Release Day Blitz & Review – Kiss My Cupcake, Helena Hunting

August 11, 2020 By

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“A laugh-out-loud romance full of charm, wit and magic. A thoroughly delicious read.”
–LJ Shen, USA Today bestselling author


Kiss My Cupcake, an all-new witty, opposites-attract standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is available now!

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Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day. He may be super swoony, but Blaire hasn’t spent years obsessing over buttercream and bourbon to have him ruin her chance at success.

From ax throwing (his place) to frosting contests (hers), Blaire and Ronan are constantly trying to one-up each other in a battle to win new customers. But with every clash, there’s also an undeniable chemistry. When an even bigger threat to their business comes to town, they’re forced to call a temporary time-out on their own war and work together. And the more time Blaire spends getting to know the real Ronan, the more she wonders if it’s possible to have her cupcake and eat it too.



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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Kiss My Cupcake is Helena Hunting’s newest, swoonworthy and delicious romance! Not only do I want a cupcake and a pint of ale, I want a very own Ronan for myself! Blaire and Ronan are neighbors in business. Two very different places, but rivals from the start. It starts with her yelling at all the noise he’s making to him coming over every day to sample her cupcakes. When there’s a mutual threat, they have to team up and compete together. From cohosted events to matching outfits, Ronan and Blaire wow their customer and each other. They are both in the running for the best bar and they are working together to make each other better. Ronan and Blaire are perfect for each other! They know what they want and they go after it. They are fun, sexy and just want to make something of themselves. I loved watching them fall for each other. It was so romantic and fun! Overall, I laughed, swooned, got hungry, thirsty and loved every word.


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and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.




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New Release & Reviews – Dating Dr. Dreamy, Lili Valente

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Show of hands, ladies–Who has time for the one who got away?

Not me. I’m a busy woman. It’s wedding season in Bliss River and my catering business is slammed.

The last thing I need is a blast from the past, sweeping into my perfectly ordered life, talking sweet and acting even sweeter, making me think about kissing so often I start to wonder if there’s something wrong with me.

Spoiler alert: There is.
It’s been waaaay too long since I’ve made room for kissing on my To Do list.

Easy fix: I’ll play doctor with Mason Stewart until I get my ex out of my system. It shouldn’t take long. I give him seven days–seven dates–and then we’ll go our separate ways and I’ll finally move on.

The only problem?
Turns out Mason is even dreamier, sexier, more intense and magnetic than he used to be, and the only place I want to move is into his bed. Full time.

Maybe a second chance is exactly what the doctor ordered?
Or do I need a second opinion?








Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Dating Dr. Dreamy is the first book in the Bliss River series by Lili Valente. Oh, how I love when one of my favorite authors starts a new series! It’s. The. Best.

Fours years. It’s been four years since Mason walked away from Lark without an explanation. No note. No text. No call. No carrier pigeon. Nothing. One night they were making plans for the future and next he was gone. After three years of dating. Three years of being in love and he just leaves. And now, he is back…

Seven dates. He has seven dates to prove to her that he is a changed man. He loved Lark with all his heart but he felt that he didn’t deserve her. After four years of working on himself, he is home and wants to show her that he has never stopped loving her. That no one has compared to her. She is it. He knew that before he left and he still believes it but does she? Does she believe that he loves her and knows he made a terrible mistake? Will she give him a second chance?

Lark was broken when he left. It took her a year to put the pieces back together and start her catering business. She has dated but nobody gave her butterflies like he did. She should hate him. She should tell him there is no chance. Seven dates. She will give him that and then they can move on. He can go back to his life and she can go back to hers. Right?

Awe!! I do love second chances. It’s so fun to learn more about the person you loved. To see if the love is still there. Lark and Mason are not the same people. They are grown up and have careers and past mistakes. I thought they were sweet, funny, and real. They made me laugh, cry, and blush. Adorable but with fight. Lark doesn’t let him off easy and I loved that. I can’t wait for the next book!! Omg…it’s going to be full of explosive banter.


Seeing her in a bikini yesterday nearly killed me, but this woman in jeans… Damn.

“Are you turning?” she asks, propping a hand on her hip.

