Release Blitz ➤ JUST KIDDING BY LANI LYNN VALE

January 07, 2020


Let’s do a calendar, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.

Well, they—i.e. Kilgore Police Department’s public relations specialists—were wrong.

Now, every time Dax Tremaine walks around a corner, the women of Kilgore, Texas can’t help calling him Mr. January.

Mr. January, can you fix my flat tire? Mr. January, can you cuff me? Mr. January, can you sign my boob?

It goes from bad to worse when even on a SWAT call, the women won’t stay away.

Release Blitz ➤ SIREN BY HAZEL GRACE

Title: Siren
Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Hazel Grace
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retelling

Desolate by Ker Dukey

January 06, 2020

Desolate by Ker Dukey

This book contains dark themes and explicit sex. Read with caution.

Tour + Giveaway ➤ THE HUNTED BY BETHANY-KRIS

Title: The Hunted
Series: 9INE Realms
Author: Bethany-Kris
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: January 6, 2020

Empathy by Ker Dukey

January 05, 2020

Empathy by Ker Dukey

I don't want to love.
I don't want to feel.
I don't want... empathy.

Siren by Hazel Grace

January 04, 2020

Siren by Hazel Grace
In my humble opinion...

Siren is the first book I've read from Hazel Grace and she's made me a fan on her first try! It was dark and delicious, entrancing, captivating, and utterly spellbinding!

In the South Seas, mermaids are real. They lure unsuspecting travellers who venture too far or hunters who seek to kill them for fortune, with their looks and their songs... with their magic. They can be vicious and cruel, especially when it comes to protecting themselves and those they love. Dagen learns this the hard way when his search for a trinket to bring hope and prosperity to his people lands him in the laps of not just any mermaids, but the princesses of the sea. He's stumbled upon an island that no one but the sirens should be able to see and the seven princesses will use whatever means necessary to find out his true intentions. Can love blossom in the midst of torture and death? You better believe it can!

I was told that this is the author's first attempt at a fantasy romance and I think she did an incredible job with it. From the world building, the intricacies of the plot, the many hidden gems I discovered, the intensely developed characters, and the descriptive colors of the people and their surroundings, it was easy to fall in love with Grace's writing. I highlighted so many great lines and then realized I couldn't share them because they contained spoilers and I don't intend to ruin this for anyone. Siren is a raw, gritty, addictive, mystical read with surprisingly tender moments. These characters were amazing and I hope to see them again.

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So why not FIVE STARS?! It really all comes down to the author's word choice. There was poor placement all over the place. Words that were misleading or didn't mean what the author was trying to convey. Luckily I could understand what she was trying to say, but it was annoying. Examples include 'brustle' instead of 'bristle', 'alluding' when nothing was being alluded to, etc. I'm not sure if the editor(s) have caught it yet so that these errors don't make it into the final copy, but I can only hope. Sometimes using big or complex words, especially when they're not words you mean to use, isn't the best option. Simple is always better because it leaves less room for mistakes... in my humble opinion.

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About the Book

Siren by Hazel Grace
I’m one of the most alluring creatures in the world.
Dangerous.
Beautiful.
Powerful.
A siren.
One of seven princesses of Lacuna.
But I wanted more than that, so much more than the trinkets I stowed in my caverns. I wanted my own piece of the world.
And I got it.
However with that wish came a price, and that price came with secrets.
Two of which should never have been able to set foot on where I reside.
The fate of my heart belongs to Lacuna, but whose heart belongs to me?

About Hazel Grace

Hazel Grace is an avid music lover and hardcore Oakland Raiders fan from the mitten state of Michigan. Her writing goals are "what the f*ck" storylines while enjoying her readers private messaging her to cuss her out.

Sensual Surrender by Katie Reus

Sensual Surrender by Katie Reus
Her past came back to bite her

Ellie is deeply in love with Jay Wentworth and he with her. She'd like nothing more than to spend the rest of her life with him, however, when her ex-boyfriend, who's supposed to still be in prison, comes calling, she realizes that her happily ever after is in jeopardy. She runs but it's not for long because Jay was willing to do whatever it took, use all of his skills as a former SEAL, to protect the woman he loves... whether she wants him to or not.

Sensual Surrender was an adventure in schemes, manipulation, and criminal undertakings. It was indeed sensual, set against the backdrop of a sting operation. I've never read anything from Katie Reus before. I'm a huge fan of all things suspenseful and thriller-like and after getting her as a recommendation again and again, I took the plunge. No Regrets! I've now found a new go-to for my suspenseful binging needs.

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Sensual Surrender by Katie Reus
I’m ready to move on. Please don’t search for me. Please just let me go.
~Ellie

The note on the kitchen table shatters Jay Wentworth’s world into bits. Ellie is his lover, his soulmate, his best friend…she’s the woman who stood by him through the aftermath of a horrible explosion, the woman he’s planning to propose to. He’d do anything for her…except let her go. With his fierce protectiveness kicked into overdrive, he teams up with Ellie’s Hotel Serafina boss, billionaire Wyatt Christiansen, to find her. Ellie is family at the casino and they take care of their own.

