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Rich Prick Blog Tour & Review

“Full of angsty goodness and a bad boy hero who will steal your heart”
—Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author

Rich Prick, an all-new captivating, angst filled romance by New York Times bestselling author Tijan, is available now!

He walked into school on his first day and owned it. 

I guess that’s what happens when you’re a prick, rich, and you’re best friends with the ruling school’s king.

Also didn’t hurt he’s drop dead gorgeous.

That’s all fine.

I mean, I have nothing to do with them.

I’m a loner, invisible, and that’s how I wanted it to be.

I was even proud of it, until I wasn’t.

Until I saw a girl kneel before him.

Until I couldn’t look away.

Until he caught me watching.

His name is Blaise Devroe. My name is Aspen Monson.

He only knew how to get, command, and demand attention.

I knew how to do everything but that.

And this is our story.

*Rich Prick is a full 100k standalone.

My Review

This book is Unpredictable, Unputdownable and Unforgettable.

Tijan is one of my favorite go to authors. I darn near drop life when she has a book coming and immediately sign up to participate in everything for it! Rich Prick was just EVERYTHING! I couldn’t have even imagined that I would feel the way I did when I was finished, but I do. But I most definitely will probably go back to this book for a reread. It was that good. Blaise and Aspen’s journey is like no others. It’s heartbreaking and devastating and they each have their own demons to slay.  Tijan captures every emotion in such real and relatable ways you can’t help but to be swept away into this emotionally gripping and phenomenal story that it is.

Blaise’s character starts off as this gorgeous popular guy who’s pretty much a jerk to everyone and could have any girl he wants, and I mean anyone! We first met Blaise in Crew Princess when the bomb was dropped that he has some familial ties to some of our favorite crew members.( not gonna say who just in case you haven’t read Crew Princess.) But Blaise is still struggling with this information as well as some other traumatic stuff from way back. These things most definitely make my heart break for him and I start to see him in a completely different light. So many questions about why he’s the way he is are so much more understandable. When he first noticed that he had clearly caught Aspen’s eye, it was quite comical and awkward. Only she didn’t know he had seen her. When they do meet face to face he is quickly drawn to her. 

Aspen is a lonely beautiful girl. She’s brilliant and loved to be alone by choice. She prefers to camp in the woods rather than go to parties. But she has always noticed Blaise. She has endured a tragedy that is devastating and she is dealing with it alone. When Blaise blazes into life she is no longer alone. 

Told in dual POV which I floved BTW! It gave us such a look inside the heads of these complex characters and frankly made me love them even more. Y’all these characters though both flawed and damaged by their past made them imperfect, together they were imperfectly perfect! They each had the ability to help the other find the strength, Hope, and the desire to move on from the past hurts and to heal.

They emotionally encouraged each other and did whatever was necessary to be what each other needed. Their journey was epic. It was not easy by any means but they grew both as individuals which made for a stronger foundation for them as a couple. While this is a standalone book. If you want a more in depth understanding of the relationship issues between Blaise and his siblings. You should check out Crew Princess. Aspen’s brother Nate can be found in the Fallen Crest High Series. 

My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!

⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐️- This book hit me in the feels, y’all. These two had had so much to deal with in their young lives. I’m so glad they found each other. The secondary characters from Crew Princess were amazing addions! I just love them and was so happy to get more from them. 

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥- SMOKIN HOTT!! Perfection in every way. 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! HEA

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About Tijan

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

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Loner Blog Tour & Review



LONER by Harloe Rae
Release date: June 11th

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Blurb:

“Everyone deserves a chance to be rescued.”

That’s the mantra I’m repeating when a well-equipped biker pulls over to save me. One glance at the scowl Crawford Doxe is wearing proves he isn’t impressed with the task. My efforts to change his mind deflate faster than the shredded tire at our feet. But disgruntled or not, my so-called hero still agrees to fix my flat.

I don’t expect to see Crawford again, but he’s suddenly very visible in our small town. Avoiding him would be my preference. That’s not how this story goes. For whatever reason, my daughter finds an ally in the broody mechanic. Denying her is something I do my best to avoid. I can only hope Crawford’s shine wears off before he tarnishes what little trust still exists. 

As if the odds are ever on my side.

Commitments are a foreign concept to him. He doesn’t make any promises to try. That should’ve been enough for me to steer clear. It most certainly isn’t. 

What follows can only be described as a disastrous clash of epic proportions. 

But one indisputable fact remains. That lone soul has no plans of opening his heart.

My Review

OH My Heavens Y’all!! GAH!! I love absolutely EVERYTHING Harlow Rae writes and Loner was no exception. I’m telling y’all, this enemies to lovers story will capture your heart from page one and won’t let you go. Crawford, Keegan, and Millie will literally take you for a ride on the “feels-a-coaster” and trust me when I tell you, you will want to ride it over and over again. 

