Friday, February 26, 2021

**REVIEW TOUR** The Crush by Penelope Ward

Title: The Crush
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2021


From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone, second-chance story of forbidden love… 

It’s natural to want the one you can’t have. And for as long as I could remember, I’d secretly wanted my brother’s best friend, Jace. 

He was six years older and always treated me like the sister he never had. 

Fast forward a decade. 

We were all in our twenties now. Jace had moved in with my brother, Nathan, and me to help us make ends meet after our parents died. 

It was just the three of us—an odd family dynamic. 

Living under our roof, Jace was as bossy and protective as ever. 

But he certainly didn’t look at me like a sister anymore. That was what made things so complicated. 

I was pretty much hot and bothered twenty-four-seven. 

And he was torn. 

The signs were subtle, at first. Like on movie night, I’d casually rest my leg against his, and he wouldn’t exactly shift away. 

Still, I assumed he would never…go there. 

Nathan would kill us. 

The knowledge of that wasn’t enough to stop the inevitable, though. 

Eventually our slow burn exploded. 

But more than the physical attraction, we’d developed a strong connection. 

We just couldn’t get caught, right? 

That sounded simple. 

Until it wasn’t. 

This is a story of forbidden love, broken trust, and an unexpected second chance.



Tonya's Review
4 Stars

This is another great stand alone by Penelope ward.  If you like older brother's best friend books, this is definitely one you'll want to read.
The beginning was a little slow for me.  Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it.
Jace and Farrah have known each other for forever.  Nathan is Farrah's older brother and Jace is his best friend.
Farrah has always  had a crush on Jace.  For as long as she can remember.  He's six years older than she is.
Now that Jace is back and Farrah is grown, things have changed.  There is fighting feelings in this.  And some running away.
"You really think I'm not already attached to you?  You're all I think aobut.  Ever since the first moment you kissed me, you owned me."


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.






Wednesday, February 24, 2021

**NEW RELEASE WITH REVIEW** My Beautiful Neighbor by Piper Rayne

Release Date: February 23

Who’s the mystery woman who just walked into my brewery? 
I’m not the only one from my Alaskan small town asking themselves that question. But I’m positive, I’m the only one in Sunrise Bay undressing the pretty blonde in my head. Everything about her, from her make-up to her high heels says she’s a fish out of water. 
Whispers and speculations run rampant until the secret of who she is gets uncovered. Then the rumor mill goes into overdrive when she announces she’s staying to open a bookstore in the building next to mine—throwing a big wrench into my plans to buy that empty building.
I quickly find myself in a tug-of-war since my business partner/brother is upset she’s ruined the opportunity to expand our business. I try to keep my distance, but I’ve got one sister with a gossip column on the local radio station and two meddling grandmas setting me up as a tour director.
And now I kind of like the idea of our new neighbor staying. But small-town life isn’t for the weak—time will tell if she has what it takes to be one of us. 

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Tonya's Review
5 Stars

This is the first full length book in The Greene Family series.  There is a short novella before this.  You don't have to read it, but it does show how the family became a blended family.
This is Cade's book.  He's the oldest.
Presley is a new to town girl.  What brought her there isn't a great reason.  But, great things did come from it.
I won't go into the details of why she's in town.  Sorry, not sorry.
This is a great story.  I loved how it played out and set up the next at the end.  
And was that a little hint about Rylan and Callista?  That would be awesome!

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" ( caught us, that's our tagline). 

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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, February 23, 2021

**NEW RELEASE WITH REVIEW** Truth Be Told by Marie James

 Release Date: February 23

Lies ruin lives.

Ignacio Torres, the translator for Blackbridge Security, has told his fair share and then some.

He lied more than once to Tinley Holland when they were teens.

Told her he didn’t love her.

Told her he could live without her.

Told her what they shared didn’t mean a thing.

He’s lived with those lies, lived with the loss of her for over a decade.

What he didn’t expect was going home to help with a family matter only to discover Tinley has told the biggest lie of all.

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Tonya's Review
5 Stars

This is the fourth book in the Blackbridge Security series.  They are stand alones.
This is my favorite of the series!
This is a second chance with a shocking surprise.
Ignacio and Tinley were high school sweethearts.  I don't want to say too much.  I would hate to give anything away.
Both characters are great. They've both made some big mistakes.  And Tinley just can't catch a break.
I think I need to talk my husband into letting me get a bird like Puff Daddy.  But not sure it would be a good thing with my 4 yr old.
Can't wait for the next one! 
Meet Marie James

Let's see...where to begin...

I'm inching up on the BIG 4-0. The gray hairs are doubling what seems like daily, and the wrinkles and laugh lines are more pronounced than ever.

I have an amazing husband (Married just over 15 years.)

We have two boys we're doing our best to raise as respectful gentleman.

I have a master's degree in criminal justice which I used to work as a juvenile probation office until deciding to write full-time in June of 2019. So that means there's usually always some criminal/law element to my novels.

If I'm not writing; I'm reading.

