Friday, August 31, 2018

Release Blitz & Book Review for Even at your Darkest by AJ Love

 •.☆.•Even At Your Darkest by AJ Love Release Day•.☆.• 

AJ Love brings you a contemporary romance with a dark twist. This shady romance will take you on a rollercoaster as Layton and Kane fight their way through the bad, the tragedy, to find each other as well as their own peace.
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Synopsis
Life being Layton Parks isn't easy. Everything she touches seems to just fall apart at her fingertips - the air conditioning, the coffee maker, her ability to say no. A push over at heart, Layton does what she's told, when she's told. With two jobs bleeding her dry, she barely has time to register the rut she seems to have fallen in. Despite this, she's okay with her life. It's simple and uncomplicated.

Until it isn't. Kane Thatcher doesn't need any help in being broken because he's already a walking mass of shattered shards. Unlike Layton, Kane is no one's Yes Man. After a split decision three years previous turned his world upside down, he's finally living independent, with no one to worry about but himself. Until he isn't. He's curious about her, and determined to make her stand up for herself and be who she wants to be. She's a little scared of him, yet knows there's a softer side of him hiding behind all the hate. Will they bring out the best in each other, or will outside obstacles force out the worst? Will hate win over love, or will they be able to navigate their way through it together?

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Even at your Darkest is my first story by AJ Love and I will definitely be looking out for more to come. This story of falling and accepting love in the darkest state of mind and even at a rough time in life left me an emotional mess. 

Layton Parks life seems to be out of her control. She's an amazing character who literally works her ass of and it still seems as if everything around her is falling apart. I love her attitude and that attitude also catches the attention of her sexy next door neighbor. Will she be able to handle all the unexpected complications in her life or could it destroy the happiness she has found in her life?

Kane Thatcher's hard edge drew me in from the start. He is a broken man, he is holding on to a tragic moment from his past and it has made it difficult for him to open up to others. That's until he meets his new neighbor and he finds himself wanting to get close to her, he starts with finding a way into her apartment. Kane's protectiveness, love and the sexual desire that rolls off of that man had me falling in love with him.

Even at your Darkest is an emotional rollercoaster of a read. Warning: there is a very dark scene that left me shredded to pieces. I wanted to scream and I have to admit that tears rolled down my eyes. An amazing story of falling in love, letting go of your past, forgiveness and what it means to have true friends in one's life.




Giveaway & Release Party
Head on over to AJ's Facebook page to enter her giveaway for a chance to win $10/£10 Amazon Gift Card.  She's also hosting a release party with some fabulous authors and some incredible prizes.




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Release Blitz & Book Review for Unbreak This Heart by Betty Shreffler




Title: Unbreak This Heart
Author: Betty Shreffler
Genre: Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date: August 31, 2018



Blurb

Ever since that horrific night, I’d shut men completely out of my life. I’d gone from the spunky, fun, Alex DeMarco to a broken woman terrified of intimacy. Easing me back into dating, my best friend sets me up with kickboxing lessons from my charming and perfectly sculpted instructor—Carter Maxwell.   

Carter’s goal is to break through my emotional barrier and mold my heart just like he molds my body, but trusting men is a battle I’m not ready for. What’s worse is my ex fiancé, Todd Livingston—the man who tore my heart in two—wants me back, and as much as I’d like to deny it, the feelings are still there.

Both men want what I can’t give—my body and my love—and neither are willing to give up the fight. But only one of them can unbreak this heart of mine. 


Unbreak This Heart by Betty Shreffler is a powerful read from the beginning. The character Alex DeMarco had me from her heartbreak and the horrible moment of her life which left her terrified of being intimate with her fiance. He leaves her feeling broken, ashamed and unlovable. That is until her best friend who is a great secondary character sets her up with kickboxing lessons. Those lessons will change her life.

Carter Maxwell is the sexy instructor, he is such a passionate character that stole my heart. He is attracted to Alex from the beginning and is patient with her. Their chemistry is off the charts hot, he's perfect in every way. Hopefully, Alex can see that too. She just has to let go of her ex-fiance and the emotional wall that she had built.

I love Unbreak This Heart. I am sad that this is going to be a 4 Star for me because these are amazing characters and I just wanted more.






