Release Blitz, 5 Heart Review, Excerpt & *Giveaway* – Riske and Revenge, Natalie E. Wrye

October 17, 2017 By

 

 

 

 
Title: Riske and Revenge
Series: The Revenge Series
Author: Natalie E. Wrye
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 17, 2017
 

 

Blurb

 

Love is the
strongest emotion in the world…next to hate.
 
I knew hate. Had known it since I was seventeen.
For me, it was love turned on its head, a product of hurt and fear—twisted,
tied up…and placed on the sculpted shoulders of Ethan Riske.
 
***
 
Dayton, Tennessee.
 
Home to the best cow-tipping in the world, the
biggest hot dogs, and the lousiest sex.
 
Or so I’d heard…
 
They were right about the first two. Ethan
Riske proved them wrong about the third and at seventeen, he and I spent a
summer under the stars, squeezing our way out of trouble, sweating and panting
among the haystacks.
 
Until he left.
 
Nine years later, when a huge publishing house
tries to buy my small press, I storm into the office of the CEO to find him.
 
Same cocky grin. Different name.
 
And suddenly all I can think about is exacting
revenge on Ethan Riske for breaking his contract…and my heart.
 
But there’s someone who wants revenge even
more than I do. As I begin to fall for the new Ethan, will the sins of the old
one come back to haunt us?

 

 
 
5 Stars
Riske and Revenge is the first book in the Revenge series by one of my favorite suspense romance authors, Natalie E. Wrye! I have read all of her books and have beta read most of them. I just love how she makes me think, laugh, and tingle sometimes all at once. Before I start talking about the story I want to explain that if you read a Paradise Forbidden then you have met Kat and Ethan (known as Trevor). This is a complete re-write of their story. It’s not the same story. They might have the same names, kinda but they are not the same in personalities. It’s hard to explain. Overall…if you read Paradise Forbidden …read this. If you didn’t…read Riske and Revenge.
Nine years. It’s been nine years since Kat has seen Ethan Riske. The boy that found trouble. The boy that she loved at seventeen. The boy that disappeared that same year. She hasn’t seen him but she knew he was now the man that she hated. He was also the man she couldn’t forget. The man who tortured her in his dreams and in her heart. Now nine years later, she sees him again. And damn him for looking even sexier and more sophisticated in his three piece suits. And fuck him for wanting to ruin her. She wants her revenge but can she do that and keep her body from betraying her?
Brendon Foxx has it all. CEO. Nice rides. Sweet office. Kickass friends. As many women as he wants. But there is still one thing he doesn’t have. Her. The girl who he left behind in Tennessee. The girl that he could be himself around. The one girl that didn’t chase him. The girl of his dreams. That was all she was now. A dream. Until, he sees Kat once again. She was reality but not his. He saw the look in her eyes and they were not kind. He knew that look. He was fucked and not in a good way.
Kat and Ethan’s relationship is complex. They thought they knew each other nine years ago but now? Their chemistry was still there. Kat’s feistiness was still intact. Ethan’s trouble-making smirk was still panty melting but he wasn’t the same person who left Tennessee or was he and Kat didn’t see it? She might have some glimpses but not this. Will she even see her Ethan again or is it too late?
I liked their story the first time around but I loved it the second time. The writing is more addicting. The characters are more developed. The storyline is just more. I laughed more. The heat rose. The suspense was less predictable. I am excited about the rest of the series of remakes. Natalie totally kicked ass with this one!
Quotes:
With Kat Lexington, nothing was simple.
I thought about the comment Brendon Foxx once made about me working at Red Lobster, and figured that I might as well start working on my biscuit recipe.
She was the song that my heart had never stopped singing.
 
 
 
