Wednesday, May 23, 2018

[Release Blitz & Giveaway] - Between the Lines by Renee Harless




Title: Between the Lines
A Best Friend's Brother Romance
Author: Renee Harless
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2018



Blurb

An unspoken rule.
A friendship that will be tested.

Quinn

He was my crush at thirteen and
ten years later that feeling never ceased. 
I thought that time and distance would change us 
but I never expected the feelings to grow. 
Now things are complicated. 
His sister is my best friend. 
She’s also his twin. 
And I’m stuck in the middle.

Trevor

She was always my fantasy come to life and 
I knew even at sixteen that girls like her were rare. 
Soft, feminine, sweet to her core - 
she was my complete opposite. 
I knew how to keep her away when we were young, 
but I’m finding it hard to keep her out of reach 
when everyone is pushing us together. 
My sister can never know the things 
I plan to do to her best friend.







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Author Bio


Renee Harless, her husband, and children live in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  She studied Communication, specifically Public Relations, at Radford University.

Growing up, Renee always found a way to pursue her creativity. It began by watching endless runs of White Christmas- yes even in the summer – and learning every word and dance from the movie. She could still sing Sister Sister if requested. In high school she joined the show choir and a community theatre group, The Troubadours. After marrying the man of her dreams and moving from her hometown she sought out a different artistic outlet – writing.

To say that Renee is a romance addict would be an understatement. When she isn’t chasing her toddler around the house, working her day job, or writing, she delves head first into a romance novel.


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[Release Blitz & Book Review]: AFTER CARE by L.B.DUNBAR

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A sexy silver fox might be the perfect solution to a midlife crisis.

Midlife Crisis
Another romance for the over 40
L.B. Dunbar
Romantic Comedy





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Cover Model: Tom Ernsting

Midge Everette.
I'm forty-one today.
It's my birthday,
And I'm crying over burnt toast.
That's not some euphemism.
Literally, I'm sobbing over stupid bread,
so I call a crisis center.
I just need someone to talk to about life.
Only I recognize the smoky voice of the man on the line.
In the name of all things, don't let it be...
Hank Paige.
As a former rock star,
I once had it all.
Fame. Fortune. Females.
Except for the one thing I wanted most.
Now, I fix cars and restore other people's dreams.
I just want to be somebody's someone.
And there's a certain woman with captivating eyes,
I want to fulfill my dreams.
For the love of all things, please let it be her...
In the midst of questioning everything,
could love be the resolution to a midlife crisis?
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If you loved Tommy Carrigan in After Care meet his best friend and former drummer, Hank, as he discovers romance in his forties.
Book 2 of the silver fox, former rock stars can be read as a standalone.




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When I heard that L.B. Dunbar was writing another over 40 book, I couldn’t get my hands on it quick enough!! Absolutely love this story-line with having couples who are over the age of 40. Real life happenings that for us over 40’s have experienced.

Midge is raising 3 boys after recently being divorced. Concentrating on her job, making sure the kids are at the 42,000 after-school obligations and needing a girl’s night out.

But since moving to California with her ex, she really hasn’t had time to make friends, ones she could feel comfortable with going out. Unable to say No, like most of us, she finds herself volunteering for a program at her son’s school. Where she meets Ivy and Edie.
Heading to a Meet the Wife party at Edie’s, it’s her first attempt to mix and mingle with her new friends.

Hank Paige is a man with many demons in his closet. A man who carries so much around in his heart for a woman who he thought he loved. Never moving past her, he has remained single.

When he is invited to a band members house to meet the new wife, he never thought he could want more…but seeking the bathroom to escape, his life changed that night.

What a fantastic story!!! Love meeting the men of Chrome Teardrops! I want a bracelet of Hank’s to wear too <3 span="">

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

[Cover Reveal & Giveaway ]: Knocked Down by Nikki Ash


Title: Knocked Down
Author: Nikki Ash
Genre: Single Dad Standalone Romance
Release Date: June 5, 2018 
Cover Designer: Kari March




Griffin

After years of struggling as a single father to make ends meet, I’m finally content.
Until my son and I are barreled over by a puppy and its gorgeous owner.
The dog knocks my son down-literally-while the woman knocks me down-figuratively. 
With her adorable accent and her taco-loving t-shirt, she has me reevaluating my life and wondering how content I really am.
Ava
No-strings.
Simple fun.
That's all I was looking for.
But the day I met Griffin and his son, everything changed. 
My walls are starting to crumble, piece by piece, as he and his son chip away at the concrete protecting my heart. 
Now I’m questioning everything I thought I wanted, and wondering if maybe, he's worth the risk.










