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#release – Perfect Fling by Carly Phillips

Perfect Fling
She’s the town good girl.
He’s the sexy bad boy.
But a one-night stand is about to bring consequences neither expects.

Serendipity assistant district attorney Erin Marsden rarely makes mistakes and is perfectly content with her predictable life, thank you very much. Until the day sexy Cole Sanders returns to town and tempts her off her good-girl path.

After seven years of deep undercover work, Cole Sanders comes home to help his aging dad and rediscover his buried sense of right and wrong. He’s not there to get involved with the town’s good-girl, who has always been off limits to a bad boy like him.

But Cole’s a rebel at heart and he just can’t ignore their blazing-hot chemistry. He also can’t ignore the consequences of their intense one-night stand—Erin is pregnant with his baby.

As if that’s not enough to make his protective instincts kick in, Erin’s current case has danger written all over it. But Cole is determined to protect the woman he loves, and Erin finds herself succumbing to his alpha demands.

Now Cole just needs to prove to both himself and Erin that he can give her and their baby the love they deserve.



NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips is the queen of Alpha Heroes, at least according to The Harlequin Junkie Reviewer.. Carly married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her crazy dogs who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram pages. The author of over 75 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters and is now an empty nester. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as her first romance club pick. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter and receive TWO FREE books at

#NewRelease – Bared Betrayal by Bella J 

I have a huge diamond ring on my finger, something that shows the world I’m spoken for. To me, it’s a reminder of a secret I can’t take with me when I walk down the aisle.

My new fiancée just became an overnight sensation on the Hollywood scene, and we went from quiet dinners to champagne towers and caviar croquettes with A-listers. While Sebastian basks in his newfound fame, I’m trying to figure out how to fix myself so I can be a good wife.

Deep down, I know there’s only one way. I need to face my demons rather than try and bury them. But Sebastian can’t be the one to help me do it. He can’t know my secret, not if I want a future with him, a man whose life is now under the public spotlight.

It has to be someone else. A complete stranger. Someone I’ll never see again. Better yet, someone who won’t care; who won’t ask questions or hesitate when I tell him what it is I need.

It’s the only way.

Just one night, one stranger, and my own twisted game to try and break free from my past.

But my world implodes when I realize I’ve merely traded one secret for another—and that secret just walked in at my engagement party introducing himself as Gabriel King…

My future father-in-law.



Bella J is an International Bestselling Author who loves writing dark and gritty romance with alpha-holes who have absolutely no redeeming qualities…until they do. Maybe.


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#releaseday – Viking by Andi Rhodes

Viking (Valhalla Rising MC Book 1) by [Andi Rhodes]

Humans are taught that death is the end, that it’s their soul’s final curtain call. But for the members of Valhalla Rising MC, death is only the beginning.

I never asked to be one of the chosen, never dreamed a place like Valhalla existed. Yet that’s exactly where I ended up when a Valkyrie plucked me from obscurity. I’m respected here, celebrated as a fallen warrior, but none of it lessens my vicious need for revenge or fills the hollow parts of me.

As president of Valhalla Rising MC, it’s my job to make sure the Warrior Code of Conduct is adhered to and that Odin’s orders are carried out. But that becomes infinitely more difficult when I’m sent back to the land of the living for a mission that puts me in direct contact with a Legacy. And then there’s the matter of the beautiful woman my soul seems to recognize.

I know I can complete my mission, but I’m not as convinced I’ll be able to do it without breaking all the rules.

As a doctoral candidate in mythological studies, I’m doing my thesis on Valhalla. I’ve always been obsessed with tales and legends that get passed down through the generations. I love my life, my little corner of the world I’ve carved out for myself. So much so that I’m immersed in history to the point that I’m oblivious to the danger lurking in the present.

When my space is invaded by a man who insists that I’ve got things all wrong, my existence shifts into something unrecognizable. Where there was once order and understanding, there’s now chaos and uncertainty. And I don’t hate it… because he’s there.

