Friday, October 22, 2021

Cover Reveal for Crazy for You by Kylie Stewart


Title: Crazy for You
Series: Love & Nine Lives Series
Author: Kylie Stewart
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Insta-Love, Nerd Romance
Release Date: October 31, 2021
Cover Design: Amanda Walker

The man I want I’ve never met, and the man I need lives right across from me.

As the saying goes; always the bridesmaid never the bride. That’s me. Always the wingman and matchmaker to my two crazy besties. However, my life goes upside down when my new, extremely fine neighbor enlists my help ridding his office of a stray cat.

Kazuya Henderson is unlike any man I’ve encountered before. He’s successful, sexy, and is just as much of a closet nerd as I am. We hit it off and I can’t help but wonder if we’ve met in some other life.

There’s just one issue. There’s someone else. Someone who’s face I’ve never seen. Someone I’ve never met but known for years. Someone I’ve fantasized about falling in love with in my dreams. My secret best friend. And he’s met someone too.

Crazy for You is a sexy-hot stand-alone romance featuring a buxom gamer, a well-educated nerd, and an extremely fluffy cat.

Kylie Stewart has been writing short stories and books all her life. She was influenced by her Scottish heritage to become an independent British history buff and has a small library dedicated to Tudor history and Arthurian legend. From contemporary, to fantasy, to the historical, she loves to write dangerous, passionate, raw romance that will make you dread to see the pages dwindle.

She works as an audio book narrator and voice actor when she isn’t writing. Kylie lives in Dallas, TX with her husband and fellow voice actor Eric Rolon, her son, and their three cats Asuka, Oliver, and Haru.


Book Review for So, This is Christmas by Tracy Andreen

 So, This Is Christmas by Tracy Andreen

Hardcover, 368 pages

Publication: October 12th 2021 by Viking Books for Young Readers

Genre:  Christmas, Holiday, Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary


From Goodreads:  Sarah Dessen meets Let It Snow in this new YA Christmas romance!

When Finley Brown returned to her hometown of Christmas, Oklahoma, from boarding school, she expected to find it just as she left it. Christmas hasn't changed much in her sixteen years. But instead she returns to find that her best friend is dating her ex-boyfriend, her parents have separated, and her archnemesis got a job working at her grandmother's inn. And she certainly didn't expect to find the boy she may or may not have tricked into believing that Christmas was an idyllic holiday paradise on her grandmother's doorstep. It's up to Finley to make sure he gets the Christmas he was promised. This is Finley's Christmas. It's about home and family and friends and finding her place, and along the way she also finds the best Christmas present of all: love.


My Thoughts:  I am really in the Christmas book mood.   It was 80 degrees outside and I turned the air on so it was chilly and cuddled under my fuzzy blanket to enjoy So, This is Christmas.    I could not put it down.   I enjoyed the setting of Christmas, the characters were fun and quirky, and the story kept me entertained.  

So, This is Christmas is a young adult story but it has a lot to offer for a non-young adult reader.   I liked the romance and how shy both Finley and Arthur were with each other.    I am not sure they were even really friends when the story started but as the story went on, I could see the attraction and noticed the flirting.  I liked seeing them become friends and was happy to watch their friendship grow.   

There were teenage issues in the story but there were also adult issues.   Grandma Jo had her adult secret and I liked that it was kept a secret and handled with respect.   Tinley’s parents had their own thing going on, I did not love how Tinley’s mom did not put her first but I did like that both parents knew what they needed to do for themselves.  

There were many quirks and fun in the town of Christmas.  I laughed out loud, I smiled, I shook my head, and most of all I enjoyed the entire book from beginning to end.


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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Audiobook Review for Sweet, Sexy, Heart By: Melissa Foster

 Audiobook Review for Sweet, Sexy, Heart By: Melissa Foster

Narrated by: Meg SylvanTim Paige

Series: The Bradens & Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls) Series, Book 8

Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release date: 08-04-21

Language: English

Publisher: Melissa Foster


Publisher's Summary

From Audible:  Discover the magic of New York Times best seller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions of fans have fallen in love with the fiercely loyal and sassily sexy characters in the Love in Bloom big-family romance families. All Love in Bloom books can be enjoyed as stand-alone novels or as part of the larger series.

For this sweet bookstore owner, avoiding the charms of a famed football player-turned-author was supposed to be easy.... Funny, sinfully sexy, opposite-attracts romance.

Amber Montgomery is perfectly happy with her quiet life, running her bookstore, taking long walks with Reno, her Labrador retriever seizure-response dog, and spending time with her close-knit family. She’s never needed thrills the way some of her sisters have. In an effort to control her epilepsy, she tries to avoid anything that creates too much excitement or stress - including relationships. 

When Amber hosts a book signing for famed athlete-turned-author Dash Pennington, he’s everything she’s spent her life avoiding: loud, aggressive, and far too handsome, as proven by the hordes of women who surround him everywhere he goes. Amber can’t ignore the sparks flying between her and Dash, but this is a no-brainer for her: Ignore their chemistry and hold her breath until he leaves town.