My favorite genres recently are bully/reverse harem and enemies to lovers. Maybe I'm reliving my traumatic teen years through the girls who actually end up with the boys. (Not that I would change my history since it's gotten me exactly where I need to be!)

I love coffee. I miss carbs. Music is LIFE. I try not to be too serious.

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**NEW RELEASE WITH REVIEW** Conjugal Visits by Lani Lynn Vale

 Conjugal Visits

Souls Chapel Revenants MC Book 2

Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: February 23, 2021


About the Book

Don’t ever, ever, ever go near that boy. Not unless you want to be a single mother at seventeen. That boy is Bad with a capital B.


The words that my father spoke to me when it came to Trouper Aoki didn’t scare me like they probably should.


In fact, they only made me intrigued all the more.


When it came to Troup, there was just no resisting fate when it came to the two of us.


Even at eighteen, when we went our separate ways with the promise to come back to each other once we were done pursuing our careers, I knew he would always be it for me.


And color me surprised when eight years after making that pact with Trouper, we were once again reunited. Only this time in an undercover FBI investigation—me, the FBI officer, and Troup call sign ‘State’ as a military liaison.


Trouble always finds him. You’d do better to run far, far away.


Truer words had never been spoken.


From the time Troup was a young boy, he’d been in some kind of trouble.


So it only goes to show when he winds up in the FBI investigation with none other than Beckham Spurlock, his high school sweetheart, things are bound to go wrong.


Only, he has no idea how wrong until things go bad. Really, really bad.


All it takes is saving her by hurting another for him to see the wrong side of a jail cell.


To make matters worse, he has to live the next fifteen years in prison knowing that his son will grow up without him. And the woman he loves will likely move on to a man that isn’t so much trouble.


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Tonya's Review
5 Stars

This is the second book in the Souls Chapter MC series.  While it is a stand alone, I do highly recommend reading Repeat Offender first.  There is a story line that continues through  the books. 

I have been sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for Beckham's story.  Since reading her brother, Louis', book in KPD Swat 2.0 series. Don't worry, you don't have to read that first, but you won't be disappointed if you do!
But it left me with one question...
Who's the daddy?!
Well, we get that answer in this book and we didn't need Maury's help.
Trouper is a new character.  He's a great guy that will do bad things for the right reason.
Trouper and Beckham met their senior year in highschool.
Foster made me so mad! (If you haven't read Lani before, Foster is Beckham's dad.  And yes, he does have a book also!)
I do understand his reasoning, but GAHHHH!!!
I love the love these two have for each other.  They are now one of my top Lani couples!
I couldn't put this down.  It's a fantastic read.
Beckham is strong, especially after everything she went through.

"I like my men like I like my margaritas.  To hit the spot every time."




About Lani Lynn Vale

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


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

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.








Monday, February 22, 2021

**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** Biker Schmiker by Bella Jewel

Biker Schmiker by Bella Jewel is now live!

Evelina has worked hard to get where she is in life. At the young age of twenty-five she became the proud owner of the town's most infamous café, Wildflowers. Not only does this café make the best cakes in town, but it hosts the most successful open mic nights, bringing singers from far and wide to own the stage and take their dreams to the next level.

Coming from an Italian background, Evelina has a large family, a bubbly personality and the kind of drive that makes her café the best of the best. She prides herself in her witty personality, bubbly demeanor and strength to take her dreams by the horns. She is unstoppable and determined.

That is, of course, until a biker club moves into the empty garage she shares a parking lot with. For years, that garage has been empty and Evelina has had the space entirely to herself. Now, there are cars, motorbikes, parties, half naked women, alcohol and a President that is rude, gorgeous and refusing to keep the noise down.

Her café is going to struggle if she doesn't do something right away.

The problem is, they are refusing to move.

Evelina is going to have to dig deep and find any way she can to get them to leave...even if things have to get messy.

She's worked too hard.

This is her lot. This is her town.

That gorgeous biker and his club are going to find themselves in the midst of a war...a turf war.

And Evelina plans to win.


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Tonya's Review
4 Stars

This is the first book in the Turf Wars series.  It's a great read and had me laughing a lot. 
Eve is a little over the top, but it was in a funny way.  She wasn't so over the top that it was annoying.
She just can't keep her mouth shut.  It runs away from her and gets her in trouble.
I mean she did start a war with an MC.  Who does that?  Eve does that.
Riggs is a whore.  At least before things got serious with Eve.  If you don't like sex between the main male character and other women, after he meets Eve, then this may not be for you.  There isn't cheating though, they weren't together and weren't exclusive.
This will have you laughing.  I can't wait for Aden and Romona and to find out what happens to Giorgio and Sian.


Meet Bella Jewel

Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She's been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell's Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over twenty-five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland with her fiancé and four beautiful kids. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. In 2016 she signed a three book deal with St Martin's Press, and another three just a year later. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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Monday, February 1, 2021

**EXCERPT REVEAL** Fighting The Fire by Laura Kaye

Laura Kaye is joining us today to share the pre-order and an exclusive excerpt for her upcoming romance, FIGHTING THE FIRE! Check it out and pre-order today!

