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Friday, April 30, 2021

LIVE NOW: This is one of my all-time favorite books!

Say I’m the One, the first in the all-new All of Me Duet from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now! From the USA Today bestselling author of Inseparable and When Forever Changes comes another emotional, angsty, new adult romance that will rip your heart apart before mending it again. Check out my spoiler-free review below.  You can read it for FREE in Amazon's Kindle Unlimited!

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Say I’m the One, the first in the all-new All of Me Duet from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now!


I’m head over heels in love with my best friend. Although, I can’t pinpoint exactly when Reeve Lancaster became my entire world.

Was it when we were little kids, practically brought up together, after Reeve’s mom died during childbirth and his dad subsequently fell apart? Or when I doodled his name in my school journal at age ten? Maybe it was when we became boyfriend and girlfriend at fourteen or when we shed our virginity at sixteen, pledging our forever?


I was there as his star ascended—like I’d always known it would—and there wasn’t a prouder person on the planet. As the only child of Hollywood’s golden couple, I’ve lived my life in the spotlight enough to know it wasn’t what I wanted for my future. But I sacrificed my own desires, because Reeve’s happiness meant everything to me.


Until he crushed my heart into itty-bitty pieces, forcing me to fly halfway around the world just to escape the gut-wrenching pain. The opportunity to study at Trinity College Dublin came at the perfect moment, and I jumped at the chance without hesitation. If I’d known fate was meddling in my life, perhaps I would have chosen differently, but my future was cemented the instant I laid eyes on him.


Dillon O’Donoghue was Reeve’s polar opposite in every way, and perhaps, that’s why I felt drawn to him. He was the dark to my light. The thorn in my side, irritating me with his

cold disdain, wild recklessness, and a burning rage hidden deep inside him that spoke to a silent part within me. Yet Dillon showed me what it was like to truly live, opening my eyes to endless possibilities.

What happened next was inevitable, and I only have myself to blame. He warned me, and I knew my reprieve was temporary, because there is only so far I can run.

Especially when fate hasn’t finished messing with me yet.

Review of Say I'm the One 

Say I'm the One (All of Me Duet #1)Say I'm the One by Siobhan Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


NO SPOILERS- Do not read any reviews if you think they might spoil this book. Say I’m the One by Siobhan Davis is one of the best books I have had the pleasure of devouring. This book is epic. I decimated a manicure while reading this angsty romance. There is angst and then there is Say I’m the One. I have a book hangover, emotional whiplash, and my heart feels like roadkill. This book is on my top five angsty books I’ve ever read list —-along with Thoughtless by SC Stephens, Asher by Mia Asher, and the entire Something in the Way series by Jessica Hawkins. I do not want to spoil this book for you. There will be times you will want to hug or smack each of the characters with your book. It ends with a wild plot twist and cliffhanger. The second and final book, Let Me Love You, will release on 5/31. I understand some readers like to wait until the entire series is out until they start the first book. I can safely say that you will need some recovery time after reading the first book, so jump in now. Say I’m the One is highly addictive and unputdownable Kindle Crack. Best of 2021 list. 

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About Siobhan:

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USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime!


Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.


Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.


She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.


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Thursday, April 29, 2021

NEW Book and Gift Card Giveaways!

Check out these new romance book and gift card giveaways.    I post new giveaways on my Instagram, Facebook, and reader group pages every day! You can enter one or all of them.  Gift card winners will be vetted and notified privately by message to avoid scammers. 

SIGNED PAPERBACK COPY of Merciless Saints by Michelle Heard & AMAZON GIFT CARD! Enter on Instagram or in my Facebook reader group!

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The Rebel by Sophie Lark e-ARC giveaway in my reader group
The Rebel by Sophie Lark e-ARC giveaway in my reader group!

TWO BOOK GIVEAWAY! Crash and Brurn by Grahame Claire on Instagram
TWO BOOK GIVEAWAY! Crash and Brurn by Grahame Claire


New Book Review: From the Embers by Aly Martinez

I may have carried her out of that fire, but the truth was, Bree saved me.

From The Embers, an all-new not-to-be-missed, standalone catastrophic romance from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez is available now!  You can read this book for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!  You don't want to miss this one!  Check out my spoiler-free review and read an excerpt below. 


