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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Truth about Lies by Aly Martinez

Today we are celebrating the release of the first book in The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez. The Truth About Lies is now live and part of KindleUnlimited!  The second title in the duet, The Truth About Us, will be releasing on September 13th! You can pre-order it from Amazon now.

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The Truth About Lies (The Truth Duet, #1) 

Synopsis:

Truth: From over a thousand miles away, I watched on the screen of my phone as two men murdered my wife. And I was helpless to save her.

Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories.

Until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop.

Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful. She had a smile that could pierce the darkest soul. And with one glance, she shredded mine.

Lie: I was only there for a fresh start.

Lie: I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

Lie: There was nothing I could do to save her, either.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children. Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. 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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Monday, August 13, 2018

RELEASE BLITZ: TRICK PLAY BY MAX MONROE



Blurb:
Booze, women, and brotherhood—that’s what my good friend Quinn’s bachelor party should have been.

Booze, one mysterious raven-haired woman, and an arrest—that’s what it was.

As Cam Mitchell, a New York Maverick and one of the best tight ends in the professional football league, my to-do list should be pretty simple.

Play ball.
Get laid.
Have fun.

But after one hour with a stripper named Trixie, that list of mine has shifted dramatically.

Tell Quinn to call my lawyer.
And, for the love of God, don’t get fired from the Mavericks.

I swear, I tried to make it stop there.
But one tiny thing keeps finding its way to the very top…

Find out more about the dark-haired beauty with the big blue eyes and make her mine.

Too bad it’s a hell of a lot more complicated than that.

How do you fall in love with a woman whose real name you don’t know?

Well, ladies and gentlemen…I’m about to find out.

From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of TAPPING THE BILLIONAIRE comes a hilarious and sexy standalone about a secret, forbidden romance and just how tricky love can be.

REVIEW: 5 STARS

Max Monroe delivers another sexy and funny story with Trick Play. Cam and Lana's story was emotional, full of humor and thoroughly enjoyable. This writing duo is so skilled at writing in this genre, and they proved that once again with this book. 


"She was a woman with more to her story, and God almighty, I wanted to find out what it was." 

I loved that this was so much more than a simple rom-com. It was heartfelt and emotional and had characters who I fell in love with. Cameron Mitchell was such a surprise. I loved his single-minded determination to get to Lana and discover the woman behind the fa├žade she presented. He was such a genuinely great guy who yearned to form a meaningful connection with someone, and his devotion to Lana was unwavering. Lana's character was tough yet vulnerable, and she does not make things easy for Cam. She had a goal she needed to achieve, yet found herself fighting growing feelings for him as she went about her mission. Their road to happiness was not an easy one, and they had to overcome some pretty big barriers, both within themselves and from outside factors. The two of them had some amazing chemistry, and when they did eventually come together, it was well worth the wait. 

"This man had burrowed himself so deep inside me, and even through I knew this wasn't smart, I knew this was a risk, I couldn't find a single reason to walk away from him."

I really enjoyed the emotional components to the story, and felt like the angst was the best that I've ever read from this author duo. There were a couple of scenes that were absolutely heartbreaking. The storyline will make readers laugh and swoon and tug on their heartstrings at the same time. Cam and Lana's story was by far my favorite of the Mavericks series. I am so thrilled that there are more books coming in this series, and am looking forward to reading them.




Sunday, August 12, 2018

RELEASE BLITZ: A KISS TO TELL BY WILLOW WINTERS




Title: A Kiss to Tell
Author: Willow Winters
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 14, 2018



Blurb

I didn’t need anyone to tell me, I knew he was forbidden with a single glance.
He was a boy I should be afraid of and definitely a boy I should never want. No matter how much neither of those statements were true.

From the first time I saw him, Sebastian had a hard stare that pinned me in place.  And, years later, it hasn’t softened.

We lived on the same street, went to the same school, though he was a year ahead.  Even so close, he was untouchable.
He was bad news and I was the sad girl who didn’t belong.

One night changed everything. 
We both had secrets.  We both saw the pain in each other’s eyes. 
That gaze that gave me chills, turned to a lust-filled haze that heated every inch of me. 
But that didn’t change who he was.  A man who would take everything from me.







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Author Bio


Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Bestselling Romance Author. She likes her action hot and her bad boys hotter. She certainly doesn’t hold back on either one in her writing!

Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.

In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!

Monday, July 16, 2018

RELEASE BLITZ: GIOVANNI BY NATASHA KNIGHT




Title: Giovanni
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: July 17, 2018



Blurb

I’m the right-hand man of the mafia king.
She’s a girl with a past she’s desperate to hide.

