Fixing the Broken by J.L. Stray ~ Release Blitz w/ 4.25 Star Review!

FIXING THE BROKEN
J.L. Stray
Release Date: February 25

The past should always stay in the past, but what happens when it shows up broken and needing you

Danielle should have learned from her past mistakes, being in love with two men can only end in hurt.

Her relationship with Mike was a mess and completely changed the course of her life. Danielle met Jason and began putting the pieces back together. But after she is called to Mike’s bedside it has her questioning everything. 

Jason was supposed to be her future, but is Mike someone she can leave behind? 

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Review

Feels 3
Steam 4
Storyline 4.25
Overall Rating 4.25
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

What a crazy, turbulent ride of emotions. After the back and forth between Danielle and Mike and the crash and burn in book one…this story throws the two back together after an accident lands Mike in the hospital. Lots of drama, people hurt, tension pulling everyone every which way…this story has it all. It was freaking intense! I loved the stable, safe influence of Jason and the journey towards a wiser, healthier Danielle. But…be prepared for angst and tears and not so wise decisions as well. Lots of peaks and valleys from beginning to end. I wasn’t sure how the book was going to end but happily I was smiling when I met the last page. Worth the bumpy ride for an emotionally wrenching story.

Meet J.L. Stray

J.L. Stray has always enjoyed reading books and writing stories. Finally, she gathered up enough courage to publish one herself. A former Policy Specialist and current Consultant, she spends any extra moment she has writing, outlining and scheming her next book. 

Raised in a small town in Pennsylvania, she graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. Most days she uses one of those degrees in either her career or dealing with her children. 

J.L. lives with her husband in that same small town, where they raise their three very active children, who always have them at a diamond, field or court. She is a lover of books, shoes, beaches, and a strong drink. 

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London Prep Book Four, The Key by Jillian Dodd ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review!

London Prep Book Four, The Key by Jillian Dodd is LIVE!⠀

It’s my final day at Kensington School, and my exchange is coming to an end. My flight for New York leaves tomorrow, and I’m not ready to say goodbye to the boys I love.

But then three key things happened at school. Noah told me to forget about him, Harry broke up with me, and I finally kissed Noah Williams.

When I kissed him in the lunchroom in front of everyone, it was out of anger. I wanted to prove to Harry that I didn’t have feelings for Noah.

But I was wrong.

The kiss was incredible. But it was also a mistake. Harry watched it happen, Mohammad sat in shock, and Noah told me that he would never forgive me. I made a huge, public mess of things. But thankfully, it’s time for me to leave. I’m going to take Noah’s advice and cut all ties.

No good-byes.
No apologies.
No more heartbreak.

I’m going to leave the three boys I love in London, hoping that they’ll be able to pick up the pieces of their friendship. And maybe in the process, they’ll find the pieces of my broken heart.

Because I know I’ll be going to New York without it.

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Review

Feels 2
Steam 0
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

What the…Jillian! How could you end it like this? The pages just flew by as I read this story and before I knew it I was gaping at the end. It’s finally time for Mallory to go home and due to her impulsiveness…she may have burned a few bridges. But then everything takes a huge twist and Mallory is not prepared for her next undertaking. Loved the boys and how they are dealing with the post Mallory apocalypse. So entertaining and teen angst bubbling over just about every freaking where. I’m addicted to this series like Mallory is hooked on Noah’s sweatpants. I’ll be over here in the corner…waiting for my next Boys Club fix.

About 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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Thy Kingdom Come by Monica James ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review, Playlist & Trailer!

THY KINGDOM COME
(Book I:
DELIVER US FROM EVIL TRILOGY)
Monica James
Genre: Dark Romance
Release date: February 24th

Monsters are real.

When I was five years old, I watched my mother take her last breath—a breath three monsters stole from her.

I never chose this life. My father says it’s my birthright, but all I see is a curse. It’s because of the Kelly name my mum was slain by the Doyles—our enemies in Dublin, the fellas livin’ on borrowed time.

All of Belfast fears my family, especially me. I’m Puck Kelly, otherwise known as Punky; the lad ye don’t want to double cross. 

I don’t do feelings or emotions. I never have…until she walks into my world.

Babydoll is a liar and a thief, but I can’t stay away. We both thrive in the darkness because that’s where our demons can play.

No word af a lie, sixteen years later, those monsters still haunt my dreams. But every monster is scared of somethin’…and that somethin’ is me.

No more hiding in the shadows because I’m huntin’ youse.

Run, wee monsters, run.

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REVIEW

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

I have read several books by Monica James and loved them all. I already knew going in, this book was going to be good but this book wasn’t just good, this book was EVERYTHING! It was dark. It was evil. It was sexy. Holy hell, it was so sick and twisted! And can we also just take a minute to appreciate that amazing cover? First off it’s so damn sexy and it’s also everything I imagine when I think of Punky.

