Friday, 18 August 2017

Release Blitz & Review - Havoc - Laramie Briscoe





Title: Havoc
Series: Moonshine Task Force #3
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2017





Blurb


When a marriage of convenience turns into the passion of a
lifetime…


Holden “Havoc” Thompson

My job as the leader of the Moonshine Task Force is my life. I eat, breathe,
and sleep it. The men under my command mean the world to me. Knowing they count
on my guidance has kept my demons at bay for longer than I care to admit.

The control I have over myself is an iron fist that sometimes threatens to
squeeze the life out of me. What I want more than anything is to live again –
let go of the hurt smothering every bit of light I have in this darkness.

I don’t expect it to come in the form of a Moonshiner’s daughter needing my
protection.


Leighton Strather


My whole life has been defined by who my family is. In the state of Alabama,
we’re number one with a target on our backs. The danger and prestige isn’t for
me. I don’t care about the money, and I care too much about the families we’ve
ruined.


My brother and my dad are proud of it. They wear their arrest records like a
badge of honor. Me? I want as far away from the lifestyle as I can get.


It’s the only reason I ask Holden to marry me. At least that's
what I tell myself.


I never expect his whispered yes to cause such upheaval in my life. Even though
I resist, I learn some havoc is good – and this one? It’s a whirlwind of lust,
hope, and love and all I can do is let it sweep me away.








OUR REVIEW:

Havoc is book three in the Moonshine Taskforce series. This is the book I was most excited about because of the storyline. Each book in the series is about a different couple, but I would suggest you read them in order to get the full effect of the larger plot going on throughout the whole series.  This story has a little bit of everything. There is mystery, romance, heat, devastation, and redemption. 

Havoc follows the leader of the taskforce as he makes an important life changing decision to protect someone he cares about. He takes in a girl who he might care more about than he lets on to others. If you have read the other books, then you know who this girl is, who she needs protecting from, and why she needs to be protected. I think her direct involvement and the drastic measure Holden takes is what drew me to this book. You find out about this measure really quickly in the book, but I don’t want to give anything away so that is all I will say for now.

The characters in this book have a lot to work through. Holden is an older man who is responsible for a lot of people in this life. He also has feelings he is unsure how to really handle. Above all, he feels guilt for the drastic measure he has taken. Leighton has guilt of her own from her past. She has a lot of baggage she has to work through and overcome to be able to fully move on with her life. Both of these characters go on a journey with each other trying to find themselves and what to expect from their future.

 The heat in this book is sizzling. These characters are both very passionate people who care deeply about each other. There is also a history between the two of them. This also leads to more tension between the characters due to the history. The author did not skimp on the heat in this book!
The writing style of this author is amazing. I love how she wrote a whole series with a main plot, but each individual book is actually quite different than the others. I think that is really makes her books seem new and exciting. I also loved the time jump she included in this book. I really like the way this author writes overall. 

In conclusion, I loved this book and the others in the series. After having such anticipation for this book before reading it, I can say it did not disappoint. This is my favorite book in the entire series. I cannot wait to read the next story that I am sure she is busy writing. I would recommend this book and series to others.

Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Character: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5



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Author Bio



Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin' Country Series.



Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She's been called "a very young Maya Banks" (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being "sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart".



When she's not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.



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REVIEW - Honest Intentions - Kennedy Lane



TITLE - Honest Intentions

AUTHOR - Kennedy Lane





Releases Sept 19th 


Honest Intentions is the fifth book in the Safeguard Series. 

The reading order for the Safeguard Series is: 
Brutal Obsession (The Safeguard Series, Book One) 
Faithful Addiction (The Safeguard Series, Book Two) 
Distant Illusions (The Safeguard Series, Book Three) 
Casual Impressions (The Safeguard Series, Book Four) 
Honest Intensions (The Safeguard Series, Book Five) 
Deadly Premonitions (The Safeguard Series, Book Six) 


Safeguard Security & Investigations (SSI) is owned and operated by Townes Calvert, a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant who returned home to the States a bit more damaged than he'd care to admit. Not that anyone could tell outside of a very select group of former active duty buddies. 