But I need something from her.
And I know she won’t help me. Not willingly.
She’ll need some persuading.

Lucky for her, I can do that.

Something about this girl makes me curious, though, and it’s more than the scars that line her back. She’s on the edge of something.  Something bad. She’s like a perfect, beautiful doll coming apart at the seams. And the last string is about to snap.

She thinks I’ll hurt her. Break her.
But thing is, she’s already broken. And she and I, we’re two peas in a pod. She’s my match, the perfect opponent. She’ll fight me to the finish, but I’ll win. I always do.

Because I’m a man used to getting what I want. And what I want is her. 

Author’s Note: Giovanni is a STANDALONE dark mafia romance set in the Benedetti Brothers Mafia World. It’s an emotionally gripping enemies-to-lovers romance with a hard-earned HEA.

REVIEW: 5 STARS

Natasha Knight brings her readers another sexy and suspenseful mafia romance with Giovanni. Intensely emotional and filled with deliciously hot sex, Giovanni and Emilia's story was one that I did not want to put down. A sexy mobster and a damaged girl with a painful past clash together in this powerful story of unexpected love.

"He's a powerful man. A ruthless one. One more dangerous than any I've battled before."

The characters of this story were so complex and intriguing. Knight created such an amazing anti-hero in Giovanni, man who was ruthless and violent, yet he charming and moral in his own way. I loved the single-minded want he had for Emilia, and his determinedness to have her. He ruled when it came to business, and ruled just as mercilessly in the bedroom. Emilia is someone with a devastating past that she is trying to run from. She tries to fight Giovanni while simultaneously fighting her feelings for him, and it resulted in some great scenes between them. The enemies-to-lovers theme was done so well, with the characters towing the line between hate and lust in the most captivating ways. The sex between Giovanni and Emilia was intense and edgy. I loved never knowing what would come of their interactions. The fire between them was real and so strong. It was the catalyst that forged the amazing bond that they eventually developed. Knight made their relationship a believable one, using the pain of their individual pasts to create an unbreakable connection.

"How many times do I have to come after you for you to see that I'm not going to let you go?"

The storyline was well-balanced with romance and suspense, with the mafia elements brilliantly done. The twists and secrets added depth to the story and made it completely engaging. Seeing some of the characters from the previous books was just an added bonus. I love Knight's mafia stories and look forward to reading more of them in the future.
  







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Author Bio


USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are almost always guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

BLOG TOUR: CAPTIVATED BY BETHANY-KRIS

CAPTIVATED

by Bethany-Kris Publication Date: July 9, 2018 Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Standalone

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SYNOPSIS

A shadow meets the light …

When someone needs to disappear, the Chicago mob calls on Joe Rossi. A man who can move without a sound, and kill without a word, they don’t call him the Shadow for nothing.

This time, it’s a New York crime family in need of his skills, but it takes one glimpse of her to make him agree to the job.

Liliana Marcello is every inch a principessa della mafia. Her life has taught her to be wary of strangers, yet her ballet career contradicts everything by putting her on display.

It’s a man with a dark smile and a constantly changing demeanor that makes her feel safe again, but it’s the unknown that holds her back.

It takes one look … One dance … One word … One smile to captivate a man.

And one second to kill a woman because of it, too.

REVIEW: 5 CAPTIVATING STARS

Captivated was a sexy and suspenseful story that completely blew me away. Bethany-Kris is absolutely brilliant in this genre and she proves it once again with Joe and Liliana's story, weaving together heartfelt and emotional romance with just the right mix of suspense and angst.

Bethany-Kris writes her characters so well, bringing their feelings emotions to life through her words. I loved the way Joe and Liliana came together; the sweet, sheltered ballerina and the deadly enforcer known as Shadow. The pull between them was fierce from the moment they laid eyes on each other, and only grew stronger as the story went on. Liliana wasn't a typical mafia princess; she had her own dreams and ambitions apart from her family. She was a great mix of softness and strength. I love all of this author's heroes, but I have to say that Joe Rossi is currently sitting at the top of my list. He was such an intriguing man, cold and ruthless and fiercely loyal. Yet there was another side to him that he showed Liliana, one that was sweet and funny and charming. His affection for her was positively swoon-worthy. I enjoyed the different facets to his personality, and I especially loved the single-minded protectiveness that he displayed where Liliana was concerned. The tension between them was so well-written, and the intimate scenes were H-O-T. Joe in the bedroom was a special kind of treat for the reader. He and Liliana complimented each other perfectly, and the sex between them got hotter and hotter with each scene. The connection they forged went way beyond the physical, and the author really made me believe in this couple and their feelings for each other.

