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The Night He Saved Me by Sarah Stevens Release Blitz & Review



Title: The Night He Saved Me
Author: Sarah Stevens
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: July 21, 2016
Cover Models: JJ Butts and Meagan Pacholski







One night. One party. One girl forever changed.
I was supposed to stay on the path I had chosen. Go to college and make something of myself. But doing it all alone wasn’t easy, and it seemed everyone was against me.

Except James. He was there to catch me when my world crumbled—cradling my emotions and wrapping me in his secure embrace. James was there when the entire world disappeared.


One glance. One undeniable connection. One life forever changed.
Keeping myself hidden from a legacy I wanted no part of, I lived a content life. Until her. She swept in, making me forget all the bad that haunted me. Now, the past I tried to run from has caught up, and I have more to lose than ever. She’s the target, and I’m the shield.
She thinks I saved her, but she’s the one who rescued me.
Two worlds. Two hearts. And a lifetime of trials. 




“You don’t even know me. How can you love me?”
“I know what you do to me, and I want to get to know you. I want to know all about you, but most of all, right now I want to know what is going on with you because I feel the need to protect you but I don’t know what from.”
“You can’t protect me, everything that has happened is done, and I have to live with it. There is no saving me from myself.”







Josie's review


4 stars

The Night He Saved Me is a debut novel by this author and all and all it was a pretty good story.  The author did an amazing job writing this story. It was strong and the character development and relationship and very well developed.  The blurb to this novel was so inviting and I have to say Kat and James’s were so full of surprises, secrets and suspense.  The alternate POV’s truly helped me to get a better reading on the characters.  I want to warn potential readers, although the author does not make note of possible triggers in reading this novel, there are events that take place that some might find disturbing.



The Night He Saved Me was a bit dark and gritty.  Kat’s character at first comes off as naive, but she is young and she makes rash decisions that was upsetting.  She is somewhat sheltered by her mom and one night her rash decision become life alternating.   Throughout the novel this author shows us Kat’s growth.  Knowing that she alone can change her future she begins to make changes in her life. The girl was confusing as heck, let me tell you!  When fate leads James into her life, she realizes that she is no longer alone.



James, I have no complaint about his character.  He was mature, dependent and selfless when it came to Kat’s wellbeing and her love.   When he first sees Kat he knows instantly that she belongs to him.  There is an intense feeling that while reading from him that leapt from the pages. Whether it was how the author describes a certain scene or when his eyes constantly land on Kat it was just so swoon worthy.  James knows that Kat is younger than he is and instead of rushing things he is cautious around Kat.  When fate leads him to Kat on the night she needs him the most, he is no longer willing to stay on the sidelines.



I really enjoyed how the author slowly built up the relationship between them. It made it easier to believe in these characters.  Kat goes through a lot in this book and her age plays a role on her lack of judgment but James is there to help guide her.  I loved that James never gave up on Kat..  The story did not go in the direction I thought it was and I think the added secrets and suspense added to luster and appeal.  The Night He Saved Me was a fairly quick read and enjoyable, it was a bit different. 








Sarah Stevens is a New Adult Romance author.

Sarah started writing her first novel The Night He Saved Me two years ago in her free time while being a stay-at-home mom. Then one day, it started to flow, and she was writing “The End” in a matter of two months. 

When she isn’t writing, she is enjoying the southern life with her husband, three kids, a Saint Bernard—who is still adjusting to the southern summers—and Carrots, the bunny. She can’t go a day without her coffee in the morning—and a few more cups during the day and her late nights writing.

She enjoys reading Contemporary or New Adult Romance and going to the pool or beach as much as she can. She loves all things Disney and collects Disney mugs to drink her beloved coffee in.




Bring Your Own Baker (Death by Cupcake #2) by D.E. Haggerty Book Tour & Review

Cozy Mystery / Comedy

Date Published: June 20, 2016

Anna just wants to earn enough money on the side to buy into the bakery, Callie’s Cakes, where she works together with her best nerd pal Callie. The last thing she expects to see when she walks into Arthur’s apartment to do some moonlighting is a blood bath. Callie’s ready to jump into the investigation into Arthur’s murder, and she’s bringing another bakery worker, Kristie, into their hijinks whether Kristie wants to or not. But things aren’t as they seem. There are gang affiliations, illegal gambling dens, and ladies of the night to wade through. Will Anna and Callie discover who murdered Arthur or will Callie’s detective boyfriend Ben and Anna’s self-appointed protector put a stop to such aspirations? 
Come join us at Callie’s Cakes, where murder investigations are on the menu, but make sure to bring your own baker because Anna’s a bit preoccupied at the moment. 
Warning: This is NOT your mom’s cozy mystery. Bring Your Own Baker may be a ‘clean’ read, but if gangs, illegal gambling, and pimps make you turn your nose up at your e-reader, you might want to skip this one. Although you’ll be missing some sizzling chemistry between Anna and her protector. Not to mention a whole bunch of witty dialogue. 





