Friday, 20 April 2018

Release Blitz - Never The Bride - Janae Keyes



Title: Never the Bride
Author: Janae Keyes
Genre: Interracial Erotic Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2018



No strings attached to diamond rings...

Divorce lawyer Vanessa Hill was content with always being the bridesmaid to her sister or her “insane” friends. She never wanted to be the bride. Marriage wasn’t for her.

When her ailing grandmother invites Vanessa to discuss the terms of her will, Vanessa faces a dilemma, get married or lose everything. When under pressure, she invents an engagement with her neighbor and friend with benefits, Josiah.

Josiah Thomas, a no-nonsense celebrity tattoo artist, has already been through the marriage thing. He was done with diamond rings until Vanessa propositioned him. He’d do anything for the sexy girl next door and a promised two million dollars wouldn’t hurt.

Now Vanessa and Josiah will be doing the one thing they swore they would stay away from, marriage.

When hearts collide in lies, they just might belong together.










Janae was born and raised in the California Bay Area. She grew up a very creative only child and has been writing for as long as she can remember.

Janae accidentally met her now husband online, and a whirlwind romance began because of their mutual love of Harry Potter. After dating long distance, Janae picked up her life in California and moved halfway around the world to Belgium to be with him, all in the life of a hopeless romantic.

When Janae isn’t chasing around her active toddler, she is working on new ideas and working to improve her craft. Janae is currently living in a suburb of Brussels, Belgium with her husband and daughter.



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Thursday, 19 April 2018

REVIEW - Lyrical Lights - Maria La Serra



TITLE - Lyrical Lights
AUTHOR - Maria La Serra








Blurb:

I came to the city with a modelling dream; they had said if I make it here I’ll make it anywhere. Only I’m hard of hearing, and the designers don’t think there's room for me on the runways. 
 
A night at a bar.
A stolen purse.
 
I would expect no one to come to my rescue, but there he was, he’d come with a gorgeous smile and without a doubt, I knew I was in for some trouble.
 
He went right; I went left.
Lies and secrets kept us apart.
       
The lights are blinding, who knows what will become of us…



Heather's Review:



Lyrical Lights is a contemporary romance book. I believe it could be standalone as this is the first book I’ve read by this author. This book made me feel all types of emotions, from smiling to sadness.

The plot was grasping. How two people can be one… Come from different parts of the world and still mingle. To follow your dreams no matter what others say.  Also, always tell the ones you care about everything even if it means it might not be something they want to hear. 

Mable, what a unique name first off, I really liked her. Her dream was to be a model but because she was deaf her first agent dropped her, so she thought giving up was her answer, until she met Simon a photographer who took Mable’s pictures. Mable had talent, she knew what to do and be herself.  

Simon was the male lead in this book and I liked him as well. What he has been through, which he keeps to himself, is something he learns he should’ve told Mable sooner. 

Both of them have chemistry, but it’s not like other books I’ve read, there isn’t a lot of heat. 
The writing style was good. It kept me interested to find out what was going to happen. This is the first book I’ve read by Maria and I would read more by her. Plus I really liked how each chapter was named. 

Some quotes I liked:

“He believed in me, and when someone has that kind of faith in you, you can move mountains. "

“Our setbacks don’t define us unless we allow it.”

“You have to love what you do; that’s the only way it’s captured on film." 


Overall, Lyrical Lights was a fun, easy read that had a twist in it. I didn’t see that coming. If you are like me and like to read new to you authors in the contemporary romance genre then I’d recommend this.



Star Ratings:
Plot- 4/5
Characters -5/5
Heat- 1/5
Writing Style- 3.5/5
Overall rating- 4/5





Release Blitz & Review - The Hardest Fall - Ella Maise





Title: The Hardest Fall
Author: Ella Maise
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance

 Release Date: April 18, 2018



Blurb


The first time you meet someone, you make eye contact. You
smile, say hello. Should be simple, if you’re anyone but me. The first time I
met Dylan Reed, I found myself making eye contact with a different part of his
body. You see, I’m very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed
in rambling nonsense and, unfortunately, rather highly skilled at making a fool
of myself in front of a guy I’m attracted to.

At the time, I knew nothing about him and thought none of
what I said would matter since I’d never speak to him again. Turns out, I was
very wrong. He was the star wide receiver of the football team, one of the few
players expected to make it into the NFL, and I ended up seeing him all over
campus.
I might have also propositioned him, run away from him,
attacked him with a cooking utensil…and…uh, maybe I shouldn’t tell you all of
it. It’s pretty normal stuff, things you’d expect…from me. Eventually, the time
came when I couldn’t hide anymore—not that he’d have let me even if I tried.
Before now, he never knew I was secretly watching him. Now
that we see each other every day, he knows when I have a hard time looking
away. It doesn’t help that I’m not the most subtle person in the world either.