The storyline was incredibly well done, and I especially enjoyed the build up to the suspense that took place later in the story. The author did a great job with a topic that affects so many victims, silent and otherwise. The mafia elements worked perfectly with the romance, adding to the depth and intensity of Joe and Liliana's story. I loved reconnecting with the Marcello family again, as well as the Rossi/DeLuca family. Bethany-Kris has created such an amazing fictional world with these characters and their stories, spanning from New York to Chicago to Toronto, and it's really great catching up with all of the characters I love from the other books. Captivated is by far one of my top reads so far this year, and I cannot wait for more of these fantastic mafia stories from Bethany-Kris.

Not all monsters hide in the shadows. How are you supposed to see them coming?

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ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS

Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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RELEASE BLITZ: THE BILLIONAIRE'S WAKE UP CALL GIRL BY ANNIKA MARTIN

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The Billionaire’s Wake-Up-Call Girl by Annika Martin Publication Date: July 9th, 2018 Genre: Romantic Comedy

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SYNOPSIS: When my manager assigns me the task of finding a new wake up call service for our CEO, I think, how hard can this be?

Answer: practically impossible. It turns out that no wake-up call company in the world will take him on as a client. They’ve all had enough of his surly personality.  

So in an effort not to lose my job, I secretly start making the calls myself, every day at 4:30 am sharp. OMG yes you read that right—four freaking thirty in the morning.  

Confession: I’m not the nicest wake-up-call girl at that hour. Hello! Who wakes up before the roosters are even crowing? Luckily he doesn’t seem to mind my get-your-ass-out-of-bed attitude.

Day by day we’re becoming closer, and the calls start turning hot, like pay-by-the-minute hot and oh-so-wild. Snuggled under the covers with the moonlight streaming in the windows, we divulge our secrets to each other, but the one thing that he can never find out is that the sexy vixen who wakes him up every morning is just the lowly assistant who wears frumpy dresses. I can only imagine his disappointment.

Now he wants to take me out on a date and he’s scouring Manhattan to find me. He’s an overachieving billionaire bent on a mission. How much longer can I keep up this charade?

REVIEW: 5 HILARIOUS STARS

The Billionaire's Wake-Up Call Girl was a brilliantly written, laugh-out-loud funny story filled with witty dialogue and sizzling hot chemistry. Annika Martin is one of my favorite authors, and with this story she gives readers a heartfelt and unexpected love story between two completely different people.

“Wake up, motherf****er," I say. "It's time to rise and shine, ok?"

Theo and Lizzie were two really well-written characters. While some rom-coms tend to lack character development, this book contained two well-written main characters, each multi-layered and so likeable. Lizzie was such a witty, intelligent, strong girl, with a sense of humor that had me hanging on to her every word. Life had knocked her down pretty hard but she refused to stay down. She made me laugh so many times, especially during her phone conversations with Theo. Theo was so stoic and straight-laced, a self-professed workaholic who put work before everything else, including his personal life. His interactions with Lizzie brought out a different side to him, which was awesome to witness. These two were absolutely perfect together, and everything from their intense sexual tension to their opposite personalities was so well done.

"He's such a control freak that it's not enough for him to run his own company like Stalin on steroids, now he has to tell me how to do my imaginary job."

Their back and forth banter was on-point and made for some seriously hilarious scenes. The dual POV allowed the reader to see their unconventional relationship through both of their lenses. Their chemistry was off the charts, and their intimate moments, both over the phone and in person, were among the hottest I've ever read. This was one of those couples who truly brought out the best in each other, and Martin did a fabulous job showing their progression as a couple.

"This blend of dislike and obedience and heat is the most f***ing erotic combination I've ever experienced."

Annika Martin wove such a unique and enjoyable storyline, with just enough unpredictability to keep me completely engaged while reading. The mix of warmth and angst, comedy and romance was really well done. I really hope that this author has more romantic comedies planned in the future, because she truly excels in this genre.

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Meet the Author:

Annika Martin loves fun, dirty stories, hot heroes, and wild, dramatic everything. She enjoys hanging out in Minneapolis coffee shops with her writer husband, and also likes birdwatching at her bird feeder alongside her two stunningly photogenic cats, especially when she should be writing. She’s heavy into running, music, saving the planet, taking long baths, and consuming chocolate suckers. She’s worked a surprisingly large number of waitressing jobs, and has also worked in a plastics factory and the advertising trenches; her garden is total bee-friendly madness and her most unfavorite word is nosh or possibly fob. A NYT bestselling author, she has also written as RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.

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