I grasp the weapon in my hand and throw it with all my might at him. The weapon makes a ‘tee hee’ sound as it hits his stomach.

“Did you just throw a Pillsbury dough boy at me?” His voice carries a hint of humor. The Pillsbury dough boy was probably not the best item to grab from the kitchen to use as a weapon. Obviously, I’m totally losing it.

I inch backwards into the kitchen searching for a more appropriate weapon. Dag nab it! The knives are way over on the other side. I have no choice. Without taking my eyes of the man, I grab a perfectly formed and probably fricking delicious muffin from the tin and throw it at the intruder. Apparently, my fast ball needs some work as he just catches the muffin as if I merely lobbed it in his direction. He smiles and, not bothering with the paper liner, takes a huge bite.

“Mmmm…,” he groans around a mouthful. “This is really good.”

“Seriously?” I throw my arms in the air before planting my hands on my hips. “If you want my muffins, just come to the bakery. You don’t have to break in.” Uh oh, I nearly forgot that he broke in. I start backing up again, getting ever closer to those knives.

The man’s eyes narrow as he notices me shuffling my way towards the knives. He stalks me and, when he’s only an arm’s length away, reaches around me and grabs the knife block. He keeps his eyes steady on me as he places the block on top of the refrigerator. Somewhere I can only reach if I get out my step ladder.

“Who are you? And what are you doing here?” I may be terrified and my voice my stutter a bit, but I’m not backing down. Not. One. Bit.

“You’re a feisty little thing, aren’t you?”

“Who you calling little?” Apparently, I have no regard for my safety at all as I’m now goading an intruder.

The man chuckles. His smile shows a perfect set of teeth. Huh, not exactly what I expected from Mr. Piercings and Tattoos. “For a pink-haired pixie, you sure aren’t afraid, are you?”



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Debbie's review


3 stars


This is the second book In the Death by Cupcake Series. I really loved the first book and enjoyed Anna’s in it so could not wait to read her book.


It starts off good and I love her character. The problem I had with this book is I didn’t’ feel the connection between her and Logan. I loved the banter back and forth between the two; it is just the relationship felt a little two rushed. Anna’s character for the most part was a character you could relate to. She has issues regarding her body and didn’t’ feel she was beautiful and certainly didn’t buy it when it came out of Logan’s mouth. The banter and chemistry between Anna and Callie was great. The humor was just as good if not better in this book than the first book. The ending felt a little two rushed. I would of liked to have seen how it turned out to have a little more detail.


  “Sweet sugar cookies! She thinks I’m a murderer! Yeah, we weren’t close but to just assume I’m a killer? What a fudging traitor! I crumple the piece of paper in my hand and throw it on her floor.”


  “Did you just throw a Pillsbury dough boy at me? His voice carries a hint of humor. The Pillsbury dough boy was probably not the best item to grab from the kitchen to use as a weapon.”


The book was full of some great banter and one-liners and kept me hooked and as much as I liked it, I didn’t’ love it. I wanted a little bit more. The flow of the story was good and I like the authors writing style I would of liked the ending to have been a little longer. I have some questions I need answers to so I am hoping the author has another book in the works for Anna.






I grew up reading everything I could get my hands on from my mom’s Harlequin romances to Nancy Drew to Little Women. When I wasn’t flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although I did manage every once in a while to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic after returning to the law. Another job change, this time from lawyer to B&B owner and I was again fed up and ready to scream I quit, which is incredibly difficult when you own the business. Thus, I shut the B&B during the week and in the off-season and started writing. Several books later I find myself in Istanbul writing full-time.


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Up in the Treehouse by K.K. Allen **Megan’s Review**

Up in the Treehouse

I wanted to tell him all my secrets, but he became one of them instead.

Chloe Rivers never thought she would keep secrets from her best friend. Then again, she never imagined she would fall in love with him either. When she finally reveals her feelings, rejection shatters her, rendering her vulnerable and sending her straight into the destructive arms of the wrong guy.

Gavin Rhodes never saw the betrayal coming. It crushes him. Chloe has always been his forbidden fantasy–sweet, tempting, and beautiful. But when the opportunity finally presents itself, he makes the biggest mistake of all and denies her.

Now it’s too late . . .

Four years after a devastating tragedy, Chloe and Gavin find themselves crashing back into each other’s lives. Haunted by the past, they’re forced to come to terms with all that has transpired to find the peace they deserve. Except they can’t seem to get near each other without combatting an intense emotional connection that brings them right back to where it all started . . . their childhood treehouse.

Chloe still holds her secrets close, but this time she isn’t the only one with something to hide. Can their deep-rooted connection survive the destruction of innocence?

