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Fire In The Stars by Nikki Groom Blog Tour & Review



Book: Fire in the Stars (Steel Souls#2)

Author: Nikki Groom

Genre: MC/Dark Contemporary Romance 


Release Date: 19th June









This is Book 2 in the Steel Souls series. 
The series DOES need to be read in order!

When Sadie Foster’s world collided with Ramsey Dalton, she never expected to find herself in the middle of a vicious war between two motorcycle clubs. Caught in a web of secrets and lies, Sadie begins to question everything about herself, and her life.

Ramsey is struggling to keep it together. With the conflict between the Steel Souls and The White Wolves coming to a head, Sadie’s life isn’t the only one at risk. Pulled in all directions, Ramsey is torn between his feelings for Sadie, and his ability to keep everyone he cares about safe from harm.

Uncovering a new reality at every turn, Ramsey and Sadie are pushed to their very limits and forced to evaluate everything they know to be true. But things are not always as they seem. And knowing who to trust can mean the difference between life and death.

There’s no denying the chemistry between them, and it seems their paths were always destined to cross. But is their connection strong enough to withstand the storm?
Because the reality is, there’s no war without passion, and no love without loss…




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I would highly recommend that you read the first book prior to starting this one as it is a series and you don’t want to miss a thing.  I loved and devoured book 1 and after that epic ending I was anxiously waiting for this next book to come out. I tore right into as soon as it landed on my Kindle.


We pick off at the same spot we left off where Rux and Sadie are missing, Ramsey is crazed  by their disappearance and the Steel Souls MC is in a state of disarray.  All the bad seems to point directly to their rival MC, the Wolves, or that other forces are at work.


This story was just as good as the first, it kept me on my toes.  Once the chaos and Sadie and Rux are found things seem to be going good, until it’s not.  Sadie and Ramsey are soul mates and I adored their connection.  Even under the stress, obstacles and secret revelations that are made, family, brotherhood and trust will be broken.


This author literally had me glued to my Kindle, I had to know more!  I knew there was something dark and sinister behind Vaughn and Nate but nothing prepared for the bomb Ms. Sparks dropped.  I really had to put my Kindle down and  because I needed to curse the Kindle gods (this author) for her twistedness. 

We learn about Sadie’s past and what makes her tick. My heart broke for this strong and damaged character.  However with Ramsey by her side she stands tall.  I say this because Ramsey experiences his own personal tragedy in this book and never once was their love and loyalty tested.


You do not want to miss this exciting and addicting series, I hope the author has more for the other member in the Steel Souls MC. I just can’t get enough of it.



Meet The Author



Nikki Groom is a hopeless romantic, lover of all things happily ever after and firm believer that love makes the world go around.

In her spare time, you will find Nikki laughing with her very treasured family, walking with her beloved dog in the hundred acre wood or curled up in a cosy corner with words and wine.

She lives in East Sussex with her husband and two children. Having turned her hand to many things over the years, Nikki is now proud to add ‘author’ to that list.

Having always been a dreamer, Nikki’s imagination stretches far and wide, which enables her to get lost in faraway places and imaginary people.

Nikki loves to chat, especially about books! You can find her here…









Other Books in the Series

Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls #1)



Wrecked by Jeannine Colette Release Day Blitz & Review





WRECKED by Jeannine Colette

 New Adult Contemporary Romance



Take one sexy bartender. Add a badass
cop. A splash of sweet, that’s me. One sour, that’s him… and serve over ice.
That’s how you’ll get to my current situation.

You know the girl – the one who commands the scene, bottle of liquor in hand,
pouring liquid fire into the willing throats of patrons as they let loose at
the local bar?

That’s me.

I may be known as the town party girl, but in reality I’m this close to
my dream of opening my own bar – McConaugheys. Yes, it will be named after the
acclaimed actor. What can I say? I’m a sucker for that sexy Texan.

Everything was going as planned until the night I had a few drinks and accepted
a ride home from a friend. A misunderstanding leads to an arrest, and now I’m
at the mercy of the one man I can’t stand, and trust me, the feeling is
definitely mutual.

Adam Reingold is six-feet-tall and built like a stallion — the man is the
epitome of male. He also happens to be the town narc and hates my guts. There’s
a story to our past and it’s not a pretty one.

