Saturday, December 14, 2019

Wild Card by Renee Rose #Release & #Giveaway

Wild Card

by Renee Rose Publication Date: December 12, 2019 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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“YOU’RE IN BIG TROUBLE, DOLL” The little hacker stole from the Family—hundred fifty grand. We Tacones don’t take kindly to thieves. Not even when they come in a package as cute as hers. Not even after she shows me how high her freak flag flies. Now there will be hell to pay for my hot geek. And I’m the one coming to collect. But when she ends up in jail for the transaction I ordered her to make I decide to bail her out. Because she’s a wildfire. A force of nature too bright to be put out. And I don’t need the money. I’d rather have her. Note: This steamy stand-alone romance is the last in USA Today bestselling author Renee Rose’s Vegas Underground series. No cheating, no cliffhangers.

About Renee Rose

 
 USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR RENEE ROSE loves a dominant, dirty-talking alpha hero! She’s sold over a half million copies of steamy romance with varying levels of kink. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happily Ever After and Popsugar. Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won Spunky and Sassy’s Favorite Sci-Fi and Anthology author, The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance, and Spanking Romance Reviews’ Best Sci-fi, Paranormal, Historical, Erotic, Ageplay and favorite couple and author. She’s hit the USA Today list five times with various anthologies. **Sign up to receive a FREE ebook: owned.gr8.com **Visit her blog at www.reneeroseromance.com **Follow Renee at www.Facebook.com/ReneeRoseRomance – She loves to chat with readers! **Follow her on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/ReneeRoseAuthor **Follow her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/reneeroseromance WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT RENEE’S BOOKS: “I savor Renee Rose’s books as if they were the finest of champagnes” ~USA Today Bestselling Author Sierra Cartwright “Renee Rose has an ability to write the most captivating, most intriguing, and the hottest books around.” ~ USA Today Bestselling Author Alta Hensley “A sexy tale for modern women that’s as steamy as a locker room shower.” ~Kirkus Reviews “Nobody writes a bad boy hero like Renee Rose” ~USA Today Bestselling Author Cara Bristol

Friday, December 13, 2019

Summer's Lost by Kristy Brown ( The Summer Solstice Series #2)

Summer's Lost
by Kristy Brown

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Summer Solstice Series - Book 2
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing; 1 edition (December 10, 2019)
Publication Date: December 10, 2019
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 373 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

With the promise to always find her, and a new enemy on his trail, can Alex save Summer once again?

Deep down, Summer knows something important is missing. Something her head can’t remember, but her heart won’t let her forget.
Alex must find her before his people do.
With no-one at his side, and a black-eyed enemy from the past hunting them, can he put all feelings aside and fight for the girl he loves once again?
Their fate is already written.
The prophecy is already set.
Is love between them impossible?
Summer's Lost by Kristy Brown
( The Summer Solstice Series #2)

Summer's Lost ( The Summer Solstice series #2)She’s lost her memories and Fate seems to have doomed Summer and Alex to an eternity of a love that can never bring their hearts together. As Summer struggles to find that elusive memory buried deep, Alex fights to protect her from an old enemy, even if it breaks his heart.

Kristy Brown’s fantasy series continues in SUMMER’S LOST and it is, at times, heart-wrenching to watch two souls forced to live out a prophecy they never asked to be part of! Will love break down the barriers to Summer’s memories? Will Alex and Summer finally get their happy ending or has Fate dealt them another blow to the heart?

A wonderful fantasy tale written for young adults that knows no age limit! A perfect gift for young adult readers, too!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Kristy Brown! This is my honest and voluntary review.


Awake by Jennifer Reynolds

Awake
by Jennifer Reynolds

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: October 25, 2019
Publisher: Jennifer Reynolds
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic
Print Length: 276 pages
Available from: Amazon

After waking in a field, naked, battered, bloody, and with no memory of who she was or what happened to her, Olivia “Liv” Stone, discovers that roughly four years have passed and a plague has swept her world, killing some and turning most into creatures only heard about in horror stories. Worse, she fears that during those missing years, she might have been one of the beings. How that was possible, and how she was human again, Liv doesn’t know but aims to find out. Along the way, she joins a war to eliminate the remaining creatures by waking as many of the undead as possible.
Awake by Jennifer Reynolds

AwakeJennifer Reynolds has done it! Finally, the rest of the story in the world of post-apocalyptic zombie books. More than the rest of the story, it suggests a new beginning for those mindless, flesh-eating monsters, a do-over! A cure has been found for those infected by the zombie plague and this is their story, told by a former zombie who has been cured and is back as a human again! Yes! Settle in and witness the “light at the end of the tunnel.”

