Dublin Ink by Sienna Blake ~ Review Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review!

Dublin Ink by Sienna Blake is LIVE!

Title: Dublin Ink
Series: Dublin Ink #1
Author: Sienna Blake
Release: May 5, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Grumpy bad boy tattoo artist, Conor Mac Haol, doesn’t trust anyone. Least of all the new seventeen-year-old juvi apprenticing at his beloved Dublin Ink as part of her probation.

She is way too pretty and way, way too young.

Coming from a broken home, Aurnia has had to grow up faster than most girls. She doesn’t need anyone telling her what to do.

Least of all Conor, her new (very hot, very muscled, very tattooed and very, very rude) boss who obviously hates her.

But Aurnia’s troubles reminds Conor too much of his dark past. He becomes obsessed with keeping her safe. Keeping her protected.

Even from him.

Especially from him.

Soon sparks and insults turn into broken rules and forbidden moments—until one final mistake seals their fate.

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Feels 3
Storyline 4.5
Steam 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Ladyballs

This is a story about a troubled tattoo artist who self sabotages himself at every turn and a young juvenile whose life is less than stellar. Conor has had a rough life as a juvenile in the system. Choices made backfired and his life is going nowhere. A twist of fate brings his dark secrets to his doorstep by Aurnia. Maybe that is why he is drawn to Aurnia so much. Her drug addict father has her living in a crack trailer that all sort of low lives are in and out of daily. She never feels safe and has lived the life of an adult at seventeen. The things she has had to endure at a very young age has jaded her and made her grow up very quickly. You can feel her hopelessness at times and it broke my heart.

When these two collide there are instant fireworks. Conor fights his attraction for Aurnia not just because of her age but for history repeating itself. But Aurnia has her sites set on him and she won’t give up. Their banter had me laughing out loud more then once and there were times my heart was ripped out for Aurnia. This author gave me all the feels for these characters and that is what kept me hooked from the first page until the last. Loved watching this love story unfold!

About Sienna Blake

Sienna Blake is a dirty girl, an Amazon Top 20 wordspinner of smexy love stories & a USA Today Bestselling Author.

She lives in Dublin, Ireland, where she enjoys reading, keeping fit and adding to her personal harem of Irish hotties 😉

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The Mrs. Degree by Sara Ney ~ Release Blitz

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Sara Ney comes a new series about strong, single girls falling in love: accidentally.

Sara Ney
Release Date: May 3

I never thought I would get pregnant in college.

When I did, I thought leaving Jack Jennings was doing him a giant favor—he had a bright future ahead of him as a football star—the last thing he needed was me and a baby standing in his way of his dreams.

Honestly? I figured he would eventually forget about me.

I would raise our child in secret and watch Jack on television, and the pain of what I’d done to him would heal.

The last person I expected to see on my brothers doorstep seven years later was Jack; obviously, or I wouldn’t have answered it.

A superstitious athlete, dreams were keeping him awake at night that were preventing him from excelling on the field—dreams he was hoping I could make…disappear.

He looked so good. So much older.

Kind. Handsome.

Turns out, he hadn’t forgotten about me either, and he hadn’t put our past behind him.

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Feels 0
Storyline 3.5
Steam 2
Overall Rating 3.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Ladyballs

I have to say that this book had me excited by the blurb that I had read. But once I did get my hands on it, I was surprised that I couldn’t connect with the story. Penelope and Jack went to college together and dated. He had the opportunity to become a big NFL star and Penelope at the same time found out she was pregnant. She thought she did the honorable thing by completely ignoring him, cutting him off and blocking him. I hate this scenario in every book that authors do this in. It can only set up for a huge blowout once the father finds out. It’s now seven years later and Jack is in a slump. For some reason, he thinks seeing Penelope will help with his latest downward spiral. He is determined to find her and get her out of his mind. Once he does find her, not only does he get the shock of his life but feelings are clearly not done for the two of them. The way these two are brought back together left a lot to be desired. Once they found each other it did pick up a bit but I was still feeling down from the start. The sexy scenes could have been more frequent and a little bit steamier but that’s just my opinion. It was an ok book for me. I am looking forward to reading more in this series and see if things are different in other books.

