New Release & Review – The Forever Girl, Jill Shalvis

January 13, 2021 By

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis does it once again with a heartfelt story of family, forgiveness, and secrets that have the power to change the course of more than one life.

When Maze returns to Wildstone for the wedding of her estranged bff and the sister of her heart, it’s also a reunion of a once ragtag team of teenagers who had only each other until a tragedy tore them apart and scattered them wide.

Now as adults together again in the lake house, there are secrets and resentments mixed up in all the amazing childhood memories. Unexpectedly, they instantly fall back into their roles: Maze their reckless leader, Cat the den mother, Heather the beloved baby sister, and Walker, a man of mystery.

Life has changed all four of them in immeasurable ways. Maze and Cat must decide if they can rebuild their friendship, and Maze discovers her long-held attraction to Walker hasn’t faded with the years but has only grown stronger.




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5 out of 5 stars

The Forever Girl is the sixth book in the Wildstone series by Jill Shalvis. I love the people who live in Wildstone and these characters just add to my love! Maze, Cat, Heather and Walker were best friends and family years ago. Cat’s family opened their house and hearts to Heather, Maze and Walker but they were all torn apart by an accident that Maze and Walker both blame themselves for. Caitlin is the only who knew a parents’ love. It’s hard to forget that you were never wanted as a child. Those fears followed them into adulthood. Now they are all back together for Caitlin’s wedding at her family’s lake house. They had such great memories there when they were kids and now that they are back together all the good, and bad times are coming back. Maze and Walker always had a thing for each other, but Maze always walked away. She’s happy and sad to hear Walker, Cat and Heather have kept in contact with each other. Being back home makes her realize she misses them and isn’t going to let time go by again. But she needs to let go of her past and learn from her mistakes. Walker isn’t going to let Maze walk away this time. Cat just wants everyone to be happy. But what if she’s not happy? Heather has a secret of her own and she wants her family around her more. Friendships are mended, forgiveness is given, I love yous are said. I love the mix between Walker and Maze’s story and Heather and Caitlyn’s. It’s like three for one! Overall, I laughed out loud, cried and smiled! Another feel good romance from Jill Shalvis.




Cover Reveal – Used, Kate Dunbar

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This is all of me. The good, the bad, the used, and the broken…

Heartbreakingly beautiful and completely engrossing, A young woman’s life takes a disturbing and utterly fascinating turn as the past she’s put behind comes back to haunt her.  USED is packed full of twists, turns, and a gripping romance sure to leave readers emotionally spent and asking for more.

USED, a brand new standalone romantic suspense from debut author Kate Dunbar, will be releasing on March 8, 2021 on all retailers! Don’t miss the fantastic cover below, and pre-order your copy today!

“USED was amazing. Like seriously amazing. I can’t remember the last time I hated to put a book down so I could go to sleep and then immediately pick it up to finish it the next morning. And yet, here we are and that’s what I did.” ~ Samantha Chase, New York Times Bestselling Author 

“Rarely have I read a book so vividly described, so rich with emotion, that I felt like I lived it. USED is the kind of book that engages your heart and takes you on a journey that leaves you hopeful and empowered by the end.” ~ Erika Kelly, Award Winning Author of the Rock Star Romance Series


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At the age of seventeen, after a decade of lies, hurt, and severe abuse by her brother Lucas, Sabra Valentine is able to breathe.

Lucas is behind bars thanks in large part to Sabra’s quick thinking and self-preservation-even if that’s one more secret she has to keep.

Now, seven years later, life is moving forward, and Sabra is starting to heal, live, and love again with her friends and Trevor Collins by her side. He’s tall, dark, and sexy, and he doesn’t fall for Sabra’s games. The future is finally looking bright-until one phone call shatters everything.

Used is a romantic suspense with domestic thriller elements. Please be aware that there are topics that may be triggers for some readers, and this work is meant for mature readers.



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Heartbreakingly beautiful. This book isn’t about angst and pain. It’s about a fighter-a survivor-that we all attain to be. The story tears you apart in the best ways and builds you back up in the most beautiful.” ~ Nichole Chase, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author


“Used is a raw, heart-wrenching story of surviving trauma, but it’s also so much more. It’s a romantic, emotionally gratifying tale of unflinching, all-in love. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.” ~ Brenda Rothert, Author



USED is being narrated by Stella Hunter and will be available March 8th! Stay tuned for all the pre-order information! Sign up for Kate’s newsletter to get the latest audio news!


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Kate Dunbar is a wife, mom of three, and obsessive tea drinker who loves a great story. She’s passionate about people and learning what makes them tick. You can find her eavesdropping, people watching, and living her best life wherever the winds take her.







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This is all of me. The good, the bad, the used, and the broken…

USED, a brand new standalone romantic suspense from debut author Kate Dunbar, will be releasing on March 8, 2021 on all retailers! Pre-order your copy today!

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Blog Tour, Excerpt & *Giveaway* – Just One Kiss, Traci Hall

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by Traci Hall

Publication Date: January 11, 2021

Genres: Adult, Entangled: Bliss, Contemporary, Romance


Free-spirited Grace Sheldon is used to living on a tight budget as a freelance photographer. But nothing short of a miracle could produce the thirty thousand dollars she owes on the house she’s inherited. Without steady employment, the bank refuses to give her a loan. Working a temp job won’t give her nearly enough, but she’ll take any little bit she can get until she figures out a solution. Her first day, though, she realizes this is no ordinary office—and her handsome new boss is no ordinary man.