Crawford”Ford” is a talented motorcycle mechanic who lives his life as a loner and likes it that way. He has a bit of a complicated past that’s certainly not made up of sunshine ☀️ and rainbows.🌈 He’s a good guy to his core though. He is loyal and has a great heart to those he chooses to open up to and be around. 

When he first rides up on single mama, Keegan and her adorable mini-me Millie, he certainly wasn’t looking to play the role of knight on shining Harley Davidson. But he certainly couldn’t just walk away and leave them stranded on the side of the road. 

When Keegan took her daughter Millie looking for a fresh start in Silo Springs the last thing she was looking for was the moody, broody but hot loner mechanic, Ford. However a couple of chance meetings creates a special bond between her daughter and Ford. 

You can’t help but to be entranced by this story from page one. These characters are both gorgeous, yet they are both not without flaws, and broken in different ways. Although their hurting comes from completely different places, the way they treat other people is reflected by their past experiences. I don’t want to give any spoilers because #SpoilersSuck  I will just say their initial meeting isn’t the greatest of first impressions. For them that is, for us it was the first of many scenes of delicious banter back forth. It keeps it engaging and interesting and frankly hot AF!! 

All of the characters are spectacular and unforgettable in this book. ♥️ This book has so many things that touched my heart. It made me laugh, it made me cry. I wanted to pull my hair out. I screamed in frustration and I fanned myself, because it was oh so hot! It will keep you engaged the entire time. From the first page to the last. The entire time I just didn’t want to put it down because I couldn’t wait to finish it, then I wanted to cry because it was over. 

So clearly, I think this is a MUST read book! It needs So.Many.Stars! This is a enemies-to-lovers, single-mom romance for all fans of both. Basically a blend of pure magnificence! ♥️🖤♥️🖤

My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!

⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐️- This book is a super fast read because you just won’t want to put it down. Full of amazing characters, fun and hilariously witty banter and all the feels. Sinfully sexy love scenes and just enough drama to keep your heart slightly tender and worried for a second that maybe you won’t get the ending you want. 

But of course Harloe will give you everything you want in the end.

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥- Ford and Keegan are nothing short of SMOKIN HAWTT and SEXY!!!

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger!! I COULD NOT HAVE LOVED THIS ENDING MORE!! 😍😍

Enter Harloe’s Release Giveaway: 
https://harloe-rae.blog/giveaway/loner-is-live-giveaway

 

About the Author
Harloe Rae is a USA Today & Amazon Top 10 bestselling author. Her passion for writing and reading has taken on a whole new meaning. Each day is an unforgettable adventure. 

Harloe is a Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to romance. She’s always chasing an epic happily ever after. When she’s not buried in the writing cave, Harloe can be found hanging with her hubby and son. If the weather permits, she loves being lakeside or out in the country with her horses. 

Harloe is the author of the Reclusive series, Watch Me Follow, and #BitterSweetHeat series, Ask Me Why, Breaker, Keeper, and Loner. These titles are available on Amazon.

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Be My Brayshaw Review Tour



⚓️⚓️⚓ REVIEW TOUR ⚓️⚓️⚓️

The highly anticipated BE MY BRAYSHAW by MEAGAN BRANDY is NOW LIVE !!!

Grab your copy today, also available on Kindle Unlimited. 

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Synopsis

“Cross one, cross all.”

That’s the Brayshaw way. 

She should have realized this before sliding into our world with secrets too big to bury.
She didn’t and now the target is on her back.

The day her lies came crashing down, I should have forced her out.
Instead, I locked her in, and with the promise I would never be hers. 



I resisted, fought against us.
I caved. 

I tasted what became my newfound favorite flavor and fell hard for the little liar.

But then the depth of her treachery reveals itself, and with it a reminder.

Our town is a twisted place, and with truth comes trouble.

In the blink of an eye, my world is split at its core, and I’m faced with an impossible decision, one that leads to a single outcome…

Betrayal.




Read Chapter One Here → meaganbrandy.com/bmb
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Be My Brayshaw can be read as a complete standalone. 



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My Review

Oh My Word! Y’all! This book was Life! I knew, I just knew this book was gonna be A-may-zing! I wasn’t sure I could love another couple’s story like I loved Maddoc and Raven’s but Meagan Brandy slap blew.me.away with Be My Brayshaw. 

I don’t want to give away any spoilers so I do have to be careful in almost everything I say about this book. Now, Captain, man it doesn’t get more deliciously sweet and swoony than him as a dad with his little girl. I literally melted y’all! Boy did Vee have a tough road ahead of her to win his affections after everything. But GAH!! What a ride this book was. 

