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Friday, April 29, 2022

When a Moth Loved a Bee by Pepper Winters

Pepper Winters has revealed the cover for When a Moth Loved a Bee. Release date: TBD 2022. 

When a Moth Loved a Bee by Pepper Winters

New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters, delivers a brand new passionately raw and romantically dangerous Dark Fantasy Romance.

Special Preorder price of $3.99 will go to $4.99 on release.

Not all love stories begin with connection. Not all romances grow into affection. And not all soulmates are destined to be together.
However, this is not that kind of story.
This story?
Stars, where do I begin?
I could tell you when I fell in love with her. I could tell you how we fought so hard to belong. And I could tell you where it all went so horribly wrong.
But that would ruin our tale.
Instead, I'll just tell you that we are the reason the world wept and turned to ashes.

Darro is a Child of the Moon.
Captive on Vremya island, he was found instead of born. Gifted by the moon and imprisoned by prophecy, his masters wait to see if he is the one foreseen to destroy the world.

Runa is a Child of the Sun.
Delivered by an eclipse on the night of a full moon, she is everything the masters have feared. It is said that the fate of Simperium exists within her palm, and unless she is guided and protected, she will deliver death instead of life.

What a shame prophecy didn't warn them what would happen when a moth fell in love with a bee...

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Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She's an multiple #1 Apple Books bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Romance Thriller.

Pepper currently has close to 40 books released in nine languages. She's hit best-seller lists almost 40 times, is a self-confessed hermit, yoga convert, has a house rabbit, six horses, and a long suffering husband.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Review: Reason to Believe by Rebecca Yarros is LIVE!

Reason to Believe from USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Yarros is NOW AVAILABLE! Check out my spoiler-free review and grab this brand-new small town, older brother’s best friend romance today!

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“I’ll take them!”

That’s what I tell the social worker when my pre-k student and his baby brother need an emergency foster placement. I’ll do anything to keep the brothers from being split up. But my apartment’s flooded and there’s only one house I can take them to on such short notice…his.

Knox Daniels, my older brother’s best friend, offers his new place without hesitation. He’s not moving back to our tiny town until next month—that’s when all our hotshot firefighters are returning for their one and only chance to rebuild our fathers’ fallen, iconic crew.

It doesn’t matter that I’ve been silently in love with Knox since we were kids. It can’t matter that we pretend that reckless prom night kiss never happened. It won’t matter that my feelings for him could destroy his lifelong friendship with my brother and threaten the certification of their hotshot crew. Because I’ll be out of his house long before he gets back.

Except Knox just walked in…a month early. And the icing on this awkward cake? He’s gorgeous as always and I’m covered in baby puke. He takes one look at the boys and tells me we can make this work—

We can temporarily fake a relationship to keep them from being separated by the system.

Suddenly, everything matters.

Spoiler-free Review of Reason to Believe by Rebecca Yarros

Reason to Believe (Legacy, #1)Reason to Believe by Rebecca Yarros
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Reason to Believe, by Rebecca Yarros, is the first book in The Legacy Series.  This new release is going to set your heart on fire with all of the feels!

Knox moved back home to resurrect his town's Hot Shot fire team. The Hot Shot team is a crew of firefighters specializing in containing wildfires.  Knox lost his father and other members of the Hot Shot team in a devastating fire years ago.

Knox has always been attracted to Harper, his best friend's sister, but she's off-limits. Harper, a pre-school teacher, asks Knox for help with one of her students and his baby brother. They fake a relationship to become emergency foster parents to two sweet little boys. 

Knox can fight fires, but can he fight his burning love for Harper? Can Harper give Knox a reason to believe he is worthy of love? This small town brother's best friend romance was heartfelt and such a great story! I can't wait to read more books in this new series.

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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Review: An Honest Lie by Tarryn Fisher is LIVE!

Check out my spoiler-free book review of An Honest Lie by Tarryn Fisher.  This psychological thriller is unputdownable!

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Title:  An Honest Lie

Release Date:  April 26, 2022

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“I’m going to kill her. You’d better come if you want to save her.”
Lorraine—“Rainy”—lives at the top of Tiger Mountain. Remote, moody, cloistered in pine trees and fog, it’s a sanctuary, a new life. She can hide from the disturbing past she wants to forget.
If she’s allowed to.
When Rainy reluctantly agrees to a girls’ weekend in Vegas, she’s prepared for an exhausting parade of shots and slot machines. But after a wild night, her friend Braithe doesn’t come back to the hotel room.
And then Rainy gets the text message, sent from Braithe’s phone: someone has her. But Rainy is who they really want, and Rainy knows why.
What follows is a twisted, shocking journey on the knife-edge of life and death. If she wants to save Braithe—and herself—the only way is to step back into the past.
This seething, gut-punch of a thriller can only have sprung from the fiendish brain of Tarryn Fisher, one of the most cunning writers of our time.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An Honest Lie by Tarryn Fisher is incredible. Honestly, I'm not lying! This seductive, suspenseful thriller completely consumed me. I literally couldn't put this book down if I tried. Who am I kidding? I didn't want to try. I finished this book in one sitting.

