Wednesday, March 21, 2018

✯Release Review w/Giveaway✯Where Bad Girls Go to Fall (Good Girls #2) by Holly Renee

Release Date: March 21, 2018
Cover Design: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design


Nothing good came from listening to my heart. It was careless and irrational and became way too invested when I read a romance novel. So I put her under lock and key. I only had a few rules, and I always stuck with them. 1. Never get attached. 2. Always run before the feels become contagious. 3. No matter what, under no circumstances, never fall in love. He was a playboy who ran by the same set of rules. What we had together was fun, it was hot, and it was temporary. Until he screwed everything up. We were never meant to be each other's happily ever after, but the harder I tried to push him away, the further I fell. 

✯✯4 Tattooed Stars!!✯✯

Holly Renee did it to me again. I started this book at one am thinking I’ll finish it in two sittings. Well, at five am I finished it lol. 

We met both Stacie and Mason in the previous book. Masons Livy’s brother and Parker’s best friend. Staci works with Parker at his tattoo shop and she’s Livy’s best friend. I was glad when I heard this was their story. 

Staci did a relationship once and got burned really bad. So from now on she’s a one night type of girl. She’s loves sex but not enough to do another relationship. 

One night Staci wants to scratch her itch so she sends a pic to one of her guys. Except she wasn’t paying 100% attention and sent it to the wrong person. She sent a pic of herself to her best friend brother. Mason. Of course she’s mortified but he doesn’t seem to mind. 

Mason doesn’t do relationships. He never looked at Staci other then his sisters friend. Until he got a text with a picture of all her and he couldn’t believe what she was hiding under her clothes. She might’ve wanted him to delete the picture and forget it happened. But, Mason can’t do that. 

What started out as a group night out. Ended up in them being left alone. They decide to play a game with fun consequences for them at the end. Their chemistry is bubbling hot. They decide for just one night they’ll cross the line. But, instantly Mason and Staci realize one night won’t be enough. No matter how much they try to fake it. 

Oh Mason. There’s absolutely nothing bad I can say about him. He’s the perfect guy, brother and friend. He fell for Staci and would do anything for her.  Mason owned his own business and took care of his sister. He’ll do anything to win Staci over. 

Staci I felt for her. Poor girl was on the run but never let it bring her down.  She was covered in tattoos and was absolutely beautiful on inside and outside. Staci really had feelings for Mason. But, was afraid to put herself out there again. Staci knew Mason was the one who’d never hurt her and love her. 

Holly Renee wrote an amazing story!! I ended up lol and was glad I was alone. I couldn’t put it down and was shocked when I finished so fast. As much as I liked this story I felt like the ending was rushed and it didn’t feel complete. It bothered me. Other then that I loved it and am looking forward to the next book in the series. It was worth the wait. 




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Bookaholic, firm believer in grand gestures, and obsessed with happily ever afters.
Holly Renee was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee where she lives with her husband and three fur-babies, Luna, Dobby, and Bellatrix. (Yes. She has a slight obsession with Harry Potter.) Holly is a contemporary romance author who released her debut novel, Letting Go (The Garage Series, Book 1) in August 2015. Her second novel, Breaking Down (The Garage Series, Book 2) was released in March 2016. Holly's newest release, Where Good Girls Go to Die (The Good Girls Series, Book 1) releases on April 13th. Where Good Girls Go to Die is a sexy, second chance romance novel that features a swoon-worthy tattooed bad boy and a woman he doesn't see coming the second time around. During the day, Holly spends her time as a nurse, but once she gets home, she falls deep into her passion of reading and writing.  

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✯Cover Reveal✯Needing Him(Bishop Brothers #2)by Kennedy Fox


We are thrilled to bring you the sexy new cover from the bestselling duo Kennedy Fox for their upcoming release NEEDING HIM releasing on APRIL 17th!