AWAKE is the story of Liv and her life after being a zombie. Her confusion, the return of her memories, her determination to do the right thing by aiding the “normal” humans administer the cure to zombies, even though few will survive. Along the way, she will discover fear, loneliness, camaraderie and even love, as well as hope for the future of mankind.

Ms. Reynolds has a built a stark world with a flare of hope that comes alive through her brilliant descriptions from smells, to visuals to the backdrops. Hardships, discoveries and losses riddle this tale with a sense of realism that feels right. Well told, creatively imagined and presented in a riveting way that shines a whole new light on the zombie apocalypse! A MUST read for zombie fans everywhere!

I received a complimentary copy from Jennifer Reynolds! This is my honest and voluntary review.


I Shall Love the Earl by Laura A. Barnes (Tricking the Scoundrels #3)

I Shall Love the Earl
by Laura A. Barnes

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Tricking the Scoundrels - Book 3
Publication Date: December 10, 2019
Publisher: Laura A. Barnes
Genre: Historical Romance
Print Length: 164 pages

How many times must a gentleman ruin a lady before he offers for her hand....

She waited for the temptation held in his gaze. He refused to give into his desire to court her. Can a ruination of a lady lead toward a love to last a lifetime?

Every ball Dallis MacPherson attended, she saved a spot on her dance card for a certain gentleman. Many balls later and still no offer, prompts her to pursue the earl. When she encounters him on a darkened balcony, he steals a kiss and warns her away. His stolen kiss promises a passion she wants to explore. At every occasion he attends, she tempts him with her own promise. Soon the earl falls for her charms and sends her down a path of ruination with one incident after another. Can Dallis overcome the scandal of the earl’s pursuit?

Roderick Beckwith watched the Scottish beauty from afar. He lost his heart the moment he set eyes upon her. Throughout the season every gentleman offered her a dance, but him. With his financial affairs on the brink of disaster, he couldn’t provide her with the life she deserved. When his mother introduces his sworn enemy to his heart’s desire, he must set aside his pride. However, his courtship is less than ideal. At every opportunity he brings scandal to her name. Can Rory redeem himself and prove to Dallis that he is a gentleman worth loving?

With every glance, Dallis pulls Rory in deeper. His stolen kisses forces him to make her an offer of marriage. As they prepare for their wedding, he acts as the perfect gentleman. However, the proper gentleman was not who Dallis desired. Will her scoundrel show himself before they say I do?

I Shall Love the Earl is the third book in Laura A. Barnes’s romantic historical romance series. If you love a novel filled with a scandalous courtship set in Regency England, then you will enjoy Rory enticing Dallis with promises of love.
I Shall Love the Earl by Laura A. Barnes 
(Tricking the Scoundrels #3)

I Shall Love the Earl (Tricking the Scoundrels #3)You think people today are money-hungry, over-involved in how society perceives them if they do not have ample “coin?” I SHALL LOVE THE EARL by Laura A. Barnes is proof that the heart wants what the heart wants and it isn’t the almighty dollar. It also proves that a strong woman can go after what she wants, endure the scandal of a man who wants her in return, but runs as hot as his passions allow while being as cold as his purse is empty.

Can Dallis convince Rory she wants him for himself or will his dark secrets shred her soul, ruin her reputation and leave her broken-hearted?

Rory, Rory, Rory, think with your heart, not with your libido. Dallis is truly a desperate woman on a mission, not fully aware of what is being hidden from her. Rory doesn’t’ give her the chance to see the real man, a man completely worthy of her heart. Kind of like a Push Me-Pull Me relationship, the more she pushes, the m ore he pulls away with a skewed sense of reality.

Still, I was caught up in their story, the little twists, the supporting characters and the passion these two shared in the shadows. Laura A. Barnes took me back in time when tongues wagged and passions were hidden, but just as hot as they are today. Historical romance lovers are going to love this one!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Laura A. Barnes! This is my honest and voluntary review.

