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Friday, December 28, 2018

Cover Reveal: The Winnowing (Stanley & Hazel #2) by Jo Schaffer with Giveaway

Cover Reveal: The Winnowing (Stanley & Hazel #2) by Jo Schaffer with Giveaway
 
Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
The Winnowing (Stanley & Hazel #2) by Jo Schaffer with Giveaway
presented by Month9Books!
Be on the lookout for this upcoming title, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!
 
What do you think of the cover?
 
 
Darkness descends over St. Louis, a city already rocked by the Great Depression. More and more people are disappearing, and some have turned up dead. A sinister secret society is putting forward their plan known as “The Winnowing,” designed to wipe out those they consider “undesirable.” After Stanley and Hazel foil the diabolical plans of Charles Chouteau, they become instant celebrities. Hazel is thrust into the role of debutante, and risks loses herself in it. Meanwhile, Stanley must deal with the horrific tragedy of his best friend’s death while being threatened by the unseen forces of the Veiled Prophet. With things spiraling out of control, Stanley and Hazel’s relationship is tested, possibly beyond repair. As bodies pile up, people become more desperate. The divide between wealthy and poor grows ever wider, threatening to tear their worlds apart. Now, the two must find a way to work together if there is any hope at all of saving their relationship and their futures.
The Winnowing (Stanley & Hazel #2) by Jo Schaffer Publication Date: February 26, 2019 Publisher: Month9Books
Available for Pre-order: Amazon
 
 
Jo Schaffer was born and raised in the California Bay Area in a huge, creative family. She is a YA novelist, speaker and a Taekwondo black belt. She’s a founding member of the nonprofit organization that created Teen Author Boot Camp, one of the nation’s biggest conferences for teens where bestselling authors present writing workshops to nearly a thousand attendees. Jo loves being involved in anything that promotes literacy and family. She is passionate about community, travel, books, music, healthy eating, classic films and martial arts. But her favorite thing is being mom to three strapping sons and a neurotic cat named Hero. They live together in the beautiful mountains of Utah.
   
 
 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Book Blitz: The Cowboy's Forgetful Bride by Leslie North


The Cowboy’s Forgetful Bride
Leslie North
(Brothers of the Cooper Ranch, #1)
Publication date: December 27th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Bella Whitmore is the heir to the Whitmore Shipping fortune. Refusing to be pigeon-holed into the socialite box, Bella has worked her entire life to show her father that she can be the son he never had and take over the Whitmore Shipping Empire. So when she wakes up, on a ranch in Montana, missing the memories of the last month of her life, you’d think that would be the worst case scenario. And it is…until she realizes the devil she’d worked so hard to avoid for the last year is now her husband.
Sawyer Cooper knows he’s a devil. Handsome, charismatic, and with an eye for feeding people’s vices, Sawyer’s reinvented himself as a shark in the business world, but very few realize that he’s actually a Cooper of the Country Coop fortune. But rather than resting on the laurels (and red-neck reputation) of Country Coop, Sawyer wants to show the world exactly how important farming can be. To do this, he needs Bella Whitmore’s help. Every bit as beautiful as her name suggests, and smarter than everyone else in the room, Sawyer knows that she could make his dreams come true, both inside and outside of the bedroom. And after a year of pursuing her, she’s finally said yes — to everything.
But after a horseback riding accident, Bella’s brain has reset back to the beginning, and Sawyer was never good at starting a game over. Especially not after he’d already won. Now, Sawyer needs to figure out how to woo her for a second time. Because this time around it’s not just his professional pride on the line: it’s his heart.
EXCERPT:
She had a lot of nerve to show up looking so goddamned gorgeous and not deign to give him the time of day.
Sawyer Cooper liked nerve.
Their game had been going on for the better part of a year now. Function after function, they would circle each other—or more accurately, he would circle, like a wolf closing in on an unsuspecting pronghorn—and when he had all but backed her into a corner, she would finally turn to acknowledge him with a show of polite surprise.
God, their game of cat and mouse turned him on more than he had ever imagined it would. He’d been crossing paths with her since he settled in Boston, and she was one of the reasons he’d stayed so long, even enduring stuffy events like this one. He liked to keep his distance from Montana anyway—and the family business he wanted no part of. The Country Coop chain of farm stores was his family’s legacy; it was an empire, all right, but in a family of three brothers, could you ever really be the undisputed king of it? No, Sawyer wanted to make his own waves in the world, and that meant divorcing himself completely from Country Coop and its redneck reputation.
Sawyer wanted a lot of things, but he had never wanted to bed a woman as thoroughly—and hopefully repeatedly—as he wanted to bed Bella. Problem was, the vixen knew it. How could she be oblivious, when Sawyer himself made it so obvious? He had done everything except outright ask her for a romp between the sheets. He still had some shred of pride, despite Bella’s persistent ability to test it.
Looking like that, tonight just might be the night she brought him to his knees.


