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Ritual Blog Tour & Review

“A nonstop roller coaster of intensity! PSU is the ride you never want to end. Anything Steiner writes, I’m reading.” – Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, Brittainy C. Cherry

Ritual by bestselling author Kandi Steiner is now live! 

Written like your favorite drama television show, the Palm South University series has been called “a mix of Greek meets Gossip Girl with a dash of Friends.” Follow seven college students as they maneuver unrequited love, teacher/student romance, the tangles of “no strings” relationships, love triangles and more. Each “season” has six “episodes,” and just like when your favorite show hits Netflix, you can read just one episode at a time or binge the entire thing. With the perfect mix of angst, emotional romance, and romantic comedy, the Palm South University series is your next guilty addiction.

Drama. Lies. Sex.

Welcome to Palm South University.

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in South Florida. At a school where fraternities and sororities don’t exactly play by the rules, relationships are bound to be tested. Parties and sex are definitely key ingredients in the Palm South recipe, but what happens when family issues, secret lives, and unrequited love get tossed in the mix?

Follow Cassie, Bear, Jess, Skyler, Erin, Ashlei, and Adam as they tackle college at a small, private beach town university. Written in television drama form, each episode of this serial will pull you deeper and deeper into the world of PSU.

Where the sun is hot and the clothes are scarce, anything can happen.

  Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

Amazon:  https://amzn.to/2P8y9xX

Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/RitualPSU5KS

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2vLkJBm

My Review

OMG! Ritual will be the death of me yet, y’all! I’m so invested in the lives of the PSU crew. They are my people. I need to know what’s happening for them. This book was everything I was hoping it would be. It was exciting and sexy. It was filled with drama and misunderstandings. It made me laugh and it made me cry. I smiled, swore, fanned myself, cheered and seriously wanted to scream out in frustration.

I cannot wait for February, when we will get the next book. I have so many unanswered questions and need to see what’s going to happen now that Erin, Lei, and Jess are graduating. How they will still remain just as much a part of the series and what will happen for them when they are out of the KKB house and on their own.

If you haven’t started this series, now is the perfect time to get all caught up and start to fall in love with all of the amazing characters today!

My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️- So Many Stars! It was so full of fun, greek life shananigans,  secrets , angst, sex, heart, banter, tears, sexual tension , loss, and frustration, and surprises! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-This book is filled to the brim with Sexy Sorority Sisters and Abs-for-days Alpha AF fraternity gods. Oh Yummy! Sexy scenes were indescribably off the charts hot! 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-🌪🌪Because we have another book. Coming in February, there are several storylines that do not see resolution in this book. We also have a doozy dropped on us at the end. 

Also Available in the Palm South University series:

Rush

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2CVlAmJ

Anchor

Amazon: https://amzn.to/30SV0CF

Pledge

Amazon: https://amzn.to/30UvzAC

Legacy

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3hBtRuI

Meet Kandi

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.

Connect with Kandi

Website:  www.kandisteiner.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7319216.Kandi_Steiner

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kandi-Steiner/e/B00JDJOINE 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KandiSteiner/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kandilandks/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kandisteiner/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KandiSteiner

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kandi-steiner

Book+Main: https://bit.ly/39u1KLs

Ritual Release Blitz

“A nonstop roller coaster of intensity! PSU is the ride you never want to end. Anything Steiner writes, I’m reading.” – Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, Brittainy C. Cherry

Ritual by bestselling author Kandi Steiner is now live! 

Written like your favorite drama television show, the Palm South University series has been called “a mix of Greek meets Gossip Girl with a dash of Friends.” Follow seven college students as they maneuver unrequited love, teacher/student romance, the tangles of “no strings” relationships, love triangles and more. Each “season” has six “episodes,” and just like when your favorite show hits Netflix, you can read just one episode at a time or binge the entire thing. With the perfect mix of angst, emotional romance, and romantic comedy, the Palm South University series is your next guilty addiction.