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4 stars

Man! This truly went totally opposite of my original thoughts when I fell for the blurb. I had an array of emotions along with confusion and the need for answers. But I liked that. I liked being in the dark. I liked disliking Chloe’s thought process, her choices. This is one of those books that the minute you start or the moment things reveal themselves along comes question after question trying to figure it all out in a spare second.


Gavin has always been it for me; the calm one, the smart one, the respectful one. My best friend. My protector. He was stronger than Devon in ways that are more important than physical. I could always see him for all that he was- for all that he is. Perfect. But once I started dating Devon, I broke something in Gavin. I broke something in me. And it’s slowly killing me.


To say I fell for Gavin immediately would be absolutely correct! Even in Chloe’s initial opinion of the twin brothers she could see their qualities. This left me with the questions building.  A few of the answers I believe made it easier to tell the story of three teenage kids. I wanted to know how and why and radically shake Chloe. She spoke such truth but I still didn’t get why. Why Devon?? Why did she latch with Devon????? Knowing what she knew, feeling what she felt, loving his brother, EVEN having both boys on her side, I still ask WHY DEVON???? I racked it up to just being a girl and loving it all as a reader. Because seeing Gavin be the rock solidified why I fell for him so quickly! I was immediately pulling for Gavin and Chloe as they bond. As the few years moved on and so did their threesome friendship I had my answer. I saw both sides. Clear as day. But when your 17/18??? What the hell do you know? I knew I was in for a bumpy ride and I was highly loving it because I knew it too!!!


“You need to trust me. Unless you’d rather accept your own misguided perception of what Devon and I were. Forgive me for reaching in to your brain and thinking for you, but you’re never going to get the closure you’re seeking by avoiding the truth.”


Now, I’m skipping over a tremendous plot to this story.  I am happily shocked at the big secret. It wasn’t big during the read because the events surrounding Devon/Chloe/Gavin was in fact the storyline but that side branch just blew it up.  The one thing it did was add another thing that made Gavin a standup guy…brother. For this, I understood the hot and cold natures that was the new Chloe and Gavin. I enjoyed it actually. It made the weight of her decision that more important instead of squashing it and giving in to the old familiar feelings. What I constantly had an issue with is the how and why?? How could she? How could her parents not make her? How. How could she not be there in support in the hardest day of his life?


“I don’t want you to think I’m blowing pas our issues. Four years is a long time. I want this to work. Losing our friendship was the second most devastating loss of my life, and if we can have that back for one last summer, I want to embrace it.”


At first, we seem to be on the same page. And then he pulls away and acts as if nothing happened, as if I made up all this chemistry in my head. I’ve always hated science. The back and forth is wearing me out. Why is holding back? Why is he keeping us in this awful limbo? Why do I even care anymore?


I felt in the beginning the flashbacks told a very parallel story and I rather liked the way it gave a little and kept me gripping for that last detail. When the years caught up and we were in the now the flashbacks didn’t serve enough of a purpose for me. I get they were telling me something but at this point the back and forth had it limits and I was ready for these two to hash it out and put them pent up tension to the test.


I wouldn’t classify this as a full angst story but it was angst enough to keep me tuned in, to keep me asking and mentally clueing Chloe in. It had a great mix of young teenage drama, girls and boys combined with the transition into adulthood and dealing with choices you had control over and those you had none.



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K.K. Allen is the Contemporary Romance & Fantasy Author of the Summer Solstice series (Enchanted, The Equinox and The Descendants), Soaring (short story in the Echoes of Winter Anthology), and Up in the Tree House, which will be available late Spring / early Summer.

Ms. Allen was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, raised in Seattle, Washington, and currently resides near Orlando, Florida. She has always had a passion for reading and writing and has done so every day since the young age of 12. K.K. enjoys writing stories inspired by nature, magic and love. She loves manatees, learned to swim for the mere purpose of pretending she was a mermaid, and adores the beach so much she promises to one day live on one (in a tent if she has to) in Hawaii and serve snow cones on the side of the road.


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New Release: Match Point by Leigh Carman



Match Point by Leigh Carman




Two stubborn men.


One is a rude jerk. The other, the life of the party.


It was hate at first sight.


Pro beach volleyball players Finn Callahan and Dexter Savage have been rivals since college. While Finn always comes out on top on the court, Dexter’s carefree and fun-loving personality earns him scores of adoring men and women. And as much as Finn fights to deny it, there’s another reason for the tension he feels when Dex is around. Hate wasn’t the only thing he felt when he first laid eyes on his opponent.


When they’re forced to team up, the two men must bury their differences—on and off the court—if either of them is going to succeed professionally.








“Get it. Get it. Hurry, hurry!”

