Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Review: Restless Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs #2) by Carrie Ann Ryan


Available September 18, 2018
The Montgomery Ink series continues with the so-called sensible sister and the one man she never should have fallen for.
For Thea Montgomery, baking isn’t only therapeutic, it’s also her dream job. She’s worked countless hours keeping her bakery afloat, and now that it’s where she wants it to be, she’s ready to expand and take the next step. When it comes to work and her family, she’s on top of her game. Her personal life, however, is a different story.
When Dimitri Carr isn’t teaching and hiding his ink under long sleeves to keep the bosses happy, he’s trying to be the best brother and friend he can be. After his divorce, he’d thought he would lose Thea from his life forever because she’s his ex-wife’s best friend. But now that he’s free, and the two of them realize they want to keep their friendship. Then he finally sees what he’s been missing all this time.
But there are more problems than the fact that Dimitri is Thea’s best friend’s ex. And when accidental touches and flirtations aren’t enough for either of them, and they’re finally ready to take the next step, they’ll find out exactly what that cost is for crossing that line. And will need to find the strength to face it.

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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I knew the book was not going to be a favorite of mine when it began with Thea just having slept with Roger. It's a chapter long ordeal and as you know, I hate books where we see the hero or heroine sleeping or having slept with someone other than the other main character. The book just lost me as a reader there and I stopped reading it for a while. When I continued reading it, I just couldn't get invested in Thea and Dimitri's story. And speaking of sleeping with other people, we have Molly, Dimitri's ex and Thea's "best friend" appear too much in the story. I hated her and I don't feel like we got a satisfying enough explanation for her actions in this book. Also, did I miss the part where we find out how Thea's plan about expanding will happen?

Roxie and Carter stole the spotlight and I am dying to read their book. In Restless Ink we are only teased about it and I want to see what made them have a strained relationship. Roxie never said anything about it to Thea and it got on my nerves in a good way. I would just love to see what was going on between her and her husband because you can see that Carter loves her a ton. Did they lose a baby or something as tragic? Are they just drifting apart? I don't know and I need to find out,

The brightest spotlight was on Captain. I loved that dog, Thea loved the dog, Dimitri loved his dog. Everyone loved the dog. He had the best relationship with Dimitri. I hope we will see more of that canine in the future books. Another thing that was good was finding out that the author plans to write a series with Dimitri's family as the main characters. The universe is expanding even more and I am in for that!

Overall, the book is not going to be one of my favorite books by this author. It made me think that we will always have an ex-wife/husband thing going on in the series and I am a fan of that idea, especially since Roxie and Carter are still married. I guess we will see what will happen next in the future books in the series. I would recommend it with some hesitation.

About Carrie Ann Ryan

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Release Blitz: The Good Samaritan by R.C. Boldt

The Good Samaritan by RC Boldt is available now!
  • "A thought-provoking and powerful romance between a man who lost his soul and the woman who brought him back to life."
  • --Kate Stewart, Best Selling Author

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The biggest story of her life is the one he wants to hide. I’m homeless by choice. I have no intention of returning to my former life after what I’ve done. This—living among the filth and discarded remnants of others—is what I deserve. As atonement for my sins, I give back; I help those who cannot help themselves. But it’s always under the guise of anonymity. Newspaper headlines throughout the city are clamoring to discover my identity. Including the beautiful woman who manages to see through my “armor.” She has the capability to put my entire life at risk.



Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

"Sometimes we lose our way. Sometimes we have to lose everything in order to find the good in ourselves. To rediscover faith not only in oneself but also in humanity"

When I first began reading the book I thought I was going to read another book about someone losing their way after some tragic event and slowly finding it again. It wouldn't be something special and be just another book I got to read. A part of that statement was true because Jude does find his path again, but the book made an impact on me. Many will say "WTF are you reading romance books? They offer you nothing", but that ain't true. Reading this story made me want to be a better person who offers more to the people in need. It made me wish that there were more people like Jude out there doing something to help and prove that the world we live in is not cold and heartless. The book made me feel and I cried like a baby in the middle of the night while I was finishing the story. I will give it a spot in my favorite books of the year because it was inspiring. Faith's article broke my heart and was the first thing that made me shed tears. The good Samaritan is a must read.