I know he has rules to follow, but will they hinder his ability to keep me safe? Or will he break them for me… for us?


Andi Rhodes is an author whose passion is creating romance from chaos in all her books! She writes MC (motorcycle club) romance with a generous helping of suspense and doesn’t shy away from the more difficult topics. Her books can be triggering for some so consider yourself warned. Andi also ensures each book ends with the couple getting their HEA! Most importantly, Andi is living her real life HEA with her husband and their boxers.

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#NewRelease – Cruel Master by Lucy Smoke & AJ Macey

Cruel Master (Sinister Arrangement Book 2) by [Lucy Smoke, A.J. Macey]

It never mattered how far I ran … he was always going to catch me. Because I belong to him—body, mind, and soul.

My innocence is gone.
My father is dead.
And I’m no longer the girl who was forced to marry a hitman.

I’m stronger.

For the last five years I’ve been running from both my sister’s vengeful anger, and from my husband’s intense obsession.

When Gaven finally captures me—I have no other choice but to use him the same way he always planned to use me. The closer I am, the more information I have, the safer we both are. So, I’ll take his punishment for leaving. I’ll take his pain and his pleasure.

My wedding night might have ended in pain and betrayal, but I won’t let my life end the same.

He’s a killer and I’m a target. In the end, someone has to die, but who is it going to be this time?

*This is a Dark Mafia Arranged Marriage Age-Gap BDSM Romance*

Lucy Smoke, also known as Lucinda Dark for her fantasy works, has a master’s degree in English and is a self-proclaimed creative chihuahua. She enjoys feeding her wanderlust, cover addiction, as well as her face, and truly hopes people will stop giving her bath bombs as gifts. Bath’s get cold too fast and it’s just not as wonderful as the commercials make it out to be when the tub isn’t a jacuzzi.

When she’s not on a never-ending quest to find the perfect milkshake, she lives and works in the southern United States with her beloved fur-baby, Hiro, and her family and friends.

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#NewRelease #Mafia #ArrangedMarriage – The Corsican Crime Lord Book 1 by Charmaine Pauls

Love Like Poison: Corsican Crime Lord, Book One by [Charmaine Pauls]

Every year on my birthday, my tormentor returns to claim one of my firsts.

On my sixteenth birthday, a stranger from Corsica shows up at my party. Angelo Russo looks like an angel, but more the kind who decapitates dragons than the kind with soft white wings. He’s dark like the ocean and breathless like water. He says he wants all my firsts as if he already owns them, but my father orders me to stay away from this man.

No matter how hard I try, I can’t escape him. No one can keep me safe. Every year on my birthday, he brings me a gift, each one having a detrimental effect on my life with unimaginable consequences. With every gift he offers, he claims another one of my firsts. Before I know it, he’s taken control of my existence, turning me into a nervous wreck, because when I turn eighteen, I know what first he’ll come for next.

Note: Love Like Poison is the first book in the Corsican Crime Lord series and ends on a cliffhanger. Sabella and Angelo’s story continues in Hate Like Honey (Book Two).

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Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchefstroom and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communication, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.

When she moved to Chile with her French husband, she started writing full-time. She has been publishing novels and short stories since 2011.

Charmaine currently lives in Montpellier, France with her family. Their household is a lively mix of Afrikaans, English, French, and Spanish.

#BlogTour – You’re so Bad by Angela Casella

You're so Bad: A Fake Dating, Bad Boy, Revenge Romantic Comedy (Finding You Book 2) by [Angela Casella]

Never fall for the man who’s supposed to help you get revenge…


It’s not every day you get asked to be a bridesmaid for the wedding of your ex and your ex-best friend. Call me lucky? My grandmother thinks I’m crazy for agreeing, but I can’t let those so-and-sos know they’ve pummeled my self-worth…even if it’s true.

Then my grandmother goes off the deep end and tells everyone that I have a boyfriend. A pediatric surgeon boyfriend. Worse, she’s shown them his photograph.

