Thursday, October 18, 2018

Blog Tour & Review: Chasing My Forever by Heidi McLaughlin

Title:  Chasing My Forever
Series: The Beaumont Series: Next Generation #3
Author: Heidi McLaughlin 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 9, 2018 Cover Design: Sarah Hansen at OkayCreations. Photography: Mae I Design Models: Alex Denning & Cherry Albrecht
"Gah! You want this book! Need to know this story! All I can say is Yes!! Yes you need Quinn James in your life! Yes Heidi McLaughlin is continuing all the things I loved about her Beaumont Series into this Next Generation!!" -Amber, The Geekery Book Review
Music is his passion. It’s in his blood. Yet, Quinn James isn’t sure if stardom is right for him. His family wants him to join a band, and follow in his father’s footsteps but fear holds him back. He can’t explain it, and when he tries, no one understands what he’s afraid of or why he’s content playing coffee shop gigs where no one knows him.
Eleanora Boone wants to live her life, not the one her very southern parents planned for her, which is why she chose a college thousands of miles away. Now she’s faced with returning home or doing something that would defy her family. When an opportunity to visit Los Angeles falls in her lap, she uses it to become someone different. California is everything Eleanora thought it would be, and even more so when she meets Quinn, the shy, reserved and brooding musician who’s the complete opposite of the guys she’s used to back home. 
For the first time, Quinn’s smitten. The new, mysterious waitress has him wrapped around her finger, and he finds that he is finally able to open up and trust someone outside of his family circle. 
But living a different life comes with its risks, and for Eleanora, that risk is a secret that has the power to destroy both of them.
“You should do it, El. My brother lives there,” Sofia adds. Her brother, right. For the past two years, she’s told me about her brother. In fact, she tells anyone who will listen. He’s famous or is going to be, yet refuses to tell us his name, but talks about him an awful lot. He goes by Q, according to her. It’s some artist name or whatever. The thing is, when you’ve lived with someone for two years, you meet their family. Granted, this is the first time she’s met my parents, but my brother and sister have come to visit, and she’s had the dubious honor of meeting Roy. The only person in Sofia’s family that we’ve met is her mom, Alicia. Never the brother, which is a shame because anytime him and Sofia are together in pictures, he looks super-hot, and way out of my league.
Reviewer: Tammi
Rating: 4.5 Groupie Stars
I have been waiting for Quinn's story. I loved getting the twins stories but REALLY wanted Quinn's. 
I loved it!! The story was great I loved getting to know the characters. I got to see who the grown up Quinn is and met the lovely Eleanora/Nola.
A whirlwind romance that made me smile but the whole time I was worried, her secrets where a ticking time bomb!!
I didn't expect his heartbreaking past would come back and cause a heartbreak in his current life. I wanted to cry, it was all messed up and he just didn't understand. Man this author LOVES to keep you hanging on til the last minute. You think there isn't enough book left then BAM she gives you a twist and it makes your heart smile.
My absolute favorite part of this book was Quinn's relationship with his mom (not his egg donor) His loving, caring amazing mom. It warmed my heart!
I loved seeing the whole gang together in all of the kids books. Now I am sad though, is this the last we will see of The Beaumont crew. Maybe just maybe young Betty Paige will get a book and we will see more of them.

Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.
When she's isn't writing one of the many stories planned for release, you'll find her sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.
Heidi's first novel, Forever My Girl, will be in theaters on October 27, 2017, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Promo: On the Way Down by Ella Fox

ON THE WAY DOWN by Ella Fox Release Date: October 17th Cover Design: Sommer Stein of Perfect Pear Creative Covers

Blurb She was too young. He was too famous. Shaelyn Monroe was only seventeen when she met larger-than-life action star, Garrett Riordan.
He thought she was a breath of fresh air. She thought he was out of her league. Their attraction was something neither could ignore. They shouldn’t have worked… But somehow, they did. Everything was perfect. Until it wasn’t. Could their love survive what happened on the way down- or had it always been too good to be true?
About the Author USA Today Bestselling Author Ella Fox has learned a bunch of stuff along the way but the most important of all those things is that anything is possible when you try. In 2012 she took a big leap of faith and published her first book, Broken Hart. Since then she’s written fifteen more full-length books and several novellas– and every one is a reminder that you can live your dream as long as you work for it.
Ella’s favorite things are music, movies, traveling, The Foo Fighters and, of course, reading. This isn’t a surprise considering the fact that her mom is USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday.

Release Blitz & Review: Listen Pitch by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Listen Pitch
Series: There's No Crying in Baseball
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018 Cover Model: Jacob Wilson Photographer: FuriousFotog
Rhys Rivera is the star short-stop for the Longview Lumberjacks. Many know him, even more love him. He has a pretty face, a quick smile, and an air of danger about him that everyone seems to adore.
He’s not known as the bad boy of baseball for nothing.
It all started with his father, who decided to be a criminal mob boss, then die.
Fortunately for his uncle, Rhys wants absolutely nothing to do with the family business and runs before anyone can figure out which way is up.
By the time his uncle, the successor to his father’s criminal empire, thinks to look for him, Rhys has made too big of a name for himself to be taken out quietly, and he wants to keep it that way.
Fast forward eight years, and Rhys is living life one breath at a time, just waiting for the other shoe to drop. That shoe coming in the form of a nosy neighbor who has no idea just how hot she is in her mail carrier uniform.
Her sweet little body and positive outlook on life make him want to laugh at how naïve she is when it comes to the way of the world.
The harder he tries to stay away, the weaker he seems to get, until one day he decides to put his morals on hold long enough to satisfy his cravings.
One time is all he needs—or so he tells himself.
But then two pink lines change everything, and all of a sudden, he doesn’t have just himself to worry about anymore.

Reviewer: Tammi
Rating: 4 Groupie Stars
I don't know why but this Lani Lynn Vale book felt different for me in a good way. I felt protective of these characters him from his injury and aftermath, her for her disability. I just wanted to wrap them up and keep them safe. They were adorable together!!
I loved the addition of a mob family trying to reek havoc it gave the story a crime drama feel.
Henley was a sweet, somewhat naive girl who led with her heart.
Rhys was a baseball player. Who doesn't love a hot, tattooed athlete?
They were supposed to be a couple, they are complete opposites but You know what they say Opposites Attract and they had a HOT attraction.
Like every other book by this author I devoured it!! Thank goodness her releases come fast because I want more of her words.

I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 8, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.