Tuesday, January 22, 2019

REVIEW for Cruel Money by K.A. Linde

 

Lose yourself to the dark and glamorous underbelly of the Upper East Side in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde's new billionaire romance Cruel Trilogy. 

She was supposed to be a one night stand. A way to sate my sexual appetite. I let her glimpse the man I am. The face that I hide behind my carefully cultivated life. But she ripped open that divide--and there's no going back. Now, she's here. In my city. I don't care that I'm Manhattan royalty and she's the help. Only that she's living in my summer home. With me. And I want more.

My Thoughts…

I love a good romance, alpha male, drama romance.    K.A. Linde wrote just that with Cruel Money.    There is romance, there is an alpha male, and there is drama.   This is a story of a privileged man meeting a woman in Paris, leaving her without a goodbye, and then randomly meeting up with her again in the US.   

Penn is that privileged man.   I didn’t like him.   He was selfish, he felt like he was someone who deserved more than he got, and he was weak.   He let his friends walk over him, pushing him to do things that he knew would turn out poorly, and then covering for him when they did.    He also let his family put him down, not giving him credit for the hard work he put in to get where he is in life.    Yet, when he was with Natalie he changed.  I could feel him become comfortable with himself.  He treated her with respect and won her over with his heart.    He cared for her, protected her, and loved her entirely.   The Penn who was with Natalie is someone I could respect and like.   

Natalie works hard to live a life that she can enjoy.   She house sits for the wealthy and uses her time working on writing a book.  I feel like her self-esteem was low and Penn was the perfect person to build her up.   Yet, at every turn, she was doubting herself and doubting Penn.    From the beginning it was obvious to me that their relationship could move past the casual affair it started out as without her learning to trust herself.    I was looking for her to figure out how to do that.    There were many times that I cheered for her when she questioned someone’s reasoning for saying, doing, or acting like they were.   

I enjoyed this story, I liked that these were not easy characters.   Each one had their own history and a future that they were trying to build.    They were real, they had feelings, and they had struggles.    K.A Linde wrote a book that had the steamy scenes I love, the feelings that I look for, and the storyline that wasn’t always easy.      I look forward to more in this series.  I need to know what the future holds for Penn and Natalie.  


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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

REVIEW for The Suspect by Fiona Barton

Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Expected publication: January 10th 2019 by Transworld Digital


The new must-read standalone crime thriller from the author of Sunday Times bestseller, The Widow, and the Richard & Judy No. 1 bestseller, The Child - featuring unforgettable journalist, Kate Waters.

The police belonged to another world – the world they saw on the television or in the papers. Not theirs.

When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing on their gap year in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and frantic with worry.

Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth – and this time is no exception. But she can’t help but think of her own son, who she hasn’t seen in two years since he left home to go traveling. This time it’s personal.

And as the case of the missing girls unfolds, they will all find that even this far away, danger can lie closer to home than you might think . . . 

My Thoughts…

The Suspect is a mother’s worst nightmare.    Her child takes a gap year and goes traveling.   She disappears.      Kate is sent to Thailand to cover the story of the missing girls and finds out that her son is involved in what happened to these girls.    So now 3 families are living in hell, the unknown part of what happened to their child eats at these families, pushes their emotions to the brink, and brings their fears into their every thought.  

Fiona Barton is a go-to thriller writer for me.   With each book I know that I will be twisted and turned, my emotions will be pushed and pulled, and I know that I will not be putting down the book anytime soon.     The story pulls the reader in, keeps them turning pages, and guessing at what will happen next.    I am always amazed at how an author can take storylines and intertwine them perfectly, making the characters come together and the storylines come together perfectly. 


Pick up The Suspect.   It is amazing, the thrills, the suspense, the twists and turns will keep you entertained.     I will be raving to everyone how wonderful this book is. 

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Monday, January 21, 2019

RELEASE DAY for Blood and Chaos by S.M. Soto

Today we are celebrating the release of BLOOD AND CHAOS by S.M. Soto. It is the second book in the Chaos romantic suspense series. It is available now for only 99 cents (for a limited time). Check out the buy links and blurb for the book below.

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We thought the games were over...but they've only just begun.

She was the puppet. He pulled the strings. Now the death toll is rising, what could this mean? It was all a game. Of feelings. Of pain. Death is just an illusion, or so they say. She was just a pawn on a piece of his demented board. But there’s only one question left to settle the score…Can dead people really stay dead?

