Blog Tour| Natural Passion Review + Giveaway

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the NATURAL PASSION by Anna Durand hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The
Book:
Title: NATURAL
PASSION
Author: Anna
Durand
Pub.
Date:
 January 9, 2020
Publisher: Jacobsville
Books
Formats: Paperback,
eBook
Pages: 208
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N,
iBooks,
Kobo

Synopsis: I entertain
naked people for a living. No, not THAT kind of entertainment. I own a nudist
resort. I’m not a nudist, but Val Silva is. And he’s a human supernova sleeping
in the room next door.
The man is
tall, gorgeous, tattooed, and a shameless exhibitionist. As the Brazilian bad
boy of the international football world, he’s as famous for his sextape as for
his talent on the field. Oh, did I mention he walks around naked ALL the time?
A girl only has so much willpower. Maybe we can have a little fun… as long as
his tabloid past doesn’t mess with my quiet life.
Eve Holt is
the sexiest woman I’ve ever seen, in those short-shorts and tank tops that make
me wonder what she’s hiding underneath. Most women love my wild side, but Eve
thinks I’m trouble with a capital T. Okay, she might have a point there. But I
always get what I want, and I want her. I didn’t lead my team to Olympic gold
by giving up. That’s one fact about me Eve is about to learn.
Natural
Passion is the first book in a brand-new trilogy of romantic comedies from Anna
Durand, the bestselling author of the Hot Scots series.


My thoughts
This was a cute romance! Val Silva is a former Olympic star who got a bit of a reputation in the news as being a bad boy. Eve runs a naturist resort, in it for the money rather than the clothing optional aspect. She sticks strictly to no relationships between her and guests staying, but Val starts to slowly chip away at her walls. They decide on a no strings attached relationship that soon begins to develop into more than just a fling (when doesn’t it amirite?) But soon Val’s past begins to creep into the present, bringing Eve into unfortunately.
 I thought this was a pretty cute story! It is full of humor, spicy love, and an intriguing storyline. It was just a quick, easy read. All the side characters were well-developed, along with the MC’s, and I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
3 stasr

About Anna:

 

Anna Durand loves romance, men in kilts, and
cheesecake. Not always in that order. She slaves away every day writing about
sexy people doing sexy things together, with heart and humor and sometimes with
suspense. With paranormal stories, she explores the darker side of romance.
With contemporary romance, she delves into the emotional side of love and
sensuality.
Readers and reviewers have blessed Anna’s
books with wonderful reviews, giving her a nice glowy feeling that she’s doing
something right. Her books have become bestsellers on every major retail site,
hitting #1 multiple times. The Hot Scots series remains Anna’s personal
favorite and a favorite among her fans. Who can resist a hunky Scotsman?
Anna also has a master’s degree in library science,
so naturally, she made Calli in Wicked in a Kilt a librarian too. For twelve
years and counting, Anna has run a cataloging services company that creates
cataloging-in-publication data for other authors and publishers. And when she’s
not doing that or writing, you’ll find her binging on audiobooks, playing with
puppies, or crafting handmade jewelry.
Visit AnnaDurand.com to subscribe to her
newsletter for updates on her writing and other fun stuff. You’ll receive a
free gift as thanks for signing up!

 


Giveaway Details:
Five winners will receive audiobook copies of Fired Up, an erotic
romance that has a lot of humor in it, Audible gift copies (US only) or Authors
Direct copies (US, Canada, Australia).

Tour
Schedule:
Week
One:
1/6/2020
Excerpt
1/6/2020
Excerpt
1/7/2020
Review
1/7/2020
Spotlight
1/8/2020
Excerpt
1/8/2020
Review
1/9/2020
Review
1/9/2020
Review
1/10/2020
Review
1/10/2020
Review
Week
Two:
1/13/2020
Review
1/13/2020
Review
1/14/2020
Interview
1/14/2020
Spotlight
1/15/2020
Interview
1/15/2020
Review
1/16/2020
Excerpt
1/16/2020
Review
1/17/2020
Review

 

 

Blog Tour|Throw Like A Girl Review+ Fave Quotes+ Giveaway

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Hello everyone! Today I’m so excited to share with you Throw Like A Girl by Sarah Henning. Keep reading for my thoughts plus my favorite quotes!

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Title: Throw Like a Girl

Author: Sarah Henning

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Release Date: January 7th 2020

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance


Synopsis: Friday Night Lights meets Morgan Matson’s The Unexpected Everything in this contemporary debut where swoonworthy romance meets underdog sports story.

When softball star Liv Rodinsky throws one ill-advised punch during the most important game of the year, she loses her scholarship to her fancy private school, her boyfriend, and her teammates all in one fell swoop. With no other options, Liv is forced to transfer to the nearest public school, Northland, where she’ll have to convince their coach she deserves a spot on the softball team, all while facing both her ex and the teammates of the girl she punched… Every. Single. Day.