I scramble for the ball while Coach yells out encouragements—or possibly reprimands. I can never be sure which. Either way I’m on top of my game today. I hustle to the net, get under the ball, and bump it with my wrists, arcing it high for Dex.

Dex waits for it to come down and lifts it using his fingertips. As the ball goes in the air, I take a running jump, curve my body so it doesn’t touch any part of the net, and smack the ball over our opponent’s head. It hits the sand.

“Yes,” Dex shouts and holds up a hand for me to high-five. Grinning, I reach out and slap my hand into his. Dex holds on to it for a brief moment. The contact is quick—less than a second—but the heat that sears through my palm leaves a lasting impression. It’s time to switch sides and it’s my turn to serve. Dex puts his hands behind his back and gives me the signal to hit it left with no spin. I toss the ball up and hit it over the net.

Beautiful. Our opponent drops to his knees and makes the save, but he can’t get to his position quickly enough to reach the ball his partner perfectly sets for him. Dex cheers and pumps his fist in the air. I grin at his enthusiasm. Watching Dexter Savage have the time of his life is mesmerizing. It infuses me with an energy I’ve never felt before. I no longer see Dex as just another charming guy. He has me spellbound and hanging on his every word.

“Nice whiff, dickhead,” I call out when he misses a dig and comes up with a mouthful of sand.

I can’t have him thinking I like him or something.

Dex laughs and spits out the sand. “Shut up, Callahan.”

By the end of the day, we should be exhausted, but we’re riding high on winning the New Orleans Open, and on the thirty-minute ride back to the hotel on the river, we both get our second wind. Dex is literally bouncing around. He’s so full of energy, he’s making me dizzy.

“Come on, Finn. Let’s go out to celebrate. This is New Orleans, The Big Easy. There’s sin on every corner and a ton of awesome clubs here.”

I roll my eyes. “I doubt your idea of an awesome club is the same as mine, Savage.”

“What?” Dex squints at me. Then his eyes widen almost comically. “Oooooohhh. You don’t think I can handle a gay club?” A slow, snarky grin spreads across his handsome face, and my breath hitches.

Hello dimple.

I shake off my dirty thoughts to get back to the subject at hand. “No. I don’t. God. I can’t even think about you going into a gay club without laughing.”

Or getting hard and groaning.

“Hmph.” Dex levels his intense hazel eyes at me and quirks one eyebrow in challenge.

“No, Dex.”

“Yes, Finn,” he sings gleefully.

“No way.”

Dex chuckles and nods his head. “Oh yes. Pull out your sparkly top, baby, because we’re hitting the gay clubs tonight.”

“Fuck you, Savage. I don’t own a sparkly top.”



Dex gives me a disgusted look. “What kind of gay man are you?”

“Not a very good one, I guess.”

One who crushes on his straight teammate, that’s what kind of gay man I am. A stupid one.

After five minutes of back and forth, I finally get Dex to let go of the idea of cruising gay clubs tonight, but only on the promise that I’ll take him to one when we get back to LA. I’m hoping he’ll forget by then, because seeing his gorgeous ass shaking on a dance floor while hot, sweaty guys grind on him? I’d implode before the night was over.

We change and grab a cab, and Dex directs the driver to head toward Bourbon Street. “Really, Dex? Bourbon Street? Can’t we go somewhere a little less—”

“Less fun? No, Callahan, we can’t. You’re having fun if it kills me. Tonight I’m officially removing the stick from your ass….” Dex twists his head and shoots me a scorching look that has my dick throbbing painfully in my shorts. “Even if I have to pin you down to yank it out.”

Holy fuck.

I swallow, and my mouth suddenly disconnects from my brain as every drop of blood in my body turns to lava and collects in my groin.

“Whatever, Savage,” I mumble, turn to the window, and shift my hips so Dex can’t see my now fully hard cock.

Dex laughs and shoves my shoulder. Does he not know what he’s doing to me? I sneak a glance at my teammate. He’s looking out his own window, eyes glittering, smile as wide as a kid on Christmas morning.

No. He has no clue. He’s truly excited to go out and have fun. In fact he’s practically bursting out of his skin, he’s so wound up. But then, Dexter Savage always was the life of the party. He’s comfortable in his own skin. It’s what makes him so attractive. Well, besides the tousled, just out of bed hair, the perfectly straight nose and full mouth, and the body to die for. But his outgoing personality was what had me crushing on him in college—and the reason I hated his guts. I watched him every day at practice as he charmed everyone around us, and knew he would never be available to me.

“Here it is.” Dex throws some money at the cab driver and leaps out of the car. I take a look at my surroundings and thump my head on the glass. We’re on a street thick with pedestrians clutching hurricane glasses and sipping through long straws as they mingle in the crowd. Neon signs line the business fronts on both sides of the cab, each promising a different kind of debauchery inside.

