Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Release + Review - Just One Chance - Carly Phillips


He thought she was the one . . . until she walked away.  Now she's back and he wants her more than ever.

As a former Marine, Xander Kingston’s writing keeps him sane.  Bonus? His thrillers made him one of Hollywood’s most desired screenwriters – and also introduced him to a fledgling starlet who broke his heart. 

With his close-knit family in New York, Xander returned home and found peace. Until Sasha Keaton shows up at his Hamptons retreat. Now an A-Lister, she’s as beautiful as he remembers. And just as dangerous to his heart.

Sasha learned from watching her mother to never sacrifice her dreams for anyone—only to discover how empty life could be without the man she loved. Now cast in Xander’s latest movie, she needs his insight to play the part, but secretly hopes for a second chance.

Xander has built emotional walls to keep Sasha at a distance, but their physical attraction can’t be denied. When a stalker’s threats intensify, Xander moves Sasha into his house to keep her safe. Before long she's back in his bed and making inroads in his life. 

But when the danger passes and the movie wraps, Sasha and Xander face a familiar choice—put career first or give love a fighting chance.

Johnaka's Review

Xander had been in love with Sasha, but clearly she didn’t feel the same way with how easily she walked away. Now years later and she’s staring in the movie based on his book. The sparks fly and truths are told. When Xander learns Sasha’s life is in danger, he has a choice to make. Will he keep the woman he loves safe, or will he keep his distance?

Sasha loved Xander, but she had to do what was best for her. Or what those around her told her was best at the time. Before she can star in the movie based on his book, she needs to make amends. Only the chemistry is there, only so much more. She’s at a crossroads in her life and has a choice to make. Will she choose the man who loves her or the job everyone expects her to? Only one way to find out.

I enjoyed this story. I read it straight through without stopping. My heart went out to both characters and I like how Phillips did it. I cannot wait to read the next in the series.




Writing style-4/5


Louise's Review

Just One Chance is book 3 in the Kingston Family Series, Xander has appeared briefly in the previous books but now its his turn.

Xander is doing what he does best, writing and now he gets to turn his work into production; when the lead actress isn’t a good fit they find him a replacement and when he finds out; he isn’t impressed. Sasha put herself first all those years ago and now she is face to face with the one all over again, just will he give her a chance or the danger that has followed her tear them apart?

I personally enjoyed this story, Xander and Sasha had great chemistry, Phillips did an amazing job with this story. I look forward to what is coming next.

Star Rating: Plot: 4/5 Characters: 4/5 Heat: 4/5 Writing Style: 4/5 Overall: 4/5

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Meet Carly Phillips:

NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter (below) and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.

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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Carly-Phillips/e/B001I9W0MS 

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Release - Vicious Vow - Kristen Luciani

Betrayal can destroy everything we've built... 
My fiancĂ© is a tyrant, a monster dipped in gorgeousness with the power to make women melt at his feet. 
Including me. 

As the newly crowned boss of the Mulligan crime family, he never shows signs of weakness. 
Only dominance. 
When the sensual beast inside of him roars to life, I am his target. 
His release. 

He expects me to submit to him, to unleash the darkness buried down deep so he can temper his control in other areas of his life. 
His steamy threats make my blood simmer, his strong hands and rough touch make my flesh sizzle. 

But while fury powers him, revenge drives him. 
And since I'm the only one who can help him control his inner beast by providing an outlet for his darkness, that makes me a very dangerous weapon. 
VICIOUS VOWS, the second book in the RECKLESS REIGN series by USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Luciani, is an enemies-to-lovers arranged marriage dark mafia romance. This epic saga follows one couple through a steamy, pulse-pounding trilogy with a guaranteed HEA in book three. It is not a standalone.
Scroll up and one-click to lose yourself in the dangerous and deliciously deviant Irish mafia underworld starring savage alphas and edge-of-your-seat-gripping suspense! 
CAUTION: Contains scorching hot bedroom scenes for mature readers only!
Free in Kindle Unlimited
“Beg me for it.”
She shudders against me, her eyes floating open, a devilish spark glimmering in the depths. “No.”
My breath hitches.
“You know what I’ll do if you don’t beg for it.” The low rumble of my voice seems to spur her on because she nods.
“I’m not begging you for anything.” She’s breathless, but the corners of her lips still quirk upward into a wicked smirk.
“You know what’s gonna happen if you don’t.” The thinly veiled threat hangs in the sex-tinged air. I release her hair and bring a hand to her throat, circling it with my fingers before I drag my palm down the front of her chest only to grip the hem of her shirt and yank it off. I flick open her lacy pink bra and toss it to the floor once I slip it off her shoulders. My gaze drops to her pert breasts, the dark pink nubs tight and hard, beckoning my lips.
She fucking wants it.
She wants everything I have to give.
But she will beg.
#1 Corrupted Crown

Free in Kindle Unlimited
#3 Tarnished Throne – Releasing November 4
Kristen Luciani is a USA Today bestselling romance author and coach with a penchant for stilettos, kickboxing, and grapefruit martinis. As a deep-rooted romantic who loves steamy, sexy, and suspense-filled stories, she tried her hand at creating a world of enchantment, sensuality, and intrigue, finally uncovering her true passion. Pun intended…


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Release + Review - A Moment for Us


A Moment For Us by Corinne Michaels is now live! 

New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels returns to Willow Creek Valley in this stunning surprise baby/unrequited love romance.

