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The Shape Of You by Felice Stevens Release Blitz





Title: The Shape of You
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 29, 2017





Too big. Too fat.

All his life Eric Sontag has judged himself on his size, believing love and friendship aren’t in the cards for someone like him. Tired of being alone and scared of his doctor’s warnings, he enrolls in a nutrition support group, determined to change his life. When a beautiful thin man sits next to him, he can’t believe they have anything in common, but conversation between the two soon proves first impressions aren’t always what they seem.



Drifter. Loner.

Corey DeSantis has always been the scrawny waif; he’s tired of struggling with his art and with life. Scarred by the disappearance and
death of his drug-addicted mother, he doesn’t wish for love, believing it will bring him nothing but pain in the end. Now his only hunger in life is his desire to paint…until a health scare and his mentor force him to attend a nutrition class where he meets a man who piques his interest. One drunken kiss later, Eric is all Corey can think about. 
The same, yet different.

An unlikely friendship is born with both men wanting more but afraid to listen to their well-guarded hearts. When Corey receives shocking news leaving him angry and helpless, it’s Eric he turns to, to help see him through, while a surprising career opportunity finds Eric leaning on Corey for advice. One night of explosive passion leads to a second and soon neither man can imagine a life without the other. Life is shaped by the challenges accepted and roads not taken but as Corey and Eric walk the path together, they’ll discover the most beautiful destination of all. Love.










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I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, my characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love.I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.



Cover Reveal: The Wright Mistake by K.A. Linde






A new stand alone enemies-to-lovers romance by USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…

I spent six weeks screwing Austin Wright’s brains out and all I got was this broken heart.

He can’t be trusted. Not with my body or my heart. Yet, two years have passed and I still crave him like an addict needing a fix.

The last time we tried this, it nearly ruined me. I know I should run and never look back. But his dark haunted eyes and razor blade smile speak to my soul. His touch sets my body on fire. And we all know what happens when you light gasoline. Someone is bound to get burned.

A second chance might destroy us both.

Because everyone knows two wrongs don’t make a Wright.







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KylaK.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.



Cover Reveal : The Darkest Sunrise Duet by Aly Martinez




Today we are sharing the incredible covers for The Darkest Sunrise Duet by Aly Martinez. Check them out below, along with the blurbs for each title. The first book in this contemporary romance duet will be released on July 13th! Be sure to follow Aly’s newsletter to be notified when the books are up for pre-order.






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


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Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.

Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience.

“You’re pregnant.”

“It’s a boy.”

“Your son needs a heart transplant.”

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.


Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun.

Two words—that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky.

“He’s gone.”

For ten years, the darkness consumed me.

In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise.

“Hi. I’m Porter Reese.”



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


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Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.


Words destroyed me.

“I’m sorry. She didn’t make it.”

“Daddy, he can’t breathe!”

“There’s nothing more we can do for your son.”

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.


Those syllables and letters became my executioner. I told myself that, if I didn’t acknowledge the pain and the fear, they would have no power over me. But, as the years passed, the hate and the anger left behind began to control me.

Two words—that was all it took to plunge my life into darkness.

“He’s gone.”

In the end, it was four soft, silky words that gave me hope of another sunrise.

“Hi. I’m Charlotte Mills.”









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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.




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Mica (Rebel Wayfarers MC #1) by MariaLisa deMora Publiversary & Review





★★★ Mica is 3! ★★★


June 22nd, 2014, Mica was released into the world and so began the saga that is the Rebel Wayfarers MC.

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When Mica Scott moved into a quiet Chicago suburb, she wasn’t ready for what she found. Her new neighbor is bossy, kinda scary, and defines hotness. Sure, he’s a hunky alpha male, the kind most women secretly long for, but the man oozes danger. And Mica isn’t most women. After a chance encounter brings a new man to her door, Mica struggles to find a path between what she wants, and what she needs.