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From the Embers by Aly Martinez Book Cover

Synopsis:

In the aftermath of tragedy, it’s strange the things you remember. 

The deafening boom as the house exploded.

The paralyzing fear as I searched for my wife.

The blinding smoke burning my eyes as I carried her out. 


But carved into my soul for the rest of my days would be the earth-shattering realization that the woman in my arms wasn’t my wife. 


Bree and I were the only survivors—not that either of us were truly living after that night. As a single dad with nowhere else to go, I moved into her guest house. And somehow, through the guilt and grief, we forged an unlikely team.


It took years, but I watched the gradual return of her smile—slow and life-altering.

The two of us could sit outside for hours, talking about nothing, and it filled the massive hole in my chest with new life. 


I may have carried her out of that fire, but the truth was, Bree saved me.


As we healed, the secrets and lies of the past smoldered in the ashes, threatening to ignite again. 


Our love was born from the embers, and together we would go up in flames.


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Excerpt

Using my arm to block my face, I carried her lifeless body to the door. The knob seared my palm as I yanked it open, but the pain didn’t even register through the adrenaline. The sound of my feet pounding down the driveway echoed in my ears as the fire crackled behind me. Our closest neighbor was over half a mile away, but there was no way they hadn’t heard the explosion. The fire department would be there soon. 

Once I got Jessica safe, I’d go back for Bree. They’d find Rob. Everyone would be okay.

“Eason,” she croaked in my arms.

My feet were still moving as I sprinted away, but time stopped as her voice permeated my senses. 

It wasn’t possible.

She was covered in soot, and my eyes were caked with ash and what I would later learn to be blood, but I could still make out the large flowers on her yellow—

“Uh, no. It’s my dress that your wife borrowed and I had to do an entire Tom Cruise Mission Impossible thing to get it back last week.”

Oh, God. 

I kept running until the wind changed direction, clearing the smoke. With my heart in my throat, I prayed that my still ringing ears had deceived me. I set her down and used the inside of my shirt to clear my face.  

“Eason,” she croaked. 

But once again, she wasn’t my wife.

“Oh, God,” I breathed, watching as she rose on unsteady legs. Tears carved twin riverbeds through the ash on her cheeks. 

“What happened?” Bree asked, her green eyes focused on the blazing inferno behind me.

Acrid guilt devoured me. “I…” 

I saved the wrong woman.

I left the mother of my child in a burning building.

My final broken promise to the woman I’d vowed forever to was, “I’ll be right back.”

Bile crawled up my throat. “I don’t know.”

I glanced back at the house, the heat of the roaring fire scorching me even from yards away. Overwhelming grief hit me as I realized there was no way I could get back through those flames. 

Oh, God. Jessica.

In the middle of tragedy, it’s strange the things that become engrained into your memories. Years later, I wouldn’t be able to tell you how long it took the firetrucks to get there. I couldn’t tell you what time it was or what I had been wearing. But I would never be able to forget the absolute devastation on Bree’s face when she realized we were the only two standing outside the burning house.

“Where’s Rob?” she rasped, her voice sounding like it had traveled over a mile of gravel before exiting her throat. “And Jessica. Where are they?” She took an urgent stride toward me. 

“I tried…” I doubled over into a fit of coughing. It was probably for the best. There was no way I could have finished that thought.

Review:

From the EmbersFrom the Embers by Aly Martinez
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


From the Embers is FIRE! Aly Martinez, what did you do to my heart? What an emotion-packed story of love, loss, and second chances. The plot twist is going to blow your mind! From the Embers is Kindle Crack! Five stars!!!  Go into this one blind.  From the Embers is on my Best of 2021 list. 


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About Aly Martinez

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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her husband and four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and olives. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.



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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

REVIEW: Into Temptation (Deliver Us From Evil Trilogy #2) by Monica James is LIVE!

Into Temptation (Deliver Us From Evil Trilogy #2) by Monica James is LIVE!  Check out my spoiler-free review below. 

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Read this series in order: 

Thy Kingdom Come (Deliver Us From Evil Trilogy Book 1) Read my spoiler-free review here!

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Into Temptation (Deliver Us From Evil Trilogy Book 2)

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Synopsis:

Monsters are real…and that monster is my father. 