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Prologue
 
“I hope you taste as good as you smell.”
The sound drifted through the air. A slow, sensuous melody
floated with it, and as both made their way through the room, the beat of the
song and the quiet statement I just heard rattled the bourbon in my hand,
making the ice cubes shake.
Or maybe I was the one shaking.
I couldn’t help it. 
Griff was poking a hole in my ribs with his elbow, and as
the lips that had just whispered in my ear withdrew, I could see the look on my
“best man’s” face. He was essentially salivating, his tongue practically
swinging as he took in the vision of the woman who was speaking in my ear… and
laying a seductive path in my open lap.
She stood, her long legs stretching, her bare torso twisting
as she rolled the shape of an “S” in the air with her body, swaying seductively
to the music. She was toned… that was obvious. A tight package with tits too
big to be real, the buxom blonde in front of me was the object of every man’s
wet-dream, star of every cock-swinger’s fantasy…
Except mine.
But she was doing her best. Clad in a piece of cloth that
barely covered her clearly cleanly-waxed pussy, she ground her
pretty ass two inches from my face while every other man in the room fought the
urge to put their fingers all over her. My best friend, included. He nudged my
side for the ninetieth time.
“Fuck me, man,” he slurred. “If she was doing that to me,
I’d be two seconds from putting my finger in her ass.” He smirked widely and
wildly.
“Good thing you aren’t me,” I shot back quietly, leaning
over to look into his face. “That’d be a felony, you crazy ass.” I finally
smiled. “And the last time I checked you didn’t fuck strippers because ‘and I
quote…  ‘Who knows how many other items have been in those goddamned
holes?'”
I threw Griff’s own words back at him with a silent grin.
“Doesn’t matter,” he declared, staring at the stripper in
front of me for the thousandth time. “For her?” He swallowed another mouthful
of scotch. “I’d make an exception.”
I glared at the beautiful blonde again. Because Griff was
right. The exotic dancer… She might have been one of the best looking I’d ever
seen. Maybe the best. She was tall, long-legged. Gorgeous… in
the porn star sense, of course, with a wide, luscious mouth made for licking
and sucking in only the most erotic of ways.
She licked her lips at me as if she wanted to make good on
the promise she’d just whispered, and I had no doubt when she looked at me, her
brown doe-like eyes wide, that—if she could, she would devour me until nothing
was left. Until she drained every drop.
Unfortunately, for her, I wasn’t interested.
She tried to drag me to my feet, her tiny fingers wrapping
around my own, pulling as she walked backwards in the direction of the edge of
the room. The overhead maroon lights illuminating the space in our black-curtain
closed boudoir made her look as naughty as every word dripping from her
blood-red mouth, and Bambi the Bimbo was putting on her best pout to entice me
into joining her towards whatever dirty fun lay in the dark room beyond this
one.
All of the men—friend and foe—whooped as I slowly dragged
myself to my feet, stumbling and fumbling over the discarded decorations that
littered the floor. Streamers and “Congratulations” ribbons ran the length of
the room, taking up space between the cloth-covered tables, and I staggered
past them, barely holding onto my Bourbon as I followed stolidly behind the
too-excited dancer who nearly bounced on her platform-covered toes.
With the push of another curtain, we fell into another room,
and I let my body flounce on the dark-colored couches beyond it, slumping into
the padded cushions. I took a healthy swig of my drink and sank my fingers into
the seat beneath, wondering how many stains these comfortable sofas had really seen.
The drunker I got, the more it didn’t matter. Ignorance
truly was bliss.
And so was the sensation making its way down my crotch—a
gentle rubbing that circled the length of my cock through the fabric of my suit
pants. From the tip to the very base. I groaned, closing my eyes as I saw a
vision in my mind. A vision too good to be true. 
A vision almost ten years old.
Waves of dark hair fell to a waist too tiny to be anything
but touched. Shiny and soft, the beautiful brown mane swept across my chest,
against my shirt, as two eyes, a crystal-clear blue, peeked from beneath the
strands, as round and as large as saucers. In my mind, they met mine, saying
things that couldn’t be vocalized, voicing words that need not be said.
They seduced in the most innocent of ways, waylaying me,
pulling at a possessiveness in me I didn’t know existed. The blue eyes smiled.
The smile beneath them was even better—wicked, as it dipped to my abdomen and
pressed there, making me ache, causing my cock to strain against the
inconvenient zipper located there.
How many times had I imagined those lips doing exactly that?
That tongue licking out beneath those straight white teeth to lap at my skin,
the edge of her mouth nipping at the most sensitive parts of me? It was
torture—letting her tease me, taking me to the brink and back again as she
swept that sheet of auburn locks over my body as she bent to her knees. I
sucked in a breath soaked in desire as I waited for her to place her mouth
where it mattered most.
And then it stopped. The teasing. She stopped. 
And before I knew it, she was pulling—no, ripping—at my
pants. The top button popped, and suddenly my cock was between her hands, her
lips. She sank her mouth around it with a sigh, sucking with delight. The
sexiest slurp ever made to man escaped from between her teeth, and I nearly
lost it, grinding my own teeth as I gripped the back of her head, my eyelids
squeezing tight enough to ache.
“Fuck, fuck, fuck…” I muttered. Over and over and over
again.
It was fucking amazing. Something so simple—someone so
simple, sweet and secretly naughty could bring a stubborn fucker like me—CEO
and all—to his Giorgio Armani-covered knees.
I came… with my cock in her mouth and her name on my mind. I
leaned back even further, letting my head fall into the cushions.
“Fuck, Kat…” I mumbled, feeling way too fucked up to move,
the liquor coursing through my veins as I came down from my high, my fingers
reaching out to touch her once more.
But she backed away.
“Kat?” she said, rising to her feet. “Who the fuck is Kat?”
I opened my eyes, staring at the figure fumbling around in
front of me. It was the blonde vixen—the stripper. Standing on shaky legs, she
wobbled between my legs, locking me with a stare, her eyes hard and unblinking.
She placed her hands on her tiny hips.
“Who the hell is Kat?”
As if she was outraged. As if she had any right to question
whatever the fuck I was doing anyway. I ignored her with a shrug, stowing my
dick back in my pants with a loud zip! I finished my drink and
sat it down.
“Ohhhh… I get it,” the blonde blower hissed. “She must be
your fiancé. Well… I guarantee you that she’s never made you come like that.
That was epic, baby,” she sighed, trying to straddle me. Her pussy was peeking
completely out of her barely-there panties this time, and she tried to rub it
across me, sliding her pink slit across the front of my pants with a slow
grind.
I almost pushed her off. I stood.
“There is no fiancee,” I rumbled.
“But I thought…”
“My friends,” I interrupted, “thought it’d be funny to
celebrate my new position. They said it was fitting… seeing as how I’m now
married to my job. This isn’t a real bachelor party. And that
wasn’t a real blow-job…”
She raised an eyebrow. “Certainly felt real
to me.”
I pulled out my wallet, taking out a couple hundred dollar
bills and putting them in the palm of her hand. I folded her fingers around
them, looking into her eyes.
“Can’t be real… Not when you’re thinking about someone else
the entire time.”
I turned just as the fair-haired, breathing blow-up doll
gaped. I pulled the black curtain aside, exiting, attempting to avoid the
curious gaze of every onlooking employee that came to the party to usher me
into my new executive role.
My smile was weak, as I tried to shake off what just
happened to me in the other room… and who I was imagining it happening with. Somehow,
it was the brunette in my head, and not the blonde on my lap, that felt as if
she were still on my skin.
I was in so much fucking trouble.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Natalie Wrye is a tequila connoisseur, Game of Thrones
addict and author best known for writing page-turning Contemporary Romance and
Romantic Suspense.
A fan of the beautifully polarizing anti-hero, she crafts sexy stories about
hard-bodied, complex men and the strong-willed women who crave them.She loves it when people get weird with her on Facebook, NatalieWrye.com or Natalie@NatalieWrye.com.

