Friday, September 22, 2017

Solace by S.L. Scott ~ New Release and Review


Title: Solace
Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 22, 2017
Synopsis

He puts the Bad in bad boy.
She puts the Sweet in sweetheart.
When a hired gun burns out from the life he’s been living, he returns to the small country town where rumors run rampant and everyone goes to church on Sunday.
With sins and secrets trailing Jason Koster home, he is searching for redemption in hopes of living a life less complicated. He didn’t expect to find the only girl he ever loved now a recently single woman running her family farm.
Delilah Noelle never needed much, but she wanted Jason Koster—one time love of her life. When misunderstandings tear the former beauty queen and quarterback apart, can a second chance heal their broken hearts?
Will the years and circumstances that have passed be too much to bridge the distance to a future together?
Solace is a heartwarming small town romance with plenty of action and swoons that will have this hometown hero vying for the affections of his high school sweetheart.
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EXCERPT
I used to think she couldn’t resist me, but she had no problem earlier this week. I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to Ms. Noelle. Let’s see if she still can. “I’ll be right back.”
“What?” my mom asks, watching me get out of the car. “Where are you going? The light’s going to turn green any second.”
I keep walking.
She sees me. Even though her pretty eyes are hidden behind big sunglasses, I can figure they’re probably damn wide right now. Reaching for the truck door lock, her finger pushes it down just as I arrive. She can kid herself like that. She knows deep down that I’ll never hurt her, but I might pressure her into giving me a little of her time.
Standing on the other side of her door, I knock. Delilah finally looks up and points at the light. It’s green. I shrug. I make the lame twist of the wrist roll down your window motion with my hand because I have a feeling she might not understand if I pretend to push a button to roll it down.
“Get back in your car, Jason,” she says through the glass.
“No. Roll down your window.” To sugarcoat it, I add, “Please.”
“Why?”
“What do you mean why? I want to talk to you and I don’t want shout through the glass.”
Huffing, the glass slides down slowly. “What is it?” She keeps her hands on the steering wheel and her grip seems to tighten just a bit.
She glances my way, so I say, “I want to see you.”
“You’re seeing me, Jason, so if that’s all there is, I’ll be going no—”
The glass starts to roll up, but I clamp my palm over it. She releases the button and looks up at me. “I don’t know what happened the other day, what turned your mood so quickly, but I’d like another chance for us to talk this time.”
“It’s not a good idea.”
“It’s a great idea, actually. All you have to say is yes.”
“No.”
My smile tilts into a smirk. “You haven’t changed much.”
“Then you haven’t been paying attention.”

Elizabeth's Review


3.5 Stars - Worth a Reader's Time


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Sometimes you meet the right person, but for some reason the life and fate intervene and the time isn't right. Jason and Delilah are former small town sweethearts who've had life intervene and now find themselves with a potential second chance.
Jason is a character we met in the Savage duet and having seen him there, some of the baggage he brings home with him makes sense. After meeting Jason in the Savage duet, it was interesting to get to know him better here. There were times when it was a little difficult to reconcile the sweet and romantic man here with the character we've met previously.
Delilah carries her own baggage from the relationship she had after her split with Jason. She is a character that I liked, empathized with, and rooted for, but she is also one of the things I struggled with a little bit as I read.
I genuinely enjoyed Solace and had a hard time putting it down once I got started reading. It was captivating to see the years fade away and a relationship being rebuilt. That being said, there were several things I struggled with as I read. I think some of them fall under the heading of me being nit picky, so I'm not going to list them all. The biggest two were Delilah and the town where they lived. I had a hard time understanding why if Delilah and Jason had the great relationship the both felt like they did, she let outside forces cause her doubt and set situations into motion. In terms of the town, the reactions to Jason being back and how town's people treated Delilah (and allowed her to be treated) stumped me.
These issues weren't enough to keep me from reveling in the sweet and swoony moments between our reunited sweethearts and I am curious to see if Ms. Scott shares Shelby's (Delilah's sister) story with us in the future.
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ABOUT S.L. SCOTT
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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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Birthquake by B.L. Berry ~ New Release and Review


WARNING: Highly prone to spontaneous fits of delirium, irrational logic and violent, unpredictable mood swings. This individual has been sober, swollen and hungry for the past nine months, so proceed with caution and handle with care. Anything said during the course of labor and delivery should not be taken seriously. Side effects may last up to eighteen years. Please consult your physician should castration occur. And never forget, this is all your fault.

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Elizabeth's Review


My rating: 5 of 5 stars - One of the Absolute Best


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Birthquake is one of the rare books that everyone just needs to read. I don't care if your kids are grown, little, babies, or have fur - there is something here everyone can relate too.
The first part of Birthquake reads like a typical surprise pregnancy romance. You have a humorous meet cute, developing relationship, an then oops! After the "oops" this is honestly like nothing else I've ever read.
Yes, Henley and Jeff's relationship takes center stage, but there is also an element of self discovery and Henley standing up for herself and paving her own path. Incredibly well written, there were moments when Ms. Berry had me laughing, empathizing, annoyed (at certain secondary characters), and swooning. Brithquake is both sweet and very funny. It's also real - very few punches are pulled when it comes to Henley's experiences.
I think one of the things I appreciate most about this book is that it's a departure from what Ms. Berry normally writes. Her distinct voice is very much present, but it was wonderful to see her stretch her wings and so successfully stretch her wings.