Meagan never fails to deliver an angsty, drama-filled and edge or your seat jaw-dropper, and this was definitely that. Victoria is sassy and determined when she sets her mind on something. Captain is loyal and level headed. So what happens when you put these two together? Their journey was a phenomenal one to read. Was it easy, absolutely, not. It was full of ups and downs and secrets and lies standing in their way. But that’s what made it so epically beautiful to read.

The level of frustration sometimes. GAHHH!!! I wanted to throw my kindle, SO many times. Lol 

That’s when you know it is a really good book, that has everything you want. 

Six stars and five smokin hot flames for Be My Brayshaw! Grab this book today and get back with the boys and girls of Brayshaw. 💙💜🖤💙💜🖤

Fortuity Blog Tour & Review

Fortuity, an all-new inspirational and moving standalone contemporary romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jewel E. Ann, is available now!

Blurb

Forty-something Gracelyn Glock is living the dream.

No husband.

No retirement plan.

And since her self-imposed man-ban—no need to shave above her knees.

After a tragic accident, Gracelyn inherits her ten-year-old nephew. She signs a lease on a San Diego beach house and learns their neighbors for the summer are a sexy anatomy professor and his young daughter.

Professor Nathaniel Hunt has spent the last decade being a single dad . . . and not having sex.

So when he discovers Gracelyn has a peculiar outdoor stripping ritual, a million inappropriate thoughts fill his responsible mind.

When kisses are stolen, man-bans are broken, and summer comes to an end, will hearts stay in one piece and hope stay alive? Or will saying goodbye destroy everything?

Add FORTUITY to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2XVKDyc

My Review

Everyone please READ this book! One thing I know for sure is that every single one of Jewel E. Ann’s books will be a gripping masterpiece that will touch your heart in so many delicious ways. I can guarantee it will take you on an epic ride that you will remember for a long time to come. Fortuity was all that and then beyond my expectations. 

I had been hopeful we would get Professor Nathaniel Hunt’s story after the Transcend Duet. So when the author announced that we were getting his story I was legit over the moon excited!

Fortuity is the story of single dad Nathaniel Hunt who’s raising his sassy ten year old daughter and Gracelyn Glock a forty-one year old who’s just became the guardian of her ten year old nephew after a tragedy in her family. This story was everything, my friends. Nathaniel who hasn’t been with anyone in ten years since the death of his wife and Gracelyn who is on a self imposed “man ban” obviously I just knew I was in for a most amazing tale and boy did it deliver. 

I love Nathaniel’s character, actually have since the Transcend Duet. To an outsider he appears stoic, but he melts at the sight of his little girl. His biggest fear is his daughter Morgan growing up and leaving home. Morgan is ten going on twenty. They are just so funny together. He’s always talked to her like a grown up and she’s mature for her age. She’s a total daddy’s girl and their relationship is priceless. This child, y’all. I laughed and laughed! Like seriously tears of laughter rolling down my face. 

When Gracelyn enters the picture she brings a fun side out of Nate that had been buried a long time ago. She was very self conscious about her new role as mother figure and he was reassuring and supportive. I love to see the Nate he was with Gracelyn. 

I absolutely loved Gracelyn’s character. She was quirky, and sweet. She had given up on ever having marriage and kids of her own. When she moved her nephew to the beach and met the new neighbors, Nate and Morgan she was instantly attracted to the widowed single dad. His daughter was just adorable and funny. Gracelyn formed a special bond with Morgan too. Omg the the questions Morgan asked Gracelyn, I Died Y’all! Lol 

I don’t want to give away anything because it’s just so funny and sweet and emotional and I really want you to experience this book as I did. Every page is something new and exciting to discover and enjoy. You will enjoy it. Happy Reading Friends!! 

My Cr8zysockbookblock Blog Wrap up

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️-I literally ran the gamut of emotions with this book. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. I love how Jewel writes. She captures every emotion, detail and leaves no feeling of yours untouched.Six Stars of Perfection! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥- GAH!!The chemistry between Nate and Gracelyn was hot and sizzling sweet. I just love how their sexy scenes can be simultaneously hot and hilariously awesome!! 😂🔥

🌪Cliffhanger Warning- Frankly, I’m just in love with everything about this book y’all! Squee!! Yes, Yes, Yes!

😍🙌🏻😍 Perfection! 

Excerpt:

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“What took you two so long? Don’t worry, we saved you some cake.” Mr. Hans smiles from his recliner with Hunter on the sofa, her thumbs dancing along her phone screen. Gabe will get along well with her.

“Cake, Morgan?”

My steps falter when I hear Nate’s voice from the kitchen.

Mr. Hans winks at me. “I invited Nate for cake too.”

I nod slowly. “I see. Whose birthday is it?”

“Life is a celebration. Cake needs no excuse.”

