Friday, April 16, 2021

Cover Reveal for Finding Our Someday by M.M. Koenig

 

M.M. Koenig is revealing the cover for the last in her new romantic suspense series, FINDING OUR SOMEDAY! Check out the gorgeous cover and catch up on the series today!

Title: Finding Our Someday

Author: M.M. Koenig

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Day: May 6th

About Finding Our Someday:

The past should be behind her, but for Bri McAndrews, it keeps sneaking up in the worst ways. Lies, vicious plots, and manipulation follow Bri everywhere she turns. All she wants is to pick up the pieces and move on with her life, but the mistakes she’s made continue to haunt her, hurt her, pull her under. And with the sting of Trey’s latest betrayal still very fresh, Bri doesn’t know if she can truly trust him with her heart, leaving her at a crossroads she’s not ready to face. The future should be bright, but for Trey Donovan, that’s the furthest thing from the truth. Trey has more regrets than he can count on one hand. To find atonement, he’s had to own up to the things he’s done, creating a rift with Bri he can’t seem to mend. Trey only wants the life with Bri he sees in his mind, but it keeps evading him, remaining just out of reach—especially when they find themselves standing between two of the most important people in their lives. You need darkness in order to see the stars shine, but when a storm blows in, leaving a thunder cloud that blocks any semblance of hope, will two hearts become one, or have they become too tarnished to find their someday?

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Catch Up on the Series:

Fighting for Someday:

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Waiting for Someday:

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About M.M. Koenig:

M. M. Koenig enjoys being active and has a variety of interests that coincide with her passion for life. Always one to try new things, she has acquired a variety of skills. Her sarcastic nature and multitude of experiences tend to find their way into her novels.   When she has free time and isn't writing, she spends as much time as she can with friends and family. To fuel her soul, she is constantly looking for new music, movies, and books to keep the writer's block at bay.

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Pre-Order for Second Chance at Love Anthology

 

Title: Second Chance at Love Anthology

Authors: Danielle Young, Emma Creed, Melissa Williams, Adina D Grey, Amali Rose
Release: May 3, 2021
Genre: 2nd Chance Romance Anthology
Cover Reveal: April 25, 2021


To celebrate the second year of Romance Readers Book Box UK we have teamed up with some of the best UK and International authors to bring you a celebratory collection of brand new stories.

With one story representing each of the main boxes from our second 12 months there is surely something for everyone included here.

If you like your hero’s able to strum a tune then why not try For Real by Danielle Young? Empty Souls by Emma Creed takes us into the dangers world of Motorcycle Clubs whereas All The Rage is a lighter romantic comedy style story from Melissa Williams.

Ready for Christmas already? Adina D Grey is bringing all kinds of festive feelings in Spindle Together before we delves into She Hates Me, She Loves Me Not; an enemies to lovers romance from Amali Rose.

All proceeds are going to Together For Short Lives. The UK charity that is here to make sure the 99,000 seriously ill children and their families can make the most of every moment they have together – whether that’s for years, months or only hours.




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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Review for Perfect Risk by C.A. Harms with a Giveaway

 

Title: Perfect Risk
Series: Mason Creek #1
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Small Town Romance
Release Date: April 8, 2021


Mason Creek, Montana is my home. It always has been and truth is, there is no place like it.

I can hide away in a big city, pretend as if I’m not drowning. I can ignore the sadness inside my heart that is begging for a change. But if I’m being honest, my sense of belonging has disappeared. I thought I wanted the big city life, the fast track and all the glamorous things. Turns out, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than home.

Coming back to help run my mom’s business gave me the perfect escape.

But there is one problem.

An unresolved past has a way of haunting anyone. Things can sure get complicated when the man that broke your heart all those years ago is now your new landlord.

It may get a little messy, I may regret my decision to stay…

But then again, this might just be the Perfect Risk.

My Thoughts…  Perfect Risk is the perfect start to a series that I am already looking forward to reading more of.   As I read the book, I kept looking at the secondary characters and wondering what their story would entail, would I meet new characters, was their happily ever after already in Mason Creek.  C.A. Harms has started a series and it is already a must-read for me.  

In Perfect Risk we meet Wyatt and Sadie.   Wyatt is the guy who broke Sadie’s heart when they were in high school and the last person Sadie wants to see when she returns home.   Of course, he is one of the first people he runs into and then ends up renting his cottage.   From their first meeting when she comes home the sparks fly and when she moves in next door, they cannot help but feel their attraction grow.  I loved seeing Sadie fight her feelings while Wyatt is working to figure out how to win her heart.   There is no doubt that they will come together.   The question is if Sadie can open her heart enough to let Wyatt in forever.  