Author Bio:
Leslie North is the pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women’s contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres.
The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren’t afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east.
Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie.
She LOVES reader feedback, and if you have any comments, don’t hesitate to contact her via e-mail: leslie@leslienorthbooks.com.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Book Blitz: The Dating Alternative by Jennifer Woodhull


The Dating Alternative
Jennifer Woodhull
Publication date: December 26th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
She’s so over dating. He wants to be her alternative.
Max has crushed on Brie for as long as he’s known her but the timing was never right. When he finds out they’re finally single at the same time, he’s poised to move from friend zone to serious dating… until he finds out she’s only looking for something physical. He offers his services in hopes she’ll come around.
Just when things are starting to go his way, a shocking turn of events snatches her from his grasp. Now he has to resurrect the life he thought he’d left behind to help the woman he’s falling in love with before it’s too late.
A sweet, funny, sexy romance, The Dating Alternative launches everywhere December 26th.
EXCERPT:
SABRINA
As I lay on the bed, wearing my ex-fiancé’s t-shirt and remembering the night he left me six months ago, I realize that tears are slipping silently down my cheeks.
I’ve done reasonably well, too. The first week, I was catatonic. The first month, I was practically a zombie. In those days, even showering on my day off had been a challenge. Within a couple of months, though, I was doing better. By the ninety-day mark, I could be mistaken for someone who hadn’t been virtually left at the altar.
Now, lying on the bed six months after Grant had thrown away our life together, I was almost indiscernible from a normal girl. Looking at me most days, you would never know that my life had been ripped apart by an exotic Olympian named Isabel and my former fiancé, Grant.
I sit up, realizing how far I’d come since that night. I put the back of my hand up to one cheek, then the other. No more. That asshole doesn’t get another single tear from me. Control-G-Delete.


Author Bio:
Jennifer Woodhull is based in the Southern United States, spending time in her second home of England, and traveling as often as she can. Her love of travel permeates her work, and her characters often find themselves exploring new and foreign surroundings.
A keen observer of human behavior, Jennifer often draws inspiration from something as simple as a fleeting connection, or the glimpse of a unique trait or characteristic. Her favorite place to write is on airplanes.
"The drone of the engine, the scores of people, all traveling to something or from something, and being disconnected from digital distractions are a combination that provide the perfect place to write," she says. "If you see a woman in seat 9F who is balancing her Macbook on her lap because it's time to close your tray table, please have patience. I'm just trying to finish one more sentence."

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Cover Reveal: The Boyfriend Whisperer 2.0 By Linda Budzinski with Giveaway


 
Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
The Boyfriend Whisperer 2.0 by Linda Budzinski
presented by Swoon Romance!
Be on the lookout for this upcoming title, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!
 
What do you think of the cover?
 
 
Alicea Springer was Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises’ top success story. That is, until her dream date, Ty Walker, dumped her a week before prom. Now it’s senior year, and Alicea has taken over the business and given it an upgrade with an automated matchmaking program she designed and nicknamed Libby, short for LIBACA, which is short for "Love is But a Click Away." Alicea has no interest in using the program herself. She already knows who her perfect match is … Ty. She doesn’t need an app to tell her that (or worse, match her up with someone else). In a moment of weakness, Alicea allows her friends to convince her to give Libby a try. To her horror, it matches her with the last boy on earth she'd ever want to date--Darius Groves, the class deadbeat. When she and Darius are paired up for a class project, Alicia learns there's more to him than his bad reputation. But the more she spends time with Darius, the more she questions their match. They have so little in common. Can Alicea defy the odds and make a match of her own heart’s desire? Or will the matchmaker remain unmatched?
The Boyfriend Whisperer 2.0 by Linda Budzinski Publication Date: February 19, 2019 Publisher: Swoon Romance
Available for Pre-order: Amazon
 
 
Linda Acorn Budzinski decided in the second grade that she wanted to be a “Paperback Writer,” just like in the Beatles song. She majored in journalism in college and now works in marketing and communications. She spent 18 years at a trade association in the funeral service industry, where she discovered that funeral directors are some of the bravest and most compassionate people on earth. Linda lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Joe, and their chihuahua, Demitria. She has two step-daughters, Eris and Sarah. THE FUNERAL SINGER is her debut novel. She is represented by Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger Inc.
   
