Friday, March 29, 2024

Release Blitz for Heartless Monster by Rachel Leigh


Heartless Monster by Rachel Leigh is now live! 

A Dark and Sexy, Enemies-to-Lovers, Sports Romance from USA Today and International Bestselling Author, Rachel Leigh.

Rome Cromwell isn’t just football royalty in our town.

He’s a heartless monster out for revenge,

And I'm the ordinary girl with his target on her back.

One year ago my knight in shining armor stepped out of the fog and rescued me.

With a simple thank you and an “I owe you one”, I was on my way.

Little did I know, that was only the start of our deranged story.

Now our parents are married and we’re living under the same roof.

Rome presents himself as a masked villain with strikingly good looks and a hypnotic appeal.

Girls want him.

His friends want to be him.

But I only want to run from him.

I see beneath his cracked facade into the heart of the beast.

He blames me for the fight that left his football career in shambles.

And he hasn’t forgotten I’m in his debt.

Now his claws are digging in so deep, I fear I won't survive.

Rome no longer wants to save me.

He only wants to own me.

To break me.

Piece by piece by piece.

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Meet Rachel

Rachel Leigh is a USA Today and International bestselling author of new adult and contemporary romances.

She loves to write—and read—flawed bad-boys and strong heroines. You can expect dark elements, a dash of suspense, and a lot of steam.

Her goal is to take readers on an adventure with her words, while showing them that even on the darkest days, love conquers all.

Rachel lives in Michigan with her husband, three little monsters (who aren't so little anymore) and a couple of fur babies. When she's not writing or reading, she's likely lounging in leggings, with coffee in her hand, while binge watching her favorite reality tv shows. 


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Now Live! Easier Said Than Done by Marie James


Title: Easier Said Than Done
Series: Lindell Series
Author: Marie James
Release: March 28, 2024
Genre/Tropes: baby pact, best friends to lovers, broken hero, small town romance
Cover Designer: Qamber Designs

Narrated by Sebastian York and Tatiana Sokolov

If you can’t ask your best friend to get you pregnant then who can you ask?

Adalynn Tate made a promise to her childhood friend.
They vowed that they’d do everything together, including marrying their junior high crush and having all their babies at the same time.
Her friend has succeeded. She got the guy, and the first bun is in the oven.
Now it’s Adalynn’s turn to make her own dreams a reality.
When Adalynn’s best guy friend comes over, he sees the pamphlets for her to have a baby on her own.
Cash does what any best friend would do – offers his free, platonic services instead of extra medical bills.
He doesn’t know Adalynn has had a crush on him since junior high, something she’s done her best to lock down deep as not to threaten their friendship.
Adalynn knows in this world you don’t get to have it all: the baby, the man, the fairytale.
But Cash has other plans for her.


Narrated by Sebastian York & Tatiana Sokolov

Marie James is a full-time author, mother of two boys, and wife of 18+ years. Dog Mom to four great danes: Maximus, Sassy, Kiki, and Hargid

She has spent almost my entire lifetime living in central Texas, with only short stays in South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. She is currently residing in a sleepy little town in East Tennessee.

Writing is her passion, and she absolutely loves being able to sit down and put all of her thoughts and emotions into her stories.

She loves dogs, coffee, making handmade cards, and reading steamy romance novels!


Book Review for The Philadelphia Heiress by Anita Abriel

 The Philadelphia Heiress by Anita Abriel

Published March 26, 2024 by Lake Union Publishing

Genre:  Historical Fiction


Taken from Goodreads: 
 In pursuit of happiness, a young woman’s dreams extend beyond money and marriage in this aspirational historical novel by the international bestselling author of The Light After the War.

It’s 1927, and Helen Montgomery is coming of age on Philadelphia’s Main Line, where privileged young women are set for life. But Helen has desires of her own. Debutante balls, eligible bachelors, and marriage aren’t among them…until her father is embroiled in a devastating scandal that jeopardizes the family’s financial future and social standing, that is. Then it becomes up to Helen to repair both by marrying a man of wealth and connection.

