Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Ignite By Donna Grant #Review

*I received an eARC of this for my honest review*




Every inch of him was molded as if from granite...and her blood ran like fire... 

For centuries, V has waited to awaken from his doomed sleep and reclaim his destiny. But this Dragon King--one among a legion of legendary warriors sworn to protect the human race from darkness--must first find a way to win back his sword. Wield its power. And try not to fall prey to his own illicit desires.

Claire may possess the beauty and soul of a goddess but V knows better than to mess with a mere mortal. Still, he instinctively knows that Claire is The One who can help him regain the use of his sword and restore his place at Dreagan. But if she learns the truth about who--and what--he really is, her memories of him would be erased forever. How can V love Claire truly, madly, deeply...and protect her from the forces of fire and darkness that could destroy them both?




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MY THOUGHTS

Well , Donna Grant does it again!!  I have been a huge fan of her books for a few years now and well I have read pretty much everything she wrote.

Ignite is book 15 in the Dark King series and yes you really should read all the previous books and I promise you will not be disappointed. 

This book is so well written and it got me hooked from the very first page that I just couldn't (and didn't want to) stop reading.

I am giving this 5 out of 5 stars. 

The Dead Celebrities Club by Susan Swan #Review

*I received a copy of this book for my honest review*



A timely novel about the hedge fund whale, Dale Paul, a witty, self-absorbed rogue and raconteur. Charm and boarding school connections to billionaire media personality Earl Lindquist aren’t sufficient for Dale Paul to avoid being sent to an upstate New York white collar jail on multiple counts of fraud for gambling away US military pensions. Promising himself to earn back his son’s previously gambled inheritance, Dale Paul dreams up an illegal lottery for his fellow inmates based on the death of old and frail celebrities. Disgraced and for once in his life, penniless, Dale Paul’s relationships with his family deteriorate while he works on his scheme to make himself rich again. Win or lose, Dale Paul goes through a sea change that may (or may not) make a new man of him. But will the enterprising gambler get caught in his own con?

MY THOUGHTS


I had a hard time getting into this book.  Don't get me wrong the story was good in most parts and I like the writing style but I didn't find it was something that got me hooked to the story.  I know some people will enjoy this especially if you are into literary fiction. 

I give this 2 out of 5 stars.

You can purchase this book at amazon.ca

Highland Crown by May McGoldrick


*I received a eARC of this for my honest review*





Scottish pride, persuasion, and passion—this is Highland romance at its breathtaking best. 
Inverness, 1820
Perched on the North Sea, this port town—by turns legendary and mythological—is a place where Highland rebels and English authorities clash in a mortal struggle for survival and dominance. Among the fray is a lovely young widow who possesses rare and special gifts.
WANTED: Isabella Drummond
A true beauty and trained physician, Isabella has inspired longing and mystery—and fury—in a great many men. Hunted by both the British government and Scottish rebels, she came to the Highlands in search of survival. But a dying ship’s captain will steer her fate into even stormier waters. . .and her heart into flames.
FOUND: Cinaed Mackintosh
Cast from his home as a child, Cinaed is a fierce soul whose allegiance is only to himself … until Isabella saved his life—and added more risk to her own. Now, the only way Cinaed can keep her safe to seek refuge at Dalmigavie Castle, the Mackintosh family seat. But when the scandalous truth of his past comes out, any chance of Cinaed having a bright future with Isabella is thrown into complete darkness. What will these two ill-fated lovers have to sacrifice to be together…for eternity?

MY THOUGHTS

I really tried to get into this book but I just couldn't.  I did read 50% of it but I just got bored with this book.  I liked the characters but the plot just didn't keep my interest.  

I give this 2 out of 5. 



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Authors Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick (writing as May McGoldrick) weave emotionally satisfying tales of love and danger. Under the names of May McGoldrick and Jan Coffey, these authors have written more than thirty novels and works of nonfiction. Nikoo, an engineer, also conducts frequent workshops on writing and publishing and serves as a Resident Author. Jim holds a Ph.D. in Medieval and Renaissance literature and teaches English in northwestern Connecticut. They are the authors of Much ado about HighlandersTaming the Highlander, and Tempest in the Highlands.


Author Twitter: @MayMcGoldrick

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Making Up By Helena Hunting #CoverReveal

Making Up, an all-new laugh-out-loud romantic comedy standalone from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is coming July 16th, and we have the smoking hot cover!

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Cosy Felton is great at her job—she knows just how to handle the awkwardness that comes with working at an adult toy store. So when the hottest guy she’s ever seen walks into the shop looking completely overwhelmed, she’s more than happy to turn on the charm and help him purchase all of the items on his list.
Griffin Mills is using his business trip in Las Vegas as a chance to escape the broken pieces of his life in New York City. The last thing he wants is to be put in charge of buying gag gifts for his friend’s bachelor party. Despite being totally out of his element, and mortified by the whole experience, Griffin is pleasantly surprised when he finds himself attracted to the sales girl that helped him.
As skeptical as Cosy may be of Griffin’s motivations, there’s something about him that intrigues her. But sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas and when real life gets in the way, all bets are off. Filled with hilariously awkward situations and enough sexual chemistry to power Sin City, Making Up is the next standalone in the Shacking Up world.

