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#NewRelease #BoxSet – Kill Devil Hills by Sarah Darlington

The Kill Devil Hills Complete Series Box Set
Author: Sarah Darlington
Release Date: August 5th 2019
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
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One event—the death of Ben Turner—will forever change the lives of a group of young adults. Set in the beach town of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, this series is an emotional, surprising, sweet, romantic collection of 4 interconnected stand-alone novels.

Book 1: KILL DEVIL HILLS 
Noah is determined to escape his past and keep his life under control. Then he saves the life of his best friend’s little sister, Georgina Turner — who is battling her own demons. He can’t get her out of his head, even if Georgina tears down the emotional walls he so carefully built.

Book 2: CHANGING TIDES 
For years Ellie Turner’s had a crush on television actor, Nate West. But it doesn’t matter because Ellie’s always strictly been into women and Nate doesn’t exist in real life. In real life Ellie has her own issues to worry about. So when the pair meets on an airplane, nothing life changing should have come from it.

Book 3: PULLED UNDER 
When Sydney Michaels’ lifelong crush—Ben Turner—died and she struggled to get through her grief, she decided to give up her virginity to Rhett Morgan, the most promiscuous guy in town, in hopes that he’d be the ultimate distraction. Only problem…Sydney only wanted one night. Rhett wants more.

Book 4: ADRIFT 
Ben Turner is back! After unsuccessfully faking his own death, he’s back home in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. With no plans for college or the future, and hated by the town that once loved him, Ben feels like he’s drowning. Until he meets the girl next door, and she changes everything.

Recommended for readers 18+ due to sexy scenes, explicit language, and adult themes.

 

 

Sarah Darlington was born in Colorado and grew up all over the United States. She and her family call Virginia home these days. The best word to describe Sarah is ‘creative.’ She’s passionate about designing, crafting, and photography. But most of all… she loves to write. Her creative bone and OCD personality mix well. Her romance books are sexy and heart-gripping at their core, guaranteed to make you swoon. Any of them can be read as a stand-alone, but all are connected within the same world.


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#Review #Novella #Medical – Joshua, Love in Scrubs book #1 by AJ Renee

 

Joshua (Love in Scrubs Book 1)

From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the emergency room. 

The single life had been treating Hazel Rivera better than she’d anticipated. With no one to report to, she did as she pleased, which included if and when she’d have a man in her bed. She felt no shame in satisfying her own needs, but when toy-play goes wrong, she earns herself a visit to the emergency room. 

Squirming in pain, the last thing she expected was to find a sexy nurse assigned to her room. She could lose herself in a man like him—sinful eyes, full lips, and a kindhearted attitude—but before she can catch Joshua Bradley again, she’s sent home. 

When life hands them a second chance, will they risk their hearts? 


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I purchased this book.

I have known this author for a couple years but haven’t been able to grab a book and read it.  Well this year on vacation I made time read a couple of her new series novellas.  I love novellas and the quick story they provide especially when a thunderstorm ruins your vacation plans for the day.

When this book started, I was in total stitches and could totally relate to what Hazel was going through.  She is a strong woman who doesn’t really need a man or the heartbreak associated with them to get what she needs.  She “takes care of business” on her own.  When she has a slight mishap that sends her to the ER, she comes across Nurse Hottie AKA Joshua.

Joshua is blown over by the confident and sexy hot mess who came to the ER with some hives happening.  He wishes he could have the ability to ask her out but dating patients is a motto he follows in life after a mishap with a fellow co-worker.

After a month, Joshua and Hazel run into each other and the sparks are there like they were in the ER Room.  The story is hilariously sexy and full of chemistry.  Seeing the sparks between the two flies along with the ability to work out their fears and anxieties.

I loved the epilogue like CRAZY!!  It was a perfect mix and great to let us know about the HEA we know Hazel and Joshua have but in a different viewpoint.

 

AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library. 

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.

