Halo by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine ~ Cover Reveal!

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HALO

Book One of the Fallen Angel Series

An MM Rock Romance 

ELLA FRANK   BROOKE BLAINE

Massive world tours. Over a hundred million albums sold. Groupies galore.

Every day is a party for Viper and the guys of TBD, the biggest rock band in the world. But it all comes to a screeching halt when the lead singer walks out of the studio one day and never comes back.

Ear-blistering vocals. Butchered lyrics. Fame chasers.

After months of lackluster auditions, Viper, the lead guitarist and resident bad boy of the group, is ready to find solace in the bottom of a bottle. Time’s running out and the pressure’s on to find a new singer, but it isn’t until an angel walks through the door that the band’s prayers are answered.

Charismatic. Talented. Magic behind the mic. Halo is everything they’ve been looking for.

With a voice to match his stunning good looks, it isn’t long before Viper’s taking notice. But there are several reasons this is a bad idea:

  1. Interpersonal relationships in the band are discouraged
  2. Viper has already broken rule #1—big mistake
  3. Halo is straight

Too bad Viper’s body isn’t listening to his head—at least not the one on his shoulders. But you can’t fake chemistry, not onstage and certainly not off it, and Viper and Halo? They have it in spades.

As both men try to resist the fire blazing between them, and the band is forced to reinvent themselves, it’ll be a complicated rise back to the top. But from the ashes of what was, something beautiful is born. Something better. And when the world finally sees Halo stretch his wings, they’ll discover what it’s like to fall for an angel.

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BOOK ONE OF THE FALLEN ANGEL SERIES

A ROCK ROMANCE

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Somewhere Between Us by Holly Hall ~ Release Blitz w/ Review & Excerpt!

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Title: Somewhere Between Us
Author: Holly Hall
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 7, 2019
Blurb
We were an unlikely couple: the cocky athlete and the preacher’s daughter. Once he finally won me over, he wasn’t supposed to break my heart.

Ten years later, he’s back in our hometown. Only now, he’s different. A cunning businessman, a big-city resident.
…and the father of someone else’s child.

When he left town, I stayed. Now I’m a teacher by day and aspiring artist by night. Dating the one man he hates more than anyone else: his brother.

I have no business falling for him again; he traded this life for one he thought was better. One that didn’t include me. But history has a way of repeating itself, and old flames? They don’t always go out.

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Review

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Steam 3.5
Storyline 3.5
Overall Rating 3.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

I will be upfront and say that this book didn’t blow me away. While the blurb is spunky and cute the book just didn’t cut it for me. The storyline was about young lovers who broke up unexpectedly and left one person crushed that now come face to face with that love years later. Is the spark still there? Will they reconnect? Will the heartbreaker explain to the heartbroken why they left and was never in contact? We do get answers in this book. It’s a past/present type of dialogue and to be honest, I just didn’t feel the connection between these two characters when they were young and in love. And I felt it even less now that they are older and their paths have crossed again. There was no chemistry. The main male character was cold and aloof and rubbed me the wrong way. For me, there was no heat or sexy love scenes, no angst, no drama. Just not what I was expecting. But perhaps others will feel something a little deeper.

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“You really want to know who I thought you’d be with when I came back?” Jeremy said, sobering. He goes on without my answer. “I didn’t picture anyone, because I knew all along it was supposed to be me.”

I feel my pulse in my temples in the residual silence. Why? Why would he say something like that, knowing how much I yearned for him after he left? For what could’ve been?

“Not what you wanted to hear?”

My breath hisses against my teeth. “Not what I expected to hear.”

“The truth hurts sometimes.”

No kidding. It feels like tiny crowbars are wrenching open my heart, allowing him to slide in through the cracks. “And when did you find that out? Before or after you made your laps around campus?”

“I always knew it.”

Ouch. Was that supposed to hurt more or less than any other answer?

Before I get the chance to ponder that further, his hand is on my neck, his fingers curled into my hair. His mouth is on mine in less than the span of a heartbeat, the time it takes a hummingbird to beat its wings. There is no chance for reason to invade my senses, because he’s already there, his lips filling me with nostalgia, his tongue caressing the ache of loneliness that’s only expanded since the moment he left.

