Friday, January 21, 2022

RELEASE BLITZ: Just About Over You by Carrie Aarons

 


Just About Over You by Carrie Aarons is now live!



What's the worst thing you could hear your best friend, who you've always secretly been in love with, say? That would be telling another girl he could envision her being his wife.

I just about died when Gannon Raferty, the boy who used to borrow my pencils in elementary school, said that to the lead of the reality dating show he was cast on. Though he didn't win her heart, he's now a bona fide sensation when he returns to our college and moves back into the off-campus house we share.

The torch I carry for him has always been one-sided; I'm head-over-heels, soulmate-level into him while he views me as a lovable kid sister. So I decide this school year will be the one where I move on, where I finally attempt to open my heart to another. After all, if he can make declarations of undying love to someone he just met, but not to me, that's the biggest wake-up call I could ever receive.

Until one night early on in the semester, when we accidentally sleep together. Because of course he's going to confess his feelings now, when I was ready to give up on there ever being an us.

But just as Gannon starts admitting exactly what I've always wanted to hear, I get devastating news. And suddenly, I don't want to risk losing him as a best friend. I've already lost too many people I love, and am on the brink of adding one more to that list.

If our romance goes south, I don't how I'll ever come back from it. Not only the crushing heartbreak, but the fact that we can never go back to how we were again.












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Reviewer: Christi 

Rating: 4 Stars


Girl squad goals! I know this is a romance but I just have to mention the relationship between Amelie, Taya, and Bevan. These girls love each other and support each other like all women should. I love their relationship dynamic. 



Okie dokie...now for the rest. Just About Over You is the second book in Carrie Aarons Prospect Street series. This story, written in dual POV,  covers the relationship between Gannon and Amelie.  These two have been best friends since they were 10 years old -BUT as we learned from book 1 in the series, Amelie wants more than just friendship. 



After a stint on reality TV, Gannon comes home to a whole dynamic. One where is best friend isn't speaking to him and his popularity reigns supreme.  This story shows us the evolution of the relationship, from friends to lovers, between Amelie and Gannon.  



I will say, while I liked the book overall, I did get a little frustrated at the lack of communication and occasional immaturity of the characters.  I think most people in their early 20s struggle with the same problems. At times it was a little dramatic, but what relationships don't have drama?



Overall, a 4 star read from me.  








Meet Carrie Aarons



Author of romance novels such as Fool Me Twice and Love at First Fight, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.


When she isn't writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, two children and ninety-pound rescue pup.

 

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

RELEASE BLAST: HOLD ME FOREVER by Layla Hagen

 

Release Date: January 18

As the hockey league’s star goalie, I live by three simple principles:

1. Keep a pristine image.

2. Work hard on the ice. 

3. Don’t piss off the bosses…too much.

 

I was killing it until a mishap tarnished my image. Now, management has me cleaning up my reputation and coaching a bunch of kids. And damn, those little punks are growing on me, and so is the program coordinator, Kendra. 

 

I’m hellbent on proving myself, but my attraction to Kendra takes me by complete surprise. 

Her defenses are up, but I like a good challenge.

Management’s directives are clear: "Kendra is off-limits."

 

But like I said, I'm the goalie. I do the blocking. I won’t let anyone stand in my way.

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Reviewer: Chelsea 

Rating: 4.5 stars!!


Layla Hagen did NOT disappoint me!! I was so pumped for Tyler’s story!! I loved Tyler, he’s sweet and a little cocky, but he has good reason; he’s amazing at his job. But when he lands in trouble with his bosses, he has to teach kids hockey. The teaching is going well, but he also starts to few things he shouldn’t for Kendra, the program coordinator, who is definitely off limits. 


I loved that this story didn’t have tons of drama!! I mean I like some drama to keep my interest, but Layla’s books rarely have to have a high of drama to keep me pulled into the book. 


I love the Maxwell family! Like most of the families Layla writes about this right knit group was amazing to read about! 100 recommend this book!! 



