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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

5* #review #Giveaway Kiss Marry Kill by @sidneyhalston @TastyBookTours

He's been chasing a memory . . .

Iron Clad Security #1
Sidney Halston
Releasing March 28th, 2017

He's been chasing a memory . . .

It was just supposed to be a regular Thursday afternoon…and then he saw her. Sitting in seat L214, one seat over from his at the baseball game, right next to her douche of a soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend. An impromptu kiss for the kiss cam, and Jax knew his life would never be the same. Five years and a tour in Afghanistan later, Jax is back stateside running his own private security firm, Iron-Clad, with his best friend. He isn't the man he used to be... but Megan isn't the sexy and sweet, though sheltered, twenty-two-year-old he left behind, either. And she's in trouble.

...but now they're on the run.

Megan Cruz has made something of herself. She’s turned her dreams of pop stardom into a reality. But when a deadly stalker breaks into her home claiming to be her number-one fan, the only person she can turn to is the boy who got away. But Jax isn’t the same carefree charmer who stole her heart, then broke it when he joined the military. This man is seductive, hard, guarded. And he'll do anything to protect what's his.

5 Stars!
OMG guys Jax and Megan!!!  Hot.  

Kiss Marry Kill by Sidney Halston is one adventure ride.  For this being her first romantic suspense novel, you would never know.  She did a fabulous job engaging the reader with her characters and each scene.  I didn’t want it too end.
The story follows Megan and Jax, now famous singer and war veteran turned security expert.  Five years ago, the two met in an unusual way and have a four day affair days before Jax was deployed.   Five years without seeing or speaking too each other.  Five years wondering in the back of their minds what happened to the other...Five years asking what if questions.   Until now….Jax comes roaring back into Megan’s life.  When her life is in danger, he does the only thing he can do, help her.  But can Jax focus on Megan’s safety, not the feelings that are stirring in his belly from seeing the girl he let get away?  

I just had a small taste and I want to kiss some more. A lot more.

What I loved about this book was the switching between past and present.  It isn’t a lot of switching, but it gives you glimpses of their backstory and how they met.  It allows you too see the growth that each character has made over the last five years.  I felt that the past and present gave us some insight into the extreme chemistry between them.  These two have some many unresolved 
I also liked the slow build.  I didn’t want them jumping into bed right away, it just didn’t feel right.  I wanted them to connect on a deep level and I feel that Sidney captured that.  When they reconnect, I enjoyed how Jax tried so hard to fight his attraction to Megan, but eventually he couldn’t take it anymore.  He had to make her his.  

I love you, but I love you alive and if that means being a dick, so be it.

Is this a major Romantic Suspense novel?  No, it has just the right amount that will keep you guessing.  The first scene had me on edge!   This is a love story of two people who are destined to be together, that find their way back.   A story of two people who just clicked, but were at two different paths in their life.  Its about two people who left marks on each others souls that would never be forgotten.  

I can’t wait to read more from this series.  I am very intrigued by the secondary characters!  

Sidney did a fantastic job with this story.  She took a chance and she hit big!  This is tension filled, steamy and lovely.  I loved the romance between them and I felt that the five years apart was needed for them to grow into the people they were.  Sidney did an awesome job with keeping me on the edge of my seat guessing.  So much mystery and add in the romance...gosh it just brilliant!  I highly recommend this!  

USA Today bestselling author, Sidney Halston lives her life with one simple rule: "Just Do It"--Nike. And that's exactly what she did.

After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her imaginative, romantic side and wrote Seeing Red. That first pen stroke sealed the deal, and she fell in love with writing. Sidney lives in South Florida with her husband and children. She loves her family above all else, and reading follows a close second. When she's not writing, you can find her reading and reading and reading. She's a reader first and a writer second. When she's not writing or reading, her life is complete and utter chaos, trying to balance family life with work and writing (and reading). But she wouldn't have it any other way.

#NewRelease The Hard Truth About Sunshine by @BennettBooks @InkSlingerPR



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New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett has written her most gripping and poignant tale yet. Provocatively heart-breaking, audaciously irreverent and romantically fulfilling, The Hard Truth About Sunshine exposes just how very thin the line is between a full life and an empty existence. Despite having narrowly escaped death's clutches, Christopher Barlow is grateful for nothing. His capacity to love has been crushed. He hates everyone and everything, completely unable to see past the gray stain of misery that coats his perception of the world. It's only after he involuntarily joins a band of depressed misfits who are struggling to overcome their own problems, does Christopher start to re-evaluate his lot in life. What could they possibly learn from one another? How could they possibly help each other to heal? And the question that Christopher asks himself over and over again... can he learn to love again? He's about to find out as he embarks upon a cross country trip with a beautiful woman who is going blind, a boy with terminal cancer, and an abuse victim who can't decide whether she wants to live or die. Four people with nothing in common but their destination. They will encounter adventure, thrills, loss and love. And within their travels they will learn the greatest lesson of all. The hard truth about sunshine... Warning: This book deals with some tough issues including suicide and sexual abuse.

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Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions. A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two.