#WOTR18 #Review #FriendsToLovers – Until You Fall In Love by Lyssa Layne

Until You Fall In Love

Single mom Jordan Glastetter doesn’t know how she’d survive without her best friend, Abram Tomko. He’s the father her son never knew and he’s the rock she’s always leaned on. When Abram’s father suffers a heart attack, it’s Abram’s turn to depend on Jordan, finally seeing her as the woman she’s become and not the little girl he grew up with. Will they risk their friendship for a chance at love?

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Oh man where do I begin!!??  Lyssa, sister!!  Abram was such a hot mess in Robbie and Jordan’s book I was really wondering how you could fix him but fix him you sure did!

Jordan and Abram have known each other all their lives.  Jordan falls in love and married Robbie who is Abram’s bestie/wing man.  As soon as their life picks up and moves forward, Robbie is killed in the military.  This story picks p 5 years after his death.  Their story is the prequal to this story.

Jordan is a dedicated mom, rancher, friend and is slowly freaking out that the feelings she has for her best friend, Abram, are slipping into the “more than friends” category.

Abram has watched Jordan every day her entire life but when situations change, and he comes back after helping his sister, his eyes open to the woman she has become. He soon realizes he can’t live with out her in his life. PERIOD.

The couple are essentially raising her son as THEIR son. They are starting to realize there is a lot more going on then just best friends…which everyone else sees but they are both to dumb to see until their world is shook when Pop, Abram’s Father, has a heart attack.  The thought of losing his pushes them both into re-evaluating things.

Now of course love can’t come easy with the two for them.  They are dealing with her fears of finally moving on past her dead husband of 5 years.  They are dealing with other people being interested in the pair plus the fear of what if this doesn’t work.  There were times I wanted to smack Jordan upside the head and shake her senseless for thinking less of Abram’s feelings for her.  Then toward the end of the story I was gonna nut check Abram for being such a jackass over something that happened with Jordan…sigh…but mainly I loved the journey these two take!!

Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

You can visit Lyssa’s writing blog at http://www.authorlyssalayne.blogspot.com You can also follow her on Twitter @layne_lyssa or check out her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lyssalayne

Feel free to contact her regarding blog reviews, giveaways, or blog book tours authorlyssalayne@gmail.com Happy reading!

#NewRelease #review #ReverseHarem #Dark – Suffer Less by K.B. Everly

Suffer Less

For some, suffering less is as close to being happy as they’ll ever get. 

Alessa Dean is a girl who’s used to suffering.

She was someone’s daughter, sister, niece. She was whole… once.
Now, she’s got nothing left to lose and a choice to make that could change her life forever.

A choice given to her by three men who belong to the Wayward Kraken motorcycle club. Three men who give her a way out and a chance to start over.

Will she take that chance and possibly find the ability to not only love someone else once again, but to love herself?

And maybe, just maybe, suffer less…if only a little.

*This is a Dark Contemporary REVERSE HAREM Romance with moments that will make cringe, laugh, and sometimes cry.*

TRIGGER WARNING: This books contains themes some may find sensitive including: overdose, violence, and attempt of rape.


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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Alessa…man her life is not awesome.  Its full of everything bad and painful and you just feel for her and her struggles.  When she can leave town with the Wayward Kraken MC she jumps.  She doesn’t know what will happen, but she knows she will be living a new life from what she had in the town.

This story is not for the weak at heart.  Its dark and deals with subject matter that not everyone wants to read. K.B. doesn’t shy away from the difficulty’s life can hand someone.  She tackles subject matter like drug addiction, feeling not whole and wanting more than they have. The MC Brothers show Alessa that she too can be whole even with missing parts of herself.  They give her love and most of all a family.

The story is not for the faint of heart but it is a great story to make your eyes leak and you cheering for the whole “love to conquer all” philosophy.

