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Monday, February 18, 2019

RELEASE BLITZ: Tomboy by Avery Flynn

Tomboy, a hot romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn is HERE!

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Don’t miss the next installment of the USA Today bestselling romantic comedy series and find out what happens when the whole town thinks Fallon Hartigan slept with the most hated man in Harbor city.


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Lia's Review


When I finished this book, my first thought was, I NEED MORE HOCKEY ROMANCES IN MY LIFE!! I really, really enjoyed this book. Avery Flynn is a new-to-me author, I'm so glad I decided to read this one.

Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite tropes, mix in a jock and I'm so there! While third person writing isn't my favorite, this book was so well written, I barely noticed and it definitely didn't slow down my reading at all.

Avery Flynn is one helluva storyteller, I'll definitely be buying more of her books. And while Tomboy is part of a series, it can definitely standalone. I loved it.

~ 4.5 Stars

About Avery Flynn:
USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name. Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Vas by K. Webster & Ker Dukey

Vas
by K. Webster & Ker Dukey 
Publication Date: January 7, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark, Mafia, Romance
Read for FREE in KindleUnlimited: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis:
The Volkov name is one I longed for.
Their household is one I grew up in, but not as an equal—as a maid’s son.
This didn’t stop me from becoming a man to be reckoned with.
But even with my rightful name finally given to me, I still feel adrift.
Until her.

Everything I did was for acceptance.
Everything I lost brought me to my family.
To this life.
To her.

I fought for my status.
I fought for my sisters.
And I will fight to the death for my angel.

She has shown me there is light in our pitch-black world.
That the stars can’t shine without the darkness of night.
She is the stars, and I am the sky in which she shines.

There is evil lurking in the shadows we create.
The corruption and depravities of the First Families have become toxic and are infecting us all from within.
Games have been played, and now, they must end.

I am Vas.
Vocal. Voracious. Vindictive. Volkov.
A devil in love with an angel, and together, we’re going to rule Hell on Earth.

Sonja's Review


I have been on a reading hiatus for most of this month preparing for the holidays and what not, so I’d been jonesing for any book to read when I decided to re-read the very first Lora Leigh Breed book and I had been planning to read the next book after that and then I turned on my kindle. And what should be there but mothereffing VAS — the third book in K. Webster and Ker Dukey’s amazing The V Games series! All my Breed book plans went straight out the window and I started that sucker as soon as I could because I have been dying for Vas’ story ever since the end of Ven’s book and what a story it was!

Vas was electric, sinful, sweet, and dangerous. It made my heart pound and ache and melt. It got my blood pumping, captured me, and took me on a wild, twisting, exhilarating ride! I could not get enough of the action, passion, and especially the love between Vas and Darya. It was beautiful and sweet, fierce and unbreakable. Everything about Vas was just top flight from the story to the characters — just everything. I wholeheartedly loved this book and Ms. Dukey and Ms. Webster, I NEED a book for Alyona and all and anyone who comes with her!

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

Ven
by K. Webster & Ker Dukey
Publication Date: June 29, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark, Mafia, Romance


Read for FREE in KindleUnlimited: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis:
The Vetrov name comes with expectation.
My role in this world is simple: do as Father asks and live my life how he planned it.

My future is already written: run the empire.
Old Values. Old Rule. Old Money.
Until her.

Everything I do lacks purpose.
Everything I do is empty.
Women. Money. Power. It meant nothing.
Until her.

When the Volkov rose showed up at my home a disgraced package, hand-delivered by a Vasiliev prince, I began paving my own path.
I vowed to make her bloom once more.

She consumed me.
Her. Her. Her.

But you can’t love a rose and expect not to be damaged by her thorns.
She cut me too deep.
And I bled out.
My soul fled.
All that’s left is a cold, calculating monster.

I am Veniamin.
Volcanic. Victorious. Valiant. Vetrov.
When you enter my world to play games, prepare to lose.
In the end, I always find the thorn in my side, and I pluck it right out.



Vlad
by K. Webster & Ker Dukey
Publication Date: February 24, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark, Mafia, Romance


Read for FREE in KindleUnlimited: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis:
Everything I do has purpose. Everything I do has reason. Until her.

The Vasiliev name is a powerful one.
We rule with an iron fist and we do it well.
Being the eldest, I am Father’s best hope at keeping us at the top of the food chain.

Everything I do has purpose.
Everything I do has reason.
Until her.

I play my games thinking several moves ahead.
Power. Power. Power.
Until her.

