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Cocky Chef by JD Hawkins

Release Date: July 31st

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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You can call me arrogant as much as you want. But when you're the best at what you do and have the hottest restaurant on the west coast, with enough Michelin stars to make Gordon Ramsay's head spin, you've earned the right to your confidence.
When I give an instruction in the kitchen, it's not a suggestion--it's an order. So when a new chef thinks she can do things her way, and dares to say so to my face, even her sharp wit and gorgeous pouty lips don't make it okay.
But I have to admit, she's got talent. She's creative in the kitchen and not even that double-breasted chef jacket can hide her perfect body. As I get to know her, I can't help wanting to know everything she thinks. I've never met a more talented chef. And I've never met a sassier and sexier woman in my life.
There's only one way this push and pull can end.
With her in my bed, begging for more.

🔥🔥🔥 A Grim Awakening Series by Michelle Gross ✦ Blog Tour ✦ 🔥🔥🔥

Join us in celebrating the RELEASE of Michelle Gross's final chapter of A Grim Awakening Series with Falling for Fear. This is the 4th and final installment of this Paranormal series.

How long does it take to change a person’s life from happy to terrifying?
How long was I normal before that part of me was taken away?
How long would I live in fear after that?

After being attacked by something she can’t explain as a child, Melanie Rose is left with the ability to see ghosts and it haunts her everyday life.
It only gets worse the night before her eighteenth birthday. Things that shouldn't be real, start appearing before her.
The evil that attacked her as a child is back to finally take her life.
Then he appears, a stranger wearing a black leather jacket.
All the unanswered questions she’s had, start to unfold around her.
She soon realizes it’s only the beginning.
Melanie must control her fear before Fear claims her.

Recommended for 18+ due to sexual content in the series and situations that might offend some.

Review: Cocky Chef

Cocky Chef Cocky Chef by J.D. Hawkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was like a Hell’s Kitchen slash Master Chef slash steamy whirlwind romance all smashed together. I loved how detailed the author was with cuisine, cooking styles, and the business end of a restaurant. I’m not sure how he researched these topics, but most of it was spot on. I found that there were many times that I had to ask my friend, who happens to be an Executive Chef, classically trained in the French style, questions for verification purposes and each time my friend came back with “yup” or “sounds about right”. I love when the minor details check out!

Okay, so Cole is the Gordon Ramsay of Los Angeles. Renowned chef, had his own TV show, constantly being hit up with more media opportunities, has dated the who’s who of actresses and models, has the most successful restaurant in LA, and is in the process of taking the Las Vegas crowd by storm. What else could this man possibly want? Then there’s Willow… she was trained by a famous French chef, came out of that experience with a lot of knowledge, experience and determination, and then opened up her own restaurant, which ended up being a catastrophic failure. She’s moved to LA to start fresh and, with the help of her friends, try to make her dreams a reality once again. She’s got no time for anything extra, least of all a relationship. But the explosive chemistry and imminent connection Cole and Willow shared could not be denied.

“When I said I just wanted you to be happy… I meant with me.”

Moment of truth: I wasn’t a huge fan of Willow’s. Here’s why… this woman never knew when to agree to disagree. I respected her intellect, her stubbornness, and her grit, but there was a moment (or five) where I felt like she went too far. Moments when I felt like she was being borderline disrespectful to Cole. And I didn’t like how he just took it. I don’t know ANY men who would let a woman tear apart everything they built and just let it go. Nah dude. He was already successful and his popularity was only gaining momentum. She was a nobody in the world of hospitality. His restaurant was the first place she worked in besides her own failed restaurant. He was her boss. And yet, she was telling him all of the things he was doing wrong and how she would do it. And then browbeating him with it, like she was in the right and he couldn’t possibly know what he was doing. Ummmm… didn’t you see his show? Did you have a show? Did you see his incredibly busy and successful restaurant? Wait, you’re a line cook there? Oh, so then you MUST know that homeboy knows a thing or two about what he’s doing. It’s working, ain’t it??? I'm just saying... he's the one with the successful restaurant that YOU work at. Andddd... I don't see any producers running you down to be on any show.

So, my rant is over lol!! As with all books by this author, I enjoyed it immensely. There’s just something about the way JD Hawkins writes. In Cocky Chef , the characters and their interactions were electric, the plot was solid and entertaining, and the steam and romance were definitely on point. I really liked where this book took me and now I’m jonesing to binge-watch Chopped or something.