Dex leans down and sticks his head in the backseat. “What are you waiting for, Callahan? Let’s get this party started.”

Ugh. Tonight is going to be pure torture.





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Leigh Carman is the pen name for the M/M romances written by bestselling Contemporary romance writer, Heather C. Leigh.

She lives outside Atlanta with her husband, 2 kids, and French bulldog.

She is leaving explicit directions in her will for her friends to discreetly scatter her ashes around Fenway Park. Then they are to sit back, watch a game with a beer and a Fenway frank and have a wicked good time.





Anything But Love by Daisy Prescott Blog Tour & Review

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ANYTHING BUT LOVE by Daisy Prescott
Releasing July 19, 2016 (Wingmen, #3)






Another wingman bites the dust in this enemies to lovers story…

For the past year, I’ve been working my butt off to start my own coffee company on Whidbey.

A weekend in Cabo with sun, tiny bikinis, and vacation hook-ups is exactly the kind of tension relief I need.

What I don’t need is a bruised jaw, having to bribe my way out of jail, a hellion set on ruining my life, and my mother seeing a picture of my assets on “The Twitter.”

Caribou Caldwell is my worst nightmare.

Unfortunately, she’s also the star of my sexiest dreams.

What happens when a small town guy becomes the focus of a million fantasies? As Erik Kelso navigates his sudden notoriety, will his feelings for Cari turn out to be anything but love?

Anything but Love is the third book in the Wingmen series, a spin off of Modern Love Stories. Like all Wingmen books, it can be read as a standalone romantic comedy.







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3 stars

This was a hard one for me to rate.  I think my excitement of having the third book in this series finally in my hands, knowing I loved the first two greatly my feelings of indifferent started to downgrade my interest. But, with hope, I knew I had it in me to trudge on and hope for a bond like the others.


I can easily say I did like parts of this book, as a whole it was an okay read. My like/love sensor was a constant up and down.  I just felt very iffy generally, for it felt like forever, but in truth about the first third of the book. There was a lot of set up in the beginning and even more in-between Cari and Erik chapters.  Further setting up the personal back story (Erik) and how we get the two together (Cabo) before they really were together.


The major high of this story was when Cari and Erik were fighting and when they started to shed that layer and get comfortable with each other. Even when they weren’t on a first name basis and he only knew her by the douche boyfriend and her purple hair their bickering was great. When they pushed the wanna be hate for each other out of the picture and gave into the small spark you saw they were charming. Entertaining. There just wasn’t enough of it for me. I could’ve loved this so much more if they truly were the focus but I didn’t think they had enough of the attention to fall in the right and real way. They were adorable with each other but not enough true emotion for me.


“We’re chatting.”
“We’re having a normal, getting to know you conversation. I think this might be our first.”
“We’ve spoken before.”
“We end up arguing after about three minutes.”
“That’s because you are always flipping me off and glaring at me.”
“Right. I do that for no reason at all.”


While Erik’s personal story deals with familial ties and how to cope with an alcoholic father, add in how and why he meets Cari it’s a struggle to make the points meet on an even playing field.  Where Cari comes into play is quite hilarious from a mans POV but it wasn’t enough to not bore me to a point where I was counting down when Cari would be back on the page or their story would move along in some way. That seemed to be my overall thought here.  When would I have them back in a scene?


I don’t hate her anymore. And I’m pretty certain she doesn’t loathe me. We’re no longer enemies, but I’m not sure if we’re friends. Or more.




USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies with heart.

Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. Her Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall.

Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband and an imaginary house goat. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.





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His Royal Secret (His Royal Secret #1) by Lilah Pace **Jen’s Review**

lilah-pace-duetThe first in an enchanting new male/male romantic duology from Lilah Pace, author of Asking for More and Begging for It ….

James, the handsome, cosmopolitan Prince of Wales, is used to being in the public eye. But he’s keeping a king-sized secret…James, next in line for the throne, is gay.

He’s been able to hide his sexual orientation with the help of his best friend and beard, Lady Cassandra. Sometimes he feels like a coward for not coming out, but he daren’t risk losing the crown. If he did, the succession would fall on his deeply troubled younger sister, Princess Amelia. To protect her, James is willing to live a lie.

While on holiday, he meets Benjamin Dahan—a rugged international reporter with a globe-trotting, unattached life—who catches far more than James’s eye. And when Ben is transferred to London, it seems fate may finally be smiling on James.

But what began as a torrid fling grows into something far more intimate and powerful. Soon James will have decide who he is, what he wants from life and love, and what he’s willing to sacrifice for the truth…




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4.5 stars

His Royal Secret wasn’t anything like I expected. Lilah Pace is a new to me author and there is no question that I’ll be looking into this authors other books. This story was beautifully written with so much grace and forethought. The scenes created within the story were so clear and vividly depicted that I really could place myself inside each room and right alongside each of the characters. The background of the characters were well developed and their present interactions were just so brilliantly done.  The realness and the behavior coming from the characters really made this story feel so genuine. So much so that I could really picture the way this story was told as being something I could see in real life. Something I could see happening had we or if we did ever have a future king struggle with being gay and coming out to the public.  


