Wednesday, May 22, 2019

COVER REVEAL - TEARDROP SHOT by Tijan is coming soon!


Teardrop Shot, an all-new standalone sports romance
from New York Times bestselling author Tijan
is coming June 24th and we have the steamy cover!


Title: TEARDROP SHOT
Series: STANDALONE
Author: TIJAN
GENRE: New Adult, Sports Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 24th, 2019

BOOK BLURB:
I asked for his criteria for bed buddies–that's the PG version.
He swore at me and said he didn’t do groupies. And just like that, our friendship was off to a great start.

Reese Forster was the starting point guard for the Seattle Thunder.
Gorgeous. Cocky. Loved by the nation.
He’s also attending preseason basketball training camp where I used to work.

Correction: where I work again, because I was fired from my last job.
And dumped.
And I might have a tiny bit of baggage, but that’s normal. Right?

Reese and I shouldn’t have become friends. We shouldn’t have become roommates.
And we really shouldn’t have started sleeping together … (Except we did.)

I’m adorably psychotic. He’s in the NBA. 
This is not a disaster waiting to happen, at all.

Teardrop Shot is a 107k standalone with brand new characters.


Pre-order your copy today!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

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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BLOG TOUR with BOOK REVIEW and BOOK EXCERPT - THE MOTH AND THE FLAME (When Rivals Play #2) by B.B. Reid is now available:


"A great book, with amazing characters, a wonderful story and enough angsts and feels to suck you in ..." - Craves the Angst

TITLE: The Moth and the Flame
SERIES: When Rivals Play #2
AUTHOR: B.B. Reid
AGE GROUP: Coming of Age, New Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: May 15, 2019
PUBLISHER: Bebe's Reads LLC
PAGES: Approx. 394

REVIEW COPY PROVIDED BY: Author
MY GOODREADS REVIEW LINK
RATING: 4 Stars!
CLIFFHANGER: No

BOOK BLURB:
THE FLAME

Here lies Louchana Valentine. She was a homeless, orphaned virgin.

I never cared what my gravestone would say until I landed in deep with a powerful gangster. Lucky for me, my best friend happens to be ruthless too. I should feel guilty that he’s forced to turn on the man who’s been a father to him. Except I’ve always known that Wren’s soul wasn’t as black as he claimed.

He was good.
He was beautiful.
He was mine.
He just didn’t know it yet.

And with Wren keeping me safe, I’ve got time left to rewrite the end of my story. But if he has his way, virgin is already carved in stone.

THE MOTH

I’ve never known anyone as alluring as Lou. Or as frustrating. Since the night she saved my life and stole my wallet for her troubles, I couldn’t stay away.

She became my onus.
My light.
My…anyway.

With nowhere to run, I’m forced to trust someone I never expected. At least with Lou safe in Blackwood Keep—far away from me—I’ll die with my conscience intact. Because she no longer looks at me with friendship in her eyes. Those iridescent blues shine with a different need entirely, and I’ve never been able to deny her.

It is strongly advised that you read The Peer and the Puppet before diving into The Moth and the Flame. Content suitable for ages 18+.


REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.



4 Stars!

The Review: 
Lou and Wren are two characters who needed a damn hug! Shew...

Both of them have tragic and painful pasts. They meet in a well written but unusual way. She’s fifteen and he’s seventeen. The sparks were instant and their friendship was unbeatable. And when the “more” hit, I was blown away.

I loved their story!

The chemistry. Whoo, that chemistry! The slow, SLOW burn towards something more. The angsts. Oh my, the freaking angsts! The torture of wanting, and NEEDING them to get together. Both of them doing the whole give and take, push and pull. All of it. It was both intense and exhilarating! I really liked watching them fall.

Wren totally jumps over the grey line of being a bad boy! He does some really questionable things. His life isn’t ideal, and he doesn’t think he’s worthy. But his devotion and his absolute need to protect Lou had my heart in full-on “feels” mode. He’s got that whole “alpha male, I’m going to do whatever it takes to make sure you’re ok” personality, and I swooned over it! As for Lou ... I adored her character. And I hated her. But mostly loved her. She was selfish at times. But her past was riddled with pain, so I understood it. She was vulnerable and damaged. Some of her actions, and in return Lou’s reactions, hurt my heart and caused me to give my e-reader the stink-eye a time or two. But at the same time, I enjoyed the tummy flutters and the pull to keep reading.

This book was beautiful at times and trying at others. And that’s why I loved it so much. It pulled me from my everyday grind and shoved me into a friends-to-lovers romance done right! I love this author. She knows how to set the bar high on this kind of romance, and toss the reader right over that bar, giving us all the things we love in a read. Emotion. Great characters. Intense feels. And a story that’s sweet, sexy and fun.