Ellie is devastated when her secret past finally catches up with her. Stupid to think she could bury the mistakes of her youth and find happiness with a good man. Leaving Jay rips her heart to shreds, but it’s the only way she can protect him from the dangerous people she once ran with. And deep down, she fears he’ll never be able to forgive her for hiding her past from him.

The closer Jay gets to the truth about Ellie, the deeper he plunges into danger. He’ll move heaven and earth to save her, but if she can’t trust in Jay’s love it might be too late for both of them.

Excerpt

Jay tried to wrap his mind around the insane letter from Ellie he’d just finished reading. It went on to say that she’d had fun with him but was done with their relationship and her time in Vegas and she’d get the rest of her stuff later. What. The. Hell?

Slamming it down onto his kitchen table, he forced himself to take a deep breath and tried to think rationally. Whatever had brought on this note, it wasn’t because she didn’t love him. He knew Ellie. She might have kept a part of herself separate from him and the rest of the world, but he knew her better than anyone.

And there was no way in hell he’d let her go.

He pulled his cell from his pants’ pocket and cursed when he realized he hadn’t turned the ringer back on. He’d had a space of time in between interviewees and needed to run home before he met Ellie for lunch. With half a dozen missed calls from Wyatt, a lead ball congealed in his stomach. If she was truly done with her time in Vegas… He hadn’t even been thinking about her job. As Jay raced up the stairs, he dialed his boss.

“Where are you?” Wyatt asked, his tone tense.

“Home.” He paused as he took in the bedroom he shared with Ellie. Her soft touches were everywhere, from the four poster bed with the gauzy canopy draped over it that she’d declared wasn’t too girly because of its simplistic style. Whatever that meant. It was frilly and if any of his buddies from the Teams could see what he slept in they’d give him so much grief—and he didn’t care because it made Ellie happy. He’d made love to her there too many times to count. The thought of crawling into it without her made him feel hollow inside.

“Ellie quit. You know anything about that?” His boss spoke cautiously, as if he didn’t want to anger a rabid bear.

Which is what Jay felt like at the moment. His throat tightened as Wyatt’s words registered. As the reality of what was actually happening settled into his bones, slicing at him with no reprieve. “She left a note. Ending things. I just found it.” He barely rasped the words out as he went straight for their closet. Most of her stuff was there, but one of her bags was gone and he could tell certain clothes and shoes were missing.

“What the hell’s going on?”

“I don’t know.” But he had to find her. Now. “Things have been great between us. This morning we…” He trailed off, not wanting to finish that sentence. He’d planned to propose to her tonight, and she’d taken off. Deep down he wondered if maybe she’d somehow found out and that was why she’d left. Racing back downstairs, he said, “We’ve gotta find her. Ask V to—”

“Already on it. He’s tracking her phone as we speak. Brannon and I followed her to a pawn shop. I went in after she left and Brannon is tailing her now. She sold some nice jewelry, Jay. Including earrings I know were a gift from her grandmother.”

Hearing that was like a punch straight to the face, swift and sharp. Ellie would never sell those diamonds. Not unless something was seriously wrong. Heart pounding fast as he headed to the garage, he found his voice. “We’ve got to find her. Whatever’s going on is bad. She wouldn’t just leave like this unless she was scared.” And Jay was going to figure out what the hell had scared the woman he loved enough to bolt like this. Because this had come out of nowhere. If something had been bothering her, he’d have known, so whatever this was about, something had very recently scared her.

Who is Katie Reus?

Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.

Just Kidding by Lani Lynn Vale

January 03, 2020

Just Kidding by Lani Lynn Vale
What did I think?

Rowen wanted Theo. Theo wanted her sister, Katy. Katy wanted nothing to do with Theo. Theo then continued to repel Rowen's subtle advances and started dating the only woman to have tortured her for a year. Rowen then lost her job. With nothing holding her back, she moved back home, reconnected with Dax, found him to be more man than any man she'd ever met, and quickly realized that everything she wanted was right there for the taking. Their story was so cute and hot and it was everything. Rowen and Dax were awesome, their families and their connections were awesome, and even the bits of drama were awesome. Whenever I'm looking for an amazing read, LLV has always got me covered. Sexy and sweet alpha heroes find their feisty and adorable heroines. She can be trusted to get you out of a reading slump and knows just how to provide you with an entertaining read Every. Single. Time. GUARANTEED! One-clicking this book should be a no-brainer.

Peace Keeper: Part One by Aaron L. Speer

January 02, 2020

Peace Keeper: Part One by Aaron L. Speer

Sometimes to find the answers to the present, we have to look to the past...

The Hunted by Bethany-Kris

January 01, 2020

The Hunted by Bethany-Kris

Let the hunt begin...