So, now, here I am, chained to him for the summer like a hardened criminal,
doing whatever he tells me to do. Problem is, I can’t help but look at him when
he’s not watching and wonder what our future could be like if things were

There are so many reasons why he’s all wrong for me. Even more reasons why I
need to stay away from him.

It’s a cocktail of trouble. Best served
shaken, not stirred.




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Although I have only read one other book by this author, I must say that I really love her writing style and love the characters she created and made me fall in love with. 


Leah and Adam were once great friends back in high school but ever since the tragedy of Leah’s boyfriend and Adam’s best friend Brad dying due to drug overdose, things have never been the same with them. Now years later, these two barely even speak.  Leah runs the Bucking Broncho bar which will soon be hers and Adam is a local cop and due to Leah having a mishap, her path is now set directly in front of Adam and whether she likes it or not, he’s going to be in her path for quite some time now.  Adam and Leah never talked about Brad’s death and barely co-existed in the same small town but now that they are spending time together, feelings that once began between these two many years ago are starting to resurface.


 Leah and Adam were both really good characters and I really enjoyed the dynamic the author built up between these characters.    I am usually not a lover of flashbacks in stories but I have to say the addition of them in this one really helped me better feel their connection and attraction the author had going on between them. 


Wrecked, with the exception of the epilogue is completely told from Leah’s POV and although I don’t mind a single POV, I found myself at times really missing having the second POV not only wanting but needing  to get inside his head.  I really loved the premise of their story but it felt at times that the story was missing that extra something.   I was sucked in completely in the beginning and I love a good slow burn when it comes to a frienemies storyline but as the book progressed  found the pace of it at times tended to be a slow and the storyline fell bit flat for me. 


I really love this author’s writing and although I didn’t love this one as much as I hoped I would, overall this one was still an enjoyable sweet read.    I know I am probably in the minority with my thoughts on this one, but there were just things in that didn’t work for me.




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About Jeannine Colette



Jeannine Colette is the author of the ABANDON COLLECTION – A series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way.
A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She is now a full-time author who spends her days at Starbucks, writing and listening to way too much Snow Patrol. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.


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Stay (WAGs #2) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy ** Beth’s Review **


Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never even met?

Hailey Taylor Emery has a hunch that her favorite client at Fetch–an anonymous virtual assistant service–is actually hockey star Matt Eriksson. 

Although it’s against the rules for her to check his file, she’s 95% sure she spends at least part of each day texting with her lifelong crush and catering to his every need. Still nursing a wounded heart thanks to her recent breakup, Hailey is perfectly content with some harmless online flirting…until she has to meet her client. Face to face. Cue: utter panic.

Matt Eriksson is no stranger to heartbreak. He’s still not over the destruction of his marriage, and it sucks to be the only guy on the team who knows the truth–that hockey and long-term relationships are a toxic mix. He barely sees his kids, and dealing with his ex makes him feel insane. The only person in his life who seems to understand is someone who won’t show her pretty face.

But it’s nothing that a pair of fourth row hockey seats can’t fix. Hailey can’t resist the offer. Matt can’t resist Hailey. Good thing he doesn’t have to. Fire up the kiss cam!

Warning: Contains rabid hockey fans, misunderstood dick pics, hockey players at the opera and exploding ovaries.








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I am a huge lover of hockey and a huge lover of both Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy’s hockey romances so whenever these two ladies get together to write a new hockey romance,  you know I will be all over it.  When it comes to writing a hockey romance, these ladies truly know the sport and know how their hockey hunks!


Hailey alongside her ex-husband Jax run Fetch, their anonymous virtual assistance service they started together and have made a success of.  For the past while Hailey has been personally handling all the requests from one specific anonymous client, Sniper87, that she believes to be none other than her hockey hunk crush Matt Eriksson, star of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  After months of running errands and harmlessly flirting back and forth with her client, she finally comes face to face with Matt.  Matt, like Haley is recently divorced and is not great at relationships due to his very busy hockey schedule and doesn’t believe he can make a relationship work because of it.  But there is something about Hailey that wants to make him try.


I really loved the banter via text and in person between these two.  It was fun and flirty and really loved seeing the relationship evolve between these two as well as their conversations.  It went from flirty text to full out sexting and it was HOT.


I absolutely loved Matt. First because he is a super sexy hot hockey hunk, so of course I am going to love him.  Second because he’s sweet and funny and caring and I just want to curl up next to him and let him have his way with me, because he is SO VERY SEXY.  Last, on top of being the perfect mix, he’s a great dad and I just loved the scenes with his twin daughters, truly ovary exploding moments.  Both characters were really great and I loved that they were more mature and career focused.  So many times these types of reads the characters feel very high school’ish so this one was a nice change.


