Monday, July 27, 2020

**EXCERPT REVEAL** Restraint by Adriana Locke

  RESTRAINT by Adriana Locke 
Release Date: August 3rd (Amazon & KU   
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  Blurb: 
Blaire Gibson knows better than to have one-night stands. She prides herself on her decision-making skills. It’s the one asset that has never let her down. But even the best thinkers have weaknesses. Hers is a delicious business mogul with a quick tongue. Unfortunately for her, that tongue is good for more than just talking. Holt Mason doesn’t need to justify anything to anyone. He wants Blaire. He pursues Blaire. And he gets Blaire because that’s how his life works. Until it doesn’t. What begins as a single night in a hotel room spirals into an unusual agreement. As late nights provide the space to trade secrets and walls come tumbling down, more is shared than just pillow talk. They both should’ve known better. They should’ve shown restraint. Because when guards are dropped, hearts get hurt. *RESTRAINT is a brand-new standalone romance from USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke.   
   
   Excerpt: 
There’s a look in his eye, something behind the brazen fa├žade, that intrigues me. I haven’t given a man more than a dirty look in longer than I can remember. Who has the time? Who has the energy? Who wants to deal with that bullshit? But as I stand on the porch of this beautiful home in the middle of a perfect southern evening, I remember Sienna’s instruction to enjoy my vacation. “You don’t know enough about me to be right,” I volley back, continuing the banter because I can’t help myself. “I disagree.” He shifts his weight, folding his arms across his chest. “I’ll tell you three things about you besides the obvious. If I’m right, you’ll go to dinner with me.” I think this over. I didn’t tell him anything about me, not even my name. There’s no way he can actually come up with one thing, let alone three, that’s deep enough to warrant a dinner date. If nothing else, it’ll be a fun little experiment and a chance for me to prove that men don’t know everything. “Fine,” I say. “But you have to impress me. Hair color, eye color—those types of things don’t count.” He grins. “Absolutely not. There’s no fun in that.” “All right. Shoot.” “Your name is Blaire,” he says, catching me off guard. “You like gummy bears but feel like it’s a childish thing to enjoy, so you try to be discreet about your obsession. You prefer the red ones and hate the green ones. You like shopping but hate spending loads of money on things you think are a waste.” My jaw almost hits the floor. “And,” he says, taking a step closer to me, “you don’t date because you don’t have time. You also find men to be barbaric, adolescent creatures which, may I add, I find offensive.” “How could you possibly know all that?” I demand. The heat rolling off his body clamors into me, upping the beat of my heart tenfold. I hate my reaction to him and I hate even more than I can’t control it. “Lincoln said your name. You dropped the candy from your purse in the airport and I just happened to notice you had it hidden in a little pouch. All the red ones were gone and it was chock full of the green. Your lipstick was a type my mother uses, so I know it’s expensive as hell, but your earbuds earlier weren’t a name brand so I put together you don’t value them as much.” “I just lose them constantly,” I say, still sorting his observations. “And now you lost our bet. Ready to go?” My summer dress billows in the breeze, reminding me, once again, I’m not home. This wouldn’t be like a dinner with a man I see regularly or could even see regularly if I wanted to. He lives almost a thousand miles from me. What could one dinner hurt? “Fine,” I say, stepping around him. “But I’m driving.”      
  About the Author: 
USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own. She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.  

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

**NEW RELEASE WITH REVIEW** Winning My Best Friend's Girl by Piper Rayne

Release Date: July 21

Imagine lying in a hospital bed and the doctor who pulls the curtain back to treat you is the one who got away. Even if you never really had her in the first place. She’s not only your high school crush, she’s the ex-girlfriend of your ex-best friend. The one girl you’ve always wanted.

Here’s a step-by-step list to finally win her over…
Key to win #1:  Try not to take offense that she snuck back into town without telling you—six months ago.
Key to win #2: Rekindle the friendship to ease the awkwardness. But… DO NOT enter the friend zone.
Key to win #3: Ignore the fact that she went speed dating the night before. Take it as good a sign—maybe she’s looking for a relationship.
Key to win #4: Attempt to keep the two of you out of the town gossip blog and away from your large family.

Make sure you don’t let this last one throw you off your mission. 

Key to win #5: Don’t get deterred when you find out the past is about to repeat itself. Because the man she met at the speed dating night is your best buddy from work.

Just remember, you sat back and let her slip away once, you won’t do it a second time. 

Failure is not an option.