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Praise for
Unbreak This Heart

"Every single page has you addicted and craving more." ~ Goodreads Reviewer

"Holy Moly! This book was an emotional rollercoaster, I went through every emotion possible. Alex's story shows that a person can survive a tragedy, and become a stronger person in the end...This is for sure one of my top reads of 2018. This is a must read!" ~ Goodreads Reviewer





Author Bio

Betty Shreffler is a bestselling author of paranormal romantic suspense and contemporary romance. She writes sexy and suspenseful stories with hot alphas and kickass heroines with twists you don’t expect. She also writes beautiful and sexy romances with tough women and their journeys at finding love. Betty is a mix of country, nerdy, sassy, sweet and a whole lot of sense of humor. She’s a fan of photography, reading, watching movies, hiking, traveling, drinking wine, and all things romantic. She lives with her amazing hubs and five fur babies. If she’s not writing or doing book events, then you can find her behind the lens of a camera, in the woods, or sipping wine behind a deliciously steamy book.


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Release Blitz for Hot Heir by Pippa Grant




Title: Hot Heir
Author: Pippa Grant
Genre: Sexy Romantic Comedy
 Release Date: August 31, 2018



Blurb

If I had to pick a bride of convenience, my first choice would NOT be Peach Maloney.
My fiftieth choice would NOT be Peach.
Top spot on my list of occupational hazards? Yes. 
Royal pain in the ass?  Yes.
A bride of convenience? No.
But I’ve unexpectedly gone from royal bodyguard to monarch, having inherited a crown that was stolen from my family long before my birth. The kicker of this unexpected royal gift? In order to take the throne I must find a wife.
Have I mentioned Peach would NOT have been my hundredth choice?
But I’ve no other options, and she needs a favor that my new position can fulfill quite nicely. So we’ve agreed to play the doting newlyweds out in public.
In private, though, our rules are simple:
No touching.
No talking.
And certainly no sex.
I should have known better than to marry a rule-breaking pain in the arse.


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Author Bio

Pippa Grant is a stay-at-home mom and housewife who loves to escape into sexy, funny stories way more than she likes perpetually cleaning toothpaste out of sinks and off toilet handles. When she’s not reading, writing, sleeping, or trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, she’s fantasizing about chocolate chip cookies.


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Release Blitz for Broken by Crystal Kaswell




Title: Broken
Author: Crystal Kaswell
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: August 31, 2018



Blurb

Some things in life are undeniable.

Trent Stone’s smile is as rare as a rainy day in California.

His eyes are the most beautiful thing in the entire universe.

And the two of us are broken.

For years, we had everything. The kind of love that only exists in fairytales. But it slipped through my fingers. I left and I took his heart with me.

That was supposed to be it. The end. Forever.

Now, I’m face to face with Trent, staring into those soulful brown eyes, choking on all the things I want to say. My heart is begging for his comfort. My body is begging for his touch. My head… my head knows better.

He hates me for leaving.

But if he knew the truth…

This is one secret I’m taking to my grave.

I just hope it doesn’t kill me.







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Author Bio


Crystal Kaswell writes scorching hot new adult romance. When she isn't writing, she is chain drinking tea, binge watching Law and Order, practicing yoga, or debating which fictional character would be the best in bed. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Release Blitz & Book Review for Perception by Kendra Leigh




Title: Perception
Author: Kendra Leigh
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 30, 2018



Blurb

Jackson Dean is a changed man—at least he thinks he is—but when a brush with the past leads him back into territory he’s long since left behind, he finds himself at war with his conscience. Snatching Savannah Harper from a Brooklyn street may have been okay with the wild and reckless guy he used to be, but what about now?

Savannah is used to a life of brutality at the hands of her husband, but being stuffed into the trunk of a car by a brown-eyed stranger injects a fresh wave of terror into her heart.

What transpires between Jackson and Savannah surprises both of them. Despite the unconventional way they’re thrown together, they form a bond that begins to challenge everything they know.

His Past. Her present. Their future.

Surrendering to the feelings they’ve unearthed will be a minefield, but it’s going up against the unknown that tests them to their limits.

As the lines between perception and reality blur, it appears that nothing is as it seems.

Perception is not reality… and reality can be soul-destroying.

Perception is a standalone romantic suspense novel featuring a favorite character from The Bound Trilogy. If you enjoy reading stories about strong women and their journeys from victim to survivor, and the men who will go to any lengths to fight for the women they fall for, then you will love this #MeToo inspired heart-wrenching romance.

Warning: Subject matter deals with domestic violence, including physical and emotional abuse, which may be triggering for some people. 



