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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

RELEASE BLITZ REVIEW: Skyscraper Cinderella by K. Webster


Skyscraper Cinderella by K Webster is now live! 


"Brilliant storytelling packed with a powerful emotional punch, it's been years since I've been so invested in a book." - #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken

The fairy tale you know and love...
With a scorching hot twist!

This is the complete modern Cinderella trilogy in one collection.

Winston Constantine isn't a lover, he's a business venture.
A way for me to pay for college.
A ticket out.

He's never pretended to be anything other than that.
I can't blame him for making me fall in love.

"Extravagant sex, shocking fantasy, and wonderful humor too. I fell into it like a dream...a dream I didn't want to wake up from." - New York Times bestselling author Annabel Joseph


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Sonja's Review


I wanted to read Stroke of Midnight as soon as I saw it because I love K. Webster and I’m always down for a fairytale re-telling. When I learned that it was going to be a trilogy, I decided to wait until all the books were out before I started Ash and Winston’s story. And yeah, I know that the trilogy’s been complete since April, but I’m a big procrastinator and therefore, naturally, I put it off. I probably would have waited even longer, but after reading and really loving Pam Godwin’s Lessons in Sin, I’ve been motivated to check out this Midnight Dynasty world and took advantage of this anthology coming into play. I so loved that Skyscraper Cinderella had all three books and as soon one book ended, all I had to do was flip the page and the next book was right there and I didn’t feel obligated to wait until I finished my review before diving in again! I think I’ll seek out box sets/anthologies more often so I can continue with that, but I’ll actually get into it now. 

I loved Stroke of Midnight from the get-go! It was steamy and Ash and Winston were dirty, filthy, and their banter was just fire — I couldn’t get enough! I loved their dynamic, the way they challenged and pushed each other, and how they had fun, playful, sweet moments. This was a fantastic introduction to Ash and Win and it left me eager to see how everything would all work out! 

Moving onto Prince Charming next. I’m not going to lie, while I really loved the first book, I struggled a little with this one. Win frustrated me a lot, Ash did too a little, but I thought he would be more open to Ash and he was stubbornly trying to resist that! Which I know I guess I shouldn’t be annoyed with him based on my false expectations, but he was just a real turd. They’re like two magnets being pulled together and he was futilely trying to fight the pull and that bothered me. He’s not all bad, he did have his good moments, but I certainly was not his biggest fan by the end of this book, that’s for sure. Prince Charming was a fine book, I just didn’t enjoy it like I did Stroke of Midnight.

Now, we’re at the grand finale with The Glass Slipper and while I definitely had my problems with Prince Charming, I loved the conclusion to Ash and Win’s book so hard! Winston totally got himself back in my good graces and stole my heart and I’ve always loved Ash, she’s a star! It was exciting and kept me guessing the whole way through. It surprised me and reminded me that I never know one hundred percent what Ms. Webster is going to come up with. It was a wonderful ending to the trilogy and left me with a big smile on face and feeling all warm and fuzzy! 

I’m so glad that this trilogy got an anthology because I feel like it allows me to reflect over the entire series in a way that seems more natural to include in this review as opposed to putting it in a review that’s solely for that individual book. It was frustrating and hard at times watching what all Ash and Winston went through, some of it their fault and other times out of their control, but there was definitely plenty of fun, heart melting moments too. Getting to see how their relationship formed, evolved, and strengthened was just so lovely to be a part of. While I should technically give Skyscraper Cinderella four and a half stars as I would really only give Prince Charming four stars, I just have to give it a full five stars because of how much I loved The Glass Slipper! It left me with such a high that it deserves nothing less than five stars — I just loved Ash and Win and their story so much! 
~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

Meet K

K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in ""Tornado Alley"" with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she's not writing, she's reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.

You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

Can't find a certain book? Maybe it's too hot for Amazon! Don't worry because titles like Bad Bad Bad, This is War, Baby, The Wild, and Hale can all be found for sale on K's website in both ebook and paperback format.


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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

RELEASE BLITZ REVIEW: Exposed by Kristen Callihan


Exposed (VIP #4) by Kristen Callihan is now live!


Brenna

There are some people in life who know exactly how to push your buttons. For me, it’s Rye Peterson. We can’t spend more than ten minutes together before we’re at each other’s throats, which makes working together that much harder. Rye is the bassist for Kill John, the biggest rock band in the world, and I am his publicist. It doesn’t help that the man is gorgeous, funny, talented, and…never takes anything seriously. Avoidance is key.

