Friday, January 19, 2018

[Release Blitz, Giveaway & Book Review]: Art of Forgiveness by Monique Orgeron

Title: Art of Forgiveness
Series: A Stern Family Saga, Book 2
Author: Monique Orgeron
Genre: Contemporary Romance w/ Suspense
Release Date: January 19, 2018

Can love survive years of pain?
Liam Stern lived a charmed and carefree life. Always surrounded by friends, he was the boy who could have any girl he wanted, and did.
Until Avery.
She was pure and innocent. She was the one he never saw coming.
She was the only thing that mattered, but the time came for him to fulfill his destiny. To protect Avery from a life she was not made for, he would have to give up the one thing he loved most in this world: her.
Now the decisions made years ago come back to cost them both, dearly.
Avery Edwards was a good girl, never stepping out of line, always the obedient daughter. 
Until Liam showed her everything she was missing in her life: love.
Liam was her future, or at least she thought.
Until he broke her.
That was the beginning of her nightmare.
After years apart, Liam and his family hold her future in their hands. Rebuilding a girl who no longer cares to live.
After years of hating Liam, can Avery truly give him her forgiveness?


“Wow, I mean just WOW! I would totally give this book WAY more stars if I could, I absolutely LOVED it! Amazing!” - Jolene St. Germain Triggs “This book is pure perfection! The author keeps making her books better and better.” - Sandra (Goodreads) “Phenomenal! Monique as done it again!” - Tara DeLuca


Written by Monique Orgeron’s eldest, most beautiful, and intelligent daughter. (My sister is going to hate this part.)
My mom happens to be the most caring, loving, and stubborn person I know, well anyone knows. She gives 100% percent of herself to everyone and has given up so much of herself for my sister and I. For twenty-one years she has poured her heart and soul into making sure we know that we are loved and that we can do anything we put our minds too, but it was about time she figured that out about herself. 
Up until this year I hadn’t seen my mom do anything for only her, but this book has allowed her to travel the world through the pages of a book, make new friends, and feel the joy of doing something exciting. 
There is a new light behind her eyes and it is just making me feel more joy than she can ever imagine. While she might be annoying most of the time, I am so thrilled that she is finally allowing herself to grow as a person and not spend all of her energy on her family. 
It has been a long journey of self-discovery for my mom; she has gone from domestic supermom to domestic goddess throughout the process of writing. 
We are so very excited and proud of you! I love you as big as the world.
-Bria and Tony

This is the second book in the Stern Family Saga series. I recommend reading Art of Seduction (Stern Family Saga #1) prior to reading this one but it is not necessary.

Liam Stern is another son of Catherine Stern. He is also known as Catherine’s angel. Liam has been in love with Avery since high school. Never letting anyone know about his feelings towards his pure, innocent Avery. On Liam’s 18th birthday he finds out about his ‘position’ in ‘the family’.

Avery Edwards has been made fun of from everyone. From class mates at school, to her mother and step-father. Having zero self-esteem, she has a hard time accepting that Liam is paying her any attention. When she feels like she has built up enough trust with being with Liam, he breaks her heart.

Now years later, the two are in each other’s lives once again. Although the pure and innocent Avery has been through the worst of times. Can she overcome what has happened to her while being on ‘vacation’? Or is she too damaged to recover and learn to live her life for her and not others.

There were parts of this story that were dark. There were parts of this story that were full of love. There were parts of this story that were sexy as all get out. There were parts of this story that truly show what a great family Catherine Stern has raised.

I enjoyed Liam and Avery’s story. Bring on Art of War – Zander’s story!!!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

[Release Blitz & Book Review] HIDDEN SEAMS by Alessandra Torre




A billion-dollar fashion empire, and it’s about to be mine…
I've worked a decade for this. I've sold my soul and my reputation. I've lived a lie, smiled for the cameras, and hated myself, all for this inheritance. And then … she pops up. A mysterious heir with a rap sheet, combat boots, and a mouth that I want to pin shut with my— It doesn’t matter. I’ve played this game for a decade. I can continue the charade a little longer, keep my hands to myself and her body out of my mind. I can keep my secret until the ink dries and everything is mine. Or not.  






DzHidden Seams was sizzling hot and utterly unique! I loved it!dz ~ Meghan March, NYT Bestselling Author
DzSo original. So fierce. So ridiculously good I wish I could read it ~ Rachel Van Dyken, #1 NYT Bestselling Author
"Brilliant, beautiful, emotional and surprising. You will simply love it." ~ Jennifer Probst, NYT Bestselling Author
"Alessandra Torre never ceases to deliver something completely unique, completely addictive, and completely mind-blowing. Hidden Seams was all this and more. I was utterly mesmerized by Marco and Avery's love story from the first page to the last." ~ Mia Sheridan, NYT Bestselling Author

It's such a fun, sassy, cheeky read, almost like the writer herself!
I'm 💯 sure this one will be optioned for a movie, very soon. The story is so involving, I couldn't leave reading it ! Written so well, with a lot of research, I raced through it and disappointed that it ended too soon. I want more of Avery McKenna/Horace's adorable attempts to seduce Marco Lent, the very Gay other half of Vince Horace and I also want more of their roaring fire of a chemistry. Wow ! Just Wow! His anatomy is of a perfect Greek God, which needs to be worshipped night and day, with tongue, lips and hands.....and i volunteer!!!!! 

“God your ego is…” I let my eyes fall to the massive organ that hangs between muscular marble thighs. “Huge,”
If I was dating a guy who looked like this naked, I’d put statues of him in every single room.