The guy in question? He’s a hot piece of bad news. He may have befriended my grandmother, but he’s far from being in my good graces. So it surprises me when he makes an intriguing proposition.

Why play nice when you can get even?


Shauna thinks she’s going to pay me to play Chaos Coordinator. No need. Causing trouble is basically my calling in life. And if I can do that and spend time with a hot purple-haired ball buster?

Sign me up.

Nothing good can come of any of this. Then again, I realized a long time ago that I’m no good for anyone, myself included. So we might as well have some fun.

**An interconnected standalone in the Finding You series**

ANGELA CASELLA is a romcom fanatic. Writing them, reading them, watching them—she’s greedy, and she does it all. She writes the Fairy Godmother Agency series solo, and she’s lucky enough to have collaborated with Denise Grover Swank on multiple series.

She lives in Asheville, NC. Her hobbies include herding her daughter toward less dangerous activities, the aforementioned romcom addiction, and dreaming of having someone else clean her house.

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#Audio #Military #SecretBaby #2ndChance – Fallen Comrade, Project Morpheus Book 1 by Jillian David, Narration by Tiffany Morgan

Fallen Comrade (Project Morpheus Book 1) by [Jillian David]

Ex-Green Beret Jake Zimmerman’s Georgia mountain seclusion is shattered when the one woman he should never have left, pregnant Kiera McNeill, shows up on his doorstep. Her life is in danger, thanks to a botched Morpheus Squad mission. If the nature of her baby is discovered, evil forces will stop at nothing to capture Kiera. When Kiera learns of Jake’s top-secret Morpheus Virus running through his veins, she realizes that her protector is the deadlier threat.

Kiera knows the secrets of Fallen Comrades, a billion-dollar “charity” which siphons donations away from wounded veterans and into the pockets of power-hungry CFO Beau Lequire. Now her sadistic ex-boss, Lequire, wants revenge. Her only chance of escape rests in the lethal hands of the man who once rejected her: Jake. All she needs to do is suppress her feelings for Jake long enough to destroy Fallen Comrades, stay alive, and save her baby.


Review by Twinsie Angie

I won this audiobook.

I have been watching this book for a couple years.  The first time I saw it was when it was a preorder.  Then last year I saw it but there wasn’t an audio.  This year I won an audio copy from the author at a book event.  I was sooooo excited.  I mean the blurb was totally ME!!

I downloaded it and jumped in.  The story is about Jake and Kiera.  They have a history to put it mildly.  He must save her since she found out some bad things about some bad guys.  We meet Jake’s military team who are all infected with the virus that makes them kinda “hulk” out in a way.  LOL   I mean they don’t turn green but they get BIG MAD.  LOL

The audio for the book was good.  It wasn’t the best, but it was far from the worst.  The narrator did a fine job reading the story but a couple times when she was “Jake” the voice was Kiera and vice versa.  Nothing terrible and it didn’t affect my enjoyment of the story.

Now the story.  I understand this is the first book in a series, so I give it time to explain people, situations, etc. However, I felt like this book was REALLY slow to develop with a lot of repeating information from different POV’s in the same scenes.  SO that did become a bit tedious for me, but I did stick it out and continue to read.

Jake has so many issues he needs to pull a city bus behind him.  The man was infuriating with his push and pull to Kiera.  I was like DUUUUUDE.  But Kiera was too soft hearted to me.  I was like GIRL!!!  They have history with having dated in high school, being her brother’s best friend, and then a little oppps that created the “little bit” in her belly.

I did enjoy the story but it was very slow to go and I felt like it stayed pretty slow going. There were a few days I set the book down and walked away for a day or two.  The love story has intense scenes that were great when Kiera and Jake weren’t fighting.

The concept was interesting, and it did make me push through to continue the story.