#NewRelease #DebutAuthor #Review – When You Were Mine by Cindy Tanner

When You Were Mine

One letter a week. Care packages optional. Adopting a Marine seemed like the perfect extra credit project.​

Harper Evans never expected to fall in love with the Marine she adopted. She never expected to meet him in person but a surprise gave her the chance to claim who she wanted. Then life proved it can break your heart a million different ways.​

Asher Williams fought for his father and country, but he will fight hardest for the woman that stole his heart. Harper may have changed her mind about the life they planned together, but Asher wants it enough for them both.​

Will he still feel that way when he learns it all?


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I purchased this book.

I met this author at a book convention this summer.  She was a friend of a few friends so of course I had to buy the book when it releases.  She was super sweet and friendly to boot, so my inner blogger was all about helping this chick out.

I read the blurb and thought “Oh this sounds like a sweet romance” and what I got was like WHAT!!!!  I mean the twists and turns and darkness SHOCKED ME…….and I loved it.  Guess that is what I get for making an assumption right???

The blurb is about a couple exchanging letters and the title “When You Were Mine” makes you think of a 2nd chance love story WHICH is true buuuut the rest is totally not what you expect.  I will admit because I went in thinking one way, I was a bit thrown off at the beginning.  Asher getting a Dear John letter….what??  I was a little confused and thought it was choppy but once the story got going and I realized it was ME who was wrong, the beginning makes total sense.

Harper has been through some stuff.  She is broken both mind and body.  She is walled off and walked away from Asher because she doesn’t feel worthy anymore.  She has her dad’s shop and her drag race strip so nothing matters any more.  She will live a content life with her bestie, Nona, and maybe find love but not passion with her other bestie, Ran.

Asher is not going to let Harper go.  He has no idea everything she has been through or to the extent of what she has been through, but he remembers the hopes and dreams they had.  He is bound and determined to get his women back.

Along the way we see Harper pushing Asher away, making some not so great choices and then dealing with her past that seems to haunt her daily.  We see Asher reaffirming his love and devotion to his women along with doing all he can to protect her.

I think the book was written great and I look forward to reading more.  I kinda hope she revisits these characters because Nona and Ran need an HEA!

Cindy Tanner has been a book worm since way before it was cool. Preferring to interact with fictional characters than people in real life she began writing at a young age. She has a wild and vivid imagination that has gotten her into (and out of trouble) more than once.

Cindy lives in Southern Indiana with her family and is a proud Midwestern farm girl. She loves all books, cheesy action movies, and animals. But hates writing about herself so don’t judge her books based on a slapped together biography.

#NewRelease #Review #Shifters #Lycans – Silver Moon (Descendants of Nephilim: Lycan War #1) by Nikki Landis

Silver Moon

What if your fate was already decided? 

Liam: 
I have a dark secret.
Locked in a past I can’t escape, I race against the clock to save the one woman who completes me.
My mate.
She doesn’t know it yet, but I’m the alpha from her dreams.
I have to tell her, claim her, and make her mine…
but sinister forces and a single act of vengeance threatens to tear apart any chance we have.
Do I risk the future for one chance to make everything right?

What if your soul was bound to another without your knowledge? 

Nara: 
Liam is always too close.
Watching from a distance, claiming to be my friend, I don’t trust the feelings of warmth and desire when he’s near.
I’ve had my heart broken before…
but now he’s inched his way into my affection and I can’t deny the promise of passion I see in his eyes.
Something about him draws me in.
Dare I take a chance and risk everything even if it means I could lose it all?

Silver Moon is part of the Fight for Light world where reality and fantasy collide. This novel can be read as a standalone.

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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

I love a good shifter book and this one didn’t disappoint!!!  Whoop Whoop!!!

I love a mysterious alpha who also has some scars on his heart.  I love a strong female who wont just take orders and expects full respect and love.  Nara and Liam fit the bill to a T.

