Thursday, 18 January 2018

Release Blitz & Review - Royal Ruin - Jessica Peterson







Title: Royal Ruin
Series: Flings with Kings #1
Author: Jessica Peterson
Genre: Royal Romance/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 18, 2018



Blurb



To: Emily@EPDesigns.com
From: HRHKit@PrimrosePalace.org.uk
SUBJECT: ENGAGEMENT CONTRACT (Marked Confidential)



FROM THE DESK OF
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE CHRISTOPHER




Emily—Thank you for
joining me for dinner tonight. And for agreeing to my proposal, as ludicrous as
it is. Desperate times call for fake engagements. At least in my family.

I am attaching the
contract we discussed. Our lawyers asked that I highlight the following
clauses:


  • The engagement shall last ninety days
  • Both parties are to appear genuinely in love at all royal appearances
  • Beyond required public displays of affection, there shall be no contact of any kind between the parties

The first half of
your payment will be deposited into your account upon the signing of this
contract. Be sure to note your ring size. We would like to make prompt delivery
of the family emerald. The Queen and I thank you in advance for your
discretion.

Cheers,
Kit

P.S.—Sorry to hear
about your divorce. Your ex sounds like a proper knob head.

P.P.S.—You looked
stunning tonight.








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OUR REVIEW:



Royal Ruin really hit the spot with me. I was looking for a book that including a royalty aspect and this book was exactly what I needed. The characters were interesting and dynamic. The plot was amazing. The heat was cranked up to the max. I honestly cannot find anything bad to say about this book.

The plot of this book is what drew me in. The Prince of England is in need of a fiancée. The only problem is the fiancée is only supposed to be temporary. I love this type of book. Give me a fake relationship any day and I am in love. The author wrote this plot so beautifully. I loved that she also gave the back story between the characters. It made the story seem more realistic.

Let’s talk about the characters. Prince Kit is too adorable. Not only is he described as hot as sin, but I can also hear his British accent in my head. That automatically makes him 10 times sexier. Then you throw in the British words into his language and I am in love. Emily is a great character as well. She is relatable. She is American and has a dream she wants to achieve. She is struggling with her work and personal life. I feel that we can all relate to this. She is such a strong character through. She has drive and is not willing to give up easily. I think this is wonderful for characters and people in general to have.

I mentioned the heat before, but I cannot stop mentioning it. The heat in this book is off the charts. Add in the description of the scenes from Kit and man I need to fan myself. Honestly, he is literally a wet dream come true. These characters are explosive together. The tension between them is just another dynamic layer to a wonderful book.

I really enjoyed the writing style of this book. It is told from a dual point of view, which I always love. It also has a steady pace. There is a flashback period prior to the story beginning. I was glad this was included because it gave insight into the characters. I also loved the minor characters. I hope all of them get their own stories because they are all wildly entertaining. I can honestly say this story made me tear up as well. It is not often a book can elicit such emotions from me. Kudos to you.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed this story. There was hints of a book 2 with two minor characters coming out. I really hope the author does this so that I can catch up with the prince and Emily, but also fall in love with these new characters. I would recommend this book to others! 


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






Author Bio

Jessica Peterson began reading romance to escape the
decidedly unromantic awkwardness of her teenage years. Having found solace in
the likes of Mr. Darcy, Jamie Fraser (OMG love the gingers!), and Edward
Cullen, it wasn’t long before she began creating tall, dark and handsome heroes
of her own.

She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Mr.
Peterson, and her smelly Goldendoodle Martha Bean. She is the author of the
super sexy STUDY ABROAD and FLINGS WITH KINGS series. Check her out at www.jessicapeterson.com


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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Release Blitz & Review - Bayside Passion - Melissa Foster





Title: BAYSIDE PASSION
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance

About BAYSIDE PASSIONS:
Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod. 


BAYSIDE SUMMERS is a series of standalone steamy romance novels featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're fun, flirty, flawed, deeply emotional, always passionate, and easy to relate to. And of course, you'll see cameos from the Seaside Summers characters! 

In BAYSIDE PASSIONS... 
When Emery Andrews's best friend, Desiree, moves away, falls in love, and opens a an inn all in one summer, she feels her absence like a missing limb. Until she visits over the holidays and meets sinfully hot Dean Masters, who's as easy on the eyes as he is to talk to. After returning home, what starts as a flurry of late-night flirtations quickly turns into a deep connection and unexpected friendship. Now, months later, Desiree offers Emery a job teaching yoga at the inn. Adventurous Emery jumps at the chance and heads for Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to reunite with her BFF and her new close friend, Dean. 


