Sick Heart by JA Huss ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review, Trailer, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Title: Sick Heart
Author: JA Huss
Genre: Dark MMA Fighter Romance
Release Date: March 30, 2021


Cort van Breda has won 35 death matches as a fighter in an MMA circuit so deep underground there are no rules and only the winner gets out alive.

They call him the Sick Heart.

They say he’s a shameless monster.

They say he’s a ruthless killer.

They say he’s as twisted as the man who owns him.

They say a lot of things about Cort van Breda.

But in our world violence is money, and money is winning, and winning is life, and life is the only thing that matters.

Except… he wasn’t meant to win that last fight.

And I wasn’t meant to be his prize.

But he did.

And I am.

And now his sick heart owns me.

WARNING: This is a sweet love story adrift in an ocean of evil. It is about two survivors dealing with their darkest secrets while they fight to change their lives. It is for mature readers only and has descriptions of deeply disturbing situations. There will be pearl clutching.


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Feels 3
Storyline 4
Steam 3
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Lindsey

Gahhh! The twist! Loved it. I really enjoyed this book. The characters were super intense and I devoured their stories. I had to know what happened to them. This book is set in a different type of world. One that’s sick twisted and to be honest a total nightmare. The book wasn’t meant to be a romance in my opinion. It was meant to bring light to a situation that’s happening all over the world. Huss nailed that part of it. Definitely a good read. Not for the faint of heart.



I put one hand up and slowly sign, Talk to me. It’s an easy sign and she gets it, because she goes tense again, then shakes her head no. But then she repeats my signs back with modifications, pointing at me, tapping her chin with a sideways hand, and then pointing to herself. You talk to me.

I already did.

She shakes her head and makes a sign for ‘whisper.’

And now it’s my turn to go tense and just stare at her for a moment.

Because she got it right. The sign is ‘talk,’ but if your other hand is cupped on the side of your mouth, it means ‘whisper.’ Like you’re gonna whisper in someone’s ear.

Did she just… I squint at her and she frowns in response. Has she taught herself sign language?

That’s not possible. Not this fast. It hasn’t even been a week.

Then whisper to me, I sign.

She shakes her head again. And then she touches my lips with the edge of her fingertips and slowly drags them up my cheek before pulling away.

‘Kiss.’ That was the sign for ‘kiss.’

She wants me to kiss her.

I know this is a distraction. I know who I’m dealing with. A girl who has been silent so long, no one remembers her last spoken words. A girl who should be dead, but isn’t. A girl who should be anywhere but here with me, but is. A girl who four days ago didn’t know a single bit of sign language, and now knows enough to stun me silent.

So I should really know better.

I should push her. Keep going. Because I could make her talk. I know I could.

But then she leans towards me. And we’re not that far apart, so that kiss she just asked for is now an absolute guarantee.

Our lips touch and just… linger there for a breath.

And so many things go through my mind in that breath. I want to resist her offer. Push her down, roll over, and forget where I’m at and who I’m with.

But that’s just fucking stupid. I like this girl. A lot.

I want to kiss her.

And all those other thoughts earlier about not wanting sex… well. This seems like more than sex. So that’s something I am interested in.

When our lips touch everything that happens next—whether it’s today, tomorrow, or next year—everything that happens next is preordained. And there’s no way to stop it.

I cup my hands around her face, my thumbs caressing small circles on her cheeks as her mouth opens and her tongue touches mine.

There is maybe one more moment. One more chance to stop the car crash that’s coming, but it’s such a small moment, so short and tiny, it barely exists.

And what comes next is pure lust.

I open my mouth, kiss her hard. Bite her lip, grab her breasts as I drop my full weight over her.

She kisses me back. But her kiss isn’t urgent, like mine. It’s soft. And even though we’re stained with salt water, and sweat, and the wind, she tastes so sweet, I want this kiss to last forever.


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JA Huss is the New York Times Bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller’s list 21 times in the past five years. She writes characters with heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings.

