Thursday, June 29, 2017

Cover Reveal: Falling Into The Black by Lauren Runow

Falling Into The Black
by Lauren Runow
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
Cover Designer: Designed With Grace


Ten years ago we said goodbye.

I left the world I knew to create a new life for myself. Away from the lies. Away from the pain.

It was all going as planned until a friend asked for help with her club. The business was liberating. The company was intoxicating.

Two masked men became my euphoria. One was a player deep in the game. A teacher both intimately and figuratively.

The other was a quiet director. A man who tempted me with his stares and set me on fire with his dark whispers

His secrecy excited me, bringing me to levels I've never imagined. I thought we were playing a game, but little did I know he knew exactly who I was.

I just wish I figured out his true identity before I fell for his best friend.

* Falling Inside the Black is a standalone novel with an HEA.
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Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn't writing, you'll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

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Cover Reveal: I Do(n’t) by Leddy Harper

I Do(n’t)
by Leddy Harper
Release Date: August 10th, 2017
Cover Designer – Wicked by Design


I fell in love with Holden York when I was six years old.

Most of my youth came with spiral notebooks filled with doodles, wedding plans, and “Janelle York” looped in bubbly handwriting.

However, one night in Vegas changed everything.

I woke up to more than just a fantasy of my brother’s best friend.

Five years later, I'm standing on his doorstep confronting him about the secret he kept from me.

If you think this is the story of how we rode off into the sunset together…

You’re so wrong.

But if you think this is the story of how Holden blackmailed me into living with him...

You couldn't be more right.

About the author:

Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.

She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.

She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females.

The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Release Blitz: Dirty by Michelle Horst

by Michelle Horst
Dark Romance
Release Date: June 28th, 2017
Cover Designer: RBA Designs


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 **

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by Michelle Horst
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: July 26th, 2017


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 **


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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Cover Reveal: Blue by S.M. West

by S.M. West
Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 12th, 2017
Cover Design: Cover Couture Designs


Blue. The color of devotion.

CARYS WOLFE is my heart.
Mine, always. Leaving her nearly killed me.
I thought it was the only way to keep her safe.
She’s moved on, and I want her back.


EVAN HART is my heart.
Loving him is my destiny. I waited my entire life for our time,
for us to finally be together, only to have him leave.
Now he’s back.
Though my mind can’t forgive him, my heart can’t forget.


“Evan, I want to know what happened, but I have a life now and you need to know…” She trails off, her eyes darting away from mine.
Gazing up at me, she continues, “Whatever you have to say, it’s not going to change a thing. We’re over.”
My heart twists and breathing becomes difficult. Mother fuck, her words cut deep, hurting even though they aren’t true. Sure, she believes them on some level—she had to, in order to get through what I did. Yet, along with the hurt and disappointment swimming in her eyes, there’s also tenderness and love.
“Tell me you’re happy and I’ll walk away.”
We always pushed each other, challenged the other to face our fears, to be honest with ourselves, with each other. I need to hear her say it. I don’t believe it, but if she is over me, I need to hear it in her voice and see it in her face—not because I want to, but because it’s the only way I can even begin to accept that we’re over. Even then, it’s not possible.
“I’m happy.” Her tone is laden with bravado, but no true emotion. Even her gaze, which never wavers from mine, is flat.
Shaking my head, I briefly cast my eyes downward to suppress my smile. “No, you’re not.”
“Van.” I flinch at that fucking name.
As a child, I thought it was so fucking cool to have a nickname that only my best friends would call me. Now, hearing “Van” from her pretty lips, I want to obliterate the word from her vocabulary, fucking kiss the word out of her.
“You can call me asshole for all I care, you’re not happy,” I retort in frustration. Catching my tone, I breathe deeply and loosen my fists to relax. “Don’t lie to me, and most of all, don’t lie to yourself.”
“You don’t know what you’re talking about. You want to see what you want. I’m with Greg, and we’re happy.”
She grimaces infinitesimally, then averts her eyes from me. Unable to read her, I’m not sure if it’s because she means it and doesn’t want to hurt my feelings or if the lie tastes nasty in her mouth.
“Sweetness, I know everything there is to know about you, without apology. You can’t lie to me.”

About the author:

S.M. West is an indie author who writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotica and whatever her heart desires.

She spends her time juggling ay day job, being a mom and wife, and writing. On top of that, she's a self-professed junkie of many things including a voracious fan of music, a born wanderer, a wine aficionado and chocolate connoisseur.

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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.

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


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.

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


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.

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The Pawn
by Skye Warren
Series: Endgame #1
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by Skye Warren
Series: Endgame #3
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The Queen
by Skye Warren
Series: The Masterpiece Duet #2
Release Date: September 19th, 2017

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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


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

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


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

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...

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by Carian Cole
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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