Overall this was a really great fun and flirty read.  I would have loved to see more hockey action in the storyline.  I love a good slow burn romance and for the most part this one loving the banter between the main characters but at times it fell a little flat for me 





About The Authors


Sarina Bowen


7737308Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college.

Waiting for more Ivy Years? You can read more about upcoming volumes in the four book series at

Also, the Gravity series.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.


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Elle Kennedy


1935000A USA Today bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

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Vanishing Act by A.M. Madden ** Josie’s Review **


In this captivating standalone romance from the USA Today bestselling author of Stone Walls, Hollywood’s hottest actor meets his dream woman: a free spirit who has no idea who he is.

After personal heartbreak and professional setbacks, Landon Price is running on empty. If he doesn’t take a break from the public eye soon, he’ll risk becoming another cautionary tale in a town that’s full of them. So in between film projects, Landon asks his agent to clear his schedule and then he simply . . . vanishes. Renting a discreet home on a remote Hawaiian beach for the summer, Landon begins to recharge. And in the process of finding himself, he meets a beautiful, feisty local who challenges everything he thinks he knows.

Zara Jobert has no interest in being a conquest for a cocky playboy from the mainland—even one with undeniable charisma and movie-star good looks. So she’s pleasantly surprised when the handsome newcomer’s persistent advances mellow into cozy banter and a sneakily seductive intimacy. When Landon reveals his true identity, Zara’s hurt that he lied, but she doesn’t care that he’s famous. Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same way. And falling for Landon might come with a heartbreaking choice—between Zara’s old life, and a new love.







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I though from the blurb Vanishing Act would be a angst filled read but it turned out to be a sweet and light romance.  The first start of the book was mostly told in Lances POV and it was a bit slow at first but after we get Zara’s POV the book picked up.


Landings character took me a while to warm up to. He seemed cocky and arrogant but later on I got to see the man behind the screen.  Landon needs to escape the pressure of life from Hollywood’s prying eyes and gossip. He decides to take a long and much needed vacation to a small Hawaiian Islands island.  We see him unwind when he doesn’t have the constant lies of the media and paparazzi following him.  His solo vacation instantly changes when he meets the owner of a small dog he finds on his vacation home.


Zara is a very sheltered, naive and innocent character for a woman of her age.  She doesn’t know much of the outside world as her father keeps her sheltered and controlled.  I loved seeing the beauty and innocence in this young woman’s eyes.  How she describes the simply things that brings her happiness and yet the longing to want to learn more outside their small island.  She’s immediately taken with Lances maturity and worldliness.


The relationship between Landon and Zara is a long one. It wasn’t an instant love story.  The island is small so the characters go on a lot of dates, talk a lot and really get to know one another.   Landon likes that Zara doesn’t know who he is and he doesn’t have to hide who he really is around her.   There is very little drama and angst in this story.  Zara and Lance have to learn to deal with his celebrity status and Zara’s strong family ties.  If you like reads with no angst and drama than this is your kind of book.




About The Author

A.M. Madden is a USA Today bestselling published author with Loveswept/Random House as well as Ever After Romance.

A.M. is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author.
“It’s all about the HEA.”

A.M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up Series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She is also a published author with Loveswept/Random House.

Her debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.’s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil’s Lair.

A.M. truly believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romances that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they know personally.

A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. A.M. is a Gemini and an Italian Jersey girl, but despite her Zodiac sign, nationality, or home state, she is very easy going.
She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.


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THE KING is a spin-off novel of the USA Today bestselling Endgame series about Damon Scott.

The highest stakes…

My father gambles every night, falling deeper and deeper into debt. And when he’s lost everything, he places a new bet—his daughter. I’m his entry bet to the biggest underground poker game.

The players are politicians and mafia men, every kind of danger around a velvet-covered table. But it’s only one man who makes me shake.

The man I once thought I loved.

The man who betrayed me.

His eyes meet mine with dark promise. And when he puts down his money, I know I’m going to lose more than my body. I’m going to lose everything.




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The Prince is a FREE prologue of THE KING and is now available!

Penny doesn’t dream about a prince coming to save her from the trailer park. She knows better than that.

