Thursday, May 13, 2021

Cover Reveal: Vino & Veritas Series! New titles by Ana Ashley, E. Davies, Marley Valentine, Regina Kyle and Leslie McAdam

Stronghold by Ana Ashley


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The last place Judson wants to be is back home in Burlington, living with his mother. Not so long ago he was a world-class chef with the lifestyle to prove it. Now he’s serving drinks and flying under the radar until he can get the hell out again. But when his childhood best friend reenters his life, looking finer than any entree at a Michelin five-star restaurant, he wonders if it’s time to update his menu of life choices. 

Working through past wounds with Skyler won’t be easy, though--especially with a reality-show television camera following (not quite) their every move. When their loyalty is tested, will their newly built stronghold be sturdy enough to withstand the storm? 

Stronghold is a sweet and sexy romance for childhood friends to lovers, with some creative use of maple syrup and a TV crew determined to keep appearing out of nowhere.

Limelight by E. Davies


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Save the bees, ride a rock star. 

Formerly famous . . . and planning to keep it that way.

After my band kicked me out, I ran away to Vermont, changed my name, and kept my head down. So far, it’s working and nobody knows who I am. Or who I was. Until I see geeky poet Caleb stumbling through his first open mic night and I can’t help rescuing him. He’s as sweet as the honey my bees make and sexy enough to make me rethink so many things. But I can’t tell him my secret, or I’ll lose the anonymous life I worked so hard to build. 

Everyone warns me he’s too good to be true. 

I can’t believe a gorgeous, successful winemaker like Tag is into shy, geeky little accountant me. But he helps me blossom and believe in my talent, and works his way into my heart and my bed… not necessarily in that order. I’m falling for a man for the first time, and now I know what the missing number in my equation has always been. 

When lies are revealed, though, someone’s going to get stung . . .

Unforgettable by Marley Valentine


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One night with Reeve Hale wasn’t enough. I knew it when I kissed him, I knew it when I slept with him, and I was certain of it when I walked out of his motel room the very next day. 

So when the shy, gorgeous man is introduced as our newest employee at Vino and Veritas, I can’t help but conjure up all the ridiculous ways to convince him to repeat that unforgettable night. Like asking him to be my fake boyfriend at my sister’s upcoming wedding. 

Only, I didn’t expect him to say yes. 

Playing pretend shouldn’t feel this real. Especially when Reeve is planning on leaving Vermont after the summer. 

We agreed to one night. We negotiated a fake relationship. But I’m the one who broke our terms. I wasn’t supposed to fall in love and he was never supposed to be so unforgettable.

Showstopper by Regina Kyle


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I swore I wouldn’t do this again. Mix sports, school, and sex. But right now the only thing standing between me and the NHL is six feet of frenemy packed into a pair of form-fitting jeans that have me thinking all kinds of things I shouldn’t. Mostly how to get him out of them. 

I don’t just want Kolby. I need him. Because I’ve got to pass this theater class--yeah, I said theater--if I’m going to keep my spot on the team. When tutoring sessions turn into dates-not-dates over Shipley Cider at Vino and Veritas, I realize it’s going to be harder than I thought to keep my hands on my stick and off of Kolby. Worse, I think I might be falling for him. But I’m not ready for that. I want to keep this thing between us on the down-low for now. 

But Kolby hates secrets. Especially his own . . .

Undone by Leslie McAdam


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My new roommate has the worst taste in men. 

I mean, Murph’s special. He’s funny and flamboyant and full of life.

While I’m straight, even I can tell these guys aren’t good enough for him.

I had to yell at one date, toss another one out the door, and throw a beer in another’s face.

Kind of embarrassing, really. I don’t know what’s gotten into me.

I ask my sister what’s wrong with me and she says I’m jealous.

Jealous? Please. Me?

Come on.

Only thing is, I hate the thought of Murph kissing any guy. Ever.

Except, maybe ... me?

Undone is a contemporary m/m romance about a dreamy insurance agent that might not be as straight as he thinks, an adorable bartender who adds sparkle wherever he goes, and maybe one or two jokes about swords.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Cover Reveal: Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy


She does everything right. So what could go wrong?