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Beyond the Mathews Family Duet ~ Beverly Preston ~ New Release

 

Synopsis

BEYOND THE MATHEWS FAMILY - TWO STANDALONE NOVELS by USA Today bestselling Author Beverly Preston A TASTE OF SUMMER - A second chance romance. Most people know Hollywood heartthrob, Ryan Summer, as Ryan, no last name required. But once upon a time, he was just Summer to Carrie Ann—before a decade of blockbuster hits skyrocketed his success into superstardom. Summer was smart, gorgeous, and cocky as hell. Nothing was out of his reach. Not even Carrie Ann Lowell. He was the love of her life—until he shattered her heart. Their breakup left more than a profound rift in her soul. It crushed her. When Carrie Ann’s college flame forces his way back into her life, his dirty-talking, bold self-assurance re-ignites a passion she thought had long since been extinguished. Carrie Ann didn’t believe in second chances. Not even for him. No matter how deliciously tempting. With sparks flying and hidden truths unraveling, will Carrie Anne be able to deny her desires to save herself from another heartbreak? HOLDING ONTO HOPE - A friends to lovers romance. The biggest gifts often require the greatest sacrifices. Italian winemaker, Antonio Giovanni is tall, dark, and handsome with an accent sexy enough to leave a trail of women’s panties in his wake. Including Hope’s. Master Sommelier, Hope Tidwell travels the globe seeking out the finest wines. She refuses to let relationships get in the way of her career and abides by a strict set of rules: No ties. No expectations. No risks. Lucky for her, those rules work just fine for Antonio. Until they don’t. When Hope’s sister asks her to do the one thing she’s sworn never to do, she can’t say no. Can she? She never intended to travel down this road. When unanticipated and devastating events throw the trajectory of her life so far off course, she can’t even recognize her world anymore. Suddenly, the rules no longer apply. Will Hope be able to do the one thing that terrifies her the most?  

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About the Author

Beverly Preston is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotionally rich and sinfully sexy stories about the ultimate alpha good guy; the kind of man you want to drag you to bed and put a ring on your finger. She also has a passion for strong, humorous, female characters and stories ingrained in a solid sense of family and loyalty. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, four kids, and two golden retrievers. If she’s not spinning richly emotional stories, you’ll find her on her spin bike. Laugh, cry, and fall in love with The Mathews Family one Happily Ever After at a time.  

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Brit Unexpected ~ Brenda St John Brown ~ Cover Reveal

Cover Design: Sarah Hansen / Okay Creations
Release Date: October 11, 2017
 

Synopsis

Scarlett St Julien likes her job well enough. Her boss? Total wanker. Even if he is sexy AF. After all, they don’t call him Bradley Walking-Sex for nothing. When Bradley asks her to show him around London, it’s another thing on Scarlett’s task list. At least until the spark between them ignites. And it is H-O-T. It turns out Bradley Walking-Sex is smart and funny, as well as — you guessed it — oh-so-sexy. But he’s still the boss. A fling with him is one thing. Falling for him? Well, that’s not an option. Is it?

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One of Five ARC's for A Brit Complicated

About the Author

Brenda is a displaced New Yorker living in the English countryside. She’s lived in the UK long enough to gain dual citizenship, but still doesn’t understand Celsius. However, she has learned the appropriate use of the word “pants”. And how to order a proper bacon bap/barm/buttie. Because, well, bacon. Brenda writes contemporary romance to make you giggle and swoon. When she’s not writing, she enjoys hiking, running and reading. In theory, she also enjoys cooking, but it’s more that she enjoys eating and, try as she might, she can’t live on Doritos alone.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Blade of Darkness ~ Dianne Duvall ~ New Release

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Dianne Duvall, comes the next heart-pounding romance in the Immortal Guardians series - BLADE OF DARKNESS! Order your copy today!




28700596Blade of Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Immortal Guardians Book #7
Releasing September 19th, 2017

Return to the “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews) world of New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians.

Dana Pembroke has been able to glimpse the future of those she touches for as long as she can remember.  But she never saw Aidan coming.  When the tall, dark Celt with the charming grin yet world-weary eyes walks through her door, the future she sees for him is one full of violence, danger, deception… and passion.  Because amidst the terrifying battles that unfold in her visions, she also sees herself in Aidan’s arms and in his bed.  Dana knows she should keep her distance, but the tender moments and laughter they share entice her even as she finds herself thrust into a world of vampires, immortals, and other preternatural beings.