 
 
 
 
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Release Day Blitz & Review – Melt, Carrie Aarons

September 17, 2017 By

 

 
 
Title: Melt
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: September 17, 2017
 
 
 
Blurb
You scream. I scream. We all scream during … well, you get the point.After a failed eight-year relationship and a cross-country move, the last thing I’m looking for as a single mom is a new flame. In fact, diapers, walls marked in crayon, and daycare pickup are the only things on my to-do list.

Enter Jake Brady, your friendly neighborhood food truck owner whose dimples and delicacies won’t seem to leave well enough alone. With more popularity than the president, his wine-infused sweet treats have our nation’s capital hooked. He’s spontaneous, smug and all-American gorgeous; a dangerous combination considering he has no interest in taking on the responsibilities that rule my life.

But when we can’t seem to sample enough of each other’s … desserts, things start to get complicated. Jake is biting off more than he can chew, and when I watch him with my daughter, I can’t seem to freeze my melting heart.

Maybe it’s his waffle cone. Maybe it’s his … banana split. Either way, I think I’m in trouble with a cherry on top.

 
 
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4.5 Stars

Melt is a new standalone by Carrie Aarons. I just know when I open one of her books that I am in for a treat full of laughter, sexiness, and heart. I also know that the storyline will have a unique twist and hook me in.
One food truck owning bachelor. One newly single mom. One adorable three year old girl. The first two were not looking for a relationship. The other wasn’t looking for a new daddy. But fate brings them together in most delicious way. With ice cream. And wine.
Samantha just moved back home to D.C. after leaving her boyfriend of eight years in Seattle. She had her dream job, her daughter, and her mom. That’s all she needed. Yes. A hot night with a man would be wonderful but her number one priority with always be Lennon. That man does find her but he isn’t looking for the kind of responsibility that he would need to give to Samantha or her little girl in the future. She is happy that he tells her upfront and that apparently is a turn on because she gets her hot night and it was everything and more than she expected.
Jake never met a woman like Samantha even though he saw her around college years ago. He never dated anyone with a kid but for her, he wanted to try. And he did until things get complicated. He knew he was in over his head but Samantha and Lennon melt his heart but can he handle it? Can he handle the mess, cries, and falls that come along with a three year old? Can he handle the most beautiful single mom and her sassy daughter?
I thought this was a cute, funny, and hot read. I love a good single parent book. Just something about second chances at love and having your little love at your side is extra beautiful. I love just seeing that bond between a child and the new one in their lives  developing. It’s not always easy, I know that but it’s special. I thought Samantha and Jake did an amazing job with bringing the three of them together.
Overall…it was awesome! The characters are lovable. Their banter is fun. Their appetites make me want to eat some pasta with a side of ice cream. I laughed hard and felt their passion.
Quotes:
Damnnnnn. Would it be inappropriate for me to whistle?
“And you’ll be out here, sleeping with Lennon’s Dora the Explorer blanket. So don’t be a dirty dog, because Boots sees everything.”
“Time is money, baby. And I am a good multi-tasker, especially with my hands. I think you have seen that work in action.”
“God, you’re cheesy.” I lean my seat back a little, impatient on long car rides.
 

 

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Author of romance
novels such as Red Card and All the Frogs in Manhattan, Carrie Aarons writes
sexy, swoon-worthy, sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until
she puts them down on a page.
Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and
can’t imagine a better or more maddening profession.

A lover of good manicures, Riesling and the beach, she enjoys chasing her puppy
through the dog parks of New Jersey, or trying to make her husband binge watch
the latest Netflix craze.



 
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Release Boost, 5 Heart Reviews & Excerpt – Lucky Number Eleven, Adriana Locke

September 13, 2017 By

 

 

Title: Lucky Number Eleven
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Sports Romance
Release Date: September 7, 2017
Blurb
People say not to believe the things you read
in magazines, but you know what? Most things you’ve heard about me are probably
true.
I totally banged the reporter in the locker
room after the championship game last year.
Those pictures in Expose from last summer?
Those were not modified.
I’m also not really six-foot tall. (But let’s
keep that between us.)
Now, I know you’re wondering about that last
Expose headline—the one about me and my teammate (and ex-best friend) Finn
Miller’s sister, Layla James. That one is a little more complicated.
Here’s the thing: I’ve played football my
whole life. If there’s one thing I know, it’s how to adjust when the game
changes. And if there’s one thing I always do, it’s find a way to win.
Granted, the stakes are higher. The playbook
has changed. There’s more on the line than (another) MVP title. But guess what
hasn’t changed? Me. I’m still Branch “Lucky” Best and I’m not about to fumble
this one.
Grab a seat and a subscription to Expose. I’m
about to make some headlines. (Again.)
A sexy, swoon-filled standalone novel.