After months of sharing their lives, and their secrets, over video chats and phone calls, Dean's ready to move things to the next level. The fact that Emery seems oblivious to the sparks between them and has recently put her foot down about dating friends just means he'll have to bide his time. 


When Emery finds a naked man in her kitchen the first morning she's there, Dean doesn't hesitate to move her into his guest room. Maybe now Emery will see what's right before her eyes--although that guy she's got a date with might be a problem. 

All BAYSIDE SUMMERS books can be read as standalone novels or as part of the series: 
Bayside Desires
Bayside Passions 
Bayside Heat 
Bayside Escape 


*** 

Bayside Summers is part of the Love in Bloom romance collection by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series.



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Our Review:

“Loving the free spirit, 3 stars”

Dean has wanted Emery since he met her, but time and life has kept them apart. Now though things are changing. He’s about to get his shot, but will he get what he’s been working towards? Is loving the free-spirit all its stacked up to be?

Emery has claimed Dean as her BFF #2 and has a rule about not dating friends. Although things may change like much is in her life. What if Dean is the one to keep her grounded yet let her still be free? Sometimes the one who loves you most is the one who lets you be you.
I really did enjoy these two, the only reason I’m rating Bayside Passions a three is because something was missing for me. I can’t pin point what but something was off. I loved these two’s love though. They love big and they love hard. Granted it defiantly isn’t a easy path, but love rarely is. Bayside Passions went by quickly and would make for a solid quick read.



Star Ratings:
Plot-5/5
Characters-4/5
Heat-4/5
Writing style-3/5
Overall-3/5





About Melissa Foster:

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.

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Cover Reveal - Living Out Loud - Staci Hart


The wait is over! We have our first stunning Staci Hart cover for 2018. It is beautiful! I cannot wait to get my hands on LIVING OUT LOUD! Check out more about this upcoming release below!



Living Out Loud
Staci Hart
Publication Date: February 1, 2018
Cover Photo: Perrywinkle Photography
Cover Design: QuirkyBird Designs




When Annie Daschle arrives in New York City, the only thing she can control is her list.
Not her father’s death or the loss of her home. Not the hole in her heart or the defective valve that’s dictated so much of her life. But she can put pen to paper to make a list of all the ways she can live out loud, just like her dad would have wanted.
See the city from the top of the Empire State Building: Check.
Eat hot dogs on the steps of The Met: Check.
Stand in the middle of Times Square: Check.
Get a job at Wasted Words: Check.
Two things not on her list: Greg Brandon and Will Bailey. And just like that, she finds herself caught in the middle of something she can’t find her way out of, with no clear answers and no rules.
List or no list, she realizes she can’t control anything at all, not even her heart.
Not the decisions it makes, and not the moment it stops.

*Standalone contemporary romance Inspired by Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.*









Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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REVIEW - Fury Frayed - Melissa Haag



TITLE - Fury Frayed 

AUTHOR - Melissa Haag









Blurb:


Megan’s temper lands her in Girderon Academy, an exclusive school founded in a town of misfit supernatural creatures. It’s the one place she should be able to fit in, but she can’t. Instead, she itches to punch the smug sheriff in his face, pull the hair from a pack of territorial blondes, and kiss the smile off the shy boy’s face. Unfortunately, she can’t do any of that, either, because humans are dying and all clues point to her.



With Megan’s temper flaring, time to find the real killer and clear her name is running out. As much as she wants to return to her own life, she needs to embrace who and what she is. It’s the only way to find and punish the creature responsible.

Jennifer's Review:



What a fun and interesting new world! Fury Frayed is such a unique book that I literally cannot compare it to any others! If you are looking for a new world with new creatures and all new characters, then you need to pick this book up. It has everything you can ask for. There is tons of action, a bit of mystery, and even a bit of romance. There will definitely be areas that shock you that is for sure!

Oh… Holy… Wow…. This book left me speechless. The plot of this book is so fresh and new that I was completely shocked by it. I don’t want to reveal too much so I will just say this. Our main heroine arrives to a new town and learns that everything might not be quite like it seems. Did that intrigue you enough? I sure hope so because if not you are missing out.

Megan is such a wonderful female character. She is strong and independent, but she also has some soft areas as well. I think she is exactly what we need in our female characters, especially for some of our younger readers. She stands up for what she believes is right and tries to learn from her mistakes. I like this about her. The other characters in the story are written well too. They all have a unique personality and purpose in the book. I really like how the author is able to create these characters this way.