The next move requires I marry and soon.
This will strengthen us and secure our position.
But I am not to marry her.

I am to wed the eldest Volkov.
Problem is, her younger sister is the one who awakens my dead heart.
It is her I want in my bed and by my side forever.
Her. Her. Her.

In this game, though, it’s not about what I want.
But maybe it can be about what she wants.

I am Vlad.
Vile. Vicious. Villainous. Vasiliev.
And I will win eventually.



About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

 

About Ker Dukey

My books all tend to be darker romance, edge of you seat, angst filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles…prepare for the unexpected. I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters growing up. My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light; some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling. When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

Monday, January 14, 2019

REVIEW: The Vampire's Masquerade by Kiersten Fay

Title: The Vampire’s Masquerade
Author Kiersten Fay 
Series: Creatures of Darkness, #5
Publication Date: October 12, 2018 

Synopsis: 
A chance meeting...
In a world still recovering from the vampire/human wars, Kasima Wilder is glad to live in the safe haven of Riverstone, a town founded by vampires and populated by both mortals and immortals.

Largely, Kasima has avoided the town’s vampire-run establishments. Until one night her wayward boyfriend ditches her at Ever Nights Annual Masquerade Ball.

An unforgettable night...
As head of security, Lex Stirling’s job is to ensure the safety of those within Ever Nights’ club walls, especially on the night of the Masquerade, a night where lust reigns supreme and limits are tested.

After rescuing a woman from the unwanted attention of a persistent guest, he finds himself enamored with the little mortal. Soon, their chemistry turns combustible, and they are engulfed in a night of unforgettable passion. A passion that could consume them both as Kasima’s ex conspires against them.


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Sonja’s Review


Wow, it has been so long since I’ve read Kiersten Fay and I can’t believe that I haven’t picked her up again sooner since I loved her Shadow Quest series so much, but now that I’ve read The Vampire’s Masquerade, I excited to read more! This book though, was sooooooo gooooood — I absolutely, positively LOVED it! I’ve been in such a book funk for awhile, but The Vampire’s Masquerade kept my attention the whole through — I never wanted to put it down. I wanted to get back to it whenever I did have to though and there was more than one time when I continued reading when I needed to stop because... life. So it’s safe to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

The Vampire’s Masquerade was exciting, steamy, and entertaining. It squeezed my heart, made me rant a little and shake my head, and it made me laugh a lot. It was such a fun, heart pounding story and I can’t wait to read the rest of the Creatures of Darkness books!

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars 

About the Author: 
Kiersten Fay is the USA Today bestselling author of the steamy Ever Nights Chronicles, the award winning Shadow Quest series, and the popular Creatures of Darkness Series. The first book in her Ever Nights series, Keeping His Siren, won the 2018 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, and the third Shadow Quest novel, The Demon’s Retribution won the 2012 Gravetells Favorite Story award, earning her a nomination for Favorite Author in that same year. When not writing or catering to her two demanding cats, she can be found fussing over cover designs for her next novel. For more information on Kiersten Fay, or her upcoming romance novels, visit her website www.kierstenfay.com

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REVIEW & PRE-ORDER: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

 
Title: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne 
Author: Sally Thorne 
Publisher: William Morrow 
Publication Date: August 9, 2016 

Synopsis: 
Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.

                       2) A person’s undoing

                       3) Joshua Templeman

Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.

Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

Snippet: 
"Shortcake, if we were flirting you’d know about it."
"Because I’d be traumatized?"
"Because you’d be thinking about it later on, lying in bed."
"Been imagining my bed, have you?"
"I bet it’s a very small bed."

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Sonja’s Review


My friend messaged me raving about this book and politely, but firmly suggested that I should read it and since we have similar tastes in books, I thought I would give The Hating Game a shot — plus I have a serious weakness for the enemies-to-lovers plot line, so it was no huge sacrifice. As I began reading it, I could understand why my friend was taken with this amazing story Ms. Thorne has created. It is engaging, humorous, and highly entertaining. The Hating Game is a delicious slow burn that will have you eagerly turning the pages, devouring all the words, and will feed your love love/hating relationship soul. 
~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars


PREORDER 99 PERCENT MINE! 

Excerpt Alert! Check out an exclusive look at the first chapter of her upcoming novel, 99 PERCENT MINE, on sale 29 January 2019 in the U.S. https://bit.ly/2Bmv1YZ 

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About the Author: 
Sally Thorne is the USA Today-bestselling author of The Hating Game. She spends her days climbing into fictional worlds of her own creation. She lives in Canberra, Australia with her husband in a house filled with vintage toys, too many cushions, a haunted dollhouse and the world’s sweetest pug.