Time stops. Or maybe it moves backward. I can remember everything he made seventeen-year-old me feel when he singled me out in a classroom and wouldn’t accept that I didn’t want to let anyone in. That I’d embraced the isolation my classmates made me feel.

He filled me with strength. He made me forget. But most of all, he made me feel.

And then he left.

I push my chair back from the table, breaking the connection between us. The look in his eyes is half dreamy, half dazed. Not at all confused as to why I cut that reminiscent moment short.

“You can’t just kiss me like that.”

“Like what?”

“Like you never left.”

He rubs his fingertips over his lips. “You can’t tell me you don’t feel like nothing’s changed.”

“But everything’s changed.” I stand and push my hair back with both hands, clutching my head. “You hurt me, Jeremy. I don’t think you’re even aware of how much. It wasn’t just puppy love.”

“That was a different time. We were younger. We both had a lot of growing up to do.”

“You were everything to me!” I’m borderline yelling until I remember Asher upstairs in his room. I run a hand down my face and shake my head. “You’re too important to be casual. I can’t be indifferent with you.” And I can’t act like every time he touches me, the scar tissue around my heart doesn’t quake.

He stands and matches my gaze, his expression just as hard and intense as it was before. Can’t he see he has the power to break me? Can’t he see I can’t afford to let that happen anymore?

 

 

Author Bio
Holly Hall drinks coffee on the daily, would love to travel for a living, thinks animals are often better than humans, can count on one hand the number of things she loves more than reading and Texas A&M football (okay, that might be an exaggeration), and couldn’t handpick a better family than her enormous one. She is the author of four other standalone contemporary romances, Forever GraceAll the Pieces That You LeftLove in Smoke, and Smoke and Lyrics. She resides with her husband, daughter, and German shepherd in Houston, Texas.

 

Branded by Clarissa Wild ~ Release Blitz w/ Giveaway & Excerpt!


Title: Branded
Series: Savage Men Series
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: February 4, 2019
She was supposed to be my forever.
 
Instead, I became her worst enemy.
 
I fell for the one girl I could never have…
 
And it destroyed us both.
 
I did a bad, bad thing.
 
But she isn’t exactly innocent either.
 
When I’m faced with the ultimate choice – Let her die or save her – I grab her and run.
 
She calls me a monster. The devil himself.
 
No one will take her from me.
 
She’s mine to punish.
 
Mine to keep… forever.
 
Suddenly, something touches my shoulder, and I freak out.

I shriek, but my voice is blocked by a hand covering my mouth.

Adrenaline fills my veins, panic bubbling to the surface. I try to spin on my chair, but can’t, because someone’s holding me down firmly. Strong arms with a scent that reminds me of … soot.

“It’s me, don’t scream,” he whispers.

It’s Brandon.

He leans back and I immediately stand up and turn to face him. “Brandon! Jesus.”

“Sorry. Didn’t wanna scare you,” he says, a little too loud.

I close my eyes and let out a sigh. “God, could you’ve been anymore creepy?”

“I could … If I wanted to,” he says, raising one brow, mocking me.

I narrow my eyes, but my body remains rigid. Tense. It’s like my brain has already decided for me that I can’t trust him. At least, not after what happened at the bonfire. “What are you doing here?” I whisper, still upset that he jumped on me like that. And even though he says I shouldn’t be scared, my skin still prickles where he touched me.

“I just wanted to see you, that’s all,” he says with a way too cocky voice.

“Shh …” I say. “Quiet. We’re close to the farmhouse.”

He shrugs. “So?”

“I don’t want my dad to hear us. He’s in there with my brothers.”

“Ahh …” He takes a step towards me. “You’re afraid he’ll find us here … together?”

“Duh. You shouldn’t be here,” I say, leaning back, as if I instinctively know not to let him get close. I don’t know why, but … it feels different. Like I’m playing with fire and I don’t wanna get burned.