Photographer: Wander Aguiar 
Model: Drew Leighty 
Designer: RBA Designs 
Release Date: April 17, 2018 
*Each Bishop Brothers novel is an interconnected standalone*

Evan Bishop is your typical hotshot doctor. Hardass, brooding, and all business. Instead of working on the family ranch, Evan broke the mold and became an ER doctor. He’s good with his hands—in more ways than one—smart as a whip and is the definition of God’s gift to women. Being a gentleman is in his Southern roots, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t flawed. Exclusive dating has never been a top priority and his tragic past makes him stay at arm’s length. Deciding to let loose for a wild night, he takes a page from the Bishop brother’s relationship book and hooks up with a mysterious girl he’ll never have to see again, which is perfect for this self-proclaimed bachelor. Emily Bell is a city girl through and through but is determined to get away from her family and past. All she wants is a fresh start and to make a name for herself in the medical field. No random hookups and no dating coworkers—that’s her new motto after being burned time and again. When she agrees to attend a wedding as a plus-one, she’s soon ditched and left to drink solo—but not for long. Mr. Suit is the ultimate temptation with his Southern charm, messy blond hair, and irresistible sex appeal. Everything about him screams bad news, but he makes her reconsider her rules just for one night. After all, some rules are made to be broken. They want the same thing—one night of passion then they’ll go their separate ways. No cuddling afterward. No next day phone calls. No awkward goodbyes. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that’ll be obvious when they report to work on Monday morning. *A contemporary romance with a little Southern drama. This is book 2 in the Bishop Brothers series. Each book features a different brother and can be read as a complete standalone. HEA guaranteed!* Not suitable for readers under 18 due to adult language and sexual content.      

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Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! Keep up with all their social media platforms for updates & info!


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

✯Release Review✯Whiskey & You(Kings of Texas #1) by HJ Bellus

Title: Whiskey & You
Series: Kings of Texas #1
Author: HJ Bellus
Publisher: Crave Publishing
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 20, 2018


Sometimes it’s the hero who ends up needing a lifeline…

Jack Jarvis York is a ruthless and vindictive oil tycoon who knows no boundaries when he’s been double-crossed. Debtors beware. He’ll slit your throat for a nickel. And make no mistake, he will collect.

You never screw with a man’s pride, money, or oil. It’s Texas Law. Unwritten, yet gospel. They don’t call him the king of Texas for nothing.

When a debtor can’t come up with his money, JJ takes his wife as collateral...

What starts out as a trade-off between bitter men turns into an emotional collision of desire and forbidden love so dangerous, it threatens to destroy even the strongest of empires.

No amount of money will ever rebuild everything that’s been shattered. Jack is left standing in the middle of his own chaos.

Greed and power are the least of his worries now. Death is knocking on his front door, wanting to collect.

The woman he’s given his heart to just might become his collateral this time around. Past sins may trump everything...

✯✯5 Whiskey Filled Stars!!!✯✯ 

HJ Bellus is simply amazing!!! This isn’t like her other books I’ve read. It’s on the darker side and man what a story and start to what’s going to be an amazing new series from her. 

JJ’s life wasn’t always easy. He started off poor. Him and his mom bounced from ratty hotel room to the other. Until a man names Preston overheard them in the supermarket. The guy changed his life and made him into the man he is today. 

JJ doesn’t want for anything. He’s made enough money that he can do and take whatever he wants. 

JJ might be a bad ass and takes no for an answer but that’s not all he is. Inside he’s still the broken poor little boy Preston saved all those years ago. When JJ meets Navy he was missing his friend. He helped her and it was time for her to soar and live her life. 

Navy was married to a monster. JJ could see instantly he was abusing her. He was also stealing from JJ. JJ planned on taking everything from him and still did. But, now he was planning on taking Navy and rescuing her no matter the cost. 

Navy’s been with her husband for awhile. But, it’s not a happily ever after. Navy doesn’t recognize the person looking back at her in the mirror.  Navy’s not allowed to eat what she wants, sleep on a bed and he’s abusive. But, she can’t get away. I’m not going to get into everything else that’s been done to her. 

JJ makes a deal to take Navy. Navy isn’t sure what to expect when JJ takes her. He keeps telling her he’s not like her husband but she’s so afraid it’ll take her a bit to believe it or trust him. While living with JJ she meets Faye and she quickly becomes a mother figure to her and her shell opens up. JJ’s showing he can be trusted. But, things aren’t that easy bc her last is coming back. 

In the beginning it sounded like it was going to be Navy being saved by JJ. But, really both Navy and JJ are broken.  Navy’s Broken on the inside and the outside. JJ portrays himself as being all put together. But, he’s good at faking it. He’s a Broken young boy on the inside. JJ and Navy heal each other in so many ways. Their story might not be easy. In fact it’s far from it. But, their story is still beautiful. 