Her new sexy sci-fi romance and paranormal romance pen name is KC Cross and she writes novels and teleplays collaboratively with actor and screenwriter, Johnathan McClain.

Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017. Her audiobook, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award in 2018. Five of her book were optioned for a TV series by MGM television in 2018. And her book, Total Exposure, was nominated for a RITA Award in 2019.

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Not So Sincerely Yours by A.M. Johnson ~ Release Blitz w/ Review & Giveaway!

NOT SO SINCERELY, YOURS (For Him #2) by A.M. Johnson
Release Date: March 25, 2021
Cover Design & Illustration: Murphy Rae
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Trope: Enemies-to-lovers, office romance


About last night… I could blame the bourbon. I could say I let things get out of hand, that I should have never called you, but I’m done lying to myself—to you. I know what you’re going to say. You’re not very good at keeping your opinions to yourself, but this can’t happen. It’s inappropriate, at best. I’m your boss. Not to mention, you’re clearly still hung up on him. I’m not a consolation prize. 



You didn’t think it was inappropriate when you had your tongue down my throat, but I digress. As for your accusation, I’m not the only one stuck in the past, but at least I’m not running from it. I can’t believe I’m about to say this… Maybe you’re right. You shouldn’t have called me. Especially if you never intended to own it. Own that you wanted it to happen. Admit that you wanted me. 

Not so sincerely, 

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Feels 0
Steam 1
Storyline 3.5
Overall Rating 3.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

I did not realize this was a M/M storyline when I started to read this book. Not that it’s a bad thing, but it completely caught me off guard. I have read my fair share of M/M but it wasn’t what I was expecting.

Anders is a straight-laced, uptight successful business man. Ethan is a funny, not so successful college student studying to become a nurse. He takes a job as Anders’ part time assistant and their attraction starts from there. The longer they work together and get to know each other, they realize they have more in common than they first thought. Their friendship grows and due to their attraction to each other turns into a relationship. I wanted to like this new found relationship but I didn’t feel the connection between these two at all. There were a few sexy scenes that were enjoyable but nothing crazy. Unfortunately, this one didn’t do it for me. But it may be the perfect book for you.


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The Touch of a Villain by Holly Renee ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review & Giveaway!

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𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞!
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𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙜. 𝙒𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙮. 𝙀𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙚. 𝙍𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨. 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙤𝙮𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝘾𝙡𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝘽𝙖𝙮 𝙧𝙪𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙖𝙨 𝙞𝙛 𝙞𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙙𝙤𝙢.

And Beck Clermont controlled them all.

He was arrogant and conceited, and from the moment I met him, he had made up his mind about me.

Dangerously handsome and wickedly cruel, he had no intention of letting me spend my senior year under the radar.

The secrets of old money ran deep, and even though I barely knew them, the sins of my family had put a target on my back.

He was a hurricane, and I was unprepared for the storm.

His touch fatal. His impact irreparable.

There was no negotiation.

He stole my heart. Without warning, without permission.

𝙃𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙢𝙮, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙙𝙞𝙙𝙣’𝙩 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥 𝙢𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙛𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙑𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙣.

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Feels 4
Steam 3
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Stephanie

Josie Vos has moved to Clermont Bay after her mom died to live with her estranged father, stepmom and stepbrother just in time to start her senior year. She makes it no secret that she has zero desire to live among the rich and powerful. All she wants is to finish school and get the hell out of the Bay. Her arrival in Clermont Bay suddenly shakes everything up after her stepbrother Lucas drags her to a party one night, and she’s thrust in the middle of a rivalry.

“I never wanted this. Life wasn’t supposed to go like this.”

Beck Clermont is the king of Clermont Prep. He rules the school and his family rules the town. Josie and he share an instant and intense connection the first night they meet. But after a hot kiss on the beach, the waves come crashing down after Beck learns her last name. Now he wants nothing more than to use her as a pawn to destroy her family and make them pay for their sins.

“I would deal with the consequences of every fucked up decision I made.”