When he tries to caress my cheek, I turn my face slightly. He pauses. “Are you … afraid of me?”

Maybe. I don’t know the answer. I feel like I should. What he did was wrong. Horrible.

But I know why he did it.

After all those years of Derek tormenting Brandon, he was bound to explode. But I never expected it to be this uncontrollable, this explosive. This … dangerous.

“Should I be?” I ask, licking my lips.

The half-smile that forms on his face has my heart skipping a beat. Fuck. I shouldn’t. I really shouldn’t. Not when he’s like this … so volatile and aggressive … and sexy.

“I can’t answer that for you,” he says after a while. He places his hands on the workbench, trapping me inside. “I don’t want you to be, though.”

“That’s easy for you to say …” I whisper, looking down at my feet. Jesus. Why am I such a pussy when it comes to him? I should speak up, for fuck’s sake. Stop being a fucking whimpering virgin who can’t handle a little touchy feely.

“Hey …” He tips up my chin with one finger. “I’m not going to hurt you, I promise.”

I nod softly, as if he just asked me whether or not I believe him. I’m not even sure I do. I just know I want to, for my sake … and for his.

“But … what happened at the bonfire …” I mutter.

I don’t know how to begin my sentence or how to end it. Just like I don’t know where we began and where we should end.

Maybe now.

Maybe never.

Shit.
Why do I feel this way around him?

Why is it that when a guy loses control, I want him even more?

Am I that obsessed with bad boys? Jesus, help me.
Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of Dark Romance and Contemporary Romance novels. She is an avid reader and writer of swoony stories about dangerous men and feisty women. Her other loves include her hilarious husband, her two crazy but cute dogs, and her ninja cat that sometimes thinks he’s a dog too. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, playing video games, reading tons of books, and cooking her favorite meals.
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Gentleman Sinner by Jodi Ellen Malpas ~ Blog Tour w/ 5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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Gentleman Sinner by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Release Date: February 5th

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Gentleman Sinner, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Ellen Malpas.

Izzy White knows of the darkness in this world. After all, she escaped it long ago. Determined not to let her past beat her, Izzy has a secure, stable life with a job she loves in nursing. But one act of kindness will completely upend everything she’s so carefully built-putting her right back in the crosshairs of danger she’s been so desperate to avoid.

When Theo Kane shows up like a knight in shining armor, Izzy can’t help thinking she’s been saved from one threat and exposed to another. His imposing physique, the harsh lines of his face, and the wariness of everyone who comes close are just a few clues to Theo Kane’s notorious reputation. The man is positively terrifying. But with Izzy, he’s tender and a complete gentleman, and her fascination with the mysterious beast of a man becomes too powerful for her to walk away.

As Theo’s demons come to light, running becomes even more impossible. And yet staying together could doom them both.

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Review

Feels 4
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Robin

After Izzy White escaped her dark past, she is determined to never let fear control her again. The beautiful nurse lives to care for others and provide kindness. But when she finds herself in a dangerous situation, Theo Kane steps in and becomes her unwilling hero. He’s dark, dangerous, and sometimes terrifying. Will the two be able to escape their dark pasts or will being together become too dangerous to endure?

“Safe. I’ve never felt so safe before, and that alone is an alien sensation that I might find hard to let go of. Add the crazy ecstasy of his talented mouth, and I’m destined to be held a slave by Theo Kane for as long as he commands it.”

Theo Kane…he’s panty melting delicious. 😍 I love stories where the guy will chase down a girl and show how interested he is in her. (Ok…not stalking…) Theo is just such a confident male that knows what he wants and goes after it. Izzy was a bit broken and alone after her abusive past. Although Theo is a bit over the top…he just wants to protect her from any danger. This is the perfect story for anyone who wants an alpha male to show he can take care of his woman. He may not be perfect. But he’s perfect for me. I mean Izzy.

Jodi Ellen Malpas always has a way with writing those guys who don’t take any crap and once they find the one woman that their heart beats for, they will do anything to protect and keep her. They are just swoonworthy!

