Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Book Review: Make Me Stay by Sidney Halston


I loved the thrill of the unknown from the first half of the book because I didn't know June's secret. I should have read the blurb first as it gives this away but I think I liked it even better that I didn't know this because it was a lot more suspenseful and mysterious this way.

This book was about Matt, Nick's brother from Pull Me Close (a must-read book!!), who we know as a fun, partying womanizer, who's also kind of reckless compared to his serious and responsible brother Nick.

But as usual, with the right woman, Matt yearns for things he didn't knew he ever wanted and everything that seemed important to him so far turned insignificant.

Matt was put through a lot in this book because of April. And after everything was discovered he had a hard time telling right from wrong and sorting through his feelings.
But when I got to know everything about April, I couldn’t be mad at her and started hoping that she and Matt would sort everything out between them.

“I wish you could make me stay.”

The Story:
Although the different hair and clothes, he just knows that she's his June. He knew the second he heard her voice and saw her blue eyes. But why does she look so different? Why did she run away and even the hired PI's couldn't find her?

Matt was always the partying guy and there were always women offering themselves to him but the second he sets eyes on the fiery dark haired beauty, he's a goner. It's like a magnet pulling him to her and he knows that he needs to have her close. This had never happened to him before and although she is as sexy dressed as all the other women in Panic, she stands out.

Matt would have never thought to settle down but June does something to him. She makes him yearn for things he didn't even think of wanting.
He never missed anything in his life but when June made him feel all this emotions and then suddenly disappears, he realizes that he is now missing out on an amazing future with her.

When she suddenly reappears in his life with a different name and looks the anger of her deceiving and betrayal mixes with his love for her. But then something unexpected happens and he's torn between turning his back on her or giving in and helping her.

Thoughts:
Like I mentioned above, as I haven't read the blurb before reading the book, there was always something mysterious about June, and Matt felt this too. So it was for me the same as it was for Matt since we both were in the dark for a long time about what June/April did.
My thoughts were running wild about what it could've been which made it much more interesting.

On the other hand, since I didn't know she was working undercover, something always felt off with her, although I really liked her. I had a feeling that she was on to something not good.

I really liked Matt. I've always liked him actually. I never really thought that he was a bad guy or anything despite him taking drugs occasionally at first; maybe because nothing bad had ever happened. I was glad that he stopped taking though.

I liked the story a lot. It had a good flow, great pace and I liked Matt's witty comments and retorts. He's such a great, caring and fun character. You wouldn't have believed this probably in the first book.

The author found a great way in the second half of the book for the characters to slowly approach each other again emotionally without making it feel unreal. It was a slow and painful process for them which made it much more interesting and believable. I really loved how everything turned out and where the story led them even though it was a rough path.

Even before I read the acknowledgement I knew there was a hint to another story. I'm excited for Kiss Me Back and to find out more about mysterious Lola.

-- I received an ARC of this book by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. --

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Release Blitz: The King by Skye Warren

The King
by Skye Warren
Series: The Masterpiece Duet #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 27th, 2017

Blurb:

The highest stakes...

My father gambles every night, falling deeper and deeper into debt. When he hits the bottom, he places a new bet: his daughter. I'm his entry bet to the biggest underground poker game.

The players are politicians and mafia men, every kind of danger around a velvet-covered table. But it's only one man who makes me shake.

The man I once thought I loved.

The man who betrayed me.

His eyes meet mine with dark promise. And when he puts down his money, I know I'm going to lose more than my body. I'm going to lose everything.

THE KING is a spin-off novel of the USA Today bestselling Endgame series about Damon Scott.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34783029-the-king

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The Prince
by Skye Warren
Series: The Masterpiece Duet #Prequel

Blurb:

Penny doesn't dream about a prince coming to save her from the trailer park. She knows better than that.

And the boy she finds hiding in the woods out back is too wild and dangerous to trust. But he may be her only chance at survival.

From New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren comes an emotional new spin-off series. THE PRINCE is a 13,000-word prologue to the new Masterpiece duet.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35439593-the-prince

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The Pawn
by Skye Warren
Series: Endgame #1
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by Skye Warren
Series: Endgame #2
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The Castle
by Skye Warren
Series: Endgame #3
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COMING SOON IN THE MASTERPIECE DUET:

The Queen
by Skye Warren
Series: The Masterpiece Duet #2
Release Date: September 19th, 2017

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About the author:

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Cover Reveal: #MomFail Anthology

#MomFail Anthology
Lineup: Alissa York, A.M. Willard, BL Berry, Carina Adams, Claudia Burgoa, Crystal Burnette, Dylan Allen, Faith Andrews, Gia Riley, J.A. DeRouen, Kate Anslinger, Leddy Harper, LK Collins, LL Collins, Marie James, Piper Rayne, Riann C. Miller, Shari J. Ryan, Stephanie Rose, Stephie Walls, SM West, TL Swan, Teresa Michaels, and foreword written by: Nicole Kane Knepper
Release Date: July 25th, 2017
Cover Design: MadHat Books

Synopsis:

Everyone just stop for one bleeping minute so we can all get real with each other. Being a mom is some tough $#!†. You're constantly wearing questionable substances that make you ask, "is this chocolate or ... oh, crap ..." and your purse is merely a receptacle for three-week-old snacks and broken crayons.