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REVIEW: The Woman Left Behind by Linda Howard

Title: The Woman Left Behind 
Author: Linda Howard 
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: March 6, 2018

Synopsis: 
Jina Modell works in Communications for a paramilitary organization, and she really likes it. She likes the money, she likes the coolness factor—and it was very cool, even for Washington, DC. She liked being able to kick terrorist butts without ever leaving the climate-controlled comfort of the control room.

But when Jina displays a really high aptitude for spatial awareness and action, she’s reassigned to work as an on-site drone operator in the field with one of the GO-teams, an elite paramilitary unit. The only problem is she isn’t particularly athletic, to put it mildly, and in order to be fit for the field, she has to learn how to run and swim for miles, jump out of a plane, shoot a gun...or else be out of a job.

Team leader Levi, call sign Ace, doesn’t have much confidence in Jina--who he dubbed Babe as soon as he heard her raspy, sexy voice--making it through the rigors of training. The last thing he needs is some tech geek holding them back from completing a dangerous, covert operation. In the following months, however, no one is more surprised than he when Babe, who hates to sweat, begins to thrive in her new environment, displaying a grit and courage that wins her the admiration of her hardened, battle-worn teammates. What’s even more surprising is that the usually very disciplined GO-team leader can’t stop thinking about kissing her smart, stubborn mouth…or the building chemistry and tension between them.

Meanwhile, a powerful Congresswoman is working behind the scenes to destroy the GO-teams, and a trap is set to ambush Levi’s squad in Syria. While the rest of the operatives set off on their mission, Jina remains at the base to control the surveillance drone, when the base is suddenly attacked with explosives. Thought dead by her comrades, Jina escapes to the desert where, brutally tested beyond measure, she has to figure out how to stay undetected by the enemy and make it to her crew in time before they’re exfiltrated out of the country.

But Levi never leaves a soldier behind, especially the brave woman he’s fallen for. He’s bringing back the woman they left behind, dead or alive.

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Sonja’s Review


Wow — just wow — this book right here was amazing! Linda Howard hit a grand slam with The Woman Left Behind and just completely blew me away. I loved it from beginning to end and I enjoy every book that I read from this author, but this is definitely one of her best that I’ve read recently. It was pure gold and is one of favorites reads of the year! 

Everything about The Woman Left Behind just worked and flowed and shined. It was engaging, entertaining, and so exciting. It made my heart pound, made my blood race, and I was right there beside Jina and Levi through thick and thin and I loved being with them — I loved them period. Honestly, I loved all of the characters on the team and it truly felt like a team. Ms. Howard created fun, complex characters all with a tight bond and camaraderie that didn’t feel forced at all. They were really a family and you can’t not help loving, rooting, and feeling connected to them. They’re all wonderful though I have to say that Jina is my favorite; she’s a total confident, strong, boss of a woman and she gives just as good as she gets — she’s incredible and everything I love a heroine to be! 

The Woman Left Behind has no shortage of action, it was never boring, and man oh man, can Linda Howard write one heck of a delicious slow burn! The chemistry and tension between Jina and Levi is off the charts and added even more intensity, suspense, and anticipation to the story. I wholeheartedly loved, loved, loved this book! 

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars 

About the Author:
Linda Howard is the award-winning author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Up Close and Dangerous, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, and Dying to Please. She lives in Gadsden, Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.

REVIEW: Remembrance by Meg Cabot

Title: Remembrance
Author: Meg Cabot 

Series: The Mediator, 7 
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: February 2, 2018


Synopsis:
You can take the boy out of the darkness.

But you can’t take the darkness out of the boy.

All Susannah Simon wants is to make a good impression at her first job since graduating from college (and since becoming engaged to Dr. Jesse de Silva).

But when she’s hired as a guidance counselor at her alma mater, she stumbles across a decade-old murder, and soon ancient history isn’t all that’s coming back to haunt her. Old ghosts as well as new ones are coming out of the woodwork, some to test her, some to vex her, and it isn’t only because she’s a mediator, gifted with second sight.

From a sophomore haunted by the murderous specter of a child, to ghosts of a very different kind—including Paul Slater, Suze’s ex, who shows up to make a bargain Suze is certain must have come from the Devil himself—Suze isn’t sure she’ll make it through the semester, let alone to her wedding night.

Suze is used to striking first and asking questions later. But what happens when ghosts from her past—including one she found nearly impossible to resist—strike first?