It had taken Townes quite a while to acclimate to civilian life and he'd kept himself busy in the interim working in treacherous situations with even more dangerous friends. The final result is a close-knit unit of highly trained former military men who have the experience to protect the innocent, investigate crimes on the gritty edge, and aid local law enforcement when justice has taken a back seat to political correctness. 

Follow along as Kennedy Layne conveys each of their gripping stories as they work together on investigations that lead them down perilous paths of passion, intrigue, and suspense...




REVIEW:


“protector turned lover, 5 stars”


This is my second read of Layne’s and once again I highly enjoyed it. I was taken on this murder suspense mystery and in the end got some answers. If you’ve read any of this series before you know they are on the hunt for a serial killer who escaped from prison. Well that still stands even by the end of this story, but you do meet a new murderer. I honestly didn’t see what happened happening before it did.

Coen is ex-military and is all about the life. He is one of those guys who doesn’t think he deserves the American dream for what he’s seen and done, his job is to make sure others get to live it. When Coen is put on Brettany’s tail he didn’t know what he was getting himself into. He thought it was a clean-cut case, watch her to make sure she’s safe, but Brettany has a way of finding herself in trouble it seems. What Coen doesn’t expect is the interest he has in her after getting to know her.

Brettany wants the white picket fence with the kids and happy husband in her future, but she doesn’t want it now. When she stumbles upon her friends murdered body she is at a loss, when she finds out there may be more to it and that her new neighbor has been watching her to keep herself she finds her strength. Coen gives Brettany the silent kind of strength. She decides to make a play at a onetime tryst, but what happens if the sparks go much deeper than that?

These two worked for me. He is the strong silent type, where she is the loud and unwavering. They would be one of those couples who apart seems like a weird fit until you see them together. I have two complaints about this story and they basically boil down to one thing, I wanted more. I wasn’t ready for it to end and I wanted more of a HEA then a happily right now, but at the same time I get that there wont be any until Moss is caught.


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




Release Blitz & Review - Balance Check - M.E. Carter




Title: Balance Check

A #MyNewLife Novel
Author: M.E. Carter
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 18, 2017





Blurb


Life has a funny way of throwing you off
balance.

Take me for example. I spent years in a bad
marriage with a self-serving ass, only to have the love of my life show up when
I least expected him. Greg helped me on my journey of self discovery and taught
me that, no, I’m not perfect. But I’m perfectly me.  It was an amazing journey.

We laughed hard. We loved even harder.

And then he was suddenly and cruelly ripped
away from me by the unclenching jaws of fate.

Ok, so it wasn’t that dramatic. And I
really need to stop watching the Investigation Channel.

But now Greg is back and as it turns out,
re-incorporating someone into your life isn’t that easy. Between jobs, kids, and
barely-there friendships, life and love can be messy. Making it all work is a
balancing act. 




But we’re determined to get it in check.









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OUR REVIEW:

Balance Check is the second book in #mynewlife series. I'm happy to say that this book is done because in book 1 I felt that it ended with a cliffy. Plus I wanted to know what was going to happen!

We continue on with the lives of Elena and Greg. It's been 9 months since Greg moved away and Elena is still a mess. She has to get it together and get a job first, so she becomes receptionist at the elementary school. 

She still takes her kid to the gym and she gets shocked by Greg being there. She is full of emotions, mainly mad at him for at least not letting her know. 

Greg couldn't get Elena out of his mind. He thought it was too late with coming back. 

Elena tried to cut off all ties with Greg but it was hard. She was afraid of getting her heart broken again with Libby moving and having to take Payton which forces Greg to follow them. 

This story was a short , quick read. You have to read Get a Grip first. I had questions in book 1 and they are answered with reading this book so thank you M.E. Carter! Greg and Elena have a second chance at love!! 


A few quotes I loved:

"A balance check is a way of taking a pause in the middle of your routine so you can re adjust so you don't fall."

"Do I want to open my heart to a teeny bopper?"

Star Ratings:
Plot-5/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 3/5
Writing Style -5/5
Overall rating- 5/5



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Author Bio




Mother, reader, storytellerME Carter never set out
to write books. But when a friend practically forced a copy of Twilight into
her hands, the love of the written word she had lost as a child was rekindled.
With a story always rolling around in her head, it should come as no surprise that she finally started putting them on paper. She lives in Texas with
her four children, Mary, Elizabeth, Carter and Bug, who sadly was born long
after her pen name was created, and will probably need extensive therapy
because of it.