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COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY for Chaos and Love by Kat Kenyon

Title: Chaos and Love 
Series: Blood and Iron Warriors Book 1
Author: Kat Kenyon
Genre: College New Adult Sports Romance
Release Date: February 4, 2019
Publisher: Blood and Iron Entertainment, LLC
Cover Design & Formatting: Shannoff Designs
Photography by: Shelly Duncan Photography
Model credit: Chase Mattson and Hannah Reed, with Brand Model and Talent
Editing by: Taryn Lawson
Proofing by: Marla Selkow Esposito
Welcome to California University! Home of the Blood & Iron Warriors.

Dreams are made and broken in the highly competitive world of college sports and it’s no different here. So, what do you do when you fall in love in the spotlight?
Rayne: I've got a dance scholarship and a new life. I get to start over, be new, and leave behind the ugly of my life. I'm not letting anything or anyone stop me. I earned this.
Tyler: I'm a walk on, but the Blood and Iron wanted me, and they're my shot at a future in football. I won't let the pressure or my parents stop me. I can do this.
They're both working under the bright lights of national sports and everyone wants a piece of them. It's a harsh and demanding road to their future, and they're becoming adults in the public eye. 
They're determined. Focused. 
But, the brightest futures cast the darkest shadows, and they'll need to work hard to hold on to their goals and their new love.
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

BLOG BLITZ for Body by Mary Duke

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Of The Faye Series (book 2) by Mary Duke




Sno was not alone when she was born with the mark of the moon goddess; the Faye’s Goddess.
There was another who bore the same mark; another who would wield the goddesses’ magic.

However, a prophecy split the Faye people. It read that one would destroy their way of life and the other would pull them from the ashes.

The prince was one of those who bore Ayana's mark and though the Queen was easily able to convince her people that their future leader would save their kingdom, she knew it wasn't the truth. She was willing to do whatever it took to save him from his true fate.
Would her thirst for power get in the way?


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Sno has never had more decisions to make in her life, nor has she had consequences of each weigh on her so heavily.

Though in her heart she knows that she can't back down from the decisions she faces, there is no looking back.

With the help of Zavery, Illiah, and Thanatos, they're going to put an end to the war between the Faye and Demons but not in the way you would think.

Will Sno and Zavery survive this newly waged war with the Gods, or will Zavery's hatred for his mother destroy their one chance at a new life?




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Mary comes from a small town in rural Ohio. With a husband, three kids, a dog, a cat, and two beta fish (Fuzzy Blue, and Red Fish, if you were curious about their names,) her hands are kept busy. However, when she finds a way to escape reality, she twists words into worlds, fueling her alter-ego as the Realm Wrangler! 
With her debut series, Bloodline that launched in August 2018, she has a full schedule of launches lined up to grab ahold of her readers, and drag them with her through several different adventures in 2019! Watch for her Of the Faye Series, The Dark Soul Hunters Series, and The Alyce Eryx Academy Series!
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Saturday, January 19, 2019

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW for Anything for Love by Melissa Foster

The Bradens and Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls Book 2

Narrated by: Ava EricksonZachary Webber
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 08-10-18
Language: English
Publisher: Melissa Foster



Publisher's Summary

Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions have fallen in love with the Bradens.

In USA Today bestseller Anything for Love...

After Charlotte Sterling loses her last family member, she moves to Sterling House, her family's Colorado mountain inn, to live a solitary life. As an erotic romance writer, her days and nights are filled with passion and intrigue - even if only fictional. She loves her busy, quiet lifestyle, and she learned early on that real men can't live up to the fictional heroes she creates - until ruggedly handsome Beau Braden arrives to do some work at the inn, and, for the first time in forever, she's intrigued by a real man.

Beau lost his first love years ago, and he's never let go of his guilt over her death. As he nears the anniversary of his loss, he is on the cusp of becoming the star of a home-renovation reality show. Escaping the painful memories of his past to work at the defunct old inn is just the promise of solitude he needs to clear his head before diving in to the all-too-public career. But he didn't count on being attracted to the whimsical, adorably sexy innkeeper.

Neither Charlotte nor Beau is looking for an attachment or a fling. But the more they learn about each other, the closer they become. Romantic evenings lead to intimate conversations, and neither can deny their deep connection or the passion it sparks. They've never fully healed on their own, but together maybe anything is possible.

The Bradens & Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls). Order of future books is subject to change.
Embracing Her Heart
Anything for Love
Trails of Love
Our Wicked Hearts
Searching for Love
Wild Crazy Hearts
Summer of Love
Hot for Love
Sweet Sexy Hearts
Winter of Love
Claiming Her Heart 

All Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone without any unresolved issues or cliff-hangers. Love in Bloom features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to listeners who enjoy contemporary romance and women's fiction. Characters from each subseries appear in future books. 