Josie has no idea why Beck hates her. All she knows is the sweet, sexy boy from the beach turned into a ruthless bully as soon as he learned she was a Vos. He’s set on destroying her and she’s set on avoiding him at all costs. But it’s easier said than done when they go to the same school, she works for his family and they share such an intense connection. It’s a crazy game of cat and mouse for these two and they just love to hate each other or at least they try too.

“She was staring up at me like she felt more at home in my arms than she ever would in these tainted fucking walls.”

Tons of drama, angst, secrets, lust and lies filled the pages in the first book in the Boys of Clermont Bay Series. I absolutely love Beck and understood his need for revenge and hatred he had for the Vos family. I was just hoping he could let go enough to see that Josie shouldn’t have to pay for the sins of her family. I loved Josie too but sometimes I wanted her not to give in so easily. She had this whole badass persona but caved too quickly to Beck time and time again. I love a good Bully romance and this book was a great read. Even with that killer cliffhanger. I can’t wait to see what happens next in Clermont Bay.

“I had set fire to everything that we were, everything that we could have been, with the hopes of destroying her family. But the only thing I managed to destroy was her.”


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Amazon Top 100 bestselling author of contemporary romance, Holly Renee brings readers a pinch of angst, an indulgence of heat, and the perfect amount of heart in every book.

Born and raised in East Tennessee, she is a married mom of two wild children. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, pretending to be a dragon for the hundredth time that day, being disgustingly in love with her husband, or chilling in the middle of the lake with her sunglasses and a float.

Holly is a lover of all things romance, Mexican food, Harry Potter, and yoga pants.


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A Discovery of Secrets & Fate by Sawyer Bennett ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review & Giveaway!

This epic journey continues as the dangers grow, the questions mount, and the attraction builds.

About A Discovery of Secrets and Fate

Life as I knew it ended the day I accepted my fate.

In its place is an existence even the wildest imagination could never fathom. Strange creatures walk among us, plotting our demise, and I’ve come to find that the fate of our world rests squarely on my shoulders. We’re all in danger and I’m trying to figure out how to make it through each day.

The key to my survival is a man I can’t figure out. As dangerous as the darkest fae, I have no choice but to work with him to stop the prophecy that’s foretold to be the ruination of mankind.

Carrick Byrne continues to be my only source of information, but he doles it out as he sees fit. He intrigues and scares me in equal measure, yet I can’t help but be attracted to him. And the more I discover about him, the more it becomes clear he feels the same.

As we travel to Faere in search of answers, we find that every piece of information leads to more questions, that every question leads to a new piece of the puzzle, and that, most importantly, no one can be trusted.

The more secrets we uncover, one thing is certain— if we have any chance of saving the world, we have to do it together.

A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is book two of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and is best enjoyed if read in series order.

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Steam 2
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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“How did I, once again, foolishly underestimate my situation?”

This is the second book in the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and picks up where The Revelation of Light and Dark left off. We are pulled back into a world full of magic, suspense and mystery. A world where light and dark magic coexist. A world where if you were walking by one of the millions of residents on the streets of Seattle you’d never know that behind some of their smiles lies something so dark and sinister but Finley knows. She sees the good and the evil but will her gift help or end up getting her killed?

“I am but a servant of the gods.”

As Finley tries to grapple with what happened to her sister things get a little crazy. I mean it’s not everyday you see your sister turn into a dark fae or learn you’re the key to a prophecy that may just save the world or possibly destroy it. It’s a lot for a girl to take in. She starts to wonder if she should just walk away. We know Carrick has a stake in the game so he has to convince her that she must take her part in the prophecy. In order to do that he needs to earn her trust. Carrick takes Finley on a journey to find more answers but we also get a hell of a lot more questions. I do like the pace the author is using with Carrick and Finley’s relationship. It’s clear they feel a pull towards one another but neither overly acts on it. When Carrick reveals his secrets we start to understand why.