 

 

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5 Stars

I’m a huge fan of Adriana Locke and I’ve read all her books. I’ve loved them all for different reasons, but the thing that ties them altogether is the fantastic writing and the real, addicting characters. I know that I will be hooked from the first page and keep wanting more and more until the very end. Adriana can do something very few authors can. She makes you love her secondary characters as much as the main ones. She writes family. Friendships. She knows people and she knows what her fans want. We want sexy football players. Bad ass heroines. Best friends to envy and siblings to wish for. And Adriana delivers time and time again. Lucky Number Eleven is a football romance. One of my favorite kinds. Branch is a wide receiver and he’s famous, rich and a playboy. He doesn’t pretend to be someone he isn’t. He’s honest, direct and tells it like it is. While he’s away for the weekend with his best friend, Finn. He meets Finn’s sister, Layla. He’s instantly attracted to her, but knows he needs to keep his hands to himself or his best friend will kill him. After spending time with Layla, Branch feels more at home than he has in years. She brings out the man he used to be. The one he always thought he’d be. She’s genuine, sweet and hilarious and he just can’t stay away from her. It’s just a weekend fling, but it left him wanting more. More of her smiles. More of her laughter. Just more of her. But that’s not realistic and they both know it. Layla can’t help but want Branch. I mean, he’s sexy, funny, talented and handsome. He’s not exactly how she pictured the sexy playboy. He’s sweeter. Nicer and more fun. When they run into each other weeks later, it’s awkward. They have to talk, but can they be friends? What happens when obstacles block their way? I loved this story! I loved Branch and Layla’s chemistry and their banter. It was top notch! I loved that she didn’t fall all over herself because of who he is. She liked the man, not the player. Branch is a dick, but I still loved him. He was honest and it broke my heart that he didn’t have more faith in himself. Layla is seriously badass! There wasn’t anything about her that I didn’t like! And, please with Finn and Poppy! They are fantastic! I need more of them asafp! Poppy is the greatest best friend. I wanted to be her and have her in my life. Finn is the loving brother who would do anything for his sister. He just gets it. Overall, this is the perfect story filled with sexiness, fun, friendship, family and football! Go Number Eleven!!

 

P.S. One of my favorite scenes is when Branch and Layla play catch!

P.P.S. I love Poppy’s explanation of the men and the positions they play on the field. Priceless!

 

I guess I expected . . . more,” I tease, lifting my shoulders just a touch for effect.

“You want more? I have so much more you’d be screaming for less.”

 

“I’m about to get you nine inches closer if you don’t tell me no,” I growl.

“Let me think about it,” she says, tapping her pursed lips.

 

“Will it make you happy?”

“Yeah, but I don’t need it.”

“My job isn’t to decide what you need. It’s to make you happy.”

 

And…Poppy!!

“That face isn’t my favorite on you.”

“Um, I only have one face.”

“That would be incorrect,”

 

Second,” I insist, shooting her a look, “weren’t you just telling me yesterday to stay away from guys like him?”

“I said nothing about wide receivers. That’s a whole different game.”

 

Sandra's Review

5 Stars

Lucky Number Eleven is a complete standalone novel by one badass author, Adriana Locke. I have read and loved all of her books. I just know that I will be addicted to the story and the characters instantly and once again, I was. If adulting didn’t get in the way this weekend, I would of read it in one sitting.
Branch Best was warned to stay away from his best friend Finn’s sister. Layla knew she should have stayed away from him. But the moment she walked out of the car at the cabin, they felt something. It turned into a weekend of something. A weekend of shameless flirting, sexy secrets, and candied apples. It was a good time but they both knew that was all they could give. She wasn’t ready for someone like him. Not again. Maybe not ever. And he knew she was too good for him and his life. They knew the score. He didn’t do commitments. Hell, sometimes he didn’t even do names. He was straight forward about it. But he knew there was something different about Layla. She wasn’t a groupie. She wasn’t a one-off. She was smart, sexy, strong, sweet and beautiful in every sense of the word. He didn’t want to ruin that. Ruin her. But what if it was too late?
Their one weekend changes everything. Finn finds out about Branch’s betrayal. He is livid that Branch could easily go behind his back. After that weekend, both Branch and Layla can’t stop thinking about each other but know it’s for the best to be apart even though they developed feelings. Branch felt at ease with her. Felt like himself. Layla loved the way Branch made he feel beautiful and wanted. Together they laughed, relaxed, and felt right but wrong at the same time. But, when they see each other again, it’s not pretty. It’s confusing. Can they get back to how they felt before in that cabin?
Sorry. I can’t really say much. I will say that I ❤️ Branch even when I didn’t like him. I love him for many reasons but the big one is that he doesn’t lie even if it’s hurts. He is also hilarious, sexy, and oh so swoon worthy. I also love Layla. She is seriously kick ass. She is everything Branch sees and more. Smart, strong, sexy, and beautiful. Together, their banter is on point. Their chemistry is off the charts. And their story is messy complicated and beautiful at the same time. Oh…I can’t forget about Finn and Poppy. They are some of my favorite secondary characters! Omg. I want more!! Of all of them.
Overall…I didn’t want it to end! The laughs, heat, and heart was everything!
P.S I want coffee cake! Now.
Quotes:
The reporter, whose name I didn’t catch, clutches her notes to her chest. “Maybe we can all three do something together one day.”
“That’s called a threesome and I’m in,” Finn deadpans.
Her mouth drops open. “I meant an interview!”
“I want your blood right now and your cock later. Keep your heart.”
“I think I just fell in love.”
She rolls her eyes and counts us down and we begin the most epic game of Skee Ball Linton has ever seen.
Anyway, enough of the bromance chronicles.
 
