Monday, July 15, 2019

SUMMER ROMANCE FOR BOOK LOVERS GIVEAWAY HOP!


Welcome to the
SUMMER ROMANCE
FOR BOOK LOVERS
Giveaway Hop

Summer reads are the best. Lazy days by the pool with a good book. Or sipping your favorite ice coffee while reading in the park. These are the things that fill my free time during the summer. And what a better time to giveaway one of my favorite reads than for a Summer Romance giveaway.

For this giveaway, I'm offering up everything in the image below.

Giveaway Includes:
* SIGNED copy of The Naked Truth by Vi Keeland
* a Bookworm Box tote
* bookmarks, promo cards and pen

Don't forget to visit the Linky below for more chances to win great prizes from other blogs.

GOOD LUCK!



Sunday, July 14, 2019

CHRISTMAS IN JULY GIVEAWAY HOP!


Welcome to the
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Giveaway Hop
Hosted by Bookhounds.

I love July! Besides the sun shining and the lazy days by the pool reading my favorite books, there's always a Christmas in July sale or giveaway going on.

For my part in this hop, I'm giving away everything pictured below.

GIVEAWAY INCLUDED:
* a Fire 7 Tablet (7" display, 8 GB) - Black
* a Bookworm Box tote
* a Bookworm Box clip and two pens
* a Bookworm Box exclusive item
* one set of Baby Owl Bookmarks
* AND, also included is WINNERS CHOICE of one ebook from Amazon, valued at $4.99 or less.

Thanks for being a part of this giveaway and a part of my blog. Make sure to check out the other blogs on the Linky below for more chances to win some outstanding prizes.

GOOD LUCK!


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Thursday, July 11, 2019

COVER REVEAL - THE DAY HE CAME BACK by Penelope Ward now has a cover!


THE DAY HE CAME BACK 
(A standalone)
Release date: 8/19/2019

A Contemporary Romance Novel

New York Times, USA Today, and
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
Penelope Ward


Cover Design: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
Cover Model: Christian Hogue
Cover Photographer: Brian Jamie
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BOOK BLURB:
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

It was the summer of my life.
I’d met the guy of my dreams.
Unfortunately, he was the son of my uppity employer—and very much off-limits.
But Gavin was a rebel. He knew his mother would disown him if she found out about us; in his eyes, we just had to be careful.
He never treated me as his mother did—like hired help.
Instead, Gavin put me on a pedestal and loved me harder than I’d ever been loved in my life.

What a summer it was. 
Until it all ended—badly. 

I was never supposed to see Gavin again.
That didn’t stop me from thinking about him every day for ten years.
I knew little about his life now, just that he was an entrepreneur living an ocean away.

When a twist of fate had me working again in the very place our love affair started a decade earlier, I knew it was only a matter of time before I might see him again. 
But I wasn’t prepared.
What if he hated me?
What if he loved someone else now?
I wasn’t prepared for all the unknowns.

And most of all, I wasn’t prepared for today to be the day he came back.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal   bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism. 

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: 

Facebook
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Twitter
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(A standalone)
Releases 8/19/2019
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BLOG TOUR with BOOK REVIEW and BOOK EXCERPT - JUST LOVE by Prescott Lane is now available:


"... a beautifully told, second chance, friends-to-lovers, childhood friends, forbidden romance that I enjoyed until the very last page." - Craves the Angst

TITLE: Just Love
SERIES: standalone
AUTHOR: Prescott Lane
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: July 9, 2019
PAGES: Approx. 246

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

BOOK BLURB:
There’s two sides to every love story.  The how you fell in love, and the how you fell apart.

This is ours.

The cardinal rule of friendship is you don’t mess with your friend’s sister.
That goes double when she’s his little sister.

It was just supposed to be fun.

She wasn’t supposed to end up being the love of my life.
And I definitely wasn’t supposed to break her heart.

Ainsley is a wedding dress designer.  That should’ve been a warning that she’s a hopeless romantic.  That should’ve clued me in that she believes love conquers all.

But there are some things that love can’t fix.  I’m one of them.

She thinks love is the answer.

But love is the reason I let her go.

A stand-alone, contemporary romance.


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


4 Stars!

The Review: 
This was a beautifully told, second chance, friends-to-lovers, childhood friends, forbidden romance that I enjoyed until the very last page. I’ve been a fan of this author since her first novel, and she just keeps getting better and better. She writes with passion and emotion and it shows in all of her works, but this one really hit all those emotional highs ... and lows. There were a couple of shaky spots, but overall, this was a wonderful read I’m going to enjoy time and again.