And the boy she finds hiding in the woods out back is too wild and dangerous to trust. But he may be her only chance at survival.

From New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren comes an emotional new spin-off series. THE PRINCE is a 13,000-word prologue to the new Masterpiece duet.




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Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.












Review Tour: Summer Heat by Jay Northcote






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Length: 47,000 words approx.


A summer fling is an ideal cure for a broken heart. But when it’s with your best friend, things get complicated.

When Adam is dumped by his boyfriend, a week away at a beach resort seems like a great opportunity to get over his ex. Sun, sea, and no-strings sex will be just the boost he needs to move on with his life.

Adam’s best friend, Finn, agrees to accompany him at short notice. Finn’s had a crush on Adam for years, but is determined to put his feelings aside and be the perfect wingman in Adam’s time of crisis.

A spontaneous threesome with another guy forces Adam and Finn to confront their attraction to each other. Having a holiday fling together wasn’t part of the plan, and as their trip heats up, they soon realise that one night of fun won’t be enough for either of them.

The passion might be scorching, but their hearts and friendship are on the line. If their romance is going to survive the flight home, they have to be honest about what they want.









Summer Heat was a light and fairly easy read.  I thought we get some drama after I read the blurb but there was no angst and very little drama. The 2 main characters, Finn and Adam are sexy, caring, sweet and full of life.
Adam and Finn have been good friends for a couple of years and their friendship has remained in that zone until Adam breaks with the douche canoe.  You get the feeling that Finn has never taking things further because Adam was in a very committed long term relationship.  I really enjoyed Adam’s fun loving nature.  Despite getting his heart broken he handled things with dignity and went on a gay retreat with Finn.
Adam and Finn are great friends, they support each other but on this getaway they both experience feelings they’ve never acted on.  I loved Finn’s  feelings of jealousy as well as Adams bluntness.  One  extremely hot and steamy threesome turns Adam and Finns friendship into more.
Omg, the sex scenes in this book was off the chart but I really enjoyed the stolen moments between Adam and Finn.  Their walks on the beach, their boat rides and their new found relationship.  We see why their friendship turned into much more.   This wasn’t a live in the moment fling, their loyalty and love for each other blossoms.  I got to know Adam and Finns characters and I really connected with them.  If you love a friends to lovers romance that’s light on the angst than this is the book for you.





Author Bio


Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks.

Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.
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Jay’s books

June 9 – Mikku-chan, MM Book Addicts, Reading In Sarah’s Corner, The Smutbrarians
June 12 – The Way She Reads, Oh My Shelves, Dirty Books Obsession
June 14 – Millsy Loves Books, Joyfully Jay, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, MM Good Book Reviews
June 16 – Nicole’s Book Musings, Mainly Stories, V’s Reads
June 19 – Lustful Literature, My Fiction Nook, Kiki’s Kinky Picks, Wicked Faerie’s Tales & Reviews
June 21 – Dog-Eared Daydreams, BooksLaidBareBoys, Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books, Making It Happen, A Celebration of Books
June 23 – Sarandipity, BFD Book Blog, Diverse Reader, Wicked Reads
June 26 – Southern Babes Book Blog, The Geekery Book Review
June 28 – Padme’s Library
June 30 – Bayou Book Junkie, Book Lovers 4Ever





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Blackmail (Skeleton Key, #1) by Anna James Watson **Josie’s Review**




Mia Winters was a perfectly normal junior at Yale University. Until she accidentally witnessed a secret lover’s rendezvous. Now, blackmailed into silence, a sexual hunger has awoken inside of her, and there’s only one way to satiate it–but she’s not sure she wants to. Of course, Julian Roth, her gorgeous and brilliant T.A., and Tristan Masters, her equally gorgeous but loathsome classmate, may not give her a choice. The closer she gets to them, the more she is drawn into the world of old money, family dynasties, and secret societies–all worlds she never intended to discover. Will she let herself go down the proverbial rabbit hole or will her better judgement win out in the war between what her brain thinks and what her body craves?

This work of fiction is erotica, meaning that sexual encounters are descriptively explicit and extensive. This novel features a relationship an “MMF” relationship, meaning two men and one women are all involved in a three-way sexual relationship. Content is inappropriate for non-adults.





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I love erotica and I’m a huge fan of these stories but I’ll admit a lot of times I feel like I miss out character development and complex plots with them.  This is my first time reading a book by this author but she hit the nail on the coffin with this one. What a brilliant debut!  Anna James Watson gave life to this story by not only making it a super sexy read but also a plot that left me fully immersed and completely engulfed. I could not put this story down!