Excerpt
“One question,” Poppy interjects, looking at Branch. “What position are you?”
“I typically like the bottom so I can watch—oomph,” he says, getting another elbow from Finn. “Wide receiver. Why?”
Looking at Poppy, I can’t help but laugh as her eyes light up.
“You got a problem with wide receivers?” Branch asks.
“You do,” Finn interjects, giving me a narrowed glare. “They aren’t any better than quarterbacks.”
Branch looks from me, to Finn, and back to me. “Why do we not like quarterbacks?”
“My sister was dating Callum Worthington.”
“No shit?” His face puckers like he just bit into a lemon. “How in the hell did that cocksucker end up with you?”
“He didn’t. We’re not together anymore.”
Branch’s eyes heat, the look causing my pulse to quicken. “I’m not a bit sorry to hear that.”
“You better forget you heard any of that,” Finn warns. “This is my sister, Branch. Not a cheerleader or reporter or some chick from a dating app. Got it?”
“Finn, relax,” I say, shoving a swallow past the lump in my throat. “I appreciate the big brother spiel, but I can handle myself.”
“I know you can,” he says, pulling his gaze away from Branch. “But you can’t handle him.”

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USA Today
and Amazon Top 10 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.
Please
contact Adriana at www.adrianalocke.com.
She loves to hear from readers.

 

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Release Blitz – Three Empty Words, Gen Ryan

September 12, 2017 By

 

 

 

 
 
Title: Three Empty Words
Author: Gen Ryan
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: September 9, 2017
 
Blurb
Melanie Smith has
spent her entire life waiting for her happy ever after. For a moment there,
everything is hunky-dory until her boyfriend falls in love with another man.
Trying to move on, she makes every effort to find “the one.”
 
Watching everyone
around her find love, leaving her knee-deep in spinster status, Melanie decides
on a new path: become a surrogate for her ex-turned-best friend. She doesn’t
bargain on a two-for-one deal: a baby for bestie… and a new man.
 
Join Melanie on her
journey as she navigates the highs and lows, the cravings and confusion of love
and trying to find meaning in those three empty words.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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You can find Gen curled up reading paranormal romance and
romantic thrillers or frantically typing her stories on her laptop.
 
Forensic psychology is her trade by day, teaching and
molding the minds of college students. Her interest in psychology can be seen
in her books, each including many psychological undertones. Although she loves
teaching, her passion, her true love, lies in the stories that roam around in
her head. Yes, they all come from her mind–the good, the bad, and the totally
insane.
 
Gen Ryan is an international best-selling author in multiple
subgenres within romance. She lives in Massachusetts–no, not Boston–with her
husband, daughter, and American Eskimo dog named Chewbacca. With each story she
shares, she hopes her love for writing and storytelling seeps through,
encompassing the reader and leaving them wanting more.

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Cover Reveal & *Giveaway* – Drowning, Margaret McHeyzer

September 11, 2017 By

 

 

 

 
Title: Drowning
Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Genre: Young Adult
Cover Design: Book Cover by Design
Release Date: February 2018

 

 
 
Blurb
 
I’m a
cutter.
I cut
because I find solace in it.
I cut
because it helps calm my frantic mind.
I cut
because the voices inside my head tell me to.
I cut
because this is the only way I know how to handle life.
 
 
 
 
 
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER OF UGLY AND MISTRUST
**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 three 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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Release Blitz, 5 Heart Reviews & Excerpt – Lucky Number Eleven, Adriana Locke

September 8, 2017 By

 

 

 

 
 
Title: Lucky Number Eleven
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Sports Romance
Release Date: September 7, 2017
 
Blurb
People say not to believe the things you read
in magazines, but you know what? Most things you’ve heard about me are probably
true.
I totally banged the reporter in the locker
room after the championship game last year.
Those pictures in Expose from last summer?
Those were not modified.
I’m also not really six-foot tall. (But let’s
keep that between us.)
Now, I know you’re wondering about that last
Expose headline—the one about me and my teammate (and ex-best friend) Finn
Miller’s sister, Layla James. That one is a little more complicated.
Here’s the thing: I’ve played football my
whole life. If there’s one thing I know, it’s how to adjust when the game
changes. And if there’s one thing I always do, it’s find a way to win.
Granted, the stakes are higher. The playbook
has changed. There’s more on the line than (another) MVP title. But guess what
hasn’t changed? Me. I’m still Branch “Lucky” Best and I’m not about to fumble
this one.
Grab a seat and a subscription to Expose. I’m
about to make some headlines. (Again.)
A sexy, swoon-filled standalone novel.

 

 

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5 Stars

I’m a huge fan of Adriana Locke and I’ve read all her books. I’ve loved them all for different reasons, but the thing that ties them altogether is the fantastic writing and the real, addicting characters. I know that I will be hooked from the first page and keep wanting more and more until the very end. Adriana can do something very few authors can. She makes you love her secondary characters as much as the main ones. She writes family. Friendships. She knows people and she knows what her fans want. We want sexy football players. Bad ass heroines. Best friends to envy and siblings to wish for. And Adriana delivers time and time again. Lucky Number Eleven is a football romance. One of my favorite kinds. Branch is a wide receiver and he’s famous, rich and a playboy. He doesn’t pretend to be someone he isn’t. He’s honest, direct and tells it like it is. While he’s away for the weekend with his best friend, Finn. He meets Finn’s sister, Layla. He’s instantly attracted to her, but knows he needs to keep his hands to himself or his best friend will kill him. After spending time with Layla, Branch feels more at home than he has in years. She brings out the man he used to be. The one he always thought he’d be. She’s genuine, sweet and hilarious and he just can’t stay away from her. It’s just a weekend fling, but it left him wanting more. More of her smiles. More of her laughter. Just more of her. But that’s not realistic and they both know it. Layla can’t help but want Branch. I mean, he’s sexy, funny, talented and handsome. He’s not exactly how she pictured the sexy playboy. He’s sweeter. Nicer and more fun. When they run into each other weeks later, it’s awkward. They have to talk, but can they be friends? What happens when obstacles block their way? I loved this story! I loved Branch and Layla’s chemistry and their banter. It was top notch! I loved that she didn’t fall all over herself because of who he is. She liked the man, not the player. Branch is a dick, but I still loved him. He was honest and it broke my heart that he didn’t have more faith in himself. Layla is seriously badass! There wasn’t anything about her that I didn’t like! And, please with Finn and Poppy! They are fantastic! I need more of them asafp! Poppy is the greatest best friend. I wanted to be her and have her in my life. Finn is the loving brother who would do anything for his sister. He just gets it. Overall, this is the perfect story filled with sexiness, fun, friendship, family and football! Go Number Eleven!!