Dash Pennington has spent his life running. Running the ball in for a touchdown, running from town to town to appease his public relations reps, and running into the arms of too many women to count. He’s also an expert at protecting - his reputation, his sisters, and lately, his sanity. But he’s ready to make a change. When he comes to the sleepy little town of Oak Falls, Virginia, and witnesses the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen, living the life he craves, she refuses to have anything to do with him. But now that Dash has found the one thing he doesn’t want to run from, he’ll stop at nothing to win her over.

©2021 Melissa Foster (P)2021 Melissa Foster

Audiobook Review:  I absolutely love Meg Sylvan and Tim Paige as narrators.   They are perfect for Melissa Foster’s Sweet, Sexy Heart book.    Dash and Amber are sweet, sexy, and fun and the voices of the narrators portray them perfectly.   I could feel their love, hear their respect, and know exactly what emotion they were feeling as I listened to the story.  

eBook Review:  Dash Pennington is all alpha male, which is exactly what Amber Montgomery is not needing in her life.    Amber is happy to run her bookstore, hang out with her friends, and live her quiet life.  Enter Dash, who upon first look decides that Amber is all that he wants.    As a retired athlete, motivational speaker, and author he goes for what he wants and does not give up until he gets it. 

 I loved that Melissa Foster wrote Amber as not a perfect character.   She has epilepsy and it has held her back some.   She knows that stress and tiredness can bring on seizures, so she lives her life carefully and aware of her body’s reactions.   Dash Pennington has done his research on epilepsy and knows that he has to be aware of Amber’s needs.  I love that he embraces her life, supports her, and wants a relationship with her.   He does not just pursue her, he woos her, he wins her over, and he gives her everything that he has to offer.  

Dash and Amber are meant to be.   They belong together and I look forward to catching glimpses of their future in other books in this series.   






New Release... Heart of Stone by Ariana Rose


Title: Heart of Stone
Series: The Stone Series #4
Author: Ariana Rose
Genre: Angsty/Emotional Romance
Release Date: October 21, 2021

𝐈 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞.
Now, I stare at the one match that could destroy everything we've gained. Me.
I thought I had the tools, the knowledge, to thrive... to survive, but I was wrong.

When you can't hide it, fight it, or mask it, there's only one thing left to do.
I've always strived for perfection. I've had to. It's been expected, demanded of me.
Until Alexandra. She never expects perfection. She only expects... me.
I've experienced loss in its worst and truest form, and they say history is cyclical.
How long do I have with her until my actions take her away?

Sometimes, it feels like I'm a pawn in the chess game of my life.
But I will protect my friends, my family, and my son from anything that could harm them.
𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠... 𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐞.

Author and hopeless romantic, Ariana Rose, dabbles in all forms of contemporary romance. All of her novels do have one thing in common. Her heroes and heroines are as passionate about life and love as they are about each other.

A proud mother of two, she was born and raised in the Minneapolis area. She's always been a storyteller and known to have a flair for the dramatic. Her daughter is just across the border finishing her college career and is a go to for all things graphic design. Her son is a busy middle schooler who loves all things penguins, science, gaming, cars and the weather. Ariana's fur baby (a beagle/lab) can be found curled next to her while she writes unless chasing squirrels and finding puppy friends become a higher priority.

When Ariana is not writing, she can be found at the rink in a figure skating lesson, binge watching her favorite shows, screening an 80s movie she's seen hundreds of times, exploring history or traveling to any of her current or new favorite places.

Ariana first published in August of 2018. Her Stone Series was the leaping point. It's fourth installment will debut in October 2021. She has two novels in K. Bromberg's Driven World, Twisted with its sequel Entwined. The concluding chapter Pivot, will follow in February 2022. You can find her first sports romance, Bitter Edge, in the Cocky Hero World. Double Exposure, her first co-write, also releases in February 2022.

You can find her exclusively in Kindle Unlimited. You can also sign up for her newsletter, watch her website or find her on all her social media to catch all the latest and greatest on upcoming projects.

Always remember that passion is never a bad thing, it's where dreams and reality collide.


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Release Blitz for Blind Date by Monica Murphy


Blind Date by Monica Murphy is now live!

Amelia Lee is in desperate need of a change.

Finally free from her controlling ex-boyfriend, she's not looking to date someone new, even though all of her friends are encouraging her to do exactly that. One in particular believes she's found the perfect guy for Amelia. So she sets her up on a blind date.

At a wedding.

Amelia has no idea the guy she bumped into at her friend's Christmas tree farm is the same one she's been set up with at a wedding reception. Isaac Jones is a nice guy. A good looking guy. A much younger guy. No way could they be compatible - they have nothing in common.

The more time Amelia spends with Isaac though, the more she realizes he just might be perfect for her. He makes her laugh. He's a complete gentleman. And they're definitely compatible between the sheets...

But is he only the rebound guy? Or can they actually make this newfound romance work?

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Meet Monica

Monica Murphy is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling romance author. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and have sold over two million copies worldwide. Both a traditionally published and independently published author, she writes young adult, new adult and contemporary romance. She's also known as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

A native Californian, she lives on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere with her husband, two kids, one dog, and four cats. When she's not writing, she's an assistant coach for her daughter's high school cheer team, which is a two season sport. Meaning, she's at practice with a bunch of teenage girls all the time. Or she's at a football game. Or a basketball game. Maybe someday, she'll even write about this experience.

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