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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: Thy Kingdom Come by Monica James

Check out my spoiler-free review of Thy Kingdom Come (Deliver Us From Evil Book #1) by Monica James.  Thy Kingdom Come is the first book in this new dark romance trilogy.

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Thy Kingdom Come 

Series: Book I: Deliver Us From Evil Trilogy

Genre: Dark Romance 

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Photographer: Michelle Lancaster @lanefotograf

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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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Thy Kingdom Come (Deliver Us From Evil, #1)Thy Kingdom Come by Monica James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book needs to be turned into a Netflix series!
Thy Kingdom Come is EPIC. My full review to follow!
Puck ‘Punky’ Kelly’s mother was brutally murdered in front of him when he was a child. His father, who is a prominent figure in one of Ireland’s most powerful mafia families, didn't do anything to avenge her death. Puck takes matters into his own hands and slowly starts to uncover family secrets that will change his life and everything he knows to be true. Will his blood lust open up a gateway to hell that can never shut?

Monica James spins a dark and gritty web of lies, lies, and murder. Thy Kingdom Come (Deliver Us From Evil #1) is equally authentic and intense. Monica set the bar pretty high with this first book in this dark romantic suspense trilogy. I’m excited to get my hands on the next book.

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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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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

New Book Review: The Things We Leave Unfinished by Rebecca Yarros is LIVE!

The Things We Leave Unfinished by Rebecca Yarros is LIVE!  Check out my spoiler-free review of this new epic romance book.

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Told in alternating timelines, THE THINGS WE LEAVE UNFINISHED examines the risks we take for love, the scars too deep to heal, and the endings we can’t bring ourselves to see coming.

Twenty-eight-year-old Georgia Stanton has to start over after she gave up almost everything in a brutal divorce—the New York house, the friends, and her pride. Now back home at her late great-grandmother’s estate in Colorado, she finds herself face-to-face with Noah Harrison, the bestselling author of a million books where the cover is always people nearly kissing. He’s just as arrogant in person as in interviews, and she’ll

be damned if the good-looking writer of love stories thinks he’s the one to finish her grandmother’s final novel…even if the publisher swears he’s the perfect fit.

Noah is at the pinnacle of his career. With book and movie deals galore, there isn’t much the “golden boy” of modern fiction hasn’t accomplished. But he can’t walk away from what might be the best book of the century—the one his idol, Scarlett Stanton, left unfinished. Coming up with a fitting ending for the legendary author is one thing, but dealing with her beautiful, stubborn, cynical great-granddaughter, Georgia, is quite another.

But as they read Scarlett’s words in both the manuscript and her box of letters, they start to realize why Scarlett never finished the book—it’s based on her real-life romance with a World War II pilot, and the ending isn’t a happy one. Georgia knows all too well that love never works out, and while the chemistry and connection between her and Noah is undeniable, she’s as determined as ever to learn from her great-grandmother’s mistakes—even if it means destroying Noah’s career.

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The Things We Leave UnfinishedThe Things We Leave Unfinished by Rebecca Yarros
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In The Things We Leave Unfinished, Rebecca Yarros beautifully weaves an emotion-packed story of unrequited love, loss, and commitment. Two interconnected stories come to life seamlessly from the past to the present. One story is unfinished, and the other story might be writing itself in real-time. Is chasing the ultimate happily-ever-after ending just the beginning of new love or a path to certain heartbreak?

What did you do to my heart Rebecca Yarros? That ending! The Things We Leave Unfinished is a romancer lover’s romance! This book is one-click worthy.

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About the Author:

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Rebecca Yarros is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels, including Great and Precious Things and The Last Letter. “A gifted storyteller” (Kirkus), she is also the recipient of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence for Eyes Turned Skyward from her Flight and Glory series.

Rebecca loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for almost twenty years. She’s the mother of six children, ranging from kindergarten to law school, and is currently surviving the teenage years with three of her four hockey-playing sons. When she’s not writing, you can find her at the hockey rink or sneaking in some guitar time while guzzling coffee. She and her family live in Colorado with their stubborn English bulldogs, two feisty chinchillas, and a Maine Coon kitten named Artemis, who rules them all.

Having fostered then adopted their youngest daughter who is nonverbal and on the autism spectrum, Rebecca is passionate about helping children in the foster system through her nonprofit, One October, which she co-founded with her husband in 2019. To learn more about their mission to better the lives of kids in foster care, visit

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

REVIEW: Close Quarters by Kandi Steiner is LIVE!

Check out my spoiler-free review of Close Quarters by Kandi Steiner.  You can this billionaire romance for FREE in Kindle Unlimited. Below Deck reality show fans will LOVE this book! 