Story/Characters... 
Ainsley Rose - aka A.Rose - is a dreamer. After losing her parents when she was just a kid, her older brother cared for her and made sure she had a good life. It wasn’t always smooth sailing, but there was love. And there was Rhett, her brothers best friend. He was older. He helped raise her. He’s seen her at her worst. And he was completely off limits. Now she’s a woman, a wedding dress designer and completely believes in love.

Rhett loves his freestyle life. He loves the ladies and has no plans to settle down. Rhett has been a part of Brody and Ainsley’s lives since they were kids. They’ve been through everything together. All grown up, Rhett and Brody own a veterinarian clinic together, so their lives are completely intertwined. He needs his best friend in his life, and his little sister is a definite no-go zone.

But Ainsley temps him in ways he never imagined and he what would "just" a little “fun” hurt.

I loved the dynamics between Brody, Skye, Rhett, and Ainsley. The author does a great job bringing each character to life and making them a part of the reader's life for a short while. I truly felt for all of them. They had some rough times, but also some fun times. They were great characters, easy to connect with and their story is going to be with me for a long time.

And I HAVE to mention the fifth and in my opinion, the best character of the book. Sadie. She deserves a shout out all of her own! This character was the bee's knees and I couldn’t get enough of her. 

As for the shaky parts I mentioned, there was a bit of jumping around from past to present that could have used a smoother transition. I felt jarred back and forth in a couple of places. There were also a few moments where the story seemed to stall and I had to put down my ereader and take a break so that I could go back in with full steam. And lastly, there were a few character actions that made me do a lip curl, but that was quickly passed over with the consuming and exceptional plot. 

The Wrap Up: 
This was a well-written novel, with interesting and notable characters. There were a couple of twists that really hit that “twisty” spot I crave in my books, and it had a sincere and realistic feel. The romance was spot on with lots of sexual tension and a wild burn that had me turning the pages to see what happened next.


Download your copy today!
Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/JustLovePL


... Book Excerpt for JUST LOVE by Prescott Lane ...

I knew the kind of guy Rhett was.  I knew serious wasn’t his thing.  I knew using the word love usually sent him running for the hills.  I knew it, and I did it anyway.  

But he wasn’t that guy with me.  He and I were different.  I know he loved me.

I’ve loved that man since I was fifteen years old.  How could I not?  Forget the abs, the tan skin, those pale, sexy blue eyes.  Forget the fact that his voice sends shivers down my spine.  The first time we kissed, I felt my whole world shatter and fall into place at the same time.  

I tried to pretend to be “that” girl.  The kind that can kiss a guy just for fun, screw a man and not imagine a life with him.  I tried.  I failed.  The hopeless romantic in me wasn’t having it.  

My heart should’ve known better — but my heart was no match for Rhett Bennett.

When Rhett and I fell apart, I broke up with social media.  I have to say, that breakup was a lot easier.  No hashtags, no emojis, no memes to post.  Some people use social media as their therapist.  I’ve seen people post play-by-plays of their divorce, or explain every detail of their latest illness or drama.  I probably could’ve attracted a lot more followers if I chronicled the demise of our relationship.  It’s the stuff of soap operas.

But instead, I broke it off with Facebook, banned Instagram, and boycotted Twitter.  

Today, Facebook and I are having one last romp.  Relationship status update:  Single.

That’s it.  That one little change.  I have to start somewhere.  Skye’s right about that.

The one part of being single I have embraced is the diet.  The single woman diet consists of basically any breakfast food for dinner, coffee, and alcohol.  I’ve gotten so good at it, I no longer need a grocery cart when I shop.  Quick tip, don’t get a cart at the grocery store, only buy what you can hold.  It’s good for the budget and the waistline.  Unfortunately, that rule doesn’t work so well at clothing stores.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She's got seven other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in Lace, Layers of Her, The Reason for Me, and The Sex Bucket List.  She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life.

Connect with Prescott...
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

BLOG TOUR with BOOK REVIEW - ALL GROWN UP by Vi Keeland is NOW LIVE!


ALL GROWN UP IS LIVE!
A Standalone Contemporary Romance
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland

"This was a wonderful read with a fun and flirty story and characters I enjoyed a lot." - Craves the Angst

TITLE: All Grown Up
SERIES: standalone
AUTHOR: Vi Keeland
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: July 7, 2019
PAGES: Full length

COPY PROVIDED BY: Author
MY GOODREADS REVIEW LINK
RATING: 4.5 Stars!
CLIFFHANGER: No

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?


