Friday, October 19, 2018

#BookSpotlight #Review: Dane's Storm by Mia Sheridan

  Dane's Storm 
by Mia Sheridan
A Sign of Love, Cancer


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Blurb

A gripping, exquisitely romantic new standalone by New York Times bestselling author Mia Sheridan.
Dane was her first kiss and the only man she ever loved . . . until their marriage crashed and burned. Now Audra has built a quiet life for herself running a flower shop she's put her whole heart into. But Audra is left reeling when an unexpected circumstance brings Dane back into her world. He's still as breathtaking as he ever was, and he still affects her more than any man she's ever known. Yet learning to trust him again could be a matter of life and death . . .
When Dane offers to fly his ex-wife from California to Colorado to help correct a wrong, he never imagined the harrowing twist of fate awaiting them. When their plane goes down in the snowy mountain wilderness, Dane and Audra are stranded with no one to turn to but each other. Will their second crash end their lives—or save their souls?
THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY CANCER. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.





Review

This is the thing about Mia's books, she NEVER disappoints!
I loved Audra from the very beginning, you can feel that she's satisfied with the professional life she has made for herself, but deep inside there's something missing. And while she won't let the ones around her know what that something is, she is very aware of what, better yet who, is missing in her life. When she's confronted with the fear of losing the business she's been putting her heart and soul into for years, she has to go revisit her past in order to save her future. Dane is a very successful professional, he has it all in the eyes of people, but there's a loneliness in him, he's missing the love of the woman who once upon a time was his everything. When she comes back into his life, he will do anything necessary in order to help her and perhaps be a part of her life again.
This is a story full of longing for what once was, for the lover that was everything, for the happiness that used to be prevalent. This is a story about forgiveness and accepting that sometimes the worst situations have a way to bring people together and make them understand that they belong with each other.
Once again Ms. Sheridan's writing is superb, she's gifted when it comes to bringing the reader's attention and not letting go, to lodge into the reader's soul and make them be part of her character's journey. Angst, loss, redemption, and the magic of a re-encounter of two people who are pure magic together, make Dane's Storm a book which will, pardon the pun, will take your heart by storm and reaffirms what a fantastic storyteller Mia Sheridan is.

#ReleaseBlitz: An Irish Flirtation by Louisa Masters



 "I could hardly put it down."
Author: Louisa Masters
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Stand-alone Novella





A high-society wedding planner, a hunky best man, and an enchanted elevator… who can resist An Irish Flirtation?

Jillian Baxter has worked hard to build her event planning business, and this wedding is proof that she’s made it. The problem? The bride redefines bridezilla. After months of work, Jillian now has three weeks to move a huge society wedding from New York to an Irish castle.

Luckily, Castle Tullamore Hotel is available. Although… it’s a bit odd. When Jillian arrives and meets the groom’s brother, Fin, it’s almost like magic steps in. She knows bridezilla would never stand for fraternization, but despite doing her best to keep her distance, Jillian finds herself unable to resist Fin… especially in that damn elevator!


#CoverReveal: Before Girl by Kate Canterbary




TITLE: Before Girl
AUTHOR: Kate Canterbary
RELEASE DATE: November 13, 2018
COVER DESIGN: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations | https://www.okaycreations.com/


She's the girl next door. He's the guy who's loved her from afar.
They're in for an unexpected tumble into love.




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SHE'LL JUGGLE YOUR BALLS.
For Stella Allesandro, chaos is good. She's a rising star at a leading sports publicity firm. She's known throughout the industry as the jock whisperer—the one who can tame the baddest of the bad boys in professional sports without losing her signature smile.

But Cal Hartshorn is an entirely different kind of chaos.

HE'LL FIX YOUR BROKEN HEART.
This ex-Army Ranger and now-famous cardiothoracic surgeon fails at nothing…except talking to a woman he's adored from afar. Whether on the battlefield or operating room, he's exacting, precise, and efficient, but all of that crumbles when Stella is in sight.

Cal always knows—and gets—what he wants, and now he wants all of her. His forever girl.

But Stella isn't convinced she's anyone's forever.







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Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people—be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane—ever since.

Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

#BookSpotlight #Review: Switch Stance by M.E. Carter & Andrea Johnston

 

Switch Stance
By M.E. Carter and Andrea Johnston
A #MyNewLife & Country Road Series Crossover Standalone


Blurb 

I, Agnes Sylvester, a successful author known as Adeline Snow to the romance community, enjoy the simple things in life: watching the X Games with my childhood friend Todd; taking pictures of interesting buildings; and creating stories based on fantasies about my favorite skateboarder, Spencer Garrison. I’m known for my extreme sports stories, and as long as no one ever figures out he’s my muse, all is well.

But fate has never liked me and now that muse is standing in front of me. Asking me to sign a book.

What.
Is.
Happening!?!


“Extreme Sports Superstar” is the term the media has used to describe me over the years. I prefer to just be Spencer Garrison, a small-town guy who happens to ride a skateboard for a living and is known for philanthropy.