 
 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Cover Reveal: Kings of Mayhem & Brothers in Arms by Penny Dee


Kings of Mayhem
Penny Dee
(Kings of Mayhem MC, #1)
Publication date: January 28th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, MC Romance
When a King loves
He loves hard
CADE
I’ve loved her since we were five years old.
We grew up side by side.
Two kids tied together by the Kings of Mayhem Motorcycle Club.
But I broke us.
I broke her.
So, she fled.
Now she’s back after twelve long years.
And I’m going to show her all the reasons why we should be together and make her forget all the reasons why we shouldn’t.
INDY
I’m back in town but only because I have to be.
I’m here to help my mom bury my father.
And the sooner we get it done, the better.
Because I want to see Cade as much as I want a hole in the head.
He broke me once—no, he broke my everything— and I’ll be damned if I’ll let him do it again.
Get in and get out. That is the plan.
But you know what they say about best-laid plans.

Brothers In Arms
Penny Dee
(Kings of Mayhem MC, #2)
Publication date: February 26th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, MC Romance
Someone is going to pay.
But who?
CADE
They took someone from me.
And I’m going to make them pay.
In blood.
But before I can do that, I have to make sure my girl is safe.
And I will do whatever I have to, even break my own heart, to make sure she survives.
Because she is my queen.
My everything.
INDY
He’s changed.
His grief is overwhelming and I can feel the gap widening between us.
Someone is coming after the Kings of Mayhem MC.
And we are trapped as they play out their evil scheme.
Because under the cover of darkness, they are coming for each of us, one by one, to play out their own twisted vendetta.
And no one is safe.


Author Bio:
Penny Dee writes contemporary romance about rockstars, bikers, hockey players and everyone in-between. She believes true love never runs smoothly, and her characters realize this too, with a boatload of drama and a whole lot of steam.
She found her happily ever after in Australia where she lives with her husband, daughter and a dog named Bindi.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Review: Illegally Yours by Kate Meader


Title: Illegally Yours
Author: Kate Meader
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept
Publication date: Jan 22. 2019
Series: Laws of Attraction
Stars: 5

Summary: Rule #1: Never fall for your client.
Rule #2: Never fall for your client’s fiercely protective, smoking hot sister-in-law.
I’m the kind of guy who believes that everyone deserves the best legal representation money can buy—which just so happens to be me, Lucas Wright. Give me your henpecked, your cuckolded, your irreconcilable differences yearning to break free! And if you’re the bad guy in your marriage, that’s cool too. Your green is as good as anyone’s.
Tell that to Trinity Jones. It’s my job to destroy her sister—the soon-to-be ex-wife of my a-hole of a client—and Trinity’s “big sis” instincts are dialed up to the max. I admire that. I admire her. But she won’t stop me from representing my client to the best of my ability.
Not even if my chemistry with Trinity is undeniable. Not even if we can’t keep our hands off each other. Not even if she injects life into a heart assumed to be long dead.

Because when faced with a choice between love and duty, the job will always win—or at least that’s what I thought before I met Trinity . . . and suddenly conflict of interest never felt so right. 

Review:
There is so much that I want to say about this book and I really have no idea where to start. I absolutely LOVED this book. I really want to read Then Came You now it's the next one in the Laws of Attraction series. I absolutely adore the nerdiness that goes throughout this book. Dr. Who, Harry Potter and so much more. It makes my inner nerd scream out with joy. It also has the main female character in a career that generally is a man ran field which is absurd. I love whiskey. Thank you for making Lucas my new book boyfriend. The romance that is between these two is absolutely off the charts! The heart in the story makes you want the book to never end but also see how it ends. Some of the lessons you may learn along with the characters is just outstanding! I highly suggest this romance to anyone who loves a good romance. Keep an eye out for it to be published on January 22, 2019!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Review: Bad Reputation by S.L Scott

Title: Bad Reputation
Author: S.L. Scott
Publisher: S.L. Scott 
Stars: 3.5

Summary: Being bad never felt so good.

I fell for Ally the moment I saw her. Who doesn't like a confident, intelligent woman with curves I could spend days exploring?

Who am I kidding? 

I have. 
Many times.

Our story ended abruptly when she packed her bags and left like we weren't meant to be. We are. So I'm calling her bluff. That's how I ended up thousands of miles from home, standing next to a man who claims to be her fiancé.

Being good has never felt so bad.

When it comes to a successful man with an incredible body and biteable jaw aka Hutton . . . let's just say willpower is not my strong suit.

