Hannah Walker and Igor Finley have everything they need – family, friends, and a strong future together. Instead of happy and easy “I do’s,” there is last minute wedding drama and an uninvited and unexpected guest threatening to ruin it all. Will Hannah become Mrs. Igor Finley? Or will this be the end of Hannah and Finley?
Ashley Hampton works as a Licensed Psychologist in private practice during the day. When she leaves work, she puts on her writer and photographer hats and enjoys living in the worlds created in her mind. She lives near her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama with her cat, Gemma. Ashley wanted to find a creative way to meld her love for music and psychology with writing, and the Southern Rock Lyrics series was born. With other series planned, Ashley wants to write in the romance, erotica, and psychological thriller genres.
Title: Taking a Gamble Author: Britni Hill Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: June 6, 2017 Hosted by:Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
Taking a Gamble is a flirty and funny romantic comedy about what happens when your life takes a turn and your best friend’s twin starts hitting on you.
Who knew a weekend in Vegas could change everything about your life?
Not me. I went to there to get married.
That was the plan. Until it wasn’t anymore.
I had the perfect dress, an awesome venue, and my closest friends with me.
What was missing?
My groom. That’s right. He bailed.
It’s all going to be okay. Some things are just meant to be. What better city than Vegas to leave it to chance?
Maybe that’s how I woke up as Gabby Thomas and went to bed Mrs. Brennan …
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Shut up already! I loved this sweet and sexy read!! I loved Luke and Gabby’s fun and untraditional romance.
Gabby is going to Vegas with her friends and family to marry her long-term boyfriend Trevor buuuut wakes up not married to Trevor!! OH SNAP!!! We don’t know the person she is married too until a few chapters later buuuut come on you totally can see the chemistry between Luke and Gabby as do their friends.
Luke has loved Gabby from afar for so long and now that he has a chance with her, he will not blow it. Luke gets and understands Gabby because they have grown up together and are good friends. Best friends even you might say. So when he asks her to take a chance…..YES YES YES!!!
I totally hope we get more books from the side characters. Ian and Brock plus Lila and the other girls are fun characters and I want to know more especially with the morning after scene we were witness too…..LOL Ian is a scream!!!
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
What is a girl to do when everyone has plans to go to your wedding in Vegas but you know there will be no groom? Well you have everyone come and try to make it a party. That is exactly what Gabby did.
Gabby was determined to have fun in Vegas what she didn’t plan on was leaving Married. You see her best friends twin brother, Luke, has had feelings for her for a while but Gabby was unavailable. So what is a guy to do when they find out the girl is not getting married and they are in Vegas? That’s right he went out on a limb and hoped she would meet him.
I enjoyed Gabby and Luke’s chemistry you could tell from the get go they shared a special something. This was a fun, sexy, light read with a great bunch of friends. I hope there will be more I enjoyed all the characters and would love to know more about all of them.
Review by Jordan
Review provided by the author
Witty, sexy, and all around hilarious. I was pulled in immediately and could not put this book down. I could see this story playing out like I was watching a movie screen. The characters came to life and are full of personality. The only downside is that I wanted more.
What was meant to be a wedding weekend turned into something that no one could have predicted. I was instantly drawn in and left wanting more. You won’t be sorry you picked up this book!
Britni Hill is a new adult and contemporary romance author. She spends her days as a hair stylist, and her nights with the characters in her head striving to write real, page turning romance.
Britni lives in Indiana where she was born and raised. She has a rescue pup she adores and an unhealthy love of binge-watching cheesy, teenage dramas. If she isn’t writing, she’s reading or watching horror flicks.
The Montgomery Ink Series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues with the brother who keeps his secret and the one woman he shouldn’t want.
Everly Law married the love of her life and on the eve of giving birth to their twins, lost him in a tragic accident. Now she’s a single mother working overtime at her bookstore trying to make sure her boys have the life they deserve. Her life is busy enough without her adding dating a Montgomery. As past secrets come to light, she’ll need Storm more than ever—even if she doesn’t realize it.
Storm Montgomery has spent his life atoning for sins that only few know he’s committed. When he lost his best friend, he promised his widow that he’d always be there for her—even when she wanted nothing to do with him. But when a single touch ignites passions they’ve both buried deep inside, he’ll have to remember exactly who is in his arms and that taking chances might be far more dangerous than they bargained for.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book
Another brooding Montgomery? Yes please!!!!!