Nearing retirement, I’m focusing on my non-profit efforts and building a life outside of a professional athlete. My agent won’t let me retire in peace and consequently a talented and kindhearted woman stumbles her way into my life.

Sometimes happy endings aren’t written. They’re lived.


 

*****

M.E. Carter and Andrea Johnston are romance writers who have come together to bring you a fun sports romantic comedy! Combining their sense of humor, beliefs in love, and sarcasm, this writing duo has crossed over two of their most popular series - the #MyNewLife and Country Road Series with the sole purpose of bringing laughter and love to their readers while tapping into their charitable hearts. That's right, 25% of all e-book sales for the month of October 2018 will be donated to charity. The chosen charity is The A.skate Foundation. A.skate's Mission Statement says it all: A.skate - Autism. Skating with Kids through Acceptance, Therapy, and Education

For more on The A.skate Foundation visit: http://askate.org


So, if you're looking for a light sports romantic comedy about a quirky romance author who (literally) stumbles across her muse and finds out he's all that and a bag of chips, then this is for you! Help us spread the word and raise money to support an amazing cause.




Review

 While Andrea Johnston is a new to me author, I have read most of M.E. Carter's work, and let me tell you these two authors together are simply a fantastic combination.

Agnes Sylvester know as Adeline Snow to her readers is a hot mess (in the cutest way possible) when it comes to social situations, she's awkward, clumsy, and a bit shy. Her extreme sports stories are a success, but lately she's been running short on inspiration when it comes to the latest book she's writing. Not even her muse, Spencer Garrison, a well known extreme sport superstar is doing it for her this time around. But when fiction meets reality will Agnes/Adeline's muse help her get rid of the writer's block she's been fighting?

What I liked the most about this book is that Agnes could be any of us, she's sweet, she doesn't hide that she's not the best when it comes to social situations, and has a mad crush on a guy she doesn't even know (most of us have been there.) Spencer is just a regular guy, but because of his career he's idolize by many, many who don't see just the easy going guy hiding behind the fame. And if you love the two main characters you definitely need to meet Spencer's sister, Kate, who provided a lot of funny moments in this story as a bookworm who is Adeline's number one fan.

I love how smooth this story flows from beginning to end. Sometimes when two authors collaborate  there's always something missing due to their writing styles, but these two ladies completely nailed it from beginning to end. While these characters are from different series from both authors you don't need to read the previous books to enjoy this one. This is a standalone book that will leave your heart singing with joy.
 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

#BlogTour #Review: Misadventures with a Manny by Toni Aleo

 
 
Misadventures with a Manny 
by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Toni Aleo
Release Date 9th October
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
 
 

 

Synopsis


Vera Woods is at her wit’s end.
Her husband has run off with the nanny, leaving Vera with a broken heart, three very angry sons, and even less time to juggle the demands of family and her career. After her boys scare away a sixth replacement nanny, Vera is out of time off from work and desperately out of options. Still nursing an aching heart, she turns to an unlikely source for help―a manny.
Lincoln Scott is no stranger to family chaos. But rather than grow jaded, he has thrown his natural talents into building his own business―providing live-in childcare for families as a manny. The money is great and the perks are a blast, but when his family of six years moves to Germany and their plans to bring him along fall through, Lincoln is suddenly unemployed and aware of how much of himself he’s given to other people’s families.
Brought together by circumstances, Lincoln and Vera’s mutually beneficial business arrangement becomes complicated by the undeniable chemistry they share. Vera needs a manny and Lincoln needs a job, but they both may have found the very thing neither one had realized they needed―a whole lot more.
****
Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.


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Meet The Author

My name is Toni Aleo, and I’m a #PredHead, #sherrio, #potterhead, and part of the #familybusiness!
I am also a wife to my amazing husband, mother of a gamer and a gymnast, and also a fur momma to Gaston el Papillion.
While my beautiful and amazing Shea Weber has been traded from my Predators, I’m still a huge fan. But when I’m not cheering for him, I’m hollering for the whole Nashville Predators since I’ll never give my heart to one player again.
When I’m not in the gym getting swole, I’m usually writing, trying to make my dreams a reality, or being a taxi for my kids.
I’m obsessed with Harry Potter, Supernatural, Disney, and anything that sparkles! I’m pretty sure I was Belle in a past life, and if I could be on any show, it would be Supernatural so I could hunt with Sam and Dean.
Also, I did mention I love hockey, right?

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Monday, October 8, 2018

#BlogTour #Review: Hot for his Girl by Rachel Blaufeld

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"Hot for his Girl is a fantastic blend of smartly-written comedy and poignant, sexy romance that shouldn’t be missed." -- Mary, USA Today HEA

Hot For His Girl, an all-new standalone new adult romance from Rachel Blaufeld is LIVE!