Release Date: July 31, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 3.5 out of 5
Type: Standalone

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Review: Wrecked

Wrecked Wrecked by JB Salsbury
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sawyer was a beautiful woman trapped in a stagnant life of her own making. But life delivers her a twist when her sister makes a strange request framed as a dying wish. An obligation becomes Sawyer's wake-up call, offering her her first taste of freedom and adventure and Aden is there to experience it all with her.

Aden was an honorable soldier dealing with PTSD and survivor's guilt. He's isolated himself from his family and has very few people in his life who mean anything to him. He finds some sort of peace at the bottom of a bottle or at sea. He's definitely not looking to make a lasting impression on anyone or have any sort of meaningful relationship. He's unworthy, at least in his eyes. But Sawyer is the first person who really resonates with him. As hard as they both try to convince themselves to keep it casual, the strength of their feelings just wouldn't quit and they were pulled closer together.

"I may not need him. He may be the worst possible person for me. But I want him in a way I can't even begin to understand."

This was such a sweetly beautiful story. Wrecked gripped me from the start and by the end, I found it hard to let go. It was raw and it was deep. It was a story about life, loss, grief, hope, love, and new beginnings. Ultimately it came down to two broken souls who thankfully found healing and solace and love within one another.

Release Date: July 18, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 3 out of 5
Type: Standalone

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Review: Deep Under

Deep Under Deep Under by Lisa Renee Jones
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"He's the apple in the Garden of Eden, and Michael Alvarez is the snake tempting me to take a bite."

Those words couldn't be more true to describe this story. Myla has found herself stuck between a rock and a hard place. A year ago, a chance encounter with Alvarez, the mysterious leader of a drug cartel, plunged her into a life of debauchery, manipulation and fear. Desperate to keep her last surviving relative (her big sister) safe, she relies on her wit and surprisingly successful acting abilities to figure a way out of her predicament. Trusting no one becomes a lot harder when Alvarez hires Kyle to protect her. After believing Myla to be dead, Kyle and the other men of Walker Security were determined to bring Alvarez and his entire cartel to its knees in the name of justice. No one expected the person Kyle went undercover to protect to be Myla.

I liked the instant connection between the characters. Although I didn't really understand Myla and I can't really pinpoint why she rubbed me the wrong way at times, I did admire the way the author characterized her. She had integrity, compassion, intelligence, and ambition in spades. As for Kyle... I couldn't get enough of this man. He was obviously incredibly alpha, protective, and honorable. The way he kept putting himself on the line in order to keep Myla safe was what really got me in the feels.

If I had to list one issue I had with the story, it would be that I wanted more time to be spent with these two characters as a couple. Their relationship started in secret while she was practically owned by Alvarez and I was hoping their relationship would be explored once it was out in the open, through an epilogue or something. Regardless, this story gave me a real taste for these Walker Security men and as this was my first read from the series, I'm eager to get to know each of them a little better.

Release Date: April 17, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Suspense
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 3 out of 5
Type: Standalone - Book 4 of the Tall, Dark & Deadly series and Book 1 of the Walker Security series w/ character crossover

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Don't Speak by Katy Regnery ❥ ❥ ❥ Cover Re-reveal & Sale


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Dear Delilah by T. Bester ❥ ❥ ❥ Cover Reveal

Cover Design: Sommer Stein- Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Release Date: August 17, 2017


It has been said that boys and girls can never be ‘just’ friends, and until Nathan Penn barged into my life, I thought it was complete and utter nonsense. But one night changed everything, and what I thought was the defining moment in our friendship turned out to be more than either of us were ready for.

When my boss tasks me with writing the University’s new sex advice column, Dear Delilah, I make it quite clear that I’m the least qualified person for the job - my experience is limited to one sexual encounter that taught me about love and loss all at once.

So what makes me say ‘yes’?


A distraction.

Something to take my mind off Nathan.

The Evolution of Sin by Giana Darling is LIVE!


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It started with an affair; a seven day long, no-strings-attached holiday tryst in Los Cabos, Mexico. Giselle Moore is a naive artist fleeing from her troubled past in Paris, France to a better life with her family in New York City but first, she takes a much needed vacation to seek solitude.