Meet Layla Hagen
Welcome! My name is Layla Hagen and I am a Contemporary Romance author.
I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later. I write romantic stories and can't wait to share them with the world. And I drink coffee. Lots of it :-D

I am represented by Louise Fury (The Bent Agency)

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BLOG TOUR: PUT ME IN DETENTION by Meghan Quinn

 

    PUT ME IN DETENTION by Meghan Quinn Release Date: January 11th     AVAILABLE NOW!!! FREE IN KU!!! Amazon: http://mybook.to/PutMeInDetention Audio: https://adbl.co/3qvSShb     Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56522163-put-me-in-detention    



Reviewer: Chelsea 

Rating: 4 stars!!


Cora was having a blast on her divorce-cation, but things take a turn when she ends up married to Pike, a history teacher at her brothers school. 


This brought me so many how to lose a guy in 10 day vibes! Like wants their marriage to work, but Cora try’s her best to get him to leave. While it was funny, it was frustrating too. The pranks and the way she acts was almost enough to make me stop reading. 


Pike was sweet and caring and really didn’t deserve the way Cora acted. In the end things work out how they are suppose to, but I have to say I was shocked at how irritating I found Cora, I’m usually fond of all Meghan Quinn characters, but she rubbed me he wrong way. 


I did enjoy this book, just took me a while to get past some of the childish behavior! I would recommend if you love Quinn’s work and love a rom com! 


    Blurb: "You got married on your divorce-cation?" That would unfortunately be correct. I was hanging with the girls, celebrating my divorce when I saw him, my crush, sitting in the corner of the bar all alone. Being single and looking for a wild night, I asked him if he wanted to join me. To my delight, he said yes. Drinks were consumed, fun was had and then . . . one drunken conversation with a cranky gondolier in Las Vegas led to an Uber lift through a drive-thru wedding chapel with the incredibly hot, British bad boy, Pike Greyson. On paper, it seemed like I hit the jackpot. And if I wasn't fresh from a toxic marriage, I would have absolutely noticed the finer things about him. But I wanted nothing to do with being married, so when I arrived back home from my eventful weekend in Vegas, the last thing I expected to see was a new doting husband already moved in. I asked for an annulment, he pulled a Ross Geller and said no. That's right, he said NO! Instead, he asked for three months to prove we could be good together. Insanity clearly knocked him in the head and the only way I could convince him to give up on our sham of a marriage was to show him just how wrong we were for each other. Only problem with that was, he saw right through my every prank, every trick, and every yearning emotion I attempted to mask.       About the Author: USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book. Connect with Meghan: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meghanquinnauthor Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7360513.Meghan_Quinn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meghanquinnbooks/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorMegQuinn Website: http://authormeghanquinn.com Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/meghan-quinn Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LitE4x  

RELEASE BLAST: GREEN ENVY by Aleatha Romig

 

Release Date: January 18


“Nothing is enough to the man for whom enough is too little.” ~ Epicurus 

 

At what age did I begin to question everything? 

 

As far back as I, Donavan Sherman, can recall, I saw the world not through the rose-colored glasses of others—those spectacles worn by the individuals who see what surrounds them and are satisfied—but through vision hued by green.

 

Life took me along a bumpy path, or better yet, the path I chose led me to encounter obstacles that prepared me to overcome. That journey didn’t sugarcoat the world; it opened my eyes to the true qualities of green—greed, illness, and envy. After all, even Disney surrounds their villains in green smoke. That green hue created the realization that there is always more, always better, and never enough. 

 

I saw, I coveted, I took, and I conquered. 

 

I made enemies. 

 

Even with Julia by my side, my quest for more isn’t satisfied. There are people I want to see suffer, but it seems that revenge isn’t a one-way street. 

 

Will Julia pay the price for my sins?   

 

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new age-gap, family saga, chance meeting, contemporary romantic-suspense novel in the world of high finance, where success is sweet and revenge is sweeter. 

 

Have you been Aleatha’d?

 

*GREEN ENVY is a full-length novel and book two of the Sin Series that began with RED SIN and will continue with GOLD LUST.