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REVIEW - Balance Check - M.E. Carter




TITLE - Balance Check 


AUTHOR - M.E. Carter 





BLURB:



Life has a funny way of throwing you off balance.

Take me for example. I spent years in a bad marriage with a self-serving ass, only to have the love of my life show up when I least expected him. Greg helped me on my journey of self discovery and taught me that, no, I’m not perfect. But I’m perfectly me. It was an amazing journey.

We laughed hard. We loved even harder. 

And then he was suddenly and cruelly ripped away from me by the unclenching jaws of fate.

Ok, so it wasn’t that dramatic. And I really need to stop watching the Investigation Channel.

But now Greg is back and as it turns out, re-incorporating someone into your life isn’t that easy. Between jobs, kids, and barely-there friendships, life and love can be messy. Making it all work is a balancing act.

But we’re determined to get it in check.



REVIEW:


Balance Check is the second book in #mynewlife series. I'm happy to say that this book is done because in book 1 I felt that it ended with a cliffy. Plus I wanted to know what was going to happen!


We continue on with the lives of Elena and Greg. It's been 9 months since Greg moved away and Elena is still a mess. She has to get it together and get a job first, so she becomes receptionist at the elementary school. 

She still takes her kid to the gym and she gets shocked by Greg being there. She is full of emotions, mainly mad at him for at least not letting her know. 

Greg couldn't get Elena out of his mind. He thought it was too late with coming back. 

Elena tried to cut off all ties with Greg but it was hard. She was afraid of getting her heart broken again with Libby moving and having to take Payton which forces Greg to follow them. 

This story was a short , quick read. You have to read Get a Grip first. I had questions in book 1 and they are answered with reading this book so thank you M.E. Carter! Greg and Elena have a second chance at love!! 



A few quotes I loved:

"A balance check is a way of taking a pause in the middle of your routine so you can re adjust so you don't fall."

"Do I want to open my heart to a teeny bopper?"

Star Ratings:
Plot-5/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 3/5
Writing Style -5/5
Overall rating- 5/5







Blog Tour & Review - The Lucky Heart - Devney Perry


Today we have the blog tour for The Lucky Heart by Devney Perry! Be sure to grab your copy now!

Title: The Lucky Heart

Author: Devney Perry

Genre: Contemporary Romance


About The Lucky Heart:

Life on his ranch could be their future. If they can overcome their past.

Felicity’s life story reads like the script to a bad soap opera. Girl’s high-school boyfriend becomes a drug addict. Girl falls for boyfriend’s best friend. Girl leaves them both behind only to return home years later for murdered ex-boyfriend’s funeral. Now she’s back home in Montana, ready to start fresh. She’s got a long list of amends to make and relationships to rebuild, including one with the man who has owned her heart for sixteen years.

Silas doesn’t need much. He’s got a great horse, close friends and the Lucky Heart ranch, but something has always been missing. He’s not an idiot. He knows the missing piece is Felicity. And now that she’s returned to Prescott, he’s got a second chance to win her heart. This time, the only thing standing in his way is history. Drudging up the past is going to be about as painful as playing tug of war with barbed wire. But if they can heal old wounds, he’ll get the girl he should have had all along.


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OUR REVIEW:


“Second chance, forgiveness, and love, 5 stars”

Felicity left home sixteen years ago on the run. She was running from her mistakes. See Felicity loved two men and she didn’t want to hurt either of them. Now she’s home and only one remains. Felicity is on an apology tour trying to right all the things she thinks she did wrong. When the truth comes out does it really set you free? What happens when you accept what your heart has always been telling you?

Silas has always loved Felicity, but he didn’t get to her first. So, he stood on the sidelines and waited for his turn. The first time he got the girl it was short lived. He took off and created a life for himself, but Silas home now and ready to claim the one woman who he’s always wanted. Silas decided long ago that he was okay with being Lis’s second choice, but what happens when you find out you might have been wrong the whole time?