Monday, May 21, 2018

[Release Blitz & Book Review]: The Controversial Princess by Jodi Ellen Malpas

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The Controversial Princess by Jodi Ellen Malpas 
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2018 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Her father is The King of England.
She is The Controversial Princess.
Regarded as down to earth by the press and rebellious by The King, Princess Adeline refuses to bow to the royal expectations her title carries. She knows better than anyone that the united front of the royal family is nothing but smoke and mirrors – lies and secrets masked by power and privilege. She wants no part of it, and she will never surrender to The King’s demand to marry a man she does not love. But despite Adeline’s determination to retain her free will, she remains deeply unfulfilled, feeling caged and suffocated.
That is until she meets Josh Jameson. Drawn in by his confidence, Adeline is soon captivated by the scandalously sexy American actor. His ability to penetrate her defences overwhelms her – his touch is pure fire, and his allure overpowering. Nothing has ever made her feel so alive in a world where she’s otherwise slowly drowning. However, while Josh may be Hollywood royalty, he’s not actual royalty, and Adeline knows The King and his advisors will do everything in their power to keep them apart.
But Josh Jameson becomes the princess’s ultimate vice.
And although she bows to no one, she bows to him.

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Meet Jodi:
Jodi Ellen Malpas wrote her debut series, The This Man Trilogy, in secret, worried about what people might think if they knew what her imagination was capable of. She was shocked herself. But she finally found the courage to unleash her creative streak and self-published THIS MAN – the first book of the This Man Trilogy – in October 2012. She took a chance on the story with a hero who soon became one of modern day fictions most prolific alpha male characters. Jesse Ward – also affectionately known as The Lord of The Manor, sparked incredible reactions from women across the globe and catapulted Jodi into the world of women’s fiction.
Jodi went on to self-publish the second book in the trilogy, Beneath This Man in Jan 2013, just before Grand Central Publishing, part of the Hachette Book Group, picked up the popular trilogy and the unknown Jodi. The third book of the trilogy, This Man Confessed, took Jodi to the top of the bestsellers lists, earning her the proud title of #1 New York Times Bestselling Author. This Man has since been voted one of the top romance novels of all time.
With so much love, enthusiasm and a thirst for her words from her readers, Jodi suddenly wasn’t afraid of her imagination anymore. She went on to write The One Night Trilogy with the delectable and mysterious Miller Hart, and stole the hearts of her readers once again. Her first stand-alone novel, THE PROTECTOR, released in September 2016 and has since been nominated for a Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award. Jodi’s next stand-alone novel. THE FORBIDDEN, is set for release in August 2017.
All seven of her published novels have hit the New York Times best sellers list – as well as the Sunday Times list and various international best seller lists. Her work is now published in over 24 languages across the world.
Jodi was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a mojito addict, is famous for her obsession with Converse, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers
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Battle of Wills between Claringdon Palace and Kellington Palace

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A scintillating journey that scales the high & mighty walls of the castles and palaces, diving in deep to peep into the lives of Kings & Queens, Heirs & Heiresses. Their shams of marriages, forced alliances & Crown allegiances, with statutory Ostrich-ian, burying head in the sand and not reading the writing on the thick stone walls!!! If only these walls could talk, Oh the stories we would have๐Ÿ˜ฎ

“No one can challenge the Monarchy when it comes to their public image . The smokescreen is too thick to penetrate.”
My old man is a stickler for tradition, values, and rules. Antiquated rules, and frankly, unreasonable rules. The modern age apparently bypasses kings and queens.
 