Edgar Scott is as independent as Helen. The black-sheep scion of a railroad magnate, Edgar’s aspirations of becoming an author go against the grain of his own family’s expectations. For a time, Helen and Edgar’s marriage grows from attraction and convenience to genuine loyalty and respect. But as Edgar’s frustrations and rejections mount and Helen’s personal dreams recede, the cracks in the perfect life Helen wants are beginning to show.

So begins Helen’s journey of forgiveness, redefining the meaning of perfection—for herself and in others—and accepting with all her heart the mistakes humans make in the name of love.


My Thoughts:  The Philadelphia Heiress is my first from Anita Abriel and I cannot wait to read more of her books.  I love the romance, the family dynamic, and the drama within the different relationships.   None of the relationships are easy in this book but they are real.  

I felt like a lot of the book was about Helen forgiving people.  She had to forgive her dad, forgive her mom, forgive her sister, and so many others.   There were times I was worried that she was forgiving too many and while I did not want her to hold any grudges, I wanted to her to be strong enough to stand up for what she believes in.   Yet, Helen is a strong character.   She does not let those she cares about walk all over her but she does realize that love is rare and when she has it, she does not want to let it go.  

The descriptions in this book are in detail, a lot of detail.   There were times that I skimmed over some of the words because there were too many describing a certain event or location.   There were other times that I felt like I was reading something I had already read; the story had some repetition.   But the story was so good. 

Thank you Lake Union Publishing for a copy of the book via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

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Meet Anita Abriel (Taken from her website):  
Anita Abriel was born in Sydney, Australia. She received a BA in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing from Bard College. She lives in California with her family and is the author of The Light After the War which was inspired by her mother’s story of survival during WWII. Her latest novel, The Life She Wanted is set in the Gilded Age mansions of 1920’s New York and on the French Riviera. 

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Release Blitz for Rope the Moon by Ava Hunter


Rope the Moon by Ava Hunter is now live! 

A Sexy, Small Town, Military standalone romance by bestselling author, Ava Hunter.

I was a good girl who played by the rules. Except when it came to Davis Montgomery.

A handsome former Marine with a rough touch and a filthy mouth. A man I loved.

But when he didn’t ask me to stay, I took it as a sign to leave my small town and chase my dream. What a mistake that turned out to be.

Now, I’m back, running from the flames of my past to find a fresh start.

But fresh doesn’t always mean easy. Not when I’m now the town outcast. Not when I can’t hide my bruises or the baby I’m carrying.

When Davis finds out what happened to me, his protective nature comes out and he does the unthinkable. He moves me onto Runaway Ranch, determined to keep me safe. He says he’ll do everything he can to get me back on my feet. But I never expected the deep feelings and scorching attraction between us to come back even stronger.

One night, the embers of our past are rekindled and I remember all the reasons why I’ve loved him for so long.

That one spark gives us back our second chance. But second chances don’t come easy, especially when the shadow from my past is lurking. And ready to take back what’s his…

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Meet Ava Hunter

Ava Hunter is an Amazon top 50 bestselling author. She writes romance with heart, humor, and heat.

Her bestselling books include Babymoon or Bust, an accidental pregnancy rom-com, and Tame the Heart, a grumpy/sunshine cowboy romance with Yellowstone-vibes.

When she’s not at her computer with a hot cup of coffee, you’ll either find her reading the latest true crime book or traveling with her family. Otherwise, she’ll be behind her desk, plotting out or typing up her next dreamy love story.