So much for having some time to digest what Nate said to me and my flirty reaction to his kiss comment. I put on a neutral face and drag my timid ass into the kitchen.

“Cake, Gracelyn?” Nate glances up from the counter, a knife in one hand and a plate in his other hand.

“Mmm … yes, Gracelyn. You want cake.” Morgan rolls her eyes back in her head as she slowly chews a bite, standing next to Nate.

How am I supposed to look at him when I saw him barely an hour ago and he said he wanted to kiss me, and I returned the desire without the actual kiss? I guess we’re going to be two people who want to kiss but know that it will never happen.

“Thank you.” I take the cake, giving Nate a two-second glance. It’s all I can give him without completely self-combusting into a pile of ashes.

“Mr. Hans … this is so good.” Morgan traipses out of the kitchen.

“It is good. I haven’t had cake in a long time.” I slowly lick the frosting from the fork.

Nate glances at the floor, eyes narrowed, and hunches down. After a few seconds, I move around to his side of the island.

“Did you drop something?”

Hunched like a baseball catcher, gaze still to the floor, he crooks a finger at me.

I set my plate on the counter. “Did you lose a contact lens?” I squat next to him behind the counter.

He lifts his gaze to meet my squinted eyes. The corner of his mouth bends just as his hand slides behind my head and his lips press to mine.

 What the hell?

My lungs freeze while my heart pauses and my mind explodes. There’s no tongue to this kiss, just hungry lips. It knocks me off balance, and I fall to my knees, resting my hands on his shoulders.

Nate pulls back half an inch, letting his lips hover next to mine, the warmth of his breath covering my stunned mouth. “I’m not even sorry.” He shrugs.

My mouth opens as if it wants to speak, but I have no idea what to say.

“Dad …”

Nate bolts up, leaving me on my knees. “Yes?”

“Can Hunter use—” Morgan’s eyes narrow at me, my head barely peeking over the counter. “Gracelyn, what are you doing?”

“I’m …” I give her a tight smile.

Nate says, “Picking up a few crumbs.”

At the same time, I say, “Tying your dad’s shoe.”

His explanation is much better.

Morgan laughs. “Um … okay. You’re both acting weird.”

I climb to my feet.

“Can Hunter use what?” Nate asks.

“Your bike so we can go for a bike ride.”

“Are you going to stay around here?”

Morgan nods. “Pinky swear. We won’t go too far.”

“I’ll need to put the seat down for her.”

“Yes! Thanks, Dad. I’ll go tell her.” Morgan runs out of the kitchen.

Nate covers the cake with plastic wrap and nods to my plate with the half-eaten piece of cake. “Are you going to finish that?”

Cake. He wants to talk about the cake?

My head inches side to side.

“Too good to let it go to waste.” He picks up the plate and finishes my cake.

YOU KISSED ME!

“By the way …” His gaze remains on the plate as he scoops up the last bite. “Morgan knows I know how to tie my own shoes.”

About Jewel

Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

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Forbidden Fate Blog Tour & Review

FORBIDDEN FATE (Crown Point #3) by Mary Catherine GebhardRelease Date: May 28th

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AVAILABLE NOW!!Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WRLZZP Apple Books: https://apple.co/32te76ONook: http://bit.ly/2T2pEqDKobo: http://bit.ly/3cUY1HNUniversal: books2read.com/u/3nvEB5Start Grayson and Story’s journey in Stolen Soulmate!Amazon: https://amzn.to/3dom8PkApple Books: https://apple.co/37solWHNook: http://bit.ly/3aHsvfmKobo: http://bit.ly/2TWK05GUniversal: books2read.com/u/mlwYMP

Blurb: I only had one rule: don’t fall in love with the cruel prince.I broke it.When the clock struck twelve, I went back to being a servant. He promised to let me go with my heart in pieces…but Grayson Crowne was always king at breaking promises.I refuse to let him lock me in a tower.I have no choice but to take the only out offered to me–another cruel prince.Refuge in a man I loathe.Rescued from the man I love.I wanted to forget Grayson, forget Crowne Hall, and hide, but fate has other plans.But if Grayson and I are fated, then our fate is forbidden. Our happily ever after will only end one way…in heartbreak.

My Review

Holy Freakin’ Hell!! DEAD Y’ALL!💀 My heart, My Head, My Words. I’m a complete jumble of emotions and thoughts and there’s not a single bit of it I’m emotionally ready to articulate into words. Even if I could I wouldn’t. However it doesn’t matter because I’m just not ready!! The angst, the tears, the drama.  Mary Catherine filled these pages with powerfully potent words tearing out my heart and soul with nothing short of Pure literary perfection!! 🙌🏻💀🙌🏻

This book picks right up where my shattered heart was left at the end of Stolen Soulmate. We find ourselves back in the illustrious would of the rich and privileged. The Crownes and DuLac families living out the legacies of time honored traditions, and right in the center you have Grayson, Story, Lottie, and West. The puzzle pieces that will bring it all together. 

