Friday, 17 November 2017

Release Blitz & Review - The Roommate 'dis'Agreement - Leddy Harper





Title: The Roommate "dis"Agreement
Author: Leddy Harper
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2017




Blurb

Item One: Divorced man seeks female roommate for
companionship.
 Cash Nicholson isn’t looking for a girlfriend, but he
wants to come home to someone after a bad day at work. 

Item Two: Single mother needs apartment. Jade
Robertson is desperate, and her best friend’s couch just isn’t going to cut it
anymore. 

Item Three: No surprises. Romance. Work. Pasts.
Agreements aren’t promises…







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OUR REVIEW:

“one-click, 5 stars”

I seriously have no words for The Roommate Dis’agreement. I absolutely loved the story to the point I am speechless and I don’t know what to say besides read it. I should probably warn you that it does hit on some childhood trauma of the sexual nature, but it doesn’t happen in the actual story. 

I think what I loved most is, Cash was the type of guy who would go to h*ll and back for his family, he tries his hardest to protect them from evil and it reminded me of my husband.
Cash sees the darkness of the world and tries to eradicate it. When you live in the darkness it can start to take a toll on you. Cash can feel it setting in so he comes up with this roommate idea. If he can come home to someone on the weekends maybe it can remind him of the reasons he does what he does. Only Cash gets so much more than he originally planned.

Jade has never had a easy life. But thanks to a unconventional friendship she gets out of a crap situation. But where no one has ever just done something nice for Jade without wanting something in return she has her guard up. Cash just seems too good to be turn. Especially with the way he is with her daughter. But what if everything isn’t as it seems?

These two start with an odd friendship that just transforms into something more. They fall into this awesome family dynamic that would probably make most mixed families jealous. But what happens when Cash’s truth comes out? Will Jade be able to live with the choices he makes when he’s away? Take a chance on The Roommate Dis’agreement and find out how the story ends, you won’t be disappointed.


Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 5/5
Writing style- 5/5
Overall- 5/5








Author Bio




Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.


She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.

She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females.

The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.


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Release Tour & Review - Savage - L.A. Fiore REVIEW


Title - Savage: The Awakening of Lizzie Danton
Author - L.A. Fiore
Genre - Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date - November 17, 2017






They call him a monster.
Pale blue eyes as cold as ice that see right through you.
He’s hard.
He’s damaged.
He’s dangerous.
He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince.
He’s savage.
He’s brutal.
He’s a killer.
By an act of fate, our worlds collide.
They call him a monster, but he is my salvation.



Modern world meets fairytale. I really feel this is a unique story that has aspects of little red riding hood in it. This is a semi-dark read. It does discuss topics of abuse and the main character is a self-proclaimed bad guy. Keep this in mind when picking this book up. With that being said, I feel the overall theme of this book is redemption.

I really enjoyed this book. I don’t think I really knew what I was going to get, but I loved the story.  This story is about two lost souls who cross paths. The key question is will they heal each other or break each other more? The journey they go through is amazing and very interesting. I didn’t expect most of this book to take place in Scotland, but let me tell you, it made the book for me.

Lizzie is such a strong character. She is one of my favorite characters of all time. She has had a really rough life, but she doesn’t let it ruin her. Yes, she has insecurities because of it, but she still lives her life and tries to make the most of it. I feel like she is such a relatable character to myself because I feel I have had similar experiences. Brochan is a great character as well. He is a strong male character who has been influenced heavily by his past. I feel this story really explores the nature vs nurture in the sense that I feel Brochan was a product of his lack of nurturing from his parental figures. It shows that sometimes one person in your life can really have a huge hold over your self-esteem and raising.

There is a lot of heat in this book. I expected as much. These characters have a chemistry from the first moment they meet. While the characters didn’t see it right away, I did. I liked watching them take things slow. This was a change of pace from most books where the characters just give in to their feelings and figure the rest out later. This was a great aspect of the book.

The writing style was good, but I do have a minor complaint. The pace was good and steady. I liked the use of segments in the beginning to kind of show a quick flashback of each characters lives. This added a depth I didn’t know I needed. I also loved the switch in scenery. I visited Ireland and I got the same feeling from this book that I got when I went there. It was like another world. I feel that the author described Scotland in a way that not much has changed over the years. It is like a glimpse back in time. Then you switch to New York and you get the US feeling from it. I liked that. My only complaint is the continued segments in the book. I felt at times it took away from the book and confused me.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. I would read it again. I thought that the overall theme and the way the author wrote the scenery was satisfactory. I really felt as if I was in a small Scottish village at times. I like how the author explored the topic of abuse as well. It was done in a realistic way. Great job.

Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

Savage is a story of fighting your own demons and chasing hope through love. A contemporary romance with a dark fairytale vibe set in the majestic Scotland. I fell in love with the characters and the vividly described scenery. - Elena's Book Blog
Savage was an absolutely breathtaking read. From start to finish, L.A. paints incredibly vivid pictures that make you feel like you're actually in the old castles on the rolling hills of Scotland. It was a masterpiece from beginning to end. -Sophie, Bookalicious Babes
LA Fiore weaved together the perfect romance with Savage. I fell in love with Brochan and Lizzie so completely I never wanted the book to end. - Author Jessica Prince
The author did a brilliant job bringing Scotland alive, everything was told in such graphic detail that if I closed my eyes I was taken on a mystical journey. Definitely a highly recommended one click come release day, this is a journey you will want to go on. –Kitty Kat’s Crazy About Books
Both the main characters were amazing. I ADORED Lizzie. She was smart. She was a fighter. She was feisty. She had a huge heart and accepted everything that was Brochan without censor or hesitation. Brochan was a bit more complicated. He had that sexy, brooding thing down to a science. –Eve, Between the Bookends




L.A. Fiore is the author of several books including Beautifully Damaged, Collecting the Pieces and His Light in the Dark. Her favorite movie is Star Wars, a love her son shares. They hope to build their own Millennium Falcon one day. She would like to meet the Winchester Boys to thank them for enlightening her on the versatility of salt as not just a food enhancer, but as protection from supernatural threats. And she thinks it would be interesting to be a zombie, to get an idea of what life is like as a brain-addicted fiend so she can be their voice to tell their side of the story. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and kids, their two spoiled cats and their awesome dog.




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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Cover Reveal - Hunt Me Down - A.L. Jackson

Hunt Me Down

A stand-alone novella in A.L. Jackson's brand-new Fight for Me series...

Coming December 1st





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Photo: Focus and Blur

I'm so excited to reveal the HUNT ME DOWN cover! HUNT ME DOWN was originally a part of the GLAMOUR Anthology, and now is coming to you as its own novella! I had so much fun writing this little story - it's an uber-sexy introduction into the world of Gingham Lakes, Alabama. So be sure to get this on your TBR - Broderick Wolfe is coming for you December 1, 2017!


BLURB:



Never underestimate a man who knows what he wants . . .

Broderick Wolfe is a man accustomed to getting what he wants. He will hunt it, fight for it, and make it his own.

Lillith Redd is a straight-laced attorney who’s dedicated her life to serving the people of her hometown of Gingham Lakes.

When Wolfe Industries sets its sights on leveling the old part of town and building a high-rise hotel in its place, Lillith steps up to go toe-to-toe to with its owner.

Little do either of them know, they’ve just met their match.

Hunt Me Down is a modern-day reboot of Little Red Riding Hood set in the world of A.L. Jackson’s bestselling FIGHT FOR ME series, originally a part of the Glamour Anthology and previously titled Red Hot Pursuit. This novella is a fun, flirty, uber sexy contemporary romance. The only fantasy happening here is in the bedroom. So hold on—you’re getting ready to sink your teeth into something hot and sweet. 


Disclaimer: This book was originally titled Red Hot Pursuit in the Glamour anthology. It has not been changed or added to in any way. This novella does not need to be read before Show Me the Way and does not give away any spoilers for other Fight for Me novels.



















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About A.L. Jackson


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, FOLLOW ME BACK, the second 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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Release Blitz & Review - Defiant Attraction - V.K. Torston

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About the Book

Title: Defiant Attraction
Author: V.K. Torston
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Release Date: November 16th


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Dan might be the enemy of my enemy, but I’m not sure that makes him my friend. He’s definitely not my ‘step brother’, no matter what everyone at school says. Honestly, I don’t know what he’s supposed to be to me. Or what he’s becoming…

Fact: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

In the yearbook, I’ll be Sophia Ramos: Valedictorian. Years of honor roll certificates, AP classes, and lugging around an obnoxiously large cello case are about to finally pay off. If everything goes according to plan, I’ll escape these decaying suburbs for a top university across the country.

