Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Blog Tour & Review - Chasing Christmas Eve - Jill Shalvis



From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes the next sexy, standalone novel in the Heartbreaker Bay series... Don’t miss the amazing excerpt and giveaway below, and order your copy today!





About CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE:

Meet cute...

Run for the hills—temporarily. That’s Colbie Albright’s plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie’s so over it that she’s under it. She’s also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she’s pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won’t be a stranger for long.

Make merry...

Spence’s commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn’t have to worry about the powerful—okay, crazy hot—chemistry he’s got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself... just because she’s gorgeous and a great listener…just because she “gets” Spencer immediately doesn’t mean he won’t be able to let Colbie go. Does it?

…and hope for a miracle.

Now the clock’s ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime




Order CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE in ebook or paperback, releasing 9/26/17!


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EXCERPT:

Spence, still crouched low and easily balanced on the balls of his feet, dropped to his knees and pulled her up to hers. Brushing the hair from her forehead, he eyed the spot where they’d connected. “You okay?”
She started to say yes but his gaze slid to her mouth and she lost her train of thought, instead licking her suddenly dry lips.
Spence, watching the movement avidly, let out a rough breath. “Colbie,” he said quietly, in a very serious, very low octave that sounded like pure sex.
She stood up. “Y-yes?”
Also standing, he slid his hands up her arms, giving her a very slow tug, almost as if expecting resistance.
There was no resistance. Hell, she nearly took a flying leap at him.
He laughed softly, sending a bolt of heat through her. Her knees wobbled and his arm wrapped around her waist, steadying her. Their gazes locked and they both froze in place, she from a sudden rush of emotions, Spence probably from watching them play out across her face. She once again started to say something—still had no idea what—but was silenced by his hot mouth covering hers.
Yes was her only coherent thought and she pressed up against him as he angled his head, taking the kiss even deeper. 






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And don’t miss the previous books in Jill Shalvis’s Heartbreaker Bay Series, SWEET LITTLE LIES, THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE and ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, now available! Grab your copies HERE!


OUR REVIEW:


I’m not usually a massive reader of romcom style chic-lit books, but I have to say that sometimes I’m wrong about things. Chasing Christmas Eve started great. The way the chapter tiles are alternatives to swear words which describe how the main Character feels is a really nice touch. 

The main character Colbie is loveable and relatable. You can completely feel for her when she acts and behaves the way she does. Drawn to Spence who is her polar opposite in some ways but so alike her in other ways they make for a great main and secondary character pairing.

The story itself is fun and quirky, while the end result is somewhat predictable it by no means sets out the plot from the beginning. There are twists and turns all the way through which keep you entertained. The introduction of other characters doesn’t feel forced and it reads naturally. Although it would be nice to learn a little more about them. You get a glimpse of everyone who is mentioned without feeling like it takes away from the main characters. 

There is such humour throughout and the things which happen doesn’t always run as smoothly as one might expect. Colbie comes across as completely normal human despite the status of her life, and the more we delve into her personality the more I liked her, she behaved in a way I would probably behave. 

Spence is exactly the sort of boy-next-door sexy geek that most of us geeky women wish to meet. On the outside he just appears to be every bit as work involved as you’d imagine but as we get to know him we learn a lot about him and realise that he has hidden depths which aren’t always good. 

The setting was perfect and the way that the environment was described left a clear image in my head. I always want to be able to picture a place when I read about it and the author did an amazing job here without bombarding us with too much information. 

This isn’t the first book in the series but I haven’t read the others and it works perfectly as a standalone, however, I have decided to get the other books not only for background but because I really like the author's writing style. The flow is natural and fluid and I didn’t find myself confused at any point as to the story or plot. In fact I found that I just kept reading as there was always a reason to keep going chapter to chapter. This book is perfect for some light reading, it’s warm, funny, a little sad and a little sexy. Absolutely enjoyable. I would highly recommend this book to Everyone, including those who don’t normally enjoy this genre.


Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 4/5
Heat: 3/5
Writing Style: 5/5

Overall Rating: 4/5




About Jill Shalvis:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.



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Book Blitz & Review - Born, Darkly - Trisha Wolfe



Born, Darkly
Trisha Wolfe



(Darkly, Madly Duet, #1)



Publication date: September 19th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

He challenged her sanity.
She shattered his reality.
They dared each other…to the brink of madness.
A dark and twisted maze awaits criminal psychologist London Noble when she falls for her patient, convicted serial killer, Grayson Pierce Sullivan. As she unravels the traps, her sanity tested with each game, she’s forced to acknowledge the true evil in the world around her.
 
OUR REVIEW:


Oh my gawd that was crazy intense, I’m still sat here trying to make sense of it all. Obviously in vain, as I don’t think I’ll get anywhere, anytime soon. 
I’m even typing this review on my iPad while it was fresh, so excuse the typos, I hate typing on this thing, but I had to talk about it while it was all still buzzing around my head. 

So this arc came through last night, I started immediately as I was so stupidly excited to read it. I had to force myself to stop at 50% or I wouldn’t of actually gone to sleep. Luckily the craziest of crazy parts hadn’t started yet. I picked it back up this morning, and there was really no putting it down until I reached the end. 

I’m not even sure what I just read, I can’t seem to work out what was happening and not happening. Lol Yep I make no sense. Anyway, crypticness aside, it really was the most clever and gripping story I have read in a long time. Yes, it was crazy dark but not in the ‘let’s shock them as much as possible in one book’ way, more in the way that the story was naturally dark. More twisted and nasty than chuck up your lunch gross. 

The sheer work that went into the background and details of this story, just makes me in complete awe of Trisha Wolfe’s writing skills. Not only was it beautifully written and told in such a compelling manner, but the details she managed to weave in were incredible. Of course I’m left with 1000+ questions, but that’s what makes it such a clever story. 

Grayson and London were two characters that were obviously made for each other. Truly soulmates in my opinion. Watching them spar with each other mentally and verbally was so sexy and clever, you just can’t stop reading, feeling the frustration along with them. Both of them have the most unique minds, they couldn’t possibly be with anyone else, they are just perfect for each other. 

I definitely didn’t see where it was heading at the end, but I didn’t actually see where it was going in any of it, it was just so gripping. But I’m obviously dying to get my grubby paws on book two. I can’t wait! I chose not to give any background or content details in this review, it really is a ride you have to go into blindly, so you can experience it all without having any clues what’s next, it’s how I went in, and I’m so glad about that, it meant I never saw what was coming, so I would sit in shock for 90% of the story, doing the nail biting/fish mouth thing. 

So being that Trisha Wolfe is a new to me author, who I stumbled across when seeing an advert for this book quite some time ago, I am pleased to say she didn’t disappoint. This story was incredibly dark, gritty and sheer genius. I can’t wait for book two, but I will have to settle for hunting her previous work while I wait. 





Author Bio:
From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself.
For more information on Trisha Wolfe and her works, please visit: www.TrishaWolfe.com
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Blog Tour & Review - Love Profound - Kelly Elliott







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I write about love, but I’ve never experienced it. Sure, I’ve been with guys that I cared about. Even thought I found ‘the one’. He turned out to be the frog and not the prince.

A few Frank Sinatra songs and a wildly handsome cowboy who calls me Darlin’, will have me second guessing everything I ever thought I knew about love.

Does happily ever after really exist…or is it only something I write about in books?

Love Profound is book two in the Cowboys and Angels series.



 

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 REVIEW:

“The cowboy and the author, 5 stars”

Love Profound is the second book in the Cowboys & Angels series, you don’t have to read them in order but I highly recommend it. Elliott brought this story of a ranch to life right in front of us. As someone who grew up in the Midwest with Ranchers I could relate. Love Profound has love, family, laughter, and hope. 

