Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Review: Decidedly With Love

Decidedly With Love Decidedly With Love by Stina Lindenblatt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5 Stars!

I have read the other books and this series and I'm just further impressed by how Ms. Lindenblatt manages to connect all the stories together. I never loose knowledge of where the characters are at in their lives moving forward or going back.

Stina has done it again with another great story, focused on great yet flawed characters. I mean, how can you not love a story where the H adores his Grandma - so much so that he's willing to fake a relationship? Travis and Emma's story - a story that starts out about a fake relationship which quickly not only gets out of control, but jumps off the rails! The writing is what kept me glued to the story. It is well written and you will fall in love with it. Chalked full of humor, whit, and touchy-feely moments and let's not forget that off the charts chemistry between Travis and Emma - you don't want to miss out on this!

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Release Day Blitz & Review for VILLAIN by Samantha Young!



Villain 
 Cover Design by Samantha Young 

 The sexy and emotional companion novella to the New York Times bestselling romance HERO. Nadia Ray is not just a broadcast meteorologist. She’s Boston’s morning television It Girl. Successful and independent, she’s put a past she’s ashamed of behind her and is forging a future she can be proud of. However, when her new boss discovers her secret he blackmails her, intent on using Nadia’s popularity to make them the number one morning show in Massachusetts.   He wants her to be part of uncovering the city’s biggest scandal –a secret billionaire Caine Carraway is hiding. 

Soon Nadia is thrown into the path of Caine’s best friend: sexy, wealthy bachelor Henry Lexington. But she doesn’t encounter the dashing high society gentleman Henry is purported to be. Instead she’s faced with an insulting and defensive villain who misjudges her at every turn. 

When Henry finally realizes the truth, and decides to make amends, Nadia wants nothing to do with him. But she underestimates his determination and charm and soon they find themselves embroiled in an intense, passionate affair. 

An affair Nadia knows must come to an end before their feelings grow any deeper and he discovers her secrets. 

After all, Henry Lexington isn’t the only one who played the part of a villain once… 

 Out December 5th in digital edition. 

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Excerpt:

      Shaking off the memory of yesterday, I grabbed my purse and opened the door to my apartment with every intention of jumping in a cab to the address Joe had given me.
      However, a man blocked my way. 
      He stood in my doorway, his fist raised as if to knock. 
      Shocked, I stared up at his familiar face. 
      Why the hell was Henry Lexington standing in my doorway? 
      His vibrant blue eyes met mine and for a moment, neither of us said a word. Silence stretched thinly between us, and I suddenly realized I was holding my breath. 
      Lexington quite abruptly broke the silence. “Miss Ray?” 
      “Yes, what—” 
      “We need to talk.” He pushed past me and walked into my apartment without an invitation. 
      For a moment, I stood there with my mouth open, asking myself if that had just happened. Were people really that rude? 
      I stared after him, watching him disappear out of my hall and into my sitting room. 
      All my papers on Carraway were in there! 
      “Hey!” I called, shutting the door and hurrying after him. “What do you think you’re doing?”              Lexington stood in the middle of my small sitting room, his back, thankfully, to my desk. His expression was sullen, cool, and calculating. This was not the charming, hedonistic millionaire I’d read about. “I could ask you the same thing, Miss Ray.” 
      “Excuse me?” Cold sweat prickled under my arms. Did he know? How did he know? If he didn’t know, why the hell else would he be here? Why was he here and not Carraway? 
      I waited anxiously for Lexington to stop boring through my face with his hard eyes. “I assume you know who I am.” 
      “You’re Henry Lexington.” 
      “And you, Miss Ray,” he turned and strode over to my desk, fingering my papers, “are going to let a certain story die.” 
      My belly flipped unpleasantly. 
      Goddammit. “What?” I said. 
      Lexington raised an unimpressed eyebrow. “Imelda Worthington.” 
      Fuck
      “That blank expression isn’t fooling anyone, Miss Ray. I know she said a few unfortunate things to Richard Peters, your boss, and I know you’ve been calling her ever since.” 
      Despite my guilt, despite knowing I was in the wrong here, this privileged asshole had burst into my apartment to intimidate me. Like hell! “You do, do you?” 
      His eyes narrowed. “Imelda informed me of what’s been going on and asked me to kindly give you a message.” He prowled toward me and I suddenly felt real fear. I didn’t know this man and he was here to shut me up. How far would he go? I steeled myself, not wanting him to see my fear. If my expression gave me away, however, I didn’t know; all I did know was that Henry Lexington stopped a good foot from me. It still wasn’t enough. He stood at over six feet, his broad shoulders fitted into a perfectly tailored three-piece suit. He had big, masculine hands, one hidden in his pocket, the other resting on his flat stomach over a suit button. Henry Lexington had a swimmer’s build—sleek but powerful—and I could only guess at the strength beneath his suit. I struggled not to feel overwhelmed by his large, magnetic presence, as much as I struggled not to feel fear. 
      “You’ll leave her alone,” he demanded. 
      Guessing there was no point in being coy considering he’d seen my desk, I asked, “Why are you here instead of Carraway?” 
      Lexington flashed me a wolfish grin that didn’t reach his eyes. “Because I’m the nice one. Caine scares Imelda. He scares most people. Not you, though.” He took another step toward me, seeming to be cataloguing every little nuance of my face. “And if you’re not careful, that lack of fear could ruin you, Miss Ray.”