He smiles at me and tells me he finds me fascinating because
of my quirks. I can’t even tell him that I think my heart beats differently
whenever he’s around.

He thinks we’re going to be best friends. I think I have a
big thing for him, and the more I get to know him, the more I don’t care that
I’m not allowed to be his friend, let alone fall for him.

The thing is, that’s exactly what I’m doing—what we’re
doing, I think.

Falling.

Hard.










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Our Review:


“Best meet cute, 5 stars”


Zoe is the definition of awkward and I absolutely adored her. Zoe has secrets, big ones and getting involved with a football player is not even something she can entertain. Her heart is too big and from the get go she set herself up for failure. But sometimes life surprises you and Zoe is about to get much more than she bargained for.

Dylan is sweet, funny, loyal, and a one-woman kind of man. Zoe intrigued him the first time they met, but she ran before he could get her name. When life finally puts them together and keeps them there he’s not about to let the opportunity sleep. He wants Zoe and when he wants something he gives it his all. But the question is, will Dylan let Zoe share her secrets or will he make assumptions?

I loved these two solo and together. I loved the secondary characters we got to know and cannot wait to see if Maise does anything story wise for them. I wanted to read The Hardest Fall because I loved the cover and knew Maise can write a solid story and I wasn’t disappointed, if anything the story surpassed all my expectations. If you one-click you won’t regret it.



Star Ratings:
Plot-5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat-5/5
Writing style-5/5
Overall-5/5







Author Bio

Writing has become my world and I can’t imagine myself doing
anything other than giving life to new characters and new stories. You know how
some things simply makes your heart burst with happiness? A really good book, a
puppy, hugging someone you’ve been missing like crazy? That’s what writing does
to me. And all the hard work, all the sleepless nights, all the
anxiety…everything is worth it at the end. And I'm hoping that reading my books
will leave you with that same happy feeling.


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Release Blitz & Review - Lyrical Lights - Maria La Serra





Title: Lyrical Lights
Author: Maria La Serra
Genre: New Adult Romance

 Release Date: April 19, 2018




Blurb


I came to the city with a modeling dream; they say if I make
it here I’ll make it anywhere. Only I’m hard of hearing, and designers don’t
think there is room for me on the runways.

A night at a bar.

A stolen purse.

I would expect no one to come to my rescue, but there he was, he’d come with a
gorgeous smile and without a doubt, I knew I was in for some trouble.

He went right; I went left.

Lies and secrets kept us apart.

The lights are blinding, who knows what will become of us…










Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited






Our Review:

Lyrical Lights is a contemporary romance book. I believe it could be standalone as this is the first book I’ve read by this author. This book made me feel all types of emotions, from smiling to sadness.

The plot was grasping. How two people can be one… Come from different parts of the world and still mingle. To follow your dreams no matter what others say.  Also, always tell the ones you care about everything even if it means it might not be something they want to hear. 

Mable, what a unique name first off, I really liked her. Her dream was to be a model but because she was deaf her first agent dropped her, so she thought giving up was her answer, until she met Simon a photographer who took Mable’s pictures. Mable had talent, she knew what to do and be herself.  

Simon was the male lead in this book and I liked him as well. What he has been through, which he keeps to himself, is something he learns he should’ve told Mable sooner. 

Both of them have chemistry, but it’s not like other books I’ve read, there isn’t a lot of heat. 
The writing style was good. It kept me interested to find out what was going to happen. This is the first book I’ve read by Maria and I would read more by her. Plus I really liked how each chapter was named. 

Some quotes I liked:

“He believed in me, and when someone has that kind of faith in you, you can move mountains. "

“Our setbacks don’t define us unless we allow it.”

“You have to love what you do; that’s the only way it’s captured on film." 


Overall, Lyrical Lights was a fun, easy read that had a twist in it. I didn’t see that coming. If you are like me and like to read new to you authors in the contemporary romance genre then I’d recommend this.



Star Ratings:
Plot- 4/5
Characters -5/5
Heat- 1/5
Writing Style- 3.5/5
Overall rating- 4/5


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Author Bio


Maria La Serra lives in Montreal. Before becoming a writer,
she worked as a fashion designer. She will try everything at least once, except for skiing, hiking or camping - okay anything relating to activities done in the great outdoors.


When she’s not working on her next book, you could find spending time with family. Lyrical Lights is her second book.




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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Release Blitz & Review - The Courage of a Cowboy - Kristin Vayden





Title: The Courage of a Cowboy

Series: Elk Heights Ranch #2
Author: Kristin Vayden

Publishers: Kensington
Press/Penguin/


Random House Publishers
Genre: Western Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2018




Blurb


Nothing like a wedding to get a girl dreaming of
happily-ever-after . . .




Kessed Ling’s best friend’s big day is finally here. It’s especially exciting
because it’s Kessed’s chance to show her childhood crush she’s not just a young
bridesmaid, she’s a full-grown woman—with red hot desires. But when her
long-awaited prey barely blinks an eye at her, Kessed retreats right back into
her deeply guarded heart. Doesn’t matter that chivalrous Jasper Matthews steps
in and offers a shoulder to lean on. Kessed is no longer in the market for a
man, despite how unsettled the strong, silent groomsman makes her feel . . .



As a veterinarian, Jasper better understands a skittish filly than he does
willful Kessed Ling. But when fate finds him playing ranch hand alongside the
raven-haired beauty, Jasper realizes she’s a woman running scared—and he’s just
the man to tame her. So with soothing words and bold kisses, Jasper sets out to
show Kessed how good it can be between a man and a woman.  Especially when
the man is falling hard and fast in love . . .

 

“Obsessed. That’s how I felt while reading this book, like every page was
better than the previous. Just try to put this down, I dare you.”



--#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van
Dyken on Heart of a Cowboy





Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
B&N / KOBO / iBOOKS


Our Review:

“Change of heart, 5 stars”


Kessed has been in love with the same man for as long as she can remember. Only problem is he’s as dense as a box of rocks and doesn’t realize she’s in love with him. When Kess meets Jasper, she’s attracted to him but has no plans of making a move. I mean her hearts always pointed to Sterling so what’s the point of even trying with someone else?

Jasper instantly likes Kessed and wants her but knows she’s not available. But when forced to spend some time working side by side with her he realizes there’s more to her than what even he realized and that he may be able to make a play for her after all. When he finally gets the girl will he be able to keep her?

I was cheering for these two from the start. Jasper takes Kess the way she is and wouldn’t change a thing about her. He lifts her up and makes her heart happy. Kess soon discovers there’s more to love than struggle and finds herself wanting to be with Jasper as much as she can. Has her heart changed course?

Vayden’s writing was flawless. I loved all the characters from the main to the secondary. The farming life style was pretty spot on and I loved the little touches Vayden added throughout the story. I cannot wait to see what she does with the next book in the series.


Star Ratings:
Plot-5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat-5/5
Writing style-5/5
Overall-5/5



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Author Bio



Kristin's inspiration for the romance she writes comes from
her tall, dark and handsome husband with killer blue eyes. With five children
to chase, she is never at a loss for someone to kiss, something to cook or some
mess to clean but she loves every moment of it! Life is full—of blessings and
adventure! Needless to say she’s a big fan of coffee and wine…and living in
Washington she’s within walking distance of both!



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Giveaway







Reading is personal, so a giveaway should be too! Enter to win a “Director’s Cut” signed paperback with notes, insights and reflections from me on the story of “The Courage of a Cowboy”, but first, coffee! In your new mug of course, and then after you read, take a moment to write your own thoughts in a new journal, who knows where your thoughts may lead you! You can enter to win on my Facebook page. No strings attached!

Teaser Reveal - Melt for You - J.T. Geissinger

We're a little less than one month away from the release of J.T. Geissinger's next book - check out a teaser below and preorder your copy of MELT FOR YOU now!

 About MELT FOR YOU

A wallflower gets seduction tips from a playboy athlete—until love changes the rules.
Socially awkward Joellen Bixby has a date every Saturday—with her cat, a pint of ice cream, and fantasies of the way-too-handsome Michael Maddox. She’d give anything to win over the unattainable CEO of her firm, but how can she when she blends in so well with her cubicle? The answer may be closer than she thinks.
Cameron McGregor is a cocky, tattooed Scottish rugby captain who just moved in next door. He’s not Jo’s type—at all—but the notorious playboy is offering to teach the wallflower everything he knows about inspiring desire. Though a lot of women have rumpled Cam’s kilt, Jo is special. Far from the ugly duckling she thinks she is, in Cam’s eyes she’s sharp, funny, and effortlessly sexy. Now, thanks to him, Jo is blooming with confidence and has the man of her dreams within reach.
Unfortunately for Cam, he’s just helped to push the woman of his dreams into the arms of another man—and now he’s in the fight of his life to keep this beauty from getting away.
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About J.T. Geissinger

A former headhunter, J.T. Geissinger is the author of more than a dozen novels in contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense.

She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and is a two-time finalist for the RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America®. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.

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