Y’all!!  I’m telling you…Fate was a dagger 🗡 to the hearts 💔 of those who dared to believe in it, and I believed!! This book has left me an absolute gutted wrecked mess. I am not okay! I don’t know how to recover from this book. It was so phenomenal and beyond everything I was hoping for it to be. It knocked me on my fanny folks. Like blew me away with the unexpected shock of being nothing I could have predicted. Which I absolutely loved!! Shock value is priceless!  In the most amazingly fantastic ways. I literally felt every emotion under the sun. I have cried, and swooned. Boy I wanted to throttle so many characters along the way. I decided to chuck my sweet kindle across the room out of frustration. (Okay, so I didn’t actually do it, but I did sit it on the coffee table and sure gave it a good long side eye from the couch though)

 

I’m telling you this book will leave you spent in the best way ever. You will cry all the tears, your body heat will rise,  you will root… well for whomever you root for. You will want more, because there will NEVER be enough. It is oh so angsty and hot and steamy. You will long for more and probably need a re-read almost immediately. Buy this book today!! But heed my warning, my friends. Prepare to be shooketh to the core and left with the most epic of book hangovers. 

My Cr8zysockbookblock  blog wrap up : 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️-EVERYTHING!!This book is just that! Six Stars from me, because five just wouldn’t do this book justice! I’m still feeling this book weeks later. 

🔥🔥🔥🔥- Sexual Temptation, Tension Galore!🔥😍🔥😍

About the Author: I started writing the moment I could read. My first characters were Wibbley and Squig and I used MS Word and clipart to bring them to life when I was a kid in elementary school. I started seriously thinking about being a writer in High School and I remember the day exactly, because it was such an epiphany. I was always so uncertain. You know how everyone was always asking what you wanted to be when you were older? Well I NEVER could decide. I wanted to be a marine biologist. An actor. A FIRE FIGHTER (thank you Joaquin Phoenix in Ladder 49 for that phase).One day it hit me—A WRITER. I could do it ALL. Then you couldn’t stop me from writing. I penned my first novel at fifteen (but don’t ask me to show it to you, because it’s like I was in competition to beat the thesaurus). When I was diagnosed with a chronic illness, writing became even more important, because it became my therapy. When I wrote my characters, suddenly I wasn’t so alone. These days you can find me daydreaming about where to travel with my husband, singing in my car, or lost in the newest K drama. And planning my next novel, of course

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Zhanshi Release Blitz & Review

Title: Zhànshì
Series: Sinister Fairytales Collection
Author: Anna Edwards
Genre: Dark Fairytale Retelling
Release Date: May 26, 2020
Lia has known she was different since the age of five when her father taught her the skills of her ancestors. His stories of heroic exploits have fueled her fantasies for years. Little did she know that her expertise would be called upon when two cities, two triads, go to war. Will it be a step too far to think she can hide who she really is? 
Jaxon has known his career path since he was a little boy when his father promised his only son to the leader of the Yu Shi triad. Jaxon doesn’t mind—it allows him to center his chaotic thoughts and fight his opponents to the death. But when he’s partnered with a mysterious new recruit, he begins to question everything he knows. What is the young boy hiding from him? 
Zhanzhi is a modern day retelling of the tale of Mulan for the Sinister Fairytales Collection. Warrior Lia must find her inner strength to defeat a deadly enemy, who’s been left bitter by his quest for absolute power, while at the same time falling in love when she least expects it. Nothing will be as it seems in this dark triad world where a moment’s hesitation can be your downfall.

My Review

Zhànshì by Anna Edwards is another great addition to the Sinister Fairytales collection. This is a dark retelling reminiscent of Disney’s  Mulan. 

This is the story of Lia, our modern day Mulan. Lia has gone undercover as Zhan in the Yi Shu( one of the Two Chinese gangs/Mafia running California), and that is where she meets Jaxon. A warrior serving in the Yi Shu. They have instant connections with one another. While he may not understand why he’s having such strong feelings for this man(which we know is not actually a man at all)

Before too long the truth will be revealed and Jaxon and Lia will have more problems on their hands. Will he be able to keep her safe when the others find out who she really is? Jaxon understands that she has such strength that she could be the difference in whether they will be celebrating a victory or defeat. 

This was a modern take, with a old world feel to it. Like it had modern day gadgets, but seemed somewhat old in weaponry as the like. 

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⭐️⭐⭐⭐️-I would definitely say this book was well written and flowed quite nicely. I like the main characters, and Lia was quite the bitty kickin chick I hoped she would be. 

