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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Read for FREE - The Life You Stole by Jewel E. Ann

"Absolutely brilliant. Every book she writes leaves me desperate for more!"

- Ella James, USA Today bestselling author

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The Life You Stole, the unforgettable and stunning conclusion to The Life Duet from Jewel E. Ann, is available now!  Check out my spoiler-free review below.  Check out my Instagram for a paperback giveaway. Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited! Try Kindle Unlimited for FREE! 



On the heels of a devastating loss, Evelyn fights to put her life back together. 
Only … part of her husband belongs to another woman, and the devil owns her soul. 

“If you tell her the lie, I will tell her the truth.”

When her best friend goes to great lengths to protect Evelyn from destruction and devastation, mistakes are made, lines are crossed, and all trust is shattered.

“We weren’t unbreakable. 
I just needed to believe we weren’t unrepairable.”

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The Life You Stole Book Review
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thank you to my blood pressure meds for doing your job and getting me through The Life You Stole by Jewel E. Ann.  I’m at a loss for words. I’m blown away by this book, by this writer, gah... just everything about this series. The conclusion was one heck of an emotional roller coaster ride of love, pain, entangled hearts, and bitter twisted love. This book series is the definition of Kindle Crack. 

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About Jewel 
Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business. 

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing. 

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

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Bullseye by Monica James is Live!

Monica James’ Bullseye hit the target!  Check out my spoiler-free review of this dark romance.
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BULLSEYE: Book One in The Monsters Within Duet 
Genre: Dark Romance 
Cover Model: Andrew England @andrewengland88
Photographer: James Rupapara @jamesrupapara
Cover Designer: Sommer Stein—Perfect Pear Creative Covers 
Release date: February 20th 
Book Two: Coming April 30th

Book One 
For twelve long years, I’ve breathed, I’ve bled for only one thing…
Four men took something from me, something which can never be replaced. That one night changed the lives of so many and taught me that monsters are real.
But I also learned I’m the biggest monster of them all.
Nothing and no one will stand in my way of redemption because those men…they’re now three. The fourth—he is the reason they call me Bullseye. They can run, but sooner or later, I’ll find them, just as I did with their friend. They’re already dead…they just don’t know it yet.
My plan was simple until I met her. A fierce tiger who had the power to break my heart. Lucky for me…she can’t break what’s already broken. I am no longer a man because the world is a jungle, and we’re all just animals—ready to tear one another apart.   

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Review of Bullseye
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Monica James’ Bullseye hit the target! Monica spins a multi-layered dark romance that is dark, gritty, and raw. This book is a cluster-eff (can't say the word) of epic proportions.

Bull (Cody) is a monster, hell-bent on revenge. Tiger (Lilly) is the one woman who tempted his blood lust in an entirely different way. Bull will get his revenge on the animals that hurt his family, but will Tiger turn into emotional collateral damage?

Knowing Monica's storytelling ability, Bullseye is just the beginning of the emotional foreplay she plans to inflict on us. Bull is a wrecking ball, and Tiger might be his catnip or destruction. I can’t wait to see what dark path Monica is taking us on. I need the next book now! This book is completely addictive.

I have to add that this book cover couldn't be more perfect!

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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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Creeping Beautiful by J.A. Huss is LIVE + Giveaway

Creeping Beautiful by J.A. Huss is LIVE!  This MMFM romantic suspense is a complex and full of twists and turns. Check out my spoiler-free review below. You can also enter for a chance to win a special signed hardcover copy of this book and some cool swag.  This giveaway is open to international readers.  
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Title: Creeping Beautiful
Author: JA Huss
Genre: MMFM Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 19, 2020


I wasn’t the one who broke her but I played my part.
She came to us when she was ten. I raised her. I loved her.
I taught her how to survive in a world of evil men.
But it wasn’t enough.

I wasn’t the one who saved her but I did my best.
She needed me as much as I needed her.
Bought and paid for on the auction block.
But not for the reasons you think.
She was my weapon.

I wasn’t the one who lied to her but I hid her truth.
She was broken before I got there.
Wild and angry. Defiant and bratty.
But she trusted me most.
She loved me best.
So I set her free.

Indie Anna Accorsi is a woman lost in her past.
A pretty little nightmare.
A gorgeous piece of misery.
A mess of lovely darkness.
She is creeping beautiful.
And now we want her back.