I'm going to sound like a rambling idiot writing this review. I don't know if Y'all will truly understand that I read the Bound Trilogy and am in love with Ethan Wilde and Angel and the moment there is a mention of them. I'm a total goofball. I was so excited that they are a part of this story which takes away nothing from this being Jackson Dean's story. It adds to his character on the type of man he is. His love for this couple and the protectiveness, desire and feeling of love for a woman he can't resist, make him a book boyfriend to remember.

Savannah Harper's story of domestic abuse destroyed me. I was an emotional mess. Savannah endures physical, mental and verbal abuse over and over again. I reached a point where I felt useless in helping her. That's how great the writing is, it drew me in as a reader feeling powerless. Savannah has a moment where she is shown there is life and love out there for her--it's a moment. It was strong enough to leave a lasting impression on her to try and find a way out of an abusive marriage. I can't give too much because this is a story that must be experienced.

I hate that I feel my hands are tied with this review because I want to say so much. I want to scream that it's a must-read! All of my emotions were be tested and left me gasping for breath. Kendra Leigh you floored me with another great story of strength, survival and of love.










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Author Bio


Kendra Leigh fell in love with words and reading as a young child. She was at her happiest when Enid Blyton whisked her away up into the magical lands at the top of the Faraway Tree with Moon-face and the rest of the gang.

Now, of course, she has more of a fondness for chocolate, cheese and hot men in suits - not necessarily in that order.

Kendra devotes her life to her devilishly handsome partner, scandalously beautiful daughter and cute as hell Shih-Tzu. She believes in love at first sight, and as well as writing and reading, Kendra has a passion for great movies and brilliantly written TV.


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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Cover Reveal for The Tenth Girl by Carrie Aarons




Title: The Tenth Girl
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: New Adult/Young Adult
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations
Release Date: September 9, 2018



Blurb

Never play a game you can't win.

For Cain Kent, that rule is golden. Losing is not in his vocabulary, and up until now, everything has come easy. Football, school, girls ... his charm-laced ego may just be bigger than Texas itself.

The competition he started freshman year with his friends, to make ten notches each in their bedposts by graduation day, is practically in the bag. One more to go, and then it's off to college fame and eventually, the big time. Attachments aren't something he wants to form, but when the quiet new girl challenges him in front of his classmates, his curiosity is peaked. She would be the perfect final score, and what fun to break her in the process.

Too bad Harper Posy has no intention of being just another warm body, especially to the bad boy quarterback. Even if he does quote Forster and Huxley when no one is listening. An aspiring author herself, Cain and his hidden soft side are dangerous to her heart. She's seen men ruin her mother's dreams time and again, and she's determined to fly far away as soon as she has that diploma in her fist.

But as the school year’s end looms closer, both realize they didn’t quite understand the rules to begin with. Is winning a dirty bet worth the gamble when the stakes, or the other’s heart in this case, are so high?

Harper is the one girl who isn't up for playing games. And she just might make Cain lose. Everything. 


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Author Bio

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant dress code, much better.

When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.



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Release Blitz for Stolen Nights by Renee Harless




Title: Stolen Nights
Author: Renee Harless
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 29, 2018



Blurb

Elle’s life seems like one struggle after the next.

She’s facing life after a divorce, learns that her ex-best friend is pregnant with her ex-husband's baby, and the house she’s willed after her estranged father’s death comes with a catch.
When she thinks her life can’t get any more difficult, her neighbor seems determined to rile her up on a daily basis.

He’s gorgeous and looks like he’s walked off a movie set, but his attitude is enough to leave Elle feeling sour despite the tingles she feels when he’s around.
But one stolen kiss leads to a number of stolen nights blurring the line between hatred and love.

Elle’s curse of bad luck may be taking a turn, or she could be facing her toughest obstacle yet – heartbreak.







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Author Bio

Renee Harless, her husband, and children live in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  She studied Communication, specifically Public Relations, at Radford University.

Growing up, Renee always found a way to pursue her creativity. It began by watching endless runs of White Christmas- yes even in the summer – and learning every word and dance from the movie. She could still sing Sister Sister if requested. In high school she joined the show choir and a community theatre group, The Troubadours. After marrying the man of her dreams and moving from her hometown she sought out a different artistic outlet – writing.

To say that Renee is a romance addict would be an understatement. When she isn’t chasing her toddler around the house, working her day job, or writing, she delves head first into a romance novel.



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Book Blitz for The Rancher Takes a Family by Paula Altenburg

Title: The Rancher Takes a Family Author: Paula Altenburg Publisher: Tule Publishing Genre: Contemporary Western Romance R...