Ten years ago, I surrendered. I thought I was doing the right thing. But lies and greed have once again destroyed my life, leaving me to deal with the aftermath.

This life has always been a curse, but the world as I know it has changed. Belfast isn’t what it used to be. 

Alliances are broken. Kingdoms have fallen. But those who remain loyal see me as their rightful king. 

With secrets unraveled, my need for vengeance grows stronger every day. However, ten years is a long time. People have changed. I have changed. But the one thing that remains untouched is my love for Babydoll—I love her…even if she doesn’t feel the same. 

I will take back what’s mine. 

My kingdom. 

My name. 

And my girl. 

Every monster is scared of somethin’…and that somethin’ is me.

No more hiding in the shadows because I’m huntin’ you…Father. 

Run, wee monsters, run.


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Review:

Into Temptation (Deliver Us from Evil, #2)Into Temptation by Monica James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I pretty much ruined a manicure as I hit the last 20% of this ABSOLUTELY EPIC book. My heart is pounding! Into Temptation is the ultimate story of love, lies, and revenge. Monica James you knocked it out of the park. I need the final book NOW! But first I need some Bombay Sapphire. Ahhhhh that ending...what a nail-biter-worthy ending! This is Kindle Crack!


Bio:

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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Friday, April 23, 2021

New Release Review + Giveaway: Saving Ren by Lesley Jones is LIVE!

Saving Ren by Lesley Jones is LIVE!  Don't miss this hot and heartfelt age-gap romance.  Check out my spoiler-free review below and a link to Lesley's signed paperback giveaway below. 

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Synopsis:

LAUREN

I met him on the most devastating night of my life.

After twenty-four years, I discovered there's more than one way to break your marriage vows. The life I thought would always be mine was over, and and I’m now about to face it as a single woman in her forties.


I need a job, somewhere to live, and time to get to know this new version of me.


What I don't need is to be saved by Gabe, the gorgeous, thirty-five-year-old, blue-eyed God I met on a drunken girls' night out.


Do I?



GABE


The night I met her, something shifted inside me.


Burned and scarred in the past by a short-lived marriage, I like my relationships with women drama free and strictly confined to the bedroom. My focus and priority are on being a single parent to my daughter.


But I’m weary of the one and done life. I want something more, something real, with someone who sees past the way I look, beyond my reputation and doesn’t care about the worth of my family’s business.


What I don’t need is to be fighting to prove to Lauren it’s not me, her ex, or her past she needs saving from…it’s herself.


But I just can’t stay away.


Note: this book is a rewritten and expanded version of the previously published title, Saviour, book one.



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REVIEW OF SAVING REN

Saving RenSaving Ren by Lesley Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Saving Sen by Lesley Jones is going to captivate you from the first to the last page. Lauren (Ren) finally decides to leave her abusive husband and falls into the arms of her own knight in shining armor. Gabe is a single dad who is dealing with some emotional baggage and enjoyed his single status until he met Ren. Ren and Gabe fall into a comfortable relationship as Ren’s marriage comes to a painful end. Or does it? I can’t wait to see what happens with Ren and Gabe. What an ending!!! This emotion-packed book hit me with a solid sucker punch in the feels!

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the release of Saving Ren, Lesley Jones has signed paperback up for grabs. Stop by her Facebook page to enter!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Lesley was born and raised in a small working-class town in Essex, just outside of East London. She’s married with three sons and in 2006 they all moved to the other side of the world, settling on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, about fifty kilometers outside of Melbourne, Australia.

Lesley is currently ‘a stay at home mum’, but in the past, she has worked at ‘good old Mark & Spencer’ for thirteen years and as a teacher’s assistant.As well as writing, Lesley loves to read and has been known to get through four or five books a week, when she’s not writing that is.

Her other interests are watching her boys play football… the round ball version. She’s happy to admit to being an addict of social media and owes a lot to her Facebook and Twitter family in promoting her book. Lesley is also rather partial to a glass or bottle of wine, a nicely chilled Marlborough Sav Blanc being her favorite.

Being a born and raised Essex girl, she will happily admit being a big fan of spray tans, manis, pedis, and is regularly, waxed, tinted, and sculpted, although she doesn’t own a pair of white stilettos. 