Enter Grey, the injured star quarterback with amazing hair and a foolproof plan: if Liv joins the football team as his temporary replacement, he’ll make sure she gets a spot on the softball team in the Spring. But it will take more than the perfect spiral for Liv to find acceptance in Northland’s halls, and behind that charming smile, Grey may not be so perfect after all.

With well-drawn characters and a charming quarterback love interest who’s got brains as well as brawn, Throw Like a Girl will have readers swooning from the very first page.


My thoughts

“SOMEHOW I FIGURED THAT IF I WERE TO HIT THE BOTTOM of my own personal barrel at sixteen, it would’ve been in the dead of a Kansas winter. Snow blowing, skies as gray as my mood, maybe a patch of black ice at the ready to land me on my ass physically as well as metaphorically. Instead, it’s ninety-eight degrees outside in August and approximately 410 degrees in my stomach as it stutters and flips under the withering stare of Coach Kitt.”

Throw Like A Girl Follows the story of Olivia Rodinsky, softball star turned disgrace after a mishap during a game involving her fist and another girls face. When her scholarship gets pulled because of the incident, Olivia is forced to enroll in public school. Her only hope is that she can join the softball team there so that she can secure herself a scholarship for softball. But things don’t go exactly as planned. The softball coach doesn’t believe she has what it takes to be part of a team and wants her to prove she is a good teammate. And so Liv decides the way to show that is to join a team to show Coach Kitt she has what it takes. Deciding on Cross Country as the sport of choice she is all but ready to begin her research into what exactly the sport entails. Until the star quarterback of the football team spots her tossing a ball with her brother. She’s got a killer spiral and he knows that she’d make the perfect backup quarterback for their team. Hesitant at first, Liv isn’t quite convinced football is the sport for her. But the QB is Coach Kitts son and he said he could put in a good word for her. Besides, football is the ultimate team sport. What better way to show she can work in a team?

I found this to be an utterly adorable contemporary! This isn’t just a teen romance novel, it is a journey of self-discovery as well as the ultimate tribute to the world of high school and I was completely absorbed in the story from the first page. I was excited to see how a girl joining an all-male football team would play out and was not disappointed! The chemistry between Liv and her teammates is so wonderful. Besides a few snags( ex on the football team with her) the team accepts her without hesitation after seeing just how hardworking Liv is. And Liv is very hardworking. I felt so motivated reading how determined she was to prove herself. And the romance part! Swoon! I loved Grey. Despite his flaws he was very real and the sparks between Liv and Grey were A+. The world building was complex and I really liked all the characters, even the ones you are supposed to dislike. They were well-developed and lifelike. Henning describes things in a way that make everything so entertaining and I loved this from start to finish. I am giving this a 4 out of 5 stars. Recommended for fans of sports romances, HEA, high school drama, and girl power novels.

4 out of 5 stars

*e-ARC provided in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks to The FFBC and the publisher for having me on the tour!

Favorite Quotes

I did much better than I ever, ever thought I’d do as a quarterback in an honest-to-God football game. Can I add another “ever” in there? Because EVER.

My pulse stutters. He’s inspecting me, searching for hesitation but actually seeing so much more— and that’s something I’m afraid of.

“I wanted to do that all day.” He winks. “But there’s no kissing in football.” I swallow and compose an answer, lips numb with heat. “Ah, yes, just as iconic a phrase as ‘there’s no crying in baseball.’”

“You’ve got this. You will find a way to win. You will make it happen. Because you’re Liv Rodinsky and you’re absolute magic.”


BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/40195260-throw-like-a-girl

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OieuKC

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/throw-like-a-girl-sarah-henning/1131500264?ean=9780316529501#/

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/throw-like-a-girl/id1462612462

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Throw-Like-Girl-Sarah-Henning/9780316529501?ref=grid-view&qid=1573815827176&sr=1-1

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/throw-like-a-girl-4

Google Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Sarah_Henning_Throw_Like_a_Girl?id=QteXDwAAQBAJ

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Sarah Henning is a recovering journalist who has worked for the Palm Beach Post, Kansas City Star and Associated Press, among others. While in South Florida, Sarah lived and worked through five hurricanes, which gave her an extreme respect for the ocean. When not writing, she runs ultramarathons, hits the playground with her two kids and hangs out with her husband Justin, who doubles as her long-suffering IT department. Sarah lives in Lawrence, Kansas, which, despite being extremely far from the beach, happens to be pretty cool.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: https://www.sarahhenningwrites.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14671253.Sarah_Henning

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shhenning

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shhenning/

TOUR SCHEDULE

https://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogspot.com/2019/11/tour-schedule-throw-like-girl-by-sarah.html

GIVEAWAY

PRIZE:

STARTS: 7th January 2020

ENDS: 21st January 2020

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Blog Tour| Wounded Heroes Anthology Promo + Giveaway

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Title: WOUNDED HEROES ANTHOLOGY

Author: Pamela Ackerson, Debra Parmley, Teri Riggs, Maggie Adams, Nia Farrell

Pub. Date: November 7, 2019

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 131

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, TBD


Synopsis: Five Degrees of heartwarming to melting stories ─ Five stand-alone love stories with swoon-worthy heroes that will leave you breathless from award-winning International, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors Pamela Ackerson, Debra Parmley, Teri Riggs, Maggie Adams, and Nia Farrell.