When I start a new book I look for that chemistry within the characters and I love when there is a great balance pf hot scenes within an interesting story line. The  writing in this story is exceptionally well done and realistic.  I was able to feel, visualize and experience the scenes as I read them.  I’m told I’m a fast reader and normally I would speed through this read but this time I took my time because I loved how I was able to lose myself in this book.

Tristan, Mia and Justin at first seem like your typical self centered characters but as the story continues we see each of these three characters have their own inner struggles.


I don’t want to get too much into the details because this book has so much to offer besides the erotica  side.  Just know these characters are fun, sexy and the story line will have you gushing but so enthralled with every turn.  There was a lot of manipulation and control between a particular character which I absolutely loved reading about.  It really added so much to the story. What I also loved was how the author showed how hard it is to maintain a  menage a trois relationship.   This is the first book in the series and I cannot wait to get  my hands on the next book. We are introduced to a new character that seems to add to our trio and I’m hoping we get to see more.


About The Author


Image may contain: one or more people and closeupA. J. Watson lives in Kennewick, Washington, with her husband, daughter, and more four-legged critters than she cares to admit. She writes for love, drinks too much tea, and is deeply addicted to sleep. She is a Ravenclaw, her patronus is a manx cat, and her wand is Cedar, 12 and 3/4 inches, Unicorn Hair core, unbending flexibility.

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Shameless (White Lies Duet #2) by Lisa Renee Jones Pre-Order Blitz





Shameless (White Lies Book Two) by Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: July 11th
Genre: Contemporary Romance








A note from Lisa Renee Jones


I am SO excited to share the finale to my WHITE LIES DUET! To celebrate, I’m hosting a pre-order freebie for everyone who pre-orders SHAMELESS (out on July 11th)! Here’s the deal:

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2) Register your pre-order of SHAMELESS by filling out the form

3) Pick your FREE EBOOK – EVERYONE gets a free ebook of their choice from 18 of my backlist titles

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6) But wait, there’s more! *in my best infomercial voice* Everyone who submits their registration is also entered to win 1 of 20 Bonus Scene Paperbacks! I’ve put all of my special bonus scenes (Chris/Sara, Ella/Kayden, Amy/Liam) in one book plus some fun Inside Out extras and I had a few special paperbacks made – these are not available for purchase so now’s your only chance to get your hands on one!






The second and final book in the sexy and intense White Lies Duet from New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Renee Jones.

Nick “Tiger” Rogers, sought out Faith Winter with revenge as his agenda. He made her his obsession. He seduced her. He made her want him. He made her trust him. And then he trusted her. He wanted her. He loved her.

But now, the lies will be exposed, the truth revealed.

Hearts will be broken. Lives shattered.

Nick. Faith.

The truth. The passion.

The SHAMELESS obsession.




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Book one in the series


There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us.

The moment I walked into Sonoma’s Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with Faith Winter for the first time was one of those moments. Provocative because I know at least one of her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many. Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. It doesn’t change why I came for her.


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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

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Darkness Before Dawn by Leigh Robbins Release Day Blitz




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Publish Date: 06/15/2017










Blinded in Iraq while in the Marines, Matthew Cage never realized the key to unlocking his forever midnight world was within arm’s reach.

Dawn Richards first saw her best friend’s older brother via webcam. For years, she secretly desired him, keeping her fantasies hidden from the rest of the world. 
After a downward spiral, Matthew secluded himself in his prison of darkness, but his sister and friends helped him find his way. Having worked hard to become a Master Instructor in Close Quarters Combat, Matthew’s world seems normal until tragedy strikes.
When Dawn’s life is threatened, Matthew refuses to let her deal with it alone. Can Dawn trust him to protect her? Will Matthew finally believe he can have sunshine in his world?