Amelia loves love. She writes about it in her books and views it every day she looks at her brother and his wife and her parents. Only Amelia doesn’t believe love is in the cards for her. She thought she had it once only to have the relationship blow up in her face. Now Amelia is ready to move on and try again. Will the new ranch hand be the guy for her or is it someone else?

Wade Adams knows grief. He’s lost everyone he loves in a short amount of time. When his old college buddy offers him a job in Texas he knows it’s the right move to make. Only he wasn’t counting on Trevor’s little sister Amelia. The moment he lays eyes on her he’s smitten and only falls deeper for her as time goes. He has a truck load of baggage to get over before they can have a happily ever after. Sometimes life on the ranch can take a crazy turn, will they be able to survive?

Wade was sweet and swoon-worthy. He was like the ultimate cowboy. Amelia is full of piss and vinegar. No one ever knows what to expect from her. Her brothers still treat her like the family baby only she doesn’t need their protection anymore. 

Fall in love with the Parker family and friends. You’ll fall so into the story that you won’t want to get out when it ends. I can’t wait for the next story in the series.

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





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Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.

Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.

Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.

To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.

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REVIEW - Twisted Truth - Maria Macdonald AMAZON



TITLE - Twisted Truth
AUTHOR - Maria Macdonald












BLURB:



I used to believe in true love.

Until he broke me. 
Lesson learnt. 
Where there’s love, there’s lies. 

I used to believe I wasn’t what she needed. 
Until I let her love in. 
I’ve changed for her. 
I want her to believe in me like I need to believe in myself. 

Isaac James stayed out of my life for five years. He wasn't to blame, after all, protecting me imprisoned him.
Now he’s back. The chemistry is still there, the tension is still there, the love is still there… the pain is still there. 
Isaac James was my rock, my first love… my family.

Olivia McKenna has always been my weakness. I’d do anything to protect her, which I proved, despite it taking me to prison.
I’ve stayed away, trying to do the right thing. I thought I was still protecting her. But, I’m lost without her… even if I’m not sure I can be what she needs. 
Olivia McKenna was my forever… for always.





REVIEW:

“Love that can withstand time, 5 stars”


Liv has loved Isaac since she was a little girl. He was the one she wanted as a teenager and then when she got him it was short lived. Isaac basically disappeared, now years later he’s back and avoiding Liv. If you really love someone can you let them go or will they always be with you?

Isaac has always loved Via (Liv), but life took a nasty turn and kept him away from her. Now he’s back, but he’s not ready to claim his woman. His hands are dirty and he doesn’t want them to rub off on her. Sometimes the best intentions fail. What will happen if Isaac’s life in the Black Ops touches Via? Will they make it out to the other side?

I absolutely loved everything about Twisted Truth. Isaac is the definition of an alpha male with a dark side. His light is Via, she’s his everything and the way he loves her from afar is something else. Liv has basically been going through the motions since Isaac left and even now that he’s back. Liv is strong in a unknowing way. She is a survivor.

Maria gave us more of our favorite characters from previous books and made us fall in love with their kids. If you loved Love Renewed then you will love Twisted Truth. Maria takes us on a dark journey that comes out with a happy ending. Half the time I didn’t know if I loved or hated Isaac James. There is a fine line between love and hate, which side will you fall on when it comes to Isaac?

“She was his only one. His heart felt cold and pain and flint, if it did not feel her touch. He may never be hers, but she would always be his. His forever, for always. As time ebbed away, his body would turn to sand, but his soul would remain, in the ashes, in the dark. And it would still hold a single love. Her.”

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



REVIEW - Chasing Christmas Eve - Jill Shalvis




TITLE - Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay #4)
AUTHOR - Jill Shalvis 




Releases September 26th


BLURB:




Meet cute...


Run for the hills—temporarily. That's Colbie Albright's plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie's so over it that she's under it. She's also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she's pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won't be a stranger for long.

Make merry...

Spence's commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn't have to worry about the powerful—okay, crazy hot chemistry—he's got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself... just because she's gorgeous and a great listener just because she gets Spence immediately doesn't mean he won't be able to let Colbie go. Does it?

and hope for a miracle.

