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

BLURB

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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Audio coming this summer

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REVIEW

Feels 3
Storyline 4
Steam 3
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
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.

TRAILER

EXCERPT

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.

GIVEAWAY

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ABOUT JA HUSS

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.

She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.

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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

SYNOPSIS


Ethan, 
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. 

Anders~ 

** 

Anders, 
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, 
Yours

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Review

Feels 0
Steam 1
Storyline 3.5
Overall Rating 3.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
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.

Giveaway

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LOVE ALWAYS, WILD (For Him #1)

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Meet A.M. Johnson

Amanda lives in Utah with her family where she moonlights as a nurse on the weekends.

If she’s not busy with her three munchkins, you’ll find her buried in a book or behind the keyboard where she explores the human experience through the written word.

She’s obsessed with all things Austen and Oreos, and loves to connect with readers! 

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Anarchy by Tate James ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review & Playlist!

𝑨𝒏𝒂𝒓𝒄𝒉𝒚, Book 2 of the Hades Series, by Tate James is now LIVE and available in Kindle Unlimited!


Title: Anarchy (Book 2, Hades)
Author: Tate James
Release Date: March 26th
Genre: New Adult Dark Reverse Harem Romance
Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Blurb

Five years ago, I made a choice that I haven’t regretted a day since. I protected the single most important person in my world, my little sister. I protected myself, and I seized control of the Tri-state Timberwolves.

Since then, I’ve wielded that power with an iron fist. Done whatever it took to take care of my people. Kept us out of the public eye, and kept us safe.

Now a ghost from my past is threatening my position. Challenging me. Peddling their poison and breaking my rules. Stabbing at me in the dark.

Blowing up my fucking club.

But this last attack has taken it one step too far. They have no idea the lengths I’ll go to protect what is mine. And Lucas? He’s mine.

They want anarchy? They haven’t seen anything yet.

Hades is a FOUR book contemporary suspense reverse harem romance. This means that, in addition to violence and thriller elements, the leading lady of the series has 3+ love interests and doesn’t choose between them for her Happily Ever After. Anarchy is book TWO of FOUR.

Purchase Links

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Review

Feels 4.5
Steam 4
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Lindsey

What in the ever loving fuck?! Seriously?! Gahhhhh! I am so so so emotional now. Could you tell?! Lol! I was on pins and needles waiting for this book and as soon as it was finally in my hands I devoured it! I should have savored it but when it’s that damn good you go all in! This book was amazing. Tate did a wonderful job weaving in the ups and downs and dropping little crumbs to keep you sucked in. I never got bored. I never skimmed one page. It was amazing!

Now I’ll be real with y’all and say that she ripped my damn heart out at the end. I knew something big was gonna happen just not THAT! Now until we get the next installment into Hades world I will be heartbroken. I need to understand where she’s going with this. And ZED! Finally my man! Finally! So so so many emotions with this book. I was happy, sad, pissed the hell off, and most importantly I was addicted. Addicted to every. Single. Word! Best book I’ve read in a long time!!

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Tate James is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and sometimes dabbles in Romantic Suspense. She was born and raised in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) but now lives in Australia with her husband, babies and furbaby. She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is most definitely not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.

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Black Sunshine by Karina Halle ~ Release Blitz w/ 4.5 Star Review!

Black Sunshine by Karina Halle is now live!

All Lenore Warwick wants for her 21st birthday is to hang out with her friends, finish her second year at Berkley with flying colors, and maybe catch the eye of a hot musician playing a show at a club that she can now (legally) get into.
Unfortunately, fate has other plans for her.

A week before her birthday, she’s kidnapped by the brooding and dangerous stranger with cold eyes and a lethal touch, who has been stalking her on San Francisco’s fog-shrouded streets. Absolon Stavig isn’t your average criminal though. He’s a centuries-old vampire who’s caught between wanting to kill Lenore and wanting to save her.

You see Lenore, too, is a vampire.

She just doesn’t know it yet.

Taken by a pair of vampire slayers when she was just an infant, Lenore was raised never knowing her true nature. All Lenore knows is that she has seemingly normal parents who love her, that she’s exceptionally smart, and she’s squeamish around blood. But once she turns twenty-one, she’ll fully turn into a vampire, and Solon hopes he’ll be there to guide her, opening her eyes to her deepest hunger…both sexual and otherwise.

But this turning can’t be kept a secret. Soon both slayers and vampires are hunting Lenore, with only Solon and his unpredictable motley crew of vampires to save her.

If they don’t kill her first.

Black Sunshine is a dark adult standalone romance with a paranormal twist, about sex, love, secrets, and revenge, set in contemporary San Francisco.

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Review

Feels 2
Steam 4.5
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

I haven’t dove into a vampire story in quite a while but when Karina Halle writes paranormal…you need to grab onto it and immerse yourself into the Black Sunshine. Solon was perfection as the broody, alpha vampire who doesn’t know exactly what he wants do with Lenore. His twisted view of right and wrong, his coldness in dealing with Lenore, his attractiveness to all creatures around him…he was an addictive mystery man who I wanted to slowly unwrap. Lenore always felt like an outsider and I loved how brave and caring she was…she clings to her humanity. Lots of twists and turns that keep you glued to the pages as Lenore starts down the road of discovery of who or what she really is. I’m excited about this new world and these characters and can’t wait to fall deeper in love with this small family of vampires.

Meet Karina


Karina Halle is a former travel writer, music journalist & screenwriter, and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling author of over 55 bestselling novels, ranging from horror and suspense to contemporary romance. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband, and her adopted pitbull Bruce, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster, Hachette & Montlake. Her work has been translated and published in 20 languages.

Hit her up on Instagram at @authorHalle, on Twitter at @MetalBlonde and on Facebook. You can also visit http://www.authorkarinahalle.com and sign up for the newsletter for news, excerpts, previews, private book signing sales and more.

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

🌟🌟 ℍ𝕠𝕥 ℕ𝕖𝕨 ℝ𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕖 🌟🌟

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐕𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐑𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄!
𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞!
#𝟏-𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲!

BLURB

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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REVIEW

Feels 4
Steam 3
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
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.”

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the release of The Touch of a Villain’s, Holly Renee is hosting a giveaway. Head to her Facebook page to enter: http://www.facebook.com/authorhollyrenee

ABOUT HOLLY RENEE

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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