 

P.S. One of my favorite scenes is when Branch and Layla play catch!

P.P.S. I love Poppy’s explanation of the men and the positions they play on the field. Priceless!

 

I guess I expected . . . more,” I tease, lifting my shoulders just a touch for effect.

“You want more? I have so much more you’d be screaming for less.”

 

“I’m about to get you nine inches closer if you don’t tell me no,” I growl.

“Let me think about it,” she says, tapping her pursed lips.

 

“Will it make you happy?”

“Yeah, but I don’t need it.”

“My job isn’t to decide what you need. It’s to make you happy.”

 

And…Poppy!!

“That face isn’t my favorite on you.”

“Um, I only have one face.”

“That would be incorrect,”

 

Second,” I insist, shooting her a look, “weren’t you just telling me yesterday to stay away from guys like him?”

“I said nothing about wide receivers. That’s a whole different game.”

 

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5 Stars

Lucky Number Eleven is a complete standalone novel by one badass author, Adriana Locke.  I have read and loved all of her books. I just know that I will be addicted to the story and the characters instantly and once again, I was. If adulting didn’t get in the way this weekend, I would of read it in one sitting.
Branch Best was warned to stay away from his best friend Finn’s sister. Layla knew she should have stayed away from him. But the moment she walked out of the car at the cabin, they felt something. It turned into a weekend of something. A weekend of shameless flirting, sexy secrets, and candied apples. It was a good time but they both knew that was all they could give. She wasn’t ready for someone like him. Not again. Maybe not ever. And he knew she was too good for him and his life. They knew the score. He didn’t do commitments. Hell, sometimes he didn’t even do names. He was straight forward about it. But he knew there was something different about Layla. She wasn’t a groupie. She wasn’t a one-off. She was smart, sexy, strong, sweet and beautiful in every sense of the word. He didn’t want to ruin that. Ruin her. But what if it was too late?
Their one weekend changes everything. Finn finds out about Branch’s betrayal. He is livid that Branch could easily go behind his back. After that weekend, both Branch and Layla can’t stop thinking about each other but know it’s for the best to be apart even though they developed feelings. Branch felt at ease with her. Felt like himself. Layla loved the way Branch made he feel beautiful and wanted. Together they laughed, relaxed, and felt right but wrong at the same time. But, when they see each other again, it’s not pretty. It’s confusing. Can they get back to how they felt before in that cabin?
Sorry. I can’t really say much. I will say that I ❤️ Branch even when I didn’t like him. I love him for many reasons but the big one is that he doesn’t lie even if it’s hurts. He is also hilarious, sexy, and oh so swoon worthy. I also love Layla. She is seriously kick ass. She is everything Branch sees and more. Smart, strong, sexy, and beautiful. Together, their banter is on point. Their chemistry is off the charts. And their story is messy complicated and beautiful at the same time. Oh…I can’t forget about Finn and Poppy. They are some of my favorite secondary characters! Omg. I want more!! Of all of them.
Overall…I didn’t want it to end! The laughs, heat, and heart was everything!
P.S I want coffee cake! Now.
Quotes:
The reporter, whose name I didn’t catch, clutches her notes to her chest. “Maybe we can all three do something together one day.”
“That’s called a threesome and I’m in,” Finn deadpans.
Her mouth drops open. “I meant an interview!”
“I want your blood right now and your cock later. Keep your heart.”
“I think I just fell in love.”
She rolls her eyes and counts us down and we begin the most epic game of Skee Ball Linton has ever seen.
Anyway, enough of the bromance chronicles.
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“One
question,” Poppy interjects, looking at Branch. “What position are you?”
“I
typically like the bottom so I can watch—oomph,” he says, getting another elbow
from Finn. “Wide receiver. Why?”
Looking at
Poppy, I can’t help but laugh as her eyes light up.
“You got a
problem with wide receivers?” Branch asks.
“You do,”
Finn interjects, giving me a narrowed glare. “They aren’t any better than
quarterbacks.”
Branch
looks from me, to Finn, and back to me. “Why do we not like quarterbacks?”
“My sister
was dating Callum Worthington.”
“No shit?”
His face puckers like he just bit into a lemon. “How in the hell did that
cocksucker end up with you?”
“He didn’t.
We’re not together anymore.”
Branch’s
eyes heat, the look causing my pulse to quicken. “I’m not a bit sorry to hear
that.”
“You better
forget you heard any of that,” Finn warns. “This is my sister, Branch. Not a
cheerleader or reporter or some chick from a dating app. Got it?”
“Finn,
relax,” I say, shoving a swallow past the lump in my throat. “I appreciate the
big brother spiel, but I can handle myself.”
“I know you
can,” he says, pulling his gaze away from Branch. “But you can’t handle him.”

Author Bio

USA Today
and Amazon Top 10 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.
Please
contact Adriana at www.adrianalocke.com.
She loves to hear from readers.