 

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Reviewer: Tammi 
Rating: 4.5 Stars

She did it again! Aleatha Romig never fails to give me a fascinating story with so many twists and turns I don't what way is up. I love that!
After the last one (first in the series) I had questions!
I got some answers but got a boatload more of questions.
And the ending OMG!! 
The percentage read kept getting higher and I didn't have enough book left. I was reading on the edge of my seat. Silly me I didn't know there was another book. 
THANK GOD!! 
I have a serious love/ hate relationship with this author.
I hate the HUGE cliffhanger but love it at the same time. It means more story!! And clearly I need it RIGHT NOW!!!


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Meet Aleatha Romig
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat.
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.
Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
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Friday, January 14, 2022

BLOG TOUR: PROTECTIVE INSTINCT by Tricia Lynne

 

Tricia Lynne’s UNLOVEABULLS series is continuing this February with MODEL BEHAVIOR but in the meantime, we’re taking a look at the first book in her standalone series, PROTECTIVE INSTINCT!

Title: Protective Instinct

Author: Tricia Lynne

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Protective Instinct:

If NFL player Brody Shaw wants to retire from his hometown team, the Dallas Bulldogs, he needs to keep his head down and his nose clean. When the stray dog he rescued bites the pet sitter, it sets off an avalanche of bad publicity, and it’s time to bring in a professional.   Dog-trainer Lily Costello has no intention of training Brody’s dog, CC—football players are bad news, and Brody Shaw is a player if she’s ever met one. Then she sees the brand on CC’s stomach. She came from a puppy mill—the very one Lily is trying to find and shut down.   Brody is all in to help the curvy trainer, and with his clout and connections, Lily finally has a lead. But it’s not long before they attract the wrong kind of attention. When someone makes it clear that they’ll stop at nothing to halt the search, it’ll take everything Brody and Lily have to escape with their lives…  

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Reviewer: Christi 
Rating: 5 Stars

Dog book with a sports twist? Sports book with a dog twist? Either way, this was a 5 star read for me. 

I love sports romances. I love them even more when the technical details are there. Knowledge and accuracy speaks to my logical brain while the romance makes my romantic side happy. Add in dogs, in the same fashion? Technical knowledge with happily ever afters? Ahhhhh! Love, love, love. 

Lily was a bit frustrating, but I think that adds to the story line. She had dealt with some crappy stuff prior to meeting Brody so she legitimately had a reason to be cautious and a little ornery. 

However, the same could be said for Brody. I think people forget that professional athletes are real people and bad stuff can happen to them too. After enough bad experiences, you would be hesitant to trust people too. 

The chemistry was there, making the slower evolution of their relationship worth the wait. The drama and tension is also there creating a story that pulls you in and makes you turn those pages. 

I am very happy I found this author and series and am already waiting for book two.  

About Model Behavior:

Hayes Walker is screwed.   His body is giving out, his family is bleeding him dry, and he never prepared for life after football. When the Dallas Bulldogs offer him a coaching position instead of a returning roster spot, only two things keep him going—staying fit in case another football team picks him up, and spending time with a gray-faced Boxer at the Unlovabulls Dog Rescue.   Olive Russo is a woman who can walk through a kennel in a white pantsuit without getting a spot on her. The always organized PR pro will need her cool control when she’s forced to plan a fundraising gala for the Unlovabulls with the college boyfriend who turned her inside out. A decade ago, Hayes Walker broke her heart and sent Olive into a spiral of bad decisions that she’d rather her clients not know about. Now she is determined to keep the completely lickable Hayes off her to-do list—even if their chemistry is stronger than ever.   Dumping Olive was the worst decision Hayes ever made. When the amazing girl walks back into his life a full-fledged woman, he makes a play for her heart. But when Olive’s secrets are exposed and the NFL knocks on Hayes’s door, they’ll both need to leave their past where it belongs if they’re going to make it work the second time around.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