“Jeans,” I say, with a sigh.

She arches a brow. “What about them?”

“Jeans good. Me like.”

Her lips quirk up. “Thanks, Caveman Mason. Now turn around.”

“That was hot,” I murmur beneath my breath.

“The way I order food?” Lark asks, her smile widening when I nod. “What can I say? I know what I want, Mason, and I’m not afraid to ask for it.”

“And that was even hotter.”

I adore her, and I can’t wait to show her how much.


Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Dating Dr. Dreamy is the first book in the Bliss River series by the talented Lili Valente. A new series by one of my favorite authors? Yes, please! This is a second chance romance with fun and sexiness! It’s been four years since Mason left a broken hearted Lark. He just left without a word and now he’s home and wants her back. It took Lark a long time to get over him and she’s not giving in. She can’t put herself through that again. She’s built a life for herself and it doesn’t include letting Mason back into her heart. Mason isn’t going away. He isn’t giving up. He’s still in love with Lark and he’s going to prove to her that he’s changed and she can trust him. Will Lark give Mason a second chance? Will she be able to let go of all the hurt and move forward with the only man she ever loved? I loved this story! I love a second chance romance, they just warm my heart. It’s all about forgiveness and healing! Mason and Lark are just made for each other and once they realize they want to try again, it’s a beautiful thing to witness! I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

Audio: I love Lili and Jason together! Their voices just make me swoon and make me happy. The sexy and sultriness of Lili’s voice is always a pleasure to listen to! Jason, was great as always!



Author Bio:

Author of over forty novels, USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente writes everything from steamy suspense to laugh-out-loud romantic comedies. A die-hard romantic and optimist at heart, she can’t resist a story where love wins big. Because love should always win.

When she’s not writing, Lili enjoys adventuring with her two sons, climbing on rocks, swimming too far from shore, and asking “why” an incorrigible number of times per day. A former yoga teacher, actor, and dancer, she is also very bendy and good at pretending innocence when caught investigating off-limits places.

You can currently find Lili in the mid-South, valiantly trying to resist the lure of all the places left to explore.

Lili also writes super naughty books as L. Valente.


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Release Day Blitz & Review – Any Day Now, Lani Lynn Vale

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Release Date: August 11

Amelia loves her good friend, Avery.
So much so that she agrees to do the stupidest thing ever.
A stranger photo shoot.
You know the type.
The photographer takes photos of two individuals.
Two individuals that, until that day, have never met in their life.
The moment she shows up at the photo shoot, she knows that she made a terrible decision.
Because the total stranger about to be in an intimate photo shoot with her is the hottest thing that’s ever walked the streets of Kilgore, Texas.
If not the entire US of A.
Adam wasn’t sure why the hell he agreed to something so stupid.
Call it temporary lapse of sanity.
When the photographer who shot his photo for the Kilgore Police Department’s benefit calendar asked him for a favor, he couldn’t say no. Not without looking like a jerk seeing as it was benefiting the Fallen Officer Foundation that he played a rather large part in.
Whatever it was that made him agree, he quickly realizes that it’s not worth it. Not when he walks into the studio and sees the massive bed with blood-red sheets dominating the middle of the room. 
So uncomfortable he is at the sight, he’s about to head straight out the door and not look back when she walks in.


Amelia steals his breath away with just one glance, and all of a sudden, getting this stranger into his arms with his mouth on hers sounds like the best idea ever.




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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Any Day Now is the eighth book in the SWAT Generation 2.0 series by Lani Lynn Vale. This is Adam and Amelia’s story. It starts with a stranger photo shoot as a favor to Avery. From a sexy ride on Adam’s bike, to donuts and a sensual set of photos on silk sheets to a longing neither of them expected. Instant attraction. Crazy foreplay and a wanting that doesn’t end when he walks out that door. Adam isn’t going to let her get away. She’s not going to put up much of a fight since he’s about the sexiest thing she’s ever seen in real life. He’s just big, broad, sexy and she can’t get enough of him. Her father and brother aren’t going to make it easy on Adam, but he’s not going to get scared away. What happens when danger seems to follow Amelia? Will Adam risk his life to save her? I love Adam and Amelia! They are perfect for each other! She’s sassy, mouthy and likes to take chances. He’s laid back, alpha and lets her be herself! As always, looking forward to the next one!

