Tuesday, 24 January 2017

A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart - Cover Reveal

A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart
Cover Reveal Date: January 23rd, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart is coming February 9th!!!


Sometimes your life is split by a single decision.

I’ve spent every day of the last seven years regretting mine: he left, and I didn’t follow. A thousand letters went unanswered, my words like petals in the wind, spinning away into nothing, taking me with them.

But now he’s back.

I barely recognize the man he’s become, but I can still see a glimmer of the boy who asked me to be his forever, the boy I walked away from when I was young and afraid.

Maybe if he’d come home under better circumstances, he could speak to me without anger in his voice. Maybe if I’d said yes all those years ago, he’d look at me without the weight of rejection in his eyes. Maybe if things were different, we would have had a chance.

One regretted decision sent him away. One painful journey bought him back to me. I only wish I could keep him.

*A contemporary romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion*

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About Staci Hart:

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey.

From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Monday, 16 January 2017

Lucian Divine by Renée Carlino


From USA Today Bestselling Author, Renée Carlino, comes a totally unique love story that is sure to make you question what’s out there . . . or who.

“My guardian angel is a drunk.”

Evelyn Casey's life is at a standstill. She's in her mid-twenties, struggling with the dating scene in San Francisco. Nothing seems to be working out, and she’s starting to think that she’ll live out her days in her crummy apartment with her overbearing roommate, Brooklyn. It's absurd, but sometimes Evey longs for a guardian angel to show up and save the day.

And then he does. Seriously. His name is Lucian and he's a guardian angel, been on the job for two thousand years. His sudden presence in her life is both good—he's brilliant, witty, and warm—and bad—he's brilliant, witty, warm, and hot as ----. But as perfect as Lucian seems, he’s got problems of his own. He’s taken up drinking and he’s brazenly inserted himself into Evey’s life, going against the greatest cosmic law ever created.

For Evey, the rules are simple: You are not allowed to hook up with your guardian angel. But sometimes fulfilling your destiny requires a leap of faith, a confrontation with God.

Yes, God as in God.

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Reviewed: January 2017.

It's an interesting premise Renee Carlino addressed in Lucian Divine, Evelyn Casey has often wished for a guardian angel to step in and point her in the right direction, in both love and life, and let's face it, most of us have at one point or another wished for something greater to steer us in the right direction, tell us if the choices we're making are the right ones, or just to magically fix everything that is going wrong, but what if those wishes and prayers were answered, and one day our guardian angel appeared, instead of guiding us from above?? When Lucian decides to make his presence known Evey isn't remotely prepared, remember that old adage, be careful what you wish for? Suddenly Lucian is there, and he seems to have some baggage of his own, the fast talking, witty as hell, and sexy as sin guardian angel seems to be quite taken with imbibing in a few too many alcoholic beverages, and after years of watching Evey from afar he's going to go against every angel code he's ever known to have his chance with the woman of his dreams.

"Evey, next time, in the next life we'll be together—that's how this will be corrected. This will be righted. This can't be our forever fate. Next time we'll live together, we'll die together..."

Lucian Divine is clearly satirical in nature, with uproariously funny moments, Carlino shows just how wicked her sense of humour is, but underneath the snark and wit, is the heart that I love so much in her writing. As I have come to expect from Carlino, her ability to make the reader question themselves and their thoughts is second to none. Wrapped up in an eloquent and thought provoking story, I found myself questioning what was my take away message here, was it to be careful what I wish for? Was I to wonder just what I would be willing to sacrifice for true love? Was I simply to ponder love in all it's forms? Was it to examine my beliefs on actions and consequences? Was I to embrace to paranormal undertone and question just how vast our universe is? The more I internally debated my special meaning here, the more I inherently understood why Carlino has become an absolute must read author for me, because these inner monologues are the kinds of reactions she evokes from me, where my thirst for the bigger picture is never entirely sated, Carlino urges me to reflect before moving forward with my day, she quietly pushes me outside of my comfort zone while standing there being ready to hold my hand, as I embark on a journey with her characters.

"You are everything to me. You're the dream, the air, the reason, the cause for my whole existence..."