Final Score - 5 Stars!

Villain is a companion story to Hero, but can definitely be read as a standalone.  

When the books first starts, we meet Nadia.  She's a broadcast meteorologist - her dream job.  However, she's not exactly working in a dream environment.  Her boss is blackmailing her.  He wants her to dig Caine Calloway's past (He's from the book Hero).  He snooping doesn't go unnoticed and soon Caine's best friend Henry is paying Nadia a visit.  However, all is not how it seems. 

Henry is rich, powerful in his own right, and has a devilish charm that woos many women into his sphere - except Nadia.  Sparks do fly between them - but the misunderstanding of Nadia's activities into Caine's past is an obstacle neither one can seems to overcome. 

Mutual distrust and a powerful attraction soon lead both into a passionate affair.  But Nadia still fears her past - one that can threaten their new relationship before it even starts. 

I adored Henry's relentless pursuit of Nadia - even after the misunderstanding.  Their romances didn't get off the best start, but you gotta love it when the guy chases the girl - and eats a healthy dose of humble pie along the way.   Their road to love & HEA had just enough angst and humor to make it something a little bit more than the usual cliche romance - and I love that about Samantha Young's writing! 

I have been reading Samantha Young for quite some time now, and she never disappoints or fails to deliver me a tear-jerker of a story.  They are the best kinds of stories.  I will forever read her books as long as she keeps writing.  She is truly a remarkable and talented writer.



About Samantha Young:






Samantha Young is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows. Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook & hardback June 2017.

Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for Hero. On Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015.

Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.



Sunday, November 19, 2017

Review: Villain

Villain Villain by Samantha Young
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5 Stars!

Villain is a companion story to Hero, but can definitely be read as a standalone. 

When the books first starts, we meet Nadia.  She's a broadcast meteorologist - her dream job.  However, she's not exactly working in a dream environment.  Her boss is blackmailing her.  He wants her to dig Caine Calloway's past (He's from the book Hero).  He snooping doesn't go unnoticed and soon Caine's best friend Henry is paying Nadia a visit.  However, all is not how it seems.

Henry is rich, powerful in his own right, and has a devilish charm that woos many women into his sphere - except Nadia.  Sparks do fly between them - but the misunderstanding of Nadia's activities into Caine's past is an obstacle neither one can seems to overcome.

Mutual distrust and a powerful attraction soon lead both into a passionate affair.  But Nadia still fears her past - one that can threaten their new relationship before it even starts.

I adored Henry's relentless pursuit of Nadia - even after the misunderstanding.  Their romances didn't get off the best start, but you gotta love it when the guy chases the girl - and eats a healthy dose of humble pie along the way.   Their road to love & HEA had just enough angst and humor to make it something a little bit more than the usual cliche romance - and I love that about Samantha Young's writing!

I have been reading Samantha Young for quite some time now, and she never disappoints or fails to deliver me a tear-jerker of a story.  They are the best kinds of stories.  I will forever read her books as long as she keeps writing.  She is truly a remarkable and talented writer.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Enticing Journey Book Promotions Hosted Release Blitz for BAD HABIT by Charleigh Rose!


Title: Bad Habit
Author: Charleigh Rose
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: November 16, 2017


BRIAR
I was infatuated with Asher Kelley the moment he came tumbling through my brother’s window five years ago. 
Even bruised and bloodied, he was the most beautiful boy I'd ever seen. 
We couldn't ever be together.
I was too young, and he was too untouchable. 
He was too troubled, and I was too na├»ve. 
But the heart is rebellious, and mine decided it didn’t care about any of those things. 
As I got older, harmless flirting turned to stolen moments in dark corners. 
Until one day, he was gone without a trace.
Now, two years later, he’s back. 
Callous and cruel. 
He’s my brother’s best friend. My parents’ worst nightmare.
I should hate him. 
But like a Bad Habit, I can’t quit him. 