What happens when old ghosts come back to haunt you?




Sonja’s Review


I cannot begin to tell you how ecstatic I was when I found out that Ms. Cabot had written a new book in The Mediator series that featured Susannah Simon completely all grown up and adulting! Oooh, I found The Mediator books when I was in middle school and it has always been my favorite series of hers — I just love and adore it! And then, of course, it took me forever to actually start reading Remembrance and then forever to finish it, but that was mostly because I didn’t want this little reunion (pun not intended) to ever be over. It really was a reunion, I loved revisiting Suze and Jesse and everyone — just being back in Suze Simon’s world was wonderful and I loved every second of it!

Remembrance was new and familiar all at the same time. There’s shenanigans, crazy antics, villains, and that same old humor. Jesse and Suze have some obstacles to face, but their connection is just as strong and true as ever — they’re solid and you never have to doubt them. I’m a little sad to say goodbye to Remembrance and these characters, but I sure had a great time seeing them again — I absolutely adored this book!
~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

About the Author:
Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign, but learned at an early age that a good storyteller can always give herself a happy ending.  Her 80+ books for both adults and tweens/teens have included multiple #1 New York Times bestsellers, selling over twenty-five million copies worldwide. Her Princess Diaries series has been published in more than 38 countries and was made into two hit films by Disney. Meg’s numerous other award-winning books include the Mediator series, the Heather Wells mystery series, and Avalon High, the later of which was made into a film for Disney Channel. Meg Cabot (her last name rhymes with habit, as in “her books can be habit forming”) currently lives in Key West with her husband and various cats.

Friday, November 30, 2018

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Good Gone Bad by Giana Darling

Title: Good Gone Bad
Series: The Fallen Men Series #3
Author: Giana Darling
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: November 23, 2018

They say one action doesn’t define you.  I killed a man. Stabbed him in the neck and licked the blood off my lips after I did it. 
Still, one action doesn’t define you. 
I could have called anyone. My father, the Prez of The Fallen MC, our family lawyer, my best friend, Lila, or my brother, King. 
I didn’t. 

Instead, I called Lionel Danner, the police officer renowned for taking down the Nightstalkers MC. The man who had been my father’s arch nemesis for decades. The man who hated everything I stood for. A man who had disappeared from my life without explanation three years ago. 
I called him. 

And maybe one action doesn’t define you, but killing a bad man and calling in the good changed my life and it sure as hell changed his. 

The third book in the Fallen Men Series. A standalone featuring Harleigh Rose and Officer Lionel Danner.



Author Lee Piper - “So yeah, Good Gone Bad is hot AF. But it’s also more than that. It’s layered, multifaceted, and above all, beautifully written.”
Musings of the Modern Belle - “Good Gone Bad is not just a super steamy romance, it is not just a suspenseful story about taking down a corrupt MC, it is a reflection of how humans aren’t just good or bad. It is a look at how we are both, how we can find our match in another, someone who just inherently gets you. It is about living wild and free while still having limits and being able to surrender and submit for those you love. It is an epic ride I implore you to take. Giana and Danner and Rosie won’t let you down.”
Author R. Scarlett - “I am so so in love with this book and Giana's talent for creating addicting stories and beautiful complex characters.”





Giana Darling is a Canadian romance writer who specializes in the taboo and angsty side of love and romance. She currently travels Europe with her best friend, an overstuffed suitcase and a mission to eat and drink as much French, Italian and Greek food as possible. While lounging on white beaches, drinking sangria on patios and sleeping in villas, she is hard at work on Cosima Lombardi’s dark romance, The Enslaved Duet, coming summer 2018!

 


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Sonja's Review


I’ve seen Giana Darling’s The Fallen Men series highly recommended more than once, so I’ve been meaning to read her for awhile and when I read the synopsis for Good Gone Bad, I decided not to wait any longer. And from the moment I started it, I was kicking myself for not reading this author sooner because this book immediately captivated me and I consumed me. Ms. Darling paints such a vivid picture with her words that you experience everything the characters are going through — you’re truly living their story right along with them. Good Gone Bad was just incredible and I FLOVED it!

There were so many gold nuggets/amazing moments in this book, it’s hard to know what to talk about. I loved H.R.’s family and I especially loved H.R. and Lion — I swear I fell in love with him the second H.R. started to describe him and I just fell harder when I got inside his head and the more the book went on. It’s a beyond steamy, wild, little heartbreaking, beautiful ride and I never wanted it to end. Good Gone Bad blew me away and I absolutely cannot wait to read more from this author!  

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars