Blog Tour & Review – Spells, Kristen Proby

October 30, 2020 By

Spells by Kristen Proby is now live!

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Kristen Proby, comes Spells, the next installment in her gripping Bayou Magic series…

As a powerful hedgewitch and psychic, there isn’t much I can’t work to my advantage and finesse with a spell. Love, fortune, and even the perfect cup of coffee are all possible with the snap of my fingers. But some things are utterly beyond my control. Like the powerful and broody warlock who’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember–and even the lifetimes I often can’t. Things almost as dangerous as Lucien Bergeron’s hold on me and the breathtaking smiles only I get to see. Or the evil still stalking the streets of New Orleans that beckons to me to see. To feel. To die. With everything riding on a razors-edge, and things that have been portended coming to fruition, threatening both me and those I love, I’m not sure if I’m strong enough to resist my fate. Or his charm. If I work with Lucien, it could mean the end for both of us. If I don’t, those I love most will pay.

Download today on Amazon, Books & Noble, Kobo, Apple, Audible!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3mogjFs

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/SpellsKP

Apple: https://apple.co/2YJJREJ

Nook: https://bit.ly/3i5Dx1X

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2VsZdLH

Goodreads: bit.ly/SpellsGR

 

Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Spells is the second book in the Bayou Magic series by Kristen Proby. It can be read as standalone but I highly recommend reading Shadows so you have the complete story. Three sister witches. One evil being. Brielle found her love and now it’s time for Millie to give into hers. A man who is her soul mate.

Lucien and Millie have known each other for years. She started seeing him in her dreams and nightmares since childhood. Then, she saw him a decade ago in real life. From that moment she felt something between them and since then she has put up her walls. Magically and emotionally. She has enough going on in her life. He should be easy to stay away from but he has other plans. Lucien won’t push but he knows they are soul mates and have been over many lifetimes. And, now his stubborn Millicent needs to believe it. He knew something dark was coming and they need their powers, together to fight. To survive in this lifetime.

I can’t really say more than that. I can say that this is the perfect Halloween read. I am a Halloween baby so I love books like this. Witches. Evilness. Spells. This has it all and more. Family. These sisters are the best. They each bring something to the table. Magically and in support.

Overall, it’s full of witchy goodness, family, love, suspense, and brew. I can’t wait for the next book! I love that Proby releases right around Halloween. 🎃🕸🕷

Quotes:

“Stop reading my mind. I didn’t give you permission to do that.”

“Meow.”

“You’re new here,” I say, pointing to Sanguine. “You don’t get an opinion.”

“I can’t read you, and you know it,” Lucien replies. “And it’s damn frustrating.”

“I’m an air sign, you know,” I say.

“Oh, I’m aware. Our connection affects the energy around us. Electricity is energy. We might blow a fuse or two tonight.”

“Fun.”

“I wonder what it’s like,” I murmur as my lips trail down her neck, “to have sex in a library.”

“I think we’re about to find out.”

Meet Kristen

Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats.

Connect with Kristen

Website: https://www.kristenprobyauthor.com/

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Spells by Kristen Proby is now live!

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Kristen Proby, comes Spells, the next installment in her gripping Bayou Magic series…

As a powerful hedgewitch and psychic, there isn’t much I can’t work to my advantage and finesse with a spell. Love, fortune, and even the perfect cup of coffee are all possible with the snap of my fingers. But some things are utterly beyond my control. Like the powerful and broody warlock who’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember–and even the lifetimes I often can’t. Things almost as dangerous as Lucien Bergeron’s hold on me and the breathtaking smiles only I get to see. Or the evil still stalking the streets of New Orleans that beckons to me to see. To feel. To die. With everything riding on a razors-edge, and things that have been portended coming to fruition, threatening both me and those I love, I’m not sure if I’m strong enough to resist my fate. Or his charm. If I work with Lucien, it could mean the end for both of us. If I don’t, those I love most will pay.

Download today on Amazon, Books & Noble, Kobo, Apple, Audible!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3mogjFs

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/SpellsKP

Apple: https://apple.co/2YJJREJ

Nook: https://bit.ly/3i5Dx1X

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2VsZdLH

Goodreads: bit.ly/SpellsGR

 

Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Spells is the second book in the Bayou Magic series by Kristen Proby. It can be read as standalone but I highly recommend reading Shadows so you have the complete story. Three sister witches. One evil being. Brielle found her love and now it’s time for Millie to give into hers. A man who is her soul mate.

Lucien and Millie have known each other for years. She started seeing him in her dreams and nightmares since childhood. Then, she saw him a decade ago in real life. From that moment she felt something between them and since then she has put up her walls. Magically and emotionally. She has enough going on in her life. He should be easy to stay away from but he has other plans. Lucien won’t push but he knows they are soul mates and have been over many lifetimes. And, now his stubborn Millicent needs to believe it. He knew something dark was coming and they need their powers, together to fight. To survive in this lifetime.

I can’t really say more than that. I can say that this is the perfect Halloween read. I am a Halloween baby so I love books like this. Witches. Evilness. Spells. This has it all and more. Family. These sisters are the best. They each bring something to the table. Magically and in support.

Overall, it’s full of witchy goodness, family, love, suspense, and brew. I can’t wait for the next book! I love that Proby releases right around Halloween. 🎃🕸🕷

Quotes:

“Stop reading my mind. I didn’t give you permission to do that.”

“Meow.”

“You’re new here,” I say, pointing to Sanguine. “You don’t get an opinion.”

“I can’t read you, and you know it,” Lucien replies. “And it’s damn frustrating.”

“I’m an air sign, you know,” I say.

“Oh, I’m aware. Our connection affects the energy around us. Electricity is energy. We might blow a fuse or two tonight.”

“Fun.”

“I wonder what it’s like,” I murmur as my lips trail down her neck, “to have sex in a library.”

“I think we’re about to find out.”

Meet Kristen

Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats.

Connect with Kristen

Website: https://www.kristenprobyauthor.com/

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2kBRdpj

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2BD4vfq

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BooksByKristenProby/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/684662744993031/

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Release Day & Review – Chasing the Moon, S.M Soto

October 28, 2020 By

He was the sun, and she was the moon. A love like theirs was never destined to last.

Chasing the Moon, an all-new intense and consuming romance from author S.M. Soto is available now!

A modern-day retelling of the Greek Myth of Selene and Endymion.

He was the sun, and she was the moon. A love like theirs was never destined to last.

Selene Drake has always been the girl that blends into the background. The wallflower. Quiet. Unnoticed. Sweet as can be. It never bothered her, she preferred slinking into the shadows.

When she first laid eyes on Endymion Black, she fell irrevocably in love with him. The bad boy. Cold. Distant. Handsome as ever.

For years, she pined after the unattainable boy who had somehow burrowed his way into her heart.

Until everything changed.

One unforgettable night bridled with passion and forbidden lust destroyed her naïve heart and reshaped her innocent soul. It sent her fleeing from the only town she’d ever truly known.

Five years later, Selene is back in Dunsmuir and the boy she spent years loving in silence, has now turned into a man. A man with his sights set on her. Somehow, the tables have turned, and this time around, he’s the one doing the chasing, determined to claim her heart as his. Only, he doesn’t realize, she has a secret of her own.

One with the potential to change their lives forever.

Chasing the Moon is a full-length standalone romance.

Download your copy today! Amazon: https://amzn.to/35DhIkT Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/ChasingtheMoonSSoto Apple Books: https://apple.co/3gmboBo Google Play: https://bit.ly/3lD9PSK Kobo: https://bit.ly/3nK7MOM

   

Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Chasing the Moon is S.M Soto’s newest standalone novel. I didn’t read the synopsis so I had no idea what I was about to read and I just loved doing that. So much. I just knew that I wouldn’t want to put it down once I started because it S.M. I know it will be an emotional ride. One with some twists. I can’t say much without spoiling the story so here I go…
Selene fell in love at eleven. Her heart was broken at eighteen. She left for college and didn’t come back until six years later. Before she left she was invisible. The girl who was obsessed with the moon. The girl who didn’t go to parties. The girl who had a crush on a boy who didn’t see her. Now, she was twenty-four and wished she was that girl now. Except, it was a small-town so everyone knew she was back. Everyone knew why. And, the boy she crushed on was now a man who wanted to court her. To woo her. She didn’t know what was happening. He saw her. She should be happy but she had mixed emotions. He broke her heart without even knowing it, and she couldn’t go through it again.
Wow! What a story! It’s a roller coaster for sure. I cried. I laughed. I got angry. I felt sad. I swooned. I was all over the place. The writing is addictive. The story is engaging, and amazing. The characters are lovable. Some not so much. I am hoping to see some characters later. 🤞🏼
Quotes:
“For what it’s worth, I think you have the potential to do anything you want, End.”
“I guess I’ll have to stop by every day with flowers until you give me a yes, won’t I?”
Her laughter finally breaks free, and it’s so beautiful. It transforms her entire face and takes my fucking breath away.
“You can’t be serious? That’s…that’s insane.”
Shaking my head, I step into her, causing her breath to hitch. “Not insane. That’s courting, babe. And I’m just getting started.”
“Julia,” I greet, unable to hide my grin. She’s funny; I’ll give her that.
“Greek god of Dunsmuir. It’s always a pleasure.” She curtsies, and I choke on my laughter.

About S.M. Soto

S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern, California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl, and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise.

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New Release & Review – Liars, Lucy Lennox & May Archer

October 27, 2020 By

Parrish Partridge’s True Facts:

There’s nothing hotter than a tall, gruff, bewildered, tattooed mountain of a man cuddling a sweet, orphaned baby, so you can tell yourself that you’ll resist him…

But that’s a lie.

And when that man asks you to do him a favor and pretend to be his very temporary, very fake fiance to help him get custody of that adorable baby, you can pretend you know better than to say yes…

But that’s a lie, too.

And when you actually get to know your kind, strong, pullet-loving prince of a fiance, and all his crazy, lovable, meddling neighbors, you can tell yourself you’re not really falling for Diesel Church and the town of Licking Thicket…

But that might be the biggest lie of all.

 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3e5wvbU

 

Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Liars is the second book in the Licking Thicket series by Lucy Lennox and May Archer. I absolutely loved Fakers, the first book, and I was giddy with excitement when I saw Diesel was getting a story! We met both him and Parrish in Fakers and they are the unlikeliest pair in the Thicket! Diesel is tall and tattooed with the biggest heart. Parrish is smaller, well put together and comes from money. But the minute they met, there was instant attraction. But when Diesel needs help getting custody of his niece, Parrish agrees. Eventually. He likes to talk to himself and he’s hilarious and silly and says the funniest things I’ve ever heard. Diesel adores him and before they know it, there’s kisses and taking care of Marigold together and it doesn’t feel like a lie at all. Mostly, because they are only lying to themselves. I loved watching Diesel and Parrish fall for each other and not even realize when it happened. Marigold stole my heart and I love every person who lives in Licking Thicket! I seriously want to move there and be with these people! I can’t wait for the next in the series. Flakes is coming in January!

“I would be honored if there was a next time. Every minute I spend with you is a gift I feel like I don’t deserve. I don’t know why you stayed today, but…damn. I’m sure grateful.”

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Release Day – Blacklisted, Jay Crownover

October 27, 2020 By

We are so excited to celebrate the release of BLACKLISTED by Jay Crownover with you today! BLACKLISTED is part of the Loveless, Texas series and you can grab your copy now. Join Jay’s Group for details about all of her titles.

BLACKLISTED by Jay Crownover

Loveless, Texas #3 | Available Now

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Grab your copy of BLACKLISTED today!

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About BLACKLISTED:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series comes an irresistible and suspenseful romance between a doctor who plays by the rules and the outlaw who breaks them in order to protect her.


Dr. Presley Baskin has always lived a quiet, calm life. Unfortunately, nothing about her life in Loveless, Texas — especially not the wild, rowdy, and impossibly close-knit Lawton family who’ve claimed her — is quiet or calm. Which is how loner Presley finds herself roped into patching up local bad boy Shot Caldwell against her better judgment. Presley wants nothing to do with the dangerous, brooding leader of the local outlaw motorcycle club. But when someone starts stalking her, Shot is the only person she trusts to help. Plus he owes her one . . .

Palmer ‘Shot’ Caldwell has always known his life isn’t made for relationships. At least until shy, secretive, Presley reluctantly pulled a bullet out of him. He’s oddly protective of the pretty doctor, so when she comes to him for help, hard-hearted Shot suddenly realizes there’s nothing he wouldn’t do to keep her safe.

Add BLACKLISTED to your Goodreads TBR here!

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About JAY CROWNOVER:

 

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, The Point Series, Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

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Release Day & Review – Code Name: Rook, Sawyer Bennett 

October 27, 2020 By

Code Name: Rook (Jameson Force Security, Book #6)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: October 27, 2020

 

Synopsis:
Being a highly skilled operative for a company like Jameson Force Security is exhilarating and important work…until it comes time to date. I like to keep my profession under wraps for a number of reasons. Some of what we do is top secret, most of what we do is dangerous, and more than one woman has tried to latch onto me because she was more enamored with what I do than who Cage Murdock really is. And since I’m more of a ‘here for the night’ than a ‘here for forever’ kind of guy, what’s the harm in a little white lie about my job?

My harmless deceit has never failed me. Until now. Because I met the most amazing woman and did the unthinkable. I married her. And now my beautiful, unsuspecting, probably-going-to-leave-my-sorry-behind-when-she-finds-out-the-truth wife doesn’t know that I’m not a used car salesman like I told her when we met.

As it typically does with lies, the truth is about to come out in a big way when Jaime unwittingly gets herself mixed up with some unsavory characters and I, along with the team at Jameson, have to intervene. Now I need to save my girl and hope I can save my marriage too. Let’s just say I have some serious explaining to do.

 

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Code Name: Rook is the sixth book in the Jameson Force Security series by Sawyer Bennett. Each book can be read as a standalone but I do recommend reading the series since they are all have their unique stories. In Code Name: Ghost we get a glimpse into Cage and Jaime’s story so I couldn’t wait to get the complete one.

Cage was the playboy of the group. His career doesn’t give him much time to date so he keeps his fun to one night only. He lets the women know the deal and it helps that he doesn’t tell them what he really does for a living. Woman would either be okay with it, ask questions or be a stage five clinger so he makes up an occupation. It was never a big deal until he meets her. Jaime, a woman who makes the first move with confidence. A woman he enjoys the night with and he doesn’t want to leave in the morning. He should have known then that she was different but he has never been in a relationship and he didn’t know if this would turn into one. He wanted to wait until the right moment. It probably should have been before he married her.

Yep. Married. After a few weeks. He was so screwed. Jaime hated liars and his was a little lie that turned into a life-changing one. Can she forgive her husband?

I have loved every one of the books in this series and it’s the same with this one. The Jameson men and women sure know how to fall in love. It’s not easy but worth it. Every single time. Cage and Jaime have a fun, sexy, and complicated relationship. They both have careers they are passionate about and help people in different ways.

Overall…it’s a story about love, friendships, family, trust, and passion. Once I started, I didn’t want to put the book down. I can’t wait for the next book! I don’t think it’s been announced so I can’t say a word but it’s going to be good…

Quotes:

“I don’t feel the need to rebound.”

“Just regular sex then?” I suggest.

“Regular sex sounds boring.”

Christ, she’s funny. Laughing, I note her drink is low. “How about I buy you another drink while we debate the merits of this?” “That sounds like a great plan,” she replies brightly.

“I don’t slink,” I reply, offended. “I saunter.”

“I’ve been seeing someone.” My words are tentative.

Bodie breathes into the line. “Holy fuck. It’s end of days.”

 

About the Author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

If you’d like to receive a notification when Sawyer releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter (sawyerbennett.com/signup).

 

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Release Day & Review – Spells, Kristen Proby

October 27, 2020 By

Spells by Kristen Proby is now live!

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Kristen Proby, comes Spells, the next installment in her gripping Bayou Magic series…

As a powerful hedgewitch and psychic, there isn’t much I can’t work to my advantage and finesse with a spell. Love, fortune, and even the perfect cup of coffee are all possible with the snap of my fingers. But some things are utterly beyond my control. Like the powerful and broody warlock who’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember–and even the lifetimes I often can’t. Things almost as dangerous as Lucien Bergeron’s hold on me and the breathtaking smiles only I get to see. Or the evil still stalking the streets of New Orleans that beckons to me to see. To feel. To die. With everything riding on a razors-edge, and things that have been portended coming to fruition, threatening both me and those I love, I’m not sure if I’m strong enough to resist my fate. Or his charm. If I work with Lucien, it could mean the end for both of us. If I don’t, those I love most will pay.

Download today on Amazon, Books & Noble, Kobo, Apple, Audible!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3mogjFs

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/SpellsKP

Apple: https://apple.co/2YJJREJ

Nook: https://bit.ly/3i5Dx1X

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2VsZdLH

Goodreads: bit.ly/SpellsGR

 

Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Spells is the second book in the Bayou Magic series by Kristen Proby. It can be read as standalone but I highly recommend reading Shadows so you have the complete story. Three sister witches. One evil being. Brielle found her love and now it’s time for Millie to give into hers. A man who is her soul mate.

Lucien and Millie have known each other for years. She started seeing him in her dreams and nightmares since childhood. Then, she saw him a decade ago in real life. From that moment she felt something between them and since then she has put up her walls. Magically and emotionally. She has enough going on in her life. He should be easy to stay away from but he has other plans. Lucien won’t push but he knows they are soul mates and have been over many lifetimes. And, now his stubborn Millicent needs to believe it. He knew something dark was coming and they need their powers, together to fight. To survive in this lifetime.

I can’t really say more than that. I can say that this is the perfect Halloween read. I am a Halloween baby so I love books like this. Witches. Evilness. Spells. This has it all and more. Family. These sisters are the best. They each bring something to the table. Magically and in support.

Overall, it’s full of witchy goodness, family, love, suspense, and brew. I can’t wait for the next book! I love that Proby releases right around Halloween. 🎃🕸🕷

Quotes:

“Stop reading my mind. I didn’t give you permission to do that.”

“Meow.”

“You’re new here,” I say, pointing to Sanguine. “You don’t get an opinion.”

“I can’t read you, and you know it,” Lucien replies. “And it’s damn frustrating.”

“I’m an air sign, you know,” I say.

“Oh, I’m aware. Our connection affects the energy around us. Electricity is energy. We might blow a fuse or two tonight.”

“Fun.”

“I wonder what it’s like,” I murmur as my lips trail down her neck, “to have sex in a library.”

“I think we’re about to find out.”

Meet Kristen

Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats.

Connect with Kristen

Website: https://www.kristenprobyauthor.com/

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2kBRdpj

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2BD4vfq

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BooksByKristenProby/

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Release Boost & Review – Perfectly Thin, Margaret McHeyzer

October 26, 2020 By

 

Title: Perfectly Thin
Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Genre: YA/NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 19, 2020

 

BLURB

 

When I’m thinner, no one will make fun of me 

 

When I’m thinner, I’ll be accepted
When I’m thinner, I’ll be beautiful
When I’m thinner, I’ll be happy
When I’m thinner, I’ll be loved, and adored
When I’m thinner, I’ll like myself
I can’t wait until I’m perfectly thin.

 

 

 

PURCHASE LINKS
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

 

Free in Kindle Unlimited

Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Perfectly Thin is Margaret McHeyzer’s newest must-read. I love that she writes stories that are about hard subjects. Real. Raw. Ones that make you think. Make you change your way of thinking even. I have two girls. Eleven and thirteen years old. This is the kind of story I needed. It’s a subject that I worry about with my girls. 

Jane is a senior in high school. She isn’t popular. She has two best friends. Would rather hang out with them, read a book, or be with family rather than go to a party. She is smart, beautiful, and loved. She has always been different. Bigger than her sisters and classmates. She recently lost some weight in a healthy way. She is proud herself until she goes on a date. With an asshole. She was planning on losing more weight. A few pounds at most. Then she would be someone. Someone who others wanted to be. Someone to be loved. Someone to someone instead of something. She saw herself as fat. That was it. That everyone watched her. Everyone saw her as an elephant. So, those few pounds? Turn into more. More exercise. Less food. Then she would be someone. But, what happens when it goes too far? Will her body survive? Will the voices take control or will she? 

Wow!! This. All of this. Margaret is the queen of the hard subjects. This one is one that I so worry about raising two girls. I have always taught them to not give a fuck what others think but as they turn into teens, it’s even harder. Kids are assholes. Adults are too. My girls are eleven and thirteen. The hard years. I try so hard to be careful with this subject. One loves sugar. One has OCD among other things. It’s a balance. To be healthy. To have a healthy relationship with food. I have had my ups and downs and still do. This book will stay with me and help with hard conversations. Thank you, Margaret for writing the hard subjects. I know it’s not always easy but worth it. 

Quotes: 

“You’re going to die, Jane,” she says again, this time in a slower, drawn-out breath. 

“I just need to lose some more weight so I can look like everyone else,” I say to her.

I’m not letting you win, you, asshole. I control you, you don’t control me. To hell with you, food. I’ll eat when I want, not when you want to provoke me. I hate you. You controlling, manipulative, evil, asshole.

“I want to be a witness to your amazing life as it unfolds.”

 

 

AUTHOR BIO

 

STRONG, BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS CHARACTERS. 