In Other Words by Pamela Q. Fernandes

In Other Words
by Pamela Q. Fernandes

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Boothbay Harbor - Book 1
Publication Date: November 29, 2019
Publisher: Pamela Q. Fernandes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 357 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Trish Holt is a pianist, living in picturesque Boothbay Harbor, Maine. She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal: her boyfriend of three years has left her. His new lover is her manager. Her bitterness is compounded by the fact that Trish has made bad choices when it comes to past relationships. Much of it stemming from her own issues as an adopted child from Korea. She holds herself partly responsible for the breakdown in their relationship as she tries to fit into the stereotype of the 'All American' girlfriend.
When she moves out to a new home, she encounters Michael Quentin. Not only is he her neighbor but also a local chef on the island, who romances her and helps her get over the betrayal. As Michael and Trish fall in love, their childhood issues resurface.

Can Trish stop herself from loving Michael whose own family's dark past is holding him back?

Can she ignore his love for tradition and roots?
In Other Words by Pamela Q. Fernandes

In Other Words (Boothbay Harbor Series, #1)Whoa! Talk about two people who let their pasts threaten any chance they may have for a bright future! Pamela Q. Fernandes’s IN OTHER WORDS is a high angst, highly tumultuous foray into looking for love or possibly avoiding any chance of it growing, all because two people do nothing to repair what bothers them about their pasts.

Trish was adopted, grew into a highly acclaimed international pianist. After a rather destructive relationship that ended in a brutal betrayal, she has the opportunity to heal and grow when she moves into another place. She wasn’t prepared for Michael Quentin, a love ‘em and leave ‘em, one and done kind of guy. Trish knows better than to fall for another man, after all, it is her self-destructive pattern all over again.

Michael has no room for love, he saw what it did to his family growing up and he wears the scars like a shield and uses his bed as his playground. Yet, there is something about Trish that attracts him.

Trish is in search of her identity, not as an adopted Korean girl, she needs answers to her true roots, a place to feel as if she belongs, yet, she does nothing about discovering her heritage, she runs to any man that shows her the attention she craves. Together, Michael and Trish make up one of the most messed up couples I have ever met! Could they, as a couple, be exactly what they each need to leave the past behind or will they further destroy the perilous threads they each hold on to?

Pamela Q. Fernandes certainly can tell a tale! I was in knots. To be honest, I really didn’t care for Trish’s woe is me attitude one minute and ice queen fa├žade the next. Even after finishing this book, I’m not sure if she is mentally healthy enough to know what a real relationship should be, then again, there is the mystery around her birth family, she never tried to find the information. Michael’s damage seemed more believable, over-the-top, but believable. No man is an island and his way to address the issues of his childhood certainly couldn’t’ be called healthy.

That said, I do love Ms. Fernandes’s writing style, she doesn’t ask people to love her characters, nor does she hide their flaws or warts. She has a bold writing style that draws readers in and holds them by the throat to the very end!

I received a complimentary copy from Pamela Q. Fernandes! This is my honest and voluntary review.


Thursday, December 12, 2019

Landing the Lawman by Kadie Scott (Hills of Texas, #5)

Landing the Lawman
by Kadie Scott

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Hills of Texas - Book 5
Publisher: Tule Publishing (January 14, 2020)
Publication Date: January 14, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

He thought he was in control until she snuck into his heart...

Carter Hill walked away from a perfectly fine life and relationship…all for a career she's chased since she was fourteen. Years and a PhD later, she loves her job as a water rights consultant. At the same time, now that all her brothers are happily married, she’s lonely and wanting more. But the only man in her life is Logan – super serious, no sense of humor, and friend-zoned. Or is he? Perhaps a sexy, no-strings affair with a man more driven than she is could help her move on.

Logan Cartez doesn't date, do relationships, or worry about commitment. He's married to his job – making sure what destroyed his family ranch and their legacy doesn't happen to others. When Carter propositions him, what began as a passionate and unforgettable night soon develops into more. Logan finds himself doing things he swore he never would, and the feisty, brilliant, blue-eyed rancher’s daughter has him thinking about so much more than work.
Landing the Lawman by Kadie Scott (Hills of Texas, #5)

Landing the Lawman (Hills of Texas, #5)Carter Hill had to choose between the man she loved, ranching lie or following her dreams, her PhD and her job where she knew she could make a difference. She could only hope that love would find her again now that her brothers have all married, but until then, she would work hard as a water rights consultant, fighting alongside the lawyers who advocate for those taken advantage of.