* A Rosa for Russell ~ Who in their right mind falls in love with the enemy? 

** Two Step, New Steps  ~ Wounded cop Len Yardley doesn’t expect to find love while he’s healing from a gunshot wound but the air force veteran can’t help falling for perky Leanne Bobbin who brings out his protective instincts and makes him laugh.

*** Bringing Her Home ~ Can Thomas Raintree bring home the woman he loves, but had to leave behind?

**** As Time Goes By ~ Blake’s determined to find out who killed his best friend, and his widow holds the key …not only to the murder, but also to Blake’s heart. 

***** Fallen ~ An Army chaplain priest’s faith is tested when he falls for his PTSD therapist.


About the authors: 

Pam Ackerson:

PamAckerson.jpgWife, mother, international and Amazon bestselling author, and time traveling adventurer. Born and raised in Newport, RI where history is a way of life, Pamela Ackerson now lives on the Space Coast of Florida where everyone is encouraged to reach for the stars! A hop, skip, and jump from Disney World and fun-filled imagination and fantasy. Non-fiction, WW2, inspirational, self-help marketing and advertising, historical fiction, time travel, westerns, Native American, and children’s preschool/first reader books.

PamelaAckerson.com 

@PamAckerson

 

Debra Parmley:

Debra enjoys writing historical romance and writes a 1920’s flappers romance series, DebraParmley.jpgeach book about a different flapper. She also writes contemporary and holiday romance, a dystopian romance trilogy; paranormal romance, fairy tale romance and poetry. 

She is a professional speaker and a world traveler who often brings home folk tales and music from countries she has visited.

Her five favorite things are shooting primitive archery with her Mongolian horse bow, shooting long guns, shooting pool, walking on the beach, and hearing from her readers. Each card and letter is a joyful treasure, like finding that perfect shell on the beach. 

DebraParmley.com

@DebraParmley

 

Teri Riggs:

TeriRiggsPrint.jpgTeri Riggs is a USA Today Bestselling author. As a child, Teri made up her own bedtime stories. When her children came along, Teri always tweaked the fairy tales she told her daughters, giving them a bit more punch and better endings when needed.

Now she spends her days turning her ideas into books. She lives in Marietta, GA with her husband.

Teri-Riggs.com

@TeriLRiggs

 

Maggie Adams:

Maggie Adams is an international and Amazon Best Selling romance author. Her first MaggieAdams.jpgbook in the Tempered Steel Series, Whistlin’ Dixie, debuted in Amazon’s Top 100 for Women’s Fiction, humor, on November 2014. Since then, she has consistently made the Amazon best seller 5-star list with her books. HerTempered Steel Series has launched the tiny town of Grafton, Illinois, into international recognition with sales in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and the UK and her follow-up paranormal series, Legends, looks to do the same! She is the recipient of the Dayreader Reviews Best of 2015 for Leather and Lace, the Readers Favorite Award for Something’s Gotta Give in 2016, the Indie Romance Convention Romantic Comedy Award 2017 for Forged in Fire and the 2017 New Apple Awards nomination – Suspense for Cold as Ice.

Facebook Page

@AuthrMaggieAdms

 

Nia Farrell:

NiaFarrellprint.jpgAuthor Nia Farrell is a four-times Golden Flogger Finalist, a founding member of the Wicked Pens, and a multi-genre author who is published in nonfiction, poetry, music, articles, and children’s books, with one documentary screenplay under her literary belt. She had nine nominations in the 2016 Summer Indie Book Awards; her BDSM MMF ménage erotic historical As Wicked as You Want was voted #1 Erotica and #10 overall in The 50 Best Indie Books of 2016, and Pride and Punishment was voted Best Historical Romance in the 2017 Menages Romance Readers Favorites.

NiaFarrell.Wordpress.com

@AuthrNiaFarrell


Giveaway

3 winners will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International.

Click HERE to enter




Tour Schedule:

Week One:

12/2/2019 Mythical Books Guest Post
12/3/2019 BookHounds  Interview
12/4/2019 Two Chicks on Books Interview
12/5/2019 Jaime’s World Excerpt
12/6/2019 Reese’s Reviews Review

 

Week Two:

12/9/2019 Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog Review
12/10/2019 DelightingDelilah Excerpt
12/11/2019 Book Briefs Review
12/12/2019 Shelf-Rated Review
12/13/2019 Books a Plenty Book Reviews Review

Blog Tour|Fallen Rebel Review + Giveaway

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Title: Fallen Rebel

Author: CG Blaine

Publisher: Gray Page Books LLC

Release Date: December 6th 2019


Synopsis: Cass
Watchers exist by one rule: keep your Nephilim alive. No matter what.
Protecting, following, watching from the shadows, I’ve served my time. Now, all that stands between me and returning home is her.
Hannah Kelley. The last of her line. My final charge. So long as she stays breathing for the next fifty to seventy years, I’ll have completed my punishment. No longer a Fallen.
Except now, she knows who I am. She knows what I am.
And I have no doubt she’s about to make my existence an absolute hell.

