Playing with Fire by L.J. Shen ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review!

“A flawless story of redemption and salvation, Playing With Fire will consume you entirely.” – Amali Rose, USA Today Bestselling Author

Playing With Fire, an all-new heartbreaking and intensely beautiful small town standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is available now!


A broken boy on the path to destruction.
A scarred girl without direction.
A love story carved in secrets, inked with pain and sealed with a lie.

Grace Shaw and West St. Claire are arctic opposites.
She is the strange girl from the food truck.
He is the mysterious underground fighter who stormed into her sleepy Texan college town on his motorcycle one day, and has been wreaking havoc since.
She is invisible to the world.
He is the town’s beloved bad boy.
She is a reject.
He is trouble.
When West thrusts himself into Grace’s quiet life, she scrambles to figure out if he is her happily-ever-after or tragic ending.
But the harder she pushes him away, the more he pulls her out of her shell.
Grace doesn’t know much about anything beyond her town’s limits, but she does know this:
She is falling in love with the hottest guy in Sheridan U.
And when you play with fire—you ought to get burned.

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Feels 3
Steam 5
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Robin

I love stories about broken people and wow…just wow. This story sucked me in and pulled at my heartstrings. West was so intriguing…and hot and seductive and strong and an a-hole and confident…a loner who whispered you’ll forgive me even if I cut you open while grinning the entire time. I loved that he could see Grace’s beauty shining immediately. Grace was use to hiding her shine. She was so snarky and had a hidden inner strength that I really adored. Great chemistry and angst in this book. A few twists when the mysteries are revealed. Everything that draws me into a story. So clever and perfection for me as a reader.

About L.J. Shen

L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to twenty different countries.

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.

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Say It Ain’t So by Lani Lynn Vale ~ Release Blitz w/ 4.5 Star Review!

Say It Ain’t So
Lani Lynn Vale
Release Date: September 8, 2020

About the Book

He should’ve never left his house. He should’ve stayed at home. He has a legitimate excuse—he’s running a fever and he’s fairly sure he’s developing pneumonia. He should have called in sick…but he doesn’t.

He goes to work, because his team is relying on him.

First, he has to sign about eight thousand calendars—all from women who purchased said calendars to benefit the Fallen Officer fundraiser. And when he’s done with that, he has to endure a television interview along with the rest of the SWAT team seeing as they made national news with their ‘Hot SWAT’ calendar that’s sold a million copies to women all over the world.

Needless to say, when Samuel Adams walks into the pharmacy hours later, he only has one thing on his mind. Ibuprofen.

Sadly, he never gets to the Ibuprofen. Mostly because before he gets there, he finds a junkie waving a gun around threatening to kill anybody that moves.

He’s running a fever. That has to be the reason that the girl in the corner begins cursing up a storm and drawing the junkie’s attention. Has to be.


Stop it, stop it, stop it!

She tells herself to take a deep breath. Tells herself that she needs to calm down. Tells herself that if she doesn’t get her act under control, things are going to get ugly.

And, of course, that’s when the curse words start flying.

The more nervous she gets, the worse her Tourette’s becomes. Which is, of course, why she stands up and gives the man a perfect target.

Thank God that the coughing giant in the corner makes the same move and saves her life.

And how does she repay him? By calling him every awful word in the dictionary.

Thank you, Tourette’s.

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Feels 2
Steam 3
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

Each of this author’s Kilgore books just get better and better!!! Loved this book. Could not put it down! This book is about Sammy…a hot, super sweet, sexy cop.

We start off with Sammy sick and he goes into the pharmacy to get medicine. Unfortunately, he walks into the middle of an armed robbery. And he meets Hasting…oh my god I love her!!! He doesn’t know it at the time but she’s the manager of “cop row” where all the SWAT team lives. While being forced onto the floor during this robbery, it’s the first time we learn that she has Tourette Syndrome. Let’s just say it takes off from there!!! There is so much action and secondary plots but it is all woven into each other beautifully.

These two go through A LOT in this book and I was rooting for them!!! I adore this whole series and loved this latest installment as well!! You’re missing out on this and the other Kilgore series if you don’t start reading these books now.

About Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.







Always Crew by Tijan ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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Everything was going well…

Until it wasn’t. Again.

Always Crew, the beautiful and epic conclusion of the Crew series by New York Times bestselling author Tijan is available now!

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For the longest time, I was Bren Monroe.
I lived in Roussou, California.
I had no parents, no brother, but I had a crew.

Then things started to change.
I never planned for any of it.
I didn’t think I’d fall in love.
I didn’t think I’d have a relationship with my brother again.
I didn’t think that he’d come back.

Now I’m in Cain.
My crew is in college.
They’re growing, going through their own things.
And here I am, figuring out my life.