Mica was raised on a ranch in Northeast Texas. Life was hard, but not impossible…until she met her own personal nightmare one night at a rodeo. She escaped his abuse by putting things behind her, isolating herself by moving to Chicago for college and work.


Davis Mason is the hard-living president of the Rebel Wayfarers, a motorcycle club operating out of Chicago. With just one encounter, he becomes determined to keep Mica safe…whether she wants him to or not. He will use every asset in his control to manage Mica, while holding himself aloof from taking the one thing he really wants…her.


Daniel Rupert is a successful businessman. He owns a trucking company and a hockey team, for which he is the star forward. Meeting Mica and Mason when he helped foil an attempt on her life, he began working jointly with Mason to keep her safe. But unlike Mason, Daniel is not satisfied with a platonic relationship. He insinuates himself into Mica’s life, and he only wants…everything.


Events escalate and Mica’s very life hangs in the balance as old threats resurface and the men in her life scramble to keep her alive.
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I have read this series since the beginning and my only problem with Mica was that because of the previous books I already knew what happens. However it was still good to see more about what happened to her.  As usual this author is a remarkably talented writer.  She isn’t afraid to show readers the ugly as well as the beautiful in her books and I love her for that.


This is Mica’s story and I really didn’t care much for her character in this book. I did notice her maturity towards the end of this one than what she’s shown us in other books in this series. She’s pained and scarred. She’s suffered from a horrible past and you can see her torment.  Her neighbor happens to be Mason, my love and president of the Rebel Wayfarer MC and his mission is to protect and care for Mica.


Mica has 2 men in love with her Daniel and Mason, they both will die to protect her.  Daniel was a bit of a mystery to me but I loved how this author brings him into Mica’s life.  True to form we see the comradery and the family dynamic in the Rebel Wayfarer family.


I had to take away all I knew and treat this book like it was my first dance with this series. Once I did that I was able to feel the tension and frustration between Mason and Daniel.  It’s hard to be in love with a woman when you know you are better as her BFF.  I felt more drawn to Mason because the man would do anything for Mica.  When Mica’s past rears it’s ugly head Daniel, Mason and the Rebel Wayfarer MC will stop at nothing to keep her safe.


If you haven’t read this series please start with this book, the angst, tension and emotional moments will hit you like a brick.   Overall I really loved Mica’s story. It was informative and enjoyable.









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Mica, book #1


Free: A Sweet & Merry Christmas, #1.5


Slate, book #2


Bear, book #3


Jase, book #4


Gunny, book #5


Mason, book #6


Hoss, book #7


Free: Harddrive Holidays, #7.5


Duck, book #8


Biker Chick Campout, #8.5


Watcher, book #9


Gun Totin’ Annie, #9.5


Free: Secret Santa #9.75


Bones, book #10


Never Settle, #10.5


Road Runner’s Ride, #12.5 (Road Runners story was sent out to
newsletter subscribers as a serial, but is soon to be published as a complete novella)




Coming soon:


•Fury, book #11 – TBD


•Cassie, book #12 – TBD








Raised in the south, MariaLisa learned about the magic of books at an
early age. Every summer, she would spend hours in the local library,
devouring books of every genre. Self-described as a book-a-holic, she
says “I’ve always loved to read, but then I discovered writing, and
found I adored that, too. For reading … if nothing else is available,
I’ve been known to read the back of the cereal box.”

A hockey fan, hiker, gamer, and single mom of a special needs son, she
embraces her inner geek and has been working in the tech field for a
publishing company for a couple decades.

Music is a driving passion, and she says, “I love music of nearly any
genre — jazz, country, rock, alt rock, metal, classical, bluegrass, rap,
hip hop … you name it, I listen to it. I can often be seen dancing
through the house in the early mornings. But I really, REALLY love live
music. My favorite thing with music is seeing bands in small, dive bars
[read: small, intimate venues]. If said bar [venue] has a good selection
of premium tequila, then that’s a plus!”