Hannah
I lost everything I loved at once, my world ripped apart in an instant.
I’ve been alone ever since. At least, I thought I was until I met him. A guardian angel. My Watcher. The immortal asshole interfering with every aspect of my life.
Once Cass steps out of the shadows, I have no way of putting him back. Even though I desperately want to. He’s not exactly thrilled with my existence either. I’m keeping him from the eternity he’s been waiting for after all.
But whether we love or hate each other, our fates are intertwined—his forever tied to my life.
And when Cass decides he wants that forever to include me, I fear for anything in heaven or hell that might try to get in his way.


My thoughts

“In the beginning, there was only darkness. Then there was bullshit.”

Cass is a Watcher, an angel in charge of making sure the Nephilim lines on Earth go out naturally. His current and final charge is Hannah. Once she lives out the rest of her life, he is free to return to Heaven finally. And he can’t wait.

“What’s that saying? One step forward, two steps back? With Hannah and me, it’s more like one step sideways, run backward for a quarter of a mile.”

When Hannah learns the truth about Cass, she is less than thrilled to have a guardian angel who has been following her her whole life and will continue to be around for the rest of it. But there’s not much she can do about the arrangement. When demons are suddenly trying to take out the remaining nephilim, the two find themselves starting to get closer and closer.

“The girl I thought was an obstacle between me and everything I could ever want. But that’s not Hannah anymore, and maybe it never was. She’s so much more. She might actually be the everything I stand to lose.”

This was just a great paranormal romance! Cass and Hannah are so swoony and I loved watching their relationship go from can’t stand each other to in love. It went at such a great speed too! No insta-love here thank god. I was completely captivated the whole time! This was a well developed story line with plenty of details and world building to really get you sucked in. Recommended for fans of Alpha-holes turned sweet cinnamon rolls, paranormal romances, and gripping storylines. I give this 5 stars and cant wait to read more from CG!

5 out of 5 stars

*ARC provided in exchange for honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own


Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48485070-fallen-rebel

PURCHASE LINKS

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/32IT2Ul

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2KocIGN

Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/33QfRqO

Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2NMAA99


GIVEAWAY

To celebrate her release, C.G. Blaine is giving away a signed paperback and a $25 Amazon gift card! Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/authorcgblaine/

EXCERPT
“Do you believe in God?” I ask, agitation apparent in my voice. “Angels and Heaven and all that?”
“About as much as unicorns and fairies.” Her eyebrows pull together. “Why? Are you going to try and tell me you’re an angel?”
The second she says it out loud, my throat seizes up. We’re at the point of no return. My hand actually shakes while I take a drag off my cigarette, and all I can do is nod.
Hannah catches me off guard with an amused smile. “You want me to believe you’re an angel?” Then she laughs and rolls her eyes. “Okay, John Smith.”
I stare at the sky, placing my hands on the back of my head. She’s starting to irritate me, and I want this done and over with now.
“You want me to prove it?”
She laughs again and nods.
“Fine.” I storm off toward the cliff, my head shaking the entire way.
“Cass…” she says, panic in her tone as I reach the edge. “What are you doing?”
“I’m fucking proving it.”
And then I jump off the cliff, Hannah’s screams following me down.

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C.G. Blaine writes contemporary romance and new adult novels. At one time, she was cool. Now she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband and plays pillow to a forever-hangry, blind cat. She’s terrible at texting back, and if she’s overly nice to you, chances are she’s not a fan.

AUTHOR LINKS

Instagram – @cgblaine (https://instagram.com/cgblaine)
Facebook author page – @authorcgblaine (https://www.facebook.com/authorcgblaine/)

Blog Tour| Fame You Promo+Giveaway

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I am thrilled to be hosting a stop on the FAME YOU blog tour by Hattie Lou, hosted by Rockstar Book Tours! Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:

Title: Fame You

Author: Hattie Lou

Pub. Date:  December 4, 2019

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Formats: eBook

Pages: 196

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon


Synopsis: Olivia has
learned that life doesn’t always go the way you want it to go. She didn’t
expect to be a widow and a single mother at a young age. Olivia’s life changes
for the better when she meets a woman who in time becomes a second mom to her.
She spends her days and nights taking care of the woman.
Growing up,
Luke destined to be a Hollywood star just like his famous screenwriter father,
becomes addicted to the celebrity life in Hollywood and lives for the camera’s
attention. It makes him feel good that guys want to be him and women want to be
with him. He can’t get enough of the fame.
Luke shows
up unannounced at his mother’s house after years of not speaking to her, and he
finds out that his mother has a live-in caregiver, Olivia. Luke and Olivia
don’t hit it off at first, but soon Luke comes to realize that the first
impression isn’t always the right impression. Sometimes there’s more than meets
the eye.