Storm Montgomery is one of the Montgomery twins and co-owner of the Montgomery Inc construction company that his father started. The man has a big secret and has been carrying around so long that I think its starting to get to him.
Everly Law is the widow of Storm’s best friend. The three of them were all friends in college and remained close afterwards. When Jonathan died Ev was pregnant with twins and went into labor when she was told about his death. For the past three years, she has been a single mom and business owner. She doesn’t like to need help from anyone, but especially Storm who is boys godfather.
Something hasn’t been quite right between the two for a while and neither knows why.
First off Ev is a strong as h*** woman, any single mom is. You can see in the way that Ryan writes, that her boys are her life.
Storm loves those little boys like they are his own and will do anything for them and Ev. The two do not see the attraction that they have for each other, it’s almost funny.
Second, secrets can’t stay hidden forever whether you spill it yourself or someone from the past does it, they are going to come out.
Storm secret isn’t as bad as he thinks it is, but it does lead him in finding a secret that isn’t is own, one that could kill Everly.
I love watching two people come together and these two are no exception. It takes them a while to figure out that they are better together, stronger together, but they do. The Montgomery family is known for being bigger than life and pulling people into it and that is what they did to Everly and her boys before her and Storm got together. I will be sad when these series comes to a end, I’m really going to miss this family that you can help but fall in love with. However, I’m super happy that we will be getting a spin off with another branch of the Montgomery family and Ryan did a great job of introducing some of the new players with a family cookout.
Storm and Everly, finding love after years of friendship is a beautiful thing. Storm finally letting go of his secret and finding some closure is too. The final Montgomery, well Denver Montgomery, is going to be a doozy and I can’t wait for Storm’s twin to get his!!!!
Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.
The actions from the past are still dwelling, hovering on the surface, waiting to strike.
Broken. Traumatized. Consumed.
Delani Delvecchio has danced with the devil, battled the evil in the drug world, and came out swinging. But her victory is short lived.
She’s slipping—slipping from reality and fearing everything around her.
Nightmares are trying to control her mind. The foundation of her emotions is rocky and uncertain, forcing her to pull more into herself than she ever has before.
Loyal. Determined. Faithful.
Brody Russell saved Delani from hell, only to be faced with a hell of his own.
Delani isn’t healing, and try as he might to bring his sassy, bright-eyed girl back to the surface, nothing seems to be working.
He’s struggling – struggling to hold her in his grasp while facing a trial determined to test every ounce of control he has. Emotions run high, boundaries are pushed, and the odds stacked against them become a race against time.
They thought the storm was over, but they had only reached the eye, and things are about to get Unsteady.
Jillian Anselmi resides on Long Island with her husband and teenage daughter. She studied pharmacy, but decided it wasn’t the right fit for her and instead pursued a degree in chemistry. After receiving her master’s in education, she pursued a career in teaching, but there was always something missing.
As a young girl, she read an incredible amount of books, devouring over a hundred during the summer of her third grade year. After that, she would write poetry or dabble in short stories. Now, she writes romantic fiction, with some small amount of truth hiding behind her words. If you want to make her happy, surprise her with dark chocolate, a Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, or a good Sauvignon Blanc.
History was wrong: werewolves and vampires were made, not born. Buckle up, Buttercup, this is going to get bloody.
Despite her youth, Captain Charlotte Sloan has risen rapidly through the ranks of the queen’s army due to one simple truth; she doesn’t take lip from anyone.
But she’s about to come up against something she can’t beat alone. Gruesome murders have been reported in a far off town. A beast of unknown origin is on the loose and the body count is rising.
If she hopes to survive, Sloan will have to play nice with an assassin well versed in drinking and the best two magicians money can’t buy. When the dust settles, one will die, one will find love, and another will be changed forever.
An intriguing paranormal, steampunk, supernatural story! I had to read this as soon as I read the first line of the synopsis.
House of Wolves is a quick and fun read with plenty of surprising twists that pop out of nowhere. The queen of New Hope dispatches Sloan (the captain of her personal guard) Aereth (former inspector and assassin) and Marcus and Jack (father and son sorcerers) to help the outlying city of Burrow Den. Burrow Den has had multiple attacks by an unknown animal/monster. The queen is trying to build good relationships with the outlying cities and has agreed to help. She sends the four out on this quest . Little did they know, there is so much more going on. They are almost assassinated, they crash their transportation, and find all kinds of quirks and craziness along the way and when they arrive at Burrow Den. Now they need to find the culprit. Animal or human? Who and what is going on?