Monday, March 27, 2017

#NewRelease #GiveawayHot for the Fireman by @Gina_L_Maxwel @TastyBookTours @entangledpub

It’s time to see how much heat this fireman can take...

Boston Heat #1
Gina L. Maxwell
Releasing March 27th, 2017
Entangled Select

Ex-Army Ranger Erik Grady lives for the job. So when his chief at the Boston Fire Department offers him two choices—mandated therapy for supposed PTSD or a permanent desk job at the station, he reluctantly agrees to see a shrink. Only this doctor is unlike anything he expected. Female and curved in all the right places? Check. Hotter than a four-alarm fire? Check. The kind of woman that can heat his blood in and out of bed? Check, check. And oh, yeah, he just happens to have firsthand experience...

Of all the men to walk into psychologist Olivia Jones' office, why did it have to be him? Her one-night stand isn't playing by the rules of just. One. Night. She’s had her heart broken in the past, and no way is she going there again. And now he's blackmailing her into three dates? Well, if that's what it takes to make him see a different therapist, fine. She can handle it. So what if the chemistry between them is combustible? She's a professional, damn it. She'll date Mr. I'm Too Sexy For My Bunker Pants. But it won’t end in the fun he expects.

It’s time to see how much heat this fireman can take...

Gina L. Maxwell is a full-time writer, wife, and mother living in the upper Midwest, despite her scathing hatred of snow and cold weather. An avid romance novel addict, she began writing as an alternate way of enjoying the romance stories she loves to read. Her debut novel, Seducing Cinderella, hit both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists in less than four weeks, and she’s been living her newfound dream ever since.

When she’s not reading or writing steamy romance novels, she spends her time losing at Scrabble (and every other game) to her high school sweetheart, doing her best to hang out with their teenagers before they fly the coop, and dreaming about her move to sunny Florida once they do.

#NewRelease Say I'm Yours by @AuthorCMichaels @InkSlingerPR

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From New York Times Bestseller, Corinne Michaels, comes a new second chance standalone romance. I spent twenty years waiting for Trent Hennington to open his eyes and see me. But it was all for nothing. He chose to keep himself guarded and let me walk away, proving that my time and efforts were wasted. I'm done being invisible. It's time to move on. A single dance sets my new reality into motion, and I welcome it. After all, Cooper Townsend is perfect. He's kind, sexy, and attentive--everything a girl could want. I thought I got it right this time. That my heart could mend, and I would be happy. Apparently, some things really are just too hard to walk away from.  

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 Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series (Beloved, Beholden, Consolation, Conviction & Defenseless), Say You'll Stay, Say You Want Me, and Say I'm Yours. She's an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn't ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha heroes are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.     Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest | Amazon Author Page | Corinne Michaels Facebook Group    

Sunday, March 26, 2017

5* #Review Fire on Ice series by @BrendaRothert @InkSlingerPR

FIRE ON ICE series by Brenda Rothert

 BOUND (Fire on Ice, #1) 

College senior Kate Camden has learned to adapt - to her last year of school, to the promise of motherhood, to the fact that she’s doing it all alone. But just when she’s learned to adjust, heartache threatens to break her apart.

Pro hockey player Jason “Ryke” Ryker has it all: adoring fans, a promising career, and a beautiful wife. But when his seemingly perfect life is shaken by tragedy, he’s left questioning whether having it all is ever more than an illusion.

When circumstance brings Kate and Ryke together, they discover they don’t have to hurt alone. Bound by a grief that haunts them both, they must rely on one another to survive heartbreak. But that grief is more powerful than they realize, and the tie that binds them together may ultimately tear them apart. 

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Review- 5 Amazing Stars!

Wow!! That is all I can keep thinking about this book. It was so so good! Brenda Rothert captured me from the first chapter and kept me turning pages in this book unlike I have done for a long time when reading. I just couldn't get enough of Kate and Ryke. My heart ached for these two so many times in this story it was not even funny.

When we meet Kate, she is a young lady still in college and is pregnant. Although Kate is not too happy about being pregnant, she has accepted it and is going to do the right thing and raise the baby. Quinn, the guy that got her pregnant, bolted the minute she told him about the baby. Kate was hurt by this but she knew she had to do what was right. Kate's mom was with her every step of the way so she knew she would make it, besides, Kate's mom had raised her on her own anyway. When things take a turn for the worst in the pregnancy, Kate's life is forever changed. How can she move on from this?

Kate's mom has been begging her to go to a grief support group that she thinks will help her but Kate wants nothing to do with it. Kate just wants to go about her life and not be bothered. One day when Kate does decide to see what this group is all about, she is surprised and actually feels better after going to the meeting. The people there aren't half bad either. Little did Kate know that she was in for a shock when she kept going back to the group at who she would meet. Kate had been looking for a job with no luck after graduating and the group gave her a break from beating the pavement looking for a job.

When we meet Ryke, he is going to the grief support group meeting as well. Ryke is a NHL hockey player that is also an underware model. Ryke is one of those guys that is a good guy that has been dealt a bad hand. Ryke lost his first wife to an unfortunate accident and it has taken him awhile to get over it. Ryke has had no interest in dating anyone else and has just had one night stands. When Ryke lays eyes on Kate at the first meeting they happen to be at together, there is something special about her and Ryke immediately knows that. Kate has walls up though and Ryke knows that he is going to have to work hard to break those down.