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On The Plus Side by Alison Bliss Release Day Blitz, Review & Giveaway




Author: Alison Bliss

Series: A Perfect Fit, #2

On Sale: June 27, 2017

Publisher: Forever

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eBook: $5.99 USD

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Displaying Bliss_OnThePlusSide_MM.jpegBig girls don’t cry. They go after what they want.


Thanks to her bangin’ curves, Valerie Carmichael has always turned heads-with the exception of seriously sexy Logan Mathis. Just Valerie’s luck that the object of her lust-filled affection is also best friends with her overprotective brother. But Valerie’s determined to get Logan’s attention…even if it means telling a teeny little lie to get a job at his new bar.


Logan can’t remember a time when Valerie didn’t secretly fuel all his hottest fantasies. Now the curvaceous she-devil is working behind his bar, tempting him every damn night. It’s only when he finds Valerie’s naughty things-to-do list that Logan decides to break every rule in the book-by making each red-hot deed a reality.


No one warned them that they were going to fall this hard. And no one warned them that sometimes the smallest secrets can have the biggest consequences.




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Valerie Carmichael needed a drink. A strong one. Because it was the only way she envisioned herself getting through the night.

An elbow nudged into her side, bringing her thoughts back to the crowded bar. “I can’t see anything through all of these people,” Brett said, scanning the room with his eyes. “Come on, let’s go to the other side so I can get a better view.”

Sighing, Valerie trudged behind him without a word.

When Brett had asked her to attend the grand opening of Bottoms Up, a new bar in their hometown of Granite, Texas, she’d hesitated to say yes. Sure, she was curious what the inside of the recently remodeled bar looked like and had no doubt the place would be jam-packed with handsome, available men. But it was still the last place on earth she wanted to be.

She knew better than to hang out in bars with her older and only—thank God—brother. Every time she’d done so in the past, the nights had always ended the same way. Brett would spend the entire evening hovering over her like a rabid pit bull, daring any single guy with a glint in his eye to look her way. Because Valerie turned heads. She always had.

Oh, she wasn’t silly enough to believe she looked like some gorgeous supermodel with a lean, trim figure or anything. She definitely didn’t. But she had a pretty face, banging plus-size curves, and a lively personality. And that was good enough for her. Valerie was just…Valerie. And damn proud of it.

Across the room, Sam and Leah emerged from the dense crowd, with a beer bottle for him and a glass of water for her. Apparently, Leah was still on that damn diet and counting calories so she would fit into her wedding dress. Though why she didn’t just buy the dress in a larger size was beyond Valerie.

Leah blinked at the sight of her. “Val? What are you doing here? You said you weren’t coming.”

Valerie shrugged. “I changed my mind.”

“Are you feeling okay?”

“Yeah, sure. Why?”

“When you said you didn’t want to go out, I assumed you were sick. You never turn down a night out.” Leah placed her palm lightly against Valerie’s forehead. “You sure you don’t have the flu or something?”

Valerie laughed and pushed her friend’s hand away. “Oh, stop it. I just didn’t feel like getting dressed up. I’m getting tired of the whole bar scene.”

Then Valerie’s heart stopped, along with her lips. Oh God.

Brett stood there talking to a tall, dark-haired man who had one thumb hooked in the front pocket of his jeans while he leaned comfortably against the wall with his right shoulder. She couldn’t see the other guy’s face, but she didn’t need to. Valerie recognized all six feet, two inches of him. Logan Mathis.



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Now that summer is here I would say that On the Plus Side is the perfect beach read. It was fun and had some real steamy moments with a sprinkle of family drama thrown in there too.


The main character Val, was not your typical woman that is written in most books. She was a strong and confidant woman but she also was a woman with curves and that there you don’t see to often in books.


  “But she had a pretty face, banging plus-size curves, and a lively personality. And that was good enough for her. Valerie was just….Valerie.”