Need more? 
Try bad-boy American. 
You're welcome.

Embracing my newfound good girl status, I do the right thing to start my reign. My desires no longer matter. The monarchy, the people, and my country do. There is no place for love in this new life. But I never expected to see him again, much less standing next to my royally appointed soon-to-be fiancé.

As if that didn't complicate things, he's wearing a perfectly tailored tuxedo and my favorite smirk. I straighten my crown and adjust my dress, realizing this good girl never stood a chance. I'll take the bad reputation if I get him.

This SECOND CHANCE ROYAL STANDALONE Romance by New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, will have you feeling like a Queen of your own fairy tale. One-click this new romance and fall in love while reading.

Review:
I absolutely loved how the book started out. It had me enamored immediately you could tell something was going to happen with Hut and the girl and the frumpy dress. He is so slick and guessed the Halloween costume. I would have never known. This really is a fantastic love story. It got to be a little, I would say repetitive but it wasn't that more like it was dragging on. She was stuck on something but wouldn't say it for so long. Then when she did she didn't seem to want to find a way to fix it or find a resolution. The book did have some great twists including the end. The reason I gave it a bit of a lower rating is because of the dragging. But past that it was a beautiful love story. The families and the love that S.L. Scott creates always has me begging for more. I can't wait to see what she comes out with next!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Review: Overdrive by Juanita kees


Title: Overdrive
Author: Juanita kees
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Series: Calhoun Customs Garage
Stars: 5

Summary: Chase Calhoun has worked hard at making Calhoun Customs a world-wide sensation and keeping his father’s dream alive. He hasn’t had time to think about settling down, so he’s not expecting to find love or new life in their garage amongst the ghosts of his family’s past.
Charlotte Jackson is on the run from a rebellious past, determined to prove she can be a good mom to three-month-old baby, Zoe. Tired of being delegated to the back office of the racing team her famous NASCAR family owns, she sets out to establish herself as a custom design artist. But her past soon threatens her future and everything she’s worked hard to build is challenged.
While Chase slowly loses his heart, Charlotte learns that sometimes family is more than just blood and DNA.

Review:
Although I have never read anything by this author before I was totally open to giving it a shot. That's how you find new authors. I am SO happy I did. I cannot wait to read the next book! It was the perfect amount of love/romance and story to it. I have been reading a lot of erotica lately and that wasn't in this book but that's okay because this book was so good. Both of the main characters had a lot going on in their families but they ended up being able to overcome some issues on their on and within their family. Obviously not everything can be fixed in a short time but as the series continues I hope to see more! I really loved this family and I really can't wait to see how it continues! I have so much love for them and I really need to get ahold of the author or publisher for the next one because... seriously I need to read it like right now!! Go check out a copy of this book ASAP!!!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Except: Wolf Tamer by Yumoyori Wilson



Wolf Tamer 
Yumoyori Wilson 
(Claiming My Pack #1)
Publication date: October 6th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

An Orphan Girl. A Group of Wolves. A Destined Fate for War.
Don’t you ever wish to find where you belong? A place where you can rest your head without worrying about being jumped or your possessions being taken from you? Not like I had much, to say the least.
A pendant, an ancient blade, and a picture of my murdered family were all I had left when I was five years old. Foster homes to homeless shelters, I never found a place of refuge. I simply didn’t belong, and everyone made it their duty to remind me of my predicament. Until I finally came across a place that felt like home.
Sacred Moon Shelter for Endangered Wolves. I’d stumbled upon the sanctuary when I was near death, but I was miraculously saved.
Since then, I’ve become a Wolf Tamer; the only one who can get close to touching the six rare breeds. When I’m with them, I feel safe and sometimes wish I could be like one of them and escape this cruel world.
But such inhumanity strikes home, a group of hunters shows up, ready to take my wolves to an unknown place or murder them in cold blood. I won’t allow them to kill the only true family I’d ever known.
My name is Harper Blake, and I vow to claim and protect my own.
Wolf Tamer is a new Wolf Shifter Reverse Harem Romance. Recommended for 18+ Audiences.
Excerpt: "This is why books like Twilight make money." 
"It was a pretty good book though." I grinned, and he chuckled. 
"Stop hurting Wolfie’s and my feelings." 
I giggled, turning back to rest against him. His hands wrapped a bit tighter around my waist, and I had to take a deep breath to calm down. I didn't know how to explain how I felt right now, but a part of me was really enjoying it. 
"Okay, so if the moon directs everyone to have a mate and nothing is really a coincidence, can someone have more than one mate?" 
"Yes."
"But what if the girl finds Guy A first and they marry? Then, later on, finds Guy B?" 
"It's her choice to stick with A, go to B, or keep both." 
"Huh?"
"What?" 
"She can't date both of them."
"Why not?"
"Um...that's not allowed," I pointed out, turning my body slightly to comfortably meet his pondering gaze. 
"Says who?" 
"Books? Religion? The Bible?" I shrugged, not really understanding if there was a rule against a guy or girl having more than one lover. 
"There's nothing wrong with having more than one mate as a Shifter. It's humans who try and regulate people from loving more than one person. Shifters, however, practically have to be able to have more than one mate."
"Why?"
"The male to female ratio is off. There are way more male wolf shifters than female. To even have a female Alpha is almost impossible."
"Alpha? I haven't really read up on the whole ranking thing," I admitted. Ian said it was my homework, but I disliked reading things when I was told to. I'd rather be interested in it and dive right into the information as I had done with this whole mate topic. 
"Alpha wolf is basically the leader of the pack. To find an Alpha female is extremely rare. There are Beta's who are like second in commands, and it can move down the ranks to submissive. Sadly, there are a lot of submissive wolf shifters who are female." 
"That's disappointing?" 
"To me, yes." 
"Why?"
He blushed a little and glanced away. "I don't want a mate who can't fight back on topics and debates. That's just boring." 