I’m taking this. One stolen hour in my entire bloody life-it’s mine, he’s mine, and no one else ever has to know.


Lilah really has done such a phenomenal job depicting what life could be like living as a royal. How secrets are held very closely to their vests not only from the public but also from the family.  This author really brought out some heavy emotions when head and heart, duty and privacy collided.  The emotional journey that these characters lead really stood out and there wasn’t a moment where I could not feel this ride alongside with them through their actions, thoughts and words.  The selflessness and sacrifice that James had for family and duty was no small feat.  The Prince regent was nothing short of selfless even while living a lie.  There is no doubt that Lilah has done her research as this story really opened my eyes to a world I never truly understood or gave a great deal of thought to before.


They were lovers in the darkness of Clarence House and strangers everywhere else


This author literally dangled that carrot over my head with the promise of something real and passionate and she delivered a truly touching, beautiful story in spades.  She slowly built me up then almost gutted me at the point where my emotions were running really high and I never wanted this story to end.  James and Ben’s journey is not without some bumps and not just with having to hide their relationship. Ben’s past has a strong hand on his outlook when it comes to relationships. What starts off as a game of chess where secrets are told, attraction builds and an arrangement gets muddied when duty, feelings and truth come into play.  I really can’t wait to read the next installment.


“You belong to me. Maybe the public and the press own the part of you that’s the prince, but not the man. You’re mine, and I won’t let anything take you away.”





About Lilah Pace


Lilah Pace is a pseudonym for a New York Times bestselling author, so she can’t give away too much about herself here, but she has lived everywhere from Italy to the United Kingdom before putting down roots in the American South.

She’s addicted to Diet Coke, loves her dog, and daydreams about several British movie stars (though usually no more than two at a time).

And while it took her a long while to get up the courage to write books, now she hopes she’ll never stop.



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The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.

I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.

He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.

So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.

When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.

I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room.  Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.

But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.

My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.

When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.

I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?

Then again…

What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?




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“Sorry, I wasn’t looking where—”

I froze.

The sight of Chase standing there was almost enough to knock me over. I’d secretly hoped to see him, yet never thought I actually would. What are the chances? I did a double take, sure I was seeing things. But it was him all right, in the flesh. And what flesh it is. Standing there shirtless and wet—wearing nothing but a pair of low-slung swim trunks—he had me stuttering. Literally.

“Ch…Ch…Ch—” I couldn’t get the word out.

Of course, Chase didn’t miss a beat. He smirked and leaned in. “You do a cute train impression, Buttercup.”

He remembers me.

I shook my head, attempting to snap myself out of it. But it was no use. He was so tall, and I was so short, I had no choice but to stare at his body. Water trickled down his abs. I was mesmerized watching it speed up and slow down as it crossed the rippled lines of his six-pack. Damn.

I cleared my throat and finally spoke. “Chase.”

I was pretty freaking proud of myself for getting that much out. He had a towel slung around his neck and lifted it to dry off his dripping hair, revealing even more flesh. His pectoral muscles were carved and perfect. And—oh, my God…is that… Holy shit. It is. His nipples were cold and erect, and one of them was….was…pierced.



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About the Author

vi keeland bioVi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author.  Over the last three years, eleven of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and four on the New York Times Bestseller lists.











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Obsession (Steel Brothers Saga #2) by Helen Hardt Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway

Book: Obsession (Steel Brothers Saga #2)
Author: Helen Hardt
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined find out what it is.

The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.

But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…


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4.5 stars

Obsession picks right where we left off from the first book. In this latest installment the author digs further into Talon’s past and we get a greater glimpse into his PTSD. Please heed the authors warnings regarding the flashbacks. They are harsh and contain physical and sexual abuse of a minor.  Helen Hardt has done such an amazing job with showing readers who Talon Steel really is and what makes this man tick.  I cried a lot while reading this book but I also experienced a great sense of hope and pride. 


Talon’s is very confused in the start of this book.  He does not understand his feelings for Jade only that he has an intense need to have her near and to consume her.  He seeks help from his brothers to try and make sense of his feelings while trying to battle his demons.  When the author takes readers back into Talon’s past it broke my heart. It literally brought me to ugly tears.  I’m so grateful that we see this because it explains his demeanor and hesitation with Jade.
Jade is truly a strong character. She loves Talon and makes no excuses to the contrary.  She wants to be there for him and get him the help he needs but she also understands that Talon has to want the same.  I really love that she never gives up on Talon. When he seeks her out she is there for him and tries to offer him the only support she can give. I absolutely loved Jades commitment to Talon and the Steel’s. She knows there is more to the story and I really admired her determination to find out what is really behind her bosses need to destroy that family. 