Logan was the other man character and he had a dominating appeal that just drew me right in. The banter between the two was terrific. The secondary characters added the perfect back-story and layer to have me not wanting to put the book down.


This book was written in third person and I usually have a hard time connecting with the characters, but that wasn’t the case in this one. I connected with them all. The book flowed perfectly and had me hooked from beginning to end. The author not only wrote a flawless story the cover she chose fits the book perfectly. I look forward to reading more books by this author.






Displaying Alison Bliss CREDIT Julie Abston Photography.jpgAlison Bliss grew up in Small Town, Texas, but currently resides in the Midwest with her husband and two sons. With so much testosterone in her home, it’s no wonder she writes “girl books.” She believes the best way to know if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because if you both make it back alive, it’s obviously meant to be. Alison pens the type of books she loves to read most: fun, steamy love stories with heart, heat, laughter, and usually a cowboy or two. As she calls it, “Romance…with a sense of humor.”





















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All There Is (Juniper Hills #1) by Violet Duke Release Blitz & Review



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Violet Duke debuts an emotional series about letting go, starting over, and trusting in the redemptive power of love.

Emma Stevens is ready for a fresh start in Juniper Hills, but she still lives with the impossible guilt of her past: having failed to rescue her little stepbrother from a fire that decimated her childhood home and her family. Her next-door neighbor may have been the one to drag her out of the burning building that night, but it doesn’t exonerate him since he caused the fire. Not even when he shows up fourteen years later to help salvage her bakery.

Jake Rowan may not have been able to save Emma’s brother from the fire, but at least he was able to save his own brother. By taking the fall and the punishment for him, Jake managed to protect his older brother’s future…but it cost him the girl of his dreams.

Now Jake finds himself on Emma’s doorstep once again. Not to save her life this time, but to repair it. And more importantly, her heart, if she’ll let him.





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I always make the mistake of giving too much away in a review or write a really long one.  I was thinking how would be the best way to describe Emma’s and Jake’s story and the only thing I can really think of is  FABULOUS!


How can 2 people learn to move on from a tragedy and a heart wrenching past that tore the love they once shared as kids apart?  The emotions in this book were raw and vary from anger, pain, remorse, guilt, love and happiness.  Emma and Jake have suffered and deal with the guilt after a fire tore through Emma’s house, stole the life her younger brother and Jakes broken promise. What everyone believed true about that faithful night is far from truth.


I enjoyed how the author took us on Jake’s and Emma’s journey to acceptance, forgiveness and second chances.   We see their inner struggles dealing with the internal and external scars from that tragic life  but we also see them learn to live again.   Both have not lived happy lives.  I felt the author dealt with the issues of guilt, lack of knowledge, forgiveness and understanding beautifully.   I felt Jake, Emma and Meghan’s suffering but also their willingness to live life again.


This book is not only tears, nope the author gives readers some funny moments as well.  You can feel the connection and chemistry the characters shared by the practical jokes they played on each other and  their level of comfort with one another.  This was a great second chance story, sweet, painful and full of promise and I can’t wait for the next book in this series.




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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education ecstatic to be on the other side of the page now writing emotion-rich stories with fun, everyday characters and sweet, sexy match-ups. Since her debut series in 2013, over a million readers from around the world have put all four of Violet’s laugh & cry contemporary romance series on U.S. bestseller lists as well as Top 10 charts across the major eretailers, both in the U.S. and internationally.

When she isn’t feeding her book-a-day addiction, Violet enjoys doing far too many things without checking the directions first (often with outrageous power tools she has no business operating), and cooking impossible-to-replicate ‘special edition’ dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. She lives in Hawai’i with her kids (Violet & Duke) and Mr. Violet Duke, aka “MVD” (their ringleader), with a PJs-and-rubber-slippers work dress code she takes very seriously.

