Friday, November 15, 2019

NEW REVIEW: The Fall of Legend by Meghan March

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Release Date: November 12, 2019


The Fall of Legend reminds me of the early years of our current romance resurgence—it’s got that feeling of impending big drama and big romance but flipped-- in earlier years men were the all powerful and women were fighting to get a foothold in the power structure. Now, Legend is the one trying to gain power and Scarlett is the one who seemingly holds the power. I love it. Taking all the things that those books in the early 20-teens and modernizing it made it a fun read. 

Another thing that made this a fun read? The humor. Take the first scene--it was an interesting mix of intrigue and humor—Bump is endearing and sweet and hilarious--and yet WTF was going on with someone being rolled up in a carpet?! I was officially hooked. I wanted to more of Legend and Bump and Scarlett. 

Legend and Scarlett did not disappoint. He was broody and intense and on a mission to prove a few things or perhaps find redemption by being a success. She was confident and bright and had nothing to prove to anyone and I loved her for that ...and her business (what a brilliant idea, Meghan March!). I'm so ready to see how these two battle the obstacles that March is going to create for them.

This first book sets us up for the drama to come and I am so here for it--a furious ex, not so good family dynamic, and a public image to uphold on one side, and a past trying to catch up to a a present, a present that’s in economic peril on the other. And the most important: a fledgling romance that’s on shaky ground. Get to writing Meghan March, we need more of this brooding Legend and his lovely Scarlett.

About The Fall of Legend:

From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes a new deliciously dangerous alpha hero
in The Fall of Legend, the first book in the brand new and utterly addictive Legend trilogy.

We come from two different worlds.
I’m from the streets. She might as well live in an ivory tower.
I made my living with my fists. I doubt she could even throw a punch.
Our paths never should have crossed.
We never should have met. 
That doesn’t change the facts.
I would sell my soul to taste those red lips.
Fight the devil himself to hear her laugh.
Burn in hell to have a single night.
Scarlett Priest shouldn’t even know men like me exist, but sometimes temptation is stronger than will. 
If this is how I go down, it’ll be worth every second of the fall.

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Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times,
#1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret.
With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to
fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods
of the Pacific Northwest, living her happily ever after with her real-life alpha hero.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

COVER REVEAL: Coming Up Roses by Staci Hart

Coming Up Roses, the first in Staci Hart's Bennet Brothers, has a new look! What do you think?

Everyone hates parts of their job.

Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.

But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.

Except for Luke Bennet.

The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint. When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him. Almost.

He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him.

Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.
Because if I don’t, I’ll fall in love with him.

Grab your copy of Coming Up Roses today, available now on Amazon in Kindle Unlimited! Gilded Lily, the second in the Bennet Brothers series, is coming December 5th!

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. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

COVER REVEAL: In The Unlikely Event by L.J. Shen

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Sometimes you meet people who are out of this world, so you make them a part of yours.

In the Unlikely Event, an all-new must-read contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is coming November 19th and we have the gorgeous cover!

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A one-night stand born from vengeance in a foreign land.
An explosive chemistry neither of us could deny.
We signed a contract on the back of a Boar’s Head Pub napkin that said if we ever met again, we would drop everything and be together.
Eight years and thousands of miles later, he’s here.
In New York.
And he’s America’s music obsession.
The intangible Irish poet who brings record executives to their knees.
The blizzard in my perfect, unshaken snow globe.
Last time we spoke, he was a beggar with no intention of becoming a king.
But a king he became, and now I’m his servant.
I’m not the same broken princess Malachy Doherty put back together with his callused hands.
I have a career I love.
A boyfriend I adore.
An apartment, a roommate, a life.
I changed. He changed, too.
But Mal kept the napkin.
Question is, will I keep my word?
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About LJ Shen
L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.
She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

COVER REVEAL: Enemies by Tijan

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Stone Reeves was my neighbor, and I’ve hated him since sixth grade.

Enemies, an all-new enemies to lovers stand-alone sports romance from New York Times bestselling author Tijan, is coming December 2nd and we have the incredible over!

Gorgeous and charismatic, he became the town’s football god, while I became the town’s invisible girl.
He went to a Division 1 school for football, while my father was fired by his father.
His team won the National Championship, while my mother died the same day.
He was a first round pick for the NFL ...
… while I made the worst decision in my life.
Now I’m in Texas trying to pick up the pieces of my life.
But, Stone is here.
Stone is everywhere.
It doesn’t matter that disaster has struck my life again.
It doesn’t matter that he’s the one trying to console me.
It doesn’t matter that he’s the nation’s newest football obsession.
Because for me, he always has been and always will be my enemy.
** Enemies is a 107k enemies-to-lovers football romance standalone!
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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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REVIEW: Tell Me Everything by Amy Hatvany

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As thought-provoking as it is white hot sexy!” - Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times bestselling author

Tell Me Everything, a “steamy and enthralling” novel from author Amy Hatvany, is available now!