Mackenzie “Mac” Cabot is a people pleaser.  Her demanding parents. Her prep school friends. Her long-time boyfriend. It’s exhausting, really, always following the rules. Unlike most twenty-year-olds, all she really wants to do is focus on growing her internet business, but first she must get a college degree at her parents’ insistence. That means moving to the beachside town of Avalon Bay, a community made up of locals and the wealthy students of Garnet College.

Mac’s had plenty of practice suppressing her wilder impulses, but when she meets local bad boy Cooper Hartley, that ability is suddenly tested. Cooper is rough around the edges. Raw. Candid. A threat to her ordered existence. Their friendship soon becomes the realest thing in her life.

Despite his disdain for the trust-fund kids he sees coming and going from his town, Cooper soon realizes Mac isn’t just another rich clone and falls for her. Hard. But as Mac finally starts feeling accepted by Cooper and his friends, the secret he’s been keeping from her threatens the only place she’s ever felt at home.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Release Day Review: Here With Me (The Adair Family Series Book #1) by Samantha Young



Here With Me by Samantha Young is now live!

 Settled in the tranquil remoteness of the Scottish Highlands, Ardnoch Estate caters to the rich and famous. It is as unattainable and as mysterious as its owner --ex-Hollywood leading man Lachlan Adair--and it's poised on the edge of a dark scandal.

After narrowly escaping death, police officer Robyn Penhaligon leaves behind her life in Boston in search of some answers. Starting with Mac Galbraith, the Scottish father who abandoned her to pursue his career in private security. To re-connect with Mac, Robyn will finally meet a man she's long resented. Lachlan Adair. 

Hostility instantly brews between Robyn and Lachlan. She thinks the head of the Adair family is high-handed and self-important. And finding closure with Mac is proving more difficult than she ever imagined. Robyn would sooner leave Ardnoch, but when she discovers Mac is embroiled in a threat against the Adairs and the exclusive members of the estate, she finds she's not yet ready to give up on her father.

Determined to ensure Mac's safety, Robyn investigates the disturbing crimes at Ardnoch, forcing her and Lachlan to spend time together. Soon it becomes clear a searing attraction exists beneath their animosity, and temptation leads them down a perilous path.

While they discover they are connected by something far more addictive than passion, Lachlan cannot let go of his grip on a painful past: a past that will destroy his future ... if the insidious presence of an enemy lurking in the shadows of Ardnoch doesn't do the job first.

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What I thought about Here With Me

The minute I started this book I knew I was done for -- I was immediately pulled into the story and didn't want to let it go until I found out all the secrets held within it's pages.  I love books like this, where getting involved in the story happens right from the start and I find myself staying up late (or sometimes all night) to find out what's going to happen.

Here with Me starts out with a bang, with police officer Robyn Penhaligon (omg, that name just slips off the tongue in such a nice way!) involved in a terrible life-changing situation.  A year later, she's no longer a cop, and she's in Scotland looking up her long lost father Mac Galbraith.

Mac is the head of security for an estate that caters to the rich and famous, and is owned by Lachlan Adair.  Lachlan is a bit secretive and is suspicious of Robyn at first. There's a problem at the estate that requires some investigation and circumstances necessitate Robyn's involvement, bringing Lachlan and Robyn in close contact. 

As the investigation progresses, Robyn and Lachlan's relationship grows and changes into something else, something romantic, and I loved how things progressed for them. There's no insta-love here, and the writing is terrific.  I really enjoyed everything about this book and would definitely recommend it to romance and suspense readers who are looking for an engaging story taking place in Scotland.  Of course the location is just another "character" if you will in this story, and that was also another selling point in its favor.  I just loved everything about this and I'm looking forward to the second book in this two book series now.

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Samantha is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty books, several of which have been nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards. She writes adult contemporary and paranormal romance, YA urban fantasy and YA contemporary fiction. Her books have been published in 28 languages in 30 countries. She resides in Scotland.

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Review: The Insiders (The Insiders Trilogy #1) by Tijan

Bailey is as normal as could be, with a genius IQ and a photographic memory. But still, normal for her. Then, things happen -- a guy breaks into her house in the middle of the night to take her hostage. She learns her father is billionaire tech genius Peter Francis, the same guy she’s idolized all her life. She finds all this out when she meets dark, mysterious, and electrifying Kashton Colello. He’s also an associate of her father’s, and he gives Bailey two choices—go with him and meet her father or survive on her own because those kidnappers are going to try again.