A threesome? No thanks. If I wanted to disappoint two people at once, I’d go over to my parents’. ~Adam to Amelia

That’s a terrible decision. What to know why I know? Because I’ve made that decision and already know that it’s no bueno. ~ text from Amelia to Adam

Meet Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, to cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple meaning over twenty) chickens. 

She hails from the Great State of Texas. 

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
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Release Day Blitz & Review – Hush, Anne Malcolm & BT Urruela

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Release Date: August 11

They were taken.



Off the street. 


From parking lots. 




Snatched from life and thrust into hell.


They took Orion Darby on a perfect summer day, while she could still taste her first kiss on her lips.


She joined the others with chains on their ankles and scars on their souls.


They turned into nothing more than statistics. 
Cold cases. Lost girls.
Years passed and the world forgot.


Until the day they escaped.
This is not about their captivity.


This is about their struggle to return to a life that’s passed them by.


This was the real world.


But for Orion, this was hell.


You see… freedom isn’t enough.


She needs blood.

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5 out of 5 stars

Hush is a standalone novel by BT Urruela and Anne Malcom. I have read BT before but this is my first Anne book! I have been waiting for one of her standalone or start of a new series so when I saw that they were writing a book together, I was so excited. I can’t really say much without spoilers so this will be fast.

Three girls were stolen. Three women escaped. Three different amounts of time in the Cell. Three personalities trying to survive in a world that failed them. This was their story. It’s not pretty but it’s theirs. After years in captivity it was the only thing they had except for each other. Will it be enough to survive the hell they are in now?

Orion was taken after her happiest moment. She was out for revenge and she won’t let anything or anyone get in her way. Jaclyn wants to make up for her time away. She has missed so much. And Shelby goes home. Three different lives but they will always be linked together.

This book needed to be written. This vile shit happens everywhere. In suburbs. In poor communities. In gated communities. Everywhere. Girls and boys are lost and forgotten. Some are found but their lives will never be the same. It’s something we don’t like to think about it but it’s out there. It’s real. I have girls the same age as these girls when they were stolen and it’s not something I want to discuss with them but I have. Anyway, it’s well-written and if life didn’t get in the way, I would have read it in one day. I am hoping for a sequel.


“This is hell on earth,” Jaclyn said, not the least bit gently. “And you’re the newest resident.”

“Romance is for living breathing humans. Not walking tragedies.”

“I want you to be the heroine of your own story,” Maddox said, voice low.




Meet Anne Malcolm

Anne Malcom  has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth. As she grew up, her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular, gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.
Raised in small-town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. Currently living in London, she’s on a whole new adventure. 
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Meet BT Urruela 
BT Urruela is a combat wounded amputee, purple heart recipient, contemporary author who has written both independent and traditionally published books. He is a RARE under 40 award recipient, Rockwood Summit High School and Rockwood School District Hall of Fame inductee, Co-founder and Brand Ambassador for VETSports, Ambassador for Tampa Sports Academy, People Magazine Tribute for Heroes winner, Cover Model, Motivational Speaker and Philanthropist.
At an early age he began writing short stories having been inspired by reading books authored by RL Stein. His maternal grandmother’s bookshelf was filled with literature that inspired his young mind and cultivated his vivid imagination. 


Upon graduation from high school his desire to have a 20-year military career was cut drastically short by an improvised explosive device. Taking the life of his commander, and leaving the remaining four team members badly wounded. 


After careful consideration and multiple surgeries, he along with the guidance of his doctors made the decision to amputate. It was the only surgery he ever left with a smile on his face, as if a weight had been lifted. He struggled for two more years through 4-5 hours of physical therapy a day, five days a week to get adapted to his new prosthetic. He medically retired from the Army with high hopes. His focus on restoring his physical shape being the most eminent battle caused him to neglect his psychological state. 