Tell Me Everything was an interesting exploration of what marriage can be like a decade or more into it. The characters, Jessica and Jake, are a successful, busy couple dealing with an ex, children, less than ideal parents, and a having sex less problem. This last thing is the thing that I think will resonate with so many readers, especially readers who are in a long term committed relationship and they've found themselves living more as roommates than as lovers.  The thing that makes this couple different and interesting is how they chose to try to remedy their problem--adding a third person into the mix but not always in the way we might assume. Their excitement and enjoyment of this new scenario was fun to read but even more so was that the writer allowed us to see what happens years down the road, when things seemed to have reverted back to the mundane...and then what happens when they try to spice it up and it all goes so terribly wrong.

The last 15% of the novel was cringe-y and painful and real. There was no easy solution or quick fix--the writer stayed true to her characters and the story she'd built by having them suffer through some things, the way real couples would. This wasn't so much of an HEA as it was a Happy For Now--another way this novel felt right--nothing was forced for the sake of a pretty little ending, it was written in a way that was right for Jessica and Jake.

With subplots nicely tied into the main plot line, sex positive conversations, and the challenging relationships these characters had with their parents, Tell Me Everything wasn't just a novel about a couple who introduces a third person into their sex life, it was a novel about all the things that go with having a full life.

While there were moments when seemingly too many details bogged down my reading pace, overall I enjoyed reading something different and trying a new to me author. I look forward to seeing what she writes next.

A happily married couple. A dance with a stranger at a bar.
One night—one seemingly insignificant choice—can change everything.
Jessica and Jake Snyder love each other, and their life together. Successful in their chosen careers, they reside in the picturesque, though at times stifling, Seattle suburb of Queens Ridge as they parent teenagers Ella and Tucker.
As so often happens in marriage, their romantic life falls casualty to busy schedules and repetitive routine, until one night, a stranger asks Jessica to dance. On a whim, Jake urges her to say yes, saying that he wants to watch this other man touch her, something that surprises Jessica by arousing her like never before. A door opens for them then, into a realm of exploration neither of them knew existed.
They create rules to protect their marriage, and are thrilled when their relationship is strengthened and enriched by deeper levels of communication and trust brought about by this exciting, but taboo behavior. That is, until Jessica keeps a secret from Jake and embarks on a tryst with an intriguing man from her past, who, when she tries to end things between them, decides to seek revenge.
What happens after that will threaten to destroy their world—and them.
A juicy and insightful look into the shifting definition of modern marriage and the limits placed upon female sexuality, TELL ME EVERYTHING will make you question everything you thought you knew about what constitutes marital bliss, and keep you turning pages into the night.
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The first thing you should know about me is that I love my husband. The second is that I occasionally have sex with other men. Here I am, on a Saturday night, in the arms of a man we found together. He is smart, funny. He understands our need for discretion. He knows that he is only a visitor. I kiss this man. I undress for him and let him touch my body. He teases me, as I do, him. We fall into bed, and I memorize the taste of his skin, how it feels when he pushes inside me. THe number of times he makes me come. I etch every one of his movements into my memory, filing them away, like dreams. Knowing that what happens between us is everything. And, yet, at the same time, nothing at all. When we finish, I leave, almost immediately, and go home to the man who cherishes me. I find him waiting for me, always, knowing exactly where I’ve been. I hurry toward him, my flesh still scented by another mans’ caress, my body aching from the pleasure of what we’ve just done. My eyes lock on my husband’s. Our desire for each other pulses like a heart that has just been brought back to life. When I reach him--when I am finally, truly home--he pulls me to his chest, his lips pressed against my ear. “Tell me everything,” he says. “Don’t leave anything out.”
About Amy Hatvany
Amy Hatvany graduated with a degree in Sociology only to discover most sociologists are unemployed. Soon followed a variety of jobs – some of which she loved, like decorating wedding cakes; others which she merely tolerated, like receptionist.
In 1998, Amy finally decided to sell her car, quit her job, and take a chance on her passion: writing books.
Her background in sociology inspires and informs much of her work as she tackles timely and controversial issues in her novels including mental illness, domestic abuse, and alcoholism. She is published by Washington Square Press/Atria Books, and has been both a Target Book Club and Costco Pennie's Pick.
Amy spends most of her time today with her kids and her second and final husband, Stephan. (Seriously, if this one doesn’t work out, she’s done, kaput, no more husbands!) When Amy’s not with friends or family, she is most likely reading, cooking, or zoning out on certain reality television shows. She eagerly awaits Bravo auditions for the cast of “Top Author.” (“Quick Edit” instead of “Quick Fire” Challenge? C’mon, producers! That’s gripping television!)
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