Enough can’t be said about how BB Reid pulls her stories and series books together. She gives you more of the familiar, while also giving you something brand new. Her writing feels fresh and alive. She slowly pulls back the layers of her characters and their secrets and keeps you invested and guessing all the way through. And I love how we got to see characters from “The Peer and the Puppet” - which I LOVED - so it was awesome seeing them on the pages of this book too.

A great book, with amazing characters, a wonderful story and enough angsts and feels to suck you in and hold you captive until the very last page! A must read.


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Book Excerpt - THE MOTH AND THE FLAME by BB Reid

Lou didn’t awaken when I climbed through her window, weary and angry, late the following night. My prediction had come true. I’d gone back to Blackwood Keep, and against my better judgment, I confronted Danny Boy.  

Or rather Ever McNamara. 

Heir to a multibillion-dollar hotel empire. 

And the only son of Thomas McNamara.

Surprisingly, what bothered me most wasn’t Danny Boy or his double life. Something about his father had seemed familiar to me. As if I’d known him in another lifetime. 

I shook my head as I toed off the black and white striped Adidas Lou had picked out, swearing the sneakers almost made me look normal. I snorted, and with a moan, she shifted in her sleep causing the sheet covering her lower half to slip dangerously low. Before I could rethink it, I ran my fingers over the curve of her naked hip now bare to me. Thoughts of Ever McNamara fled to the recesses of my mind as I marveled at the smoothness of her skin. 

It was a surprising contrast to her hardened demeanor, but I always knew it was a front. She was a pillar, no doubt standing tall and appearing strong, but one day, her cracked foundation would crumble, and I’d make damn sure I was around to pick up the pieces. 

Even if she didn’t want me to be. 

There were times when she didn’t appreciate just how seriously I took my role as her best friend. She claimed I acted like her father rather than her friend. If that was what she called making sure no one ever hurt her again, then sure—I’d daddy the fuck out of her. 

Another moan slipped from her lips when my fingers reach the edge of her frilly blue panties, but this time, it was the sound of my name on her lips. For a second, I panicked, thinking she’d caught me perving on her, but when her even breaths continued, I realized she was still very much out of it, and a smile slowly formed as my fingers dipped lower. 

“What are you dreaming right now, Lou?”

Her breath seemed to catch as I continued to toy with the seam of her panties. 

“Are you dreaming of me?”

She sighed in response. 

“You are, aren’t you?”

A low whine escaped her.

“I know what you’re after, little Valentine. I’ve known all along.” We both seemed to stop breathing when my fingers dipped beneath her panties and I felt her smooth skin. “How can you be sure you can handle me when I haven’t even kissed you yet?” I swallowed, cursing myself but then decided to allow myself honesty. At least this once. 

She was writhing now, attempting to relieve the ache I knew was building, but we both knew it was useless. Nothing short of getting me inside her would ever do. 

“You want to come.” It wasn’t a question but a statement of fact. “But you don’t get to come. You’ve been bad, Lou. This is how I’ll punish you.” I freed my fingers from her panties and stepped back. As if I’d snapped my fingers, breaking her from my spell, she jackknifed from the bed, breathing hard and looking around in confusion. When her gaze pierced the dark and found me, I remain perfectly still, my hands already in my pockets, pretending my fingers weren’t burning with the memory of her soft skin.

“Wren?”

My eyebrow rose. “You expecting someone else?”


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

B.B. Reid is a bestselling author of new adult romance. She grew up the only daughter and middle child in a small town in North Carolina. After graduating with a Bachelors in Finance, she started her career at an investment research firm while continuing to serve in the National Guard. She currently resides in Charlotte with her moody cat and enjoys collecting Chuck Taylors and binge-eating chocolate.

Please visit her website for more information: www.bbreid.com

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

BLOG TOUR with BOOK EXCERPT - FIXING US by Miranda Elaine is NOW AVAILABLE!


Fixing Us, an all-new romantic standalone from Miranda Elaine is available now! 

TITLE: Fixing Us
SERIES: standalone from the Fixing Series
AUTHOR: Miranda Elaine
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: May 14, 2019
PUBLISHER: Miranda Elaine
PAGES: Approx. 237

BOOK BLURB:
Gabriel Starr is the love of my life, even if he breaks my heart time and time again.

Like a fool, I keep going back, so I’ve made a promise to myself—one final night and then I’m done. 

One night of passion. 
No pressure. Most importantly, no future. 

One month later, a positive pregnancy test tells me different. 

Our only option is to raise this baby as friends, but how can we make it work when we can’t even keep our hands off each other?

We finally have the chance to be the family we never imagined we could be. 
But first we need to focus on Fixing Us.


Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited! 

... Book Excerpt from FIXING US by Miranda Elaine ...