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My love for her holds me prisoner

Her faith leaves me in awe

Her hope encourages mine

And her touch reaches my soul

She is my peace

My cure

My love

~Theo Kane~

~From Gentleman Sinner~

About Jodi

Jodi Ellen Malpas wrote her debut series, The This Man Trilogy, in secret, worried about what people might think if they knew what her imagination was capable of. She was shocked herself. But she finally found the courage to unleash her creative streak and self-published THIS MAN – the first book of the This Man Trilogy – in October 2012. She took a chance on the story with a hero who soon became one of modern day fictions most prolific alpha male characters. Jesse Ward – also affectionately known as The Lord of The Manor, sparked incredible reactions from women across the globe and catapulted Jodi into the world of romance.

She was soon signed by Grand Central Publishing, part of the Hachette Book Group, and the third book of the trilogy, This Man Confessed, took Jodi to the top of the bestsellers lists, earning her the proud title of #1 New York Times Bestselling Author. This Man has since been voted one of the top romance novels of all time. With so much love and enthusiasm for her words, Jodi suddenly wasn’t afraid of her imagination anymore and has since let it run riot. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion—a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

Jodi was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her real-life man, her boys, and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a Converse and mojito addict, and has a terrible weak spot for alpha males. Her work is now published in more than twenty-five languages across the world.

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Brick by Jen Davis ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review!

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Title: Brick
Series: Cooper Construction #1
Author: Jen Davis
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Genre: Gritty Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2019
Blurb
I’m used to getting my hands dirty. During the day it’s mud and grime on the construction site. At night…it’s the blood I spill. A drug lord’s enforcer does what needs to be done. It’s my obedience, my loyalty to the boss that keeps my family alive.

I know I’m teetering on the edge. I’m losing my humanity, I can feel it. It’s changing me, and it’s only a matter of time before the darkness takes over.

Then I meet her. Liv. The only person who sees past my busted knuckles and brutal exterior. She sees…me. But being with me will get her killed. The only way I can keep her safe is by staying away. Until her own actions catapult her into the center of my world—a world which will swallow her whole.

Now I’m forced to be the ruthless bastard I’ve been for so long. Only this time it’s not to destroy…but to defend.

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Review

Feels 3
Steam 2
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Lindsey

While I tried really hard to love this book I felt like it was missing a little something. I really enjoyed the characters. Great chemistry. The story was intense and dark. It was a good read and very fast paced. Overall I enjoyed it but wanted more with the characters with a connection that intense. Brick was so complex I think he could have 10 books and still not know him in every way. Olivia has had a hell of a life but she still looks for the best in everything. Her positivity and struggle made me love her all the more.

lindsey

Coming Soon
Releasing February 26, 2019
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Author Bio
Jen started her love affair with romance novels, first as a reader, then as a reviewer and blogger. She launched the Red Hot Books blog in 2010 and jumped into Book Twitter shortly after.

She is happily married to her high school sweetheart. Together, they’re raising two kids, a cat, and a dog who is afraid of his own shadow.

Jen spends her days working as television journalist and her nights curled up with a good book.

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Waiting for Willa by Kristen Proby ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review!

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Waiting for Willa, the newest installment in the beloved Big Sky Series by

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby is

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Max Hull left Cunningham Falls a long time ago. Thanks to his killer instincts and business smarts, he’s come back to town richer than anyone’s wildest imagination. Now he’s closer to his family, living in his dream home, and at the top of his career—it sure looks like he has it all.

All but one thing. And she’s not interested.

Willa Monroe and Max were childhood sweethearts. She daydreamed about their wedding day and named their children, but Max’s dreams were bigger than her. After high school, he left her behind without another word. Now, Willa is a single mother and a successful business owner, and the heartbreak of losing Max was a very long time ago.

She’s moved on.

But when he walks into her shop and back into her life, suddenly it feels like no time has passed at all. He’s as handsome as ever, and more charming than she remembered. Once he makes friends with her son and turns his attention on her, how long will she be able to resist him?

And does she really want to? Sometimes you do get a second chance at first love.