🔥🔥🔥-Nice chemistry and steamy scenes between Lia and Jaxon 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! HEA 

🔫 Trigger Warning- The book as a whole wasn’t completely dark . However , this book definitely has some dark scenes. Some fight/battle scenes and non-consensual intercourse scenes. So I would offer these words as warnings for those with triggers. 

All I am a British author, from the depths of the rural countryside near London. In a previous life, I was an accountant from the age of twenty-one. I still do that on occasions, but most of my life is now spent intermingling writing while looking after my husband, two children and two cats (probably in the inverse order to the one listed!). When I have some spare time, I can also be found writing poetry, baking cakes (and eating them), or behind a camera snapping like a mad paparazzi.
I’m an avid reader who turned to writing to combat my depression and anxiety. I have a love of travelling and like to bring this to my stories to give them the air of reality.
I like my heroes hot and hunky with a dirty mouth, my heroines demure but with spunk, and my books full of dramatic suspense.
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California Dreamin’ Blog Tour & Review

Release Date: May 14 

Everyone thinks Dean Collins is too old for Fallon Blackwood. Her parents, her friends, even Dean himself.

In fact, he wants her to date guys her own age. But Fallon doesn’t care about that.

All she cares about is that she can’t take his eyes off Dean, her neighbor, her best friend, the guy who taught her to ride a bike and to climb trees.

All she cares about is that sometimes Dean can’t take his eyes off her, either. And that sometimes he looks at her like he wants to kiss her.

So it doesn’t matter that he’s thirty-two and she’s eighteen.

All that matters is that they belong with each other, and she needs to convince him of that.

Good thing they’re taking a cross-country road trip together, right?

California to New York; three thousand miles and a love story in the making…

*Featuring Simon Blackwood and Graham Edwards from ‘The Heartstone Series.’ 

**This is a STANDALONE NOVELLA. It was released as a part of Mixtape Anthology. Since then, it has been revised and expanded and re-titled.

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My Review

OMG Guys!! I love me some Forbidden/Age Gap romances and Saffron Kent is one of the Queens. When it comes to mastering the angst and emotional turmoil that only a delicious age-gap can provide she ALWAYS slays it! Her books never fail to deliver all that I want them to be and more. California Dreamin’ was no exception. This novella was a super quick read for me and had everything I was hoping.  

Fallon Blackwood has known Dean Collins was the guy for her since she was three years old and he was fourteen. When she’s away to college and is going home from California to the East Coast for Christmas Break she organizes a road trip so she has five days alone with him and can finally make her move. Dean knows her better than anyone, she knows they could be perfect for one another and she thinks maybe he feels that way too. She’s just gonna have to seduce him and see what happens. Will Dean give into her advances or will he lay down the friend card once and for all? 

Dean loves the Blackwood’s like his own family. Simon and Willow were there for him when his own family wasn’t. Fallon has always had a special place in his heart. When he is fighting his growing feelings for her, he makes a decision that he thinks is best for everyone, but by doing so devastates both of them. When he drives Fallon back home and she’s laying her feelings at his feet will he be able to look her in the eyes and turn her away. When their secret is revealed can he handle the pressure of hurting everyone he loves most in the world? 

This is such a quick and delicious read. I laughed and cried. I was frustrated and cheered. It was everything I wanted packed in this perfect little afternoon read. Grab this today!  

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⭐️⭐⭐⭐️⭐️- Saffron Kent captures everything I was looking for and more in this short little novella featuring cameos by Simon and Willow from Medicine Man and Violet and Graham from Dreams of 18! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-GAH!! Perfect blend of hotness and sweet!! Dean and Fallon are EVERYTHING!! Deliciously sexy times!!

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! Amazing HEA

Meet Saffron A. Kent

Saffron A. Kent is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author of Contemporary and New Adult romance. More often than not, her love stories are edgy, forbidden and passionate. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.

She lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband, and a million and one books. 

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The Hunter Blog Tour

Hunter - BT banner“The queen of enemies-to-lovers strikes again. I devoured every page, hooked on the sizzling chemistry between Hunter and Sailor. A ten star read.” –Parker S. Huntington, Wall Street Journal bestselling author

The Hunter, an all-new compelling and must-read contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is available now! 

HUNTER_FINAL 4.35.30 PMBoston’s debauched elite is going up in flames, and it’s the Fitzpatrick family that set it on fire. 

Hunter

I didn’t mean to star in a sex tape, okay?

It was just one of those unexplainable things. Like Stonehenge, Police Academy 2, and morning glory clouds.

It just happened.

Now my ball-busting father is sentencing me to six months of celibacy, sobriety, and morbid boredom under the roof of Boston’s nerdiest girl alive, Sailor Brennan.