 

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Cover Reveal – Melt, Carrie Aarons

September 6, 2017 By

 

 

 
Title: Melt
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations
Release Date: September 17, 2017
 
 
 
Blurb
You scream. I scream. We all scream during … well, you get the point.
 
After a failed eight-year relationship and a cross-country move, the last thing I’m looking for as a single mom is a new flame. In fact, diapers, walls marked in crayon, and daycare pickup are the only things on my to-do list.
 
Enter Jake Brady, your friendly neighborhood food truck owner whose dimples and delicacies won’t seem to leave well enough alone. With more popularity than the president, his wine-infused sweet treats have our nation’s capital hooked. He’s spontaneous, smug and all-American gorgeous; a dangerous combination considering he has no interest in taking on the responsibilities that rule my life.
 
But when we can’t seem to sample enough of each other’s … desserts, things start to get complicated. Jake is biting off more than he can chew, and when I watch him with my daughter, I can’t seem to freeze my melting heart.
 
Maybe it’s his waffle cone. Maybe it’s his … banana split. Either way, I think I’m in trouble with a cherry on top.

 

 

Author Bio
 

 

 
Author of romance
novels such as Red Card and All the Frogs in Manhattan, Carrie Aarons writes
sexy, swoon-worthy, sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until
she puts them down on a page.
Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and
can’t imagine a better or more maddening profession.

A lover of good manicures, Riesling and the beach, she enjoys chasing her puppy
through the dog parks of New Jersey, or trying to make her husband binge watch
the latest Netflix craze.


 
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Release Blitz & 5 Heart Review – The Curse, Margaret McHeyzer

August 20, 2017 By

 

 
 
 
Title: The Curse
Series: The Butterfly Effect #2
Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: August 20, 2017

 

 
 
Blurb
 
It’s been the butterfly effect.
I changed the course of my life because I warned a man.
I thought what I had was a gift, but it’s quickly turning into my curse.
Now I realize I’m much more than a girl with an ability.
Because now… I’m becoming a weapon.
 
 
 
 
 
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5 Stars
The Curse is the second book in the Butterfly Effect series by the ever talented Margaret McHeyzer. It can not be read as a standalone. You must read The Gift first or you will be lost. Don’t worry if you haven’t read it, once you start it you will not want to stop so it will be a fast read. I am going to make this short. I will not spoil anything!
The Curse starts exactly where the The Gift ended. If you read it, aren’t you excited that Margaret didn’t make us wait long? I know I was! Anyway…Lexi is still navigating through her ability. Testing her limits. Questioning herself and everyone else around her. To finally figure out if this is a gift or a curse.
I love Lexi. She is unbelievably strong even if she doesn’t believe it. She is sassy…she knows this. Everyone knows this. And it’s one of the reasons why I think she is a complete badass. As for the rest of the characters. I can’t say much but I will say that Margaret knows what she is doing.
Overall…I want more! Please, Margaret. If not, I will forgive you since you gave me this much already. Two books that took me out of my usual genre. Thank you! It was a wonderful and addicting experience.
Quotes:
“I’m not a Marvel character.” I chuckle and roll my eyes.
“Again, Lexi, semantics.” He waves his hand frivolously at me.
“Intimidation doesn’t work on me.”
“God knows I’ve tried.”
 
 
 
 
 
Author Bio
 
 
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER OF UGLY AND MISTRUST
**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 three 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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Release Blitz, Review, Excerpt & *Giveaway* – Aim, LP Dover

August 7, 2017 By

 

 

Title: Aim
Series: Circle of Justice
Author: LP Dover
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 7, 2017

 