Meeting people was difficult and there were very few options for veterans to utilize that would stimulate friendship, and ultimately, allow communication barriers to be breached. After moving to Tampa, Florida, he co-founded the veteran community sports nonprofit, VETSports, with two other combat wounded veterans. It was their mission to change the way veterans transitioned back to civilian life through organized team sports, community involvement, and leadership opportunities.  


After being invited to attend a photoshoot with acclaimed photographer Michael Stokes, he flew to California in December of 2014, with incredible excitement. His photos were so widely publicized that he soon gained exposure to the literary world like he’d always dreamed of. That opportunity launched him into his present writing career. He co-wrote the novel ‘A Lover’s Lament with author KL Grayson. The following year he released first solo novel, ‘Into the Nothing’ and will be releasing Wicked Little Words with author Stevie J. Cole. He is now writing full-time.
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Blog Tour – You Are My Reason, Willow Winters

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YOU ARE MY REASON by Willow Winters
Release Date: August 11th

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From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes an emotionally gripping romance.

It’s been a long time since I’ve looked at a man and wanted something more.
Even longer since one has looked at me with a gaze that I couldn’t tear my eyes from.

No one is perfect, but that’s how it felt to be in his arms.
I started to think everything was going to be alright. That life had finally put the pieces of my broken heart back together.

Fate may have brought us together, it’s a pretty little thought my poetic mind had.
But there’s no doubt that the sins of his past would tear us apart.

This story was previously published as Imperfect in 2017. It has been revised and elevated.



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Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Best Selling Author!

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

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


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Cover Reveal & Excerpt – Drive Me Wild, Melanie Harlow

August 10, 2020 By

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Sometimes, love is just an accident waiting to happen.


Drive Me Wild, an all-new sexy, opposites-attract romance about finding love when you least expect it by USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is releasing August 24th, and we have the smoking hot cover!

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When Blair Beaufort literally crashes into Bellamy Creek wearing a ball gown and a tiara, I should have towed her car, said goodnight, and sent her packing.

I’m a mechanic, not a hotel manager. I’ve got enough on my plate trying to keep my shop from going under, my overbearing mother off my back, and my baseball team in contention for the league championship. I don’t have time for a former debutante with zero street smarts and a cash flow problem, even if she is crazy beautiful.

Problem is, she’s stranded in my small town, and I’m hiding a protective streak underneath my broody exterior that runs deep. So I offer her a place to stay and keep my hands to myself.

For exactly one night.

If only she weren’t so gorgeous. So funny. So eager to please. She’s a disaster behind the wheel, but she drives me wild without even trying–at work, at home, in the back of my truck . . . I can’t get enough of the way she makes me feel.

But I know better than to think it can last. She wants a fairy tale, and I’m no prince.

So when it comes time for her to leave, there’s nothing I can do but let her go.

No matter how much it hurts to say goodbye.


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Model: Chad Hurstt
Photographer: Michelle Lancaster

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Chapter One


A watched pot never boils, but a watched mechanic will.

I don’t remember how old I was when I first heard my dad say it, but damn if he wasn’t right. There was nothing worse than a hoverer, and old man Dodson was a serial offender.

“Are you sure you need to hit that so hard?”

Clench jaw. Count to three. “Yes.”

“Is that really the right way to do it?”

Take a breath. Don’t throw things. “Yes.”

“Are you going to be done soon?”

Not if you keep standing there asking me stupid questions.

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About Melanie

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USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like Schitt’s Creek, Homeland, and Fleabag. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the CLOVERLEIGH FARMS series, the ONE & ONLY series, AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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Blog Tour, Reviews & *Giveaway* – Restraint, Adriana Locke

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RESTRAINT by Adriana Locke
Release Date: August 3rd

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Restraint is the first book in the Mason Family series by the very talented, Adriana Locke. I read Restraint as a short story in the back of her book, Cross two years ago and I wanted more!! When Adriana announced she was giving us just that I was so excited and for it to be the start of a new series, I was super excited. She did a fantastic job of connecting the families together.