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Award-winning and bestselling author Jillian David quickly writes then slowly edits paranormal, suspense and adventure romances. She loves to use medical situations and characters to drive drama in her books. Her favorite cell is the platelet and her least-favorite organ is the pancreas. She fully believes that curse words, when appropriately deployed during surgery, are hemostatic. Which also explains why no book of hers will ever bleed out…

According to multiple starred reviews, Jillian’s books cause sleep deprivation and a drop in productivity, as well as visceral responses from her vivid descriptions — side effects which might qualify as a breach of her Hippocratic Oath to ‘do no harm.’

Here’s what readers are saying:
– “You will not want to start this book right before bed like I did because you won’t want to go to sleep.”
– “…a highly original, paranormal, second chance, romantic suspense novel on steroids, and it kept me turning pages until dawn, and it gets 5 bleary-eyed stars from this reader.”
– “I started this incredible paranormal suspense filled love story and couldn’t put it down. I stayed up the entire night reading it.”
– “Such an awesome read. As soon as I started it, I couldn’t put it down. I even stayed home from the gym just to be able to finish this in the same day.”
– “(T)his author sure knows how to write torture scenes and make you feel the physical abuse the characters are going through!”
– “(T)his (writer) can make you twist around in your seat in an effort to not pee yourself from fear.”
– “Jillian writes incredibly interesting characters in situations that keep you reading late into the night, even if you have to work the next morning.”
– “Just read the 4-book story (The Cowboys of Copper River series) to the end, started yesterday afternoon! Couldn’t put it down, except for 3 hours when I fell asleep early this morning.”

HELL TO PAY (paranormal romance)
1) Immortal Flame
2) Relentless Flame
3) Flame Unleashed
4) Flame’s Dawn

HELL’S VALLEY (paranormal western romance)
1) Legacy of Lies
2) Legacy Lost
3) Legacy of Danger
4) Legacy Found

PROJECT MORPHEUS (military romantic suspense)
1) Fallen Comrade
2) Hidden Comrade
3) Silent Comrade

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#ReleaseBlitz – The Two Week Roommate by Roxie Noir

We used to be best friends. Now we’re snowed in together.

There are probably worse things than being stuck in a remote cabin with the rugged-yet-grumpy forest ranger who saved my life in a blizzard. Bear maulings, for example, though I might prefer that to eating breakfast with Gideon Bell, the guy who nearly ruined my life when we were kids.

It was twenty years ago. We haven’t spoken since. Our families still hate each other, and our lives are completely different. I’m not sure we’ve got anything in common besides childhood memories.

But when it’s just the two of us for a couple of weeks, none of that really matters.

What matters is the way Gideon grumbles, but makes my tea exactly the way I like it. What matters is how he always gives me the spot on the couch closest to the fireplace. What matters is how he looks at me when he thinks I’m not paying attention.

And those childhood memories? He’s in all my favorites.

Up here, in the cabin, it’s easy to look past all that because it feels so good to kiss him. It’s easy to spend a wild night in front of the fireplace and wake up still wrapped together. But back in the real world, where everything that drove us apart is still alive and kicking? It’s a lot harder.

Can Gideon and I fix what broke twenty years ago, or does what happens in the cabin have to stay in the cabin?


Roxie is a romance author by day, and also a romance author by night. She lives in Los Angeles with one husband, two cats, far too many books, and a truly alarming pile of used notebooks that she refuses to throw away.

She’s the author of the Loveless Brothers series, the upcoming Wildwood Society series, and a bunch of other books that are also delightful.

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#WOTR23 #Audio #GrumpySunshine #Sports – The Proposing Kind, the Brew Ha Ha book 4 by Bria Quinlan, narration by Brittany Goodwin

The Proposing Kind: Brew Ha Ha, Book 4

Hailey Tate is living the good life: A new book contract, great friends, the man of her—oh, who is she kidding, she never would have dreamed up pro-ball player, Connor Ryan. But somehow, they work.

So when Connor may or may not have proposed, it’s left up to Hailey and her Brew Crew girls figure it all out. Ridiculousness, shenanigans, arguments, and reconciliations ensue…because, Quirky Girl Power!