             Finally, after what feels like a millennium, the door opens and Dr. Mallard enters, smiling. He’s an older man who is always overly happy. I like him, even if I find his cheerfulness somewhat off-putting at this exact second.

             “Mrs. Simms, how exciting to have you here today. This must be your husband.” He walks over to Gabe, who stands, hand extended.

             “Sorry, no,” I chime in. “Definitely not my husband.”

             “My fault,” he apologizes. “Your boyfriend. This is a new age. Lots of people in lifelong relationships nowadays without marriage.”

            Awkward.

            “Nope,” I say, popping my P with a bit more attitude than intended. “We aren’t together.” I look over at Gabe, who’s holding his laughter in and I silently yell Help me!

            “Just got her knocked up,” Gabe finally speaks. “Classic fairy tale story of ex-sex turning into a baby. Turns out those silly condoms serve a purpose and really shouldn’t be skipped. Who knew?”

            “Seriously!” I yell while shooting him daggers with my eyes. All he does to respond is shrug his shoulders and give me an evil grin.

            “Okay, Miss Simms, if you can lie back and put your feet up we can check on this little miracle,” Dr. Mallard finally says as the nurse pulls the stirrups out and helps me assume the position.

            Even if you don’t want your ex-boyfriend back you still always want them to think of you as the sexy one who got away, not the girl nude and exposed with her legs in the air while a doctor probes her. Great, fucking great.

            “Sure.” I lie back and my head jerks to Gabe. “But you stay north of the equator.”

            “Not a problem, Leigh.” He smiles at me. “But it ain’t nothing I haven’t seen before.”

            “Well, it’s definitely something you’re never seeing again,” I snap back at him, causing the nurse to let a small chuckle escape.

            I try to act cool by the fact that the doctor seems to think sticking a huge wand up me is perfectly normal.

            Thump thump. Thump thump.

            Our bickering immediately stops. The room is dark and the monitor next to me is lit up.

            “Is that—” Gabe starts.

            “That’s your baby’s heartbeat,” the doctor interrupts. “And if you look over here, you see that small little bean shape in the middle there.” He points to the picture on the ultrasound machine. “That’s your baby. It’s currently approximately the size of a raspberry.”

            “Wow,” Gabe and I both somehow say at the same time.

            We finish the appointment with a plethora of information. Gabe is quiet and the silliness that existed in the examination room is gone. We check out and walk side by side. Neither of us bringing up everything we need to discuss.

            Does him showing up mean he wants to be involved? Does he assume we will get back together? Can we even do this together? Do I want to?
            All the questions are running rampant in my head and instead of saying a single one of them I simply say, “I’ll let you know when I have another appointment.”

            “Thanks.” He holds the door to the building open, letting me walk outside, him close on my heels. “I want to be here for you and our child as best as I can.”

            I nod, but my mind is still back in that office with that beautiful baby. My baby.

            “We ought to talk, Leigh.”

            “You’re right. But today I got to hear my—our, baby’s heartbeat for the first time. Let’s not ruin it, okay?” We’re standing in the middle of the parking lot, neither of us moving to our respective vehicles.

            “Okay, but soon.”



ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

Miranda is a loving wife and barely surviving mother of three occasionally good kids. Her hobbies include lying to herself about the calories in donuts and banana pudding, as well as running out of excuses when procrastinating.

She's been an avid reader since she was a young girl. 

Whether she's by the pool, curled up in bed, or hiding in the closet, as long as she has a book in her hands she’s happy.

Connect with Miranda...

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Monday, May 20, 2019

NEW RELEASE! THE MOTH AND THE FLAME (When Rivals Play #2) by B.B. Reid is NOW LIVE!


The Moth and the Flame returns to the world of Blackwood Keep, rival gangs, and deliciously flawed yet completely addicting characters!

The Moth and the Flame, the second romantic standalone in the When Rivals Play series by B.B. Reid is NOW AVAILABLE!


TITLE: The Moth and the Flame
SERIES: When Rivals Play #2
AUTHOR: B.B. Reid
GENRE: Contemporary Romance 
RELEASE DATE: May 20, 2019

BOOK BLURB:
THE FLAME

Here lies Louchana Valentine. She was a homeless, orphaned virgin.

I never cared what my gravestone would say until I landed in deep with a powerful gangster. Lucky for me, my best friend happens to be ruthless too. I should feel guilty that he’s forced to turn on the man who’s been a father to him. Except I’ve always known that Wren’s soul wasn’t as black as he claimed.

He was good.
He was beautiful.
He was mine.
He just didn’t know it yet.

And with Wren keeping me safe, I’ve got time left to rewrite the end of my story. But if he has his way, virgin is already carved in stone.

THE MOTH

I’ve never known anyone as alluring as Lou. Or as frustrating. Since the night she saved my life and stole my wallet for her troubles, I couldn’t stay away.