Let's be honest ... even when we're doing this “mom” thing right, we're somehow doing it completely wrong.

Pardon us while we dust off our collective Mother of the Year trophy and proudly present you with an epic anthology of #MOMFAILS.

*Stories inspired by real life (unless you’re a cop, then it’s all complete fiction). Names and situations have been changed to protect the guilty (and by guilty, we mean the moms). Because motherhood is a battlefield and we're all just trying to survive by any means necessary. 

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Release Blitz: Tied by Carian Cole

Tied
by Carian Cole
Series:
Devils Wolves #2
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 26th, 2017

Blurb:

He was the myth and the legend of our small town. But no one knew the truth... except me.

Me
My childhood was stolen by a monster. I’ve forgotten what love feels like. What happiness feels like. What hope feels like. I am numb.

Him
He’s possibly as damaged as I am. Maybe even more. Scarred just as much on the inside as the outside. Just like me. He doesn’t speak. He doesn’t smile. He hides in the woods like an animal. I should be scared of him. But I’m not. He’s the only one that has ever made me feel. And I want to make him feel, too. everything...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34454485-tied

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ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE DEVILS WOLVES SERIES:

Torn
by Carian Cole
Series:
Devils Wolves #1



About the author:

I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.

Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.

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Release Blitz: The Needing Moore Series by Julie A. Richman


A brand-new version of The USA Today Bestselling Needing Moore Series by Julie A. Richman, containing never seen before NEW FEATURES is available NOW!!.

To celebrate the relaunch of this top-rated series, the all new boxed set is ON SALE for only 99¢ for a very LIMITED-TIME!


Synopsis:

Sometimes the one you never got over is just a friend request away …

There were no cell phones or internet or google when she left me and I never knew why she walked away from our relationship.
I loved her, like head-over-heels crazy loved her.
And when she walked out on me at the end of our freshman year, without even a goodbye, she broke my heart.

So, I got a surprise gift the other night at my birthday party, an old college friend casually mentioned he saw her on Facebook.
Best present I’ve received in over twenty years.
Now, I’m finally going to get my answer.
She owes me an explanation at to why she left …
Damn, I loved her.
‗‗‗‗‗‗‗‗‗‗

I was having such a crappy morning at work and then his email arrived.
It was a friend request and to say I was shocked would be an understatement.
A lifetime had passed since we’d last been in contact.
But just seeing his name on my computer screen,
made me react in a way I thought I was no longer capable of,
you see, I had never gotten over loving him,
even though he betrayed me.

And so begins the saga of Schooner Moore and Mia Silver, lovers separated after their first year of college and not reunited again for over twenty years. But two decades was not long enough for their flame to be extinguished and reuniting could cost them everything.

https://goo.gl/Etw6vA

Check out these amazing bonus components that will be exclusive in this box set:

- New Cover (OMG, get ready to fall in love!)

- Never before seen Sneak Peek of MOORE THAN A FEELING, the highly anticipated Holly Moore story - releasing Fall/Winter 2017

- Available for the first time as a set in a single- volume paperback
Single Volume Paperback (all 3 novels) will be on sale for 1-week beginning 6/26
$19.99 (reg. 26.99)

- Complete re-edit of all 3 books

- Bonus chapters for EACH book will still be included


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About the author:

USA Today Bestselling author Julie A. Richman is a native New Yorker living deep in the heart of Texas. A creative writing major in college, reading and writing fiction has always been a passion. Julie began her corporate career in publishing in NYC and writing played a major role throughout her career as she created and wrote marketing, advertising, direct mail and fundraising materials for Fortune 500 corporations, advertising agencies and non-profit organizations. She is an award winning nature photographer plagued with insatiable wanderlust. Julie and her husband have one son and a white German Shepherd named Juneau.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Release Blitz: Pure Hearts by Jeannine Allison

 
Pure Hearts
by Jeannine Allison
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: June 22nd, 2017

Blurb:

She gave me her kidney. I gave her my heart...

Nicholas Blake learned a long time ago that nobody does anything for free. He’s felt the pain of lies and manipulations enough times to know that people only look out for themselves, and that all good deeds come with a price. So when he wakes up from a near deadly car accident and finds out a stranger is offering to donate her kidney, he’s immediately suspicious of her intentions.