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Pre-order your copy today!
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About Helena
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She's writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy. 
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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Kneel Down by Chelle Bliss & Eden Butler #ReleaseBlitz


Kneel Down 
by Chelle Bliss & Eden Butler
Kneel Down is a full-length book in the Nailed Down series - and can be read as a standalone.
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Genre: Romantic Suspense

Available Now!
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Synopsis
My job as a Navy SEAL was to go in and save the day.
But even heroes fall. Even heroes make mistakes.
My only saving grace was Gin Sullivan.
My knock out best friend who wasn't afraid to tell me the truth even when it hurt.
She'd pick me up when I was wallowing in my own stupidity.
It wasn't hard for me to fall for her.
Any man would.
She was beautiful.
She was smart.
She was everything I'd ever wanted.
I had plans to tell her that, squash the pinning we'd both done for two years.
But a bullet to the gut silenced me and Gin got tired of waiting.
Now I have a new mission, one that I can't fail:
Do whatever it takes to make Gin mine forever.
★★HUGE SALE—ONLY 99¢★★

For the first time ever, Nailed Down & Tied Down are on sale for a limited time! 
NAILED DOWN

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TIED DOWN 
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Meet the Authors

Chelle Bliss
USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She's a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She's written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.
Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master's degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor's in History. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can't imagine doing anything else.

Eden Butler
Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Fantasy, Mystery and Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum.
When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.
She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.    Please send help.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

BROKEN BEATS by D. Kelly #TeaserBlast


We are less than a month away from the release of BROKEN BEATS by D. Kelly! Check out the teaser below and be sure to pre-order your copy today!

 

About BROKEN BEATS

Darren – Single father Widower Retired Three things I never thought I’d be by thirty, yet all my daily reality. This is not the life I would have chosen, but it’s the hand I’ve been dealt. I love my daughter. I loved Belle. I’m not interested in more heartache. Relationships are a thing of the past. Until I meet her - She’s the awakening I desperately need, but one I’m not sure I deserve.
Haddie – Everything happens for a reason. Time heals all wounds. You’re too young to give up on love. They say that, but they’re wrong. My world crumbled forever when my fiancĂ© died. Then I met him – He’s flawed in the same ways. Broken in the same places. Scared of the same things. He looks at me like I’m his salvation. And I want to be, but an open heart means risking a broken one.

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About D. KELLY

Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan. Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better. A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Newsletter | BookBub

The Perfect First By Maya Hughes #ReleaseDay



Title: The Perfect First
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber, Qamber Designs
Release Date: April 25, 2019

“How long do you last in bed?” Those were her first words to me, swiftly followed up with, “And how big would you say you are?”
Cue the record scratching, what?!
Persephone Alexander. Math genius. Lover of blazers. The only girl I know who can make Heidi braids look sexy as hell. And she’s on a mission. Lose her virginity by the end of the semester.
I walked in on her interview session for potential candidates (who even does that?) and saw straight through her brave front. She’s got a list of Firsts to accomplish like she’s only got months to live. I’ve decided to be her guide for all her firsts except one. Someone’s got to keep her out of trouble. I have one rule, no sex. We even shook on it.
I’ll help her find the right guy for the job. Someone like her doesn’t need someone like me and my massive...baggage for her first time.
Drinking at a bar. Check.
Partying all night. Double check.
Skinny dipping. Triple check.
She’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met. The walls I’d put up around my heart are slowly crumbling with each touch that sets fire to my soul.
I’m the first to bend the rules. One electrifying kiss changes everything and suddenly I don’t want to be her first, I want to be her only. But her plan was written before I came onto the scene and now I’m determined to get her to re-write her future with me.


Author Bio
Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! :-) I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.
I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Forgiving Goodbye By Summer Zoris #ReleaseDayBlitz



♡ RELEASE DAY Forgiving Goodbye ♡

Forgiving Goodbye by Summer Zoris is finally here! Join Neil and Amber on their second chance military romance, as they unexpectedly reunite after a bitter goodbye.
Grab your copy today! >> bit.ly/ForgivingGoodbye

Blurb:
You can forgive, but can you forget?
Amber Devons thinks moving to a small town far away from her horrendous memories is going to be a fresh start. What she doesn’t expect is a man from her past, one who left without a word, to be running the grief counseling session she decides to go to. Not even able to let go of the present heartache, how is she supposed to deal with the pain inflicted on her years ago?
Neil Brennan never forgot about the woman he left after a whirlwind summer. When Amber shows up at the grief counseling center where he works, he thinks it’s a sign. His feelings for her are as strong as they were all those years ago, but he can’t act on them. Not when she’s obviously dealing with the death of someone very close to her.
When the lines between past and present start to blur, will Amber be able to forgive Neil for hurting her, or will the grief overwhelm her in the end?
Let this sweet second chance romance take you on a wonderful journey full of heart, soul and baking.