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Hattie has
had a love for romance as far as she can remember. Always believing in fairly
tales and happy endings.
She spent
most of her time reading about romance until one day when she realized she
wanted to write her own novel. A romance novel. Her dream to release a romance
novel came true when she released “Better With You” in 2019.
When she
isn’t sitting in front of her laptop writing, she likes spending her time with
her furry pets and reading books about romance. Most of her time is spent
plotting new stories and creating characters that people can relate to.

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $10 Amazon GC, International.
Tour
Schedule:
Week
One:
12/9/2019
Excerpt
12/10/2019
Excerpt
12/11/2019
Excerpt
12/12/2019
Excerpt
12/13/2019
Review
Week
Two:
12/16/2019
Review
12/17/2019
Review
12/18/2019
Excerpt
12/19/2019
Spotlight
12/20/2019
Review

 

Blog Tour| Hot Nights in Morocco Review + Giveaway

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Hi everyone! Today I’m excited to be on the stop for Hot Nights In Morocco blog tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Keep reading for my thoughts and a giveaway for a $15 Amazon Gift Card!

HOT NIGHT IN MOROCCO

Title: HOT NIGHT’S IN MOROCCO

Author: Catherine Wiltcher

Pub. Date: November 18, 2019

Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC (Scorched)

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 236

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, KindleB&NiBooks, Kobo


Synopsis: I just started my dream job. Too bad it comes with movie mogul Jake Dalton who’s equal parts sexy and arrogant ass. He’s also a man who comes with a thousand warning signs. Good thing I have zero interest in complicating my life.

But while stuck on set in one of the most exotic places in the world, the desert heat isn’t the only thing making me sweat. The more time we spend together, the harder it is to deny the chemistry sizzling between us.

When we finally give in…the sex is off the charts. But Jake has too many secrets, and combined with my past, trust is impossible. This craziness is temporary, right?


My thoughts

“I’m twenty-two, Lucy.” I chuck my age at her like it’s a live hand grenade. “So far I’ve nothing to show for it except unhealthy fixations with parental avoidance and Kindle Unlimited. Stop worrying so much, I’m only his assistant.”

When Charlotte lands a dream job as an assistant for a film producer, she can’t wait. Despite her friends warning about her womanizing boss Matt, and her boss’s boss/brother Jake, Charlie is so excited to finally get out and do something on her own. This is about her and she has no time for a man in her life anyways. That is until she meets Jake.

“A belligerent bibliophile. How charming.” “A procrastinating producer. Aren’t I the lucky one?”

Jake is the producer for the movie and is known on set for his big mood swings and angry tendencies. And Charlie is completely drawn to him. I felt he was a pretty big jerk though(sorry charlie I don’t see it). Even though it’s a big no-no the two are both drawn to each other and start a secret romance.  They both have big secrets from their past that they refuse to share with each other which makes for a bit of a painful reading experience because you know what’s going on with them and why they’re acting that way but they don’t.

“I read somewhere that the right man is the one who seizes the moment,” murmurs Jake, filling the aching silence for me. There’s a pause to let his words breathe before I’m flicking my gaze up to meet his. “I guess I’m still waiting to be someone’s moment, then,” I say quietly.

I enjoyed this overall. It was a quick, mindless romance to read. I felt the ending wrapped up a bit too quickly. We finally get Charlies full backstory and it’s very quick and brief despite being led up to for almost the whole book. I enjoyed Jake and Charlies growth although I feel like they should’ve had more but whatever. Recommended for fans of SPICY romance, dark-brooding and a bit of an a-hole types, and fun,easy reads.

3.75

*E-Arc provided in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to the publisher for the copy and Rockstar Book tours for including me on the tour!


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Catherine.jpgCatherine Wiltcher is a romance author, mum-of-two, former TV producer and self-confessed alpha addict. Her writing is best described as sinfully sexy, and her characters always fall hard and deep.

For book and blog updates please visit www.catherinewiltcher.com

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | BookBub | Amazon


Giveaway Details: 

1 winner will win a $15 Amazon GC, International.

Click here to enter!


Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/18/2019 Cuz I’m a Nerd Guest Post
11/18/2019 BookHounds Interview
11/19/2019 BookishRealmReviews Guest Post
11/19/2019 Reese’s Reviews Review
11/20/2019 Underneath the Covers Excerpt
11/20/2019 Books a Plenty Book Reviews Review
11/21/2019 Lilly’s Book World Review
11/21/2019 Two Chicks on Books Interview
11/22/2019 Simply Daniel Radcliffe Review
11/22/2019 Shelf-Rated Review

 

Blog Tour|Reforming the CEO Review + Giveaway

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Title: REFORMING THE CEO

Author: Marisa Cleveland

Pub. Date: November 11, 2019

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Indulgence)

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 200

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAmazon UKAmazon CanadaAmazon Australia,  B&NiBooksKoboEntangled Publishing


Synopsis: What happens when your next door neighbor is the hottest, most notorious playboy in all of South Beach?