About the Author: RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl. Email: Facebook Reader Group: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Newsletter: Instagram:

Monday, September 17, 2018

Review: Siren's Calling (The Sea King's Daughters #4) by Piper J. Drake

Amae Waters is a mermaid blending in with humankind. 

Her mission? Prepare the oceans for the return of her 

people. But a new predator has entered the Puget 

Sound, defying human understanding, and Amae must face

 it and darker dangers lurking in the deep.

Available September 18th – Siren’s Calling, The Sea King’s Daughters IV, An urban fantasy novella by Piper J Drake.

Title: Siren’s Calling
Author: Piper J. Drake
Series: The Sea King’s Daughters
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Publisher: Independent
Print Length: 22,000 words

Amae Waters will never live up to her father's expectations--she's not a leader and she's not a soldier. Rather than live with his disappointment, she's left his realm and built a life for herself in Seattle, a mermaid blending in with humankind. Her mission? To prepare the oceans for the return of her people. But she's not sure she's cut out to accomplish that either.

A new predator has entered the waters of the Puget Sound, ravaging orcas and leaving their carcasses to wash ashore for humans to find. Whatever is killing them is beyond human understanding and Amae must find it before it irrevocably damages the complex balance of the ocean ecosystems.

But a greater danger lurks in the deep. Amae is done evading traps. She'll defend her territory and prove she needn't be a soldier to be a warrior or become the sacrifice used to end her people.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I liked the story much more than I did with Siren's curse. It felt more complete in many ways. It got me thinking that the story is going somewhere and it made me more excited about the fifth book. Also, there is a hint of romance and I am all in for that. The cover is a little weird meaning that the model has a pose that seems random, but at least she looks like the heroine. Once again the story is only told from the siren's point of view and I was completely fine with that. The story was good and satisfying and I want to see where the authors are going to take the stories of the rest of the sirens.

Excerpt from Siren’s Calling:
I tasted blood in the water.
Changing course with a flick of my tail, I swam against the fast-moving ocean current toward the source. There were no vibrations in the water to indicate the thrashing of a living thing in distress and the seas were quieter than usual. Not surprising, with this much blood carried on the currents. Predators would be drawn to it and prey would be wise to leave the area or hide.
Curious, I’d come to investigate, thinking one of the killer whale pods had taken a baleen whale. It wasn’t unheard of, though it didn’t happen often. A big kill like that would draw plenty of ocean denizens, and I hadn’t tasted whale in a long time. I wouldn’t kill one, not when I couldn't finish consuming it myself and not when so many whale species were endangered, but I wouldn’t let it go to waste, either.
When I didn’t find anything in open water, I’d pulled myself up onto the rocky outcropping between islands and found it. The body. But it wasn’t a humpback or gray whale, not a mink or fin whale, either. It was an orca, a killer whale, and that didn’t make any kind of sense.
Before I could take a closer look, the sound of a powerful motor cut through the morning calls of seabirds. Harbor seals lifted their heads and looked around from where they lay on another rock outcropping. A lone Steller sea lion grunted and scratched his head with a huge hind flipper. He turned to stare at me and I met his gaze, unconcerned. He was a prime specimen of a bull, the largest I’d ever encountered, but he posed no threat to me.
The waves slapped against the rocks around my tail fin in a changed cadence. A boat was approaching, and with it, humans. They were probably whale watching, which meant every one of them would be on the lookout for wildlife. Most of them would have binoculars. I couldn’t let them see me in this form.
I dove back into the water, darting through forests of kelp and berating myself for lingering past dawn. There was too much light and I had to dive deep to be sure nothing on the surface caught sight of even a tail flick from me.
As far as humans were concerned, I didn’t exist. I was a myth, a fairy tale.
If they saw me, they might not even believe what they’d seen. In their dreams or after too many drinks, they might whisper, “Mermaid.”
And they’d be right.

