Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Reveal for Gaming the System Series by Brenna Aubrey


Gaming The System Series by Brenna Aubrey

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis book 1:

“This is one of 13 romance novels that should be on every woman’s bucket list.”–Bustle.com

I had the craziest idea when I decided to auction my virginity online. I have reasons for it. Good reasons. My mom’s hospital bills, for one. My medical school tuition, for another. By day, I’m a student and popular gaming blogger, but my dream is to become a doctor. This auction could free me from a crushing pile of debt and give me the cash I need to make my dreams a reality.

And honestly, I’m also looking forward to cashing in that troublesome V-card. Win, win.

My rules are set in stone: One night, then no further contact with the auction winner. Enter Adam Drake, the brilliant gaming company CEO and multimillionaire. He won my auction. He’s young, driven, and so damn sexy. It’s frightening how attracted I am – though I’d never admit it. And it’s clear I’ll need to protect my heart.

But Adam is used to making the rules and before I can catch it, he’s found a loophole. Every stipulation I made to protect myself is getting tossed by the wayside.
I can’t help but wonder… Is he playing me? Or is he playing for keeps?

Reading order is as follows:

Girl Geek
At Any Price
At Any Turn
At Any Moment
For The Win
For The One
Worth Any Cost
It Was Always You
For The Taking
For The Holidays


Brenna Aubrey is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary romance stories that center on geek culture. Her debut novel, At Any Price, is currently free on all platforms. Her books are on over a million e-readers worldwide, have been translated into German, French, Italian and Dutch. They've also been adapted as an interactive app game. Look for the brand new POINT OF NO RETURN series and her extremely popular GAMING THE SYSTEM series.

She has always sought comfort in good books and the long, involved stories she weaves in her head. Brenna is a city girl with a nature-lover’s heart. She therefore finds herself out in green open spaces any chance she can get. She currently resides on the west coast of the US with her husband and children (both human and furry).

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Monday, February 27, 2023

Release Blitz for Matchmaking a Roommate by Angela Casella & Denise Grover Swank


Matchmaking a Roommate by Denise Grover Swank & Angela Casella is now live! 

He's her next makeover project. She's his next mistake.

I'm Ivy Anders, popular romance novelist and small-town success story. Or so they say. I tell myself I'm only back in my hometown because my father had a heart attack, but that's not the full story.

I can't go home. And the longer I stay, the less I want to. I'm drawn in by my part-time job at Ziggy brewery, which I took to research for my next book, and by the mystery of Lou, my father's stuffy lodger, a temporary transplant from New York.

Normally, I wouldn't look twice at someone like Lou. He's a rules guy, and I've never met a rule I didn't want to break just for the fun of it. But it's obvious he needs an intervention to avoid becoming an old man at thirty-four, and I am going to make that happen.

I came to Highland Hills to hide. It's not every day a man loses his professional integrity, his fiancée, and his pet fish all in the same week.

The last thing I want is for smoking hot Ivy Anders to get it into her head that I should be her project. But she has, and it's hard as hell to say no to her. Believe me, I've tried.

The more time we spend together, the more I realize that I have another problem on my hands: Ivy's everything I'm not—young and wild and free—and she's all I can think about.

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Meet Denise

Denise Grover Swank is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author who writes romance mystery and romantic comedy. 

She lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City, MISSOURI. (So many people think it's in Kansas.) She has six kids—three out on their own, one in college, and two in high school. She has three dogs. She spends her free time binging Netflix, drinking wine, and reading. Not necessarily in that order.


Connect with Denise

Website: https://www.denisegroverswank.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4921525.Denise_Grover_Swank

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Denise-Grover-Swank/e/B005ANAB6K

  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeniseGroverSwank

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/886896121323183

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/denisegroverswank/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeniseMSwank

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@denisegroverswank

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/denise-grover-swank

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/denisegroverswank/


Meet Angela

ANGELA CASELLA is a romcom fanatic. Writing them, reading them, watching them—she's greedy, and she does it all. She writes the Fairy Godmother Agency series solo, and she's lucky enough to collaborate with Denise Grover Swank on multiple series.

She lives in Asheville, NC. Her hobbies include herding her daughter toward less dangerous activities, the aforementioned romcom addiction, and dreaming of having someone else clean her house.

Visit her website at www.angelacasella.com or Angela and Denise's website at www.arcdgs.com.

Connect with Angela


Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AngelaCasellaauthor

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428228984222815

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelacasellaauthor/

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/angela-denise

Book Review for The Mother Next Door by Leah Mercer


The Mother Next Door by Leah Mercer


255 pages, Kindle Edition


February 27, 2023 by Bookouture



Taken from Goodreads:  I glance over at Lou’s house as I pull onto my drive, surprised that it is still in darkness. Lou and the kids should have been home from school long ago. I should be preparing a delicious meal for my children as they tell me about their day. But Lou’s car is nowhere to be seen…

The night is drawing in and Lou has still not returned. I try not to panic, but deep down I know something is wrong. Lou is the most dependable friend. Our children are at the same school. We always help each other out, and she cares for my two like only a mother can.