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Writing Mr. Right by T.K. Leigh Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway





Title: Writing Mr. Right
Author: T.K. Leigh
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: June 26, 2017







My name is Molly Brinks, but most people know me as Vivienne Foxx, bestselling author of chance meetings, stolen glances, and the much-needed happily ever after. My addictions include coffee, home improvement television, and the occasional pint of ice cream. The love of my life is an eighty-pound labrador retriever named Pee Wee. At the age of twenty-nine-plus-one, I am at the top of my game…professionally. My personal life is a completely different story, one best left untold. Success has its sacrifices and I’ve been more than happy to put my search for Prince Charming on the back burner while I create fictitious tales of the naïve virgin, the broken girl with a torrid past, and the strong-willed student finding their own Mr. Right… Until one hell of a case of writer’s block and a tight deadline set by my publisher forces me outside my cozy downtown Boston apartment in search of inspiration.
Armed with an account on every dating website out there, I devise a plan. Meet some nice, professional men. Go on a few dates. Hope one of them has the spark I need to finish my book. Then walk away.
But plans are meant to be broken.
My name is Molly Brinks, and this is my story about Writing Mr. Right.










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I am always looking for “new to me” authors and after reading the blurb for this one, I was hooked and knew I had to read it.


Molly to the outside world is known as just a column writer for the Metropolitan.  What most don’t realize and only a select few close to her know is that she is really the writer erotica romance writer also known Vivienne Foxx.  Molly is a serial dater and always tends to find a muse when writing a new book but has now found herself in a writing block.  That is until she becomes friend with her father’s doctor and the words seem to begin to flow with no issue.  But this new story is not like her others, there is more to the characters as well as the emotion and connection they share.  It’s also interesting to see how many similarities the story of her new characters have with what is happening with her and her new doctor friend.  But here’s the real issue, Molly may be a romance writer but she doesn’t believe in true love.


This story is completely told from Molly’s POV and although I prefer dual POV, I have to say the author did a really fabulous job of writing this one sided story and not making it feel like part of it was missing.   I absolutely fell in love with Molly from the moment we met her.  She’s strong and independent , she’s sassy and so many times she had me absolutely cracking up.  She definitely wasn’t your typical female lead character and I have to say, it truly was a breath of fresh air to have her character be this way.


What can I say about Noah to truly do him justice?  First he’s a hot sexy doctor, and he’s very alpha in the bedroom but I must say, he is so sweet and tender, and caring when it comes to his patients but also Molly.  Noah truly is the perfect mix of alpha and sweetheart.


I really enjoyed the dynamic the author built up between these two characters.  It was a slow burn, which I love but it didn’t drag out.  The author did tease us at times, thinking the we finally hit that point but then changed it up and I really enjoyed that.  Although this one really had a fun and flirty side to it, it also has a very deep emotional side to the story that made part of the storyline a bit more serious than I was expecting but I loved that this one was a great mix of both.


Overall this one was a really fabulous read that I absolutely loved.  This one was so well written, the fun and flirty had me laughing and the more serious side had me in tears.  It had great lead characters that shared a great connection I felt immediately and only got stronger. It had a great cast of characters included, I loved her family and I must say, for most of the book I was hoping so bad we would get her brother Drew’s story which I was so excited to have that confirmed at the end and now find myself anxiously awaiting for 2018 for it to be released.  This was my first TK Leigh book but there is no way it will be my last.



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T.K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Beautiful Mess series, in addition to several other works. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, dog, and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). In late 2015, she gave birth to her first (and only) baby. When she’s not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found training for her next marathon (of which she has run over twenty fulls and far too many halfs to recall) or chasing her daughter around the house.
T.K. Leigh is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. All publishing inquiries, including audio, foreign, and film rights, should be directed to her.


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Lost Love by Kelly Elliott Review & Excerpt Tour





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Moving back home to my parents’ cattle ranch in Texas was the last thing I thought I’d be doing.

But, here I stand … in front of my high school girlfriend. A beautiful, confident woman has replaced the young girl I once knew and loved. Hell. I’m still in love with her.