There’s always hurdles and obstacles to overcome.
That was never my hardship.
That was my regular.
But living? Being content? Being happy?
Those were my challenges now.

Everything was going well…
Until it wasn’t. Again.

A/N: Always Crew is the conclusion of the Crew Series, and a 106k novel.

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Feels 2
Steam 5
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Robin

Always Crew! Boy, did I miss Bren, Cross, Jordan and Zellman. Lots of twists and action. Bren stayed true to her feisty, kickass self. Cross gave her everything she needed and more. Jordan and Zellman threw me for a loop as always. But…I loved the loyalty and family of Crew. No matter who or what was thrown at them….Crew always comes first. And Blaise! How I loved and missed you as well. So many good scenes filled with angst and emotional heart tugs where the guys and Bren’s bond pulls everyone together and grounds them again. Crew is maturing. Trying to adult. This story was the perfect ending. Healing and happiness.

Robin (1)

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“Please, Bren,” Jordan whispered.

I sagged, hearing his plea.

If I didn’t stop, he’d start. I had to stop. I had to stop for him.

“We have to go. It’s done.” That was Cross, but he was the leader speaking now. “Get her in the truck.”

Jordan carried me over. Zellman hopped up and Jordan lifted me to him. I could’ve climbed up myself, but there was something about my crew doing this for me. Handling me. They needed to do this, and a part of me needed to let them.

I glanced back as Jordan was climbing up, coming behind us.

Cross was bent over the guy. He was talking to him. A second later, he pulled his phone out, punching some numbers. Then the phone was back in his pocket, and he was coming for the truck. His eyes held mine for a brief moment before he got behind the wheel.

Cross drove us back as Zellman and Jordan huddled on both sides of me.

My hands were still bleeding, but no one moved to cover them.

That felt fitting, for some reason.

Just let me bleed.

About Tijan

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Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

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Kitty Valentine Dates a Fireman by Jillian Dodd ~ Release Blitz w/ 4.5 Star Review!

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By Jillian Dodd
Release Date: August 20, 2020


Six years ago, Kitty Valentine took the book world by storm when her sweet debut romance hit number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list, which was followed by a string of successful releases.

Her latest novel, however, totally bombs, causing her editor to suggest she write much sexier books.

To Kitty, writing smut is the literary equivalent of stripping.

But with no advance coming in and her royalties dipping to an all-time low, Kitty has no choice.

Armed with a hot-guy spinning prize wheel, made by her best friend, listing all the different types of men she will date and then write about, Kitty will be spinning—not stripping—her way back onto the best-sellers list.

*  Firefighter romance
*  Hot neighbor
*  Teenage bully
*  Standalone
*  Fast-paced, easy read

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Feels 2
Steam 2
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Robin

Kitty dates a fireman…oh heck yes! Such an entertaining story with a little angst, some humor and a couple of light twists. Honestly I fell in love with Bryce…I’m not going to lie. Kitty always seems to find worthy romantic heroes (well, mostly) and i would like to keep a few around. Or just move Matt in for some hate sex…I think some hands on lessons might be a necessity. Definitely found this installment enjoyable, funny, swoonworthy and bittersweet. Kept me pulled in from page one until the end.

Robin (1)

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Meet Jillian Dodd

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Jillian is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than thirty novels. She writes fun romances with characters her readers fall in love with—from the boy next door in the That Boy trilogy to the daughter of a famous actress in The Keatyn Chronicles® to a spy who might save the world in the Spy Girl® series.

She adores writing big fat happily ever afters, wears a lot of  pink, buys too many shoes, loves to travel, and is a distracted by anything covered in glitter.

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Wicked Princess by A. Jade ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review!


WICKED​ PRINCESS, the third book in the Royal Hearts Academy series from Ashley Jade is NOW AVAILABLE and FREE in KU!


WICKED PRINCESS (Royal Hearts Academy #3) by Ashley Jade
Release Date: August 18th



Welcome to their kingdom.

They call me a heartless bitch.
An evil manipulator.
A wicked princess who enjoys hurting people.

They tell me terrible things happened.
Things that changed my life forever.

Only problem is…
I can’t remember any of it.


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Feels 2
Steam 3.5
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Robin

Wow! I was waiting on pins and needles for Bianca’s story and couldn’t believe it’s finally here! I just knew the spoiled brat, badass princess was going to kick butt and take names. This book was unpredictable with twists I never saw coming and it left me speechless. Definitely throw some angst and frustration in there with a little bit of steaminess. I AM ADDICTED TO THIS SERIES! I’ve always loved when an author throws a bomb on me and BOOM! Can’t wait for the next book!

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Royal Hearts Academy is a series of standalones, but you can catch up with the first book, Cruel Prince, right here:

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Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including:  contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.

She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.

She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.









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