Friday, June 29, 2018

InkSlinger PR Hosted Release Blitz for THE FRAGILE ORDINARY by Samantha Young !






From the New York Times bestselling author of The Impossible Vastness of Us and the On Dublin Street series comes a heartfelt and beautiful new young adult novel, set in Scotland, about daring to dream and embracing who you are. THE FRAGILE ORDINARY is now available where all fine books are sold. Order your copy of THE FRAGILE ORDINARY today!







About THE FRAGILE ORDINARY:

I am Comet Caldwell.

And I sort of, kind of, absolutely hate my name.

People expect extraordinary things from a girl named Comet. That she’ll be effortlessly cool and light up a room the way a comet blazes across the sky.

But from the shyness that makes her book-character friends more appealing than real people to the parents whose indifference hurts more than an open wound, Comet has never wanted to be the center of attention. She can’t wait to graduate from her high school in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the only place she ever feels truly herself is on her anonymous poetry blog. But surely that will change once she leaves to attend university somewhere far, far away.

When new student Tobias King blazes in from America and shakes up the school, Comet thinks she’s got the bad boy figured out. Until they’re thrown together for a class assignment and begin to form an unlikely connection. Everything shifts in Comet’s ordinary world. Tobias has a dark past and runs with a tough crowd—and none of them are happy about his interest in Comet. Targeted by bullies and thrown into the spotlight, Comet and Tobias can go their separate ways…or take a risk on something extraordinary.




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“Endearing and relatable, Comet-the girl who is searching for her place in this world-will shoot through the sky and into your heart.”

— #1 New York Times bestselling author Erin Watt











EXCERPT:

By the time we got to the house and I let us into my bedroom, I was a jittering wreck. Massive waves of nervous energy were emanating from Tobias, making me worse. He was rarely nervous about anything. Once inside my room, I waited impatiently as Tobias slumped down on my bed, elbows on knees, head in hands.

I shrugged out of my jacket and unwound my scarf. Still waiting.

“Comet,” he huffed, not looking up. “Sit down, okay, you’re making me nervous.”

“You’re making me nervous.” I sat on the armchair across from him. “You and Stevie didn’t kill someone, did you? Did Dean dispose of the body for you and now he’s blackmailing you?”

Tobias’s broad shoulders shook and he lifted his head to stare at me with amusement tinged with sadness. “You’ve got to stop reading so many books.”

“Never.”

He smiled at me, his look so tender that I squirmed with the need to shoot across the room and throw my arms around him. Instead I met his gaze and asked directly, “What happened back there?”

“I just chose you over Stevie,” he said.

I swear my eyebrows must have hit my hairline at this pronouncement. “What?”

“Stevie and some of the guys have been hanging around Dean more and more. Dean is a dealer. And he’s part of something bigger—we’re talking an adult-sized, criminal gang who deal drugs and steal cars for a living. Dean deals cocaine to kids. Blair Lochrie High School is one of his grounds. He sells to quite a few kids there.”

At our high school?

Class A drugs at our high school?

“Bloody hell,” I whispered, “Where have I been?”

“Where I prefer you—safe with your nose stuck in a book.”

“Tobias…Stevie?”

Hearing the worry in my voice, he winced. “I tried, Com. I tried to keep him out of it, but he’s so messed up and I couldn’t stop him. I hung around to make sure he was okay.”

“Is that why you’ve been avoiding me?” God, please let that be why he was avoiding me.

“Yes.” A million apologies swirled in his gorgeous eyes. “I didn’t mean for Stevie to find out about you, because I didn’t want you anywhere near the stuff he was getting involved in. But then you two got along, so well I thought you might…have feelings for each other, so I told him that he either stopped hanging around Dean or he stopped hanging around you. He agreed keeping you out of that stuff, away from the boys, was better for you. So we stopped coming around as much and then stopped coming around at all. Tonight was his initiation into Dean’s crew. It was supposed to be both our initiations, I guess, because Dean was sending Stevie to some other party with drugs, and I was following Stevie as backup. Now I’m not.”

There was so much to process in what he’d just said.

My brain blurted out the first thing it wanted to deal with. “Stevie and I don’t have feelings for each other. I don’t like Stevie, Tobias.”

His eyes widened as my tone implied that I liked someone else. “No?”

“No.”

“Good. Because I just left him to that hell.” He stood up and started pacing back and forth. “I tried to help him even if it meant hurting you, and he just let himself get pulled further down into that crap.”

I stood up, reached out to touch him, to slow him down. He stilled, looking at my hand on his arm. “What did you mean? You chose me over Stevie?”

“Comet, Dean made it clear that if I left with you, I couldn’t go around there or anywhere near him again. So I either had to stay and go with Stevie as his backup on a drug deal and leave you to handle Dean on your own, or I could walk out of there with you and leave Stevie to do it alone. For good.” His gaze moved over my face, as if he were committing each feature to memory.