Yep. Paxton Monroe was my first love and the one girl in town who now hated my guts. So much so, Paxton swore her revenge on me if it took her until the day she died. The last words she spoke to me were a vow to cut my dick off and shove it down my throat.

The fight between my heart, my head, and last, but certainly not least, my dick starts tonight. Because all I can think about is how I want to be buried so deep inside Paxton she won’t remember how I broke her heart, or how I left her when she needed me the most.

But who will win? My heart is too broken to listen to my head. And my dick, yeah it’s not listening to anything or anyone. Not until it gets what it wants and what it wants is Paxton Monroe.


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“Whatcha doing?”
I nearly jumped out of my skin as I spun around and clutched at my chest.
“Jesus, Amelia! Why would you sneak up on me like that?”
She tried to hide her smile and failed. Lifting her brows, she glanced past my shoulder. “Were you watching Steed and Chloe?”
My cheeks heated. “What? No! Are they here? I haven’t seen them. Why would you say that?”
When her eyes moved back to mine, I knew she saw right through my blunder of lies. “Uh-huh. I know I was little when you and Steed dated, so we really don’t know each other all that well.” She smiled. “But I can already tell you’re a terrible liar, Paxton.”
I dropped my head then peeked up at her. “I wasn’t spying.”
Amelia held up her hands. “I didn’t say you were.”
Chewing on my lip, I sighed. “Okay. I was spying. I’m lost, Amelia.”
With a soft sympathetic grin, she glanced at her brother. “So is he, Paxton. His eyes are so sad. Earlier this morning we all had breakfast together as a family and both Mom and I noticed it.”
“The family was all together?” I asked.
She nodded with a grin. “The boys have been working the ranch the last two days so they’re all staying at the house. It’s been nice having Steed home again. Dad’s thrilled he’s back and digging deeper into the business side of the ranch. The idea of having another son run day-to-day operations has him all kinds of happy.”
Guilt hit me square in the chest. It was my fault he left. I told him to leave.
He left his family and stayed away because of me.
“I’m so sorry he left town,” I said.
“Paxton, you didn’t keep him away all those years. That was his decision. A poor one, but his nonetheless.”
I shrugged. Turning, I glanced back at Steed and Chloe. “He’s such a good father.”
The sadness in my voice caused Amelia to put her hand on my shoulder and gave it a squeeze.








The second I see Kelly Elliotts name by a title I grab it. She has a unique style of writing that I can only describe as perfection. Lost Love came with all the qualities I love and come to expect from this author. We get to experience heartbreak, laughter, family, friendship and love.


In this first book in the Cowboy and Angel series we are introduced to the amazing and handsome Parker Brothers. This book follows Steed and Pax, and a mistake that has haunted them for years. The best way to describe this book is to say it’s in 2 parts. Steed has returned to his family’s ranch after a failed marriage and always regretting hurting his one true love Pax. It was a very rough start when they see each other again. Pax had so much anger and hatred for Steed and Steed only had love and compassion. He knew Pax was justified with her feelings towards him but the Cowboy was persistent. He knew this was his second chance to right his wrong and wasn’t going to let it slip him by.


I loved how the author shows us with any relationship it takes work, it’s not easy. Sometimes you have to talk it out, yell it out, cry it out and laugh it out.


Steeds persistence pays off and we are gifted with a love so beautiful that I smiled and blushed the whole way through. We see Steed and Pax’ maturity with the second chance they were given. Steed’s little Chloe is to die for, she steals the spot light. I loved how the author incorporated Chloe in their lives, it wasn’t just Steed and Pax second chance but also Chloe’s. I loved the first book in this series and can’t wait to see the Parker Family including Amelia get their books.





author-photoKelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.

Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.

Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.