But at the end of it all, is Hailey ready to marry America’s Most Eligible Athlete or is time to call a delay on that particular play?


Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this audiobook.

LOL This book is a mix of confusion and hilariousness.  When the chapter starts with Connor wondering if he should propose to Hailey…oh yeah he has this convo with HAILEY.  It sends our girl into a freakout.

Hailey is worried about marrying Connor.  She fears it is too soon.  Slowly as this book happens, she realizes there is no reason why she should fear marriage to Connor.  He is her everything.

This book we see Connor is a bit distracted and we the readers can kinda figure out what is going on but we wonder how this will all play out.   The final chapters had me in stitches because Connor and Hailey are a riot.

I absolutely love this crew and especially Hailey and Connor.  They are my heart couple.  But I admit I am giving Gavin side eye much like Hailey.  Dang Connor so telling us…I mean Hailiey we can’t have his brother and him.  LOL

This novel is an absolute must for a fan of the series.  This made me so happy but I really want to see so many more books from the series.  Gavin needs love.  Abby needs love.  Dane even needs to get his butt kicked by love too.

Bria Quinlan is an award-nominated bestselling author of eight Romantic Comedies and YA Issue Books (that she swears are funny…really. They are.) Her books make you snort Diet Coke out your nose or tear up and curse her name.


#WOTR23 #RomCom #GrumpySunshine #Player #GirlNextDoor #Baseball #Ebook #Audio – The Catching Kind, The Brew Ha Ha book 4 by Brian Quinlan, narration by Brittany Goodwin

The Catching Kind (Brew Ha Ha #3) by [Bria Quinlan, Caitie Quinn]

Hailey Tate thought she was worth more than a straight flush.

Apparently not.

When camera-shy author Hailey Tate’s agent loses a bet and brokers a deal, it leaves Hailey in the last place she wants to be: backed into the corner of Publicity and Paparazzi. Now, thanks to her girl-next-door image and role as pretend girlfriend to a womanizing shortstop, she’s getting the attention she always managed to avoid.

Connor Ryan is not only America’s Sexiest Athlete, he’s also the current Bad Boy of Baseball. But when he goes a base too far, management wants to bench him…permanently. One thing he never counted on? Falling for his sweet, fake girlfriend. He’s the guy who can catch anything and now she’s next on his list

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this audiobook by the author for an honest review.

STAHP!!  I can’t believe I am in love with this series.  This girl likes smut and all the naughty bits and yet, I can’t stop reading!!!!  I am 110% invested in this crazy crew of misfits.

As always, the narration by Brittany was amazing.  She does crazy woman well.  LOL Like I feel like her reactions are totally mine.

Hailey has been a quiet side character until this book,  I even massaged Bria with an idea on who her HEA was with based on what I was reading.  I was wrong and was a little crushed and then….I met Connor Ryan.

Connor is just meh when we meet him.  Total player and we hope he doesn’t touch us so we don’t get whatever STD he has at the time.  Yeah, guys he is nasty.  Hailey is non to thrilled to be near him and then she finds out she has to spend quality time being his fake girlfriend!  Poor Hailey.

This story is a great ride. We see them not stand each other and then come to an agreement to be friends.  Well once the pressure is off, we see feelings start to happen.  We see jealousy and confusion.  But we slowly see LOVE blooming.

I absolutely loved Haileys freak outs and her friend’s reactions. Well not so much Dane’s but yeah.  I just love that man whore.  LOL  He has some crazy ideas and I was laughing so hard I snorted.  But Connor and Hailey are my favorite couple.  They really get to know the real person and understand how the other works.  They realize they both have so much in common even with him being a ball player and her an author.    My favorite scene that made me SWOON so hard was Hailey’s boo release party…guys for real!!!  Connor is my favorite, and I can’t wait for the next book because it’s also Hailey and Connor!!

Bria Quinlan is an award-nominated bestselling author of eight Romantic Comedies and YA Issue Books (that she swears are funny…really. They are.) Her books make you snort Diet Coke out your nose or tear up and curse her name.