The virginal archer is supposed to babysit my ass while I learn to take my place in Royal Pipelines, my family’s oil company.

Little does she know, that’s not the only pipe I’ll be laying…

 

Sailor

I didn’t want this gig, okay?

But the deal was too sweet to walk away from.

I needed the public endorsement; Hunter needed a nanny.

Besides, what’s six months in the grand scheme of things?

It’s not like I’m in danger of falling in love with the appallingly gorgeous, charismatic gazillionaire who happens to be one of Boston’s most eligible bachelors.

No. I will remain immune to Hunter Fitzpatrick’s charm.

Even at the cost of losing everything I have.

Even at the cost of burning down his kingdom. 

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Excerpt 

“Why?” I asked, blinking at him in confusion. I had two left legs and the coordination of roadkill. I couldn’t dance if my life depended on it. I’d tried dancing at the only party I’d ever gone to—sophomore year—and was subjected to such thorough humiliation. People took videos of me dancing and forwarded it to half my school. Saggy Sailor, they’d graffiti-ed on my locker. Apparently, my back looked hunched and droopy when I danced. “Because…” He tilted his chin down, his voice low, smoldering. “You’re obviously bored, and my family is watching us, and I’m partial to fondling you.”“It’s the dress,” I muttered.“I’d actually prefer fondling you out of it.”I sliced my gaze sideways, noticing that Aisling and Persy hadn’t picked up on my exchange with him. They were now watching a video, probably of the reality show they were arguing about. Even though Hunter was just after a friendly dance to show his family we were getting along, I couldn’t unglue my butt from my chair.  “No fondling.” I crossed my arms over my chest, buying time.“No promises. Get up.”“Did you tell anyone we live together?” I accused, my eyes narrowing into slits. He stared at me, wide-eyed, mouth parted. “Negatory.”“Did you tell anyone we were dating?”“This is the lamest twenty-questions game I’ve ever participated in. No.“Well, people are talking about us.”“That’s what people do. They fill the air with useless words to entertain each other. It’s called gossip, and it sucks all the asses in the world. Doesn’t mean it was me. Our building employs more than a hundred people. All of them work for my father. That means he’s spreading whatever the hell he wants to spread.” LJShenAbout LJ ShenL.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to twenty different countries. She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.Connect with L.J. Shen

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Riot House Blog Tour & Review

RIOT HOUSE by Callie Hart

Release Date: April 29thAdd to Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51976550-riot-house

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Blurb: They might be richer than gods, but they’re morally bankrupt.As far as the boys who run America’s most exclusive international academy are concerned, I’m an unwelcome interloper, an inconvenience, and they’re determined to make my life a living hell.When Wren Jacobi sets eyes on Wolf Hall Academy’s newest inductee, all he sees is an easy mark. A reserved little girl with a target painted on her back. He knows nothing of my troubled past, though. Nothing of my mother’s suspicious death, or the horrific treatment I’ve had to endure at the hands of my psychotic father.And he has no idea of the lengths that I, unassuming little Elodie Stillwater, will go to in order to break the savage beast who dreams of breaking me first.There’s a wolf stalking the forests that surround my new school.Little does he know…There are far scarier predators lurking out there in the dark.

My Review



Holy Hell Y’all! I loved every single freaking second of this book. Wren and Elodie’s story was Ah-May-Zing! I’m still trying to wrap all my thoughts around all the feelings this book threw my way, but I am all in on this new world and all about these Riot House boys, Callie Hart, has created. I want, I need, NO  I absolutely can’t wait to have more from this world. Wren Jacobi the dark, devious Raven loving painter and Elodie, his ass kickin’ heroine with a tragic past have stolen my heart, broken my heart, and then mended my heart right along with their own. THIS is the kind of bully romance that does it for me, and Callie Hart,  did it oh so good! 

This phenomenal book was an explosion of everything awesome out of every genre I love. So much more than I thought I was going to get when I started this “bully romance.” I plowed through this book in record time, I practically ignored all else in my life. It’s that good, my friends. I can’t wait for more in this series.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐️- This book O-M-G. Action, secrets , suspense, angst, hella hot and sexy times, so much heart, banter, blood, creepy stalking, sweat, tears, fight scenes, forgiveness, revenge, and frustration, lies on top of lies! Y’all the change in the H. Talk about brought to his knees by our sassy heroine. Twists and turns around every corner, I cannot stress enough HOW FREAKIN GOOD this book is! These characters are PHENOMENAL!💀💀 The ones you instantly loved and the ones we instantly hated, that I just know we are gonna love done the road. GAH!  I need more, like yesterday. 🙏🏻

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-HOT,HOT,HOT!! Ladies THIS is what I call a panty chucker! This book is so hot you don’t need the unders. 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-🌪🌪No Cliffhanger!I can’t wait for more from the Crooked Sinners! 😍

🔫 Trigger Warning-This book is a Dark romance feel and does have violent scenes that could be considered triggers for some. If you have concerns you can PM for more information.