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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Wanted Wed or Alive by Willow Aster and Laura Pavlov

From bestselling authors, Willow Aster and Laura Pavlov comes the first book in a new rom-com series. Check out my review of Wanted Wed or Alive by Willow Aster and Laura Pavlov.  You can download this book for FREE using Kindle Unlimited

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A runaway groom. A cautious neighbor. too many sexually fueled run-ins to speak of. 


Mya...

I came to New York for a fresh start.

A new job. A new apartment. A new life.

The last thing I’m looking for is a man. 

Been there.

Done that.


Jesse…

I flee for my life when I leave Chicago. 

Escaping a lifetime of misery.

But from the moment my eyes land on Mya Whitfield—I’m done for. 

And don’t even get me started on watching her play the cello. 

I’ve never envied anything the way I envy that enormous piece of wood between her legs. 

Move over, cello…

There’s a new man in town. 


REVIEW OF WANTED WED OR ALIVE

Wanted Wed or AliveWanted Wed or Alive by Willow Aster and Laura Pavlov
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


4.5-5 stars! Wanted Wed or Alive (The G.D. Taylor’s series #1) is the first co-authored book from Laura Pavlov + Willow Aster. I’ve always enjoyed their solo books and love the romcom direction they took with this series. The fun family dynamics and the heartfelt, sweet and sassy vibe made Wanted Wed or Alive a page-turner. I can’t wait to see where this series goes. I took a peek at the upcoming book titles, and I’m laughing again already! One-click worthy.


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Giveaway & Read Chapter 1: Lover Unveiled by J.R. Ward

#1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward returns with a heart-pounding installment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series with LOVER UNVEILED (Gallery Books; Hardcover; on-sale April 20th). Read Chapter 1 below and enter for a chance to win a signed copy.  You can enter on my Facebook or Instagram pages!


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About the book:

Sahvage has been living under the radar for centuries—and he has every intention of staying “dead and buried.” But when a civilian female sucks him into her dangerous battle with an evil and ancient as time, his protective side overrides his common sense.

Mae has lost everything and desperation sets her on a collision course with fate. Determined to reverse a tragedy, she goes where mortals should fear to tread—and comes face-to-face with the Brotherhood’s new enemy. She also discovers a love she never expected to find with Sahvage, but there can be no future for them.

 

Knowing they will part, the two band together to fight against what Mae unknowingly unleashed—as the Brotherhood closes in to reclaim one of their damned, and evil vows to destroy them all…


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Chapter 1


Trade Street and 30th Avenue

Downtown Caldwell, New York


Forty-eight minutes before Ralphie DeMellio got murdered, he was living the life.

“You got this,” his buddy was saying as he rubbed Ralphie’s bare shoulders. “You fucking got this, you’re a monster, you’re a motherfucking monster!”

Ralphie and his crew were on the sixth level of a parking garage that was all about the oil stains and litter, rather than any Oldsmobiles and Lincolns. The abandoned facility was just a fucking concrete bureau with nothing in its drawers, and in this part of Caldie, any kind of structure on-its-lonesome didn’t last long. Hello, BKC. Bare Knuckle Conquests was the only legit underground fighting circuit in the south-ern part of New York State, and the bout held tonight was the reason why he, his bros, and five hundred clout-chasing Insta-famers were here.

Any more selfies and it’d be the driver’s license lane at the DMV.

BKC was big-ass business, and Ralphie, as the reigning champ, was making big-ass fucking bank—provided none of these dumbasses with the camera phones gave their location away. And like, what were the chances of that.

“Where’s the coke.”

He put his hand out, and when the brown vial was slapped into his palm like a surgical instrument, he went to town. As he honked two kilos of powder deep into his sinuses, his eyes went jumping bean over the crowd. Down at the other end of the level, they were antsy, drug-ging, and putting their bets in with the organizer’s bookies. Nothing but three rounds of bare-knuckle minutes between them and the killing they expected to make.

Ralphie was a very good bet.

He hadn’t lost a fight yet, even though he had Slim Jim muscles and smoked a lot of weed. But here was the fucking thing. The bouncer- types with the boulder biceps and the jelly bellies were only impressive when they were standing still. Get them moving and they had no bal-ance, no speed, and follow-throughs like they had double vision. Long as Ralphie kept buzzing around like a fly on shit, he was unhittable as his right hook went to work.