My heart started thudding so hard the blood rushed through my ears. “So you chose me.”

“Of course,” he choked out. “I’d never let anything happen to you. And seeing you there…I never want to see that crap touch you again. It was a wake-up call for me. I don’t want to be a part of that shit either. That’s not me.”

Seeing something in his expression made me brave in a way I never thought I could be. Knees trembling, I stepped up to him and placed a hand on his chest, over his heart. His chest was strong and hard beneath my hand, his body heat surrounding me and that woodsy, spicy, citrusy scent he wore teasing my senses. I wanted to sway into him, hold him tight, and never let go, but I had something important to say first now that I had his absolute attention. “Being a good student, working for something, achieving something, playing hard at football…it wasn’t all for your dad, Tobias. There is no maybe about it. Deep down you want those things for yourself, too. You’re smart and good and such a special person.” I gave him a tremulous smile, wondering if how I felt for him was as obvious to him as it was to apparently everyone else. “You deserve the life you really want.”

His chest rose and fell faster beneath my hand as we stared into one another’s eyes. Tobias licked his lips, as if he was nervous. “What if I want to get my grades back up?”

“Then I’ll help.”

“And join the rugby team?”

“Then you’ll try out.”

He nodded and slowly lifted his hand to cover mine. He took a step closer to me, his breathing sounding a little shaky. The thud of his heart racing beneath my palm made mine accelerate. My legs shook and my fingers curled into Tobias’s shirt. “And…what if what I really want…is you?”

Joy flooded me. I can’t truly describe the feeling. The euphoria. The excitement and thrill and fear and worry that cascaded through me at the thought of being with Tobias King.

No matter the plethora of emotions that came with his question, my answer was instant and absolute. “Then you have me.”









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.


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IndieSage PR Hosted Release Blitz for VEN (The V Games #2) by K. Webster & Ker Dukey !


Ven

by K. Webster & Ker Dukey
Publication Date: June 29, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark, Mafia, Romance


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The Vetrov name comes with expectation.
My role in this world is simple: do as Father asks and live my life how he planned it.

My future is already written: run the empire.
Old Values. Old Rule. Old Money.
Until her.

Everything I do lacks purpose.
Everything I do is empty.
Women. Money. Power. It meant nothing.
Until her.

When the Volkov rose showed up at my home a disgraced package, hand-delivered by a Vasiliev prince, I began paving my own path.
I vowed to make her bloom once more.

She consumed me.
Her. Her. Her.

But you can’t love a rose and expect not to be damaged by her thorns.
She cut me too deep.
And I bled out.
My soul fled.
All that’s left is a cold, calculating monster.

I am Veniamin.
Volcanic. Victorious. Valiant. Vetrov.
When you enter my world to play games, prepare to lose.
In the end, I always find the thorn in my side, and I pluck it right out.

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Vlad (The V Games, #1)
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About K. Webster



K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

About Ker Dukey


My books all tend to be darker romance, edge of you seat, angst filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles…prepare for the unexpected.

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters growing up.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light; some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.







Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Review: Ven

Ven Ven by Ker Dukey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4.5 Stars!

I just knew Diana’s story would be bombshell of sorts and boy was it!  Now, left with no other recourse, she's been entered into the arena - where it's killed or be killed.  However, this rose has thorns and needs NO savior to come rescue her.  No, the Queen will save herself and rule over her empire with blood and an iron fist.  She has been reborn after the events of the last book and the beginning of this and her evolution is beautiful to witness.  Once the beloved, she is now considered a spoiled viper.  But in man's world, they have underestimated Diana.  And for that - they will pay.  Be afraid men.  Be VERY AFRAID! 

Ven at times was not only the handsome prince, but just as bad as his father.  He has no remorse for his actions (of which he commits offenses in my opinion which were just as bad as his father) and I still have a hard time loving him, let alone cheering on his relationship with Diana.  I'm still conflicted about him.  But he did love Diana when no one else would, so I have to think there is something redeemable about him.  Right? 

Ven is the latest in The V Games series by Authors Ker Dukey and K. Webster.  I was anxiously to see where next these two took me and I was not disappointed!  It's gritty, raw, in your face and as dark a mafia romance can get and I enjoyed every last bit of it ... well, I enjoyed some while other parts made me cringe.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Review: Light My Fire

Light My Fire Light My Fire by J. Kenner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4.5 Stars!

This is the 11th Book in the Man of the Month series. 

It's finally here!  Griffin and Beverly’s story and I just knew this one would be haunting as it is romantic.  I’m happy to say this story did not disappoint.