Instead, she finds Sinclair, an enigmatic Frenchman who is drawn to her as she is to him and a passionate, illicit affair ensues. The last thing she needs in her life is another complication, yet as the week wears on, she finds herself falling in love with Sinclair.

Still, she leaves him behind when she moves to New York City, ready to reunite with her family and begin life anew. If she is a little heartbroken at the prospect of never seeing the cool and dominating Sinclair again, she’s braced for it.

The Wild by K. Webster ❥ ❥ ❥ Cover Reveal

The Wild

by K. Webster
Publication Date: August 7, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Taboo

I brought them to the wilderness because we couldn’t cope with our reality.
The plan was to make a new life that didn’t include heartache.

No people. No technology. No interference.
Just us.
A chance to piece together what was broken.

But the wilderness is untamed and harsh.
Brutal and unforgiving.
It doesn’t give a damn about your feelings.

Tragedy lives there too.
No escaping the truths that won’t let you go.

All you can do is survive where love, no matter how beastly, is the only thing you can truly count on.

Confusing. Wrong. Twisted. Beautiful. Sick.

Love is wild.
And we’re going to set it free.

My Heart Series by Aleya Michelle ❥ ❥ ❥ Cover Re-reveals

Cover Design: Rebecca Berto from Berto Designs

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Strong and independent, Roxy Thorne is a fighter.
She knows exactly what she wants, especially when it comes to men. She's got them wrapped around her finger and all figured out.
Until she meets Kade Thomas..
He storms into her life like a knight on a white horse to save her, but the fiery Roxy doesn't need saving. With a past that keeps holding her back, it's up to Kade to break down her walls.
But can he prove to her that she's been wrong all along or is he just another break in her heart?


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Review: Keeping Her Close

Keeping Her Close Keeping Her Close by Dani Wyatt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Roxie wanted Black with everything she had, but all she got from him was the token consideration, the cold shoulder, and his looks of indifference. Little did she know that Black wanted to own her, but kept his distance out of respect for her father, who was not only his business partner, but his dear friend. When Black gets the go ahead though… Nothing was going to stop him from laying his claim on Roxie and showing her the beast she was going to love. Keeping Her Close was a short, hot and steamy kind of read. There was no trace of romance to be found, however, if you’re looking for some kinky, smutty fckery, then you’ve definitely come to the right place.

Release Date: July 28, 2017
Genre: Smut
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 5 out of 5
Type: Standalone

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✾ ✾ ✾ Big Shot by Kim Karr Release + Review Blitz ✾ ✾ ✾


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To believe one person can change your destiny sounds absurd. But it happened to me… twice.

Ten years ago I had no idea what I wanted out of life, until I met Hannah Michaels. She was a computer-engineering student ready to conquer the social media world, and I was smitten. Even though I knew she was taken, I had to have her.

Being the big shot that I was, I didn’t let her status stand in my way. It wasn’t long before my hands were on her thighs and my name a whisper on her lips. This smart, sexy girl inspired me to greatness, helped me grow into the kind of man I never knew I wanted to be. The man I am today.

Too bad I hadn’t grown fast enough to keep her.

Moving on wasn’t easy, but I knew I had to let her go. Eventually, I found someone to share my days and nights with, and together we had a daughter. My life was nearly perfect until my world turned upside down.

Lotus by T.L. Smith ✾ Release + Review Blitz ✾

Title: Lotus
Author: TL Smith
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 27
To break a heart is easy.

All you have to do is reach in, wrap your blood covered hands around it, and pull.

This happened to me.

Two hands, both red as my hair, did this exact thing.

Tore it away like it wasn’t made for me.

Maybe it was his to take?

Because years on, with those same blood red hands, he still has it.

In his hands.

And he won’t give it back.

But the real question is, do I want it back.

He is dangerous, uncontrollable, and downright sexy.

I fell for it all, but in the end, he didn’t catch me he let me fall.

Dark, Sexy Knight by Katy Regnery ❥ ❥ ❥ Cover Re-reveal + Excerpt


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Naughty Dirty Cocky by Whitney G. is LIVE!

Naughty Dirty Cocky

by Whitney G.
Publication Date: July 27, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Collection

Purchase: Amazon | iBooks

Alpha males, sassy heroines, and steamy sex have never been better…

Naughty, Dirty, Cocky is complete the first volume of the New York Times bestselling Steamy Coffee Read Series from Whitney G.