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By the time that job was over I realized something.
I loved her.
I guess that’s what happens when you get used to something and then someone tries to take it away from you.
Because our trip home from Pensacola was two days later than planned and Indie Anna didn’t smile a single second of that ride.
She didn’t cry, either. But I could tell she wanted to.
And I did exactly what McKay told me to do if things went sideways. I did not yell. Not once. I just said, “It’s fine, Indie. It’s gonna be fine,” in the most soothing voice I could manage as I watched the Company doctor restrain her to the bed and fix her up.
And the game we played on the drive home was a new one called Let’s Pretend That Didn’t Happen.
Knowing what I do now, I probably wouldn’t have played that game with her.
I probably would’ve done a lot of things differently if I had known how good she’d get at pretending shit didn’t happen.
But hindsight can kiss my ass. You can’t change the past.
Indie Anna Accorsi is a beautiful little mess. She is a lovely little bundle of blonde hair and blue-eyed darkness. And even though I should have all kinds of regrets about how she came to be mine and how we came to be hers, I would absolutely do it all again.
Knowing her now, I wouldn’t change a thing.
Because if all those terrible things hadn’t happened, she would belong to him right now. She would be living in that little brick house with Nathan St. James.
She would be whole, and normal, and maybe even happier.
And my heart would be shattered into tiny shards. Millions of bitty pieces.
So yeah.
I’m a selfish piece of shit.
But I want what I want.
That’s the only way I can explain it.
Maybe she didn’t become mine the day of the auction, but the day that asshole triggered her without my permission, she did.
She is.

Review of Creeping Beautiful
Creeping BeautifulCreeping Beautiful by J.A. Huss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Creeping Beautiful was one heck of a wild ride. This book was an experience! Go in blind. Don’t read full-blown book report reviews that might giveaway spoilers. Creeping Beautiful is equally mind-bending and wickedly suspenseful. There are so many intricate twists and turns that make this book such a page-turner. I'm looking forward to reading Pretty Nightmare (Creeping Beautiful #2) when it releases on May 12th. 


There is a giveaway for a signed hard copy of Creeping Beautiful (regular edition or special edition - winner’s choice, open internationally)


"I was so hooked by this book. This is 6 stars all the way!!! I think I need a physical copy of this one for my shelves." - Goodreads Reviewer Micheala

"Bravo, my mind is well and truly blown! A Brilliant, Mind-Bending Romantic Suspense!" - Goodreads Reviewer MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog

"An exceptionally well-crafted story, beautifully well-written, with compelling characters, an incredible world-building, and twists and turns that will leave you in awe." - Goodreads Reviewer Avephoenix

"Creeping Beautiful is not the kind of book you simply read. You experience it. You live it. This story and these characters will burrow under your skin and embed themselves in your soul… and you will welcome it." - Goodreads Reviewer Jammie Bebout

"I loved loved loved this book. Right up through the epilogue, she was dropping bombs on me. I cannot wait for more!!" - Goodreads Reviewer Meow Meow

"*boom* Mind. Blown. This book is freaking AH-Mazing! This is a romantic suspense with tons of twists and turns, you never know what to expect! That ending ya'll. I didn't see it coming!" - Goodreads Reviewer A


JA Huss is the New York Times Bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller's list 21 times in the past five years. She writes characters with heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings.

Her new sexy sci-fi romance and paranormal romance pen name is KC Cross and she writes novels and teleplays collaboratively with actor and screenwriter, Johnathan McClain.

Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017. Her audiobook, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award in 2018. Five of her book were optioned for a TV series by MGM television in 2018. And her book, Total Exposure, was nominated for a RITA Award in 2019.

She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.

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Sneak Peek: Just One Year by Penelope Ward

Read an excerpt from Just One Year by Penelope Ward.  Look for my spoiler-free year later today.  You guys are going to LOVE this book!

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Release date: 2/24/2020

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

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Copyright © 2019
By Penelope Ward