But everything changes when he overhears something he shouldn’t: a confession made in a moment of weakness. Now the man I’ve tried so hard to ignore is offering me the greatest temptation of all—him.


Rye

Brenna James is the one. The one I can’t have. The one I can’t get out of my mind. Believe me, I’ve tried; the woman loathes me. I managed well enough—until I heard her say she’s as lonely as I am. That she needed to be touched, held, satisfied. And I could no longer deny the truth: I wanted to be the one to give her what she craved. 

I convinced her that it would just be sex, mutual satisfaction with nothing deeper. But the moment I have her, she becomes my world. I’ve never given her a good reason to trust me before. Now, I’ve got to show Brenna that we’re so much better together than we ever were apart.

Things are going to get messy. But getting messy with Brenna is what I do best.

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Sonja's Review


I absolutely adore Kristen Callihan and her VIP series, so you know I was going to be reading Exposed as soon as I could — especially because I’ve been highly anticipating Brenna and Rye’s story as I’m a big enemies to lovers fan and the tension between them was so good in the past. I didn’t have a lot of expectations going in except for that I knew it was going to be a good book and that I would love it. I wasn’t really wrong with those thoughts, but I did struggle with Exposed a bit. I don’t know if I was just in the wrong headspace for it or if I was too in my head while reading, but it just felt like something was missing. I’ve been trying to figure out what that was, but I can explain everything away except for the way I felt. 

I know when I started reading and found out that it was going to be the let’s have sex for awhile pretty much without strings attached trope, I wasn’t enthused, but I understand that it makes the most sense as Rye and Brenna have known each other for a long time now and I trusted that everything would be good since it’s Kristen Callihan. With the trope though, I kept bracing myself for the angst to come because I don’t like angst, but it never really did which I’m very glad for, I guess I just had my guard up for most of the book though. 

I think I just became too guarded and in my head with this book and that was why I didn’t enjoy it as much as the others. I think it would really benefit from a re-read someday because I’ll know exactly what to expect and I can just sit back, relax, and enjoy it fully. I know I haven’t really made this sound good, but it really was fantastic when I push my hang-ups to the side. I loved Brenna and Rye’s dynamic, they were hot, fun, and cute. I loved how much they grew and communicated and just have such a rock solid bond. 

Exposed was beautiful and the best part was honestly Rye — oh, I love that man so much! Rye is the sweetest, most devoted guy ever and he utterly, completely shined. He was my bright spot throughout the entire book and he’s without a doubt my favorite hero in this series and I think he will remain so. Rye makes me excited to read Exposed again some day, but in the meantime, I’ll be looking forward to Whip’s book next! 

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

Meet Kristen

Kristen Callihan is an author because there's nothing else she'd rather be. She has written New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestsellers. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. Her debut book, Firelight, received RT Magazine's Seal of Excellence and was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, Best Book of Spring 2012 by Publishers Weekly, and Best Romance Book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she's not writing, she's reading.
 

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

RELEASE BLITZ REVIEW: Lessons in Sin by Pam Godwin

Lessons in Sin by Pam Godwin is now live! 


There's no absolution for the things I've done.
But I found a way to control my impulses.
I became a priest.

As Father Magnus Falke, I suppress my cravings. As the headteacher of a Catholic boarding school, I'm never tempted by a student.

Until Tinsley Constantine. 

The bratty princess challenges my rules and awakens my dark nature. With each punishment I lash upon her, I want more. In my classroom, private rectory, and bent over my altar, I want all of her.

One touch risks everything I stand for. My faith. My redemption. And even my life.

As if that could stop me. I need her pain, and her heart, and she needs my lessons in sin.


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Sonja’s Review 


I was so excited when I saw Lessons in Sin because I love Pam Godwin, she’s one of my absolute favorite authors and I love forbidden/taboo romances, so it was a given that I’d pick it up when I could. And it felt so good reading her again as it’s been far too long and this book definitely had all the things I love when it comes to a Pam Godwin book! I loved Magnus and Tinsley and their love — I just adored Lessons in Sin

When I first started reading, with the intros to Tinsley and Magnus we got, I felt a little hesitant about them because I didn’t really like them right away and that got me a touch nervous if I would come to like them at all, but those feelings actually went away pretty quickly as I came to absolutely love them! I love Tinsley more, so I’ll just say that I love how Magnus pushes Tinsley because he knows she’s capable of so much, how he defends her, builds her up, how hard he is, but also how protective, sweet, and loving he is too. 