Faye. I absolutely loved Faye. And, her son Kemp. Wow!!! He might be a big bad bad ass.  But, really Kemp has an incredible heart and when he was around a certain little somebody he made me smile. I’m excited for the next book. But, I’m afraid of where Kemp’s mental status might bring him. I’m hoping we’ll get back the bad ass with the soft heart again. HJ Bellus is continuing to prove herself as an auto buy for me. 

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HJ Bellus is a small town girl who loves the art of storytelling. When not making readers laugh or cry, she's a part-time livestock wrangler that can be found in the middle of Idaho, shotgunning a beer while listening to some Miranda Lambert on her Beats and rocking out in her boots.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

✯Release Review✯Drowning by Margaret McHeyzer

Title: Drowning
Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: March 18, 2018


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.

✯✯5 Drowning Stars!!!✯✯ 

Margaret has an amazing way with words. She writes stories that are real. Stories that can be either about something you or somebody close to you have either gone thru or are going thru. She doesn’t sugarcoat it and writes it properly not making light of the subject. 

This review will be on the shorter side bc I refuse to give away much. 

Ivy’s in high school. Her best friend is Jared and they’re there for each other for anything. Jared’s gay and Ivy’s always been there for him. They don’t keep secrets from each other. Or so Jared thought. Ivy’s been keeping a huge secret from everybody. 

Ivy’s a cutter. She’s been cutting herself for awhile now. Ivy has perfected cutting in spots that unless you’re looking for them you’d overlook them. Some are deeper then others. Ivy doesn’t want to cut. No. But, she has a voice telling her too. He’s too strong for her to dismiss. 

Ivy wants to tell Jared. But, she’s afraid of how he’s going to respond. When Tobias walks into their school everything changes for ivy.  Tobias looks at her different then everyone else. It’s like he can see thru her and directly into her soul. 

Tobias knows Ivy’s keeping secrets. He keeps trying to get her to open up to him. Ivy wants too. But, it’s completely obvious that Ivy’s not the only one keeping secrets. Tobias promises to tell Ivy everything just not right away. Their secrets are different. But, they’re both drowning in them slowly. 

This is a must read. My heart hurt for Ivy and once I learned Tobias secret my heart broke for him as well. These two got strength from each other. There’s so many people dealing with these issues and others in the world. Most people suffer alone bc they’re afraid to let people in and sometimes it ends tragically. 

Margaret reminds you of all that in this incredible story. I continue to hope and pray that Margaret doesn’t stop writing and that she continues writing the stories that she does. 

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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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Thursday, March 15, 2018

✯Promo✯Outliers((The Outliers Saga #1)by Kate L. Mary

Title: Outliers
Author: Kate L Mary
Genre: Adult Dystopian
Publisher: Twisted Press
Publication Date: Mar. 6th, 2018
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In the dusty ruins of the world, three groups exist: the Sovereign, the Fortis, and the Outliers. Within their walled city, exclusive access to the only remaining technology gives the Sovereign an advantage that seems impossible to beat. In exchange for meager scraps and free reign outside the walls, they use the brawn of the Fortis to their advantage while the Outliers struggle to survive. Living on land that has not healed from the poison of the past, and surrounded by dangers too numerous to count, the Outliers have adapted - but to the Sovereign and the Fortis, they are nothing.
Indra is an Outlier. Each day she braves the wastelands, making the dangerous journey from the wilds where she lives to the City so she can serve the Sovereign in order to give her family a better life. Inside the walls, she has no rights and no freedom. Not only is she powerless to resist the Sovereign’s harsh rule, but she is also unable to do anything to save her people from the brutality of the Fortis. For centuries they have made their abuse of Outliers a sport, but when Asa comes to Indra’s rescue, she sees something different in him. Something that marks him as so much more than just a Fortis guard.
But as Indra’s world begins to unravel, even the quiet alliance she has formed with Asa cannot save her from the wrath of the Sovereign. In one life-altering moment, everything Indra has ever known is ripped away, forcing her to face a world even more harsh and unforgiving. Broken and scarred, Indra finds herself on a journey that will challenge everything she’s ever been taught, learning along the way that she’s stronger than she ever imagined. Maybe even strong enough to free her people forever.  
Kate L. Mary is an award-winning author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, ranging from Post-apocalyptic tales of the undead, to Speculative Fiction and Contemporary Romance. Her YA book, When We Were Human, was the 2015 Children's Moonbeam Book Awards Silver Medal Winner for Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fiction, and the 2016 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner for Young Adult Science Fiction.