I stormed up the stairs and headed straight to my old room—his room. But
when I got to the top of the stairwell, I swallowed the words I’d been prepared to
unleash. The unexpected sight of Caleb doing pull-ups met my eyes. He used a bar
affixed to the top of the door to lift himself up. He wore a T-shirt that rode up each
time he rose. His hard abs were now staring me in the face, ripples of carved muscle.
He had black wrist wraps on. He’d turned my old room into a home gym.
He was a bastard—but there was no denying he was beautiful.
I cleared my throat. “Did my father give you permission to put that thing in
the doorway?”
The house shook as he landed on his feet. “Well, hello, Teagan. Amazing how
easy it is to walk up the stairs, isn’t it? He grabbed a towel and wiped the sweat off
his forehead. “And yes, in fact, your father did give me permission to put the bar up.”
I came out with it. “You think you know it all, don’t you? Who are you?”
He glared at me. “Who am I? Well, nice of you to ask, Teagan.” He threw his
towel down on the desk. “You’ve had no interest in getting to know me from the
moment I walked in the door. But since you finally did inquire… Hi, I’m Caleb Yates.
Happy to be here. I have no clue what I’m doing with my life and have a somewhat
crappy family situation back in England. So, I came to a strange country for the first
time to get away for a bit. I miss my mum, but the good news is, I’ve just moved into a house where everyone is cordial—except for the cranky girl in the basement.”
“That’s a bit harsh, don’t you think?”
He came closer, and the smell of his cologne mixed with sweat was…interesting. Couldn’t say it was a bad thing, that’s for sure.
“You didn’t have to write me a snooty email, Teagan. You can come talk to me
if I do something to piss you off. If you write me emails like that when I’m right
upstairs, that’s the kind of response you’re going to get, each and every time.”
He had a point. The email was a bit cowardly of me. Yet I’d still managed to
convince myself it was a good idea. He was right. Anything I needed to say to him, I
should be able to say to his face. Quite honestly, the benefit of that was also his
face—getting to look at it, I mean. It turned out, looking at him was a lot more fun
than avoiding eye contact had been. Thank goodness he can’t read my mind right
Seeing that he actually seemed angry as opposed to amused caused me to
change my tune—that and perhaps his scent going straight to my head as it followed
my mind right into the gutter.
He held out his hand. “Give it to me.”
I looked down at my empty hands. “Give you what?”
“The stick in your arse. Take it out and give it to me.”
I crinkled my forehead. “What?”
He wiggled his fingers. “Come on. Hand it over.”
Genuinely curious as to where he was going with this, I motioned with my
hand, pretending to remove the imaginary stick from my derriere and throwing it
over to him.
He pretended to catch it, then let it weigh him down. “It’s bigger than I
thought.” Looking around he said, “I’m gonna find a space for it. Hang on.”
I laughed, against my better judgment. He shoved the imaginary stick under
his bed and wiped fake dust off his hands.
“Now that that’s out of the way, why don’t we start fresh?”

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The beginning of my sophomore year in college was off to a rough start.
On the first day of orientation, I had an altercation with an infuriating British dude in a campus bathroom.
(The ladies’ room was out of order. So, I used the men’s room. Don’t judge.)
I got home later that night and realized that the foreign student we were expecting to rent a room in my parents’ house was allergic to our cat.
So, the spare room went to someone else: Caleb—the British guy from the men’s room.
And so it began…my love-hate story with Caleb Yates. Or was it hate-love in that order?

The guy knew how to push every one of my buttons.
Sometimes I’d email him to express my aggravation and disdain.
He’d actually rewrite my own words and send them back to me.
That was the type of infuriating person Caleb was.
So frustrating.
Sometimes incredibly funny and endearingly sweet.
And hot.

He eventually grew on me, and Caleb soon became one of my best friends that year.
Too bad he was headed back to England soon, so nothing could happen between us—for so many reasons.
I definitely couldn't fall in love with him, especially since all we had was just one year.

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.
She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.
With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Romance Book Giveaways & Gift Cards

Giveaway Cheat Sheet - Check out my romance book list of my latest giveaways on my blog, reader group and Instagram.  Enter one or enter ALL! 
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-Just One Year by Penelope Ward e-arc on

-Unbreakable by Melanie Harlow paperback giveaway on


-Playing to Win by Stacey Lynn GIFT CARD

-Rock Bottom by Emily Goodwin e-arc giveaway on my FB page  on

Monday, February 10, 2020

Amazon Book Sale Alert - The Kiss Thief by LJ Shen is only 99 cents

The Kiss Thief by Leigh Shen is on sale for only 99 cents! I LOVED this one!  You can also read it for FREE on Kindle Unlimited. Check out my spoiler-free book romance book review here!

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"Instantly Have You Addicted" - Oprah Magazine
#1 Contemporary Romance
#1 New Adult Romance
#2 Most sold book on Amazon
#2 Most sold Fiction book on Washington Post
Top 2 book in the entire Amazon Kindle store

“My absolute favorite L.J. Shen to date. Indulgent and addictive.” – USA Today Bestselling author RS Grey
"This book will ruin you for all other books in 2019" - Bestselling author BB Easton

From USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author L.J. Shen comes an enemies-to-lovers romance with a twist...

They say your first kiss should be earned.

Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.

They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.

Mine were broken before we left church.

They say your heart only beats for one man.

Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.

I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.

Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.

I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.

One kiss.
Two men.
Three lives.
Entwined together.

And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.
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