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Book Review for Studies at the School by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

 Maggie Adair #4

Studies at the School by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

Published March 26, 2024 by Avon

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Taken from Goodreads:
  The long-awaited and never-before published finale in New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan’s delightful School by the Sea series. After all those lessons, it’s time to graduate.... Beloved literature teacher Maggie Adair loves her life at the prestigious Downey House boarding school on the gloriously sunny, windy English coast. It was there that she found her footing as a teacher and fell in love with her colleague David—the two great anchors of her life. But these days Maggie’s feeling restless, lured by the promise of a different life back in her Scottish hometown. How can you follow your heart when it seems to be taking you in two directions at once? Meanwhile, Maggie’s favorite students are abuzz at the thought of graduation and set to fly the nest to their next adventure. What will life hold for mercurial Fliss, glamorous Alice, and shy, hard-working Simone when they finally finish their studies at the school by the sea? Will Maggie stay to welcome the next class of girls, or will she too graduate to new adventures?


My Thoughts:  I did not read any other books in this series and there is no doubt that I should have.     This is a series that should be read in order. 

Although I had not read any other books, I am a fan of Jenny Colgan.  Her characters are always quirky, her stories are unique and easy to read.  Studies at the School by the Sea is all of that and more.  I enjoyed the relationship of David and Maggie, although at times I felt it leaned more towards a high school relationship than an adult relationship.   Maggie was a little whiny at times and should have talked to David more instead of just dwelling in her own thoughts.    

This is not my favorite Jenny Colgan book but I will pick up her next book.   She is a hit and miss author for me, although there are more hits than misses.

 Thank you Avon Books for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

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Meet Jenny Colgan (taken from her website):
 Jenny Colgan was born in Scotland and has lived in London, the Netherlands, the U.S. and France. She eventually settled on the wettest of all of these places, and currently lives just North of Edinburgh with her husband Andrew, her dog Nevil Shute, and her three children: Wallace, who is 11 and likes pretending to be 19 and not knowing what this embarrassing ‘family’ thing is that keeps following him about; Michael-Francis, who is 9 and likes making new friends on aeroplanes, and Delphine who is 7 and is mostly raccoon as far as we can tell so far.  


Things Jenny likes include: cakes, far too much Doctor Who, wearing Converse trainers every day so her feet are now just gigantic big flat pans; baths only slightly cooler than the surface of the sun and very very long books, the longer the better. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Book Blitz for An Accident Waiting to Dragon by Abigail Owen with a GIVEAWAY


An Accident Waiting to Dragon 
by Abigail Owen

(Brimstone Inc., #3)
Publication date: March 26th 2024
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance


It’s not the heat…it’s the pixie dust.

The day her brother died, Gwendolyn Moonsoar fled from her veil of pixies. Grief drove her away, but a broken heart made her stay gone for good. Lucky for Gwen, Brimstone Inc. was there to break her fall. Now, as a special courier transporting the most valuable and dangerous items of the supernatural world, Gwen is good at her job. Damn good. After all, disappearing is her specialty.

Dragon shifter Asher Kato will always be haunted by his best friend Goran’s death. Although a promise he made gave him no choice, Asher will never forgive himself for the role he played…or the fallout it caused with Goran’s younger sister, Gwen. Burying himself in his role as second-in-command of the blue dragons is his only escape. Unfortunately, the peace they fought so hard for isn’t meant for a warrior like him. So, when a courier transporting a rare basilisk egg goes missing, Asher volunteers to track her down.

Except Asher’s mission ends up stranding him on a deserted island with the only woman he’s ever wanted….a pixie who would rather vanish forever than spend a single second with him.

Award-winning author, Abigail Owen, writes NA/YA romantasy and paranormal romance. She loves plots that move hot and fast, feisty heroines with sass, heroes with heart, a dash of snark, and oodles of HEAs!

Abbie has a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing) from Texas A&M University (gig’em Ags!), and an MBA from California State University-Sacramento. Prior to becoming a published author, she spent 15+ years using the other side of her brain in various tech- and business-related roles.

Other titles include: wife, mother, Star Wars geek, ex-competitive skydiver, AuDHD, spreadsheet lover, Jeopardy fanatic, organizational guru, true classic movie buff, linguaphile, wishful world traveler, and chocoholic.

Abigail currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own swoon-worthy hero, their (mostly) angelic teenagers, and two adorable fur babies.

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