Drama. Lies. Sex.

Welcome to Palm South University.

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in South Florida. At a school where fraternities and sororities don’t exactly play by the rules, relationships are bound to be tested. Parties and sex are definitely key ingredients in the Palm South recipe, but what happens when family issues, secret lives, and unrequited love get tossed in the mix?

Follow Cassie, Bear, Jess, Skyler, Erin, Ashlei, and Adam as they tackle college at a small, private beach town university. Written in television drama form, each episode of this serial will pull you deeper and deeper into the world of PSU.

Where the sun is hot and the clothes are scarce, anything can happen.

  Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

Amazon:  https://amzn.to/2P8y9xX

Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/RitualPSU5KS

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2vLkJBm

Also Available in the Palm South University series:

Rush

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2CVlAmJ

Anchor

Amazon: https://amzn.to/30SV0CF

Pledge

Amazon: https://amzn.to/30UvzAC

Legacy

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3hBtRuI

Meet Kandi

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.

Connect with Kandi

Website:  www.kandisteiner.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7319216.Kandi_Steiner

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kandi-Steiner/e/B00JDJOINE 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KandiSteiner/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kandilandks/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kandisteiner/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KandiSteiner

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kandi-steiner

Book+Main: https://bit.ly/39u1KLs

SICKO Teaser Reveal

 

SICKO by Amo Jones
Release Date: September 1st

 

Add to Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50489991-sicko

 

 

PREORDER TODAY!!
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Nook: https://bit.ly/2ZEmMnu

 

 

 

Blurb:
He was my foster brother.
He swore to protect me.
He failed.
They all failed.

I’m an open box of passé photographs, snapped in chaste daylight, but filtered in sepia. I’m the past that he tried to forget, and he was the future I needed. When he left six years ago, I screamed for him every night. But then it all stopped. My screams were suddenly muffled by cruelty, and further coaxed by pain.

But he has come back. He’s not the cute big brother I had a furtive crush on, or the bad boy, rich brat that I hated to love.

He’s the ruthless vice president of Wolf Pack MC, and he doesn’t answer to Royce Kane anymore.

He answers to Sicko.

 

 

 

 

 

PREORDER TODAY!!
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Apple Books: https://apple.co/2X20ACg
Kobo: https://bit.ly/3eiohvN
Nook: https://bit.ly/2ZEmMnu

 

 

About the Author:
Amo Jones is a USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, totally winging this author thing (she’s probably doing it all wrong). She likes cake, loves wine, and her religion is magic (Slytherin). She’s a profound work-a-holic, but when she’s not writing, you can find her chilling with her kids & Husband at the nearest beach, with a cocktail in her hand.

New Zealand is not a state of Australia and rugby is the best sport ever played.

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Connect w/Amo:
Website: https://www.amojonesbooks.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amojonesauthor
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/10114
Twitter: https://twitter.com/amojoneswrites
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatcrazykiwiauthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14047384.Amo_Jones
Amazon: https://amzn.to/36soMis
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/amo-jones

 

Hood River Zero Cover Reveal

Hood River Zero

Hood River Hoodlums, Book 4
by K Webster
Publication Date: July 30, 2020
Genres: Forbidden Friends to Lovers Romance

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Apple Books | Eden Books

From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes a forbidden, friends to lovers romance called Hood River Zero!

Life was nearly stolen from me.
In the blink of an eye, everything changed.
I’m no longer the charismatic, hot playboy Hoodlum.

I’m irrevocably altered.
Damaged both inside and out.

I can’t think. I can’t function. I can’t live.
Not with all this darkness and pain dragging me into unknown depths.
Some days, I wish I never woke up.

But then life takes an unusual turn.
A sweet, sad little girl might be mine.
My dream job is gifted to me.
I have a doctor who cares.
Things are looking up.

Until her.