For paranormal enthusiast's, the human/angel connection will no doubt pique your curiosity, and for my more traditional contemporary romance friends, the addition of a drunk guardian angel is not one that you would find off putting. As a devotee of Carlino's words and ability to weave a rich and textured story that leaves me sated and yet wanting I found her latest release utterly spellbinding, uproariously funny, raw and unrelenting, Lucian Divine makes us question our notions of faith, love and the ever after.

About Renee Carlino:

Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of romantic women's novels and new adult fiction. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two sons. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.

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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Repossess by Jennifer Foor - Cover Reveal

Released: February 24th 2017


Raised by my four brothers, I'm the poster girl of a

hot-mess. A sucker for cheating assholes and shitty friends.

It's the reason I've come home.

The only reason!

I arrive to find the family business in shambles. My brothers have managed to run it into the ground. With new competition, the stakes are high, especially when I realize whose stealing all of the business out from under us.

Seeing him again isn't the hard part.

I'm over Crane Lord, his cocky, dangerous sex appeal, his criminal ways of getting by, and how

he used to own every part of me.

He's the enemy. I don't want him.

I can't.


*Contains Adult Language and Content. Some sexual situations*

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The driver pulls into the parking lot of my chosen location and spats off the amount I owe him. I pull out my ex’s bank card and wait. When he gives me a paper to sign, I tip him a hundred bucks. He graciously thanks me with his Russian accent, in which I return an easy smile and tell him it was my pleasure.

I’m spiteful and it feels so fucking good.

Revenge to me is like a fine aged wine is to a hoity-toity Stepford wife. It’s my happy place where I know I won’t be a victim of my stupidity.

My day is spent on a new tattoo; a piece representing the lying douchebag who doesn’t have a clue who he’s dealing with. It’s a giant cockroach with a vividly detailed Chuck Taylor slamming down on it. Underneath it states, ‘paybacks are a bitch and so am I’. Every single second of the needle penetrating my skin absolved the time and effort I’d put forth on another failed relationship. I’ve been around guys my whole life. He’s a dime a dozen. My only regret was getting serious in the first place. I should have learned a long time ago that you can’t count on anyone, at least not anyone I know.

About Jennifer Foor:

A Maryland native who spends most of her time devising a plan to live off the land on some remote island, where no one will ever find her.
She is a married mother of two kids, who may or may not drive her completely bonkers. In her spare time she enjoys shooting pool, camping and spending time with friends and family.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey - Cover Reveal

Title: Anything You Can Do

Author: R.S. Grey

Release Date: Feb 1, 2017


Lucas Thatcher has always been my enemy.

It’s been a decade since I’ve seen him, but our years on opposite coasts were less of a lasting peace and more of a temporary cease-fire. Now that we’re both back in our small town, I know Lucas expects the same old war, but I’ve changed since high school—and from the looks of it, so has he.

The arrogant boy who was my teenage rival is now a chiselled doctor armed with intimidating good looks. He is Lucas Thatcher 2.0, the new and improved version I’ll be competing with in the workplace instead of the schoolyard.

I’m not worried; I’m a doctor now too, board-certified and sexy in a white coat. It almost feels like winning will be too easy—until Lucas unveils a tactic neither of us has ever used before: sexual warfare.

The day he pushes me up against the wall and presses his lips to mine, I can’t help but wonder if he’s filling me with passion or poison. Every fleeting touch is perfect torture. With every stolen kiss, my walls crumble a little more. After all this time, Lucas knows exactly how to strip me of my defences, but I’m in no hurry to surrender.

Knowing thy enemy has never felt so good.

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About R.S. Grey:

I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things… everyday.

I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors are Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I’m a comedy geek and love all things “funny”. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Stay (Bleeding Stars 0.5) by A.L. Jackson - Cover Reveal


From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next sexy, gripping Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel…

I’m Ash Evans.
The life of the party.
Hot. Rich. Charismatic.
A tattooed rock star with the world at my feet.
I burn through women faster than the strike of a match.

I’ve embraced my lifestyle and live it to the fullest.
Until the day my lifestyle caught up to me.

Willow Langston found me at my lowest.
Facedown in a puddle of my own blood.

I owe her my life and I have three months to repay that debt.
What I never should have done was touch her. Kiss her. Take her to my bed.

Love wasn’t supposed to be a part of the equation.
I gave up that nasty complication a long damned time ago.
Now I want her more than my next breath.
But she doesn’t know what I know.