ASHER
I was drawn to Briar Vale from the first time she looked up at me with stars in her big, blue eyes. 
She was just a kid, nothing but elbows and knees, but she was the most beautiful creature I'd ever seen. 
We could never be together.
I was too old and she was too off limits. 
She was too good and I was too fucked up.
Eventually, the temptation became too much to resist. 
I risked everything for a kiss and she betrayed me. 
Two years have passed and I’m forced to see her again, but now she's all grown up. 
She’s my best friend’s baby sister. My downfall. 
I hate her for what she did. 
But she's always been my drug of choice.








The quiet snick of the front door closing alerts me to her arrival. About fucking time. I flatten myself against the wall behind her door right before she opens it then gently nudges it shut with the back of her foot. She kicks off her shoes and starts to pull her dress up to take it off. Standing with her back to me in front of the moonlit window, I can make out her brand-new curves. Her tight, round ass. The dimples on the small of her back. Her dress is just past her hips when I speak. 


“Have fun tonight?” 

Briar yelps and drops her dress back in place before spinning around. 

“I was until I had some perv spy on me for the second time in as many days.” 

“Oh, I’m the pervert?” I taunt, moving closer. She wants to back away, but she doesn’t. She stands her ground, and it only spurs me on. “Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe it was you who watched me jack off this morning.” 

I’m almost sad the lights aren’t on to see her inevitable blush. I’m standing over her tiny form, and she has to crane her neck to look up at me. 

“Momentary lapse in sanity.” She shrugs. “It’s nothing I haven’t seen before.” 

Those words kick around in my head for a second before I practically tackle her onto her bed. She lands on her back, mouth parted in shock, with her legs spread and her dress ridden up. My hips fill the spot between her thighs, and I pin her hands to the bed. 

Fuck, this was a bad idea. She smells good—sweet, like her conditioner—and she feels even better. I have to fight the urge to grind into her. 

“Nothing you haven’t seen before, huh?”

“No,” she says between clenched teeth.

“Who was it?” I demand. “Was it the little golden boy from tonight?” 

“None of your business.” 

“Tell me, Briar,” I whisper, getting closer to her ear. “Did he make you come from a kiss like I did? Does he know what you sound like as you do? Because I can still hear you. I can still see you.” 

If her sharp intake of breath didn’t let me know she was affected, the way she rocked into my jean-covered cock does. I stay stock-still, still braced above her with my hands around her wrists. 

“Does he know that I was the first one to make this little body come before you even knew how to do it yourself?” I bring her wrists closer together so I can grip them both with one hand, and I trail my index finger from her sternum all the way down to her underwear. 

A moan slips free, and her hips chase the friction once more. 

“No,” she whispers.









Final Score - 5 Asher is Da Man Stars!

Charleigh Rose does not disappoint with this latest release! Bad Habit is a mixture of fun, emotional angst, HAWTNESS, and slight moral in aptitudes. All in all - you will question yourself for having read it - but in the in end, not care at all! 

I absolutely, 100% LOVE Asher Kelley - maybe more so than Briar. Yes, he's the ultimate bad boy, but her motivations and selflessness are what are endearing about him. He's always felt a strong connection to his best friend's sister Briar - but being younger than him, he knows that's not a line he's willing to cross. Until the moment he does - and well, I can't say I blame the boy. Asher is just so irresistibly swoony - what girl (Young or Old?) can resist him?

Briar was amazingly put together for such a young girl - she's 14 when the story starts. This girl knows what she wants, and she makes no apologies about it - she is not the type of girl to let it slip through her fingers. She's a fighter - for truth and righteous, but she knows that life isn't a fairy tale. You can't call this girl a push over - she will stand up for herself and other's when she sees an injustice.

The side characters were pretty comical and hair raising - but give good depth to this story - even the awful ones. I definitely would like to see more stories come from this book, especially Adrian & Dash's antics *wink*

This was a fast paced, great read that leaves you wanting MORE.




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Friday, November 17, 2017

The Next Step PR Hosted Release Blitz for SAVAGE: THE AWAKENING OF LIZZIE DANTON by L.A. Fiore!

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They call him a monster.
Pale blue eyes as cold as ice that see right through you.
He’s hard.
He’s damaged.
He’s dangerous.
He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince.
He’s savage.
He’s brutal.
He’s a killer.
By an act of fate, our worlds collide.
They call him a monster, but he is my salvation.

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L.A. Fiore is the author of several books including Beautifully Damaged, Collecting the Pieces and His Light in the Dark. Her favorite movie is Star Wars, a love her son shares. They hope to build their own Millennium Falcon one day. She would like to meet the Winchester Boys to thank them for enlightening her on the versatility of salt as not just a food enhancer, but as protection from supernatural threats. And she thinks it would be interesting to be a zombie, to get an idea of what life is like as a brain-addicted fiend so she can be their voice to tell their side of the story. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and kids, their two spoiled cats and their awesome dog.


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