The problem? A few years ago, my mom met someone just as broke, just as drunk, and just as impulsive as she is. Approximately five seconds into their relationship, they decided it would be an excellent idea for him—and his son, Dan—to move in with us. (Spoiler alert: it wasn’t).

Now I share a house with none other than Daniel Cole. Even though Dan dropped out two years ago, he’s still the tattooed, bad boy, heartthrob, legend of St. Anthony’s Academy. He and I aren’t supposed to have anything in common.

Living together means war. First, Dan and I were at war with each other. Now, our rivalry is giving way to an unlikely alliance—two opposing sides teaming up against a common enemy: our respective parents.

Which is to say, we’ve been hanging out.

Question: What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object

Here’s the thing: My brain is a complex organ. One hundred billion neurons, each with an average of seven thousand synaptic connections to other neurons. My brain is my ticket out of here.

My heart, by contrast, is a pump. It moves blood around.

I know Dan is off-limits. I know I shouldn’t do something I’ll regret. And I know how much is at stake (my family, my future).

So why can’t I stop thinking about him? Those inscrutable jade eyes. The smile that can say a thousand different things at once. That tattoo curving across his abs…
Even though I know better, I feel that pounding in my chest. And it’s getting harder to ignore.
But if I follow my heart, I can never go back.

Answer: There is no such thing as an immovable object.



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My Review



Defiant Attraction was an interesting novella. It was a nice quick read that felt finished by the end of it. I felt the book was relatable, as I feel I know someone who might have lead a similar life. This book has lots of heat within it. It also touches on child and domestic abuse.

The plot of this story is much more than the blurb makes it out to be. This is a step brother romance, but not in the traditional sense. These two are not actually step siblings by marriage. They also didn’t grow up together or anything. I liked the way the author did not hold anything back when discussing the family life of these two characters. It isn’t all roses and sunshine, which I feel made it realer than anything I have read.

Sophia is an interesting character. She is described as the good girl student. I liked her character overall. I liked how she worked hard, but didn’t let that define her entirely. I also liked Dan’s character. He was mysterious and funny. While I liked him overall, I did not like some of his decisions. I don’t want to say much more, but I was irritated with his character at times.

The heat in this book was amazing. These two have such a chemistry with each other. I am always skeptical of step brother romances because sometimes it comes off creepy. This book did not do this. I felt I could invest in the characters without feeling like anyone was taken advantage of or they were too familial. 

The writing style of this book was good. I wish we had a dual point of view, but the single point of view was written well. I love that this book was set in Michigan as I am from Michigan and felt it made me relate to the book more. The only problem I had with this book is the ending. It is a good ending, just not what I would have hoped for. With that being said, the book felt complete and the ending was actually very realistic.

Overall, this was a good short read. I really enjoyed reading and learning about these characters. I liked that the author discussed some sensitive topics in a way that felt real. I feel the author did them justice. I would read more books by this author in the future. I would also recommend this book to others.


Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5



About the Author

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V.K. Torston is a millennial and ‘cool aunt’ to a brood of nieces and nephews. She was born and raised in San Francisco, attended university in New York City, and aspires to one day live in London. A veteran of the independent music scene, she began writing nonfiction in her late teens. Then she realized that making up stories was way more fun than coming up with endless synonyms for ‘frenetic’ and ‘danceable.’ Her hobbies include drinking too much coffee, making up stupid songs, and ranting about current events. Defiant Attraction is her first novel.


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REVIEW - The Roommate 'Dis'agreement - Leddy Harper




TITLE - The Roommate 'dis'Agreement 
AUTHOR - Leddy Harper








BLURB:


Item One: Divorced man seeks female roommate for companionship.

Cash Nicholson isn’t looking for a girlfriend, but he wants to come home to someone after a bad day at work.

Item Two: Single mother needs apartment.

Jade Robertson is desperate, and her best friend’s couch just isn’t going to cut it anymore.

Item Three: No surprises.

Romance.

Work.

Pasts.

Agreements aren’t promises…




Johnaka's Review:


“one-click, 5 stars”

I seriously have no words for The Roommate Dis’agreement. I absolutely loved the story to the point I am speechless and I don’t know what to say besides read it. I should probably warn you that it does hit on some childhood trauma of the sexual nature, but it doesn’t happen in the actual story. 

I think what I loved most is, Cash was the type of guy who would go to h*ll and back for his family, he tries his hardest to protect them from evil and it reminded me of my husband.
Cash sees the darkness of the world and tries to eradicate it. When you live in the darkness it can start to take a toll on you. Cash can feel it setting in so he comes up with this roommate idea. If he can come home to someone on the weekends maybe it can remind him of the reasons he does what he does. Only Cash gets so much more than he originally planned.