I was totally over Joshua Parkerson.

Sure, I had a teenage crush on him way back when--and everyone knew it--but he never saw me as anything but his little brother's friend, the girl who got tongue-tied any time he walked into a room.

I had long ago accepted the fact that his strong arms would never hold me, his lush lips would never claim mine, and his blue eyes would never see me as anything more than who I used to be.

But now he's back in Willow Creek Valley, and there's a brand-new spark between us--even he can't fight it. Our chemistry is explosive, and every time we're together, I swear I can feel the earth shake.

It doesn't mean anything... how could it? I'm over him.

Until I see that little pink plus sign, and the earth stops turning completely.

Now I want it all again, a life with him. But Joshua built walls around his heart for a reason, and his secrets haunt him.

How can I show him that the ghosts of his past don't have to define our new family's future?

Louise's Review

A Moment for Us is book 3 in the Willow Creek Valley series, this story is all about Joshua and Delia. Having not read the first 2 books in the series I was worried I would be missing parts, while I was able to read without hesitation, I will be going back to read books 1 & 2.

Delia had a crush, its over she has moved on until she doesn’t. Their chemistry is off the charts and Josh has a haunted past that he carries with him. 

When everything changes and they are come together there is heartbreak and love.

I personally enjoyed this story, Michaels is very good at pulling on those heart strings and drawing you in. I look forward to reading more from this series. 

Star Rating: Plot: 4/5 Characters: 4/5 Heat: 4/5 Writing Style: 4/5 Overall: 4/5

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Narrated by Andi Arndt and Connor Crais

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Meet Corinne

Corinne Michaels is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romance novels. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love, and she enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak before finding a way to heal them through their struggles.

Corinne is a former Navy wife and happily married to the man of her dreams. She began her writing career after spending months away from her husband while he was deployed--reading and writing were her escapes from the loneliness. Corinne now lives in Virginia with her husband and is the emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children.


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Release + Review - Chalk Dirty To Me - Lani Lynn Vale

 Two years ago, Cannel Crow experienced the worst day of her life. She was taken from a supermarket, and forced to spend a year with a man that treated her worse than a neglected, chained up dog.

One year later, she’s saved by a shadow organization that believes the law is a joke, and the only person you can count on is you.

After another year, she finally realizes the law’s limitation firsthand when the man that bought her from human traffickers, and then forced her to comply to his every whim for a year, is given a plea bargain for names of others in the operation.

Knowing that her abuser will spend the rest of his life in the lap of luxury under an assumed name, Cannel spirals.

At least, she begins to.

Then Wilhelm Schultz, call me Will, walks into her narrow world, larger than life, and changes her reality between one breath and the next.

The abrasive, larger, gruff police detective sees the world in black and white. There is right, and there is wrong.

Until he falls for a woman that needs him to see shades of gray.

The second he sees the world like she needs him to, there’s not a single thing on the planet that’ll stop him from fighting for her.

Not even the oath he swore to protect and do no harm.

Johnaka's Review

"Loved it, 5 stars” I loved Chalk Dirty to Me. I loved how Will was into Cannel immediately. How he understood her in a way few would. He was willing to look at her circumstances through a different lens. Cannel is broken, yet not. She has her issues, sure, but she’s actively trying to overcome them. I couldn’t help but cheer for these two from the first page and didn’t stop reading until I hit the end. I want Vale’s next book now. Like imminently. Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall-5/5

Purchase Links

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SHU2JB 

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About Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

Website: http://www.lanilynnvale.com/ 

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Monday, October 4, 2021

Release + Review - Canary - Tijan

 “I have to commit mass murder tomorrow night—enough to classify me as a serial killer,” he said. “You do not need to comfort me.”

Canary, an all-new unforgettable enemies-to-lovers standalone mafia romance from New York Times bestselling author Tijan is available now! 

We were on the front lines in that world, the mafia world. 

There was nothing soft or glamorous about it. 

Who you were before no longer mattered. Names didn’t exist. 

I joined anyway. I had no other choice because they took my sister. 

Join. Find her. Try and make it out alive. 

Then he won me in a poker game. 

I hated him instantly, thinking he was like my other bosses before him. 

He wasn’t. He was worse

He wasn’t just cold. He was dead inside. 

It didn’t matter that he was gorgeous. 

He was the most lethal thing I’d ever met. 

He was also the only person who could keep me alive, if he didn’t kill me himself.  

A/N This is a 102k mafia/cartel standalone. 

This is the most violent book Tijan has ever written. 

Trigger warning: references to sexual violence

“Canaries sing to save lives. I sing and people die.” 

Jenn's Review

Whew! What a ride. Canary takes your through the paces, but once you follow all the twisty and winding roads, the view is quite amazing. Canary is a Mafia Romance, but it has a unique feel to it. It's not quite like the rest in the genre. There are secrets and betrayal, but there is also an underlying theme running through it that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Gosh, all the characters in this story are dynamic. Just when you think you figure one out, they throw a curveball making you question everything you knew. I have to say my favorite has to be Gus though. If you know, you know. This book is unlike any of the other books Tijan writes. It's darker, grittier, and a lot more explosive.

I absolutely loved this book. This is one of my top books of 2021. As soon as I finished it, I felt like I had to go back and reread it just to relive the experience all over again. Amazing story!

Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

Be captivated today!
FREE in Kindle Unlimited

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About Tijan

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new series from north Minnesota where she lives with an English Cocker she adores.

Connect with Tijan

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