It’s a no-brainer.

After this, three things become clear for Bailey:

1. She has to live at her father’s sprawling estate, complete with bodyguards and the best security that money can buy.

2. She’s no longer an only child. She has three siblings and has no idea what to do with them and vice versa.

3. She is being guarded by Kash himself. Personally guarded. And there is a lot of guarding going on there and some of it is going to drive her crazy.

A complete outsider in a world of wealth and decadence, Bailey has to find her way within a family that has more secrets than she could have imagined. One of these secrets could be deadly…



What I thought about The Insiders

Bailey gets whisked away during a botched kidnapping attempt and finds out her father is the super rich tech giant that she's always admired and aspired to work for. One problem -- he's not that eager to get to know her and she's been targeted as a means of getting back at the fabulous Peter Francis.

She ends up living on the family estate along with a Kash Colello. It's not clear exactly who Kash is and what he does, what it appears he does something with security and he takes personal responsibility for Bailey by having her stay at his villa on the estate.  It doesn't take long for sparks to fly between Bailey and Kash, but he's always taking off on her to go do some super-secret work thing.   I did find him intriguing in spite of his evasive attitude.  

The lives of the rich and famous are detailed for most of the book -- especially when it comes to her half -siblings, especially Matt the oldest.  I did find the interactions between Bailey and her new-found brothers and sister quite lovely  and some of my favorite parts of the book.  Matt is your typical sex-drugs-and rebellion sort and he ends up putting Bailey at risk a bunch of times.

There are plenty of lies and secrets in this that get revealed gradually throughout the book, and a potentially serious ending that could have been really been exciting had everything not been wrapped up quickly to set up for the ending of book one in this trilogy. There were some elements in the story that had me stretching my imagination although it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the overall plot.

A solid start to the trilogy, I did enjoy The Insiders and I'm eager to read more of this story, especially finding out more about the super-secret, super-powerful Kash and I hope Bailey and her info security skills have a prominent role in the next installment. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Cover Reveal: Fortunate Son (Forever Marked #1) by Jay Crownover


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FORTUNATE SON by Jay Crownover

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Ry Archer and Bowe Keller are as different as night and day. But that doesn't stop the childhood frenemies from reconnecting whenever one of them needs some help tackling any of life's major puzzles, like figuring out why getting what you always thought you wanted isn't living up to all the hype. They might constantly rub each other the wrong way (except for the times when they rub each other the really-really right way), but there is no denying they've always made one hell of a great team. They manage to balance each other out… when they aren't driving each other crazy.

For Ry, he thought he had the perfect girl, the one who was going to run headfirst into a methodically planned future. He was going to marry young and have the same kind of legendary, life-long romance his parents did… or so he believed. His girl was going to stand by his side as he chased his dream of being a professional football player all the way to the NFL.

He was wrong.

Now, Ry's gotta figure out the difference between a bruised heart and a broken one, and the only person who can teach him the difference is Bowe.

Bowe always felt like she had to run before she learned to walk to keep up with her father's musical legacy. He's her hero, and she wants nothing more than to make him proud. Bowe's about to figure out that maybe she wasn't meant to be in a rock and roll band and that it is possible she let her father's success cloud her idea of what making music should be. Bowe needs to find her own path to fame, and there's a good chance she wouldn't be brave enough or bold enough to start over if Ry Archer hadn't charmed his way back into her life when she least expected it.

Some days they're enemies. Other days they're lovers. For a while, they were strangers. But now, it feels more like they might have always been soulmates.

Eventually, Ry and Bowe realize that letting go of an old dream and creating a new one is much easier to do with the right person by your side.

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  Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, The Point Series, Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.  
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Release Day Review: A Wicked and Beautiful Garden ( Witches of the Island #1) by Katie McGarry

Twenty-eight year-old Cassie Strega can’t escape fate.

All she wants is to live a normal, quiet life delivering the babies in her small town. But when she discovers she comes from a lineage of witches, her life becomes extraordinary—in the gravely dangerous type of way.