Logan Cartez, too serious, an all-business and no play attorney is on a mission to ensure that ranchers like his family are not destroyed when their rights to the lifeblood of ranching are stomped on. Now working with Carter, he finds himself attracted to a woman firmly in his off-limits zone, a colleague, who is not only beautiful, but intelligent and as passionate about her work as he is.

Can Carter awaken the playful side of Logan and perhaps open the vault to his heart? Maybe they could find a no-strings attached adult relationship to while away their free time on their latest case?

Kadie Scott’s LANDING THE LAWMAN is hot enough to make water boil as one woman does her sexy best to break down the walls of indifference in a man who has so much passion to share. Humor, heart and heat, more heat and a twisted water rights battle, yep, that IS steam coming off my Kindle!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Kadie Scott! This is my honest and voluntary review.


His Reason to Stay by Jennifer Hoopes Blog Tour & #Giveaway


Title: His Reason To Stay

Author: Jennifer Hoopes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About His Reason to Stay:

Award-winning wildlife photographer, Elijah Ellis, has come back home due to the tragic accident that killed members of both his and his best friend Tabitha Brodie’s family. Despite their grief, Eli hopes that he and Tabby can pick up their familiar friendship. He’s never forgotten the way Tabby makes him feel—full of hope and a sense of home—but she seems determined to keep him at arm’s length.   Tabby has always loved Eli. He’s everything she wants in a man. But he left Gatlinburg to make a name for himself outside of his famous family. Even though there’s no one better to help her through this time, she refuses to be an anchor to a life he never wanted. Not to mention Tabby’s hiding a secret that will change all of their lives.   As Eli and Tabby spend more time together, he’s determined to show her they could be perfect together. Too bad she’s spent years building her walls against him...

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Fate was being exceptionally bitter today as footsteps sounded on the worn boards. Heavy footsteps. She pushed off the floor, the damp cloth sliding off and landing with a thwack, just as her unwanted visitor came into view. Oh, fate was just being a downright witch this morning. “I knew I’d find you here.” He grinned. “It’s been far too long, Tabby.” Elijah Ellis strode across the small space and enveloped her in a warm embrace. The heat of his body surrounded her and brought up memories she needed to drown. His scruff tickled her cheek as she forced herself to return the hug as a friend would. Pushed those passionate memories back down. Forced herself to toe the friend line even though their bodies had been more intimately acquainted one glorious—on constant replay—night. She knew he’d return at some point. He’d missed the funeral, not surprising since no one in either her or his family had known exactly where he was, besides somewhere in Bolivia trying to photograph some elusive cat. But she was surprised at how long it had taken him to come home. Thankful, but surprised. Eli stepped back, and Tabby indulged for one moment. Catalogued his jet black hair brushing his shoulders, his brown eyes sucking her in with their charismatic twinkle. His swimmer’s body, firm and solid. And for a moment she needed to confide in him. Tell him her most treasured secret. A gift left behind. One no one else knew. One he could help her bear. Increasing the distance between them, she forced the crazy notion back into a deep hole where the fantasy of her and Eli resided. Giving him any reason to feel protective of her or, rather, more protective than he normally felt was the wrong move. For all of them. “It’s good to see you. You’ve been missed.” I’ve missed you. Eli cocked his head to the side. “Are you okay?” She waved his concern away. “As well as can be expected.” He moved closer. “Tabby?” And the floodgates opened. “I lost my sister, Eli. My sister and my father and brother-in-law in one fell swoop. No one’s okay.” Steel arms folded around her, his chest shouldering the wracking sobs. No one had seen her cry like this. She’d held it together for almost a month. Not only for her stepmother and stepsiblings, but for the life inside her. But God, it felt good. Safe to be unburdening it to the one person who understood not just the loss but the repercussions.  

About the Author:

Contemporary romance author, Jennifer Hoopes, lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband, and two daughters. Add two cats and a dog and the fur flies sometimes. Stories have been in her head for as long as she recognized every person had one and figuring out how two people meet and fall in love makes for a rewarding dream job. When not writing she wears the many mom hats of PTO, dance, and music, all while driving a mean, mom-taxi. She loves caramel and roller coasters, plays a solo version of Carpool Karaoke, and cannot live without coffee and Jane Austen adaptations.
 

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