As a storm rages outside and local news reports tell everyone to stay indoors, a feeling of deep dread starts to swell. Then the call comes. The police have found Lou’s car, with my children’s schoolbags still inside along with Lou’s phone. But they are nowhere to be seen.

Clutching my husband’s hands, willing our children to be found safe and sound, I try to silence the voice inside my head. I’ve not been honest. I’m being punished for what happened all those years ago.

And then I get Lou’s message and I know that if I want to see my children again, I need to tell the truth to everyone I love.

What I don’t yet know is that Lou has been keeping her own dark secret. And once the storm passes, nothing will ever be the same again.


My Thoughts:  What a thriller!!  Leah Mercer had me hooked from the first chapter.  I start a book with the hopes off figuring out the twist before the author reveals it.  I had ideas with this one, I had HUGE hopes that I had it figured out…I did not have it figured out. I am not upset about that because oh what a twist.


The characters in this book are all relatable.   They are moms, they have mom lives, and mom dramas.  I could relate to each of them and could have been living their lives.   The fact that there was more to each character than I first glance just added to the mystery of where Lou and their children were. 


The Mother Next Door is a phenomenal thriller.   I could not put it down. 



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Meet Leah Mercer (Taken from her website):  Leah can't remember a time when she didn't love writing. From creating fake newspapers to writing letters to the editor, scribbling something was always on the agenda. Even the rejections she received after completing her first novel at age 13 didn't dent her enthusiasm.


So it makes sense, then, that she pursued a career in anything but writing. Public relations, teaching, recruitment, editing medical journals -- even a stint painting houses -- until she finally succumbed once more to the lure of the blank page. 


Whe she's not being jumped on by her young son or burning supper while thinking of plotlines, Leah can be found furiously tapping away on her laptop, trying not to check Twitter or Facebook. 


Leah also writes romantic comedies under the name Talli Roland.




Saturday, February 25, 2023

Book Blitz for Sapphire Eyes by Aurelia Yates with a GIVEAWAY


Sapphire Eyes by Aurelia Yates

(The Red Club Series, #2)
Publication date: February 24, 2023
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense


Innocent, doe-eyed Rose is living the life in New York, interning at the largest law firm in Manhattan with a year left in law school. That is, until her parents tell her they can’t afford to continue paying her tuition. While she’s stressed over how she’ll make ends meet and finish her degree, her friend tells her a secret she’s kept hidden—that she works at a strip club with many rich, good-looking men as her customers.

Rose enters Club Red, looking only for a waitressing position, but what she finds ends up being so much more.

A large man with blond hair and the most hypnotizing sapphire-blue eyes, Blaze wants to put Rose into positions that have nothing to do with serving anything or anyone but him. And he will not stop pursuing her until he makes the darling Rose his.

Aurelia writes contemporary romance and enjoys reading it just as much! She lives in Alabama with her husband, daughter and fur babies. She spends most of her time taking care of her loved ones and plotting stories. Excited to begin this new journey, she’s looking forward to sharing her stories.  

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Friday, February 24, 2023

Live Now!! I Was Always Yours by Emma Luna with a GIVEAWAY


Title: I Was Always Yours
Author: Emma Luna
Genre: Friends with Benefits Romance
Release Date: February 24, 2023
Cover Design: The Book Cover Boutique

CLICK HERE to enter the Giveaway over on Instagram!

I was always yours, but are you mine?

I've been on every bad date you can think of, and I'm still traumatised by some of them. I know I'm a curvy girl, but I still deserve a nice guy.

I decide to give Internet dating one last go, and that's when I meet Lee. He's the perfect guy—smart, funny, and incredibly sexy. He brings out a praise kink I didn't even know I had, and I just want to be his good girl.

Sadly, Lee doesn't want a relationship, and instead proposes we be friends with benefits.

The more time we spend together, and the more benefits we enjoy, the more my heart is put on the line. So why can't I walk away?

When life throws me a deadly curveball, and I lose all hope, I push everyone away. But as Lee fights to be part of my life, we both have to reevaluate what we're really looking for.

Is there any chance we were both meant for each other?

I Was Always Yours is a heartbreaking, friends with benefits romance featuring a curvy girl looking for love and the guy who shows her what life and love is really like. This book is intended for mature readers and there are plenty of spicy scenes featuring praise kink.

Emma Luna is a USA Today Bestselling dark romance author from the UK. In a previous life she was a Midwife and a Lecturer, but now she listens to the voices in her head and puts pen to paper to bring their stories to life. In her spare time, when she should be sleeping, she also loves to edit, proofread, and format books for other amazing authors.

Emma’s books are dark, dangerous, and devilishly sexy. She loves writing about strong, feisty, but underestimated women, and the cocky, dirty-mouthed men they bring to their knees.

When Emma isn’t writing, promoting, or editing books she can be found napping, colouring in adult colouring books, and collecting novelty notebooks. She also enjoys coffee and gossiping with her mum, playing or having hugs with her gorgeous nephew, who is the light of her life, stealing her parents dog Hector, and curling up on the sofa to watch a film with Mr Luna. Oh and for those of you that don’t know, Emma is a hardcore Harry Potter fan—Team Ravenclaw!!

Thank you for taking a chance on a crazy Brit and the voices inside her head. That makes you a true LUNAtic now too!