Then, she’s reunited with her first love.

Fighting the intense attraction of their former blood bond, Cassie and Orion work together to find the child. But when the heartbreak that nearly destroyed Cassie nine years before looms once more, she’ll have to decide whether getting involved in the supernatural war is worth losing everything, including her life.

Orion, the sultry Fae warrior who broke her heart years before, is searching for a baby. Not just any baby, but the queen of the Fae who will one day lead them in their final battle against the demons determined to rule the world. The same baby who has been calling to Cassie for help in her dreams.

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What I thought about A Wicked and Beautiful Garden
In this new release, Katie McGarry goes full-on adult paranormal romance with emphasis on the fantasy elements. She's been flirting with the paranormal in a few prior releases, so it's great to see her devote an entire series to this genre. I was so excited to read this and I really enjoyed this start to the series.
Cassie Strega just wants to live a quiet life in her little town until her ex-boyfriend Orion shows up. It's not easy facing her first love after thinking he was dead for all those years. Not to mention, she learns of her own paranormal capabilities.  

Orion needs Cassie's help finding the fae queen -- a newborn -- and a baby that Cassie hears in her dreams. Cassie is torn between helping the fae warrior who betrayed her, and helping the baby which means dealing with the world of the fae. Hello rock and hard place.
As Cassie and Orion struggle with finding the fae queen and work through their second-chance at love, other forces are brewing in their world.  Demons work against the Fae who are trying to save the world and their future and Cassie has a role to play in all of this. As with a series like this, there is a lot of world building and information in this first book, but the story grabbed me from the first pages and moves along with a nice pace.  I'm looking forward to reading more about this world and several intriguing supporting characters are introduced near the end of the book.

The rocky second chance romance between Cassie and Orion is tested throughout the story.  There's much talk of love and devotion, and the author could turn the heat level and emotional connection between these characters up a notch.  I did like the ending, even though readers will want to be aware this ends in a cliffhanger. 
So overall, a great start for this newly-released adult paranormal romance series. Can't wait for more!

  About the Author

Katie is the author of the PUSHING THE LIMITS series, THUNDER ROAD series, SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME, and the upcoming YA novel, ONLY A BREATH APART. Her novels have received starred reviews, critical acclaim and have won multiple awards including being a multiple Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for YA Fiction, multiple RT Magazine's Reviewer's Choice Award Finalist for Best YA Fiction, including a win in the category, and she was a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Release Day Giveaway: The Rise of Fortune and Fury (Chronicles of the Stone Veil #5) by Sawyer Bennett

From New York Times Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett comes the Chronicles of the Stone Veil, a five book urban fantasy/paranormal romance series. A departure from contemporary romance, the Chronicles of the Stone Veil is a return to fantasy/paranormal romance, where Sawyer started her fiction publishing journey. Readers can expect to find all the elements they love from Sawyer’s books—strong heroines, alpha heroes, and an epic romance—with a fantastical element to add to their reading experience. You can get the fifth, and final, book in the series, The Rise of Fortune and Fury, now!

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It’s time to meet my destiny.

Kymaris has everything she needs to bring down the veil between Earth and the Underworld. If she’s successful in completing the ritual, Earth will be darkened by evil. Demons will swarm our lands and the human race will be decimated.

It’s up to me to stop her.

My fate is to thwart the prophecy, but I’m not sure what to do. While I may have some gifts, I am still merely a human facing the queen of the Dark Fae who holds unimaginable power.

But I have something she doesn’t. Something she could never comprehend.

I have love.

Deep, abiding love which gives me the strength and courage to face down evil. Family, friends, and unexpected allies, who will stand shoulder to shoulder with me against this enemy. Should I fail, they are prepared to go down with me, but only after we have given our all.

My sacrifice may destroy everything I am. Fate may require my demise. But if that happens, I will leave this realm without regret, knowing that I have loved and been loved in return.

The Rise of Fortune and Fury is book five of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and is best enjoyed if read in series order.

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The Revelation of Light and Dark

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A Discovery of Secrets and Fate

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The Evolution of Fae and Gods

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A Battle of Blood and Stone

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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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