The world building was interesting to follow. The way it is described leaves a little to the imagination but this is really great because in my mind I had several different ways it could all be set up. When I read the synopsis I thought I would be following Sloan, and only Sloan. It is a little misleading. We follow the entire group and the story is told from all of their points of view. I feel like this book is a cross between Steampunk and Supernatural. Not at all like the technology that we have but they have magic powered tech too. This was a fun book to read. Truly unique. And the investigating that the group do will keep you right in the middle of the story. This is the first book that I have read by Jonathan Yanez and won’t be the last. I am looking forward to the next!
Jonathan Yanez is the author of over a dozen fantasy and science fiction novels. His works include, The Elite Series, The Nephilim Chronicles, Thrive, Bad Land, Steam and Shadows and The DeCadia Code. He has been both traditionally and independently published with his works being adapted into; ebook, print, audiobook and even optioned for film.
Although writing has been and will always be his main love, physical exercise comes in at a close second. When he’s not writing his next novel that more than likely includes some kind of zombie, superhero, angel or alternative steampunk universe he enjoys running with his Husky and working out at the gym.
His hobbies include archery, mud runs, collecting the skulls of his enemies and baking cupcakes. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two pets where he stays highly caffeinated 24/7.
If you would like to know more about his upcoming series including release dates and insider information you can visit him at www.jonathan-yanez.com and join his readers group. You’ll also receive his dystopian/survival novel, Thrive, for free when you join!(
That magic number that will get us to agree to do anything, be anything.
Don’t sit on your gold-plated high horse and say you don’t because you do. Everyone does. Each of us has something we covet enough that we’d sell ourselves to have it.
What’s my tipping point, you ask? Apparently a cool quarter mil will do the trick.
What does one do for 250 large, you wonder? Anything the infamous, gorgeous playboy of Seattle wants. For the next four months I’ll be Shaw Mercer’s arm candy, his beck and call girl, his faux girlfriend. I’ll be his to command, mold, push and pull in any direction he sees fit.
I’ll fight falling into bed with him. I’ll fight falling in love with him even harder. I’ll fail at both. And when my past and present collide in the most unexpected of ways, I’ll learn that while one man’s love for me has never died, the only man’s love I really want will never be mine.
Take a girlfriend. Divert the press from the fucked up mess that’s my family until my father is re-elected. Stage a public breakup. Move on.
Only that brilliant plan went straight south the moment I set eyes on Willow Blackwell.
I found her.
My center. My future. A soulmate with the will of a mule and the mouth of a harpy.
I now want things I never wanted before. Permanent kinds of things.
Only Fate—and her ex—have other plans for us.
In some sort of cosmic impossibility, our lives unknowingly intersected years before when tragedy befell both our families. Once the devastating truth is finally revealed, the future I’d found in her will come crashing down around us and for the first time in my life I’m completely helpless.
I may very well lose the only woman I’ve ever loved to a past neither of us saw coming.
*warning: 18+ only. Contains foul language, explicit sex and a hot alpha (or two, or three). NOTE: This is NOT a standalone. It’s the conclusion to LOST IN BETWEEN, which MUST be read first.
As a USA Today Bestselling author, I write stories that are deeply emotional with flawed characters, because humans ARE flawed and if we read about perfect characters living in their perfect world, first of all, snoozer, but secondly, we never experience the gratification of redemption.
Outside of writing, I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and am obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a vicous cycle. I love carbs, but there’s love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out. My iPad and me: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a bad-ass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing).
Love is something everyone longs for at the deepest level—but for some, love is a curse. This is most certainly true for Asher Lake, the Keeper of an unknown group of people called ani-shifts. Ani-shifts, those with the ability to shift into animal forms, compose a secretive body of individuals known simply as the Union.
A wolf in shifter form, Asher lives with a curse placed upon him and his predecessors by the elusive Raven—a dark entity whose identity remains a mystery. According to the ancient archives, the Raven’s curse is conditional and set in motion by one fatal decision: if a Keeper ever allows himself to fall in love, he will die.
Choosing to live in isolation within the walls of Lake Manor, a private estate concealed by the dense woods of Brokenridge, Asher has vowed never to love or to fall in love with anyone believing it to be the only way to survive the curse. However, after ten years of neglecting his people and the protégés left in his care, along with the impending threats of an uprising, Asher learns the only way to break the Raven’s curse on future Keepers, thereby preventing them from suffering the same fate, is to accept his.
This becomes Asher’s biggest challenge of all when he encounters Elle Ison, the woman of his dreams. Does Elle hold the key? Can she help Asher change his fate?
