Friday, August 18, 2017

 
Blog Tour Review
Wish You Were Here
by
Renee Carlino
 
~ Synopsis ~
You know when you’re looking at someone and you can’t help but smile at how oblivious they are to their own charm? That’s what was happening to me, and it was making me feel…happy. Euphoric. Something indescribable. It was like we already knew each other, like we had met in a previous life. Memories that didn’t exist began exploding in my mind like fireworks. 

Charlotte has spent her twenties adrift, searching for a spark to jump-start her life and give her a sense of purpose. She’s had as many jobs as she’s had bad relationships, and now she’s feeling especially lost in her less-than-glamorous gig at a pie-and-fry joint in Los Angeles, where the uniforms are bad and the tips are even worse. Then she collides—literally—with Adam, an intriguing, handsome, and mysterious painter. Their serendipitous meeting on the street turns into a whirlwind one-night stand that has Charlotte feeling enchanted by Adam’s spontaneity and joy for life. There’s promise in both his words and actions, but in the harsh light of morning, Adam’s tune changes, leaving Charlotte to wonder if her notorious bad luck with men is really just her own bad judgment. Months later, a new relationship with Seth, a charming baseball player, is turning into something more meaningful, but Charlotte’s still having trouble moving past her one enthralling night with Adam. Why? When she searches for answers, she finds the situation with Adam is far more complicated than she ever imagined. Faced with the decision to write a new story with Seth or finish the one started with Adam, Charlotte embarks on a life-altering journey, one that takes her across the world and back again, bringing a lifetime’s worth of pain, joy, and wisdom.  

~ Links to Buy ~AMAZON | B&N | iBooks


~ Excerpt ~
    “You’re making love sound tragic,” I said. “No”—he shook his head—“I wouldn’t want it any other way. Tell me about us. What do we like to do?” “Paint and sail and eat and drink. Just simple things.” “Don’t forget about sex,” he said. “Yeah, lots of sex. Before the children were born we "We were practically naked every second of the day.” “I like that.” “When they got older, we’d sneak away for weekends and leave them at my mom’s.” “What are they like? Our children.” “Happy. That’s all we wished for. We put our love first and it just spilled over into them and now they’re happy.” Tears sprang from my eyes and ran down my cheeks. Isn’t that what we all hope for when it comes to our children? His tone suddenly changed. “That’s beautiful, Char- lotte.” It was like he was waking up from the dream. I didn’t want to go back to reality yet, but I knew these fantasies were just to help Adam get his mind off things. “I can imagine a long life with you,” he said. “I can imagine what a great wife you’d be." I pulled my hand out of his. “The story is about you and me.” He didn’t say anything; he just nodded and then continued to stare out the window. I bent and kissed the top of his head again, and whispered, “It’s about us. Don’t take that away from me.”

     
~ Review ~
 I should have known from the title....see I don't read the blurbs, especially not on a Renee Carlino novel.  I know that what will be between the pages will take me on an emotion journey and that it will be time well spent.  Wish You Were Here was that and more.  Adam and Charlotte's story was beautiful, heartfelt, heartbreaking and inspiring all at the same time.

A chance encounter after a night of drinking turns into the best night of your life.  Only to be faced with what seems like regret in the morning which sends you on a downward spiral.  Ugh...I loved Adam's spontaneity and the connection that him and Charlotte seemed to have outside of the physical.  I must admit though, that I kept thinking something was off. Again....that title.

As Charlotte tries to move on she begins a relationship with Seth.  I mean who wouldn't fall for a muscular, attentive baseball player.  Me...I was so invested in Adam that I truly couldn't fall for Seth or route for their relationship.

As time passes, the memory of Adam and their night still haunts Charlotte and when the reason behind their separation is revealed it broke my heart.  Tears......yes there were quite a few.  Renee's storytelling puts you right there....front and center.  You cannot help but fall and feel for these characters.

All I can tell you about this novel without giving away the amazing story is to go and #1click! It will truly be time well spent and something tells me that we all may take a little piece of this story and keep it with us.

 

~ About the Author ~
Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of contemporary women's novels and new adult fiction. Her books have been featured in national publications, including USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Latina magazine, and Publisher's Weekly. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she's not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

 
Release Day Blitz
Wish You Were Here
by
Renee Carlino
 
~ Synopsis ~
You know when you’re looking at someone and you can’t help but smile at how oblivious they are to their own charm? That’s what was happening to me, and it was making me feel…happy. Euphoric. Something indescribable. It was like we already knew each other, like we had met in a previous life. Memories that didn’t exist began exploding in my mind like fireworks. 