Magnus is wonderful but Tinsley is really just amazing! I love how it was totally obvious that Tinsley is Gen Z, but though she’s young that doesn’t mean that she wasn't mature because she really was. She’s smart, driven, confident, and so strong. Tinsley is always challenging Magnus and I know they technically shouldn’t feel like they’re on the same level, but they do. Tinsley and Magnus are a perfect match and I just love their relationship! 

Lessons in Sin was beautiful and gave me all the feels. I love how even though there was a good size age gap between Magnus and Tinsley, it never felt like there was one because they both felt like equals. Magnus doesn’t treat Tinsley like a kid or act like he knows better than her because he’s older. They don’t underestimate or take each other for granted. They’re just so in sync and they’re without a doubt meant to be. They stole my heart and made me cry and melt and I definitely think they’ll stay with me for awhile yet. Lessons in Sin was incredible and when I look back on my reading year, I have no doubt I’ll remember this book and couple! 
~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

Meet Pam

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.
 

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

RELEASE BLITZ REVIEW: Lost Boy by Ker Dukey

Title: Lost Boy
Author: Ker Dukey
Genre: Psychological Romance Suspense
Release Date: October 30, 2020
Cover Design: Qdesigns - Amy Queau
Cover Model: Franggy Yanez

When Willis Langford, the infamous serial killer, dubbed The Hollywell slayer, enters Lizzy West’s life, he leaves blood and pain in his wake. Kidnapping his son, her best friend Jack, and killing those who try to stop him. 

After witnessing unimaginable evil, the echoes of that day haunt Lizzy into adulthood.

Fifteen-year on, Willis is still at large. When new murders begin to happen with the signatures of the infamous Hollywell slayer, Lizzy’s life turns upside down.

With death stalking her, Lizzy isn’t prepared for a ruggedly handsome mystery man to enter her world, shaking up her already turbulent life. Their connection is palpable, the intensity mind-blowing, the familiarity terrifying. 

Lizzy’s world is about to turn on its axis. She will need to question everything she thought she knew. 

Life becomes a game of survival.
But who is the hunter and who is the prey?







Ker Dukey is an International bestselling author based in the United Kingdom. 
Genres include: 
Dark Romance, Psychological Thriller, New Adult Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Erotic Romance. Ker, is an international bestselling author, with over thirty titles published. Her titles have held multiple #1 bestseller banners and have had rights sold to numerous countries. 
In addition to being an author, Ker is an annoying wife and a mother of three children + one dog (who thinks he's human.) She has a passion for reading and binge-watching crime documentaries.
Find her on social media, where she loves interacting with her readers.



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Sonja's Review


It took me a lot longer to read Lost Boy than it should have because... 2020, am I right? I just haven’t really had the time or my usual drive to read lately and I think Lost Boy suffered a little as a result of that. That being said though, I did like and enjoy this book. There were twists and turns that had me going around and around and questioning myself. It was a great premise and I like how Ms. Dukey did it. It was awesome and I absolutely loved how it ended! 

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

Thursday, July 30, 2020

RELEASE BLITZ: Flock by Kate Stewart


FLOCK, book one in The Ravenhood Duet from best-selling author, Kate Stewart, is LIVE! Get ready for a sinfully HOTANGSTYUNCONVENTIONAL, and TWISTED love story filled with suspense, a little action, and ALLOFTHEFEELS! ⁣⁣

Blurb:
Can you keep a secret?

I grew up sick.

Let me clarify.

I grew up believing that real love stories include a martyr or demand great sacrifice to be worthy.

Because of that, I believed it, because I made myself believe it, and I bred the most masochistic of romantic hearts, which resulted in my illness.

 When I lived this story, my own twisted fairy tale, it was unbeknownst to me at the time because I was young and naïve. I gave into temptation and fed the beating beast, which grew thirstier with every slash, every strike, every blow.

Triple Falls wasn’t at all what it seemed, nor were the men that swept me under their wing. But in order to keep them, I had to be in on their secrets.

Secrets that cost us everything to keep.