Griffin and Beverly had crazy, sizzling hot chemistry.  Both were in the "friend zone", but with the tangible electricity emitting from both of them, you just knew the friend zone would go bye-bye.  It's rare to find a person who can overlook one's flaws - to see past the damage done to one's body and find the twin to their own soul lying beneath.  I'm beyond thrilled that Beverly was that person for Griffin and that he finally got the love and happiness he so truly deserved.

Up next is Elena and Brent's story ... is this a case of the best saved for last?  We shall soon find out!


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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Review: Incognito

Incognito Incognito by Siobhan Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4.5 Stars!

Shawn is a rock star in hiding.  He's overcome addiction but now that he's on the brink of a new normal - there's a new threat that is not only trying to undermine his recovery, but want to hurt him as well.  His security team decides that he needs to lay low and step out of the spot light.

Dakota is a young college student.  Tragedy marks her life and she's had to give up her dream of dancing.  Her family hasn't fully recovered and neither has she.  Her father is ambivalent and her mother has disappeared into herself.  Lost and alone, Dakota's only solace is dancing on a rooftop a midnight - a way of expunging her fears and longing for who she once was.

Neither Dakota nor Shawn have any interest in romance - however,  their mutual attraction and chemistry cannot be denied. 

Siobhan Davis formulates that perfect mix of romance, danger, and suspense with her latest masterpiece.  I was glued and engrossed in this story and never wanted it end.  INCOGNITO is a slow-burn, utterly romantic story about two lost souls who are both in hiding and struggling to find their true selves.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Review: The Fragile Ordinary

The Fragile Ordinary The Fragile Ordinary by Samantha Young
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5 Cosmic Stars!

The Fragile Ordinary was a book that offered me a glimpse into my forgotten adolescent years. I'm never one to look back and reflect, but this book had me doing so. And in that, I found a little bit of solace and forgiveness. I was very much like Comet ... I hung out in my room, surrounded by my Harlequin Romance Books. I escaped from life because I didn't have very many true friends and my home life was far from ideal.

It’s not hard to see the parallels from my life to Comet's - it's like Samantha Young wrote this story about me! - and that's just the icing on the cake that drew me in. I can't tell how often my heart broke in two reading Comet's story - whether it be her feelings of invisibility where her parents are concerned or her lack of understanding with her peers - no one likes to feel excluded or isolated.

I was so happy that in the end Comet stuck to who she really was and stood up for herself, whether it be her parents or friends. I was applauding her courage to do - something I never quite was able to do until much later in life. The difference between us though lies in Tobias. I never had an opportunity to find someone like him. He was good for Comet. Yes, he put her through the ringer at times, but it was just what she needed to break out of her self imposed bubble.

On a whole The Fragile Ordinary is anything but ordinary. This is a story about finding your voice and identity, beautiful poetry, and finding one's courage to live & enjoy the beauty of life.
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New Release of DOUBLE DOWN (All In Duet #2) by Alessandra Torre !


Double Down
By Alessandra Torre
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
 

Synopsis

 
In Vegas, there was one man who was off limits. One man... and I fell for him. I knew there were risks. Still, I played the game. When Dario Capece called, I answered. When he beckoned, I came. When he broke all my rules, I looked the other way. I knew there were risks. I just never realized they included death.

 

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About Alessandra Torre

 
Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.
 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Review: Double Down

Double Down Double Down by Alessandra Torre
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4.5 Stars!

I love reading book series and I have to admit, I was a little nervous about what possible direction this book could go after reading the first.  It wasn't a sense of disappointment that had me in fear, but rather that after the events of the last book, Bell and Dario wouldn't get their HEA.  Needless to say, I worried for naught!  It was just the journey to get there that left me reeling with all the twists and turns. 

Once again, Ms. Torre's writing style sucked me in and I remained so until the climatic end.
She has simple outdone herself!  The pace, the engagement, the drama ... had me on the edge of my seat.  And as always, the sex scenes left me panting. 

I was saddened that secondary characters such as Rick, Lance, and Meredith weren't around as much - but after I finished the book I understood why they took a significant back seat to the main character focus.  I do hope we see a spin off series with these characters as I feel that there is story for them to be written (*hint, HINT).  The introduction of a new character - Laurent - left me intrigued.  I wanted more a backstory to him and his exact relationship with Dario.  Hopefully, he'll be considered as well for a spin-off book?

The chemistry between Bell and Dario - whoa!  A definite page turner and pant inducer!  Their devotion towards each other in the face of the events from the last book just solidified for me that this couple just can't be stopped.   I knew this book was going to be great and I was not disappointed! 

Now, can we talk about those spin-off books? 

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Review: Mister Tonight

Mister Tonight Mister Tonight by Kendall Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4.5 Stars!

How does one ring in the fun to their 30th birthday?  Well, if your Kate ... it consists of making eye contact with a hot guy, getting slightly inebriated, and then following him back to his place for a little fun between the sheets.  What's a quick way to ruin said birthday fun?  Your hookup's daughter walking in on you both ...