Reece Rowe is on hiatus from respectability. Before she returns to her stable, boring existence of charity events and dating predictable, stuffy suitors who are only interested in getting closer to the wealthy family who adopted her, she’s going to get a taste of what she’s been missing. She screws up her courage and heads to Vincent Ferguson’s office to find out what all the women in South Beach already seem to know about him.

Once CEO Vin Ferguson’s tech company goes public, he’ll have proved he’s no longer the poor, gritty kid from the wrong side of the tracks. But, citing his bad boy reputation, some financial backers waver, and his friends suggest dating a more respectable woman to improve his image. Ridiculous. Because delectable but snooty socialites, like his next door neighbor, are way out of his league.

And then, Reese walks through his office door and makes him an offer. To say his jaw hits the floor is an understatement.

And he can’t believe what she just proposed…



My thoughts

Reforming the CEO was a a sweet story that follows Vin Ferguson and Reece Rowe. Reece  was adopted into a rich household and has lived her life by the rules her whole life, always making sure every hair was in place and never taking any risks. Vin Ferguson is the exact opposite. Growing up poor, Vin made a name for himself and is now a millionaire Tech Mogul, and a bit of a bad boy. When the investors for Vin’s startup want him to tone down his image and settle down, a perfect opportunity arrives for both Reece and Vin. Reece wants a summer of fun and risk taking and Vin needs a “Good Girl” girlfriend to go on dates with. The two strike up a deal and so it begins.

I enjoyed this quite a bit! I felt it started off a bit slowly but once it got going, the pace was perfect. Reece and Vin were so fun to get to know, even though they are both terrible at communicating with each other! There was a few times where I wanted to shake them and tell them to grow up and C O M M U N I C A T E! Besides their terrible communicating, they had great chemistry and were so funny. This was just an all-around fun, easy read!

Recommended for opposites attract tropes, Romance( with a capitol R), and happy endings. Hoping for a sequel to this! Maybe, with Landon??

4 out of 5 stars

*ARC provided in exchange for honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you Rockstar Book Tours for including me on the tour!


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Marisa.jpgNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marisa Cleveland loves to laugh, hates to cry, and does both often while enjoying the journey one sunset at a time with her husband. Expressing herself through writing, music, and dance is her lifestyle, and as a former gymnast, cheerleader, and dancer, she understands the importance of balance and encourages everyone to stay flexible. Marisa loves to connect with other readers and writers through social media, and she can be found on Instagram (@thereisnobox) and Twitter (@marisacleveland).

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/11/2019 BookHounds Interview
11/11/2019 Twirling Book Princess Excerpt
11/12/2019 Cuz I’m a Nerd  Review
11/12/2019 Underneath The Covers Review
11/13/2019 Simply Daniel Radcliffe Review
11/13/2019 Books_andPoetrii Guest Post
11/14/2019 Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers Excerpt
11/14/2019 Midwest Romantic Review
11/15/2019 Fyrekatz Blog Review
11/15/2019 Shelf-Rated Review

 

Week Two:

11/18/2019 Eli to the nth Review
11/18/2019 Two Chicks on Books Interview
11/19/2019 DJREADSBOOKS  Review
11/19/2019 A Gingerly Review Excerpt
11/20/2019 Becky on Books Interview
11/20/2019 Jaime’s World Guest Post
11/21/2019 Books a Plenty Book Reviews Review
11/21/2019 Reese’s Reviews Review
11/22/2019 A Dream Within A Dream Guest Post
11/22/2019 Book Briefs Review

 

Blog Tour| Titania Academy Spotlight+ Giveaway

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Title: TITANIA ACADEMY BOOK ONE: FAERIE MISBORN

Author: Samaire Provost

Pub. Date: October 22, 2019

Publisher: Black Raven Books

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 400

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon


Synopsis:

Called into the headmistress’s office on the first day.

Wonderful.

————–

Freezing cold winters, constant hunger: This was the life of a homeless orphan. This was my life. Then I got the letter.

I’ve been on the streets since I was born. It got very rough after my aunt got sick and died. But I made do.

The streets of New York city can very unforgiving, especially when times get desperate. Like in winter.

At least I never had to worry about the cold.

But then I got hurt. Things were looking very bad.

Then Chance showed up with the letter.

The letter that said I was misborn of the fae. A bastard, but the magic still counted.

The letter that said I’d been accepted into Titania’s Academy.

When the magic blood of the fae runs through your veins, they will find you, no matter what.