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My boyfriend's billionaire boss always gets what he wants.⁣

Menacingly handsome and unquestionably powerful, Theo Whitman need only snap his fingers to have a flock of supermodels fall at his feet. So when his steel gray eyes first meet mine, I expect him to pass right over me, to not give so much as a second thought to my presence.⁣

Instead, he sees me. ⁣

Truly sees me. ⁣

And for a girl who prefers to hide behind her camera lens, it's the most unnerving experience of my life.⁣

Until he asks me to stay on his yacht for the summer.⁣

All I have to do to earn my keep is be Theo's on-call photographer when he has guests, and I'll get a free ride through the Mediterranean with my boyfriend. Easy peasy.⁣

Still, my skin prickles in warning when I say yes.⁣

As the humid days fade into balmy nights, I can't seem to avoid Theo. And when he finds me, it's like a rabbit running into a wolf.⁣

His intense gaze immobilizes me. The way he speaks strips me bare. Every brush of his skin sears me like a violent flame.⁣

My boyfriend's billionaire boss always gets what he wants.⁣

And this time, I think he wants me.

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Close QuartersClose Quarters by Kandi Steiner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 stars! Close Quarters by Kandi Steiner is the perfect escape out of the 2021 blahs. I don't want to say too much and spoil this book. What happens when the girlfriend of a mega-yacht deckhand catches the eye of the ship's owner? Get ready to hit the high seas in this billionaire romance with a Below Deck reality tv show vibe. Aspen's boyfriend, Joel, drifts away from her by quickly drowning himself in the ship-life party scene. Aspen finds out that she doesn't know who he is anymore. She also discovers that living in close quarters with Theo, the ship's owner, might turn into more than just a life raft. 

Close Quarters was totally different than Kandi's other books and it was equally entertaining. This book had the perfect mix of angst, the feels, and character chemistry. Kandi didn't go overboard board. The book had a well-placed plot twist and a fairytale-like ending. Close Quarters is a page-turner and one-click worthy!

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Meet Kandi:

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing "emotional rollercoaster" stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance -- in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you're a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she's your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women's Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her "freedom of press." She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn't writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine -- not necessarily in that order.


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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

REVIEW: The Kiss by M. Robinson is LIVE & FREE in Kindle Unlimited

From Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author M. Robinson comes a new stand-alone romance with all the feels. The Kiss is FREE to read using Amazon's Kindle Unlimited! Check out my spoiler-free review below.  Look for my signed paperback giveaway on Instagram


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Release Date: February 16


What happens when you make a pact with your boys to stay single and never fall in love? 

Well, you get the Playboy Pact.

We were friends, her and I.

Best friends. 

It was easy. 



That was our dynamic. 

We had a system. 

An understanding. 

An unspoken arrangement. 

We were there for each other through thick and thin. We had an unbreakable bond. Nobody understood our friendship. Because a guy and a girl couldn’t just be best friends without emotions getting involved, right? 

Without noticing, everything shifted, and I was experiencing all these new feelings… 



She’s mine. 


For the first time in my life, Mila wasn’t merely a girl I trusted and hung out with on a regular basis. 

She had become… 

…the woman I was in love with.


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Review of The Kiss

The Kiss (Playboy Pact #1)The Kiss by M. Robinson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Kiss is Monica Robin’s first book in the Playboy Pact Series. This book is entirely different from her others. She goes for the giggles vs. the angst with this best friends to lovers rom-com series. This book focuses on a group of sixteen-year-old boys who make a pact to never fall in love. Well, we all know how that’s going to go. The Kiss was full of funny banter, peppered with many “T&A” jokes and the feels. The Kiss was cute, and I’m looking forward to reading the other books in this series.

Meet M. Robinson:

M. Robinson is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author crowned as the "Queen of Angst" by readers around the world. Dive into her visionary world that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and leave you wanting more. She writes everything from contemporary to suspense romance and is best known for her novel, El Diablo. When M isn't in the cave writing her next epic love story, you will find her shopping and living on a boat in Florida with her real life pirate, her lobster, her husband Bossman. Sipping on Starbucks and hanging out with their two dogs, a German shepherd mix and a gordito Wheaten Terrier reading a good book. Or spending time with her family, who she is extremely close with. Above all, M loves her readers more than anything and loves to connect with them! She is on all social media platforms but you will find her in her happy place the most. Her VIP Reader Group on Facebook or her second favorite happy place, Instagram.

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

I’m not pretending when I tell you I love this cover!

I’m not pretending when I tell you I love this cover! Here is the cover for Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s next co-written book!  Check out the blurb and cover for Not Pretending Anymore!   April 12th release.


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Finding a good roommate through a classified ad isn’t as easy as it sounds.