An Honest Lie is addictive. Everything about this story was flawless, from the character-building to the story pacing to the angsty delivery. Tarryn knows how to weave a dark and angsty web of intrigue. I thought I was able to guess the ending—silly me. I got Fishered!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Book Review: Always Mine by Laura Pavlov is LIVE!

Always Mine by Laura Pavlov is LIVE and FREE to read in Kindle Unlimited.   Check out my spoiler-free review below.  I loved this new small-town romance.  

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𝑯𝒆 𝒇𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒔 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒍𝒂𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒃𝒖𝒊𝒍𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒃𝒆𝒕𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒖𝒔 𝒎𝒂𝒚 𝒃𝒆 𝒕𝒐𝒐 𝒃𝒊𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒖𝒊𝒔𝒉.

Niko West is the most beautiful man I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Six feet, four inches of broody, chiseled Greek god in a firefighter suit.

He’s also been my best friend since kindergarten.

He always says the only solid thing in his life is our friendship.


He’s Honey Mountain's favorite player and I’m what you’d call a relationship girl.

But when I find myself single for the first time since turning sixteen, I make Niko an offer he can’t refuse.

Who better to show me what I’ve been missing?

But now that we’ve crossed that line, I don’t know if friendship is enough for me.

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Always Mine (Honey Mountain Series Book 1)Always Mine by Laura Pavlov
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I'm in love with Laura Pavlov's new Honey Mountain series. I just finished Always Mine, the first book in Laura's new Honey Mountain series, that releases on 4/21. This heartfelt, friends-to-lovers small-town romance, pulled on my heartstrings and didn't let go. Niko and Vivi were such a great couple. I also loved the secondary characters so much that I hoped that Vivi's sisters got their own book! Sure enough, I hit the end and saw my wish come true. Ever Mind (Honey Mountain #2) will release on 6.23!

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Laura Pavlov writes sweet and sexy contemporary romance that will make you both laugh and cry. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, mom to two awesome almost-grown kids, and dog-whisperer to one temperamental yorkie and one wild bernedoodle. Laura resides in Las Vegas where she is living her own happily ever after. Be sure to sign up for updates on new releases. Laura loves to hear from readers!


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Monday, April 11, 2022

Book Review: Fall of the Stars by Monica James

Fall of the Stars (In Love and War Duet Book 2) is LIVE.  This historical Viking romance is going on my Best of 2022 book list!  Check out my spoiler-free book review below. You must read this series in order. 

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Series: In Love and War Book 2

Genre: Viking Historical Romance

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Photographer: Michelle Lancaster @lanefotograf

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Release date: April 11, 2022


England is bleeding.

And there isn’t a thing I can do about it.

I am once again a prisoner to Wessex, captured by King Egbert because holding me hostage will bring

them to him—my two Vikings who will risk heaven and earth to save me.

But I don’t need saving.

I am Princess Emeline, and I was taught by the best, and his name…Skarth the Godless.

The man whom I love more than anything in this world.

But things begin to blur when Ulf the Bloody reminds me of the promise I made, and that promise is that

I belong to him.

We must work together to overthrow King Egbert, but the war I fight within my heart is far more

dangerous than anything I will ever face on the battlefield.

The choice is not simple because we all must make sacrifices. But I soon realize that all is not fair in love

and war.

Lives will be lost.

Hearts will be broken.

And come dawn, life as we know it will be changed forevermore.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All of the stars! If you read North of the Stars (In Love and War Duet Book 1) by Monica James, there is no way you aren't reading Fall of the Stars (In Love and War Duet Book 2). I set my expectation level pretty high for the second book. I had a severe case of Duet Anxiety (DA)? I think it's a real thing, lol. Is it when you're about to start reading the second book in a two-book series and stress out that the conclusion isn't going to live up to the excitement of the first book? I'm thrilled to tell you that Fall of the Stars is an epic masterpiece. I feel like I won the book lottery!

I could literally see this story playing out in my head like a movie while reading this book! It gave me all of the Brave Heart movie vibes. You'll know what I'm talking about if you ever watched it. Everything about this book was perfect; the characters, edge of your seat excitement, and the spice factor. I especially loved Emeline. Without a doubt, she's one of the most badass heroines I've ever encountered. She is fierce, loyal, and takes what she wants in a big way! That's all I'm going to say because I want you to experience this book yourself. This duet is on my Best of 2022 book list.


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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Thursday, April 7, 2022

Famous in a Small Town, an all-new small town, grumpy meets sunshine rock star romance, from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, is now available! Check out my spoiler-free review below. 

Famous in a small town by Kylie Scott


Two years after his wife’s death, rock star Garrett Hayes hasn’t moved on. But he has moved out of L.A. Where better to escape his past than a small town in the northern California mountains? If only he could get the townsfolk of Wildwood to leave him the hell alone.

Ani Bennet returned to her hometown for some much-needed serenity. The last thing she needs is a grumpy, too hot for his own good, rich and famous rock star living next door—and rent-free in her brain.

She set her fangirl tendencies aside and deleted his photo from her cell when they became neighbors. But when Garrett asks for help, she can’t say no. The problem is, spending time together is making those fangirl feelings resurface—and bringing them to a whole new level.

What chance does a small-town girl have with a world-famous rock star? It’s time for Ani to set her fears aside and find out.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.0 - 4.5 rock stars! Famous in a Small Town by Kylie Scott is a friends-to-lovers rockstar romance. Garrett moved to Wildwood, CA, after the death of his wife. Ani, a fan of Garrett’s band and his new neighbor, recognizes him and tries to help him navigate his new small-town lifestyle. Ani moved back to Wildwood to battle her own demons. She goes out on a few friends-only dates with Garrett. The two go from friends to lovers under the watchful eyes of their gossipy small-town neighbors. This heartwarming and low-angst romance was a fast and enjoyable read!

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About Kylie Scott

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Review: Antichrist by Amo Jones is LIVE!

Antichrist by Amo Jones is LIVE and FREE to download using Kindle Unlimited.  I'm blown away by this standalone dark romance.  Check out my spoiler-free review below.  

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Meraki Mallory lived two lives. The one that everyone thought she did, and the one she worked hard to hide. She burned with her demons instead of running from them, but when Niko Davis rode back into town with a bag full of secrets, she knew she would

need to start hiding them instead. Niko knew her inside and out, and if he saw even a smidge of her soul, he would see that she was no longer the girl he left behind…

When the president of the New York chapter of the Seven Knights MC dies, he passes the gavel down to Niko… but unknown to anyone else, that’s not the only thing he left him.

Niko fights for what’s his, and he’s only ever claimed one person in his life—Meraki. So when he rips away the walls she built around herself with his bare teeth, the secrets that she has so fiercely hidden away all of these years suddenly bleed onto the four unmarked graves laid out in front of his steel-cap boots…

It started with a bond that destroyed everyone around them…

…it ends with blood.

*this is a DARK ROMANCE. Please check triggers if you think you may need to.

**Antichrist is not a retelling of Hunchback of Notre Dame, there are slight nods here and there toward the original tale.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I cannot believe I didn’t read Amo Jones until NOW. I’ve heard about her books for years, and I finally decided to pop my Amo cherry and read Antichrist. How could I have waited this long to read Amo? I love her razor-sharp writing style and super gritty characters. This MC mafia romance pushed me out of my comfort zone in a big way. There are toxic romances, and then there is Niko and Meraki. This dark and depraved story is going to melt your soul. If you have any triggers, please check out Amo’s reader notes.

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Amo Jones is a USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, totally winging this author thing (she's probably doing it all wrong). She likes cake, loves wine, and her religion is magic (Slytherin). She's a profound work-a-holic, but when she's not writing, you can find her chilling with her kids & Husband at the nearest beach, with a cocktail in her hand.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

HOT LIST: Spicy Hot and Sweet Romance Books To Read Spring 2022

HOT LIST: 37 (and counting)+ Spicy and Sweet Hot Romance Books To Read Spring 2022

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Here are thirty-seven+ (and counting) highly anticipated & recently released romance books that you need to read over the next few months. Some of these soon-to-be-released titles are so new that they don’t even have a cover yet! There is something for everyone on this list, including angst addicts, second-chance romance lovers, rom-com enthusiasts, and more. Find them at your favorite book retailer.  

Check out my Spring 2022 romance reader book list below or on Buzzfeed!

Many of these titles can be downloaded for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!  Try Kindle Unlimited FREE for the first month! 

The Summer Proposal by Vi Keeland

The Assignment by Penelope Ward

Fall of the Stars by Monica James

Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

An Honest Lie by Tarryn Fisher

Reason to Believe by Rebbeca Yarros

What Lovers Do by Jewel E. Ann

Best I Ever Had by S.L. Scott

Group Therapy by BB Easton

Painful by S.C. Stephens

Don't Speak by Dyan Layne

Only One Forever by Natasha Madison

Help Me Remember by Corinne Michaels

The Single Dad by Marni Mann

Always Mine by Laura Pavlov

The Do Over by T.L. Swan TBD

AntiChrist by Amo Jones

Love in the End Zone by Carina Rose

Always Meant to Be by Siobhan Davis

June First by Jennifer Hartmann

Last Resort by K. Bromberg

Brutal Vows by J.T. Geissinger

Falling Embers by Catherine Cowles

My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey

Famous in a Small Town by Kylie Scott

Forever, Con Amor by A.M. Johnson

If Stars Were Wishes by Audrey Carlan

Lover Arisen by J.R. Ward

Forever with Me by Claudia Burgoa

Royally Remembered by Emma Chase

Beauty and the Baller by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Ten Trends to Seduce Your Bestfriend by Penny Reid

The Unknown Beloved by Amy Harmon

Nightingale Anthology

Something Wilder by Christina Lauren

Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score

Unwanted by Marley Valentine

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