Talon really grows in this book. He explores his feelings for Jade and tries hard to right his wrongs.  The author does an amazing job with expressing his thoughts and turmoil when it came to Jade.  It broke my heart that this big war hero couldn’t understand his feelings or couldn’t equate what they meant.  This intense love between Jade and Talon isn’t the story here, there is the mystery of Talon’s past and the secrets behind the Steel family that really is the driving force of this story.  Talon and Jade are made for each other, their relationship feels so natural and you want so badly for things to work out for them.  The journey has just begun for Talon and Jade and the secrets to his pasts are just starting to surface, can Talon and Jades love survive when all is revealed?  You really need to pick up this incredible, deep and intense read. You won’t be sorry.





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USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.


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Now Available: A Gift of Time (Nine Minutes #3) by Beth Flynn

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A GIFT OF TIME  is the HIGHLY ANTICIPATED conclusion to the NINE MINUTES trilogy where Grizz, Kit & Grunt’s gritty tale continues!  You aren’t going to want to miss this!




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Book 3 of 3 in the Nine Minutes Trilogy.


A Gift of Time is the third installment in the Nine Minutes Trilogy. It is not intended to be a stand-alone novel, but could be read as one. Still, I highly recommend that you read my first two novels, Nine Minutes and Out of Time, to be able to understand the background stories of the main characters. There are many twists and turns in both books that can best be connected if read consecutively.


Are some secrets meant to stay buried?


Three months have passed since Jason “Grizz” Talbot was put to death by lethal injection for crimes he committed. His former wife, Ginny, whom he had abducted from a convenience store when she was a teenager and became the love obsession of his life, has spent more than the last decade trying to carve out a life of normalcy in the bustling suburbs of Fort Lauderdale—including a thriving and happy marriage to Tommy “Grunt” Dillon, a former member of Grizz’s gang.


Tired of the secrets and the lies, Ginny and Tommy thought the final piece of their past could be left behind forever with Grizz’s execution. However, the past comes crashing around Ginny and Tommy when a newly discovered secret threatens to destroy their marriage.


When tragedy strikes, Ginny is forced to reach into her heart and decide, once and for all, what she really wants.


In this third book in the Nine Minutes trilogy, A Gift of Time takes readers from the busy tropical metropolis of South Florida into the serenity of the North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains as Ginny chases down the answers she needs.


Will she have the strength to confront the secrets of her past…and her heart?



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beth flynn bioBeth Flynn is a fiction writer who lives and works in Sapphire, North Carolina, deep within the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Beth and her husband, Jim, have spent the last 18 years in Sapphire, where they own a construction company. They have been married 32 years and have two daughters and two dogs. In her spare time, Beth enjoys writing, reading, gardening, church and motorcycles, especially taking rides on the back of her husband’s Harley. She is a five-year breast cancer survivor.



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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Aced by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine






Aced by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

Release Date: July 11th
Genre: Contemporary Romance M/M


Ace Locke is Hollywood’s hottest action hero. Women across the globe fling their panties in his direction, but Ace isn’t interested in those—he’s more of a boxer briefs kind of guy. Specifically, those of the nearly naked male model on a billboard he drives past every day.

Though he recently made headlines for his public coming out, Ace is wary about pursuing a relationship, fearing what the court of public opinion will do to his career. But there’s something in the model’s expression that intrigues him and has him wondering what if?

Dylan Prescott just scored his biggest modeling campaign yet. One that has him plastered all over L.A. in not much more than what he was born with. And when he’s cast in Ace’s latest blockbuster, it puts him in close proximity to his ultimate fantasy.

Outwardly confident, Dylan has no problem with his sexuality or his pretty-boy looks, and uses both to his advantage to get what he wants. And what he wants is the impossible—Ace Locke.

From Ella Frank’s Sunset Cove series and Brooke Blaine’s L.A. Liaisons series comes a scorchingly hot novel that blends humor, passion, and romance.

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“WAS THIS YOUR plan?” he asked, his voice low and husky. “Invite me over…get me in your bedroom…”

My racing heart could’ve answered that question for him it was beating so hard, and I almost wished it would, since being this close had every thought fleeing my brain. Especially when he leaned in like he was going to whisper in my ear, his words a silky breath across my chin.

“What happens next?” Dylan fingered the buckle of my belt, and I immediately reached down to still his hand.

“Hang on a second,” I said, and could feel my chest tightening at what he was implying. Jesus, I wanted this so bad, wanted him so bad, yet at the same time I was utterly terrified.