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Samaire Provost grew up in a lot of different places, and now happily resides on the

East Coast of America, laboring away at writing stories every day. She is an animal lover with far too many pets, yet she still muses how she’d like to add even more. A lover of all things night and gothic, she also loves to read and reread her favorite books. Owned by a cat named Tyrion, she can be found haunting the shadows and mists that hang low over the hills of southern Virginia.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/21/2019 Two Chicks on Books Excerpt
10/22/2019 Jaime’s World Excerpt
10/23/2019 BookHounds  Excerpt
10/24/2019 Mythical Books Review
10/25/2019 Texan Holly Reads Excerpt

 

Week Two:

10/28/2019 Burgandy Ice Excerpt
10/29/2019 Smada’s Book Smack  Spotlight
10/30/2019 Reese’s Reviews Review
10/31/2019 Hurn Publications @HurnPublications Review
11/1/2019 jypsylynn  Review

 

Week Three:

11/4/2019 Books a Plenty Book Reviews Review
11/5/2019 Parajunkee Spotlight
11/6/2019 Owl Always Be Reading Excerpt
11/7/2019 A Dream Within A Dream Excerpt
11/8/2019 Book Briefs Review

 

Week Four:

 

11/11/2019 Fyrekatz Blog Review
11/12/2019 Shelf-Rated Review
11/13/2019 bookmark and fork Review
11/14/2019 The Hidden Bookshelf Club Spotlight
11/15/2019 Good Choice Reading Spotlight

Blog Tour| Glow Girl Review + Giveaway

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Title: GLOW GIRL

Author: M. Weidenbenner

Pub. Date: October 31, 2019

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 266

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooksKobo


Synopsis: Multi-Award-Winning and Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Writing Coach.

Willow is just your average sixteen-year-old girl. Okay, maybe not so average. She can heal animals. For her own safety, her veterinarian parents have made her promise not to use her powers. But sometimes her compassion just takes over, and she can’t help … well … helping.

Willow is a Droit, but hides her Droitism because people like her are feared and hated by those without special abilities. Two of Willow’s schoolmates, rumored to be Droits, have simultaneously disappeared.

When Willow’s non-Droit friend, Rain, is targeted, Willow wonders whether she should get involved–even if that means putting herself in the line of fire.

A mysterious new friend, Trae, just might be the key to unlock her courage.

In the end, she has a choice: she can deny who she is or declare her ability to heal, but either way, her life will never be the same again.


My thoughtsThis was a pretty fun read! Willow has secretly hidden the fact that she is a Droit for years. A Droit is a person that has special abilities and everyone who is not a Droit is very hateful towards the Droits. Willows power is helping animals and luckily for her her parents are veterinarians. But they are afraid of what might happen to her if people find out she’s a Droit so they ask her to keep it hidden. And she does. Until one of her friends service dog starts to die right in front of her eyes at school and she just knows she can’t do nothing. She thinks she uses her powers secretly but it only takes one witness for word to get out. And change Willows life as she knows it.

Glow Girl had a great premise and I enjoyed pretty much all of it. Set in a not too distant future, the world building was really neat and dynamic. I have always been a fan of super powers and what not and loved reading about this worlds powers. The pacing was fast but almost too fast at times which made this for a quick read. I was not really a fan of the romance bit of this and felt it could’ve just been tossed out and not taken away from the story. I loved Willows transformation as she goes from being terrified of being a Droit to accepting what she is and what she can do. And I was especially a fan of the fact that her power was helping animals as I am also a huge animal fan.

Recommended for fans of science fiction, X-Men, books that deal with discrimination, and quick, easy reads. I give this 3.75 stars out of 5.

3.75

*I relieved a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you Rockstar Book Tours for including me on the tour and Michelle for the copy!

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AWARD-WINNING and AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR.

GOLD Medal WINNER in the 2014 READERS’ FAVORITE International Awards.

Bronze Medal Winner in Dan Poytner’s Global eBook Awards. Winner of the Kindle Book Promotion Awards. SPIRIT and INSPIRATION MEDALS in the NEW APPLE LITERARY AWARDS.

AWARD-WINNING SPEAKER. John Maxwell Team Leader.

To obtain a free copy of one of Michelle’s children’s books, and receive her newsletters, go to www/MichelleWeidenbenner.com/gift/

M.jpgMichelle is an author, speaker, trainer and coach dedicated to leaving a legacy of leaders who care about bringing value to others and equipping the future generation. She’s also known as the UNCOVER AGENT who helps people uncover their messages so they can UNLEASH them into the universe.