C.A. Harms has written an wonderful, sweet, and sexy story set in a cute small town.   








Amazon Review - “Welcome to Mason Creek! This book was absolutely beautiful.”
Fun Under the Covers - “Absolutely beautiful story of love and forgiveness”
Amazon Review - “On Fire with Feels 🔥❤”
Amazon Review - The perfect small town read 😍


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“Will you stop laughing, it was awful.” I flopped down on my couch and buried my head in the throw pillow.

“Come on, Sadie, it can’t be that bad.” Anna had no idea.

“No, not bad at all, Ms. Murphy just found her son with his mouth on my tits but hey, it was nothing.”

“Okay so when you say on your tits, was he like smashed between them, or focusing on one at a time?”

“You are an asshole.” She was loving my humiliation, the sound of her laughter confirmed this. I know my best friend, and had the tables been turned she would have grabbed her shirt, put it on, and then managed to prance around as if nothing had happened. “You should have seen the look on her face. And then Will didn’t make things any better.”

“I’m sure he had a whole lot to say.”

“Too much.” His words were still ringing in my mind. It was almost as if his poor mother wasn’t standing at his side while he spewed things that furthered my humiliation. I don’t think I will ever be able to face her without feeling like a complete idiot.

“She is a woman, she was married to one of the Murphy men for years, I think she is completely aware of their powers.” Anna was trying to make me feel better and she was failing. “I’m sure she’s already forgotten about what she saw.”

“Sure, yeah, I’m sure.” Not even close. “I’m sure that the idea of me having premarital sex with her son in his garage is the furthest thing from her mind. Not to mention she found him sucking on my nipple.”

Anna’s laugh echoed even louder, accompanied by a snort. “Oh, so he was mid-suck?”

“I’m hanging up on you now.” I ended the call to the sounds of her uncontrollable laughter and didn’t feel any better about what had taken place only a short time ago.

The minute I looked up to find Wyatt’s mother and brother there I let my head hang low as I hurried out of the garage ignoring the protests of Wyatt. Almost tripping three times in my need to get inside quickly I practically slammed into my front door before righting myself and finally stepping inside.

I planned on hiding out here for days.

I can see it now, the next headline will read…

Our small-town hero was caught mid suck when his own mother broke through the pre-sexed haze during a steamy night in the garage.

Kill me now! I knew it was only a matter of time before my own mother got her hands on the information. Oh God, and my father…I felt sick!





C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.


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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Review for Little Pieces of Me by Alison Hammer

 

Little Pieces of Me by  Alison Hammer 

Paperback, 400 pages

publication: April 13th 2021 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Genre:  Women’s Fiction, Contemporary, Adult


When Paige Meyer gets an email from a DNA testing website announcing that her father is a man she never met, she is convinced there must be a mistake. But as she digs deeper into her mother's past and her own feelings of being the odd child out growing up, Paige begins to question everything she thought she knew. Could this be why Paige never felt like she fit in her family, and why her mother always seemed to keep her at an arm's length? And what does it mean for Paige's memories of her father, a man she idolized and whose death she is still grieving? Back in 1975, Betsy Kaplan, Paige's mom, is a straightlaced sophomore at the University of Kansas. When her sweet but boring boyfriend disappoints her, Betsy decides she wants more out of life, and is tired of playing it safe. Enter Andy Abrams, the golden boy on campus with a potentially devastating secret. After their night together has unexpected consequences, Betsy is determined to bury the truth and rebuild a stable life for her unborn child, whatever the cost.

When Paige can't get answers from her mother, she goes looking for the only other person who was there that night. The more she learns about what happened, the more she sees her unflappable, distant mother as a real person faced with an impossible choice. But will it be enough to mend their broken relationship?

Told in dual timelines, Little Pieces of Me examines identity and how the way we define ourselves changes (or not) through our life experiences. 

 

My Thoughts…Dual timelines are wonderful when done right.  Alison Hammer did a great job of writing two timelines, one in the present and one in the past, and bringing it all together perfectly.   I loved learning about Paige’s struggle with the results of a DNA test and learning how the results of that DNA test came to be. 