Stay after hours with the Naughty Boss, be sure to get checked out by the Dirty Doctor, and make sure you’re prepared to work both inside and outside the bedroom with the Cocky Client.

Each novella is a standalone that features an alpha hero, feisty heroine, and toe curling sex. (They are also best devoured over a steamy hot cup of coffee)

More Than Memories by N.E. Henderson is LIVE!

Cover Design: Regina Wamba/MaeIDesign & Photography
Release Date: July 27, 2017


Memories are never forgotten.

Or so it’s said, but she did. She forgot herself, me, and us. She forgot everything. One day I woke up and there was only pain. This pain is so fierce that I can’t overcome it alone. My heart was ripped from my chest and I’m surviving, but barely. Not even the physical outlet I seek to purge the torment of remembering the one I can’t let go helps anymore.

In all of his agony what if the worst of his pain has yet to be expelled; a secret that could have changed everything had he known.

Every day that I wake up I’m in a fog.

Before ten years ago I feel like I didn’t exist. Everything I ever knew had been erased. Some days I wish I had bad memories because even those are better than none at all. Instead, I feel like I’m a character in a storybook, merely acting a role. I don’t know why, but none of it feels real. That’s crazy, right? Still, I can’t shake the feeling that everyone is hiding something from me. Even the man that lies next to me at night sometimes feels like a stranger. I just want to feel like I belong in my own life.

Everything in her life feels borrowed, but that’s a secret better left unspoken.

The Polaris Series Boxed Set by M.E. Montgomery is LIVE!


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Meet the North and Matthews families and their friends who are sure to make you feel warm all over and your heart pound with unseen twists and turns as they fight for their happily ever after. New families form, haters turn to lovers, and former lovers gain a second chance in these emotion-packed contemporary romance stories.

Destined Hearts by K.K. Allen is LIVE!

Cover Design: Okay Creations
Photo Credit: Vellum and Wing
Release Date: July 27, 2017


He stole her lyrics, and then he stole her heart.

Lyric Cassidy is off the tour, lost as to what her next career move will be, and certain that she’ll never love again after Wolf. All because of a social media scandal that left her with no choice but to pack up and face the consequences. When she learns that the fate of her career is in her hands, she has a difficult decision to make. Step back on the tour bus with Wolf and deal with the mess she left behind, or end her contract early and lose her job at Perform Live?

Wolf’s shattered heart finds no resolve in giving Lyric a chance to come back on tour. He can never be with her again. Not after she walked away. Conflicted with wants and needs, he struggles to remember who Wolf was before Lyric. That’s what he needs to become again. Maybe then his heart will be safe. Or maybe there’s no hope for the damaged.

But with stolen dreams, betrayals, and terrifying threats—no one’s heart is safe. Not even the ones that may be destined to be together.

Food Fight by T. Torrid & Heather Ohhh ❥ ❥ ❥ Cover Reveal

Title: Food Fight

Series: Strip Mall Duology #1
Authors: T. Torrid & Heather Ohhh
Genre: Eroticomedy (Erotica/Romantic Comedy)
Cover Design: Juliana Cabrera, Jersey Girl
Release Date: August 10, 2017


FOOD FIGHT is the first book in a new eroticomedy duology.
Each book in the Strip Mall series contains two separate stories from the same universe. No cliffhangers... just a lot of laughs and some really hot sex!

BANANAS AND DONUTS: It's a food fight of epic proportions when this not-so-sweet baker gets her hands on a gorgeous grocer's goods.

BAGELS AND BRATS: A buff butcher bites off more than he can chew when he "meats" the vegan vixen next door.

*Intended for immature audiences 18+


Review: Lotus

Lotus Lotus by T.L. Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 "When love turns to hate and turns back to love" stars!!

At 17, Orion and Lotus met and it was as if their hearts decided to finally beat. He was from the wrong side of the tracks and all he knew was desperation and struggle. She was the light granting him peace and a taste of normal. He refused to let the dirt and sins of his life taint her so he kept his secrets close. But over the next few years, those secrets ate away at their foundation until eventually Lotus became someone no one could recognize. BTW, I HATED her at this part. One day Orion's lifestyle hits a little too close to home and he drives her away. It was all he could do at the time to protect her, but she didn't know that. He ended up breaking both of their hearts in the process. He stayed away for years but now he's back to claim the only woman who has ever owned his heart.