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


4.5 Stars!

Valentina’s bestie signs her up on a dating site. She’s hesitant because, in her mind, she’s newly divorced and isn’t looking for love any time soon. But it’s just a little fun, some chatting and something to help boost her deflated self-esteem, right?

That is until she agrees to a meeting and realizes the man she’s been flirting with is someone she knows. Someone much younger than her. And someone she absolutely shouldn’t be having dirty thoughts about.

Straight up honesty here... I’m not a huge fan of age gap novels, especially where the woman is quite a few years older than the guy. So I was hesitant to read this one, even though Vi Keeland is one of my must-read authors. BUT... with all that being said, I think I’ve found a new love for age gap books, especially if the hero is anything like Ford Donovan! Shewww-wheee! That man was sexy hot and said all the right things. He was sweet, kind, loveable and did I mention sexy? Because he totally was. I loved the chemistry between Ford and Val. It was smoking, and the story had a nice, slow burn that kept me glued to the pages.

Val was a wonderful heroine and I connected with her instantly. It was fun watching her fight the urge to take Ford up on what he was offering, but that man wouldn’t be denied what he wanted. And he definitely wanted Val.

This was a wonderful read with a fun and flirty story and characters I enjoyed a lot. Once I started, I couldn't put this one down!

All Grown Up is certainly one of my favorites so far this year!


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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.

Facebook Fan Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ViKeelandFanGroup/ 

Facebook
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Vi-Keeland/435952616513958

Website
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Twitter
@vikeeland 
https://twitter.com/ViKeeland

Instagram
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Goodreads
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6887119.Vi_Keeland

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NEW RELEASE with TEASERS - JUST LOVE by Prescott Lane is NOW LIVE!


Just Love, an all-new
standalone contemporary romance
by Prescott Lane is LIVE!


BOOK BLURB:
There’s two sides to every love story.  The how you fell in love, and the how you fell apart.

This is ours.

The cardinal rule of friendship is you don’t mess with your friend’s sister.
That goes double when she’s his little sister.

It was just supposed to be fun.

She wasn’t supposed to end up being the love of my life.
And I definitely wasn’t supposed to break her heart.

Ainsley is a wedding dress designer.  That should’ve been a warning that she’s a hopeless romantic.  That should’ve clued me in that she believes love conquers all.

But there are some things that love can’t fix.  I’m one of them.

She thinks love is the answer.

But love is the reason I let her go.

A stand-alone, contemporary romance.


Download your copy today!
Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/JustLovePL




ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She's got seven other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in Lace, Layers of Her, The Reason for Me, and The Sex Bucket List.  She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life.

Connect with Prescott...

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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


Excited about Vi Keeland’s upcoming release,
All Grown Up?

Check out this SNEAK PEEK


... Book Excerpt for ALL GROWN UP by Vi Keeland ...

Eve’s face flashed on the screen, and I swiped to answer.

“Give me all the details.”

I shook my head repeatedly, even though she couldn’t see me. “It was horrible.”

“What happened? What did the bastard do to you? I’ll cut his balls off.”
Eve’s response made me smile for the first time since I’d laid eyes on my date. “No. It wasn’t that kind of horrible. He was a perfect gentleman.” 

“Okay…”

“Very sweet and funny, too.”

“Sounds awful,” she said sarcastically. 

“And gorgeous.”

“The balls on him.” 

“That’s not the worst part.”

“Let’s see…he’s young, gorgeous, sweet, and funny. What could be worse than that? He’s hung like a horse?”

“I wouldn’t know. And you know why I don’t know that?”

“Because you’re an uptight prude who hasn’t been laid in years?”

“That might be true. But the larger problem is that he is one of Ryan’s friends.”

Eve cackled. “That’s not a problem, that’s fantastic! Bang his brains out and send him to play golf with your ex. Let him eat his heart out when he realizes what he lost.”

“Ummm…Eve, I wasn’t talking about my ex, Ryan. I was talking about my son.”

“I’ll be over in twenty minutes.”

★★★


Excited?  We are too!

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RELEASING JULY 8th!

Pre-orders available now:
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Please note: There will not be an Amazon ebook pre-order, but it will be available on Amazon on release day.



BOOK BLURB:

A new, sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller, Vi Keeland.

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?





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 two-dozen 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.



Facebook Fan Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ViKeelandFanGroup/ 

Facebook
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Twitter
@vikeeland 
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Instagram
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Goodreads

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Got my ARC and LOVE, LOVING it!!
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