I woke up to total darkness. I didn’t
know if I was dead or alive until I tried to blink, but the pain was worse if I
tried to breathe or move, so I figured I must be alive and in hell. Turns out I
was right.
I wanted to fight the suffocating fear
that came over me. I tried to calm my panic and assess the circumstances.
I was definitely lying in a bed. I felt
buried alive. Is there a blanket over my
Am I paralyzed? Why can’t I
move? Why can’t I see or hear anything except incessant beeping?
Hot waves of pain crashed over me,
reverberating through every fiber of my body. All the limbs must have been
there; I felt pain fucking everywhere. Surely if I had lost some parts, they
wouldn’t be hurting so much. Able to move one hand, I used it to explore. Painfully
reaching up to feel my face covered with bandages, I discovered wires sticking
out from it. My lips were rough and hard; they didn’t feel like lips. I could
put the tip of my pinky in my partially open mouth, but then wires and braces
stopped it from further exploration. Oh
shit, this is going to totally suck
I moved my hand downward to the bandages
covering my chest and then over my stomach to my dick—limper than I ever
remembered it being, but at least all in one piece. My entire right side was
heavily bandaged, radiating with agonizing pain.
happened to me? What the fuck happened to me, and what’s coming next?
I started to panic again, which caused
the telemetry heart monitor to beep so loudly I didn’t hear the nurse come in.
“You’ll be all right.” The nurse’s
hands were firm, yet gentle, as she soothed my arm tied to the bedside. “Try to
relax. I’m giving you something in your IV to help you calm down.”
I escaped the only way I could, back
into oblivion.










Leigh Robbins earned her Master of Science in counseling psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Leigh writes romance novels because love makes her world go ‘round. If not romance, what besides the flu, makes your heart beat faster, your breath more rapid, and your temperature soar? Lucky to have found love at fifteen, Leigh and her husband live in South Florida surrounded by their family and fur babies.


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Title: Like Ashes We Scatter
Author: Bradon Nave
Genre: NA Romance Standalone
Release Date: June 13, 2017









Bishop Holloway is woken by an unsettling telephone call. Minutes later, tragedy strikes.
Across town, Alex Ayers is watching a loved one succumb to a horrible illness, helpless to stop it.
But out of scattered ashes, hope can bloom, and sometimes tragedy can beget a miracle.
Alex can’t bear to tell Bishop about the fateful connection that binds them. She fears his love for her isn’t strong enough to survive if he knew. But no secret stays hidden forever, and now Alex might lose the man she loves, and the family she’s fought so hard to save.











23yo Alex and her dying 17yo brother, Tyson at the baseball field. 

There was no field, only a blanket of snow and a thousand memories dancing in her brother’s eyes. His smile—classically beautiful—was perfection. Absent their mother and sitting in the warmed car nestled to the chain-link fence, Alex and Tyson silently watched the numerous snowflakes falling fat from the sky to cover their world. There was no wind—no biting, bitter agony about the atmosphere. There was only a calming peace that nearly resembled acceptance.

Taking her brother’s hand, she squeezed it lightly. “Tyson Kade Ayers…you have no idea how proud I am to be your sister. You’re my everything.”

“You know…” His words all but trailed. “That statement might get us arrested. Incest…is…frowned upon.”

Chuckling, she kissed his cheek as his eyes remained fixed on the mound. “You were amazing out there, Ty.”

“Were? Let go of my hand, woman. I can go nine innings right now.” His sarcastic, raspy comments—soft and slow—had her teetering—her eyelids nearly spilling her emotions onto the somber scene. Completely aware that this very conversation would be ever etched on her memory all her days, she carefully contemplated her next words…before they left her mouth, a phone was vibrating.

Looking toward the gearshift, a 0000 flashed on the smartphone screen. “That’s my boss with my new schedule—”

“Alex…that’s my phone. That could be Dr. Jones.”

Reaching for the phone in frantic fashion, Alex pressed the green accept button. “Hello.”


“Dr. Jones?”

“Is Tyson with you?”

“Yes, we’re at the baseball—”

“You’re in town, correct?”


“I need you to come to the hospital, now…nine one, one. It’s happening.”

The female physician’s words seemed more a cruel joke than a potential pardon.

“You’re…you’re serious?”

“Alexandra! Tyson, to the hospital, now!” 

“Holy shit! We’re on our way!”

Hanging up the phone, she looked to her brother, his skin was a ghostly, pale white—illuminated by the blinding snow behind his beautiful face.

“Alex…” His lip quivered—a sliver of hope cracked through his eyes.

Grabbing either side of his face, she pressed her grinning lips to his forehead. “We’ve got to go now, Baby-Ty.”

“Is this really happening, Alex? Is this…oh my God. Is this really happening?”

His smile—the smile one gives upon learning returning a death sentence might be an option, was beautifully crafted on him. 

“Let’s go, Ty.” 