Do I leave to protect her? Or can I face my demons and ask her to Stay?

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I'm so excited to bring you the story of Ash Evans, Sunder's most notorious bad boy and the girl who brings him to his knees! This is one of my favorite stories I've written, and I can't wait to get him into your into your hands! He's coming to January 23 - so in the meantime, enjoy a little Ash!

- A.L. Jackson

Her lips parted, and her expression churned in confusion.

Lust. Need. Want. Fear.

All of them played out across her delicate features.

I shouldn’t have. I knew I shouldn’t. But there was nothing I could do to stop myself.

Always, always in the moment.

That was me.

I pressed her harder against the wall, my straining cock eager against her jean-clad pussy.

Desperate for friction.

Anxious for relief.

Everything sparked, and I could have sworn the room spun, the ground shifting below our feet.

She gasped out in surprise, eyes so damned wide. Her nails pricked where they dug into the flesh of my shoulders.

Hanging on.

What was this girl doing to me?

I leaned down, my mouth close to her ear. My voice came on a rough murmur. “Do you want me?”

About A.L. Jackson:

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, as well as the newest BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for the next instalment STAND, coming Spring 2017.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book. Be sure not to miss new releases and sales from A.L. Jackson - Sign up to receive her newsletter or text “aljackson” to 24587 to receive short but sweet updates on all the important news.

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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers #2) by Sarina Bowen

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He's a scrapper in the rink, but he's about to learn that playing nice can help you score...

As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O’Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of fighting, O’Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He hides his pain from the coaching staff, but when his chronic muscle strain becomes too obvious to ignore, he’s sent for treatment with the team’s massage therapist.

After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Ari Bettini needs a timeout from men. She’s focusing only on work: rehabilitating the Bruisers’ MVP. O’Doul is easy on the eyes but his reaction to her touch is ice cold. Ari is determined to help O’Doul heal, but as the tension between them starts to simmer, they both learn that a little TLC does the body good…

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Reviewed: January 2017.

Patrick O'Doul is both the Brooklyn Bruisers' Captain and Enforcer, considering the bulk of my ice hockey knowledge comes from Ms Bowen's previous books and The Mighty Ducks that was a position I was already somewhat familiar with. Reserved and quiet is not often the adjectives you would expect to hear in relation to a tough as nails enforcer, and yet even the men who play on his team know little about him.

Ari Bettini is not at all what I expected, intuitive and warm the Bruisers masseuse and yoga instructor has her work cut out for her with the team Captain. He's quiet and intense nature leaves most underwhelmed by working with him. When persistent pain and injury lands Patrick on Ari's table, she'll have to work harder than ever before to earn his trust and the ability to touch him freely in order to help him heal. When Ari's ex won't leave her alone Patrick will need to prove to her that not all men are the same.

“It might take me years to convince you I'm a good guy, but I'll never stop trying.”

Bowen has long been capturing my attention with her writing style, whip smart funny, scintillatingly sexy and with the perfect blend of swoon worthy romance her Ivy Years and True North series were both winners for me. Her staging is always delightful, allowing me to lose myself in her words, imagining the sights and sounds of each scene from hockey rink to massage room to Brooklyn street. With a taste of suspense infiltrating her story, I was both swept away by these two people falling for one another and on edge waiting for something to happen to jeopardise everything. Patrick with his gruff moments that were supposed to keep him isolated and protect him, I only found myself loving him more, the glimpses into his past early on tugged at my heartstrings sufficiently to have me seated firmly in the O'Doul cheers quad, but what really and truly sealed my fate was the banter between he and Ari. With her recent past, one could excuse Ari for being down, but her strength and determination, layered exquisitely with vulnerability hiding just below the surface made her real and relatable in a way I need in my heroines.
For me, I find myself drawn to particular writers for certain tropes or genres, when it comes to sports romance, Sarina Bowen is an automatic one click, but more than that, when I want something effortlessly beautiful, something both sassy and sweet, something that just feels good to read, Ms Bowen checks every box, always leaving a smile on my face and wanting more.

About Sarina Bowen:

Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of New England.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college. Also, the The Gravity series.

With Elle Kennedy, Sarina is the author of the RITA award winning HIM, and its sequel, US.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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