“Pulling the curtain to the side, I watched as he fired a tennis ball the length of the room. “I thought you played defense. That looked like a quarterback threw it.” “Huh, played being the operative word. And no, that didn’t look like a quarterback threw it, but you always were kind.” Sadie dropped the ball at his feet. “Do you miss it?” He picked it up and threw it again. “Playing? Yes. What playing did to my body? Hell, no.” I watched after Sadie as I stood next to Hayes. “I bet she’d have made a great Frisbee dog, maybe even fly ball, when she was younger.” “They always say shit like that about us has-beens, don’t they, girl? Drop it.” He scratched her head, and Sadie spit out the ball. “If only we were younger, if only our knees still had all their cartilage. If only time didn’t march on and forget about us.” He stared at the ball in his hands with a distance in his gaze. Sadie sat patiently, looking up at the man she so obviously loved with soft brown eyes and a face going white with age. These two needed each other. Gently, I pulled the ball from Hayes’s hand and gave Sadie a scratch. Then I launched it across the room. She looked after it but didn’t go. “Oh, Hayes. This little girl is sweet on you.” That made the laugh lines appear around his eyes. “Go get it, sweetheart.” Finally, she darted out after it. “I’m sorry about football. I just want you to know that you are so much more than the game. I’ve always thought that.” Today couldn’t have been easy on him, at an event with players who used to be his teammates, but now he coached them. Hayes nodded. “I mean, yeah. I’m a football player. I’ll always be a football player. But it’s the way it got taken away from me, and the reason I even played so long in the first place.” He shook his head. “I loved playing. I wanted to play solely because I loved it, and I wanted to leave on my terms. That didn’t happen. Sometimes I’m a little jealous of Brody for that.” Sadie brought the ball back to me, but I noticed her starting to limp a little on her right hind leg. “All done, sweetheart.” Breathing heavy, her black coat shined in the light as she circled and lay down next to Hayes’s leg. I studied his face. The lines etched into his forehead. The aching set of his jaw. This man was broken, but weren’t we all a little damaged? Creating second chances for people was part of my job…”  

About the Author:

Tricia Lynne is fluent in both sarcasm and cuss words and has little filter between her brain and mouth––a combination that tends to embarrass her husband at corporate functions. A tomboy at heart, she loves hard rock, Irish whiskey, and her Midwestern roots. She’s drawn to strong, flawed heroines, and believes writing isn’t a decision one makes, but a calling one can’t resist.   Tricia lives in Dallas with her husband and dogs, and is a co-founder of the All The Kissing blog as well as a contributor to The Curvy Fashionista blog. Be on the look out for her newest, Unruly Behavior, Book one of The Unlovabulls series in December, 2020. Her debut, Moonlight & Whiskey, is available now.  

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

RELEASE BLAST: SUFFER IN SILENCE by Kelsey Clayton

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"𝐴 π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘šπ‘Ž-𝑓𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑 π‘šπ‘Žπ‘“π‘–π‘Ž π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘šπ‘Žπ‘›π‘π‘’ π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž π‘‘𝑀𝑖𝑠𝑑𝑠 π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘ π‘’𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑒 π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ π‘€π‘–𝑙𝑙 π‘™π‘’π‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’ π‘Ÿπ‘’𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔." - πΎπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘– πΏπ‘œπ‘£π‘’𝑠 π΅π‘œπ‘œπ‘˜π‘ 


Suffer in Silence is now LIVE! 

Find out why everyone is loving Kage and Saxon’s story!


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Monsters don’t hide in dark alleys.

They lurk in plain sight, clawing into your soul with cordial smiles.

They wear Armani, they drive Cadillacs, they attend fundraising balls...

And they rule the city with a merciless fist.


The Familia is a mystery to most, and sitting on its throne is Kage Malvagio.


Vile.

Sadistic.

Painstakingly beautiful.


Some say: Ask for forgiveness, never permission.

Kage asks for neither.

Especially when he gets his hands on me.


I should hate him.

I should run at the first chance I get.

But how could the devil be so bad when he looks at me like that?






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