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Tonya's Review
4 Stars

This is the eighth book in the Bailey's series.  It can be a stand alone, but with such a big family, and all the breadcrumbs that have built up this story, I would say to read them in order.  
This is Kingston and Stella's book.
They were best friends in high school.  Then she dated their other best friend.  
Things weren't the same after that.  Stella left for school in New York.  She's now back. 
These two are both scared.  They have good reasons to be.  
Kingston is almost fearless.  Between his jobs and his adventures.  He's an adrenaline junkie. Stella plays it safe and plans everything out.
Can they get passed their past and move forward?
Being in an interracial marriage myself, I love reading about it.  
I love how Allie wanted to meet grandma Dori so much! I want Dori to find someone for Allie after the Bailey's series is done.
I loved the set up for Sedona's book!  I think hers is the one I can't wait to read the most!
 

Meet Piper Rayne: 
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we're not one author, we're two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" (okay...you caught us, that's our tagline). 

A little about us.... We both have kindle's full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too. 


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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

**RELEASE BLITZ** Winning My Best Friend's Girl by Piper Rayne

Release Date: July 21

Imagine lying in a hospital bed and the doctor who pulls the curtain back to treat you is the one who got away. Even if you never really had her in the first place. She’s not only your high school crush, she’s the ex-girlfriend of your ex-best friend. The one girl you’ve always wanted.

Here’s a step-by-step list to finally win her over…
Key to win #1:  Try not to take offense that she snuck back into town without telling you—six months ago.
Key to win #2: Rekindle the friendship to ease the awkwardness. But… DO NOT enter the friend zone.
Key to win #3: Ignore the fact that she went speed dating the night before. Take it as good a sign—maybe she’s looking for a relationship.
Key to win #4: Attempt to keep the two of you out of the town gossip blog and away from your large family.

Make sure you don’t let this last one throw you off your mission. 

Key to win #5: Don’t get deterred when you find out the past is about to repeat itself. Because the man she met at the speed dating night is your best buddy from work.

Just remember, you sat back and let her slip away once, you won’t do it a second time. 

Failure is not an option.

Grab Your Copy Here:
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Amazon DE | Apple | Nook | Kobo | Google Play

 
 

Meet Piper Rayne: 
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we're not one author, we're two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" (okay...you caught us, that's our tagline). 

A little about us.... We both have kindle's full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too. 


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Monday, July 20, 2020

**COVER REVEAL With Giveaways** Restraint by Adriana Locke

      RESTRAINT by Adriana Locke
Release Date: August 3rd 
  Cover Designed by: Kari March, Kari March Designs   
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   Blurb:  
  Blaire Gibson knows better than to have one-night stands.   She prides herself on her decision-making skills. It’s the one asset that has never let her down. But even the best thinkers have weaknesses. Hers is a delicious business mogul with a quick tongue. Unfortunately for her, that tongue is good for more than just talking.   Holt Mason doesn’t need to justify anything to anyone.   He wants Blaire. He pursues Blaire. And he gets Blaire because that’s how his life works. Until it doesn’t.   What begins as a single night in a hotel room spirals into an unusual agreement. As late nights provide the space to trade secrets and walls come tumbling down, more is shared than just pillow talk.   They both should’ve known better. They should’ve shown restraint. Because when guards are dropped, hearts get hurt.   
  *RESTRAINT is a brand-new standalone romance from USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke.    
      
  About the Author:
USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own. She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.  

Friday, July 17, 2020

**REVIEW TOUR** The Rivals by Vi Keeland




Title: The Rivals
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: July 13, 2020



Blurb

The feud between Weston Lockwood and me started at the altar.
Only neither of us attended the wedding, and the nuptials happened decades before either of us was born.
Our grandfathers had been best friends and business partners, at least up until my grandfather’s wedding day—when his bride-to-be blurted out she couldn’t marry him because she was also in love with Weston‘s grandfather.
The two men spent years fighting over Grace Copeland, who also happened to be their third business partner.  But in the end, neither man could steal half of her heart away from the other.
Eventually, they all went their separate ways.  Our grandfathers married other women, and the two men became one of the biggest business rivals in history.
Our fathers continued the family tradition of feuding.  And then Weston and I did, too.
For the most part, we kept as much distance as possible.
Until the day the woman who started the feud died—and unexpectedly left one of the most valuable hotels in the world to our grandfathers to share.
Now I’m stuck in a hotel with the man I was born to hate, trying to unravel the mess our families inherited.
As usual, it didn’t take long for us to be at each other’s throats.
Weston Lockwood was everything I hated: tall, smart, cocky, and too gorgeous for his own good.  We were fire and ice. 
But that shouldn’t be an issue. Our families were used to being at war. There was just one minor problem, though.   Every time Weston and I fought, we somehow wound up in bed.