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Feels 1
Steam 4
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Jen

I have read every book of the Big Sky series so to say I was excited to finally get Willa and Max’s story is an understatement. We have seen glimpses of them as side characters throughout the first two books so my interest in them had been piqued. When this showed up on my kindle I could not wait to jump right in. I actually ended up forgoing most of sleep that first night because I was so caught up in the story! Let me now just say that although this is book #3 in the Big Sky series it can be read as a stand alone although I highly recommend everyone reading the entire series.

Willa may be one of my favorite female characters that Kristen has written. She is smart, successful, sexy and does it all while being a single mom to her son. Life had dealt her a rough hand but she never shied away from life or her responsibilities and I love that about her. Max, our hero of the story, is oh so scrumptious! He has a heart of gold and is one of the good guys, you know the ones that are hard to find these days. Willa and Max initially dated when they were younger but life and wanting to succeed ended their relationships. Although they both parted ways and moved on, there was always this underlying adoration for one another. Years after a life altering event Max and Willa find themselves running in the same social circles again. It doesn’t take long for both of their feelings for one another to start igniting. I love that we are able to witness their relationship grow and develop and it is so real and honest. Kristen truly knows how to write romance novels and it is evident in the growth the characters experience.

You cannot go wrong with this book. I loved it on so many levels and as always am so anxious to see what else Kristen has up her sleeve. She always is and always will be a one click author for me no matter what!

jen

About Kristen

Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

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Lies that Bind Us by K.L. Clare ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review & Giveaway!

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Title: Lies That Bind Us
Series: Beautiful White Lies #1
Author: K.L. Clare
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2019
Blurb
He is dangerous, and I am captivated.

I see him on the street, encounter him at the pier. He’s there when my family is murdered, and I must decide: is this man someone I can trust, a killer—or both? Falling for him is easy because I have nothing more to lose. But she does, so I take her and run to England with him.

Power … he is power. I want to breathe it in. I need to feel it inside me.

His stately country house is my refuge, but it’s his sensual and commanding presence that becomes my home and strengthens me. A rising dark threat closes in, and we vow to defy the course of fatal events before us. We promise to live. The obsession—this intense love story of ours—is the one thing we can’t survive.

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Review

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

Wowza. This was one action packed read. Constantly something going on to keep me flipping the pages! I had to hurry and finish to see just what was going on. So many secrets and lies to be uncovered and when they were, some of them had my jaw dropping! Definitely can’t wait to get the next book and see what else happens. Extremely interesting and intriguing. First read by this author and I want to explore other books from her.

lindsey

Early Reviews
“Clare animates her tale with elegant prose . . . Evading
killers sets the groundwork for a sublimely written story of love and
passion.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Clare delivers a sensual, riveting romantic
thriller.” —J. Kenner, New York TimesUSA Today,
and #1 international bestselling author
“Dark, intriguing, and scorchingly sexy. The premise is
electrifying, the romance is sizzling, and the storytelling is top
notch.” —Julie Ann Walker, New York Times and USA
Today
 bestselling author
“Captivating and provocative. Lies That Bind Us is
a fast-paced story that’ll wrap you up and won’t let go until the last
satisfying paragraph.” —Kerry Lonsdale, Wall Street Journal bestselling
author
“A propulsive, thrilling read filled with action, romance,
and intrigue. Passion and lies make this book irresistible. Loved
it!” —Kaira Rouda, USA Today bestselling author
Lies That Bind Us is a gripping romantic
thriller that will capture readers from the onset. Clare deftly blends danger
and romance in an exciting way that will keep readers turning the
pages.” —RT Book Reviews 
“K.L. Clare hooks you on the first page with a story of
captivating characters and follows up with a gripping plot.” —Jennifer
McCord, Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group
“The wholly original contemporary romance plot combines the
best part of modern fiction with something close to the best elements of the
fantasy genre.” —The BookLife Prize
Author Bio
Award-winning author K.L. Clare writes dark contemporary romance and has been praised by industry critics for her elegant prose, captivating and distinctive characters, and wholly original story lines. She lives in northern Ohio with her two brilliant kids and sock-thieving spaniel.
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