“Wait! Alex…just…just wait.”

“Ty, we can’t.”

“What if it doesn’t work? What if…what if I don’t wake up?”

The fear in his eyes was acute—something dreadful only now realized. 


“I’ve…I accepted it, Alex. I accepted I’m gonna die. But not today. I need my month…I need my weeks. They can’t…they can’t wave this in my face now…why now?”

“Tyson…I need you to look at me. I know you’re heart’s racing and you’ve got a million worries running through your beautiful head. This could be it, Baby-Ty. This could be your ticket to thirty. You’re talking about months and weeks when—”

“I don’t wanna die today, Alex.” His soft pitched proclamation coupled with the welling tears in his buzzing eyes sent Alex reaching for him. “I don’t wanna die…I don’t…I don’t wanna die.”

Hugging him, she eyed the oxygen tank in the floor board. She instantly replaced the idea of his wake with his return to the pitcher’s mound. “You have been so brave for so long…if you can just be brave today…and if you can’t it’s okay because I’m not going anywhere. No matter what happens I’m not going anywhere, Tyson.

“I’m so scared, Alex.” His fear shook through in their embrace—it seemed every ounce of her brother was saturated in an awful horror. “I can’t be brave, I can’t be strong anymore…” His words left him in a soft, nearly breathless cry.

“I can, Ty.” Pulling away slightly, she kissed his wet cheek. “We have to go.”






Alex and Bishop.

They now stood surrounded by grand, dark-wood shelving and books from the marble flooring to the ceiling. Bishop watched Alex trace the hardbacks with her fingers, reading some of the titles aloud.

“They’re not all medical…I’m impressed, Bishop.”

“My parents love fiction.”

“Who doesn’t?”

Bishop walked behind her, purposefully breathing hot breath on her neck. “I do.”

“What’s your favorite genre, Mr. Holloway?” She slowly turned to him.

“I’m not particularly picky as long as there’s a happy ending.”

“That sounds dirty, Bishop.”

“It can be…depending on the genre.” He moved closer, smiling.

“I’m scared Bishop.”


“Happily never after.”

“What are you talking about? We’re a match, Alex. I literally love every second I’m with you. It’s like fate.”

As he took her hand, her gaze shied from his.

“What if I rushed fate, Bishop? What if…what if everything was going to work out as it should have but I rushed it?”

“That doesn’t make sense to me, Alex.”

Softly, his thumb and index finger raised her chin so her eyes were level with his.

“Yeah…I know, Bishop.”

Sensing her despair, he pulled her to him, looking down into her eyes. “What do you feel like reading tonight?” His question was asked in a goofy whisper, but had her blushing just the same.
As she worked her hands into his front pockets she kissed his cheek. “Something hot.”




This is my first time reading a book by this author but won’t be my last. This book touches on a topic that effects many people daily, suicide.  This was not your typical romance story, yes there is the promise of love but this book was so much more than that. It deals more with acceptance, forgiveness and the love of family.


This books focuses on the lives of Bishop, Alex and Tyson, three individuals connected by one tragic night.  Bishop looses his brother Nate in the most tragic way.  This part was hard for me to get through.  I felt both brothers anguish, pain and desperation.  The words, scenes and descriptions used took me to that exact point in this story.  Where Bishop struggles with his loss, Nate gives the hope of life for others.


Alex and Tyson have the most beautiful, strong and loving relationship for a brother and sister.  Alex’ character was developed perfectly for this story. She was the back bone for her brother and his illness for years.  Her strength and faith in her brothers health was so moving and poignant. I felt for  Tyson right away.  He was strong and happy for the time he had.  I loved how the author showed how strong this character was. When given a second chance in life he cherishes every moment.


The journey these 3 characters take was beautifully written.   Not knowing how to move on when someone you love is gone is not easy to do.  And the author shows how hard and long the mourning process is.  I loved how the author showed that not everything can be easily tied together.  Each character goes through a journey of self discovery and forgiveness before they reach a place of peace and happiness.  This book and it’s words will give you food for thought and have you revisiting your life. Highly Recommend!



Award winning author, Bradon Nave was born and raised in Oklahoma. He attended a small school during junior high and high school, and graduated with only three people in his class. After graduate school, he decided to devote his spare time to his passion of writing. Bradon currently lives in Piedmont, Oklahoma, with his wife and two young children. He loves running, being with friends, and writing.