I was starting to lose hope.

Until a knock at my door came and God answered my prayers.

Except…uh…wrong prayer, God.

I’d definitely requested the big guy find me a drop-dead gorgeous man on more than one occasion...just not as my roommate. 

Declan Tate talked me into interviewing him anyway.

While he was amusing and charismatic, I wouldn’t have been comfortable living with a man, so I regretfully declined. 

Then cupcakes showed up at my door—freshly baked by Declan and just as sinfully delicious as he was.

You could say he was persistent.

I eventually folded.  It wasn’t like I had another viable candidate anyway.

Plus, I was interested in someone else. And Declan was into another woman. So it wasn’t like anything would happen romantically.

After he moved in, the two of us became the best of friends.  We even started to give each other advice on getting our crushes to notice us. 

Eventually, Declan concocted an idea: we should pretend to be a couple to make our love interests jealous.

I was hesitant, but went along with it anyway. To my utter shock, his crazy plan worked. 

Now I was dating the supposed man of my dreams, and my best friend had the woman of his. 

But there was one problem.

I couldn’t stop thinking about Declan.

Those feelings we were trying to fake?

Yeah…I wasn’t pretending anymore.



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Review: An I Love You the Most by Willow Winters

And I Love You the Most by W. Winters is LIVE!  Check out my spoiler-free book review below.  I loved this series.  

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An epic tale of both betrayal and all-consuming love...

Marcus, the villain.
Cody Walsh, the FBI agent who knows too much.
And Delilah, the lawyer caught in between.

This is the third and final book in the This Love Hurts trilogy.

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The This Love Hurts Trilogy Reading Order:

This Love Hurts (Book 1)

But I Need You (Book 2)

And I Love You The Most (Book 3)

Review of And I Love You the Most

And I Love You the Most (This Love Hurts #3)And I Love You the Most by W. Winters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you read the first two installments on This Love Hurts, there is NO WAY you can miss out on reading the final book in this trilogy. And I Love You the Most (Book 3) picks up right where But I Need (Book 2) left off. I was thankful that I read both books back-to-back since book two ended a wicked cliffhanger. I don’t want to give anything away, but be prepared to binge this romantic suspense thriller from cover to cover. The final book was fantastic and left me wanting another book (maybe? please). If you’re learning about this trilogy for the first time, trust me and one-click the entire series.

Meet Willow

I started writing after having my little girl, Evie, December of 2015. All during my pregnancy with her I read. I only wanted to read romance novels and I read everything I could get my hands on. I would read a book a day -- sometimes two. In January I was staying up late with her and just thinking of all these stories. They came to me constantly. I finally sat down and just started writing. I always wanted to do it so I figured, why not?

I never thought I would reach this point of success to be honest. It's insane to me that I have connected with so many readers.

And I love each and every one of them for all of their support. I'll be honest, some days are HARD. I have my littles during the day and I write at night. Some days are just simply exhausting and then I hear from a reader and it motivates me to push through and keep writing.  I couldn't be more grateful for this wonderful career.


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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Review: When We Met by Marni Mann is LIVE!

When We Met by Marni Mann is LIVE!  Check out my spoiler-free review below.  This new contemporary romance is on my best of 2021 romance book list.

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If you knew beyond all doubt that one chance encounter would change the course of your future, what would you choose?

There's nothing like a spring day in Boston to make your heart sing. I'm out with my girls, having drinks in a bar, enjoying the bright pulse of our beautiful city, when I see Caleb. The second my eyes meet his, I know this is the moment when everything will change. All I have to do is choose him.

I meet Whitney on the worst day of my life. I've always been an adrenaline junkie, but I never knew how fast things could change. Her soft gaze melts my cynicism, makes me forget the bitter man I was becoming. She makes me want to be the version of myself that I see in her eyes. All she has to do is choose this life.

When We Met takes Whitney and Caleb on the ride of their lives, hitting every note on the scale of beauty and tragedy along the way. USA Today best-selling author Marni Mann will make you question everything you thought you knew about love and fate, and this unforgettable story will leave you certain that destiny always finds a way.

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When We Met  (Moments in Boston, #2)When We Met by Marni Mann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Marni Mann, WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY HEART? I should send you ugly cry pictures.  Luckily you made my heart whole again. This book is five star feels!!! I knew it was going to be incredible— but you knocked it out of Fenway Park.  When We Met (Moments in Boston #2) is unputdownable binge-worthy Kindle Crack. I can’t believe I already reread it. IT WAS THAT GOOD!  When We Met is on my Best of 2021 list. This is a standalone in the Moments in Boston series.

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Meet Marni:

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USA Today best-selling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts unique stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their yellow Lab. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.

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