Immortal Guardian Aidan O’Byrne has been hunting and slaying psychotic vampires for nearly three thousand years, so visions of bloody battles don’t trouble him.  The battles Dana foresees, however, show Aidan’s brethren turning against him, so he can’t help but feel alarmed.  While he spends as much time as he can with Dana, struggling to decipher her dire predictions, Aidan finds himself utterly smitten. Hope rises that he has finally found a woman who can banish the darkness and loneliness that plague him. But when vampires begin targeting Dana and a powerful enemy spawns chaos, will fate grant them time to find happiness together?




BLADE OF DARKNESS is live now! Don't miss the next exciting thriller in Dianne Duvall's IMMORTAL GUARDIANS series! 




About the Author

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians series and The Gifted Ones series. Reviewers have called Dianne's books "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly), "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), "extraordinary" (Long and Short Reviews), and"wonderfully imaginative" (The Romance Reviews). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers' Choice Awards and are routinely deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews,and/or Night Owl Reviews.

Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn't writing, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete like some of the vampires she creates in her books.

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Lucas ~ Sawyer Bennett ~ New Release


Lucas (Cold Fury, Book #8) Sawyer Bennett Release Date: September 19, 2017



Synopsis:

The Carolina Cold Fury hockey team is stacked with hotshots. But when a new player joins their ranks, he learns that even superstars can’t go it alone when it comes to love. Lucas Fournier is only serious about one thing: hockey. The league’s fun-loving charmer, Luc is always up for a good prank or a great lay, and he has no intention of settling down. But being traded to the Carolina Cold Fury—and to play alongside his big brother, Max—is no joke. With another title in sight, the last thing Luc wants is to let his new teammates down. To succeed, Luc will need to keep his head in the game and the most . . . er, demanding member of his anatomy in check. But when temptation hits, Luc hits back harder. Museum curator Stephanie Frazier has always put business before pleasure, which just about explains her nonexistent sex life. But when Stephanie meets Luc at a champagne-fueled gala, she finds herself flirting like crazy—and going home with the uninhibited athlete. For one night, she learns what passion is all about. She just never counted on the little surprise Luc leaves behind. And that’s when things really start to get . . . interesting. Sawyer Bennett’s New York Times bestselling Carolina Cold Fury series can be read together or separately.
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About the Author:

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both. Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe. Connect with Sawyer: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bennettbooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/BennettBooks

Monday, September 18, 2017

Rebel Song ~ J.C. Hannigan ~ New Release and Review

Title: Rebel Song
Series: Rebel Series #3
Author: J.C. Hannigan
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: September 18, 2017 
Becky Miller has been damaged by love before—many times.

After narrowly escaping the abuse of her lover, her son Aiden’s birth healed her broken family in ways Becky could have never imagined. She swore she would never trust herself, or her child, to another man again.
Just when things started looking up, the Miller family tragically loses their mother. Each of the Miller siblings mourn in their own way. Brock takes charge of arrangements, Braden loses himself to the bottle, and Becky grieves by propositioning her brother’s best friend for an intended one-night stand.
Travis Channing isn’t just her brother’s best friend; he’s a known womanizer—not to mention a chart-topping country singer. But Becky hopes one pleasure-filled night with Travis might temporarily numb the pain she’s experiencing.
As one night turns into more, Becky struggles to remain in control of her developing feelings, but Travis isn't content to keep things casual any longer.
Can Becky find a way to let go of the guilt of the past and look forward to a future with Travis? Will Travis be able to break through her barrier and show her the love she so desperately deserves?



"Beautiful and poetic, JC Hannigan paints a stunning picture of love and healing after unfathomable pain. This book will give you all the feels!" ~ Author BL Berry
"Hooked from page 1, loving the development of their entire relationship!! Super steamy and full of "feels"." ~ Erika (Book Haven Book Blog)
 

Elizabeth's Review


4.5 stars - One of the Best


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Every now and then, you reach the end of a book and while you are happy with the ending, you still wish the book wasn't over - that was Rebel Song for me.
Becky and Travis are characters that we have met in the previous two books and timing wise Rebel Song runs in parallel to both, but primarily to Rebel Heart (so there may be a few spoilers if you haven't read Rebel Heart and are paying attention) and we get to know them much better here. I've always liked both Becky and Travis, but that like turned into respect as well the more I got to know them here.
This book captures Ms. Hannigan's unique style and the emotions, especially's Becky's fears/concerns, jump off the page and it feels like you are right there with her. I appreciate the fact that Hannigan doesn't shy away from addressing difficult topics. There are potential triggers in Rebel Song, but they are handled with grace and from a standpoint of healing.
Becky and Travis's journey is one that I was glad to take with them, but I wasn't ready for it to end! I am hoping that Ms. Hannigan might have a little more up her sleeve for the Miller siblings.



J.C. Hannigan lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband, their two sons, and their dog. She writes contemporary new adult romance and suspense. Her novels focus on relationships, mental health, social issues, and other life challenges. 



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