Meet Sara Ney

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives in the Midwest, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 

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Mafia Vows by L. Steele ~ Blog Tour w/ Review & Excerpt

Sebastian Sovrano is ruthless, arrogant, and fixated on me….

Mafia Vows, an all-new enemies-to-lovers mafia romance full of steam from bestselling author L. Steele, is available now!

Sebastian ‘grumphole’ Sovrano is ruthless, arrogant, and fixated on me.

The first time we meet at a bar I dump my drink all over him.

He retaliates by following me into the ladies’ …

We seem to rub each other up the wrong way every time we are in the same room.

He’s arrogant, high-handed, full of himself, and…

So very appealing.

No way can I act on the attraction that sizzles between us, right?

But I need to get custody of my daughter,

And he promises to help me.

Provided I pose as his wife.

Only problem? I can’t resist his mean smirk, his wickedness that appeals to the darkness inside of me.

But when he discovers my secret, the tables are turned.

Now my fake husband is also my worst enemy…

A single mother who’ll do anything for her child’s happiness confronts the big bad mafia prince and teaches him the meaning of love in this standalone, enemies to lovers to enemies, hate-filled romance, with an HEA. 1-Click NOW!

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Feels 0
Storyline 3.5
Steam 2
Overall Rating 3.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

I was really excited to read this book when I saw the blurb. This book is part of a series and this one focused on Elsa and Sebastian. Elsa is a single mother whose ex is in a position of power. He holds their daughter’s custody over her head. I was not a fan of hers at all. Her character was all over the place and seemed unstable. Sebastian is part of a top mob family. I have read enough Mafia/Mob type books and I mean I watched Sopranos. This story seemed to me a watered down version but with a cute spin. Sort of like the bubble gum mafia. The things that were happening for me were not believable. The book flew by at a rapid pace, and I couldn’t sense any true development of the characters. The hero and heroine were set up in the beginning as being one way and it didn’t carry through. I skimmed a lot towards the end when I stopped connecting with the story. I hope the book is much better for you.


He holds out one of the tulip shaped glasses, and I snatch it from him. Before he’s raised his own glass, I’ve tossed mine back. The alcohol leaves a trail of heat in its wake. It hits my stomach, and a ball of heat radiates out from the point of contact. I cough as my eyes water. “Jesus, what is that? Paint remover?” I glance up through my spiky eyelashes to find him watching me with something like disdain.

          “What?” I sputter. “Never seen a grown woman act like a wuss?”

          He merely tosses his own drink back—the action is so elegant I want to lean in and follow his every move, with my tongue—then places it on the table with a controlled snap. The kind that manages to be authoritative and demanding. Bloody hell, how can one man convey all of that with such a small gesture?

          Out of the corner of my eye, I spot the bartender hurrying to refill his drink.

          Seb takes the glass from me, and his fingertips brush mine. A current of electricity shoots out from the point of contact. Oh, shit. Not good, not good. Don’t want to have this kind of a reaction to this man.

          “I’m not going to sleep with you. Even if you were the last man on earth,” I blurt out.

          A touch of humor sparks in his eyes.

          “We’ll see.” He tilts his head. “You’re a little thing, aren’t you?” He frowns, as if only now noticing my lack of height. Well, I’m five-feet-four-inches, which is pretty decent, or so I’d thought until I stood before this monster of a man.

          “You’re a big, mean alphahole, aren’t you?” I scoff.

           His jaw drops, but he recovers quickly; I’ll give him that much credit. “That’s not a word in the English language,” he says in a tone that could have chilled my grappa if I were still holding it in my hand, which I’m not. More’s the pity. I would have dumped it on him, just for the satisfaction of taking him by surprise again.

          “It is now,” I inform him, “and by the way, I may be small, but I pack a punch.”

          “Somehow I don’t doubt that.” He lowers his head until we share breath, then murmurs, “But whatever it is you’re offering, I’m not interested.”

           It’s my turn to gape. “What the—?” I sputter. “I’m not offering you anything. I’m not sure what makes you think—”

          He chuckles, the sound so deep, it seems to reach all the way to my toes.