It was supposed to be a one-night stand. It was also supposed to be just a three-day vacation forced upon Blaine but her overbearing brothers who know her well. She is a workaholic who needed a much needed break. She had no idea that the vacation was going to change her life. It all started in an airport…


Holt was late but he didn’t give one fuck once he saw her. She was beautiful, smart, and witty and he wanted her. He wanted to take her to dinner and then have her for dessert, but he was shot down. He didn’t even get her name. That was until fate stepped in and he saw his mystery woman a few hours later. He wasn’t going to let her go without a fight. Luckily, she gave in and they had one hot night together. He didn’t want just a one night stand. She was not a one-night stand type of woman. And when fate stepped in again, it gave him an idea. One week. That’s it. It was perfect. They were both too busy for more. One thousand miles apart.


One week. It’s a week of all kinds of ups and downs. What will happen when their time was up?


This was so worth the wait!! I love these two. Their banter. Their independence. Their connection. Their families. I love Adriana’s family series’. They are so much fun and I can’t wait for the next book. All these brothers are have different personalities and ways of life. It’s going to kick ass.




“There has to be a bad side to you.”

“Oh,” I say with a low, rough chuckle, “I can be as bad as you want me to be.”

“That’s not what I meant,” she says, her hand waving toward her pinked cheeks.

I grin. “By the way you’re fanning your face, I think that’s exactly what you meant.”


“What are you doing?” I ask.

“Coming after you.”

“You most certainly will come after me,” I say with a raised brow.


“We talk like friends and kiss like lovers,” I say wistfully.


Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Restraint is the first book in the Mason Family series by the fabulous Adriana Locke. I love when one of my favorite authors starts a new series. It’s just makes me giddy! Even better when they do a little spin-off from a series I adored! This is Blaire Gibson’s (Yes, that Gibson!) story with the sexy Holt Mason. Holt wanted her as soon as he saw her. There was just something about her that pushed all his buttons. One night just wasn’t enough. Now he’s got her for a week and he’s going to spend as much time with her as he can. Blaire is on vacation, something that’s odd for her. She’s a dedicated, workaholic who doesn’t have time for vacations or friends or much of anything. Holt’s showing her that it’s ok to open up to him. Share things about herself and her life. It doesn’t make her weak, just makes her human. Holt doesn’t understand why he wants to get to know her, but he knows it’s something he has to do. He’s never met anyone like her and he isn’t ready to let her go. Can they still do their jobs and be with each other? Could it be that easy? Oh man! I love Holt and Blaire! They are total equals so they understand what it’s like to work all the time. But Holt shows Blaire how to relax and just be. And Blaire shows Holt what it feels like to be loved. When you stop to listen to your heart instead of your head, you just might get everything you’ve ever wanted! Bring on Holt’s brothers!


Blaire Gibson knows better than to have one-night stands.

She prides herself on her decision-making skills. It’s the one asset that has never let her down. But even the best thinkers have weaknesses. Hers is a delicious business mogul with a quick tongue. Unfortunately for her, that tongue is good for more than just talking.

Holt Mason doesn’t need to justify anything to anyone.

He wants Blaire. He pursues Blaire. And he gets Blaire because that’s how his life works.

Until it doesn’t.

What begins as a single night in a hotel room spirals into an unusual agreement. As late nights provide the space to trade secrets and walls come tumbling down, more is shared than just pillow talk.

They both should’ve known better. They should’ve shown restraint. Because when guards are dropped, hearts get hurt.

*RESTRAINT is a brand-new standalone romance from USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke.




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USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.

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Release Day & Review – Shifting Targets, Reily Garrett 

August 10, 2020 By


Raw grit and determination shift Keiki Tallerman from hunted to hunter in this gripping thriller of murder, pursuit, and revenge.


Keiki Tallerman’s resolve to find her parents’ killer doesn’t stop when police detectives’ leads turn cold. Guilt over the circumstances won’t let her rest until she identifies the shooter. 

Tenacity prompts the tech prodigy to strike an unusual bargain with a private investigator, her drones for his experience. They both have a lot to learn.

Nick Tucker’s frustration with the legal system leads him to the private sector where a college coed with more courage than self-preservation crosses his path. He’s willing to bend a few rules to keep her alive.

New paths offer glimpses into life’s underbelly, a world of shadows, deceit, and death. A world Keiki never knew existed. With a shepherd by her side, she pursues each lead despite the target on her back.