Now the clock's ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime.




Emma's Review:



I’m not usually a massive reader of romcom style chic-lit books, but I have to say that sometimes I’m wrong about things. Chasing Christmas Eve started great. The way the chapter tiles are alternatives to swear words which describe how the main Character feels is a really nice touch. 

The main character Colbie is loveable and relatable. You can completely feel for her when she acts and behaves the way she does. Drawn to Spence who is her polar opposite in some ways but so alike her in other ways they make for a great main and secondary character pairing.

The story itself is fun and quirky, while the end result is somewhat predictable it by no means sets out the plot from the beginning. There are twists and turns all the way through which keep you entertained. The introduction of other characters doesn’t feel forced and it reads naturally. Although it would be nice to learn a little more about them. You get a glimpse of everyone who is mentioned without feeling like it takes away from the main characters. 

There is such humour throughout and the things which happen doesn’t always run as smoothly as one might expect. Colbie comes across as completely normal human despite the status of her life, and the more we delve into her personality the more I liked her, she behaved in a way I would probably behave. 

Spence is exactly the sort of boy-next-door sexy geek that most of us geeky women wish to meet. On the outside he just appears to be every bit as work involved as you’d imagine but as we get to know him we learn a lot about him and realise that he has hidden depths which aren’t always good. 

The setting was perfect and the way that the environment was described left a clear image in my head. I always want to be able to picture a place when I read about it and the author did an amazing job here without bombarding us with too much information. 

This isn’t the first book in the series but I haven’t read the others and it works perfectly as a standalone, however, I have decided to get the other books not only for background but because I really like the author's writing style. The flow is natural and fluid and I didn’t find myself confused at any point as to the story or plot. In fact I found that I just kept reading as there was always a reason to keep going chapter to chapter. This book is perfect for some light reading, it’s warm, funny, a little sad and a little sexy. Absolutely enjoyable. I would highly recommend this book to Everyone, including those who don’t normally enjoy this genre.


Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 4/5
Heat: 3/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4/5



REVIEW - I Stole His Car - Jessica Francis



TITLE - I Stole His Car
AUTHOR - Jessica Francis







BLURB:


She stole his car, so he stole her heart…

I saw something I never should have seen.
I took something they wanted back.
I was desperate. 
Alone. 
Hunted.
So, I did something I never would have normally done.
I stole a car.
Not just any car.
His car. 
Now I have no choice but to trust him.
Only he can help me get out of this mess.
Then, when we both become hunted,
And when feelings begin to complicate things,
Can I still count on his protection? 
Can I trust what is happening between us to be real?
Because, as some people say: there is nothing quite like love at first … crime.


Jennifer's Review:



HOLY HECK! I LOVED THIS STORY. Seriously one of the best stories I read all year. The title alone made me curious and then after reading the blurb I knew I had to read this story. This book has a lot of action and suspense, along with mystery and romance. Toss in a hot alpha male and an adorable little boy and you have a bestselling novel! 

This story literally blew my mind. Stealing a car is an interesting thing to do so when I read this title, I knew I was going to have to read this book. The plot of this book is that this woman steals a man’s car because she feels she is out of options. What she didn’t expect was that this man has a unique set of skills and some problems of his own. This leads to a drama filled romantic suspense with laughter and tears. 

Ava is a delightful character. I like how she is written. We start off this story where she is in quite a pickle. I think by starting her off this way, we get to see just how panicked and desperate she is. What we also get to see is how much it kills her to have to do the things she has done to survive. I think it shows strength and courage. Zander is a great character on his own. He is an alpha male with a set way he likes his life. He has his own thing going and a need to figure out how to adjust to his new lifestyle. When Ava crashes into his life, how will he handle it?

These two characters are interesting together. Ava is just trying to live another day while Zander is trying to figure out how to change his life. They are both in completely different places in their lives, but somehow when they are working together, they are able to find common ground. I think this leads to some of the heat in the book. I like these two characters together.