With Lotus , T.L. Smith gave us a second chance romance that was dark, twisted, and full of pain, mental anguish, hope and love. It had touches of suspense, boatloads of secrets, and more than a few glimpses of passion. Once you read it, you'll probably never look at lotus blossoms, lily pads, or ponds the same way again.

Release Date: July 27, 2017
Genre: Contemporary - Second Chance
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 3 out of 5
Type: Standalone

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Review: Big Shot

Big Shot Big Shot by Kim Karr
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ever since I read Sexy Jerk and found out about the threesome between Jace, Ethan and Fiona, I HAD to know more. Oh wait… did you miss that? The author gave us quite a dirty surprise. I had to know if there was any awkwardness between the friends once that detour ended. I had to know if the author would reveal how truly hot it was (she didn’t lol). And I had to know how Jace moved on. Big Shot gave me that.

Jace is a single dad still in limbo after the loss of his wife. I’m still not sure how she died, but I do know we never really meet her other than in flashbacks or memories. After his daughter’s first day of kindergarten, she comes home crying because a boy said something mean to her. Not willing to take it lying down, Jace decides to confront the boy’s parent about his bullying. When he rings their doorbell, not in a million years does he expect his first love, Hannah, to be the one to open the door.

Hannah and Jace met at a frat party and had an instant connection. Unfortunately, they never exchanged contact info and couldn’t find each other. Weeks passed by and Hannah didn’t see him around campus and her small circle of friends didn’t know him. She then met Ethan and they started dating. One day she went to his house and… surprise surprise… Jace is not only Ethan’s best friend, but his roommate. Sparks started flying everywhere, but out of respect for Ethan, these two didn’t try anything. That didn’t stop them from catching feelings and pretty soon they were in love. They convinced Ethan to want a threesome so that they could be together in some way and hot times ensued. As luck would have it though, one of Jace’s secrets was revealed, Hannah felt betrayed and cut ties, and these love birds were over before they could begin.

Fast forward 10 years and we’re back with Hannah being a divorced single mom. These two had babies… with other people!! I felt like it was so unfair :( Hannah ends up working at Jace’s company and the chemistry between these two could not be denied. However, Jace had so much guilt warping his feelings and couldn’t give himself to Hannah 100%, which quite frankly broke my heart. The author really put my emotions through the wringer on this one. This story spoke to how we can have many loves in life, which doesn’t diminish or cheapen any of them on their own. It takes us on a journey of grief, guilt, friendship, nostalgia, ecstasy, and in the end a love that never died despite time, distance or circumstance.

“You’re not my before and you’re not after, Hannah, you’re my forever.”

Release Date: July 27, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance - Second Chance
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 4 out of 5
Type: Standalone - Book 2 of the Sexy Jerk World series

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Ready to Run by Lauren Layne ❧ Excerpt Reveal ☙

A reality TV producer falling for her would-be star: 

a Montana heartthrob who wants nothing to do with the show.

I Do, I Don't #1
Lauren Layne
Releasing Aug 22, 2017

The Bachelor meets The Runaway Bride in this addictive romance novel about a reality TV producer falling for her would-be star: a Montana heartthrob who wants nothing to do with the show.

Jordan Carpenter thinks she’s finally found the perfect candidate for Jilted, a new dating show about runaway grooms: Luke Elliott, a playboy firefighter who’s left not one but three brides at the altar. The only problem? Luke refuses to answer Jordan’s emails or return her calls. Which is how she ends up on a flight to Montana to recruit him in person. It’s not Manhattan but at least the locals in Lucky Hollow seem friendly . . . except for Luke, who’s more intense—and way hotter—than the slick womanizer Jordan expected.

Eager to put the past behind him, Luke has zero intention of following this gorgeous, fast-talking city girl back to New York. But before he can send her packing, Jordan’s everywhere: at his favorite bar, the county fair, even his exes’ book club. Annoyingly, everyone in Lucky Hollow seems to like her—and deep down, she’s starting to grow on him too. But the more he fights her constant pestering, the more Luke finds himself wishing that Jordan would kick off her high heels and make herself comfortable in his arms.