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Raw Need by Cherrie Lynn Release Blitz & Review



RAW NEED by Cherrie Lynn

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Publication Date: June 27, 2017

ISBN: 9781250126375; Price: $3.99







Zane Larson has done everything he set out to do: conquered past demons, saved lives through his music, and toured the world as the frontman for one of the most popular rock bands in the world. This life—and an escape through music—was supposed to be everything he’s ever wanted, but after meeting Rowan, Zane’s no longer sure…

Soon after her husband’s death, Rowan Dugas learned she was pregnant. With grief and uncertainty her only companions, Rowan was only able to find an escape through music; specifically Zane Larson’s hypnotic voice. But after meeting the sexy lead singer of her favorite band, Rowan can hardly believe he’s interested in her. But Zane also has a painful connection to her unborn child – Zane’s brother is responsible for her husband’s death.

Torn between the only family she has left, and a life with Zane unlike anything she’s dared to dream about, Rowan’s decision will change her fate forever. Raw Need from New York Times bestselling author Cherrie Lynn is a heart wrenching, emotionally intense story that will leave readers breathless.




Excerpt: Raw Need by Cherrie Lynn


Zane took her hand and helped her from the car after opening her door. He’d done that all night, and while she hadn’t needed it, she found she loved it. He didn’t let her go even as they strolled up the walkway to her front door, pausing on her front porch. She missed the warmth of his hand immediately when she had to dig her keys from her purse.

Except for hugs from family and friends, it had been a while since anyone touched her. Until tonight.

It had been much longer since anyone had awoken the kind of feelings she was experiencing right now, the zinging along her nerve endings, the weakness in the fronts of her thighs that she suspected had nothing to do with emotion and everything to do with him.

It’s okay, she thought, desperate to keep her eyes down on her task of digging in her purse though her keys were right there in sight, glinting under her porch light. He’s my fucking celebrity crush, of course I’m going to respond. It doesn’t mean anything.

“I want to kiss you,” he said, and she sucked in a breath and looked up at him in astonishment, keys forgotten. He was so close, so beautiful, something that could have formed from the surrounding shadows to steal her heart away. “But I won’t.” Even as reason coupled with disappointment flooded her, her involuntary reaction was to wet her lips. She could swear he noticed the response; his eyes darkened. “Unless you want me to.”

She did. God help her, she did. But . . . “It can’t mean anything,” she whispered.

“It doesn’t have to.”

She could do that, right? Just a kiss. A onetime, once-in-a-lifetime kiss. Maybe she was wrong and the chemistry wouldn’t be there. She would know it once and for all, no wondering “what if” after he went back home, no staying up nights imagining what he tasted like, knowing she’d had her chance to find out and refused it. “Okay,” she said, but since she figured he could barely hear her trembling voice, she nodded as well.

He stepped in. Rowan nearly jumped when the tips of his fingers tilted her chin up to receive him; he touched her nowhere else. At least not until he leaned forward, nestling his nose next to hers as his lips caught hers gently, sweetly. A shiver worked along her spine, raising the hair at her nape.

So much for no chemistry.

She wanted to open, to invite him deeper, but even as his fingertips slid toward her ear until he cupped her jaw in his palm, he only teased at her lips with his own. A touch, a brush. The sweetness of their shared dessert a ghost on his breath, he didn’t quest for any sort of entry, so careful not to do so that something broke in her weakly thudding heart, flooding her with heat.

Oh, fuck.

“His other hand grasped the doorframe beside her head; his beard tickled her delicate skin. Rowan’s hands ached to crawl up his body, but she clenched them tightly at her sides against the need, her nails biting crescent moons into her palms. This, just this. It was all she had to give right now.

Zane pulled away only slightly, his warm breath soft against her tingling lips. He’d barely touched her, barely even given her that taste of him. She wanted more, longed to drag him to her and take it, but when he stepped back, she had to let him. The tip of his thumb traced the line of her jaw all the way to her chin as he drew his hand away.




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Even though Raw Need is the 2nd book in this series it can be read as a standalone. I thought I couldn’t love a Larson brother more than I did Mike, but l I was wrong.  Raw Need was a truly emotional roller-coaster ride of emotions that left me wanting more of Zane Larson and Rowan.  I felt like this book had more depth and turmoil than the first book but it was still a fairly light read.