 The story of Paige’s mom was interesting.  Of course, I did not love the way she treated Alison, but I did understand why it was hard talking about her past.  The story of her college years, her being pregnant, and her raising her family gave me an insight into how she became the women she is today.  

Paige’s story tore at my heart.  Learning that the man she loved and thought she was her father was not.   Her mother would not tell her about her father, and she questioned everything she thought she was.   I could not imagine what she was going through but through Alison Hammer’s amazing work I felt like I was invested in Paige finding her place in the world.   I needed her to get her answers and to accept them and be okay.  

Little Pieces of Me is a story of being true to yourself, finding yourself, and acceptance. 

 

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Review for Courage, My Love by Kristin Beck

 

Courage, My Love by  Kristin Beck 

 

Kindle Edition

publication: April 13th 2021

Genre: Historical Fiction, WWII, Adult Fiction, Italy

 


When the Nazi occupation of Rome begins, two courageous young women are plunged deep into the Italian Resistance to fight for their freedom in this captivating debut novel.

Rome, 1943


Lucia Colombo has had her doubts about fascism for years, but as a single mother in an increasingly unstable country, politics are for other people--she needs to focus on keeping herself and her son alive. Then the Italian government falls and the German occupation begins, and suddenly, Lucia finds that complacency is no longer an option.

Francesca Gallo has always been aware of injustice and suffering. A polio survivor who lost her father when he was arrested for his anti-fascist politics, she came to Rome with her fiancé to start a new life. But when the Germans invade and her fiancé is taken by the Nazis, Francesca decides she has only one option: to fight back.

As Lucia and Francesca are pulled deeper into the struggle against the Nazi occupation, both women learn to resist alongside the partisans to drive the Germans from Rome. But as winter sets in, the occupation tightens its grip on the city, and the resistance is in constant danger.

In the darkest days, Francesca and Lucia face their pasts, find the courage to love, and maintain hope for a future that is finally free. 

My Thoughts…No one can ever say that WWII, or any war, is anything but horrific.   The ways that people are forced to live, the lives lost, and the countries destroyed are nothing less that horrific.   But out of these wars come some amazing friendships.   In Courage, My Love I chose to focus on the friendship of Lucia and Francesca.    They are two strong, fearless women who work together with the resistance to fight the Germans.    As the war moves on their losses add up and their strength grows.   The Allies are coming, and they must be ready. 

The research that Kristin Beck put into this book had to be immense.   She took a time in life when people were living in fear of being captured or killed and brought it to life.  I could picture the ghetto as the soldiers rounded up the people living there.   The sounds of artillery being fired and planes flying over headed were sounds that I heard as I read her book.    I could see the Resistance hiding, running down alleys, and doing their dangerous work all while trying to keep themselves alive.  Courage, My Love is a book that came alive to me as I read it.  

I love WWII and learning about that era.   Kristin Beck did a wonderful job in telling a story while teaching her reader the history of the time.  I recommend Courage, My Love to any WWII readers, historical fiction readers, or those interested in losing themselves in a wonderful story of friendship and strength.  

 

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Meet Kristin Beck…
Kristin Beck first learned about World War II from her grandmother, who served as a Canadian army nurse, fell in love with an American soldier in Belgium, and married him shortly after VE Day. Kristin thus grew up hearing stories about the war, and has been captivated by the often unsung roles of women in history ever since. A former teacher, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Washington and a Master’s in Teaching from Western Washington University. Kristin lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children.

 

 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Cover Reveal for Love & Other Lies by Jackie Walker with a Giveaway

 

Title: Love & Other Lies
Series: A Love and Laughs Novel
Author: Jackie Walker
Release: April 25, 2021
Genre: Romantic Comedy; Fake Marriage; Friends to Lovers; Billionaire Heroine
Cover Design: Kim Bailey at Bailey Cover Boutique



It started as a little white lie.

A temporary marriage of convenience that would only last a few days — then we’d go back to just being friends.

After all, Cort Amos and I aren’t in love. We only tied the knot so I wouldn’t have to marry the greedy social climber my billionaire father had chosen as the son-in-law he wanted to inherit the company.

But then came the romantic honeymoon across Europe — my father’s apology gift to me.

Day after day. Night after night. Spent with a man I’ve been drooling over since the day we met, while we're in some of the most romantic places on the planet. So when he suggests we explore our physical attraction while on this vacation ... just for fun, I can’t help but say yes.

He’s sweet and charming, and he knows just how to make me laugh. Not to mention those shoulders and that smile and those washboard abs. I can hardly catch my breath around him.