 

**Write something worth reading**
I’m Margaret and I’m a self-published author.
Recently I was fortunate in obtaining New York Times best-selling status on my YA/NA book – Ugly, and my YA book – Mistrust.
My last six books have been YA and I’m completely in love with the genre. I love being able to communicate with people through my words and stories.
My writing genres all differ, but the one thing I keep consistent is my heroines. All my female lead characters are strong, gutsy and not the ‘perfect’ woman. While my books all have romantic elements in them, they aren’t just about the romance. They’re about finding strength, acceptance and making life long connections.
I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I have while writing them.

 

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Blog Tour & Reviews – Happily Letter After, Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

October 24, 2020 By

 

Title: Happily Letter After
Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Publisher: Montlake
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2020

 

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From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes a love story about taking chances and the surprises that come with them.

 

My love story all started with a letter.
Only it wasn’t from the man I’d eventually fall in love with. It was from his daughter. A sweet little girl named Birdie Maxwell who’d written to the magazine that I worked for.
You see, once a year my employer fulfilled a few wishes for readers. Only that column didn’t start up again for months.
So I fulfilled some of her wishes myself. It was harmless…so I thought. Until one day I took things too far.
While anonymously granting yet another of Birdie’s wishes, I got a look at her father. Her devastatingly handsome, single dad father.
I should have stopped playing fairy godmother then. I should have left well enough alone. But I just couldn’t help myself. I had a connection to this girl. One that had me acting irrationally.
Like when I showed up on their doorstep.

 

 

 

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5 out of 5 stars

Happily Ever After is Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland’s newest piece of art. They are one of my top duos in the reading community. They make writing together look easy! I know when I open one of their books that I will be sucked in immediately and with this book, I totally was. If you follow my reviews then you know I don’t read blurbs till before I write my review. I love going in without knowing a thing. I am a planner so this is my wild side. Lol. 

Sadie writes a dating column for a magazine but for two months out of the year she answers letters writing in for Holiday Wishes soreceiving a letter to Santa wasn’t out of the norm except it’s June. And once she reads the sweet letter from a Birdie Maxwell she knows she needs to do something for the little girl. Well, that one thing turns into two, to three and one day, it turns into Sadie on Birdie’s doorstep. It is totally unexpected but in the best way. It brought her to a little girl who had her heart from the first Dear Santa. She felt a connection to her through the letters but it person, it was even more. And, the bonus? Birdie’s hot single dad. Woah. 

Sebastian didn’t have time to date. He owns a restaurant and was raising a ten year old little spitfire, and their wild dog. He didn’t think he was ready to move on and take the plunge into dating. That was until he saw her. She was beautiful, a bit silly, and somehow connected with his daughter. Birdie was happy when Sadie was around and he found that he actually was too. Was he truly ready to find his forever girl? 

I can’t really say more than that. I can say that I loved, loved, loved it. Every. Minute. Birdie is adorable, hilarious, and reminds me of my eleven-year-old. So funny and full of surprises. Sadie makes me laugh with her antics. Omg, this poor thing. The things she does is just so good. I am still dying over here. And Sebastian…damn. He is not only a hot single dad but he is so much more. Sweet, witty, and a bit of a mess and I love that. He owns it. Together, the three of them are so cute. You can just feel their connection through Vi and Penelope’s words. I could picture them in my head. 

Overall, it’s an emotional, sexy, adorable, and funny read. I laughed so hard. I cried. I laughed some more. And I swooned. I can’t wait for their next book and of course their solo ones as well. 

P.S. I loved The Duke too. Ruff

Quotes: 

Birdie ran to her father. “Daddy, Sadie saved Marmaduke’s life! He was choking on a ball, and she did the hymen remover.”

“I want to take you home. Not some bottle of wine.”

“Your daddy could cook?” Birdie looked at me with an impish grin. “Mine can’t.” 

My shoulders shook from laughter. “Thanks for that, sweetheart.”

 

Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Happily Letter After is the newest, feel good, romance from Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. Vi and Penelope are one of my favorite writing duos, and I have read everyone one of their collaborations and they just keep getting better and better. Single dad, Sebastian, his daughter, Birdie, and Sadie, the woman who fate brings into their lives. One letter started a beautiful love story. It started with Sadie and Birdie. They just clicked and Sadie wanted to know more and more and a few white lies led her to their door. Once she met Sebastian in person is was game over. She couldn’t stop the snowball of lies, which were hilarious and didn’t really hurt anyone! Sebastian hasn’t felt a pull from a woman since his wife and it’s scary for him. He’s not sure he can fall again, but he can’t seem to stay away from Sadie. He wants her in his bedroom, but he also wants to sit and talk to her, learn more about her. And the more he learns, the more he likes. It’s time to do what it takes to make himself happy. Birdie is doing great, she’s happy and healthy. He needs time for him. It’s his second chance at love and he doesn’t want to waste anymore time! I loved this story. All of the characters spoke to me and it really is a feel good love story. Low angst, lots of laughs and some steam. Even though you’re scared, you have to follow your heart!