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Even as the modernities are creeping forward and trying to push the boundaries of crusty outdated traditions, egos clash, heated words are exchanged, heads roll. The atmosphere becomes stuffy. Which leads me to believe that the fairytales we grew up on, where the Princess gets her HEA with her Prince, maybe the biggest sham of a Love Story ever to be propagated. What happens when the Princess doesn't like the Prince? Does she get to choose differently ? What if the Dragon was protecting her from the Prince? The entire Royalty is hiding behind the Smoke & Mirrors of projected Unity, merely to strengthen the Crown. What a crock, since we've forever associated Prince & Princesses with true love !
Our family’s first marriage is to the throne, not our spouse, and rarely our heart. Happiness is only an illusion. 
While behind this dark veil hides common problems. Homosexuality, Blue Blood Snobbery, Class divide, Debauchery, Deceptions, Manipulations and Arm Twisting . All this is a BIG FRAUD, to keep the fairytale alive. 
They are a bunch of frauds. The whole bloody family is an institution of frauds. 
Just to reach out within the family you have to go through the stiff as board protocol !!
It’s utterly ridiculous for my mother’s private secretary to call my private secretary. Why can’t my mother simply call me? 
Jodi has managed to outshine even her previous books in the sense that though the base of the story is still True Love, it's forbidden and Tabboo, which has been written with such honesty and finality, it just shows her growth as a writer. She's breaking boundaries and her bravery is gaining strength. She is NOT a one series wonder which is rampant in Erotica. She's picking up new themes and topics and redefining Forbidden trope with her mighty pen. The BEST thing I loved was, the realistic mood she created. It's claustrophobic! I could feel the thick air choking me, wanted to shake the living dead Royalty by the shoulders, to open their eyes. But some things are set in stone and the frustration Jodi manages to generate in the readers is a testament to how true and alive her writing is. 
She creates a Royal family “His Royal Highness King Alfred of England.”
Prince John Lockhart, is the saint of the King’s three offspring. 
The arse-licker. The Heir Apparent, and the perfect prince.
Then is Prince Edward Lockhart. A party animal and soldier in the Royal Army
Then there's the Rogue Princess Adeline Catharine Luisa Lockhart. Rumour has it that she's the UNRULIEST ROYAL that's ever lived. Beautiful, sexy, flirtatious and fun loving woman who's feeling stifled in the stuffy Royal family. She finds her sneaky ways to have fun though. Damon keeps guard over her and Felix fixes and cleans up her messes, which are many.
Her life mate already chosen, she's been assigned her usual Princess-ish tasks of attending Charity Functions, answer correspondence, keep up appearances, till she marries the suitably provided Blue Blooded Match and goes to produce offsprings. All this while killing her heart, her dreams her passions. I say I'd never trade places with a Princess if this is their everyday existence !!!

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A scene so touched me early on in the story. Adeline does a walkabout to meet the supporters lined up to meet her and she is talking to a young girl of 6 . They have a barricade separating them. The picture Jodi draws, as to who is behind the bars and who's free brought tears to my eyes. Freedom is just an illusion and the most expensive commodity in the Royal Houses !! 
So, Adeline meets Josh Jameson, ruggedly handsome & dangerously sexy Hollywood actor & Oscar winner, and it's instant sparks! She goes about her with her usual agenda of strictly fun, no strings attached, but his touch stirs awake dormant emotions in her. He somehow crashes through her uppity attitude and starchy demeanour and touches her heart !
He makes me feel good about me. He knows me without even really knowing me. He sees me. Not the painted princess. He sees me. The woman. The desire. The need to have a man tell me that this is how it’s going to be 
Omg!! What has Jodi gone and done........or made Adeline and Josh done!! Their coupling is doomed from the first kiss. Their "relationship" already has a deadline before it has even taken faulty steps. The clouds of despondency and disconsolateness are threatening to cloak them and I was so resentful of the whole situation.
They weren't supposed to meet, kiss, fall in love. YET THEY DO !!