She became my onus.
My light.
My…anyway.

With nowhere to run, I’m forced to trust someone I never expected. At least with Lou safe in Blackwood Keep—far away from me—I’ll die with my conscience intact. Because she no longer looks at me with friendship in her eyes. Those iridescent blues shine with a different need entirely, and I’ve never been able to deny her.

It is strongly advised that you read The Peer and the Puppet before diving into The Moth and the Flame. Content suitable for ages 18+.


Download your copy today or Read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Paperback Worldwide https://geni.us/mothflamePB



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Read The Peer and the Puppet today!
Only 99¢ for a limited time. Available FREE with Kindle Unlimited.



About B.B. Reid:

B.B. Reid is a bestselling author of new adult romance. She grew up the only daughter and middle child in a small town in North Carolina. After graduating with a Bachelors in Finance, she started her career at an investment research firm while continuing to serve in the National Guard. She currently resides in Charlotte with her moody cat and enjoys collecting Chuck Taylors and binge-eating chocolate.

Please visit her website for more information: www.bbreid.com

Connect with B.B. Reid:


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Thursday, May 16, 2019

NEW RELEASE! FIXING US (Fixing Series #3) by Miranda Elaine IS NOW LIVE!


Fixing Us, an all-new romantic standalone
from Miranda Elaine is available now!


BOOK BLURB:
Gabriel Starr is the love of my life, even if he breaks my heart time and time again.

Like a fool, I keep going back, so I’ve made a promise to myself—one final night and then I’m done. 

One night of passion. 
No pressure. Most importantly, no future. 

One month later, a positive pregnancy test tells me different. 

Our only option is to raise this baby as friends, but how can we make it work when we can’t even keep our hands off each other?

We finally have the chance to be the family we never imagined we could be. 
But first we need to focus on Fixing Us.


Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited! 
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/FixingUs


ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

Miranda is a loving wife and barely surviving mother of three occasionally good kids. Her hobbies include lying to herself about the calories in donuts and banana pudding, as well as running out of excuses when procrastinating.

She's been an avid reader since she was a young girl. Whether she's by the pool, curled up in bed, or hiding in the closet, as long as she has a book in her hands she’s happy.


Connect with Miranda: 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authormirandaelaine/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/authormirandae
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GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2r6CGEi

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

LOVE IN BLOOM GIVEAWAY HOP!


Welcome to the
LOVE IN BLOOM
Giveaway Hop!
Hosted by: BookHounds.

For this giveaway, I'm offering up to ONE WINNER, everything pictured below.

Giveaway includes:
* SIGNED copy of "AWAKENING (Awakening #1)" by Olivia Hayes
* SIGNED copy of "CLOSER (The Unit #1) by Sarah Greyson" (with original cover)
* Bookworm Box swag
* Books tumbler
* COACH wristlet
* COACH bracelet

Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win. This giveaway is US only.

Make sure to visit the other blogs listed in the LINKY below for more chances to win great prizes.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

COVER REVEAL - ALL GROWN UP by Vi Keeland is coming soon!


TITLE: All Grown Up
RELEASE DATE: July 8th, 2019
SERIES/GENRE: A Standalone Contemporary Romance
AUTHOR: #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland

MODEL: Christian Hogue www.imdmodeling.com
COVER DESIGNER: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative


BOOK BLURB:
When I first encountered Ford Donovan, I had no idea who he was…well, other than the obvious.  Young, gorgeous, successful, smart.  Did I mention young?  If I did, it bears repeating.  Ford Donovan was too young for me.

Let’s back up to how it all started.  My best friend decided I needed to start dating again.  So, without my knowledge, she set up a profile for me on a popular dating site—one that invited men ages twenty-one to twenty-seven to apply for a date.  Those nicknamed Cunnilingus King were told they’d go straight to the top for consideration.  The profile wasn’t supposed to go live.  Another point that bears repeating—it wasn’t supposed to.  

Nevertheless, that’s how I met Ford, and we started messaging.  He made me laugh; yet I was adamant that because of his age, we could only be friends.  But after weeks of wearing me down, I finally agreed to one date only—my first after twenty years of being with my high school sweetheart.  I knew it couldn’t last, but I was curious about him.

Though, you know what they say…curiosity kills the cat.

My legs wobbled walking into the restaurant.
Ford was seated at the bar.  When he turned around, he took my breath away.
His sexy smile nearly melted my panties.  
But…he looked so familiar.  
As I got closer I realized why.  
He was the son of the neighbor at our family’s summer home. 
The boy next door.
Only now…he was all man.  
I hadn’t seen him in years.
I left the restaurant and planned to put the entire crazy thing behind me.  
Which I did.  Until summer came.
And guess who decided to use his family’s summer home this year?


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR...


Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author.   With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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