That’s the novelty of fiction versus reality. You can’t re-live your own love story, because by the time you’ve realized you’re living it, it’s over. At least that was the case for me and the men I trusted my foolish heart to.

Looking back, I’m convinced I willed my story into existence due to my illness.

And all were punished.⁣⁣


FLOCK (The Ravenhood Duet, book 1) by Kate Stewart
Cover designed by: OkayCreations

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Lia's Review


I just finished this mindf*ck of a story and I’m not quite sure where to begin with this review. I definitely didn’t know what I was getting into when I wanted to read this book. It’s nothing like Kate’s other stories. Unique in its concept and prose. I leave this first book, Flock, with way more questions than answers. 

I never knew where these pages were going to take me from the moment I began. Being an avid reader I sometimes get mad when I figure out the plot before the big twist, but this book? I had absolutely no idea where I’d end up. 

This book is a sexy, hot, enigmatic read. It’s one of the most unique stories I’ve read in quite a long time. And for that, even though I’m not quite sure where the next book will take me, I have to give this story an extra star. Go in blind and absorb all it’s erotic, puzzling goodness. 

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars


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About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author and Texas native, Kate Stewart, lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance, as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense. Kate's title, Drive, was named one of the best romances of 2017 by The New York Daily News and Huffington Post. Drive was also a finalist in the Goodreads Choice awards for best contemporary romance of 2017. Her works have been featured in USA TODAY, BuzzFeed, and translated in five languages.

Kate is a lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

RELEASE BLITZ REVIEW: Starlet by Cora Kenborn


Title: Starlet
Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Cora Kenborn
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: June 25, 2020

From USA Today Bestselling Author Cora Kenborn comes a dark and twisted enemies to lovers retelling of Anastasia.
They call me America's Sweetheart.
Hollywood royalty. The last of an era.
Sole survivor of LA's most infamous crime.
I'm not any of those things.
He forced me into the spotlight.
The liar with a perfect smile and cold blue eyes.
But Alexandra Romanov's fate won't be mine.
I'll speak her lines. I'll hit the mark. I'll strike a pose.
And when the past and present collide, I'll become their worst nightmare.
They told me to preserve the legacy.
Be careful what you ask for. . .
You just might get it.
**Please be aware this book contains dark themes and sensitive subject matter essential to the storyline that may bother some readers.**



























Cora Kenborn is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes in multiple genres from dark and gritty romantic suspense to laugh-out-loud romantic comedy. Known for her sharp banter and shocking blindsides, Cora pushes her characters and readers out of their comfort zones and onto an emotional roller coaster before delivering a twisted happily ever after.
Cora believes there’s nothing better than a feisty heroine who keeps her alpha on his toes, and she draws inspiration from the sassy country women who raised her. However, since the domestic Southern Belle gene seems to have skipped a generation, she spends any free time convincing her family that microwaving Hot Pockets counts as cooking dinner.
Oh, and autocorrect thinks she's obsessed with ducks.



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Sonja's Review


I’m not really into Hollywood-type romances, so I wasn’t super looking forward to reading this book, but one thing that did excite me was that it was a re-telling of Anastasia. I’ve always been a fan of the story because Anastasia was one of the few characters that looked like me when I was a kid and I just always loved watching the movie. I was bummed that the heroine didn’t have the classic red hair, blue eyes from the animated film, but honestly that was the least of my concerns when it came to Starlet

Starlet has multiple elements that I love for my books to have, so I should have loved it, but I didn’t. I really don’t know what the problem was because I love enemies to lovers and a diabolical mind as much as the next girl, they’re two of my favorite things and I just didn’t care for those dynamics when it came to our hero and heroine. Even now, I like the heroine okay, but I didn’t like the hero for much of the book and now I feel pretty blasé towards him.

I thought Starlet was going to be a three star read for me because I didn’t like most of this book. It frustrated me, it kept me on edge the whole time and there was very little of it I actually enjoyed. It was really that last 15 or less percent that was the saving grace of this re-telling. It truly grabbed me, it was exciting and I refused to pull myself away until I finished. The last bit of Starlet did redeem itself for me and made it worthy of a four star rating. I would be interested in checking out Cora Kenborn again because while this couple didn’t really resonate with me, I did like her writing style and I’m down to see if I can fall in love with another one of her other couples/books. 

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars