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I have reviewed 20 books so far this year.

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Guest Post: ‘Private Reserve’ by Cathryn Fox + #Giveaway

A day in the life of Cathryn Fox

Well, I’d like to say I wake up to butterflies and rainbows, slide into my silk robe and feather heeled slippers and sip on a mimosa made by my handsome, loin-cloth wearing butler, as I make my way to my desk, where the words will flow freely from my brain. But that would be the opposite of my life. LOL

The reality is I wake up, shuffle zombie-like to the coffee maker in my pajamas, and stare at it with murderous eyes until it finally beeps. I pour a cup, shuffle to my office to check emails, and when I’m finally awake enough, I head downstairs and get on the recumbent bike for 30 minutes. I hate biking, I really do, but the best part is I get to read for thirty precious, undisturbed minutes! Believe it or not, finding time to read is hard for me.

After that, I shower, make a shake, and plunk myself down at my desk. I set word goals so until I reach those goals, it’s no play time for me. When I start a new book, I usually set 1000 words a day for the first week (beginnings are hard for me) The second week I go up to 2000 words a day and the next week, and until the book is done, I do 3000 words. After writing, it’s time to make dinner. My kids are grown and gone so it’s only hubby and me at home, which makes meal prep much simpler. Continue reading

ARC Review: ‘Private Reserve’ @writercatfox

I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
ARC Review: ‘Private Reserve’ @writercatfox

Private Reserve

by Cathryn Fox
Series: Dossier #1
Published by Entangled Publishing LLC on March 6th 2017
Genres: Erotic Romance
Pages: 99
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
Amazon | B&N
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Olivia was the best thing that ever happened to me. But she’s a good girl, and I have a side that is far too dark for a minister’s daughter. When she started talking about plans after graduation, the only thing I could do was run back to Italy—to protect her from me. But she’s back in my life, and I need a wife before I can take full ownership of our failing vineyard and hotel. Only problem is, I want her again. No way can I put my hands on her. One kiss, one taste, could unleash the side of me that would only scare her.
If she discovers my dark side, I don’t know if she’ll flee back to the states, or surrender to me. What she doesn’t know is she already owns me, and if she leaves, I’ll never be the same.

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Guest Post: ‘Garden of Thorns’ by Amber Mitchell

A Day in the Life of…Amber Mitchell

I wish I could lie and tell you my life is glamorous. Because, honestly, it sounds pretty cool when you tell someone you write and run your own business full time (okay, so it sounds cool to SOME people, others just look at you like you’re lazy). But while my typical day isn’t too exciting, the one I decided to chronicle was. When I knew I was going to write this article, I took a journal with me for this busy day and jotted down what I was doing!

8:30 AM: My four cats wake me up because it’s time for breakfast. Roll over and ignore cats.

8:32: Push cat’s paws of death off of my gut.

9:20: Finally give in to cat’s “gentle” reminders that they need to eat. Turn off alarm 10 minutes early.

9:50: After getting dressed and feeding the cats, I check my emails. Respond to two blogging opportunities, read my responses, rewrite them, and hit send.

10:03: Gather my flyers for my upcoming book launch party, my book and book swag.

10:05: Head to the car and drive 30 minutes to the nearest city with a bookstore (I know, I live in a city with no bookstore, but in my defense, it’s a small town AND the bookstore I went to is an indie!). Continue reading

Guest Post: ‘Flash of Fury’ by @LeaGriffith + #Giveaway

A Day in the Life of Lea Griffith

I will admit to some trepidation when I saw the topic for my blog stop with BLM. I thought, “Really, people want to know what my day is like?” This opened a whole cornucopia of other thoughts—does anyone really want to know what I eat? If I shave every day? Do they care that when I sneeze I have to cross my legs? Because I sneeze A LOT. I’ve got bad allergies.

It’s a tough question. One I worried about for a few days. I sat on the couch last night and it hit me! Just tell them what your day looks like—start at the beginning and move through to the end. And yeah, I can’t do it. You’ll stop after the first entry it’ll be so boring. So instead I’m going to give you a day, we’ll say yesterday, in the life of LEA GRIFFITH. Much different than Lea Griffith. Trust me. You ready? Let’s do this… Continue reading

Spotlight: ‘Her True Match’ by @PaigeTyler (Excerpt + #Giveaway)

A Little Known Fact from Her True Match . . .

Braden catches Dreya in the act. It would have normally been impossible for anyone to get the drop on her during one of her high-wire jobs, especially a cop. But her feline senses that usually let her know when there’s danger about, seem to be strangely muted when it comes to Braden Hayes. Would her inner kitty actually betray her if Braden was something it wanted? He does come with his own handcuffs after all.

Her True Match

(X-Ops #6)

Author: Paige Tyler

Publishing Date: March 7, 2017

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Cover Reveal: ‘Ride Wild’ by Laura Kaye

From New York Times Bestselling author Laura Kaye, comes the next steamy standalone romantic suspense in her Raven Riders Series, RIDE WILD! Check out the amazing cover and a note from Laura below!

A Note from Laura Kaye:

Dear Readers,

I’m SO EXCITED to share the newest cover in my Raven Riders series, which is about a different kind of a motorcycle club with a protective mission! Ride Wild is about Sam “Slider” Evans, widowed dad to two little boys. From his very first mention in Hard As Steel, Slider has called to me to write his story – and now I’ll be doing just that! And I think this cover captures him SO WELL! So give it a look, and then be sure to check out Ride Rough too – Maverick’s book is coming April 25 AND if you pre-order, you’ll get a bonus story about Beckett Murda and Kat Rixey from the Hard Ink series having their baby!

So much good stuff coming your way!

Thanks for reading! Now enjoy this cover!

Laura Continue reading

ARC Review: ‘The Wright Brother’ by K.A. Linde

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘The Wright Brother’ by K.A. Linde

The Wright Brother

by K A Linde
Published by Everafter Romance on February 28th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 382
Format: eArc
Source: Author
Amazon | B&N
Goodreads
four-stars

A new contemporary romance stand alone from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde... I'd dated his brother. He didn't remember and I wish I could forget. I may have sworn off the Wright family a long time ago. But when I returned home, Jensen Wright crashed into my life with the confidence of a billionaire CEO and the sex appeal of a god. Even I couldn't resist our charged chemistry, or the way he fit into my life like a missing puzzle piece. Too bad he'd forgotten the one thing that could destroy us. Because Jensen Wright doesn't share. Not with anyone. And if his brother finds out, this could all go down in flames. When it all was said and done, was he the Wright brother?

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ARC Review: ‘Off the Ice’ by Julie Cross

I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Off the Ice’ by Julie Cross

Off the Ice

by Julie Cross
Series: Juniper Falls #1
Published by Entangled: Teen on February 28th 2017
Pages: 320
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
Amazon | B&N
Goodreads
four-stars

All is fair in love and hockey…
Claire O’Connor is back in Juniper Falls, but that doesn’t mean she wants to be. One semester off, that’s what she promised herself. Just long enough to take care of her father and keep the family business—a hockey bar beside the ice rink—afloat. After that, she’s getting the hell out. Again.
Enter Tate Tanley. What happened between them the night before she left town resurfaces the second they lay eyes on each other. But the guy she remembers has been replaced by a total hottie. When Tate is unexpectedly called in to take over for the hockey team’s star goalie, suddenly he’s in the spotlight and on his way to becoming just another egotistical varsity hockey player. And Claire’s sworn off Juniper Falls hockey players for good.
It’s the absolute worst time to fall in love.
For Tate and Claire, hockey isn’t just a game. And they both might not survive a body check to the heart.

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ARC Review: ‘The Dragon Finds Forever’ by Kristen Painter

ARC Review: ‘The Dragon Finds Forever’ by Kristen Painter

The Dragon Finds Forever

by Kristen Painter
Published by Sugar Skull Books on February 22nd 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Author
Amazon
Goodreads
five-stars

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year.

The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.

Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.

Monalisa Devlin is a Will O’ The Wisp, a rare and potentially dangerous creature. Unfortunately, her greedy father makes sure she lives up to that potential. Monalisa is magically compelled to obey her father's evil commands--until he finally agrees to free her in exchange for one, last mission: Travel to Nocturne Falls and use her powers to force Ivan Tsvetkov back into the ring.

Once a champion on the supernatural MMA circuit, Ivan 'The Hammer' Tsvetkov retired after a devastating injury that left him unable to shift into his dragon form. Wounded and embittered, Ivan wants nothing more than to be left alone. Until an infuriating, stubborn, delicately beautiful stranger shows up on his doorstep and demands that he rebuild his life.

Posing as a rehab therapist seemed like the easiest way to get close to the smoldering recluse, but Monalisa quickly realizes that nothing about this mission is going to be easy. To gain his trust, she shares more of herself than she ever has before, and as their connection deepens, so does the weight of her secrets. She thought she was willing to do whatever it took to win her independence...but when her deception blows up in her face, will Monalisa discover that the loss of Ivan's heart is too high a price to pay? Or will their love rise from the ashes to burn stronger than ever?

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