About Piper J. Drake:
Piper J. Drake is a bestselling author of romantic suspense and edgy contemporary romance, a frequent flyer, and day job road warrior. She is often distracted by dogs, cupcakes, and random shenanigans.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Promo: Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen


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Célian Laurent.
Manhattan royalty.
Notorious playboy.
Heir to a media empire.
…And my new boss.
I could have impressed him, if not for last month’s unforgettable one-night stand.
I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory—namely, his wallet.
Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.
But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.
Brooklyn girl.
Infamously quirky.
Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.
When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.
He knows it.
So do I.
Every day in the newsroom is a battle.
Every night in his bed, war.
But it’s my heart at stake, and I fear I’ll be raising the white flag.

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He had an American accent. Not French. American. Smooth. Familiar. Ordinary. He fired out sentences at the speed of light. I heard him, but I couldn’t listen. Shock gripped my body as the pieces of the puzzle fell into place. My dirty one-night stand was my boss. My lying, American boss. And now I had to deal with that—hopefully for a very long time, because I desperately needed this job.
Someone snapped their fingers, and my gaze shot from Célian’s face to Grayson.
His forehead had crumpled into a frown. “You look like you’re trying hard not to cry or having a really intense orgasm. I’m hoping for you that it’s the latter and some kind of a weird-slash-awesome condition. You okay?”
I nodded, scraping up a smile. “Sorry. Zero orgasms happening under this dress. I just zoned out for a second.”Lies. I was about to orgasm just remembering how good Célianhad felt parting my thighs with his big, callused hands and dipping his tongue into my slit.
Then words stopped streaming down on everyone’s heads like a scalding shower, and I realized that indeed there was something worse than hearing Célianspeak in his perfect American English. And that was not hearing him speak at all. Because now the icicles were pointed at me like a cocked gun.
I glanced up to meet his gaze. He stared at me for exactly one second before his focus snapped to Grayson. “Am I understood, Gregory?” he asked.
“Crystal clear, sir,” Grayson bowed, his voice trembling at the edges.
Célian jerked his chin toward me. “Your cover girl material is going downhill.”
God. Damn. Bastard.
He recognized me, and I knew it. His eyes had kindled, melting the ice and growing darker the minute our gazes mingled. He remembered, and maybe it killed him that I was here in the same way it buried me.
I want my iPod back, my gaze told him. I had over three thousand songs on that thing, and they were all too good to be wasted on that jerk.
“Jude Humphry. Junior reporter. It’s her first day,” Grayson highlighted, almost pleadingly. He shifted in my direction, as if he might need to physically protect me from the sharp-tongued, suited monster.
I suppressed a smile when I realized I’d told Célianmy last name was Spears. Well, he certainly wasn’t a Timberlake. He was a Laurent. An American monarch through and through. A billionaire, a powerful force, and judging by our one and only encounter—a raging playboy.
This man was inside you, I internally shrieked. And not just once. His cock was buried so deep in you, you screamed. You can still taste the salty, earthy flavor of his cum.You know he has a freckle on his lower back. You know what sound he makes when he empties inside a woman.
I internally thanked my mind for ruining my panties in public, and nodded. “Pleasure to meet you, sir.” I offered him my hand, my face flushing with embarrassment at my choice of words.
Everyone was looking at us, and there were at least fifty people in the room. Célian—if that was even his name—ignored my outreached hand. Instead, he turned his face to the man beside him. “Mathias, any other words of wisdom?”
Mathias? Wasn’t that his father? Just how cold was the man with the icy blue eyes?
“I think you touched everything,” said the big boss—and he did have a heavy French accent, so at least the lie had a seed. Mathias stared at me placidly, like he could read the secret his son and I shared on my face.
Célian spun toward me, uncuffing his cufflinks and rolling his sleeves up his veiny forearms. “Accounting can go back to their unfortunate line of work. Couture is excused from this meeting—though not forgiven for their horrid blog. Miss Humphry?” He snapped his fingers impatiently.
He was already waltzing down the narrow hallway, knowing I’d chase him like a puppy, and no doubt taking pleasure in that fact.
“I have a bone to pick with you.”
Bone, boner—same difference, right?
I shot Grayson a please-save-my-butt look. His eyes said, I would but I still have a life to live.
I followed Célian down the hall, my Chucks slapping the floor in a hurry. He sliced through the throng of accountants, then stopped at a corner office, opened the door, barked “Out!” to the man inside, and tilted his head for me to go in. I did. He closed the door, and it was just the two of us.
Two feet of empty space between us.