Jade has never had a easy life. But thanks to a unconventional friendship she gets out of a crap situation. But where no one has ever just done something nice for Jade without wanting something in return she has her guard up. Cash just seems too good to be turn. Especially with the way he is with her daughter. But what if everything isn’t as it seems?

These two start with an odd friendship that just transforms into something more. They fall into this awesome family dynamic that would probably make most mixed families jealous. But what happens when Cash’s truth comes out? Will Jade be able to live with the choices he makes when he’s away? Take a chance on The Roommate Dis’agreement and find out how the story ends, you won’t be disappointed.


Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 5/5
Writing style- 5/5
Overall- 5/5




REVIEW - Defiant Attraction - V.K. Torston




TITLE - Defiant Attraction
AUTHOR - V.K. Torston 







BLURB:


Dan might be the enemy of my enemy, but I’m not sure that makes him my friend. He’s definitely not my ‘step brother’, no matter what everyone at school says. Honestly, I don’t know what he’s supposed to be to me. Or what he’s becoming…

Fact: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. 

In the yearbook, I’ll be Sophia Ramos: Valedictorian. Years of honor roll certificates, AP classes, and lugging around an obnoxiously large cello case are about to finally pay off. If everything goes according to plan, I’ll escape these decaying suburbs for a top university across the country. 

The problem? A few years ago, my mom met someone just as broke, just as drunk, and just as impulsive as she is. Approximately five seconds into their relationship, they decided it would be an excellent idea for him—and his son, Dan—to move in with us. (Spoiler alert: it wasn’t).

Now I share a house with none other than Daniel Cole. Even though Dan dropped out two years ago, he’s still the tattooed, bad boy, heartthrob, legend of St. Anthony’s Academy. He and I aren’t supposed to have anything in common. 

Living together means war. First, Dan and I were at war with each other. Now, our rivalry is giving way to an unlikely alliance—two opposing sides teaming up against a common enemy: our respective parents.

Which is to say, we’ve been hanging out.

Question: What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? 

Here’s the thing: My brain is a complex organ. One hundred billion neurons, each with an average of seven thousand synaptic connections to other neurons. My brain is my ticket out of here.

My heart, by contrast, is a pump. It moves blood around.

know Dan is off-limits. I know I shouldn’t do something I’ll regret. And I know how much is at stake (my family, my future).

So why can’t I stop thinking about him? Those inscrutable jade eyes. The smile that can say a thousand different things at once. That tattoo curving across his abs…

Even though I know better, I feel that pounding in my chest. And it’s getting harder to ignore.

But if I follow my heart, I can never go back.

Answer: There is no such thing as an immovable object.




Jennifer's Review:



Defiant Attraction was an interesting novella. It was a nice quick read that felt finished by the end of it. I felt the book was relatable, as I feel I know someone who might have lead a similar life. This book has lots of heat within it. It also touches on child and domestic abuse.

The plot of this story is much more than the blurb makes it out to be. This is a step brother romance, but not in the traditional sense. These two are not actually step siblings by marriage. They also didn’t grow up together or anything. I liked the way the author did not hold anything back when discussing the family life of these two characters. It isn’t all roses and sunshine, which I feel made it realer than anything I have read.

Sophia is an interesting character. She is described as the good girl student. I liked her character overall. I liked how she worked hard, but didn’t let that define her entirely. I also liked Dan’s character. He was mysterious and funny. While I liked him overall, I did not like some of his decisions. I don’t want to say much more, but I was irritated with his character at times.

The heat in this book was amazing. These two have such a chemistry with each other. I am always skeptical of step brother romances because sometimes it comes off creepy. This book did not do this. I felt I could invest in the characters without feeling like anyone was taken advantage of or they were too familial. 

The writing style of this book was good. I wish we had a dual point of view, but the single point of view was written well. I love that this book was set in Michigan as I am from Michigan and felt it made me relate to the book more. The only problem I had with this book is the ending. It is a good ending, just not what I would have hoped for. With that being said, the book felt complete and the ending was actually very realistic.

Overall, this was a good short read. I really enjoyed reading and learning about these characters. I liked that the author discussed some sensitive topics in a way that felt real. I feel the author did them justice. I would read more books by this author in the future. I would also recommend this book to others.


Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5