Don’t resist. Fate is fate and things are meant to be. Or so they say…..
First, I must say that paranormal is one of my favorite genres. I love shifter books but sometimes things get a little redundant when they are all similar. Call of the Raven is so much more. There is a lot of world building and the author does a fantastic job. And some of the characters, well, they are a little intense but soooo relateable. Definitely not your normal shifter story.
Asher is the Keeper and is destined to die an early death once he falls in love. Grant is his predecessor and tried to set things in motion to break the curse. To try and avoid this fate Asher has closed himself off and vowed not to love or fall in love. With this he has neglected his family and society. 10 long years have passed and secrets are unfolding. Asher and his group of proteges are trying to find Grant’s daughter (that no one knew about) and Asher finds the woman who he has only seen in his dreams.
Things then get real sticky and the angle is not clear on who and what is really happening. The story keeps you guessing, constantly trying to figure it out. You will be as confused as the characters (in the best way possible) as you feel like you are right in the middle of the story. The hierarchy of the shifters and their society is completely different than what I have read in the past. This is truly a great start to what I expect to be a great series. I am looking forward to the 2nd book and more from this author!
When it seemed like I was only an F away from flunking out of the sixth grade, a retired school teacher took me under her wing. After some tutoring and testing, she informed my parents that the reason I was having trouble in school wasn’t because I was dumb but instead dyslexic.
When my stepfather heard this, he decided to take me to a used bookstore with the belief that the best way to improve my reading skills was to read. Some of the books were hard to get through at first, but with his encouragement I refused to give up. We made many trips to that bookstore, and I especially loved the science fiction and fantasy sections.
Then one day, after complaining about the ending of a particular book, he told me that if I didn’t like the books that I had been reading, then to write one myself—so I did. My first attempt resulted in a horribly written western when I was fourteen, staring a cocky gun slinging cowboy by the name Curt Calhoun. Curt along with his seven brothers, who all shared C names in common, may never have seen the pages of a book, but that was the day I started writing, and never stopped.
I have over fifty books on my computer which I’ve written in various genres, all of which are waiting to come to life. Even though my ability to write has improved over the years, I am humble enough to admit that I cannot venture on this journey alone
Shawn Reilly lives in Mt. Comfort Indiana with her husband, and three daughters. She is the author of The Union series and The Children of the Alliance Trilogy. She supports those with Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and animal rescue.
Drakkar Dragoni, the only son of Princess Absinthe Dragoni, always believes what his mother tells him.
Humans are nothing more than cattle bred to nourish their kind, and her half brother, Jared Bonatelli, stole a kingdom which is rightfully hers. Drakkar vows to right this wrong, even if it means Jared dies by his hand.
But what if none of it is true?
What if this his mother’s biggest lie yet?
Who can he turn to?
Who will help him escape the prison within his own home?
I felt sorry for Drakkar from the beginning. The thought of the abuse and lack of love in the environment he was raised in. I thoroughly enjoyed Nick and Serenity. Talk about true friendships. And Britt rounded out the foursome. You could tell that deep down Drakkar wasn’t evil like Abs tried to brainwash him to be. Abs is one of those that you love to hate! You knew Serenity and Drakkar would be a couple and watching their relationship bloom was heartwarming. Abs wanted baby Annabell as she would secure her “rightful” position of Queen. Drakkar made his first attempt to snatch Anna and was able to get into Jared’s home even with the spell. It was when he failed but told Abs that he got in with the spell, the truth of his parents was tacticallly released by Abs. And….Giovanna was allowed to discover the truth. Abs used that and his feelings for Serenity to force him to steal baby Annabell and this time Drakkar could not fail. He had too much at risk. Drakkar, Nick, Serenity and Britt all plotted and planned how to pull off baby Anna’s heist. It worked…..but just a bit different than the foursome had planned. In the end, Drakkar was reunited with his father and shown what being loved and cared for was really like. Giovanna was saved and safely hidden because of Drakkar’s request.
Now….Abs was all hacked off and cut off of benefits at The Final Resting Place. Then….here comes a creature from the past, RIM…. And, the hinting of Giovanna’s responsibility in the Jared/Giovanna incident in the very beginning.
I look forward to the next chapter in the storyline.