The story starts and I admit it’s a little bit choppy getting through the backstory abut Nara and her betrothal and Liam being the creepy “big brother” type in the background.  However, once the background is told it does seem to flow better.

Liam has always known Nara was his and once he gets her to open her eyes and SEE him for who he is, her soul mate, everything changes.  Liam has some dark secrets and is afraid to tell Nara everything.  His pride is something that causes issues between the two. Nara too has issues that cause the couple trouble….like her mile long stubborn streak.

The backstory of Liam and the story about the war to come is a good one.  Though Liam and Nara have serious communication issues between them but they still find the love that they have between each other.

I loved the story about the war that is coming and I will definitely enjoy reading more in the series.

Nikki Landis is the award-winning & Amazon bestselling reverse harem, paranormal, and sci-fi author of over 30 romance and erotica novels. Her recent release Refugee Road is the Gold Medal winner of the 2017 IPPY award for Best Romance/Erotica. Her stories have all heat levels so you’re sure to find something you love. Nikki grew up sneaking her mother’s ‘bodice rippers’ and falling in love with the stories. Now she enjoys writing her own as well as reading and reviewing on her blog with a couple of like minded friends, the Picky Bitches Book Blog

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlight – Bijou Hunter

Bijou Hunter

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m Bijou Hunter and I write romantic suspense (bikers mainly) and rom-com. I live in Indianapolis with my three sons and just as many cats.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My laptop (Ojai) and I do our work in a blue recliner in my living room. I always have a Diet Coke around and I’ll never say no to a bowl of tortilla chips with spinach dip.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

My absolute favorite is meeting readers I’ve spoken to online. There are some women who’ve been right there with me since my first book (Damaged and the Beast) in 2013. Hanging out with them is a real delight.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

I was lucky enough to meet Aurora Rose Reynolds back in 2015 and she was as lovely in person as she seems online. My current unicorn authors are Jen Frederick, Kristen Ashley, and the ladies behind Alexa Riley.

What author would you love to write with?

Oh, I wouldn’t wish on any author the horror of dealing with me. I write out of order, do little early plotting, and rarely hit my deadlines. Of course, if I could get my act together, I bet I’d enjoy writing with Jordan Marie.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The best experiences involve receiving messages from readers saying how my books helped them through difficult times. Sometimes, my books made them laugh and distracted them from their troubles. Other times, they find it cathartic to read about characters overcoming issues similar to what they suffered. Those messages inspire me when I’m dealing with writer’s block.

What are your social links?

http://www.bijouhunterbooks.com

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBijouHunter

https://twitter.com/BijouBooks

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/Bijou-Hunter/e/B00CEKYNDY

#WOTR19 #NewRelease #review #StandAlone – Broken Scars by JM Walker

Broken Scars (A Standalone Novel)

Ruined. Tortured. Broken.
What could have been the perfect childhood, turned into a hell that the devil himself would shy away from. I was forced to deal with an evil that would make the darkest of souls cringe.
Lily Noel was scarred but beautiful. She was perfectly flawed and everything that I needed.
Attraction bordered on obsession.
Passion bordered on ecstasy.
Addiction bordered on insanity.
Nothing could get in the way of our love.
Nothing…


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Well, well, well Lucas.  It took you HOW MANY YEARS to finally tell your story to JM and man….was it a good one!!

JM asked me what my description of Lucas is.  I said he is her most Alpha guy yet….but then thinking on it, he is also the sweetest guy yet.  How is that you ask???  Just meet him and you will understand.

Lucas, sweet baby Jesus your life.  I can’t even understand how you LIVED through everything you lived through and yet you did.  You are the definition of survivor.

Lily…guuuurl I don’t know if I have a girl crush on you or if I want to be your best friend???  I mean you are so damn sassy and feisty and you push Lucas to open up.  You accept that broken man and all the baggage he has.  Sometimes you needed to take a quick breath, understandably so BUT you don’t quit on him.  You give him the unconditional love he has been craving his entire life.