But it’s all in fun — he doesn’t want a serious relationship any more than I do. When we get back home, it will all come to an end, just like we planned.

Simple right? We can totally pull this off without feelings getting involved. No sweat.

Gulp.

I think I’m a big fat liar.









“Actually, what are we going to do about sleeping arrangements?” she asks. I guess this is the first time she’s thought of this too.

“Well, there is a couch, but it's pretty short for me and doesn’t fold out. I can't in good conscience let you sleep on a sofa while I take the bed. Speaking of the bed, it is a king. So, I propose that we both sleep there. There is plenty of room, and we don’t even have to touch. Unless, of course, you simply can’t keep your hands off me, in which case, I doubt I’d be able to fight you off. I mean, you’re pretty buff and I’m just all flab, so you’d no doubt overpower me.” I flex my biceps giving her front row tickets to the gun show. Pow pow!

“Har dee fucking har har, Cort. You think you are soooo irresistible, don’t you?” She puts her hands on her hips and stares me down with the slightest hint of a smile tugging at the corner of her cherry lips.

“Well, you are the one that said I’m cute and sexy. Plus, I seem to recall you attacking me in the courthouse when the JP said it was time to kiss the bride. I was trying to keep it clean and PG, but you just dove in there balls to the wall. So, really I’m just connecting the dots.”

She rolls her eyes and says, “I’ll have you know that I can resist you just fine. Even if we sleep in the same bed.” Standing toe to toe with me, she digs her finger into my chest as she says that — tapping me once with each word as if to physically drive her point home. I flex my pecs on reflex, giving her a nice firm target.

“Oh really? Care to put your money where your mouth is?” I’m goading her, because I’ve learned she doesn’t like to back down from a challenge. At this point, I’m fairly certain she’s going to insist I share the bed with her. From there, nature will just take over. Easy peezy, my dick she will squeezy.

“Fine. What are the stakes?”

“Alright, let me think.” I cross my arms and place my chin in my between my thumb and forefinger, pretending to be deep in thought. “So, we’ll share the bed for the duration of this so-called-honeymoon, and if you don’t stay on your side of the bed, then you’ll have to refer to me as the Lord of Your Loins for the remainder of the trip. And, if I should cross over to your side of the bed first, then I’ll only refer to you as the Lady of My Loins.”

“That’s a ridiculous bet. Those aren’t real stakes!”

“Well, I can’t compete with you financially. A hundred dollars or whatever I can afford isn’t going to make a dent in your bank account. So, all I have to play with here is abject humiliation.”

She sighs loudly, pressing out a gush of warm air in frustration. Since I’ve got a half a foot of height on her, her breath caresses my neck. She’s so close, I can feel the heat coming off her skin, scorching into mine. Fuck, I want her.

“So, all that is on the line are nicknames? Really? That hardly seems like a disincentive. Not that I need one, because I can completely resist you. I’ll resist your socks off.”

“Well, I wouldn’t say that nicknames are ALL that's on the line. I mean, there are also many, many orgasms on the line, if you want to get technical about it.”

She makes a slight whimpering sound, confirming that she wants me as much as I want her. I knew it. This chemistry has never been one-sided, we’ve just been very good at ignoring it. And now, it seems nearly pointless to resist. At least temporarily. Long term, we won’t work, since I don’t do permanent, and she’s not ready for a relationship. But, why not have fun for a little while?

“Cort, we agreed to keep things platonic,” she says on a near whisper. Her hands, which were down at her sides, start to move up toward my waist. But before she touches me, she pulls them back and fists them at her side once more.

“Yes, we did. And, that doesn’t have to change just because we share a bed, right?”





One day during the COVID quarantine (a.k.a. the dark time), Jackie was reading yet another laugh a minute rom-com by Lucy Score or Pippa Grant, and she thought to herself - hey, I can do that. And so, she did and it turned out even better than even she thought possible.

Jackie is a fresh face on the romance author scene destined to shake things up with her signature blend of light-hearted comedy, over the top characters and romantic heartwarming moments. A voracious romance reader herself, Jackie writes stories featuring the four S's: Snark, Swoons, Steam and Sarcasm. Her heroines are bad-ass and her heroes are easy on the eyes and heavy on the charm.

When she is not writing funny stories about swoony heroes and the women who get to play with them, she is reading all types of romance novels or taking care of her army of cats and her teenage son (who also speaks fluent sarcasm).



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