The question remains, who will strike first, and who will be left standing when the dust settles?




Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Shifting Targets is a prequel novella in the Moonlight and Murder series by Reily Garrett. I have read the series and have really enjoyed the suspense, mystery, and romance. I have wondered about Keiki and Nick’s beginning so this was awesome. No, it’s not a romance. They are friends and co-workers.
Keiki wants to catch a killer. The one who killed her parents in a parking lot. Nick was there when she heard the devastating  news just a few weeks ago but since then he left the force. He was now a PI and he could use some help with his recent case. Nick sees what lays behind Keiki’s eyes. Determination. It’s a good thing but it’s also dangerous so he comes up with a proposal. To team up.
Will Keiki stay out of danger? If you read the other books then you know the answer. This woman is fire, and this is their start to many things to come.
I thought it was great to see their beginning. The banter. The friendship. The growls of frustration. Haha.
“There’s no way to win with you, is there?”
“Surviving is winning. You’re like the sister I never had. Right now, I’m thanking God for unanswered prayers.”
“You okay for tonight? I can park it on your couch if you want.”
“Nah, but, is it okay if Heathen stays with me a little longer?”
“No problem.” Bending down to rub the dog’s chest, Nick said, “Be good, boy. Protect this wild child.”
“Let’s rewind for a minute. You mentioned spanking when you first came in…” Shelly giggled at Nick’s horror-stricken expression


Chapter One


Silence had a feel.

It wasn’t the stillness of morning before her parents padded down the steps. Those stairs would never creak under their weight again.

It wasn’t quiet born of exhaustion despite having sat at the kitchen table all night. The invisible shroud engulfed her mind, clouded her thoughts, and threatened to suffocate her with its cloying mantle.

What she wouldn’t give to see her mom and dad’s faces one more time, to hear their teasing remarks about leaving the solder gun out or dirty dishes in the sink.

She’d wanted ice cream to celebrate her technological victory. Her drone’s new design had finally become reality.

The intricate structure had begun with a challenge by her dad. “Make it lighter, user friendly, and more functional.”

It wasn’t the drone’s fault her parents were dead. No, that debt rested on Keiki’s spoiled shoulders. She’d wanted to have a small party and had asked them to stop for a half gallon of chunky monkey.

The why of the senseless tragedy still haunted her weeks later. If she didn’t find justice for them soon, she’d suffer eternal insomnia.

Kitchen lights had remained off, allowing patchy moonlight glinting off the stainless steel fridge to create phantom shadow companions. Now, dawn’s edge speared through lacy curtains to animate her new path.

The time had come to suppress remnants of guilt dragging its serrated edge across her consciousness. She equated it to a scar that would diminish in time but be forever present.

Her folks would want her to move forward. Always forward. Never look back.

“Time to prove to the world my parents were successful in raising their kid.” Speaking to the empty room, she refused to wallow in the shadows any longer. Nothing would engulf her spirit in darkness.

Her friends were right. Something needed to light a fire under her ass. If the cops couldn’t find the killer, she’d give them a helping hand. She was a mechanical prodigy. Her parents had devoted their lives to ensuring she had every advantage. It was time to energize her slumbering gray matter.

She needed a path, a new direction, and a positive attitude. Stepping outside her comfort zone would expedite all three.

Her morning’s planned endeavor could accomplish that and give her a visual reminder of who she was and from where she’d come. 




Reily Garrett is a writer, mother, and companion to three long coat German shepherds. When not working with her dogs, she’s sitting at her desk with her furkids by her side.

Author of chilling suspense and snarky romance, her stories span the distance of romantic thrillers, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. Regardless of genre, each book delves into a dark and twisted imagination yet is tempered with romance and a touch of humor.

Reviews by Kirkus Reviews, San Francisco Bay Review, and best describe her work:

“This could be James Patterson, Lee Child, and Tess Gerritsen rolled into one, but the dark, twisted methods used by the serial killer could surprise even those readers…” – San Francisco Bay Review

“…steamy, seductive police procedural…” –

“…well-researched thriller that remains romantically genuine throughout.”  –  Kirkus Review


Prior experience in the Military Police, private investigations, and as an ICU nurse gives her fiction a real-world flavor.