After Sawyer Rivera’s well-planned career in Seattle officially imploded all he’s looking for is a small beach town where he can open a dog training facility and start a simple life. Except, his new office assistant is anything but. Grace is carefree, artsy, and doesn’t know a thing about dogs. The woman has pet chickens! She’s also funny, kind, and the best part of his day.

Grace is his complete opposite—and completely refreshing. But when her month of temp work is over, she could disappear from his life for good. Sawyer realizes he has just one chance to try to change their fate.







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Grace was pretty good at going with the flow, but it took all of her willpower not to smash the rest of her chocolate cupcake into the guy’s handsome face. One, it would be a waste of a good cupcake, and two, it would set a very bad example for Violet. While she tried to hold back, Violet diligently colored outside the lines, completely unaware of Grace’s dilemma. 

Why hadn’t he waited for her? She hadn’t pegged him as the kind to skip out on something. He’d fooled her, and that burned. Maybe she’d given more credit than was due, and that was ridiculous. Her anger needed to be at herself, too.

Lottie passed the coffee and donut he’d ordered over the top of the glass case. “You’re Sawyer Rivera, aren’t you?”

He shuffled his feet, as if suddenly uncomfortable. “Yes.”

Grace popped up from her seat, and all the calming self-talk went out the window. She’d never heard of him, but Lottie obviously had. She ambled toward the two men. “Lottie, this is the guy I was telling you about on the beach this morning.”

“With the bad dog?” Lottie asked in surprise. She wiped her hands on her apron. 

Sawyer backed up a step, almost into poor Bill, who juggled his coffee and an apple fritter. Lottie giggled nervously, her green eyes round. Bill looked from Grace to his friend in confusion.

“Yep.” Grace glared at him.

Sawyer set his coffee and donut on one of the empty white tables. “I can explain,” he told her in a rush. He glanced from Grace to Lottie and back. “I wanted to wait for you, but my dog ate your camera, and I had to take him to the vet.”

That was probably the worst excuse she’d ever heard. No wonder teachers all over the world didn’t fall for it. 

Grace flung her arms to her sides. “He didn’t eat the camera. He chewed the strap a little.” She lifted an eyebrow at Bill. He was a good guy—if Sawyer was lying, Bill would tell her, right?

“Sawyer, what’s she talking about?” Bill asked. “Grace, hon, there has to be a mistake. My buddy just moved to Kingston…” He put his coffee down next to the register. “He’s a dog trainer.”

“Trainer?” That had to be the biggest joke of all, if that was why he was famous. “I don’t believe it. He had no control over his dog.”

Sawyer reached for her arm, his fingertips grazing her elbow and making her whole arm tingle. She instinctively jerked back, and he flushed as if embarrassed. 

“I’m sorry,” he said. “After you left, Bert broke your camera with his teeth and swallowed the plastic pieces. I had to make sure he’s okay. Vet said he upchucked it all on his own, no surgery, so that was a relief. He’s fine now.”

“Oh.” He’d had a legitimate emergency, which made her feel bad for assuming he’d ditched her. Grace swallowed and smoothed the ruffles on her bright yellow hem to calm down. Bert had been a handful. “I’m glad your dog’s okay.” Should she ask for his assistance with the camera or just let it go?




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Cover Reveal & Excerpt – Hope’s River, Margaret McHeyzer

January 13, 2021 By


Title: Hope’s River
Series: Hope River #1
Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Genre: Small Town Second Chance Romance
Cover Design: Outlined with Love Designs
Release Date: February 8, 2021




Working with my hands has always been my passion, so now I flip houses for a living. I love what I do. 


I was happy where my life was heading. 
Although I knew he wasn’t the one, I was even content with my long-term relationship, until suddenly I wasn’t. 
I needed a change, so I got in my truck and asked the universe to help a sister out. It was then that I stumbled upon a cute small town called Hope River. Ironic really… 
Not only did the name of the town hold significance to my past, but it led me to find something I thought was once lost. 
*A stand alone, second chance, small town romance.




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“I’m sick of you pushing me away. Get out of the way of our happiness, Hope. We need each other.” His fingers find their way inside of me, and I suck in a breath as he plays and brings me to the brink of having an orgasm. Right here in a fucking vegan restaurant. 


Wait, is it really hot in here? Has someone turned the heat on? 
His mouth takes mine, muffling my sighs and moans as I concentrate on increasing this ecstatic explosion quickly rising. 
“Oh shit.” I grab on to him, and try to grind against his hand. Shit, shit, shit. “I’m nearly there.” I keep moving my hips, wanting him to bring me undone. Suddenly, he pulls away and slowly brings his fingers up to his mouth. “What are you doing?” I nearly leap on him to finish what he started. 
He sucks on his fingers, and winks. “You want me to finish?” I’m nodding furiously. “Then come to my house tonight.” He opens the door, and walks out. 
What the actual fuckity fuck, fuck, just happened?






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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.