Sandi Bischoff lives in the historic town of Cornwall, NY with her husband, son and a menagerie of Dragons all of whom have their own distinct personalities. She is a Pharmacist by profession but finally found her true calling in a simple twist of fate. A friend approached her to write for a character in a forum on a popular networking website and over the next five years her passion had found its niche. She then went on to compose a few poems and short stories which she would post on her homepage at the same networking site. Recently one of those poems was chosen to be published in a compilation called Collected Whispers.
Her first manuscript entitled Beyond the Sun was another short story gone wild. It has recently been picked up by Bayou Brew Publishing and was released on April 1st.
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, a runaway like him, and she changes everything.
**New Adult Romance. This novel is the fourth book in the Kill Devil Hills series, however it can be read as a standalone. Recommended for 18+
I received this book from the author for an honest opinion.
GAH!! FINALLY, BEN!! I have been dying to know why he did what he did. I mean who fakes their death and hides from their family. A family who loved and adored him?? WHO?? The action he takes puts such a strain on his sister that her life is also changed forever. I mean WOW!!
We know what happened to everyone when Ben “Died” but the why of it was crazy. Why he hides and now how he is rebuilding his life is great. He feels cramped and suffocated in the small town he lives. He can’t wait to get back to California and live a life there where no one knows him or what he was…..the all American perfect son.
Juniper had to run. She had to escape the hell she is living in. She can’t believe she has let her life get THAT out of control but now that she is pregnant she can’t and will not let the abuse touch the innocents that grow inside of her.
Ben and Juniper meet and it’s a case of mistaken identity. Juniper is just hoping to keep hiding until she can figure ut her life. Ben is drawn to this person who he thinks is an old friend from childhood. They slowly start to build a friendship that soon turn to much much more. They both try to deny the attraction but once a “truce” is called they can’t fight it.
The push and pull between the characters is crazy good. The chemistry is so amazing and I was going CRAZY wanting MORE between them. It was soooo good to read. Once their pasts catch up they both have to fight what they are feeling and come clean with the other about what they want/need/desire.
I loved seeing all of the characters from the series and where they ended up in the series.
Sarah Darlington, a New Adult and contemporary romance author, lives in Virginia with her husband and two children. Best known for her Kill Devil Hills Series, she’s also a former flight attendant, with a degree in school counseling, who harbors a huge passion for traveling. She’s especially set on visiting all 50 states. Find Sarah Online:
Are you a hero yet?
Her words rang in my head.
I wanted to be.
For you, I want to be, I told her in my dream, the dream where she kissed me again.
A hero-worthy kiss.
Stay safe, she had said. Come back to me.
My lips tingled.
The brush of hers over mine a memory held in the blackest of night,
the hottest of desert days,
and the cold-evil hell of war against hidden enemies.
I wanted another chance to taste those lips,
melt them against mine,
and mold her body to me.
I wanted to live.
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
*Sigh* Oh the feels…the giant, huge, extra fluffy feels of this book. I will say one of my favorite things about this author is her ability to make you FEEL everything.
Now this book is about characters from her Sensation Collections but you don’t need to read it to understand the story at all….and TBH I hope we will get more from these characters and the side characters because come one Grant and Penelope need stories!!
Katie, we met and fell in love with her in parents HEA story. She is the little girl who no one thought would speak until Emily got it out of her. Well Katie is all grown up and has loved a town bad boy all her life. A few kisses from their youth had has a major impact on both her and Levi.
Levi has a terrible life in the small town that he and Katie grew up in so as soon as he could…boom he was gone but he never forgot the dreamy younger girl who had all this faith in HIM when no one else did.
When the two meet by chance in college, they are both stunned and wondering if the other remembers them but are both to scared to say…hey is that YOU?
They have a lot to over-come with his abandonment issues, being a single father, the return of baby momma and the occasional need to over drink alcohol to dull the ache of war. But the one thing I love abut Katie is the strength she draws from blood family or hand-picked “family”. These two climb many a mountain and deal with many issues but find that love can prevail if you just stand strong.
Avid drinker of Coca-Cola, L.B. Dunbar loves the sweet things in life. Her affair with all things romantic began with her first book at the tender age of six: Goldilocks and the Three Bears. One can never forget her first! From there, the reading journey includes a deep love of fairy tales, medieval knights, regency debauchery, and alpha males. She loves a deep belly laugh and a strong hug. Occasionally, she has the energy of a Jack Russell terrier. Accused, yes, that’s the correct word, of having an over active imagination; to her benefit, such an imagination works well. Author of over a dozen novels, she’s created small town worlds, rock star mayhem, and MMA chaos. Her other duties in life include: mother to four growing children and wife to the one and only.