“You good, Ralphie. You fucking good!”

“Yeah, that’s right, Ralphie, you the best!”

His crew was five guys from the neighborhood. They’d grown up together and were all related, their families having come over on the boat to Ellis Island a couple generations ago and gotten out of Hell’s Kitchen soon as they could afford it. Little Italy in Caldie was little different than the one in Manhattan, and as his father always said, don’t trust someone you don’t know and don’t know someone if you can’t walk to their house.

And there was one other person on Ralphie’s team.

“Where is she.” Ralphie looked around. “Where is—”

Chelle was back by the G wagon, posed like a Pirelli girl, her elbows on the hood, one heel stabbed into a tire rim. Her head was back, the pur-ple ends of her black hair licking the metallic paint, her pink lips parted as she stared up at nothing. The night was chilly because April was still a bitch in this zip code, but she didn’t give a fuck. Her bustier was all she had on up top, and the bottom half of her wasn’t covered much better.

Fuuuuuuck. Those tattoos on her upper thighs were showing. And the ones on the swells of her breasts. And the sleeve on her left arm.

She’d always refused to get one of his initials.

She was like that.

As if she caught his drift, Chelle slowly turned her head. Then she licked her lips with the tip of her tongue.

Ralphie’s hand went to the front of his jeans. She was not the kind of woman you brought home to mother, and at first, that was the rea-son he’d fucked her. But she was smart and she had her own hair salon. She didn’t check his phone. She didn’t care if he went out with the boys. She had her own money, she never asked him for a goddamn thing, and she had options, lotta options.

Men wanted her.

She was with him, though. And no matter what she looked like, she didn’t come on to his crew. She was not a pass-around, and anybody rubbed up on her? She was one slap away from knocking their fucking teeth out.

So yeah, after a year, Ralphie was way into her.

To the point where he didn’t care about what anyone else thought, including his traditional Italian mother. As far as he was concerned, Chelle was wifey material and that was all that fucking mattered.

“—got this, Ralphie—”

To kill the ass-kissing all up in his face, Ralphie put his hand on the center of his boy’s chest and pushed the guy back. “Gimme a minute.”

His crew knew what was up, and they turned around and faced the crowd, closing shoulder to shoulder.

And Chelle was well damn aware of what he was after.

The G wagon was parked ass in, with a couple of feet of space be-tween the rear bumper and the garage’s nasty concrete wall. Chelle went around and assumed the position, leaning back on the Benz’s boxy rear door and arching her shit. In her heels, she was as tall as Ralphie, and as her lids lowered and her breasts strained against the lace trim of the bustier, she met him right in the eye.

Ralphie’s heart was going fast, but his smile was slow as he put his hands on her little waist. “You want it?”

“Yeah. Gimme it.”

Ralphie unzipped his jeans and stroked himself as he kissed her throat. ’Cuz she wouldn’t want him to mess up her lipstick. That kinda shit would come later, after he beat the ass of whoever was going to try him tonight. But he wasn’t about to drive his truck through mud, and he wasn’t about to mess up his female in public.

Chelle moved her thong aside, and as she put a stiletto against the concrete, he pumped into her while she grabbed onto his bare shoulders.

The sex was hot as fuck. Because it turned out that if he respected the female? It made everything hotter.

As Ralphie lifted her up so she could put both her legs around his hips, he closed his eyes. The pre-fight rush, the coke, Chelle, the new G wagon from the cake he was earning at BKC, it was all power in his veins. He was the man. He was the monster. He was—

Ralphie started to come, and he would have yelled out, but he didn’t want people catching his girl like this. Instead he gritted his teeth and held on tight, dropping his head into Chelle’s perfumed neck and squeezing out curses through his locked jaw.

And then he had to say it.

“I love you, I fucking love you,” he grunted.

He was so into his girl, so into the coming, so into the feel of her coming with him . . . that he didn’t notice who was watching them from the shadows about twenty feet away.

If he had, he would have packed up his true love and his crew, and left rubber on the road as he got the fuck out of the parking garage.

Most of destiny was on a need-to-know basis, however.

And sometimes, it was best that you didn’t get a heads-up on the inevitable that had your name on it.

Way too fucking horrifying.

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