About the Author: Callie Hart is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary and dark romance. Her Blood & Roses Series is currently being translated into multiple languages all over the world. Having spent the last seven years living in Australia, Callie now calls Los Angeles home, where she enjoys hiking, spending time at the beach, daily hot yoga classes, and generally pretending to be a hipster.Callie is often asked, ‘What is dark romance?’ Her reply is always the same: Dark romance is a story that makes you fall for the anti-hero. It is a story that will make you walk a tightrope, question your sanity, and have you checking your moral compass at the door. If you love a good story about a very bad boy, then dark romance is for you.’Under her legal name, Frankie Rose, Callie writes young adult fiction that has been globally recognized, and has received numerous awards for her ‘Halo’ series.Connect w/Callie: Website: http://calliehart.com/aboutFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/calliehartauthor/Bookbub:https://www.bookbub.com/authors/callie-hartAmazon: https://amzn.to/2w7WMBxGoodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7771953.Callie_HartInstagram: http://instagram.com/calliehartauthorTwitter: https://twitter.com/_callie_hart

CHICKS, MAN Release Tour & Review

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Chicks, Man by J.D. Hollyfield is LIVE! #OneClick today!

BOOK BLURB Falling in love was the easy part. Being secretly in love with my brother’s best friend is where it got tricky. Levi Dent was off-limits. Which was probably for the best, since he barely knew I existed. Until one night I saw an opportunity I couldn’t resist. The problem was, I got caught. She tricked me. I knew there was something so familiar about her, but I just couldn’t resist. Hannah Matthews was nothing more than my best friend’s little sister. Except she wasn’t so little anymore. I need to forget all about her. If only it were that easy…Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2WJRPg6

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My Review

I fell hard and fast for Levi and Hannah’s story. Yes, It was cute and sweet, but it was fiery and smokin hot. They had off the charts chemistry, a forbidden love vibe to it, and definitely some angst and suspense.

Hannah has always had a thing for Levi. Her brothers hot best friend. I loved how Hannah utilized her opportunity to take the bull by the horns so to speak and get the guy she’s dreamed about since she was a teenager. I’m not sure she expected it to backfire the way it did, nor did she expect to have to interact with Levi like she did afterwards. But Hannah was beautiful and a total sweetheart. She wasn’t going to let an uncomfortable situation deter her dreams and plans. She was feisty and fearless at times, and at times she still carries emotional baggage from her teen years. I had the biggest girl crush on her character. She made me laugh, she made me smile, my heart also broke right along with hers. 

Levi Dent is a good guy. But good guys don’t sleep with their best friends’ sisters. He’s mad that Hannah duped him and he’s certainly not happy about the newest predicament they find themselves in. But he is most unhappy about the fact that he can’t get their encounter out of his head. 

I loved Levi’s banter with Hannah. It was witty and funny. He was hot and sexy, but he was sweet and caring also. Out of all the guys in her brother’s group of friends, he was the most genuine and didn’t treat her like the others did, even if he didn’t always jump in and stop it. I love his self reflection, looking back at how she was treated by the other people in their group of friends. But his eyes are opening now and they see only her, and it’s beautiful and precious. GAH! They are so adorably yummy together! 😍

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⭐️⭐⭐⭐⭐- This book has it all. It was charming and witty. It was sexy and funny. It had twist and suspenseful turns I didn’t see coming. It had that forbidden brother’s best friend aspect, but was also like enemies to lovers, because there was some definite anger and tension between them after their first throw down. It was fun and engaging and I devoured it super fast. I did not want to put this book down! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-Holy Hades Hannah and Levi!! Yummy for her secret trickery that ends in a hookup! Licious smexy times!!

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! Amazing HEA

TEASERS   ABOUT J.D. HOLLYFIELD J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she’s not cooking, event planning, or spending time with her family, she’s relaxing with her nose stuck in a book. With her love for romance, and her head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own stories to life. Living in the Midwest, she’s currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEA’s. J.D. Hollyfield dabbles in all genres, from romantic comedy, contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, fantasy and erotica! Want to know more! Follow her on all platforms!   AUTHOR LINKS   Twitter: https://twitter.com/jdhollyfield Author Page: http://authorjdhollyfield.com/ FanPage: www.facebook.com/authorjdhollyfield Instagram: www.intsagram.com/authorjdhollyfield Join Reader Group: http://bit.ly/1dGxSwl Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1vpfOZE Amazon: http://amzn.to/2g4iwJm BookBub: https://bit.ly/2uIz28J Color Street: https://www.colorstreet.com/nailenvybyjessica