweet girl with a slight disability who helps out and comforts others as best she can. When she "meets" Rhys he's pretty much destined to leave this world any moment so she does the only thing she can; she sits at his bedside so when that moment comes at least he won't leave here alone. Except a higher power has other plans for him.

I may have said something like this before, but I think these two are my favorite love couple. I read this book in a matter of a few hours and did not want it to end. These two were so right for each other I could feel it in my blood. It was really twisty and emotional. And like all of Lani's books there were some humorous parts that will stick with ya (the delivery room arrival...all I'm sayin'!) I give this book 5 stars.

I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 8, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.