          “Jerk,” I snarl. “Stop laughing at me. I don’t know who you think you are, but—”

          “I have to admit, your response was most satisfying.” He smirks. And damn it, that shouldn’t be so hot. And I shouldn’t still be staring at that beautiful face of his. But honestly, while I’ve only heard of men being referred to as fallen angels before, now I get where the phrase comes from. If that description fits anyone, it’s this larger-than-life guy who’s looking at me like he’s the most superior thing ever to have walked this planet.

          “Only because you caught me by surprise.” I poke my finger in his chest. “I’ll have you know, normally, I am far cooler and more collected.”

          “No doubt, it’s my presence that unnerves you,” he drawls.           “It’s your presence that makes me want to leave this bar,” I retort.

          “No one’s stopping you.” He raises his hand in a dismissive gesture, much like the one I used on him earlier. “In fact, I’ll give you a drink to go.” He jerks his chin at the bartender.

          For the second time in a few minutes, I gape at him.

          “And I thought Italian men were such charmers.”

          “Only with the right kind of women,” he shoots back.

          “Which I am not—when it comes to you— thank god.” I pretend to wipe my forehead. “I wouldn’t be interested in you if you were the last man on this planet.”

          He yawns. “I believe you already mentioned that. Are you done with your childish tantrum?”

          I resist the urge to stamp my foot; that would only confirm his misogynistic remark, and I am not going to validate his misplaced perception.

          “I’ll have a beer,” I say in a casual voice.

          “Eh?” A line appears between his eyebrows, marring the expanse of that gorgeous forehead.

          “A beer.” I stab my thumb over my shoulder. “Tell him I want a beer to go.”

          “Instead of grappa?” He wrinkles his nose like I’ve suddenly developed a bad smell.

          Not that I didn’t like the taste of it, but there’s a reason I’m asking for beer. “In fact, make it a pint. You know us Brits; we never settle for anything less.”

          He shoots me a look filled with disgust.

          “There, there, it can’t be all that bad.” I pat his chest. The heat of his body instantly soaks through his shirt to bleed into my skin. I shiver. To say the man is ripped is an understatement. I mean, I have touched walls which were less firm. Okay, maybe a tad exaggerated on my part, or not. I swear, the man must spend all of his spare time working out.

          He glances down at where my hand seems to have developed a relationship with the front of his shirt.

          “Oops, sorry.” Not. I lower my hand to my side.

          “Your hair…” He points to where I have piled my hair on my head. Half of it has come undone, and strands now hang about my face. The curse of having thick hair. Not to mention, the humidity in this establishment pretty much means my hair is frizzy and escaping from its messy bun.

          “What of my hair?” I scowl.

          “I’ve seen bird’s nests that are tidier.”

          “Such sweet compliments. Keep that up, and I’ll be sure you have a crush on me.”

          He smirks.

          I glower up at him.

          The skin around his eyes creases. Then he reaches over and tucks a strand of hair behind my ear. Tendrils of loathing—it has to be loathing—shiver out from where his fingertips brushed my earlobe.

          Someone clears their throat. That’s when I realize Theresa is standing beside us.

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Meet L. Steele

L. Steele loves to tame alphaholes. She writes romance stories with possessive growly men who meet their match in sassy, curvy, spitfire women 🙂 She also writes dark sexy paranormal romance as NY Times bestseller Laxmi Hariharan.

Married to a man who cooks as well as he talks. She lives in London.

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Just One Dare by Carly Phillips ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review!

NICK & AURORA’S story is now LIVE!

A one night stand with no names exchanged.
Six years later, she comes face to face with her baby’s father again.

Aurora Michaels isn’t the same girl she was that spring night. No longer homeless and living in the back room of a diner where she worked, she’s now a member of the wealthy Kingston family. She has her daughter, a career and has adjusted to her new normal.

Billionaire Nick Dare is a man who takes charge. He runs the hotel arm of the family empire and his life revolves around business and travel. A quick stop at his brother’s movie premier has him doing a double take.

The woman who haunts his dreams is there. He’s been given a second chance and is determined to make the most of it.

When he learns about their daughter, Nick becomes a man on a mission. Aurora and their child are his. Even if he has to knock down Aurora’s emotional walls to prove it.