Charlotte has spent her twenties adrift, searching for a spark to jump-start her life and give her a sense of purpose. She’s had as many jobs as she’s had bad relationships, and now she’s feeling especially lost in her less-than-glamorous gig at a pie-and-fry joint in Los Angeles, where the uniforms are bad and the tips are even worse. Then she collides—literally—with Adam, an intriguing, handsome, and mysterious painter. Their serendipitous meeting on the street turns into a whirlwind one-night stand that has Charlotte feeling enchanted by Adam’s spontaneity and joy for life. There’s promise in both his words and actions, but in the harsh light of morning, Adam’s tune changes, leaving Charlotte to wonder if her notorious bad luck with men is really just her own bad judgment. Months later, a new relationship with Seth, a charming baseball player, is turning into something more meaningful, but Charlotte’s still having trouble moving past her one enthralling night with Adam. Why? When she searches for answers, she finds the situation with Adam is far more complicated than she ever imagined. Faced with the decision to write a new story with Seth or finish the one started with Adam, Charlotte embarks on a life-altering journey, one that takes her across the world and back again, bringing a lifetime’s worth of pain, joy, and wisdom.  

~ Links to Buy ~AMAZON | B&N | iBooks


~ Excerpt ~
    “You’re making love sound tragic,” I said. “No”—he shook his head—“I wouldn’t want it any other way. Tell me about us. What do we like to do?” “Paint and sail and eat and drink. Just simple things.” “Don’t forget about sex,” he said. “Yeah, lots of sex. Before the children were born we "We were practically naked every second of the day.” “I like that.” “When they got older, we’d sneak away for weekends and leave them at my mom’s.” “What are they like? Our children.” “Happy. That’s all we wished for. We put our love first and it just spilled over into them and now they’re happy.” Tears sprang from my eyes and ran down my cheeks. Isn’t that what we all hope for when it comes to our children? His tone suddenly changed. “That’s beautiful, Char- lotte.” It was like he was waking up from the dream. I didn’t want to go back to reality yet, but I knew these fantasies were just to help Adam get his mind off things. “I can imagine a long life with you,” he said. “I can imagine what a great wife you’d be." I pulled my hand out of his. “The story is about you and me.” He didn’t say anything; he just nodded and then continued to stare out the window. I bent and kissed the top of his head again, and whispered, “It’s about us. Don’t take that away from me.”  

     

~ About the Author ~
Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of contemporary women's novels and new adult fiction. Her books have been featured in national publications, including USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Latina magazine, and Publisher's Weekly. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she's not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.

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Release Day Review
Thousands
{Pennies Series #4}
by
Pepper Winters
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Release Date: August 15th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

~ Synopsis ~

“Love had been stolen from me for reasons entirely my fault. But then a miracle happened, and Pim gave me something I thought was lost forever. She gave me a love I’d earned. Love that ruined me. Love that made me hopelessly hers…”

Once upon a time, I didn’t think I’d ever be normal.
Now, I’m talking and trusting, and it’s all thanks to Elder.
He gave me my life back, and I gave him my heart, but love stories like ours are never simple.
I did something to protect him.
He did something to survive me.
We screwed up.
And now, it’s no longer just about us.
It’s about safety, sanctuary, and sin.

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~ Review ~

There is no doubt that Pepper Winters is one of my favorite authors. Her writing for me is unparalleled.  I eagerly anticipate the release of her novels as they each tend to be more compelling than the last.  Pepper also never ceases to amaze me.  Her writing captivates you and her characters draw your empathy and love right through the pages. Her descriptive writing puts you right there in the middle of the scene.

Elder and Pim may be rushing up the leader board to my favorite couple.  Their story is unlike any other on many levels and but similar in a few instances.  It is those similarities which made me gasp out loud while reading and left me teetering on the edge.  Mixed emotions would be putting it mildly once I got to the end of Thousands (you will most likely feel the same) but I have an odd sense of calm while I sit here waiting to reach the finish line in Millions.

We get more of the push and pull from Pim and Elder.  A battle of wills to maintain control and seek what they want.  I truly love Elder. His restraint and self control are at their breaking point whether he is with Pim or not.  The balance he seeks being pushed by Pim at every opportunity as she is coming into her own skin and growing in confidence.  Determined not to let Elder keep his distance puts them both in an explosive situation.  But who will come out victorious?   

We find that both Pim and Elder must endure the consequences of their actions and that may be a tough road to travel.  Forgiveness though given seemed to be harder to accept.  Elder and Pim almost feel real and their pain and sexual tension radiates from the pages.  Their story will definitely keep you tied to your eReader into the late hours. 

 I could go on and on about how amazing this series is but you MUST start from the beginning.  You will have the benefit of being able to read 4 of the 5 books in the series without delay but part of Peppers writing that I have come to love is the suspense and anticipation of what is to come.

 

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Pennies
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Dollars
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Hundreds
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~ About the Author ~
Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller. After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six times in three years. Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette. Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2017. Pepper Winters

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway
Show Me the Way
{Fight for Me #1}
by
A.L. Jackson

Release Date: October 2, 2017
Cover Design: RBA Designs
The first sexy, captivating, stand-alone novel in the brand-new FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .
Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful.