She grew up in the burbs of Detroit with five brothers. No sisters. Each time her mom brought the boy bundle home from the hospital Michelle cried, certain her mom liked boys better than girls. But when her brothers pitched in with the cooking, cleaning, and babysitting–without drama, Michelle discovered having brothers wasn’t so bad. They even taught her how to take direct criticism without flinching, which comes in handy with book reviews.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/28/2019 BookHounds YA  Excerpt
10/29/2019 Lifestyle Of Me Review
10/30/2019 BookishRealmReviews  Review
10/31/2019 Yna the Mood Reader Review
11/1/2019 Cuz I’m a Nerd  Review

Week Two:

11/4/2019 Southern Girl Bookaholic Review
11/5/2019 PopTheButterfly Reads Review
11/6/2019 Tawney Bland Review
11/7/2019 lori’s little house of reviews  Review
11/8/2019 Shelf-Rated Review

Week Three:

11/11/19 A Dream Within A Dream Excerpt
11/12/19 The Pages In-Between  Review
11/13/19 A Gingerly Review Review
11/14/19 Turning the Pages Review
11/15/19 Adventures and Reading Review

Week Four:

11/18/2019 Jena Brown Writes Review
11/19/2019 @fictitious.fox Review
11/20/2019 Two Dogs and a Book Review
11/21/2019 Fire and Ice Review
11/22/2019 two points of interest Review

Blog Tour| A Touch Of Darkness Review + Giveaway

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Title: A TOUCH OF DARKNESS (Hades & Persephone #1)

Author: Scarlett St. Clair

Pub. Date: May 23, 2019

Publisher: Scarlett St. Clair

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 438

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, TBD


Synopsis: Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist.

Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible.

After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever.

The bet does more than expose Persephone’s failure as a Goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows—and it’s forbidden.


My thoughts

“My dear you are at war with yourself. It has created darkness within you.” “Darkness?” “Anger, fear, resentment,” Hecate said. “If you do not free yourself first,no one else can.”

Persephone is the Goddess of Spring- except she doesn’t have any powers. Because of this, she has chosen to live life as a mortal going to school and even getting an internship at a newspaper as a journalist. Even though she is living out on her own she is still under her mothers strict thumb. And she is just itching to rebel. When her best friend Lexa comes up with tickets to the lucrative night club owned by Hades, Persephone’s moment to rebel has arrived. Little does she know just how much that night will forever change her life. When Persephone accidentally strikes up a contract with Hades, she is furious. The contract is impossible- she must create something living in The Underworld and she only has six months to do it.

“They say Hades is protective of his realm, and while that is true, it isn’t about power. He cares for his people, protects them, and he takes it personally if anyone is harmed. If you belong to him, he will tear the world apart to save you.”

I loved this so much! I am a total sucker for Greek Mythology and this Hades and Persephone retelling was amaze-balls. The world-building was so cool! Set in a modern world, except the Gods descended on our home one day and totally transformed it. Hades is the God of the Underworld and one of the most powerful of the Gods. He is also the most secretive of the Gods with no one really knowing all that much about it him other than he is the God of the Dead. Which leads to a lot of conclusions being drawn about him. Persephone has heard her whole life growing up about how awful of a man he is and that she must never, ever go near him. Which of course, makes her want to see him all that much more.

Whewie and when they did meet! Can you say chemistryyyyyyy. I loved both of them, especially how much they grew and changed right before our eyes. Persephone goes from being a small, ordinary woman to the awesome, badass Goddess she is. And Hades! Persephone really helps with changing his view points on the mortal world, even going so far as influencing him to start his own charity for the mortals. They are so different yet so alike. One of my favorite scenes was when Persephone was teaching Hades her favorite hobby because he wanted to learn. SwooooOOooon. Besides the main characters we are also treated to delightful side characters. I loved each and every one, good and bad. You will hate the bad ones, and find yourself rooting for everyone else.

“It had always been there, a dark seed, fueling her dreams and her passions, and Hades had roused it, charmed it, fed it.”

 Beware! If you start this you will find yourself completely consumed by this book and unable to put down. Recommended for those who like Greek retellings, ROMANCE, beautiful world building, and dark fantasy.  I give this 5 out of 5 stars and am eagerly awaiting A Touch Of Ruin!

 

5 out of 5 stars

 

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Scarlett.pngScarlett St. Clair lives in Oklahoma with her husband. She has a Master’s degree in Library Science and Information Studies and spends a lot of time researching reincarnation, unsolved murders and Greek mythology–all of which made it into her debut novel, When Stars Come Out.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/28/2019 Bookaholic Brittany Excerpt
10/28/2019 BookHounds Excerpt
10/29/2019 Geronimo Reads Excerpt
10/29/2019 Southern Girl Bookaholic Excerpt
10/30/2019 A Dream Within A Dream Excerpt
10/30/2019 What A Nerd Girl Says Review
10/31/2019 A Gingerly Review Excerpt
10/31/2019 Lifestyle Of Me Review
11/1/2019 Book Briefs Review
11/1/2019 Reese’s Reviews Review

 

Week Two:

11/4/2019 Novel Novice Excerpt
11/4/2019 Sometimes Leelynn Reads Review
11/5/2019 PopTheButterfly Reads Review
11/5/2019 Fire and Ice Review
11/6/2019 Nerdophiles Review
11/6/2019 Jena Brown Writes Review
11/7/2019 Ramblings of a Book Nerd Review
11/7/2019 Shelf-Rated Review
11/8/2019 The Pages In-Between  Review
11/8/2019 Treestand Book Reviews Review