 

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Synopsis
 
Andonia “Andi” Schwartz is the kind of gal you love to hate. Snarky, skinny, and jaded, Andi’s goodness lies hidden beneath her sharp edges. But it’s there . . . this independent single mom has it going on.
Reid Fellows is a lovable dude. Bespectacled tenure-track statistics professor by day, shirtless blogger by night, he’s a catch on paper and easy on the eyes.
Andi wields her power and unruly commentary from behind her laptop as the anonymous proprietor of The UnAffectionate Blogger. Reid’s blog, Grill and Groom, began on a dare. Now, he regularly shows his abs of steel while grilling.
He may love this gig more than his day job. She needs her page views and advertisers to support her daughter. Until the two meet and spin a web online and IRL . . . in real life.
What happens when two bloggers fall for each other?
A new blog is born.



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Excerpt

He’s tall, lean, and muscular in track pants and a long-sleeved tee underneath a glow-in-the-dark skeleton-adorned apron. Jet-black hair, mussed across his forehead. Even under the darkening sky, I can tell he has deep olive-toned skin. His eyes, I’m not quite sure. Maybe dark. I feel my feet walking toward the object of my desire, but suddenly halt them. Whoa, horsie. For a second, my brain kicks in and I take stock of my disheveled appearance. This isn’t how I want to meet the man I’ve internet-stalked for a week. The man my brother-in-law wants to emulate, supposedly to win the heart of an overeager preschool teacher. The man who grills shirtless and does it oh-so-well. Just yesterday, he made rosemary-and-thyme veal chops. I don’t believe in eating veal, have never even tried it, and I was salivating over my laptop. Reid, Grill and Groom, whatever his last name is, doesn’t hide behind the anonymity of his laptop. Nope, he’s right out on the wild, wild web for anyone to see. This man is everything I’m not. He writes a successful blog, puts his name out there. And now he’s standing a few feet from me, joking with my daughter and her friend like he has nothing better to do and all the time in the world to do it. “Mom! Can we have two?” “Ms. Andi, this guy said we could have two big bars! Can we?” “Hey there . . .” Three voices call to me, but I’m stuck in Reidville, the small town that had only just begun to grow in my mind. Not the real, live man currently calling out, “Hey there,” to me. “Mom!” Gabby shouts, finally dragging me out of a dense mental fog. “Um, are you sure?” I holler from where I’m standing, because there’s no way in hell I’m allowing myself to move any closer to the door. “It’s no prob. Evening’s almost over, and I don’t want to be stuck with all this leftover candy,” Reid yells back. He’s tall. I’m guessing six foot two or three based on the way he towers over the girls and his head almost meets the top of the door frame. “Make sure to say thanks,” I tell the girls, my voice squeaking, the stupid crumpled coffee cup dangling in my hand. “Would you like one?” Reid, Reid, Reid, just let me get out of here alive with my limbs attached and my lungs still pumping air in and out. But no, he can’t. The girls sing, “Thank you,” and he’s following them out to me, candy basket in hand. I fight the urge to sniff under my pits again, but I can’t seem to stop my free hand from smoothing down the front of my shirt and gathering my cardigan tight across my belly. It’s flatter than most, but still—I’ve had a baby. “Would you like one? To go with your coffee?” He’s dead center now, right in front of me, wearing flip-flops despite the chilly nighttime air, holding the basket with his strong hands I’ve seen pictured on the blog, working the grill. I’m not gonna lie. I’ve fantasized about those hands working me . . . just about everywhere. Okay, everywhere. I admit it. I ended up perusing this guy’s site more than I care to say. Green. His eyes are dark green, deep like the forest, clear like the sea, inviting like a patch of moss. A frog settles in my throat, and I can’t make a sound for fear it will alas be a croak. I shake my head and clear my throat, banishing the toad. “Tempting, but no thanks.” “Actually, I really do have apples, if that’s more appealing.” He cocks an eyebrow at me, light from the rising moon twinkling in his eyes. Reid, Reid, Reid, go back to your grill.


 
About Rachel

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Rachel Blaufeld is a bestselling author of Romantic Suspense, New Adult, Coming-of-Age Romance, and Sports Romance. A recent poll of her readers described her as insightful, generous, articulate, and spunky. Originally a social worker, Rachel creates broken yet redeeming characters. She’s been known to turn up the angst like cranking up the heat in the dead of winter. A devout coffee drinker and doughnut eater, Rachel spends way too many hours in local coffee shops, downing the aforementioned goodies while she plots her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end as lusciously as her treats. As a side note, Blaufeld, also a long-time blogger and an advocate of woman-run anything, is fearless about sharing her opinion. She captured the ears of stay-at-home and working moms on her blog, BacknGrooveMom, chronicling her adventures in parenting tweens and running a business, often at the same time. To her, work/life/family balance is an urban legend, but she does her best. Rachel has also blogged for The Huffington Post and Modern Mom. Most recently, her insights can be found in USA TODAY, where she shares conversations at “In Bed with a Romance Author” and reading recommendations over at “Happy Ever After.” Rachel lives around the corner from her childhood home in Pennsylvania with her family and two beagles. Her obsessions include running, coffee, basketball, icing-filled doughnuts, antiheroes, and mighty fine epilogues. When she isn’t writing, she can be found courtside, tweeting about hoops as her son plays, or walking around the house wearing earplugs while her other son, the drummer, bangs away.


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