About LJ Shen:

LJShenL.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.
Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people's’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.
She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Blog tour: The Red Ledger Series (part 5) by Meredith Wild

The Red Ledger Series (part 5)
by Meredith Wild 
Release Date: 10th September
Genre: Suspense/thriller
The Red Ledger, a binge-worthy suspense/thriller series with Wild’s 
signature erotic twist
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TOMORROW ISN'T PROMISED... I’ve seen death. I’ve watched my place in the world fall away. Every day, the life I’ve chosen with Tristan changes shape. It’s not the life I wanted for us, but it’s ours. I accept this, as unready as I sometimes feel to face the dark side of humanity he knows too well.  Now the person who’s responsible for putting us on this path has slipped from our grasp. Our grand plans to free Tristan from the life of a mercenary are unraveling. Friends are looking more like foes, and the truth we’ve been searching for is uglier than we could have ever imagined.  Every tomorrow brings a new fight I pray we can win. But what if tomorrow is something I’ve taken for granted all this time? What if we’ve met our match? What if tomorrow never comes?

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-New York Times bestselling author Alessandra Torre


Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I really liked the serials so far, but this one was my least favorite. I couldn't focus on the story and I didn't really care about what was happening. I might have to go back and reread it to continue the story properly, but at this point, I am not feeling it. The story ended and I didn't feel the need to read the next installment ASAP. I don't know if what I feel is something that's my fault, or if this part wasn't written as good as the other part were. It's a shame because so far the author had written something that was compelling to me and I was loving it, trying to find clues about what happened in the past or about the direction the author wanted to take the story to. The ending of part 5 is promising and I look forward to part 6. 

"The Red Ledger is Wild's most daring, suspenseful, and brilliantly executed work to date."
-USA Today bestseller Angel Payne
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Meredith Wild is a #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.
In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York TimesThe Hollywood ReporterPublishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 20 languages.
Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey appreciator, and shameless sun worshipper. Find out more about what projects she’s working on next at
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Release Blitz: Her Prince's Secret Baby: A Forbidden Royal Romance byIlsa Ames

Title: Her Prince's Secret Baby
Author: Ilsa Ames
Genre: Contemporary Royal Romance
Release Date: September 11, 2018


There’s really only one rule: don’t f*ck the nanny.
I’m a wealthy, powerful heir to a throne.
She’s my strictly off limits employee.
I want her saying “yes, your highness.”
What I get instead is “the baby’s yours”.

“Love” left me broken and shattered once. But it also left me with my little girl, Livia.

All I need is a nanny to watch her. But what I get with Cara is an obsession. An addiction to the last girl in the world I should have anything to do with.

I’m her boss. A prince. Heir to a throne and a kingdom. But temptation is the sweetest sin, and Cara’s gorgeous, soft curves and fiery sass are breaking the last of my willpower.

But there’s a secret she’s not telling me – a scandal that could bring my kingdom to its knees. A secret that’sgrowing between us…

Can I risk it all for love? Will I give up my billions and my kingdom for a taste of the forbidden fruit?