What he doesn’t expect is Iris Chamberlain, a beautiful woman with a big smile and an even bigger heart, claiming she just wants to help. The more time Nick spends with Iris, the more he starts to believe in what he always thought was impossible: a pure heart.

But betrayal leaves a bitter mark. Will Nick be able to let go of his past and let Iris in? And will Iris be able to show him what it truly means to have a pure heart?

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About the author:

Jeannine Allison is an author of contemporary and New Adult romance. After waffling between many degrees in college, she finally graduated with a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University.

She loves writing and reading -- obviously :) -- but when she's not she enjoys playing with her two dogs, obsessing over new makeup, drinking coffee, googling new tattoos, and pretty much anything else that allows her to wear yoga pants and a sweatshirt ;)

She is a big fan of being exactly who you are. Her favorite stories to write are about characters finding and loving who they are.

Cover Reveal: Lost & Found by Anna B. Doe

Lost & Found
by Anna B. Doe
Series:
New York Knights #1
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: July 22nd, 2017
Cover Design: Emily Witting, Emily Witting Designs and Photography

Synopsis:

I don’t know what I want to do with my life. The only thing I am sure of is that this is not what I imagined my life to be. So, instead of staying and trying to figure out what is wrong, I choose to run away. I choose the unknown. I choose the adventure.

My name is Anabel Majer, and I’m lost.

I have it all—well, almost all: family, health, money, fame, career, women, you name it. The only thing I am missing is a Super Bowl ring—or so I thought until the night everything changed. One night, a small Tinkerbell collided with my life, and I am gone.

My name is William Price, and I found her.

She is everything he wanted.

He is everything she needed to stay away from.

What happens if at the end of the journey you lose more than you find?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35104516-lost-found


About the author:

Anna B. Doe is an indie author of the contemporary romance novel Lost & Found, book one in the New York Knights series. She is also a college student at the University of Zadar in Croatia where she is studying education science and Spanish. When she isn’t studying (which is most of the time), she’s reading books, watching TV shows, or traveling the world working as an au pair. She is addicted to coffee and a big lover of dogs. Anna writes what she loves to read, which is romance. She is currently working on the second book in the New York Knights series and the first book of her new YA series.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Double Cover Reveal: Dirty & Filthy by Michelle Horst

Dirty & Filthy
by Michelle Horst
Genre:
Dark Romance
Release Dates: June & July 2017
Cover Designer: RBA Designs

Synopsis:

Degraded. Ravaged. Dirty.

I fuck. It’s all I’m good for.
People pay thousands just to have a taste of me.
I have to obey for the sake of my brother. As long as I’m the perfect slave, David remains safe.

A life of depravity and cruelty is all I’ve ever known … until her.

I might be damaged, but I’m not destroyed. I crave revenge for what was done to me. I have a need to kill, to feel their lifeless blood dripping from my fingers.

But I also crave her. She makes me feel. She makes me want. I just have to make her see me. The man. The fighter.

Freedom. No one is ever truly free. She doesn’t want to enslave me, but damn, I’ll willingly be a slave to her heart.

When my past threatens to take her from me, revenge and wrath burn hot through me.

She’s not just worth living for. She’s worth killing for.

** A Stand Alone Romance. Not recommended if you don't enjoy dark romance with sensitive scenes. +18 Only ** 


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35335364-dirty-a-stand-alone-damaged-romance-1

 
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Cover Designer: RBA Designs

Synopsis:

Fractured. Unwanted. Filthy.

I'm only good for sex. That’s what I've been trained for my whole life. I'm a puppet. I only know how to be your perfect fantasy. It’s the only life I’ve ever known … until him.

I’ve been replaced, discarded like trash. Beaten, damaged, treated like an animal, I’m forced to leave the only home I’ve ever known.

With a warped perception of what life is really like, no dignity, and no one to call my own, I’m on the verge of giving up.

But then he saves me. For the first time in my life I’m given a choice. I can stay and have a purpose again, or I can leave and face the unknown on my own.

I choose to stay. I choose to belong. I choose to become something more than damaged goods.

Hope. It’s the one thing that kept me going. At first I hoped that I would be the perfect slave, but now I hope to be the perfect woman. He’s my damaged hero.

I want him to see me. The woman. The survivor.

He gives me strength. But all I want is his heart.

** A Stand Alone Romance. Not recommended if you don't enjoy dark romance with sensitive scenes. +18 Only ** 


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35418341-filthy-a-stand-alone-damaged-romance-2



About the author:

Michelle Horst is a Bestselling Romance Author who likes her books hot, dirty, and with a touch of darkness. She loves an alpha hero who is not scared to fight for his woman.

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