Sadie: Hey. Are you free? I was wondering if you could eat me this morning?

Sebastian: Be here at eleven.

 

VI KEELAND

 

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
PENELOPE WARD

 

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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Release Day Blitz & Review – Reforming Kent, Siobhan Davis

October 23, 2020 By

Release Date: October 23
An angsty, emotional new adult romance from USA Today bestseller Siobhan Davis. Stand-alone with an HEA and no cliff-hanger.


Kent
Rogue. Troublemaker. Bad Boy. Delinquent.
Everyone thinks they know who I am, but they know nothing.
And that’s how I prefer it.
Keeping my demons under lock and key is my only survival tactic.
Until a gorgeous feisty bartender enters my life, turning it upside down. Presley captivates me in a way no woman ever has, and I can’t get her out of my mind.
She’s determined to resist me, but I’m equally stubborn and more than up for the challenge. Winning her trust, and her heart, becomes everything because she shows me a future worth fighting for.
But the consequences of my tortured past are far-reaching, and if I don’t let her go, I’ll only drag Presley down this dark hole with me.

Presley
Since I aged out of the foster system, I’ve worked hard for my dream future, and it’s so close. Too close to let some arrogant rich playboy distract me.
I’ve heard all about Kent Kennedy, and with my history of troubled bad boys, I need his attention like a hole in the head.
Except he’s nothing I expected and everything I never dared to dream of. As I slowly uncover the truth, I discover a broken man with a big heart who desperately needs someone to see him.
I want to be that person, but his demons loom large, and I don’t know if I’m strong enough to do this again.
When the past rears its ugly head, shattering everything, will there be anything left of my heart to protect?

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Reforming Kent is the tenth book in the very addicting Kennedy Boys series By Siobhan Davis. Almost four years ago I started this series when Siobhan asked me if I wanted to review an ARC of Finding Kyler. I had never read any of her books but I love reading new-to-me authors so I took a chance and OMFG…Best. Decision. Ever. I have been addicted since the very first book of the series. I met Kent when he was a fifteen year old little shit who was a shameless flirt. Troublemaker. And total manwhore over the years. Now is twenty-three and in law school and well, still a Manwhore until he met her. 

Presley rejects him. Over and over again. She wasn’t about to be a conquest. She dated bad boys. Been there done that and didn’t even get a T-shirt. But, she sees something in him. Maybe even parts nobody has ever seen. The sweet ones. The vulnerable ones. The nervous ones. He says he has never dated anyone so she asks herself, why her? She worked in a dive bar and was an artist. She wasn’t a supermodel. She also wasn’t a one-night stand type of girl. So, why? 

Kent wanted her the moment her saw her. Yes, he wanted to have sex with her. Of course, he did but after the rejection, he couldn’t get her out of his mind. He wanted to know her. To woo her. He didn’t know what he was doing but he knew she was different. Life-changing but he also knew he would fuck it up like he did with everyone and everything in his life. Was he even worthy of her attention? He didn’t know but he was going to find out. 

I can’t really say more than that. I will say that once again Siobhan gave me more than I expected. I have been falling little by little for Kent. Maybe not at fifteen but I did enjoy his little-shit attitude. He made me laugh. And over the years and books, my heart knew he was special. That something was going on with him. I can’t say what but it’s heavy. I love that Siobhan gives us the drama. It’s not even petty drama. It’s holy fuck, that did not just happen drama. But it’s more, she writes the sensitive and heavy subjects. And in the same book she gives us laughs, passion, sexiness, family, friendships and love. 

Overall…I read Kent and Presley’s story in one day and it’s not a short book. At all. I couldn’t stop reading! I am shocked I even made dinner. It was a roller coaster of emotions. So. Many. Emotions!!! It is deep. Oh, Kent…you have my ♥️. I am so sad this is the last book but so grateful for the series. It brought me to Siobhan and her other series’ and damn…I have loved them all. 

P.S. My husband’s name is Elvis so yeah…that was a fun theme. 

Quotes: 

“Don’t pretend you know me because you don’t. No one does.”

It’s official. I have now traded in my man card and turned into Kyler.

“Give me your truths, Kent. Even if those truths hurt. At least it will be real.”

 I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. 

Meet Siobhan Davis
 
I am a USA Today bestselling author and I write emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! 
My family will tell you I am little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. I can rarely 
be found without my trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or my laptop somewhere close at hand.
Prior to becoming a full-time writer, I forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.
I reside in the Garden County of Ireland with my husband and two sons.
 
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Blog Tour, Review & Excerpt – Love Song, Kylie Scott

October 23, 2020 By

There’s always the one that got away. Or kicked you out…

Love Song, an all-new 1001 Dark Nights novella from the irresistible Stage Dive series by New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott is available now!

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series…

There’s always the one that got away. Or kicked you out…

The new darling of rock n’ roll, Adam Dillon, is ready to show his ex-girlfriend, Jill Schwartz, what a mistake she made kicking him to the curb. So maybe he wasn’t the best of boyfriends. Writing great songs and climbing to the top of the charts isn’t easy. Only problem is, he’s fast finding out that success isn’t everything.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Love Song is a standalone novella in the Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott. It’s is also part of the 1001 Dark Nights world. I have read a few but not all of the books in the Stage Dive series and enjoyed each one. There is just something about a rock star, right? Yum. Poetic and sexy.

One year ago, she kicked his ass out. And within that year he has written an hit album about their break-up, living in the same apartment building with rock stars, and touring. Famous and rich when one year ago he was living in her apartment, eating cold pizza and writing music. And for that he is grateful and why he sent her a check. And exactly, why she wanted to talk to him. She didn’t want it. What she wanted was to hate him. To hate him for the lyrics of those hit songs. They were lies to her. And she wanted to talk to him about everything one last time, face-to-face. What she didn’t expect was the way she felt towards him. Especially when they go up to his fancy new apartment. And especially when he tells her the truth about the last year.

I can’t say more than that. I will say that this might be a novella but there is a lot of story within. Lots of fight, emotion, love, and sexiness.

Quotes:

“They can’t all fall at your feet, Adam. It would get boring.”

He frowned. “With her, just once would be nice.”

“You’re a demanding woman. You know that?”

“Damn right I am.”

“Break my heart again, Jill.” His sweet sexy smile made my heart hurt. Damn the man. “C’mon. I dare you.”

 

Excerpt 

 

“No,” said the bodyguard. “But—” “Miss, do you have any idea how many people try to get backstage by claiming they have some sort of relationship with Mr. Dillon?” Face a careful blank, the man in the slick black suit stared down at me. He had a point. I’d pushed through a crush of fans, getting my toes stomped on several times, along with taking an elbow to the kidney, just to talk to this guy. God only knew what it took to get near the star of the show. “I’d imagine a lot,” I yelled back at him. Necessary given the volume of the music filling the space. “The difference here is I’m not lying.” “But since everyone says that, you can see from my perspective how that’s not actually a point of difference.” Adam Dillon, rock star extraordinaire, gyrated his slim denim-clad hips like an Alt-Rock Elvis on the nearby stage. He pouted and crooned about the woman who’d done him wrong. Me. That’s right, I was the big bad ex who’d broken him and woke him to the dangers of love. Or so the song said.  The song lied and then some. According to the lyrics he was currently wailing, I’d ground his heart beneath my five-inch heels before blowing him a kiss goodbye. From memory, there’d been a lot of shouting, but no blowing of kisses. And having just kicked off the flats I wore for work, I’d been barefoot, my legs and back aching. No way had I been strutting around in stilettos. Home from a hard day at the hair salon, I’d returned to find Adam on the couch. The same place he’d been when I’d left for work approximately eleven hours earlier. The same place he’d been for what felt like months as I worked my ass off to pay the rent. That’s when all hell broke loose. However, it wasn’t the only issue that had caused our relationship to bomb. Nothing’s ever simple.  But back to the here and now. I grabbed the slip of paper out of my front pocket, holding it up for his perusal. “My name is Jill Schwartz. How many of those people claiming to know him have one of these?” His eyes widened as he scanned the name on the check, before widening again at the amount. And fair enough too. I’d had a mild panic attack myself when it had first arrived. When Adam decided to make a statement, he didn’t bother with subtle. If only I could figure out what it all meant. If it meant anything at all, of course. And that question was what had brought me here tonight.

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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