These two, I have been DYING to read their story.  We know they are together because we have met them in many of JM’s books.  I just wanted to know how “Love Conquered All” for you two.

This story is complex, deep, and full of emotion.  Be ready to have a bruised heart and make sure your arms are in good condition because all the hugs you will be giving these two.

There are so many amazing twists and turns as we always expect with JM but this book, I think had so much heart and soul baring between the main characters.  They both are damaged souls who find THEIR person due to a quick jump out of the rain!!

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who recently hit USA Today with Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. She loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

#ReleaseDay – Game Changer (Book 1 Change of Hearts series) by Sierra Hill

Game Changer (Change of Hearts, #1)

Up until two years ago, I was living large and my life’s priorities were anchored to three things – my NBA stardom, money and celebrity.

I was also a colossal dick.

Until one night turned my world upside down and I suffered unspeakable loss. That event changed the man I was and made me a widowed-single father.

Now I’m a desperate parent trying to raise my special needs son and find him a trustworthy live-in nanny.

Grad student Brooklyn Hayes may be the one, with her single-minded focus on caring for my son and finishing her Master’s degree. She’s the perfect fit for our needs.

Maybe too perfect… with her bright smile, nurturing kindness and gentle touch. Caleb isn’t the only one who’s fallen for her.

I don’t know when or how it happened, but she changed the game for me. Turning my losing streak into a winning second-half.

Game Changer is a Single Dad/Nanny Romance.


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Sierra Hill wrote her first full-length romance after a corporate acquisition led her to a stint of unemployment, offering her some quality writing time.

She loves writing about the fictional characters that live in her brain who constantly shout for their own love story to be told.

Sierra resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of twenty years and her long-haired, German Shepherd. She is currently working on her next book.

Thanks for reading and reviewing her books. Keep the passion alive

#WOTR19 #NewRelease #Review #Mythology #Paranormal #PartOfASeries – Death Do Us Part (Gods of DC Book 4) by Tricia Andersen


Death Do Us Part (Gods of DC Book 4) by [Andersen, Tricia]

Hades and Persephone share a love that is known by millions over thousands of years. But even the greatest of love affairs can hit rocky ground. Zeus forces them apart, banishing Hades into the deepest, darkest parts of Tartarus and into the hands of Hades’s father, Cronus. If that isn’t enough, the king of the Greek gods tears Persephone away from her mother, Demeter, promising to find her a more suitable husband.The rest of the family races to find a way to bring Hades home and reunite the lovers before a deity ends up dead. But when the mysterious tears in reality show their true purpose, will any of them survive?


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*Clapping* I was so excited when I saw this book was going to be about Hades and Persephone.  I mean anyone who loves Mythology knows their crazy love story.  Being kidnapped with the help of her father, Zeus, to be with Hades and then then finding love though it all.  The two have managed to make their love work through all the ages.

Zeus got his feelings all butt hurt lately and finally was denied by his family so he does the one thing to hurt his daughter, his love Demeter, and his own brother….he annulled their marriage and sends Hades back to dear ol’ dad Cronus.  YIKES!!  Not a good place to be!!

This book was awesome.  I loved seeing the family of Gods and Demi-Gods circling their wagons and looking to rescue Hades plus also looking to stiff Zeus.  Dude he is really going crazy.  Just because you and your siblings overthrew your parents doesn’t mean your family on Earth is trying to do it to you!!  Get over yourself already!!

Seeing the love Persephone and Hades have but also seeing the other couples developing more love and respect was amazing.  I think Freddy, Juliet, and Mack stole the book. These Demi-Gods stepped up and did everything for their new family and loved ones.

I cannot wait for the next installment of the series. I am looking forward to seeing how the family reacts to dear ol’ Zeus wanting to join in the ranks after all the shenanigans he has pulled over the last few months…hell centuries!!

Tricia Andersen

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.
For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.