There is a bit of flirty attraction in this book. Megan has two males who enter her life as she begins this journey in the new town. Each male has his own attributes that make him appealing for our Megan. Each have scenes in the book which makes the readers question what is going on between them. With that being said, by the end, there is a clear solution to this. There is a slow burn throughout the story between Megan and one of the boys that will leave the reader feeling satisfied.

I have always loved this author’s writing style, but she never ceases to amaze me. This book is a whole different world than anything else she has ever written. This book has new characters that are so beautifully written. The plot is unique that I can honestly say I have not read anything like it. I cannot wait to learn more about this world. The pace of this book is written steady and I think that the revelation of new information is perfect for the story.

Overall, I am in love with this new world. How long do I have to wait for the next one? Too long I believe! I need it now! I think it is safe to say that I would recommend this book to others. If you love paranormal books with a lot of action and mystery and a bit of romance, then this book is for you. There is nothing too racy in this book. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.


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






Cover Reveal - After Care - L.B. Dunbar

COVER REVEAL



After Care
By L.B. Dunbar
Contemporary Rom-Com for Gen X
Standalone
Releasing 1.31.18



BLURB:


Breast cancer survivor Edie Williams is ready to live.
Divorced. Mother of two.
She’s planned the vacation of a lifetime for a reboot,
only to encounter an awakening adventure—Tommy Carrigan.
Manager of the band Collision, Tommy Carrigan has his plate full.
Independent. Carefree.
He’s on an annual holiday with his band family,
when the unexpected happens—Edie Williams.
Love might be just what the doctor prescribed,
but can it survive the world of rock-n-roll?
+++

If you enjoyed The Sex Education of M.E., you’ll love After Care, another romance for the over-forty from L.B. Dunbar. Continue the adventure previously published in Love Notes, the newsletter of L.B. Dunbar.



REVIEW - Hot Seal Bride - Lynn Raye Harris



TITLE - Hot Seal Bride
AUTHOR - Lynn Raye Harris 







Blurb:



A new standalone romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Lynn Raye Harris. Sexy, action-packed, and thrilling!


Sold to the highest bidder…

For the past fourteen years, Princess Antonella Rossi has been a virtual prisoner. She has no friends, no fun, and she’s not allowed to leave her aunt and uncle’s Virginia compound without an escort. 

But today is her wedding day. A rich sheikh has bought her virginity, and with it her freedom. Any hope of independence Ella’s ever cherished will disappear the instant she faces him across the altar. With time running out and the wedding party gathering, Ella seizes the opportunity to run as far and fast as she can.

Navy SEAL Cash “Money” McQuaid isn’t looking for trouble, but trouble always seems to find him. This time trouble is five foot four and wearing a wedding dress. Rescuing a runaway princess has consequences though, and with his face plastered on the evening news and his career on the line, he realizes there’s only one way out of this mess—he has to marry her!

It’s a marriage in name only, just until he can clear his name and win Ella the freedom she seeks. But shacking up with a gorgeous virgin isn’t as easy as it seems, especially when the sparks snapping between them are hotter and more dangerous than anything Cash has ever experienced. By the time he realizes it’s too late to resist his virgin bride, an unseen enemy is intent on taking her away from him. 

Cash is gonna need all his skills—and his friends on the Hostile Operations Team—in order to rescue his princess bride and give her the happily-ever-after she deserves. 
The Hostile Operations Team is a covert military Black Ops unit. Their motto is Where None Dare. H.O.T. operators come from all branches of the military. The only criteria for membership: they must be the best of the best!


Jennifer's Review:


Hot Seal Bride is a steamy novel! This book does seem like it is a part of a series, but it does not need to be read in order to understand the story. This is the first book in this series I have read and I did not feel lost. If anything, it made me curious as to how some of the minor characters got together. This book has mystery, heat, and a lot of action. If this is the type of book you like, get your copy now.

The plot of this book was exciting for me. It took me by surprise. I knew that these two characters were getting married, but I didn’t know why.  Boy was it a shocker when I read the beginning of this book. This author does a good job of discussing a topic that can be quite touchy depending on which culture  you come from. For some, it is appalling, while for others it might seem a little more acceptable. Either way, it was a good addition into this story.

I liked both characters in this book. Cash is one hot Navy Seal. What I love most about him is that being a Navy Seal is ingrained in his character and soul. He never once hesitates to make a decision and protect others. I love that about him. Then you have Ella. She is a shock on her own. She has a whole back story that surprised the heck out of me. She is also a strong woman. Even though she has been through some stuff in the past, she does not let that hinder her from living her life. I like her take charge attitude.