Blurb
When someone asks
what I do for a living, I answer it plain and simple . . . I’m a hunter. I hunt
the dregs of society and I’m very damn good at it.
I’m Ian Chandler,
FBI agent and a member of the Circle of Justice, an organization of justice
seeking vigilantes. My mission is to solve a string of ‘accidental’ hiking
deaths occurring around my Wyoming town. When Grace Myers –a woman who’s been
missing for days –shows up on my land, it turns out she’s the key to it all.
Someone is hunting her, and I make it my duty to keep her safe.
However, the deeper
I get into the case, the more dangerous it becomes; especially, now that I’ve
fallen for the woman I have to protect. If hunting is the game, I won’t fail. I
always hit my mark. 
Sandra's Review 5 Stars
Aim is the third book in the suspenseful and sexy Circle of Justice series. It can be read as a standalone since each book is a different couple but they are all connected by the circle. A circle full of assassins for the FBI. Ian hasn’t come home from a hunt empty-handed since he started but it also hasn’t been personal. Will it fuck with his head?
Grace has gone missing. The chief of police’s daughter. A hotel event and marketing planner. And the only woman Ian Chandler has truly wanted for a very long time. He didn’t want her to have to be hunted down to get her on his doorstep but that is what happened. It was now his turn to find the piece of shit that took her and the asshole who wanted her dead. It was time for him to do what he does best. Kill. But first he needed to figure out who.
Grace has been turning down Ian for over a year. She didn’t have time to date. She was married to her job. She also couldn’t trust a man like Ian. Sinfully sexy, charming, and funny. Sure, he sounds like the perfect man but every other girl knew this too. She didn’t want her heart broken again by a man like him. Now, she was being protected by him in his home. She knew it wouldn’t take long to give into their chemistry but what happens when she can walk out the door? If she ever could. She couldn’t go anywhere until this mystery was solved.
I loved this story. It’s suspenseful, sexy, sweet, and engaging. The characters are well-written. The storyline is unique. And I didn’t want to put it down.
Overall…it was a kick ass addition to the series! I am excited for the next book. I know it’s going to be just as awesome, if not better.
Quotes:
“So reckless, Ian Chandler. From the first time I saw you at Wild River, I could tell you were a troublemaker.”
“So, this is where you dream about me, huh?”
I rolled my eyes. “You wish.”
“You’re like a vigilante super hero. It’s kind of hot. You remind me of Arrow.”
“Nah, I’m sexier than him,” I said with a wink.
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My phone rang and I thought it’d be Bryce, but it wasn’t.
“What can I do for you, Chief?”
Colton Myers was the chief of police back in Wyoming. His
call wasn’t unusual, because they often called me and my brothers when there
were cases the local PD couldn’t solve. “I need your help,” he replied, his
voice shaking.
The cab driver pulled up to the airport entrance and I
passed him a wad of bills before getting out. “What’s going on? I’m about to
get on a flight to head home.”
“Good. I’ll drop these files off with Reed, so you can see
them when you get back.”
The din of the bustling city made it hard to hear him, but I
could tell he was distraught. “Files for what?”
He sighed heavily. “You know how there’ve been missing
hikers in Montana?”
“Yeah, I saw something about it before I left for New York.”
It wasn’t uncommon for tourists to sway from the hiking trails or test their
limits by doing stupid shit. Most of those people found themselves dead. I
liked to climb the cliffs, but I was good at it.
“We’re missing people here too,” Colton confessed.
“It happens every year. Why does this case shock you?” I’d
been gone for three weeks, so I hadn’t even paid attention to what was going on
in Wyoming.
He huffed angrily. “About three weeks ago, eight men
supposedly went missing in our mountains. Just this morning, I couldn’t get a
hold of Grace. Her boss also called me and said she never showed up at their
meeting last night. Her car is still at the hotel. It’s like she disappeared.”
“You’ve got to be shitting me,” I growled low.
Grace was his daughter and a good friend of mine. Hell, I’d
wanted to be more than that for quite some time. I only held back from pursuing
her out of respect for her father. She was one of the most beautiful women I’d
ever known.
“Please, Ian. I have to find her.”
Hurrying through the doors, impatience flooded through my
veins. “We’ll find her, if it’s the last thing I
do . . . I swear.” 

 

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.

Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency and Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management for dramatic rights. 

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Blog Tour & 5 Heart Review – Hot Bachelor, Katie McCoy

July 28, 2017 By

 

 

 

 

Title: Hot Bachelor
Author: Katie McCoy
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 28, 2017
 
Blurb
 
Dash Hennessy is the hottest bachelor in the country,
looking for love in front of an audience of millions… He just wasn’t supposed
to pick ME! 
 
I just landed my dream summer gig: working as a production
assistant on TV’s smash-hit reality show, Ever After. Two months of sun and fun
at the beach? Sign me up! Until the moment I come face to face with this
season’s bachelor, racing’s bad boy Dash – aka, the mysterious hottie I just
hooked up with at a creepy motel off the I-80.
 
Can you say, awkward?
 
Dash is sexy, charming – and totally off-limits. But the
chemistry between us is way too hot to ignore. He’s playing to win, and he’s
got his sights set on the prize: me!
Soon, the action is heating up off-screen. But between
ratings-hungry producers, back-stage drama, and twelve of the most cutthroat
glamazon contestants known to womankind, I’m in way over my head. Can I find my
happily-ever-after, or will it be lights, camera, heartbreak? 

 
The Bachelor gets a rom-com twist in Katie McCoy’s
hilarious, sexy new read! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wow!! That was even better than I thought it would be. I have read a few of Katie’s books so I knew it would be a fun ride but damn. Hot Bachelor is a standalone novel but if you read Royal Player then you probably met Paige as Emmy’s best friend. I sadly somehow missed it and want to kick my own ass for that error. Anyway, this is Paige’s story and it is an adventure…
Paige needed this job. Badly. So she was off to the Hamptons. And after having a crappy flight and some hot moments with a even hotter stranger in a rundown hotel, she makes it to her destination. Only to see that sexy, charming, and amazing kisser again. On set. Of the highest rating dating show. As the suitor. Well…damn. This is going to be an interesting few weeks. To say the least. Twelve beautiful woman were going to be vying for the attention of the only man her body and minds wants. But she needs this job. A PA on the show is exactly what she needs to move up the ladder but is it worth it?
Dash wants her. Only her. And he can’t have her. That’s what she says anyway. That is also what the contract says too. He has to finish this show. But just like when he drives his race car…he wants the win! Will he lose the girl for the fame and money?
I loved this story! The banter. The heat. The drama. The emotions. I loved all of it. It had the perfect blend to me. Not too much drama and angst. It really could have gone that way. The jealously was there of course. How could it not be while watching the man you want flirting with others. Not knowing what is real and what was for the show. If what you had was real or fake?
Overall…The writing is addicting. The characters are so much fun!! They are also hot as hell, and beautiful. I really didn’t think it was going to be as emotional as it was. Yes. I cried.  I didn’t want it to end but I had to know what was going to happen with the finale.
Quotes:
“Honey.” He reached over and tugged at a loose curl. “You couldn’t handle the speeds I’m used to.”
“He looks like he knows how to handle curves,” Jasmine said, coming up behind me.
“To being where I wanted to be all evening,” I said, holding up the glass of champagne.
 
 
 
Author Bio
 
Katie McCoy is a self proclaimed sushi addict, Cardinals baseball fanatic, and lover of all things theatrical. A St. Louis native transplanted to Brooklyn, she acts, sings, and shakes her booty when she isn’t writing books about hot men and the girls who love them.
 
 
 
 
 
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