One mouthy, bratty, mean beautiful young thing complicates everything.
She sees the darkness inside that I’m trying desperately to hide from everyone.
Pokes. Prods. Infuriates.
This girl won’t stop until she’s touched every scar, both inside and out.

I’m not sure how I’m supposed to mentally heal and be a better man when I have the most unapologetic, unpopular mean girl shining her light into every dark crevice inside me.

Annoying. A nuisance. Not worth my time.
I’ll shake her off eventually.
She’s nothing to me.
A Hood River zero.

Try telling my heart that…

This is a full-length high school friends-to-lovers, forbidden, and new adult romance with high angst, suspense, and gutting emotion. It’s book four in the Hood River Hoodlum series that all have interlinking storylines. Hood River Zero shouldn’t be read as a standalone and is the final book in the four-book series that gives each Hoodlum a story. The first book in the series is the only MM story. The others, including this one, are MF. The Hood River Hoodlums is now a complete series!

Also in the Series

About K. Webster

K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.

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The Raven Cover Reveal

Can you keep a secret?
FLOCK, book one in The Ravenhood Duet from best-selling author, Kate Stewart, is coming July 30th! Get ready for a sinfully 𝐇𝐎𝐓, 𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐒𝐓𝐘, 𝐔𝐍𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋, and 𝐓𝗪𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐃 love story filled with suspense, a little action, and 𝐀𝐋𝐋. 𝐎𝐅. 𝐓𝐇𝐄. 𝐅𝐄𝐄𝐋𝐒! ⁣⁣
FLOCK (The Ravenhood Duet, book 1) by Kate Stewart
Cover designed by: OkayCreations
Add to your GOODREADS TBR:
𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤- (The Ravenhood #1)-https://bit.ly/3dwgXN8⁣⁣
𝐄𝐱𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐬- (The Ravenhood Book #2)-https://bit.ly/2XUONVC⁣⁣

Blurb:
Can you keep a secret?

I grew up sick.

Let me clarify.

I grew up believing that real love stories include a martyr or demand great sacrifice to be worthy.

Because of that, I believed it, because I made myself believe it, and I bred the most masochistic of romantic hearts, which resulted in my illness.

 When I lived this story, my own twisted fairy tale, it was unbeknownst to me at the time because I was young and naïve. I gave into temptation and fed the beating beast, which grew thirstier with every slash, every strike, every blow.

Triple Falls wasn’t at all what it seemed, nor were the men that swept me under their wing. But in order to keep them, I had to be in on their secrets.

Secrets that cost us everything to keep.

That’s the novelty of fiction versus reality. You can’t re-live your own love story, because by the time you’ve realized you’re living it, it’s over. At least that was the case for me and the men I trusted my foolish heart to.

Looking back, I’m convinced I willed my story into existence due to my illness.


And all were punished.⁣⁣

Release Event Sign ups: https://forms.gle/sd8bEXebZowV1X3P7
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About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author and Texas native, Kate Stewart, lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance, as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense. Kate’s title, Drive, was named one of the best romances of 2017 by The New York Daily News and Huffington Post. Drive was also a finalist in the Goodreads Choice awards for best contemporary romance of 2017. Her works have been featured in USA TODAY, BuzzFeed, and translated in five languages.

Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

Always Crew Cover Reveal

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Always Crew, the all-new, highly anticipated conclusion of the Crew series by
New York Times bestselling author Tijan, is releasing August 25th, and we have the incredible cover!

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For the longest time, I was Bren Monroe.
I lived in Roussou, California.
I had no parents, no brother, but I had a crew.

Then things started to change.
I never planned for any of it.
I didn’t think I’d fall in love.
I didn’t think I’d have a relationship with my brother again.
I didn’t think that he’d come back.

Now I’m in Cain.
My crew is in college.
They’re growing, going through their own things.
And here I am, figuring out my life.

There’s always hurdles and obstacles to overcome.
That was never my hardship.
That was my regular.
But living? Being content? Being happy?
Those were my challenges now.