“No,” Dylan said, removing his hand from mine. I caught my breath as he slid his finger over the buckle once again. “Not this time. You have a nasty habit of starting things and never quite finishing them, Ace Locke.”

His teasing tone made me want to kiss the smirk off his face, but I was caught between all the things I wanted to do and everything I’d always held myself back from.

“Kind of like yesterday in your car. You corner me somewhere and then seem to think better of it.” As Dylan angled his head to the side, he slipped his fingers behind the buckle and took a step backward. “Why is that?”

His fingers had frozen in place, and I knew if I wanted anything else beyond this to happen, I needed to say something—and fast. So I said the first thing that came to mind: “Because you make me fucking forget myself.”

Clearly that answer was more than okay by the man whose fingers had now tightened around the top off my pants, because Dylan continued moving backward, this time drawing me with him until his back was against my bedroom wall and I was crowding him in.

“And this is a bad thing?” he asked, and even in the darkness of the room I knew his eyes were on mine.

“No…” I said, and took in a shaky breath before admitting, “It’s a dangerous thing.”

“So this”—Dylan pulled the end of my belt from its loop—“would be too dangerous.”

I cursed under my breath as he tugged my hips closer, and his other hand went to the side of my neck. His thumb grazed my lower lip, and instantly it took me back to the first time I’d seen him, seen that same thumb brushing against his lip, and I let out a soft moan.

“Just a taste,” he whispered, his head angling toward mine. “That wouldn’t be too dangerous. Right?” He didn’t wait for me to respond before his mouth skimmed the line of my jaw. As I held my breath, he planted light, feathery kisses down my neck, and I had to put a hand on the wall to steady myself.

“I think it’d be very fucking dangerous,” I said, but I didn’t move away. No way in hell was I going anywhere, no matter how many red flags were waving, telling me I was going too far. I wanted this, wanted him, and only the devil himself could drag me away.

Dylan’s lips left my neck and he leaned back to look me in the eye. “So stop me.”

I shook my head. “No.”





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5 stars

This book…


I LOVE the beginning and how these guys meet.  It really is the best when characters get off on the wrong foot especially when they’ve been fantasizing about each other.  Seriously it’s the best in setting up the premise for a story as well as setting the mood.  When a story has you giggling and smiling like a fool pretty much from the beginning you know it’s going to be a good one.


He made me feel reckless. He made me forget that I was in a room full of my peers, some of whom I didn’t know overly well. He made me forget my role, and all because he had a face that had literally stopped me in my tracks for weeks.


And that was just a taste of what was to come because never in my wildest imagination could I have thought that Ella Frank could top what she’s previously written. I’ve never read anything by Brooke Blaine but I will tell you if it’s anything like this book sign me up. I need to run and get to one clicking because damn, what I just read. I can’t even put into words how awesome it was. 


I didn’t know this guy any more than I knew a passing acquaintance, but the second I’d realized who he was, my brain had shut off and my dick had activated.


Ace and Dylan are smoking hot together. Jesus someone hose me down because I’m a melted pile of goo over here. The chemistry between these guys if off the charts hot. And let me tell you the sexual tension is sizzling and so thick. Oh how I love the push and pull that went on.  They are so mind blowing hot together. So fully compatible and connected that you just feel the emotions, lust and burning desire they have for each other so completely and fully. It’s just pouring off the pages. I can’t even express how phenomenal of a job Ella and Brooke have done with building up these characters and creating this brilliant story.


I’d never wanted anyone the way I wanted Dylan in that moment. It was as though every single part of me was drawn to him. And I was done denying that.

Just a taste,” he whispered, his head angling toward mine. “That wouldn’t be too dangerous. Right?”


These characters are always aware of one another and the way the story is told there is no way you can’t feel how emotionally charged and needy they are. What is so great about this story is yes we get the flirty, we get dirty talking, mind blowing sex but the romance… The Romance is so much more and brings us so much to the story. Like if there wasn’t even a single sex scene my uterus would be melting from how much there is in this story.  Thank you Ace for being such a romantic because I seriously have a new book boyfriend.  He was just everything. And yes I know I’m not even telling you anything about the story because really there is no way I’m going to ruin this amazing experience for you.


You’re jealous,” he said, and when I shook my head, he laughed
Yes, you fucking are. What I’m trying to work out is why?”
Because I want to be the one touching you.


All I’m going to say is grab this book. If you’ve never read anything from either author before and are not familiar with the collaboration of their series then don’t fret. This can definitely be read without having read the previous books.  And if you are familiar with either or then jump in. You will not be disappointed. 




About the Authors


Ella Frank

Ella Frank is the author of the #1 Bestselling Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR.


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Brooke Blaine

You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.

Brooke enjoys writing sassy contemporary romance, whether in the form of comedy, suspense, or erotica. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts.

If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.


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