Ryke offers Kate a job because he knows she needs it but he also thinks that is another way that he can get to Kate and break down some of her walls. When Kate and Ryke start to spend time together going over his schedule and what all he needs her to do for him, sparks begin to ignite, but not until after some off and on between these two. I immediately fell in love with both Kate and Ryke and was rooting for them from the very beginning. They were just a perfect match for each other even if they didn't see it for awhile.

I love how Brenda Rothert made these characters so relatable. I felt like I was a part of Kate and Ryke's life and was living it right along with them. I just can't say enough good about this story. I can not wait to read Captive now and will start it immediately!! Thanks Brenda Rothert for such a great read!

 CAPTIVE (Fire on Ice, #2) 

Two years ago, Jason and Kate Ryker were brought together by grief and bound to one another by love. Now married, they’re confronting their fears together.

But heartbreak finds them again, and the ties that bind Kate and Ryke are tested as she struggles against fear and sadness. As a grief counselor, Kate understands all too well the pain of her clients. And while her husband’s career as an NHL forward is at an all-time high, he’s coping with the frustration of feeling powerless as his wife's hopes slip away.

Kate’s unexpected journey sheds light on the fear that imprisons her, and reveals that she is the only one who can set herself free.

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Review- 5 Amazing Stars, again!

I can't tell you how glad I was to know there was a second book with Ryke and Kate. I was longing for more of them when Bound ended!

So, we are with Kate and Ryke after they got married. Yay!! Such a great couple. We start this stoy out finding out that Kate is expecting a little baby. I know we as readers were all on edge wondering how Kate would handle this but she was such a trooper. Ryke was just a swoon worthy in this story as the first too! The way that he took care of Kate just made your heart melt.

When another brick wall hits both Kate and Ryke, will they be able to get past another obstacle? Does their marriage have what it takes to withstand something like this? Well, you have to read this one to find out. I thought for sure at some points in the story that Ryke was going to pull a man stunt and ruin everything, but not our Ryke. He was the one that stood up to some of the women and made us proud!

Kate is finally in her dream job of counseling and does very well with it. When Kate meets a little girl named Melody, she steals Kate's heart. Kate hates all that Melody has been through and the uncertainty of her future. Kate knows that she can't get involved with her clients though. She just has to do her job right?

Kate and Ryke go through their own personal draw backs in this story but some how find a way to get through all of it together. That was their key that they didn't forget I think, Together!! I don't want to give away the whole story in my review but you will love how Brenda Rothert wraps this one up for sure! Such a great story again! I have not read two books like this in a long time. I did not want to put these down until I was done after I started them. I am going to have to read the other books in this series but I am going to miss our Ryke and Kate for sure. Hopefully they will make an appearance though!

 EDGE (Fire on Ice, #3) 

One bad hit has left the career of young NHL Center Luke Hudson in question. When he arrives for rehab with a minor league team, his injury has robbed him of the edge that made him great.

Team trainer Adella Price’s job is to help Luke get back in peak condition. But their one on one sessions shake her resolve to remain unattached. Dell is hands-off to all hockey players, even one as charming and successful as Luke.

As Luke starts to get ahold of his game again, he loses his grip on his heart. Helping Luke get his edge back brings to light what Dell is missing from her life. But those who want them apart are relentless, and with their careers on the line, Luke and Dell must decide if their love is worth risking it all.

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 DRIVE (Fire on Ice, #4) 

Years of training are about to pay off for hockey player Nikola Vereshkova. A call to play in the big league means he can finally come through for those who need him. His relocation to Chicago comes with built-in friends – and one gorgeous enemy who was less than impressed with him after their first encounter.
Sadie Alexander knows all about the drastic measures men will take just to get laid. She’s not only experienced it first-hand, but lived to tell about it in her online column, Sadie Says. And even though she’s a die-hard independent woman on the outside, the recent marriage of her best friend has her secretly feeling more alone than ever.
Getting close to a foul-mouthed Russian hockey heartthrob was the last thing Sadie expected. And the timing couldn’t be worse since she’s sworn off of men for a writing assignment. The line between love and hate is eroding, and Niko and Sadie find themselves in deeper than they ever expected. Could something that started out wrong end up being just right?

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 RELEASE (Fire on Ice, #5) 

NHL player Orion Caldwell protects his own. He’s an enforcer to his core, but he was the one left defenseless when his longtime girlfriend broke his heart. Now he’s all about his game, but spending the offseason in his hometown forces him to confront painful issues –both old and new.

Samara Cross just wants to be invisible. After living a nightmare, she came back to her hometown seeking solace. But her quiet new life is upturned by the hot, charismatic hockey player who’s taken a sudden interest in her.

Orion and Samara find something unexpected in each other, but when the hockey offseason ends, so does their time together. They struggle with their separation, confronted by ghosts of the past and an uncertain future, discovering that sometimes the only way to hold on to something precious is to let go.

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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.