Everything was going well…
Until it wasn’t. Again.

A/N: Always Crew is the conclusion of the Crew Series, and a 106k novel.

Always Crew FB PO

Pre-order your copy today!

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Apple Books: https://apple.co/2BN6H5h
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/alwayscrew
Nook: https://bit.ly/2ZAggNd
Kobo: https://bit.ly/2YKEC7K
Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/2BOv7Lx

Add ALWAYS CREW to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2BkteWY

To celebrate, Tijan is giving away a $50 Gift Card!
Click here to enter → https://bit.ly/38xXI4d

Cover Designers: Hang Le and TJ Designs

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.

Connect with Tijan

Amazon: https://amzn.to/30oxe0f
Facebook:http://bit.ly/2vreAub
Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Vx4DpD
Instagram: http://bit.ly/2PyLhwy
Reader Group: http://bit.ly/38bz8nQ
Audiomen Group: https://bit.ly/3bFFKgB
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2EcGBqB

ARRGO Release Blitz & Review

🏄‍♂️ 🌊 𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 🏄‍♂️ 🌊

𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘅, 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘂𝗹… Aggro by CoraLee June and Carrie Gray is 𝑳𝑰𝑽𝑬 and 𝑭𝑹𝑬𝑬 with Kindle Unlimited!

 

About the Book:

Two boys. 

One tragedy. 

Grief bonds us. 

The mystery of this murder will break us.

My best friend was brutally ripped from this world, but her brother and boyfriend are still here. 

One of them wants to use me.

The other wants to forget me.

Both of them make me feel alive. 

We’ll find Violet’s murderer, no matter the cost. 

Two boys. 

One tragedy. 

Grief bonds us. 

Love will tear us apart.

START READING TODAY!

Amazon: https://books2read.com/u/mBGQxA

Goodreads: https://bit.ly/Aggro-GR

My Review

Holy Cow you guys! Aggro was PHENOMENAL! Like top reads of 2020, phenomenal! I went into this book expecting something totally different than what I got, but I wasn’t disappointed by this fact in.any.way. This book is so powerful it will grab a hold of you and embed itself so deeply into your mind, heart and soul it will consume you until you have devoured every single word. 

Aggro is the story of Breeze, Chase and Kai, three teens bound by grief over the death of Violet. Violet was Breeze’s best friend, twin sister to Chases and in a toxic relationship with Kai. This is a story of how the three of them deal with this tragic loss, as not only individuals but together. My heart felt like it was in a vice over and over. Just the amazing writing of CLJ and CG was so vivid and with such clear attention to detail I had to keep reminding myself ( you are not there, you don’t really know these people Irl) because I was a mess y’all.😭 Seriously, hot mess express! 😭😭

They set out on a quest desperate for answers. Three teens plagued by guilt, hurt, anger, and  survivor’s guilt. They are all working to put the pieces together to find out what happened the night of Violet’s violent death and the secrets she had been keeping from everyone that led up to her death. But will they be able to handle the truth when they get it? 

Now, if you are like me, a bit of a cover ho, you assume by the amazing cover that we are getting a story from a Hero’s POV. However that isn’t how this goes down at all. It is even better. This amazing story takes place in a picturesque beach island town. We get POV’s from Breeze, Chase and Kai and I love this so much because each one is struggling in a different way to come to terms with what has happened. To have the story told in their voice as they are experiencing the different emotions is so emotional and powerful, it just takes the story to another level of awesome, and I’m so happy the authors did it this way. These three and their constant struggle with wondering who could have committed this crime and maybe at times even wonder about each other. 

What I love is that no matter how many times you think you might have figured what’s going on or what’s gonna happen next CoraLee and Carrie pull the rug right out from under you. 

I loved all of these characters. Breeze was the sweet wallflower that was always the silent shadow behind her outgoing best friend, Violet. She assumed she was never seen but that is far from the truth. For the longest time she had a crush on Chase but sister code prevented her from ever making a move. 