I feel like nothing I say will be able to convey just how amazing this book truly is. I also don’t want to say too much for fear of giving anything away so this review will be a short one. This is definitely one of the books you have to go into as blind as possible so you can truly enjoy firsthand every fucked up twist and turn on this never ending crazy train. I can’t remember the last time I devoured the pages of a book so quickly. As soon as I finished it, I went back and read it again. I think I loved it even more the second time around. You don’t want to miss a thing while reading this book. Every single word is so important and every single thing about this book is mind blowing. Monica James raised the bar to a whole new level with Thy Kingdom Come and I am 100% here for it!

“It’s in the wrong, corrupt, and violent where I thrive.”

There’s a war going down in Ireland between the Kellys and the Doyles. It’s a war that started long ago. Somewhere in the midst of all the chaos and bloodshed was Puck Connor Kelly who at five years old watched while safely hidden away as his Mother took her last breath. He never forgot what he saw that day. Now that Puck aka Punky is all grown up all hell is about to break loose and no one is safe from the monsters that are about to come out to play.

“No matter what it takes, no matter how long, I’m going to kill every last Doyle and burn their motherfucking kingdom to the ground.”

Punky trusts very few people but then along comes Poppy aka Babydoll. The two of them are drawn to one another right away but Poppy has a secret. One that could destroy all of Punky’s carefully laid plans. He knows she’s hiding something but will it be too late by the time he realizes what it is? I absolutely loved both of these characters so much! I can not recommend this book enough. It’s a must read but buckle up and hold tight because it’ll take you on one hell of a ride.

“We’re inches apart, and the world soon fades into the background so it’s merely us. It’s quiet here.”

Playlist

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Trailer

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About Monica James

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.

She is a bestselling author in the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

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Pure Seduction by Ella Frank ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

Pure Seduction, an all-new emotional second-chance romance from USA Today bestselling author Ella Frank is available now!

Small towns are definitely not for me. Probably because I was born in one, raised in one, and eventually run out of one. The understanding was that I would one day return to Chamberlin California. After all, it is my namesake. What my father didn’t count on however, was that once he sent me away, I would never come back—at least not until he was gone.

Which brings me to now, his wake, at the family winery that was supposed to be mine. It also brings me to her. The sweet girl I left behind. The girl who has since grown into the most beautiful woman I’ve ever laid eyes on—Laurel Anderson.

She’s looking at me as though she wishes I was the one she watched get buried this morning. But she’s out of luck. I’m alive and kicking. I’m also stuck in this town with nothing to do but wait until the will is read.

Well, nothing to do but see if I can seduce the pure and passionate Laurel, and change that anger I see in her eyes to something just as fiery…desire.

***

The last time I saw Noah Chamberlin, I was a doe-eyed innocent and he was the boy of my dreams. My future was all planned out down to the wedding dress, until one morning I woke up and he was gone.

You’d think after all these years, I’d feel the same blind indignation and rage that has haunted me since that day. Instead, the second I set eyes on him again, I felt something altogether unwanted and unexpected—lust.

If the rumors are true, he’s only going to be in Chamberlin for a few days. I can handle that, as long as he stops looking at me as though he’s thinking about the last time we were together. 

But when Noah’s forced to stay and run the family business, it puts us in dangerously close proximity. And in a town this small, that can only mean one thing—trouble.

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Review

Feels 2
Steam 5
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Pure Seduction is a pure, sexy, sweet second chance romance. Noah…oh boy..that boy who went away came back as a confident, capable man who knows what he wants…Laurel. Laurel has grown into a smart, independent, knowledgeable woman who complements Noah perfectly. I loved the chemistry between these two and the flirty banter. I also thought the connection they shared from teens to the present was sweet and emotionally tugged at my heartstrings. Very entertaining start to a new small town series and I’m totally invested in the Chamberlin family. Bring the other two brothers on. I’m ready!

Excerpt

“Laurel Anderson.”

     My heart all but stopped at the sound of my name in that smooth, seductive timbre, and my fingers tightened on the handle.

     “Hi.” Brilliant. After all these years, that was what came out of my mouth.

     A smile slowly curved Noah’s lips, as though he knew I was tongue-tied, and I wanted to kick myself—or him—for it.

     “Hi yourself.”

     I swallowed and tried to remember that somewhere inside my head I possessed a brain. Now if I could just locate it, that would be fantastic. “I, uh, I didn’t know you were coming today.”

     “No? Everyone else in town seemed to.”

     “Well, you know how it goes. You can’t rely on everything you hear.”

     “Ah. So you heard—you just didn’t believe it.”