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The sexual chemistry is off the Royal charts! Though their clandestine rendezvous, mere moments stolen to be together, require elaborate planning, But those stolen moments are steamy and flaming hot.
He skates his palms onto my arse and helps me forward until my entrance is lined perfectly with his mouth. “Your throne awaits, Your Highness.” ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
I could be the Princess just to sit on JoshThrone ! Holy Smokes !! Or as the British would say Goodness gracious Me ! and he's a kinky bastard too..... I need a fan, a pink hanky and a crown !!
I'm so bummed, what's gonna happen to them, how can they fight against the Monarchy, the press, the political storm, cause it's going to be an International Incident of the Titanic proportions!!!! 
AND. THE. END.......the MoFo End!! The hopelessness, the dejection, the setback was too much for me. I felt like I climbed the Everest and found out it wasn't! There's a whole mountain range to climb MORE to get to the Everest!!
I close my eyes and work hard on bringing myself back down to earth after my short time floating on clouds. You’re a princess first, Adeline. A woman second. Heart be damned. 
I need the second book now Jodi, please, please, please find a way for them to be together !! I beg you...i can't take their heartache and anguish . I'm shaking my head No..No...No..No. 
What a breathtaking build up of words and emotions, culminating in a climax so outrageous and melodramatic, it left me aghast. So build a tunnel, or cannon the walls, whatever it takes to get them together Jodi cause my heart is gasping it's last breaths in the Garden Maze !!
5 "Good Little Princess" stars 

[Release Blitz & Book Review]: ROUGH EDGE by CD Reiss

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“My new obsession. I'm eating every word of this series and begging for more." 

— Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author

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New York Times Bestseller CD Reiss goes back to her roots with a dark, intense tale that breaks boundaries and shatters expectations in Rough Edge.
Who do you love?
The decent man you married?
The surgeon shattered during the war?
The emotionless Dominant who appears in his eyes more and more often?
All of them?
Even when he breaks you?
Even when he makes you beg?
Is there no pain or pleasure he cannot deliver?
What will you sacrifice to heal him?
Will he sacrifice his sanity to protect you from the exquisite torture of his cruel hands?
This is more than a marriage.
It’s a crack at the edges of the mind and heart.
It’s a promise written in the heavens and a wound splitting the sky.
Love may be the death of both of you.

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Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/RoughEdge
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About the Author
CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn't pick up she's at the well hauling buckets. Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master's degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels. She's frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn't ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood. If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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A brave endeavour by Reiss to delve into the psychological trauma of soldiers. Christine takes us behind the curtains of war into the realms of PTSD. It's not pretty at all. It's downright sinister and malignant.

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Drs. Grayson Frazier and Caden St.John are army doctors. He's a heart surgeon while she's a psychiatrist. They both finish their service and settle in Manhattan. Enviabley sexy, handsome couple, so deeply in love, considerate of each other's feelings, life should be smoothly successful and abundant for them.

“You know what I see when I look at you?”
“Your wife?”
“The worst decisions I’ve ever made, I made for a reason.
You. You rose out of the destruction.
Our life together will be built into the best from what survived the worst.”
 


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Alas, the dark memories of war somehow tentacle their way round their everyday peaceful existence and they start to grow into an entity that settles itself in the midst of their coupling like a third THING. It has it's own hunger, own agenda and own triggers. It grows and howls, remains in the periphery and sometimes jumps in their bodies to create havoc.

Every day, it got a little stronger. Every day I was a little more tense, a little more afraid , a little more uncomfortable. The Thing got harder to box away and cart off. Harder to hide behind a wall. Impossible to ignore . I was pressed in on all sides by a Thing I couldn’t even define. 

I don't wanna give anything away, since the essence of psychological thriller is in the mystery.
Christine is exploring very unpropitious territory. There are no set rules and limits, symptoms and cures(if there are any) are on case to case basis. The dark presence in this book, is very edgy, violent and though not malefic yet, is inauspicious for their marriage.

Every thought walked a razor’s edge between sanity and insanity, and the edge kept moving until I didn’t know which side was which. 

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How will it pan out and how will the "exorcism", for want of better word, take place, will keep me on tenterhooks. Cannot wait for book 2.
Just my own experience, maybe it's the first of 4 books, or the topic is very new and unrelatable to me, I felt a disconnect.
A remarkable start to a undoubtedly very tense story. Dealing with veritable disorder, very significant and very current, sometimes object of prejudice or ridicule, in some inappropriate hands, but I'm sure I'll emerge as a better informed and more knowledgeable of the dangerous traumas that are byproducts of uneccessary wars. 
4.5 "Major One More" Stars 

[Release Blitz & Giveaway] - Between the Lines by Renee Harless

Title: Between the Lines A Best Friend's Brother Romance Author: Renee Harless Genre: Contemporary Romance Rel...

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