“You live almost five thousand years and come talk to me about how tired you are of everything. How boring the hundreds and hundreds of years passing are in the gods calling on you for something.”

I was extremely curious as to where the author was going to take us with this book. The first book was a ton of information to take in and left me with a million questions and a whole lot of confusion. But as the story continued I was slowly but surely sucked into the amazing and magical world created for us. The pace of this book was about the same as the first…a bit slow. I thought the first book laid the groundwork for the series but it felt like this one did too. So much more information and at points it dragged it a little for me. But it’s a five book series so I am hoping the next book picks up a little. I am excited to see where Finley and Carrick go from here. This one also ends in a cliffhanger and it’s a big one!

“Fear twists my gut even as longing whispers through me. I don’t know if he’s going to kiss me or beat me, but I know which one I’d prefer.”


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A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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Only Once by Ashley Munoz ~ Release Blitz w/ 4.5 Star Review & Giveaway!


𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐎𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐀𝐬𝐡𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐌𝐮𝐧𝐨𝐳 𝐢𝐬 NOW AVAILABLE!  𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞!
#𝟏-𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲!


𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝗲𝘄𝘀: 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝗹𝘆𝘄𝗼𝗼𝗱’𝘀 𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝗯, 𝗥𝘆𝗮𝗻 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝘃𝗮𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗻, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗼’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗴𝗶𝗿𝗹?

No, I hadn’t heard that Ryan Prince was staying at the very resort I had just started working at.

If I had, maybe I would have called in sick.

On second thought, maybe I wouldn’t have, because I really needed that paycheck. Being a single mother and having a lapse in child support had made me that desperate.

Still, I would have rather avoided the circus that rolled into Hawk Tail Resort and the man who sauntered in with it.

All these years later and he was still that same gorgeous football player I left behind in college.

Except now he wasn’t gracing the gridiron unless it was for a movie role.

I assumed he wouldn’t even recognize me, not with the actress on his arm and the crowd pressing in around him.

Ryan Prince didn’t just recognize me; the angry tilt of those lips on that too perfect face told me he remembered exactly what I did when I left.

I thought maybe this was a gift, a way to put the past to rest…but the look on his face told me he had plans to dig up everything that was unfinished between us.

The summer was about to end, but it felt like my penance for the last decade was about to begin.

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Feels 1
Steam 3
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

This was a quick, solid read and had a little bit of everything! It’s a second chance romance book and I only wish it had been a little longer. Bex and Ryan were college sweethearts. Actually more than that, dare I say “soulmates”. Ryan’s football career was taking off professionally and due to extenuating circumstances these two break up and break each others hearts. Even though both of their lives move on, they are still connected and have never gotten over each other.

Bex has 2 small kids and not together with Logan, who she never married, and is now separated from him. He cheated on her, got his girlfriend pregnant and has moved away. He resents her because she was never able to give him her full heart despite the numerous times he proposed. He is less than a stellar father, is never around and barely helps financially. Bex has had to take a part time job at a resort doing menial things that she hates.

Ryan’s football career died when he was injured but he has a budding career as an actor. He has never committed to anyone and to the public may be a bit of a manwhore due to all of the women he is photographed with. He has never gotten over Bex and his heart is still broken. He decides that he needs a trip away to visit his parents and books a stay at the same resort Bex works at. He also decides that during this trip he will break it off with his latest fling.

Sparks immediately fly when these two see each other for the first time in almost 10 years. This book is chock full of it all. Past hurt, lies, secrets, love, revelations and some hot sexy scenes! Can Bex and Ryan find their way back to each other? Can they get over the real reason why Bex pulled away? Has this all been due to a lack of communication? Can they work around an ex that now all of a sudden wants Bex back? Can she compete with Ryan’s movie star life? This is a good book to get lost in and take a break from the real world! Look forward to more books from this author.


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Ashley was born in Nebraska, but raised in Oregon where she lives with her four children and husband.

If she’s not helping her husband with DIY projects around the house, she’s writing or sneaking off to a corner to read.


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