And a statue on my lawn, and a gargoyle in my pool and on Times Square Billboard too 😍. You'd think Marco must be the happiest guy on Top Of The World, living in a palace with an army of servants ready to kiss his ass, but he's miserable actually. This scrumptious piece of sex-muffin is hiding a secret 


In this world, the designers are the gods and lives are choreographed, backs stabbed, promises and threats made, all to try to climb onto one of those almighty thrones. I’m the worst of the bunch, and know the sacrifices more than anyone. The last ten years of my life has been orchestrated, a web of deceit and lies, all for one of those thrones.
It was sad, his dogged pursuit of a reputation.
It was pathetic, my agreement to participate.

And in steps this bumbling,sugar-tits Godess,Doc-Martens wearing Dodgers Fan from Detroit who lands with a thump on his Rolls Royce, bleeding emotions all over his expensive custom interior, shatters his peace of mind, his inheritance and his carefully constructed facade of life. 
He is gone ! 
I loved the book so much , like fell in love with Avery(does that make me a lesbian, I don't care 😄)
I would've loved if the story was a bit longer, I felt it was too short. And Marco to have held out more . But who can remain standing in front of this pint-sized, bad ass girl from the bad part of Detroit. She can handle Russians and deal with thugs, all in the same breath!
Criminal Avery socks Grease Monkey Marco in the heart with her Cupid's Arrow, and he's gooey eyed and so are the readers **😍sigh😍**
Thank you Alessandra for a fantastic book
4.5 "Come-Apart Seams" stars

[Release Blitz & Book Reviews] MIDNIGHT BLUE by LJ Shen


Midnight Blue, an all-new sexy standalone from LJ Shen is LIVE!

Midnight Blue

Author: LJ Shen

Release Date: January 18th


It should have been easy.
I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.
I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.
The worst part is that I should have known better.
Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.
“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”
Sounds familiar? That’s because it was a headline in a tabloid the second time he got arrested.
Guess what? I didn’t listen.
I signed the contract.
World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.
My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.
Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.
Then he took my heart.
Then he took my all.


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About LJ Shen:
L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat. Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards. She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed. 


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The sweat dripping down on the guitar. Sex.
My muscles flexing, straining to produce that perfect harmony. Climax.
They see me, feel me. They hear me. Bliss 

This is the life of Alex Winslow…

Everybody wants to be a Rockstar. It’s the closest thing to being a god. 

Alex has hit rock bottom in his life, in his career. After releasing the album that failed big time, to losing it totally onstage at the Grammy’s, he has now completed an extended stay in rehab and is back at it. The only thing is, he now needs a ‘babysitter’. His band mates, his managers, the ‘suits’ all don’t trust that he will be able to pull off this coming back tour. 

Indie Bellamy aka New Girl aka Stardust, needs to take this job. The money being offered to her for being a glorified babysitter could change everything for her, her brother, his wife and their baby. 3 months… at the end of those 3 months, her bleak world would be bright again.

It wasn’t going to be an easy job for Indie.
It wasn’t going to be an easy tour for Alex.

I found my well in the middle of the desert. Now it’s time to drink from it. Every. Single. Drop. 

This tour was a building that was being built with each stop. Whether or not this building would last the test of time, would be determined by these two overcoming all the hidden lies, all the backstabbing from ‘friends’ and coming clean to each other. Even though Indie doesn't make it to the end of the tour, the foundation was set. 

Absolutely loved this story! From the cocky Rock Star to the ever forgiving, always loving Indie. Alex and Indie were two broken individuals that needed to find each other’s glue. Great job once again on writing a story that sucks you in from the beginning and exhales you out at the end!

“Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it and dream about it" 
So by this standards, a piece of Leigh's soul and my soul have been left inside Alex Winslow's story. He's a Little Prince and you know what happens to Little Princes , they live a sad, depressive life and then wither away. Not unless they meet a blue haired, quirky beauty, a hanny (hot nanny) whose job is to shadow him, babysit him and keep him clean.
Their journey is fraught with temper tantrums, heartbreaks, concerts, midnight rendezvous in the hallway and inspiration. She becomes his MUSE, his life, his soul. Something to replace Tania. She's pure and sensible, two things Alex is not !!
The story was not very unique but Leigh's writing made it . She's certainly matured as a writer. The story doesn't pack much content but the treatment and emotions with sweep you away like ocean tides. Beautiful words are scattered like wildflowers on a mountainside. Abundant and colourful. 
I loved And connected more with Indigo " Stardust" Bellamy, who's as unique as her name.
“Midnight Blue,Illicit and elegant at the very same time.” 
In Leigh's own words "Arseholery is an art" and she has perfected the art of creating assholes. Maybe she keep them tied up In her basement, dishing them out,one book at a time!


Everybody wants to be a rock star. It’s the closest thing to being a god, but what people often forget is that God has a hectic job. God creates. Twenty-four-fucking-seven. God is worshipped. God is expected to answer, to deliver, to reassure. And when God is sent to earth to deal with humans? Well, God is bound to disappoint. 

I loved the broken characters and their journey and their flawed lives.
Thank you Leigh for Alex and Indie
4.5 " Cirque De Stupid" stars 

[Release Blitz, Giveaway & Book Review]: Art of Forgiveness by Monique Orgeron

Title: Art of Forgiveness Series: A Stern Family Saga, Book 2 Author: Monique Orgeron Genre: Contemporary Romance w/ Suspe...

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