The heat in this book is steaming hot. There were a couple of chapters that I felt my face heating up as I read them. One even had me looking to my husband to make sure he wasn’t paying me any attention. These characters have an underlying slow burn that starts almost from the beginning. I mean each character is described as attractive and Ella has lead a sheltered life. So just imagine where that might take you then double it. That is how hot this book is.

I really enjoyed the writing style of this book. This author did an amazing job with this story line. It was everything I expected and more. The pace of this story was fast, but it fit the type of story it is. There was plenty of action, but also some slower, sweet areas. The characters were all written well. 

Overall, this was a great book. I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters. I want to go back and learn more about some of the minor characters while also continuing on with this series and seeing which character is going to get bit by the bug next. I would recommend this book to others who like a lot of heat and action in their books.



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




Release Blitz & Review - Hot Seal Bride - Lynn Raye Harris







Title: HOT SEAL Bride
A Hostile Operations Team Series Standalone
Author: Lynn Raye Harris
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: January 16, 2018





Blurb


A new standalone romance from New York Times Bestselling
Author Lynn Raye Harris. Sexy, action-packed, and thrilling!

Sold to the highest bidder…

For the past fourteen years, Princess Antonella Rossi has
been a virtual prisoner. She has no friends, no fun, and she’s not allowed to
leave her aunt and uncle’s Virginia compound without an escort. 

But today is her wedding day. A rich sheikh has bought her
virginity, and with it her freedom. Any hope of independence Ella’s ever
cherished will disappear the instant she faces him across the altar. With time
running out and the wedding party gathering, Ella seizes the opportunity to run
as far and fast as she can.

Navy SEAL Cash “Money” McQuaid isn’t looking for trouble,
but trouble always seems to find him. This time trouble is five foot four and
wearing a wedding dress. Rescuing a runaway princess has consequences though,
and with his face plastered on the evening news and his career on the line, he
realizes there’s only one way out of this mess—he has to marry her!

It’s a marriage in name only, just until he can clear his
name and win Ella the freedom she seeks. But shacking up with a gorgeous virgin
isn’t as easy as it seems, especially when the sparks snapping between them are
hotter and more dangerous than anything Cash has ever experienced. By the time
he realizes it’s too late to resist his virgin bride, an unseen enemy is intent
on taking her away from him. 

Cash is gonna need all his skills—and his friends on the
Hostile Operations Team—in order to rescue his princess bride and give her the
happily-ever-after she deserves. 

The Hostile Operations Team is a covert military Black Ops
unit. Their motto is Where None Dare. H.O.T. operators come from all branches
of the military. The only criteria for membership: they must be the best of the
best!




OUR REVIEW:


Hot Seal Bride is a steamy novel! This book does seem like it is a part of a series, but it does not need to be read in order to understand the story. This is the first book in this series I have read and I did not feel lost. If anything, it made me curious as to how some of the minor characters got together. This book has mystery, heat, and a lot of action. If this is the type of book you like, get your copy now.

The plot of this book was exciting for me. It took me by surprise. I knew that these two characters were getting married, but I didn’t know why.  Boy was it a shocker when I read the beginning of this book. This author does a good job of discussing a topic that can be quite touchy depending on which culture  you come from. For some, it is appalling, while for others it might seem a little more acceptable. Either way, it was a good addition into this story.

I liked both characters in this book. Cash is one hot Navy Seal. What I love most about him is that being a Navy Seal is ingrained in his character and soul. He never once hesitates to make a decision and protect others. I love that about him. Then you have Ella. She is a shock on her own. She has a whole back story that surprised the heck out of me. She is also a strong woman. Even though she has been through some stuff in the past, she does not let that hinder her from living her life. I like her take charge attitude.

The heat in this book is steaming hot. There were a couple of chapters that I felt my face heating up as I read them. One even had me looking to my husband to make sure he wasn’t paying me any attention. These characters have an underlying slow burn that starts almost from the beginning. I mean each character is described as attractive and Ella has lead a sheltered life. So just imagine where that might take you then double it. That is how hot this book is.

I really enjoyed the writing style of this book. This author did an amazing job with this story line. It was everything I expected and more. The pace of this story was fast, but it fit the type of story it is. There was plenty of action, but also some slower, sweet areas. The characters were all written well. 

Overall, this was a great book. I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters. I want to go back and learn more about some of the minor characters while also continuing on with this series and seeing which character is going to get bit by the bug next. I would recommend this book to others who like a lot of heat and action in their books.

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


Purchase Links

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Author Bio




New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband and two crazy cats. Lynn writes about hot military heroes, sizzling international billionaires, and the women who dare to tame them. Her books have been called "exceptional and emotional," "intense," and "sizzling." To date, Lynn's books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.



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