Love In Bloom Series
Snow Sisters
The Bradens at Weston
The Bradens at Trusty
The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor
The Bradens & the Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls)
The Remingtons
The Ryders
Seaside Summers
Bayside Summers
Wild Billionaires After Dark
Bad Billionaires After Dark
Harborside Nights
The Whiskeys & Tru Blue



 My Thoughts...

Audiobook Review… Oh My Gosh, the people at the gym I go to must think I am crazy.     I laughed out loud so many times while listening to Charlotte and Beau’s story.   The narrators made them come to life to me, I loved, I cried, I laughed, and I enjoyed every single syllable that was read to me.   Ava Erickson and Zachary Webber are amazing.   They used the perfect tones, the perfect cadence, and the right amount of emotion to bring Charlotte and Beau to life.   Melissa Foster wrote a book and the narrators knew just how to read it.   

eBook Review…I love how consistent Melissa Foster is with her writing.   With each book of hers that I read, I find real characters with lives that are believable and friends that are so true to each other.      Each book is a new and amazing story with no cliffhangers.      The characters from other books in the series make an appearance so we can catch up with what is happening in their lives while meeting new characters that we hope to learn more about in future books.

Anything For Love is the story of Charlotte and Beau.   Charlotte lives alone in her family’s mountain inn while Beau is running from his home after losing his high school sweetheart.     Beau is a man who loved, lost, and now blames himself.   He takes jobs that require traveling just to stay away from his home.    When asked by Hal Braden (I love him and his matchmaking) to take a job helping Charlotte with repairs at the inn he jumps at the chance.    Charlotte seems oblivious to much that happens around her.   She is so wrapped up in her writing that she lives in a fiction world most of the time.      Together they work together.    Charlotte pushes, pulls, and supports Beau while he tries to find his way back to happiness and Beau forces Charlotte to open her eyes to the world around her.     


I am excited for this series to continue.    The Braden’s and The Montgomery’s coming together is a set of books is a dream come true.    They are perfect together and I cannot wait to see where these two families are headed.   

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Friday, January 18, 2019

PROMO POST for Burg by Giulia Lagomarsino

Title: Burg
Series: Reed Security Series
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Contemporary/Romance Suspense
Release Date: January 18, 2019
“Burg is gonna make everyone fall in love, with the author and the characters!” ~Goodreads Review
“Giulia Lagomarsino created another masterpiece.” ~Goodreads Review
“This book tugged at my heart. There’s so much emotion!” ~Goodreads Review
Blake "Burg" Reasenburg has it all. A woman he loves, a new baby, and the greatest job he could want. But that all changes in just the blink of an eye. Less than a 10% chance to survive is what the doctors tell them. There's nothing he can do to save her. There's nothing he wouldn't give to trade places with her.
This book was inspired by true events.
“Blake, I want to keep it a secret.”
I was pacing back and forth in the doctor’s office. Emma didn’t want to know, but I needed to know. “You don’t understand. I need to know.”
“Why?”
“Because, everyone so far has had girls. Girls! I need to know if we’re going to have to buy more guns.”
“Really? You don’t think we have enough in the house already?”
I gripped her by the shoulders and shook her slightly. “Do you know what boys are like? Teenage boys are horny and they’ll do or say anything to get in a girl’s pants. I know. I was one of them.”
“So, you’re telling me that you lied to girls in high school so you could have sex?”
“Yes!” It was like she was just coming to the conclusion that all boys were scoundrels. “Do you understand now?”
“Well, if all boys are like that, then I’d rather have a girl.”
“What? What sense does that make?”
“Well, we only have to worry about her getting pregnant once. Imagine all the  girls we would have to worry about if we had a boy. He could be out there sowing his wild oats all over town. We could potentially have hundreds of grandchildren in one year. And then it’s not just the girls you have to worry about, but those dads. Imagine if one of those dads was one of your coworkers. What do you think Mark would say if our son knocked up his little girl?”
“Sinner would probably be giving her notes,” I said in irritation.
“Okay, then imagine it was Knight’s daughter. Kate’s due in just two months and they already know they’re having a girl. Do you really think that Knight wants our future son deflowering his daughter?”
I took a step back and shuddered at the thought of what Knight would do to me if we had a boy and he knocked up his little girl. I imagined car bombs, torture sessions, lengthy interrogations, and deadly scars from the knives he would use on me. “We should definitely have a girl.”
    
      
  

I'm a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, "No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book." I didn't think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn't already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven't been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.
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