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Falling Behind
Seven Years of Bad Luck
Forever and Almost Always
Belong to You
Toxic
Deceiving Lies
What's Left of Me
Threat to Our Forever: The Sensual Edition
Adam, Enough Said
Abby's Survival
Ten Tiny Breaths
Sizzle
The Future of Our Past
Unbearable
Restore Me
Real
The Shoe
Heaven Sent
Unexpected Angel
Every Rose

Saturday, 14 July 2018

RELEASE BLITZ - Forged in Flood by Dahlia Donovan




Title: Forged in Flood
Author: Dahlia Donovan
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Genre: M/M/M Romance
Release Date: July 14, 2018



Blurb

From best-selling author Dahlia Donovan comes a new witty novella between three very different men. With drama, emotional turmoil, and hilarious banter, be prepared to be swept away in Dahlia’s British M/M/M romance.

When one drunken night forever scars three best friends, will they ever find a way to pick up the pieces?

Eaten up with guilt, Ivan Black spends ten years hiding from the world. He retreats to his family forge to wallow in misery. Alone. So lonely his heart aches with it.

Wesley Cook and Rolland Spence have been together since university. They struggle through the physical scars of the accident, building a life in the ruins of their dreams. They find happiness but continue to miss their angry ginger Viking—Ivan.

In all the anger of wasted years, the three men find a way to forge a relationship as hot as the fires in the smithy.

Forged in Flood is a British contemporary M/M/M romance. With heartache, hot men with foul mouths, and plenty of heat, enjoy getting to know Ivan, Wesley, and Roland.







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Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress.  She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.  


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Friday, 13 July 2018

Review of Virtue and Vengeance (Empire Sevens #2) by Tabatha Vargo and Melissa Andrea





Review of Virtue and Vengeance (Empire Sevens #2) by Tabatha Vargo and Melissa Andrea

Review done for Hooked on Books



I was so excited to see this book come through my kindle! It was definitely worth the wait.

Book two in the series continues right where book one left off. I wanted to slap Zander at the end of book one but he definitely redeems himself.

I loved how Eden didn’t let Zander take her spunk away. She was still strong and sassy as ever.

Eden past comes back to haunt her big time and Zander may not have the power to help her. Both their lives could be shattered in an instant.

This book had just the right amount of action, angst, and hotness. I could not put it down! I loved these two characters chemistry and their different storylines.

I loved this series and I definitely recommend both books to read!


RELEASE BLITZ - The Sound of Your Heart by Laura Ward & Christine Manzari




Title: The Sound of Your Heart
Series: College Bound #3
Authors: Laura Ward & Christine Manzari
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: July 13, 2018



Blurb

Julie Prescott is the life of every party. She’s loud, witty, and uses her body and pretty face to get whatever she wants. She’s never had a problem hooking up with guys, or ditching them when they don’t live up to her standards. Julie has a list of exes a mile long and a reputation to match, but she’s looking for more than just a degree in college. She’s looking for Mr. Perfect.

Ben Sutherland is the enigmatic bassist of a popular local band. Born blind, Ben depends on his other senses to help him understand the world around him on a deeper level. His sultry voice and musical talent might make it impossible for him to go unnoticed on campus, but Ben isn’t looking for fame or groupies. He’s looking to perfect his music.

Julie’s been lusting after Ben for months and when she finally meets him at a party, her confidence is shaken when she discovers she can’t use her physical beauty to charm him. Even though she's always relied on her looks, it’s her personality that wins Ben over and he’s determined to show her that she’s more than just a pretty face.

But falling in love is the easy part. Family lies, a questionable reputation, and the chance of a lifetime threaten to tear Ben and Julie apart. Can they trust the futures they’ve chosen or will they take the biggest risk of all and listen to the sound of their own hearts?







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Excerpt

He kissed the corner of my mouth and up the edge of my jaw. As his mouth made its way along my profile, his hand—the one that had pulled mine away—was slipping under the edge of my shirt to drag the fabric up my body. “You’ve seen me. Let me see you.”
“How?” I asked, breathless from his touch.
“With my hands.” Kiss. “My lips.” Kiss. “My tongue.”’
My breath hitched as his tongue traced the shape of my lips.
“Be my guest,” I said, arching my body into his, trying to touch as much of him as I could.
His mouth curved into a smile and his brown eyes focused on me with that strange gaze of his. I wondered what went through his mind when he looked at me. He couldn’t see me, yet he held me in that deep gaze like he could see everything. Like he knew me better than anyone else ever had.
Let me see you.
His request, as much as the rest of him, set my heart racing. I wasn’t sure anyone had truly seen me. My mom saw only what she wanted to see—a project to improve upon, or a sidekick in her search for the man of her dreams. Everyone else, my friends included, saw what I wanted them to see—a confident girl who knew how to have fun and who never let the world get to her.
I had no idea what Ben would see.
Let me see you.
I understood what he meant. Ben only knew me from my voice, the shape of my hands, and a few small touches and kisses. Now he was asking to see me in a completely different way. I wasn’t worried about him touching me, I was wholly confident in the way I looked. But something told me that if he touched me intimately, Ben would notice more than the swell of my breasts or the dip of my waist. His fingertips would discover the way to my heart and what made it beat. And as much as I told myself that’s exactly what I wanted—to fall in love—it wasn’t something I’d allowed myself to do before.
Ben’s mouth had finished its progress up to my ear and his voice dropped low when he asked again, “Can I see you?”
I nodded and realizing my action was invisible to him, I pushed the word “yes” through the apprehension that was thick in my throat.
He propped himself up on an elbow and placed his other hand on the side of my face. His touch was light, like the brush of feathers, as his fingers skimmed the ridge my cheekbone, across my lips, and along the arch of my eyebrows. When his thumb circled under my eyes, my lids dropped close and then he was caressing the tips of my eyelashes. His touch was gentle and made me feel delicate.
He was seeing me through touch. And that was so freaking hot.






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Laura Ward


USA Today bestselling author, Laura Ward, writes sweet and sexy stories that will hopefully make you look at the world in a different way. Her books include the Not Yet series: Not YetUntil NowSomeday Soon, and Because of You. Her Contemporary Romance standalone is titled, Past Heaven. She is also the co-author of the College Bound series: The PledgeThe Color of Us, and The Sound of Your Heart. Laura lives in Maryland with her loud and very loving three children and husband. She married her college sweetheart and is endlessly grateful for the support he has given her through all their years together, and especially toward her dream of writing books. When not picking up toy trucks, driving to lacrosse practice, or checking spelling homework, Laura is writing or reading romance novels.




Christine Manzari


The first thing Christine Manzari does when she's getting ready to read a book is to crack the spine in at least five places. She wholeheartedly believes there is no place as comfy as the pages of a well-worn book. She's addicted to buying books, reading books, and writing books. Books, books, books. She also has a weakness for adventure, inappropriate humor, and coke (the caffeinated bubbly kind). Christine is from Forest Hill, Maryland where she lives with her husband, three kids, and her library of ugly spine books. Her first series is the Young Adult Dystopian series called The Sophisticates which includes: Deviation, Conviction, and Redemption. Her New Adult Romcom series, Hearts of Stone, includes: HookedHitched, Hated. She is also the co-author of the College Bound Series: The Pledge, The Color of Us, and The Sound of Your Heart


BOOK BLITZ - Saving Grace by Gigi Aceves




Title: Saving Grace
Series: Virtues of Love #1
Author: Gigi Aceves
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Suspense
Release Date: February 18, 2018



Blurb

Grace Carmichael’s world was turned upside down when she was fifteen. The convent became her home. The Grotto her safe haven. She lived, breathed, and learned a life she never chose. Ten years later, freedom came knocking and she took a chance she never thought she would.

Phoenix Hayes experienced a double dose of heartache when death tragically altered his life at seventeen. Being the ultimate warrior he has never doubted a mission. Except for one — saving Grace.

Sometimes to find yourself you have to risk everything including your heart — even your life.







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I grew up in the Philippines but now live in California with my husband, two girls, and Loki, the house cat. If my husband is the yin to my yang, Andrea is the Marlin to my Dory while Allysa is the Buzz Lightyear to my Woody. I am a middle child, and no, I don’t suffer from the middle child syndrome. According to my parents, I’m the craziest, and I think, my husband and children agree with them.

Besides the births of my two girls, my husband’s transplant is one of the most miraculous, life changing, and memorable moments of my life. After dealing with two bouts of cancer, my husband has been our inspiration.

I love the beach, but I hate the sand. I love to travel, but I hate to fly. I love to eat, but I hate gaining weight, all women can relate to this. These are a few of my little quirks in life.

In addition to writing, I enjoy reading, binge-watching a new series on Netflix, watching action packed movies, listening to my youngest sing, and observing my oldest cook. I’m an avid fan of The Walking Dead, Scandal, The Brave, The Good Doctor, and Stranger Things. I love watching reality shows, too. I love Survivor, The Amazing Race, and Big Brother.



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COVER REVEAL - The Gathering by L.A. Fiore




Title: The Gathering
The Ivy Blackwood Chronicles
Author: L.A. Fiore
Genre: Contemporary/Thriller/Paranormal Romance
Cover Design: Melissa Stevens, The Illustrated Author
Release Date: September 14, 2018



Blurb

Words like unnatural and impure started the whispers.

From the very beginning, Ivy Blackwood was different. She was only a child when she was accused of setting the fire, one she passively watched engulf the small house she had called home. Her fingertips burned and her hair singed. Some who watched her crossed themselves, convinced she was soulless for she showed no emotion at all. Calm and dispassionate, even when the screaming started that quickly turned to bellows of agony before dying into nothing but the roaring of the fire.

She was locked away where she couldn’t bring harm to herself or others. To all involved, they had protected the world from a monster, but sometimes things are not what they seem.







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LA Fiore is a hybrid author of thirteen novels. She believes in a happily ever after, but she likes to make her readers work for it. When she's not writing, she can usually be found in the garden or hanging on the deck with her family and friends. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her husband and two kids and their four fur babies.


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COVER REVEAL - Bring Me Back Here by A.M. Guilliams




Title: Bring Me Back Here
Author: A.M. Guilliams
Genre: Cowboy Romance/Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Annelle Willard, MadHat Books
Release Date: August 15, 2018



Blurb

Four years ago, I left my heart behind in Colorado, the place I thought I’d always call my home. 
My arms ached to hug my parents and siblings. 
My mind bled with the possibilities that I’d left behind. 
My heart hurt with the reason I had to leave in the first place. 

Who knew coming back home would be so hard?

I did. 

Which is why I hadn’t returned until my mother insisted on throwing me a graduation party. 
The memories were too much to bear. 
The heartache still weighed heavy on my heart. 
One man caused my life to tilt on its axis and never to regain its footing. 
Now that I was home, I had one more tough choice to make. 
If only he would allow me that opportunity. 
If only he knew how to leave well enough alone. 
If only he didn’t insist on finding a way to bring me back here. 
If only…







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A.M. Guilliams is a romantic suspense and women’s fiction author who currently resides in Virginia with her husband, three children, and fur babies. Books, flip flops, coffee, chocolate, The Walking Dead, and Chicago Fire are just a few of her obsessions. Her love of books began with novels by Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark, and the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. When she’s not writing, you can find her down by the river with her family, curled up on the couch with a good book, or watching her favorite movies and television shows.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

COVER REVEAL - Rivers by S.L. Scott




Title: Rivers
Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: RBA Designs
Release Date: July 26, 2018



Blurb

This Standalone Second Chance Rock Star Romance by New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, will have you falling in love with Rivers Crow while introducing you to his Sexy as Sin brothers and band mates—Jet, Tulsa, and Ridge.

Rivers Crow has everything he could ever need—a rock star life, more money than the devil himself, and worldwide fame. Except he’s still missing the one thing he wants—the girl he left behind.

Stella Fellowes has a life she doesn’t want—an unfulfilling job, debt without a ceiling, and lonely nights. She spends pretending not to miss the one thing she needs—the boy who broke her heart.

Five years later, the guitarist she once loved is back with a hit record, millions of fans, and that look in his eye that still makes her weak in the knees. Only she’s not the same girl he once knew.

When these two star-crossed lovers come together, time starts to heal old wounds. Although she’s compelled to look past his sins, will he be able to look past hers?







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RIDGE

Releasing September 27, 2018




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Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.


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COVER REVEAL - Not the End by Gianna Gabriela




Title: Not the End
A Standalone Novella
Author: Gianna Gabriela
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Sly Fox Cover Designs
Release Date: July 27, 2018



Blurb

I needed you.
I needed you to tell me I was beautiful.
I needed you to tell me it was all going to be okay.
I needed you to be with me.
To love me.
To protect me.
I needed you—
but the sad thing is you didn’t need me.
You didn’t want me.
You never cared about me.
And when you gave up on me, I gave up on me too.
I lost myself because I found all my self-worth in you.
And when you left me, I left myself too.
Now I’m left wondering, could I come back for me?







Author Bio

Gianna Gabriela is a small-town girl living in the Big Ol’ City of New York. She’s been reading for years and calls it her addiction. Her favorite genre to read is anything in the YA, NA, and Contemporary Romance realm. She's a writer of the sexy alphas you want and the strong heroines you need.


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