Writer of romantic thrillers, paranormal romance, and erotic thrillers.





Release Day – Treasure You, Crystal Perkins

August 10, 2020 By

Title: Treasure You: A Fusion of Universe Novella

Author: Crystal Perkins 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 10, 2020
Cover Design: Kari March

Everyone has always told me I’m the best baker. My family, my friends, my town. Going on a televised baking competition should have been a dream come true, but it turned into my worst nightmare. Now, I need to start over in a new town, and with an old friend. 
Dario Wells was once honest with me, and I punished him for it. I’m getting a second-chance at making things right–and falling back in love with him. But I need to believe in myself before I can believe in a future for us.
I worked hard to become a successful businessman, but there’s always been something missing. Or someone. When Tira Coulson needs me, how can I say no? She hasn’t talked to me in six years, but I’ve never stopped loving her. 
It’s time for me to prove to both of us that I can be the man who treasures her above all else–and maybe get her to bake for me again.




“I loved everything about this read, the characters are wonderful, the story believable and the banter is perfect.” Thelma and Louise book blog

“Loved it. Cute, sweet and hot.“ Charlene, Goodreads review

“It was heart warming to watch as Dare works to convince Tira to take a second chance on him and his love. ” Erin Lewis, Goodreads review

“ Treasure You is second chance / small town romance at its best, it will appeal to a wide audience and it’s a book I highly recommend.” Jackie Wright, Goodreads review

“I want the house in the woods, I want to shop at Dare Thee Well, I just want it all.” Julie, reviewer

“So cute! Just what I needed in quarantine” Page and Pout on Instagram


Crystal Perkins has always been a big reader, but she never thought she would write her own book, until she sat down in 2014 and did it. She’s now published over 40 books, and has been featured in several anthologies as well.She lived in Las Vegas for over a decade, where you could find her running author events and winning bookseller awards. She’s currently living in North Dakota to be closer to her family, but she still considers Vegas to be her home city. When she’s not reading a few hundred books a year or chasing after her grandson, you can find her watching hockey (Go Knights Go!) and trying to find the perfect shade of lipstick.

She loves Star Wars AND Star Trek, but if pushed to choose, it will always be Leia and her crew who come out on top. Her love of all things nerdy comes through in her book characters, no matter the genre. A mac and cheese connoisseur, she travels the world looking for the perfect version, while attending book conventions and signings as a cover for her research. Poutine research is also conducted regularly on her trips.




Cover Reveal – Falling Into You, A.L. Jackson

August 6, 2020 By

Falling into You
A Falling Stars stand-alone romance from A.L. Jackson
Coming September 21st

Cover: LJ Designs
Photo: Adrian Oliver Photography 





SERIES: A Falling Stars stand-alone novel 




Richard Ramsey is the guitarist for the world’s hottest new band.
Gifted. Charismatic. Hot as sin.
Lend your ear, and he’ll steal your heart.
Nah, you can’t have his considering he left it in his hometown years ago.


He knows better than going back. But it’s his younger sister’s wedding, and there’s no way he can say no to that.


He should have known she would be there, invading his senses and making him thirst and hunger for what he wants most.


Violet Marin hates him for what he’s done. He left her emptyhanded with their wreckage strewn all around. She’s picked up the pieces and is living her life the best way that she can.


But their connection is fierce.

Their attraction unending.

It only takes one glance for their worlds to collide.

One touch to set them on fire.


But she doesn’t know the dark secrets he keeps. If he had understood the true price of fame, he would have known he’d sold his soul and this debt is something he cannot repay.


Letting her go is impossible, but will loving her cost it all?


A sensuous, captivating contemporary stand-alone romance in the Falling Stars series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson . . .


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“I needed a seat belt for that one. Talk about twists and turns. WOW! And the love story was EPIC!!!!!!!!! NEXT LEVEL…” 
Lauren Rowe, USA Today bestselling author


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Quantities are limited and we sold out super fast last time, so reserve yours now! 


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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME, CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART, and FALLING STARS novels. Watch out for her upcoming stand-alone, FALLING INTO YOU, releasing September 21st.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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