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Tonya's Review
4 Stars

This is another good read by Vi Keeland.  It is an enemies to lovers book.
Weston and Ssophie were born to be sworn enemies because of their grandfathers.  We do get that whole love triangle back story.  I was a little bummed we never got to actually meet those old men though.  
I really liked how the story progressed between Sophie and Weston.
I wish Sophie would have stuck it to her family, just like Weston did to his.
This is an enjoyable read.  The hate sex is off the charts.
Author Bio


Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.


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Thursday, July 16, 2020

**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** Keeping You Away by Kennedy Fox






I never planned on returning to Alabama, but circumstances brought me here after years of being gone. Though Lawton Ridge is my hometown, I was hesitant to go back because of her —my sister’s best friend. The last time we were together, she was eighteen, and I was a broken soldier transitioning to civilian life.

Gemma wrote to me while I was overseas and we developed a bond I hadn’t anticipated. I crushed her heart the day I left, something I’ve never forgotten. But now that her dad is my new boss, life just got way more complicated.

Too sweet, too innocent, too good for a guy like me—I should walk away again.

After serving five years in prison for something I didn’t do, I trust no one, but Gemma gradually breaks down my walls and exposes the pain I’ve hidden underneath. For her own sake, I should keep my distance, but it’s nearly impossible when I hear her sweet humming while I work and she slowly draws me back in. It’s a battle I didn’t train for, and one I’ll lose if I don’t keep my restraint—especially since she’s engaged to another man.

Keeping You Away is a slow-burn, angsty romance wrapped up in an intense love story. It’s book 1 in the Tyler & Gemma duet & must be read first.

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Tonya's Review
4 Stars

This is the first book in this duet.  It does end in a cliffhanger.
Now, if you've read Liam and Maddie's books, you know who Tyler is and why exactly he was in prison for 5 years.  Cough cough, freaking Victoria.
I absolutely love Tyler.  He loves hard and fights just as hard.  He will do anything to help his friends out.  Even risking his own life.
Gemma, I am on the fence about.  I like her, but when she's with Robert, I don't.
Robert is a douche to the max! Gemma makes excuses for his behavior.  She lets him treat her like a doormat.
There's more I want to say, but it will give things away.
I did have a feeling that something like how this book ends, would happen though.  Can't wait to see where it goes.






Needing You Close
Release Date: August 13




Conclusion of Tyler & Gemma's Duet!





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Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of Hallmark movies & overpriced coffee. When they aren't bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that'll make you blush and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!




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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

**NEW RELEASE WITH REVIEW** Join The Club by Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: July 14

There are a few lessons one has to learn for themselves. Then there are the lessons that most people don’t have to learn because it’s just not done.



For instance, most people know instinctively that they shouldn’t crave the mother of their brother’s child.


Bourne Pena isn’t most men.

Bourne does everything he can to fight the attraction he feels for Delanie, but in the end, his refusal to go there almost ends up costing him his life.

***

Delanie Davidsdottir just wanted to forget. One night, she wanted to feel like a normal human being.

That one night changes her life and gives her a son that becomes her heart and soul. From that point forward, she does her level best to keep her head on straight and not make any more mistakes.

And falling for her child’s father's twin brother—say that three times fast— would be a mistake. Not only is he Trouble with a capital T, he’s also a SWAT officer that puts his life on the line every single day.

She can’t take another loss like the one she suffered once before.

Then again, Delanie never encountered a man like Bourne Pena before, either.

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Tonya's Review
5 Stars


This is the seventh book in the SWAT 2.0 series.
This is Mr. July, or, Bourne Pena, and Delanie's story.
Now if you've read the previous book, you know about Asa.  Asa is Delanie and Booth's son.  Booth and Bourne are twins.  Delanie is twins with Dillon.  Booth and Dillon were the previous book.
This story does start during the previous book.
There is no cheating and this is NOT a twin swapping read either, in case you haven't read the previous book.
I do wish that I could throat punch David.  
My heart broke for Ellie.  And now I want her story.  I'm super curious about her story now.  
The whole story is another fantastic read that I couldn't put down.
The epilogue was awesome, and surprising.

"Sometimes I think I got this.  Other times I realize that it's got me.""

Meet Lani Lynn Vale


Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, to cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple meaning over twenty) chickens. 

She hails from the Great State of Texas. 

When she's not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.


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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

**TEASER REVEAL** Restraint by Adriana Locke

  RESTRAINT by Adriana Locke 
Release Date: August 3rd   
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   Blurb: A one-night stand turns into something more in this heart-filled, steamy romance from USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke. *Full blurb coming soon!        
  About the Author: USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own. She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.