The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he’ll let into his heart is his little girl.

Rynna Dayne. As vulnerable as she is tempting.

She ran from Gingham Lakes when she was seventeen. She swore to herself she would never return. Then her grandmother passed away and left her the deed to the diner that she once loved.

When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he’s in trouble.

She’s gorgeous and sweet and everything he can’t trust.

Until she becomes the one thing he can’t resist.

One kiss sends them tumbling toward ecstasy.

But in a town this size, pasts are bound to collide. Caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and disloyalty, Rex must make a choice.

Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance . . .

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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, SHOW ME THE WAY, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
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Monday, August 14, 2017

 

Release Day Review
The Soul Mate
{Room Mates #4}
by
Kendall Ryan
From New York Times Bestseller Kendall Ryan comes a sexy new stand-alone novel in her Roommates series. The smoking-hot one-night stand I was never supposed to see again? Yeah, well, I might be pregnant, and he’s my OB-GYN. Get ready to fall head over heels madly in love with the hottest OBGYN doctor you have ever met! This full-length standalone contains the most hilariously awkward lady-doctor visit, lots of playful banter and some good ol' fashioned baby-makin'!  

 ~ Links to Buy ~
Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 

                               
 ~ Review ~
They say that you find love when you least expect it....I would venture to guess that would hold true for Bren & Mason. One seriously hot one night stand with a walk of shame leaves Mason pondering if he will ever find her again and Bren trying to convince herself that it was ONLY a one night stand. But neither one of them can shake the memories of that night. When circumstances create a "reunion" for Bren and Mason their relationship or lack there of takes a wide turn.

Well what can we say about Mason that wouldn't make a girl swoon. Believing in the relationship he has witnessed his whole life he is convinced that everyone has their own Soulmate. Presented with a less than ideal situation he takes the opportunity to spend time with Bren and see if they could be more to each other than a result of circumstance. He was playful, adoring and attentive all the while being respectful that Bren may need more time to adjust.

Commitment definitely wasn't Bren's middle name but her attraction to Mason was clear and she was willing to try to see if there was more to her and Mason than just sex. With her mind on their situation she finds herself falling more for the man. She finds that not only is he super sexy but doting and noble. When life sends them a quick U-turn Bren wonders if what they had found will disappear.

I loved spending time with Bren and Mason. Kendall's books generally captivate me and keep me vested in the characters. Want to know how things turn out for Bren and Mason grab your copy of The Soul Mate and see for yourself. This is the 4th book in the Roommate Series and can be read as a standalone, but by all means feel free to introduce yourself to the rest of the series....it's pretty 
amazing!


 ~ About the Author ~
  A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.
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Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras

 
 

Friday, August 11, 2017



 The Only One
 (Sweetbriar Cove #3)
by
Melody Grace

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 10, 2017



Synopsis

Brooke Delancey is looking for a fresh start. She’s packed up her heartbreak and traded her old life for a new beginning, managing the prettiest hotel on Cape Cod. She swears this time will be different: no drama, no distractions, and definitely no heart-stopping kisses with a handsome stranger. Which is exactly what she finds the night she meets Riley Ford.

Riley is gorgeous, charming… and intrigued by the buttoned-up blonde whose kisses are anything but restrained. He knows a thing or two about starting over, and he’s convinced a little fun is exactly what Brooke needs to put the past behind her. And he knows exactly the man for the job…

With a tempting offer like that, Brooke can’t help but try another kiss - or two, or three. But as the chemistry gets hotter, and their connection deepens, Brooke and Riley will discover that building a new future means reckoning with the past.

Can two unlikely hearts take a chance on a new tomorrow? Or will their sparks burn out with the end of summer in Sweetbriar Cove? Find out in the sweet and sexy new read from New York Times bestselling author Melody Grace!

The Sweetbriar Cove Series:
#1 Meant to Be – Feb 2017
#2 All for You – May 2017
#3 The Only One – August 2017
#4 I'm Yours - November 2017
#5 Holiday Kisses - Dec 2017
#6 No Ordinary Love - Feb 2018



Review
 It is so easy to get lost between the pages of a Melody Grace novel and this one was no different.  Welcome back to the Cove.  This is book 3 in the Series but can be read as a standalone.  

Where better to mend a broken heart than in a quiet beach town.  New friends, job and a fresh start but Brooke doesn't expect to find a new relationship.  Those she has sworn off to protect her heart.

Riley.....hmmm hmmm.  Who doesn't love a carefree laid back guy? But Riley hasn't always been that way and his tattered trust makes him steer clear of anything serious.  Relationships for sure.  But when Riley and Brooke meet they find not only attraction but an underlying connection.  Friends to lovers. Come take the journey with Riley and Brooke and experience life in the Cove.  
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NYT bestselling author, a SoCal transplant, and sexy romance junkie ;) I never say no to ice-cream...



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