Author Bio:
Yumoyori Wilson is from Toronto, Ontario. She's a Full-time author who loves to write many different genres. On her down time, she bothers her Mom and likes to drink bubbletea while reading and playing video games.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Book Blitz with except: High Reward by Brenna Aubrey


High Reward
Brenna Aubrey
(Point of No Return #2)
Publication date: December 6th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance
High Reward, the second part of Gray Barrett and Ryan Tyler’s duet, will conclude their story in the Point Of No Return series.





Sequel to:

Amazon / B&N / iBooks / Kobo
EXCERPT:
Suddenly, I felt a cold sensation on my upper shoulder, just below my neck. I turned, and Ryan was right behind me. “What was that?”
“I think I accidentally spilled frosting on you. Here.” He traced a path along the top of my shoulder toward my neck, and I involuntarily shivered. In response, his other hand came up and cupped my other shoulder and his head dipped down to land right where he’d put the frosting.
Right there. In that spot. He was licking and sucking, getting every last bit as his hands traveled down my arms, clamping around my elbows to hold me still.
“Accidentally, huh?” I rasped, my voice sounding alien to my own ears. Likely it was my aroused voice. And likely he knew exactly what it meant when I talked this way.
He was an expert at turning me on and doing it quickly. Zero to Mach 5 in seconds flat. Probably easier than flying his training jet. My panties were already wet, and my nipples were painfully hard and probably very visible under my thin tank top.
I cleared my throat. “I, uh.” And cleared my throat again. “Have another batch to do.”
Without a word he reached out and turned off the oven. “Let’s hit pause on that little project for now,” he said in that low, gravelly voice of his. His aroused voice. I knew that voice, too, and it usually seemed in perfect sync with the tight squeezing sensation in my belly and lower that screamed for his hands and mouth—and other parts—to ease the tension and bring release.
“You are a wicked, wicked man.”
“This I already know,” he said between more kisses on the back of my neck that sent electric shocks down my spine and wound that tension deep inside me even tighter.
I spun in his arms, and though I could barely reach it, I managed to scoop up my own dollop of frosting from the edge of the metal mixing bowl. He watched me then raised his brow to ask the unspoken question—where are you going to put that?
My answer? I grabbed the hem of his t-shirt and rucked it up, holding it just below his collar, then liberally spread the frosting across his upper abs. Double yum.
He sucked in a quick breath, and that was enough to get me diving right in. “Mmm. What kind of mess do we have here? Better start cleaning up.”
The frosting was sweet, creamy. Delectable, really. Buttercream was delicious. Buttercream slathered across Ryan’s rock-hard abs? Perfection.


Author Bio:
Brenna Aubrey is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary romance stories that center on geek culture. Her debut novel, At Any Price, is currently free on all platforms. Her books are on over a million e-readers worldwide, have been translated into German, French and Italian and made into an interactive app game. Look for the brand new POINT OF NO RETURN series and her extremely popular GAMING THE SYSTEM series.
She has always sought comfort in good books and the long, involved stories she weaves in her head. Brenna is a city girl with a nature-lover's heart. She therefore finds herself out in green open spaces any chance she can get. She currently resides on the west coast of the US with her husband and children (both human and furry).

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