The writing style of this book is interesting. I love how the author threw us into the deep end from the beginning of the story. There was no “let’s get to know Ava before her life gets uprooted.” Instead we get “let’s meet Ava who is in a terrible situation with no way out.” I think this creates tension in the beginning for the reader and makes them want to keep reading. The pace of this book is pretty fast, but it fits with the theme of the book. I think all the action gives the reader what they need to fully immerse themselves into the book.

Overall, I loved this story. I really hope the author continues to write about other characters in this series. I really loved the action and suspense along with the humor that was written in this book. I would 100% recommend this book to others and read more from this author. Great job!



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









Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Release Blitz & Review - Right Girl, Wrong Alpha - DJ Bryce

Today we are celebrating the release of RIGHT GIRL, WRONG ALPHA by DJ Bryce. Right Girl, Wrong Alpha is the second book in the new paranormal series, Brothers of the Heart. It is available to read on KindleUnlimited or you can buy it for .99¢. Check out the links for the other titles in this series below.



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Right Girl, Wrong Alpha (Brothers of the Heart, #2) by DJ Bryce

A Paranormal Romance 


Synopsis:

As Chief of his Clan, Logan is surrounded by friends and family, the only thing missing is his mate. Natasha has always known that she was raised to be the mate of an Alpha, but being in her sister’s shadow has enabled her not to worry about it too much.

When Logan comes down to help the pack, he knows instantly that Natasha is the one for him. When she is put in harms way, he will stop at nothing to save her. Natasha never imagined that her mate would be anything other than a wolf, but although her feelings for Logan take her off guard, she can do nothing but succumb to them.

Right Girl, Wrong Alpha is the second in an all new series about men who may not be brothers by blood, but are brothers of the heart. And the realization that, regardless of how the Matthews siblings have been raised, sometimes you have to follow your heart, even if it's leading you down the hardest path.




OUR REVIEW:


Right Girl, Wrong Alpha is a nice short read. I enjoyed the quick story. This book can be read as a standalone, as I have read it, but it is a part of a series. This book has a bit of mystery, lots of conflict, heat, and romance. It did leave me wanting more. I would continue to follow this series.

This story dives into the idea of interspecies mixing between shifters. Most shifter stories focus on the fact that once you meet your mate, you know instantly who your mate is and that you will spend the rest of your life with that person. This series is no different. The interesting part is that these two main characters are of different species of shifters, which is one I have rarely seen.  I think this added a layer to the plot to make it seem fresh and original.

Natasha is the main female character in this book. She is caring and giving, which resonates with me because I feel I am the same way. She also has a defiant and spunky side as well. I do wish I could have seen a bit more of her strength, but overall I liked her character. Logan is the ultimate alpha. With that being said, he is also sensitive and caring. I liked how understanding his character is. I also loved his fierce protectiveness.

The heat in this story is scorching. The scenes between these two are sure to make you blush. I love these scenes between them. Logan is so fierce and protective, but he also shows a vulnerable side. Natasha is a wonderful character who obviously deserves to find her true mate. I especially like that she was able to do her own thing without her family giving her too many issues.

The writing style of this book was good. I did like this book and the way the author wrote it. I felt the pace was a bit fast for me. I also felt the action could have been drawn out and described a bit more to make the reader really get into it. With that being said, I did like the characters and plot and would like to see where this series goes.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. I would recommend this book to others who like shifter books. I also plan to go back and read book one so I can get the full experience of the series. If you enjoy shifter romances, take a chance on this book. I think you will enjoy it.

Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 3.5/5
Overall: 4/5






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Releases on December 14!

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:


Author DJ Bryce loves her men tall, dark, and Alpha. She can often be found relaxing with a cup of coffee, a handful of RedVines, and a dirty book, with her three dogs snoozing happily at her feet.
She's a lover of The Walking Dead, Romantic Comedies, and writing sexy shifters.
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