Chase was hot, he was also a getaround girl hopper. He loved his sister and he loved Breeze. It seemed like he loved her like a sister but who knows maybe it could have been more at one time? 🤷🏼‍♀️

Then you have Kai, the one they call an Aggro, “which was an aggressive surfer, taking chances most of us wouldn’t.” He was gorgeous and tattooed, but when he was with Violet they were all wrong for each other. They were the very definition of toxicity. But when he looked at Breeze. Well that was a different story. 

I won’t say anymore as not to give spoilers, but you NEED this book in your life like you need AIR. It will draw you in like a rip tide and pull you under in its clutches and twist you, turn you about, take your breath, scare you, and then finally spin you backout the other side. You will never be the same, you will remember the feeling of it always. 

I can’t possibly recommend this book enough. If I could custom order a book to be written for me with all the things I want in it, this would be what was delivered to me, but then when I opened the box and started reading my book there would be unexpected bonus material in it. That’s how fantastically, phenomenally, unforgettably amazing this book is!! CoraLee June and Carrie Gray slayed this book!!

You get murder, mystery, suspense, sexy, angsty goodness. But you also get the swoony, sweet, and forgiveness. You get a book where enemies become allies. I was on the edge of my seat and I was here for it all! I will definitely re-read this book. Because honestly I’m not ready to let these characters go. That epilogue y’all. I’m pretty sure my jaw is still ON.THE.FLOOR!😱

My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐️-🏄‍♂️ 🌊Six SurfBoard and Perfect Wave Stars for this book! I loved this book so much. The setting, the characters, all of it was so fantastic. It was unputdownable, unforgettable.  I’m obsessed with ARRGO. Breeze, Kai and Chase will not leave my heart and mind anytime soon.

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥- GAH! The love scenes were smokin hot and sensual. They weren’t rushed, they were believable and felt authentic. So flippin ‘HAWT!! 🔥🔥

🌪Cliffhanger Warning- I loved the ending so much. I will say I got the SHOCK of my life at the end. I was gobsmacked. I was fantastic!!!!

GIVEAWAY
The authors are giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card as well as paperbacks on their Facebook pages. Go to CoraLee’s and Carrie’s FB pages to enter: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCoraleeJune/
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCarrieGray/

About the Authors:

CoraLee June:

Coralee June is an international bestselling romance writer who enjoys engaging projects and developing real, raw, and relatable characters. She is an English major from Texas State University and has had an intense interest in literature since her youth. She currently resides with her husband and two daughters in Dallas, Texas, where she enjoys long walks through the ice-cream aisle at her local grocery store.

For more information about her and her upcoming releases, please visit her website at:

www.authorcoraleejune.com

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS

Website

www.authorcoraleejune.com

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCoraleeJune/

Twitter

https://twitter.com/coralee_june

Instagram

http://instagram.com/authorcoraleejune

Reader Group on FB

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thezonecoraleejune/?ref=br_rs

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17427078.Coralee_June

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/author/cjune4

Carrie Gray:

I have always loved to read. In kindergarten, I was the weird kid sitting in the reading nook by myself instead of trying to get more snacks. I’m excited to be putting my own voice on the page and watching a story I helped create come to life. I still love to read, but I also really like snacks.

I grew up in Chicago but recently moved back to the Dallas area where I live with my husband and son.

I have my Bachelor of Science in Biology. I spent a year researching chimpanzees and gorillas while I was in Chicago and then I spent another two months on a chimpanzee sanctuary trying to convince headstrong chimps to cooperate. Pro tip – grapes are a pretty hot bargaining tool. They work wonders with my toddler too.

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/AuthorCarrieG

Instagram: http://instagram.com/AuthorCarrieGray

Facebook: https://http://www.facebook.com/authorcarriegray

Website: www.authorcarriegray.com

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. 

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⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐️- 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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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?

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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!! 

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️-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! 

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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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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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