     “I didn’t really think about it either way.” Liar. “I’m sorry for your loss, though. Harry was—”

     “An A-grade bastard?”

     My eyes widened at the cool edge to Noah’s voice. It was a tone I’d never heard from him before. But then again, I didn’t know this man, so I had no point of reference.

     “That seems harsh, huh?”

     “It seems…” Noah’s eyes locked on me with an intensity I felt all the way to my bones. “Honest.”

     He shifted the wine bottle from one hand to the other, then he held it up by the neck and asked, “A good year?”

     I focused on the label, a 2012 Pinot Noir. “It was a great year.”

     Noah nodded and turned the bottle around so he could look at it again. “And you should know, or so I’m told. You manage this place now.”

     I wondered who had told him. His mother? Or one of his siblings? I’d never imagined a career in the wine business, and I certainly hadn’t imagined one here at his family’s winery. But circumstances had left me little choice, and now I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

     “I do. I’m also the head sommelier.”

     Noah let out a sound of disbelief that made my spine stiffen. I was good at my job—damn good at it.

     “I hope that won’t be a problem for you.”

     “A problem?” Noah shook his head. “No. I was just thinking how my family hasn’t changed at all. They still like their secrets.”

     The temperature in the room dropped back to arctic, and as I was about to hightail it out of there, Noah took a step forward. I plastered my back to the door and, cursing myself for showing my hand—and my nerves—counted back from ten before daring to look him in the eye.

     That was a mistake. I recognized those eyes and the thick lashes that curtained them. I also recognized the look in them right now. It was one of curiosity and interest.

     “I wasn’t so sure about coming back here when I showed up earlier.”

     His gaze roved over my face, as though he were searching for the girl he once knew, and I wondered if he saw parts of her in there.

     “But suddenly I find myself even happier that that asshole up and died. Otherwise I’d never have known you were here.”

     I wasn’t surprised in the slightest that my working here had been kept quiet. Harry had worked really hard to remove me from Noah’s life. He wasn’t about to tell him I was still around.

     “Well, um, I don’t want to hold you up anymore, and I need to get back to your mother’s guests.” I turned to open the door, but when I felt his hand on my shoulder, my feet froze.

     “Looking to make a quick escape again, Bonnie?”

     I closed my eyes and for a second allowed myself to remember the first time he’d ever called me that. Then I quickly shoved it aside, not willing to allow in the emotions and vulnerabilities those kind of memories would bring.

     “Do you blame me?”

     There was a pause, and the tension simmering in the air made it even more imperative that I get out of there right now.

     “No. I guess I don’t. But before you go?”

     “Yes?” As his hand fell away, I let out a silent sigh of relief.

     “I was wondering if you could tell me the best place to stay in town?”

About Ella Frank

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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My Beautiful Neighbor by Piper Rayne ~ Release Blitz w/ Review

MY BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBOR
Piper Rayne
Release Date: February 23

Who’s the mystery woman who just walked into my brewery?

I’m not the only one from my Alaskan small town asking themselves that question. But I’m positive, I’m the only one in Sunrise Bay undressing the pretty blonde in my head. Everything about her, from her make-up to her high heels says she’s a fish out of water.

Whispers and speculations run rampant until the secret of who she is gets uncovered. Then the rumor mill goes into overdrive when she announces she’s staying to open a bookstore in the building next to mine—throwing a big wrench into my plans to buy that empty building.

I quickly find myself in a tug-of-war since my business partner/brother is upset she’s ruined the opportunity to expand our business. I try to keep my distance, but I’ve got one sister with a gossip column on the local radio station and two meddling grandmas setting me up as a tour director.

And now I kind of like the idea of our new neighbor staying. But small-town life isn’t for the weak—time will tell if she has what it takes to be one of us.

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

I really like all of this author’s books but for some reason the first book of this new series didn’t connect with me. It takes place in a very small intimate town in Alaska. A town where everyone knows each other and their business. A well known figure passes away and leaves her sewing store to her daughter Clara. Clara has a group of tight knit friends and I have a feeling they will each be getting a book. Clara finds out that she actually has a sister that she never knew when she shows up to the reading of the will.

Cade is one of the Greene’s, a well known family in town. Successful and good looking, he is working at the family bar when Presley walks in. There is an instant attraction between these two and their banter and funny one liners kept me going to the very end.

Cade has past relationship issues and Presley is dealing with owning her own store and a sister she has never known. Can she handle a relationship with a handsome stranger too? For me, it was hard to feel the “love” connection. It was also hard to empathize with the two long lost sisters reuniting. I wanted more from this series and I couldn’t completely lose myself in the story. There was no angst, no drama…it was pretty docile except for a few sexy love scenes. I am looking forward to reading future books in this series with my fingers crossed!

Meet Piper Rayne

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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