Title: Fighting the Fire

Author: Laura Kaye

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 30th


Here’s what you’ll get in Fighting the Fire:

Smart-ass firefighter hero who's also a closet nerd

Kick-ass ER nurse heroine

Frenemies to lovers when she nurses him back to health

Superhero movie marathon fun

Snarky banter for days!

A Note from Laura:

Dear Readers, I’m so excited to share my new standalone romance, Fighting the Fire! This is the fourth book in my Warrior Fight Club contemporary romance series, which mixes military and sports romance elements to tell the story of an MMA training club which creates a found family for veterans transitioning to civilian life and dealing with their war-borne demons. In Fighting the Fire, Sean and Daniela are two of my favorite characters I've ever written--they're both strong, loyal, snarky, and hiding some pretty deep hurts that in the end make them so perfect for each other. And all that frenemies tension makes the chemistry between them hot AF! I hope you love them as much as I do!   xx Laura Kaye

About Fighting the Fire:

One night is never enough… For firefighter Sean Riddick, Warrior Fight Club keeps the demons of his past at bay, even though it means seeing Daniela England. Her ball-busting sarcasm drives him nuts, and he knows he’s damaged goods anyway, but he can’t help but remember how good they were together that one time. Now he wants to take her to the mats no matter how much they go toe to toe. ER nurse Daniela England has lost so much that she’s vowed never to need anyone again. Fight club helps her beat back her survivor’s guilt, but it means dealing with Riddick. The hot-but-infuriating firefighter is everything she wants to avoid, which is why their one-night stand was a mistake. Now she needs to keep her distance so it doesn’t happen again. But when Dani witnesses Sean’s motorcycle accident, she steps up to help him recover. One on one, they get beneath all the snark and find a connection neither expected. As Sean heals, the sparks between them burst into red-hot passion—and ignite old wounds. Now there are fires all around—and they have to decide which they’ll fight and which they’ll let consume them.  

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As Daniela dropped her bag on the bleachers at Full Contact MMA, her bad day had her sighing. “Maybe I just need to beat the crap out of something—or someone.”   A warm breath at her ear was all the warning she got. “Got anyone in mind, Daniela?”   Sean Riddick said her name as if his tongue caressed every letter, and she cursed the shiver that raced up her spine—the shiver that resulted from knowing exactly how damn good his tongue felt. She turned slowly, lazily, as if she were bored to tears. No way was she letting him know he got to her. So she gave him a once-over that she hoped read as full of disdain.   Even though, damn. DAMN.   So tall she had to tilt her head back to roll her eyes at him. Dark hair cut short because it curled when he let it get even a little length to it. With scars near his eye and hairline and a nose that had been broken, his face was too beat up to be handsome. But it was even more interesting for having character—of the fearless, I-run-into-burning-buildings-to-save-people-and-sometimes-get-hurt-doing-it variety. And then there were the tattoos—on his neck, shoulders, arms, the back of one hand, not to mention the hard muscles underneath, because of course the guy was freaking cut, with shoulders like mountains and thighs like tree trunks. Sean oozed unquestionable strength and a fierce masculinity.   He knew he looked good.   He wasn’t wrong. Damn him.   And damn her for being stupid enough to find out just how good he was. Just that once.   But it’d been enough to keep her body attuned to him even as her head screamed been there, done that, shouldn’t have done it the first time and ain’t doing it again.   Dani sniffed. “Not you.”   His grin was pure wicked sin. “You sure about that?”   She sighed. “Absolutely.”   He gave a low chuckle. “Well, you’re welcome to try to beat the shit out of me any time.”   “Don’t you have anyone else to irritate?”   “Oh, I irritate you, do I?” he asked, dropping his bag to the floor. He winked at their friend, Tara. “Hey, T.”   “Hey, Sean,” Tara said, amusement plain in her voice.   Just then, one of the few other women who belonged to WFC walked through the door. “Oh, Jayne’s here,” Dani said, surprised because her friend hadn’t attended in weeks.   Without another word to Sean, Dani and Tara left him to greet her.   Halfway across the gym, Tara leaned in close. “Seriously, do you really dislike Riddick or are the two of you in a perpetual state of foreplay?”   Dani threw her a look that made the other woman chuckle. “Ugh, you really can’t tell?”   Tara twisted her lips and shook her head. “Nope. But something’s different between you guys lately, and I’m dying to know the story.”   “There’s no story,” Dani said. Probably too fast. Definitely too fast, given that Tara had also picked up on the heightened friction between them. Because, of course, there was a big freaking story.   So. Big.

About the Author:

Laura Kaye is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 books in contemporary, erotic, and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, and has sold nearly two million books in the U.S. alone. Laura grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. A former college history professor, Laura also writes bestselling historical women's fiction as Laura Kamoie. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.  

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