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“He is in love with you,” Mira finally said.
The statement warmed my cheeks even though I had already come to this conclusion. “I know.”
“And you?” She glanced my way, not turning her head completely when she did it, as if she thought it would make me more likely to answer her honestly. As if she thought I was hiding something from her. “Do you love him?”
“I know nothing about him, but the answer would be no either way. I love Bodhi. I would not have married him otherwise. Plus, no matter what Asa does to help me, an Outlier cannot be with a Fortis. It is impossible.”
“Why?” Mira asked.
I turned my body to face her, walking sideways so that my back was to the Lygan Cliffs even though I had been taught to never lose my focus in this way. “Because we are not the same.”
“Now you sound like one of the Sovereign.” Mira’s blue eyes rolled in their sockets, but her lips pulled up into a smile that helped to ease some of the sting her words had brought to me. “We are the same, Indra. We are all people. We have just been trained to believe that we are different.”
I opened my mouth to argue with her, but no words came out. She was right. Sovereign, Outlier, Fortis, we were all just people. The only thing that kept us apart were the walls that had been constructed years ago, both the physical ones and the ones that existed only in our minds. Those were built on oppression and prejudices so old that no one alive today had a clue why they even existed.
A click echoed off the rocks at my back, followed closely by a few more. In front of me, my friend’s body went rigid. I spun to face the cliffs, the knife in my hand up and ready as more clicking rang through the air. But there was nothing in sight. Not yet, anyway.
“Where is it?” Mira hissed.
At my side, she too had her knife up. This was a position we had been in before, and as long as there was only one of the creatures, we knew what to do to defend ourselves. The problem would come if they were hunting in a pack. One lygan was dangerous enough, but four or five? We would not be able to beat that many.
We remained still. The clicks grew closer together and louder, but with the way the sounds echoed off the rocks, it was impossible to tell how many there were until the creature—or creatures—decided to show themselves.
“Be ready,” I said for my benefit as much as for hers.
The hiss came first. It was a sound that was low and seemed to come from the deepest part of the animal’s belly, and it was followed only a beat later by the appearance of the lygan itself. The creature was bigger than average, its tail as long as my arm and its body only a little shorter. Its claws clicked across the rocks as it scurried forward, seeming to move at an impossibly fast speed considering its stunted legs. The red and purple scales shone even in the limited light of the evening as the lygan twisted between the sharp rocks that made up the cliffs. Now that it was closer, the click of its claws seemed twice as loud, and when it hissed a second time, the sharp points of its teeth were visible.
Readying myself for a fight, I planted my feet. I knew from experience that the creature would pounce without warning, that was how Mira had been injured before, and I was ready when it finally flew through the air, headed right for me.
I slashed my knife up and the blade hit home on the lygan’s stomach. It screeched just before its body slammed into mine, and when I flew back a cry retched from my body on impact. We went down together, my back slamming into the dry ground and the lygan landing on top of me. It was injured and my knife was still in its belly, but it had not given up yet. The animal wiggled and snapped its jaw, and his teeth came close enough to my nose that I felt its moist breath against my face. His yellow eyes were focused on me, the black pupils dilated to slits. The scales were smooth against my hand when I grabbed its neck in an attempt to hold him back, and his claws scratched at my body as he tried to get the advantage.
Mira’s voice seemed far away, but I knew she was nearby and ready to help. Just as I had been with her the day she was attacked. Her face appeared above me. The setting sun shone down on her blond hair, making it glow, and in the brilliant light her passage markings seemed twice as dark against her pale skin.
The sun reflected off the metal when she raised her knife and I had to turn my head away. My hand was still on the lygan’s neck, holding the thing back as it snapped its teeth, but even before Mira had stabbed it I could feel its strength waning. Then she did, and when the knife entered the lygan’s body, the creature let out a shriek that left a ringing behind in my ears. The lygan jerked and its claws clamped down on my stomach, puncturing my dress and forcing a scream out of me. Mira pulled her knife from the creature and brought it down again, and this time the animal let out a drained wail that was preceded by its entire body going slack.
When that happened, its claws relaxed as well, freeing me from the piercing hold it had on my body. I shoved the animal off and it rolled to the ground at my side. Mira was panting, as was I, and for a beat neither one of us moved. She stayed frozen, standing over me while I remained on my back, staring up at her.