This author has a unique writing talent where she tends not to go over board with the drama and angst which I love.  This book has to do with second chances, moving forward and finding happiness.  Rowan is a recent widow, pregnant with her first child and struggling to find herself again.  Zane is a rock star and thought he had it all until he meets Rowan.


Zane and Rowan have a connection that can be felt throughout the pages through the beautiful writing.  The way this author details their communication via texts, music and phone calls enabled me to connect with them both.  Zane is everything a book boyfriend should be. He doesn’t want to push Rowan but he knows that she was meant for him.  Rowan is in a constant struggle between the only family she has known and the man that showed her happiness again.


This book was awesome, there was so many times that I wanted to reach out to both Zane and Rowan and hug them.  I loved how they both understood the others role in life and weren’t afraid to step aside.  The story is easy to follow and was worth the tears and smiles I experienced.  We get the conflict from Romans decreased husbands family, Zanes rock star persona and a little lady who doesn’t know her place.  This series just gets better and better and I can’t wait to see what’s in store next.




Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cherrie Lynn has been a CPS caseworker and a juvenile probation officer, but now writes contemporary and paranormal romance on the steamy side, including Raw Deal. She’s also an unabashed rock music enthusiast, and is fond of hitting the road with her husband to catch their favorite bands live. Cherrie lives in East Texas.



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Good Kinda Crazy by Jettie Woodruff Blog Tour & Review






I would like to tell you a story about true friends, change, and real love. This is deeper than a love story, this is a connection you can’t possibly explain without first experiencing it, a love rarely found. When all I wanted to do was go home and put it all behind me, one chance meeting sent me in another direction. I traveled a road I could have never imagined.
Before you invest your time in our story, I should warn you, these people aren’t like your typical friends. These kinds of friends are few and far between. If you don’t believe in love at first sight, or second chance love, then you should probably skip our story.
I was written in him, he was written in me, we were written in the stars.
My hope is that you go into our story with an open mind and like me, find something life-changing you can take with you. Because one person believed in me, I didn’t give up. I became someone I didn’t even know I wanted to be.
For her. For him. For me. For us. For humanity.









“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”


I am in book love, completely, blinded let me absorb all the words at once, love.  This is one of those books that surprise you with its story because it’s so much more than just a simple love story. It’s about discovering a deeper you and accepting everything around you with positivity.


This is Atlantis story and her finding herself after being on a “Destination Lesson”.   It is during that destination lesson that she meets Tristan, whom we have met before in book 1 of this is series.  Tristan pushes Atlantis to find herself and absolutely becomes the friend she needs.  Atlantis can be a character you want to smack but in the same sense I seen myself in her flaws and her hang ups.  I knew what Tristan was doing, I seen what she wanted Atlantis to see and I wanted her to see it too but I also found myself understanding the struggle.  Then there is Ryle, OMG INSTANT HIPPIE LOVE FROM ME!!  I could picture him so clearly in my mind that my body swore I knew him.  As I write this I can still see him in my mind.  He is all about fate, destiny and twin flames.  He made me want to be like him.  He was so forgiving and so… He is a male Tristan and I loved him more!


Ryle,  also let me experience Tantra!! I called my husband and asked him to book a therapist that does it. Might have bought a book.  Might be obsessed with that currently.  Quit judging me and just go learn about it!    MIND, BODY AND SOUL.  Yeah all of it, you need it yesterday!!   Tantra isn’t the only thing I learned from this book, I actually closed this book and started quoting things and wanting to be more open minded. I have decided to spend an hour a day meditating and trying to tell my ego to take the day off.  Jettie really made me believe in things in this book and for that I give her so much more credit.  She made me want to be better for myself.  LOVE MYSELF DAILY!    It’s a book that made me want to say thank you and it has me so excited for book number 3!!


“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”












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