…What about for the mother of my unborn child?

I take it back, there are two rules. And the second rule is don’t fall for the nanny.


Her Prince’s Secret Baby is a full-length contemporary royal romance. Hot as sin and sweet as sugar, with a dominant alpha hero who’ll stop at nothing to have and protect what’s his. Safe, no cliffhanger, and a guaranteed happy ever after!

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Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I am not a fan of the cover. I am sorry, but I don't like it and I don't think that it fits the story. Actually, I wasn't a big fan of the story either. Livia spends more time with Cara than her father and I don't feel like her father liked her much. For one, they don't have a son and daughter moment and it's only mentioned that Andrej spends some time with his daughter. How am I supposed to believe that he actually cared for the little girl? Because I don't and I didn't even when I was reading the book. Cara is not the person I imagine when I wonder who is my heroine supposed to act. She is the best thing that happened in the book, but she is not something wow. I wanted to read this book for the secret baby trope, but it wasn't a big part of the book and that was disappointing.

Author Bio

Ilsa Ames is two die-hard romance readers-turned-authors. Best friends, moms, secret (and sometimes not so secret…) smut lovers, and crappy reality television junkies.

Smokin' hot, dominant alphas, smart, sassy heroines, & contemporary romance stories to make you say "yes please!". 

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Review: Love like ours(Sugar Lake, #3) by Melissa Foster

A Romance with All the Right Moves!

Sugar Lake #3
Melissa Foster
Releasing Sept 11, 2018

One wrong move, and she meets a guy with all the right ones…

Talia Dalton lives her life on cruise control. Despite her successful career as a professor, she prefers protecting her broken heart to taking chances. She’s calm, cool, collected, and steady. Until the morning she takes her eyes off that familiar road and almost runs over the sexiest man she’s ever seen. It may not be the best way to start the day, but it might be the type of shake-up she needs.

Male dancer Derek Grant has goals, and nothing is going to get in the way of achieving them. As a graduate student and the sole caretaker of his ailing father, he hasn’t much time for relationships. Then Talia crashes into his life. Sweet, pretty—and so buttoned-up that he can’t wait to help her cut loose.

For Derek, falling in love was a beautiful accident waiting to happen. And it might be exactly what Talia needs—if she’s willing to let go of the past and embrace every surprise Derek has to offer.

LOVE LIKE OURS is being published by Montlake (an Amazon imprint) and won’t be available on other ebook retailers, but you can download a FREE Kindle ereader app to read it here, or order the paperback.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars 

Love like ours is the third book in the series and I must say that it's another winner. We have the forbidden element of a student/teacher relationship, but it doesn't last long which is a shame. It would have been very naughty, but then it wouldn't have fit the author's style. I liked the main characters and I have to give a shout-out to Derek and Jonah's relationship. He is a very decided son and he truly did the best he could do to help his father. He gave up a dream in order to help him. Then he got a new one and with the help of his friends he will achieve it.  I really wish we had the chance to see more of Derek's friends. Could we possibly have a new series about them once they start working at the facility Derek wants to build?  All of them were interesting and I want to know more about them. Now that they are introduced they need a story. And speaking of stories, in December we will get another book about Jonah and Derek where we will see their drawings. Having them described in this book wasn't enough for me and from the moment they were mentioned I wanted to see them. Even if I don't get an arc version to review, I will read it because I will do something that doesn't happen often and buy a book (Relax people, for the past two years I only read arcs and freebies on amazon or books from my library). 

I was a little worried about some situations in this book but everything went well and the characters stayed true to the image I had of them in my mind. The drama wasn't over the top and I felt like I was reading a book about two adults instead of two teenagers. Piper is next I suppose and I feel like her book is going to be a ride where you don't know if you scream from horror or happiness. Maybe Talia's friend, the professor she was substituting for, will be Piper's man. 

On a final note, I want to say that the man on the cover reminds me of Jamie Dornan. 

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