This is a story of these two trying to find their way. They are older now and playing for keeps. All the secondary characters were fantastic. I truly hope Perry gives at least three of them their own books. I could see The Lucky Heart playing out like a movie in my head. I fell into the story and didn’t come out until I was finished. If you’re looking for a second chance romance with a little country thrown in this is definitely the story for you.


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





About the Author:


Devney lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories.


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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Release Day Launch - PS: I love You - Jamie Salisbury

Today we have the release day blitz for P.S. I Love You by Jamie Salisbury! Check out the excerpt and grab your copy today!

About P.S. I Love You

First love is always better the second time around.

Basil Manning is happy with his life now that he's given up on love. He has everything he needs...the houses he's building, the mansion he's renovating, and his Bernese Mountain Dog, Crash. In spite of his mother's insistent attempts to see him married, Basil plans on staying a bachelor. That is, until he finds himself face-to-face with the woman who once broke his heart.

Healing from a long-term relationship that turned abusive, Meg Cooper has flung herself into running her eclectic shop, The Pink Moose. She can't afford complications, and the too-hot-for-his-own-good Basil Manning, her one time almost fiancé, is definitely a complication. But that irresistible pull between them isn't over...not by a long shot. If she's not careful, she'll break both their hearts...again.


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Exclusive Excerpt:

I stood, touching my lips as I watched from the back door of my apartment as Basil’s truck pulled out of the parking lot. He kissed me! He told me he was going to, and my God, he kissed me with enough passion for ten men.
But I spooked or something. It didn’t feel like it was the right thing to do and I asked him to stop, knowing where things would have ended up. The feelings were still there, but somehow different. We were both adults now. We’d both experienced sex on our own and were no longer the two naïve teenagers we once were. Something from that kiss told me once I let him in, he’d be there for me always. Was this what I wanted?
The familiar ping of my phone beckoned me back to reality. I pulled it out of my purse and stared at the screen.
Dinner tomorrow? It’s Saturday. You can meet Crash, and I have something of interest to show you at the old house.
R U texting and driving, young man? I grinned at my comeback as I hit Send.
Not to worry. I pulled over.
You have me curious, and I would love to meet Crash.
I’ll call you after I pick up dog and get him settled at home.
I tapped my nail against the phone, pondering my reply. I’ll be waiting.
Hearts and happy-face images followed.
I wandered deeper into my apartment, setting my purse down on the kitchen table. I still had the bottle of water he’d given me at his place. I took it along with my phone into the living room and sank into the comfy couch.
It suddenly dawned on me—someone had been in the apartment. The lid to my laptop was open, something I never did. But who? Worst yet, were they still here? I grabbed the baseball bat I kept by the back door and tiptoed through the apartment. I opened every closet, peered under the bed and behind doors until I was satisfied I was alone.
My nerves were rattled by the idea of someone being brazen enough to trespass into my private domain. But who? Time to get the locks changed. Better still, time to perhaps consider installing a security system both in the apartment and the shop.

 

About Jamie Salisbury:


Writing romance stories with passion and sass, Jamie Salisbury has seen several of her books soar to #1 on Amazon. Her books are self published. Music, traveling the globe and history are among her passions when not writing. Her previous career in public relations in and around the entertainment field has afforded her with a treasure trove of endless story ideas.

 

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Cover Reveal - Show Me the Way - A.L. Jackson

Show Me the Way


The first stand-alone novel in A.L. Jackson's brand-new Fight for Me series...

Coming October 2nd


Cover: RBA Designs



The first sexy, captivating, stand-alone novel in the brand-new FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .
Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful.
The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he’ll let into his heart is his little girl.
Rynna Dayne. As vulnerable as she is tempting.
She ran from Gingham Lakes when she was seventeen. She swore to herself she would never return. Then her grandmother passed away and left her the deed to the diner that she once loved.
When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he’s in trouble.
She’s gorgeous and sweet and everything he can’t trust.
Until she becomes the one thing he can’t resist.
One kiss sends them tumbling toward ecstasy.
But in a town this size, pasts are bound to collide. Caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and disloyalty, Rex must make a choice.
Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance . . .



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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, SHOW ME THE WAY, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.
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