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Feels 0
Storyline 4
Steam 3.5
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Ladyballs

This is Aurora’s story who we’ve met in previous books. She is poor and working and living at a diner. One night she has an affair with one of the most gorgeous men she has ever seen. However, neither of them know each others last names or how to contact each other. Fast forward six years and Aurora has found out that she is part of a family that is filthy rich. She has made quite a nice life for her and her daughter. Yes…daughter. That one amazing night with the handsome stranger left her with a surprise nine months later. There was no way to track him down to tell him because they never exchanged numbers or last names! These two have their paths cross again and what a shock it is to both of them once they find out each other’s identities. Nick is also from a very affluent family and has close ties with the family Aurora now belongs to. Not only that but the shock when Nick finds out he has a child! This was a sweet, heartfelt story about second chance love. It could have used few more steamy scenes. It was on the rated PG-13 side for me and a little short, but all in all, it was a cute book.

Meet Carly Phillips

NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter (below) and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.

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Mine to Hold by Kennedy L. Mitchell ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review!

MINE TO HOLD by Kennedy L. Mitchell is LIVE!

Can Bryson keep her safe, or will Tinley’s past nightmare become her new reality?

Every moment, Tinley Harper lives in fear that the man who abducted her ten years ago will keep his promise and return to finish what he started. Scared and alone in her older brother’s absence, she welcomes a familiar handsome face, Special Agent Bryson Bennett, when he comes knocking on her door.

FBI Agent Bryson Bennett knows it’s time to put his past behind him and move on from the tragic accident that left him a single father. When his best friend calls out of fear for his little sister’s safety, Bryson jumps in to protect the beautiful Tinley for fear that another person close to him will be taken away.

Stuck together in her tiny apartment, the two fight to control their unspoken attraction. Anonymous disturbing gifts, new murders, and watchful eyes that monitor their every move signal that Tinley’s terrifying past is now bleeding into her present. As passion burns, dark secrets are revealed, and the elusive stalker seeks to catch them unawares. Can Bryson keep her safe, or will Tinley’s past nightmare become her new reality?

Mine to Hold is a standalone romantic thriller, the fifth book in the interconnected Protection Series. Each book can be read as a standalone but due to character crossover the series is best read in order. Please note this book DOES contain several triggers (stalking, murder, mention of past abuse, memories of time in captivity, and more) and detailed mature content. This book is recommended for readers 18+.

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Feels 3
Storyline 5
Steam 5
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Ladyballs

Wow! What a freaking rollercoaster and I loved every minute. This book had me on the edge of my seat and to top it off had a sexy as hell alpha! Best friends Tallon and Bryson are both in government agencies. Ten years ago, Tallon’s younger sister Tinley escaped a serial killer. Bryson has a crush on Tinley but she’s his best friend’s little sister and there’s an age difference. He moved on, got married and has a little girl. His wife passed away and he struggles with that in more ways than one raising his daughter. Until Tallon calls and asks Bryson if he could go stay with Tinley to keep an eye on her because a string of cases he is working on seem to have the same MO as the serial killer that took Tinley.

Tinley also starts to feel she is being watched and is getting weird vibes from places and certain people. So when Bryson shows up she is more then happy to have him around. Not to mention she wants to jump his bones! Their chemistry is off the freaking charts and Bryson is like a super alpha…so hot! I needed a cigarette after some of their sexy scenes! Needless to say these two set the pages on fire while keeping Tinley from her serial killer. I can’t wait for some other characters in future books. There is a special person who I wanted to see get taken by the serial killer. The woman is pure evil and you get to see a peek of things she has done in the past. I’d like to see a book about her and the karma coming back to bite her ass! I highly recommend this book but set yourself up cozy and with some snacks because you will not want to put this book down!

Meet Kennedy L. Mitchell

Kennedy lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 80lb Goldendoodle who still believes he’s a lap dog. A bookworm at heart, Kennedy loves to snuggle up in bed or by the campfire with an unputdownable book. She began writing two years ago with Falling for the Chance and has no plans of stopping. Her novels are witty, action-packed, and offer enough steam for a great facial. If you like strong heroines and sexy, tattooed men who can’t keep their hands off them, then this author is the one for you.

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