Hunter and Kate meet at a bar.  The attraction is instantaneous and neither one can forget about the other.  Especially since their bedroom antics were interrupted.  But what's even more awkward than a four year old walking in on you?  When you show up the next day as the new tenant.  And that's when the story really picks up pace!

I loved everything about this book ... the awkward day after, the lingering awkwardness of the days, weeks, months that follow.  It was all about Hunter and Kate trying to find that balance between landlord and tenant and to see it grown into a genuine friendship and later romantic relationship ... that's what kept me glued from the beginning to the end.

Mister Tonight is chalk full of funny antics, sexy chemistry, and deep emotions.  The fast pace of the book didn't leave me feeling as if I had missed anything.  There is no drama and the characters are mature and responsible adults with no childish behavior - other than the four year old (which is to be expected).  What could be better than that?

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Cover Reveal for DOUBLE DOWN (All In Duet #2) by Alessandra Torre !



Double Down
By Alessandra Torre
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
 

Synopsis

 
In Vegas, there was one man who was off limits. One man... and I fell for him. I knew there were risks. Still, I played the game. When Dario Capece called, I answered. When he beckoned, I came. When he broke all my rules, I looked the other way. I knew there were risks. I just never realized they included death.

 

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About Alessandra Torre

 
Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.
 

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Review: In Too Deep

In Too Deep In Too Deep by J. Kenner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4 Stars!

Hannah is starting a new law firm.  If only she had the money to help sign the leas as her mom and stepdad are holding it hostage.  Matthew is the owner of a gym.  He's a man who is just looking to settle down at this point in his life - wife & kids included.  What happens when a meddling sister intervenes?  A true friends to lovers story that's what! 

Loved Matthew & Hannah's story.  It was the perfect wind down to the Man of the Month series as there are just 2 bachelors left.

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Thursday, June 07, 2018

Review: Tied

Tied Tied by Carian Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5 Emotional Stars

Review to come as I need a moment to process my thoughts and feelings regarding this book. I’m such a basket case right now ...

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Monday, June 04, 2018

New Release for EVEN MONEY (All In Duet #1) by Alessandra Torre !


Even Money
By Alessandra Torre
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
 

Synopsis

 
Sometimes it only takes a minute. A connection of eyes across a room, and everything changes. I was a cocktail waitress with a fondness for partying and meaningless sex. He owned half of Vegas, with the reputation to match. I should have turned away. Instead, I stepped closer. Then, the liesstarted. Rumors spread. Stalking commenced. And someone died. None of it stopped me from falling in love.

 

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About Alessandra Torre

 
Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.
 

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Review: Torn

Torn Torn by Carian Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5 Stars!

Review to come ...

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Saturday, June 02, 2018

Review: Even Money

Even Money Even Money by Alessandra Torre
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5 I Need MORE Stars!

Even Money is Book 1 of a new Duet series by Alessandra Torre and my very first book read by this author.  And what a baptism!  This whirlwind romance between a fun loving, live by the seat of your pants cocktail waitress/college student and one of Vegas’ most powerful man, a casino/hotelier/ no nonsense businessman was the perfect foray for me into the writing style of Ms. Torre. 

Dario Capece & Bell Hartley are two flawed and damaged characters.  In a perfect world, it wouldn't make sense for them to be involved with one another, let alone know each other.  Bell has heard of Dario around Vegas (who hasn't?) and knew he was off-limits.  Unapproachable. Not meant to be anything other than an urban legend of sorts.  Dario knows better, as he older, wiser, and knows how the game & rules and how they should be played.  However, upon meeting Bell for the first time, for the first time in his life ... he's thrown out rules.  He's found a woman who makes him possessive and reckless.

They both fall hard and fast, leaving neither with the option of walking away from the other.  Trying to keep their distance and hands off each other proves difficult, especially with all of Vegas watching ... and one particular person who has a personal stake.   Their affair leaves many people unhappy, both family and friends.  Their is danger in them being together, especially when someone will go as far as murder to achieve their goal of total control over Dario.

This story is told in dual POV, between Bell and Dario.  It is effortless and the perfect blend of suspense, romance, danger, intrigue.  The hero is not someone to be messed with, yet neither is our heroine, as she can most definitely hold her own in the male dominated world of Vegas.  The cat & mouse start to their relationship was beautifully written and worth the time it took for slow burn to escalate into them seducing one another.  I love slow burn romances ... makes the final product all the more appetizing!

That shocking ending was brilliant and I'm still reeling from the repercussions it will have in Book 2.  I cannot wait to see what happens next with Dario & Bell, nor can I wait to sink myself into another Alessandra Torre story.  I am now a fan for life!

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